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Nigerian American University Students

Nigerian American University wins Africa anti-extremism competition

The American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, Adamawa State, has won the first Africa Regional Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Challenging Extremism Competition. The AUN beat 32 other universities in the continent to clinch the top prize during the competition, which was held in Accra, Ghana. The University for Development Studies, Ghana (UDS),…

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Nigerian University alumni, others to host photo exhibition in honour of IDPs

Three alumni of the American University of Nigeria (AUN) will from December 9 host a photo exhibition to celebrate internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Adamawa State, North-east Nigeria. The exhibition will take place at the Madugu Rockview Hotel, in Jimata, one of the suburbs of Yola Capital city. Operating under…

Benue Governor, Samuel Ortom [Photo credit: www.linknaija.com]

INTERVIEW: Benue “completely under siege by Fulani herdsmen” – Governor Ortom

For several months, suspected Fulani herdsmen unleashed terror on communities in Benue State with over 1000 killed and several thousand displaced. In this interview with Ibanga Isine, the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, begs the federal government to take decisive action to stop the continued invasion and occupation of the…

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INVESTIGATION: After deadly herdsmen attack, ‘forgotten’ Benue widows rebuild their lives, homes

Sandwiched between hills and a large expanse of lush-green vegetation, Moon Council Ward cuts a picture of a masterclass painting. It is the largest of 15 wards in Kwande, a local government area in Benue State, North-central Nigeria, on the border with Cameroon. Kwande is known for its spiritual meaning…

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Six rescued, 2 trapped as agencies trade blame over Abuja building collapse

Two construction workers remained trapped Monday night under the rubbles of a building which collapsed at the Wupa District of Monday morning, witnesses and officials told PREMIUM TIMES. Six other workers, who were inside the building before it went down were however rescued by a combined team of officials of…

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Confusion, gunshots at Kuje Prison as riot breaks out

Riot broke out in Kuje Prison on Monday morning just as officials arrived at the facility for their routine duties. A top prison official, who cannot be named because he is not authorized to speak on the matter, told PREMIUM TIMES the crisis started at about 10.30am from one of…

Sam Saba

INTERVIEW: Why we ignored Buhari’s instruction to release his assets declaration to Nigerians — Code of Conduct

President Muhammadu Buhari recently challenged Nigerians desirous of knowing the assets he owns to approach the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) to request his asset declaration documents. But in this interview with PREMIUM TIMES team of Ibanga Isine, Evelyn Ukakwu and Georgina Bako, the bureau’s chairman, Sam Saba, explains why…

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EXCLUSIVE: Saraki, Mark, others in trouble as Presidency orders probe of Nigerians named in #PanamaPapers

The senate president, Bukola Saraki, and his predecessor, David Mark, and other prominent Nigerians may soon be in trouble as the Presidency has ordered the investigation of present and past Nigerian officials named in the Panama Papers scandal. The chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, Sam Saba, confirmed…

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After wasting N1.4bn, Conduct Bureau abandons own N3.5bn headquarters project, seeks N4.4bn to buy another

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has abandoned its multi-billion naira headquarters building after committing N1.4 billion to the project, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report today. Established in 1989 under the Fifth Schedule to the 1999 Constitution, as Nigeria’s foremost anti-corruption agency, the bureau’s mandate is to maintain a high…

FILE PHOTO: Burnt house in Adagbo Village that was recently attacked by herdsmen In Agatu, Benue on Sunday (13/3/16) 2259/13/3/2016/HB/NAN

INVESTIGATION: Herdsmen attacks claim 1,269 lives in Benue

Attacks by Fulani herdsmen in the North-central Nigerian state of Benue has led to the killing of at least escalated 1, 269 persons, investigations by PREMIUM TIMES have shown. Out of the 23 local government areas in the state, the rampaging herdsmen have invaded and occupied 14 and may invade…

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INVESTIGATION: Ethnic war looms as herdsmen intensify bloody campaign in Benue

Unless urgent steps are taken to halt the continuous killings, displacements and plundering of Benue communities by suspected Fulani herdsmen, a bloody tribal conflict might soon erupt in the North-central state. Already, a group known as Movement Against Fulani Occupation (MAFO), has been formed by a clergyman, Dave Ogbole, to…

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VIDEO: Two hospitalised as car falls off Abuja bridge

An unidentified driver and a passenger escaped death on Wednesday when a car they were travelling in fell off a bridge in Abuja. The vehicle missed the Jabi Lake by a few inches. The accident occurred at about 10.am along the busy Shehu Yar’Adua Expressway opposite the Jabi Lake Mall.…

