Saturday, February 16, 2019

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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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    ICC rules to release Gbagbo on conditions

ICC rules to release Gbagbo on conditions

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has listed conditions for the release of Laurent Gbagbo, former president of Cote d'Ivoire and Charles Blé Goudé, his ex-minister of youth and sports.At the hearing held on January 15, 2019, the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, ruled by a majority that Gbagbo was free from all charges levelled against him.On Wednesday, January 16, [...]

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    19 votes save Theresa May’s govt as she survives second no confidence vote in five weeks

19 votes save Theresa May’s govt as she survives second no confidence vote in five weeks

Theresa May, the UK Prime Minister, has survived the second vote of confidence in just a space of five weeks.The first vote of confidence, which held in December 2018, was in her leadership and ability to continue as prime minister, while the second was in her government.On Tuesday, May suffered the biggest loss in the history of the United Kingdom, [...]

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    After two years on the market, investors ‘showing keen interest’ in Arik

After two years on the market, investors ‘showing keen interest’ in Arik

Oluseye Opasanya (SAN), the receiver-manager of Arik Air, says local and foreign investors are showing a keen interest in the airline. Arik Air, which was overtaken by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) in February 2017, has been in search for new investors to clear its debts and take over the airline from the federal government.While there have been many investment discussion [...]

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    Theresa May suffers biggest defeat in UK history as MPs reject Brexit deal

Theresa May suffers biggest defeat in UK history as MPs reject Brexit deal

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered the biggest loss in the country's history as members of parliament reject her Brexit deal by an overwhelming 230 votes.The parliamentarians who voted on Tuesday evening made it clear that they were not in support of May's deal, despite having just 72 days till Britain's Exit from the EU is triggered.According to BBC, the [...]

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    ICC suspends Gbagbo’s release, says prosecutor may appeal

ICC suspends Gbagbo’s release, says prosecutor may appeal

The International Criminal Court (ICC) says it has suspended the release of Laurent Gbagbo, former president of Côte d’Ivoire, pending the prosecutor's submission on the judgement passed on Tuesday.Earlier on Tuesday, the ICC acquitted Gbagbo of all charges, despite the death of 3,000 Ivorians in 2010/2011.The ICC in a statement mailed to TheCable said the office of the prosecutor will make submissions [...]

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