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    ALERT: Trending video NOT Sadiya Farouq’s ‘pre-wedding’ party

ALERT: Trending video NOT Sadiya Farouq’s ‘pre-wedding’ party

A video being circulated as the pre-wedding party of Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, was recorded on September 14 when her family and friends held a party to celebrate her appointment. Farouq was commissioned as the head of the new ministry on August 21.She had tweeted about the event on September 15, according to [...]

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    TheCable journalists shine at PwC awards

TheCable journalists shine at PwC awards

Oluseyi Awojulugbe, Chinedu Asadu, senior reporters with TheCable, and Femi Owolabi, head of investigations at Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF), were named finalists at the PwC Media Excellence Awards.At the awards ceremony, which held on Friday at Radisson Blu Hotel in Ikeja, they were named first runners-up in the Business and Economy, Tax Reporting and Capital Market Reporting Category.Awojulugbe's story, [...]

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    OBITUARY: Alagba, the ‘348-year-old’ Ogbomoso tortoise and pounded yam lover still fighting in death

OBITUARY: Alagba, the ‘348-year-old’ Ogbomoso tortoise and pounded yam lover still fighting in death

In the early 1970s, when Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka wrote his play, Death and the King's Horseman, he embalmed a portion of Yoruba culture which suggests that there is a connection between the world of the living, the world of the dead and the world of the unborn.Based on real events, Soyinka narrated how it was a norm for Elesin [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Did Nigerian engineer really win $500m monorail contract in Iraq?

FACT CHECK: Did Nigerian engineer really win $500m monorail contract in Iraq?

Ten years ago, news surfaced on the internet that a Nigerian engineer had won a $500 million contract to construct a monorail in Iraq. Fast forward to 2019: the news is back again -- the same Nigerian engineer was awarded a $500 million contract to construct a monorail in the same Iraq.Nigerians have been celebrating the "feat" on social media as a [...]

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    FLASHBACK: In 2011, Lai kicked against reintroduction of toll gates

FLASHBACK: In 2011, Lai kicked against reintroduction of toll gates

At the end of the federal executive council meeting of Wednesday, Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing, briefed reporters on the plan of the Buhari administration to reintroduce toll gates scrapped by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2004.Fashola, who was joined by Lai Mohammed, his information counterpart, said there is no law against toll plazas in the country.He added that [...]

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    FACT-CHECK: Verifying Peter Obi’s claims on insecurity, economy and employment

FACT-CHECK: Verifying Peter Obi’s claims on insecurity, economy and employment

On Tuesday, Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state, addressed thousands of Nigerians at The Platform, an annual conference organised by Covenant Christian Centre in Lagos.The vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made headlines with quite a number of claims, ranging from security to the economy.TheCable ran checks to verify the claims made by Obi and here [...]

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    Adoke: I opposed sovereign guarantee for Azura — and I’ve been proved right

Adoke: I opposed sovereign guarantee for Azura — and I’ve been proved right

Nigeria should not have issued a sovereign guarantee that allowed a private company, Azura Power, access World Bank loan because it broke a standing rule, a former attorney-general of the federation has said.In his memoirs, “Burden of Service: The Reminiscences of Nigeria’s Former Attorney-General”, Adoke said the decision not to give guarantees on behalf of private companies was taken by [...]

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    OBITUARY: Naagbanton, activist who sued Shell for pollution of Ogoni community and won

OBITUARY: Naagbanton, activist who sued Shell for pollution of Ogoni community and won

The Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD), a non-governmental organisation, has announced the death of its founder, Patrick Naagbanton, 49-year-old activist, critic and journalist.According to CEHRD, Naagbanton was hit by a reckless driver in Port Harcourt on September 13. He was taken to hospital where he was until September 21, when he passed away.Naagbanton was dedicated to [...]

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    Adoke: How Abacha family hid $1bn loot — and how we smoked them out

Adoke: How Abacha family hid $1bn loot — and how we smoked them out

The Abacha family thought they had done Nigeria a favour by giving up $1.3 billion but the Goodluck Jonathan administration soon discovered that they still had $1 billion hidden in various accounts in Europe, according to Mohammed Bello Adoke.Using the Nigerian legal system, Mohammed Abacha, the eldest surviving son of the late head of state, had tried to stop the [...]

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    IN DETAIL: Quinn, Lukman — the dead people named in P&ID corruption trial

IN DETAIL: Quinn, Lukman — the dead people named in P&ID corruption trial

On Friday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Grace Taiga, a former director in the ministry of petroleum resources, for alleged corruption in the gas supply and processing agreement (GSPA) between the federal government and P&ID.A high court of the federal capital territory (FCT) remanded her in prison in Suleja, Niger state, after she pleaded not guilty to an [...]

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