Monday, January 21, 2019
Advertisement

Top of the Day

    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    I’d have taken up arms, says Yari as he asks Buhari to declare state of emergency in Zamfara

I’d have taken up arms, says Yari as he asks Buhari to declare state of emergency in Zamfara

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state,  says he would have taken up arms against bandits in the state if his office allowed.Yari said this while addressing reporters in Gasau, the state capital on Thursday.He called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on the state while warning politicians against politicising the security situation."I am also in support of [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Over 500 Muslims celebrate Christmas at pastor’s house in Kaduna

Over 500 Muslims celebrate Christmas at pastor’s house in Kaduna

At least 500 Muslim faithful visited the residence of Yohanna Buru, general overseer of Christ Evangelical ministry, to celebrate Christmas.Drawn from five states and neighbouring African countries, they joined their Christian counterparts and Buru’s family members.Expressing delight over this, the pastor said the programme was put together to promote peaceful co-existence among different faith organisations and to address ethno-religious and political [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    Buhari replies wife on ‘cabal’ allegation: That’s your business

Buhari replies wife on ‘cabal’ allegation: That’s your business

President Muhammadu Buhari has responded to the allegation of Aisha, his wife, that his government has been hijacked.On several occasions, the wife of the president has said a few people are calling the shot in this administration at the expense of Nigerians who brought it into power.Speaking at a leadership summit in Abuja earlier in the month, Aisha challenged Nigerians [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Osinbajo to Yoruba: Support Buhari’s re-election bid, get presidency in 2023

Osinbajo to Yoruba: Support Buhari’s re-election bid, get presidency in 2023

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has urged the Yoruba to support President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election bid in other to have a chance at the presidency come 2023.Osinbajo made the remark when he visited the palace of Lamidi Adeyemi 111, the Alaafin of Oyo, on Saturday.Buhari's main challenger in the 2019 elections, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had been endorsed [...]

4 comments Read Full Article
    ‘It was a legitimate operation’ — Union Bank, Bankers Warehouse speak on $2.8m seized by EFCC

‘It was a legitimate operation’ — Union Bank, Bankers Warehouse speak on $2.8m seized by EFCC

The management of Union Bank has explained that the men who were arrested at the Enugu Airport by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) were on a legitimate assignment.EFCC operatives had paraded two men on Friday as alleged fraudsters who were in possession of $2.8 million.In tweets posted on its official Twitter page, Union Bank explained that [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    ‘Your parents didn’t train you well’ — Yahaya Bello blasts lawmakers who booed Buhari

‘Your parents didn’t train you well’ — Yahaya Bello blasts lawmakers who booed Buhari

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has described the lawmakers who booed President Muhammadu Buhari at the 2019 budget proposal presentation on Wednesday, as "children who lack home training".The governor said this on Thursday while speaking with state house correspondents after the Anchor Borrowers Programme Gala at the state house conference center in Abuja.Bello said the lawmaker are bent on [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Nigeria’s unemployed rises from 17.6m to 20.9m in nine months

Nigeria’s unemployed rises from 17.6m to 20.9m in nine months

Data made available by the National Bureau of Statistics have shown that the number of unemployed Nigerians has risen to 20.9 million from 17.6 million.The report, which was released on Wednesday, contained the employment trends from Q4 2017 to Q3 2018.According to the report, the working-age population (people between 15 – 64 years) increased from 111.1 million to 115.5 million."The [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    EXCLUSIVE: Access Bank acquires Diamond Bank

EXCLUSIVE: Access Bank acquires Diamond Bank

Access Bank has finally acquired Diamond Bank, TheCable can report.According to insiders, the official announcement of the transaction will be made in the course of the week by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).The acquisition was midwifed by the CBN in a bid to further consolidate the banking industry, sources informed TheCable.A Diamond Bank official who spoke to TheCable said [...]

2 comments Read Full Article
    FACT CHECK: Verifying Osinbajo, Obi at TV debate

FACT CHECK: Verifying Osinbajo, Obi at TV debate

To keep politicians accountable at the vice-presidential and presidential debate, TheCable was live-checking the supposed facts and figures being bandied by those seeking the highest offices in the land.The participating parties are; Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Young Progressives Party (YPP).Peter Obi of the PDP, [...]

11 comments Read Full Article
    71 reps sponsor bill to introduce parliamentary system of govt

71 reps sponsor bill to introduce parliamentary system of govt

A bill to introduce the parliamentary system of government to the country has been read for first time at the house of representatives.The bill introduced during plenary on Thursday was sponsored by 71 lawmakers.Nigeria currently practices a presidential system of government.The major difference between these two systems is that in a presidential system, the president is directly voted into power [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘FG forcing PDP governors to a secret deal’ — Secondus raises the alarm

‘FG forcing PDP governors to a secret deal’ — Secondus raises the alarm

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has accused the federal government of injecting crisis in states controlled by the PDP and forcing governors on the party's platform to a deal ahead of the 2019 polls.In a statement on Wednesday, the opposition leader alleged that the federal government had entered into an agreement with the Economic and [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Nigerian army has committed war crimes against humanity, says ICC

Nigerian army has committed war crimes against humanity, says ICC

The International Criminal Court (ICC) says Nigerian security forces (NSF) have committed war crimes against humanity.In a report sent to TheCable, the ICC said it has received "a total of 169 communications" from Nigeria and its assessment has shown that security forces in Nigeria have committed war crimes varying from murder, torture, and intentionally attacking the civilian population."Specifically, the Office found [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Dele Momodu: I weep for Buhari… his wife has cried out endlessly

Dele Momodu: I weep for Buhari… his wife has cried out endlessly

Dele Momodu, a Nigerian journalist and author, says he wishes President Muhammadu Buhari could liberate himself.Momodu said this in reaction to the critical comments Aisha Buhari, the president's wife, made about him recently.She had asked Nigerians to stand up to the two people who are allegedly hindering the progress of her husband’s administration.“If 15.4 million people can bring in a government [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
Advertisement
Advertisement

 

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

January 18, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362463411
KANO361465413
PH361462412
ABUJA362462413
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement