Thursday, August 1, 2019

Mansur Ibrahim

    Witness did not contradict Buhari’s statement on certificate, says lawyer

Witness did not contradict Buhari’s statement on certificate, says lawyer

Aliyu Abdullahi, a lawyer, says Paul Tarfa’s testimony at the presidential election tribunal did not contradict statements credited to President Muhammadu Buhari on his certificates being with the Nigerian army.During his testimony at the tribunal, Tarfa was asked if when he was enlisted into the Nigerian army, he and if Buhari,  his colleague, were asked to hand over their certificates to [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    VIDEO: Zakzaky’s followers hit streets of Abuja despite proscription order

VIDEO: Zakzaky’s followers hit streets of Abuja despite proscription order

Less than three days after a court outlawed activities of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria  (IMN) in the country, members of the group staged a protest in Abuja.The Shi'ites, who converged on Apo in the nation's capital, chanted: "Free El-Zakyzaky". Upon sighting them, some residents took to their heels.Security operatives who were hunting for the sect members within the city [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    PHOTOS: NYSC pays last respect to Channels TV reporter killed during Shi’ites protest

PHOTOS: NYSC pays last respect to Channels TV reporter killed during Shi’ites protest

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) paid its last respect to Precious Owolabi, one of its members, killed during the protest of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) on Monday.Shuaibu Ibrahim, director-general of the scheme, paid tribute to Owolabi, a Channels TV reporter, at a brief ceremony in Abuja on Tuesday.Corps members carried the remains of the deceased which was inside [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Armed Miyetti Allah vigilante group now operating in Ondo

Armed Miyetti Allah vigilante group now operating in Ondo

Kayode Ajulo, human rights lawyer, says the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria have set up a vigilante group in Ondo state, mounting checkpoints along the highway.In a post on social media, he said he had an encounter with the armed men while travelling from the Akoko area of the state to Abuja.“It is quite true that I was [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    PHOTOS: The DCP killed during Shi’ites protest

PHOTOS: The DCP killed during Shi’ites protest

Usman Umar, deputy commissioner of police in charge of operations in the federal capital territory (FCT), was killed on Monday in Abuja.He was killed during a protest by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shi'ites.He was said to have been shot while trying to pacify the protesting Shi’ite members. He later died at an undisclosed [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Over $50m pledged as UNDP launches Lake Chad regional stabilisation fund

Over $50m pledged as UNDP launches Lake Chad regional stabilisation fund

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has launched the Lake Chad regional stabilisation fund, an ambitious multi-million dollar mechanism aimed at broadening the range of stabilisation interventions in Lake Chad Basin.The launch took place on Wednesday at the opening ceremony of the 2nd meeting of the Lake Chad Basin governors forum holding in Niamey, Niger.The four countries of the Lake [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Cameroon to host third Lake Chad governors forum

Cameroon to host third Lake Chad governors forum

Cameroon has been announced as host of the Lake Chad governors forum.This was disclosed by governor of extreme north, Cameroon,  Mijidiwaya Bakari, represented by Manga Titus at the ongoing meeting of the Lake Chad governors forum holding in Niamey, Niger.The aim of the governors forum is to enhance joint efforts, coordination and regional ownership to resolve the crisis by promoting [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Technology is the best way to fight insurgency, says Borno gov

Technology is the best way to fight insurgency, says Borno gov

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, has said the development of technology is one of the best ways to fight insurgency.Zulum was speaking on Wednesday at the opening ceremony of the 2nd meeting of the Lake Chad Basin Governors Forum holding in Niamey, Niger.The governor said the region is incapacitated in terms of equipment, in terms of modern warfare to [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Follow TheCable for live updates from Lake Chad governors forum

Follow TheCable for live updates from Lake Chad governors forum

Since 2009, the Lake Chad region has been severely impacted by the crisis triggered by the Boko Haram insurgency and the interplay of other root causes, causing massive internal and cross border displacement, destruction of social fabric and properties, human rights abuses, and disruption of government institutions and services. To ensure stability, peace, and sustainable development in the region, the governors in [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    VIDEO: ‘This suffering is too much’ – unpaid Kogi workers protest against Yahaya Bello

VIDEO: ‘This suffering is too much’ – unpaid Kogi workers protest against Yahaya Bello

Some civil servants in Kogi state have protested against the administration of Yahaya Bello, governor of the state.In an undated video which surfaced on Tuesday, the protesters, who were armed with various placards and branches of trees, can be heard chanting solidarity songs in Yoruba, indicating that they are from Kogi west."This suffering is too much, we cannot cope," one of the songs can be [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    PHOTOS: Shi’ites destroy cars at national assembly

PHOTOS: Shi’ites destroy cars at national assembly

Some members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) better known as Shi’ites broke into the national assembly complex premises on Tuesday, prompting a fierce encounter with security operatives.The protesters, who stormed the premises in droves to demand the release of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, their leader, destroyed quite a number of vehicles during the violent invasion.They also shattered the glass of some [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘Idris Abdulkareem’s protest against Adeboye, misguided and offensive’

‘Idris Abdulkareem’s protest against Adeboye, misguided and offensive’

The Initiative to Save Democracy (ISD) has described the protest held by a group led by Idris Abdulkareem, a musician, against Enoch Adeboye, general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, as misguided.In a statement issued by Akinloye James, its president, the group, said some politicians behind it.The group described the protests as a waste of time, saying the protesters [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    TRENDING VIDEO: Police save travellers from gun attack

TRENDING VIDEO: Police save travellers from gun attack

"Yeah, it has also happened to me ooh, If they tell me for my dream I no go believe am, see Tayo's vehicle, see bullet…"Those are the words of a lucky passenger who escaped an attack by herdsmen one of Nigerian roads in a trending video.In an undated video, passengers could be seen narrating how a police convoy saved [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    VIDEO: The Iwobi’s goal that sent Nigeria into quarterfinals

VIDEO: The Iwobi’s goal that sent Nigeria into quarterfinals

Alex Iwobi, Super Eagles forward, scored the third goal that sent Nigeria into the quarter-finals of the 2019 African Cup of Nations match holding in Egypt.Nigeria defeated the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon 3-2 in round of 16 matches.Cameroon are the defending champions.Below is the video of the superb finish.Iwobi goal from TheCable on Vimeo. [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    PHOTOS: Army parades Alex Badeh’s ‘killers’

PHOTOS: Army parades Alex Badeh’s ‘killers’

The joint investigative panel set up to probe the death of Alex Badeh, former chief of defence staff, has paraded 15 suspects in connection to the killing of the late general.Badeh was shot dead in December while returning from his farm along Abuja-Keffi road.The panel comprised of the Nigerian army, airforce, police and Department of State Services (DSS) and was led by Bamidele Shafa, a [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    PHOTOS: Father-in-law of Buhari’s ADC reunites with family

PHOTOS: Father-in-law of Buhari’s ADC reunites with family

Musa Umar, father-in-law of President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide de camp (ADC), has reunited with his family after spending 61 days in captivity.Umar, who was kidnapped on May 1, was rescued in Kano on Tuesday. Abba Kyari, a deputy commissioner of police, led the rescue operation.The district head of Daura was seen inside an aircraft reading a national daily.He was received by his son-in-law, Muhammed [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

August 01, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement