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    POLL: Should presidential debate be made compulsory in Nigeria?

POLL: Should presidential debate be made compulsory in Nigeria?

The flagship vice-presidential and presidential debates for the February 16 elections have come and gone with a sour taste in the mouth of many Nigerians at home and abroad.Many are angry at Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who flew 12 to 13 hours from Washington DC, only to boycott the debate over the incumbent's [...]

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    LIVE FACT CHECK: Verifying candidates at presidential debate

LIVE FACT CHECK: Verifying candidates at presidential debate

Finally, we are at the threshold of history, witnessing the 2019 flagship presidential debate!The debate, which is hosted by Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) is currently ongoing at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.To keep the debaters accountable, TheCable, Nigeria's independent online newspaper, is live-checking the supposed facts and figures being bandied by the politicians, who [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Did Atiku say he would sell Nigeria’s oil reserves as claimed by Oshiomhole?

FACT CHECK: Did Atiku say he would sell Nigeria’s oil reserves as claimed by Oshiomhole?

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has claimed that Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said he would sell Nigeria's oil reserves if elected.The APC chairman made these remarks on Thursday while speaking at the presidential campaign that held in Warri, Delta state. CLAIM: Atiku said he will sell the oil reserves, Oshiomole [...]

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    DISCLAIMER: Beware of TheCable imitations

DISCLAIMER: Beware of TheCable imitations

The management of Cable Newspaper Limited wants to, once again, alert readers to the existence of websites apparently passing off as TheCable.The imitation sites, adopting the name “Cable” in various forms and the tag line “Nigerian online newspaper”, are easily mistaken for “TheCable” and “Nigeria’s independent online newspaper” by unsuspecting readers.Our web address remains www.thecable.ng.Although we do not dispute the [...]

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    ‘Transmission transmission’, police marriage… 7 things we would remember ex-IGP Idris for

‘Transmission transmission’, police marriage… 7 things we would remember ex-IGP Idris for

Ibrahim Idris, outgoing inspector-general of police (IGP), like many public officers, is not bereft of controversies during the discharge of his duties.The ex-IGP, who clocked 60 on Tuesday, has made news headlines for many reasons — good, bad and ugly. His name is, currently, on many lips and news pages regarding his years of active service.On Monday, police sources disclosed [...]

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    FAKE NEWS ALERT: Is this Amina Zakari doing 4+4 with Aisha Buhari?

FAKE NEWS ALERT: Is this Amina Zakari doing 4+4 with Aisha Buhari?

You must have seen the trending picture -- Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, showing off her tattoo and the 4+4 hand sign canvassing another four years for her husband in office. In one of the pictures are four persons all in the "4+4" mood with their hands raised and smiles etched on their faces.This was at the inauguration of Women [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Verifying Fashola’s claims on debts, unemployment and APC promises

FACT CHECK: Verifying Fashola’s claims on debts, unemployment and APC promises

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works, and housing, has made numerous claims on the performance of the Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC), its public debt and unemployment figures.Fashola, who said the promises made by the ruling APC were aspirational, also went on to make some controversial claims, which were greeted by public concern, and doubt.TheCable took some time to [...]

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    OBITUARY: Shagari, the ‘accidental president’ and author of ‘Ghana must go’

OBITUARY: Shagari, the ‘accidental president’ and author of ‘Ghana must go’

Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari died on Friday a couple of months to his 94th birthday -- but when he was 54, he had already written his name into the history books. The story of Nigeria will be inconclusive without his footprint.When Shagari was sworn in as the new leader of Nigeria on October 1, 1979, he became the first executive [...]

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    FACT CHECK: How true is Amaechi’s claim that Boko Haram has been restricted to Borno under Buhari?

FACT CHECK: How true is Amaechi’s claim that Boko Haram has been restricted to Borno under Buhari?

On Friday, Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, claimed Boko Haram attacks in the country have been restricted to Borno state since President Muhammadu Buhari was elected in 2015.While speaking at the commencement of the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign for the 2019 elections, in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital, Amaechi who is the director-general of the APC presidential campaign council, said the APC had made progress [...]

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    EDITORIAL: Zamfara is dying! Buhari must act NOW

EDITORIAL: Zamfara is dying! Buhari must act NOW

In the last two years, armed bandits have reportedly killed over 3000 people in Zamfara state. At least N1.2 billion has been paid as ransom to secure the release of those abducted during the period. The activities of armed groups have rendered thousands homeless and destroyed the livelihood of farmers and herders.The rampaging gunmen have turned Zamfara to the [...]

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