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“Buhari has not made up his mind on 2019” – El-Rufai says

President Muhammadu Buhari is not in a hurry to make a decision concerning whether he will run for a second term in 2019, according to the Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai. In an interview with The Guardian last weekend in London, El-Rufai described Buhari as “someone who likes to take his time and look at all the facts before making ...

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Another APC state chapter has endorsed Pres. Buhari for a second term

First, it was the Kaduna State All Progressives Congress (APC) chapter which endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari and Gov. Nasir El-Rufai for a second term. Now, the neighbouring state of Katsina has followed suit. On Saturday, the APC executive council led by its chairman Malam Shittu Shittu met and endorsed the yet to be confirmed candidacy of Pres. Muhammadu Buhari for ...

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The Imo and Abia govts are spreading a mind-boggling narrative about non-Igbos in the South East

After calm returned to Abia last week following the pro-activeness of several Nigerian leaders especially the governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu, one of his media aides, Sam Hart took to Twitter to milk some more positive coverage for his boss (as any hardworking aide would do). But his thread contained some claims that require closer inspection. Below are a ...

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The Islamic Council and the Christian Association of Nigeria are at loggerheads

The bone of contention is Nigeria’s issuance of the Sukuk Islamic bond. The first salvo was fired by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) but it did not even directly speak to the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA). What CAN said through its General Secretary, Rev. Musa Asake: That it vehemently opposes the FG’s decision to float the Sukuk Islamic ...

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“A narrative of losers”: Short transcript and video of Gov. El-Rufai’s comments on the South East

During the Question and Answer session at his Chatham House outing this week, the governor of Kaduna State was asked to state his opinion on current happenings in the South East (presumably, the agitation by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB). The governor gave a response which The ScoopNG reported HERE. However, some supporters of Gov. El-Rufai have accused this ...

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Nigeria’s 36 state governors ranked from oldest to youngest

A look at Nigeria’s 36 state governors present some interesting takeaways: Oldest governor: Oyo Governor Abiola Ajimobi of the “constituted authority” fame. Youngest governor: Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello 10 governors are 60 years and above 5 governors are 50 and below No governor is below 40 The average age of the Nigerian governor is 55.7 years There are more governors ...

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New police recruits to be posted to their states of origin – IGP says

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, announced on Friday that henceforth newly recruited police constables are to be posted to their states of origin. In fact, a majority would be deployed to their local government areas, the IGP said. Represented by the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of Finance and Administration, Alhaji Shuaibu Lawal,  at ...

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Nnamdi Kanu challenges court order proscribing IPOB

The leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, on Friday challenged the court order proscribing his group and declaring it a terrorist group. The motion was filed by his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor who argued that IPOB is a non-violent organisation; therefore the decision of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court to issue an order, based on ...

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“We were all anxious about Buhari’s health” – Ghana President Akufo-Addo says

Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo visited Nigeria for the second time in two months on Tuesday. The last time he visited, he was hosted by then Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. Received by President Muhammadu Buhari,  Akufo-Addo told journalists that West African leaders were worried and anxious when the Nigerian president was on medical vacation in London. “I came from Accra today ...

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Presidency confirms that Buhari will travel to the United States next week

President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to the United States of America next week, where he is scheduled to address the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. His trip was confirmed by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, who told a national newspaper that he was not ...

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Buhari gets the most important point about Nigeria’s exit from recession

While playing host on Tuesday to the president of Niger Republic, Alhaji Mahamadou Issoufou, in Daura, Katsina state, President Muhammadu Buhari directly responded to news that the Nigerian economy has officially come out of recession.  “I am looking forward to ensuring that the ordinary Nigerian feels the impact,’’ Buhari told journalists. Simple, important message. If there was anything Nigerians hoped ...

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One missing governor, praises for VP, NTA wins it: 6 takeaways from Buhari-Governors meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is back. From broadcasts to signing treaties to hosting ambassadors and leaders of political parties, the president has been putting negative speculations about his current state of health to rest. The message from the villa is that Buhari is fit and ready to carry on as president. On Friday, he hosted state governors at the presidential villa. ...

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The Supreme Court had strong words for disobedient Speaker Dogara and Hembe

The Supreme Court delivered a ruling months ago sacking a Taraba senator, Sani Abubakar Danladi, and a Taraba member of the House of Representatives, Herman Hembe. Whereas the senate president, Bukola Saraki, immediately obeyed the court and swore in the rightful winner, Shuabu Isa Lau; the House Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, refused to obey the highest court in the land by ...

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Two months of recess: National assembly postpone resumption

The National Assembly has postponed its resumption from recess by an extra week without citing any reason. The lawmakers have been on their annual recess since July 27 and were previously scheduled to resume next Tuesday, September 19. With the postponement, it means the National Assembly will be on recess for exactly two months. Lawmakers are also expected to take ...

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The Scoop Explains: How laws are made in Nigeria

Nigeria operates a bi-cameral system of legislature at the national level. This means that legislative function is divided between two legislative chambers – Senate and House of Reps (HOR). In Nigeria, we have 109 Senators and 360 HOR members who represent their constituents at the legislative Chambers. The process of law making begins with the identification of a need for ...

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Senate committee says it will expose banks used for MMM

The Senate Committee on Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Cybercrime has accused some commercial banks in the country of being in cahoots with the Mavro Mondial Movement (MMM) scheme which collapsed recently, with many Nigerians losing money in the scheme. The committee’s Vice Chairman, Senator Foster Ogolo (Bayelsa West), said on Thursday at a meeting with some stakeholders in the ...

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