Saturday, June 15, 2019

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    Jubilation as Buhari reappoints Dogara’s cousin as TETFund boss

Jubilation as Buhari reappoints Dogara’s cousin as TETFund boss

Jubilation rocked Tertiary Education Trust fund (TETFund) office on Monday as President Muhammadu Buhari fired Abdullahi Bichi Baffa, the executive secretary.Baffa was immediately replaced by Suleiman Bogoro, the former executive secretary, who was initially appointed by former president Goodluck Jonathan in April 2014.TheCable confirmed that Bogoro and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of reps, are cousins.Dogara's supporters alleged that the [...]

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    Oduwole: We’ll be pursuing CAMA to ensure Nigeria hits top 100 in ease of doing business

Oduwole: We’ll be pursuing CAMA to ensure Nigeria hits top 100 in ease of doing business

The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) has announced a goal to move Nigeria into the top-100 on the 2020 World Bank Doing Business Index (DBI). Jumoke Oduwole, the secretary of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), disclosed this at the 10th presidential quarterly business forum which held in Abuja last week. Oduwole, who doubles as senior special assistant to the [...]

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    Bakare: I am tired of speaking to the deaf… Nigerian leaders are not well

Bakare: I am tired of speaking to the deaf… Nigerian leaders are not well

Tunde Bakare, serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, says he is tired of speaking to the deaf about the issues bedeviling Nigeria as a country.Just before he delivered his regular state of the nation address in Ogba, Lagos, Bakare said he had initially decided not to give the customary address because those expected to act have not done the needful.Praying [...]

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    POLL: Should presidential debate be made compulsory in Nigeria?

POLL: Should presidential debate be made compulsory in Nigeria?

The flagship vice-presidential and presidential debates for the February 16 elections have come and gone with a sour taste in the mouth of many Nigerians at home and abroad.Many are angry at Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who flew 12 to 13 hours from Washington DC, only to boycott the debate over the incumbent's [...]

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    Atiku boycotts debate over Buhari’s absence, challenges president to fresh face-off

Atiku boycotts debate over Buhari’s absence, challenges president to fresh face-off

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has finally decided to boycott the flagship 2019 presidential debate.Atiku said he was boycotting the debate due to the absence of the incumbent Muhammadu Buhari."We came here for a Presidential debate, not a candidacy debate, and I, Atiku Abubakar cannot challenge or question an administration where the man at [...]

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    Buhari missing as Atiku leaves presidential debate

Buhari missing as Atiku leaves presidential debate

Muhammadu Buhari, the incumbent and presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is missing at the flagship 2019 presidential debate.Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the PDP and the Buhari's major challenger is late for the debate.TheCable understands that Atiku made a last minute decision to boycott the debate, as advised by some members of his campaign council, seeing [...]

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    ICYMI: Buhari has nothing to gain debating people who have no hope, says Sagay

ICYMI: Buhari has nothing to gain debating people who have no hope, says Sagay

Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), says President Muhammadu Buhari has nothing to gain with "political dwarfs" and "people who have no hope".Sagay added that there is no law in Nigeria binding the president to show up for a debate with "motivational speakers"."You know many of these people, particularly the motivational speakers, that is their [...]

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    After leaving World Bank, Arunma Oteh appointed into Ecobank board

After leaving World Bank, Arunma Oteh appointed into Ecobank board

Ecobank Group has appointed Arunma Oteh, former treasurer of the World Bank, to its board of directors as a non-executive director.The bank made this public on Friday via a notice to the Nigerian Stock Exchange, as mandated by law.Oteh,  research areas of focus are capital markets, development, and financial technology, recently joined Oxford University as an academic scholar at St. [...]

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    Atiku visits US Congress, meets Trump’s allies

Atiku visits US Congress, meets Trump’s allies

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party  (PDP), paid a visit to members of the US Congress, who are favourably disposed to President Donald Trump.The former vice-president, who has not visited the US in 13 years, made a surprise visit to the US on Thursday, with plans to speak at the US Chamber of Commerce on Friday.Before [...]

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    Buhari: From 1978 till date, I’ve never lost interest in oil sector

Buhari: From 1978 till date, I’ve never lost interest in oil sector

President Muhammadu Buhari says since 1978 when he was named the minister of petroleum till date, he has not lost interest in the oil sector.Speaking in Warri, Delta state, on Thursday, the president said oil is God's favour to Nigeria, and the Deltans are fortunate to have such great resource in their custody.The President asked the people to reflect on [...]

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    I don’t foresee postponement of elections, says INEC chairman

I don’t foresee postponement of elections, says INEC chairman

Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the commission is not anticipating the postponement of the general elections.Speaking in an interview with The Osasu Show, Mahmood said INEC is "fully prepared for the election," adding that the Osun election had a low turn out because it was an off-season election."We first and foremost deliberately planned [...]

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    US Chamber of Commerce confirms Atiku’s business meeting in Washington

US Chamber of Commerce confirms Atiku’s business meeting in Washington

The United States Chamber of Commerce has confirmed a private meeting with Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In a mailed response to TheCable's inquiries on attending the meeting, Katharine Cooksey, senior manager, media and external communications, US Chamber of Commerce, said no reporters will be able to attend the meeting."Thank you for reaching out to us. The event [...]

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    Atiku, Saraki arrive Washington DC

Atiku, Saraki arrive Washington DC

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, and Senate President Bukola Saraki have arrived Washington DC.Atiku tweeted his arrival in the United States after 13 years via his verified Twitter account.The former vice president said he will be meeting with US government officials during his stay in America."Just arrived Washington D.C for meeting with US government officials, [...]

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    Surprise Surprise! Atiku finally flies to US

Surprise Surprise! Atiku finally flies to US

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will arrive in Washington, DC on Thursday, TheCable can report.The former vice-president is reportedly scheduled to speak at the Chamber of Commerce on Friday, from 2:30pm to 4pm local time, although TheCable could not confirm the event.The private roundtable, to be hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce and [...]

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    APC is for poor people, PDP is for rich thieves, says Amaechi

APC is for poor people, PDP is for rich thieves, says Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, director general of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, says the February elections is between the poor people and the rich people.Amaechi went on to say that APC is for the poor people, while the PDP is for the rich people, who are big men and thieves.While campaigning in Warri on Thursday, Amaechi said he was born in a poor [...]

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    Poverty and transactional sex in the city

Poverty and transactional sex in the city

If you are here to read about my views on misogyny, you are on the wrong bus, and you may get off the bus at this time. If you are here to hear me praise or condemn Folarin Falana (Falz) over his latest album, moral instruction, and his hatred for transactional sex, then you booked the wrong flight, please redirect. [...]

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