Today’s Scoops

Super Falcons protest at national assembly against shameless sports authorities (Photos)


Nigeria’s female football national team, Super Falcons, which did the nation proud at the recently concluded African Women Championship in Cameroon by winning the tournament for a record eight time is being stiffed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the federal government which have failed to pay them for ...

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EFCC: “We will appeal court ruling on Fayose’s accounts”


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that it will appeal a ruling by a federal high court in Ekiti which ordered it to remove the restrictions it placed on two Zenith Bank accounts belonging to the governor of Ekiti, Ayo Fayose. Justice Taiwo Taiwo had ruled on ...

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Nigeria, South Africa endorse two-year mining, mineral processing and metallurgy work plan

Kayode Fayemi

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi and his South African counterpart, Mr Mosebenzi Zwane (MP), on Tuesday endorsed a two-year work  plan for the implementation of a Momerandum of Understanding (MoU)  earlier reached between the two countries in the areas of mining, mineral processing and metallurgy. ...

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Port Harcourt DISCO to cut power supply for seven hours daily


The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) will cut electricity supply to Port Harcourt for seven hours daily between Dec. 13 and 15 for repairs and upgrade of facilities. Mr John Onyi, the company Spokesman, announced this on Tuesday in Port Harcourt in an interview with journalists. According to him, ...

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EFCC interrogates Acting OAU VC and Bursar over alleged diversion of N1.4bn

acting-oau-vc-anthony elujoba

The  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is currently interrogating the Acting Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Prof. Anthony Elujoba and the university bursar, Mrs. Aderonke Akeredolu at its Iyaganku office in Ibadan, Oyo state. The two are accused in a petition of involvement in a ...

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Just In: Court orders EFCC to unfreeze Fayose’s accounts


A Federal High Court in Ado Ekiti has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to immediately remove the restrictions it placed on the accounts of Governor Ayodele Fayose domiciled in Zenith Bank. The accounts were frozen by the EFCC in June 2016. Justice Taiwo Taiwo described the EFCC action as ...

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Justice Ademola and wife plead not guilty to 15-count charge


Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court in Abuja, and his wife, Olabowale, have been arraigned before a Federal Capital Territory High Court on allegations of corruption and illegal gratification. They both pleaded not guilty to a 15-count charge. The case was adjourned to today because of the absence of ...

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Osinbajo visits Algeria


On the invitation of the Algerian government, Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN,  would be visiting the North Afican country on a 2-day official visit from Tuesday, a statement by the vice president’s spokesman, Laolu Akande said. “During the visit, Prof. Osinbajo who would be received by the Algerian Prime Minister ...

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“NYSC negligence killed my daughter” – Ifedolapo’s father insists


Olawale Oladepo, father of the late corps member, Ifedolapo, who died in Kano Orientation Camp of the National Youth Service Corps, Monday, insisted that his daughter was killed due to negligence of officials of the NYSC. A retired sanitation officer, who spoke with reporters in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, expressed gratitude ...

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Abe calls on Gov. Wike to congratulate him as Rivers PDP rejects result


Magnus Abe, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate who was declared as winner of the Rivers South East senatorial election, has attributed his victory to a reward from God for his faithfulness to his party, people and leaders over the years. In a victory speech on Monday, Abe asked the ...

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Report: Pastor of collapsed Reigners Bible Church ignored an order to stop work


Authorities of the Uyo church which collapsed last Saturday ignored a “Stop Work” order from the Uyo Capital Development Authority (UCCDA) and went ahead to build the church, according to reports. Tragedy struck at the Reigners Bible Church International during the consecration service of its pastor, Akan Weeks, who was being ...

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Heartbreak: MMM freezes accounts of all its members

MMM founder, Sergei Mavrodi

Popular pyramid scheme, Mavrodi Mondial Movement (MMM), on Tuesday announced that it has frozen the accounts of all its members for a month “to prevent any problems during the New Year season.” The announcement made to its over two million members means they won’t be able to “Get help” until January. ...

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Prof. Sagay called Gov. Wike a desperate politician and the governor responded in 5 ways


The Genesis: Prof. Itse Sagay who heads the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti- Corruption (PACAC) fired the first shot when he granted an interview in which he absolved the Independent National Electoral Commission ((INEC) of any blame in the issues around the contentious elections in Rivers state. Sagay said INEC ...

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Amosun took on Tinubu in a fight but doesn’t want his title


The relationship between APC national leader, Bola Tinubu, and the governor of Ogun state, Ibikunle Amosun, is currently at a low ebb. Amosun is believed to be leading the forces from the South West striving to whittle down Tinubu’s influence within the party nationally and in the zone. That wing ...

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Law profs and scholars from Anglophone Africa to discuss Canada’s Rights role in Africa


Professor Obiora Okafor, the inaugural York Research Chair in International and Transnational Legal Studies at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School is convening an interdisciplinary conference on human rights in Africa. The conference is entitled: “Canadian/Anglophone African Human Rights Engagements: A Critical Assessment of the Literature and a Research Agenda ...

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FG bans importation of cars through land borders


The federal government has banned the importation of cars through land borders. Wale Adeniyi, spokesman of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), disclosed this in a statement on Monday. “Importation of vehicles into Nigeria through the land borders has been banned by the federal government. The prohibition order covers all new ...

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APC accuses Gov. Wike of murder; says he needs psychiatric evaluation


The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has recommended immediate psychiatric attention for Rivers governor Nyesom Wike, saying that his behavior and utterances do not present him as a person who is still in full control of his mental faculties. “Nigerians may have observed the distorted, uncoordinated and incomprehensible ...

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All former Christian presidents and VPs apart from one were at the Aso Villa chapel on Sunday


Three former heads of states and three former number vice presidents joined Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, at the Aso Villa chapel on Sunday to mark its annual thanksgiving service. The leaders who attended the service were former Head of State General Yakubu Gowon, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, former Head ...

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Court orders DSS to release Zakzaky and his wife


A federal high court in Abuja has ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to release Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), as well as members of his family. It’s been almost a year since the cleric was arrested following a clash between members of his ...

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Soyinka: “I threw away the green card and I have relocated”


Nobel prize-winner Prof Wole Soyinka said on Thursday in South Africa that he has discarded his U.S Green Card, putting to bed the controversy which greeted calls for him to do so following the victory of Donald Trump in the November 8 U.S. presidential election. Soyinka has vowed to tear ...

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