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SSS operatives

SSS foils plans by terrorists to attack Kano, Sokoto, Kaduna, Maiduguri during Islamic festival – Official

The State Security Service, SSS, announced on Friday that it arrested suspected terrorists planning to attack Kano, Sokoto, Kaduna and Maiduguri during the Sallah celebration. The federal government had earlier declared Monday and Tuesday next week as public holidays for the Islamic festival. In a statement on Friday signed by…

Katsina state

Wife of Nigeria’s former finance minister is dead

Indo Abu Gidado, the wife of Nigeria's former Minister of State for Finance, Abu Gidado, is dead. According to reports reaching PREMIUM TIMES, the deceased died in Kaduna after a protracted illness. She will be buried according to Islamic rites on Thursday evening in Katsina State, a relative said. She…

Nigeria Police Force

Police assure Abuja residents of tight security for Sallah

FCT Commissioner of Police, Musa Kimo, has assured Abuja residents of tight security at all prayer grounds and recreational parks across the city during the forthcoming Eid-el-fitr celebration. The Federal Government has declared Monday and Tuesday next week as public holidays for the celebration. Police gave the assurance on Wednesday…

Dino Melaye

INEC writes Dino Melaye, to commence recall process July 3

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has written a senator, Dino Melaye, notifying him that it has received a petition for his recall. PREMIUM TIMES reported the submission of the petition to INEC on Wednesday with over 188,000 eligible voters in Mr. Melaye’s Kogi West constituency signing for the recall.…

Dino Melaye

UPDATED: INEC receives signatures of over 188,588 voters who want Dino Melaye recalled

The constituents of Kogi West Senatorial District on Wednesday submitted a petition to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, demanding the recall of Dino Melaye from the Senate. Mr. Melaye, a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, represents the district at the upper chamber of the National Assembly. A…

Ifeanyi Ubah

After six weeks detention, SSS releases Capital Oil boss, Ifeanyi Ubah

The State Security Service, SSS, has released Ifeanyi Ubah, Chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, after keeping him in custody for almost six weeks. According to Channels Television, Mr. Ubah was released from detention on Monday night. The businessman was arrested by the SSS on May 5, over alleged…

Dismissed traffic wardens, Shuaibu Suleman and Musa Muktari

Police dismiss two traffic wardens for extorting N15,000 from motorist

The Nigeria Police Force have dismissed two traffic wardens, three weeks after they were found to have extorted N15,000 from a motorist in Abuja. Shuaibu Suleman and Musa Muktari were dismissed on Tuesday, according to a statement issued by the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris. The IGP warned…

Naval cadet [Photo: Africa Review]

Nigerian Navy commences 2017 recruitment

The Nigerian Navy has announced the commencement of its online registration for the 2017 recruitment exercise from July 1 to July 31. The announcement was issued in a statement on Friday by the Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas via the Navy Secretary. “The Nigerian Navy wishes to inform…

Nigerian Army

Army arrests wanted “notorious kidnapper” along Abuja-Kaduna road

The Nigerian Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, on Thursday said troops from the army's One Division in Kaduna State have apprehended the alleged leader of an armed banditry syndicate, Sani Ibrahim. Mr. Usman, a brigadier-general, said the suspected bandit fondly called "Burtu" had been terrorising travelers along Kaduna-Abuja express road. Speaking…

Iranian men's national football team [Photo: PressTV]

World Cup 2018: Iran second country to qualify

Iran's national football team have sealed their place at the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia. The western Asian country joined Brazil as the second team to secure a World Cup ticket after defeating Uzbekistan 2-0, with goals from Sardar Azmoun and Mehdi on Monday at the country’s capital, Tehran.…

osita chidoka

Former FRSC boss, Chidoka, sets up governorship campaign offices

A former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, has set up campaign offices in all the 21 local government area of Anambra State ahead of November 18 governorship election. "Mr. Chidoka, a former Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, joined the race for Anambra governorship election on the platform of the…

Nigeria Police Force

Police alert Abuja residents of gunshots during range exercise

The Police Command in Abuja on Tuesday alerted residents of the Federal Capital Territory especially those living around Nyanya, Jikwoyi and Karshi environs of a shooting range exercise by its special unit force. The command spokesperson, Usen Omorodion, said as part of the training routine of the Nigeria Police Force,…

Nigerian soldiers raid Boko Haram camps, kill six

Boko Haram Amir, many others killed as Nigerian soldiers clear terrorists’ ambush – Official

An ambush by the Boko Haram was successfully cleared by soldiers and local vigilante leading to the death of a state ‘Amir (leader)’ and many other members of the terror group, the Nigerian Army has said. The army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said the shootout lasted “some minutes” near Jarawa village…