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Alleged Forgery: Nigerian Senate plots to expel Buhari’s aide, Ita Enang, suspend six senators

Except there is a change in plan, the leadership of the Senate will severe relationship with the Senior Special Assistant to the President National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, and six of its members, PREMIUM TIMES can report today. The six senators, who might be sanctioned belonged to the self-styled…

Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade

Governor Ayade, security agencies, stage ‘Operation Show of Force’ in Calabar

As part of measures to stem the increasing spate of armed robbery in Cross River State, the Governor, Ben Ayade, on Saturday led security chiefs in a show of force across Calabar Metropolis. Mr. Ayade went on the operation barely 24 hours after reading the Riot Act to criminals to…

Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade

Cross River to establish own security outfit

The Cross River State Government is set to establish its security outfit to complement existing federal security agencies in the country. When formed, the outfit will be known as Cross River State Homeland Security Service. The state governor, Ben Ayade, made this known while receiving the French Consul-General, Laurent Polonceaux,…

Azibaola Robert

How Jonathan’s cousin, Robert, got $40m from ex-NSA, Dasuki – Witness

A Federal High Court in Abuja was on Monday told how $40million was paid to OnePlus Holdings Limited, a firm belonging to Robert Azibaola. Mr. Azibaola is a cousin to former President Goodluck Jonathan. He and his wife, Stella are standing trial over alleged receipt of billions of naira from…

Nigerian Senate

Lawyer berates Senate for inviting AGF over Saraki, Ekweremadu trial

An Abuja-based lawyer, Kayode Ajulo, on Wednesday criticized the Senate for inviting for questioning, the Attorney General for the Federation, Abubakar Malami, over the trial of its leaders. In a statement, Mr. Ajulo said the upper legislative chamber lacked the power to summon Mr. Malami on a matter that is…

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, to appeal court judgment sacking him from office

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has advised his lawyers to appeal the ruling of the Federal High Court, Abuja, that sacked him from office. The court, presided over by Justice Okon Abang, on Monday annulled Mr. Ikpeazu’s election as governor after convicting him of tax evasion. The court also ordered…

Charles Okah

Jailbreak in Abuja, but Charles Okah still in custody — Nigerian Prisons Service

The suspected mastermind of the 2010 Independence Day bombings, Charles Okah,did not escape from Kuje Prison in Abuja, the Nigerian Prisons Service has told PREMIUM TIMES. "It is not true (that he escaped)," the spokesperson for the Nigerian Prisons Service, Francis Enobore, told PREMIUM TIMES, in response to reports that…

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Outrage over planned immunity, life pension for Saraki, Dogara, others

Prominent Nigerians have spoken up against the proposed amendment to the 1999 Constitution that would grant immunity and life pension to leaders of the nation’s legislature. Nigerians who spoke on the matter taunted the federal lawmakers and described the proposed legislation as “unconscionable, criminal and insensitive.” Section 308 of the…

President Muhammadu Buhari

ANALYSIS: In APC’s first year, here are key manifesto promises Buhari missed

While campaigning across the country ahead of the 2015 general elections, the All Progressives Congress, APC, had adopted “Change” as its central campaign theme. At well-attended rallies, town hall meetings, consultations and on social media, the party tackled then ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for failing woefully to address core…

President Muhammadu Buhari (Photo credit: www.ibtimes.co.uk)

GMO Permits: Group calls for sack of management, board of the Biosafety Agency

A group, the Global Prolife Alliance, on Tuesday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to fire the board and management of the National Biosafety Management Agency, NBMA. The chairman of the group, Philip Njemanze, made the call in Owerri, Imo State, on Tuesday while addressing journalists. Mr. Njemanze hinged the call…

Inside the chambers of the House of Representatives

Reps want Keshi, Amodu immortalized

The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a motion urging the Federal Government to immortalise late football icons, Stephen Keshi and Amodu Shuaibu, for their services to the nation. The House also mandated its committee on Sports to liaise with the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, to ensure the immediate payment…

Supo Ayokunle, CAN President

Nigeria’s Christian Association, CAN, elects new president

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, on Tuesday elected Supo Ayokunle as its new president. Mr. Ayokunle, a reverend, is the current national president of Nigerian Baptist Convention and takes over the CAN leadership from Ayo Oritsejafor. The election was conducted at the National Ecumenical Center, Abuja. At the poll,…