INTERVIEW: Yahaya Bello hasn’t completed a single project since 2016, says Kogi dep gov

Kogi state has been the ”confluence” of political intrigues lately. Yahaya Bello, the 44-year-old governor of the state, is crossed with Simon Achuba, his deputy who says the governor does not deserve to be re-elected.  In this interview, Achuba tells TheCable the whys and wherefores of this unfolding drama. What led to the breakdown of the relationship between you and Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state?  Achuba:  Well, where people are gathered; where they are one or two (persons), the likelihood of offence coming up is not unlikely. And as…

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“We have achieved food security, and for physical security we are not doing badly” Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the directive to the Central Bank of Nigeria to stop providing foreign exchange for food importation was to improve agricultural production and attain full food security. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s spokesman in a statement, said Buhari stated this when he hosted All Progressives Congress (APC) governors to Eid-el-Kabir lunch at his country home in Daura, Katsina state on Tuesday. According to the president, the foreign reserve will be used strictly for diversification of the economy and not for encouraging more dependence on foreign food. “Don’t…

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9TH SENATE TO PROCURE VEHICLES WORTH N5.5B FOR MEMBERS

The leadership of the National Assembly has begun moves to procure operational vehicles for the lawmakers that make up its dual legislative chambers. It was learned yesterday that meetings in that regard started among presiding officers in the Senate even before the apex legislative body embarked on its eight-week recess, which ends on September 24, 2019. A National Assembly official confirmed the meetings on condition of anonymity, saying the cost of the cars would be deducted from lawmakers’ allowances. He hinted that the preferred brand being considered for senators is…

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Isheri killing: Police counter army, say soldiers stabbed patient in doctor’s presence

The Ogun State Police Command has said soldiers from the 81 division were involved in the killing of some residents of Isheri Olofin, a boundary community between Lagos and Ogun States. The police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said statements from eyewitnesses revealed that the soldiers dragged a resident from the hospital where he was being treated and stabbed him to death with a bayonet. Our correspondent had earlier reported that during the celebration of the Isheri Day Festival on Monday, a disagreement broke out among some residents. In the ensuing…

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UEFA Super Cup: Liverpool Goalkeeper, VAR Accused Of Cheating In Last Penalty Kick

Liverpool have won the UEFA Super Cup after beating Chelsea 5-4 on penalties (2-2 AET). However, controversy has started brewing over Tammy Abraham’s penalty that was saved by Adrian who is an instant hero for the Reds. Football fans have accused the goalie of cheating and VAR of inefficiency and failure. During the last penalty kick, Adrian was seen clearly off the line and that has gotten many talking.

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PICTURES: Black day as thugs attack Chief Imam and other worshipers

On the Eid prayer ground on Saturday, thugs loyal to the Jaagi village head(Etsu Yankp) attacked the Chief Imam of Jaagi town along with a number of worshipers,violently injured several people and caused lot of damage to properties.  Currently, some injured victims macheted with various degree of injuries are still at General Hospital Mokwa,Niger State undergoing treatment.

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Stalemate!! FG Accuses El-Zakzaky of Breaching Bail Conditions in India

The federal government last night alleged that the Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky has breached the bail conditions that granted him leave to proceed to India for treatment. A statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Information, Deaconess Grace Isu Gekpe, said El-Zakzaky made demands for his international passport, insisting that he should be out in a five-star hotel. The statement noted that the leader of the IMN demanded free movement and access to “all kinds of visitors.” It said his antics…

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N3b ‘fraud’: EFCC Quizzes Head Of Service Oyo-ita, exposes dirty dealings

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has quizzed Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita over alleged N3billion contract scam. She was also interrogated for alleged abuse of duty tour allowance, money laundering and stealing of government funds. After a four-day grilling during which she was in custody of the anti-graft agency beginning from August 8, Mrs Oyo-Ita has landed in the hospital after being granted an administrative bail. She has been given restricted access to visitors at the private hospital in Jabi area…

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Buhari Sacks Obla, to face criminal prosecution on alleged financial dealings

Okoi Obono-Obla, the chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, has been sacked. President Muhammadu Buhari terminated his appointment via a letter on Tuesday, Daily Trust reports. The sack letter, according to the newspaper, was delivered to the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Obla’s supervising ministry. “With the information at our disposal, he will face criminal prosecution on matters related to his alleged financial dealings, as uncovered by the ICPC upon investigation,” Daily Trust quoted a source…

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