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  1. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Tension as armed gangs ‘go after children’ in Jos – TheCable

    There have been new incidents of kidnapping in Jos, Plateau state capital, with the victims being children between the ages of two and 10 years. Ahmad Salkida, journalist versed in security matters, dislosed this on Wednesday. In a series of tweets, Salkida said unlike Zamfara state where the...
  2. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Gabriel Okara, Nigeria’s foremost poet, dies at 97 – TheCable

    Gabriel Okara, Nigeria’s foremost poet and novelist, has died one month to his 98th birthday. According to a family member, Okara died at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa state, on Sunday evening. ... Read more via TheCable – https://ift.tt/2FANJhy Get More Nigeria...
  3. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Yari: Appeal court didn’t tamper with APC primaries in Zamfara – TheCable

    Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, says the court of appeal did not tamper with primary polls of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. On Monday, the court set aside a judgment by a Zamfara high court which allowed Yari’s faction to field candidates in the general election. …...
  4. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro New National Housing Act to ‘punish’ the poor with 250% tax rise – TheCable

    Aanuoluwapo is a 23-year-old graduate with a higher national diploma with an income of N30,000. The goal is to save up enough to get a postgraduate diploma so as to bargain for a better salary at her company or a different entity. Upon resumption at her workplace, her boss … Read more via...
  5. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Race for Dogara’s successor begins as north-central APC drums support for members – TheCable

    The All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus in the north-central is demanding that the speakership of the house of representatives be zoned to the region. Members of the caucus said they contributed heavily to the victory of the ruling party during the general election. Yakubu Dogara, the...
  6. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Buhari rejects five more n’assembly bills – TheCable

    President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected five bills transmitted to him by the national assembly. The bills are Nigerian Film Commission bill, Immigration Amendment bill 2018, Climate change bill 2018, Chartered Institute..... Read more via TheCable – https://ift.tt/2TgdEi5 Get More...
  7. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Senate passes Budget 2019 for second reading – TheCable

    The senate has passed the 2019 appropriation bill of N8.82 trillion for second reading. The bill scaled second reading at the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday — three months after President Muhammadu Buhari presented it. The budget has a recurrent expenditure of N4 trillion while N2...
  8. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Ex-US ambassador: Nigeria’s presidential election has been bad news for democracy – TheCable

    John Campbell, former US ambassador to Nigeria, says the 2019 presidential election in the country has been bad news for democracy. Campbell, who also served as US Department of State foreign service officer from 1975 to 2007, said the election was “marred by historically low turnout and...
  9. Nigeria Political News

    Politics I’ll sue INEC over cancellation of Bauchi supplementary poll, says gov – TheCable

    Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, says he is heading to court to challenge the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) decision to resume collation of results in the state. The election in the north-west state was declared inconclusive based on controversies in the...
  10. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro PHOTOS: Doctors flood Lagos venue of recruitment by Saudi officials – TheCable

    “I truly want to be a specialist, but if I stay here I will never reach my potential. Never,” a doctor at a private clinic in Abuja, told BBC in 2005. Fourteen years after, the situation seem to have gone from bad to worse and the loss of Nigeria has … Read more via TheCable –...
  11. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Occupants trapped as yet another building collapses in Lagos – TheCable

    Occupants of a building in the Oke Arin part of Lagos Island are currently trapped following the collapse of a house at Egerton Square. A resident told TheCable that the incident happened around 3:45pm on Monday..... Read more via TheCable – https://ift.tt/2TPOefL Get More Nigeria Metro News
  12. Nigeria Political News

    Politics PDP leading in four of five states declared inconclusive by INEC – TheCable

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Kano state governorship election inconclusive, bringing the tally to five states declared inconclusive in the 2019 gubernatorial election. The elections, which were held in 29 states, have seen the All Progressives Congress...
  13. Nigeria Political News

    Politics APC wins Yobe with over 300,000 votes – TheCable

    Mai Mala Buni, the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate, has been declared winner of the 2019 governorship election in Yobe state. He was officially declared winner of the 2019 governorship election with a total votes of 444,013 trouncing his opponent, Umar Bello Iliya of...
  14. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro ‘Your memory lives’ — and other reactions to Pius Adesanmi’s death – TheCable

    The news of the demise of Pius Adesanmi, one of the 18 Canadians, who died on the Ethiopian Airways flight from Addis Ababa Ethiopia to Nairobi Kenya has sent shocking waves to many. Speculations on social media around the news of his death has been laid to rest as it … Read more via...
  15. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Supreme court upholds seizure of Patience Jonathan’s $8.4m – TheCable

    The supreme court has upheld an order of interim forfeiture made by a federal high court in Lagos in connection to the $8.4 million reportedly traced to Patience Jonathan, former first lady. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had announced that it traced the money to her. In …...
  16. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Amaechi endorses guber candidate of Sowore’s party in Rivers – TheCable

    Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has declared his support for Awara Biokpomabo, governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in Rivers state. Omoyele Sowore, publisher of SaharaReporters, contested the presidential election under the platform of the AAC..... Read...
  17. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Drama as Fayemi embraces Fayose in public – TheCable

    Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state and Ayodele Fayose, his predecessor, were the cynosure of eyes at a ceremony in honour of Afe Babalola, a revered lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN). Babalola was honoured with the 2018 Obafemi Awolowo Prize for Leadership at an event, which took...
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    Politics Atiku: No man alive has contributed more to Nigeria than Obasanjo - THE CABLE

    Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has described ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo as one of the greatest Nigerians alive. While felicitating with the former president on his 82nd birthday, Atiku said no Nigerian alive has done as much as Obasanjo did for the country. The Peoples Democratic...
  19. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Atiku: EFCC detaining my son-in-law, lawyer for supporting me – TheCable

    Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has kicked against the continued detention of his cronies by law enforcement agencies. Atiku said Babalele Abdullahi, his son-in-law, and Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, his lawyer, are being detained for identifying with him...
  20. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro CAN congratulates Buhari as JNI asks Atiku to accept his fate – TheCable

    The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the 19 northern states has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, urging him to run an inclusive government this time. Buhari was re-elected in the February 23 election, defeating Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)...
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