Saturday, August 3, 2019

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    Festus Adedayo: Whether it hurts Buhari or not, I’ll keep speaking the truth

Festus Adedayo: Whether it hurts Buhari or not, I’ll keep speaking the truth

Festus Adedayo, prominent columnist, has vowed to continue holding politicians to account "no matter whose ox is gored".Reacting to the cancellation of the appointment Senate President Ahmad Lawan offered him, Adedayo said he had no regrets speaking the truth to power.Lawan had withdrawn Adedayo’s appointment after supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) kicked against it.They had cited some articles in [...]

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    Omo-Agege appoints Odunuga, Owoeye-Wise as media aides

Omo-Agege appoints Odunuga, Owoeye-Wise as media aides

Ovie 0mo-Agege, deputy senate president, has approved the appointments of Otive Igbuzor and Yomi Odunuga as his chief of staff and special adviser on media and publicity respectively.In a statement he issued on Thursday, Omo-Agege also announced the appointment of Lara Owoeye-Wise (pictured) as his senior special assistant on electronic and new media.He said he appointments takes immediate effect.Igbuzor is [...]

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    Abba, Abba, Abba and Mele – how well do you know your Kyaris?

Abba, Abba, Abba and Mele – how well do you know your Kyaris?

Who is Mele Kyari, the new group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)?The news making the rounds is that the NNPC boss is related to Abba Kyari (pictured), President Muhammadu Buhari’s chief of staff (CoS); some even say he is the CoS's younger brother.And the issue is hotter than you would imagine. In fact, a social media [...]

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    Buhari renews accountant-general’s tenure — first appointment after inauguration

Buhari renews accountant-general’s tenure — first appointment after inauguration

President Muhammadu Buhari has re-appointed Ahmed Idris as the accountant-general of the federation.Wunmi Ogunmosunle, director of communications at the office of head of the civil service of the federation, announced this in a statement on Wednesday.She said the president approved the appointment in via letter signed by Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation.This is the first official [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Did Sanwo-Olu promise to fix Apapa gridlock in 60 days?

FACT CHECK: Did Sanwo-Olu promise to fix Apapa gridlock in 60 days?

On Tuesday, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, denied promising to clear the Apapa gridlock within his first 60 days in office. While addressing state house correspondents in Abuja, the governor said he was misquoted on the issue.The congestion in Apapa is worsened by trucks parked on bridges and roads in the area referred to as the gateway to the nation’s economy due [...]

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    Soldier killed as gunmen burn down Plateau village

Soldier killed as gunmen burn down Plateau village

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have killed four persons, including a soldier at Tanturon in Riyom local government area of Plateau state.A security source told TheCable that the attackers suspected to be herdsmen burnt all the houses in the entire village.He said they struck around 1pm and that a combined team of soldiers, policemen and local security guards engaged the [...]

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    INEC: We experimented with server in Osun, Anambra – NOT during general election

INEC: We experimented with server in Osun, Anambra – NOT during general election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it only used an electronic server as experiment during some state governorship elections in 2018.According to PUNCH, Solomon Soyebi, INEC national commissioner, said the commission jettisoned the idea of using server for this year’s general election over some factors, including the late release of its budget.This comes on the heels of an ongoing [...]

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    Ganduje orders probe of N6.8m ‘swallowed’ by gorilla

Ganduje orders probe of N6.8m ‘swallowed’ by gorilla

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has ordered a probe into the N6.8 million said to have been swallowed by a gorilla in the state-owned zoo.TheCable had reported how an official of the Kano Zoological Gardens claimed the gorilla carted away the money from where it was kept before swallowing it.The money was from proceeds of the zoo’s gate fee [...]

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    Ribadu: No serious fight against corruption under Jonathan

Ribadu: No serious fight against corruption under Jonathan

Nuhu Ribadu, pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says there was widespread corruption during the administration of former president Goodluck Jonathan.He made the remark at a convocation lecture at the Federal University Dutsin-Ma, Katsina state, on Friday.He also said there was “nothing positively significant” that took place in the anti-graft war under the last administration.The former [...]

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    EXTRA: Gorilla ‘swallows’ N6.8m in Kano zoo

EXTRA: Gorilla ‘swallows’ N6.8m in Kano zoo

A gorilla has been accused of swallowing N6.8 million in the Kano Zoological Gardens, according to BBC Pidgin.A finance officer in the zoo was quoted as saying the gorilla sneaked into an office and carted away the money before swallowing it.TheCable could not immediately confirm this incident which was said to have happened during the Sallah celebrations.Umar Kobo, the managing [...]

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    Gbaja constitutes sub-committees, to visit constituencies ‘making the headlines’

Gbaja constitutes sub-committees, to visit constituencies ‘making the headlines’

Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, has constituted four sub-committees in the legislative chamber.Gbajabiamila constituted the committees on Thursday after the first session of the newly inaugurated house, before adjourning plenary till July 2.The committees including welfare, selection, media and publicity as well as rules and business are to commence work immediately pending the formation of all the [...]

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    Buhari goofs on reelection date, GDP growth projection

Buhari goofs on reelection date, GDP growth projection

President Muhammadu Buhari gave a wrong date on when he was reelected into office while speaking to millions of Nigerians in Abuja on Wednesday.In his Democracy Day speech, Buhari also gave wrong figures on Nigeria’s GDP growth projection for 2019.In the speech, a copy of which was obtained from Femi Adesina, his spokesman, the president said he was reelected [...]

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    Kingibe: Obasanjo knew about June 12 annulment

Kingibe: Obasanjo knew about June 12 annulment

Babagana Kingibe, running mate of MKO Abiola in the June 12, 1993 presidential election, says he has a video recording of the events surrounding the election. Kingibe said this on Wednesday when he featured on a Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) programme.The former ambassador had been criticised as not been part of the struggle after the election was annulled by former military head [...]

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    Five injured as explosion rocks Port Harcourt mall

Five injured as explosion rocks Port Harcourt mall

Five persons were "seriously" injured during an explosion at a shopping mall in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, on Wednesday. Nnamdi Omoni, spokesman of Rivers state police command, confirmed the incident via a statement.He said the cause of the explosion which occurred at the bakery area of the mall is yet to be ascertained.There are reports that one person died in [...]

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    INEC finally issues certificate of return to Okorocha

INEC finally issues certificate of return to Okorocha

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued a certificate of return to Rochas Okorocha, senator-elect of Imo west.In a statement on Tuesday, INEC said it issued Okorocha the certificate in compliance with the  directive of a federal high court in Abuja.The commission had refused to issue the certificate to Okorocha who was declared winner of the poll. The returning officer for [...]

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    Lawan as senate president typifies party loyalty and patience

Lawan as senate president typifies party loyalty and patience

Ahmad Lawan’s emergence as senate president in the ninth assembly did not come as a surprise to many. First, the Yobe north senator and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), could be said to have perfected their plot to ensure his victory -- frequent meetings were held up until Monday night, even across party lines. Secondly, he had the strong [...]

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