Ben Ezeamalu

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Nigerian government’s commitment to Paris Agreement ‘almost zero’ – Environmentalist

Despite the Nigerian government's signing of the Paris Agreement, the country has not shown a commitment to tackle climate change, Godwin Ojo, an environmentalist has said. Speaking at a public presentation of a book 'Nigeria Beyond Oil: Pathway to a Post-Petroleum Economy' in Lagos, Tuesday, Mr. Ojo said oil dependency…

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N500 million fraud: Ex-Lagos Speaker Ikuforiji heads to Supreme Court

Following last week's decision by a Court of Appeal in Lagos that Adeyemi Ikuforiji must face fresh trial over N500 million money laundering charges, the former Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly has challenged the ruling at the Supreme Court. In a notice of appeal filed before the…

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Police arrest two for allegedly hiding money abandoned by fleeing robbers

The Lagos State Police Command have arrested two men for allegedly stuffing N1.5 million abandoned by fleeing armed robbers into their private parts. Adegoke Adewale and Ganiyu Idowu were caught on Thursday evening by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, the police said in a statement on Sunday. The…

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Top preacher, Olukoya, speaks on MFM land tussle

The General Overseer of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM), Daniel Olukoya, on Saturday insisted that the church is the legitimate owner of the land on which its headquarters is situated at Magboro, Ogun State. Speaking during the December edition of the church’s monthly Power Must Change Hands…

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‘I have done it,’ Soyinka says of his vow to shred his U.S. Green Card

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, says he has shredded his United States Green Card following the emergence of Donald Trump as the US president. Speaking to the AFP news agency at a conference in Johannesburg, Mr. Soyinka, a professor of Literature, said he had fulfilled his earlier vow made ahead of…

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MEMBER OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE AGAINST CORRUPTION (PACAC), PROF. FEMI ODEKUNLE; MINISTER 

OF INFOERMATION AND CULTURE, ALHAJI LAI MOHAMMED; CHAIRMAN OF PACAC, PROF. ITSE SAGAY, AND EXECUTIVE 

SECRETARY OF PACAC, PROF. BOLAJI OWASANOYE, DURING THE VISIT OF PACAC TO THE MINISTER IN ABUJA ON 

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Corruption: You are not saints, NLC replies Buhari’s advisory committee

The Nigeria Labour Congress has condemned the "unwarranted attack" launched against members of organised labour by members of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption following the former's suggestion that its members be incorporated in the Committee's work. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Labour leadership said the committee members'…

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Drug cartels turning to Africa – NDLEA boss

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has said that drug cartels are gradually changing their mode of operation by turning to African countries in sourcing narcotic drugs like heroin. The agency disclosed this in a statement Tuesday announcing the arrest at the Lagos airport of two suspects in connection with…

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Labour leaders, presidential committee clash at anti-corruption meeting

An executive of the Trade Union Congress stirred up a hornet's nest during a Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption meeting in Lagos, Tuesday, when he suggested the workers' union be incorporated into the committee. Simeso Amachree, the Acting Secretary of the TUC, said the Committee's task would be more effective…

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Switzerland, U.S., UK helped recover stolen Nigeria assets — Sagay

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Itse Sagay, has said that countries like Switzerland, United State, and the United Kingdom cooperated with the Nigerian government in the recovery of looted assets. Speaking with journalists at the Committee's interaction with the media and civil society organisations in Lagos…

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World AIDS Day: 600,000 Nigerians receiving HIV treatment – U.S. Consul-General

About 600,000 Nigerian men, women, and children (90 per cent of the people living with HIV/AIDs) are currently on HIV treatment, with more than 55,000 pregnant women being provided anti-retroviral drugs for the prevention of mother-to- child transmission of HIV, the U.S. Consul-General has said. John Bray, who spoke during…

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Judge orders fellow judge, senior lawyer into the dock

A judge at the Ikeja Division of the Lagos State High Court has ordered a federal judge, Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, into the dock for arraignment on money laundering, the Punch newspaper is reporting. The arraignment of Mrs. Ofili-Ajumogobia and a senior lawyer, Godwin Obla, is currently underway before Justice T. Oshodi.…

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Nigerian university student commits suicide

A final year student of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, has committed suicide. Tobechukwu Okeke's body was found on Sunday morning dangling from a rope in his room at Odenigwe, a community in Nsukka, Enugu State. A neighbour close to the family said the deceased left a…

