Emmanuel

Emmanuel Ogala is a Nigerian multimedia and investigative journalist. He is also a social media expert. He combines multimedia and coding skills to tell powerful and compelling stories.

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Former Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Olubunmi Okogie.

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Don’t expect too much from Buhari, Cardinal Okogie tells Nigerians

The Catholic Archbishop Emeritus, Anthony Okogie, on Sunday urged Nigerians not to expect too much from the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, saying change is a gradual process. “Nigeria seems to be on a collision course with destiny and the hopes of many are hanging in the balance. I can understand the…

Inside the chambers of the House of Representatives

LIST – New House of Reps Members for Nigeria’s 8th National Assembly

Only one in every 26 Member of the incoming House of Representative would be a woman, a comprehensive list of winners of the National Assembly elections has shown. ​The House has 360 members.​ The list obtained from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, indicates that Abia and Gombe state are…

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Nigerian govt queries NAN MD, Ima Niboro, raises panel to probe him over corruption allegations

The federal information ministry has ordered the board of the News Agency of Nigeria to immediately commence investigations into over a dozen allegations of corruption and highhandedness against the agency’s boss, Ima Niboro. In response, the board has raised a three-man committee, led by a board member, Ossai Ifeanyi, to…

Oil spill response workers recovering crude into plastic tanks in cleanup of oil leaks in Kolo Creek Manifold, Ogbia Local Government in Bayelsa

Environmentalists call for fresh investigation of Shell’s Bayelsa oil spill site

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of Earth Nigeria has called for a fresh joint investigative visit of the Kolo Creek manifold spill site in Otuasega community, Bayelsa. ERA/FoEN, an environmental rights group, in its field report on the spill incident made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday said the earlier visit…

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Supplementary Governorship Elections in Abia, Imo, Taraba – LIVE UPDATES

The April 11 governorship elections in Abia, Imo and Taraba states were  declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission. Today, INEC is holding supplementary elections in areas in those states where elections either did not take place or results were cancelled due to irregularities. The supplementary elections will hold…

Acting Inspector General of Police, Solomon Aranse

Jonathan sacks IG of Police, Suleiman Abba; appoints replacement

President Goodluck Jonathan  has fired Nigeria's Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba. The sack was announced by the president's spokesperson, Reuben Abati, in a statement on Tuesday. No reason was given for the sack. A Deputy Inspector General of police, Solomon Arase, was appointed to act in his stead. Mr.…

Sen. Uche Chukwumerije

How Senator Uche Chukwumerije died — Family

The Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District, Uche Chukwumerije, is dead. He was 75. According to a statement by a family representative, Chidi, the Senator died on Sunday after a long but gallant battle with lung cancer. "On the evening of Sunday, the 19th of April, 2015, surrounded by his…

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Amaechi, Obanikoro clash over Rivers governorship election

Nigeria's junior foreign affairs minister, Musiliu Obanikoro, and Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers on Wednesday engaged each other in a war of words on micro-blogging site, Twitter,  over the outcome of last Saturday's governorship elections. The fierce exchanges was sparked by a tweet from Mr. Obanikoro who congratulated Lagos state…

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INEC declares PDP’s Emmanuel winner of Akwa Ibom governorship poll

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Udom Emmanuel, has won the governorship election in Akwa Ibom, the Independent National Electoral Commissioner announced Sunday. The announcement came amid calls for the cancellation of the polls over widespread violence and irregularities. At least three people were killed Saturday during the elections, the…

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#NigeriaDecides: Nigeria 2015 Governorship, State Assemblies Elections – LIVE UPDATES (Voting)

This live blog is dedicated to the voting process of the Nigeria 2015 governorship and state assemblies elections, as the elections move into the vote casting stage. The first was dedicated to the accreditation stage of the elections. PREMIUM TIMES reporters are bringing you live updates from the field. Follow…

Lagosians queuing up to vote in the rain on March 28

#NigeriaDecides: Nigeria 2015 Governorship, State Assemblies Elections – LIVE UPDATES

Today, Nigerians vote in their fifth general governorship and state assemblies elections since the country’s return to democracy in 1999. Voters in Nigeria's 29 states would elect governors while new state assemblies would be elected in the 36 states. There are no governorship elections in Edo, Ondo, Ekiti, Bayelsa, Kogi,…

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PREMIUM TIMES asks readers to file evidence-based reports on Saturday’s elections

Nigeria’s leading investigative newspaper, PREMIUM TIMES, is deploying its crowd-sourcing tradition to enhance its coverage of Saturday's governorship and state assemblies elections. In a statement Friday, the paper requested its readers and other Nigerians to contribute text, photographs, audio and video recordings of events at polling units and collation centres…

