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Abacha Loot: Reps set up panel to probe $17m dubious lawyers’ fees

    Abacha Loot: Reps set up panel to probe $17m dubious lawyers’ fees

The house of representatives has set up an ad-hoc  panel to probe the attempt to pay dubious fees amounting to $17 million to two lawyers for the recovery of $321 million,

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HURRAY! Borno IDP school finally gets more teachers

    HURRAY! Borno IDP school finally gets more teachers

More teachers have been deployed to the school located in the camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) at Gubio, Maiduguri, Borno state, TheCable understands. TheCable had reported that the camp, which

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HURRAY! Electricity customers to get new meters ‘within 10 working days’

    HURRAY! Electricity customers to get new meters ‘within 10 working days’

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says meter asset providers (MAP) will install meters at customers’ premises within 10 working days of payment. A document made available to TheCable by

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Nigerians to pay more for electricity as NERC approves ‘service charge’

    Nigerians to pay more for electricity as NERC approves ‘service charge’

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says prepaid meters will soon flood the market with the licensing of 87 meter asset providers (MAPs). What the power sector regulator downplayed, however, is

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EXCLUSIVE: ICPC grills Niger Delta power officials over contract scam

    EXCLUSIVE: ICPC grills Niger Delta power officials over contract scam

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has been grilling officials of the Niger Delta Power Holding

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On the verge of collapse, 13 GenCos drag FG to court

    On the verge of collapse, 13 GenCos drag FG to court

Nigeria’s power crisis is in for more shocking waves as 13 power generation companies (GenCos) have sued the federal government for

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‘Whenever I remember Fatima, I can’t eat again’ — Dapchi parents speak on their pains and fears

    ‘Whenever I remember Fatima, I can’t eat again’ — Dapchi parents speak on their pains and fears

The mood in Dapchi is still sombre. Most families are gathered in congregational prayers under Neem trees at street corners,

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‘The kidnappers came in military uniform’ — lucky Dapchi schoolgirls recount ordeal to TheCable

    ‘The kidnappers came in military uniform’ — lucky Dapchi schoolgirls recount ordeal to TheCable

No one knew it was going to be a sad day at school. The blackboard, facing the empty class in

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PHOTOS: Buni Yadi still in ruins — four years after the massacre of 58 students

    PHOTOS: Buni Yadi still in ruins — four years after the massacre of 58 students

Federal Government College, Buni Yadi, used to be the pride of the Yobe community. But after the devastating Boko Haram

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‘Allah will forgive me’ — repentant Boko Haram killer speaks on Buni Yadi massacre

    ‘Allah will forgive me’ — repentant Boko Haram killer speaks on Buni Yadi massacre

Before the Chibok girls, there were the Buni Yadi boys. Four years ago, Boko Haram insurgents attacked and killed 58 male

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