The All Progressives Congress had its state congresses across the country on Saturday, October 16, 2021. The exercise was characterized by violence, disagreement and irregularities in many states of the federation. Some congresses were dispersed with gunshots, while parallel congresses occurred in some states.
Nigerians spent more on food in September than in previous months in 2021, according to research published by The Cable. Many Nigerians have been bemoaning the continual rise in the price of consumables across the country on social media. In the last three months, the cost of rice, beans, and other grains has risen dramatically.
Photo Credit: The Cable As his tenure in office wounds down, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has so far maintained a dignified silence about his next political move. Yet speculations about his plan to contest the 2023 presidential election refuse to go away. But sources close to the VP confirm that he may be interested in the contest, but he is only bidding his time and will only come out when the coast is clear.
As with the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari will be nearing its end in a couple of years, and its place, a new democratically elected president to take over. Photo credit: The Cable To this effect, the race for President Muhammadu Buhari's replacement has continued to gather steam, with various political actors, socio-political groups, and geopolitical zones, gunning for the most powerful seat in the country.
Herdsmen Menace: How The Recent Protest Of Women In Rivers State Validates El-Rufai's Earlier Claims
Following the recent ban on Open grazing in Rivers State by Governor Nyesom Wike, the issue of the herdsmen menace has continued to exacerbate, as it now seems the law was only signed without putting into consideration how it would be enforced. Photo Credit: Vanguard Similarly, a recent report from the Punch Newspaper has disclosed how some women from five communities in the state have launched a protest to air their grievances on how Fulani herdsmen are still going about, and destroying their farm crops despite the presence of the anti-open grazing law.
Photo Credit: The Cable From all indications, the expectation for an Igbo President in 2023 is fast fading away, as the two major political parties enter into crucial stages of political permutations and negotiations. In the All Progressive Congress Congress, Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi is already lamenting and alluding to the fact that the ruling party may not zone its presidential ticket to the South East.
Amid the need for the introduction of true federalism into the county's system of leadership, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State is one of those politicians who knows what is obtainable when it comes to initiating a decision and influencing his fellow politicians to adopt that very idea, although most of his decisions have only played out well among his fellow Southern governors.
The Anambra state governorship race will be another election for political parties to show how powerful and relevant they are to Nigerians. Recently, according to The Cable, the party’s national secretary, John Akpanudoedehe said Nigerians still trust the party, and for that reason, they have the best chances of winning the election.
Nigerian music sensation, Tiwa Savage, has just dropped a new video today, Wednesday, October 20, 2021. THE CABLE reported that the under fire singer revived the debate on 'whose instruction were demonstrators fired at the Lekki tollgate last year.' According to THE CABLE, the song was dedicated to the first year anniversary of #EndSARS.
Photo Credit: The Conversation Following the emergence of former Senate President Iyiorcha Ayu as the consensus candidate for the post of National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, all attention in the PDP camp is now focused on the presidential ticket race. As part of the deal that produced Ayu as the consensus candidate, PDP leaders have agreed to throw the presidential ticket race open to all the regions, as against the initial plan to zone it.
Reports emerged that the federal government had begun the lobbying of members of the National Assembly to include Value Added Tax (VAT) in the Exclusive Legislative List. Image credit: Vanguard This was contained in an Exclusive report by The Cable. Also, Governor Nyesom Wike had raised the alarm that the federal government through the Federal Inland Revenue Service has secretly moved to lobby the National Assembly to amend the Nigerian constitution to include VAT collection in the Exclusive Legislative List so that it would have the exclusive power to collect VAT from all states in Nigeria as the tussle with states rages.
According to a report posted by The Cable, Nigerians spent more on food stuffs in September than previous months in 2021. Many Nigerians on social media have been lamenting the continuous increase in prices of consumables across the country. The prices for bags of rice, beans and other grains have skyrocketed in the last three months.
According to a popular online publication, The Cable, it was reported that 34 persons were killed on Sunday after 2 Kaduna communities (Madamai and Abun) were attacked by bandits. The reason for the attack is yet to be known, however, earlier today what seem to be a reprisal was carried out in Kacecere village in Zango Kataf Local Government Area.
According to a report by The Cable and the letter titled "Penalty For Indecent Dressing In Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State", it is stated that male students will be rusticated for a session if they dress indecently by putting on earrings, nose ring, tattered jeans sagging, and others.
According to a report by The Cable on the penalty for indecent dressing In Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State, where students who dressed indecently would be rusticated for a session. Many Nigerians have reacted to the memo and are asking the question that, is it the business of a university to enforce dress code?
Amid the open grazing ban that's gradually being actualized in the whole of the Southern region, a current report on ground has revealed how some Fulani herdsmen in Ondo State have recently flouted the law. Photo Credit: The Cable Recall that Governor Akeredolu of Ondo State who happens to be the first Southern governor to ban the open grazing system in his state had signed the law immediately after the deadline expired on September 1sth, and had the Amotekun security operatives enforce the provisions of the law.
A recent development report from Sahara Reporters has just uncovered how the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has just placed 6 Nigerians under terror watchlist for supporting and financing terrorism in the country. Photo Credit: This Day Live The report further disclosed how this very gesture is in alignment with the UAE's efforts to disrupt networks associated with funding terrorism in the country.
Agriculture is the greatest and fundamentally most important part of the industry. Agriculture is the backbone of the livelihood security system of nearly 1 billion people in the World and Nigeria as a country needs to build its food security on the foundation of homegrown food. According to a report on The Cable, CBN reveals that Nigeria spends $2billion on wheat importation yearly.
Opinion: SGF Should Consider Dissolving Their Stand On VAT As FG Moves To Sue Gov Wike And Sanwo-Olu
It's no longer news that the Southern Governors Forum (SGF) has already backed Governor Sanwo-Olu and Nyesom Wike of Lagos and Rivers States on their decision to start collecting VAT in their domains, what's news now is that the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami SAN, has come out to disclose that the President Buhari-led government is currently on the process of suing both state governments at the Abuja Supreme Court in order to resolve the matter once and for all.
The governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari reveal that the governors of both north-west and north-central regions have agreed to recruit 3,000 special vigilantes that would fight bandits in their states. Masari stated this during a consultative meeting with the minister of information and Culture, Lai Mohammed who paid the governor a courtesy visit.