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  1. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Supreme court upholds Fayemi’s election – TheCable

    The supreme court has upheld the victory of Kayode Fayemi in last year’s governorship election. At its sitting on Friday, the court dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Kolapo Olusola, its governorship candidate, challenging Fayemi’s victory. The Independent...
  2. Nigeria Metro News

    Politics 77 radiotherapy machines, over 1m boreholes — how 8th senate’s N70.6bn running cost could have transformed Nigeria – TheCable

    Each senator in the 8th assembly got a monthly running cost of N13.5 million. This was aside the basic salary and other allowances that they received. Since there are 109 senators, their running cost amounted to N1.47 billion in a month and would have reached a total of N70.6 … Read more via...
  3. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Buhari presides over valedictory FEC meeting – TheCable

    President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over valedictory federal executive council (FEC) meeting of his first term in office. Buhari walked into the council chambers of the presidential villa, Abuja, at 11:02am and the meeting started immediately. After the national anthem, the Muslim...
  4. Nigeria Entertainment News

    Business Oil economy slumps as GDP slows to 2.01% – TheCable

    The growth of the oil economy declined to -2.40%, latest gross domestic product (GDP) released by the National Bureau of Statistics has shown. This is a difference of – 0.78 percentage points from the -1.62% recorded in the fourth quarter of 2018. The nation’s GDP also contracted to 2.01% from...
  5. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Mind your business, Lagos APC chieftain hits el-Rufai over godfatherism comment – TheCable

    Moshood Salvador, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, on Sunday described Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the ruling party, as a gift not only to the south-west, but the entire nation. Salvador spoke to journalists on the sidelines of the annual Ramadan lecture...
  6. Nigeria Business News

    Business After 18 years, MTN lists on NSE — adds N1.83trn to market cap – TheCable

    MTN Nigeria has finally been listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. The telecommunications giant was listed on the industries sector of the national bourse, 18-years after its first investor call was made by Pascal Dozie, the brain behind the Diamond Bank. “Our MTN Chairman & CEO have been...
  7. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Bauchi assembly passes bill to halt recovery of looted funds – TheCable

    The Bauchi state house of assembly has passed a bill to repeal the the law on the recovery of looted public funds and properties. The bill was passed on the floor of the house on Wednesday with 13 members out of 31 in attendance. Kawuwa Damina, speaker of the … Read more via TheCable –...
  8. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Reps kick against bill restricting public officials from foreign medical trips – TheCable

    The house of representatives has rejected a bill seeking to prevent public officials from seeking medical treatment abroad. The lower legislative chamber voted against the bill when it came up for debate during Tuesday’s plenary. They had passed it for second reading last year. The bill seeks to...
  9. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Reps kick against bill restricting public officials from foreign medical trips – TheCable

    The house of representatives has rejected a bill seeking to prevent public officials from seeking medical treatment abroad. The lower legislative chamber voted against the bill when it came up for debate during Tuesday’s plenary. They had passed it for second reading last year. The bill seeks...
  10. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Buhari backs Ngige on NSITF crisis, redeploys Kokori – TheCable

    President Muhammadu Buhari has defended the refusal of Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, to swear in Frank Kokori as the chairman of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) board. In a statement on Sunday, Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, said Kokori has also been...
  11. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro FLASHBACK: Was this the video that got Sanusi into trouble with Ganduje? – TheCable

    Muhammad Sanusi II, the emir of Kano and former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has been at the heart of a post-election controversy with Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, over his criticism of the governor’s actions and inactions in the state. The former CBN governor’s problem...
  12. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro SHOCKER: These 28 states cannot fund their 2019 budgets with two-year revenue – TheCable

    Data made available by the Nigeria Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has shown that 28 states would be unable to fund their 2019 budgets from revenue realised in 2018 and 2017. The information, which was made available in the NEITI quarterly review. The eight states that...
  13. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Reps panel ‘uncovers’ $995m FG funds outside TSA – TheCable

    A house of representatives panel says it has uncovered public funds outside the treasury single account (TSA) to the tune of $995.71 million. The ad hoc committee on the need to ascertain the proceeds of the treasury single account made the submission in its report considered and adopted by …...
  14. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro UK jails six Nigerians over internet fraud – TheCable

    Six Nigerian citizens based in the United Kingdom have been jailed for their roles in the theft of millions of pounds from businesses and individuals in the UK and abroad. The Nigerians, related by blood, are Bonaventure Chukwuka, 41; Emmanuel Chukwuka, 27; Christian Chukwuka, 39; Andrew...
  15. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro You can still register your business for N5,000 till July 31 – TheCable

    From May 1 to July 31, business registration will cost only N5000, Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo has said. Spurred by the successes recorded in the first 50% discount window for business registration in Nigeria, the federal government has directed the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) to...
  16. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Appeal court fixes Thursday for judgment on Osun guber poll – TheCable

    The appeal court sitting in Abuja has slated Thursday for judgement in the Osun state governorship election. In a hearing notice issued on Wednesday, the court said it will hear the appeal filed by Gboyega Oyetola, governor of the state, against Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples...
  17. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro ’50 killed’ in fresh attack on Zamfara communities – TheCable

    At least 50 persons have been reportedly killed while 31 sustained injuries after suspected bandits attacked some communities in Zamfara state during the weekend. The armed men were said to have attacked communities in Maru, Gusau and Birnin Magaji local government areas of the state. The...
  18. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro NMA: 2000 health workers leave Nigeria every year – TheCable

    The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says at least 2000 workers in the health sector leave the country annually. Francis Faduyile, NMA national president, disclosed this in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state, during the opening ceremony of the association’s 59th annual general conference/delegates...
  19. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Buhari leaves for UK – TheCable

    President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to the United Kingdom on Thursday after a visit to Maiduguri, Borno state, his media office says. The president was in Lagos on Wednesday to inaugurate projects being executed by the state government. He is now in Maiduguri to inaugurate “developmental...
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    Metro Inside story of how British tourist was shot dead in Kaduna - THE CABLE

    Faye Mooney, a Briton, was one of the two persons shot dead at Kajuru Castle in Kaduna state on Friday morning. Suspected bandits had attacked the holiday resort but two mobile policemen guarding the facility were said to have prevented them from gaining access to the facility. A source told...
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