TheCable Special – TheCable https://www.thecable.ng Nigeria's independent online newspaper Tue, 20 Aug 2019 22:03:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 EXCLUSIVE: Fowler replies Kyari, says recession, oil price affected tax revenue https://www.thecable.ng/exclusive-fowler-replies-kyari-says-recession-oil-price-affected-tax-revenue https://www.thecable.ng/exclusive-fowler-replies-kyari-says-recession-oil-price-affected-tax-revenue#comments Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:55:43 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=376481 The recession experienced by the Nigerian economy in 2016 as well as lower oil prices affected the revenue collected by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) between 2015 and 2018,

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EXCLUSIVE: Winifred Oyo-Ita sends retirement letter to Buhari https://www.thecable.ng/exclusive-winifred-oyo-ita-sends-retirement-letter-to-buhari https://www.thecable.ng/exclusive-winifred-oyo-ita-sends-retirement-letter-to-buhari#respond Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:48:38 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=376353 Winifred Oyo-Ita, the head of service of the federation, has offered to immediately proceed on retirement in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, TheCable understands. The widow had been under

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FLASHBACK: How El-Zakzaky was expelled from ABU in 1979 for violence https://www.thecable.ng/revealed-how-violent-protest-led-to-expulsion-of-el-zakzaky-from-abu-in-1979 https://www.thecable.ng/revealed-how-violent-protest-led-to-expulsion-of-el-zakzaky-from-abu-in-1979#respond Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:24:08 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=375786 Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), was expelled from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, in 1979 after reportedly leading a violent protest against the use

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‘N500m mansion of an 8-year-old’ — five key cases SPIP handled under Obono-Obla https://www.thecable.ng/n500m-mansion-of-an-8-year-old-five-key-cases-spip-handled-under-obono-obla https://www.thecable.ng/n500m-mansion-of-an-8-year-old-five-key-cases-spip-handled-under-obono-obla#comments Thu, 15 Aug 2019 22:56:24 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=375547 The Special Investigation Panel on Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) which until Wednesday was chaired by Okoi Obono-Obla spread its dragnets across the country and went after the “big fish”

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EXPOSED: How NFF spent millions on an all-expense trip paid for by CAF https://www.thecable.ng/exposed-how-nff-spent-millions-on-an-all-expense-trip-paid-for-by-caf https://www.thecable.ng/exposed-how-nff-spent-millions-on-an-all-expense-trip-paid-for-by-caf#respond Thu, 15 Aug 2019 11:47:36 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=374433 Despite provisions by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) spent at least $19,000 (N4 million) as travel allowance for three of its officials who attended CAF’s

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INTERVIEW: Yahaya Bello hasn’t completed a single project since 2016, says Kogi dep gov https://www.thecable.ng/interview-yahaya-bello-hasnt-completed-a-single-project-in-four-years-says-kogi-dep-gov https://www.thecable.ng/interview-yahaya-bello-hasnt-completed-a-single-project-in-four-years-says-kogi-dep-gov#respond Thu, 15 Aug 2019 06:10:40 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=375368 Kogi state has been the ”confluence” of political intrigues lately. Yahaya Bello, the 44-year-old governor of the state, is crossed with Simon Achuba, his deputy who says the governor does

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THE INSIDER: How PEF probe finally led to the sack of Obono-Obla https://www.thecable.ng/the-insider-how-pef-probe-finally-led-to-the-sack-of-obono-obla https://www.thecable.ng/the-insider-how-pef-probe-finally-led-to-the-sack-of-obono-obla#comments Wed, 14 Aug 2019 21:07:27 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=375407 When Okoi Obono-Obla, chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the recovery of Public Property (SPIP), decided to probe alleged wrongdoings in the Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF), little did he know

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CLOSE-UP: Zulfat Suara, the Nigerian who may become the first Muslim lawmaker in US state https://www.thecable.ng/close-up-zulfat-suara-nigerian-first-muslim-lawmaker-us-state https://www.thecable.ng/close-up-zulfat-suara-nigerian-first-muslim-lawmaker-us-state#respond Mon, 12 Aug 2019 13:02:46 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=374162 Zulfat Suara, a Nigerian-American, has made it into the runoff for a Nashville council at-large election after coming second among 15 candidates. If she wins the election, which is scheduled

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TRIBUTE: Akintola Williams, who became Africa’s first chartered accountant at 30, clocks 100 https://www.thecable.ng/tribute-akintola-williams-who-became-africas-first-chartered-accountant-at-30-clocks-100 https://www.thecable.ng/tribute-akintola-williams-who-became-africas-first-chartered-accountant-at-30-clocks-100#respond Fri, 09 Aug 2019 17:25:34 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=374129 Not many live to see a century. In a clime where the mortality rate is one of the highest in the world, attaining such unusual pedestal comes with a collage

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THE INSIDER: How ’emperor’ Yahaya Bello rules and ruins Kogi state https://www.thecable.ng/the-insider-how-emperor-yahaya-bello-rules-and-ruins-kogi-state https://www.thecable.ng/the-insider-how-emperor-yahaya-bello-rules-and-ruins-kogi-state#comments Fri, 09 Aug 2019 10:38:45 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=374137 Simon Achuba, the deputy governor of Kogi state, may be counting his last days in office. The house of assembly has commenced impeachment proceedings against him while the All Progressives

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