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    Second coronavirus patient in Nigeria now negative

Second coronavirus patient in Nigeria now negative

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 one confirmed case of coronavirus who is currently being treated at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos. He said the index case -- an Italian -- is making good progress and should [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Sanusi’s exile home still under construction — painting ongoing

EXCLUSIVE: Sanusi’s exile home still under construction — painting ongoing

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 metres from the palace of the emir of Awe, was still undergoing some upgrade. TheCable visited the exile home and saw artisans fixing barbed wires and painting the building. A truck also delivered [...]

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    Ganduje dethrones Sanusi as emir of Kano

Ganduje dethrones Sanusi as emir of Kano

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 of the Kano executive council chaired by Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state. Usman Alhaji, secretary to the state government, said on Monday that the removal was with immediate effect. "The Kano State Executive [...]

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    PHOTOS: Okonjo-Iweala attends South Africa’s economic council meeting

PHOTOS: Okonjo-Iweala attends South Africa’s economic council meeting

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 Presidential Economic Advisory Council in Pretoria discussing sources of growth for the South African economy and win-win economic interactions with the continent," Okonjo-Iweala tweeted. https://twitter.com/NOIweala/status/1236204448407568385?s=20 Cyril Ramaphosa, South African president, chaired the meeting. According [...]

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    Report: US kicks over FG’s plan to hand $100m Abacha Loot to APC governor

Report: US kicks over FG’s plan to hand $100m Abacha Loot to APC governor

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 to be part of a 17-year-old agreement that allows Bagudu ownership of some of the funds recovered from Abacha. TheCable could not immediately ascertain the details of the agreement said to have [...]

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    Sanusi: Fathers who send out their children as almajiris should be arrested

Sanusi: Fathers who send out their children as almajiris should be arrested

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 organisation of Aisha Buhari, the first lady, organised in collaboration with the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) The emir said no law provides that a man should marry, have children and [...]

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    EXTRA: I strongly believe coronavirus is caused by corruption, says Magu

EXTRA: I strongly believe coronavirus is caused by corruption, says Magu

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 of 281 cadets of the EFCC Detective Inspector Course-5, at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, on Tuesday. Coronavirus, officially named COVID-19, broke out in Wuhan in Hubei province of China in December. The [...]

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    El-Rufai: Muslim-Muslim ticket my most daring  decision

El-Rufai: Muslim-Muslim ticket my most daring decision

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 the government house, Kaduna, during a programme put together in honour of his 60th birthday, el-Rufai said his choice of Hadiza Balarabe as his deputy, was made to take religion and ethnicity off [...]

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    ‘Let’s look inwards’ — Keyamo blames APC for Bayelsa loss

‘Let’s look inwards’ — Keyamo blames APC for Bayelsa loss

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 (PDP). In 2019, the ruling party lost Zamfara and Rivers to the PDP due to internal crisis. In the case of Zamfara, the APC contested and won elections but the supreme court [...]

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    Supreme court sacks David Lyon as Bayelsa governor-elect

Supreme court sacks David Lyon as Bayelsa governor-elect

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 of the governorship election in the state in November 2019. A panel of justices led by Mary Odili asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return issued [...]

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    ‘FG is setting our killers free’– soldiers kick as 1,400 Boko Haram suspects are released

‘FG is setting our killers free’– soldiers kick as 1,400 Boko Haram suspects are released

Some soldiers at the war front in the north-east have expressed disappointment over the release of 1,400 ''repentant'' Boko Haram suspects.   Babakura Jato, commissioner of information in Borno state, on Monday, told The PUNCH that 1,400 had been released in three tranches since Operation Safe Corridor programme was launched. Operation Safe Corridor is an initiative for the deradicalisation and rehabilitation of all [...]

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    Stop disobeying the courts because of ‘orders from above’, judge warns EFCC

Stop disobeying the courts because of ‘orders from above’, judge warns EFCC

Binta Nyako, judge of a federal high court in Abuja, has warned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to stop "relying on orders from above” before complying with court orders. Speaking after granting bail to Mohammed Bello Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation (AGF), on Monday, Nyako cautioned the EFCC and other government agencies to desist from the habit of [...]

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    VIDEO: Zulum visits school at 6:30am, promotes only teacher on duty

VIDEO: Zulum visits school at 6:30am, promotes only teacher on duty

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, has promoted Obiageli Mazi, a class teacher, to assistant headmistress for her dedication to work. Shettima Kullima, executive chairman of the State Universal Education Board (SUBEB), announced the promotion on Saturday after his recommendation was approved by the governor. During an inspection to assess public institutions in the state, on Friday, Zulum paid an unscheduled visit [...]

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    EXTRA: ‘118-year-old’ woman appointed special adviser in Bayelsa

EXTRA: ‘118-year-old’ woman appointed special adviser in Bayelsa

Brian Wotari, vice-chairman of Kolokuma/Opokuma local government area of Bayelsa state, has appointed Omonigbalebo Dani Orogono, who is believed to be 118 years old, as his "special adviser on elder matters". Orogono’s appointment was contained in a letter dated February 4, 2020, and signed by Bedford Ineye, one of the aides of the vice-chairman. “It is my pleasure to inform you that [...]

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    REVEALED: Doctor who lost wife to kidnappers donated police station to his community

REVEALED: Doctor who lost wife to kidnappers donated police station to his community

The family of Philip Ataga, a Kaduna-based medical doctor, fell into the hands of the exact calamity he was trying to avert in his community, fresh details have revealed. Bola Ataga, his wife, was killed by kidnappers a week after she and two of their children were abducted from their residence at Juji, near Sabon Tasha, Chikun local government area of Kaduna. The kidnappers [...]

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    ‘Christian or Muslim, every life is precious to God’ — Adeboye marches against insecurity

‘Christian or Muslim, every life is precious to God’ — Adeboye marches against insecurity

Enoch Adeboye, general overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), says every soul lost to insurgency is precious to God. Adeboye said this on Sunday during the monthly thanksgiving service at the church's headquarters in Lagos. He prayed that evil doers in the country should be exposed. "Lord, have mercy on Nigeria. Let there be peace and security in Nigeria. God sees [...]

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