Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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    Simon Kolawole: We often blame God for our faults

Simon Kolawole: We often blame God for our faults

Simon Kolawole, founder and CEO of TheCable, says Christian faithful should not  blame God for every challenge they encounter in life. Speaking at the first online rally of "Discovery for Men", a programme of the Fountain of Life Church, Lagos, on Sunday, Kolawole gave the example of an incident in the Bible when a ship conveying Jesus Christ and his disciples [...]

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    INTERVIEW: I’ve no regrets paying tribute to Abba Kyari, says Simon Kolawole

INTERVIEW: I’ve no regrets paying tribute to Abba Kyari, says Simon Kolawole

TheCable, Nigeria's independent online newspaper, marked its sixth anniversary on April 29, 2020. In this interview with eelive.ng, Simon Kolawole, Founder and CEO of Cable Newspaper Ltd, speaks on the journey so far, the challenges facing the media in Nigeria and his relationship with Abba Kyari, the late chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. eelive.ng: You recently wrote a tribute [...]

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    Finally, Aregbesola commends undercover investigation on Ikoyi prisons

Finally, Aregbesola commends undercover investigation on Ikoyi prisons

Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior, has commended an undercover investigation which exposed the rot in the Nigerian prison establishment. Fisayo Soyombo, undercover journalist and former editor of TheCable, had undertaken an investigation exposing bribery and impunity in Nigeria's criminal justice system. The journalist spent two weeks in detention — five days in a police cell and eight as an inmate in Ikoyi prison — [...]

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    Simon Kolawole to deliver lecture on ‘future of journalism’ at Unilorin

Simon Kolawole to deliver lecture on ‘future of journalism’ at Unilorin

Simon Kolawole, founder and CEO of TheCable, will on July 4 deliver the 10th annual Doyin Mahmoud lecture at the University of Ilorin, Kwara state. His lecture, 'The Future of Journalism', is organised by the  Association Of Mass Communication Students (AMCOS). It is held annually in honour of Mahmoud, late veteran journalist and former head of the department of mass communication in the institution. Mahmoud joined [...]

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    Shettima congratulates TheCable on fifth anniversary

Shettima congratulates TheCable on fifth anniversary

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state, has congratulated Simon Kolawole, chief executive officer (CEO) of TheCable, as the online newspaper clocked 5 years. The governor took to his Twitter handle to describe the ace journalist as a "decent man" dedicated to the cause of a better Nigeria. "Congratulations my brother! You are a decent man who believes in the Nigeria Project. Best [...]

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    VIDEO: ‘Abacha Loot should have been dedicated to health sector’

VIDEO: ‘Abacha Loot should have been dedicated to health sector’

Sahara Reporters, an online news website, has released a documentary titled 'Abacha Loot And the Chronicles Of Corruption in Nigeria'. The documentary talks about the controversy surrounding the repatriation of stolen funds under the regime of late Sani Abacha, most especially the looting of billions of dollars. Abacha was military president from 1993 to 1998. The documentary features Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara [...]

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    Dele Momodu to launch three books

Dele Momodu to launch three books

Dele Momodu, publisher of Ovation Magazine, will on July 10 launch three separate books to commemorate the 20th anniversary of MKO Abiola’s death and to also mark the 25th  anniversary of the annulled June 12, 1993 election. The launch will place at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) in Lagos. The three books are titled "PENDULUM: The Writings of Dele Momodu Vol I, PENDULUM: [...]

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    Omojuwa, Afolayan lead conversations on male empowerment

Omojuwa, Afolayan lead conversations on male empowerment

It was nothing short of a “man’s world” as hundreds gathered at the inaugural edition of “recall conference for men”, a one-day event which held in Victoria Island, Lagos, on Saturday. The forum kicked off with a panel session that brought speakers from the realms of music, politics, film and events management in Nigeria. Focusing on “people and relevance”, the conversations were around [...]

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    Simon Kolawole inspired my first film, ‘30 Days’- Mildred Okwo

Simon Kolawole inspired my first film, ‘30 Days’- Mildred Okwo

Mildred Okwo, award winning Nollywood filmmaker, says Simon Kolawole, veteran journalist, inspired her very first movie “30 days”. Okwo wrote, co-produced and directed 30 Days – a star-studded film which featured Nollywood stars including Joke Silva, Genevieve Nnaji, Segun Arinze, Norbert Young and Najite Dede. Speaking on Monday at the launch of Niran Adedokun’s highly anticipated book, “Ladies Calling the Shots”, Okwo [...]

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    TheCable’s Tijani Mayowa wins Chevening scholarship

TheCable’s Tijani Mayowa wins Chevening scholarship

Oluwamayowa Tijani, staff writer and columnist at TheCable, has been awarded the Chevening scholarship to study for a master's degree in the UK. The scholarship, which is awarded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), is valued at over £30,000 for the academic year. Tijani, who was named alongside over 40 other Nigerians, joins a community of over 1,000 Nigerians who [...]

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    Social Media Clinic to hold in Abuja Friday

Social Media Clinic to hold in Abuja Friday

Social Media Clinic (SMC), a platform which seeks to counter the irresponsible use of social networks, will take place in Abuja on Friday. Founded by Sunday Dare, an executive commissioner at the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), the clinic has the mandate of correcting ills in the society through engagement and sensitisation. Some of the speakers at the second edition of SMC programme are [...]

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    US fails to rule out revoking visas of corrupt Nigerians

US fails to rule out revoking visas of corrupt Nigerians

Russell Brooks, spokesman of the US embassy in Nigeria, is not ruling out the possibility of his country revoking the visas of corrupt Nigerians. Speaking during a courtesy visit to TheCable on Wednesday, Brooks said there are rules and regulations on visa revocation which are applied on individual basis. He said: “I won't predict what the United States will do in terms of [...]

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    Okpalaeke, Onigbinde challenge journalists on investigative skills, use of data

Okpalaeke, Onigbinde challenge journalists on investigative skills, use of data

Three-time CNN Journalist of the Year, Declan Okpalaeke, and co-founder of BudgIT, Seun Onigbinde, have challenged journalists to deploy investigative reporting and data journalism to promote transparency and good governance in the country. Both men spoke in Lagos on Friday at the inaugural investigative journalism training organised by the Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF), a not-for-profit organisation and partner of TheCable newspaper. CNJF is one of [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Masses are the greatest economists

Oshiomhole: Masses are the greatest economists

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, on Thursday described poor people as "the greatest economists in the world". Oshiomhole, who was the keynote speaker at TheCable Colloquium in Lagos, said the poor live within their means, despite the meager income that they earn. “The issue of our national economic policies is not just a matter for experts; everybody is an economist. For [...]

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    Former Leadership GMD, Azu, ‘returns with The Interview’

Former Leadership GMD, Azu, ‘returns with The Interview’

Azubuike ishiekwene, former executive director (publications) of Punch and former group managing director of Leadership, is launching The Interview, a magazine focused on leading professionals and politicians. The magazine will be in circulation by Monday, August 10. Ishiekwene, managing director/editor-in-chief of the publication, who is popularly known as Azu from his days as a columnist, said magazine will be published monthly, with the [...]

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    What’s Attahiru Jega’s INEC up to?

What’s Attahiru Jega’s INEC up to?

I am, evidently, one of the admirers of Professor Attahiru Jega, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Not that I have always liked him though. When he was president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and I was in my final year at the University of Lagos, I hated him and his ASUU. They went [...]

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