Thursday, November 15, 2018

Femi Owolabi

    ‘We are still suffering’ — soldiers contradict Lai

‘We are still suffering’ — soldiers contradict Lai

Soldiers deployed to fight Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east say the report that their poor welfare has been looked into is untrue.TheCable had published an investigation on how soldiers beg “enemies” for food and wear slippers to the battlefield.After the report, President Muhammadu Buhari promised to look into the matter, saying he remains committed to the well-being of soldiers and [...]

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    Navy destroys illegal Niger Delta refineries — after undercover report on oil theft

Navy destroys illegal Niger Delta refineries — after undercover report on oil theft

The Nigerian navy is currently destroying illegal refineries in creeks across Rivers state. [...]

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    Falana: Corruption would reduce if western countries don’t keep money for looters

Falana: Corruption would reduce if western countries don’t keep money for looters

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says corruption would have reduced in Africa if western countries do not help in keeping looted funds. He said this at the African non-governmental organisation (NGO) forum held in Banjul, Gambia.The lawyer accused the western media and Transparency International (TI) of failing to join the campaign for the repatriation of the looted wealth of Africa."If the western countries [...]

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    Group seeks Christian-Muslim ticket for all parties in Niger state

Group seeks Christian-Muslim ticket for all parties in Niger state

The Christian Youth Forum, a faith-based organisation in Niger state, has appealed to politicians in the state to make a balance in picking their candidates ahead of the governorship election.In a statement signed by A Gusadi, publicity secretary of the forum, the group expressed worries over the trend where the major parties are having same faith governorship candidates.“This worrisome trend [...]

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    Donald Duke picks Junaid Mohammed as running mate

Donald Duke picks Junaid Mohammed as running mate

Donald Duke, presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), has picked Junaid Mohammed as his running mate for the 2019 poll.Duke, a former governor of Cross-Rivers state, announced this via his Twitter handle.Mohammed, who trained as a medical doctor, was born in Dala, Kano state.Duke described the second republic lawmaker as a well-known academic who has been on the [...]

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    Boko Haram burning houses in Chibok

Boko Haram burning houses in Chibok

Boko Haram insurgents are currently raiding Mifa, a village in Chibok local government area of Borno state.Mifa, eight kilometres away from Chibok town, is the last settlement which shares a border with the dreaded Sambisa forest.A Chibok resident told TheCable that the insurgents are currently setting houses ablaze in the community.“They came in from the forest some minutes ago. They [...]

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    Sowore picks public health expert as running mate

Sowore picks public health expert as running mate

Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (ACC), has picked Rabiu  Rufai as his running mate.Malcom Fabiyi, director-general of the Sowore Campaign, announced this in a statement on Monday..Rufai, a medical doctor and academic who hails from Jigawa state, was pioneer dean of the school of public health at the Federal University, Dutse from 2014 to 2015, the same period [...]

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    UNDERCOVER: Inside Niger Delta creeks where oil thieves feed fat after bribing soldiers with millions

UNDERCOVER: Inside Niger Delta creeks where oil thieves feed fat after bribing soldiers with millions

Nigeria has lost more than N3 trillion to oil thieves in the last two years, according to a report Nigeria Natural Resource Charter (NNRC) released in August. Being an economy dependent on oil, the activities of these saboteurs constitute a major threat to the finance of government. To check oil theft, the government of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan engaged "reformed" militants [...]

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    Okowa, the unsung hero of PDP convention

Okowa, the unsung hero of PDP convention

Ifeanyi Okowa comes by many Nigerians as governor of Delta state, but in the past months, the doctor turned politician has shown himself to be excellent at conducting primary elections.His recent call was during the convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where over 3,000 delegates converged to elect the party’s presidential candidate. Okowa had been appointed by the party [...]

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    Aisha Buhari condemns APC primaries, says impunity happening under Oshiomhole

Aisha Buhari condemns APC primaries, says impunity happening under Oshiomhole

Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) was not fair to aspirants who partook in its primaries across the country.President Buhari emerged unopposed in a direct primary election, but the exercise in some states was marred by controversies.Commenting via Twitter on Sunday, the president’s wife expressed her disappointment over the way APC, led [...]

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    Sowore emerges AAC presidential candidate unopposed

Sowore emerges AAC presidential candidate unopposed

Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters, has emerged the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC).Sowore emerged unopposed at the maiden convention of the AAC which held in Lagos on Saturday.Addressing his supporters after the convention, Sowore called for more support.“We must work to realise the dream of a new Nigeria, where we would be able to send our [...]

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    Agbaje clinches PDP guber ticket in Lagos

Agbaje clinches PDP guber ticket in Lagos

Jimi Agbaje has won the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election in Lagos state.With 1,100 votes, Agbaje defeated Deji Doherty who polled 742 votes.The primary election which lasted for two days was supervised by a panel chaired by Victor Kassim Oyofo.Agbaje was the party’s candidate in the 2015 election but he lost to Akinwunmi Ambode, incumbent governor of [...]

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    Isiguzo elected NUJ president

Isiguzo elected NUJ president

Chris Isiguzo has been elected president of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ). The south-east bureau chief of THISDAY polled 346 votes to defeat Abdulwaheed Odusile, the incumbent president.Odusile garnered 329 voted in the tightly contested election.In his acceptance speech, he said his focus as the new president will be on the welfare of journalists."I assure that time to rescue the union [...]

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    17 months after, no justice for Queen’s College girls who died with their dreams

17 months after, no justice for Queen’s College girls who died with their dreams

He was overwhelmed with sadness, and couldn’t hold the tears at the mention of Praise Sodipe, his niece who died—with Bithia and Vivian—under poor condition at Queen's College in Lagos.  At age eight, Praise had become an orphan and had been living with Lawrence Otun, his uncle. Admitted on merit into the Queen’s College, her dream was to become an [...]

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    FULL LIST: Ajimobi, Okorocha… APC releases names of cleared senatorial aspirants

FULL LIST: Ajimobi, Okorocha… APC releases names of cleared senatorial aspirants

The national working committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has released names of cleared aspirants for senatorial seats.Yekini Nabena, the party spokesman, said all the aspirants from the six geopolitical zones have been cleared to participate in the primary election.Below is the full list:SOUTH SOUTHAKWA - IBOM STATES/N NAME SENATORIAL DISTRICT DECISION1.       H.E. SEN. GODSWILL O. AKPABIO AKWA-IBOM NORTH - WEST CLEARED2.       SEN. EFFIONG [...]

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    Atiku: I’ve not seen Nigeria in such a bad shape since the civil war

Atiku: I’ve not seen Nigeria in such a bad shape since the civil war

Atiku Abubakar, one of the presidential aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the current administration is the worst to emerge since the civil war. Abubakar, who was vice president from 1999 to 2007, said this on Sunday at a media chat organised under the aegis of The United Nigeria Group (TUNG) in Abuja.Listing his achievements in his years as [...]

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