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    REVEALED: Ambulances were used to move cash during Obasanjo’s third term bid

REVEALED: Ambulances were used to move cash during Obasanjo’s third term bid

Aso Rock, Nigeria’s seat of power, used ambulances to complement bullion vans when moving cash around during the administration of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.The practice was said to have reached its peak in the heat of Obasanjo's quest for a third term, according to a new book titled ‘Too Good to Die: Third Term and the Myth of the Indispensable Man [...]

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    The rise and fall of Kemi Adeosun

The rise and fall of Kemi Adeosun

When Kemi Adeosun was appointed into the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015, she must have thanked her stars without knowing that a day like this would come. Not every commissioner ends up being a minister, hence after working under Ibikunle Amosun, governor of her home state of Ogun, Adeosun could have thought of other jobs but not succeeding [...]

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    Ambode ‘faces impeachment’ over second term bid

Ambode ‘faces impeachment’ over second term bid

Reports on the plot to stop Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos, in 2019 have been dismissed by stakeholders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state -- but emerging signs show he is fighting for his political life.Credible sources have informed TheCable that there is a threat to impeach Ambode if he does not drop his second term [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: ‘NHIS on the brink of collapse’ – governing council raises the alarm

EXCLUSIVE: ‘NHIS on the brink of collapse’ – governing council raises the alarm

Six months after Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was recalled from suspension, he has been enmeshed in a fresh crisis with the governing council of the scheme accusing him of running it into "ruin".On July 6, Isaac Adewole, minister of health, suspended Yusuf over allegations of fraud levelled against him. Insiders had told TheCable [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Did any court say the rule of law is subject to national interest?

FACT CHECK: Did any court say the rule of law is subject to national interest?

President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment on the rule of law and national interest has generated vigorous debate about whether the president is mocking Nigeria’s constitution and its foundation or actually stating the obvious.While delivering an address at the annual general conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja on August 26, Buhari had said: “Rule of Law must be subject [...]

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    Meet the non-Fulani herdsmen in Yobe state

Meet the non-Fulani herdsmen in Yobe state

Fulani has become the prefix for herdsmen in Nigeria these days, and it is impossible to imagine there are herdsmen who are not Fulani. But the Sullubawa community in Yobe state, north-east Nigeria, has herders who are not Fulani.  Their territory stretches out several kilometres through Bursari Dapchi, Tumsa, Baimari, Kaliyari, Damaturu Kasaisa, Lawan Kalan, Kalallawa, Salari, Damakasu, Fune Dogon kuka, [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Leah Sharibu speaks from captivity, asks Buhari to pity her (audio)

EXCLUSIVE: Leah Sharibu speaks from captivity, asks Buhari to pity her (audio)

Leah Sharibu, the only Christian among the abducted 119 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe state, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to save her from captivity.As a "proof of life" amidst speculations on her fate, TheCable has exclusively obtained her latest picture as well as the audio of her plea to Buhari.Leah, who was kidnapped in February, also [...]

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    EXPOSED: IGP’s ‘reforms’ on SARS were introduced in 2017

EXPOSED: IGP’s ‘reforms’ on SARS were introduced in 2017

On Tuesday, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo ordered Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, to overhaul the police special anti-robbery squad (SARS) with immediate effect. Osinbajo also asked the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to set up a committee that will conduct nationwide investigation of the alleged unlawful activities of SARS in order to afford members of the public an opportunity to present [...]

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    Daughter of a judge, Asari-Dokubo’s sister, Ibori’s ex-aide … the female lawmaker who confronted DSS operatives

Daughter of a judge, Asari-Dokubo’s sister, Ibori’s ex-aide … the female lawmaker who confronted DSS operatives

Unfazed by the lethal and fiendish pose of gun-totting operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), she braced herself for a showdown at the National Assembly Complex on Tuesday. It was the height of daredevilry and bravado for Boma Goodhead, lawmaker representing Asalga/Akulga federal constituency of Rivers state. She dared the masked men to shoot her after they invaded [...]

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    FLASHBACK: ‘N50bn spent on 2015 poll’, ‘mansions in Abuja, Lagos’ — the EFCC allegations against Akpabio

FLASHBACK: ‘N50bn spent on 2015 poll’, ‘mansions in Abuja, Lagos’ — the EFCC allegations against Akpabio

It is no longer news that Godswill Akpabio will be defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). What has remained unclear, however, is why the former governor of Akwa Ibom state is leaving the PDP – a party he held sway as one of its key figures: a former governor and a senate minority leader.The [...]

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