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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The Minister of Health Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu in an audience with the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle during a visit in the minister's office in Abuja

U.S. restates support for Nigeria in fight against Boko Haram

The United States said on Friday in Abuja that it remains committed to helping the Federal Government in tackling the threat of Boko Haram and other extremist organisations to the country. This is contained in a statement issued by the Public Affairs Department embassy in Nigeria. It said the U.S. government…

Akwa-Ibom Voting is about to commence in Akwa Ibom primaries, holding at the International Stadium. The venue is secured by about 300 security officers. Over 1,100 delegate from the 31 LGAs of the state are waiting to vote. The delegates were acrredited without hitches. Delegates are already seated waiting to…

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France admits ownership of military hardware aboard Chad-bound Russian plane detained in Nigeria

The French Ambassador to Nigeria, Jacques Champagne de Labriolle, has issued a statement about the Chad-bound aircraft detained by Nigerian authorities at the Aminu Kano Airport in Kano. In the statement, the ambassador admitted his country chartered the Russian aircraft to help it convey some military hardware from Bangui (Central…

Chopper inside grounded Chad-bound plane... Photo Credit: Madquest ‏@Mansur295 via twitter

Russia admits ownership of detained arms-laden plane, but says military hardware on board belong to France

Less than 24 hours after denying that the Chad-bound arms-laden cargo aircraft arrested in Kano has links with its country, the Russian government has now admitted that it is indeed Russian. It however said the military hardware aboard the plane belongs to France. The Eastern European country had said through…

Ex-Governor Ali Modu Sheriff and President Jonathan at a meeting with the President of Chad, Idris Deby

Ex-Borno Governor, Ali Modu Sheriff, in secret visit to arms-laden Chad-bound plane detained in Nigeria

A former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff, widely accused of sponsoring Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria, may be lobbying for the release of the Chad-bound cargo aircraft confiscated in Kano for transporting large consignment of military hardware, PREMIUM TIMES can report today. Sources at the Aminu Kano International…

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Russia disowns Chad-bound arms-laden plane arrested in Nigeria

The Russian government has denied that the aircraft, filled with military hardware, arrested in Nigeria Saturday has any link with Russia. The Eastern European country said through its embassy in Nigeria that the plane wasn't Russian and had no link with Russia. "According to the information of the Embassy, the…

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Court clears Lagos over alleged deportation of Onitsha indigenes

The Lagos State Government has won a case challenging its decision in 2012 to relocate dozens of people from Lagos to Anambra State, on the claim they had no residence or business in Lagos. Rosemary Nathaniel, Friday Ndukwe, Grace Igbochi, Ugulori Tutua, Chinyere Nicholas and Osondu Mbuto filed a suit…

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Kano threatens to sue presidency, Abati for fraud

The Kano State government has threatened to sue President Goodluck Jonathan's spokesperson, Reuben Abati, and the Presidency for advanced fee fraud, 419,  over the use of the state’s project photographs to promote President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election bid. Mr. Abati, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, had,…

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Presidency caught showcasing Kwankwaso’s projects as Jonathan’s achievement in North-West

The Nigerian presidency has been caught showcasing projects executed by the Kano State Government as part of the legacy projects executed by the President Goodluck Jonathan's administration in the North-West geopolitical zone of the country. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, had in a…

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…