Today’s Scoops

Foreign Affairs minister organises send-off for Amina Mohammed

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As she gets ready to resume fully as the deputy UN Secretary-general, Amina Mohammed was hosted on Tuesday to a send-off event by the ministry of foreign affairs. The Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, called for support for Mohammed in the attainment of Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs)  . Onyeama made ...

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Kano Court orders forfeiture of Yakubu’s $9.8m to FG

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Federal High Court sitting in Kano presided over by Justice Zainab Abubakar on Tuesday ordered the forfeiture of the sum of $9.772 million and £74,000 recovered from a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr. Andrew Yakubu to the Federal Government. The order was sequel ...

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Atiku visits IBB in Minna (Photos)

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Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday met behind closed doors with former military Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida and Governor of Niger, Abubakar Sani Bello, in Minna, the state capital. The meeting took place at Babangida’s Hilltop residence and lasted for two hours. Governor Bello received Atiku, who arrived the ...

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Kidnappers invade Lagos farm, abducts 7 workers

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Kidnappers are not done with the farming community in Igbodu village of Epe, Lagos. Twenty-five days after they abducted four workers from a farm in the area, kidnappers returned to the same village kidnapping seven people this time. The latest abduction happened around 5AM today while security guards were asleep ...

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“I’ve never met Ambode but I’m impressed” – Bode George

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Ex-deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, has expressed satisfaction with the performance of Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode in the areas of infrastructure development. He urged the governor to do more in order to etch his name in gold after his tenure. George who ...

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“I have no history of betrayal”: Gov. Mimiko talks about relationship with OBJ, Tinubu in new book

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In a new book to be launched this Wednesday, outgoing governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, said former President Olusegun Obasanjo threatened him and also pleaded with him not to resign from his government as a minister. He said the ex-president did this to dissuade him from running against ...

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FG appoints new prosecutor for Justice Ngwuta’s trial

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The Federal Government has appointed Olufemi Fakunle of the Federal Ministry of Justice as prosecution counsel in the trial of Supreme Court Justice, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta. Justice Ngwuta was among the judges arrested and detained by the Department of State Services, DSS, on October 8, 2016 for alleged corruption and breach ...

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Justice Ngwuta’s lead prosecutor did not resign; he was sacked – FG says

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Charles Adeogun-Philips, the lead prosecutor in the case against Supreme Court Justice Sylvester Ngwuta did not step down from the case, but was sacked by the FG for unprofessional conduct. That fact was disclosed in a statement on Sunday by Salisu Isah, the special adviser to the Attorney-General of the ...

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Magu: “90 per cent of the cause of Nigeria’s recession is corruption”

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Acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has named corruption as the chief reason for the recession in the country. “I maintain that the economic recession is caused by corruption. About 90 per cent of the cause of recession is corruption, because there was fund and ...

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“Gov. Mimiko has approved parting gifts of N500m for political office holders”

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As it prepares to take over power in less than two weeks, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State has accused the outgoing governor Olusegun Mimiko of approving N500 million as “parting gifts“ to political office holders. Gov. Mimiko’s second term ends on February 23 and he will be ...

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Boko Haram attacks and sets Borno village ablaze

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Boko Haram terrorists on Saturday attacked Mussa Village of Askira-Uba Local Government Area in Southern Borno State and burnt down dozens of residential houses and a man suspected to have been trapped in the attack. This was not the first time Mussa village is witnessing Boko Haram attacks, as even ...

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Angry El-Rufai vows to get those who destroyed army battalion foundation

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Less than a week after Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, laid the foundation for the establishment of a battalion at Ungwan Yashi area of Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna state the monument has been destroyed by unknown individuals. Buratai said during the foundation laying that the location was ...

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Edo governorship election tribunal rejects Ize-Iyamu’s application for extension of time

Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the PDP candidate, casting his vote

An application by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in last September’s governorship election in Edo state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, to be granted an extension of time to call more witnesses at the election tribunal was rejected on Friday. The petitioners are only entitled 14 days to present ...

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Gov. Tambuwal signs Sokoto’s N204.3bn 2017 budget into law

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Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal Friday night signed into law the state’s 2017 appropriation bill of over N204.3 billion. Speaking at the event, Tambuwal expressed delight at the timely passage of the budget document by the state House of Assembly. He said now that it has become a law, its provisions ...

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Alleged thief uploads his photo on Facebook page of his victim in Port Harcourt

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A robber in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, who snatched the mobile phone of a student of the Nnamdi Azikiwe university, took the daring step of uploading his own pictures on his victim’s Facebook account (Gabrilla Uchechi Eberechukwu) on Thursday. The unidentified suspect, who changed the victim’s profile picture on Facebook ...

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FG to return 10 Arik aircraft stranded overseas

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Barely 24 hours after taking over the management of Arik Air, the Federal Government has pledged to return at least 10 aircraft stranded overseas into the fleet of the airline. The 10 aircraft, as at the time of change in management, were said to have gone overseas for mandatory C-checks, ...

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7 Soldiers pay the supreme price  in Boko Haram ambush

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Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole gallantly fought their way through Boko Haram Terrorists ambush along Ajiri-Dikwa road, Borno State. The troops encountered the ambush while conducting routine rotation of troops last night. The gallant troops fought their way through, killing many of the terrorists. Unfortunately 7 soldiers paid the supreme ...

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Army donates items to physically challenged man who was beaten up by soldiers

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The ​Nigerian Army has donated undisclosed amount of cash and clothing to Chijioke Orakwu, a physically-challenged man who was brutalized by Soldiers in Onitsha, Anambra State, for wearing an army camouflage. Interestingly, he was still putting on his camouflage for the Army reception. Orakwu was captured on tape being beaten ...

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Gov. Wike holds airport reception in honour of Ag-Pres. Osinbajo

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Friday held an airport reception for Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa. Governor Wike was supported by his Deputy, Ipalibo Harry Banigo, political leaders of Rivers State and officials of the Federal Government. Prominent among those who witnessed ...

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The seized $9.8m is mine – Former NNPC GMD tells EFCC

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The former Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Andrew Yakubu, has admitted ownership of the recovered money of 9.8 million dollars from his home. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said on Friday in Abuja in a statement that Yakubu had reported to the commission’s zonal ...

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