Ben Ezeamalu

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Roseline Ughanze

Four years after, no trace of 80-year-old woman kidnapped in Anambra

The family of Roseline Ughanze of Alor, Idemili South local government, in Anambra State, has urged the state police command to conclude investigation into the abduction of their 80-year-old mother. Speaking with journalists in Awka, last week, the family said concluding investigations into the incident would set their mind at…

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Abia Governorship: Issuing Samson Ogah Certificate of Return ‘worrisome’ – Lawyer

A Lagos based lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has described the issuance of a Certificate of Return to Samson Ogah as the new governor of Abia State as “worrisome”. Mr. Adegboruwa said in a statement, Thursday, that the Federal High Court's decision on Monday cannot be enforced because Okezie Ikpeazu, who was…

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Duke Asidere’s Mental Space opens July 4

The recent works of Duke Asidere, one of Nigeria's foremost contemporary artists, will open to the public on July 4 at The Wheatbaker, Ikoyi, Lagos. The exhibition titled “Mental Space” showcases 38 paintings on paper and canvas revealing Asidere’s uninhibited intellectual reflecting on critical issues in society. "Most times when…

Adesola Amosu

How ex-Air Force Chief, Amosun, stole billions to acquire properties in Abuja, Lagos, London — EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday told a Federal High Court in Lagos how a former Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosu, took money from the Nigerian Air Force bank account to buy personal properties worth billions of naira. Mr. Amosu, a retired Air Marshal, was arraigned alongside…

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Activists want Monsanto’s GMO field trial permits overturned

Nigerian civil society activists have called on the federal government to overturn the permits it granted for field trials of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the country. In a joint statement on Tuesday, the activists called for the repeal of Nigeria's Biosafety Law. "Clearly, NBMA (National Biosafety Management Agency) as…

Adesola Amosu

Ex-Chief of Air Staff, Amosu, arraigned; granted N500 million bail

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned a former Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosu, before a Federal High Court in Lagos. Mr. Amosu, a retired Air Marshal, was arraigned alongside Jacob Adigun, an Air Vice Marshal, and Gbadebo Olugbenga, an Air Commodore on a 26-count of stealing about…

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Half of Nigeria’s crude will be refined locally, exported by 2021 – Dangote

The Chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has said his Gas Pipeline Project would increase the Gross Domestic Product as well as provide uninterrupted power supply in Lagos. Speaking during an inspection of his refinery, petrochemical, gas and fertilizer projects by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in Lagos, Saturday, Mr. Dangote said…

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Group sues NYSC over ‘illegal’ scratch card mobilisation fee

The Citizens Advocacy Initiative For Accountable Leadership, CAIFAL, on Thursday, filed a suit at a Federal High Court Lagos, against the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, over alleged mobilisation fraud. Also joined as respondents in the legal action are: The Director General of NYSC, Sidmach technologies Ltd, Minister for Youths…

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PDP chieftain named in Jefferson scandal opens up

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party and a key participant in the Williams Jefferson bribery scandal, Oyewole Fasawe, has described Governor Ayodele Fayose's accusations against President Muhammadu Buhari's wife, Aisha, as "fallacious, baseless, misinformed and defamatory". In a statement on Wednesday, Mr. Fasawe said Mrs. Buhari was not connected…

AMCON take over Silverbird Galleria

UPDATE: AMCON seizes Ben Murray-Bruce’s Abuja, Port Harcourt, Lagos properties

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) on Thursday morning took over the assets of three companies belonging to Senator Ben Murray Bruce. The companies affected by the takeover are Silverbird Galleria Limited, Silverbird Promotions Limited, and Silverbird Showtime Limited. AMCON had, by notice of appointment dated April 18 appointed…

Zikirullahi Ibrahim

Embattled TMG boss says colleagues attacking him for “refusing Jonathan’s N2 billion”

The embattled chairman of the Transition Monitoring Group, a coalition of over 400 civic organisations working for the entrenchment of democracy and good governance in Nigeria, has attributed his alleged removal by some board members as an instance of “corruption fighting back”. Ibrahim Zikirullahi said the "characters" who passed a…

EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

I’m ready to be probed – EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu

The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has distanced himself from a newspaper report linking him to arms fraud. In a statement issued by Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC's head of Media and Publicity, Mr. Magu urged the Presidency to set up a "high-powered inquiry" to verify the…

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Judge’s absence stalls arraignment of ex-Ministers Fani-Kayode, Nenadi Usman

The planned arraignment of a former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, over a N4.9 billion money laundering allegation, was stalled Tuesday by the absence of the trial judge. Judge Sule Hassan's absence was said to be due to an "official function". Mr. Fani-Kayode, who served as director of media and publicity…

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Falana, Governor Okowa mourn Niki Tobi

The late Justice Niki Tobi was a solid defender of human rights and the rule of law, according to human rights lawyer, Femi Falana. Mr. Tobi, a former Justice of Nigeria's Supreme Court, died last Thursday. He was 75. Mr. Falana described the late judge as one of the finest…

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We only approved field trials, not planting, for GMOs – Nigerian govt.

