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    Surprise Surprise! Atiku finally flies to US

Surprise Surprise! Atiku finally flies to US

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will arrive in Washington, DC on Thursday, TheCable can report.The former vice-president is reportedly scheduled to speak at the Chamber of Commerce on Friday, from 2:30pm to 4pm local time, although TheCable could not confirm the event.The private roundtable, to be hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce and [...]

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    Atiku: NNPC is a mafia organisation… I’d privatise it even if they’d kill me

Atiku: NNPC is a mafia organisation… I’d privatise it even if they’d kill me

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as a “mafia organisation”, vowing to privatise it if elected.Speaking in Lagos during an interactive session with the business community on Wednesday, Atiku said he would take the step even if doing so would cost him his life.He explained that he sold [...]

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    Drama as Lagos CP fails to hand over to new man

Drama as Lagos CP fails to hand over to new man

Edgal Imohimi, Lagos state commissioner of police, says there would be no change of guard at the state command for now.He said this at the command headquarters in Ikeja on Tuesday.Kayode Egbetokun, former chief security officer to Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had been named the new commissioner of police in the state while [...]

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    Court stops arraignment of Onnoghen

Court stops arraignment of Onnoghen

A federal high court in Abuja has stopped the plan to arraign Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) had filed six counts of non-declaration of assets against the CJN. Onnoghen was summoned to the tribunal but he was absent when the CCT commenced sitting on Monday.Ruling on two [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Moves to remove CJN commence ahead of elections

EXCLUSIVE: Moves to remove CJN commence ahead of elections

A civil society group, Anti-Corruption and Research Based Data Initiative (ARDI), has launched a legal move to remove Walter Onnoghen as the chief justice of Nigeria, TheCable can report.ARDI has petitioned the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), listing a number of allegations against Onnoghen -- notably false declaration of assets.The group said its petition, dated January 7, 2019, became necessary "bearing in [...]

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    Dogara: Where are the northern elders who criticised Jonathan over insecurity?

Dogara: Where are the northern elders who criticised Jonathan over insecurity?

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has accused northern elders of being silent in the face of the insecurity in the region.The speaker said while the elders in Borno and other northern states criticised former President Goodluck Jonathan over killings, they have kept mum under the current administration.Dogara said this on Thursday while speaking at the Peoples Democratic [...]

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    Ogun PDP crisis over as Kashamu endorses Adebutu

Ogun PDP crisis over as Kashamu endorses Adebutu

Buruji Kashamu, senator representing Ogun east, has called on his supporters to work with Ladi Adebutu ahead of the presidential and governorship polls in Ogun state.Kashamu and Adebutu had been at loggerheads over the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.Although the party had recognised Adebutu as its candidate, Kasahamu vowed to fight till the end.In [...]

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    FULL LIST: Lagos alone equals 65% of entire south-east voters

FULL LIST: Lagos alone equals 65% of entire south-east voters

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday announced the total number of voters in the country as over 84 million.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, said the national voter register hit 84,004,084 after the continuous voter registration which ended in 2018.The figure, which constitutes 42 percent of Nigeria’s 198 million population, is 15.17 million more than the 68,833,476 voters who participated [...]

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    AUDIO: The only way Nigeria can change is for everybody to be killed, says Amaechi

AUDIO: The only way Nigeria can change is for everybody to be killed, says Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, director-general of President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, has reportedly described Nigeria as hopeless, saying the only way for the country to make progress is for "everybody to be killed".According to an audio released by Phrank Shaibu, an aide of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Amaechi, who is minister of transportation, said this in [...]

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    Foreign reserve records highest new-year opening in six years

Foreign reserve records highest new-year opening in six years

The Nigerian foreign reserve, in 2019, has recorded the highest opening in six years!According to the latest figures from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), as collated by TheCable, the country's reserves opened at $43,075,740,908 on Tuesday to break a six-year record.The last time Nigeria's reserves opened above $42 billion was in 2013, when it opened the new year at above [...]

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    Yari offers to quit as Zamfara governor

Yari offers to quit as Zamfara governor

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says he is willing to sacrifice his position should a state of emergency be imposed on the state over the worsening insecurity.Yari, who had expressed support for the declaration of state of emergency to tackle the widespread killings in the north-west state, said some politicians had suggested the idea on the assumption that he was [...]

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    Chicason Group: How Aisha Buhari’s ‘impersonator’ welcomed our CEO to Aso Rock before defrauding him of N150m

Chicason Group: How Aisha Buhari’s ‘impersonator’ welcomed our CEO to Aso Rock before defrauding him of N150m

Chicason Group, a technology-driven company, has explained how Alexander Okafor, its chief executive office, got involved with Amina Mohammed, suspected impersonator of Aisha Buhari, wife of the president.In December, the Department of State Services (DSS) arrested Mohammed for allegedly impersonating Buhari’s wife and Rashida Bello, wife of Kogi governor.In a statement issued by Haruna Gamson, Chicason group head of corporate communications, [...]

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    Charged to court by EFCC, Orji Kalu appointed into Buhari’s re-election team (full list)

Charged to court by EFCC, Orji Kalu appointed into Buhari’s re-election team (full list)

Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state, has been appointed into the committee for the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari.Kalu, who is standing trial for corruption, has been out of the country on alleged health grounds.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had filed a N7.7 billion fraud trial against the ex-governor.The campaign team constituted by wife of the [...]

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    Thousands to miss visa appointments as US embassy halts operations in Lagos, Abuja

Thousands to miss visa appointments as US embassy halts operations in Lagos, Abuja

The US embassy in Nigeria has announced a closure of its Lagos and Abuja offices due to the ongoing government shutdown in its country.The closure will affect thousands seeking to apply for, or renew their visas, as their appointments would have to be rescheduled.In a post on its official Facebook page, the embassy said the both offices would re-open once [...]

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    Fayose asks Osinbajo to go get a haircut in Baga or Zamfara — after VP’s visit to Abuja salon

Fayose asks Osinbajo to go get a haircut in Baga or Zamfara — after VP’s visit to Abuja salon

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has called on Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to go get a haircut in Baga, Borno state, which was recently attacked by Boko Haram.On Thursday, Osinbajo had visited Luxor Salon and Spa, Wuse II, where he had a haircut, after interacting with different artisans and families within the neighbourhood.But reacting to Osinbajo's family chats ahead [...]

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    Buhari kicks off campaign, says ‘no more handouts… Nigerians have to sweat for a living’

Buhari kicks off campaign, says ‘no more handouts… Nigerians have to sweat for a living’

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians to embrace hard work and secure a source of living, saying there will be no shortcuts to acquiring wealth.The president said this on Friday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital, while flagging off the reelection campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Buhari said his government has made remarkable success in tackling insurgency and in ensuring food [...]

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