Malik Abdulganiy

    EXCLUSIVE: Buhari ordered DSS to investigate Magu since 2018

EXCLUSIVE: Buhari ordered DSS to investigate Magu since 2018

Unknown to Ibrahim Magu, President Muhammadu Buhari had directed the Department of State Services (DSS) to investigate him as far back as 2018, TheCable can report. The DSS, which has a financial crimes unit, played the central role in unearthing the allegations for which the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is now facing a presidential [...]

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    Godwin Obaseki’s next destination: PDP

Godwin Obaseki’s next destination: PDP

It is a no-brainer: Godwin Obaseki's next destination after his disqualification by the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday can only be the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the second biggest party in Edo state. He has already said he will not appeal his disqualification by the governorship screening panel -- a clear message that he intends to continue his fight from [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Malami’s ‘debt collectors’ demand $1.5bn over terminated contract

EXCLUSIVE: Malami’s ‘debt collectors’ demand $1.5bn over terminated contract

Nigeria may be heading for another billion-dollar arbitration as a debt-recovery firm is demanding $1,501,539,032 from the federal government over a botched contract, TheCable can report. Little-known Trobell International Limited had been engaged by Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), in April 2018 to help recover an estimated $43 billion unpaid "oil profits" from multinational companies at a commission of [...]

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    THE INSIDER: EFCC to keep Adoke in perpetual detention — despite court order

THE INSIDER: EFCC to keep Adoke in perpetual detention — despite court order

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) plans to keep Mohammed Bello Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation (AGF), in perpetual detention despite a court order granting him bail, insiders have told TheCable. Although Adoke has fulfilled the bail conditions set by an FCT high court since Thursday, January 30, the EFCC gave another condition, insisting on getting the "enrolment of order" -- an [...]

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    Adoke voluntarily returns to Nigeria after legal deadlock

Adoke voluntarily returns to Nigeria after legal deadlock

Mohammed Bello Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, has left Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for Nigeria after a five-week legal deadlock. He had been arrested by Interpol on arrival in Dubai on the morning of November 11 when he went for his medicals. Interpol was executing a warrant of arrest issued against Adoke — even though it had been [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Nigeria’s move to extradite Adoke hit by legal deadlock

EXCLUSIVE: Nigeria’s move to extradite Adoke hit by legal deadlock

The Interpol is in a fix over Mohammed Bello Adoke, the former attorney-general of the federation (AGF), after detaining him for over two weeks without being able to extradite him to Nigeria, TheCable understands. Interpol arrested Adoke in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on November 12, 2019 based on a "Red Notice" sent by the Nigerian authorities after an Abuja court issued [...]

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    THE INSIDER: Lawmakers go ‘cozy’ with Sadiya Farouk over NSIP budget

THE INSIDER: Lawmakers go ‘cozy’ with Sadiya Farouk over NSIP budget

The national social investment programme, known as NSIP, is undergoing a major metamorphosis -- even if it is not exactly the way many would expect it to be, insiders have told TheCable. The programme, which was under the office of the vice-president and managed by Maryam Uwais, special adviser to the president on social intervention, has been moved to the ministry [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Belgore collected only $50,000 for his services to P&ID’s lawyers

EXCLUSIVE: Belgore collected only $50,000 for his services to P&ID’s lawyers

Alfa Belgore, former chief justice of Nigeria, collected only $50,000 as consultancy fee in his legal advice that helped P&ID secure a $9.6 billion judgment against Nigeria, TheCable understands. Belgore's legal opinion is believed to have given the Irish company a huge advantage over Nigeria because of his pedigree. P&ID had taken Nigeria to arbitration in London over an alleged breached of the [...]

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    THE INSIDER: Why Buhari sent a clear message on Abba Kyari — and what it means

THE INSIDER: Why Buhari sent a clear message on Abba Kyari — and what it means

You may have seen posts on social media referring to Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, as "deputy president". On the flip side, you may also have seen the Cambridge University graduate being referred to as the presidential stooge. The president is trying to make a clear distinction, presidency insider told TheCable on Thursday.  “In terms of coordination, [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Winifred Oyo-Ita sends retirement letter to Buhari

EXCLUSIVE: Winifred Oyo-Ita sends retirement letter to Buhari

Winifred Oyo-Ita, the head of service of the federation, has offered to immediately proceed on retirement in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, TheCable understands. The widow had been under pressure from her immediate family to retire after news reports emerged that she was being probed over an alleged N3 billion contract scam. Although she has vehemently denied involvement in any scam, she [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Femi Adesina retains position as senate picks Enang’s replacement

EXCLUSIVE: Femi Adesina retains position as senate picks Enang’s replacement

Femi Adesina will retain his position as special adviser to the president on media and publicity as President Muhammadu Buhari prepares to announce more appointments anytime from this week. Adesina was initially rumoured to have been shortlisted for a ministerial appointment before the entrance of Rauf Aregbesola, former governor of Osun state, into the fray. Both of them are from Osun. TheCable also [...]

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    In damning report, Situation Room says 2019 elections ‘not credible’

In damning report, Situation Room says 2019 elections ‘not credible’

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has released a damning report on the 2019 general election which it says failed to meet the "threshold for a credible election". The presidential, governorship and legislative polls were held in February and March, with President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) getting re-elected for another four years and his party winning majorities in [...]

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    THE INSIDER: Anxiety mounts as Buhari keeps ministerial list close to his chest

THE INSIDER: Anxiety mounts as Buhari keeps ministerial list close to his chest

Close to two weeks into President Muhammadu Buhari's second term, many of the ministers who were confident of being re-appointed are no longer sure about their fate as the waiting game continues. Technically, Buhari could not have released his ministerial list before the inauguration of the national assembly, which is due for Tuesday, June 11. He is expected to send the list [...]

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    As $9bn award hangs over Nigeria, investors ‘worried’ over country’s growing debt

As $9bn award hangs over Nigeria, investors ‘worried’ over country’s growing debt

Nigeria's ability to repay its external debts has come under scrutiny amidst further threat following the $9 billion arbitration award against the country by a London tribunal. The country's external debt burden rose from $10.3 billion in June 2015 to $22.1 billion by June 2018. The 115 percent increase means the debts are now approaching pre-2005 levels when the Paris and London [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Ganduje moves to remove Sanusi as emir of Kano

EXCLUSIVE: Ganduje moves to remove Sanusi as emir of Kano

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has relaunched moves to remove Muhammad Sanusi II as the emir of Kano, TheCable can report. On Monday, the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission reopened investigation into the expenditure of the state emirate council under Sanusi II. Also at Monday's plenary of the house of assembly, Kabiru Alhassan Rurum, the speaker, read a letter [...]

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    THE INSIDER: From 230 private jets down to 150, harsh realities bite affluent Nigerians

THE INSIDER: From 230 private jets down to 150, harsh realities bite affluent Nigerians

When controversial pastor, Johnson Suleman, took delivery of his private jet in April, he was bucking a trend -- more than 100 private jets have disappeared from the Nigerian air space in the last four years. Before the 2015 elections, there were about 230 private jets in Nigeria, including the ones used for charter services, an inquiry by TheCable revealed. But prior [...]

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