Dankwambo Stops PDP Govs’ Dubai Retreat

The Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo, has asked the promoters of a week-long retreat scheduled to hold in Dubai for governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party to shelve the idea. Dankwambo, who is the acting Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, gave the directive at a meeting he had in […]

Ogun Denies To Gov-elect’s Transition Team Access To Facilities

Ogun State Government has denied the transition committee set up by the governor-elect, Dapo Abiodun, access to some state-owned facilities for inspection. The denial was contained in a letter from the Office of the Secretary to the State Government, which was obtained by PUNCH in Abeokuta, the state capital, on Thursday. It was gathered that […]

I’m Ready To Be Probed If I Stole, Says Ajimobi

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo State, says he is ready for a probe of his administration. He spoke on Thursday at a public lecture and fellowship investiture organised by Society for Peace Studies and Practice at the Subomi Balogun Conference Centre, University of Ibadan. The event was attended by members of the state executive council […]

BREAKING: EFCC Arrests Nigerian Singer, Naira Marley

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Nigerian musician, Naira Marley, real name Afeez Fashola. The fast-rising singer is currently being questioned at the EFFC office in Lagos. Although the reason behind his arrest is yet to be made public, it might be in connection with his statements on social media which glorifies […]

“So Many” PDP Senators Support Me For Senate Presidency, Says Lawan

Ahmad Lawan, majority leader of the senate, says “so many” senators in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are in support of his bid for senate presidency. Speaking as a guest at the NAN forum on Thursday in Abuja, Lawan, who is of the All Progressives Congress (APC), promised not to let his colleagues down if […]

EFCC Is Probing FIRS Staff For Alleged Fraudulent Payments – Fowler

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has launched a probe into the activities of some staff of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). Babatunde Fowler, FIRS chairman, confirmed the development to TheCable on Wednesday saying the probe borders on alleged cases of irregularities concerning duty tour allowance (DTA). “On the DTA (Duty Tour Allowance), […]

EFCC Begins Fresh Probe Against Saraki

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has launched a fresh probe against Senate President Bukola Saraki. The probe, which comes a week after the commencement of an earlier probe against Saraki, was announced on Tuesday. In a statement, Yusuph Olaniyonu, spokesman to the senate president, said the anti-graft agency wrote to the clerk of […]

Aso Rock Chief Imam Says Kidnapping, Banditry Test From God

Sheik Abdulwaheed Sulaiman, chief imam of the state house mosque, says cases of insecurity in Nigeria are a test from God. Sulaiman, speaking on the rise in cases of banditry, kidnappings, and insurgency in the country, said Nigerians should repent and pray to avert the current security problem. He said this during the daily Tafsir […]

Kwankwaso, PDP Lambast Ganduje Over Planned Splitting Of Kano Emirate

Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, the lawmaker representing Kano Central Senatorial District, has criticised Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State, over plans to split the Kano emirate. The Kano State House of Assembly at the plenary on Monday began a move to create four emirates following a petition by one Mallam Ibrahim Salisu. But speaking on Tuesday, […]

NFF President Pinnick Charged With $8.4m Fraud

The Federal Government has charged Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over an alleged misappropriation of $8.4 million. Also slammed with a 17-count charge alongside Pinnick before the Federal High Court, Abuja, are Seyi Akinwunmi, 1st vice president, Shehu Dikko, 2nd vice president, Mohammed Sanusi, general secretary and Ahmed Yusuf Fresh, NFF […]

Kano Assembly Okays life Pension For Speakers, Deputy

The Kano state house of assembly has approved life pension for its speaker and deputy speaker. The assembly passed the pensions rights of speaker and deputy bill during plenary on Tuesday. The bill, if passed into law, will also provide for foreign medical trips and new vehicles every four years for the duo. The bill […]

Presidential Election Tribunal Begins Sitting Today

The presidential election petition tribunal will hold its inaugural sitting on Wednesday. A notice of the sitting, a copy of which was obtained by TheCable, showed the tribunal will consider four petitions challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory. Among the petitions is that of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its candidate. The Independent […]