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Nnamdi Kanu

No election in Southeast Nigeria without Biafra referendum — Nnamdi Kanu

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has warned that elections will be boycotted in the South East states starting with the Anambra State gubernatorial elections scheduled for November 18 if the Federal Government fails to hold referendum for the realisation of the state of Biafra.…

Inside one of the buses

Why we travel by road at night despite warning, insecurity, Nigerians speak

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, wants luxury bus owners to keep their vehicles always in good condition and not to use them at night, but the high demand by Nigerian commuters for night journeys has left officials of the agency chasing shadows on both points, an investigation by PREMIUM…

Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Prof. Ishaq Oloyede (R) addressing a News Conference in Abuja on Friday (7/4/17) on the proposed Computer Based Mock Examination holding Nationwide on Saturday April 8. With him is the Director of Test Administration, Dr Yusuf Lawal 02124/7/4/2017/Deborah Bada/ICE/NAN

Beware of fraudsters, JAMB chief warns candidates rewriting UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has warned candidates who will have to re-write the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) not to seek information from fraudsters and unauthorised web operators. JAMB registrar, Is-haq Oloyede, gave the warning Thursday in an interview with PREMIUM TIMES. The board cancelled the results…

Children selling on Abuja-Jos highway, Nigeria.

What UN, Nigerian govt are doing to tackle 11 million out-of-school children – Envoy

A former British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, says the destructive activities of Boko Haram contributed to the estimated 11 million out-of-school children in Nigeria, particularly in the north-east. The Boko Haram insurgency has caused about 100,000 deaths since 2009 and displaced millions, particularly in the north-east states of Adamawa, Borno,…

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Polio: Global leaders pledge $ 1.2 billion to protect 450 million children – UNICEF

In its effort to completely eradicate polio, countries and partners have pledged $1.2 billion to protect 450 million children from the disease every year. According to a statement by the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, UNICEF, Monday, the pledges came from governments, health workers, donors and the partners of…

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PHOTO NEWS: Osinbajo visits Anambra

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday visited Awka, the Anambra State capital. Mr. Osinabjo was received by Governor Willie Obiano. Mr. Osinbajo visited the state capital for the celebration of the 50th conference of the Nigerian Law Teachers Association taking place at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. A statement issued…

Electricity Meter

Electricity regulator, NERC, directs Nigerians without prepaid meters to stop paying bills

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has reminded electricity consumers not provided with prepared meters by March 1 to stop paying electric bills presented by Distribution Companies (DISCOs) on the basis of estimated billing methodology. The commission also ordered the DISCOs not to disconnect any such customer that refuses to pay the…

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…

Ohaneze Ndigbo, John Nwodo

INTERVIEW: Outcome of Biafra agitation will depend on Nigerian govt’s reaction – Ohaneze leader, Nwodo

John Nwodo, the leader of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo, in this interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Festus Owete and Ebuka Onyeji, speaks on the renewed agitation for Biafra, marginalisation of the Igbo race, 2019 presidential election and other sundry issues. Excerpts: PT: You are about five months old as president-general of…

PREMIUM TIMES set to partner with APUDI Institute for Peace Studies & Social Rehabilitation on lasting peace in Nigeria.

Samson Siasia, Ejike Asiegbu, Christy Opara, others launch project to end herdsmen-farmers clashes

A former Coach of the Super Eagles, Samson Siasia, and a former President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ejike Asiegbu, are leading a group on a project to pursue peace between farmers and herdsmen across Nigeria through sports and entertainment. A Nigerian Olympic medallist, Christy Opara, is also among the…

Professor Babatunde Osotimehin

EXCLUSIVE: How Nigeria’s former minister, head of UNFPA, Babatunde Osotimehin, died

The Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, Babatunde Osotimehin, passed on while watching television alone in his home in New York on Sunday, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. Mr. Osotimehin, a former Nigerian health minister and also former head of Nigeria’s AIDS agency, NACA, was one of the…

Apo six

Apo 6 Killings: Justice not yet served, families say; vow to appeal court ruling

The families of the six victims of the June 2005 police extra-judicial killings in Abuja have reiterated their dissatisfaction with the March 9 judgement of the FCT High Court in the case and have vowed to pursue an appeal. Twelve years after the killings that drew fury across Nigeria, the…

