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Former Benue State governor, Gabriel Suswan in court over corruption charges

Ex-Benue governor Suswam docked on fresh N9.8 billion fraud allegation

A former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, is in for another round of troubled waters as the Federal Government, on Monday, accused him and two others of diverting N9.79 billion. The funds, part of which was meant for a police reform programme and Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P,…

President Muhammadu Buhari during the  Campaign prior to the 2015 Presidential election

INTERVIEW: How Buhari will win 2019 presidential election – DG Voice of Nigeria

Osita Okechukwu, the Director General of the Voice of Nigeria, recently visited the corporate headquarters of PREMIUM TIMES. During the visit, Mr. Okechukwu answered questions from Musikilu Mojeed, Festus Owete and Ebuka Onyeji. Excerpts: PT: It is close to eight months since you were appointed the DG of Voice of…

Hired protesters paid after their protest asking Amnesty International to leave the country

Leading Nigerian civic groups, Senator Sani, Falana condemn attack on Amnesty International

Leading Nigerian civil society organisations, advocacy groups and individuals were joined by a Senator on Wednesday to condemn the attack on Amnesty International, AI, by a controversial group. A group, Global Peace and Rescue Initiative, GOPRI, had on Monday protested at the head office of Amnesty International Nigeria demanding the…

Shi'a members demanding the release of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky in Abuja

Shiites rally in Abuja, demand El-Zakzaky’s release

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, on Wednesday took to the streets in the Federal Capital Territory FCT demanding the release of their leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife, who have been in detention since December 2015, despite a court order for their release. The members, who were…

Ex-NNPC boss, Andrew Yakubu in company of security operatives. {Photo: Punch]

UPDATED: Court grants ex-NNPC chief Andrew Yakubu bail

A former Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Andrew Yakubu, has been admitted to bail by the Federal High Court Abuja. Mr. Yakubu was arraigned on a six-count charge of money laundering and false asset declaration. The trial judge, Ahmed Mohammed, granted him bail to…

Nnamdi Kanu [Photo: TODAY.ng]

Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu to know fate April 25

The Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed April 25 to rule on the bail application by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, and three others. The judge, Binta Nyako, adjourned hearing in the case till that date to rule on the applications. CHANNELS Television…

Protesters occupy  Amnesty International office

Protesters want Amnesty International to leave Nigeria

A group of protesters on Monday barricaded the Abuja office of Amnesty International and asked the international organisation to quit Nigeria within 24 hours. Speaking for the protesters, Melvin Ejeh warned that the group would lead other Nigerians on a five-day Occupy Amnesty International protest as a first warning, if…

University of Abuja

Nigeria university lecturers, ASUU, accuse federal govt of deceit, threaten showdown

University lecturers have warned of “consequential damage to public university education in Nigeria” if the federal government does not stop the slash in lecturers’ salaries. The lecturers, members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, stated this at a press conference on Sunday. The text of the speech read…

Nnamdi Kanu [Photo: TODAY.ng]

Nnamdi Kanu distances self from U.S. launch of Radio Biafra

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has distanced himself and his deputy, Uche Mefor, from a live broadcast of Radio Biafra slated for today in the U.S. The IPOB leader who spoke through his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, in a telephone conversation with PREMIUM TIMES on…

Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)

Vice Chancellors, Bursars involved in corruption in Nigerian universities

In their efforts to check the menace of corruption, Nigeria’s anti-graft agencies appear to be paying attention to happenings in the ivory towers where administrators have been accused of financial scandals. From vice chancellors to pro-chancellors and bursars, various officials of major Nigerian universities have been accused of corruption with…

Candidates writing JAMB examination [Photo credit: ElitesplanetBlog]

UTME 2017: JAMB clarifies position, says awaiting results candidates can apply

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has clarified its position on candidates awaiting results being able to write admission examinations into tertiary institutions. The examination body had initially barred candidates without their Ordinary Level results from sitting for the Universities Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The board's initial stand was…

EFCC  Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Senate’s rejection of Magu: Lawyers react, blame Presidency

Some Nigerian lawyers have reacted to the rejection by the Senate for the second time of the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The Senate hinged its decision on Wednesday on a letter by the State Security Service, SSS, which reaffirmed its earlier…

