Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Femi Owolabi

    ‘Rookie’ on politics: You are out of the race if you can’t pay delegates during primary election

‘Rookie’ on politics: You are out of the race if you can’t pay delegates during primary election

Bisi Ogunwale, the young banker who made attempt to represent his people at the Kwara state house of assembly, has highlighted the role of money in getting the votes of delegates.In his recently launched book, "Stepping Out", Ogunwale gave an account of his experience when he decided to walk the path of partisan politics.The banker who stepped out to occupy [...]

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    How about a Nigeria governed by President Omoyele Sowore?

How about a Nigeria governed by President Omoyele Sowore?

“Sho Baba!” That is Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters, being hailed by his friends and fans.He is “my presido” to those who attended the University of Lagos at the time he was the president of the student union government (SUG).Easily identified with his signature looks that shows a pan-Africanist, Sowore, who shares his time between New York and Lagos, [...]

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    THE INSIDER: How expatriates hijacked a business empire from Nigerian owner

THE INSIDER: How expatriates hijacked a business empire from Nigerian owner

Expatriates who were brought on board, in 2002, to manage the fast-growing West African Ventures (WAV), a Nigerian company providing offshore engineering services, have allegedly conspired to hijack the business from its owner.Jacques Roomans, a Nigerian citizen of Dutch heritage and founder of WAV, had hired Fraser Moore, Stephen Assiter, Graham Pennycook and other expatriates to oversee WAV and Sea [...]

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    Two NSCDC officials shot dead in exchange of gunfire with ‘herdsmen’

Two NSCDC officials shot dead in exchange of gunfire with ‘herdsmen’

The Benue state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has lost two of its men in a gun battle with suspected herdsmen.Adakole Peter, a spokesman of the corps in Benue, confirmed this to TheCable, saying the incident happened in Awange after Kasseyol village in Guma local government area of the state.Peter identified the deceased as Adams Godwin [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Is IGP Ibrahim Idris a danger to Nigeria’s democracy?

CLOSE-UP: Is IGP Ibrahim Idris a danger to Nigeria’s democracy?

In June 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Ibrahim Idris as the inspector-general of police.In less than two years since Kpotum, a lawyer and agriculturist, assumed office, freedom of assembly and expression has been threatened on a number of occasions while his handling of sensitive matters of national security appears to indicate an inherent lack of equity and fairness. ARRESTED BLOGGERS FOR 'NEGATIVE REPORT' On [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Court to hear Cable Foundation’s suit against AGF on Feb 13

Abacha Loot: Court to hear Cable Foundation’s suit against AGF on Feb 13

A federal high court in Abuja has fixed February 13, 2018 for the hearing of a lawsuit filed against the attorney general of the federation (AGF) by the Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF).The case has been assigned Gabriel Kolawole, a judge of the federal high court.The foundation had sued the AGF over his failure to respond to a freedom of [...]

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    FILE: Each time army claims victory over Boko Haram, the militants inflict more terror

FILE: Each time army claims victory over Boko Haram, the militants inflict more terror

On Saturday, Rogers Nicholas, theatre commander of operation Lafiya Dole, announced that the Nigerian army had completely defeated Boko Haram insurgents.On Sunday, the insurgents -- in what now appears to be routine attacks any time army makes such a statement -- struck at Kala, a village in Borno state.Nicholas is not the first army officer to make the controversial statement in [...]

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    Boko Haram burns down Borno village, kills two

Boko Haram burns down Borno village, kills two

Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly killed two persons and injured one in an attack carried out in Kofa village near Alau, Borno state.A source told TheCable that the insurgents who came on motorcycles set the village on fire."Two people were burnt to aches while one person was hit by a stray bullet during the attack," the source said.A security source [...]

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    ‘No food, no school’ — how herdsmen shattered the lives of Benue children

‘No food, no school’ — how herdsmen shattered the lives of Benue children

Oundudu, an 11-year-old girl should have seen it all, that evening when herdsmen attacked her village in Guma local government area of Benue state. It was around 6pm when they started hearing the sound of gunshots. Roads were blocked, and it was a difficult task for the girl and her family to find a way out.“They were killing everything they see, [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Cable Foundation sues AGF over noncompliance with FoI act

Abacha Loot: Cable Foundation sues AGF over noncompliance with FoI act

The Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF) has sued the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) over his failure to respond to a freedom of information (FoI) request on the engagement of lawyers for the recovery of stolen funds.The case, with suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/27/2018, was filed by Kusamotu & Kusamotu law chambers at a federal high court in Abuja, on January 10, [...]

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    Group asks FG to declare Miyetti Allah a terrorist organisation

Group asks FG to declare Miyetti Allah a terrorist organisation

The Movement Against Fulani Occupation (MAFO) has called on the federal of Nigeria to declare Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) a terrorist organisation.At a press conference in Makurdi, Benue state capital, the group accused MACBAN officials of boasting about the killings and further plans of invading Benue state.“The federal government should declare Miyetti Allah as a terrorist [...]

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    Benue residents say ‘herdsmen still here… even policemen fled when they saw them’

Benue residents say ‘herdsmen still here… even policemen fled when they saw them’

On the first day of 2018 when many were celebrating, suspected herdsmen invaded communities in Logo and Guma local government areas of Benue, and not even children were spared.Although it's been two weeks since the incident took place, locals say both LGAs are still being occupied by the perpetrators of the deadly attacks."The herdsmen are still there, and we [...]

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    Tension mounts as youth clash with Hausa community in Makurdi

Tension mounts as youth clash with Hausa community in Makurdi

The Hausa community and some youth in the Wadata area of Makurdi, Benue state, clashed on Saturday.An eyewitness told TheCable that the violence started after a Fulani man was hit and killed by a vehicle.Some youth were reportedly injured in the ensuing clash but TheCable saw one(pictured) being taken to the hospital for treatment."Earlier today, a Fulani man was hit [...]

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    Segun Awolowo finally returns NEPC official cars but ‘backdoor’ handover put on hold

Segun Awolowo finally returns NEPC official cars but ‘backdoor’ handover put on hold

Segun Awolowo has finally returned the official cars of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), TheCable understands.His tenure as executive director expired on November 28, 2017 but he was still calling the shots from home, reportedly because he had been promised a second term in office.TheCable had reported how Awolowo, disregarding the bureaucratic tradition, was yet to hand over to the [...]

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    Segun Awolowo sits tight at NEPC — after expiration of tenure

Segun Awolowo sits tight at NEPC — after expiration of tenure

Segun Awolowo's tenure as executive director of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) expired since November 28, 2017 -- but he is yet to hand over to the acting director, TheCable can report.Boss Mustapha, the secretary of the government of the federation (SGF), had in a memo dated December 4, 2017, directed all heads of agencies to hand over as soon as [...]

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    VIDEO: Soldier deals with ‘troublemaker’ at Lagos filling station

VIDEO: Soldier deals with ‘troublemaker’ at Lagos filling station

The rowdy atmosphere in filling stations across the country has brought about different kinds of drama.While some people end up not getting fuel after several hours in the queue, others run out of patience and vent anger on those around them.On Saturday morning, a fight broke out between motorists at an Oando fuel station along Agege Motor road in the [...]

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