WHO’S TURN?

Different localities in Bayelsa State are laying claim to produce the next governor of the state as the count down for the election begins BY Isaac Ombe. As the countdown for the governorship election in Bayelsa State and Kogi State draws nearer, politicians are strategizing on different fronts on how to win the coveted seat […]

INVESTIGATION: PREPAID ELECTRICITY METERS — A SCHEME THAT BECAME A SCAM

A year ago, the electricity regulatory body introduced a regulation directing power distribution companies (DisCos) to supply consumers with more prepaid meters. How well has this worked? TheCable, in an investigation spanning across 33 communities in 10 states, finds out that power consumers think whole scheme is a scam. TOBS AGBAEGBU: Share on: WhatsApp

NO TO RUGA SETTLEMENTS

South East Governors, Ortom, Ishaku. others rejects Federal Government Ruga settlement for herdsmen As the controversy on the proposed Ruga settlement for herdsmen rages, the Federal Government stated that in the next five years, the establishment of Ruga settlements in the country would stop open grazing by herdsmen and end herdsmen-farmers’ clashes across the country. […]

From The Editor-in-Chief (July Edition): N37 Billion Pre-Payment for Prepaid Meter: Our Exclusive

Low level of electricity supply in Nigeria,no doubt, is a major concern for everybody. On a daily basis, every hour, every minute, we feel the impact, at family level, at office and business levels, in virtually everything we do, and where we stay. Electricity is life. That is why; every bit of information about it […]

SNIPER CONTROVERSY

By Victor Ugborgu Controversy has continued to trail the ban on the manufacture of smallbottles of ‘Sniper’, an agro-chemical which has seemingly become the choiceof many persons contemplating suicide. Since the ban was announced in Nigeria, opinions have been divided on the need or otherwise. Some people interviewed by Verbatim believe the action amounted to […]

RETURN HOME! Northern Elders tell herdsmen

Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) and Northern Elders Forum (NEF) have expressed concern over the safety of Fulani herdsmen in the southern part of the country and ordered them to relocate to the North. This followed alleged threats to their lives, by southerners. Addressing newsmen in Abuja, after a meeting, yesterday, CNG’s spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, frowned […]

World population day 2019: Nigeria’s population is 190 million and not 201 million-NPC

World population day is usually commemorated on 11 of July, annually. An offspring of the interest generated by day of five billion observed on 11 July 1987. The day which was eventually established in 1989 by the United nations development programme governing council focuses attention on the urgency and importance of population issues. This years […]

Congresswomen hit back after Trump’s tweets branded racist

The four US congresswomen attacked by US President Donald Trump in tweets widely called racist have dismissed his remarks as a distraction. Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib urged the US people “not to take the bait” at a Monday news conference. Mr Trump had suggested the four women – all […]

IMO STATE: WHY IHEDIOAHA MUST SANITIZE THE OWERRI CITYSCAPE, RESTORE PAST GLORY.

By Cosmas Uzodinma The driveways of Owerri, the Imo State capital under the immediate past government fast acquired a poor outlook with their hastily constructed and rusty metal crossbows perched upon side pillars many of which were already yielding to the gusty winds of the rainy season. This travesty in urban development, never before seen […]

Obasanjo writes Buhari again, warns him to end violent attacks across Nigeria

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has written yet another letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, warning that Nigeria is tipping towards a dangerous cliff and only the president could forestall such a looming disaster. Mr Obasanjo a former Nigerian leader, between 1999 and 2007, said Nigeria has been consumed by violence and ethnic divisions since Mr Buhari […]

FCTA PERMANENT SECRETARY FLAGS OFF 2019 FLOOD RISK ASSESSMENT IN AREA COUNCILS

..CAUTIONS AGAINST INDISCRIMATE DUMPING OF REFUSE IN DRAINAGES, FARMING AND BUILDING ON WATERWAYS The Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Sir Chinyeaka Ohaa has flagged off the 2019 assessment of flood prone areas in the Area Councils at Ashara-Wako in Kwali Area Council with a call on residents to desist from dumping refuse in drainage channels, farming on river banks and building on […]

HOW I WON RE-ELECTION,THROUGH THE FIGHT AGAINST KILLINGS IN BENUE STATE – Governor Samuel Ortom Explains

For all intents and purposes, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom is a hero in his state now. Since death of J.S.Tarka, hardly has any leader from any of the component communities making up the present Benue state fought battles, like Ortom did in the past two years, in defence of the state and its interests. […]

Appeal Court strikes out suit challenging Ihedioha’s emergence as PDP guber candidate

Court of Appeal sitting in Owerri on Sunday, upheld the judgement of the Federal High Court which earlier dismissed a suit filed by Senator Sam Anyanwu, challenging the emergence of Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha as the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in the 2019 general election. Anyanwu had approached the Court […]

GOVERNOR  IKPEAZU ON A QUICK MATCH FOR GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOMENT… Appoints LGA Transition Committees; Promises Serious Fight Against Crime.