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‎Nigerian civic groups march against GMOs

A coalition of civil society groups on Wednesday staged a rally in Abuja demanding an end to the planned introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms, GMOs, into Nigeria’s foods and farming scheme. They also petitioned the National Assembly seeking a repeal of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) Act which was…

Nigerian Army

Nigerian Army repels Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri

The attack by members of the Boko Haram on Maiduguri was successfully repelled, the Army said on Wednesday evening. PREMIUM TIMES reported the attack on the Jiddari Polo area of the city, a few kilometres from the elite Government Residential Area, GRA. In its response, the army said it “neutralized”…

From left: Representative of the Inspector-General of Police, DIG Joshak Habila; Commissioner of Police, Explosive Ordinance Department, CP Chika Maidama; Commissioner of Police, Interpol, CP Olushola Zubairu; and representative of the Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Mr Emmanuel Adegboyega, during the launch of “Effective Communication and Public Relations for Nigeria Law Enforcement Agencies”, in Abuja on Tuesday (6/6/17).
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EFCC has more corruption convictions than similar agencies – Magu

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, said on Tuesday that the commission has secured more convictions than its sister agencies. Mr. Magu, who was represented by the agency’s secretary, Emmanuel Adegboyega, made the disclosure on Tuesday in Abuja at the project launch of “Law…

PREMIUM TIMES set to partner with APUDI Institute for Peace Studies & Social Rehabilitation on lasting peace in Nigeria.

Samson Siasia, Ejike Asiegbu, Christy Opara, others launch project to end herdsmen-farmers clashes

A former Coach of the Super Eagles, Samson Siasia, and a former President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ejike Asiegbu, are leading a group on a project to pursue peace between farmers and herdsmen across Nigeria through sports and entertainment. A Nigerian Olympic medallist, Christy Opara, is also among the…

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

Emir Sanusi vows to continue call for societal change

The Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido, on Thursday, said he would never be discouraged as an advocate of change in the society. The emir made the proclamation at his emirate council in Kano when Mohammed Fall, new Country Representative of United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, UNICEF, paid him a…

Army Chief, Lieutenant-General Tukur Burutai receives report from the Nigerian Army Special Board of Inquiry on allegations of Human Rights abuse against military officers.

Nigerian Army studying panel report on human rights abuses

The Nigerian Army said on Thursday that it was studying the report of a special panel that investigated allegations of human rights abuses against the army. The panel headed by a retired major general, A.T. Jibrin, submitted its report to the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, on Wednesday at…

solar panel thieves

Police arrest two solar panel thieves in Abuja

The police in Abuja have arrested two notorious solar panel thieves that have been operating in the metropolis. Solomon Kwaghmgulu and Mohammed Haruna were arrested on Thursday morning along AYA Bridge, Abacha road, Abuja. The Abuja police spokesperson, Usen Omorodion, in a statement said the anti-car theft squad received a…

Armed robbers

FCT Police Command arrests three armed robbery suspects

The Police have arrested three armed robbery suspects in Abuja. Samaila Ibrahim, Abubakar Haruna and Yahaya Isah were apprehended on Wednesday morning in an unspecified address along Rugger Road, Wuye. The FCT Police Command spokesperson, Usen Omorodion, said the police swooped on the suspects a few minutes of being alerted…

FILE PHOTO:  Muhammadu Buhari with APC Chieftains, Bisi Akande and Bola Tinubu in London

Buhari’s health: No cause for alarm – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday assured Nigerians that there was nothing to worry about President Muhamadu Buhari’s health. Mr. Mohammed, while addressing journalists after the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, said Mr. Buhari “is in very very competent hands and there is…

Professor-Ango-Abdullahi

Why North can’t accept 2014 Confab report — Ango Abdullahi

A former Vice Chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Ango Abdullahi, on Thursday criticised the process of choosing delegates for the 2014 national conference, saying it was the reason the northern part of the country rejected the report. Mr. Abdullahi, who is the chairman of Northern Elders’ Forum, said…

Nigerian Police

Eight injured, 32 arrested as students’ union election goes violent

The police in Bauchi have confirmed that eight people sustained injuries after planned election of new executives of a students’ union went violent. Students at the College of Education, Kangere, were set to elect their leaders before ethno-religious arguments caused the postponement. “Following the postponement, hoodlums and misguided elements in…

Lionel Messi [Photo Credit: goal.com]

Messi loses appeal, gets 21-month jail term

A Supreme Court in Spain on Wednesday upheld the decision last year of a Barcelona court that sentenced Barcelona forward and Argentine International, Lionel Messi, and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, to prison. The footballer and his father who manages his finances were both convicted in 2016 for tax evasion. Messi, a five-time world…