Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Femi Owolabi

    Ekiti APC governorship aspirants demand fresh primary, reject Al-Makura

Ekiti APC governorship aspirants demand fresh primary, reject Al-Makura

The aspirants seeking the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the July 14 governorship poll in Ekiti state are demanding a new primary election.The aspirants, who took the decision at the end of a meeting at Midas Hotel, Ado Ekiti, on Sunday, also demanded another election committee.TheCable had earlier reported that they were weighing the options of either [...]

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    Gunshots as Ekiti APC primary ends without winner

Gunshots as Ekiti APC primary ends without winner

Sounds of gunshot are being heard across Olukayode stadium in Ado-Ekiti, capital of Ekiti state, venue of the botched All progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election.It is unclear if the shots are being fired by security personnel or suspected thugs.Thirty-three aspirants sought to clinch the party's ticket for the July election.The exercise was going on smoothly but trouble broke out [...]

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    Violence breaks out at Ekiti APC primary, ballot boxes missing

Violence breaks out at Ekiti APC primary, ballot boxes missing

The governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state has been marred by violence.The exercise, which started hours behind schedule as a result of downpour, had been going on smoothly until some agents protested that there were plots to manipulate the exercise.An argument broke out while delegates from Moba and Ijero local government areas (LGAs) were [...]

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    PHOTOS: Delegates, aspirants troop to venue of APC governorship primary in Ekiti

PHOTOS: Delegates, aspirants troop to venue of APC governorship primary in Ekiti

The Oluyemi Kayode stadium, Ado-EKiti, Ekiti state, venue of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election, is bubbling with activities at the moment.While the delegates are gradually making their way in, some of the aspirants are already seated.There are 33 aspirants in the race but only one will emerge at the end of the day. TheCable will bring you [...]

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    How they stand: Two ex-governors, three former lawmakers — the strong contenders in Ekiti APC primary election

How they stand: Two ex-governors, three former lawmakers — the strong contenders in Ekiti APC primary election

At the last count, 33 persons have shown interest in becoming the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the July governorship election in Ekiti state. Despite being an opposition party in the state, pundits believe APC stands a chance of winning the election if the party picks the “right candidate”.The Oluyemi Kayode stadium in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, venue [...]

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    Nigeria gradually sliding into a totalitarian state, says Shehu Sani on invasion of senate

Nigeria gradually sliding into a totalitarian state, says Shehu Sani on invasion of senate

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna south, has described the invasion of the senate chambers as an attempted coup d’état.On Wednesday, Omo-Agege, a suspended senator from Delta state, stormed the senate with suspected thugs who carted away with the mace.Omo-Agege was said to have sneaked in through one of the glass barricades within the national assembly.Reacting to the incident, Sani said [...]

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    FLASHBACK: In 2000, policemen invaded Okadigbo’s residence to retrieve senate’s mace

FLASHBACK: In 2000, policemen invaded Okadigbo’s residence to retrieve senate’s mace

There is nothing new under the sun. On Wednesday, Ovie Omo-Agege, a senator from Delta state, led some unidentified persons into the upper legislative chamber of the national assembly and the senate's symbol of authority was carted away in an operation that lasted less than 10 minutes.This came as a surprise to so many but the red chamber witnessed a [...]

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    Salkida: 30 Chibok schoolgirls are alive — not 15

Salkida: 30 Chibok schoolgirls are alive — not 15

Ahmad Salkida, journalist known for having access to the leadership of the Boko Haram sect, has again, taken to Twitter with new information on the Chibok schoolgirls.In a series of tweets on Saturday, Salkida had said 98 of the girls had died in captivity.“Many of the girls have died as a result of crossfire and bombardments of the security forces [...]

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    Salkida insists 98 Chibok schoolgirls are dead, challenges FG to release ‘proof of life’ video

Salkida insists 98 Chibok schoolgirls are dead, challenges FG to release ‘proof of life’ video

Ahmad Salkida, journalist known for having access to the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents, insists that 98 of 113 Chibok schoolgirls in captivity have died.In a series of tweets on Saturday, Salkida said many of the girls died as a result of crossfires from security forces that were supposed to rescue them.“I regret to state here that only 15 out of [...]

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    Balarabe Musa offers presidential ticket of PRP to Sowore

Balarabe Musa offers presidential ticket of PRP to Sowore

Balarabe Musa, a former governor of Kaduna state, has offered Omoyele Sowore, a presidential aspirant, the ticket of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) for the 2019 presidential election.Receiving Sowore at his residence in Kaduna on Friday, the statesman said PRP would be willing to settle down for a presidential candidate that is fully prepared to take Nigeria out of its [...]

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    Military ‘orders’ closure of major markets in Yobe

Military ‘orders’ closure of major markets in Yobe

The military has ordered the closure of major markets in the north-eastern state of Yobe, residents told TheCable on Wednesday.The affected markets which operate on a weekly basis are Geidam, Dapchi, Kukareta, Garin Alkali and Babbangida.“These are the biggest markets in that axis of Yobe,” one of the sources told TheCable, adding that they don’t know why they were closed, but [...]

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    Police disclose identities of SARS officers who harassed Lagos-based writer

Police disclose identities of SARS officers who harassed Lagos-based writer

The Lagos state police command has disclosed the identities of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) officers who, on Monday, confined Immanuel Ibe-Anyawu, a Lagos-based writer, to a bank’s toilet for hours.Ibe-Anyawu had narrated how the officers humiliated him, accused him of being a fraudster, and eventually demanded money.In a statement released on Wednesday, the police command said the officers are currently [...]

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    How bribe-seeking SARS officers confined Lagos-based writer to toilet for hours

How bribe-seeking SARS officers confined Lagos-based writer to toilet for hours

If Immanuel Ibe-Anyawu had not hurriedly made that Facebook post from where he hid inside a bank's toilet, he might have ended up in the dungeon of the gun-wielding men of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).Ibe-Anyawu’s phone was running out of power, around 2pm on Monday, when he made a post on Facebook: “I was accosted by SARS officers at [...]

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    Malami is making a mess of your anti-graft fight, group tells Buhari

Malami is making a mess of your anti-graft fight, group tells Buhari

The Resource Centre for Human Rights and Civic Education (CHRICED) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take swift action on the aborted shady payments to two lawyers on the recovery of Abacha loot.TheCable had reported the engagement of another set of Nigerian lawyers for a fee of $17 million (about N6 billion) for a job already completed by Enroci [...]

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    INTERVIEW: Fayemi, Oni know I can get whatever I want, says Ojudu

INTERVIEW: Fayemi, Oni know I can get whatever I want, says Ojudu

The governorship election in Ekiti state is two months away, and a good number of aspirants have been declaring their intentions to run. Babafemi Ojudu, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on political matters, is one of the aspirants who thinks he is the best head for the Ekiti governorship crown.In this interview with TheCable, he talks about his agenda, if [...]

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    Abacha loot: I never asked Nigeria for extra pay, says Swiss lawyer

Abacha loot: I never asked Nigeria for extra pay, says Swiss lawyer

Enrico Monfrini, a Swiss lawyer hired by the Nigerian government since 1999 to work on recovering Abacha loot, has denied asking for additional fees.His denial came on the heels of a syndicated article in Nigerian media seeking to justify the duplication of Monfrini's job by Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF).TheCable had reported the engagement of another set of [...]

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