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From Left: Acting President Yemi Osinbajo; Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar Saa'd (III) and Emir of Kano, Alhaji Mohmammed Sanusi (II) uring Breaking of Fast with the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Monday (19/6/17)

#HealthDialogue: Osinbajo, Emir Sanusi, other stakeholders to discuss critical issues affecting Nigeria’s health sector

A National Health Dialogue will hold between Thursday and Friday in Abuja, organisers have announced. The dialogue is organised by the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism, PTCIJ, the Project for Advocacy in Child and Family Health, PACFaH, and the Project Pink Blue. In a statement on Monday, organisers said…

President Buhari

#PresidentialBroadcast: Ijaw, Northern groups react to Buhari’s speech

A Niger Delta group, the Ijaw Youth Council, on Monday said it disagreed with President Muhammadu Buhari's statement that Nigeria's unity "is settled and not negotiable". Mr. Buhari spoke early Monday morning in a short nationwide broadcast in which he expressed strong views on Nigeria's continued existence as one nation and declared the country's indivisibility, despite…

Buhari writes National Assembly, resumes duties as President

Buhari writes National Assembly, resumes duties as President

President Muhammadu Buhari has written the National Assembly, notifying the lawmakers of his return from a 103-day medical vacation in London and his subsequent resumption of duty, an official has said. The president signed the letter of notice for dispatch to Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara, hours…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari’s Declarations: Nigeria indivisible; National Assembly, Council of States can handle restructuring

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday expressed strong views on the country's corporate existence and vowed zero tolerance for separatist movements and inflammatory statements as well as actions that threaten the unity and stability of Africa's most populous nation. The president said comments that question Nigeria's continued existence as one…

President Muhammadu Buhari

“Nigeria’s unity is settled and not negotiable” – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the federal government would not tolerate separatist movements and inflammatory statements that threaten Nigeria unity and stability. "Nigeria's unity is settled and not negotiable," Mr. Buhari said in a nationwide broadcast to the nation Monday morning, two days after returning to the country from the…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo [Photo credit: dailypost.ng]

Some young Nigerians have been “complete disappointment and failure” in leadership – Obasanjo

Nigeria's former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented the failure of certain "privileged young men and women" he helped to top positions in government and the private sector. The former president stated this in a letter he wrote to senior lawyer, Olisa Agbakoba. Mr. Agbakoba, former President of the Nigerian Bar…

Nigerian Senate

N30 trillion revenue probe: After closed-door meeting, Senate says some firms admit wrongdoing

The Senate Joint Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff and Marine Transport probing alleged sharp practices by Nigerian companies in the maritime sector said on Wednesday that some firms caught in the scandal had admitted wrongdoing. However, Hope Uzodinma, chairman of the committee who made the disclosure to reporters, withheld…

Nigerian Senate

Mocked as ‘errand boys’, Senate condemns police attack on anti-Buhari protesters

The Senate on Wednesday condemned the Nigeria Police's attack on protesters asking President Muhammadu Buhari to return to work or resign 94 days after the ailing leader headed to London for medical treatment. The protesters, under the aegis of #OurMumuDonDo, started on Monday with a sit-out in Abuja, but faced police harassment on Tuesday, as…

Anti-Buhari protesters in Abuja

#ResumeOrResign: Protesters criticise Executive, call Senate “Buhari’s errand boys”

Protesters asking President Muhammadu Buhari to return to work or resign over 90 days after the ailing leader headed off to London for medical treatment have fired audacious warning at the executive arm of the government after the police attacked them on Tuesday. The protesters, under the aegis of #OurMumuDonDo,…

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo

Osinbajo to withdraw ICPC board nominees under probe for corruption

The Presidency has resolved to withdraw the nominations of Maimuna Aliyu and Sa'ad Alanmu, who were named to the board of the anti-graft agency, ICPC, aftermedia exposure of the fact they are being investigated for corruption, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report. The development was disclosed to PREMIUM TIMES, Saturday evening,…

One of the board members under investigation, Maimuna Aliyu

Presidency vows “thorough investigation” Of Osinbajo’s ICPC nominees being probed for corruption

The Presidency has vowed "speedy" and "thorough" investigation of two persons named to the board of the anti-graft agency, ICPC, Maimuma Aliyu and Sa'ad Alanamu, who are being investigated for alleged corruption. The appointment of the two and 12 others was announced on Tuesday following approval by Acting President Yemi…

Ahmed Lawan [Photo: Pulse.ng]

Why National Assembly rejected devolution of powers to states – Senate Leader

The Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan, has provided insight into possible reasons the constitution review proposal on devolving more powers to states failed in the National Assembly last week. Both chambers of the National Assembly, the Senate and the House of Representatives, had respectively on Wednesday and Thursday voted against the…

