Akin Oyewobi

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Dino Melaye

Blow by blow account of Dino Melaye’s certificate controversy hearing by Senate

Today, Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West, appeared before the Ethics Committee of the Nigerian Senate for hearing on his certificate saga. The vice chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, was also at the hearing. And so also was Ali Ndume, the Borno senator who raised the point…

Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

DOWNLOAD: New SSS report on acting EFCC chair, Magu

DOWNLOAD REPORT BELOW THIS POST The forces opposed to the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as substantive head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday released a new seven-page letter by the State Security Service, SSS, expatiating on the corruption allegations against the anti-corruption czar. The letter, which was…

Hired protesters paid after their protest asking Amnesty International to leave the country

PHOTO STORY: Anti-Amnesty International protesters caught sharing money

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President Muhammadu Buhari at his office

PHOTO STORY: President Buhari resumes office today

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One of the cars

PHOTO SPEAKS: EFCC recovers 17 vehicles from former Nigeria Customs boss Dikko

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has recovered 17 “exotic vehicles’’ in a warehouse belonging to a former Comptroller-General of Customs, Abdullahi Dikko Inde. Wilson Uwujaren, Head, Media and Publicity of the commission, said on Wednesday in Abuja that the vehicles were recovered from Mr. Inde’s residence…

South Sudan on map
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South Sudan general resigns, joins rebels

A South Sudanese minister has defected to the rebels, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Friday, becoming the second high-level resignation this week in the war-ravaged nation. Gabriel Nam, a Lt.-Gen. and Minister of Labour, sent a one-page letter saying he would join the rebellion of former vice…

Remo Stars Football Club of Ogun State [Photo credit: sports.naij.com]

Nigerian League Review: Remo Stars suffer another home defeat

Remo Stars Football Club were beaten for the second time at their home ground on Wednesday in the Nigeria Professional Football League. The newly promoted team lost 1-0 to Niger Tornadoes in one of the Match Day 7 games of the NPFL. Chidiebere Ajoku got the only goal of the match watched…

The #iStandwithNigeria protesters marching towards the Presidential Villa in Abuja

PHOTO STORY: #iStandWithNigeria and pro-Buhari protests across Nigeria

In order to air their displeasure of government policies and the economy, protests were held in major cities across Nigeria. Here are the pictures below: Abuja [gallery type="rectangular" ids="222737,222738,222739,222744,222745,222742,222741,222740,222736,222735,222732,222733"] Abuja Pro-government protesters [gallery type="rectangular" ids="222752,222751,222753,222748,222747,222750,222743,222734"] Lagos [gallery type="rectangular" ids="222727,222728,222730,222671,222672"] Akwa Ibom [caption id="attachment_222761" align="aligncenter" width="465"] Protesters in Uyo, Akwa Ibom…


Nigeria Police bar anti-govt protesters from presidential villa

Police have stopped anti-government protesters from reaching Nigeria’s presidential villa in Abuja. The demonstrations were called across the country to protest the country’s economic crisis that has severely hit millions of families. In Abuja, protesters marched early Monday from Unity Fountain in Maitama District, chanting songs and displaying placards, as…


Nigerians hold anti-government protests — LIVE UPDATES

A protest to demand good governance and an urgent explanation for the country's economic downturn kicks off today simultaneously in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, and other major cities across the country. The decision to stage the process has been met with stiff opposition by the police who, repeatedly, told the…

Core TV raid and others (12)

Why Police sealed Nigerian private station, Core TV, others

The security operatives who sealed the Abuja office of a cable and satellite broadcaster, CoreTV, early Friday morning were not from the State Security Service, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. The operatives were from the Mobile Unit of the Police, witnesses said, out to enforce a quit notice arising from a…


Top 10 trending news of Sunday

1. Barrow ready to assume duty The Gambian President, Adama Barrow, thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and other West African leaders for ensuring a successful transfer of power in his country. Mr. Barrow also promised Gambians he was ready to operate a transparent and all-inclusive administration. Former President, Yahya Jammeh left…

