Today’s Scoops

Osinbajo says about 800 herdsmen have been arrested; issue not religious


Security agencies in Nigeria have arrested about 800 suspected violent herdsmen across the country, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Prof. Osinbajo made this disclosure in Houston, Texas in the US on Friday at a Townhall event where he interacted with US-based Nigerians who asked questions live at the ...

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Jimoh Ibrahim accuses Gov. Mimiko of burning tyres for sympathy


Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming Ondo election, Jimoh Ibrahim, has dismissed the continuing protests in the state over INEC’s decision to uphold him as candidate of the party. He said the “ongoing burning of tyres under the pretense of disruption of activities” is being ...

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What’s going on here? Eko DISCO apologises over five-hour power outage


The Management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), has apologised to customers within its operational territory, over the power outage that lasted between 5 p.m. and 9:47 p.m. on Friday, a time span of just under five hours. The apology will come as a surprise to consumers who are used ...

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One month to Ondo elections, the PDP can’t believe its bad luck

Eyitayo Jegede

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seemed on its way to a certain victory in next month’s Ondo governorship election when a court ruling changed the dynamics of the race. Eyitayo Jegede, the former attorney-general of the state, emerged as the candidate of the Ahmed Makarfi faction of the party.  As ...

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About-turn: Gov. Ganduje changes his mind about probe of ex-Gov. Kwankwaso


Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has made a about-face from his previous position as regards probing his predecessor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. He now says that he would not probe Kwankwaso. Last week, the Kano government had thought differently. Speaking through the state Commissioner for Information and Culture, Alhaji Muhammad Garba, ...

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“Go and tweet that I am here”: Buhari’s chief of staff taunts those speculating his suspension


The Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, on Friday taunted those who are behind recent online reports that he had been suspended when he resumed for duties at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. On his way to the President’s office, Kyari stopped by at the Press Gallery of ...

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Buhari’s daughter weds former MD of Federal Mortgage Bank


Before a gathering of eminent Nigerians in Daura,Katsina State, Fatima, daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday formally got married to Malam Yau Gimba Kumo. The wedding took place at the president’s residence on Mai’adua Road, Daura at about 2.40 p.m. The groom, a former Managing Director of Mortgage Bank, ...

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Oyegun: “God sent Buhari to save Nigeria from collapse”


The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr John Odigie-Oyegun, has said God sent President Muhammadu Buhari to save Nigeria from collapse. Oyegun spoke in Sokoto Friday, when he declared open a three-day retreat organized by the Kano State chapter of the party for its officials and stakeholders ...

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Aisha Buhari: “I want my husband to succeed but he can’t do it alone”


Aisha Buhari, Nigeria’s first lady, has said the administration of her husband, Muhammadu Buhari, can’t be successful without the help of state governors and party members. The first lady, who recently expressed reservations over her husband’s political appointments, said her primary objective is the success of his government. She said this on ...

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“I did not turn down Buhari’s offer for NERC job” – Prof. Akinwade

Akintunde Ibitayo Akinwade

Prof. Akintunde Ibitayo Akinwande, nominated for the Chairmanship of Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), says he will honour an invitation for screening by the Nigerian Senate after clearing with his current employer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), U S A. In a letter, dated 26th October, 2016, to the Chairman ...

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PDP peace process collapses again


Factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has blamed the Chairman, National Caretaker Committee of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, for the collapse of peace talks in the troubled party. Sheriff said he should not be held responsible for the inability of the two factions ...

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Ex-Super Eagles star, Efe Sodje, and his brothers charged to UK court for fraud


The United Kingdom National Crimes Agency (NCA) has charged a former Nigerian soccer star, Efetobore Sodje, and his brothers over suspected fraud. The brothers – Bright Sodje, 50, Stephen Sodje, 42, Samuel Sodje, 37, and Efetobore Sodje, 34 –  were arrested on July 13 2014 after a three-year investigation by the ...

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Alamieyeseigha’s widow blamed everyone for her husband’s travails apart from the one who deserved it


At a memorial to mark the death of former Bayelsa governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, his widow, Margaret, ripped into the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Ijaw nation for purportedly betraying her late husband. She said her husband sacrificed so much towards the formation and advancement of the PDP but was ...

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Abati honoured our invitation – EFCC


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says former presidential spokesman, Dr Reuben Abati, was not arrested by the commission, but only honoured its invitation on Monday. “Former Special Adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, on Monday, honoured an invitation by the EFCC at ...

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EFCC arrests Reuben Abati


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested former presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati. Abati was arrested on Monday and would spend the night at the office of the EFCC. According to reports, he is being questioned for allegedly receiving some money from former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, who ...

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One-man army, Reno Omokri, desperately attempts to rewrite Jonathan’s history


Former Special Assistant to Ex-Pres. Goodluck Jonathan on New Media, Reno Omokri, has been mounting a valiant effort to defend what he must consider to be the honour of his former boss. In his Jonathan Defence Mission, Omokri throws in everything – articles, tweets, advise, fact checks, interviews. He also ...

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Joke of the day: Gov. Ganduje threatens to probe Sen. Kwankwaso


In 1999, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso became governor of Kano State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). His deputy was Abdullahi Ganduje, a man who contested against him in the PDP primary but was later selected as running mate. Four years later, the two men were kicked out ...

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Innoson Group enters $1bn partnership with three Chinese firms

Peter Huang, Group Vice President, Inspur Group Co. Ltd. in a handshake with the Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo SAN with Chief Innocent I. Chukwuma Executive Chairman, Innoson Group present during a courtesy visit of a Consortium of Chinese Investors and their Nigerian Partners, Innoson Group in the Conference Room of the Office of the Vice President, State House Abuja Mon. 24Oct2016

(c) Sesco Photography 2016

The Innoson Group, led by its chairman and chief executive officer, Chief Innocent Chukwuma, has entered into a partnership with three Chinese firms in deals collectively worth $1 billion. Chukwuma disclosed this on Monday during a meeting held alongside his Chinese partners at the State House with vice president Yemi ...

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New Policy: NJC bars judges from accepting gifts but introduces a pall of secrecy


The nation’s judiciary is under intense scrutiny at the moment as allegations of corruption swirl among its ranks. In the midst of it all, the National Judicial Council (NJC) has released a new National Judicial Policy to be launched on Monday in Abuja. Three new additions to the policy are ...

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Kaduna govt accuses its predecessor of spending N2.1bn annually on sweets, juice and food


The former government in Kaduna state spent a whopping N2.1 billion on sweets, juice and food annually, according to the state commissioner for budget and planning, Alhaji Mohammad Abdulahi. Abdullahi made this known in Kaduna at a round table discussion on the Kaduna state 2017 budget proposal, organised by the ...

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