Category: The News Blog

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Bernard DayoJuly 6, 2019

Olamide and Maria Okan pregnancy saga, Senator Elisa Abbo the woman-beater, Ruga suspended – Here’s everything that happened this week

This week was a rollercoaster of buzzy stories, from politics to pop culture and while we routinely reported each of ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 5, 2019

The Late 5: Buhari reappoints Abba Kyari as chief of staff; Police announce release of 25 Fulani herders illegally detained by vigilantes in Zamfara | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: PDP suspends Elumelu, others The Peoples Democratic Party has suspended Ndudi Elumelu, ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJuly 5, 2019

Thought leaders at Thursday Talks Lagos underscore the need for Nigerians to embrace advocacy in their individual spaces

When the late mountaineer and philanthropist, Edmund Percival Hillary remarked that “People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJuly 5, 2019

BREAKING: Supreme Court declares APC’s Oyetola winner of Osun Governorship election

The Supreme Court on Friday declared Osun Governor, Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 5, 2019

The Big 5: Ben Nwabueze leads Atiku’s legal team as lead counsel; Detained Madonna University students, lecturer released from prison | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today: Detained Madonna University students, lecturer released from prison A day ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 4, 2019

Busola Dakolo finally files petition against #PastorFatoyinbo with the police

Since celebrity photographer Busola Dakolo came forward with the revelation that she was allegedly raped by Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 4, 2019

The Late 5: Two reportedly dead in Ijegun pipeline explosion; Northern group issues governors 30-day ultimatum on Ruga settlement | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: Two reportedly dead in Ijegun pipeline explosion A pipeline explosion in Ijegun, Lagos, ...

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EditorJuly 4, 2019

UPDATE: No response yet from Fatoyinbo on new allegations

Following Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo’s public announcement that he was taking a leave of absence from his position as head pastor ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 4, 2019

The Big 5: Elisah Abbo apologises for assault, begs for forgiveness; Buhari dragged to court over delay in ministerial appointment | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today: Elisah Abbo apologises for assault, begs for forgiveness The embattled ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 3, 2019

The Late 5: Buhari suspends controversial Ruga project; Senate to probe Abbo over assault | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: Senate to probe Abbo over assault Following the viral video showing Senator ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJuly 3, 2019

‘It’s a callous act; turn yourself in to the police’ – PDP, Atiku react to Senator Abbo’s assault on nursing mother

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the viral CCTV footage published by Premium Times  showing the Senator representing ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJuly 3, 2019

‘We will not shield any Pastor who crosses the line’ – PFN reacts to Fatoyinbo’s rape scandal

The Pentecostal Fellowship​ of Nigeria (PFN) has on Tuesday reacted to the rape accusation against the Senior Pastor of the ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 3, 2019

Abike Dabiri-Erewa couldn’t resist calling out Elisah Abbo for assaulting a woman without politicising it

If you have been out of the loop, Premium Times released footage showing Elisah Abbo physically assaulting a woman in ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 3, 2019

The Big 5: Elisah Abbo caught on video assaulting woman in adult toy shop in Abuja; Death toll in Benue petrol explosion rises to 45, 101 injured | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today: Death toll in Benue petrol explosion rises to 45, 101 ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 2, 2019

The Late 5: Ruga is going to be an explosion if not handled with care – Soyinka; Lawan announces names of Principal Officers | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversations today: Ninth assembly will consider state police – Doguwa The All Progressives Congress ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 2, 2019

The Big 5: Outsiders won’t take our land – Fayemi on Ruga controversy; Buhari finally fires NHIS boss Usman Yusuf | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today: Labour threatens strike over delay in implementation of minimum wage ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 1, 2019

The Late 5: Court orders forfeiture of Patience Jonathan’s N9.2bn, $8.4m; Atiku, PDP propose 400 witnesses to challenge Buhari’s victory | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: Atiku, PDP propose 400 witnesses to challenge Buhari’s victory The Peoples Democratic ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 1, 2019

Amina Mohammed’s pro-LGBTQ message for #Pride drove homophobic Nigerians crazy and we love it

As you already know, Amina Mohammed is the Deputy-Secretary General for the United Nations, a high-profile position that inherently entails ...

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EditorJuly 1, 2019

JUST IN: Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo takes a leave of absence

Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, the man at the center of rape allegations and a series of inappropriate relationships with members of ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 1, 2019

The Big 5: Ruga settlement is to resolve farmer/herder conflicts – Presidency; Atiku slams N2.5bn libel suit against Buhari’s aide | Other top stories

Here are the ones we saw today: No media blackmail can stop Saraki’s prosecution – EFCC The Economic and Financial Crimes ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJune 30, 2019

BREAKING: Super Eagles suffer shocking AFCON defeat to Madagascar

The Super Eagles of Nigeria were on Sunday humiliated 0-2 by the Barea of Madagascar in their last group game at ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJune 30, 2019

“God’s help stands in trouble” – Pastor Fatoyinbo’s wife reacts to rape allegation

Pastor Omodele Fatoyinbo, wife of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) founder, has reacted to the allegations of rape against ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJune 30, 2019

‘If i wasn’t the Pastor of COZA, I’ll still be a member’ – Pastor Fatoyinbo tells members

Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) accused by Busola Dakolo, wife to popular singer, Timi ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJune 30, 2019

How Pro-Fatoyinbo protesters bearing placards emerged at COZA Headquarters

The drama from the protest at the Abuja Headquarters of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA); where Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, Founder of ...

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Bernard DayoJune 30, 2019

Street urchins were hired by COZA and paid N10,000 to counter #ChurchToo protests

The planned protests against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo following the latest rape allegation against him was met with armed security around ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJune 30, 2019

Finally, CAN reacts to Pastor Fatoyinbo’s rape scandal

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN); umbrella body of Christian Faithful in the country has on Saturday reacted to the ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJune 30, 2019

Just In: Protesters in their numbers storm Abuja and Lagos branches of Pastor Fatoyinbo’s COZA

The allegations by celebrity photographer and wife to popular singer, Busola Dakolo in an interview published by Y!TV , accusing Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo ...

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Bernard DayoJune 29, 2019

Protesters to storm COZA headquarters on Sunday following Pastor Fatoyinbo’s latest rape case

Rightfully so, Nigerians on Twitter have been mobilising to protest the latest rape case against COZA pastor Fatoyinbo, which was ...

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Bernard DayoJune 29, 2019

The Wole Soyinka ”airplane seat” saga, Mama Burna, fresh rape allegation against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo – Here’s everything that happened this week

This week was a rollercoaster of buzzy stories, from politics to pop culture and while we routinely reported each of ...

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Bernard DayoJune 28, 2019

The Late 5: PDP dares Buhari, Osinbajo to make their assets public; Troops kill 15 bandits in Zamfara | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: Nigeria will continue to support ICC – Buhari President Buhari on Friday ...

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