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  1. Nigeria Political News

    Politics FG cancels passport printing contracts abroad – TheCable

    President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled all e-passport printing contracts abroad, saying that it will now be the sole responsibility of the Nigerian Security Printing & Minting Company (NSPMC). Femi Adesina, special adviser to the.... Read more via TheCable – https://ift.tt/2LfUuJB Get More...
  2. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Taraba governor says Ruga is colonialism – TheCable

    Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state, has described the Ruga initiative as a form of colonialism, saying it should not only be suspended but cancelled. The federal government had proposed the idea as a means of addressing the incessant clashes between cattle rearers and farmers but it was...
  3. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro BREAKING: Nigeria adds N587bn debt in three months – TheCable

    Figures released by the Debt Management Office (DMO) on Wednesday shows that the country’s debt has increased by N587 billion. According to the DMO, the total debt stock as at March 31, 2019 stood at N24.9 trillion compared to the N24.3 trillion as at December 31, 2018. More to … Read more...
  4. Nigeria Entertainment News

    Entertainment Isilomo: Losing my job triggered my interest in BBNaija – TheCable Lifestyle

    Isilomo Braimoh, a housemate in the ongoing Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) season 4, says losing her job triggered her interest to participate in the audition for the reality show. According to her, being fired from her job gave her the time to take part in the auditions of BBNaija, adding that …...
  5. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Badeh’s killing not political, says investigative panel – TheCable

    The joint investigative panel set up to probe the death of Alex Badeh, former chief of defence staff, says the killing has not political undertone. Bamidele Shafa, leader of the panel, disclosed this while parading 15 suspects alleged to be involved in the crime, at the Mogadishu cantonment in …...
  6. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro EFCC re-arraigns Fayose, gets court’s permission to travel abroad for treatment – TheCable

    The federal high court in Lagos has granted the request of Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, to travel abroad for medical treatment as he claimed to be sick. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) re-arraigned the former governor for alleged money laundering on...
  7. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Campaign against Magu won’t save you, EFCC tells Saraki – TheCable

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says no amount of media campaign against Ibrahim Magu, its acting chairman, will stop the prosecution of Bukola Saraki, former president of the senate. In a statement on Sunday, Tony Orilade, EFCC spokesman, alleged that Saraki made a false...
  8. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro VIDEO: The Abuja village where lack of electricity is killing people – TheCable

    There has never been electricity in Gosa Kpanyi Kpanyi, says 47-year-old Danjuma Ashibo. As speaker of the village parliament which holds its meetings under a tree, Ashibo is understandably frustrated and increasingly dejected. He was born to a state of lightlessness that still persists. Gosa...
  9. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro We’ll ban Almajiri system of education, says FG – TheCable

    The federal government is considering proscribing the Al-majiri system of education in order to tackle insecurity. Babagana Monguno, national security adviser, who disclosed this at the end of the national executive council meeting in Abuja, said the ban is to ensure that no child is deprived...
  10. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Ghana arrests Nigerian prof, accuses him of incitement – TheCable

    Austin Nwagbara, a Nigerian professor based in Ghana, has accused the Ghanaian government of maltreating Nigerians. In a viral video, Nwagbara urged a group of people to employ the media from Nigeria to reshape the reportage of Nigerians based in Ghana. He said Nigerians are highly talented but...
  11. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Buratai blames soldiers for Boko Haram attacks – TheCable

    Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has attributed some attacks on military bases to insufficient commitment of soldiers. The Nigerian army has suffered many attacks from the Boko Haram sect, especially in Borno, in recent times. Just last week, insurgents hit a military formation in the state...
  12. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro No gorilla in Kano zoo, says Ganduje on missing N6.8m – TheCable

    Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says there is no gorilla in the state-owned zoo where it was alleged that N6.8 million was swallowed by the animal. An official of the Kano Zoological Gardens had been quoted as saying a gorilla carted away the money from where it was kept before …...
  13. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro ’34 killed’, houses burnt as Zamfara boils again – TheCable

    At least 34 people were killed after suspected bandits attacked three villages in Shinkafi local government of Zamfara state on Friday. The affected villages are Gidan Wawo-Katuru, Tungar Kaho-Galadi and Kyalido-Katuru. A source told TheCable that the attackers, who came on motorcycles, set many...
  14. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Gorilla ‘swallows’ N6.8m in Kano zoo – TheCable

    A gorilla has been accused of swallowing the N6.8 million in the Kano Zoological Gardens, according to BBC Pidgin. A finance officer in the zoo was quoted as saying the gorilla “sneaked into their office” and carted away the money before swallowing it. TheCable could not immediately confirm this...
  15. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro DSS arrests social media users for ‘inciting violence’ – TheCable

    The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested yet to be identified social media users who who posted “inciting materials and misleading statements”. Peter Afunanya, DSS public relations officer, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday. Afunanya accused the individuals of instilling fear...
  16. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Gbaja elected house of reps speaker – TheCable

    Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader in the 8th house of representatives, has been elected speaker. The choice candidate of the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 281 votes to defeat Mohammed Bago, still of the APC, who had 76 votes.... Read more via TheCable –...
  17. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro AIT ‘resolves differences’ with NBC… to withdraw court case – TheCable

    The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC ) and DAAR Communications Plc., owners of Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Ray Power FM, have resolved their differences. Nduka Obaigbena, president of the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN), disclosed this in a statement on...
  18. Nigeria Political News

    Politics APC ‘offers PDP reps 60 positions’ to support Gbaja – TheCable

    The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus in the house of representatives has offered the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers the chairmanship and deputy chairmanship of 60 committees in order to boost the chances of Femi Gbajabiamila emerging the next speaker of the house of reps...
  19. Nigeria Sports News

    Sports France 2019: Top 10 Super Falcons players of all time – TheCable

    Nigeria may never have been a threat to other countries to win the FIFA Women’s World Cup, yet they have provided plenty of entertainment during their seven outings at football’s biggest tournament. The nine-time champions of African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) will forever be remembered as...
  20. Nigeria Political News

    Politics EXTRA: I checked the dictionary for the definition of senate three days ago, says Ndume – TheCable

    Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, says on the eve of the valedictory session of the 8th senate, he checked the dictionary for the definition of “senate”. Ndume, who was first elected a senator in 2011, disclosed this shortly before the 8th senate was dissolved on Thursday. “Yesterday...
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