Thursday, September 20, 2018

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    Police withdrawn from emir’s palace

Police withdrawn from emir’s palace

Police officers have been withdrawn from the palace of the emir of Kano, TheCable has learnt.The heavy security presence since Sunday is believed to have prevented the new emir, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, from taking over the palace after his appointment by the Kano State government.With the withdrawal of policemen on Thursday night, Sanusi can now go to palace to be [...]

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    Confab wants immunity clause removed

Confab wants immunity clause removed

If National Conference delegates had their way, the president, vice-president, governors and their deputies would be stripped of their constitutional immunity which protects them from prosecution.Section 308(1) says "no civil or criminal proceedings shall be instituted or continued against a person to whom the section applies during his period in office; and a person to whom the section applies shall [...]

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    Protests herald Brazil 2014 World Cup

Protests herald Brazil 2014 World Cup

About 50 protesters chanting “there won’t be a World Cup” while charging towards the Arena Corinthians (venue of the opening match) have clashed with the police in Brazil.The clash occurred on Thursday afternoon, some four hours to the opening ceremony of the tournament and a further two hours adrift of the opening encounter between hosts Brazil and Croatia.“Police in the [...]

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    Niger Senator, Dahiru Kuta, is dead

Niger Senator, Dahiru Kuta, is dead

The senator representing Niger east constituency of Niger State at the National Assembly, Senator Dahiru Awaisu Kuta, has died, aged 65.Publisher of Niger Times, Musa Lemu, told to TheCable that Kuta, who was suffering from diabetes, died on Thursday at a Lagos hospital."His nephew confirmed the death to me," he said.Until his death, Kuta was chairman of the senate committee on federal character [...]

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    Dora Akunyili ‘died of uterine cancer’

Dora Akunyili ‘died of uterine cancer’

Former information minister Dora Akunyili died of uterine cancer, New York-based Sahara Reporters has reported, quoting family sources.The former director-general of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), who died in India last Saturday, was described as "healthy" until 2011 when she unsuccessfully ran for senate.A routine medical check in July 2013 led to the discovery of the [...]

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    APC: Raid on media, a PDP strategy for Ekiti election

APC: Raid on media, a PDP strategy for Ekiti election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised the alarm on “the desperation of the PDP-led federal government” to capture Ekiti State at all cost, saying the ongoing clampdown on the national media is part of a grand strategy to silence Nigerians ahead of the “satanic plan” to thwart the will of the people of Ekiti and indeed that of all [...]

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    Akunyili ‘was initially denied Indian visa’

Akunyili ‘was initially denied Indian visa’

Ministers on Wednesday paid special tributes to former information minister, Professor Dora Akunyili, who died in India last Saturday after a battle with cancer.Interior minister Abba Moro revealed that the Indian high commission initially denied her visa to undertake an emergency medical trip after suffering a serious crisis last month.He said: "At the peak of her health crisis when she [...]

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    Dora’s body arrives Abuja today

Dora’s body arrives Abuja today

The body of former minister of information and communications, Professor Dora Akunyili, will arrive Abuja Wednesday evening from India.Akunyili died on Saturday, June 7, after a battle with cancer, having been initially misdiagnosed over a long period of check-ups and treatments.A family member told TheCable that the body will be deposited at the mortuary of the National Hospital while the [...]

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    Tough love: Civilian JTF man has no regrets turning in Boko Haram nephew for execution

Tough love: Civilian JTF man has no regrets turning in Boko Haram nephew for execution

A man who found out that his nephew was a member of Boko Haram and gave him up for execution has said he does not regret his action.Abba Ajikali opted to volunteer for the ‘Civilian JTF’ — a congregation of willing citizens who assist the military’s anti-terrorism watch in the north-east — in Borno State after growing tired of repeated [...]

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    UN revives interest in abducted Chibok girls

UN revives interest in abducted Chibok girls

Just when international outrage over the abducted Chibok looks to be fading, the United Nations (UN) has urged all “Nigeria stakeholders” to collaborate in order to devise ways of rescuing of the girls.According to Mr. Said Djinnit, the special representative (West Africa) to the UN secretary-general, acts of terrorism in north-eastern Nigeria can only be resolved with the collective efforts [...]

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    The amiable Prince Bayero who lost to Sanusi

The amiable Prince Bayero who lost to Sanusi

He loves reading, playing squash, travelling, farming and horse-riding ─ welcome to the world of Alhaji Lamido Sanusi Ado Bayero, who lost to Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi in the race for the emir of Kano.The man addressed as Chiroman Kano (that is his traditional title) is not your typical Nigerian royal; he is on facebook.Who knows, he could have even [...]

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    Emir of Kano’s palace ‘under lock and key’

Emir of Kano’s palace ‘under lock and key’

The new emir of Kano, His Highness Sanusi Lamido Aminu Sanusi, was on Monday afternoon officially presented his letter of appointment, but there is no palace to go for now.There is tension around the palace as some youths opposed to Sanusi's appointment have surrounded the compound, with the official residence of the emir now effectively under lock and key.Noticeably, the family of the [...]

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    Nigerian troops kill ‘over 50’ terrorists

Nigerian troops kill ‘over 50’ terrorists

More than 50 terrorists on a mission to attack some villages in Borno and Adamawa States were killed at the weekend, the Army has said.According to major-General Chris Olukolade, the director of defence information, 30 rifles, 36 hand grenades, 7 machine guns and 11 rocket-propelled grenade tubes were recovered from the terrorists.These were in addition to over 3,500 rounds of [...]

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    Amaechi’s flight ‘grounded in Kano’

Amaechi’s flight ‘grounded in Kano’

The chartered aircraft that flew Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State to Kano State on a condolence visit to Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has been grounded, a state official said.The state commissioner for home affairs, Comrade Aminu Abdulsalam Gwarzo, told sympathisers who came to condole with Kwankwaso over the death of the former emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, at the government [...]

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    Lady in hijab suicide-bombs soldier in Gombe

Lady in hijab suicide-bombs soldier in Gombe

The defence headquarters has explained the circumstances surrounding Sunday’s suicide bombing at the 301 Battalion, Gombe.The director of defence information, Maj.-General Chris Olukolade, said in a statement issued in Abuja that troops at a security check-point at the entrance to the barrack had intercepted the bomber."Our men at a barrack entrance in Gombe intercepted a lady suicide bomber, while she [...]

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    Kano youths on the rampage over new emir

Kano youths on the rampage over new emir

Some youths in Kano have gone on the rampage following the announcement of Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the new emir.Secretary to the Kano State Government, Alhaji Rabiu Bichi, had declared the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as the successor to Alhaji Ado Bayero, who died last Friday.Rumours had circulated all day on Sunday that the first [...]

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September 20, 2018USDGBPEUR
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