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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, stolen by Sani Abacha, former military ruler.They also asked President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the matter.TheCable had reported that Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, [...]

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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 hosts an estimated 20,500 persons displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency, is besieged with the problems of insufficient and poorly incentivised teachers as well as lack of writing and instructional materials.The [...]

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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 Usman Arabi, head of public affairs department of the commission, stipulates that the payment will be at a competitive cost approved by the commission.On March 12, 2018, Dafe Akpeneye, NERC’s commissioner, [...]

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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 there is also going to be an increase in the bills to be paid by electricity consumers in the country who get new meters under the latest regulation.On March 12, 2018, Dafe [...]

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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 Company (NDPHC) over allegations of fraud.TheCable had reported various allegations of impropriety in the award of contracts at the government agency.Chiedu Ugbo (pictured), the managing director, is due to report to ICPC office in Abuja this week to answer various [...]

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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 giving "preferential treatment" to two competitors with intent to harm the business interests of the others.The GenCos, who said they are on the verge of collapse over debts in excess of N1 trillion, currently generate 80% of the power consumed in [...]

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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, while military checkpoints, which where hitherto absent, are now glaring at strategic places.  This town, in Bursari local government area of Yobe state, north-east, Nigeria, is yet to recover from the attack on the Government Girls Science and Technical College [...]

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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 ‘Tech 3A’, still bore, in the teacher’s handwriting, 19/2/18. The topic, ‘Weathering', which they learnt in geography class that day has not yet been erased from the board. And so is their memory of the attack.At about 5.30pm that Monday, the whistle for [...]

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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 attack of February 24, 2014, the story has changed tragically. The insurgents killed 58 students in the late night attack and burnt or destroyed all of the 24 buildings.TheCable, in commemorating the tragedy, has been speaking with the survivors, witnesses, [...]

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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 students of  Federal Government College, Buni Yadi, Yobe state, for receiving "western education". To commemorate the tragedy, TheCable visits the school to speak with witnesses and survivors of the attack. In the third part of the series, the man who [...]

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