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    ‘Dear President, you deserve some accolades’… Twitter reactions to Buhari’s visit to the US

‘Dear President, you deserve some accolades’… Twitter reactions to Buhari’s visit to the US

For once, President Muhammadu Buhari is receiving positive reviews on a foreign trip -- from Nigerians. Many Nigerians on twitter are of the opinion that his current outing in the US is far better compared to the previous ones, most especially his last visit to the UK where he was accused of demarketing the country. His number one critic is probably his [...]

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    OBITUARY: Imam, the golden candle who lit numerous lives

OBITUARY: Imam, the golden candle who lit numerous lives

On April 15, one Peter Onyeneye, a Facebook friend of Imam Imam, journalist, writer, public relations expert and a true gentleman, wrote: "Dear Imam, may God continue to prosper your work and protect your family."In his one-word response, Imam said: "Ameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen."Three days earlier, Imam had written, still on Facebook, "I thank God for people who put out their necks [...]

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    Mosquito village: Inside Lagos slum where land is allocated at N2000

Mosquito village: Inside Lagos slum where land is allocated at N2000

Life at Mosquito village, a slum in Lagos state, is disgusting, brutal, weird, ephemeral, yet entertaining. The residents live in the cozy embrace of the filth surrounding them like the walls of Jericho -- but life must go on. Their reality is gloomy but with daily doses of jest, they wade through the murky waters of their world. TAIWO ADEBULU, [...]

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    THE LAW: What the 1999 constitution says about ‘impeaching’ Buhari

THE LAW: What the 1999 constitution says about ‘impeaching’ Buhari

On Tuesday, some members of the house of representatives called for President Muhammadu Buhari's impeachment for approving the withdrawal of sum of $496 million without their nod.This follows a letter which Buhari wrote to the house on Tuesday, defending his approval of the money used for the procurement of 12 Super Tucano aircraft from the US.The money was said to have been [...]

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    BACK STORY: Mayowa Tijani, the young journalist whose report inspired #LazyYouth revolt

BACK STORY: Mayowa Tijani, the young journalist whose report inspired #LazyYouth revolt

Aminu Gamawa, PhD, lawyer, Harvard fellow and social commentator, used one tweet to summarise a million words."I doubt if President Buhari has said or done anything, since he was elected, that cost him many supporters and goodwill more than the recent statement on Nigerian youths," he tweeted as the presidential jibe went globally viral and incurred an unprecedented backlash.At [...]

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    INVESTIGATION: Imo ‘urban project’… grabbing land from the poor, giving to the rich

INVESTIGATION: Imo ‘urban project’… grabbing land from the poor, giving to the rich

Since the start of his second term, Rochas Okorocha, Governor Imo State, has embarked on an audacious urban renewal drive. On paper, it looks laudable: expand the roads, widen the drainage systems, de-congest clustered city locations. But the project has been splotched by failure to compensate lawful land owners, pulling down of buildings without rebuilding them, demolition of markets without [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Senator Omo-Age, son of the judge who sentenced Anini to death in 1986

CLOSE-UP: Senator Omo-Age, son of the judge who sentenced Anini to death in 1986

One week after the senate suspended Ovie Omo-Agege, lawmaker representing Delta central senatorial district, he stormed the red chamber with suspected thugs who snatched the mace. To onlookers, the senator’s action-packed invasion could have evoked a familiar scene of a Hollywood all-time thriller.The upper legislative chamber suspended Omo-Agege as a result of his utterances while announcing his opposition to the bid to change [...]

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    FLASHBACK: In 2000, policemen invaded Okadigbo’s residence to retrieve senate’s mace

FLASHBACK: In 2000, policemen invaded Okadigbo’s residence to retrieve senate’s mace

There is nothing new under the sun. On Wednesday, Ovie Omo-Agege, a senator from Delta state, led some unidentified persons into the upper legislative chamber of the national assembly and the senate's symbol of authority was carted away in an operation that lasted less than 10 minutes.This came as a surprise to so many but the red chamber witnessed a [...]

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    UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION: Cancer is the disease, Nigeria’s health system is the killer

UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION: Cancer is the disease, Nigeria’s health system is the killer

EDITOR’S NOTE: All the names of cancer patients in the undercover parts of this story have been concealed as a mark of honour for their struggles and respect for their privacy. An undercover method was unavoidable, as it was the only way to ascertain the true quality of healthcare available to them in federal hospitals. TheCable confirmed that the journalist [...]

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    EXPOSED: Bayelsa senator caught in certificate scandal

EXPOSED: Bayelsa senator caught in certificate scandal

Nigerian lawmakers have come under fire for a barrage of reasons lately. From their gargantuan salaries to unproductive and dissatisfactory representation, especially in the implementation of constituency projects, the national assembly has had a tumultuous journey so far.In addition to the above, lawmakers who own false academic certificates from questionable institutions are now being uncovered. However, it is important to [...]

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