Thursday, November 29, 2018

Malik Abdulganiy

    INCREDIBLE: INEC does NOT have full official results of 2007 presidential election

INCREDIBLE: INEC does NOT have full official results of 2007 presidential election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) does not have the full results of the highly controversial 2007 presidential election -- and this is official.The presidential election held on April 21 that year is the first and only in Nigeria's history in which there is no state-by-state breakdown of the candidates' scores.Maurice Iwu, a professor and INEC chairman at the time, [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Lagos APC guber primary to be moved again as Abuja intervenes

EXCLUSIVE: Lagos APC guber primary to be moved again as Abuja intervenes

The Lagos APC governorship primary is set to be moved again following the intervention of the national secretariat in the crisis rocking the state chapter of the party, TheCable understands.Akinwunmi Ambode, the governor, is being challenged by Jide Sanwo-Olu, the preferred choice of Bola Tinubu, former governor of the state and a national leader of the APC.The APC governorship primary [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: IGP seeks Osinbajo’s nod to search Daura’s house

EXCLUSIVE: IGP seeks Osinbajo’s nod to search Daura’s house

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, is seeking the permission of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, to search the residence of Lawal Daura, sacked director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), TheCable can report.Osinbajo ordered the dismissal of Daura on Tuesday following the invasion of the National Assembly Complex.The acting president had summoned Daura and Idris to the presidential villa in [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: EFCC grills Ekpeyong, ex-DSS DG, over links to Daura

EXCLUSIVE: EFCC grills Ekpeyong, ex-DSS DG, over links to Daura

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is grilling Ita Ekpeyong, former director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), after arresting him on Thursday afternoon, TheCable understands.He is not expected to be detained overnight, according to sources familiar with the situation.EFCC insiders informed TheCable that nothing incriminating was found in his house after the search conducted by its operatives."The [...]

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    Orphaned by bandits: Inside Zamfara village where children abandon school for farming

Orphaned by bandits: Inside Zamfara village where children abandon school for farming

At a press conference in Abuja last month, Sa’idu Dansadau, ex-senator representing Zamfara central, said bandits have killed at least 3,000 people in the state in the last two years.Dansadau spoke one month after Abdulaziz Yari, governor of the state, announced that he had resigned his role as chief security officer of the state because of his inability to secure lives. [...]

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    PDP governors head to Benue as party hosts APC defectors in Abuja

PDP governors head to Benue as party hosts APC defectors in Abuja

Some governors elected under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are currently on their way to Benue state to solidarise with Samuel Ortom, their Benue counterpart, whose position is being threatened.A top member of the party, who disclosed this to TheCable, said the PDP governors would reassure Ortom of the support of the party.Ortom defected from the All [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Buhari to vie for ECOWAS chairmanship

EXCLUSIVE: Buhari to vie for ECOWAS chairmanship

Barring any last-minute change in plans, President Muhammadu Buhari will vie for the chairmanship of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Lome, Togo, on Tuesday, TheCable can report.A new chairman will succeed President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo at the end of the 53rd Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government.Buhari departed Abuja on [...]

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    Tambuwal set to announce defection from APC

Tambuwal set to announce defection from APC

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state will any moment from now announce his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), TheCable understands.Tambuwal has his eyes on running for president in 2019 and is the preferred choice of PDP governors, according to party insiders.Most members of the Sokoto state house of assembly [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Plot thickens to blame dead ex-NYSC DG for Adeosun’s certificate mess

EXCLUSIVE: Plot thickens to blame dead ex-NYSC DG for Adeosun’s certificate mess

Top officials of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) are plotting to help Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, out of her certificate mess, TheCable understands.Premium Times, the investigative online newspaper, had reported that Adeosun possesses a questionable NYSC exemption certificate.Having finished her first degree at 22, she was not entitled to exemption on the ground of age except she was [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Three northern APC governors heading to PDP

EXCLUSIVE: Three northern APC governors heading to PDP

Three northern governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are on their way to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) any moment from now, TheCable understands.As many as 30 senators and 70 members of the house of representatives are expected to follow suit before the national assembly goes on recess in the next two weeks.The potential defectors [...]

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    OBITUARY: Adamu Ciroma, the historian ‘mistakenly’ appointed CBN governor by Murtala

OBITUARY: Adamu Ciroma, the historian ‘mistakenly’ appointed CBN governor by Murtala

Check out the CV of Adamu Ciroma. Former editor and managing director of New Nigerian. Former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Two-time presidential aspirant. Former minister of trade and industry. Former minister of agriculture. Former minister of finance.And did you know that Ukpabi Asika and Uche Chukwumerije were his classmates at the University of Ibadan? Did you [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Kogi borrowed billions from banks — despite Paris Club refund and bailouts

EXCLUSIVE: Kogi borrowed billions from banks — despite Paris Club refund and bailouts

The Kogi state government obtained loans of at least N16 billion between May 2017 and January 2018, TheCable can report.This is despite over N20 billion which accrued to the state from the Paris Club refund.Paris Club refund is a partial settlement of long-standing claims by state governments relating to over-deductions from their federation account allocation committee (FAAC) disbursement for external [...]

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    Belgore ‘confusing GCFR with The Star for Fallen Soldiers’

Belgore ‘confusing GCFR with The Star for Fallen Soldiers’

There is nothing illegal in giving posthumous national honours, a senior official in the office of the attorney-general of the federation has told TheCable.The official, who declined to be named because he was not speaking under authorisation, said it is "more of a convention to give to only living persons".He said Alfa Belgore, former chief justice of the federation, who descried [...]

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    After Osinbajo’s intervention, DSS restores Saraki’s security aides

After Osinbajo’s intervention, DSS restores Saraki’s security aides

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Tuesday morning restored some of the security aides of Senate President Bukola Saraki, TheCable understands.Nine of the 15 operatives were withdrawn on Sunday, but four have now been asked to return to work.This followed a series of interventions by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo who expressed concern over the growing tension in the polity.TheCable had [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: APC crisis worsens as nPDP faction issues seven-day ultimatum

EXCLUSIVE: APC crisis worsens as nPDP faction issues seven-day ultimatum

Former leaders of the PDP who defected to the APC in 2013 have written to the national chairman of the ruling party to demand an urgent meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari "within seven days", TheCable can report.They did not state their next line of action, although TheCable understands that they may pull out of the party which is already bedevilled [...]

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    THE INSIDER: NCC chairman, Durojaiye, scheming to sell 9mobile to Smile Telecoms

THE INSIDER: NCC chairman, Durojaiye, scheming to sell 9mobile to Smile Telecoms

Olabiyi Durojaiye, the chairman of the board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), is working very hard to shift the goalposts and force the sale of 9mobile to Smile Telecoms Holdings, TheCable can report.The troubled mobile operator had been sold to Teleology Holdings Ltd whose bid was preferred to that of Smile Telecoms.Teleology, promoted by Adrian Wood, former CEO of [...]

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