Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    A note of thanks from TheCable team

A note of thanks from TheCable team

Exactly one month ago, we launched TheCable newspaper "to deliver knowledge-driven journalism in the pursuit of Nigeria’s progress".Our mandate is to deliver news and views with speed and simplicity, paying particular attention to politics and business.We were technically challenged at take-off, mainly because we underestimated the interest the newspaper was going to generate from day one.Today, as we express our [...]

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    APC ‘exploiting #BringBackOurGirls campaign’

APC ‘exploiting #BringBackOurGirls campaign’

States controlled by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the north-east consume 90% of the nation's security vote, minister of information Labaran Maku, has said.The minister also accused the opposition of hijacking the #BringBackOurGirls protest in its "desperation" to discredit the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government "and make political profit from the Chibok girls abduction saga".He said Nigeria's GDP would [...]

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    JAMB postpones CBT after power outage

JAMB postpones CBT after power outage

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has postponed the Computer-Based Test (CBT) originally scheduled for May 26, 2014, to May 31, 2014.According to JAMB’s Deputy Director, Outstation, Mr Noble Onukwue, a power outage at one of the examination centres in Lagos — the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) — was responsible for the postponementHe explained that the outage delayed the [...]

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    Cameroon joins fight against Boko Haram

Cameroon joins fight against Boko Haram

On a day Boko Haram killed dozens of Nigerian troops in Buni Yadi, Yobe State, Cameroon has deployed 1,000 soldiers to join in the battle against the insurgents.Reuters quoted the Cameroonian defence ministry spokesman as confirming the movement of troops and armoured vehicles into the border with Nigeria.The leaders of Cameroon, Benin, Niger, Chad and Nigeria agreed at a summit in Paris, [...]

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    So what now for the Chibok girls in captivity?

So what now for the Chibok girls in captivity?

The stunning revelation by chief of defence staff, Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh, on Monday that the military knows where the kidnapped schoolgirls are but will not use force to rescue them has narrowed the chances before the government to almost zero. These are the choices before us ─ but they are thinning out by the day.Prisoner swap. Boko Haram [...]

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    Fear of ‘Ansaru factor’ hampers rescue of Chibok girls as military locates hostage site

Fear of ‘Ansaru factor’ hampers rescue of Chibok girls as military locates hostage site

Efforts by security agencies to rescue hundreds of schoolgirls in Boko Haram captivity are being hampered by fears that another militant group, Ansaru, may be involved.Ansaru (pictured), also called Jama’atu ansaril muslimina fi biladis Sudan (Vanguards for the Protection of Muslims in Black Africa), are known to harm their hostages at the slightest indication that they are about to be [...]

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    Akpabio’s ‘domestic staff’ to earn N5m a month

Akpabio’s ‘domestic staff’ to earn N5m a month

The Akwa Ibom House of Assembly has passed the Former Governor and Deputy Governor’s Pension Bill 2014 into law, which means, among others, that after Governor Godswill Akpabio steps aside in 2015, he will have N5m a month to employ domestic staff, while his deputy, Mrs. Valerie Ibe, gets N2.5m for the same purpose.He will also be paid pension for life [...]

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    British newspaper says Jonathan aborted rescue deal for Chibok girls ‘at the last minute’

British newspaper says Jonathan aborted rescue deal for Chibok girls ‘at the last minute’

The kidnapped schoolgirls would have regained their freedom by now but President Goodluck Jonathan called off a prisoner swap deal with Boko Haram at the last minute, British tabloid The Mail on Sunday has reported.Dubai-exiled Nigerian journalist, Ahmad Salkida — who reportedly fled to the United Arab Emirates last year following threats to his life on account of his closeness to the militants — was [...]

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    Wayas wants ‘no sympathy’ for Boko Haram

Wayas wants ‘no sympathy’ for Boko Haram

Former Senate President, Dr Joseph Wayas, has implored the Federal Government to resist the temptation of negotiating with Boko Haram, as the sect has proven to have scant regard for peace.Speaking in Abuja on Sunday after activities to commemorate his 73rd birthday, Wayas urged the government o deal ruthless with the sect and anyone found to be connected with it.“We should [...]

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    Jos residents shun church services

Jos residents shun church services

Christians preferred to stay indoors on Sunday in Jos, Plateau State, after a series of blasts claimed nearly 100 lives in less than one week.Some of those who spoke with TheCable expressed fears that the terrorists might bomb churches today.However, a few were still courageous enough to go to church and were subjected to tight security screening before they were [...]

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    5 reasons FG should do a deal with Boko Haram

5 reasons FG should do a deal with Boko Haram

Since Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds of girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, in April, global attention has shifted to Nigeria. The insurgents' leader, Abubakar Shekau, has offered to release the girls if Boko Haram members in government custody are freed. President Goodluck Jonathan has ruled out a deal, but we think he should leave his options open. Here are [...]

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    MKO Abiola leading ‘hero of democracy’ vote

MKO Abiola leading ‘hero of democracy’ vote

Acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Bashorun MKO Abiola, is leading the Hero of Democracy vote among readers of TheCable.The vote, aimed at marking 15 years of uninterrupted democracy in Nigeria, will end at 11.59pm on Wednesday, May 28.So far, 28.43% of voters have picked Abiola, who died in military custody in 1998 while fighting for the [...]

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    ‘Chibok kidnap, turning point in terrorism war’

‘Chibok kidnap, turning point in terrorism war’

The abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls of Government Girls Secondary School Chibok, Borno State, by Boko Haram is a turning point in Nigeria’s war against terrorism, a pressure group, the Grand Alliance Against Terrorism, has said.Speaking during a rally at the Unity Fountain, convener of the group, Mrs. Priscilla Achakpa praised the government and the Armed Forces for their [...]

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    Jang on Jos blasts: ‘Nigeria at war…’

Jang on Jos blasts: ‘Nigeria at war…’

Governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, believes “Nigeria is at war with unknown enemies,” and has therefore urged the citizens to rise in support of the government in its fight against terrorism.Jang, who halted his foreign medical trip in order to visit the scene of Tuesday’s bomb blasts around the Terminus Market in Jos, lamented that the war against terrorism [...]

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    ‘Deafening’ explosion in Jos

‘Deafening’ explosion in Jos

Less than a week after twin blasts (pictured above) killed more than 200 people in Jos, Plateau State, another explosion has occurred in the city.A resident of the city told TheCable that the "deafening" explosion occurred at about 9:20pm."Someone informed me that it happened close to a viewing centre along Bauchi Road, around the temporary site of the University of Jos, where [...]

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    Like House, Senate to expedite action on PIB

Like House, Senate to expedite action on PIB

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has assured Nigerians and stakeholders in the Petroleum sector that the National Assembly would fast-track its work on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).He gave the promise while receiving a delegation of the newly-elected National Executive Council members of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) in Abuja on Friday.Speaking through Mr. Uche Anichukwu, his special adviser [...]

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