Thursday, November 15, 2018

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    Northern delegates suspicious of ‘hidden agenda’

Northern delegates suspicious of ‘hidden agenda’

Any attempt to write a new constitution now could give President Goodluck Jonathan a third term in office through the backdoor, the Northern Delegates Forum to the National Conference has warned.Jonathan was elected president in 2011 under the 1999 constitution (as amended) and is currently serving his first term in office.By the provisions of the constitution, he can only serve a [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Tambuwal meets Obasanjo over 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Tambuwal meets Obasanjo over 2015

Speaker of the house of representatives, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has launched a quiet bid for the presidential race and is due to meet former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Tuesday evening.TheCable can report that the secret meeting is part of his mobilisation and consultation efforts for the 2015 presidential election.Although he is a member of the [...]

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    8 things we learnt from Osun poll

8 things we learnt from Osun poll

The outcome of the Osun governorship election did not surprise analysts, but the drama was good enough for Nigerians, meaning no one could describe it as boring. In every battle, there are bound to be winners and losers. One person's gain is another's loss. APC's Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola convincingly defeated PDP's Dr. Iyiola Omisore and we learnt a few lessons [...]

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    Adamawa: Marwa’s entry alters PDP calculations

Adamawa: Marwa’s entry alters PDP calculations

The entry of former military administrator of Lagos State, Brig-General Mohamed Marwa (rtd), into the governorship race in Adamawa State has changed the calculations, party sources have told TheCable.Following the impeachment of Vice Admiral Murtala Nyako, a new election to elect his replacement will be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) latest by October.Marwa, who left the PDP [...]

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    Buhari: How I survived assassination attempt

Buhari: How I survived assassination attempt

Gen. Muhammadu Buhari has survived a bomb attack in Kaduna, but his vehicle was destroyed.On a day when multiple blasts rocked the city, Buhari's vehicle was caught in the blast - which he described as an assassination attempt - in the Kawo area of Kaduna State."He was lucky to survive. The car is gone," his media aide, Malam Yau Darazo, told [...]

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    Kaduna: El-Rufai ‘clear favourite’ to fly APC flag

Kaduna: El-Rufai ‘clear favourite’ to fly APC flag

Former FCT minister, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, is the odds-on favourite to fly the flag of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 governorship election in Kaduna State, party insiders have told TheCable.Although primaries are still three months away, aspirants are already deploying their game plan as the political landscape takes shape.El-Rufai has not openly discussed his governorship ambition but his [...]

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    Adamawa: Tukur’s son in race to succeed Nyako

Adamawa: Tukur’s son in race to succeed Nyako

Hon. Awwal Tukur (pictured), son of former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, is in the race to succeed Vice Admiral Murtala Nyako as governor of Adamawa State, party sources have informed TheCable.The former member of the house or representatives, who maintains a low public profile, is going to face a formidable challenge for the [...]

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    Adamawa governorhip: Ribadu ‘under pressure’ to run

Adamawa governorhip: Ribadu ‘under pressure’ to run

Former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Malam Nuhu Ribadu, is under "intense pressure" to run for governorship in Adamawa State, TheCable understands.A fresh governorship election will be held in the state within the next three months following the impeachment of Vice Admiral Murtala Nyako on Tuesday.Nyako, who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the [...]

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    Gov. Almakura ‘paying’ for loyalty to Buhari

Gov. Almakura ‘paying’ for loyalty to Buhari

Governor Umaru Almakura of Nasarawa State is facing impeachment because he failed to betray Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), one of his associates has told TheCable.Almakura, who was in the PDP before defecting to Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in 2011, was served an impeachment notice by the PDP-dominated state house of assembly on [...]

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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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