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Saminu Turaki [Photo Credit: QEDNG]

Alleged N36 billion fraud: Another court grants ex-fugitive governor bail

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday granted N500 million bail to a former Jigawa State governor, Saminu Turaki. Mr. Turaki, who was on the run for three years, is charged with allegedly laundering about N36 billion while he served as governor between 1999 and 2007. His case was transferred…

Saminu Turaki [Photo: Pulse.ng]

EFCC fumes as court grants bail to ex-governor on the run for four years

Despite being on the run for four years after a warrant of arrest was issued on him, an Abuja court has granted bail to Saminu Turaki, about one week after he was arrested. A Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja granted Mr. Turaki bail on Thursday despite the anti-graft…

Saminu Turaki [Photo: Pulse.ng]

EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Jigawa governor, Saminu Turaki, to spend minimum 77 Days in detention

A former governor of Jigawa State, Saminu Turaki, who was arrested on Tuesday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, may stay in the custody of the anti-graft agency until at least September 19, PREMIUM TIMES has gathered. Mr. Turaki was arrested at the International Conference Centre, Abuja by…

NOUN VC, Abdallah Adamu

INTERVIEW: Why Nigeria Open University operated for months without website – VC

Abdallah Uba Adamu, a professor, is the vice chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN. In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Festus Owete, Ashafa Murnai and Ebuka Onyeji, he speaks on the institution’s activities and challenges. Excerpts: PT: You have been in the academic system for a long time, what…

chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party from Adamawa State

INTERVIEW: Why Jonathan lost re-election in 2015 – PDP Chieftain

After three failed attempts in 2003, 2007 and 2011, Muhammadu Buhari was elected President of Nigeria at the fourth attempt in 2015. In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party from Adamawa State, Umar Ardo, narrated why he believes Mr. Jonathan lost re-election to the…

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari
Photo credit: Aljazeera

ANALYSIS: Two years on, Northern supporters await Buhari’s magic

He never called himself a revolutionist – he was a former military dictator who imposed draconian laws - but President Muhammadu Buhari's electoral campaign in 2014 and 2015 can be described as revolutionary. His campaign was more or less a mass movement championed by the masses, especially the youth in…

NOUN Headquarters

NOUN to matriculate students Saturday

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) will on Saturday matriculate 13,943 students. . A statement issued by the spokesman of the university, Ibrahim Sheme, said the 16th matriculation ceremony will be holding simultaneously at NOUN’s 78 study centres across the country. He noted that this year’s ceremony was a…

Sheriff Ahlan

Kannywood actor Ahlan Sheriff suffers horrific injuries after knife attack

A popular Kannywood actor, Sheriff Ahlan, was on Saturday in Kano taken to hospital after being assaulted by persons suspected to be thugs. The incident occurred in the evening around Kabuga Janbulo quarters along the Bayero University, Kano new site where the actor resides. A source close to Mr. Ahlan…

MOPPAN

KANNYWOOD SPECIAL: New MOPPAN leadership grapples with challenges after acrimonious elections

The new Executive Council members of the Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria, MOPPAN, are trying to come to terms with the daunting nature of the many challenges facing the association they were last week elected to lead for the next two years. This is in spite of the fact…

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari

Katsina govt under Shema had over 100 bank accounts – Governor Masari

The Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, has disclosed that the administration of his predecessor, Ibrahim Shema, operated over 100 savings accounts in various banks. Mr. Masari made this known on Sunday at an interactive session with the state’s indigenes living in Abuja at Shehu Yar’Adua Conference Centre, Abuja. The governor…

Mohammed Garba Gololo, member, representing Gamawa Federal Constituency

Another Nigerian lawmaker attacked by irate mob, house ransacked

About one week after protesters attacked lawmakers and other public officials at a political event in Katsina, another lawmaker has been attacked. Protesters on Sunday disrupted a political gathering convened by a member of the House of Representatives, Mohammed Gololo (APC-Bauchi), in his ancestral Gololo village of Gamawa Local Government…

Senator Ibrahim Ida

INTERVIEW: Mob Attacks: Nigerian politicians sitting on time bomb – Former Senator

Ibrahim Ida represented Katsina State in the Senate between 2007 and 2011 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party. As a civil servant, he rose to the position of permanent secretary in the Ministry of Defence, Economic Affairs office in the Presidency and the Petroleum Trust Fund, PTF. In…