Saturday, April 6, 2019

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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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    Despite 3,000 election related deaths, ICC acquits Laurent Gbagbo, ex-Ivorien president

Despite 3,000 election related deaths, ICC acquits Laurent Gbagbo, ex-Ivorien president

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has acquitted Laurent Gbagbo, former president of Ivory Coast, of all charges.In a statement sent to TheCable, the criminal court said the prosecutor failed to demonstrate with enough evidence that Gbagbo and his minister of youth and sports, Charles Blé Goudé, were responsible for the violence in 2010.In 2010, after losing the elections to Alassane Ouattara, [...]

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    We’ll strip all corrupt ex-presidents of their national awards, says Sowore

We’ll strip all corrupt ex-presidents of their national awards, says Sowore

Omoyele Sowore, the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), says if he is elected president he will strip all corrupt past presidents of their national awards.Speaking at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) BIG Debate, the publisher of Sahara Reporters, said his party will fight corruption by making the system transparent.He said all national officers who have [...]

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    Tinubu’s ex-CSO replaces Imohimi as Lagos commissioner of police

Tinubu’s ex-CSO replaces Imohimi as Lagos commissioner of police

Kayode Egbetokun, former chief security officer to Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been named the new commissioner of police in Lagos state.TheCable understands that Edgal Imohimi, the outgoing commissioner, was redeployed on Sunday to the force headquarters in Abuja.Sources told TheCable that Imohimi, who is said to be an ally of Akinwunmi Ambode, the [...]

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    Ruth Oshikanlu, pregnancy mindset expert, named MBE

Ruth Oshikanlu, pregnancy mindset expert, named MBE

Ruth Oshikanlu, a pregnancy mindset expert, has been appointed as a member of the order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year 2019 Honours List.She was named an "Ambassador for the Health Visiting Profession, For services to Community Nursing, Children and Families".Oshikanlu, who is a parenting expert, Queen’s nurse, midwife and health visitor with over 22 years experience, [...]

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    ICYMI: Eurasia Group says Buhari ‘lacks the energy’ and Atiku would ‘enrich cronies’

ICYMI: Eurasia Group says Buhari ‘lacks the energy’ and Atiku would ‘enrich cronies’

Eurasia Group, reputed as the world’s largest political-risk consultancy, has ranked Nigeria as one of the top 10 risks for the year 2019.The group, in its annual risk report for 2019, listed the "Bad Seeds, and US-China tension" as the top geopolitical risk for the year, while Nigeria was listed at number 10 -- ahead of Brexit.Eurasia Group is also [...]

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    IN DETAIL: 12m housewives, 14m farmers, 22m students… the registered voters

IN DETAIL: 12m housewives, 14m farmers, 22m students… the registered voters

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 22.3 million students are registered to vote for the general elections slated for February and March -- making them the highest voting bloc in the country.Students are closely followed by farmers (crops, livestock, and fish farmers), who are numbered to be 13.6 million or an equivalent of 16.23 percent of all voters.Housewives, at [...]

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    Minimum wage: To stay in govt, NLC wants to force us to print more money, says Buhari

Minimum wage: To stay in govt, NLC wants to force us to print more money, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) wants to force his government to print more money to meet their demands.Speaking in an interview with Arise TV, the president asked the NLC how they expect his government and state governors to get N30,000 minimum wage, considering the struggle to pay N18,000."I have just mentioned how much this country was earning between [...]

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    Buhari releases N15.4bn as ASUU, FG reach an agreement

Buhari releases N15.4bn as ASUU, FG reach an agreement

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the federal government have finally reached an agreement.The union and the federal government reached the agreement on Monday, after a two-hour meeting in Abuja.The government agreed to release N15.4 billion in salary shortfall for the University teachers.The union is expected to call off its indefinite strike action any time from now.Chris Ngige, [...]

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    FIRS breaks all-time record, generates N5.3trn in one year

FIRS breaks all-time record, generates N5.3trn in one year

Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has broken Nigeria's all-time revenue generation record, after generating N5.3 trillion in 2018.In Nigeria, FIRS highest revenue generation was previously recorded in 2012, when the agency generated N5.07 trillion.Tunde Fowler, FIRS chairman, who announced the 2018 record said the cost of collection as a percentage of actual taxes collected has been reducing, as the government is [...]

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    Search for new World Bank President begins as Jim Kim steps down

Search for new World Bank President begins as Jim Kim steps down

Jim Yong Kim,  World Bank Group President, on Monday announced that he will be stepping down from his position after more than six years at the helm.  “It has been a great honor to serve as President of this remarkable institution, full of passionate individuals dedicated to the mission of ending extreme poverty in our lifetime,” Kim said in a statement on [...]

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    Foreign reserve records highest new-year opening in six years

Foreign reserve records highest new-year opening in six years

The Nigerian foreign reserve, in 2019, has recorded the highest opening in six years!According to the latest figures from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), as collated by TheCable, the country's reserves opened at $43,075,740,908 on Tuesday to break a six-year record.The last time Nigeria's reserves opened above $42 billion was in 2013, when it opened the new year at above [...]

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