Saturday, September 22, 2018

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    Tinubu, Saraki ‘back Buhari’ for APC’s ticket

Tinubu, Saraki ‘back Buhari’ for APC’s ticket

National leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, will throw his weight behind Muhammadu Buhari in the race for the party's presidential ticket, TheCable understands.Former governor of Kwara state, Bukola Saraki, will also support the former head of state in the indirect primary election scheduled for December 2, having shelved his own ambition.Already, Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State [...]

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    Atiku: Adamawa judgement only a delay to PDP’s ouster

Atiku: Adamawa judgement only a delay to PDP’s ouster

The verdict sacking Alhaji Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri and stopping the October 11 governorship bye-election in Adamawa has only delayed the desire of the people of the state to vote out the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government in the state, former vice president and presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar has said.A federal high court sitting in [...]

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    Presidency too attractive, Atiku laments

Presidency too attractive, Atiku laments

Former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, wants the federal government to take "necessary steps" to make the centre less attractive to politicians.Speaking in Ado-Ekiti while inaugurating the Oba Adeyemo Adejugbe General Hospital built by outgoing governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi to commemorate his fourth year in office, Atiku suggested that the federal government could reduce the rush for power at the centre by devolving [...]

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    Atiku: Father of 30 children, accidental VP and dogged politician with eyes on Aso Rock

Atiku: Father of 30 children, accidental VP and dogged politician with eyes on Aso Rock

He was vice-president of Nigeria for eight years, but that was the last thing on his mind: he only wanted to be governor of Adamawa state at the time.But he could have been vice-presidential candidate much earlier if he had not been "betrayed" after a political horse-trading.And being the president of Nigeria will not be a big deal to him [...]

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    2015: IG vows to disqualify ‘criminal candidates’

2015: IG vows to disqualify ‘criminal candidates’

The acting inspector-general of police, Mr Suleiman Abba, says politicians with criminal records will be stopped from contesting in  the 2015 general election.His pronouncement is bound to generate controversy as the supreme court had ruled in 2007 that only a court of law can stop a candidate from contesting in an election.Abba, at his maiden meeting with state commissioners of [...]

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    Akume: Jonathan has done nothing about ‘laundered’ $9.3m

Akume: Jonathan has done nothing about ‘laundered’ $9.3m

Former governor of Benue state, George Akume has criticised President Goodluck Jonathan over the $9.3m smuggled into South Africa via a private jet for facilitating an arms procurement deal.The government presented documents as evidence of the deal's legitimacy, but the South African government confiscated the money pending the conclusion of a thorough investigation.However, investigations revealed that Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the president of the [...]

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    Can Atiku also run in 2015?

Can Atiku also run in 2015?

As 2015 comes closer, the question on the lips of many educated Nigerians is whether or not, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, is eligible to contest. This article will not seek to answer that question but will merely point out a few facts and highlight certain ideas.137. (1) A person shall not be qualified for election to the office of President if (b) [...]

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    Atiku: Jonathan lacks experience to lead Nigeria

Atiku: Jonathan lacks experience to lead Nigeria

Former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, says President Goodluck Jonathan is too inexperienced to lead the country.Speaking on Friday during an interview with AFP, Atiku said the ongoing insurgency would not have degenerated to the current level if the federal government had tackled it effectively.He commended the Obasanjo-led administration for its effort in not allowing the violence from the Boko Haram escalate to [...]

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    THE AFTERMATH: Adamawa loss hits Atiku hard

THE AFTERMATH: Adamawa loss hits Atiku hard

Times were when former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar was considered a political wizard ─ the indomitable strategist who knows how to win when it matters the most. The victory of President Olusegun Obasanjo in the 1999 general was attributed, in the main, to the political prowess of Atiku and he immediately looked like a president in waiting. In 2003, he played [...]

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    Atiku declares interest in 2015 Aso Rock race

Atiku declares interest in 2015 Aso Rock race

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has declared his intention to run in the 2015 presidential election.His media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, said on Friday that Atiku will formally announce his intention to run for the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday, September 24."This is not about me, it is about our young people. It is about Nigerians. It [...]

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    Atiku ‘rescues’ 15 Chibok schoolgirls

Atiku ‘rescues’ 15 Chibok schoolgirls

Former vice-president Atiku Abubakar has "rescued" 15 out of the girls which the Boko Haram insurgents abducted at Government college, Chibok, Borno State with full scholarships.While about 276 students were abducted, about 40 of them managed to escape from captivity and they vowed not to continue their education unless they are opportune to find a safe and secure environment.However, Atiku [...]

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    Amaechi ‘to pitch tent’ with Buhari for APC ticket

Amaechi ‘to pitch tent’ with Buhari for APC ticket

Rivers Governor Rotimi Amaechi is highly disposed to supporting Gen. Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), his political allies have told TheCable.APC's flag bearer is expected to come from the north when the primary holds later in the year.Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and Kano Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso are also thought to be interested in the ticket.Sources [...]

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    Ribadu: My defection to PDP ‘for a good cause’

Ribadu: My defection to PDP ‘for a good cause’

Former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Nuhu Ribadu, says his defection to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is in pursuit of a good cause and not out of selfish interest.“I know how difficult it may be for you to come to terms with my defection to another party, but I must assure you that it’s [...]

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    Adamawa governorhip: Ribadu ‘under pressure’ to run

Adamawa governorhip: Ribadu ‘under pressure’ to run

Former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Malam Nuhu Ribadu, is under "intense pressure" to run for governorship in Adamawa State, TheCable understands.A fresh governorship election will be held in the state within the next three months following the impeachment of Vice Admiral Murtala Nyako on Tuesday.Nyako, who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the [...]

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    4 fatal mistakes that led to Murtala Nyako’s fall

4 fatal mistakes that led to Murtala Nyako’s fall

There is a general belief that President Goodluck Jonathan is responsible for the downfall of Vice Admiral Murtala Hammanyero Nyako, but the former governor of Adamawa State did not make things easy for himself with the way he conducted his local politics. He consistently played poor politics. TheCable lists the major mistakes of the man called Baba Mai Mangoro1. His son's [...]

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    Public holiday: Obasanjo lost, will Nyako lose?

Public holiday: Obasanjo lost, will Nyako lose?

On Sunday, Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, shocked people within and outside the northeastern state when he declared Monday and Tuesday as public holidays.Arguably the most frequently-asked question of the day is why citizens of the state have suddenly been gifted two days away from work? Two reasons: one, the stated; the other, the implied.According to Nyako’s chief of [...]

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