Today’s Scoops

“I’m not worried about the exchange rate”: Tinubu goofs in meeting with anti-govt protesters

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​National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Monday addressed #IstandwithNigeria protesters in Lagos State. The protesters marched to the Bourdillon home of the APC strongman, demanding to be addressed on the state of the Nation by Tinubu. He said, ...

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Osinbajo was asked whether he’s been asked to resign – here’s what he said

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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has denied reports that he is under pressure to resign. Following intense speculation on the fate of President Muhammadu Buhari, rumours started flying around that northern governors had met with two former heads of state and decided to force Osinbajo to resign. This, it was speculated, was ...

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Anxiety mounts as Ambode reveals plan to ban Danfo from Lagos roads

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Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says he plans to ban the operations of commercial buses popularly known as Danfo from Lagos roads before 2017 elapses. Ambode made the revelation at the 14th annual lecture of the Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL) at Muson Centre in the Onikan area of ...

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“Islamisation of Nigeria is entirely false” – Lai Mohammed says

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At a town hall meeting in Kwara state on Monday, Nigeria’s minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, pushed back against fears that the President Muhammadu Buhari government has an Islamisation agenda. He pinned the concerns of Christians over the issue on those trying to demonise the government and divert attention ...

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Ag-President Osinbajo tells anti-govt protesters: “We hear you loud and clear”

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo did not directly step out of the comfort of the presidential villa to address the hundreds of Nigerians who gathered at its gates to protest the deteriorating economic and living conditions of Nigerians on Monday. However, he did the next best thing. Addressing a Private Sector ...

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N26m #DasukiGate funds: FFK requests to settle with FG out of court

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Femi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation has asked the Federal High Court Abuja, to adjourn his case to allow him explore other options of settlement aside from going to trial. Counsel for Fani-Kayode, Mr Ameh Raji (SAN), who made the application on his behalf on Monday said that since the ...

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Okorocha demands apology from Obiano; says Anambra governor spoke under the influence of alcohol

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​The war of words between Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, and his Anambra State counterpart, Willie Obiano, has since degenerated into a matter of pettiness and name calling by the two men. On February 3, 2017, Gov. Obiano had fired what seemed like the last salvo when he said he ...

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Breaking: #IstandwithNigeria protests holds in Lagos 

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Civil society organizations led by Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE) made good their promise to hold “good governance” protests in Lagos and Abuja. Reports filtering in has it that people are arriving in their number for the protest at the National Stadium in Lagos. The protesters are expected to March ...

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President Ayodele Fayose? In Ekiti, he’s already thinking about it 

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​Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governors’ Forum and Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has said that it is God’s will for him to occupy the nation’s highest office. Fayose disclosed this at the weekend while hosting journalists to a dinner in Ado Ekiti. The Governor, who did not ...

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“Fulani herdsmen rape and kill my people without consequences” – Nwodo

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​The President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo says activities of Fulani herdsmen have been catastrophic in the South East, The Vanguard reports. Nwodo said the herdsmen kill, maim and rape his people anytime they go on rampage; without being brought to justice. He said, “The peaceful coexistence between previously ...

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On Buhari’s health: That one moment when the PDP was speaking for all of us

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​The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  voiced the popular sentiment of most Nigerians on Sunday when it called on President Buhari to give full disclosure of his health status. According to the PDP, the president’s letter to the National Assembly, extending his leave, without telling Nigerians his health status nor when ...

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Kogi govt asks James Faleke to “desist from the naked dance on the tomb of disgrace”

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The Director General on Media and Publicity to the Governor of Kogi State, Kingsley Fanwo has urged the people of the state to discountenance the purported allegations against Governor Yahaya Bello at the Presidency by James Abiodun Faleke, saying the legislator cannot speak for the people of Kogi State. He ...

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Just In: Femi Adesina says he neither knows what’s wrong with Buhari nor when he’ll return

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The key takeaway from an interview Sunday evening by the Special Adviser to the Nigerian President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Channels Television is that even he does not know what exactly is wrong with President Muhammadu Buhari and he also doesn’t know when the president will return ...

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“It’s fake news”: Lai Mohammed denies saying Buhari’s return will be hampered by faulty aircraft

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says the report quoting him that President Muhammadu Buhari’s return to Nigeria may be hampered by a faulty aircraft is fake. The Minister stated this in a press statement issued on Sunday in Ilorin by his Special Adviser, Mr Segun Adeyemi. ...

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FirstNation Airways fined N32m for breaching safety regulations

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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has handed a N32 million fine to FirstNation Airways for violating the provisions of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (NCARs). The NCAA also fined one of the airline’s Pilots-In-Command (PIC) N1.5 million for breaching the safety regulations. The authority made the disclosure in a ...

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Bayelsa govt owes workers but defends plan to borrow N3bn to buy cars for lawmakers, security agencies

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The Bayelsa Government on Sunday said that the N3 billion naira loan for purchase of cars for state lawmakers and security agencies was a necessity and not a misplaced priority. The Bayelsa House of Assembly on Tuesday, in a closed-door session, approved a N3 billion loan request from the executive ...

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Dangote declares 285 truck drivers wanted for stealing 3.5 million tyres

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The Dangote Group of Companies Plc has declared 285 truck drivers wanted over alleged theft of about 3.5 million customised tyres of the company, according to the coordinator of the company’s National Patrol Unit, Abdullahi Magaji, a retired commissioner of police. ”Already, we have stopped their salaries and we are ...

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“Buhari means well but those around him have a different agenda” – Father Mbaka

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President Muhammadu Buhari has good intentions for Nigeria but his team is frustrating his efforts to make Nigeria better, according to controversial Catholic priest, Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka. Mbaka stated this during a sermon at the first Adoration Crusade for the year. He said President Buhari as a person means well ...

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Tuface wilts under pressure; pulls out of February 6th protest

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In the end, music maestro Tuface Idibia couldn’t take the heat. Announcing the cancellation of the February 6th protest which he was spearheading, Tuface said, “after due consultations,  it has become clear that the one voice protest scheduled to hold in Lagos and Abuja on Monday, February 6 is under ...

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Gov. Bello aligns with Tinubu, says “Dino Melaye only engages in useless fights in the senate”

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Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello is not shying away from a fight with Dino Melaye, the APC senator representing Kogi West who has turned in one year from his friend and associate to fiercest critic and internal opposition. On Saturday in Lokoja, the state capital, the governor accused Melaye of ...

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