Today’s Scoops

Fayose accuses FG of exploiting “so-called Chibok girls” to divert attention from Buhari’s health

Ayo Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose  has described the report of the discovery and release of 82 additional Chibok girls from Boko Haram captivity as diversionary tactics aimed at diverting attention away from the health status of President Muhammadu Buhari. “What is not missing cannot be found. Despite the strenuous efforts at cover-up, discerning ...

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Released Chibok girls arrive in Abuja (Photos)

chibok chopper

82 released Chibok girls who were released on Saturday by Boko Haram following negotiations with the Federal Government, have arrived Abuja where they are expected to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House. On arrival in Abuja, they were received by the chief of staff to the president, ...

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Oh, happy day: 82 more Chibok girls regain freedom

boko haram chibok

On Saturday, 82 Chibok girls who have been in Boko Haram captivity since 2014 were released following negotiations between the federal government and their abductors. A State House press statement revealed that the girls were released in “exchange for some Boko Haram suspects held by the authorities.” With the latest ...

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“Buhari should hand over to Osinbajo” – Makarfi says


  Senator Ahmed Makarfi, a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to hand over to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo while he recuperates from his illness. “It cannot be okay and it can never be okay. My take is that if the President is not fully fit ...

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“Herdsmen have invaded my home” – Wole Soyinka says

Wole Soyinka

  The Ogun state residence of renowned playwright, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has been invaded by people suspected to be herdsmen. The 82 year old scholar made this known while speaking at a forum in Freedom Park, Lagos, on Friday. Soyinka said ” We are living in dangerous times. My home ...

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Nnamdi Kanu fulfils bail conditions


The Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has fulfilled the bail conditions granted by the Federal High Court, Abuja. The bail conditions were fulfilled on Friday through the presence and signing of the bail bond by the three sureties as requested by the Court. The sureties ...

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Buhari Missing In Action: APC governors say they are not yet worried


Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have said that it was not compulsory for President Muhammadu Buhari to preside over the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting. Governor Nasir El- Rufai of Kaduna State made this known on Wednesday in Abuja, while addressing journalists on the ...

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World Bank commends Fashola’s “realistic” power sector recovery plan


Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola has been commended by the World Bank and some multilateral agencies in Washington  for his realistic power sector recovery plan. Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, made this known at a meeting of Nigeria’s delegation to World Bank and IMF in ...

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Nigeria’s Okechukwu Effoduh to deliver keynote address at the University of Oxford


  Nigerian broadcaster, lawyer and human rights activist, Jake Okechukwu Effoduh has been selected to deliver the Keynote Address at the University of Oxford’s Human Welfare Conference. Scheduled to hold in May 2017 at the Green Templeton College of the University, the Human Welfare Conference is an annual meeting that ...

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Ease of Doing Business: PEBEC says it completed 31 reforms in 60 days

PEBEC photo

The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) has released a report card on the 60-Day National Action Plan on Ease of Doing Business which was implemented from February 21, 2017 to April 21, 2017. The report, which highlights 31 completed reforms across the Council’s eight priority indicators, was unveiled on ...

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Emir Sanusi denies spending N6 billion in three years


The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II has denied claims that he has spent N6 billion of the Emirate’s fund since he assumed office in June 2014. Speaking on Monday at a press conference in Kano, the Senior Council Official in charge of finance of the Kano State Emirate Council, ...

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Presidency to design template for whistle-blowing on illegal fire arms

Garba Shehu

The National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Munguno (retd.) has been instructed by President Muhammadu Buhari to design a template that would be used to reward persons who give information to government on individuals who are in illegal possession of fire arms. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on ...

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President Buhari suspends SGF Lawal and DG, NIA


President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into the allegations of violations of law and due process made against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr David Babachir Lawal, in the award of contracts under the Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE). The President has also ...

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In an ideal world, Dogara and El-Rufai would know that they are both jokers


by Dare Lawal There’s no such thing as an unambitious politician. But among the lot, there are some whose unbridled ambitions ooze more than a skunk’s stench. It can’t be missed. Many will agree that three men who fall in that category are: Nasir El-Rufai, the Governor of Kaduna State; ...

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Court’s verdict on #Otodogbame: “If Ambode truly ordered demolition, he undermined the rule of law”


A Lagos High Court in Igbosere presided over by Justice S. A. Onigbangbo on Tuesday struck out contempt proceedings brought by the people of Otodogbame against the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. Agents of the state government had on Sunday forcefully evicted residents of the community believed to be over 25,000 from ...

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FRSC recalls power-drunk commander who cut the hair of female officials


On Monday, while carrying out a general inspection of staff at the Rivers state headquarters of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Port Harcourt, the state commander, Andrew Kumapayi, decided to cut the hair of female officials which purportedly contravened the requirements of the service. The female road marshals ...

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Jonathan visits Gov. Wike in Rivers Govt. House


Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday visited Government House, Port Harcourt. The Former President was received by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike. Also present during the visit were the Chief of Staff to Governor Wike, Engr Emeka Woke, the Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Hon Kenneth Kobani and ...

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The Nays have it: Senate votes against confirmation of Magu as EFCC chair

Ibrahim Magu

The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on Wednesday voted against the nomination of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). President Muhammadu Buhari had late last year submitted Magu’s name to the Senate for confirmation as substantive Chairman of EFCC having ...

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Customs suspends controversial policy on vehicle duty

Hameed Ali

The Nigeria Customs Service has suspended its policy on vehicle duty. This is contained in a statement signed on Wednesday by the acting public relations officer of the service, Joseph Attah for the Comptroller-General, Hameed Ali. The Service said it put the policy on hold due to its misinterpretation and ...

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Apostle Suleman blames El-Rufai for his travails

Johnson Suleiman

Omega Fire Ministries has accused Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai of masterminding the recent series of allegations of infidelity against its General Overseer, Apostle Johnson Suleman. In a statement issued in Abuja Tuesday, the church, through its spokesman and Communications Manager, Phrank Shaibu stated that facts and available intelligence ...

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