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    UN: Nigeria’s population now 201m

UN: Nigeria’s population now 201m

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says Nigeria's population has hit a new high of 201 million!In its 2019 state of the world population report seen by TheCable, UNFPA said Nigeria's growth rate has been at an average of 2.6 percent from 2010 to 2019.The fertility rate among Nigerian women has dropped from 6.4 in 1969 to 5.3 in 2019; [...]

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    Ohinoyi of Ebiraland: I supported Yahaya Bello but he is a different thing today

Ohinoyi of Ebiraland: I supported Yahaya Bello but he is a different thing today

Abdul Rahman Ado Ibrahim, ohinoyi of Ebiraland, says Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, is being misled by money and “extremely wrong people around him”.Ibrahim said Bello has lost the goodwill of the people and it would be difficult to convince them to vote him for a second term in office.Speaking in an interview with Daily Trust, the traditional ruler said he [...]

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    Rivers senator to colleagues: We’ll get 5m youth off the streets if we sell some of our cars

Rivers senator to colleagues: We’ll get 5m youth off the streets if we sell some of our cars

Andrew Uchendu, senator representing Rivers east, has asked his colleagues to sell some of their cars and use the proceeds to empower unemployed youth in the country.He made the point while contributing to a debate at the senate on Thursday.Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, had drawn the attention of his colleagues to the killing of Faye Mooney, a British [...]

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    Soyinka: My generation has failed Nigerians

Soyinka: My generation has failed Nigerians

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says his generation has failed the country.Speaking on Hard Talk, a BBC programme, the professor said the dreams people of his generation had about the country had not materialised.Zeinab Badawi, anchor of the programme, had asked the literary scholar: “Has your generation of older Nigerians failed the people?” and he responded, “Yes, I believe so.“I compare [...]

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    Senator Adeyeye: I pressured David Mark to reduce running cost from N20m to N13.5m

Senator Adeyeye: I pressured David Mark to reduce running cost from N20m to N13.5m

Olusola Adeyeye, lawmaker representing Osun central senatorial district, says senators earned as high as N20m as running cost until the 7th assembly presided over by David Mark.Adeyeye disclosed this while reacting to the criticism of his stance that Nigeria’s constitution poes a problem for the country.Last year, Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, revealed that members of the upper legislative [...]

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    Galadima to Buhari: Swear with the Qur’an that you didn’t rig the election

Galadima to Buhari: Swear with the Qur’an that you didn’t rig the election

Buba Galadima, a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, has challenged him to swear with the Qur'an that he did not rig the 2019 presidential election.Galadima, who spoke in an interview with The Sun, said Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the PDP, won the election but it was allegedly rigged by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National [...]

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    Workers to earn N30k as Buhari signs minimum wage into law

Workers to earn N30k as Buhari signs minimum wage into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the national minimum wage bill into law.The senate passed the bill on March 19, approving N30,000 as the new national minimum wage. The house of representatives had earlier passed the bill.On Tuesday, workers in the federal capital territory (FCT) begged Buhari to sign the minimum wage bill into law before May 1.Buhari sent the wage [...]

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    Atiku releases ‘evidence’ of election result from INEC website

Atiku releases ‘evidence’ of election result from INEC website

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has insisted the result from the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) shows he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential election.In his submission to the presidential election tribunal, the former vice president gave the "unique MAC address and Microsoft product ID of the INEC server" from where [...]

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    Canada denies asking Nigeria for 1m immigrants

Canada denies asking Nigeria for 1m immigrants

The Canadian embassy in Nigeria has tackled Dele Momodu, a prominent publisher, over an information he shared concerning allowing Nigerian immigrants into the country. The embassy denied reports that Justin Trudeau, the country's prime minister, pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to allow one million Nigerians enter Canada under a new employment and migration programme.The information which Momodu shared on this is currently [...]

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    INEC tells tribunal: Atiku parading fabricated election results

INEC tells tribunal: Atiku parading fabricated election results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, fabricated the votes he claimed to have scored.Atiku, in his petition before the presidential election tribunal, had claimed he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari by 1,615,302 votes.He said data from INEC server showed that he polled a total of 18,356,732 votes [...]

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    Buhari: I’m going slowly because I want to survive

Buhari: I’m going slowly because I want to survive

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is going slowly because he wants to survive.Speaking on Tuesday while responding to questions at a town hall meeting with the Nigerian community in Dubai, Buhari said he does not care if he is called "Baba go slow" as long as he is not looting the country’s treasury.He said he did not want to make [...]

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    Otedola offers to foot Christian Chukwu’s medical bills

Otedola offers to foot Christian Chukwu’s medical bills

Femi Otedola, the billionaire businessman, has offered to foot the medical bills of Christian Chukwu, former Super Eagles' coach, TheCable can report.TheCable reported on Monday that Chukwu, one of Nigeria's most influential footballers in history who captained the national team to their first Africa Cup of Nations title in 1980, is suffering from prostate cancer which has affected his leg.Although [...]

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    EXTRA: I withdrew $10m just to look at it, says Dangote (video)

EXTRA: I withdrew $10m just to look at it, says Dangote (video)

Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, says he withdrew $10 million just to look at it and convince himself that he is rich.Speaking at the Mo Ibrahim governance weekend, ongoing in Abidjan, Dangote said he knew he was rich on paper, but had to convince himself that he was indeed rich.To do this, the multi-billionaire said he drove to a bank, [...]

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    Babachir Lawal: I can be president of this country

Babachir Lawal: I can be president of this country

Babachir Lawal, a former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says he is qualified to lead Nigeria.In an interview with The Sun, Lawal said the constitution did not limit the presidency to any part of the country.He was speaking on the issue of zoning the 2023 presidency outside the north.“Every part of Nigeria can produce a president, a [...]

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    Buhari directs finance ministry to sell all recovered assets

Buhari directs finance ministry to sell all recovered assets

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the ministry of finance, led by Zainab Ahmed, to sell all recovered and liability-free assets in six months.A number of politicians and former government officials will be affected by this because some assets have been seized in the course of the war against corruption embarked on by the Buhari administration.Speaking on Tuesday while briefing the [...]

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    VIDEO: Five Nigerians captured robbing bureau de change in UAE

VIDEO: Five Nigerians captured robbing bureau de change in UAE

Five Nigerians, who allegedly robbed a bureau de change in Sharjah, United Arab Emirate (UAE), have been arrested.The suspects reportedly fled with cash of different currency worth Dh2.3 million (N226,182,000).According to the Sharjah police, the men barged into the exchange and smashed the glass barrier between the customers and the staff, stole the money in multiple currencies and fled.Two employees at [...]

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