Today’s Scoops

Booted: 10 Katsina CPC lawmakers sacked by court


by Stanley Azuakola On Friday in Abuja, two important court rulings took place. The first one involved the  sack of Chief Olagunsoye Oyinlola as the national secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by the court because the congress which brought him to power had been nullified by a another ...

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3 things we (might) have learnt from Soludo’s EFCC case


by Ibrahim Faruk A former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Charles Soludo, was on Thursday arrested by officers and men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over his alleged role in the Australian polymer bank notes bribery scam which occurred between 2006 and 2008 when he ...

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“Your conduct is criminal”: Court sacks Oyinlola as PDP National Secretary


by Stanley Azuakola Olagunsoye Oyinlola must really hate the judiciary right now. The man, a former governor of Osun and national secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, was kicked out today by an Abuja High Court. This is the second time he’s experiencing such a fate after the courts also ...

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“Obasanjo begged Atiku on bended knees” – El-Rufai reveals in new memoir


by Ibrahim Faruk Nasir el-Rufai, the CPC chieftain and former member of the Olusegun Obasanjo economic team, is set to release his tell-all memoir entitled “The Accidental Public Servant”. The book will be formally launched on February 7, 2013 at 10:30am at the Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja. This appears to be ...

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Free our boys: Women in black protest against soldiers in Jos


by Stanley Azuakola Two days after the attacks in Du, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau state in which gunmen shot and killed two residents, dozens of women dressed in black took to the street yesterday in protest. Their protest was done to condemn the arrest of nine suspects ...

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Why so sad?: Nigerians are the 20th saddest people in the world – Forbes


by Stanley Azuakola Nigeria has been ranked the 20th saddest nation in the world by the influential Forbes Magazine in a newly released global index. The magazine said in the report released on Thursday that the country harbours one of the world’s saddest people, and called on the country’s leadership to ...

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“They were no longer performing” – Gov. Fayemi explains why he sacked cabinet

Kayode Fayemi

by Stanley Azuakola On Thursday, the governor of Ekiti, Kayode Fayemi, swore in eight newly appointed permanent secretaries. He used the occassion to explain the rationale behind his recent sack of the entire Ekiti cabinet. According to him, cabinet members were no longer performing to expectations. Speaking in Ado-Ekiti, the ...

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Yero’s own men: Kaduna governor sacks late governor’s aides, replaces them with his own men


by Ibrahim Faruk The governor of Kaduna state, Mukhtar Yero has sacked key aides of the late governor, Patrick Yakowa and replaced them with his own men. The move is seen as a bid to secure a firm grip on governance in the state. While announcing the changes on the ...

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Tanker fire on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway (See pictures)


By Stanley Azuakola A fuel tanker caught fire today on the Ibadan axis of the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, causing traffic on the ever busy highway. There are no reports of casualties but as at 5.30pm, the fire was still raging while scores of people gathered around to watch. An Oyo state ...

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Jos again: Gunmen reportedly kill two in governor’s hometown


by Ibrahim Farouk Jos, the Plateau state capital, is in the news again. And it’s for all the wrong reasons. Yesterday, in Du district of Jos South Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau State, gunmen attacked. When they were done, two people had reportedly been killed. Du district is the ...

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Sad: Fire razes Alaafin of Oyo’s palace (See Pictures)


by Olanrewaju Oguntoyibo A section of the palace of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, was razed early yesterday. The dawn inferno, said to have started around 6am ravaged properties worth millions of naira. Twenty-one rooms, including Ile-ifa and Ile-ori (historical sites), as well as residential apartments ...

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“What cure?” – UNIBEN denies AIDS curer for now

Prof. Isaiah Ibeh

by Stanley Azuakola “The school will like to take credit for a breakthrough, but the school cannot align with the breakthrough because the university college was not consulted and the university was not consulted. He didn’t carry anybody along, so, this is the issue. There are protocols and procedures, stage ...

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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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