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  1. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Secondus: Some thieves in Lagos are talking about fighting corruption – TheCable

    Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says some politicians in Lagos are talking about fighting corruption when the source of their wealth is questionable. The PDP chairman said this at a campaign rally in Nasarawa state on Thursday. Although he did not...
  2. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Dogara: Where are the northern elders who criticised Jonathan over insecurity? – TheCable

    Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has accused northern elders of being silent in the face of the insecurity in the region. The speaker said while the elders in Borno and other northern states criticised former President Goodluck Jonathan over killings, they have kept mum...
  3. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro We’ve chased Boko Haram out of Baga, says army – TheCable

    Troops of the Nigerian army special forces command have cleared Boko Haram insurgents off Baga town in Borno state. On December 28, 2018, the insurgents attacked the town and reportedly hoisted their flag. Residents had told TheCable that the insurgents took over the community after...
  4. Nigeria Political News

    Politics I’ve spent N200m of my personal money to run for president, says Moghalu – TheCable

    Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), says he has spent over N200 million of his “personal money” on the bid to emerge Nigeria’s president. He said his party will fund its campaign through voluntary contributions of its members and the public, adding...
  5. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Soyinka on leaked tapes: Amaechi didn’t insult Buhari – TheCable

    Wole Soyinka, literary scholar, made reference to the leaked tapes purportedly from Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, while speaking on fake news on Wednesday. Soyinka, who was a panelist at a conference on fake news organised by the BBC, said the minister did not insult President...
  6. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Saraki: Buhari’s anti-graft war is more of propaganda – TheCable

    Senate President Bukola Saraki says the anti-corruption war of the President Muhammadu Buhari government “is more of propaganda than reality”. Saraki said this in an interview with Channels TV on Wednesday....... Read more via TheCable – Get More Nigeria Political News
  7. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Despite indefinite suspension, FG budgets N8.7bn for national carrier – TheCable

    A total of N8.7 billion was budgeted for Nigeria Air, the national carrier, in the proposed 2019 budget. This is despite the indefinite suspension placed on the project by the federal government... Read more via TheCable – Get More Nigeria Political News
  8. Nigeria Political News

    Politics AUDIO: Lagos is a glorified village, no roads… no water, says Amaechi – TheCable

    Rotimi Amaechi, director-general of President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign organisation, has described Lagos as a glorified village in an audio clip leaked on Monday. The transportation minister said there is insufficient water and roads in Lagos while lamenting the spate of traffic jams in the...
  9. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Keyamo to Atiku: Admit it’s over and endorse Buhari – TheCable

    Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari, has asked Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to accept defeat ahead of the 2019 presidential election and endorse Buhari. Keyamo said this while responding to Atiku’s call for a...
  10. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Babachir Lawal: Nigerians will reject some APC governors, senators during election – TheCable

    Babachir Lawal, former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says voters will elect candidates based on merit during the election. While speaking with reporters in Yola, capital of Adamawa state, on Wednesday, he said unlike in 2015 when they voted “one party all through”...
  11. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Chicason Group: How Aisha Buhari’s ‘impersonator’ welcomed our CEO to Aso Rock before defrauding him of N150m – TheCable

    Chicason Group, a technology-driven company, has explained how Alexander Okafor, its chief executive office, got involved with Amina Mohammed, suspected impersonator of Aisha Buhari, wife of the president. In December, the Department of State Services (DSS) arrested Mohammed for allegedly...
  12. Nigeria Business News

    Business NSE loses N134bn on first trading day of 2019 – TheCable

    The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) started the year 2019 on the red side, as the market shed N134 billion on Wednesday. As at the last trading day of 2018, the market capitalisation stood N11.7207 trillion, only to fall by N134 billion to N11.5863 trillion on the first trading day … Read...
  13. Nigeria Political News

    Politics FULL LIST: Orji Kalu among over 200 persons in Buhari’s reelection team – TheCable

    Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state, has been appointed into the committee for the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari. Kalu, who is standing trial for corruption, has been out of the country on alleged health grounds.... Read more via TheCable – Get...
  14. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Shettima on Borno insurgency: I haven’t criticised Buhari because he listens to me – TheCable

    Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno, says he is yet to criticise President Muhammadu Buhari over the insecurity challenge in the state because he is convinced that Buhari is devoted to the fight against Boko Haram. Shettima said this when he convened an “extraordinary security meeting” to...
  15. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Bakare: Buhari didn’t appoint ministers for six months because there was no money to pay them – TheCable

    Tunde Bakare, the serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, says President Muhammadu Buhari did not appoint ministers for six months because there was no money to pay them. In an interview aired in Calgary, Canada on Tuesday and monitored by... Read more via TheCable –...
  16. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Politicians will twist my 2019 prophecies, says Adeboye – TheCable

    Enoch Adeboye, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), says politicians will twist his prophecies for the year 2019. The revered preacher said this is the reason why he has decided, by God, to code the prophesies, so no one can say “Adeboye said”. He … Read more...
  17. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro We’ll attend to visa applicants, says US embassy – TheCable

    The US embassy in Nigeria says its offices in Abuja and Lagos are open for all consular business, including visa interviews. The embassy said this in a tweet on Tuesday. “U.S. Embassy Abuja and Consulate General Lagos remain open for for all consular business, including visa interviews...
  18. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Keyamo to Atiku: Produce evidence of corruption against Buhari or keep quiet forever – TheCable

    Festus Keyamo, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, has asked Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to quit peddling allegations against Buhari if he has no evidence. Keyamo said this in reaction to the demand by Atiku that...
  19. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Local hunters ‘chase Boko Haram fighters’ from Yobe town – TheCable

    Suspected Boko Haram fighters who invaded Buni- Gari, a town in Yobe state, got more than they bargained for when some hunters engaged them in a fierce battle on Sunday. A resident of the town who disclosed this to TheCable said the insurgents struck around 5pm. He said though … Read more...
  20. Nigeria Political News

    Politics I’d have taken up arms, says Yari as he asks Buhari to declare state of emergency in Zamfara – TheCable

    Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says he would have taken up arms against bandits in the state if his office allowed. Yari said this while addressing reporters in Gasau, the state capital on Thursday. He called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on the...