Mansur Ibrahim

    PHOTOS: Buhari, son, Kebbi gov on first day of Saudi summit

PHOTOS: Buhari, son, Kebbi gov on first day of Saudi summit

President Muhammadu Buhari, Yusuf, his son, and Atiku Bagudu, governor of Kebbi state, were seen at the venue of the third edition of the Future Investment Initiative (FII)in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday.Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs; Isa Pantami, minister of communications; Bello Masari, governor of Katsina; and Mele Kyari, group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), [...]

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    PHOTOS: Trapped in flood — how residents of Lagos community are struggling to survive

PHOTOS: Trapped in flood — how residents of Lagos community are struggling to survive

For residents of Owode Elede along Ikorodu road in Lagos state, the recent flooding is the worst.While neighbouring communities have recovered from the effect of the constant rainfall, they are still struggling to survive.Cars have been submerged, houses filled with stagnant water while business places have been shut.TheCable visited Owode Elede earlier in the week and these pictures tell it [...]

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    PHOTOS: Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting

PHOTOS: Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo presided over the federal executive council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday.President Muhammadu Buhari, who presides over the weekly meeting, is currently attending a summit in Russia.Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing; Isa Pantami, minister of communication and Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation are among those present at the FEC meeting.Below are photos:[...]

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    ‘The rot in this country is appalling’ — reactions to undercover report on Ikoyi prison

‘The rot in this country is appalling’ — reactions to undercover report on Ikoyi prison

Fisayo Soyombo, an undercover journalist, spent two weeks in detention — five days in a police cell and eight as an inmate of Ikoyi Prison — tracking corruption in the criminal justice system, beginning from the moment of arrest by the police to the point of release from prison.In the second of a three-part series, Soyombo exposed how the courts short-change the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Sadiya Umar Farouq visits Onitsha fire scene

PHOTOS: Sadiya Umar Farouq visits Onitsha fire scene

Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, was at the scene of the fire outbreak in Onitsha, Anambra state, on Friday.A tanker laden with petroleum products had fallen into a ditch and spilled its contents, resulting in an explosion on Wednesday.The fire razed structures, including shops, on Upper Iweka road and at Ochanja market in [...]

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    We’ll explore all viable options to attract investors, says sports minister

We’ll explore all viable options to attract investors, says sports minister

Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports, says the federal ministry of youth and sports development is committed to rehabilitate, reposition and revamp the various sporting centres for podium performances through public private partnership funding.Dare made the commitment on Thursday at the occasion of the 2020 defence of the ministry, held by the senate committee on youth and sports, at the national [...]

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    UNICEF: Poor diets damaging children’s health

UNICEF: Poor diets damaging children’s health

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) says a high number of children are suffering the consequences of poor diets.The agency said this in a report released in commemoration of the World Food Day.The report said at least one in three children under the age of five is either undernourished or overweight.It said almost two in three children between six months and [...]

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    ‘Our police are racketeers in uniform’ — Nigerians react to report on ‘bail for sale’

‘Our police are racketeers in uniform’ — Nigerians react to report on ‘bail for sale’

The report on corruption in Nigeria's criminal justice system is trending on social media.Fisayo Soyombo, an undercover journalist,  spent two weeks in detention — five days in a police cell and eight as an inmate of Ikoyi Prison — tracking corruption in the criminal justice system, beginning from the moment of arrest by the police to the point of release from prison.Nigerians [...]

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    ‘Eagles played PSG, Man City, Barca and Liverpool’ — Twitter reactions to Nigeria-Brazil friendly

‘Eagles played PSG, Man City, Barca and Liverpool’ — Twitter reactions to Nigeria-Brazil friendly

The Nigerian Twittersphere  is currently abuzz after the Super Eagles held the Samba Boys of Brazil to a 1-1 draw on Sunday.The international friendly game took place at the Singapore national stadium, Kallang.Joe Aribo gave the Super Eagles the lead in the 35th minute but Real Madrid's Casemiro equalised three minute into the second half.The moment the game ended, quite a [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari hosts his cabinet members during military rule

PHOTOS: Buhari hosts his cabinet members during military rule

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday hosted former ministers who served during his military rule between 1984 and 1985.The president received them at the presidential villa in Abuja.Below are some pictures:[...]

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    PHOTOS: Sanwo-Olu pays unscheduled visit to general hospital, foots bills of patients

PHOTOS: Sanwo-Olu pays unscheduled visit to general hospital, foots bills of patients

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, on Sunday paid an unscheduled visit to the General Hospital, Lagos, to have a "first-hand appraisal" of situation at the medical facility.Sanwo-Olu, who surprised everyone including patients and personnel in the hospital, went round different wards and stopped at intervals to interact with patients, advising them to follow medical direction given by the doctors [...]

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    PHOTOS: Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bentley — the luxury cars Switzerland seized from Equatorial Guinea’s VP

PHOTOS: Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bentley — the luxury cars Switzerland seized from Equatorial Guinea’s VP

Switzerland has seized a collection of supercars from Teodorin Nguema Obiang, son of Equatorial Guinea's president.The cars, 25 in all, were auctioned off at a golf club near Geneva on Sunday.Obian is the vice-president of the country. His father has ruled Equatorial Guinea for 40 years.Some of the supercars were bought by an agent for a collector in Dubai, United Arab [...]

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    ‘Your comments on FIRS misleading’ — group hits Timi Frank

‘Your comments on FIRS misleading’ — group hits Timi Frank

A group known as the Initiative to Save Democracy has described the claim by Timi Frank, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, that N90 billion was used from the FIRS to prosecute the 2019 elections as untrue and misleading.In a statement signed by its publicity secretary, Peter Oladele, the pro-democracy group stated that the statements issued Frank were blatant fake [...]

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    We are excited to partner with LCCI for Lagos trade fair, says UBA

We are excited to partner with LCCI for Lagos trade fair, says UBA

The United Bank for Africa (UBA) says it is excited to partner with the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) for the 33rd Lagos international trade fair.Jude Anele, UBA's group head consumer and retail banking, said this during a press conference to announce the date and schedule of the Lagos international trade fair."We at United Bank for Africa, Africa’s [...]

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    ‘I left my footprints on 3MB’, ‘I’ll get home before dawn’ – reactions to Lagos traffic lockdown

‘I left my footprints on 3MB’, ‘I’ll get home before dawn’ – reactions to Lagos traffic lockdown

A diesel-laden truck suffered a mishap on Otedola bridge in front of Magodo, Lagos state, on Friday and in less than one hour, traffic spread across different parts of the state.Many who were returning from work trekked home, with a man walking a stretch of 12 kilometers.Some Lagosians took to Twitter to share their experiences.https://twitter.com/trafficbutter/status/1175177705051934721?s=20https://twitter.com/iam_Immanie/status/1175146392022597638?s=20https://twitter.com/thecableng/status/1175156645216837634?s=20https://twitter.com/Michole_007/status/1175122261478707200?s=20https://twitter.com/HabeebAdamu1/status/1175160128540217346?s=20One thing is sure tonight... I [...]

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    PHOTOS: How an accident crippled traffic across Lagos for 6 hours

PHOTOS: How an accident crippled traffic across Lagos for 6 hours

A diesel-laden tanker fell on Otedola bridge in Lagos state on Friday evening, worsening the traffic jam.Although emergency responders got to the site on time to control the situation, there was resultant traffic that stretched as far back as Ilubirin and Obalende.TheCable gathered that the truck suffered brake failure. Some commuters along that axis were reported to have walked from [...]

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