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    ‘I’m worried over insecurity’ — Obasanjo writes another letter to Buhari

‘I’m worried over insecurity’ — Obasanjo writes another letter to Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has written yet another letter to President Muhammadu Buhari.This comes more than a year after the letter he wrote to the president generated so much uproar. He had criticised Buhari, asking him not to seek another term.In the new letter dated July 15, Obasanjo said he is very worried over the high level of insecurity in [...]

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    Gunmen kidnap Siasia’s mother

Gunmen kidnap Siasia’s mother

Beauty Ogere, mother of Samson Siasia, former coach of the Super Eagles, has been kidnapped.According to The Nation, gunmen broke into the residence of the 76-year-old woman in Odoni, Sagbama, Bayelsa state, on Monday morning.Odere was kidnapped in November  2015 and released her 13 days later.TheCable could not reach the former Super Eagles coach for confirmation on Monday as his [...]

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    JAMB: Many corrupt leaders started with examination malpractice

JAMB: Many corrupt leaders started with examination malpractice

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says some Nigerian leaders started corruption by experimenting with examination malpractice.The board disclosed this in its weekly bulletin.JAMB lamented that examination fraud in the country is mostly sponsored by parents, adding that it is determined to fight the malpractices before it becomes "a monster".“Corruption is not a peculiar African or Nigerian problem. Regrettably, [...]

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    Soyinka: Buhari can’t handle Nigeria’s problems

Soyinka: Buhari can’t handle Nigeria’s problems

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says the problems confronting Nigeria are beyond President Muhammadu Buhari's administration. Soyinka spoke when he played host to some students who paid him a visit on his 85th birthday.The literary icon said while state governments differ in success rates, "central government has failed".He called on the federal government to shun partisanship and focus on delivering good governance to [...]

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    THE LIST: Tunji Bello, Gbenga Omotoso… Sanwo-Olu appoints ‘first batch’ of commissioners

THE LIST: Tunji Bello, Gbenga Omotoso… Sanwo-Olu appoints ‘first batch’ of commissioners

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos state, has appointed 25 people as commissioners and special advisers for his government, subject to the approval of the state assembly.This is, however, the first batch of his cabinet.The commissioners include Tunji Bello, the immediate past Secretary to Government of Lagos State, Gbenga Omotoso, editor at The Nation Newspaper, and 23 others.“We took our time [...]

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    Vacation of judges cancelled over election petitions

Vacation of judges cancelled over election petitions

Zainab Bulkachuwa, president of the court of appeal, has cancelled the annual vacation of judges because of the "enormous petitions" before the appeallate court.In a statement on Sunday, Sa'adatu Musa, appeal court spokesman, said the directive was contained in a circular transmitted to the judges by Bulkachuwa on July 2.Bulkachuwa said the appeals coming from the election tribunal are time-bound [...]

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    VIDEO: ‘Is Evans a herdsman?’ — Tinubu speaks on murder of Fasoranti’s daughter

VIDEO: ‘Is Evans a herdsman?’ — Tinubu speaks on murder of Fasoranti’s daughter

Bola Tinubu, a national of leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says those blaming herdsmen for the death of Funke Olakurin, daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, do not have evidence.Speaking when he paid a condolence visit to the family of Fasoranti in Akure, Ondo state capital, the APC leader said kidnapping is not peculiar to any ethnic group or a [...]

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    Ohanaeze to FG: Don’t exonerate herdsmen in death of Fasoranti’s daughter

Ohanaeze to FG: Don’t exonerate herdsmen in death of Fasoranti’s daughter

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, apex Igbo socio-cultural group, says the murder of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Fasoranti, Afenifere leader, is capable of throwing the country into anarchy. Olakunrin, 58, was heading to Lagos from Akure, Ondo state capital, when suspected kidnappers targeted her vehicle. In an attempt to escape, the attackers fired at her, and she died while being taken to the hospital. In [...]

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    Fasoranti’s son: Policemen told me herdsmen killed my sister

Fasoranti’s son: Policemen told me herdsmen killed my sister

Kehinde, one of the sons of Reuben Fasoranti, Afenifere leader, says some policemen told him that suspected herdsmen carried out the attack which led to the death of his sister.Olakunrin, 58, was murdered along Benin-Ore highway while returning to Lagos after visiting her father in Akure, Ondo state capital, on Friday.Yinka Odumakin, spokesman of Afenifere, had blamed the incident on [...]

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    Obaigbena: Why I won’t go into politics

Obaigbena: Why I won’t go into politics

Nduka Obaigbena, editor-in-chief and chairman, THISDAY Media Group/Arise TV Networks, says he cannot claim to be successful "until I get to the finish point".Obaigbena, who clocked 60 on Sunday, said this in an interview with his newspaper.Speaking on his success story, Obaigbena said he was "not born with a silver spoon" but in his 20s, he was a young man "with lots [...]

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