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    32 APC reps defect to PDP

32 APC reps defect to PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has lost 32 of its members in the house of representatives to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Four other APC members defected to the African Democratic Congress (ADC), while a rep left the party without stating his new direction.In all, the ruling party lost 37 members. This comes hours after 14 APC senators moved to the [...]

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    IGP summons Saraki over Offa robbery

IGP summons Saraki over Offa robbery

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to appear at the office of intelligence response team (IRT) office in Abuja over the robbery incident that took place in Offa, Kwara state, in April.In a letter dated July 23 and addressed to the senate president, Idris asked Saraki to be at IRT's office at 8am on Tuesday [...]

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    R-APC spokesman: APC dangling juicy carrots at us, promising heaven and earth

R-APC spokesman: APC dangling juicy carrots at us, promising heaven and earth

The Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), a new faction of the APC, says the ruling party has been pleading with its members to return to its fold.In a statement by Kazeem Afegbua, its spokesman, the breakaway faction said the APC is “dangling juicy carrots and promising them heaven and earth”.President Muhammadu Buhari and four APC governors met with Senate President [...]

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    How Osun PDP delegates picked governorship candidate

How Osun PDP delegates picked governorship candidate

TheCable's coverage of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election in Osun.[...]

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    Here comes Nigeria Air… FG unveils new national carrier

Here comes Nigeria Air… FG unveils new national carrier

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, has unveiled the name and logo of the new national carrier, Nigeria Air.Speaking on Wednesday in London at the ongoing Farnborough International Airshow, Sirika said the government will not own more than five per cent of the airline."This is an important day for Nigeria. The largest economy in Africa, largest population, GDP of [...]

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    Okotie: God says PDP and APC should field me as consensus candidate in 2019

Okotie: God says PDP and APC should field me as consensus candidate in 2019

Chris Okotie, general overseer of the Household of God Church, says God has asked him to tell the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to adopt him as consensus presidential candidate in 2019.Okotie said this at his church on Sunday, while declaring interest to contest the 2019 presidential election.He said the time had come for truth [...]

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    PDP loses its only state in south-west as Fayemi defeats Olusola

PDP loses its only state in south-west as Fayemi defeats Olusola

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is now fully in control of the south-west region as Kayode Fayemi, its candidate in the 2018 governorship election in Ekiti state, has emerged winner.Fayemi defeated Kolapo Olusola, the incumbent deputy governor of the state, who ran under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Unlike the last governorship election in the state when he lost in all [...]

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    PHOTOS: Fayose ‘collapses as police fire teargas’ into govt house

PHOTOS: Fayose ‘collapses as police fire teargas’ into govt house

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, reportedly lost consciousness on Wednesday after policemen allegedly fired teargas into the government house in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.Lere Olayinka, spokesman of the governor, said his principal was taken to government house clinic after the incident.A combined team of security operatives from the Department of State Services (DSS) and Nigeria Police Force, laid siege [...]

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    EXTRA: ‘Nobody has monopoly of stupidity’—Yahaya Bello goofs at APC rally

EXTRA: ‘Nobody has monopoly of stupidity’—Yahaya Bello goofs at APC rally

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, on Tuesday goofed while addressing the gathering at the All Progressives Congress (APC) mega rally in Ekiti state.The state gubernatorial election is scheduled for July 14.Addressing the crowd, Bello said he would be in Ekiti during the election. He assured the people that they will not be intimidated.He said Ayodele Fayose, the state governor, is [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Three northern APC governors heading to PDP

EXCLUSIVE: Three northern APC governors heading to PDP

Three northern governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are on their way to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) any moment from now, TheCable understands.As many as 30 senators and 70 members of the house of representatives are expected to follow suit before the national assembly goes on recess in the next two weeks.The potential defectors [...]

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    I can’t lose sleep over Galadima, says Oshiomhole

I can’t lose sleep over Galadima, says Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress  (APC),  says he cannot lose sleep over the breakaway faction of the ruling party.Describing members of the new faction as hired mercenaries, Oshiomhole said he had been engaging "real stakeholders" of the party as part of measures of resolving the crisis in APC.He disclosed this while addressing journalists at the national [...]

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    Ndume: If you criticise Buhari in Wuse market, you may not come out alive

Ndume: If you criticise Buhari in Wuse market, you may not come out alive

Ali Ndume, an All Progressives Congress (APC) senator, says President Muhammadu Buhari enjoys goodwill among many Nigerians.Dismissing reports that the current administration has lived below expectation, Ndume told critics of the president that the Nigerian leader is still popular.Ndume said Nigeria is lucky to have Buhari as president, adding that the president is doing all within his powers to pull [...]

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    Report: Nigeria overtakes India as world’s poverty capital

Report: Nigeria overtakes India as world’s poverty capital

Nigeria has now taken over as the nation with the highest number of extremely poor people, a report by Brookings Institution has shown.Before now, India used to hold the position with a population of 1.324 billion people as against Nigeria's 200 million.According to the report, the number of Nigerians in extreme poverty increases by six people every minute."According to our [...]

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    Buhari signs 2018 budget into law

Buhari signs 2018 budget into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2018 appropriation bill into law.The presidency had submitted a proposal worth N8.612 trillion to the national assembly.Six months later, the national assembly increased the budget size to N9.12 trillion.In his budget signing speech made available on his Medium page, the president said he had hoped that the legislative process on the budget would be [...]

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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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