Thursday, November 15, 2018

Femi Owolabi

    NEMA: One killed, 65 houses razed in Borno attack

NEMA: One killed, 65 houses razed in Borno attack

The National Emergency Management Agency(NEMA) says one person was killed while 65 houses razed when Boko Haram insurgents attacked Bale-Shuwa community in the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno.Bashir Garga Idris, NEMA north-east zonal coordinator, confirmed the attack on Sunday.He said about 500 animals were also carted away by the insurgents.The injured victims, Garga said, have been provided with first aid and [...]

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    Lagos APC set to commence fresh primary

Lagos APC set to commence fresh primary

Clement Ebri, chairman of the primary election committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, says a fresh poll is about to be conducted in the state.Ebri said this at a press conference which held hours after his committee met with executive officials of the party in the state.He had earlier distanced the panel from exercise which held [...]

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    Ribadu pulls out of Adamawa guber race, says APC primary won’t be fair

Ribadu pulls out of Adamawa guber race, says APC primary won’t be fair

Nuhu Ribadu, governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa, has withdrawn from the race.The development was contained in a statement signed on Sunday by Salihu Bawuro, director-general of his campaign.The pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says the APC in the state did not agree to a direct primary election demanded by [...]

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    Adelabu emerges sole aspirant in Oyo APC guber primary

Adelabu emerges sole aspirant in Oyo APC guber primary

Adebayo Adelabu is the only aspirant left in the governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state.Five of the seven aspirants jostling for the ticket had withdrawn, and the sixth, Christopher Alao-Akala, a former governor of the state, did not participate in the exercise.Alao-Akala had alleged that governor Abiola Ajimobi planned to impose his candidate, [...]

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    Kwara APC: Why governorship primary was put on hold

Kwara APC: Why governorship primary was put on hold

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state says it did not conduct its governorship primary election because there was no communication from the party’s national secretariat.The APC had announced the time table for the primaries across the states, but Kayode Zubair, APC’s spokesman in the state, said they are yet to get a directive from the national working committee.“The [...]

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    Lagos APC advisory council backs Sanwo-Olu over Ambode for guber ticket

Lagos APC advisory council backs Sanwo-Olu over Ambode for guber ticket

The governor’s advisory council (GAC) of the Lagos All Progressives Congress (APC) has pitched its tent with Babajide Sanwo-Olu ahead of the party's governorship primary.Sanwo-Olu will face incumbent governor Akinwunmi Ambode in the primary on Monday.Anthony Adefuye, a member of GAC, announced the endorsement of Sanwo-Olu to party members on Saturday, after a stakeholders’ meeting.“There was a GAC meeting held this [...]

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    Soldiers storm Rivers police station over colleague’s death

Soldiers storm Rivers police station over colleague’s death

Aggrieved soldiers stormed Rumukpakani police station in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, on Thursday over the death of one of their colleagues.A resident told TheCable that a policeman opened fire on a soldier after a heated argument.Two soldiers who lodged at a hotel in Rumukpakani were said to have gone in search of food in the community.The soldiers were said [...]

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    Fayemi wins Ekiti APC governorship primary

Fayemi wins Ekiti APC governorship primary

Kayode Fayemi, minister of solid minerals, has won the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election in Ekiti.The former governor of the state secured the most votes in the rescheduled exercise held on Saturday.Fayemi took a total of 941 votes, which put him a mile ahead of other aspirants.Tanko Al-Makura, governor of Nasarawa state and chairman of the committee overseeing [...]

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    ‘I don’t want to be associated with a mess’ — Ojudu withdraws from Ekiti guber race

‘I don’t want to be associated with a mess’ — Ojudu withdraws from Ekiti guber race

Babafemi Ojudu, an adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on political matters, has withdrawn from the Ekiti state governorship race.Ojudu was one of the aspirants in the inconclusive All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary on Saturday, May 5.He announced his withdrawal during a press conference on Thursday in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.Ojudu said he did not want to be associated with [...]

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    Ekiti PDP primary: Olujimi steps down for Adeyeye

Ekiti PDP primary: Olujimi steps down for Adeyeye

Abiodun Olujimi, an aspirant in the Peoples Democratic Party ((PDP) governorship primary election in Ekiti state, has stepped down for Dayo Adeyeye, a former minister.Olujimi, a serving senator, announced this shortly before the commencement of voting at Eagle Hall, Ado Ekiti, venue of the primary election."For the benefit of our party, I offer myself and I transfer my structure to [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Adeosun blocks $17m dubious payment to Malami’s lawyers

Abacha Loot: Adeosun blocks $17m dubious payment to Malami’s lawyers

Kemi Adeosun, the minister of finance, has refused to approve the payment of $16.9 million dubious fees to two lawyers for the recovery of Abacha loot worth $321 million, TheCable can report.Meanwhile, TheCable has confirmed that the recovered sum has been repatriated to Nigeria by the Swiss government following the execution of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two [...]

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    PHOTOS: Benue holds mass burial for those killed by herdsmen

PHOTOS: Benue holds mass burial for those killed by herdsmen

Thousands of Benue residents gathered at the IBB Square in Makurdi, the state capital on Thursday to witness the burial of victims of herdsmen killings.Tears flowed freely as people placed curses on the killers.An official told TheCable that the victims would be buried at Adeke village in Makurdi.TheCable reporter counted 61 coffins but a source said 74 graves had been [...]

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    Two people burnt alive at new ‘ritualists’ den’

Two people burnt alive at new ‘ritualists’ den’

Two suspects have been burnt alive at a spot believed to be used by ritualists in Ile-Zik, close to Ikeja, capital of Lagos state.Three suspects were arrested after security operatives raided the place on Thursday evening.Shoes belonging to male and female and other belongings of likely victims were found in the place, which also had parts of human beings concealed in [...]

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    Violence breaks out in Odi-Olowo LCDA, electoral materials hijacked

Violence breaks out in Odi-Olowo LCDA, electoral materials hijacked

Suspected thugs have taken over some polling units in Odi-Olowo local council development area of Lagos state.Security agencies had marked the LCDA as a flashpoint.A witness at Adegbite area of the council told TheCable that the suspects chased away voters at unit 031 and hijacked the electoral materials.“I came down here to exercise my rights. We were patiently waiting in [...]

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    Voters, LASIEC officials stranded as flood takes over parts of Yaba

Voters, LASIEC officials stranded as flood takes over parts of Yaba

An early morning downpour in parts of Yaba local council development area (LCDA) of Lagos state has left electoral officials and voters in Saturday's local government election confused.Some residents are currently trapped in their homes as a result of flood. One of the areas affected by the flood is Oyadiran estate in Sabo, Yaba.Although voting process was supposed to commence [...]

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    INVESTIGATION: School feeding lasts for only 10 days in Zamfara — and the pupils are begging for more

INVESTIGATION: School feeding lasts for only 10 days in Zamfara — and the pupils are begging for more

The National Homegrown Feeding Programme was launched in 2016 to, among other ideals, improve school enrolment and reduce child labour. What impact has it had so far? Are the goals being met? What are the hindrances? FEMI OWOLABI tours seven local government areas of Zamfara for an on-the-ground assessment of the programme. His findings provoke both cheers and jeersReport HighlightsFeeding [...]

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