Today’s Scoops

A “Fayose prophecy” is about to come true and Buhari has to tell us why he’s letting that happen

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

Justice Walter Onnoghen is the first judge from the Southern part of the country to qualify to be Nigeria’s chief justice in 30 years. Since Justice Ayo Irikefe held that position from 1985 to 1987, all subsequent chief justices have hailed from the North. That isn’t a big deal, really. ...

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“Kyari paid his UK medical bills himself” – Presidency says


The presidency has refuted a report by Sahara Reporters that the Nigeria High Commission in London paid the medical bills of the chief of staff to the president, Abba Kyari, during his recent visit for emergency medical treatment. “The allegations are totally incorrect, misleading and a fabrication,” said Garba Shehu, ...

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Touch not the G.Os: FG suspends Corporate Governance Code

okechukwu Enelamah

The Corporate Governance Code issued by the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC) has been suspended pending a detailed review, extensive consultation with stakeholders and reconstitution of the board of the FRC, according to a statement on Monday by the minister of industry, trade and investment. The code which was ...

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Buhari sacks Obazee as executive secretary of FRC two days after Adeboye stepped down


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate removal and the replacement of the Executive Secretary of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), Jim Obazee. The presidents has also reconstituted the board of the FRC, appointing a new chairman and executive secretary. READ: Is the governance code for non-profits an attack on the ...

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FG to charge Justice Ademola and his wife alongside a senior lawyer


The FG told a high court on Monday that it intends to charge a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Joe Agi, alongside Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court and his wife, Olabowale, who are facing corruption charges. The lead prosecution lawyer, Segun Jegede, said Agi will be listed ...

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Justice Okon Abang redeployed from Abuja after just one year


Justice Okon Abang has been redeployed from the Federal High Court Abuja division to the Asaba division of the court by the chief judge of the Federal High Court, Ibrahim Auta. This is his second transfer in as many years. In January 2016, Abang was redeployed from the Lagos division ...

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Africa is a country: Ghana’s new president accused of plagiarising Bush’s speech


There are lots of similarities between Ghana’s new president Nana Akufo-Addo and Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari. The two men were opposition candidates who defeated incumbent presidents. They were both perennial contestants for the office of president. And both of them finally got elected at the age of 72. Now you ...

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Memo: Why Pastor Adeboye truly stepped down as RCCG Nigeria Overseer

Enoch Adeboye

First a clarification: Pastor Enoch Adeboye HAS NOT stepped down as the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). Several newspaper and blogs reported that on Saturday but it’s not true. The cleric stepped down as the overseer of the church in Nigeria but will continue to ...

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The Avengers return – just when things are beginning to look up


The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) released figures this week showing that Nigeria’s foreign exchange (forex) reserves have grown to $26.094 billion, a modest increase from the $23.957 billion in November. The increase owes partly to the recent stability in the Niger Delta region which has seen oil production numbers ...

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Wale Babalakin regains favour before the FG


President Muhammadu Buhari has named Wale Babalakin as the head of a federal government team to renegotiate the 2009 agreement with unions in federal universities, federal polytechnics and federal colleges of education in order to ensure sustainable peace and industrial harmony in tertiary institutions in the country. The Minister of ...

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Oshiomhole’s son aims to replace Shuaibu in House of Reps with interesting pitch to voters


“Enough is Enough; It is time for the new generation”. That is the inscription on the campaign posters of Cyril Oshiomhole, the first son of ex-Edo governor Adams Oshiomhole, who has joined the race for the Etsako Federal Constituency seat vacated by current Edo deputy governor, Philip Shuaibu. Not much ...

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Pastor Adeboye steps down as national overseer for RCCG Nigeria

Enoch Adeboye

The general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Enoch Adeboye, has appointed Pastor J. O Obayemi as the national overseer of the church in Nigeria, according to reports. Contrary to reports that he is stepping down, Adeboye who turns 75 in March will remain as general overseer, ...

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Gov. Wike’s police aides have been sacked for misconduct, but he wants an independent inquiry


The Nigerian Police Force has dismissed six policemen over roles they played during the legislative rerun elections held in Rivers state last December. The men – an inspector and five sergeants – were accused of misusing their firearms during the elections. They are ex-Inspct. Eyong Victor, ex-Sgts. Peter Ekpo, Oguni Goodluck, ...

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Aisha Buhari responds to latest controversy over her UK trips


Aisha Buhari, the wife of President Muhammadu, has responded to a report published by online newspaper, Sahara Reporters, which accused her of colluding with officials of  the Nigerian High Commission in London to spend extravagantly every time she travels to the United Kingdom.  The report said at least £7,000 is spent on ...

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Just In: Diezani forfeits $153m to FG


Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum, temporarily forfeited $153.3 million to the federal government on Friday. This was sequel to an order by a federal high court in Lagos. According to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the seized money was taken from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) ...

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Police arrest vice principal for raping 16-year old student


Police in Nasarawa state have arrested the Vice Principal of a school in the state for allegedly raping a female student. The incident occurred on December 16, 2016, at a hotel in Nasarawa local government area of the state where he lured the girl into, according to a report by ...

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Osinbajo leads OBJ, Ekwueme, Shonekan, others in studio rendition of classic hymn


Former Nigerian leaders, Yakubu Gowon, Olusegun Obasanjo, Ernest Shonekan, and former deputies, Ebitu Ukiwe, Alex Ekwueme, Oladipo Diya and current vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, have delivered a hymn for a greater, united and peaceful Nigeria in 2017. The song is Isaac Watts’ hymn, “Oh God, Our Help in Ages Past,” ...

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Kano govt suspends director, nine others over fraud


The Kano state government has suspended a Director in the ministry of Finance and 9 staff of the Ministry of Local government over alleged diversion of millions of Naira meant for payment of salaries. This is contained in a statement signed by the state Head of Service, Alhaji Muhammad Na’iya ...

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This is the black American billionaire offering to sponsor the education of the Chibok girls


The Presidency on Tuesday revealed the identity of the sponsor of the education of the released Chibok girls. Senior special assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu stated this while speaking on the state of the girls. He said, “A black American billionaire, Mr. Robert Smith ...

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Gov. Shettima spends Boxing Day with released Chibok girls


Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima spent the whole of Monday in Chibok town, where over 200 schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents at a Government Secondary School on April 14, 2014, after a night attack. While in Chibok, the Governor met 21 schoolgirls freed by the Boko Haram in ...

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