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House of reps loses fifth member in 9th assembly

    House of reps loses fifth member in 9th assembly

Haruna Maitala, a member of the house of representatives from Plateau state, is dead. TheCable understands Maitala died in a car accident along the Abuja-Keffi road on his way to

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OBITUARY: Tony Momoh, the staunch Buharist and journalism champion who ditched his birth name for Enahoro’s

    OBITUARY: Tony Momoh, the staunch Buharist and journalism champion who ditched his birth name for Enahoro’s

“No one sees death, no one sees the face of death. No one hears the voice of death, but cruel death cuts off mankind” – Utanapishtim. Less than four weeks

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OBITUARY: Domkat Bali, loyal army general who ‘saved Nigeria from a genocide’

    OBITUARY: Domkat Bali, loyal army general who ‘saved Nigeria from a genocide’

Loyal. That is the word with which many people who knew him described him. Domkat Yah Bali was loyal to his country and he spent decades in active service proving

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OBITUARY: Ajimobi, the ‘constituted authority’ who wanted to die at 70

    OBITUARY: Ajimobi, the ‘constituted authority’ who wanted to die at 70

“I normally tell God that if I clock 70 years of age, that would be enough. My father died two months to his 70th birthday, so I used to say

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OBITUARY: Akinjide, legal mathematician whose ’12 two-thirds’ defence sealed Shagari’s victory

  OBITUARY: Akinjide, legal mathematician whose ’12 two-thirds’ defence sealed Shagari’s victory

On September 26, 1979, weeks after the presidential election that saw the emergence of Shehu Shagari of the National Party

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OBITUARY: Jack Welch, son of a train conductor who rose to become America’s ‘manager of the century’

  OBITUARY: Jack Welch, son of a train conductor who rose to become America’s ‘manager of the century’

Controversial, ruthless, intrepidly daring and successful are mere succinct words to describe Jack Welch, former chairman and chief executive officer

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OBITUARY: Chukwuemeka Ike, the intellectual in royal garb who ‘chose 20 novels over £20m’ 

  OBITUARY: Chukwuemeka Ike, the intellectual in royal garb who ‘chose 20 novels over £20m’ 

If you had your secondary school education in Nigeria, then you most probably read Chukwuemeka Ike’s The Bottled Leopard. The

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OBITUARY: David-West, the petroleum minister IBB fired for drinking tea

  OBITUARY: David-West, the petroleum minister IBB fired for drinking tea

Professor. Commissioner. Two-time minister under military regimes. And a Special guest at Nigerian prisons. Very few men in Nigeria’s history

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OBITUARY: Mobolaji Johnson, the governor who developed Lagos with £10,000

  OBITUARY: Mobolaji Johnson, the governor who developed Lagos with £10,000

While children of his age were pacing up and down to school, Mobolaji Johnson could not walk — at the

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OBITUARY: Waku, the senator who wanted military to seize power from Obasanjo

  OBITUARY: Waku, the senator who wanted military to seize power from Obasanjo

“And by the time I am gone, that is what I want to be remembered for,” were the words of

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