Thursday, February 14, 2019

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    ‘Suicide bomber’ arrested in Bauchi

‘Suicide bomber’ arrested in Bauchi

A suspected suicide bomber seeking to blow up the Yankari motor park in Bauchi, Bauchi state, has been apprehended.According to a security source who confirmed the arrest to TheCable, the man was trying to gain admittance into the park when the explosives on him were spotted by metal detectors fixed to the entrance."The man came very early in the morning, [...]

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    APC: Wike has no single project after 100 days

APC: Wike has no single project after 100 days

Almost 100 days after becoming governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike cannot point at a single achievement, the All Progressives Congress (APC) said on Wednesday.In a statement signed by Chris Finebone, its publicity secretary, the party said that as someone who is focused and with a clear plan for governance, President Muhammadu Buhari, shortly after his swearing-in, announced that he [...]

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    NNPC to fight oil thieves with drones

NNPC to fight oil thieves with drones

Ibe Kachikwu, group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says the corporation is working towards the deployment of drones across the nation’s territorial waters to monitor the inward and outward movement of oil-bearing vessels.The declaration comes less than two weeks after he said the corporation was leaning towards community-based policing to protect the vast artery of oil and gas pipeline network [...]

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    Onu: Buhari didn’t tell me he won’t make me SGF

Onu: Buhari didn’t tell me he won’t make me SGF

Ogbonnaya Onu, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has denied rumours trending on social media that President Muhammadu Buhari told him he would not be appointed secretary to the government of the federation (SGF).According to a facebook post, Onu reportedly told a friend that Buhari called him to explain that he would not be named SGF shortly before new [...]

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    Sani: Fayose suffering from political depression

Sani: Fayose suffering from political depression

Shehu Sani, the representative of Kaduna central senatorial district at the senate, has condemned Monday's criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari by Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti state.Fayose had released a statement on Monday describing the president's actions since his inauguration as “tainted in ethnic and tribal colouration, which is inimical to the unity of Nigeria”.He also classed Buhari as "president of the [...]

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    West Brom ship out Ideye to Olympiacos

West Brom ship out Ideye to Olympiacos

West Brom’s Nigerian flop, Brown Ideye, has joined Olympiacos of Greece for a fee of €6,500,000 (about N1.4bn) in a deal that has offered the estranged Super Eagles striker a lifeline after his trumpeted £10 million acquisition failed to yield the desired result.Details of Ideye’s new contract with Olympiacos was still sketchy as at the time of filing this report, [...]

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    ‘Why power supply has improved under Buhari’

‘Why power supply has improved under Buhari’

Godknows Igali, permanent secretary of the ministry of power, says gas pipeline vandalism has stopped since President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office.This, he said, is responsible for the improved power supply in the country.Speaking to the media on Monday at the presidential villa, Abuaj, Igali said contrary reports that power supply improved because of increased rains, "the hydro power stations in Kainji and Shiroro [...]

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    Akpabio ‘doing okay’ after car crash in Abuja

Akpabio ‘doing okay’ after car crash in Abuja

Godswil Akpabio, the immediate past governor of Akwa Ibom state, is currently receiving treatment at the national hospital, Abuja, where he was rushed to after his car was involved in an accident in the federal capital territory.A doctor at the hospital confirmed the development to TheCable on phone, but declined to giver further information.A second source at the hospital told [...]

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    Buhari is president of the north, says Fayose

Buhari is president of the north, says Fayose

President Muhammadu Buhari is president of northern Nigeria, Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has alleged.Fayose, who has been very critical of Buhari, said steps taken by the president since his inauguration are "tainted in ethnic and tribal colouration, which is inimical to the unity of Nigeria".He described the appointments made so far by the president as "Nothernisation of Nigeria", [...]

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    Jonathan’s ministers cry out over ‘media trial’

Jonathan’s ministers cry out over ‘media trial’

Ministers who served under President Goodluck Jonathan issued a statement on Sunday complaining about their "media trial" and the attempt to appropriate achievements recorded under the former president by the current government.The statement was signed by Abubakar Suleiman, former minister, National Planning Commission (NPC), on behalf of the former ministers.They described the "vilification" of Jonathan as "ill-intentioned, unduly partisan and [...]

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    Ekiti workers prostrate to Fayose for ‘lateness’

Ekiti workers prostrate to Fayose for ‘lateness’

The Ekiti state government has circulated the pictures of civil servants kneeling down and prostrating before the governor, Ayo Fayose, for coming late to work.The media office then issued the following statement.Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has frowned and warned civil servants in the state to shun every act of lateness and truancy; that, whoever engages in late-coming and [...]

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    Buhari shielding OBJ from probe, says Ijaw group

Buhari shielding OBJ from probe, says Ijaw group

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to extend his probe of purchase of arms and ammunition in the military to the tenure of former president, Olusegun Obasanjo.On August 24, Buhari had directed Babagana Monguno, the national security adviser, to convene an investigative committee on the procurement of hardware and munition in the armed forces from 2007 to now.But [...]

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    Henceforth, APC will be more involved in Buhari’s appointments, says Oyegun

Henceforth, APC will be more involved in Buhari’s appointments, says Oyegun

John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says his party will henceforth be "fully involved" in the choice of federal government appointees to be named by President Muhammadu Buhari.Oyegun was speaking with ThisDay in response to widespread criticism of Buhari's latest announcement of six appointees, five of whom are from the north.Both Femi Adesina, special adviser to the [...]

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    Diezani, Jonathan’s CSO named in $6.9m ‘scam’

Diezani, Jonathan’s CSO named in $6.9m ‘scam’

A purchase request initiated, approved and swiftly funded by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in 2011 has become a subject of investigation by the security agencies, TheCable understands.The memo was initiated on October 17, 2011 by Gordon Obua (pictured), the former chief security officer (CSO) to former President Goodluck Jonathan, requesting the president to give approval for the purchase [...]

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    Buhari’s appointments in order, says Keyamo

Buhari’s appointments in order, says Keyamo

Nigerian lawyer Festus Keyamo has spoken against condemnation of President Muhammadu Buhari's appointments, which are believed to favour his northern region.Public concerns had been growing about the pattern of Buhari's appointments, and he did himself no help on Thursday when he announced Babachir David Lawal from Adamawa state as secretary to the government of the federation and Abba Kyari from Borno [...]

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    Wike already convicted Amaechi before trial, says Rivers APC

Wike already convicted Amaechi before trial, says Rivers APC

The Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress has declared the Rivers judicial commission of inquiry on the administration Rotimi Amaechi as illegal, saying Nyesom Wike, governor of the state, has already convicted the former governor before the commencement of the trial.The party said the panel lacks constitutional powers to do the work for which it was set up [...]

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