Today’s Scoops

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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Emotional reunion between Chibok girls and their families (Photos)


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Customs Service sacks 17 officers for theft, forgery and drug addiction

Hameed Ali

Seventeen junior officers of the Nigeria Customs Service have been dismissed from the Service for offences ranging from drug addiction, certificate forgery, theft and absence from duty from January to September 2016, the spokesperson for the Customs, Wale Adeniyi, has said. The appointment of two other officers were terminated for ...

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Akwa Ibom Gov. Emmanuel sacks all commissioners – he inherited more than half of them

Gov. Emmanuel and wife alongside ex-Gov Akpabio and wife

Akwa Ibom Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has dissolved the State Executive Council, SEC, with immediate effect. No reason was given for the sack. “The Governor expresses his deep and profound appreciation for the contributions of the EXCO members to the development of the state, and wishes them success in their future ...

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Pres. Buhari invites Niger Delta leaders for a meeting


President Muhammadu Buhari has invited the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PNDF, established by Niger Delta leaders, to a meeting in Abuja next week Saturday, October 29. They are expected to speak on modalities to take before commencing an acceptable dialogue with the stakeholders and representatives of militant groups. The PNDF ...

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Justice Dimgba narrates his DSS-inflicted ordeal; seeks permission to sue agency


A judge of the federal high court, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, has sought the permission of the National Judicial Commission (NJC) to sue the Department of State Services (DSS) for purportedly harassing and intimidating him when it raided his Abuja residence in early October. Dimgba who was one of seven serving ...

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“Gov. Wike represents Nigeria’s new generation of leaders”: Maku inspects projects in Rivers


National Secretary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Labaran Maku, has declared that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike represents Nigeria’s new generation of leaders driving the country towards prosperity and development. He spoke on Saturday after they embarked on joint inspection of projects in Port Harcourt City Local ...

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Shiites say those who attacked them were reading Gov. El-Rufai’s body language

nasir elrufai

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) says Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna governor is shedding crocodile tears after inciting violence against its members. The IMN, also known as the Shi’ia sect, lost over 10 of its members at a violent encounter with security agents during its Ashura procession, which held on Wednesday. On ...

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DSS arrest: Justice Ademola accuses Nigeria’s attorney-general of seeking revenge against him


Adeniyi Ademola, a judge of the federal high court Abuja whose home was raided two weekends ago by the Department of State Services (DSS) has chalked up his arrest to revenge by Nigeria’s attorney-general, Abubakar Malami. “What is more intriguing in this whole episode, is that I see it as a ...

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Team Saraki lines up behind Aisha Buhari

Saraki Igbo attire

Aisha Buhari’s controversial interview with the BBC posted on Friday and Pres. Muhammadu Buhari’s mind-boggling response continue to generate reactions with Nigerians taking sides with one half of the first couple or the other. Among people close to or supporting the senate president Bukola Saraki, however, the response to the ...

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NJC says it is investigating Justice Dimgba, but the DSS has invited him again


Even though Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the federal high court in Abuja was one of the judges whose homes were invaded by officials of the Department of State Services (DSS), he was not arrested alongside the others. Thisday newspaper is reporting that the judge has now been invited by the ...

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PDP crisis: Sheriff is back and ready for peace

Factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has said he is on board with the reconciliation plans of the party which would see the two factions set aside their differences for the sake of the party. The peace process within the party that would ...

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Aso Rock says Buhari’s ‘Aisha belongs to my kitchen’ comment was just banter

Garba Shehu

Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu has said President Muhammadu Buhari was merely joking about his wife, Aisha Buhari belonging to his “kitchen, living room and the other room.” In a couple of tweets, Shehu said Buhari only displayed his sense of humour. He said the President respects women, citing the Finance ...

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