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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…

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SPECIAL REPORT: Leprosy patients, care givers tremble as key donor pulls out of Nigeria

THE LEPER'S TALE Mustapha Abdullahi, a resident of Egabi in Kaduna State, has been battling leprosy for over eight years. The 42-year-old, down with hives on his skin and severe deformity on both limbs, is a patient at the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Centre (NTBLC), Saye, in Zaria, Kaduna State.…

Current state of the Turai Yar’Adua’s Cancer Centre

Eight years after raising billions, Turai Yar’Adua’s Cancer Centre remains abandoned, overtaken by weeds

Despite securing a partnership agreement with a key organ of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, about eight years ago, and raising billions of naira in cash and materials from public and private donors, the International Cancer Centre Abuja, ICCA, a pet project of a former Nigerian First Lady, Turai…

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

Readers top 10 comments of last week

Below are our top 10 comments selected from reactions to stories published last week. The comments were chosen based on their relevance to the story under which they were published, adherence to civil discourse, including non-use of abusive language, and ability to stir further civil discourse. The comments do not…

President Nigeria Medical Association Professor Mike Ogirima

INTERVIEW: Doctors in public hospitals shouldn’t be allowed to run private clinics – NMA President

Mike Ogirima, a professor of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, is the President of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, and President of Nigeria Orthopaedic Association. He spoke in an exclusive interview with Ayodamola Owoseye, Nike Adebowale and Idris Ibrahim on critical issues in Nigeria’s health sector and doctors’ perspective of the way…

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Man docked for allegedly raping neighbour’s teenage daughter

A 20-year-old man, Lekan Akinyemi, charged with rape was on Wednesday arraigned at an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court. The accused, an apprentice who resides at 16, Alhaji Oladipupo St., Oko-Oba, Agege, suburb of Lagos, was alleged to have raped the 14-year-old daughter of his neighbour. The prosecutor, Raphael Donny, told…

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Nigeria Police bar anti-govt protesters from presidential villa

Police have stopped anti-government protesters from reaching Nigeria’s presidential villa in Abuja. The demonstrations were called across the country to protest the country’s economic crisis that has severely hit millions of families. In Abuja, protesters marched early Monday from Unity Fountain in Maitama District, chanting songs and displaying placards, as…

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Nigerians hold anti-government protests — LIVE UPDATES

A protest to demand good governance and an urgent explanation for the country's economic downturn kicks off today simultaneously in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, and other major cities across the country. The decision to stage the process has been met with stiff opposition by the police who, repeatedly, told the…

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Readers top 10 comments of last week

Dear Reader, Below are our top 10 comments selected from reactions to stories published last week. The comments were chosen based on their relevance to the story under which they were published, adherence to civil discourse, including non-use of abusive languages, and ability to generate further civil discourse. The comments…

Core TV raid and others (12)

Why Police sealed Nigerian private station, Core TV, others

The security operatives who sealed the Abuja office of a cable and satellite broadcaster, CoreTV, early Friday morning were not from the State Security Service, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. The operatives were from the Mobile Unit of the Police, witnesses said, out to enforce a quit notice arising from a…

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Aide to former Abia governor assassinated

Unknown gunmen on Sunday night shot dead Ben Onyechere, the former Media Adviser to former governor of Abia State, Theodore Orji. A source told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Owerri that Mr. Onyechere was kidnapped at about 8 p.m. in Ikenegbu axis of Owerri where he…

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Liverpool star signs new 5-year deal

Liverpool star player, Philippe Coutinho, has signed a new deal that prolongs his stay at Anfield, ESPN has reported. The 24-year-old Brazil international signed a five year deal on Wednesday with the English Premiership giants, to end speculations in the past few months of a potential move to Barcelona. The…

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Why electricity supply worsened across Nigeria – TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has said that the major cause of the worsening electricity situation across the country is pipeline vandalism. In a statement on Friday, the General Manager, Public Affairs, of the firm, Nigeria's sole power transmission company, Seun Olagunju, said the "major cause of the current…