National University Commission: Can it stop the strike

EXCLUSIVE: NUC moves to implement ban on ‘illegal’ courses offered by Nigerian universities

The National Universities Commission, NUC, has commenced the process of dis-accrediting some courses being handled by specialised universities. Specialised universities are those set up to pursue specific courses and programmes to generate manpower in particular sectors of the economy. They include universities of technology and those of agriculture. The NUC’s…

Candidates writing JAMB examination [Photo credit: ElitesplanetBlog]

JAMB introduces mock examinations

Following the announcement of its plans to begin sale of forms for the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that there will be a mock examination before the conduct of the 2017 UTME. According to the board, the mock examination is…

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Nigerian Army to name second military university

The Nigerian military has disclosed plans to change the Nigerian Army Institute of Technology and Environmental Studiesm, NAITES, to a military university. The school will now be known as the Nigerian Army University of Technology and Environmental Studies, NAUTES, when the plan is fully implemented, making it the second military…

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Apo Six: Why judge freed three police officers, sentenced two to death

A trial that lasted almost 12 years reached a milestone on Thursday when Justice Ishaq Bello of the FCT High Court, Abuja, sentenced two police officers, Ezekiel Acheneje and Emmanuel Baba, to death ‎for killing two of the six Igbo traders in Abuja on June 8, 2005. The two policemen…

Apo Six: Police officers being led by Prison officials

Apo Six Killings: Court sentences two police officers to death

Justice Ishaq Bello of the Federal Capital Territory High Court on Thursday found two accused persons, Ezekiel Acheneje and Baba Emmanuel, guilty for their roles in the killing of six Igbo traders in 2005. The court convicted the two men, former police officers, to death for culpable homicide. Messrs. Acheneje…

President Muhammadu Buhari

NANS calls for three-day prayers for Buhari

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has called for three days of prayers for the quick recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari and his early return to the country. The NANS President, Chinonso Obasi, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, said Nigerian students would within the three days…

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Apo 6 killings: After 12 years, Court to deliver judgement Thursday

A judicial drama that has lasted almost 12 years will reach a milestone on Thursday when Justice Ishaq Bello of the FCT High Court, Abuja, is scheduled to deliver judgement on the infamous Apo Six killings. The court was to deliver the judgement on February 13, but Justice Bello pushed…

Abuja

Amid growing hardship, ‘corporate beggars’ flood Abuja streets

On a recent morning, a well-dressed woman walked into an eatery behind Unique Garden, Wuse Zone 2 in Abuja, and sat uninvited next to two men waiting for meals. Wearing a smile, the woman, in her 20s, narrated how she arrived the federal capital for a job interview, and how…

Police Officers

How we repelled armed men who attacked Abuja community – Police

The police have confirmed that one person was injured during an armed robbery attack on Thursday night in a community in Apo district of Abuja. The Abuja police spokesperson, Anjuguri Mamza, who confirmed the incident on Friday, told PREMIUM TIMES that the police swung into action immediately they received a…

Hosni Mubarak

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak acquitted over protesters’ killings in 2011 uprising

Six years after the uprising that ended his rule, former Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak. has been acquitted of involvement in the killings of hundreds of protesters in 2011. According to Al-jazeera, The Court of Cassation's final ruling on Thursday could see the ailing 88-year-old walk free. He has been tried…

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Armed men attack Abuja community

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers attacked some residents of a community in Apo district of Abuja. One of the residents, Ebere Emeka, said the attack occurred within Pigba Sama area of Apo. Ebere said the police arrived the area to repel the attack. Another resident, who gave his name…

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Victor Moses extends Chelsea contract to 2021

Victor Moses has penned a new four-year contract at Chelsea. The 26-year-old Nigeria international's previous deal was due to expire in 2019, but Moses has now extended his stay until 2021. The two-year extension means Moses is committed to Chelsea until 2021 and has earned a significant pay rise to…

President of ASUP, Usman Dutse

INTERVIEW: Stigmatisation, govt neglect destroying Nigerian Polytechnics – ASUP President

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, on January 30 went a one-week warning strike over alleged refusal by the Nigerian government to reopen negotiations on an agreement it had with the union in 2010. Other reasons the union cited for the strike which ended on February 5 were non-payment…