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    ‘Governors have confidence in Oyegun’ — Yahaya Bello speaks on Tinubu’s letter

‘Governors have confidence in Oyegun’ — Yahaya Bello speaks on Tinubu’s letter

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have confidence in John Odigie-Oyegun, national chairman of the party.Bello, who said this while speaking with state house correspondents on Thursday, was reacting to the allegations of sabotage levelled against Odigie-Oyegun by Bola Tinubu, the party's national leader.TheCable had reported how Tinubu, who was assigned to reconcile aggrieved [...]

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    PDP: Buhari’s govt frustrating rescue of Dapchi girls

PDP: Buhari’s govt frustrating rescue of Dapchi girls

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari of frustrating efforts to rescue abducted students of Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state.The PDP said Boko Haram insurgents were able to repeat the Chibok girls abduction because the federal government deceived Nigerians into letting their guards down.In a statement on Friday, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the [...]

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    Benue court jails three herdsmen

Benue court jails three herdsmen

A magistrates’ court in Makurdi, Benue state, on Friday handed a one-year jail sentence to three herders - Iliya Garba, Hassan Abdullahi, and Lanshak Lonfalk - for violating the law enacted in 2017.The convicts were charged with criminal conspiracy and open nomadic livestock rearing and grazing.The offences are punishable under sections 97 of the penal code and 19 (2) of the [...]

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    Catholic bishops kick against distribution of condoms in schools

Catholic bishops kick against distribution of condoms in schools

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has kicked against the "indiscreet" distribution of condoms and contraceptive pills in schools.It also says some provisions of the gender and equal opportunities bill are capable of legalising anti-human  and anti-family activities.In a communiqué issued on Friday at the end of CBCN 2018 first plenary session in Abuja, the bishops faulted some of the provisions [...]

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    After Tinubu’s ‘letter bomb’, Buhari meets Oyegun

After Tinubu’s ‘letter bomb’, Buhari meets Oyegun

President Muhammadu Buhari met with John Odigie-Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Friday afternoon over the crisis rocking the party. TheCable had reported a scathing letter written to Odigie-Oyegun by Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos. Tinubu accused the chairman of sabotaging the reconciliation assignment given to him by the president. Odigie-Oyegun arrived the presidential villa at 3pm and left 50 [...]

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    We don’t want to manufacture stories on abducted Dapchi schoolgirls, says Lai

We don’t want to manufacture stories on abducted Dapchi schoolgirls, says Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, has asked Nigerians to give the federal government more time to investigate the abduction of students of Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe.The whereabouts of over 90 students have remained unknown since Boko Haram raided the school on Monday and abducted some of the girls.The government had initially said it was not sure if [...]

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    EXTRA: Buhari calls el-Rufai ‘the bulldozer’

EXTRA: Buhari calls el-Rufai ‘the bulldozer’

After demolishing the head office of a faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna, governor Nasir el-Rufai has earned the title of 'bulldozer'.The appellation was given to him by none other than President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday during the national council of state meeting at the presidential villa.The Kaduna state government had on Tuesday brought down the house of Suleiman Hukunyi, [...]

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    ‘I personally evacuated the dead bodies of my two sons’ — father recalls when Boko Haram killed 58 Buni Yadi students

‘I personally evacuated the dead bodies of my two sons’ — father recalls when Boko Haram killed 58 Buni Yadi students

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 second part of the series, a parent re-lives [...]

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    FLASHBACK: Like Chibok, like Dapchi — history repeats itself as farce

FLASHBACK: Like Chibok, like Dapchi — history repeats itself as farce

My head is starting to spin. In 24 hours, girls were kidnapped not kidnapped abducted not abducted missing not missing found not found rescued not rescued. We have even managed to confuse international media. CNN's falcon cannot hear BBC's falconer. Magic realism... — Pius Adesanmi (@pius_adesanmi) February 22, 2018Pius Adesanmi, a professor at Carleton University, Canada, could well have been talking [...]

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    Buhari asks govs to give him more time to decide on 2019

Buhari asks govs to give him more time to decide on 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for more time to take a decision on the 2019 election.According to Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, Buhari made the demand during a meeting with governors at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday night.The president spent over two hours with the governors at the First [...]

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