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    REVEALED: Israeli ex-minister ‘who spied for Iran’ lived in Nigeria

REVEALED: Israeli ex-minister ‘who spied for Iran’ lived in Nigeria

Israel's internal security service has indicted one of the country's former cabinet minister on suspicion of spying for Iran.In a statement on Monday, the Shin Bet security service said Gonen Segev, energy minister from 1995 to 1996, “was recruited by Iranian intelligence and served as an agent”.According to Reuters, the security service said Segev “had been living in Nigeria” and [...]

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    Babachir Lawal breaks silence on his probe by EFCC, relationship with Buhari

Babachir Lawal breaks silence on his probe by EFCC, relationship with Buhari

Babachir Lawal, sacked secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says he's happy with his ongoing probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).In October 2017, Lawal was relieved of his position amid allegations of corruption.A senate ad-hoc committee had in December 2016 indicted him of fraud in a contract awarded for the clearing of invasive plant species in [...]

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    Buhari declares June 12 Democracy Day, confers GCFR on Abiola

Buhari declares June 12 Democracy Day, confers GCFR on Abiola

The federal government has declared June 12 as the new date for the celebration of Nigeria's Democracy Day.The government announced this on Wednesday, saying it is to honour late MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.The government also awarded Abiola with the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) honour.A statement signed by President Muhammadu [...]

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    FULL LIST: Kano, Katsina have highest new police recruits

FULL LIST: Kano, Katsina have highest new police recruits

Kano and Katsina are the states with the highest newly recruited police officers, a list of successful applicants released by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has shown.About 37, 000 candidates from across Nigeria had written the examination for the 2018 police constable recruitment, and only 5, 233 were shortlisted.Kano has 308 candidates, followed by Katsina with 238.Oyo is in a [...]

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    SHOCKER: Buhari says age limit of senators, govs not reduced in ‘Not Too Young To Run’ law

SHOCKER: Buhari says age limit of senators, govs not reduced in ‘Not Too Young To Run’ law

The 'Not too young to run' bill does not affect age limit of senators and governors in the country.This was disclosed by President Muhammadu Buhari who signed the bill into law on Thursday.The bill seeks to reduce age qualification to hold elective office in the country.The age bracket for those seeking election into state houses of assemblies will be reduced [...]

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    DISCLAIMER: Beware of TheCable imitations

DISCLAIMER: Beware of TheCable imitations

The management of Cable Newspaper Limited wishes to alert readers to the existence of websites apparently passing off as TheCable.Although we do not dispute the right of any individual or organisation to operate under similar names since no law appears to have been broken, we are worried that many readers have been sharing and re-sharing some stories under the impression [...]

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    Falana to senate: Accept my sympathy, you lack power to summon IGP

Falana to senate: Accept my sympathy, you lack power to summon IGP

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the senate "did not get it right" by tagging Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), "an enemy of democracy".Following Idris’ failure to appear before the senate on three different occasions, the upper legislative chamber said he is unfit to hold any public office.The IGP had been summoned over the growing insecurity in the country and [...]

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

EXCLUSIVE: US blocks Malami’s 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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    How it went: The inconclusive Ekiti APC guber primary

How it went: The inconclusive Ekiti APC guber primary

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    BBC honours Nigerian police officer who has ‘never collected bribe’

BBC honours Nigerian police officer who has ‘never collected bribe’

A 2017 survey by the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) identified officers of the Nigeria police force as among the most corrupt public officials in the country, mostly due to bribery.But amid that distasteful record, one officer stands out among his peers in the force.Julius Adedeji is said to have never taken a bribe — not because he has never been [...]

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    Muslim group warns: If Christians swallow Trump’s bait, Nigeria will become another Iraq

Muslim group warns: If Christians swallow Trump’s bait, Nigeria will become another Iraq

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has criticised US President Donald Trump's comments on the killing of Christians in Nigeria.During a joint press conference with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, Trump said the US will not accept the attacks on Christian communities in Nigeria.Reacting to the US president's position, MURIC urged Nigerian Christians to "not allow themselves to be deceived by [...]

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    Trump to Buhari: America won’t accept killing of Christians in Nigeria

Trump to Buhari: America won’t accept killing of Christians in Nigeria

President Donald Trump of the United States has told President Muhammau Buhari that his country will not accept the killing of Christians.The American leader said this while playing host to his Nigerian counterpart at the White House on Monday.“We have had very serious problems with Christians who are being murdered in Nigeria, we are going to be working on that [...]

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    Sources: Buhari was misled to approve $496m for fighter jets

Sources: Buhari was misled to approve $496m for fighter jets

President Muhammadu Buhari was misled to approve $496 million for the procurement of 12 Super Tucano aircraft from the US without the backing of the national assembly, a source told TheCable.The money was said to have been withdrawn from the excess crude account (ECA).In August, the US government sold the aircraft to Nigeria to enable it combat the Boko Haram [...]

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    Sanusi unhappy with Nigerian ministers for missing meeting with investors in Washington

Sanusi unhappy with Nigerian ministers for missing meeting with investors in Washington

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the emir of Kano, has expressed displeasure with the absence of government officials at a meeting with investors in Washington DC.Speaking to journalists at an investment programme organised by the Nigerian embassy, Sanusi said Nigeria might lose investors because of tardiness and lackadaisical attitude.The ministers who did not attend the event were Audu Ogbeh (agriculture), Ogbonnaya Onu [...]

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    Buhari: Many Nigerian youths haven’t been to school — they want to sit and do nothing cos of oil money

Buhari: Many Nigerian youths haven’t been to school — they want to sit and do nothing cos of oil money

President Muhammadu Buhari says many Nigerian youths just want to sit down and do nothing, banking on the notion that Nigerian is an oil-rich nation.Speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster on Wednesday, the president said a lot of Nigerian youths have not been to school and they want everything free."About the economy, we have a very young population, our population [...]

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    Mace snatched as Omo-Agege breaks into senate with ‘thugs’

Mace snatched as Omo-Agege breaks into senate with ‘thugs’

There was confusion in the senate on Wednesday after Ovie Omo-Agege, suspended senator from Delta state, stormed the red chamber with suspected thugs, carting away the mace.He was said to have sneaked in through one of the glass barricades within the national assembly before the mace was seized with the support of the men who accompanied him.Security operatives ran to the senator and [...]

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