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    Mamman announces new NBET MD, asks Amobi to go on terminal leave

Mamman announces new NBET MD, asks Amobi to go on terminal leave

Sale Mamman, the minister of power, has directed Marilyn Amobi, the managing director of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company (NBET), to proceed on terminal leave. In a statement on Monday, Aaron Artimas, special adviser to the minister, announced that Nnaemeka Ewelukwa, the company’s general counsel and secretary, would be the

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    PHOTOS: Osun CP pays Alapomu courtesy visit

PHOTOS: Osun CP pays Alapomu courtesy visit

Babatunde Kokumo, Osun state commissioner of police, paid a courtesy visit to Kayode Afolabi, the Alapomu of Apomu. Alapomu commended Kokumo for the improvement in security in the state. He said kidnapping and banditry have reduced since Kokumo took over as the state’s commissioner of police. Alapomu advised Kokumo not

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    It’s a sad commentary on our democracy, says Dickson on Bayelsa election

It’s a sad commentary on our democracy, says Dickson on Bayelsa election

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa, says the ongoing governorship election in the state is a sad commentary on Nigeria’s democracy. The governor said this after casting his vote at ward 2, polling unit 5, Tori-Orua in Sagbama local government area of the state, on Saturday. He alleged that APC thugs

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    ‘I remain the governor’ — Makinde speaks on appeal court ruling

‘I remain the governor’ — Makinde speaks on appeal court ruling

 Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, has called on his supporters across the country to remain calm, because he is still in charge of the state. Reacting to the various reports on the proceedings of the court on the election which brought him into office, Makinde said no judge ruled against

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    EXCLUSIVE: Another $1.2bn liability dangles over Nigeria as Azura power deal wobbles

EXCLUSIVE: Another $1.2bn liability dangles over Nigeria as Azura power deal wobbles

Nigeria’s penchant for signing agreements that end up putting the country on the back foot continues to haunt the federal government as another power deal wobbles, TheCable can report. There is growing apprehension in government circles over the sovereign guarantee given to Azura-Edo IPP, a power-generating private company, by the

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    EFCC arrests banker for ‘diverting’ customer’s N137m

EFCC arrests banker for ‘diverting’ customer’s N137m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a banker identified as Kehinde Agbabiaka for allegedly stealing N137 million from a customer in Ibadan, Oyo state and diverting the money for personal use. The Ibadan zonal office of the commission said it received a petition on August 20 from

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    PHOTOS: Traders inspect wares after fire outbreak at Lagos market

PHOTOS: Traders inspect wares after fire outbreak at Lagos market

An early morning fire destroyed a section of the Katangwa market in Oke-Odo area of Lagos state on Monday morning. Traders could not ascertain the cause of the fire which reportedly started around 3am. Officials of the Lagos State Fire Service arrived at the scene in the morning to quench

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    PHOTOS: Nigerian director killed in South Africa buried

PHOTOS: Nigerian director killed in South Africa buried

Elizabeth Ndubisi-Chukwu, deputy director-general of Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) who died in South Africa, was on Thursay buried in her hometown of Alatiampoma-Ihiala in Anambra state. Ndubuisi-Chukwu had attended the African Insurance Organisation (AIO) conference in Johannesburg and was scheduled to return to Nigeria on June but her corpse

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    Four INEC officials abducted in Benue

Four INEC officials abducted in Benue

Gunmen have kidnapped four officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Benue state. The incident happened at Tarka local government area of the state. Nentawe Goshwe, the state resident electoral commissioner, confirmed the incident to TheCable but did not go into details. TheCable gathered that they had not

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    I’ll consider amnesty for looters willing to surrender loot, says Atiku

I’ll consider amnesty for looters willing to surrender loot, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he will consider granting amnesty to corrupt persons willing to surrender their loot. He said this when he featured on The Candidates, a live television programme on the 2019 elections. Kadaria Ahmed, the anchor, had asked him: “Will you

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    Houses, vehicles razed as explosion rocks Lagos community

Houses, vehicles razed as explosion rocks Lagos community

A fire outbreak erupted in Abule-Egba, a community in Lagos, in the early hours of Wednesday, following an explosion caused by the alleged activities of pipeline vandals. Properties and vehicles worth millions of naira were consumed in the inferno as residents scampered for safety. The incident resulted in an oil

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    Ndume opposes govs on minimum wage, says it should be N40,000

Ndume opposes govs on minimum wage, says it should be N40,000

Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, says the new minimum wage should be N40,000, instead of the proposed N30,000. The senator said this on Tuesday when he featured on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja. Ndume dismissed claims by governors that states cannot pay the proposed amount, adding

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    Adeleke to INEC: Cancel this rerun and declare me winner

Adeleke to INEC: Cancel this rerun and declare me winner

Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the rerun election and declare him winner of the governorship election. Speaking with TheCable at his Ede residence on Thursday, the PDP candidate accused INEC of conspiring with the ruling All

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    PDP supporters storm INEC office at 2am

PDP supporters storm INEC office at 2am

Some supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stormed the head office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun state around 2am on Sunday, alleging that the commission is planning to rig the governorship election. Chanting anti-government songs, the protesters vowed to lay down their lives in defence of

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    INEC bars TheCable from collation centre

INEC bars TheCable from collation centre

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has prevented TheCable journalists from gaining access to the collation centre at its headquarters in Osogbo, capital of Osun state. While displaying a list of some print and electronic media houses, hefty security operatives at the entrance of the hall prevented our reporters from

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    PDP agent arrested for vote-buying in Osun

PDP agent arrested for vote-buying in Osun

An agent of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been arrested for alleged vote-buying at ward 1, unit 1, Obada Ede local government area of Osun state. The agent whose identity was not disclosed was said to have brought out money openly, forcing security operatives at the unit to pick

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