Thursday, January 17, 2019

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    INEC releases list of candidates for general election

INEC releases list of candidates for general election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the final list of candidates eligible to participate in the general elections.The list contains the names of candidates for the presidential, national and state assemblies.The presidential candidates’ list has 144 names, including those of running mates.There are 28 women on the list.A total of 72 Presidential candidates and another 72 Vice-Presidential candidates [...]

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    El-Rufai: Some Christians won’t vote for me even if pope is my running mate

El-Rufai: Some Christians won’t vote for me even if pope is my running mate

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says some Christians will not vote for him even if he picks the pope as  running mate.El-Rufai's choice of Hadiza Balarabe, a Muslim, as his running mate in the forthcoming governorship election, had sparked a controversy.The Christian Association of Nigeria and some prominent individuals in the state had opposed the Muslim-Muslim ticket.But speaking when [...]

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    ‘Promise beats Assurance, Stew’ — fans give verdict on Adekunle Gold, Simi’s duet

‘Promise beats Assurance, Stew’ — fans give verdict on Adekunle Gold, Simi’s duet

Nigerian music's latest power couple Adekunle Gold and Simi released a video of their first collaboration as a married couple called 'Promise' on Thursday. [...]

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    Osinbajo: Why Nigeria has a poverty problem

Osinbajo: Why Nigeria has a poverty problem

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says oil revenue earned between 2010 and 2014 was not judiciously used, hence Nigeria's status as the country with the highest number of people living in extreme poverty.Osinbajo said the federal government is working on a plan to get Nigeria out of poverty in spite of limited funds.The VP disclosed this on Wednesday at a town hall [...]

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    WATCH: Adekunle Gold, Simi share moments from their wedding in ‘Promise’

WATCH: Adekunle Gold, Simi share moments from their wedding in ‘Promise’

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    Buhari hints at going to court if he loses presidential poll

Buhari hints at going to court if he loses presidential poll

President Muhammadu Buhari has hinted at seeking redress in court if next month's election does not end in his favour.Buhari gave the indication when he featured on The Candidates, a programme on the elections.Kadaira Ahmed, executive director of Daria Media and anchor of The Candidates, had asked Buhari if he would accept the outcome of an unfavourable election.In his response, [...]

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    PHOTOS: Okunoren unveils lookbook for easy breezy linen collection

PHOTOS: Okunoren unveils lookbook for easy breezy linen collection

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    FG asks NFIU to freeze Onnoghen’s accounts

FG asks NFIU to freeze Onnoghen’s accounts

The federal government has asked the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) to freeze five bank accounts belonging to Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).In a letter seen by TheCable, the office of the attorney-general of the federation said the restriction should be in place pending the determination of the case against Onnoghen at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).The [...]

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    EFCC invites Fani-Kayode, Odumakin over ‘fake news’

EFCC invites Fani-Kayode, Odumakin over ‘fake news’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has invited Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation, and Yinka Odumakin, a chieftain of Afenifere, over the claim that the commission sought to arrest Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria.Tony Orilade, spokesman of the anti-graft agency, disclosed this at the conference of Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN) in Abuja.Orilade said if both men failed [...]

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    Atiku: NNPC is a mafia organisation… I’d privatise it even if they’d kill me

Atiku: NNPC is a mafia organisation… I’d privatise it even if they’d kill me

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as a “mafia organisation”, vowing to privatise it if elected.Speaking in Lagos during an interactive session with the business community on Wednesday, Atiku said he would take the step even if doing so would cost him his life.He explained that he sold [...]

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    Femi Kuti tackles critics over Fela comparison, says ‘I did not inherit Afrobeat’

Femi Kuti tackles critics over Fela comparison, says ‘I did not inherit Afrobeat’

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    DISCLAIMER: Beware of TheCable imitations

DISCLAIMER: Beware of TheCable imitations

The management of Cable Newspaper Limited wants to, once again, alert readers to the existence of websites apparently passing off as TheCable.The imitation sites, adopting the name “Cable” in various forms and the tag line “Nigerian online newspaper”, are easily mistaken for “TheCable” and “Nigeria’s independent online newspaper” by unsuspecting readers.Our web address remains www.thecable.ng.Although we do not dispute the [...]

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    ‘I regret the error’ — Fani-Kayode recants as EFCC vows to sue over Onnoghen fake news

‘I regret the error’ — Fani-Kayode recants as EFCC vows to sue over Onnoghen fake news

Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation, has backtracked on his allegation that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was planning to arrest Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).Fani-Kayode on Tuesday alleged that operatives of the anti-graft agency had surrounded the home of Onnoghen with the intention to arrest him.He had written: "Why have the EFCC surrounded the home [...]

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    EFCC sources: No plans to arrest Onnoghen

EFCC sources: No plans to arrest Onnoghen

There are no plans by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to arrest Walter Onnoghen, the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), over allegations of corruption, senior officials of the agency have told TheCable.The social media was awash with reports on Tuesday evening that his house had been raided by the EFCC.Some reports even alleged that he had been arrested.Two senior [...]

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    ‘An album you’d be proud you bought’ — top reactions to Falz’s #MoralInstruction

‘An album you’d be proud you bought’ — top reactions to Falz’s #MoralInstruction

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    Drama as Lagos CP fails to hand over to new man

Drama as Lagos CP fails to hand over to new man

Edgal Imohimi, Lagos state commissioner of police, says there would be no change of guard at the state command for now.He said this at the command headquarters in Ikeja on Tuesday.Kayode Egbetokun, former chief security officer to Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had been named the new commissioner of police in the state while [...]

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