Monday, September 24, 2018

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    THE JURY RULES: FCT police out of order

THE JURY RULES: FCT police out of order

Before the Jury of TheCable newspaper holden at Lagos this 3rd day of June, 2014 between #BringBackOurGirls protesters (plaintiffs) and Federal Capital Territory police command/police commissioner Mbu Joseph Mbu (defendant) THE CLAIMSTHAT you, Mr. Mbu Joseph Mbu, Adult, Male, Christian, being the police commissioner in charge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and acting on behalf of the government of the federation, on June [...]

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    Fani-Kayode: APC has Boko Haram sympathisers

Fani-Kayode: APC has Boko Haram sympathisers

Former minister Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has claimed that he left the All Progressives Congress (APC) because some members of the biggest opposition party have sympathy for Boko Haram.He has returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), putting an end to months of speculations that he was going back to the ruling party."My reasons for leaving the party are because I [...]

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    OIC brands Boko Haram members ‘criminals’

OIC brands Boko Haram members ‘criminals’

Members of Boko Haram who have been terrorising the northeast with gun and bomb attacks are outlaws and their actions have no place in Islam, secretary-general of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC), Eyad Ameen Madani, said on Monday.Speaking at the Presidential Villa after a closed-door meeting of an OIC delegation with President Goodluck Jonathan, Madani said the 57-member [...]

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    Soldiers kill 9 Boko Haram suspects

Soldiers kill 9 Boko Haram suspects

Nigerian military authorities said nine Boko Haram suspects have been killed in two separate incidents on Monday.Defence spokesman Major-Gen. Chris Olukolade said troops on patrol successfully "repelled an ambush" in Buratai community, Biu, Borno state.He said the troops engaged the terrorists in "decisive fire fight" in which four of them died and one was captured alive.In another encounter, this time [...]

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    ‘Hope rises’ for release of Chibok schoolgirls

‘Hope rises’ for release of Chibok schoolgirls

An Australian involved in the negotiation to free the abducted schoolgirls has raised the hopes of Nigerians but warned that time is running out.Dr Stephen Davis told the Mail on Sunday that he had been involved in hostage negotiation in Nigeria since 2004, starting with the Niger Delta militants."Every day there is the possibility of the release of the girls," [...]

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    THE INSIDER: Intrigues of anti-terror war exposed

THE INSIDER: Intrigues of anti-terror war exposed

The insurgency in the north-eastern part of the country is set to last for much longer as a result of intrigues in the presidency and the military, government insiders have told TheCable.There have been opportunities for President Goodluck Jonathan to take decisive actions to bring the insurgency to an end, but he has not acted mainly because the military chiefs are [...]

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    TheCable, Insidify.com launch biggest jobs portal

TheCable, Insidify.com launch biggest jobs portal

Nigeria's independent online newspaper, TheCable, has announced its partnership with Africa's first social job site, Insidify.com, to provide free information on millions of job vacancies to readers.TheCable, which was launched on April 29, 2014 to “to deliver knowledge-driven journalism in the pursuit of Nigeria’s progress”, will provide a portal on its homepage for the job listings - one of the biggest in [...]

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    Boko Haram bombs Mubi in Adamawa State

Boko Haram bombs Mubi in Adamawa State

Several persons lost their lives in Mubi, Adamawa State, following a blast that occurred Sunday evening.Police confirmed 14 deaths while the military put the figure at 18.Adamawa is one of the three states under emergency rule.A senior military officer confirmed the blast to TheCable but said he could not give casualty figure because rescue operations were hampered by darkness.The blast occurred [...]

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    Chibok: 2015 on Jonathan’s mind, says Obasanjo

Chibok: 2015 on Jonathan’s mind, says Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says President Goodluck Jonathan did not react quickly to the abduction of Chibok schoolgirls because he thought it was a ploy against his re-election bid.Speaking to Bloomberg TV Africa on Saturday, Obasanjo said: “The president did not believe that those girls were abducted for almost 18 days."Now if the president got the information within 12 hours [...]

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    Jonathan laments emir’s death, says peace assured

Jonathan laments emir’s death, says peace assured

President Goodluck Jonathan is determined to return the country to its pre-terrorism era and will not stop until this battle is won, Dr. Reuben Abati, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, has said.According to Abati, who was addressing state house correspondents on Saturday on Friday’s murder of Emir of Gwoza, Alhaji Idriss Timta, the government will [...]

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    LUTH doctors to go on strike again

LUTH doctors to go on strike again

The Lagos State Branch of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) has resolved to embark on an industrial action on Monday in protest of failure of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) management to implement the agreements that both parties recently reached.President of the association, Dr Omojowolo Olubunmi, said that the association reached this resolution at an emergency general meeting held on May [...]

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    Abati rules out amnesty for Boko Haram

Abati rules out amnesty for Boko Haram

Two days after youth minister Boni Haruna said President Goodluck Jonathan had granted amnesty to Boko Haram, presidential spokesman Reuben Abati has denied there was such an offer.Talking to the media on Saturday, Abati said there was nowhere in the Democracy Day speech on Thursday that the president made such an offer.At a youth event attended by the president same [...]

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    Respite for Nigerian woman facing deportation

Respite for Nigerian woman facing deportation

A Nigerian woman facing deportation in the United Kingdom can breathe a bit after her removal was delayed by at least one day.Afusat Saliu said her two daughters faced a risk of circumcision if they were deported, and also claimed that having converted from Islam to Christianity, she could be targeted by Boko Haram on her return home.Reports said she [...]

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    Family baffled by reports of Dora’s ‘death’

Family baffled by reports of Dora’s ‘death’

The family of Professor Dora Akunyili is "very baffled" by persistent rumours of the death of the former minister of information and communication, TheCable understands.Although the family has been forced to issue denials almost on a daily basis, the rumours have refused to die down.Rumours started circulating about her "death" in the last three weeks, forcing her media aide, Isaac Umunna, [...]

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    Emir of Gwoza killed in gun attack

Emir of Gwoza killed in gun attack

Emir of Gwoza, Alhaji Idriss Timta, has been murdered by gunmen believed to belong to Boko Haram.Timta — as well as Emir of Uba, Alhaji Ismaila Mamza; and Emir of Askira, Alhaji Abdullahi Askirama — was attacked on Friday morning at Tashan Alade, en route to Gombe for the funeral of Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Shehu Abubakar, who died last week.“Both [...]

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Insurgency sapping the joy of democracy, says senator

Alhaji Ahmed Zanna, the senator representing Borno Central Senatorial District, has said that the country's battle with terrorism has denied citizens of Borno State the dividends of democracy.Speaking to newsmen on Thursday, Zanna blamed successive administrations of the state for failing to turn around the fortunes of Borno, as 15 years of uninterrupted civilian rule have brought no significant achievements in the state.“Since [...]

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