Oba Sikiru Adetona, Awujale of Ijebuland

Awujale is alive – Cousin

The Awujale of Ijebu Ode and paramount ruler of Ijebu Land, Sikiru Adetona, is alive, contrary to rumour, the monarch's cousin and Managing Director of News Agency of Nigeria, Bayo Onanuga, has told PREMIUM TIMES. The rumour of the Awujale's passing started going viral on social media platforms, especially Facebook,…

Cattle on farm [Photo: View Point Nigeria]

Afenifere group urges states to reject LG autonomy, says proposal favours herdsmen

A Yoruba organisation, Afenifere Renewal Group, ARG, has said the local autonomy proposed in the Constitution Review Bill by the National Assembly has "hidden traps" set to benefit Fulani herdsmen. The National Assembly had last week passed two bills to alter the constitution to abrogate State-LG joint account and guarantee…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

El-Rufai reacts after hoodlums attack two Kaduna senators, journalists

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has condemned the violence, in which two senators, Shehu Sani and Suleiman Hunkuyi, were targeted. The violence occurred at the premises of the Nigerian Union of Journalists in Kaduna. Earlier on Sunday, hoodlums had disrupted a press conference held by the two senators, Messrs…

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Two Nigerian senators attacked

Two Nigerian senators, Shehu Sani and Suleiman Hunkuyi, were on Sunday attacked by suspected thugs during a press briefing in Kaduna, witnesses told PREMIUM TIMES. Mr. Sani, the senator representing Kaduna Central, confirmed the development to this newspaper this afternoon. He alleged the attackers were sponsored by Kaduna State Government.…

House of Reps

Reps kill proposal to make INEC conduct local govt elections

The proposal targeted at stripping state governments of the power to control polls at the grassroots failed in the House of Representatives on Thursday. The House rejected the bill to ‎alter the Nigerian Constitution to guarantee democratically constituted local government councils through elections to be conducted by the Independent National…

Nigerian Senate

Why Senate declared Nigeria’s current revenue sharing formula ‘unconstitutional’

The Senate has called for a review of Nigeria’s revenue sharing formula to give states and local government areas greater share than they get in the current formula, which gives more to the federal government. Following a motion by Adamu Aliero, APC-Kebbi, on Thursday, the Senate said the current formula…

Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

UPDATED: Senate passes NFIA bill which limits EFCC’s powers

The Senate has passed the bill to establish to the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Agency thus implementing the first step in pulling the country’s financial intelligence unit out of the control of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The bill was passed after it was read for the third time…

Nigerian Senate

JUST IN: Senate passes three petroleum bills for second reading

Three bills to legislate for reforms, covering host communities, investment and administrative issues in Nigeria's petroleum industry have scaled second reading in the Senate. The three pieces of proposed legislation are: a bill for an Act to provide for framework relating to petroleum producing Host community's participation, 2017 (SB. 404)…

Nigerian Senate

Nigeria’s current revenue sharing formula ‘illegal’, Senate declares

The Senate has called for a review of Nigeria's revenue sharing formula to give states and local government areas greater share than what they get in the current formula, which gives more to the federal government. The Senate said the current formula is “unconstitutional” and does not reflect the country's…

Nigerian Senate

Senate wants autonomy for local govts, their elections conducted by INEC

The Senate on Tuesday voted to guarantee democratically constituted local government councils through elections to be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, a proposal targeted at stripping state governments of power to control polls at the grassroots. Currently, the Nigerian 1999 Constitution empowers the states to constitute "state…

Nigerian Senate

BREAKING: Senate rejects devolution of powers to states

The agitation for restructuring of the country has suffered a setback as the Nigerian Senate on Wednesday voted to reject a proposal to amend the 1999 Constitution to devolve more powers to the states. Using electronic voting, 48 of 95 Senators present voted against the proposal, which had been challenged…

Nigerian Senate

CORRECTED POST: Senate rejects affirmative action for women as ministers

The Senate has voted against a proposal to alter the Constitution to provide for 35 percent affirmative action for women in federal and state cabinets. A total of 49 of the 96 senators present during the electronic voting on the bill to further amend the 1999 Constitution supported the proposal.…

A cross section of Peace Corps members during their 18th Anniversary

Despite stiff opposition, Peace Corps moves closer to becoming legal para-military agency

The Senate on Tuesday finally passed a bill to make the Nigerian Peace Corps a para-military agency. The Senate adopted the conference report on the bill to establish the Nigerian Peace Corps, after it was so advised by its committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters. Both the Senate…