Saturday, June 15, 2019

Fredrick Nwabufo

    #ReleaseOurGirlsNow protesters ‘paid N4,000’

#ReleaseOurGirlsNow protesters ‘paid N4,000’

One of the protesters of the #ReleaseOurGirlsNow group has confessed that each protester receives N4,000 daily for participating in protests believed to be intended to neutralise the #BringBackOurGirls campaign.While the #BringBackOurGirls campaigners have been protesting at the Unity Fountain since April 30, 2014, to pressure the government into intensifying efforts to rescue the kidnapped Chibok girls, the #ReleaseOurGirlsNow campaigners "support the [...]

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    Thugs attack #BringBackOurGirls campaigners

Thugs attack #BringBackOurGirls campaigners

The #BringBackOurGirls campaigners in Abuja were on Wednesday attacked by hooligans.During the attack, which lasted about 30 minutes, the thugs raided Unity Fountain, where the campaigners have been meeting everyday for the past 29 days, beating up journalists, destroying chairs, and confiscating cameras and phones.Policemen at the venue watched on while the thugs attacked civilians with bottles and other sharp objects."The attack [...]

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    Patience Jonathan: Stop abusing my husband

Patience Jonathan: Stop abusing my husband

First Lady Patience Jonathan has asked Nigerians to stop abusing her husband whom she said was ordained by God to rule the country.Abusing President Goodluck Jonathan is "bad", she said.She was addressing children at an event she organised to mark the 2014 Children's Day at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.Quoting from the Bible, she said God's instruction to mankind [...]

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    Abducted Chibok girl escapes, now in hiding

Abducted Chibok girl escapes, now in hiding

One of the 276 girls kidnapped last month by Boko Haram has escaped.National chairman of the Kibaku Area Development Association, Dr. Pogu Bitrus, confirmed the news to TheCable, but refused to reveal the identity of the girl, saying it could re-endanger her life."The girl is currently at a location I cannot disclose," he said. "But I can assure you that she [...]

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    Group blames terrorism on northeastern governors

Group blames terrorism on northeastern governors

A coalition of civil society groups from the northeast has blamed the rise and spread of Boko Haram on governors in the geopolitical zone.The groups, which came together under the aegis of Gidado Ibrahim’s Northern Alternative Forum, accused the governors of “politicising" insecurity in the region.Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Alhaji Gidado Ibrahim, the special adviser on communication and security strategy [...]

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    Northern group begins #ReleaseOurGirls campaign

Northern group begins #ReleaseOurGirls campaign

Arewa Political Women Frontier, (APWF), a group comprising women from all the 19 northern states, on Monday staged a protest against the abduction of Chibok schoolgirls by Boko Haram.According to coordinator of the group, Mrs. Ramatu Mohammed, the group converged on the Unity Fountain, Abuja, to protest against Boko Haram’s onslaughts.She said that the northern women had to come together to speak out against the [...]

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    Reelected South Africa President, Zuma, names first black finance minister

Reelected South Africa President, Zuma, names first black finance minister

Reelected President of South, Africa Jacob Zuma has made dramatic changes to his cabinet, headlined by the naming of Nhlanhla Nene — the first black to be so named — as Minister of Finance.Zuma was sworn in as President for the second time on Saturday at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, after running unopposed for the position.Announcing his new cabinet on Sunday, Zuma removed [...]

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    Jonathan: 2015 elections will hold, with or without our security challenges

Jonathan: 2015 elections will hold, with or without our security challenges

President Goodluck Jonathan says the general election scheduled for February next year will hold irrespective of the security challenges in the country.There have been speculations that elections may not hold because of increasing terror attacks in the north.A member of the National Conference had last week canvassed that all elected officers in the country should have their tenures extended by [...]

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    Rival #BringBackOurGirls group says protests should be against Boko Haram

Rival #BringBackOurGirls group says protests should be against Boko Haram

A rival group campaigning in the Federal Capital Territory for the rescue of more than 200 abducted Chibok schoolgirls has urged all "protesters" to direct their protests at Boko Haram and not the government.The group, which claims it does not criticise or pressure the government but supports its effort at combating terrorism, is known as Grand Alliance Against Terrorism (GAAT).Speaking [...]

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    Anyim under investigation over 297-bed hotel

Anyim under investigation over 297-bed hotel

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, is under investigation over an Abuja hotel allegedly linked to him.President Goodluck Jonathan has become "very uncomfortable" with Anyim over reports that he built a 297-bed hotel within two years of becoming SGF, TheCable was told. Anyim was appointed in 2011."Anyim's relationship with the president is no longer what [...]

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    Jos bombers kill 3 at football viewing centre

Jos bombers kill 3 at football viewing centre

A suicide-bomber killed three on Saturday night outside a football viewing centre in Jos, Plateau State, where the European Champions League final was being screened.The blast occurred around 9.30pm along Bauchi road, which is also close to Bauchi motor park.Although police put the official casualty figure at three, including the suicide bomber, witnesses said eight persons were killed.Police had said [...]

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Fulani herdsmen attack settlement near UniAbuja

About 1am on Saturday, some gunmen suspected to cattle rustlers attacked a settlement within the permanent site of the University of Abuja.There was exchange of gunfire between security men at the university and the gunmen, who fled as soldiers stationed at Giri Junction waded in.Isa Mustapha, a student of the university, told TheCable that the aim of the gunmen was to [...]

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    Delayed budget signing not damaging to economy, says Okonjo-Iweala

Delayed budget signing not damaging to economy, says Okonjo-Iweala

Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Friday said that the delay in the signing of the 2014 budget into law has not hampered the running of the economy in any way.Onkonjo-Iweala, who was speaking at a media briefing in Abuja, said the government had been able to run the economy based on the [...]

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    Jonathan signs 2014 budget

Jonathan signs 2014 budget

President Goodluck Jonathan has just signed the 2014 budget into law "after going through the statutory legislative processes".The signing of the budget is coming a few weeks after the presidency complained of distortions to the budget by the national assembly.Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, will brief journalists on the budget later today.TheCable will bring you details [...]

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    FG asks #BringBackOurGirls campaigners to direct protests at ‘terrorists and abductors’

FG asks #BringBackOurGirls campaigners to direct protests at ‘terrorists and abductors’

Federal Government has asked campaigners for the release of the abducted schoolgirls to direct their protests at the terrorists who kidnapped them.A government delegation addressed the #BringBackOurGirls campaigners who marched to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday over 200 girls kidnapped from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State on April 14/15.The campaigners had on Wednesday resolved to march to [...]

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    EFCC to arraign businesswoman for N30m scam

EFCC to arraign businesswoman for N30m scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will on Friday, May 23, 2014, arraign a businesswoman, Mary Okoh, also known as Josephine Williams, for offences bordering on fraud and forgery, the agency’s spokesman has said.Narrating the arrest of the suspect, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, the head of media and publicity of the agency said Okoh was arrested by the operatives of [...]

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June 14, 2019USDGBPEUR
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KANO361474413
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