Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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    EXCLUSIVE: Lagos prepares for terror attacks

EXCLUSIVE: Lagos prepares for terror attacks

Lagos state government is bracing up for the eventuality of terror attacks in the state, TheCable understands.Doctors at all government-owned hospitals have been receiving training on "basic emergency response" in the event of attacks which are no longer considered "impossible" following security warnings.Essential medical materials and medications have been distributed to all the government-owned hospitals while the state has also been increasing its [...]

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    [THE AFTERMATH] Will Osun follow Ekiti to PDP?

[THE AFTERMATH] Will Osun follow Ekiti to PDP?

Senator Iyiola Omisore (pictured, top) will be licking his lips by now, thinking the defeat of Dr. Kayode Fayemi in the Ekiti governorship election is a good omen for his own bid to take over Osun State government house.Nigerians have always seen the south-west as the impregnable stronghold of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and a no-go area for [...]

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    Fayose: The man Obasanjo called ‘bastard’

Fayose: The man Obasanjo called ‘bastard’

Not many people insult former President Olusegun Obasanjo and get away with him ─ but Peter Ayodele Fayose, the former governor and now governor-elect of Ekiti State, successfully did that.It was in December 2010 in Okuku, Osun State. Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola had been deposed as governor of the state by the Appeal Court and his community decided to welcome him [...]

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    Gay law: US sends ‘sanction signals’ to Nigeria

Gay law: US sends ‘sanction signals’ to Nigeria

The United States has imposed sanctions on Uganda for its anti-gay laws in what will be seen as a signal to Nigeria which passed a similar legislation this year.Ugandan government officials involved in the implementation of the law will be denied American visas, while the country's various supports for Uganda will either be cancelled or reduced.The US will also discontinue [...]

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    [OBITUARY] Religious leader, seller of Gammalin 20, philantropist ─ and friend of Abacha

[OBITUARY] Religious leader, seller of Gammalin 20, philantropist ─ and friend of Abacha

This hilarious story is told of the late strongman of Ibadan politics, Alhaji Lamidi Adedibu. A devout Muslim, he was observing his ṣalāt al-maġrib (the fourth prayer of the day) when Aare AbdulAzeez Arisekola-Alao came calling. Adedibu, it was said, was visibly divided between completing his prayer and attending to the important personality.He reportedly decided to cut short his prayer [...]

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    Is Boko Haram heading for southern Nigeria?

Is Boko Haram heading for southern Nigeria?

Two days after Borno State governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, warned Nigerians not to think Boko Haram would be limited to the north, two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were found at Winners Chapel, Owerri, Imo State.In a speech at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, last week, Shettima had said: "If Boko Haram succeeds in overrunning the north-east as they seek, [...]

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    2015: Tinubu ‘drops interest’ in VP slot

2015: Tinubu ‘drops interest’ in VP slot

Former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has dropped his interest in the vice-presidential slot of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 presidential election, TheCable understands.Tinubu is making that "personal sacrifice" in the interest of opposition politics in Nigeria, one of his associates said at the weekend.There had been strong speculations that Tinubu was planning to [...]

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    APC chair: Atiku, Buhari root for Timi Sylva

APC chair: Atiku, Buhari root for Timi Sylva

Contrary to widespread reports that former Edo governor John Odigie Oyegun is all set to become national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), former Bayelsa governor Timipre Sylva remains in strong contention.TheCable understands that on Thursday night, there was a twist as former head of state, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and the governor of Kano State, [...]

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    12 fascinating facts about the famous June 12

12 fascinating facts about the famous June 12

It is 21 years today since the landmark June 12 presidential election was held. It is still regarded as the most credible election Nigeria has ever held ─ given the build-up to, and the conduct of, the poll. There was a televised debate the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Bashorun MKO Abiola, and that of the National [...]

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    [UPDATED] PDP inciting violence, says ‘Sanusi’

[UPDATED] PDP inciting violence, says ‘Sanusi’

A twitter handle credited to the emir of Kano, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of inciting violence in the state."Sanusi" tweeted on his handle @Malsanusilamido Wednesday night: "@PDPNigeria inciting violence in Kano."TheCable could not confirm if the account is real or a spoof as Sanusi could not be reached on phone.Many social media accounts credited [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Ramadan halts Jonathan’s declaration

EXCLUSIVE: Ramadan halts Jonathan’s declaration

President Goodluck Jonathan will have to wait till at least August before declaring his bid for second term in office, TheCable understands.Highly placed Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) officials said the original plan was that the president would declare this month after the mini-convention of the party.The convention is meant to ratify the choice of Alhaji Adamu Mu'azu as the national [...]

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    Does Jonathan really need Kano in 2015?

Does Jonathan really need Kano in 2015?

As the 2015 presidential election draws closer, politicking will eat up more space than ever before. The latest evidence is the death of the emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, and the appointment of his successor. The media drama was as exciting as anyone would want it.Practically, it was a battle between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All [...]

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