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    FACT CHECK: Is Lauretta Onochie’s picture of Atiku’s Sokoto rally fake?

FACT CHECK: Is Lauretta Onochie’s picture of Atiku’s Sokoto rally fake?

Lauretta Onochie, a media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, has claimed that PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, distributed cash and food at his Sokoto rally.Onochie tweeted an image supposedly from the Sokoto campaign rally that held on Monday, December 3.CrossCheck Nigeria, a fact-checking collaboration between Nigerian newsrooms, including TheCable, found that the image was recycled and miscontextualised.https://twitter.com/Laurestar/status/1069891933265453056Also, one Facebook user, [...]

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    INVESTIGATION: Government agencies hiding details of N20trn stamp duty revenue

INVESTIGATION: Government agencies hiding details of N20trn stamp duty revenue

Details of the revenues from stamp duties estimated at N20 trillion still remains opaque as the federal agencies involved in the collection have refused to provide information, despite the  freedom of information (FOI) request filed by The ICIR.A stamp duty is the tax placed on legal documents, usually in the transfer of assets or property.The FOI request was sent on [...]

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    OBITUARY: Faseun, the Yoruba nationalist who adopted Al-Mustapha as a son despite being jailed by Abacha

OBITUARY: Faseun, the Yoruba nationalist who adopted Al-Mustapha as a son despite being jailed by Abacha

Call 10 persons separately and ask them this simple question: "The friend of your enemy is who?". You'll likely get the same response but if Fredrick Isotan Faseun were among those people, his own response would stand out. While most people see the friend of their enemy as their enemy, Faseun saw things in a different way and this could [...]

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    OBITUARY: Ikeogu Oke, the exceptional wordsmith who wrote a poem for 27 years

OBITUARY: Ikeogu Oke, the exceptional wordsmith who wrote a poem for 27 years

Among the army of poets that Africa boasts of, Ikeogu Oke is one of the new generation wordsmiths whose repertoire of poems will captivate the mind of the most critical aesthete.A writer and former journalist, Oke died of an undisclosed ailment at the National Hospital in Abuja on Saturday.The 51-year-old was well known for his fervour and love for the arts, [...]

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    FAKE NEWS ALERT: Buhari, Jibrin Al-Sudani, Osinbajo and NEMA — what’s the link?

FAKE NEWS ALERT: Buhari, Jibrin Al-Sudani, Osinbajo and NEMA — what’s the link?

After several public appearances and speeches since news of President Muhammadu Buhari's "death" broke out in January 2017, the rumours should have died by now.But no. Not yet.In recent times, the news started trending again that Buhari actually died, and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo should have taken over as president but a certain Jibrin Al-Sudani, a body double, was brought in by [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: In his book, Jonathan accuses Obama of interfering in Nigeria’s 2015 elections

EXCLUSIVE: In his book, Jonathan accuses Obama of interfering in Nigeria’s 2015 elections

Former president Goodluck Jonathan says ex-US President Barack Obama meddled in Nigeria's 2015 presidential election, TheCable can report.In excerpts of his book, 'The Transition Hours', made available to TheCable, Jonathan said Obama sent his secretary of state, John Kerry, and made a video broadcast to Nigerians in ways designed to influence the outcome of the election against him.He described the [...]

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    Soft loan bank, 24/7 electricity, 40,000 smart classrooms… inside Buhari’s campaign manual

Soft loan bank, 24/7 electricity, 40,000 smart classrooms… inside Buhari’s campaign manual

Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), plans to establish a soft loan bank for small traders and artisans, called the People Moni Bank.The People Moni Bank is an offshoot of the People Moni Scheme, which aims to house the Trader Moni, Market Moni, and Farmer Moni schemes, with plans to reach 10 million Nigerians.According to the [...]

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    Privatise NNPC, raise GDP to $900bn, cut taxes… inside Atiku’s policy document

Privatise NNPC, raise GDP to $900bn, cut taxes… inside Atiku’s policy document

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has plans to embark on partial privatisation of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), TheCable can report.The former vice-president also plans to sell all four national refineries, and cut corporate income tax to be one of the lowest in Africa.According to the Atiku Abubakar policy document seen by TheCable, the [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Crime fighter, peacemaker — meet the most senior female police officer in Nigeria

CLOSE-UP: Crime fighter, peacemaker — meet the most senior female police officer in Nigeria

On Thursday, Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), decorated Patience Ibekwe Abdallah, a police officer, promoted to deputy inspector-general of police (DIG). The Police Service Commission (PSC) had approved the promotion of three assistant inspectors-general of police (AIGs) to the position of DIGs. Among these officers, Abdallah is the only woman, meaning she is an inch closer to making history as [...]

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    OBITUARY: Tony Anenih, Zik’s former police orderly who could ‘fix’ anything

OBITUARY: Tony Anenih, Zik’s former police orderly who could ‘fix’ anything

Until 2015, Tony Anenih could fix anything in politics, but the former chairman of the PDP board of trustees was on Sunday outsmarted by death at a ripe age of 85. For a man who played lead roles in installing Nigerian presidents from 1999 to 2011, he definitely earned his stripes as Nigeria's foremost political strategist. From the moment he joined politics [...]

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