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    Over 1,000 cases recorded in four days as Nigeria’s COVID-19 toll surpasses 9,000

Over 1,000 cases recorded in four days as Nigeria’s COVID-19 toll surpasses 9,000

Three months after Nigeria confirmed its index COVID-19 case, more than 9,000 cases have now been recorded. Between May 26 and May 29, the country recorded a total of 1,234 COVID-19 cases. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the country's second highest daily toll ever on Friday night with 387 new cases recorded in 13 states and the federal capital [...]

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    Kogi index case possibly got infected within the state, says family

Kogi index case possibly got infected within the state, says family

The index case of COVID-19 in Kogi did not contract the disease from another state as he has not travelled recently, according to his family members. In a statement on Friday, Tai Ejibunu, obatebise of Oweland, said the patient identified as Ahmad Ejibunu, chief imam of Kabba, may have been infected in Kogi. TheCable had reported how the state recorded its first cases [...]

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    Finally, Trump terminates US relationship with WHO

Finally, Trump terminates US relationship with WHO

United States President Donald Trump says the country is terminating its relationship with the World Health Organisation (WHO). As its feud with the global body over the coronavirus pandemic worsened, Trump alleged on Friday that China is controlling the WHO despite having far lesser monetary contribution to the organisation. "China has total control over the World Health Organisation despite only paying $40 million [...]

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    Buhari: Close to a billion dollars stolen under Abacha

Buhari: Close to a billion dollars stolen under Abacha

President Muhammadu Buhari says close to one billion dollars was stolen from Nigeria "under a previous, undemocratic junta in the 1990s". In an article published in Newsweek, a US based publication, the Nigerian leader thanked countries that have returned the looted funds back to Nigeria. Although Buhari did not mention the name of Sani Abacha directly, it was clear that he was [...]

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    14 ex-presidents back Adesina, warn against distracting AfDB

14 ex-presidents back Adesina, warn against distracting AfDB

A coalition of 14 former African presidents and a prime minister, totalling 15, have urged the US government to respect the governing systems of the African Development Bank (AfDB). In a statement on Friday, the leaders said the bank and its president, Akinwumi Adesina, should not be distracted at a time when the continent is battling the COVID-19 pandemic. The leaders -- [...]

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    FILE: 80 promises Buhari, APC made to Nigerians five years ago

FILE: 80 promises Buhari, APC made to Nigerians five years ago

Exactly five years ago, President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office after ousting an incumbent president for the first time in the nation's history. The president emerged victorious after three unsuccessful attempts. Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), made a lot of promises during the electioneering campaign, most of which TheCable compiled. Below is a list of 80 of the promises which [...]

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    82-year-old hypertensive patient recovers from COVID-19 in Osun

82-year-old hypertensive patient recovers from COVID-19 in Osun

An 82-year-old woman in Osun state has recovered from coronavirus. Rafiu Isamotu, commissioner for health in the state, broke the news on Friday evening. Isamotu said the woman recovered after receiving nine-day treatment at the isolation centre in Asubiaro, Osogbo, the state capital. The commissioner said the Octogenerian recovered despite being hypertensive. He said she beat the odd of infected elderly people with chronic [...]

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    EXTRA: Buhari trusts women more than men, says Garba Shehu

EXTRA: Buhari trusts women more than men, says Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, says the president trusts women more than men. Speaking during an NTA programme on Friday, Shehu said under Buhari, Nigeria's financial resources have been in the hands of women. Kemi Adeosun, who resigned over alleged forgery of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate, and Zainab Ahmed, her successor, are the only ones who have [...]

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    PDP: Buhari has no meaningful achievement in five years

PDP: Buhari has no meaningful achievement in five years

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says President Muhammadu Buhari has no meaningful achievement after spending five years in office. Buhari, who was first elected in 2015, took the oath of office for a second term on May 29, 2019. In a tweet on Friday, PDP, the country's main opposition party, said Buhari has "nothing to show" Nigerians in form of achievement since he [...]

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    Donald Trump, the African strongman in America 

Donald Trump, the African strongman in America 

One of the five cardinal objectives of the United States foreign policy is ‘’promoting and supporting’’ democracy. The US has fought wars and spent billions of dollars ‘’promoting and supporting’’ its own genre of democracy in other countries – especially in the developing world. The country touted itself to be the emancipator of the world – against communism -- during [...]

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