Today’s Scoops

Ekiti assembly suspends lawmaker for 180 days

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Ekiti State House of Assembly on Thursday suspended the lawmaker representing Ikole 1, Gboyega Aribisogan, for 180 legislative days‎ for alleged anti-party activities. The lawmaker was first stripped of his chairmanship of the house information committee. The accusation against him was that he met secretly with an Ogun senator, Buruji ...

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“Do you expect her to be a poor woman?”: Pro-Patience Jonathan protest rocks Yenagoa

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There was a protest in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa capital on Thursday as hundreds of members of the Ijaw Youth Council expressed their disapproval over the controversy surrounding Patience Jonathan, the wife of former Nigerian president, Goodluck. The protest disrupted human and vehicular movements along Sani Abacha Road and Isaac Boro ...

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Split in APC national exco: S/South vice chairman takes on S/West vice chairman and Tinubu

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National Vice Chairman (South-South) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hilliard Eta has risen to the defence of the National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, by stating that the National Working Committee of the party rejected the recommendation of the appeal panel regarding the Ondo state governorship primary. Eta, while speaking in ...

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84-year-old Ben Nwabueze is convinced there is an Islamization agenda afoot

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Igbo Leaders of Thought led by a constitutional lawyer, Prof Ben Nwabueze, on Wednesday in Enugu said that there is truly an Islamization agenda being perpetrated by the federal government. He insisted that the current killings of innocent Nigerians across the country by the rampaging herdsmen was part of the ...

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Judge dismisses Stella Oduah’s attempt to bulletproof herself from prosecution

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The application of former Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, to stop the Federal government’s probe into her tenure was dismissed by an Abuja Federal High Court on Wednesday. Oduah had filed a fundamental rights enforcement suit before Justice Adamu Kafarati, asking for a prohibition against the Attorney General of Federation, ...

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The next chief justice of Nigeria: Council sends three names to NJC for consideration

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As the tenure of the incumbent Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, draws to a close, the Federal Judicial Service Council on Wednesday forwarded names of the three most senior Justices of the Supreme Court to the National Judicial Council (NJC) for consideration. They are Justices Walter Onnoghen ...

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66m Nigerian kids have no access to premium TV content – Olaegbe’s Genesis Studios to the rescue

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Crossroot Entertainment Network (CREN), the sister brand of Genesis Studios, has commenced operations of its children television station, Kiddies World. The primary goal of the channel according to founder, Bosun Olaegbe, is to reach the unconnected population of 34.2 million Nigerian households that don’t have access to cable television content. ...

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All criminal cases involving Dasuki will now have one judge

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Parties in the criminal cases involving former a National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki and others have agreed that the two charges against them be brought before a single judge for determination. Right now the cases are before two different judges. They resolved on Wednesday to approach the Chief Judge of ...

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Bayelsa family ejects Globacom from land

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A family in Bayelsa state has secured a court order ejecting telecommunication giants, Globacom, from a parcel of land belonging to it. The Agbereowei family of Bolou-Orua community in Sagbama area of the state had approached a Bayelsa High court over Globacom’s failure to pay rents on the land housing ...

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Tambuwal discusses education emergency with ex-ambassador and author of Buhari’s new book

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Sokoto government said it will expand the scope of the state of emergency it declared in education in the state, with a view to fast-tracking expert recommendations made on how to revive the sector. Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal said the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, will chair the expanded ...

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ECOWAS court ruling: FG explains why it won’t release Dasuki for now

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The federal government said on Wednesday that it will not take a position on the order for the release of former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, until it studies the content of Tuesday’s ruling of the ECOWAS court which also ordered it to pay N15 million as damages to Dasuki. ...

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MTN-Visafone deal: NCC may be the most incompetent regulator in Nigeria

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In a country where incompetence is like an ethos among government agencies and regulators, the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) may take the cake. In December 2015, the commission embarrassed itself and the country when it reduced the $5.2 billion fine against telecoms company, MTN, for failing to register sim cards ...

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Court issues bench warrant against former Gov. Danjuma Goje

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A Federal High Court, sitting in Jos, Plateau State, has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a former governor of Gombe State, Senator Danjuma Goje, who refused to show up in court in Tuesday. Goje however has a chance to prevent an arrest by showing up in court ...

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Boko Haram demanded for N1.7tr to release Chibok girls

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According to the book authored by Prof. John Paden on  President Muhammadu Buhari which was recently launched in Abuja, Boko Haram demanded the sum of €5 billion for the release of 219 Chibok girls. That exchanges for over N1.7 trillion. Below is an excerpt from the book, titled “Muhammadu Buhari: The ...

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Reno Omokri: Between President Buhari and Peter Obi

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By Reno Omokri Did you listen to our President’s broadcast to the nation on October 1st? If you listened to it objectively you must be wondering if the President and his advisers live in a parallel Nigeria that you can only access from a spiritual portal at Aso Rock Presidential ...

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Kogi assembly and Gov. Bello headed for showdown as assembly sacks four administrators

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The Kogi state house of assembly has suspended the administrator of Ijumu Local Government Council, Taofiq Isah, along with four other administrators over financial recklessness. Isah is the state Chairman of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON. The other suspended council administrators are Mr. Baron Okwoli, Igalamela/Odolu; Mr. Moses Akande, ...

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Ondo APC members graduate from abuses to fighting each other with axes and machetes

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Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state have been at war with themselves since Rotimi Akeredolu emerged as candidate of the party for the Ondo governorship election following a contentious primary. But before today, they have kept it at verbal sparring and abuses in the media. On ...

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This is just the beginning: Presidency says more presidential jets will go

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On Tuesday, the federal government put up two presidential jets for sale. An advertisement was placed in some national dailies calling for interested buyers to signify interest for the aircraft – a Falcon 7X (5N-FGU) and Hawker 4000 (5N-FGX). READ: FG puts up two presidential jets for sale The reaction to the ...

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“You can’t remove me on the pages of newspapers”: Oyegun responds to Tinubu after meeting with Buhari

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After a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja, the All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, responded to the call by former Lagos governor, Bola Tinubu, calling on him to resign. He said the national chairman of a party cannot be removed on the pages ...

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Wait a second: Fayose commends Buhari and Tinubu

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Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has commended the federal government and the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for aligning with his position on the need to reintroduce History in the school curriculum. Governor Fayose had early September directed that History be reintroduced in schools in Ekiti State, noting that; “Ekiti ...

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