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How I was duped inside Lagos taxi – Victim

A victim of a three-man syndicate that specialises in swindling unsuspecting members of the public by pretending to have their goods seized by the Nigerian Customs has told the police how she was duped of N9,000. Chiwenu Ibeh said she was going to Ojodu Berger from Ojota, in Lagos, when…

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How British American Tobacco made us sick, then dismissed us – Former Employees

One sunny afternoon in April 2015, a Human Resource attaché escorted Folarin Shamsudeen from his office to the gate of the British American Tobacco company in Ibadan, Oyo State. It was Mr. Shamsudeen’s last day at work. It was also the beginning of a long drawn battle for justice with…

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Human rights lawyer and activist, Fred Agbaje, dies

Human rights lawyer and activist, Fred Agbaje, is dead. Mr. Agbaje died in London on Friday, a source close to the family told PREMIUM TIMES. The cause of his death is yet to be disclosed. His colleague and fellow human rights lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, who also confirmed Mr. Agbaje's passing,…

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INTERVIEW: Why every Nigerian child should have a smartphone — AUN President

On November 19, the American University of Nigeria marked its 11th Founder's Day - a celebration of its founding, development, and progress - event in Yola. In this interview with journalists, the AUN President, Margee Ensign, speaks about how Nigerian universities can meet world-class standards, studying in the midst of…

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LIVE BLOG: Nigeria’s Unity Schools hold AGM in Lagos

The 31st plenary and annual general meeting of the Unity Schools Old Students Association holds today at Kings College, Lagos. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Education, National Unity and National Security,’ The Unity Schools – also known as Federal Government Colleges (FGCs) and Federal Government Girls Colleges (FGGCs)…

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‘Defrauded’ on N918 million, Atiku’s wife seeks justice

The wife of a former Nigerian vice president, Atiku Abubakar, on Friday told a Lagos court how a business partner defrauded her of N918 million. Titi Abubakar, who testified before Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye, said one Nsikakabasi Akpan-Jacobs, identified as a pastor, sold a property belonging to her company and used…

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Afenifere chief, human rights lawyer sue Nigeria Police for ‘illegal recruitment’

The spokesperson of Afenifere Renewal Group, Yinka Odumakin, and human rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, have filed an action before the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court, seeking to stop the proposed recruitment of 10,000 personnel into the Nigeria Police through local government quota. Joined as defendants in the suit…

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Unity Schools’ tuition policy ‘messily managed’ – Odinkalu

Ahead of the November 26 Annual General Meeting of the Unity Schools Old Students Association (USOSA), the president, Chidi Odinkalu, a professor of law, spoke to PREMIUM TIMES on the body's achievements, relationship with the government, and Nigeria’s public education. PT: You were elected USOSA president in April. So far, how has…

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Nigeria’s Unity Schools hold AGM November 26

The 31st plenary and annual general meeting of the Unity Schools Old Students Association will take place on Saturday at Kings College, Lagos. The theme for this year's event is 'Education, National Unity and National Security,' The Unity Schools - also known as Federal Government Colleges (FGCs) and Federal Government…

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Buhari, SSS acted right on raid, arrest of judges – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has backed the State Security Services' invasion of the homes of some Nigerian judges last month, saying the action was necessary to cleanse the judiciary. Delivering a speech at the First Akintola Williams annual lecture in Lagos Wednesday, Mr. Obasanjo saluted the executive branch's "necessary wisdom…

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Activist sues National Assembly over purchase of multi-billion Naira cars

A Lagos-based lawyer and activist has urged a federal court to declare as unlawful the purchase of exotic cars by lawmakers in the National Assembly. Malcolm Omirhobo said he is suing the lawmakers for himself and on behalf of the people of Nigeria. Joined as defendants in the suit before…

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Nigerians should not expect improved power in next five years – Electricity Distribution boss

The Managing Director of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company, Olufunke Osibodu, has urged Nigerians not to expect any improvement in the power sector in the next five years. Speaking at the 11th Annual Founder's Day event of the American University of Nigeria in Yola, Saturday, Mrs. Osibodu said at least…

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Atiku counters Buhari, says Boko Haram still deadly, insurgency far from over

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday countered claims by the Nigerian government that the terrorist Boko Haram group has been defeated. Speaking in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, at the 11th Founder’s Day Ceremony of the American University of Nigeria (AUN), the former vice president said Boko Haram remained…