Top Stories – TheCable https://www.thecable.ng Nigeria's independent online newspaper Tue, 20 Aug 2019 19:37:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 EFCC: Our operatives were attacked by Ambode’s hoodlums https://www.thecable.ng/efcc-our-operatives-were-attacked-by-ambodes-hoodlums https://www.thecable.ng/efcc-our-operatives-were-attacked-by-ambodes-hoodlums#respond Tue, 20 Aug 2019 19:22:18 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=376720 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says its operatives were attacked by hoodlums loyal to Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of Lagos, on Tuesday. The anti-graft agency had gone to execute

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Buhari appoints Amosun’s ally to replace Sunday Dare at NCC https://www.thecable.ng/buhari-appoints-amosuns-ally-to-replace-sunday-dare-at-ncc https://www.thecable.ng/buhari-appoints-amosuns-ally-to-replace-sunday-dare-at-ncc#respond Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:58:14 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=376716 President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed replacements for Sunday Dare, Sharon Ikeazor, and other heads of government agencies recently listed as ministers. According to a statement signed by Garba Shehu, senior special

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Buhari asks ministers to channel ALL meeting requests through Kyari https://www.thecable.ng/buhari-asks-ministers-to-channel-meeting-requests-through-kyari https://www.thecable.ng/buhari-asks-ministers-to-channel-meeting-requests-through-kyari#respond Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:41:48 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=376710 President Muhammadu Buhari says all requests by ministers-designate to meet with him should be channelled through Abba Kyari, his chief of staff. This may effectively put a death knell on

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Lawyers: How we foiled EFCC’s plot to plant foreign currency in Ambode’s house https://www.thecable.ng/lawyers-how-we-foiled-efccs-plot-to-plant-foreign-currency-in-ambodes-house https://www.thecable.ng/lawyers-how-we-foiled-efccs-plot-to-plant-foreign-currency-in-ambodes-house#respond Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:48:10 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=376685 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) tried implicating Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of Lagos state, with some foreign currency, according to some lawyers. Operatives of the anti-graft agency had

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Davido, Coldstone, Obasanjo Farms… FIRS publishes 19,901 accounts ‘owing’ taxes https://www.thecable.ng/davido-coldstone-obasanjo-farms-firs-19901-accounts-owing-taxes https://www.thecable.ng/davido-coldstone-obasanjo-farms-firs-19901-accounts-owing-taxes#respond Tue, 20 Aug 2019 15:36:47 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=376580 Accounts belonging to Obasanjo Farms, Iyiola Omisore and Obasanjo Farms are some of the accounts that have been placed under lien for owing taxes. In a list published on Monday,

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Police rearrest Taraba ‘kidnap kingpin’ in Kano https://www.thecable.ng/just-in-police-arrest-taraba-kidnap-kingpin https://www.thecable.ng/just-in-police-arrest-taraba-kidnap-kingpin#respond Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:31:19 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=376659 The police have rearrested Hamisu Wadume, suspected kidnap kingpin whose initial arrest led to the killing of three policemen and a civilian in Taraba state. Some soldiers had opened fire

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Ambode: EFCC hasn’t contacted me on any matter https://www.thecable.ng/ambode-efcc-hasnt-contacted-me-on-any-matter https://www.thecable.ng/ambode-efcc-hasnt-contacted-me-on-any-matter#respond Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:09:38 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=376643 Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of Lagos state, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has not reached him on any subject matter. In a statement issued on Tuesday by

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Supreme court rejects PDP’s request to inspect INEC’s server https://www.thecable.ng/supreme-court-rejects-pdps-request-to-inspect-inecs-server https://www.thecable.ng/supreme-court-rejects-pdps-request-to-inspect-inecs-server#respond Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:45:29 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=376636 The supreme court has refused an application by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), seeking to inspect the central server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The appeal court had

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EFCC raids Ambode’s residence https://www.thecable.ng/breaking-efcc-raids-ambodes-residence https://www.thecable.ng/breaking-efcc-raids-ambodes-residence#comments Tue, 20 Aug 2019 08:45:58 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=376592 Agents of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) raided the residence of Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of Lagos state, in Epe area of the state, on Tuesday. Tony Orilade,

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Ekweremadu’s attackers will face German law, says embassy https://www.thecable.ng/breaking-ekweremadus-attackers-will-face-german-law-says-embassy https://www.thecable.ng/breaking-ekweremadus-attackers-will-face-german-law-says-embassy#respond Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:17:08 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=376531 The Nigerian embassy in Germany says the attackers of Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president, will be prosecuted under German laws. Under German laws, physical assaults are punishable by fines

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