Today’s Scoops

“Buhari needs more time and support” – Music star, Davido, says

Davido performing at a Buhari-Osinbajo rally in the buildup to the 2015 general election

Nigerian music star, Davido, has called on Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari and the administration in spite of the severe economic hardship being experienced by many. Speaking in an interview with Thisday newspaper, the artiste said he believes that reforms are being carried out at the moment and the ...

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“Apologise or I am done with you”: Fayose threatens Access Bank for obeying the law

Ayo Fayose

Ekiti governor Ayo Fayose has demanded for an apology from Access Bank for alerting the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) when Precious Chikwendu, the wife of former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode tried to withdraw from an account which had been frozen by the commission. The bank is obliged to ...

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Fayose got thugs to forcefully release Fani-Kayode’s wife, says EFCC

Fayose-Precious Chikwendu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said that the reason it ‘detained’ Precious Chikwendu, the wife of former minister of aviation, Femi Fani Kayode, was because she attempted to withdraw money from an account which had been frozen by the commission. “Contrary to the spin about the purported ...

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Just In: Justice Ademola withdraws from Dasuki’s case


Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the federal high court in Abuja, one of the judges who was arrested after his home was raided by the Department of State Services (DSS), has withdrawn from the trial of former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki(rtd). Ademola had said after his arrest that ...

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NBA exco meet with Osinbajo


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday met privately with the new executives of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting is believed to be a courtesy call by the leadership of the NBA on the VP, but it comes at a time when the association ...

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“This govt is sick and cowardly”: Fani-Kayode and EFCC disagree on arrest of his wife and son


Former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has accused the federal government of detaining his wife and eight-month old son in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital, where they had gone to see the state governor, Ayo Fayose. He said his wife, Precious Chikwendu had gone with his son to the Access Bank ...

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EFCC interrogates two judges


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has quizzed two Federal Hugh Court Judges in Lagos. The judges are Mohammed Nasir Yunusa and Hyeladzira Ajiya Nganjiwa. According to a report by The Punch newspaper, the judges reported at the Lagos Office of the EFCC to honour invitations extended to them. The source ...

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#BringBackOurGirls group condemns “highly suspicious” event using its name

A banner of the fundraiser which the Bring Back Our Girls movement has denounced

The #BringBackOurGirls campaign has alerted the public that people who aren’t part of the group are out to us its name to fraudulently raise funds for Chibok girls. The group, in a statement on Monday, said, “we stumbled upon information of an event tagged “Official Inauguration and Signing of Memorandum ...

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“If Buhari had not come, I don’t think there would have been a country” – Prof. Sagay


The Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Itse Sagay, on Monday said Nigerians have a lot to be grateful for in electing Muhammadu Buhari their president last year. “If Buhari had not come, I don’t think there would have been a country,” Mr. Sagay said. “Zimbabwe would have been ...

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Justices Ademola and Dimgba resume sitting at Federal High Court after DSS raid


Justices Adeniyi Ademola and Nnamdi Dimgba, of the Federal High Court, Abuja, whose homes were raided by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) for alleged corruption have resumed sitting. They are reuming work knowing that the National Judicial Council, NJC, has denounced their arrest and the raid of ...

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Buhari meets with Tinubu’s loyal associates as APC internal conflicts escalate


President Muhammadu Buhari has met with close political associates of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, in a reported move to settle the differences between both men which is threatening to tear the party apart. Tinubu, reports say, has felt shortchanged over the appointments made ...

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Father solves the mystery of Chibok girl who returned with a baby


At the thanksgiving on Sunday to celebrate the return of 21 Chibok girls, a mystery over the status of the child who was released alongside one of the girls, Deborah Jafaru, was solved when her father disclosed that she was pregnant before her abduction. There were speculations that Deborah Jafaru ...

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Gov. Okorocha: “Sometimes my wife joins commissioners and workers to condemn what I do”


The governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has weighed in on the controversy over comments made by wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, in a BBC interview last week, and the response of Pres. Muhammadu Buhari afterwards. He said Aisha’s intention was not to bring down her husband’s government but ...

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Benin crown prince wrestles with chief priest in last meeting between both men


The crown prince of Benin of Kingdom, His Royal Highness, Eheneden Erediauwa, has symbolically wrestled with the Chief Priest of Okhuaihe shrine and the Ohen N’Ukoni Neyedo, Osarodion Usuanlele. The ‘wrestling’ is a traditional rite for the coronation of Prince Eheneden as the 39th Oba of Benin. The crown prince symbolically ...

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Obanikoro returns to Nigeria; to keep appointment with EFCC

Musiliu Obanikoro

Former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has arrived in Nigeria from his base in the United States to respond to an invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in relation to N4.75 billion arms funds traced to him. The former minister arrived in Lagos from the United ...

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Kogi Gov. Bello hands over chairman of Pilgrims Board to DSS


Alhaji Sadiq Mohammed Rabiu, the chairman of the Kogi Pilgrims Board has been suspended by the state governor, Yahaya Bello, and handed over to the Department of State Services (DSS) for further investigation and possible prosecution, according to the governor’s spokesman, Kingsley Fanwo. Fanwo said that the punitive action against ...

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If only Gov. Fayose could take his own advise, he would be smarter

Gov. Fayose and his wife, Feyisetan at a church thanksgiving to mark his second year in office on October 16, 2016

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Sunday advised politicians in the state to give elected office holders time to enjoy their tenure and get to work for the people before entering into campaigning and criticism mode. The governor decried a situation where politicians employed all tactics to destroy a government for ...

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Curfew declared in LGA in Kaduna as herdsmen reportedly kill 20


At least 20 people were killed by herdsmen in Godogodo, a settlement in Jema’a local government area of Kaduna state. The attack took place between Saturday and Sunday when the herdsmen laid a siege on the community. The herdsmen reportedly razed the community, leading to tensions in Kafanchan, the capital of Jema’a ...

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AGF Malami tells accused judges accusing him of revenge to prove it in court


Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has challenged two judges accusing him of vendetta following the raid on their homes by the Department of State Security last week, to go to court to prove their innocence. Malami while reacting to the gamut of allegations fired against him by the ...

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“We stayed for a month without food; I escaped a bomb blast” – Freed Chibok girls express joy


A special church thanksgiving service was held on Sunday at the presidential villa for the 21 Chibok school girls recently released by Boko Haram after spending two years in captivity. The service was hosted by the federal government of Nigeria, with information minister, Lai Mohammed, representing the government. It was ...

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