Tension in Borno as Boko Haram hijacks bag of rice from UN body

Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect broke loose in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, on Friday, hijacking bags of rice which the World Food Programme (WFP) planned to distribute to internally displaced The post Tension in Borno as Boko Haram hijacks bag of rice from UN body appeared first on TheCable.

Adewole slams Kenya Airways for bringing in corpse from Ebola-hit Congo

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has flayed Kenya Airways for transporting a corpse from Ebola-hit Democratic Republic of Congo to the country without proper documentation. Congo is currently battling an The post Adewole slams Kenya Airways for bringing in corpse from Ebola-hit Congo appeared first on TheCable.

Senate finally passes PIGB

The senate has passed the petroleum industry governance bill (PIGB), which is the first part of the petroleum industry bill (PIB). The upper legislative chamber passed the bill after the senators The post Senate finally passes PIGB appeared first on TheCable.

Gunmen break into Lagos school, ‘abduct six students’

Gunmen suspected to be militants have attacked Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, and kidnapped six students. This is the second time in five months that kidnappers have invaded the The post Gunmen break into Lagos school, ‘abduct six students’ appeared first on TheCable.

JUST IN: Court orders DSS to release Ifeanyi Ubah

A federal high court in Lagos has ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to release Ifeanyi Ubah, the detained managing director of Capital Oil and Gas Limited. Mohammed Idris, The post JUST IN: Court orders DSS to release Ifeanyi Ubah appeared first on TheCable.

Prices jump as OPEC beats deal target — hits 102% conformity

Oil prices jumped to $54 per barrel early Thursday as the Joint OPEC-Non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) reported that the oil deal struck in 2016 hit a 102 percent conformity The post Prices jump as OPEC beats deal target — hits 102% conformity appeared first on TheCable.

Obasanjo: We failed to tame Boko Haram until it became a monster

Olusegun Obasanjo, former president, on Wednesday, said the Boko Haram insurgency was not adequately addressed right from its infancy stage. Obasanjo said violent extremism often festers as a result of The post Obasanjo: We failed to tame Boko Haram until it became a monster appeared first on TheCable.

Iwuanyanwu: Igbo have invested more in Nigeria than any other tribe

Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, frontline politician and businessman, says the Igbo do not wish to secede from Nigeria “because they have invested in the country more than the Hausas and Yorubas”. According The post Iwuanyanwu: Igbo have invested more in Nigeria than any other tribe appeared first on TheCable.

Court grants Yakubu permission to travel abroad for medical check-up

Ahmed Mohammed, justice of the federal high court in Abuja, on Wednesday granted Andrew Yakubu, former group managing director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), permission to travel to The post Court grants Yakubu permission to travel abroad for medical check-up appeared first on TheCable.

Lagos APC chairman: Obanikoro, PDP bigwigs joining us soon

Henry Ajomale, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, says the party is stepping up arrangements to welcome Musiliu Obanikoro, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party The post Lagos APC chairman: Obanikoro, PDP bigwigs joining us soon appeared first on TheCable.

Osinbajo: Fasting and prayer won’t grow our economy

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria’s economy will not grow by fasting and prayer but by the collective effort of all citizens. Speaking with heads of ministries, departments and agencies The post Osinbajo: Fasting and prayer won’t grow our economy appeared first on TheCable.

Aisha Buhari: Support of women has been my husband’s driving force

Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the support of the Nigerian women has been a “driving force” for her husband. According to Suleiman Haruna, director of information in The post Aisha Buhari: Support of women has been my husband’s driving force appeared first on TheCable.