Ben Ezeamalu

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Buhari joins social media, hits 12,000 Twitter followers in 6 hours

A few hours after the ruling Peoples' Democratic Party, PDP, labelled him a "semi-literate jackboot”, the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress [APC], Muhammadu Buhari, responded by officially joining social media. On Monday, the 72-year old's first post on Twitter around noon: "Good afternoon my friends! This will now…

Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari joins social media, hits 12,000 Twitter followers in 6 hours

A few hours after the ruling Peoples' Democratic Party, PDP, labelled him a "semi-literate jackboot”, the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress [APC], Muhammadu Buhari, responded by officially joining social media. On Monday, the 72-year old's first post on Twitter around noon: "Good afternoon my friends! This will now…

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Synagogue Church building collapse caused by “sound weapon”

The Synagogue Church building which collapsed in September killing more than 115 people was caused by "weaponized infra sound", a coroner court heard Monday. Biedomo Igunuwei, a chemist, who said he has conducted independent research into the incident, said that the "plane-like object" that flew over the church on September…

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Keyamo petitions APC over former Speaker, Masari’s alleged forged certificate

A Lagos lawyer, Festus Keyamo, has petitioned the All Progressives Congress, APC, over claims that its gubernatorial candidate in Katsina State presented a forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Aminu Masari, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, emerged the APC gubernatorial candidate in Katsina two…

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Nigerian army’s death sentence on 54 soldiers “genocidal” — Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has condemned the death sentence passed on 54 soldiers by an army court-martial. In a statement Thursday, Mr. Falana said the convicted soldiers, the second batch to be condemned to death by a military court, had been sent on a suicide mission by army authorities…

Bola Tinubu

I rejected my nomination as APC Vice Presidential candidate — Tinubu

A leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has said that he turned down an invitation to be the party's vice presidential candidate in order to maintain his position as the leader of the party. In a statement Wednesday, Mr. Tinubu said that as a leader, he would…

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Coroner orders contempt charges against police over man killed by ‘trigger happy’ cop

The coroner sitting at the Alimosho Court has ordered that contempt forms be issued to some officers of the Nigeria Police Force for ignoring several invitations to testify in the inquest involving a man shot to death by a ‘trigger happy’ cop last year. Chief Magistrate Tajudeen Elias, the Ikeja…

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Atiku is a ‘shameless liar,’ Obasanjo says in new book

A former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has described Atiku Abubakar, his erstwhile deputy, as a “shameless liar” who plotted against his infamous third term agenda. At a public presentation of the book 'Olusegun Obasanjo: My Watch,' in Lagos, Tuesday, Mr. Obasanjo accused Mr. Abubakar of aligning with his detractors to…

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Lagos to close Western Avenue, Masha for APC primaries

The Lagos State Government has announced that it would partially close Western Avenue, Surulere ahead of Wednesday's presidential primaries of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos. In a statement Tuesday, Kayode Opeifa, the Commissioner for Transportation, said the partial closure is intended to control vehicular traffic during the event.…

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Lagos PDP Governorship Primaries: Obanikoro rejects result, demands cancellation

Musiliu Obanikoro, an aspirant at the Lagos PDP gubernatorial primaries, has described the election as a "complete sham." Mr. Obanikoro polled 343 votes to emerge runners up in the ill-tempered primaries in which Jimi Agbaje won with 432 votes. The former Minister of State said that the "electoral fraud" was…

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Falana petitions Army Chief, alleges ‘miscarriage of justice’ in conviction of 12 soldiers for mutiny

A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has petitioned the Chief of Army Staff alleging that the judgment by a General Court-Martial of the army which convicted 12 soldiers for mutiny was characterized by "grave errors of law." In the petition dated December 5, Mr. Falana urged the army authority to…

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Akinwunmi Ambode wins Lagos APC governorship primaries

Akinwunmi Ambode, the man widely believed to have been anointed by Bola Tinubu, a former Lagos governor and a national leader of the All Progressives Congress [APC], has defeated his 12 challengers for the APC governorship ticket in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital, by a landslide. About 5,700 delegates from 20…

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Ambode in clear lead at Lagos APC governorship primaries

