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    Igbo Muslims: We haven’t benefitted anything from govt since 1914

Igbo Muslims: We haven’t benefitted anything from govt since 1914

Igbo Muslims under the aegis of South Eastern Muslims Organisation of Nigeria (SEMON), say they have not gained anything from the government since the amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorate in 1914.The group, in a communiqué issued at the end of a conference held on Sunday, accused the federal government of marginalisation.The group said Igbo Muslims are always disqualified from [...]

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    HSBC was in Nigeria to take funds out for money launderers, says Keyamo

HSBC was in Nigeria to take funds out for money launderers, says Keyamo

Festus Keyamo, the spokesman of the Muhammdu Buhari Campaign Organisation, says HSBC was in Nigeria to take funds out for money launderers.Speaking with Osasu Igbinedion on The Osasu Show, Keyamo said the exit of the global bank, which has a presence in 80 countries, does not erode investors confidence in Nigeria.Last week, TheCable reported the exit of the bank from [...]

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    HMOs neglect families of soldiers fighting Boko Haram, we’ll sink this board of corruption… 7 fresh revelations by NHIS ES

HMOs neglect families of soldiers fighting Boko Haram, we’ll sink this board of corruption… 7 fresh revelations by NHIS ES

Usman Yusuf, suspended executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has listed some of the reasons why he was suspended from the scheme.In an explosive 43-minute video, Yusuf exposed some of the shady dealings in the NHIS and what he was doing to curtail them before he was suspended.The executive secretary said his relationship with the board started [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: DSS grills Oshiomhole over APC primaries, asks him to resign

EXCLUSIVE: DSS grills Oshiomhole over APC primaries, asks him to resign

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was detained by the Department of State Services (DSS) on Sunday, TheCable understands.Oshiomhole was grilled by DSS operatives for nine hours after some APC governors alleged that he received bribes during the party’s primary elections across the country.Although nothing was established against him, the APC chairman was asked to resign during [...]

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    ‘It’s less likely for Buhari to be defeated in 2019’ — US institute releases survey report

‘It’s less likely for Buhari to be defeated in 2019’ — US institute releases survey report

It is less likely for President Muhammadu Buhari to be defeated in the 2019 election, according to some respondents in a survey by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). USIP said the report is based on its interactions with Nigerians from different sectors.This highlight report, which analysed the chances of violence marring the elections, is contrary to two recent predictions by The [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: PDP hires Trump’s lobbyist for $90k per month

EXCLUSIVE: PDP hires Trump’s lobbyist for $90k per month

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has hired the firm of Brian Ballard, a top US lobbyist, ahead of the 2019 elections.The influential lobbyist has President Donald Trump as one of his clients. Politico Magazine, a top publication in the US, says Ballard is closer to the US president than perhaps any other lobbyist in town."He’s parlayed that relationship into a [...]

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    Atiku will reduce petrol pump price to N90 per litre, says PDP

Atiku will reduce petrol pump price to N90 per litre, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says its presidential candidate will reduce the cost of premium motor spirit (PMS), popularly know as petrol to N87-N90 per litre.In a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday, the party said former vice-president Atiku Abubakar had consulted with international players in the oil industry and found that the [...]

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    ‘Atiku free to strategise in jungle or Dubai’ — Tinubu spits fire after meeting with Buhari

‘Atiku free to strategise in jungle or Dubai’ — Tinubu spits fire after meeting with Buhari

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has dismissed the threat posed by Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president and president candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).After meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, Tinubu was asked if he is jittery about the strategy meeting convened by Atiku in Dubai, UAE, to unseat Buhari.“We don't fear. Whether it [...]

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    Peter Obi taunts Osinbajo: We’re focused on creating jobs — not learning ‘shaku shaku’

Peter Obi taunts Osinbajo: We’re focused on creating jobs — not learning ‘shaku shaku’

Peter Obi, running mate to Atiku Abubakar, presiedential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the period Nigeria is in calls for sober reflection and not for dancing "shaku shaku"."Shaku shaku" is a popular dance step common among entertainers and young Nigerians.Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo had said he is learning the dance step ahead of the 2019 general election.Speaking with [...]

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    Oyedepo: Nigeria will divide the day it becomes an Islamic nation

Oyedepo: Nigeria will divide the day it becomes an Islamic nation

David Oyedepo, founder of Living Faith Church worldwide, has warned Nigerians and politicians over the killings in the country.Oyedepo gave this warning in a satellite telecast of the church’s prayer session for the nation monitored by NAN on Sunday.The Bishop, while urging politicians to repent and have value for the lives of citizens, said if they do not repent [...]

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    EXTRA: Abuja rail can’t run faster than 90km/h because we don’t want to kill cows, says Amaechi

EXTRA: Abuja rail can’t run faster than 90km/h because we don’t want to kill cows, says Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the Abuja-Kaduna rail line cannot run faster than 90 kilometres per hour because the ministry does not want locomotives killing cows.The minister highlighted the complications the federal government has had to deal with in making rail concessions, stating that the concession with General Electric (GE) fell apart after the company was sold its rail [...]

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    Gumi: Once Obasanjo decides, it is our duty to follow

Gumi: Once Obasanjo decides, it is our duty to follow

In this interview journalists, Ahmad Gumi, one of the clerics who accompanied former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar during the reconciliation with former President Olusegun Obasanjo, says there is nothing controversial about his trip to Abeokuta, Ogun state capital. He said most of the critics of the trip were on social media which he said has been infested by the agents of [...]

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    Shehu Sani resigns from APC in protest

Shehu Sani resigns from APC in protest

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has resigned his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).The lawmaker took the decision following the controversies which trailed the party's primaries for the 2019 elections.Sani has sent his resignation letter to the chairman of the APC in ward 6, Tudun wada north, Kaduna."I  present to you my highest compliments and wish by [...]

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    Boko Haram executes another Red Cross worker, says Leah will live as slave

Boko Haram executes another Red Cross worker, says Leah will live as slave

The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram, has executed Hauwa Leman, an aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), TheCable has been informed.The terrorists also vowed to keep Leah Sharibu, the Dapchi schoolgirl, as "a slave for life", TheCable exclusively gathered.In a short clip seen by a special correspondent of TheCable, [...]

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    Falana says travel ban will expose FG to ridicule, calls for its withdrawal

Falana says travel ban will expose FG to ridicule, calls for its withdrawal

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the travel ban placed on 50 high-profile Nigerians by President Muhammadu Buhari should be withdrawn "without any delay".In a statement on Sunday, Falana said the directive which is backed by an executive order signed by the president is an "ingenious design to expose the Buhari administration to ridicule".He said the executive arm of government is [...]

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    Buhari bans 50 high profile Nigerians from leaving the country

Buhari bans 50 high profile Nigerians from leaving the country

President Muhammadu Buhari has banned 50 prominent Nigerians suspected of corruption from travelling abroad.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said the development is part of steps being taken to enforce the executive order 6 recently signed by the president.He said the Nigerians affected by the executive order have been placed under watch list and are restricted from travelling pending the determination of [...]

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