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    FACT CHECK: Did Buhari promise not to go abroad for treatment? (updated)

FACT CHECK: Did Buhari promise not to go abroad for treatment? (updated)

Since Monday when it was announced that President Muhammadu Buhari was going for a medical check-up in London, there have been a lot of controversies. While some argued over the health condition of the president, others revisited some of the promises he made before his emergence in 2015. The social media was rife with claims that Buhari promised not to go [...]

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    This is Oosha, the ‘untouchable’ APC youth leader who disrupted Ekiti primary

This is Oosha, the ‘untouchable’ APC youth leader who disrupted Ekiti primary

Things were going on smoothly, and delegates from about four local government areas, out of 16, had cast their votes for their preferred aspirants when, suddenly, violence broke out at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium in Ado-Ekiti last Saturday.And that was how the exercise to elect a governorship candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state became inconclusive.Some [...]

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    OBITUARY: Rabiu, renowned Islamic scholar who sired billionaires

OBITUARY: Rabiu, renowned Islamic scholar who sired billionaires

If wishes were horses, the numerous people who benefited from Isyaku Rabi’u, entrepreneur, Islamic scholar, businessman and philanthropist would have wanted him to live forever. After all, a saying goes thus: "No matter how old, no one wishes his loved one dead." But Rabiu was human and humans have a date with death. He had his own taste at a London hospital on [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: APC crisis worsens as nPDP faction issues seven-day ultimatum

EXCLUSIVE: APC crisis worsens as nPDP faction issues seven-day ultimatum

Former leaders of the PDP who defected to the APC in 2013 have written to the national chairman of the ruling party to demand an urgent meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari "within seven days", TheCable can report.They did not state their next line of action, although TheCable understands that they may pull out of the party which is already bedevilled [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: US blocks lawyers from taking a cut on $500m Abacha Loot

EXCLUSIVE: US blocks lawyers from taking a cut on $500m Abacha Loot

The United States says it will only deal with Nigeria on a government-to-government basis for the restitution of $500 million Abacha Loot, senior presidency sources have informed TheCable.Officials of the US department of justice (also known as DoJ), according to the sources, told President Muhammadu Buhari pointblank during his visit to the US that they would not deal with any [...]

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    INTERVIEW: I risked my life to expose ‘codeine cartel’, says Soyinka, BBC editor

INTERVIEW: I risked my life to expose ‘codeine cartel’, says Soyinka, BBC editor

If you are yet to read about or watch the documentary entitled 'Sweet Sweet Codeine', perhaps you haven't been on social media or moved close to the television in recent times. In a five-month undercover investigation, Adejuwon Soyinka, editor of BBC Pidgin, and Ruona Meyer, a BBC correspondent, led a team of reporters across the country, interacting with victims of [...]

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    ‘Dear President, you deserve some accolades’… Twitter reactions to Buhari’s visit to the US

‘Dear President, you deserve some accolades’… Twitter reactions to Buhari’s visit to the US

For once, President Muhammadu Buhari is receiving positive reviews on a foreign trip -- from Nigerians. Many Nigerians on twitter are of the opinion that his current outing in the US is far better compared to the previous ones, most especially his last visit to the UK where he was accused of demarketing the country. His number one critic is probably his [...]

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    OBITUARY: Imam, the golden candle who lit numerous lives

OBITUARY: Imam, the golden candle who lit numerous lives

On April 15, one Peter Onyeneye, a Facebook friend of Imam Imam, journalist, writer, public relations expert and a true gentleman, wrote: "Dear Imam, may God continue to prosper your work and protect your family."In his one-word response, Imam said: "Ameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen."Three days earlier, Imam had written, still on Facebook, "I thank God for people who put out their necks [...]

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    Mosquito village: Inside Lagos slum where land is allocated at N2000

Mosquito village: Inside Lagos slum where land is allocated at N2000

Life at Mosquito village, a slum in Lagos state, is disgusting, brutal, weird, ephemeral, yet entertaining. The residents live in the cozy embrace of the filth surrounding them like the walls of Jericho -- but life must go on. Their reality is gloomy but with daily doses of jest, they wade through the murky waters of their world. TAIWO ADEBULU, [...]

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    THE LAW: What the 1999 constitution says about ‘impeaching’ Buhari

THE LAW: What the 1999 constitution says about ‘impeaching’ Buhari

On Tuesday, some members of the house of representatives called for President Muhammadu Buhari's impeachment for approving the withdrawal of sum of $496 million without their nod.This follows a letter which Buhari wrote to the house on Tuesday, defending his approval of the money used for the procurement of 12 Super Tucano aircraft from the US.The money was said to have been [...]

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