Counting of delegates' votes have begun at the Lagos All Progressives Congress, APC, primaries with Akinwunmi Ambode in a clear lead. About 5,700 delegates from 20 local government areas cast their votes for the 13 candidates seeking the governorship ticket of the party. Counting is currently ongoing at the venue.…

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Lagos 2015: Tension in Lagos as APC governorship aspirants push for suspension of primaries

With less than 24 hours to the primaries to select the governorship candidate for the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos State, aspirants are pushing for a suspension of the exercise, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. At a meeting at the Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, which ended on Wednesday evening, the…

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Synagogue collapse probe stalled over T.B. Joshua’s refusal to appear

The coroner's inquest into the cause of the collapsed building at the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, was stalled Wednesday after the church's founder filed an application seeking to stop him from appearing at the hearing. Over 115 people, mostly foreigners, died in the September 12th incident. Magistrate Oyetade…

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Scaling of National Assembly gate our lawmakers’ ‘finest hour’ – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has criticised the Nigerian media for continuously describing as 'show of shame' the incident where some members of the House of Representatives scaled the gate of the National Assembly to gain entrance into the complex. Speaking at a press conference in Lagos, Tuesday, Mr. Soyinka said…

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Soyinka condemns Jonathan’s ‘impunity’, likens president to ‘Nebuchadnezzar’

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has lambasted President Goodluck Jonathan for allowing what he called a reign of impunity, the latest being police siege on the National Assembly. Mr. Soyinka said the latest action of Suleiman Abba, the Inspector General of Police, against members of the House of Representatives was an…

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APC staff’s detention by SSS ‘unjustifiable’ – Court

A federal judge has criticized the State Security Service, SSS, for arresting and detaining five staff of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in a raid Saturday, November 22. Justice Mohammed Yunusa of a Federal High Court, Lagos, on Monday freed the five staff, saying they were detained without justification. "The…

Bola Tinubu

Boko Haram’s god is ‘Satan’ — Tinubu

A national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has condemned Friday's terrorist attack on a mosque in Kano describing the perpetrators as "godless people". In a statement in Lagos, Sunday, Mr. Tinubu said that numerous attacks by Boko Haram on innocent people demonstrate how heinous and debased…

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‘Eko Moves’ comes to Lagos

Eko Moves, an exhibition of 25 photographs by Yetunde Babaeko, a German-trained fashion and advertising photographer, which captures the beauty of dance, movement, time and space within the vibrant, always thriving megacity of Lagos, opens at the Wheatbaker on December 1. The body of work is a visual chronicle of…

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Lagos 2015: Tinubu has not anointed anyone, APC governorship aspirant, Tokunbo Wahab, says

At 42, Tokunbo Wahab, is the youngest gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the run up to the 2015 general elections. In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES, the lawyer and activist talks about his chances of picking the party's ticket and the issue of…

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I’m still suffering for failing to stop Tambuwal from becoming Speaker in 2011 — Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed regrets at his inability to stop Aminu Tambuwal and install a South West politician as Speaker of the House of Representatives in 2011. He said he is still suffering for failing in that enterprise. Speaking on Friday at the Yoruba Unity Summit themed: 'National Development:…

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How we’re dominating Nigerian online car market — Carmudi Global Director

Buying or selling cars have never been an easy business. But, Stefan Haubold, Global Managing Director of Carmudi, one of the leading online car market, told BEN EZEAMALU in Lagos during his recent visit to Nigeria that one now needs less than two minutes to buy or sell a car…

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Alleged fraudster, Fred Ajudua, dares judge as EFCC re-arraigns him on $9 million fraud

Alleged fraudster and popular businessman, Fred Ajudua, on Friday defied a judge's directive to take his plea over a $9 million (about N1.5 billion) fraud case instituted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The Commission had preferred a 28 count amended charge before a Lagos High Court, Ikeja,…

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Updated: Despite judge’s order, SSS fails to produce APC staff in court

The five staff of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who were detained by operatives of the State Security Services, SSS, will spend the weekend in jail after the latter ignored the judge's order to produce them in court. Following the inability of the SSS to produce the detainees on Friday,…