Top of the Day – TheCable https://www.thecable.ng Nigeria's independent online newspaper Sun, 15 Mar 2020 20:47:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Second coronavirus patient in Nigeria now negative https://www.thecable.ng/breaking-second-coronavirus-patient-in-nigeria-tests-negative https://www.thecable.ng/breaking-second-coronavirus-patient-in-nigeria-tests-negative#respond Fri, 13 Mar 2020 10:21:24 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=423995 The second confirmed coronavirus case in Nigeria has now tested negative. Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, broke the news in Abuja on Friday. With this development, Nigeria now has only

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EXCLUSIVE: Sanusi’s exile home still under construction — painting ongoing https://www.thecable.ng/exclusive-sanusis-exile-home-still-under-construction-painting-ongoing https://www.thecable.ng/exclusive-sanusis-exile-home-still-under-construction-painting-ongoing#respond Wed, 11 Mar 2020 16:15:51 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=423542 The new home of Muhammad Sanusi II, deposed emir of Kano, is still undergoing construction, TheCable can report. As of 5pm on Wednesday, the house, which is located about 500

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Ganduje dethrones Sanusi as emir of Kano https://www.thecable.ng/breaking-sanusi-removed-as-emir-of-kano https://www.thecable.ng/breaking-sanusi-removed-as-emir-of-kano#comments Mon, 09 Mar 2020 11:26:34 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=422711 Muhammadu Sanusi II has been deposed as the emir of Kano “for total disrespect to lawful instructions from the office of the governor”. This was announced at a special sitting

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PHOTOS: Okonjo-Iweala attends South Africa’s economic council meeting https://www.thecable.ng/photos-okonjo-iweala-attends-south-africas-economic-council-meeting https://www.thecable.ng/photos-okonjo-iweala-attends-south-africas-economic-council-meeting#comments Sat, 07 Mar 2020 12:45:44 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=422314 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former minister of finance, was at South Africa’s presidential economic advisory council meeting in Tshwane on Friday. “With President Ramaphosa, members of cabinet, and members of the

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Report: US kicks over FG’s plan to hand $100m Abacha Loot to APC governor https://www.thecable.ng/report-us-kicks-over-fgs-plan-to-hand-100m-abacha-loot-to-apc-governor https://www.thecable.ng/report-us-kicks-over-fgs-plan-to-hand-100m-abacha-loot-to-apc-governor#respond Fri, 21 Feb 2020 12:53:59 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=418643 The federal government is reportedly planning to hand about $100 million out of the recovered Abacha Loot to Abubakar Bagudu, governor of Kebbi state. According to Bloomberg, the move is said

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Sanusi: Fathers who send out their children as almajiris should be arrested https://www.thecable.ng/sanusi-fathers-who-send-out-their-children-as-almajiris-should-be-arrested https://www.thecable.ng/sanusi-fathers-who-send-out-their-children-as-almajiris-should-be-arrested#comments Thu, 20 Feb 2020 16:36:17 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=418463 Muhammad Sanusi, emir of Kano, says fathers who send out their children to beg for alms should be arrested. Sanusi spoke on Thursday at a conference Future Assured Initiative, the non-governmental

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EXTRA: I strongly believe coronavirus is caused by corruption, says Magu https://www.thecable.ng/extra-i-strongly-believe-coronavirus-is-caused-by-corruption-says-magu https://www.thecable.ng/extra-i-strongly-believe-coronavirus-is-caused-by-corruption-says-magu#respond Tue, 18 Feb 2020 18:34:16 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=417931 Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says he is strongly convinced that corruption is the cause of coronavirus. Magu said this at the passing out parade

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El-Rufai: Muslim-Muslim ticket my most daring decision https://www.thecable.ng/el-rufai-muslim-muslim-ticket-my-most-daring-decision https://www.thecable.ng/el-rufai-muslim-muslim-ticket-my-most-daring-decision#comments Mon, 17 Feb 2020 20:11:29 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=417695 Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the most daring decision he ever took is the selection of a Muslim as his running mate in the 2019 election. Speaking at

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‘Let’s look inwards’ — Keyamo blames APC for Bayelsa loss https://www.thecable.ng/lets-look-inwards-keyamo-blames-apc-for-bayelsa-loss https://www.thecable.ng/lets-look-inwards-keyamo-blames-apc-for-bayelsa-loss#comments Fri, 14 Feb 2020 19:54:16 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=417046 Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment, has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) to look inwards over the loss of some states to the Peoples Democratic Party

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Supreme court sacks David Lyon as Bayelsa governor-elect https://www.thecable.ng/breaking-supreme-court-sacks-david-lyon-as-bayelsa-governor-elect https://www.thecable.ng/breaking-supreme-court-sacks-david-lyon-as-bayelsa-governor-elect#comments Thu, 13 Feb 2020 12:56:16 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=416690 The Supreme court has sacked David Lyon less than 24 hours before his inauguration as governor of Bayelsa state. Lyon, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was declared winner

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