The federal government has stated that there is no genetically modified organisms (GMOs) being "officially" grown in the country. Amina Mohammed, the Minister for Environment, said in a statement Monday that the government had only approved field trials. “All the GMOs in Nigeria officially approved are under experimental fields, the…

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Nigerian lawmakers’ immunity proposal satanic, irrational – Femi Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has criticized a proposed life pension and immunity from prosecution for Bukola Saraki, the Senate President, and other presiding officers of the National Assembly. In a statement Sunday, Mr. Falana described the proposal as insensitive, irrational, and immoral. "Indeed, it is the height of insensitivity…

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Why men, women must partner in raising children — Kolade, others

A speaker at the ‘Parenting for Nation Building’ dialogue session facilitated by PREMIUM TIMES Friday has said that men and women have different roles in the upbringing of children. Ayodele Adeboye, Country Manager, Econet Wireless in Nigeria, who spoke on the topic ‘Parenting by Example’ said he did not believe…

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PREMIUM TIMES, TW Magazine, other hold forum on parenting – LIVE UPDATES

Nigeria's leading investigative newspaper, PREMIUM TIMES, TW Magazine, and Parenting Resources & Initiatives of Atlanta USA are facilitating a dialogue session on Parenting for Nation Building. Nigeria's former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Christopher Kolade, is expected to open the event today in Ikoyi, Lagos. Participants at the session…

Femi Falana
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Nigeria’s new money laundering bill will weaken anti-corruption fight — Falana

A rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has said that the federal government's latest attempt to amend the money laundering law would weaken the fight against corruption. Speaking at a workshop on the Roles of Professionals in the Fight against Corruption, organized by the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti corruption in Abuja…

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Amid complaints, Nigerian govt says experts assessing ‘genetically modified crops’ decision

The Nigerian government Monday sought to clear the air on the ongoing controversy over the introduction of genetically modified organisms into the country. Shehu Ahmed, the permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said the government would soon make a statement on the complaints made by Nigerians on…

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Sacked Total ‘workers’ protest unfair treatment

Several workers who worked in the security department of Total E&P Nigeria Limited on Monday protested the non-payment of their severance packages by the company. The protesters, who bore placards and chanted solidarity songs outside the oil multinational's office in Lagos, accused the company owing them severance benefits after 17…

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Monsanto responds to PREMIUM TIMES’ report, says own modified crops ‘safe’

A U.S. multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation, Monsanto, has debunked concerns about the safety of genetically modified crops. In a response to a PREMIUM TIMES report, the organization said concerns about the safety of GMOs are unfounded. "Many of us at Monsanto are parents who have spent a lot…

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Jonathan govt budgeted billions for roads for 3 years but failed to pay contractors – Fashola

Contractors who executed federal government’s road projects over the past three years were not paid for their job, Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works, and Housing, has said. Speaking at the inaugural “Buharimeter” town hall meeting in Abuja, Thursday, Mr. Fashola said the contractors had, nonetheless, continued to work…

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Muslim group rejects new NYSC date, says corps members are fasting

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has rejected the June 13 date fixed for the National Youth Service Corps 2016/17 Batch A (Stream II) orientation course. In a statement Thursday, the group said the date coincided with Muslim corps members' Ramadan fasting. "It is illegal, unlawful and unconstitutional for NYSC to…

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LIVE UPDATES: ‘Buharimeter’ town hall meeting to assess President Buhari’s first year in office

Five federal ministers are participating at today's inaugural town hall meeting tagged 'Buharimeter' holding in Abuja, according to the Centre for Democracy and Development, CDD. Lai Mohammed (Information and Culture), Babatunde Fashola (Power, Works, and Housing), Audu Ogbeh (Agriculture and Rural Development), Amina Mohammed (Environment), and Udo Udoma (Budget and…