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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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    TRENDING: OAU prof demands to have sex five times to pass female student (audio)

TRENDING: OAU prof demands to have sex five times to pass female student (audio)

A private telephone conversation between one Richard Akindele, a professor of management and accounting at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and a female undergraduate has been leaked.In the audio which has gone viral on social media, the lecturer demanded five rounds of sex to award the lady a pass mark in a course she failed.Although TheCable could not independently verify if [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Adeosun blocks $17m dubious payment to Malami’s lawyers

Abacha Loot: Adeosun blocks $17m dubious payment to Malami’s lawyers

Kemi Adeosun, the minister of finance, has refused to approve the payment of $16.9 million dubious fees to two lawyers for the recovery of Abacha loot worth $321 million, TheCable can report.Meanwhile, TheCable has confirmed that the recovered sum has been repatriated to Nigeria by the Swiss government following the execution of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two [...]

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    Northern pastors to Buhari: We’ll expose our colleagues working against you

Northern pastors to Buhari: We’ll expose our colleagues working against you

The Arewa Pastors Non-denominational Initiative for Peace in Nigeria has vowed to expose the pastors working against President Muhammadu Buhari.John Richard, leader of the group said this when he led a delegation to the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday.He said among members of the group were archbishops and bishops from the 19 northern states, over 45,000 registered pastors, and [...]

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    ‘We’re all victims of your incompetence’ — Obasanjo blasts Buhari again

‘We’re all victims of your incompetence’ — Obasanjo blasts Buhari again

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has fired yet another shot at President Muhammadu Buhari, saying Nigerians are victims of his incompetence.He also warned the people against "reinforcing failure" through re-electing "ineffective and incompetent government".The elder statesman accused Buhari of having a “poor understanding” of the dynamics of internal politics.He spoke on Monday at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun state, while [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Anyone complaining of hunger should go and work

Garba Shehu: Anyone complaining of hunger should go and work

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, has asked those complaining of hunger to "go and work".In an interview with Ben TV, Shehu said the current administration has invested in people and also infrastructure."Everyone complaining of hunger should go and work. And you know that this is the only government that has introduced social investment [...]

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    VIDEO: ‘I helped PDP rig elections’ — Ibrahim Mantu confesses

VIDEO: ‘I helped PDP rig elections’ — Ibrahim Mantu confesses

Ibrahim Mantu, a former deputy senate president, has confessed that he helped his party — the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) — rig elections in the past.Mantu said this when he was being interviewed by Maupe Ogun-Yusuf of Channels Television.He said he helped the party rig the elections by bribing officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as well as [...]

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    Bakare to Buhari: We can shut this government down

Bakare to Buhari: We can shut this government down

Tunde Bakare, pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly, says Nigerians can shut down the government as a result of herdsmen killings in recent times. Bakare spoke on the sidelines of “the real cost of subsidy”, an event organised by Enough is Enough, a coalition of youth advocacy groups. He said the order by the inspector general of police for vigilante groups and weapon-bearing individuals to surrender "illegal [...]

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    ‘Your investment in health, education not good enough’– Bill Gates hits FG again

‘Your investment in health, education not good enough’– Bill Gates hits FG again

Bill Gates, world's second richest man, says the federal government's investments in young people, especially in areas of health and education, is not good enough.He said this in an interview with CNN. The co-chairman of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation reiterated the comments he made when he spoke at the expanded national economic council meeting on Thursday.At the meeting which [...]

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    Danjuma asks Nigerians to defend themselves against killers, says ‘armed forces not neutral’

Danjuma asks Nigerians to defend themselves against killers, says ‘armed forces not neutral’

Theophilus Danjuma, a former minister of defence, has asked Nigerians to defend themselves against killers.Danajuma said this on Saturday while speaking at the maiden convocation of Taraba State University.He said the army and other security agencies colluded with killers to attack Nigerians.The retired general accused the army of "bias", saying it has failed in its responsibility of securing the country [...]

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    ‘You almost turned us to beggars despite getting your $800,000 estacode’ – the letterbomb of Shittu’s aide

‘You almost turned us to beggars despite getting your $800,000 estacode’ – the letterbomb of Shittu’s aide

On Thursday, Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications, fired Victor Oluwadamilare, his special assistant on media and Imam Tajudeen, his special assistant on special duties.Although the minister did not make public the reason for the action, he warned those who have dealings with him against associating with the aides.Hours before the sack was announced, a letter written by Oluwadamilare trended on [...]

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    I’m happy my daughter didn’t denounce Christ, says father of only Dapchi schoolgirl in captivity

I’m happy my daughter didn’t denounce Christ, says father of only Dapchi schoolgirl in captivity

Nata Sharibu, father of the only student of Federal Government Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state who is yet to be freed, says Boko Haram insurgents decided not to release his daughter because she refused to denounce Christ.A total of 110 students were abducted when insurgents raided the school on February 19.In a surprising manner, Boko Haram fighters returned [...]

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    Osinbajo: Jonathan shared N150bn two weeks to 2015 polls

Osinbajo: Jonathan shared N150bn two weeks to 2015 polls

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has alleged that the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan "essentially shared" N150 billion two weeks to the 2015 polls.He said while the current administration with less revenue, has increased capital funding by 400 percent in power, works and housing, defence, transportation, agricultural sectors, the Jonathan administration with surplus funds, spent N14 billion on agriculture in 2014, N15 [...]

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    Peter Obi: People will stop shouting over allowance of senators if I reveal what govs earn

Peter Obi: People will stop shouting over allowance of senators if I reveal what govs earn

Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra state, says what governors earn in Nigeria is immoderate.Speaking as a panelist at the dialogue organised by Ripples Centre for Data and Investigative Journalism in Lagos on Thursday, Obi told the audience that if he revealed how much a Nigerian governor earns, the outrage would be hotter than what trailed the N13.5 million monthly pay [...]

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