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How PREMIUM TIMES survived massive cyber attacks during presidential election coverage

Nigeria's leading investigative newspaper, PREMIUM TIMES, suffered intensive cyber attacks between Saturday and Tuesday while it served the world elaborate live updates about Nigeria's 2015 presidential and national assembly elections. The attacks were aimed at blocking genuine readers from the site and, ultimately, shutting down the platform. On Saturday, March…

Nigeria's Senate Chamber, otherwise known as the Red Chamber

#NigeriaDecides: Meet Nigeria’s new 107 Senators-elect

A new Senate was elected for Nigeria on March 28 just as a brand new president and members of the House of Representatives were chosen. Nigeria has 109-member Senate but elections in two constituencies - Delta Central and Edo South - are inconclusive. Below is the full list of the…

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VIDEO: Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson, leads thugs to attack, sack court in Yenagoa

The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, on Monday led a gang of thugs to attack a Federal High court in Bayelsa, a video obtained by PREMIUM TIMES has shown. The video shows the governor, dressed in traditional Ijaw blazers, walking into the court premises, accompanied by his police guards and…

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria's President Elect.

AUDIO: What Jonathan told Buhari in historic concession phone call

The audio file of the historic conversation between President Goodluck Jonathan and President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, during which the former conceded defeat in Saturday’s presidential election, has been made public. With presidential election results from all but one of Nigeria’s 36 states counted, and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress,…

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#NigeriaDecides: Nigeria 2015 Presidential, National Assembly Elections – LIVE UPDATES

Today, Nigerians vote in their fifth presidential and national assembly elections since the country's return to democracy in 1999. Voters would choose from 14 presidential candidates and hundreds of National Assembly candidates. In the build up to the elections, Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress and Goodluck Jonathan of…

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What Nigerians are searching about Buhari and Jonathan

An infographic developed by Google team in Nigeria shows how Nigerians have been searching Nigeria's leading presidential candidates. It shows the level of interest Nigerians have in the individuals contesting for the presidency. Google says the report is based on searches conducted on Google.com.ng from January 1, 2015 to March…

President Jonathan & President Deby during a bilateral meeting in Ndjamena, Chad

I warned Jonathan against Boko Haram ceasefire, Chad’s President opens up

President Idris Deby of Chad has spoken publicly about the 2014 botched ceasefire between the Nigerian government and the jihadist group, Boko Haram, which he was said to have facilitated. Mr. Deby said he warned President Goodluck Jonathan against holding talks with the militant group, saying the whole episode was…

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PREMIUM TIMES launches digital Election Centre #NigeriaDecides #Nigeria2015

PREMIUM TIMES, Nigeria's leading investigative newspaper, has launched its digital election reporting centre ahead of the March 28 and April 11 general elections. The PREMIUM TIMES Election Centre is a comprehensive resource platform for the elections. It holds crucial election data but its greatest strength is its ability to live…

Edmund Ebiware

Abuja Independence Day Bombing: Convict to appeal life sentence

Edmund Ebiware, convicted for foreknowledge of the October 1, 2010 Abuja bomb blast that killed 12 people, has been given a nod to appeal his sentence. He got the go ahead on Monday, his lawyers from Festus Keyamo Chambers, told PREMIUM TIMES. Mr. Ebiware was sentenced to life in prison…

FILE PHOTO: Images of Boko Haram attack on Gombe were shared using the suspended handle.

Boko Haram Twitter Account Suspended

A Twitter account linked to the Boko Haram sect has been suspended by the social media company. The account, opened recently, had only 19 tweets before it was flagged and brought down Tuesday. Before the suspension, the account was used to propagate messages from the group and its leader, Abubakar…

FILE PHOTO: President Jonathan at PDP Rally in Ibadan

Corruption scandal rocks Jonathan Campaign Committee

The unit of the President Goodluck Jonathan campaign organisation responsible for mobilizing the civil society has been hit by a corruption scandal that has now paralysed its operations. Members of the committee are divided over the leadership style of its chairman, Nick Eze, a professor. They accused Mr. Eze of…

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Ex-Boxing Champion, Bash Ali, arrested over row with bank

Nigeria’s oldest boxer, Bash Ali, was last Thursday, taken into police custody after a prolonged row with Nigerian Export - Import Bank, NEXIM, over the sponsorship of a Guinness Book of World Record fight. The boxer, in his seventies, was taken away on Wednesday after the bank accused him of…

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Interview: “We Faced them, but they were stronger” – Borno Vigilante Fighter

In this interview conducted by Testimonial Archives Project in Borno State, Muhammad Kacalla, a native of  Dawan Masara near Baga in Borno State recalls how he fled his hometown following a Boko Haram attack. Now in a displacement camp, he talks about his life now and shares his willingness to vote in the…