TheCable Special – TheCable https://www.thecable.ng Nigeria's independent online newspaper Sun, 15 Mar 2020 20:47:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 PROFILE: 17 years at NIMASA, accountant turned maritime expert… meet the man replacing Peterside https://www.thecable.ng/profile-nimasa-accountant-maritime-expert-bashir-jamoh https://www.thecable.ng/profile-nimasa-accountant-maritime-expert-bashir-jamoh#respond Tue, 10 Mar 2020 19:00:47 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=421528 March 10, 2020, marked Dakuku Peterside’s last day in office as the director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). TheCable had earlier reported that Bashir Jamoh would

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INSIGHT: ‘Instagram’ and ‘looting’ — why 49m Nigerians don’t pay tax https://www.thecable.ng/insight-instagram-and-looting-why-49m-nigerians-dont-pay-tax https://www.thecable.ng/insight-instagram-and-looting-why-49m-nigerians-dont-pay-tax#respond Tue, 10 Mar 2020 07:45:04 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=423043 Tax evasion is a crime under Nigerian laws, but the government appears to have little or no morality to punish it. After all, it cannot claim to have been faithful with

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Adeyemi, Tukur, Dasuki — eight monarchs dethroned like Sanusi https://www.thecable.ng/adeyemi-tukur-dasuki-seven-monarchs-dethroned-like-sanusi https://www.thecable.ng/adeyemi-tukur-dasuki-seven-monarchs-dethroned-like-sanusi#respond Tue, 10 Mar 2020 00:02:14 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=422937 The dethronement of Muhammadu Sanusi as the emir of Kano has continued to generate reactions; some say it is expected going by recent happenings but others are still in shock. There

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PROFILE: Ado Bayero, the mass communication graduate who ‘never begged’ for titles https://www.thecable.ng/profile-ado-bayero-the-mass-communication-graduate-who-never-begged-for-titles https://www.thecable.ng/profile-ado-bayero-the-mass-communication-graduate-who-never-begged-for-titles#comments Mon, 09 Mar 2020 21:21:12 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=422946 When Muhammadu Sanusi was appointed to replace his father in 2015, Aminu Ado Bayero might have thought he would never fill the shoes his father wore for over half a

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INTERVIEW: How I got nine A1s in 2019 WASSCE, says best candidate in West Africa https://www.thecable.ng/interview-how-i-got-nine-a1s-in-2019-wassce-says-best-candidate-in-west-africa https://www.thecable.ng/interview-how-i-got-nine-a1s-in-2019-wassce-says-best-candidate-in-west-africa#respond Mon, 09 Mar 2020 11:57:08 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=422527 Jonathan Nkansah, a Ghanian student resident in Nigeria, emerged the overall best candidate in West Africa in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). He and Emmanuel, his father,

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Kalu was 38 and Ganjude is 70 — but what’s age got to do with it? https://www.thecable.ng/kalu-was-38-and-ganjude-is-70-but-whats-age-got-to-do-with-it https://www.thecable.ng/kalu-was-38-and-ganjude-is-70-but-whats-age-got-to-do-with-it#respond Mon, 09 Mar 2020 07:42:39 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=417344 David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, recently said he would not support any governorship candidate older than him to be his successor in 2023. Umahi, who is 56 years old,

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IN FULL: $1.25bn for Abuja rail, $500m for NTA — Buhari’s $22.7bn loan spending plan https://www.thecable.ng/in-full-1-25bn-for-abuja-rail-500m-for-nta-buharis-22-7bn-loan-spending-plan https://www.thecable.ng/in-full-1-25bn-for-abuja-rail-500m-for-nta-buharis-22-7bn-loan-spending-plan#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2020 09:15:02 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=422045 The senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s $22.7 billion loan request — years after it was rejected by the previous assembly. At its plenary session on Thursday, the upper legislative

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OBITUARY: Jack Welch, son of a train conductor who rose to become America’s ‘manager of the century’ https://www.thecable.ng/obituary-jack-welch-son-of-a-train-conductor-who-rose-to-become-americas-manager-of-the-century https://www.thecable.ng/obituary-jack-welch-son-of-a-train-conductor-who-rose-to-become-americas-manager-of-the-century#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2020 22:35:36 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=421129 Controversial, ruthless, intrepidly daring and successful are mere succinct words to describe Jack Welch, former chairman and chief executive officer of General Electric (GE), an American multinational conglomerate, who died

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PROFILE: Nweze, the supreme court judge who opposed colleagues over Ihedioha https://www.thecable.ng/profile-nweze-the-supreme-court-judge-who-opposed-colleagues-over-ihedioha https://www.thecable.ng/profile-nweze-the-supreme-court-judge-who-opposed-colleagues-over-ihedioha#respond Tue, 03 Mar 2020 20:56:47 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=421409 One judge stood out during the ruling on the application filed by Emeka Ihedioha, a former governor of Imo state. Ihedioha had asked the apex court to review its judgement

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THE INSIDER: N’assembly clerk to spend five more years — despite hitting retirement age https://www.thecable.ng/the-insider-nassembly-clerk-to-spend-five-more-years-in-office-despite-attaining-retirement https://www.thecable.ng/the-insider-nassembly-clerk-to-spend-five-more-years-in-office-despite-attaining-retirement#respond Mon, 02 Mar 2020 15:43:44 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=420445 Sani Omolori, clerk of the national assembly, will remain in office despite attaining the legal requirement for retirement, TheCable can report. Omolori, who started his civil service career on February

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