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    CLOSE-UP: Crime fighter, peacemaker — meet the most senior female police officer in Nigeria

CLOSE-UP: Crime fighter, peacemaker — meet the most senior female police officer in Nigeria

On Thursday, Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), decorated Patience Ibekwe Abdallah, a police officer, promoted to deputy inspector-general of police (DIG). The Police Service Commission (PSC) had approved the promotion of three assistant inspectors-general of police (AIGs) to the position of DIGs. Among these officers, Abdallah is the only woman, meaning she is an inch closer to making history as [...]

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    OBITUARY: Tony Anenih, Zik’s former police orderly who could ‘fix’ anything

OBITUARY: Tony Anenih, Zik’s former police orderly who could ‘fix’ anything

Until 2015, Tony Anenih could fix anything in politics, but the former chairman of the PDP board of trustees was on Sunday outsmarted by death at a ripe age of 85. For a man who played lead roles in installing Nigerian presidents from 1999 to 2011, he definitely earned his stripes as Nigeria's foremost political strategist. From the moment he joined politics [...]

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    INCREDIBLE: INEC does NOT have full official results of 2007 presidential election

INCREDIBLE: INEC does NOT have full official results of 2007 presidential election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) does not have the full results of the highly controversial 2007 presidential election -- and this is official.The presidential election held on April 21 that year is the first and only in Nigeria's history in which there is no state-by-state breakdown of the candidates' scores.Maurice Iwu, a professor and INEC chairman at the time, [...]

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    OBITUARY: Kutigi, the judge who ‘rejected N200m’ to screen out Atiku from presidential race in 2007

OBITUARY: Kutigi, the judge who ‘rejected N200m’ to screen out Atiku from presidential race in 2007

Mr. President, please permit me to pay tribute to four of our delegates who died during the pendency of the Conference. Barrister Hamma Misau who died on March 27; Dr. Mohammad Jumare who died on May 5; Professor Dora Akunyili, on June 7; and Professor Mohammad Nur Alkali, on August 1, 2014. May their souls rest in peace.Those were the [...]

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    US-trained PR expert, Arsenal fan… meet Issa-Onilu, the new APC image maker

US-trained PR expert, Arsenal fan… meet Issa-Onilu, the new APC image maker

On Friday, the All Progressives Congress (APC) announced Lanre Issa-Onilu as its new national publicity secretary, taking over from Yekini Nabena who had been in acting capacity since Bolaji Abdullahi left the party.The new APC image maker is a specialist in strategic public communications planning, with years of experience in corporate and political communications as well as policy analysis and development [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Peter Obi, the billionaire who flies economy class

CLOSE-UP: Peter Obi, the billionaire who flies economy class

He owns a bank, controls many international franchises in Nigeria and has shares worth billions of naira in blue chip companies -- but you are more likely to run into Peter Gregory Obi on a commercial flight than a private jet. You could even meet him sitting comfortably in economy class when he cannot get seats in business. Obi is [...]

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    IN DETAIL: Nigerians now to pay tax on foreign income and assets — or face the law

IN DETAIL: Nigerians now to pay tax on foreign income and assets — or face the law

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday signed an executive order directing Nigerian taxpayers to voluntarily declare and pay tax on their offshore assets.The new executive order No. 8 is tagged Voluntary Offshore Assets Regularisation Scheme (VOARS) and went into effect same day the president signed it.It is still being debated if such a major tax reform should come in form of [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Atiku’s children call him ‘Daddy Cool’, but will things be calm at 5th attempt?

CLOSE-UP: Atiku’s children call him ‘Daddy Cool’, but will things be calm at 5th attempt?

According to his children, Atiku Abubakar is always calm at home -- no matter the situation and no matter the pressure. So cool that they adopted the title of Boney M's  1976 hit song, Daddy Cool, to describe him. TheCable understands that "Daddy Cool" is Atiku's nick-name among his children. He must be cool indeed. For 25 years, he has sought to be [...]

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    REPORTER’S DIARY: ‘419 votes’, hours in the jungle and other tales of Osun poll

REPORTER’S DIARY: ‘419 votes’, hours in the jungle and other tales of Osun poll

Some stories are better left untold, for the sour memory it evokes leaves the heart totally repugnant to the most trivial of synonymous narratives. They haunt not only to the soul that harbour them. For a journalist, such stories cannot wither. They must be nourished and told. While the Osun state governorship election was to a large extent successful, the rerun [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Shittu lied! 1979 constitution did NOT contradict NYSC act

FACT CHECK: Shittu lied! 1979 constitution did NOT contradict NYSC act

On Thursday, it was revealed that Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications, failed to participate in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme. According to Premium Times, Shittu skipped the compulsory programme after graduating from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU), though he finished school below the required minimum age of 30.Upon graduation from the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, [...]

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