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Again, Saraki’s false asset declaration trial postponed

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, on Thursday adjourned the trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, after the prosecutor failed to provide a witness against the defendant. Mr. Saraki is facing trial on an 18-count charge for alleged false declaration of asset at the CCT, Abuja. The case, earlier fixed…

Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky

Falana writes Buhari, calls for release of El-Zakzaky

As members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, on Wednesday staged a protest in Abuja to mark the 500th day of the detention of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenah, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has joined them to call for the release of the…

Shiites protest detention of their leader Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky

Shiites protest in Abuja to mark El-Zakzaky’s 500th day in detention

Hundreds of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, on Wednesday staged a protest at the Unity Fountain in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, to mark the 500th day since their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, was arrested. Members of the group marched in separate male and female columns along the…

President Muhammdu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo at the FEC meeting on the 22nd of March 2017
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Again, Buhari absent at FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari was again absent at the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC. The ongoing meeting, held inside the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday is being chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo due to the president’s absence. The meeting did not hold last…

Babachir Lawal

Babachir Lawal appears before Osinbajo investigative panel

The suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal, on Tuesday appeared before the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo investigative committee at the State House, Abuja. Mr. Lawal appeared before the committee to defend himself against the allegations that his company got a N200 million grass-cutting contract from…

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Professor designs low cost paper centrifuge

As the world marks Malaria Day on Tuesday, a professor of bio-engineering at Stanford University, Manu Prakash, has designed a paper centrifuge that costs less than a dollar. According to the BBC, Mr. Prakash introduced the medical apparatus, a cardboard centrifuge that can spot malaria parasites in blood, during the…

Ethiopian Airline arriving the Nnamadi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja as the first Flight after  rehabilitation of the Runway in Abuja on Tuesday (18/4/17)
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Abuja airport reopens as Ethiopian airline lands new plane

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, has formally reopened for operations after six weeks of closure. The airport was closed to allow for the repair of its only runway. On Tuesday, an Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350-900 became the first plane to land at the repaired runway. The new plane landed…

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Nigerian airlines to commence Abuja flight Wednesday

With the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, now declared ready for flight operations, local airlines have announced their plans to commence flight operations on Wednesday. The Abuja airport was closed for six weeks to allow repair of its only runway. The repairs have now been completed to meet the April…

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Everton ban The Sun over ‘rascist’ article

Everton FC has proscribed The Sun newspaper from covering all it events after a columnist, Kelvin MacKenzie, published "dreadful and indefensible" accusations that compared midfielder Ross Barkley and the people of Liverpool, BBC has reported. MacKenzie was suspended by the paper after comparing the 23-year-old midfielder, whose grandfather was born…

ICPC Chairman, Ekpo Nta

INTERVIEW: Why we can’t investigate corruption cases against former governors – ICPC Chairman

The Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, Nta Ekpo recently spoke to PREMIUM TIMES’ Musikilu Mojeed, Festus Owete and Idris Ibrahim, on the activities of the commission. He explains what the commission is doing with about 32 petitions against former state governors, what it will do…

Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido [Photo Credit: Channels TV]

Broaden your struggle beyond Chibok girls, Emir of Kano tells BBOG

The Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido, has asked the BringBackOurGirls campaigners to expand the scope of their campaign to include others boys and girls who were also abducted by Boko Haram insurgents. He stated this on Friday in Abuja while delivering the maiden lecture organised by the group to mark…

Oby Ezekwesili and Aisha Yesufu

Do more to free Chibok girls, Amnesty International, BringBackOurGirls tell Buhari

Amnesty International on Wednesday called on the Nigerian government to intensify efforts to secure the release of the remaining 195 school girls under the captivity of Boko Haram and thousands of others, abducted across the North-East region by the insurgents. The organization made the call as part the ongoing seven-day global week…

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PREMIUM TIMES Centre to train Nigerian undergraduates in data, digital journalism

A programme to build a nascent generation of data and digital journalists in Nigerian tertiary institutions is to be organised in Lagos by the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism [PTCIJ] with the support of Ford Foundation. PTCIJ’s Programme Officer, Deji Adekunle, said in Abuja on Tuesday that ahead of…

