Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Malik Abdulganiy

    Another ‘abducted girl’ finally rescued in Sokoto

Another ‘abducted girl’ finally rescued in Sokoto

Patience Paul, the schoolgirl allegedly abducted in Sokoto state and converted to Islam, has been rescued and will be reunited with her parents on Saturday, TheCable can report. Her case has generated national interest after that of Ese Oruru, the Bayelsa teenager who was taken to Kano by her "lover" without her parents' consent. Patience's parents had reported her missing since August 12, [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Obasanjo writes Saraki, Dogara, attacks ‘insensitive’ plan to buy cars

EXCLUSIVE: Obasanjo writes Saraki, Dogara, attacks ‘insensitive’ plan to buy cars

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has written a strong-worded letter to the leadership of the national assembly, accusing the federal lawmakers of being "insensitive" to the Nigerian economic situation by planning to buy cars for themselves.The letter, seen by TheCable, was dated January 13, 2016 and addressed to Senate President Bukola Saraki and House Speaker Yakubu Dogara.Obasanjo further accused the lawmakers of perpetrating a culture of [...]

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    There’s massive fraud at BPE, says ex-director

There’s massive fraud at BPE, says ex-director

A former director of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has written to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo alleging fraudulent practices at the agency.In a letter dated November 2, 2015 and seen by TheCable, Ibrahim Muhammad Kashim, who retired in June 2015, alleged that a N27bn premium for a non-existent insurance cover was paid by the BPE for the staff of Power Holding [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Dasuki got Jonathan’s approvals to collect $2.1bn from NNPC in 9 months

EXCLUSIVE: Dasuki got Jonathan’s approvals to collect $2.1bn from NNPC in 9 months

Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser, received an extra-budgetary allocation of $2.1 billion from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) within nine months after approvals by former President Goodluck Jonathan, TheCable can report.Dasuki is currently being investigated by the federal government over the billions of dollars released for the procurement of arms for counter-terrorism operations under Jonathan.Documents seen by TheCable showed the breakdown of [...]

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    Ibrahim Magu, the new man at EFCC, is so tough ‘governors feared him more than Ribadu’

Ibrahim Magu, the new man at EFCC, is so tough ‘governors feared him more than Ribadu’

No matter how many times you google his name, you are most unlikely to get any useful information or any high res photograph — that is if you get any photograph at all. In fact, Ibrahim Magu has only one photograph in the public space, taken by James Wallace of NPR. The pixels are so small you will struggle to [...]

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    Drama as appeal court dilly-dallies over Saraki

Drama as appeal court dilly-dallies over Saraki

There was drama on Monday at the court of appeal in Abuja when the ruling in an asset declaration case involving Senate President Bukola Saraki was adjourned indefinitely.Saraki, charged in September to the code of conduct tribunal (CCT) by the code of conduct bureau (CCB) over allegations of false asset declaration, had gone to the appeal court to challenge the [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Sanusi’s new bride to study computer science at UK university

EXCLUSIVE: Sanusi’s new bride to study computer science at UK university

Sa'adatu Barkindo Musdafa, the new bride of Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano, will go to the UK for an undergraduate course in computer science in January 2016, TheCable understands.The princess, who is a daughter of Barkindo Aliyu Musdafa, the Lamido of Adamawa, was officially given in marriage to Sanusi II on Friday after Jumma’at prayer — although the union [...]

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    After 50 years of flooding, Tambuwal relocates community

After 50 years of flooding, Tambuwal relocates community

Sakkwai village in Tangaza local government area of Sokoto State will soon be wiped off the map — and a new territory has been earmarked to host the 250 households.This is because the present location housing the community has become uninhabitable due to excessive flooding, rendering farmlands and homes useless, and as seen in recent years, loss of lives and [...]

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    FG gazette raises questions over Ali’s appointment as Customs’ comptroller-general

FG gazette raises questions over Ali’s appointment as Customs’ comptroller-general

Did President Muhammadu Buhari make a procedural mistake in appointing Hameed Ali, a retired colonel, as the comptroller-general (CG) of Nigeria Customs Service?According to section 3.11:1 of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Official Gazette No 24 Vol. 89 of 25th March 2002, the choice of the comptroller-general of customs shall be by "appointment of a suitable Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs (General [...]

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    Tambuwal: The governor Sokoto people call ‘Boko Dole’ — or ‘Education by Force’

Tambuwal: The governor Sokoto people call ‘Boko Dole’ — or ‘Education by Force’

You are used to hearing "Boko Haram", the anti-secular education slogan that has become the official name of the Abubakar Shekau-led insurgents shooting and looting in northern Nigeria.Now what about the opposite: "Boko Dole" — or, in simple English, "education at all costs"?Welcome to the world of Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, the governor of Sokoto state who recently declared that parents who fail [...]

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