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    UNIMAID teaching hospital steps up infrastructure — in the midst of war

UNIMAID teaching hospital steps up infrastructure — in the midst of war

It took me seven years to make my trip to Maiduguri, Borno state. The idea was first mooted sometime in 2012. This thought of a “working visit” to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) came after a weekly column I wrote in THISDAY. I had written on the rare feat of intervention radiological procedures (as alternative to major surgeries) [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Did ‘international community’ threaten supreme court justices over Imo?

FACT CHECK: Did ‘international community’ threaten supreme court justices over Imo?

A video (length: 54 minutes 43 seconds) with the title “International Community Gets Tough on the Supreme Court of Nigeria” has in the past week been making the rounds on the social media. A national newspaper even published a story on 14 February based on the video, which it titled: “Ihedioha: National Press Club Proposes Visa Ban on Supreme Court Justices.” According to [...]

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    ‘He never argued with anyone’ — neighbours of man who dived into the lagoon speak

‘He never argued with anyone’ — neighbours of man who dived into the lagoon speak

When the driver of the Toyota Corolla car marked KSF 426 GB got a request to pick up a passenger at Mercy Hospital, Gbagada, Lagos, on Saturday, he did not know that he would be in the news all through the weekend and beyond. That could have been the most surprising of his journey as an Uber driver. Less than an [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: PDP writes CJN, asks him to step aside from Imo case

EXCLUSIVE: PDP writes CJN, asks him to step aside from Imo case

Ahead of the Tuesday's hearing of the application by Emeka Ihedioha for the supreme court to review its judgment on the 2019 Imo state governorship election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has written to Ibrahim Muhammad, chief justice of Nigeria, demanding that he and six other justices recuse themselves from the case. In a letter signed by Uche Secondus, the national chairman, [...]

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    Seven things we now know about Mele Kyari’s seven months in NNPC

Seven things we now know about Mele Kyari’s seven months in NNPC

Mele Kyari assumed office as the group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on July 7, 2019, taking over from Maikanti Baru who held the position for three years. Upon assuming office, Kyari said his goal was to bring transparency to the operations of the national oil company. TheCable examines Kyari's activities since he assumed office. 1. PH Refinery phase [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Buratai speaks on Auno killings, Boko Haram propaganda — and bad roads

EXCLUSIVE: Buratai speaks on Auno killings, Boko Haram propaganda — and bad roads

Tukur Yusuf Buratai, lieutenant general and chief of army staff, insists Boko Haram militants have been dislodged from holding any territory in Nigeria but have now resorted to hit-and-run attacks to create the impression that they are on a resurgence. The army chief said, in an interview with TheCable, THISDAY and ARISE news channel during the week, that the war against [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Sacking service chiefs won’t end Boko Haram, says Buratai

EXCLUSIVE: Sacking service chiefs won’t end Boko Haram, says Buratai

Tukur Yusuf Buratai, lieutenant general and chief of army staff, says President Muhammadu Buhari should not be pushed into sacking his service chiefs "because he knows where the problems are". There have been calls by federal lawmakers and other Nigerians on the president to sack the service chiefs following what appears to be the resurgence of Boko Haram. Buratai, speaking in a [...]

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    Nigerian public hospital where nurses treat patients with respect and system is digitised

Nigerian public hospital where nurses treat patients with respect and system is digitised

A Nigerian public hospital treating patients with dignity and respect? That must be a contradiction in terms. But it is a true life story. In January, an undercover investigation by TheCable  had exposed the rot at the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos. The undercover reporter spent 10 days on admission in the hospital tracking corruption — after going in pretending to be [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Imo panel uncovers N112.8bn ‘stolen by banks’ under Okorocha

EXCLUSIVE: Imo panel uncovers N112.8bn ‘stolen by banks’ under Okorocha

A committee set up to investigate the finances of the Imo state government under the Rochas Okorocha administration says it has uncovered N112.8 billion "dubious debts" owed the state by nine commercial banks. It said the monies owed by the banks were claims from various infractions, including unexplained debits as well as penalties arising from such, in their dealings with the [...]

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    FULL TEXT: Ihedioha’s grounds for review of supreme court judgment

FULL TEXT: Ihedioha’s grounds for review of supreme court judgment

Emeka Ihedioha has filed an application at the supreme court for the review of the judgment that sacked him as Imo state governor. The apex court declared Hope Uzodinma, who came fourth in the Imo governorship election of 2019, as the duly elected governor of the state in January. Ihedioha had described the judgment as a subversion of the will of Imo [...]

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