Saturday, February 16, 2019

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    REVEALED: Why Modu Sheriff is dumping APC

REVEALED: Why Modu Sheriff is dumping APC

Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is dumping the party he helped found because of the "cold shoulder" he got at the party's national convention in Abuja last month, TheCable understands.However, one of his aides, Mr. Inuwa Bwala, told TheCable on Monday that Sheriff is leaving APC because he was no longer comfortable with [...]

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    Aregbesola courts Oyinlola as PDP smells blood

Aregbesola courts Oyinlola as PDP smells blood

Governor Rauf Aregbesola is revving his electioneering as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) closes in on him ahead of the August 9 governorship poll in Osun State.Former governor of the state, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has become a "beautiful bride" in the poll, with Aregbesola and the his party, All Progressives Congress (APC), actively courting him to defect from the PDP.Oyinlola, [...]

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    Malala Yousafzai arrives Nigeria for Chibok girls

Malala Yousafzai arrives Nigeria for Chibok girls

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot in October 2012 for her activities in advocating the rights of women to education, will arrive Nigeria on Sunday to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan in a bid to reignite calls for the rescue of the Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram nearly three months ago.Before leaving Britain, where she has been living since [...]

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    PDP embarks on aggressive ‘defection’ drive

PDP embarks on aggressive ‘defection’ drive

Ahead of the 2015 general election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has embarked on an aggressive drive to get top politicians to defect to the party.In the past, politicians who are in other parties but sympathetic to President Goodluck Jonathan enjoyed the tacit support of the PDP in key elections.This has seen the PDP engage in "anti-party" electioneering ─ providing [...]

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    PDP woos Nyako to escape impeachment

PDP woos Nyako to escape impeachment

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is offering Adamawa Governor Murtala Nyako a lifeline to escape impeachment: a swift return to the party.Nyako, who left the party for All Progressives Congress (APC) last year, is currently facing impeachment proceedings by the state house of assembly.Although TheCable reported at the weekend that the process could be completed "within 10 days", moves have been [...]

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    UPDATED: Hunters help 30 Chibok girls escape

UPDATED: Hunters help 30 Chibok girls escape

Thirty of the over 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram have escaped, a military source told TheCable on Wednesday morning.There is yet no official statement on this development but it is expected to be confirmed later in the day.The source, who said he didn't want his identity revealed, confirmed that two other Boko Haram captives — a boy and a 10-year-old [...]

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    Boko Haram: Generals ‘are deceiving Jonathan’

Boko Haram: Generals ‘are deceiving Jonathan’

A senior military officer has claimed that President Goodluck Jonathan is being deceived by the high command on the true state of the anti-terror war in north-eastern Nigeria.The officer, who cannot be named because of possible victimisation, said the day the president gets to know the true facts on ground, the country will begin to win the war against the Boko [...]

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    Nyako could be impeached ‘within 10 days’

Nyako could be impeached ‘within 10 days’

The impeachment of Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State could be fast-tracked and concluded within 10 days, a member of the house of assembly has told TheCable.The state's acting chief judge, Justice Ambrose Mammadi, on Friday finally set up a panel of seven persons to investigate the allegations of misconduct and corruption against Nyako by the state's lawmakers after surmounting [...]

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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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