Category: The News Blog

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Bernard DayoApril 26, 2019

The Bayelsa Assembly approving monthly life pensions for lawmakers has Nigerians on Twitter all riled up

If you need any indication that governance in Nigeria has never been about the people, but about politicians fattening themselves ...

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Bernard DayoApril 26, 2019

The Big 5: Keyamo warns Nigerians against alleged INEC video; Gbajabiamila, 50 reps-elect take campaign to Saudi Arabia | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today: Gbajabiamila, 50 reps-elect take campaign to Saudi Arabia The Majority ...

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Bernard DayoApril 25, 2019

The Late 5: Two Chinese citizens kidnapped in Nigeria; EFCC arrests 32 suspected ‘Yahoo boys’ in Abeokuta | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: Two Chinese citizens kidnapped in Nigeria Two Chinese nationals, Sun Zhixin and ...

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Bernard DayoApril 25, 2019

Buhari on the move again, heads from Maiduguri to the UK for ‘private visit’

There’s something that President Buhari seems to be doing so well, and quite consistently too: He travels out of the ...

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Bernard DayoApril 25, 2019

The Big 5: Oyetola, APC, INEC urge Appeal Court to uphold Osun elections; Senate will pass 2019 budget on April 30 – Saraki | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today: Oyetola, APC, INEC urge Appeal Court to uphold Osun elections ...

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Bernard DayoApril 24, 2019

The Late 5: Christian Chukwu receives $50,000 cheque from Femi Otedola; Your performance is satisfactory – Buhari tells Ambode | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: Buhari inaugurates reconstructed Ayinke House President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday unveiled the ...

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Bernard DayoApril 24, 2019

ASUU says Aisha Buhari’s plan to establish a private university would be a disaster

In case you haven’t heard, the First Lady Aisha Buhari intends to establish a private university in Kaduna and name ...

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Bernard DayoApril 24, 2019

Chris Ngige wants you to know he isn’t worried about doctors leaving the country for greener pastures

At this rate, I’m no longer shocked by statements made by Nigerian politicians. This morning on Channels Television’s breakfast show ...

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Bernard DayoApril 24, 2019

The Big 5: Buhari billed to inaugurate five projects in Lagos; Court asked to declare Justice Muhammad unfit, order new selection | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today: Court asked to declare Justice Muhammad unfit, order new selection ...

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Bernard DayoApril 23, 2019

The Late 5: FG mourns Briton and Nigerian killed in Kaduna resort attack; ISIS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka bombings | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: ISIS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka bombings  The Islamic State has claimed ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqApril 23, 2019

Dogara throws ‘punches’ at Tinubu, calls APC Leader ‘ignorant with dubious certificates’

Barely 24 hours after Senate President Bukola Saraki, responded to the allegations by the National Leader of the All Progressives ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqApril 23, 2019

Lagos announces traffic diversion ahead of President Buhari’s Wednesday visit

The Lagos Ministry of Transportation through the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has on Tuesday notified the public of ...

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Bernard DayoApril 23, 2019

The Big 5: Saraki challenges Tinubu over budget padding allegations; IGP orders speedy investigation into Gombe killings | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today: Saraki challenges Tinubu over budget padding allegations Senate President Bukola ...

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Bernard DayoApril 22, 2019

The Late 5: I’m Nigerian by birth – Atiku replies APC; We transmitted election results to INEC servers – presiding officers | Other stories

One of today’s trending stories is Atiku Abubakar refuting the claim made by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that he ...

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Bernard DayoApril 22, 2019

Whether a state is owing workers’ salaries or not, Labour wants new minimum wage implemented immediately

Following President Buhari signing the New Minimum Wage Bill of N30,000 into law last week Thursday, organised Labour has said ...

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Bernard DayoApril 22, 2019

The Big 5: Military JTF deployed to Ekiti-Kwara border against killer bandits; Third Mainland Bridge safe to use – FG | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today: Third Mainland Bridge safe to use – FG The Federal ...

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Bernard DayoApril 21, 2019

No one asked for ‘Muhammadu Buhari University’ but Aisha Buhari plans to establish one anyway

The First Lady Aisha Buhari has revealed her intentions to establish a private university after President Buhari. Known as Muhammadu ...

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Bernard DayoApril 20, 2019

Buhari didn’t waste time in extending the tenure of acting CJN Tanko Muhammad

Following the conviction of the embattled ex-CJN Justice Walter Onnoghen on Thursday, President Buhari has extended the appointment of Tanko ...

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Bernard DayoApril 20, 2019

Senate passes Police Reform Bill, Atiku calls Microsoft, IBM experts as witnesses, gives details of INEC servers and other stories that made the headlines this week

Here are the top ten stories that drove conversation this week: Suspended CJN Onnoghen convicted, banned from public office The ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqApril 19, 2019

The Late 5: Nigeria under siege, pray for her – PDP; Publish asset details of Presidents, Governors since 1999 -SERAP tells CCB | Other stories

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: Pubish asset declarations details submitted to you since 1999 or meet ...

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Bernard DayoApril 19, 2019

James Ibori is dragging the UK to the European Court of Human Rights because he has no shame

How can we forget James Ibori, the infamous ex-governor of Delta state found guilty of money laundering? Now, with the ...

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Bernard DayoApril 19, 2019

President Buhari’s Easter message to Nigerians: ”intensify prayers for peace and security to return to the country”

President Buhari on Thursday released his Easter message to Nigerians via his Special Adviser (Media & Publicity), Femi Adesina. In the ...

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Bernard DayoApril 19, 2019

The Big 5: Judgement is unconstitutional, premeditated, says Onnoghen’s lawyer; 17 killed in Nassarawa community – House of Assembly | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today: Judgement is unconstitutional, premeditated says Onnoghen’s lawyer A Senior Advocate ...

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Bernard DayoApril 18, 2019

The Late 5: Finally, Buhari signs N30,000 minimum wage bill into law; I’ll not fail Nigerians – Buhari assures Bill Gates | Other stories

Finally, Buhari has signed the new minimum wage bill into law, after a protracted debate between the government and labour ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqApril 18, 2019

CCT Trial: Suspended CJN, Onnoghen convicted; banned from public office

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has convicted Justice Walter Onnoghen, the embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) who was ...

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Bernard DayoApril 18, 2019

The Big 5: I am far more educationally qualified than Atiku – Buhari; FG declares Friday, Monday public holiday for Easter | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today: I am far more educationally qualified than Atiku – Buhari ...

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Bernard DayoApril 17, 2019

The Late 5: Senate passes Police Reform Bill; APC adopts Gbajabiamila as Speakerership candidate for 9th Assembly | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: Senate passes Police Reform Bill The Nigerian Senate has passed the Police ...

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Bernard DayoApril 17, 2019

Dr. Oby Ezekwesili was slut-shamed by Segalink in 2014, and now she’s given us proof showing how despicable he is

Twitter has been abuzz with Dr. Oby Ezekwesili and Segalink exchanging words since Tuesday, with their supporters staunchly taking sides. ...

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Bernard DayoApril 17, 2019

Audu Ogbeh has said we produce 90% of the rice we eat, but we still remember #pizzagate

Nigeria’s minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Audu Ogbeh has said that 90% of the rice we eat is locally ...

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Bernard DayoApril 17, 2019

The Big 5: Atiku to call Microsoft, IBM experts as witnesses for INEC servers claim; Buhari rallies APC reps for Assembly leadership battle | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today: APC adopts Gbajabiamila for speaker, zones deputy to North-Central The ...

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