Today’s Scoops

EFCC moves against Gov. Okorocha, arrests finance commissioner

Rochas Okorocha

by Stanley Azuakola It’s the tale of two commissioners in Imo State. Only four days ago, the Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha gave the hands of his daughter Uloma in marriage to Uche Nwosu, the state commissioner of Lands, Survey and Urban Planning. It was a well attended event which was carried ...

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We say NO: Nigerian bishops condemn Church of England on gay bishops

Nicholas Okoh~TS

by Stanley Azuakola The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) is one of the most conservative communions of the Anglican church worldwide. For many years, the church has been at the forefront in the fight against legalizing homosexual clergy in the Anglican communion. It was emphatic once again on Wednesday in ...

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Goats arrested in Osun: 7 things you need to know today


by Stanley Azuakola 1. Four months anniversary of missing governor Where exactly is Governor Chime? Today makes it exactly four months since Enugu governor, Sullivan Chime, was last seen in public. The continued absence of the governor from the state has led to tension and lots of uncertainty. The governor’s ...

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“We don’t need good luck, we need good life”: 7 stirring photos from #OccupyNigeria to help us remember

Oh, the pain!

by Stanley Azuakola Today is the first anniversary of the #OccupyNigeria movement. Lest we forget, The Scoop brings you some of the most amazing photos from that great season when Nigerians spoke with their actions and put their . These pictures mainly from Lagos and Kano speak for themselves. Take ...

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Ikemesit Effiong: Mr. Fix Nigeria needs some fixing


by Ikemesit Effiong The PDP is also what it is, an exaggeration of our worst virtues and the height of our most perverse ideals. The Nigerian social media landscape was abuzz with the latest bombshell to hit its many desktop PCs, laptop screens, mobile devices, iPads, Galaxy Pockets, ati be ...

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Good to go: Opposition parties to launch grand manifesto in a week


by Stanley Azuakola They took their time, that’s for sure. But it seems now that opposition parties in Nigeria have finally warmed to themselves and are set to unveil some details about their expected grand merger. They’ll be doing that a week from today on Tuesday January 15th at the ...

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Olusegun Dada: 7 reasons why #OccupyNigeria should happen again.

Occupy vs Jonathan ~TS

by Olusegun Dada This week marks exactly one year since we occupied Nigeria. Contrary to popular belief, #OccupyNigeria was birthed many months before the actual removal of fuel subsidy. It is however safe to assume that the anticipation of the removal of fuel subsidy gave birth to #OccupyNigeria. We all ...

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‘Melaye’, ‘NTA’, ‘Ribadu’: Top 10 people in politics to ABSOLUTELY ignore in 2013


by Stanley Azuakola Since we gave you the top 10 people in politics to watch out for in 2013, we believe that to be fair and balanced, you also deserve to know the 10 who you shouldn’t bother yourself with. Keeping tabs on these guys is simply unproductive, avoid it ...

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Today is D-day: So how does the PDP choose its BoT chairmen? (The Scoop Explains)


by Ibrahim Faruk Today, if everything goes as the Peoples Democratic Party plans it, there would be a new chairman for its Board of Trustees (BoT). So how does the party choose its BoT chairman, who’s running this time and what should we expect from the new board chairman of ...

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Second time unlucky: Voters registry destroyed in fire at INEC headquarters


by Stanley Azuakola For the second time in less than two years, a section of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC’s headquarters in Abuja, was razed by fire on Monday. The INEC office is located around the Maitama area of the nation’s capital, and the fire caused panic among both staff ...

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Gripping: Meet the couple who forgave their only daughter’s murderer

The McBrides (left) and the Grosnaires (right)

by Paul Tulis Conor owed us a debt he could never repay. And releasing him from that debt would release us from expecting that anything in this world could satisfy us At 2:15 in the afternoon on March 28, 2010, Conor McBride, a tall, sandy-haired 19-year-old wearing jeans, a T-shirt ...

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Top 10 political clashes of 2012… and why they still matter

Hembe vs Oteh~TS

by Stanley Azuakola Let’s just begin by saying the only reason why clashes which happened in 2012 are still important in the New Year is because most of them are still here. Still festering; still unsolved. Besides, what are we if we don’t take stock of the past and maybe ...

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Soft power: Katsina first lady orders sack of local government councillor

Hajiya Shema~TS

by Lanre Oguntoyibo The wife of the Katsina state governor, Hajiya Fatima Ibrahim Shema, has reportedly ordered the sack of the supervisory councillor for water and sanitation in Matazu local government area of the state, Hajiya Hadiza Ibrahim. The first lady, who has no constitutional role or power to effect ...

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What do Plateau state and Kenya have in common? Clue: It’s fake


by Ibrahim Faruk Forget the picture – it’s not the rock. Look at this instead: January 2013 – President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya has ordered an immediate investigation into a scandal rocking its police force after it was discovered that a man has been posing as an assistant commissioner of ...

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23 deaths already in 2013: Gunmen kill 10 more in Zamfara


by Stanley Azuakola Despite its repeated assurances, there are fears that the federal government lacks capacity to battle extremists and curb the insecurity in the country. Only yesterday, the papers carried an interview by the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Reuben Abati, who said, “The administration ...

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War without end: Atiku’s media team lashes into Obasanjo in new tell-all book (READ)

Atiku Abubakar and Olusegun Obasanjo

by Solomon Osadolo It is, however, ironic that the same EFCC, whose only allegation against Atiku Abubakar is authorisation of placement of deposits in interest-yielding bank accounts, failed to see anything wrong or even curious in a situation where Obasanjo who in 1999 had less than N20,000 in his bank ...

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‘Ajibola Ogunsola’, ‘Gyang Pwajok’, ‘Nasir El-Rufai’: The Top 10 people in politics to watch in 2013… and why


by Stanley Azuakola For followers and lovers of Nigerian politics, 2013 should be a fun year. We can’t expect less from a year right at the midpoint between the last general elections and the next. The Scoop is highlighting below, ten people in politics who we think everyone should watch ...

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“Former PDP chairman gave us N40,000 to kill the two lawmakers” – The confessions of a suspected assassin

mohammed abubakar

by Stanley Azuakola   How much is a human life worth these days? Well, in Kano, where the police is holding two men in connection with the assassination of two lawmakers in the state assembly, it is worth just N20,000 per head. The man who allegedly ordered the killings of ...

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