Today’s Scoops

They are trying to assassinate us, Ekiti assembly speaker says


The Ekiti State House of Assembly has accused a suspended lawmaker, Gboyega Aribisogan, and a former governorship aspirant who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yinka Akerele, of plotting to assassinate five of its members. It said the assassination plot stems from the recent suspension of Aribisogan, a ...

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Justice Abang sacks two PDP members of House of Reps


A Federal High Court in Abuja has sacked two members of the House of Representatives from Enugu State. The two sacked legislators, elected to the House on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, are Stella Ngwu representing Igbo-Etti/Uzo-Uwani Federal Constituency and Dennis Agbo representing, Igbo Eze North/Udenu Federal Constituency. ...

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Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia, who was punished by the NJC in February, fails to honour EFCC invitation


At its meeting in late February 2016, the National Judicial Commission (NJC) punished Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia by barring her from elevation to the federal court of appeal or any higher judicial body due to misconduct and alleged injustice. The judge who is notorious for her fiery temper failed to deliver ...

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Supreme Court Justice Okoro releases bombshell letter accusing Amaechi and Umana of trying to bribe him


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Buhari’s policies have traumatised and pauperised Nigerians, says ASUU


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) said on Tuesday that the policies of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration have traumatised and pauperised Nigerians. The union accused the government of implementing policies imposed by the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and “their collaborators”, saying that those policies have become hostile ...

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+1: Sokoto to initiate bill to provide right to education


Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has initiated the Right to Education Bill 2016 in recognition and protection of right to education for children between six and 18 years in the state. The bill is one of the major components of the policy on the state of emergency in ...

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US elections: How Nigerians started the #Nov8AfricanEdition trend and the 50 most hilarious tweets

Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump..... H/T: Joe Heller

A hilarious hashtag – #Nov8AfricanEdition – trended on Twitter on Tuesday as Nigerians took to the social networking site to make jokes about the forthcoming US election using Nigerian and African realities. The hilarity of the tweets aren’t just due to how it reflects on the conduct of elections in ...

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Dep. senate president Ekweremadu to stand surety for Metuh as Usim-Wilson withdraws

Olisa Metuh court

The embattled former national spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olisa Metuh, has prayed Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja to allow the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, to stand surety for him over the seven-count charge brought against him by the EFCC, in his trial ...

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“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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