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    IN DETAIL: Quinn, Lukman — the dead people named in P&ID corruption trial

IN DETAIL: Quinn, Lukman — the dead people named in P&ID corruption trial

On Friday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Grace Taiga, a former director in the ministry of petroleum resources, for alleged corruption in the gas supply and processing agreement (GSPA) between the federal government and P&ID.A high court of the federal capital territory (FCT) remanded her in prison in Suleja, Niger state, after she pleaded not guilty to an [...]

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    REVEALED: FG paid UK firm N8.5m monthly for PR — before company went bust

REVEALED: FG paid UK firm N8.5m monthly for PR — before company went bust

The federal government paid Pagefield Global, a UK-based public relations firm, N8.5 million monthly for “public affairs and public relations advice”, TheCable can report.The company has now gone under before the expiration of the contract.TheCable understands that the business deal, which was officially documented in May 2019, was entered for the Federal Republic of Nigeria on behalf of Dayo Apata, [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Buhari directs Osinbajo to seek approvals for agencies under him

EXCLUSIVE: Buhari directs Osinbajo to seek approvals for agencies under him

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to, henceforth, seek presidential approvals for agencies under his supervision, TheCable can report.Under the laws setting up the agencies, the president is empowered to give final approvals but TheCable understands that the provisions were not strictly followed during the first term.TheCable learnt that the directive to follow due process was issued via [...]

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    Adoke: Why we did not challenge the Bakassi handover at ICJ

Adoke: Why we did not challenge the Bakassi handover at ICJ

Nigeria did not challenge the International Court of Justice (ICJ) judgment which ceded the Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon because it would have made the country look "irresponsible" in the comity of nations, Mohammed Bello Adoke has said.The former attorney-general of the federation also revealed for the first time that Cross River state got a compensation package of N12 billion from the [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Belgore collected only $50,000 for his services to P&ID’s lawyers

EXCLUSIVE: Belgore collected only $50,000 for his services to P&ID’s lawyers

Alfa Belgore, former chief justice of Nigeria, collected only $50,000 as consultancy fee in his legal advice that helped P&ID secure a $9.6 billion judgment against Nigeria, TheCable understands.Belgore's legal opinion is believed to have given the Irish company a huge advantage over Nigeria because of his pedigree.P&ID had taken Nigeria to arbitration in London over an alleged breached of the [...]

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    OBITUARY: Okonjo, the expert who lectured in Soviet Union and touched many lives in his kingdom

OBITUARY: Okonjo, the expert who lectured in Soviet Union and touched many lives in his kingdom

If not for politics, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former minister of finance, would have become president of the World Bank. Oh well, this is the sentiment of Chukwuka Okonjo, her father, who passed away on Friday at the age of 91. Indeed, at some point, there were speculations his daughter, who had risen to the number two position at the institution, could [...]

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    Adoke: How EFCC desperately cooked up evidence against me over Malabu

Adoke: How EFCC desperately cooked up evidence against me over Malabu

Mohammed Bello Adoke, the former attorney-general of the federation, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) manufactured evidence to implicate him in the bribery allegations over the Malabu/OPL 245 transaction.The senior advocate is currently on self-exile, alleging that the EFCC wants to humiliate him and also insinuating that there were plans to assassinate him because of the "powerful toes" he stepped [...]

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    ‘Have you come to tell me I lost to Buhari?’ — Adoke reveals Jonathan’s post-election blues

‘Have you come to tell me I lost to Buhari?’ — Adoke reveals Jonathan’s post-election blues

The day after the presidential election in 2015, President Goodluck Jonathan already had a feeling that things did not go well -- according to Mohammed Bello Adoke, who served as his attorney-general for five years.In his book, “Burden of Service: The Reminiscences of Nigeria’s Former Attorney-General”, due for release in Nigeria on September 16, Adoke described in detail the days following [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Yusuf Sambo, the Nigerian engineer leading Scotland’s 5G revolution

CLOSE-UP: Yusuf Sambo, the Nigerian engineer leading Scotland’s 5G revolution

Much of the global market in 2019 has been driven by trade wars between the United States and The Peoples Republic of China. President Donald Trump signed an executive order that no US company should use telecommunications equipment made by technology companies that pose national security risks.The ban was targeted at Huawei, the Chinese tech company leading 5G revolution in [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Has Jehovah’s Witnesses changed its rule on blood transfusion?

FACT CHECK: Has Jehovah’s Witnesses changed its rule on blood transfusion?

Have you heard? It is being reported that Jehovah's Witness issued a circular that members can now receive blood transfusions.One of the popular doctrines associated with this denomination, which has distinct beliefs from mainstream Christianity, is the rejection of blood transfusions.Based on a scriptural quotation, Witnesses (as they are also referred to) should never be privy to accepting, storing, or [...]

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