Victims of the Rann IDP camp bombing receiving treatment at the Maiduguri Specialist hospital

PHOTO STORY: Survivors of IDP camp bombing receive treatment

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Today’s top 10 stories

Dear Readers, Here are the top 10 trending stories of the day Violence Erupts in Southern Kaduna Three people were reported killed and scores injured in renewed violence in a part of Southern Kaduna. The Kaduna State Government last night announced a 24-hour curfew in the local government based on security reports. Abuja Airport…

Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN  during a Briefing of the Senate on the Planned Closure of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja Runway for Repairs at the Senate Chamber on Tuesday, 17th January  2017.

PHOTO STORY: Fashola briefs Senate on planned closure of Abuja Airport

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Hon. Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN (left), Minister of Mines, Energy and Water of Benin, Mr Jean – Claude Houssou (left) and Secretary General of  the West African Power Pool (WAPP), Siengui . Apollinaire Ki (right) speaking with Journalists shortly after the Opening Session of the Forum on Electricity Market Development in West Africa organized by WAPP at the Palais des Congres, Cotonou, Benin Republic on Monday 16th, January 2017.

PHOTO STORY: Fashola in Cotonou for Forum on Electricity Market Development

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FILE PHOTO: Female hostel of the Nigerian Turkish School, Isheri, Ogun State.

Top 5 stories that trended today

Dear Readers, Here are our top five most followed stories today. 1. Students and school staff abducted Unknown persons raided the Nigerian-Turkish International School in Isheri, Ogun State, on Saturday and abducted eight persons, including five students and three staff of the college. 2. Again, murder suspects released again Suspects…


Top 10 stories that trended today

Today has been quite an interesting news day. Here are our top 10 summaries. MMM returns MMM, the popular Ponzi scheme announced its return today, and Nigerians appear not ready to heed the government’s warning against investing in the scheme. The scheme says its members will now be able to pay…

Nnamdi Kanu

10 top stories that trended today

Dear Readers, Here are the most interesting stories for today. Nigerian Army has plans for Gambia’s Jammeh Gambian's President, Yahya Jammeh, insists he will not hand over power on January 19. But the Nigerian Army also has plans, and may be compelled to team up with a standby ECOWAS force to remove…

Buhari [Photo credit: www.newsflashngr.com]

10 Top Stories that Trended Today

Today has been a busy news day. Here's a roundup of today's top stories 1. Premium Times and the threat of the generals In a letter to express its displeasure with three stories published by PREMIUM TIMES, the Nigerian Army threatened to sue the paper for what it termed  unwarranted serial provocative,…


Media Rights Agenda supports govt’s whistle-blowing programme

The Media Rights Agenda (MRA), a non-governmental organisation, says it will continue to support any initiative aimed at protecting whistle-blowers of corrupt practices. Edetaen Ojo, the Executive Director of the organisation, spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Tuesday. “Since 2002, non-governmental organisations, including MRA have advocated…


PHOTO STORY: Lagos, Kebbi launch cheap rice

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike

Rivers Rerun: Wike constitutes Judicial Commission of Inquiry

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has constituted a Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate the killings and other violent acts/matters during the December 10 rerun and supplementary elections in the state. This is contained in a statement issued by Simeon Nwakaudu, the Special Assistant on Electronic Media to Wike. Mr.…

Bomb blast

Madagali explosion: Adamawa Govt. plans to review use of hijab

The Adamawa State Government is considering temporary review of the use of hijab in security prone areas as part of measures to contain suicide bombers. The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Ahmad Sajoh, announced this on Sunday in Yola. He was addressing journalists on the outcome of an emergency…


Over 9,000 Lagosians tested positive to HIV in six months – Official

No fewer than 9,579 people were tested positive to HIV of the 616,318 that attended the HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) awareness programme from January to June, 2016. Oluseyi Temowo, the Chief Executive Officer, Lagos State AIDS Control Agency, LSACA, made this known on Wednesday in Lagos. Mr. Temowo spoke…