Top Stories – TheCable https://www.thecable.ng Nigeria's independent online newspaper Sun, 05 Jul 2020 12:01:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 BREAKING: Oyo deputy gov blocked from Ajimobi’s Fidau prayer https://www.thecable.ng/breaking-oyo-deputy-gov-blocked-from-ajimobis-fidau-prayer https://www.thecable.ng/breaking-oyo-deputy-gov-blocked-from-ajimobis-fidau-prayer#respond Sun, 05 Jul 2020 11:53:39 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=456873 Rauf Olaniyan, deputy governor of Oyo state, was denied access to the Fidau prayer of Abiola Ajimobi, a former governor of the state who died of COVID-19 complications at a

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Abayomi: Over 2,000 COVID-19 patients in Lagos avoiding isolation centres https://www.thecable.ng/abayomi-over-2000-covid-19-patients-in-lagos-avoiding-isolation-centres https://www.thecable.ng/abayomi-over-2000-covid-19-patients-in-lagos-avoiding-isolation-centres#respond Sun, 05 Jul 2020 10:49:32 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=456855 Akin Abayomi, commissioner for health in Lagos, says more than 2,000 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 have not turned up at the isolation centres. He stated this while giving

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‘Misplaced priority’ — outcry as Matawalle inspects Zamfara lodge in Kaduna https://www.thecable.ng/misplaced-priority-outcry-as-matawalle-inspects-zamfara-lodge-in-kaduna https://www.thecable.ng/misplaced-priority-outcry-as-matawalle-inspects-zamfara-lodge-in-kaduna#respond Sun, 05 Jul 2020 10:00:40 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=456828 Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, has been criticised on social media over the inspection of a lodge of the state government in Kaduna. Abdulwali Anwar Tahir, the governor’s senior special

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Ghana president self-isolates after meeting COVID-19 patient https://www.thecable.ng/ghana-president-self-isolates-after-meeting-covid-19-patient https://www.thecable.ng/ghana-president-self-isolates-after-meeting-covid-19-patient#respond Sun, 05 Jul 2020 08:05:37 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=456815 Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo has gone into isolation for two weeks after someone close to him tested positive for COVID-19. In a statement on Saturday, Kojo Nkrumah, Ghana’s minister of

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2023 isn’t the Igbo’s turn for presidency — it’s Nigerians’  https://www.thecable.ng/2023-isnt-the-igbos-turn-for-presidency-its-nigerians https://www.thecable.ng/2023-isnt-the-igbos-turn-for-presidency-its-nigerians#respond Sun, 05 Jul 2020 05:51:33 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=456769 How much progress has Nigeria made with its ethnic-motility politics? Since 1999, we have had presidents of different ethnic extractions – Yoruba, Fulani, and Ijaw – who were largely elected

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The politics of electricity tariff https://www.thecable.ng/the-politics-of-electricity-tariff https://www.thecable.ng/the-politics-of-electricity-tariff#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2020 05:08:36 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=456728 Whether we like it or not, the issue of electricity tariff is a touchy one. In the power sector reform, we are always talking about power generation, transmission and distribution.

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COVID-19: Nigeria records lowest daily death toll in one week https://www.thecable.ng/covid-19-nigeria-records-lowest-daily-death-toll-in-one-week https://www.thecable.ng/covid-19-nigeria-records-lowest-daily-death-toll-in-one-week#respond Sat, 04 Jul 2020 23:35:44 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=456808 Nigeria recorded its lowest daily fatality toll in one week with six persons confirmed to have died of COVID-19 complications on Saturday. A total of 634 deaths have now been

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How Boko Haram opened fire on UN chopper in attack that killed 5-year-old https://www.thecable.ng/how-boko-haram-opened-fire-on-un-chopper-in-attack-that-killed-5-year-old https://www.thecable.ng/how-boko-haram-opened-fire-on-un-chopper-in-attack-that-killed-5-year-old#respond Sat, 04 Jul 2020 23:03:35 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=456771 Edward Kallon, resident/humanitarian coordinator of the United Nations in Nigeria, has condemned an attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Damasak, Borno state.  According to Kallon, the attack which occurred on

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How FBI tracked Hushpuppi through his Google account https://www.thecable.ng/how-fbi-tracked-hushpuppi-through-his-google-account https://www.thecable.ng/how-fbi-tracked-hushpuppi-through-his-google-account#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2020 23:01:21 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=456789 The Google account of Ramon Abbas, better known as Hushpuppi, was one of the things that made it easy for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to track him, according

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You are incapacitated… hand over to me, deputy gov tells Akeredolu https://www.thecable.ng/you-are-incapacitated-hand-over-to-me-deputy-gov-tells-akeredolu https://www.thecable.ng/you-are-incapacitated-hand-over-to-me-deputy-gov-tells-akeredolu#respond Sat, 04 Jul 2020 22:08:38 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=456788 Agbola Ajayi, deputy governor of Ondo state, has asked Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor, to hand over to him. Akeredolu has been in isolation since Tuesday when he tested positive for

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