Monday, February 17, 2020

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    Protesters storm APC headquarters, ask Oshiomhole to step down

Protesters storm APC headquarters, ask Oshiomhole to step down

Some protesters stormed the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Monday, demanding the removal of Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the party. The protesters said his continued stay in office would bring misfortune to the  party, adding that his action led to a reduction in the number of the states controlled by APC  from 24 to [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu, Amaechi to discuss Nigeria’s future at Freedom Online lecture

Sanwo-Olu, Amaechi to discuss Nigeria’s future at Freedom Online lecture

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, and Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, will  on February 25, lead other speakers in a discussion on the future of Nigeria, at the third annual lecture of Freedom Online newspaper. Gabriel Akinadewo, managing director/editor-in-chief of the newspaper, said the event with the theme: "Nigeria: Foundation, Fundamentals, Future", will take place at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos. Akinadewo [...]

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    Shekau threatens journalists, minister in new video, says Buhari is in big trouble

Shekau threatens journalists, minister in new video, says Buhari is in big trouble

Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect, has issued a threat to some journalists and Isa Pantami, minister of communication and digital economy. In a new video, the insurgent leader asked his men to go after Pantami for threatening to block the communication lines of the sect members. He reminded the minister that his group killed a famous Kano cleric in 2007, [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Buratai speaks on Auno killings, Boko Haram propaganda — and bad roads

EXCLUSIVE: Buratai speaks on Auno killings, Boko Haram propaganda — and bad roads

Tukur Yusuf Buratai, lieutenant general and chief of army staff, insists Boko Haram militants have been dislodged from holding any territory in Nigeria but have now resorted to hit-and-run attacks to create the impression that they are on a resurgence. The army chief said, in an interview with TheCable, THISDAY and ARISE news channel during the week, that the war against [...]

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    Osinbajo, Obasanjo, Jonathan attend burial of Akwa Ibom gov’s father

Osinbajo, Obasanjo, Jonathan attend burial of Akwa Ibom gov’s father

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has extolled the virtue of the Emmanuel Nkanng, the late father of Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state. Nkanang was laid to rest on Saturday at Onna local government area of the state on Saturday. Osinbajo, who was among the guests that graced the burial ceremony, said the true life of the late Nkanang was reflected in his [...]

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    Bayelsa loss: Leave Justice Odili out of your politics, lawyers tell APC

Bayelsa loss: Leave Justice Odili out of your politics, lawyers tell APC

Some legal practitioners under the umbrella of Lawyers in Defence of Democracy (LDD) have asked supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop blaming Mary Odili, a supreme court judge, for the party's loss in Bayelsa state. An apex court panel led by Odili had sacked David Lyon, candidate of the APC in the November election, as governor-elect, on the [...]

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    Diri sworn in as Bayelsa governor

Diri sworn in as Bayelsa governor

Douye Diri, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November governorship election, has been sworn in as governor of Bayelsa state. The inauguration took place at government house, Yenagoa, the state capital, on Friday. While delivering his inaugural speech, Diri asked the people of Bayelsa to embrace love and avoid hatred which he said could inhibit the growth and development [...]

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    Curfew imposed in Bayelsa after widespread violence

Curfew imposed in Bayelsa after widespread violence

The police have imposed a three-day dusk to dawn curfew in Bayelsa state over widespread violence as a result of the sacking of David Lyon, candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the March election, as governor-elect. The supreme court had annulled Lyon's victory in the election on the grounds that Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo, his running mate, presented forged certificates to the [...]

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    The pact some politicians ‘signed with Boko Haram’ will be exposed

The pact some politicians ‘signed with Boko Haram’ will be exposed

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has reasoned that some disgruntled politicians are jittery that their evil pact with Boko Haram will be exposed should the service chiefs remain in office. The group made this disclosure on Monday during a press conference in Abuja in response to a publication calling for the removal of the country's military heads. In a statement [...]

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    Putin: As long as I’m president, there’ll be no gay marriage in Russia

Putin: As long as I’m president, there’ll be no gay marriage in Russia

President VPresident Vladimir Putin of Russia says gay marriage will not be legalised as long as he is president. Speaking in Kremlin, a city in Moscow, where he met a state commission to discuss the changes to Russia's constitution, Putin said he would not allow the traditional notion of mother and father to be subverted by what he called "parent number [...]

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    We’ll improve on service delivery to Lagosians, says commissioner

We’ll improve on service delivery to Lagosians, says commissioner

Ajibola Ponnle, commissioner for establishments, training and pensions in Lagos, says her ministry will inspire paradigm shift towards improving service delivery to Lagosians. Ponnle said this at the launch of Simple, High-Impact Interactive, Focused and Transformational (SHIFT), an initiative of her ministry. She said it represents a new culture in the state's civil service, focusing on quality performance, knowledge sharing and excellent service [...]

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    INEC can’t take instructions from you, PDP blasts Oshiomhole over comment on Bayelsa

INEC can’t take instructions from you, PDP blasts Oshiomhole over comment on Bayelsa

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to be mindful of his utterances over the judgement of the supreme court on the Bayelsa governorship election. The supreme court had sacked David Lyon, candidate of the APC in the March election, ordering the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue certificate of [...]

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    ‘We’re improving visibility at Lagos airport’ — FG reacts to diversion of flights to Ghana

‘We’re improving visibility at Lagos airport’ — FG reacts to diversion of flights to Ghana

The federal government says efforts are in place to improve visibility at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation, said this while responding to the inability of some flights to land or take off from the country's busiest airport due to poor visibility. He said diverting flights to Ghana was purely the decision of the airlines as such [...]

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    Clarification: Shekau’s ‘latest’ video was released in 2016

Clarification: Shekau’s ‘latest’ video was released in 2016

The video of Abubakar Shekau that resurfaced on Thursday was, in fact, released in 2016 by the Boko Haram leader. The coincidence of events -- President Muhammadu Buhari visiting Borno state and Boko Haram terrorists striking moments thereafter -- created the wrong impression that Shekau's video was fresh. TheCable highly regrets falling for the hoax and apologises unreservedly to the readers over [...]

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    VIDEO: Obasanjo’s family house gutted by fire

VIDEO: Obasanjo’s family house gutted by fire

A part of the family home of Olusegun Obasanjo, former president, at Ita-Eko in Abeokuta, Ogun state, was gutted by fire on Wednesday.  A family source told TheCable the fire outbreak happened about 9 pm and that it only affected the boys' quarters of the property. ''The house is where Obasanjo's parents lived. It is an old house. It is not the [...]

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    Kogi to probe vice-chancellor, rector over ‘breach’ of treasury single account directive

Kogi to probe vice-chancellor, rector over ‘breach’ of treasury single account directive

Yahaya Bello, Kogi state governor, has ordered the probe of officials accused of contravening the government’s directive on treasury single account. The officials, who have been suspended, are M.S. Abdulkadir, vice-chancellor of Kogi State University; Mohammed Atureta, rector of Kogi State Polytechnic; Ahmed Attah, chief medical director of Kogi State Specialist Hospital, and the chief medical director of Kogi State University [...]

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