Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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    THE ADAMU INTERVIEW: At no time was CRK removed but some people prefer hearsay

THE ADAMU INTERVIEW: At no time was CRK removed but some people prefer hearsay

Adamu Adamu, minister of education -- who trained as an accountant and also journalist, earning degrees from ABU, Zaria, and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York, US -- has come under intense focus recently because of burning issues under his watch. The most notable are the alleged removal of CRK from school curriculum and the deaths of students at the [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Fashola speaks on uninterrupted power, estimated billing, prepaid meters — and machetes

EXCLUSIVE: Fashola speaks on uninterrupted power, estimated billing, prepaid meters — and machetes

The question on the lips of Nigerians is: when are we going to enjoy steady power supply? With billions of dollars spent on the sector in the last 17 years, the only thing that Nigerians want to see is result. Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, speaks to TheCable on the various issues bugging down the sector -- as [...]

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    FACT CHECK: 111,534 voted in election but 188,588 ‘approved’ Melaye’s recall. Really?

FACT CHECK: 111,534 voted in election but 188,588 ‘approved’ Melaye’s recall. Really?

The process to recall Dino Melaye, a senator representing Kogi west, is in a way, beginning to gain steam.What began as a threat by Yahaya Bello, governor of the state, is now unfurling in a dramatic way.Melaye and Bello have been at daggers drawn over issues of political interest. But the rift ossified when Melaye called for the resignation of [...]

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    INSIDE EVANS’ DEN: How ‘notorious’ kidnap gang operated in Igando neighbourhood

INSIDE EVANS’ DEN: How ‘notorious’ kidnap gang operated in Igando neighbourhood

“Jesus is Alive”, reads an inscription on the gate of 21, Prophet Asaye street, Igando, Lagos, the place where Chukwudumeje Onwuamadike, better known as Evans, kept his victims.Evans does not need much introduction as he has dominated news headlines in the last one week.Although he tucked himself in a magnificent mansion at 3, Fred Shoboyede street, Magodo, a highbrow domain [...]

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    INTERVIEW: God will take care of my children, says ‘most notorious’ kidnapper

INTERVIEW: God will take care of my children, says ‘most notorious’ kidnapper

Chukwudubem Onwuamadike, the billionaire kidnapper who was arrested last week, says God will take care of his children.In an interview with Channels TV, the alleged kidnap kingpin also known as Evans said one Uche and another unnamed male were in charge of the house where the victims were kept in the Igando area of Lagos state.The suspect, who disclosed that [...]

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    Anyanwu, Ibrahim… two senators who made CCT their ‘constituency’ during Saraki’s trial

Anyanwu, Ibrahim… two senators who made CCT their ‘constituency’ during Saraki’s trial

Sam Anyanwu, a senator from Imo east, and Rafiu Ibrahim, a senator from Kwara south‎, became a constant feature at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) during the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki.The two lawmakers accompanied Saraki‎ to the tribunal for the most part of the trial.Even on days that the upper legislative chamber sat, the senators  made the CCT [...]

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    FLASHBACK: Why we annulled June 12, by IBB

FLASHBACK: Why we annulled June 12, by IBB

This is the text of the nationwide broadcast by Ibrahim Babangida, general and military president, officially announcing the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election believed to have been won by MKO Abiola, candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).Fellow Nigerians, I address you today with a deep sense of world history and particularly of the history of our [...]

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    The speech that got Abiola arrested – and ‘killed’

The speech that got Abiola arrested – and ‘killed’

Everyone – except then military rulers Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB) and Sani Abacha – believed and admitted that Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (M.K.O.) Abiola won the June 12, 1993 election, described till date as Nigeria's "freest and fairest" election ever.These two ensured that Abiola never enjoyed that victory. First, IBB denied Abiola his widely-acclaimed victory by annulling the election, while Abacha made that [...]

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    Onwurah, Osamor, Onasanya… meet the seven British Nigerians elected into UK parliament

Onwurah, Osamor, Onasanya… meet the seven British Nigerians elected into UK parliament

Seven Nigerians emerged victorious in the recent parliamentary election held in the United Kingdom. Most of them retained their constituencies, having secured victory in the 2015 general election. We bring you highlights of these citizens who have brought honour to the most populous black nation on earth. CHI ONWURAHPrior to the election, Onwurah, 52, has been the shadow minister (department for business, energy [...]

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    OBITUARY: Osotimehin, the seasoned doctor who spoke of his greatest pain — two weeks to his death

OBITUARY: Osotimehin, the seasoned doctor who spoke of his greatest pain — two weeks to his death

Babatunde Osotimehin, late executive director of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and one-time Nigeria’s minister of health may have passed on but his legacies in reproductive health would always remain fresh in the annals of history.While it is a common practice in many African countries, including Nigeria, for a woman to die in the course of child delivery, Osotimehin was [...]

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