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Governor Shettima dares Boko Haram!

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State says he will be going back to Gamboru Ngala in a non-bullet vehicle next week despite the recent attack on his convoy by members of Boko Haram’s Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) faction. Mr Shettima said this when he fielded questions from State House correspondents at the end […]

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Nigerian Army speaks on Buhari’s ‘death threat’ against ballot snatchers

The Nigerian Army has reacted to a controversial statement issued by President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday that all those planning to snatch ballot boxes may be carrying out their last illegal acts. The comment is already generating heated debates in the polity with many saying the president’s statement is a veiled sanction to security operatives […]

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Six out of 10 Nigerian women have mental illness – Psychiatrist

A university lecturer ‎ Dr Auwal Sani Salihu, has said six out of 10 women are suffering from mental illnesses while four out of 10 men also suffer from the same illnesses in Nigeria. Dr Auwal, said this in Kaduna at a workshop on mental illness organised by the Federal Nuero Psychiatric Hospital, Kware,  Sokoto […]

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Nigeria Customs officer shoots civilian ‘friend’ dead while trying to extort European returnees

A Nigeria Customs officer has killed a civilian, Godwin Onoja, while allegedly trying to extort N5,000 bribe from travellers coming from Europe on the Sagamu end of the Lagos-Ore-Benin Expressway. It was gathered that the victim was shot during an altercation between the officers of the Federal Operations Unit of the Nigeria Customs Service, Ikeja, […]

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I want everybody who loves me to pray for me – Lord of Ajasa

Many Nigerians were worried when it was reported that indigenous rapper, Lord of Ajasa, was sick and in need of urgent medical attention. The Le Fenu So rapper was diagnosed with peptic ulcer and he told Sunday Scoop some weeks ago from his hospital bed that his condition got so bad that he didn’t even know whether he was […]

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Breaking: INEC set to postpone presidential election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), is set to postpone Nigeria’s Presidential Election a few hours before polling is due to open on Saturday morning. Members of the commission have been in an emergency meeting for about 6 hours and are expected to agree on a new date for the Presidential election. A source at […]

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Obasanjo expresses fear over election, denies fleeing Nigeria

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday said he had not fled Nigeria, contrary to the false reports trending on the social media. He also expressed fears over reports of alleged rigging moves being carried out in some parts of the country ahead of the presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday (today). The former President […]

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President Buhari dissociates Nigerian government from ‘body bags’ threat

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the diplomatic community and foreign election observers in Nigeria of their safety during the elections Many will interpret this as an indirect rebuttal of threats by Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, who recently said “we are waiting for the person that would come and intervene, they would go back […]

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European Union adds Nigeria to dirty-money blacklist

Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Panama are among the countries added by the European Commission to blacklisted nations for posing threats because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering. The listing of the countries is part of a crackdown against money laundering after several scandals hit banks in European Union (EU) in recent months. […]

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Boko Haram ambush governor’s convoy, kill soldier, four others

The convoy of the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, was on Tuesday ambushed by Boko Haram gunmen while on his way to campaign in a remote border village, eyewitnesses said. The attack occurred along the Maiduguri-Gambu road which leads to Chad Republic. The governor’s spokesman, Isa Gusau, confirmed the incident but did not provided details […]

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Nigeria Police arrest Imo undergraduate for allegedly killing estranged boyfriend

Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command have arrested a female undergraduate of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Chitere Okoronkwo, for allegedly killing her boyfriend, Johnmark Osigwe. The state Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadanchi, said the 20-year-old Okoronkwo was nabbed on Monday at Ama-Wire Urratta in the Owerri North […]

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Finally, Drug lord ‘El Chapo’ found guilty in the US

Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán has been found guilty on all 10 counts at his drug-trafficking trial at a federal court in New York. Guzmán, 61, was convicted on numerous counts including the distribution of cocaine and heroin, illegal firearms possession and money laundering. He has yet to be sentenced, but the verdict […]

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Moringa can cause congenital deformities — Study

Consumption of Moringa oleifera leaves during pregnancy could cause congenital deformities, a recent study published in the Italian Journal of Anatomy And Embryology has found. Moringa oleifera is a plant that is often called the “drumstick tree”, “the miracle tree”, “the ben oil tree”, or “the horseradish tree” used for centuries due to its medicinal […]

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Fine-looking “Diezani Alison-Madueke” spotted on the street of London (Photos)

A Nigerian man residing in the UK yesterday morning, shared photos of former Nigerian Minister of Petroleum Resources Diezani Alison-Madueke, whom he claims he spotted walking on the street of London yesterday, February 11th. See more of the photos below…

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Leah Sharibu not dead – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has described as “absolute fake news” the reports that the abducted Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, has died in captivity. “It’s absolutely fake news. There is nothing like that,” the minister was quoted by his spokesperson as saying at a press briefing in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Sunday. […]

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Life in the poorest city in the US (Video)

In the tiny city of Escobares, Texas, 62% of residents live below the poverty line. That’s the highest rate of any US city with more than 1,000 people, according to the 2016 US Census Bureau survey. Directly on the US-Mexico border, the city struggles with crime and unemployment. But local officials say they’re trying hard […]

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Bill Clinton to witness signing of peace accord between Buhari and Atiku

The National Peace Committee (NPC) says ex-US president Bill Clinton will attend the signing of a peace accord between President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In a statement on Sunday, Atta Barkindo, head, NPC secretariat (Kukah Centre), said the event would take place on Wednesday at the […]

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Obasanjo is the greatest election rigger, says Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has described ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo as the greatest election rigger in the history of Nigeria. Tinubu said this at the presidential rally of the ruling party in Lagos on Saturday. “When he was asked Umaru Musa Yar’Adua admitted that the election which brought him […]

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