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    FACT CHECK: Is 27-year-old Hannatu Mohammed unqualified to be on ICPC board?

FACT CHECK: Is 27-year-old Hannatu Mohammed unqualified to be on ICPC board?

Hannatu Mohammed is trending on the social media -- and it is not for the good reasons.The 27-year-old was appointed in February into the board of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) by President Muhammadu Buhari.Three months down the line, a Twitter user has questioned her qualification for the job and classified her appointment as [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Is Atiku on UAE watch list?

FACT CHECK: Is Atiku on UAE watch list?

A screenshot of a purported story of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on the watch list of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is making waves online.According to the story said to have appeared on Gulf News, one of the biggest English newspapers in Middle East, UAE security operatives are keeping a close tab on the [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Ganduje moves to remove Sanusi as emir of Kano

EXCLUSIVE: Ganduje moves to remove Sanusi as emir of Kano

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has relaunched moves to remove Muhammad Sanusi II as the emir of Kano, TheCable can report.On Monday, the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission reopened investigation into the expenditure of the state emirate council under Sanusi II.Also at Monday's plenary of the house of assembly, Kabiru Alhassan Rurum, the speaker, read a letter [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Does Nigeria have enough doctors – as claimed by Ngige?

FACT CHECK: Does Nigeria have enough doctors – as claimed by Ngige?

On Wednesday, Chris Ngige, minister of labour, said Nigeria has "more than enough" medical doctors to cater for its needs. Ngige, who was speaking during a Channels Television programme, said there is nothing wrong with some of the doctors seeking green pastures elsewhere.The minister, who himself is a medical doctor, said: "We have more than enough doctors. You can quote [...]

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    Tinubu freed, Orubebe convicted — remembering the CCT cases of five prominent Nigerians

Tinubu freed, Orubebe convicted — remembering the CCT cases of five prominent Nigerians

History was made when Walter Onnoghen, embattled chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), entered the dock at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). He was charged with false assets declaration exactly two years after the CCT discharged and acquitted Saraki of similar charges.In the heat of the trial, Onnoghen turned in his resignation but that did not save him from the hammer [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Documents show Atiku paid $30,000 to US firm to ‘unseat Buhari’

EXCLUSIVE: Documents show Atiku paid $30,000 to US firm to ‘unseat Buhari’

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), paid $30,000 to Fein & DelValle PLLC, a US firm, TheCable can report.The PDP presidential candidate sought the services of the company in his bid to unseat President Muhammadu Buhari.The Centre for Responsive Politics (CRP) had reported how Atiku hired Bruce Fein, a former official of the US justice department, [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Did trade ministry allocate N42bn to a private company?

FACT CHECK: Did trade ministry allocate N42bn to a private company?

THE CLAIM: Sabo Mohammed, chairman of senate committee on trade and investment, raised the alarm recently that N42 billion was allocated to a private firm, the Nigeria Special Economic Zone Company (NSEZCO), by the ministry of industry, trade and investment. BACKGROUND: The ministry had proposed N15.63 billion as its budget for 2019. At the defence, Okechukwu Enelamah, the minister, was confronted by Mohammed [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Did DSS find $2bn and gold bars in Adoke’s house?

FACT CHECK: Did DSS find $2bn and gold bars in Adoke’s house?

THE CLAIM: Various news websites recently reported that Adamu Yusuf, a retired brigadier general, tipped off the federal government in 2015 on $2 billion looted funds and gold bars allegedly stashed in the Abuja home of Mohammed Bello Adoke, former minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation. The money and gold were said to have been recovered by the Department [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Onnoghen resigns  as CJN ‘with immediate effect’

EXCLUSIVE: Onnoghen resigns as CJN ‘with immediate effect’

Walter Onnoghen has resigned as the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) with immediate effect, TheCable can report.He turned in his resignation letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday evening, a day after the National Judicial Council (NJC) recommended that he be compulsorily retired for misconduct.By virtue of section 306 of the 1999 constitution, his resignation takes immediate effect.Section 306 says "(1) [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Onnoghen stands to get N2.5bn benefits in ‘soft landing’ option

EXCLUSIVE: Onnoghen stands to get N2.5bn benefits in ‘soft landing’ option

If President Muhammadu Buhari goes by the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC), Walter Onnoghen, the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) could get retirement benefits in cash and kind up to N2.5 billion, checks by TheCable have revealed.As part of the package for a retired chief justice, a house will be built for him in Abuja with a nine-digit [...]

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