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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Images of some of the victims of the ill-fated flight .... Photo: Courtesy Bahamas Faith Ministries

Myles Munroe’s ministries to continue after death of founder, 8 others in plane crash

The Bahamas Faith Ministries has announced that the pastoral work started by its late founder, Myles Munroe, will continue despite the monumental tragedy that hit the church. Mr. Munroe, and his wife, Ruth, were among nine killed Sunday after the plane they were flying in crashed in the Bahamas. Their…

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Sheikh Gumi to Jonathan: You’re divisive; drop your 2015 reelection bid

A renowned Nigerian Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi, has asked President Goodluck Jonathan to drop his re-election bid, less than 72 hours after he offered a similar warning to a former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari. In an open letter, similar to the one he wrote Mr. Buhari, Mr. Gumi said…

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$9.3 Arms Deal: Group drags Nigerian govt. to International Criminal Court

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan and members of his cabinet may be forced to a trial at the International Criminal Court, ICC, for ‘complicity’ in the Boko Haram narrative following a non-profit group’s application demanding a United Nations probe. The United State-based Nigerian group, #NigeriaUnite, in a petition sent to the UN Secretary General on…

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Controversial Police AIG, Mbu, detains AIT journalist for describing him as ‘controversial’

An indeed controversial high ranking Nigeria police officer, Joseph Mbu, has ordered the arrest and detention of a journalist for describing him as "controversial" on a TV programme. The journalist, Amaechi Anakwe, a reporter cum presenter for the African Independent Television, AIT, was detained Thursday morning after he reported at…

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El-Rufai to sue Ihejirika over Boko Haram Commander claims

A chieftain of the of the opposition All Progressives Congress [APC], Nasir El-Rufai, is suing Nigeria’s former Chief of Army Staff, Azubuike Ihejirika, over claims the former is a commander of the terrorist Boko Haram sect. Mr. Ihejirika, a retired army General, had claimed in an interview with a newspaper…

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Ebola sparks panic across Nigeria as citizens scramble for salt-water bath “remedy”

Faced with threat from a dreaded disease that has neither cure nor vaccine, panicking Nigerians are turning to salt water bath recommended by a Nigerian king. (more…)

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Jonathan will contest for President in 2015 – Anenih

The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Board of Trustees, Tony Anenih, said on Tuesday in Calabar that President Goodluck Jonathan would contest the presidential election in 2015 on the party’s platform. Mr. Anenih said this while addressing party faithful at the maiden zonal tour of the South-South by…

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Military commences inquiry into killing of Shiite Muslims in Zaria — DHQ

The Defence Headquarters, DHQ, on Friday said it had commenced inquiry into the shooting incident that occurred in Zaria between soldiers and members of the Shiite Islamic sect. This is contained in a statement in Abuja by Chris Olukolade, the DHQ’s Director of Defence Information. Mr. Olukolade said the inquiry…

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BREAKING: Nasarawa Impeachment: Lawmakers flee state capital; relocate to remote local govt for sitting

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has relocated to Karu Local Government Area and is currently sitting to deliberate on a petition against the state Chief Judge, Suleiman Dikko, over the composition of the seven-member panel raised to investigate allegations against Governor Umaru Al-Makura. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP-dominated Assembly…

Good Governance: Hon. Bimbo Daramola and his 32 Bed Hospital By Ayodele Bayode

Good Governance: Hon. Bimbo Daramola and his 32 Bed Hospital By Ayodele Bayode "I have chosen a different path in politics; that of service to the greatest number of people over and above self.’’ That is the famous quote of Honourable Bimbo Daramola, Deputy Chairman House Committee on Millennium Development…

University of Nigeria Nsukka Mbanefo Hostel squatters cry out for help

PREMIUM TIMES please there is a situation in University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN, that needs to be published. It started when we resumed for the new session. We were told that one of the boys hostels by name Mbanefo Hostel won't be rented out with the excuse that it is…

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Osun Election: ‎Large Crowd at APC rallies come for entertainment – Omisore

