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    Amosun, Dankwambo, Okorocha — all the governors eyeing seats in 9th senate

Amosun, Dankwambo, Okorocha — all the governors eyeing seats in 9th senate

For Nigerian governors who have spent two terms in office, it's becoming fashionable to find a soothing nest in the senate. Since the constitution doesn't allow third term, the red chamber is for them the right place to wield influence and maintain political relevance. The senate is already seen as a retirement home for a litany of former governors, their ranks [...]

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    INFOGRAPHIC: Are you one of 91 million Nigerians now living in extreme poverty?

INFOGRAPHIC: Are you one of 91 million Nigerians now living in extreme poverty?

Over 91 million Nigerians are now living in extreme poverty, TheCable can report.TheCable understands that at least three million Nigerians have slipped into extreme poverty between November 2018 and February 2019.According to the World Poverty Clock, created by Vienna-based World Data Lab, 91.16 million Nigerians were living below a dollar a day as of February 13, 2019.In June 2018, the [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Did the INEC chairman wear ‘APC cap’ to support Buhari?

FACT CHECK: Did the INEC chairman wear ‘APC cap’ to support Buhari?

Social media has been agog with claims that Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), showed solidarity for the All Progressives Congress (APC) by wearing a cap meant for party members.The picture being circulated is a screenshot from a Channels TV news bulletin showing the INEC chairman wearing a native cap.CLAIM: INEC chairman wears APC capFrom the [...]

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    Sign the petition to save this Nigerian child forcefully held by Scotland!

Sign the petition to save this Nigerian child forcefully held by Scotland!

Brian Adesanya, a seven-year-old child born in the UK to Nigerian parents, has spent about five of his entire seven years separated from his family following the decision of the Scottish Social Service to hold him against the will of his parents. In 2014, Brian's mum requested for help from Glasgow Social Services for temporary residence for her child as she [...]

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    How NBET has been ‘victimising staff who exposed corrupt MD’

How NBET has been ‘victimising staff who exposed corrupt MD’

The travails of Abdullahi Sambo and Waziri Bintube at Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) began in June, 2017 after Sambo wrote to the ministry of power, works, and housing, challenging his redeployment. Sambo said his redeployment and subsequent predicament at NBET is not unconnected with his whistle-blowing on the MD/CEO of NBET, Marilyn Amobi, whom he accused of mismanagement [...]

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    EXPOSED: How NBET MD raked in millions through ‘fraudulent contracts’

EXPOSED: How NBET MD raked in millions through ‘fraudulent contracts’

Marilyn Amobi, managing director of the Nigeria Bulk Electricity trading Plc (NBET), fraudulently paid at least N2 billion to two power generating companies, documents obtained by Leaks NG have shown.  Leaks NG is Nigeria's collaborative investigative platform, comprising eight leading newsrooms, including TheCable.The documents also revealed that Amobi, who was made the substantive MD of NBET in July 2016, was also [...]

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    OBITUARY: Waku, the senator who wanted military to seize power from Obasanjo

OBITUARY: Waku, the senator who wanted military to seize power from Obasanjo

"And by the time I am gone, that is what I want to be remembered for," were the words of blunt and assertive Joseph Waku, a former Nigerian senator, while extolling the courage and legacy of John McCain, ex-US Republican senator. McCain was an American politician and military officer who served as a senator from Arizona. So principled, the US lawmaker [...]

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    ALERT: Nigeria’s foreign reserves at risk over $9bn UK judgment

ALERT: Nigeria’s foreign reserves at risk over $9bn UK judgment

Nigeria’s foreign commercial assets are at risk as a British company moves to enforce a $9bn arbitration award against the country over a breach of contract, TheCable can report.Process and Industrial Developments Limited (P&ID), an engineering and project management company, is expected to get a final order from English courts on February 15, 2019 to enforce the arbitration tribunal award [...]

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    REVEALED: What Onnoghen told CCB on his asset declaration (full text)

REVEALED: What Onnoghen told CCB on his asset declaration (full text)

Exactly one week ago, President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), over alleged false assets declaration.In his speech at the occasion where Onnoghen was suspended and Ibrahim Muhammad appointed in acting capacity, Buhari said Onnoghen had admitted that he failed to "follow the spirit and letter of the law" in declaring his assets.Defending his action which [...]

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    Bafarawa: How I rigged ANPP primary for Buhari in 2003

Bafarawa: How I rigged ANPP primary for Buhari in 2003

Attahiru Bafarawa, former governor of Sokoto state, says he manipulated the presidential primary of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in favour of Muhammadu Buhari in 2003.Buhari got the party’s nomination but lost to President Olusegun Obasanjo in the presidential election.Bafarawa, who was doubling as the party’s chairman then, said Rochas Okorocha was set to pick the ANPP presidential ticket [...]

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