Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Malik Abdulganiy

    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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    REVEALED: Boko Haram linked to MTN fine

REVEALED: Boko Haram linked to MTN fine

Pleas by MTN that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) should "temper justice with mercy" over the N1.0tr fine have suffered a setback, TheCable understands. A presidency source told TheCable that the matter is now beyond the purview of the telecoms regulator because of the "severe national security" implications of the infraction. "It is not just about the failure to deactivate the unregistered [...]

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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: Buhari to name only 19 senior ministers as ‘small government’ unfolds

EXCLUSIVE: Buhari to name only 19 senior ministers as ‘small government’ unfolds

President Muhammadu Buhari will name 19 ministers and 17 ministers of state as he prepares to implement the Ahmed Joda recommendations, TheCable understands. The transition committee led by the former super permanent secretary had recommended the reduction of the number of ministries from 28 to 19 to create a "trim and fit" government at the federal level. Under former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, there [...]

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    Is this man going to be Buhari’s finance minister?

Is this man going to be Buhari’s finance minister?

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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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    EXCLUSIVE: How Saraki saved Lamorde’s job

EXCLUSIVE: How Saraki saved Lamorde’s job

In what will easily pass as an ironic unintended consequence, Senate President Bukola Saraki has unwittingly saved Ibrahim Lamorde from being removed as EFCC chairman — at least for now. TheCable understands that all was set for the recall of Lamorde to police headquarters and the appointment of Hameed Ali, a retired colonel, as his replacement until the senate committee on ethics, privileges [...]

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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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    Tinubu vs Fashola: Inside the unending war

Tinubu vs Fashola: Inside the unending war

Will Babatunde Fashola, former governor of Lagos state, reconcile with Bola Tinubu, his predecessor and benefactor? The answer is somewhere between no and never. Whichever way, the prospects are not bright, as Fashola's hopes of becoming a minister in President Muhammadu Buhari's cabinet now hang in the balance. Recent events have done nothing to suggest that the cold war [...]

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