Thursday, November 15, 2018

Fredrick Nwabufo

    Yobe rejects extension of emergency rule

Yobe rejects extension of emergency rule

Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State has asked the national assembly not to extend the state of emergency in the state as requested by President Goodluck Jonathan.In rejecting the move, the government of Yobe State said it takes serious exception to the request, maintaining that "extending emergency rule is not the answer to the prevailing security challenges in the three [...]

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    UPDATED: Borno identifies 23 more girls in video

UPDATED: Borno identifies 23 more girls in video

The Borno State government said it has now established the identities of 23 more girls in the video released by Boko Haram on Monday.The total identified so far comes to 77.Governor  Kashim Shettima had confirmed that some of those in the video were among those abducted at Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, April 14/15,2014.‎He initially said 36 of them had been identified by [...]

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    Chibok: Hope fades as rescue efforts yield no clue

Chibok: Hope fades as rescue efforts yield no clue

All efforts to identify the location of the kidnapped schoolgirls have not yielded any lead, TheCable understands.Initial enthusiasm that the involvement of the US, UK and France will deliver quick results has now given way to some pragmatism in government circle.Government sources in Abuja said on Tuesday that the government may now be left with no other option than to [...]

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UPDATED: 5 to face trial for Nyanya bombing

Suspected members of Boko Haram who allegedly carried out the April 14, 2014 bombing of a bus garage at Nyanya, near Abuja, were paraded before journalists on Monday by the State Security Service (SSS).Over 70 persons were confirmed dead in the blast which the insurgents' leader, Abubakar Shekau, claimed responsibility for in a video message three weeks later.All the five [...]

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    Police manhandle TheCable journalist, Melaye

Police manhandle TheCable journalist, Melaye

More than 60 Nigerian police officers on Sunday circled the Unity Fountain, Maitama, Abuja, venue of the #bringbackourgirls sit-out convened by Mrs. Obiageli Ezekwesili, a former education minister.The police officers, who lined up by their trucks and tanks, stopped harmless people who had come to add their voices to the #bringbackourgirls campaign from entering the venue.Earlier, when convener of the meeting, Ezekwesili, [...]

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    Father of Chibok abductee ‘gladdened’ by public support

Father of Chibok abductee ‘gladdened’ by public support

The father of one of the abducted Chibok girls, Rev Enoch Mark, has spoken about the abduction of his daughter, following insinuations that the abduction of the girls may be a hoax.Speaking at the sit-out rally of the #Bringbackourgirls campaign at the Maitama Amusement Park, Abuja, Mark thanked everyone who has been involved in creating awareness on the missing girls.He said that until [...]

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    Unemployment rate ‘higher in South Africa than in Nigeria’

Unemployment rate ‘higher in South Africa than in Nigeria’

There are more unemployed people in South Africa today than in Nigeria, according to Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) — the national statistical service of South Africa.Also, President Goodluck Jonathan, during his opening remarks at the plenary session of the World Economic Forum, noted that the unemployment rates today are over 20 per cent in many countries.Nigeria's at about 24 [...]

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    Jonathan approves $1bn to fight terrorism

Jonathan approves $1bn to fight terrorism

President Goodluck Jonathan says he has given approval of about $1 billion for Nigeria to improve its security capability.He was speaking at the opening session of the World Economic Forum Africa holding in Abuja.He highlighted terrorism and kidnap-for-ransom as new and "strange" security challenges Nigeria is facing and said it would take a while for any country to contain these [...]

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    Police offer N50m reward over Chibok girls

Police offer N50m reward over Chibok girls

The Nigeria Police Force has announced a N50 million reward for "anyone who volunteers credible information that will lead to the location and rescue of the female students abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State".The force also urged all patriotic citizens with useful information to contact the following numbers: 09-2914649, o808 177 7309, 0805 554 7536, 0803 215 050, [...]

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    Borno absent at Chibok panel inauguration

Borno absent at Chibok panel inauguration

All three representatives of Borno State in President Goodluck Jonathan’s fact-finding committee on the abducted Chibok girls did not turn up at the inauguration of the committee on Tuesday.They gave no reason for the action.At the inauguration, the committee was mandated to:‎Liaise with the Borno State Government and establish the circumstances leading to the school remaining open for boarding students when [...]

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    ‘Slow response’ helped attack on Nyanya school

‘Slow response’ helped attack on Nyanya school

Tuesday morning’s attack by unidentified gunmen on The Vine Kiddies International Academy could have been averted had the police responded swiftly, going by the statement of the security man of the school.Five gunmen attacked the school around 8am, making away with a Toyota Hiace Bus with Registration Number XG246GWA.Mr. Sylvester Chahul, a teacher who witnessed the incident, said that the five [...]

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‘Heavily armed’ gunmen attack Nyanya School

Gunmen numbering at least five have attacked The Vine International Academy, a primary school at Nyanya, Abuja, which has witnessed two high-casualty bombings in the last month.The attack was staged at about 8am.Officers of the school confirmed to TheCable that the gunmen made away with the school’s bus.They said it was unclear if the attackers are armed robbers or members [...]

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    #BringBackOurGirls protest leader in police net

#BringBackOurGirls protest leader in police net

Naomi Nyadar, one of the leaders of the Bringbackourgirls protest that rattled Abuja on Wednesday  April 30, 2014, has been arrested by the Police.She is currently being held at the Asokoro Police Station.It is suspected that her arrest is in connection with the protest she led against the government's handling of the abduction of the  Chibok girls. However, the police is alleging [...]

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    Massive security operation ahead of WEF

Massive security operation ahead of WEF

The Inspector General of Police has ordered massive security cordon of the Federal Capital Territory ahead of the World Economic Forum.Mohammed Abubakar said it was necessary to ensure a hitch-free take off of World Economic Forum in Abuja on Wednesday.He directed the "immediate deployment of men and equipment in the city centre and satellite towns for conducive, safe, and secure [...]

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    Nyanya residents in the shadow of death

Nyanya residents in the shadow of death

The first bomb blast might have seemed surreal, but the second has undoubtedly pricked those who work and live at Nyanya to sordid reality.The fear in the streets of Nyanya is palpable. Bus stations are near desolation. The popular Nyanya Market, which hitherto mustered a bubbling crowd of customers, is now scanty. Just as traders are kvetching about low patronage, [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: US marines in Abuja over insecurity

EXCLUSIVE: US marines in Abuja over insecurity

US marines are in Nigeria to help the country's security services tackle increasing threats, TheCable understands.Nigeria is playing host to the 7th World Economic Forum Africa in Abuja next week amid heightened security challenges.The summit is expected to be attended by over 10 heads of state and government as well as over 900 delegates from 70 countries.Presidents of Algeria, Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, [...]

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