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David Oyedepo and the perils of satire

That withering creative madness was the tipping point. Over 500,000 people have now viewed the body double video and perhaps the 500,001thviewer was Bishop David Oyedepo, leader of one of the largest Christian evangelical denominations in Nigeria.

Lai Mohammed: I hold Ilorin Emirate in high esteem

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says he hold the Ilorin Emirate and all the nation’s traditional institutions in very high esteem.
Fifteen media organisations, including the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), have joined forces to combat fake news and misinformation ahead of the 2019 general elections.

2019: Media organisations collaborate against fake news

Fifteen media organisations, including the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), have joined forces to combat fake news and misinformation ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Wole Soyinka, Ohaneze, Afenifere back restructuring

Wole Soyinka, the leader of the Ohaneze Ndigbo, John Nwodo, and the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, have called for the immediate restructuring the nation.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

Atiku Abubakar’s six-year policy plan worries South

Party leaders from the Southeast and Southwest are worried on the tenure framework in the document tagged People’s Policy” of the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

Shehu Sani: Muhammadu Buhari has succumbed to firepower of governors

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says governors under the All Progressives Congress (APC) have no respect for President Muhammadu Buhari and do not share his philosophy.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 17th Oct 2018 3

Presidency: Muhammadu Buhari certificate saga is dead issue

The Presidency and the ruling All Progressives Congress have hit back at the Peoples Democratic Party after the opposition party took President Muhammadu Buhari to task over his Secondary School certificate.
Former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose spent his first day out of office on Tuesday in the detention cell of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Abuja.

EFCC moves Ayodele Fayose to Lagos for trial

Former Ekiti Governor Ayodele Fayose’s trial will most likely begin at a Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday, according to reports.
Ayodele Fayose

EFCC files criminal charges against Ayodele Fayose

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has filed fresh charges of fraud against the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose.
Former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose spent his first day out of office on Tuesday in the detention cell of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Abuja.

Ayodele Fayose spends first night in EFCC detention

Former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, spent his first day out of office on Tuesday in the detention cell of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Abuja.

Attahiru Bafarawa: Why I cannot be on Muhammadu Buhari’s travel ban list

Former Sokoto State Governor, Attahiru Bafarawa, on Sunday said he cannot be on the travel ban list because he has been discharged and acquitted by a Sokoto State High Court on the case in which he was involved.
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2019: Afenifere meets Olusegun Obasanjo, promises to make its position known

Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, yesterday promised to make its official position known on its most preferred presidential candidate among the arrays of contenders that have been picked by their respective political parties ahead the 2019 general election.

Court fixes date to rule on Ibrahim El-Zakzaky’s bail application

A Kaduna High Court on Thursday fixed Nov. 7 for ruling on the bail application filed by the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat.
John Emeka

Thailand nabs Nigerian John Emeka, others in meth bust

Thai authorities have charged a Nigerian John Emeka and a Bangkok woman, Wararat Chansod with delivering 2,060 grams of crystal methamphetamine to a New Zealander at a Bangkok hotel.
The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Mr Adams Oshiomhole on Friday in Kano expressed happiness over the defection of former governor of Kano state, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau from PDP to APC.

APC offers Senator Kwankwaso’s Senate seat to ex-Governor Shekarau

The All Progressives Congress has offered the Senate seat of a former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwanso, to his arch political rival and also former Governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, The Nation is reporting.

Governor Fayose gets N75 million Lexus SUV, N43 million as severance package with deputy

A memo for the purchase of the vehicle was reported to have emanated from the Political and Economic Department of the Governor’s Office through the Office of the Secretary to the State Government.
Leah Sharibu

Boko Haram: Parents confirm Leah Sharibu’s voice in audio message

Leah Sharibu, the only Christian girl still being held captive by Boko Haram insurgents among those abducted at the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, has made a plea to the Federal Government to set her free.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

EFCC charges Senator Saraki’s aide ex-bank chief with alleged diversion of N3.5 billion

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set for the trial of Gbenga Makanjuola, deputy chief of staff to the Senate President Bukola Saraki and a former Managing Director of Societe Generale Bank of Nigeria (SGBN), Mr. Robert Mbonu.

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Three Muslim leaders escape from kidnappers’ den in Rivers

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IOM facilitates return of 11,500 Nigerians from Libya, Mali, Niger

International Organisation for Migration (IOM), Nigeria, says it has so far assisted about 11,500 stranded Nigerians from Libya, Mali and Niger Republic, among others, to return to Nigeria under the EU-IOM Initiative for Migrant Protection and Re-integration in Nigeria.

2019: Sokoto PDP alleges police partisanship

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Sokoto State, says it has lost confidence and trust in the Nigerian police.