President of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Adeniji Abdulrafiu Ajani

INTERVIEW: Our problems with Nigerian doctors, govt health policies – Nurses’ President

Adeniji Abdulrafiu Ajani, a Chief Nursing Officer and President of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), spoke in this exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Ayodamola Owoseye and Idris Ibrahim on some of the challenges the nursing profession is facing in Nigeria. Excerpts: PT- Nurses in Ondo State recently…

From Left: chief imam of Apo legislatives quarter’s Juma’at Mosque, Mouhammed Khalid and Catholic Archbishop for Abuja Diocese, John Onaiyekan

Onaiyekan joins BringBackOurGirls march

The BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group continued its Seven-Day Global Week of Action on Tuesday with the Catholic Archbishop for Abuja Diocese, John Onaiyekan, calling on the Nigerian government to do more to free all Nigerians in illegal captivity. The week-long programme is to mark the third anniversary of the abduction of…

Patience Jonathan

After court frees her $5.8 million, Patience Jonathan visits Skye Bank

A former first lady, Patience Jonathan, was on Monday sighted at the Maitama branch of Skye Bank in Abuja. Mrs. Jonathan’s visit to the bank may not be unconnected with a court decision last week to unfreeze her account at the bank. The Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday…

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Three years after Chibok kidnap: BringBackOurGirls begins seven-day Global Week of Action

The BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group on Friday began its Global Week of Action at the Unity Fountain, Abuja. There was a low turnout of its members at the opening session of the scheduled seven day of activities to mark three years of the abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls. About 195 of…

Inspection of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo led by Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Managing Director, Engr. Saleh Dunoma

Osinbajo inspects Abuja airport, says repairs 80 per cent complete

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday inspected the ongoing rehabilitation of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and said the exercise is going according to schedule. The airport was shut down on March 8 to enable repairs on the runway over a scheduled period of six weeks. Mr. Osinbajo arrived the…

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Italy deports another 40 Nigerians

The Italian government has deported 40 Nigerians for committing various offences in the country. The latest deportation comes less than a month after 37 Nigerians were deported from Italy on March 8. Two weeks before that, another 33 Nigerians were also deported from the European country on February 23. The…

Apostle Johnson Suleman

Why I will not speak on Stephanie Otobo’s allegation now – Apostle Suleman

Johnson Suleman, the clergyman accused by a Canada-based Nigerian woman of having amorous relationship with her, on Sunday, declined to speak on the allegation, saying he would only “open up” at the appropriate time. PREMIUM TIMES met Mr. Suleman, the founder of Omega Fire Ministry, OFM, in his Auchi, Edo…

Bukky, Stephanie Otobo’s mother

INTERVIEW: Why I begged Apostle Suleman – Stephanie Otobo’s mother

PREMIUM TIMES’ Festus Owete and Idris Ibrahim travelled to Sapele, Delta State, to speak with the mother of Canadian-based Nigerian woman, Stephanie Otobo, who accused the pastor of the Omega Fire Ministry, Auchi, Johnson Suleman, popularly called Apostle Suleman, of having amorous relationship with her. For two days, attempts by our…

Shiites hold solidarity rally for Amnesty International. [Photo: Idris Ibrahim]

Civil society groups, Shiites hold solidarity rally for Amnesty International

A coalition of civil society groups, and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, on Wednesday held a rally to protest the siege laid last week by a group of protesters to the Abuja office of Amnesty International, AI, the global non-governmental organisation that defends human rights. The rally, which…

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Nigerian Army confirms the restoration of demoted officer’s rank

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday confirmed the restoration of the rank of a demoted senior officer, Patrick Falola. PREMIUM TIMES had on Tuesday reported the withdrawal of the petition filed against the Army Council by Mr. Falola after his rank was restored. The officer was court-martialed last year for allegedly…

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Nigerian general withdraws case against Army council after restoration of rank

A Nigerian Army officer, Patrick Falola, who was demoted from the rank of Major General to Brigadier-General September last year, on Tuesday withdrew the case he filed over the demotion at the Court of Appeal, Abuja. The development followed the restoration of Mr. Falola to the rank of Major General…

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…