The Nation – TheCable https://www.thecable.ng Nigeria's independent online newspaper Tue, 20 Aug 2019 20:53:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 VIDEO: Soldiers set me free inside their barracks, says Taraba ‘kidnap kingpin’ https://www.thecable.ng/video-soldiers-set-me-free-inside-their-barracks-says-taraba-kidnap-kingpin https://www.thecable.ng/video-soldiers-set-me-free-inside-their-barracks-says-taraba-kidnap-kingpin#respond Tue, 20 Aug 2019 20:44:42 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=376713 Hamisu Bala, suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Wadume, has narrated how soldiers freed him from the police in Taraba. Wadume was being transported by police operatives over “high-profile kidnap

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FULL LIST: Omotosho gets information ministry as Sanwo-Olu assigns portfolios https://www.thecable.ng/full-list-omotosho-gets-information-ministry-as-sanwo-olu-assigns-portfolios https://www.thecable.ng/full-list-omotosho-gets-information-ministry-as-sanwo-olu-assigns-portfolios#respond Tue, 20 Aug 2019 20:38:50 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=376693 Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, has assigned portfolios to his cabinet members. This comes 83 days after he was sworn into office. The governor had sent names of 38

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Atiku: I anticipated s’court’s rejection of access to INEC server https://www.thecable.ng/atiku-i-anticipated-scourts-rejection-of-access-to-inec-server https://www.thecable.ng/atiku-i-anticipated-scourts-rejection-of-access-to-inec-server#respond Tue, 20 Aug 2019 19:51:37 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=376717 Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he anticipated the supreme court’s decision to deny the opposition party access to the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) server.

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FG petitions Ukraine over death of Nigerian medical doctor https://www.thecable.ng/fg-petitions-ukraine-over-death-of-nigerian-medical-doctor https://www.thecable.ng/fg-petitions-ukraine-over-death-of-nigerian-medical-doctor#respond Tue, 20 Aug 2019 19:22:59 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=376691 Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), says the agency has petitioned the Ukraine government over the death of Bolade Ejemai, a Nigerian medical doctor. She confirmed

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EXTRA: Internet fraudster jailed for defrauding foreigner $600 https://www.thecable.ng/internet-fraudster-jailed-for-defrauding-foreigner-of-600 https://www.thecable.ng/internet-fraudster-jailed-for-defrauding-foreigner-of-600#respond Tue, 20 Aug 2019 15:30:03 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=376668 A federal high court in Port Harcourt, Rivers state has sentenced one Paul Otanor to six months imprisonment for defrauding a foreigner of the sum of $600. Tony Orilade, spokesperson

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PHOTOS: Epe residents attack EFCC outside Ambode’s residence https://www.thecable.ng/photos-epe-residents-attack-efcc-outside-ambodes-residence https://www.thecable.ng/photos-epe-residents-attack-efcc-outside-ambodes-residence#respond Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:52:54 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=376617 Some residents of Epe in Lagos attacked officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) outside the residence of Akinwunmi Ambode, a former governor of the state. The EFCC

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Ambode is under investigation, says EFCC https://www.thecable.ng/ambode-is-under-investigation-says-efcc https://www.thecable.ng/ambode-is-under-investigation-says-efcc#respond Tue, 20 Aug 2019 11:14:15 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=376609 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of Lagos state, is under investigation. Agents of the anti-graft agency raided the residence of the former governor

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‘He didn’t breach any law’ — Falana demands release of Sowore https://www.thecable.ng/he-didnt-breach-any-law-falana-demands-release-of-sowore https://www.thecable.ng/he-didnt-breach-any-law-falana-demands-release-of-sowore#respond Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:48:16 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=376484 Femi Falana, human rights activist, has called for the release of Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), in the 2019 elections. Falana, a senior advocate of

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Diezani asks EFCC to return her seized $40m jewellery, iPhone https://www.thecable.ng/diezani-asks-efcc-to-return-her-seized-40m-jewellery-iphone https://www.thecable.ng/diezani-asks-efcc-to-return-her-seized-40m-jewellery-iphone#respond Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:12:29 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=376489 Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, has asked a federal high court in Lagos to order the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to return her seized jewellery and a

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Be prepared for laborious days, Buhari tells incoming ministers https://www.thecable.ng/be-prepared-for-laborious-days-buhari-tells-incoming-ministers https://www.thecable.ng/be-prepared-for-laborious-days-buhari-tells-incoming-ministers#respond Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:47:41 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=376386 President Muhammadu Buhari has advised incoming ministers to be prepared for laborious days ahead.  Buhari spoke at the presidential retreat for ministers-designate and presidential aides at the presidential villa, Abuja,

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