Saturday, September 21, 2019

Fredrick Nwabufo

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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    ANALYSIS: 4 blasts in 5 weeks. Now that is serious

ANALYSIS: 4 blasts in 5 weeks. Now that is serious

On the morning of April 14, the first bomb blast that would herald a string of other blasts this year occurred.The theatre of the tragedy was a bus station at Nyanya where 75 people died and 146 other people were wounded.And roughly two weeks after the bus station carnage, on May 1, another bomb went off at a taxi [...]

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Boko Haram ‘kills 30 in Borno’

Gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram about 4am on Wednesday attacked Shawa village in Damboa Local Government of Borno State, killing 30 persons.The gunmen, who shot sporadically and razed houses, attacked the villagers while they were asleep, Trentonline reported.Witnesses say the marauders chanted “Allahu akbar”, which means "God is great," while they were carrying out the attack.Another witness said: [...]

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    FG to rebuild Chibok, improve school security

FG to rebuild Chibok, improve school security

Federal Government will rebuild the destroyed Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State.It will also fortify security around schools.These new measures were announced by presidential spokesman Reuben Abati on Tuesday.Over 200 girls writing their final exams were kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents in Chibok last month. The militants also destroyed the school.Abati said in collaboration with the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy [...]

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    INEC to start distributing permanent voter cards on Friday

INEC to start distributing permanent voter cards on Friday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that it will begin the distribution of permanent voter cards (PVCs) from Friday May 23, 2014 to Sunday, May 25, 2014 in 10 states in the first phase.States to be covered in the first phase of the exercise are grouped along geopolitical lines, and they are Akwa Ibom and Bayelsa (South South), Enugu and [...]

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    Police begin security threat analysis at boarding schools

Police begin security threat analysis at boarding schools

The Nigeria Police Force is set to immediately carry out security audit and threat analysis at all boarding schools across the country.The latest effort at ensuring the safety of schools is coming on the orders of Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar.“As part of deliberate and proactive efforts geared towards bolstering security network around boarding schools nationwide and also the safety and [...]

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    #BringBackOurGirls sit-in: Going… going… going?

#BringBackOurGirls sit-in: Going… going… going?

The daily #bringbackourgirls sit-in at the Unity Fountain, Abuja, recorded a low turnout today.There were about 75 participants at today’s sit-in — very low figure compared with the number of participants at previous sit-ins and rallies.Journalists, who might have as well outnumbered the participants, were not taken into account.Having dragged on for 20 days, it is likely that participants are growing weary and jaded.In her moderation [...]

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    After Paris, Jonathan meets security chiefs

After Paris, Jonathan meets security chiefs

Two days after the Paris agreement to tackle insecurity in Nigeria and neighbouring countries, President Goodluck Jonathan has held a meeting with the country's security chiefs.Details of the meeting were not revealed, but TheCable understands that it is a follow-up to the regional security summit hosted by French President Francois Hollande at the weekend."The issue of the kidnapped schoolgirls was [...]

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    Police foil another bomb attack in Kano

Police foil another bomb attack in Kano

The Nigeria police said another bomb attack in Kano has been foiled.This is coming less than 24 hours after a car laden with bomb killed five persons in the city.Force PRO, Mr Frank Mba, a chief superintendent of police, said operatives tracked the would-be bomber."Kano police operatives acting on intelligence, tracked and recovered a Mitsubishi Station Wagon car, ash in [...]

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    Hadiza on #BringBackOurGirls and President Jonathan’s visit to Chibok that never was

Hadiza on #BringBackOurGirls and President Jonathan’s visit to Chibok that never was

Hadiza Bala Usman was Special Assistant to former FCT Ministers Nasir el-Rufai and Aliyu Modibbo. Today, she coordinates #BringBackOurGirls ­— a campaign that has rippled through the world, drawing on collaborations with the likes of Obiageli Ezekwesili. She shares her thoughts on the campaign with TheCable.Starting the protestI felt the need to get my Nigerian brothers and sisters to rise [...]

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    Jonathan says al-Qaeda now in Nigera

Jonathan says al-Qaeda now in Nigera

President Goodluck Jonathan says the Boko Haram insurgency is "clearly" al-Qaeda operating in Nigeria.He was speaking at end of the African regional security summit in Paris, France, hosted by French President Francois Hollande."The Boko Haram that said no to Western education in 2002 is not the same Boko Haram operating today," he said at the press briefing.He said al-Qaeda is now [...]

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    Heeeeeeeelp! Boko Haram’s victim cries out

Heeeeeeeelp! Boko Haram’s victim cries out

An eerie air hangs over the Intensive Care Unit of Asokoro General Hospital, Abuja as Mrs Love Emeto, a widow whose daughter, Ogechi Emeto,15, was caught up in the May Day bomb blast at Nyanya waits for news about her daughter’s state. She has been at the hospital since the day her daughter was admitted spending rough nights and irksome [...]

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