Omisore says incumbent governor Rauf Aregbesola is a drowning man. The Peoples' Democratic Party, PDP, candidate at the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Osun State, Iyiola Omisore, has said that Governor Rauf Aregbesola will fail "woefully" in the August 9 election because he does not have the support of the grassroots.…

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Jonathan is worst Nigerian leader ever – Sowore, Publisher, Sahara Reporters

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Nigeria Federation Cup: Warri Wolves, Gombe United, Abia Warriors crash out

Some Nigerian Premier League Clubs have crashed out of the Federation Cup 2014. Warri Wolves, Gombe United, and Abia Warriors all crashed out after losing their Round of 32 matches. Warri Wolves lost 1-4 on penalties to Prime FC of Osogbo, a National League side, in a match played in…

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INTERVIEW: Jonathan is worst Nigerian leader ever – Sowore, Publisher, Sahara Reporters

Omoyele Sowore is the publisher of New York-based Sahara Reporters, known for its hard-hitting reporting that is keeping Nigeria's government officias, individuals and corporations on their toes. Recently, Mr. Sowore suddenly walked into our newsroom in Abuja. Our reporters sat down with him for an interview during which he spoke…

Adeyemi Ikuforiji, Lagos State Assembly Speaker. [Photo: spyghana.com]

UPDATE: Why Judge adjourned ruling on N600 million corruption trial of Lagos Speaker, Ikuforiji

The judge attributed the delay in delivering the ruling to fatigue and the heavy work load of the court. After initially scheduling Friday to deliver a ruling on a 'No case submission' application filed by the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal…

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Akpabio, Speaker Ikon lied about Akwa Ibom scandalous pension law, federal lawmakers say

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio, and Speaker of the state’s rubber stamp assembly, Sam Ikon, lied about the intent and status of the state’s scandalous pension law, PREMIUM TIMES investigation has shown. The duo have in several forums tried to explain away the dubious and profligate law that would…

Former Minister of Transportation, Umaru Dikko

Prominent Northern Politician, Umaru Dikko, is dead

A prominent northern politician and Minister of Transportation during the Second Republic, Umaru Dikko, is dead, his son, Dr. Bello Dikko and another family member, have confirmed. Mr. Dikko, 78, died early Tuesday in a London hospital, the younger Mr. Dikko and another family member told PREMIUM TIMES. He has…

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BREAKING: Galadima Adamawa is dead

The Galadima of Adamawa, Aliyu Raji, is dead. Mr. Raji died on Tuesday night at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola. He will be buried by 12 noon on Wednesday at Yola cemetery according to Islamic rites. The Lamido of Adamawa, who is a delegate at the ongoing National Conference in…

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Article of Faith: Jesus can never be a Sacrifice for Sins (1), By Femi Aribisala

If Jesus’ death was a sacrifice, it can only atone for sins committed before his death.  High priests don’t atone for future sins.    I often ask fellow Christians if our sins are forgiven or if they are paid for.  Did Jesus die for our sins or do we need…

Akwa Ibom Governor, Godswill Akpabio

Akwa Ibom residents kick as Akpabio relocates federal polytechnic to own community

The governor considers the school his retirement benefit; plans to rename it after his late uncle. (more…)

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EXCLUSIVE: How Jonathan forced Akpabio to back down on scandalous pension law

PREMIUM TIMES had exclusively exposed Mr. Akpabio’s plan to pocket a staggering N200 million, among other scandalous perks after leaving office in 2015. (more…)

@WhatsUpAfrica Nigerian Universities Edition

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Former Minister of Information, Dora Akunyili

Dora Akunyili is dead

She died Saturday morning in an Indian hospital of a yet to be announced ailment. (more…)

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Three killed as Biafra secessionists attack Nigerian broadcast station

Mr. Onwuka, a lawyer, had last year declared a Biafra Republic led by himself. At least one police officer and two others died, Thursday, in Enugu, southeast Nigeria, after secessionists promoting the re-emergence of Biafra attempted to take over a broadcast station in the state. The group known as Biafra…