Unilorin

JAMB reveals most sought-after Nigerian universities

The University of Ilorin had the highest number of admission applications for any university in Nigeria between 2012 and 2016, admission statistics from the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board show. The figures obtained by PREMIUM TIMES reveal the 10 most sought-after universities in Nigeria in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016.…

Buffon

UCL Final: Buffon takes a shot at becoming oldest player to win European cup

Gianluigi Buffon will become the oldest player to win the Champions League if Juventus complete a treble on Saturday night. At the age of 39 years and 126 days, goalkeeper Buffon accepts the Champions League final against Real Madrid, in Cardiff, may be his last chance to win the only…

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello

Renovation of Suleja General Hospital to cost N1.1 billion – Gov Bello

The Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, has said that N1.1billion will be required for the total renovation of Suleja General Hospital. Mr. Bello said the decision to renovate the health facility was in compliance with his administration's restoration agenda following the infrastructural decay in the hospital due to many years…

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Abuja schools express delight over launch of book clubs

Students and teachers of two junior secondary schools in Abuja on Wednesday expressed delight over the launch of book clubs in their schools. The schools, in Life Camp and Karshi, were gifted with several items including television sets and books to mark the launch. A reading competition was also conducted…

NOUN VC, Abdallah Adamu

NOUN graduates will soon be able to participate in NYSC, Law school – VC

The graduates of the National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN, will soon be able to participate in the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, and the Nigerian Law School, Abdallah Adamu, the vice chancellor of the institution has said. Mr. Adamu made this known in an interview with PREMIUM TIMES. "The…

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Biafra: Ohaneze Ndigbo speaks on IPOB, MASSOB sit-at-home order

John Nwodo, the leader of Ohaneze, the pan-Igbo socio-cultural organisation has bared his mind on the proposed sit-at-home protest by Biafra separatist groups: the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB. The IPOB group plans a sit-at-home protest in…

Yaba College of Technology, Yabatech

NBTE approves implementation of open distance and flexible learning for 25 polytechnics

The National Body for Technical Education, NBTE, has approved the implementation of Open Distance and Flexible Learning, ODFL, for 25 out of 556 polytechnics under it. Adamu Kazaure, Executive Secretary of the NBTE, gave the approval on Wednesday at a meeting of rectors and the ODFL steering team on flexible…

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike addressing journalists on Sunday

Rivers govt. to make payments for students stranded abroad ‘within weeks’ — Official

The Rivers State Government has told 159 students it sent abroad on scholarship that it is arranging funds for them to conclude their courses and return home. The final year students are currently stranded in tertiary institutions overseas following the failure of the state government to remit their tuition fees…

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Activists remember Africanist, Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem, eight years after

Wednesday was a day of remembrance for people who share the idea of Pan-Africanism as activists, friends and colleagues gathered for the eighth memorial of one of their own, Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem, who died in a car crash in Nairobi, Kenya in 2009. The event, held in Abuja, was organised by…

LAUTECH

Why we stopped JAMB exams candidates from our campus – LAUTECH students

Students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, have explained why they shut the gates of the institution against candidates of the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME last week. The candidates who were to sit for the examinations on Monday last week at a Computer-Based Test (CBT) centre…

Pro-Biafra women protest half-naked against soldiers

How soldiers treated semi-nude pro-Biafra women – Army

The Nigerian Army has denied harassing and rough handling women who gathered in Abiriba, Abia State ,in support of the pro-Biafra group, Indigenous People of Biafra. A claim made by a group of partly-dressed women in a video posted online, accusing soldiers of stripping, harassing and arresting them, was “false”…

Pro-Biafra women protest half-naked against soldiers

Pro-Biafra women protest half-naked against soldiers

In what appeared to be a repeat of the historic Aba women riot of 1929, some female members of the Indigenous People of Biafra have staged a protest in Abiriba, Abia State, half-dressed. An 18-minute video posted on Youtube on Friday showed the women barely clad, some with bare chests…

Aisha Yesufu

Resign now, Buhari – BringBackOurGirls co-convener, Aisha Yesufu

A co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group, Aisha Yesufu, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to resign on health grounds. She advised the National Assembly to impeach the president if he fails to step down. "We need to take our country back, let the president resign, if he…