By Sam Obinna Ibe The last one week has been full of activities for Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state, an indication that the Governor is in a hurry to carry on the full business of governance and development in the state. On Sunday, June 17, Ikpeazu spoke strongly against insecurity , as he announced […]

BUHARI’s LAST BATTLE

Just two weeks after his inauguration for a second term in office, President Buhari, winner of the February 2019 Presidential election in Nigeria, faces challenge of grave insecurity and widespread clamour for State Police and declaration of State of Emergency. By Tobs Agbaegbu and Victor Ugborgu Muhammadu Buhari, President and Commander in Chief of Nigeria’s […]

Green Cap Regime for Imo

Expectations of better life and good governance high in Imo State asGovernor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha prepares to kick off a ‘green cap regime’ after a disappointing eight years of Okorocha’s ‘mufflerera’. By Ugonna Anejionu  and Victor Ugborgu Emeka Ihedioha, Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party,PDP in the March 9, 2019  governorship election in Imo state has […]

PROF OTUNTA: THE EMPEROR AT UMUDIKE VARSITY AND HIS LOADS OF SCANDALS…(Part 2)

FULL DETAILS OF HIGH HANDEDNESS, FINANCIAL WRECKLESSNESS, AND ABUSE OF POWER BY THE PROF FRANCIS OTUNTA’S ADMINISTRATION AT THE MICHAEL OKPARA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE, MOUA, UMUDIKE. By Ugonna Anejionu: Another disturbing report has it that Otunta has converted 5 of the 2014 model Toyota corolla bought by the past administration to his personal use. It […]

Pentecost : Pope Francis decries social media, propaganda

Pope Francis has lamented what he calls today’s “culture of insults” in the world. In his homily during Pentecost Mass Sunday in St. Peter’s Square, Francis also decried that “the more we use social media, the less social we are becoming.” He warned of the temptation to cling to “our little group, to the things […]

Full report of commission that accused Emir Sanusi of fraud

Below is the full Interim Report of investigation by the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission as obtained exclusively by NAN. Highlights of the 19-page document includes the indictment of individuals, amounts involved, obstruction of investigation by suspects and recommendations. PRELIMINARY REPORT OF INVESTIGATION IN RESPECT OF PETITION OF FINANCIAL MISAPPROPRIATION AGAINST KANO STATE […]

FCT RESIDENTS VOTED AGAINST ME, BUT I’LL SECURE THE CITY – BUHARI

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, received Vice President Yemi Osinbajo alongside service chiefs and an FCT delegation, who paid him the traditional Sallah homage. Muslims worldwide are celebrating Eid-el-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting and prayer. Mr Buhari, while receiving the guests, said he was […]

APC expels former Zamfara governor, Abdulaziz Yari

The immediate past governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, has been expelled from the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the misfortune of the party in the state. The Supreme Court had nullified the victory of APC in Zamfara State, thereby sacking the governor-elect, deputy governor-elect, senators and members-elect of the party. Mr Yari was expelled […]

Eid-El Fitr: Buhari felicitates with Muslims, commends Nigerians on peaceful elections

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed satisfaction at the conduct of peaceful elections in Nigeria, despite what he called “doomsday predictions of social disharmony.” The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu in a statement in Abuja on Monday, said the President made his feelings known in his Sallah message to Nigerians […]

EID-EL- FITR : PRAY FOR SUCCESS OF PRESIDENT BUHARI’S SECOND TERM … PERMANENT SECRETARY URGES MUSLIM FAITHFUL

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory Administration, Sir Chinyeaka Ohaa has called on FCT residents especially the Muslim faithful   to use the occasion of the Eid el-Fitri celebrations signifying the end of the holy month of Ramadan, to pray for the success of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term in office. The Permanent Secretary made this call […]

SALLAH, DEMOCRACY DAY: PERM SEC, POLICE COMMISSIONER ASSURE FCT RESIDENTS OF ADEQUATE SECURITY

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory Administration, Sir Chinyeaka Ohaa and the FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma have both assured residents of the FCT of adequate security protection over the Eid-El- Fitr and national Democracy Day celebrations. The duo made the pledge following a meeting of the FCT Security Committee chaired by the Permanent […]

PROF OTUNTA: THE EMPEROR AT UMUDIKE VARSITY AND HIS LOADS OF SCANDALS… (PART 1)

FULL DETAILS OF HIGH HANDEDNESS, FINANCIAL WRECKLESSNESS, AND ABUSE OF POWER BY THE PROF FRANCIS OTUNTA’S ADMINISTRATION AT THE MICHAEL OKPARA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE, MOUA, UMUDIKE. By Ugonna Anejionu: He is tagged a tyrant and an emperor and one that believes so much in intimidating and suppressing subordinates. He is accused of massive financial recklessness […]

Liverpool earn €108m for winning UEFA Champions League title

Liverpool are €108.9 million richer following their UEFA Champions League triumph over Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid, Spain, on Saturday. Finalists Tottenham Hotspur are also smiling to the bank as they earn €104 million for their achievement. UEFA’s distribution formula shows that Liverpool will get €15.5m participation bonus, €8.1 million for winning three group games, €35.3 […]

PDP To Kashamu​: You Are Parading Fake Governorship Flag,

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday lampooned Senator Buruji Kashamu, saying he is brandishing alleged fake PDP gubernatorial flag in Ogun State. The party, in a statement signed by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, described as the height of ridicule, Kashamu’s purported presentation of himself as Ogun governorship candidate of the PDP […]