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ASUU blasts FG, First Lady over proposed Muhammadu Buhari University

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Tuesday blasted the federal government over proposed plan to establish a private university to be named after President Muhammadu Buhari. The Union described the proposed university by the wife of the president, Mrs Aisha Buhari as a disaster. ASUU further said the plan of the wife of […]

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My generation has failed Nigerians – Soyinka

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says his generation has failed the country. Speaking on Hard Talk, a BBC programme, the professor said the dreams people of his generation had about the country had not materialised. Zeinab Badawi, anchor of the programme, had asked the literary scholar: “Has your generation of older Nigerians failed the people?” and […]

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EFCC arrests ponzi scheme operator who ‘defrauded Nigerians of N7bn’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Babagana Dalori, chief executive officer of Galaxy Transportation and Construction Services Limited, for allegedly defrauding Nigerians through a ponzi scheme. The commission said 27,400 Nigerians lost N7 billion through fake promises of high returns on their investment in Dalori’s companies. In a statement, Tony Orilade, EFCC […]

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Dogara replies Tinubu, accuses him of ‘wayward lust for power’

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has replied the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, over his comments accusing the two presiding officers of the National Assembly of budget impropriety. Mr Dogara accused the APC leader of having a “wayward lust for power” and promoting a “fascist agenda.” […]

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If this is your password, it’s time to change

If “123456” is your password, it may be time for a change. That was the unsurprising conclusion of a survey revealing the internet’s most vulnerable passwords, which also warned that codes using names, sports teams and swear words are more popular than you might think. The survey, by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), […]

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Church members cheer as Apostle Suleman acquires private jet (Photos)

The General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has acquired a private jet. It was learnt that the fiery preacher acquired the jet last week. Omega Fire Ministry Dubai Facebook page also published pictures and a video of Suleman inside his newly purchased jet. The post reads in part, “Join us as […]

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Iberiberism: Second judge withdraws from Okorocha’s certificate of return suit

The second judge has withdrawn from a suit filed by the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, seeking an order compelling the Independent National Electoral Commission to issue him a certificate of return as the senator-elect for Imo West. The development came barely a week after the first judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, of the Federal High […]

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Igbos, Yorubas have historical ties – Ooni of Ife

The Ooni of Ife, Enitan Ogunwusi, has reaffirmed his position on the family ties between Yoruba and Igbo nations, saying the two ethnic groups are inseparable members of the same family. Mr Ogunwusi stated this last weekend at his Ile-Oodua palace in Ile-Ife while receiving the Lagos State president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Solomon Ogbonna, who […]

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‘Killing of Briton in Kaduna symptom of failing nation’

The killing of Faye Mooney, a Briton, and others at Kajuru Castle in Kaduna State is a manifestation of a failing state, Shehu Sani, Kaduna Central Senator has said. The castle falls under the senatorial district the senator represents in the Senate. Describing the attack as barbaric and gruesome, Mr Sani said the murder reflects […]

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Saraki challenges Tinubu over budget padding allegations

Senate President Bukola Saraki has challenged the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, to substantiate his allegation that he and other lawmakers have the habit of padding budgets. Mr Saraki, in a statement by his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said Mr Tinubu’s attack was unfounded and not predicated on facts. The Senate […]

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Some creams are causing cancer, diabetes, hypertension — NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has urged Nigerians to watch the type of food they eat and body creams they use as some of them are causes of kidney failure, diabetics, cancer and hypertension. The Director, Public Affairs, NAFDAC,  Abubakar Jimoh, disclosed this to journalists in Ilorin, Kwara State, at […]

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Bloody Easter: Buhari expresses sadness over killing of Christians

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and sadness over the terrible attacks on several churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on the holy day of Easter. President Buhari on behalf of the government and people of Nigeria, extended deepest condolences to the families of those killed in the attacks and wishes speedy recovery to the […]

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Finance minister defends Nigeria’s rising debts

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, says while government borrows to deliver on its promises, it was also mindful of rising debt burden, which eats up about 25 per cent of the country’s annual earnings. Mrs Ahmed said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the side-line of the just […]

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Third Mainland Bridge safe for public use – Nigerian Government

The Nigerian government has assured commuters and Lagos residents that the Third Mainland Bridge does not pose any structural danger and it is safe to use. It also insisted that all the tests done preparatory to the closure of the bridge to commence comprehensive maintenance works indicated that the integrity of the bridge is intact. […]

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Hunger compels children displaced by Boko Haram to feed on onion leaves

Intense hunger as a result of the inadequacy of food items in an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in the outskirts of Bauchi, has forced adolescent children to feed on onion leaves for survival. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondents who visited the camp, located about two km from Rindebin community in Bauchi Local […]

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Saraki, Dogara padded budgets for four years – Tinubu

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Sunday accused the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, of allegedly hijacking and padding national budgets for the four years that the party had been in power. He claimed that the two presiding […]

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I’m Nigerian by birth, says Atiku

The Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in the February 23 presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has denied the All Progressives Congress’ allegation that he is not eligible to contest because he was not born in Nigeria. Atiku stated this in a response to the APC’s reply to the petition he and his party jointly filed before […]

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Aisha to establish Muhammadu Buhari University

Mrs Aisha Buhari, wife of the President, has expressed her plan to establish a private university to be known as “Muhammadu Buhari University”. She disclosed this on Saturday during a town haLl meeting in Yola organized by her in collaboration with concern indigenes of Adamawa. Aisha, who did not however reveal when or where the […]

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Happy Easter; The foundation of our Hope!

Christ’s resurrection has completed his mission for us, and set us on the right path to God. Christ came and died because of the love HE has for us. So we can try to be like him by exhibiting this same love among ourselves, when we love and see each other as brothers and sisters. With […]

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Buhari extends appointment of acting CJN by three months

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has approved the request of President Muhammadu Buhari to extend the appointment of Ibrhaim Muhammad, acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), by three months. Soji Oye, NJC spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday. The spokesman was reacting to a report that council will meet to deliberate on extension […]

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Many actors living from hand to mouth – Bimbo Akintola

Because of the glitz and glamour that surround the movie industry, most people seem to think that actors have it all rosy. But talented actress, Bimbo Akintola, painted a different picture during an interview with Sunday Scoop. The Out of Bounds star noted that unless the industry becomes more structured, actors would continue to get the short end […]

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I never called for an end to SARS – Yomi SARS

Police officer cum music artiste, Abayomi Ekundayo, aka Yomi SARS, has said that there was no time he joined the campaign to end the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. Recall that a video surfaced online where he was caught on camera, calling for an end to SARS. Yomi told Sunday Scoop that as a policeman, he couldn’t […]

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