Today’s Scoops

The two PDP factions are ready for reconciliation but they are waiting for one man


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wants to move forward with moves to reunite its warring factions. There’s even an agreement in principle between the leaders of the two factions to unite. However, things are currently being stalled due to the overseas trip of one of the factional chairmen, Ali Modu-Sheriff. ...

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NJC ends meeting but keeps mum on resolution


The National Judicial Council (NJC) ended its emergency meeting on Wednesday but did not make an official statement on its resolutions. The council met on Tuesday over the arrest of some judges by the Department of State Services (DSS) over corruption allegations, but the meeting was inconclusive and so was ...

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Chief justice Mohammed writes Buhari over suspension of judges


The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, has formally written to President Muhammadu Buhari, intimating him on the decision of the National Judicial Commission’s decision to suspend some judges and recommend their dismissal. The letter, according to The Punch newspaper, was received by the president on Monday, so it ...

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Oppression of Shiites continue: Security operatives demolish worship centre in Jos


There seems to be a concerted effort to break the Shiite sect and prevent its adherents from practicing their faith from Kaduna to Kano and now to Jos, the Plateau state capital. On Wednesday, a combined team of soldiers and anti-riot policemen stormed the house of the leader of the ...

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Arrest of judges is nothing new – Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Wednesday said there was nothing wrong in stepping on judges’ toes in the fight against corruption. It would be recalled that the Department of State Services (DSS) had last weekend stormed the houses of some judges, arrested them and recovered the huge sum ...

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Bomb blast kills eight in Maiduguri

Potiskum blast

About eight people were killed and 15 wounded when an explosives-laden car hit a taxi in Manu garage in Maiduguri, Borno state, the police and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have confirmed. The police said in a statement that five people were inside the taxi in a convoy to Gamboru. ...

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PDP launches Twitter accounts in Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa and Pidgin


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has launched new Twitter accounts which will be dedicated to providing information to people in indigenous Nigerian languages; Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa and pidgin. The party, in a statement by its spokesman, Dayo Adeyeye on Tuesday, stated that the new Twitter accounts will help “maximize interactions ...

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“NLNG’s assets worth over $13 billion”: MD explains why it is an inspirational Nigerian success story

Managing Director of NLNG, Tony Attah

Nigerians have debated over the past month about whether the government’s shares in the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) company should be sold or not. The political, business, and commentary class are all split about the right way to go. A big argument against the sale is that NLNG is ...

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Good news: Kidnappers free abducted staff and students of Epe school


The staff and students of Lagos State Junior Model College, Igbonla, Epe who were abducted by gunmen last week have been released. The Vice-principal, teacher and four pupils were reportedly freed around 10.30pm on Tuesday. While there are conflicting reports as to the true amount of the ransom paid, the ...

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Kano Gov. Ganduje promises to approve sack and prosecution of Justice Auta


A week before the Department of State Services (DSS) raided the homes of some judges in the country, the National Judicial Commission (NJC) had suspended three judges and recommended their dismissal. One of the three judges was Kabiru Auta of the Kano state high court who was accused of fraud ...

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Aisha Buhari unleashes again and this time she’s unhappy with how Pres. Buhari has staffed his govt

Aisha Buhari

Wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, said a few things in a recent BBC Hausa interview which no one in the presidency admits to publicly. First she admitted that there is a crisis within the All Progressives Congress (APC). Her husband, Pres. Muhammadu Buhari, has carried on as though nothing ...

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NJC fails to reach consensus on judges’ arrest at emergency meeting; adjourns to Wednesday


Tuesday’s emergency meeting of the National Judicial Council (NJC) which was convened to deliberate on last weekend’s arrest of seven judges by the Department of State Service (DSS) ended without the council reaching a consensus, Vanguard newspaper is reporting. The meeting of the NJC which was chaired by chief justice ...

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Vice chancellors release confusing statement about ‘Batch B’ mobilisation after meeting NYSC DG

Abuja office of the committee of vice chancellors

The Committee of Vice-Chancellors (CVC) met with the Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Sule Kazaure on Tuesday in Abuja, but the statement they released afterwards would not satisfy most recent graduates hoping to be mobilised for the next batch of the program. Unfortunately, due to a paucity of ...

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Buhari appointed two new Supreme Court justices today and some people lost their minds for nothing


The senate president, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday read a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari, asking senators to confirm the appointment of two new Supreme Court justices who currently sit on the court of appeal. The nominated judges are – Sidi Dauda Bage from Nasarawa in the North Central and Paul ...

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“Courts are public resources”: Osinbajo endorses arrest of judges

Yemi Osinbajo

Nigeria’s vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, has also endorsed the action of the Department of State Services (DSS), which last weekend raided the homes of several judges across the country, arresting them and accusing them of corruption. His endorsement comes on the same day that the attorney-general of the federal, Abubakar ...

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#PrayForTheShiites: Soldiers surround gathering of Shiites in Kaduna


Nigerian troops have surrounded a gathering of Shi’a Muslims in Kaduna, with worshipers trapped inside, according to reports. That’s frightening news. The last time men of the Nigerian Army confronted the Shiites in Kaduna last December, more than 300 people were murdered (including women and children). And while nothing has ...

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APC panel approves sack of Doguwa, Kwankwaso

kwankwaso and deputy

A four-member fact finding committee says the decision of Kano state executive committee to remove the state All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman, Umar Haruna Doguwa and the Organising Secretary, Sanusi Surajo Kwankwaso followed due process. The two men are loyalists of former kano governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, who is currently locked ...

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Kano state bans religious processions


The Kano State Police has prohibited all forms of religious processions across the state. In a statement by the state command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Magaji Majiya, on Tuesday, the force stressed that the ban becomes effective immediately and warned that violators would be made to face strict sanctions. “The ...

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Attorney-General speaks on judges’ arrest: “Corruption is a crime; no one is immune from investigation”


The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami (SAN) on Tuesday said that the arrest of seven judges by the Department of State Services (DSS) was in order as it involved the investigation of criminal allegations. “The fundamental consideration is whether there is an allegation ...

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South West PDP leaders vow to ride or die with party


Top politicians of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the South West have resolved to remain in the party regardless of the challenges confronting the party. At a meeting in Ibadan, Oyo state, on Monday, the party chiefains decided that they were going to ride and die with the party ...

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