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Nigeria’s ‘disgrace’ that neighbors must take on Boko Haram: Buhari

By Julia Payne ABUJA (Reuters) – It is a “disgrace” for Nigeria that its neighbors have been more successful in battle against its Boko Haram insurgency than its own army, opposition presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari said in an interview a week before the election. Troops from neighboring Chad, Niger and Cameroon, all much smaller and […]

INEC Postpones February 2015 Polls

  INEC Postpones February 2015 Polls Written by Ehichioya Ezomon, Kamal Tayo Oropo (Lagos), Ikenna Onyekwelu and Ezeocha Nzeh (Abuja)   Jega advertisement                 There Are Unresolved Issues, Says Jega  ‘Poll Shift Within The Legal Window’ AFTER a stormy meeting with the chairmen and secretaries of the 28 […]

Troops retake Gwoza from Boko Haram

    Nigerian soldiers have recaptured Gwoza, a town in northeastern Borno state, from members of the Boko Haram sect. A top security source who confirmed the development to TheCable said that Baga and Marte, also in the state, have been recaptured by a combined team of Nigerian and Chadian soldiers. Kukawa, another Borno town, […]

FG bans foreign trips for public officials

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Soyinka: I won’t advise anyone to vote for GEJ

February 05 Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka has questioned the basis for President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election bid, saying he has not done enough to receive the votes of Nigerians on February 14. The revered scholar, who had earlier denied endorsing any candidate in the election, said at the appropriate time he would make his stand known. “Whenever […]

The Economist endorses GMB ‘with heavy heart’

The Economist, the influential British weekly newspaper, has endorsed Muhammadu Buhari, retired major general and presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for the February 14 election. Although the newspaper does not have much influence on the majority of Nigerians, its views are highly respected among Western leaders. The newspaper said it was endorsing Buhari […]

EFCC declares Nyako, son wanted

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared Murtala Nyako, former governor of Adamawa state, and his son, Abdul Aziz, wanted. Wilson Uwujaren, the spokesman of the commission, announced this in a statement issued on Wednesday. “The duo of Murtala Nyako, former governor of Adamawa state and Abdul Aziz Murtala Nyako, are wanted by […]

Boko Haram launches first attack in Niger

Troops from Chad and Niger are currently repelling a Boko Haram attack on Bosso, a town in Niger. At least five Nigerian soldiers reportedly got injured in the operation. Unlike Nigeria and Cameroon that have recorded several attacks from the sect, this is the first time that the militants would operate on the soil of […]

EXCLUSIVE: How military chiefs got INEC to postpone 2015 elections by six weeks

    Threats by military authorities that they could not guarantee security for the conduct of the general election forced the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to shift the polls, TheCable has been informed. Although the electoral commission listed several reasons for taking the decision at its meeting with 28 political parties on Saturday, TheCable understands that the […]

Goodluck Jonathan’s Ph.D. thesis cannot be found, Tam David-West alleges

Tamunoemi David-West, a professor and former minister of petroleum and energy, has suggested that President Goodluck Jonathan does not have a doctorate degree from the University of Port Harcourt as widely believed.   Ahead of the February 14 presidential election, one of the popular comparisons of Jonathan with Muhammadu Buhari, the two leading candidates, is […]

Gov. Udom Emmanuel reappoints Nollywood star, Ini Edo

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