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PHOTO STORY: Mrs. Aisha Buhari receives Mrs. Melinda Gates

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Barcelona sack top official for criticising Messi

Barcelona have dismissed their head of institutional sporting relations, Pere Gratacos, for expressing his personal opinion on Lionel Messi. Euro sport reported. Mr. Gratacos put forward the club's record all time goal scorer and five time FIFA Balon d'Or winner as "over-rated" following Barcelona's Copa del Rey round of 16…

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Car stolen at Abuja Millennium Park

A black Toyota Camry 2001 model car with registration number DS740ABJ has been reported stolen at the Millennium Park in Abuja on Sunday. The car belongs to a mother of three, Gift Inegbese, who was at the park for relaxation with family members and a friend. Abuja Millennium Park, one…

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Suspect who murdered 4-year-old for ritual dies controversially in police custody

The anguish of the parents of a four-year-old victim of ritual killing has been compounded by the death in police custody of one of his suspected murderers. The police claimed that the suspect, Fidelis Bossman, a Togolese, was taken ill and died during interrogation. But the father of the victim,…

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After surviving Boko Haram attacks, displaced persons die of diarrhoea in IDP camp

Two years after Boko Haram attacks forced them to flee their homes in the north-east Nigeria, a fresh grief has crept in on some internally displaced persons camped in Wasa, a rural community in the suburb of Apo in Abuja. Diarrhoea outbreak, the second in just over a year, claimed the…

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Nigerian Army confirms death of another lieutenant colonel in Boko Haram ambush

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday confirmed the death of B.U. Umar, a lieutenant colonel, in a Boko Haram ambush. PREMIUM TIMES had reported how Mr. Umar and soldiers of his 114 TF battalion were ambushed by Boko Haram after an initial bomb explosion. While Mr. Umar died immediately in the…

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Champions League: PSG’s Aurier denied UK entry ahead of Arsenal clash

Paris Saint-Germain defender and Ivory Coast international, Serge Aurier, will not play for his club in a crucial Champions League match against Arsenal FC on Wednesday after being denied entry by the UK government, CNN reported Tuesday. The French club said they reported the case to the UK government and…

FILE PHOTO: Murtatala Nyako, impeached governor of Adamawa state

N29 billion Fraud: Court admits exhibits against Ex-Governor Nyako, son, others

The trial of a former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, his son, Abdul-Aziz Nyako, Abubakar Aliyu, and Zulkifik Abba before Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court, Abuja got under way on Monday with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, presenting its first witness. They are facing…

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Another officer dies, eight injured after Boko Haram ambush Nigerian soldiers

One other soldier died and eight others were injured in the Boko Haram ambush that led to the death of B.U. Umar, a lieutenant colonel. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr. Umar and troops of the 114 TF battalion were ambushed on Tuesday by Boko Haram on the road between Bita…

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Another Nigerian Lieutenant Colonel ambushed, killed by Boko Haram

A senior Nigerian soldier was on Tuesday killed by the Boko Haram, army sources told PREMIUM TIMES. B.U. Umar, a lieutenant colonel and commanding officer of 114 TF battalion of the Nigerian Army was ambushed by 9. 30 am Tuesday alongside his troops on Tuesday morning between Bita and Piridang.…

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Protesting NAFDAC workers vow indefinite strike over appointment of new DG

Workers of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) have vowed to go on an indefinite strike unless the government reviews their salaries and appoints a substantive director general for the agency. The workers ended a two-week warning strike on Wednesday but said they were prepared…

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Nigerian music producer, wife welcome baby

Veteran Nigerian singer, songwriter, and producer, Emeka Onusiruika, popularly known by his stage name, Mekoyo, and wife, Amaka, have welcomed a new baby. Valerie Uchechi Onusiruika was born on October 17 and named on October 24 at the family's residence in the presence of friends and family. Speaking exclusively to…