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    EXTRA: Aso Rock clinic DOES NOT have paracetamol or cotton wool

EXTRA: Aso Rock clinic DOES NOT have paracetamol or cotton wool

This might give you some headache: the clinic at Nigeria's seat of power does not have the commonest of medications, paracetamol, TheCable has learnt.And cotton wool? The patient has to buy from outside. Syringes? Not available. X-ray? Sorry, the machine is out of order. Ambulance? Well, if the patient can buy the fuel.This is the sorry story of the State House [...]

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    PHOTOS: While owing Kogi workers for months, Bello builds new mansion in Okene

PHOTOS: While owing Kogi workers for months, Bello builds new mansion in Okene

Civil servants in Kogi state, both serving and retired, may be grumbling about irregular payment of their entitlements, but Yahaya Bello, the governor, is not building his hopes on their economy.On Mahmoud Atta street, GRA Okene, the governor is putting finishing touches to his state-of-the-art country home, or mansion rather, which an insider described as "a thing of beauty".But there is [...]

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    TheCable’s Tijani Mayowa wins Chevening scholarship

TheCable’s Tijani Mayowa wins Chevening scholarship

Oluwamayowa Tijani, staff writer and columnist at TheCable, has been awarded the Chevening scholarship to study for a master's degree in the UK.The scholarship, which is awarded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), is valued at over £30,000 for the academic year.Tijani, who was named alongside over 40 other Nigerians, joins a community of over 1,000 Nigerians who [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Skye Bank seeks to take over Omokore’s oil wells

EXCLUSIVE: Skye Bank seeks to take over Omokore’s oil wells

The management of Skye Bank Plc is seeking to take over some oil wells belonging to Jide Omokore, a businessman currently involved in some corruption cases within and outside Nigeria.The bank said Omokore is indebted to it to the tune of about N110bn at an exchange rate of $1/N315.The loans were said to have been obtained through three companies, namely: [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: AGF, EFCC head for showdown over high-profile case files

EXCLUSIVE: AGF, EFCC head for showdown over high-profile case files

Th office of the attorney-general of the federation is heading for a showdown with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for  allegedly breaching the rules in its prosecutions, TheCable understands.An EFCC official, who declined to be named, told TheCable that Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the EFCC, was on Tuesday served a letter from the office of the AGF [...]

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    INVESTIGATION: The dirty oil deals that nailed Diezani, Omokore and Aluko

INVESTIGATION: The dirty oil deals that nailed Diezani, Omokore and Aluko

TheCable has obtained copies of the controversial strategic alliance agreement (SAA) between the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) Ltd and Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts (AEDC) Ltd that allegedly ripped off Nigeria by billions of dollars between 2011 and 2015.The SAAs are often derided by industry experts as the biggest organised scam in the history of Nigerian oil industry.NPDC is the oil development [...]

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    MATTERS ARISING: Can we still trust the claims of the military in Boko Haram war?

MATTERS ARISING: Can we still trust the claims of the military in Boko Haram war?

The Nigerian military has churned out many statements since the Boko Haram war began in 2009. From confirming attacks, celebrating "gallant" troops who routed insurgents, to announcing change of guards, the military has been consistent in passing information to the public.However, the last statement by Sani Usman, spokesman of the army, has not only sparked controversy but also cast doubt [...]

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    THE DETAIL: All the areas reps, senators disagreed on constitution amendment

THE DETAIL: All the areas reps, senators disagreed on constitution amendment

The national assembly has concluded voting on amendments to the 1999 constitution.While members of the house of representatives voted on Thursday, their colleagues in the senate had their own session on Wednesday.S/N Bills Passed By Rejected By1. 35 percent affirmative action for women House of Reps  Senate2. Deletion of state INEC from constitution Senate House of Reps3. Deletion of national security agencies from constitution Senate House of Reps4. Deletion of Public Complain Act [...]

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    Q&A: How does constitution amendment take effect?

Q&A: How does constitution amendment take effect?

The national assembly has just made some amendments to the 1999 constitution.The senate passed  resolutions on Wednesday, while the house of representatives deliberated on the amendments on Thursday.The national assembly kicked off the amendment process in 2016. In line with TheCable’s policy to deliver knowledge-driven journalism, we have collated some of the key questions that would help you gain more insight into the issue [...]

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    Ranti Bosede Daudu (Gimbiyan Nakasasu): September 1962 – July 2017

Ranti Bosede Daudu (Gimbiyan Nakasasu): September 1962 – July 2017

In November 2014, I visited Ranti Bosede Daudu (RBD), whose mortal remains will be committed to earth in her beloved Kaduna this week-end. It was part of a regular ritual of solidarity with an invaluable colleague on the Governing Council of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), which I chaired.We met in her office at the All Children Charity International [...]

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