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    Kwankwaso: There was ‘mago mago’ in Kano poll because only one party contested

Kwankwaso: There was ‘mago mago’ in Kano poll because only one party contested

Rabiu Kwankwaso, senator representing Kano central, says the alleged underage voting in the state's local government polls could only have happened because "only one party" contested the election.Kwankwaso said it would be impossible to rig an election if several political parties are involved.Images of ineligible voters had surfaced on social media after the February 10 election which was overwhelmingly won by the [...]

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    Dapchi parents: Boko Haram abducted 105 girls — we have evidence

Dapchi parents: Boko Haram abducted 105 girls — we have evidence

Bashir Manzo, chairman, forum of parents of missing Dapchi girls, says 105 girls have not been found.On Monday, suspected Boko Haram insurgents invaded Government Girls’ Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state.In the aftermath of the invasion, the school said 94 girls were missing after a roll call was taken.Ibrahim Gaidam, governor of Yobe, put the number of the missing girls [...]

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    ‘Allah will forgive me’ — repentant Boko Haram killer speaks on Buni Yadi massacre

‘Allah will forgive me’ — repentant Boko Haram killer speaks on Buni Yadi massacre

Before the Chibok girls, there were the Buni Yadi boys. Four years ago, Boko Haram insurgents attacked and killed 58 male students of  Federal Government College, Buni Yadi, Yobe state, for receiving "western education". To commemorate the tragedy, TheCable visits the school to speak with witnesses and survivors of the attack. In the third part of the series, the man who [...]

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    How pastor ‘gruesomely murdered’ two women and a baby in Rivers

How pastor ‘gruesomely murdered’ two women and a baby in Rivers

A pastor in Afam, Rivers state, has been arrested in connection with the murder of three persons – two women and a nine-month-old girl, all members of his church.Cyril Okoro, the deputy commissioner of police, disclosed the arrest in Port Harcourt on Friday at a press briefing. Okoro spoke on behalf of the commissioner, Zaki Ahmed.The police alleged that the [...]

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    Sagay stepping on many toes, says Buhari

Sagay stepping on many toes, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-corruption, is stepping on many toes in the bid to defend his administration.He said this when he received Ogiame Ikenwoli, the olu of Warri and some prominent Iteskiri sons, including Sagay, at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday.The president described Sagay as a man of conviction whom, he [...]

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    Driver who killed Iyayi, ex-ASUU president, gets seven years imprisonment

Driver who killed Iyayi, ex-ASUU president, gets seven years imprisonment

Danladi Baba, a driver, who killed Festus Iyayi, former national president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), in a road crash has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment without an option of fine.Iyayi, a winner of the Commonwealth prize for literature, was killed in 2013.In a statement on Friday, Bisi Kazeem, spokesman, of the Federal Road Safety Commission [...]

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    Oyegun replies Tinubu: You have my full support

Oyegun replies Tinubu: You have my full support

John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Bola Tinubu, national leader, has his "fullest" support on his reconciliation assignment.TheCable had reported how Tinubu wrote a scathing letter to the national chairman of the party accusing him of sabotage."Instead of being a bulwark of support as promised, you positioned yourself in active opposition to the goal of [...]

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    Buhari describes Dapchi abduction as a national disaster, says missing girls will be found

Buhari describes Dapchi abduction as a national disaster, says missing girls will be found

President Muhammadu Buhari has described as a national disaster, the abduction of students of Government Girls' Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, saying his government is doing its best to secure their release.In a statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, Buhari said he has instructed all security agencies to see to it that the girls return safely and the perpetrators face [...]

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    ‘It might be a political distraction’ – Garba Shehu dismisses TI report

‘It might be a political distraction’ – Garba Shehu dismisses TI report

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, has described as “misleading and unfair”, the recent report of Transparency International (TI) that corruption is “getting worse” in Nigeria.In its latest corruption perception index (CPI), TI said Nigeria dropped from 136 in 2016 to 148 in 2017, out of the 180 countries surveyed.Reacting on Friday, Shehu said [...]

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    El-Rufai files N2bn defamation suit against Shehu Sani

El-Rufai files N2bn defamation suit against Shehu Sani

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has filed a N2 billion suit against Shehu Sani, lawmaker representing Kaduna central senatorial district.The governor personally filed the suit at the Kaduna state high court on Friday.He sought reliefs for alleged injuries suffered as a result of "malicious statements" made by Sani.El-Rufai said defamed him by referring to him as a "drunk, loose [...]

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