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    Tongues wagging as Niger Republic governors ‘warm up’ for Buhari’s Kano visit

Tongues wagging as Niger Republic governors ‘warm up’ for Buhari’s Kano visit

Two governors from Niger Republic were part of those who received President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of his campaign in Kano state.The governors are Issa Moussa of Zinder and Zakiri Umar of Maradi.Salihu Yakasai, media aide, of Umar Ganduje, governor of Kano, disclosed it in a tweet on Thursday."H.E @GovUmarGanduje with his deputy H.E Dr Nasiru Gawuna, His former Dep H.E [...]

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    Bafarawa: How I rigged ANPP primary for Buhari in 2003

Bafarawa: How I rigged ANPP primary for Buhari in 2003

Attahiru Bafarawa, former governor of Sokoto state, says he manipulated the presidential primary of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in favour of Muhammadu Buhari in 2003.Buhari got the party’s nomination but lost to President Olusegun Obasanjo in the presidential election.Bafarawa, who was doubling as the party’s chairman then, said Rochas Okorocha was set to pick the ANPP presidential ticket [...]

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    HURRAY! Nigeria moves up on TI’s corruption perception index

HURRAY! Nigeria moves up on TI’s corruption perception index

Good news: Nigeria has moved up four places in the Transparency International corruption perception index (CPI) for 2018, according to the latest report unveiled on Tuesday morning.The country is ranked 144 out of the 180 countries that were surveyed last year -- an upward movement of four places compared to 148/180 in 2017.Nigeria's score, however, remained the same for the two [...]

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    Otedola: DSS gave me $500,000 to set Farouk Lawan up

Otedola: DSS gave me $500,000 to set Farouk Lawan up

Femi Otedola, billionaire businessman, has disclosed how the Department of State Services (DSS) gave him the $500,000 he offered to Farouk Lawan, a former lawmaker.According to NAN, Otedola disclosed this before Angela Otaluka, a judge of the federal capital territory high court, Apo, on Monday.Lawan was the chairman of a house of representatives committee probing the multi-billion naira fuel subsidy fraud.He was [...]

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    NBA directs members to boycott courts nationwide over Onnoghen

NBA directs members to boycott courts nationwide over Onnoghen

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has directed its members across the nation to boycott courts from Tuesday over the suspension of Walter Onnoghen, chief chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).The association took the decision at its emergency national executive committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja on Monday.President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Onnoghen on Friday and swore in Ibrahim Muhammad in acting capacity.The lawyers [...]

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    Garba Shehu: This govt won’t accept foreign interference

Garba Shehu: This govt won’t accept foreign interference

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, says the federal government will not accept foreign interference in the nation’s affairs.Shehu said this hours after the US, UK and EU reacted to the suspension of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) by President Muhammadu Buhari.In separate statements, the countries said the action of Buhari could [...]

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    TheCable’s Mayowa Tijani bags distinction from Sussex University

TheCable’s Mayowa Tijani bags distinction from Sussex University

'Mayowa Tijani, the business and development editor of TheCable, has bagged a distinction from the University of Sussex, UK.Tijani was awarded a master of arts with distinction at the graduation ceremony which took place in Brighton Centre, UK, on Thursday.His course of study was 'media practice for development and social change'.Tijani won the Chevening scholarship in 2017 to undertake a year-long master's [...]

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    US, UK threaten visa ban on those who interfere with Nigeria’s elections

US, UK threaten visa ban on those who interfere with Nigeria’s elections

The United States and the United Kingdom have announced repercussions, including visa restrictions, for election interference and election-related violence in Nigeria.This was announced in a statement issued on Thursday.Both countries described the elections as very important to not just Nigeria but Africa, demanding that the process be fair and transparent."The conduct of the upcoming elections in Nigeria is important not [...]

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    American journalist suggests Atiku paid $540,000 to get into US

American journalist suggests Atiku paid $540,000 to get into US

Judd Legum, a journalist and former research director of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, says Atiku Abubakar paid as much as $540,000 to get his way into the US.In his article titled "What does a $1.1 million lobbying contract buy in Trump's Washington?" Legum said the Peoples Democratic Party's deal with Brian Ballard, a top lobbyist with deep connections to the Trump [...]

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    N27,000 approved as new minimum wage — but FG workers to get N30,000

N27,000 approved as new minimum wage — but FG workers to get N30,000

The national council of state has approved N27, 000 as the new minimum wage.The council gave the approval at its first meeting of the year on Tuesday.Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, said the federal government will increase the approved amount to 30,000 for workers in the federal civil service.The minister said state governors are at liberty to [...]

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    ‘I’ll teach you a lesson you will never forget’ — Buhari replies Obasanjo

‘I’ll teach you a lesson you will never forget’ — Buhari replies Obasanjo

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to teach ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo "and his co-travellers" a political lesson they will never forget.In a statement which Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, issued on his behalf, Buhari accused the former president of being hostile to leaders he has no control over.He described him as someone who lacks the moral standing to criticise his administration.The statement [...]

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    Buhari: I missed presidential debate because of hectic schedule

Buhari: I missed presidential debate because of hectic schedule

President Muhammadu Buhari has attributed his absence at the ongoing presidential debate to his "hectic schedule".Of the five candidates who were supposed to partake in the exercise, Buhari was the only one who was absent at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, venue of the exercise, on Saturday.Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had withdrawn from the debate, [...]

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    FG: We’ll grill Atiku over Bank PHB when he returns from US

FG: We’ll grill Atiku over Bank PHB when he returns from US

The federal government has accused Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of contributing to the collapse of former BankPHB, vowing to grill him when he returns from the US.Speaking with state house correspondents on Friday, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, said there is evidence that Atiku benefitted from slush funds that led to the collapse of [...]

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    Surprise Surprise! Atiku finally flies to US

Surprise Surprise! Atiku finally flies to US

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will arrive in Washington, DC on Thursday, TheCable can report.The former vice-president is reportedly scheduled to speak at the Chamber of Commerce on Friday, from 2:30pm to 4pm local time, although TheCable could not confirm the event.The private roundtable, to be hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce and [...]

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    Atiku: NNPC is a mafia organisation… I’d privatise it even if they’d kill me

Atiku: NNPC is a mafia organisation… I’d privatise it even if they’d kill me

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as a “mafia organisation”, vowing to privatise it if elected.Speaking in Lagos during an interactive session with the business community on Wednesday, Atiku said he would take the step even if doing so would cost him his life.He explained that he sold [...]

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    Drama as Lagos CP fails to hand over to new man

Drama as Lagos CP fails to hand over to new man

Edgal Imohimi, Lagos state commissioner of police, says there would be no change of guard at the state command for now.He said this at the command headquarters in Ikeja on Tuesday.Kayode Egbetokun, former chief security officer to Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had been named the new commissioner of police in the state while [...]

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