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Watch Video: Reasons I’m fighting El-Rufai – Shehu Sani

"What is going on in Kaduna State is not personal, but more ideological, particularly the way our people are treated and governance is going on. I wanted to contest the governorship of the state in 2015. I opened offices in the three senatorial zones of the state. Later, there were…

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Nigeria’s Brown Ideye joins Olympiakos

Nigerian striker, Brown Ideye, has joined Greek side, Olympiakos. Ideye's move to the reigning Greek champions was finalized in time for him to be registered in their Champions League squad, where they face Bayern, Arsenal and Dinamo Zagreb in Group F. The Nigerina international, who has 25 caps to his…

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INTERVIEW: Why I’m fighting Governor El-Rufai — Shehu Sani

In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES' team of Musikilu Mojeed, Bassey Udo and Lere Mohammed, Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna Central, speaks about speaks about federal lawmakers' controversial jumbo pay, his disagreement with his state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, and other issues. PT: How has the transition been from activism…

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Why I’m different from other Kannywood actresses – Khadijat Mustapha

Calm, modest, coolheaded, gorgeous are all the attributes of Kannywood star actress, Khadijat Mustapha. Relatively new in the Kannywood film industry, Khadijat is in her second year as an actress and producer in the Hausa film industry. Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES, Khadijat said it was a dream come true for…

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Video: Balarabe Musa to Buhari: Probe your military regime if you’re serious about corruption war

A former governor of Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to extend his corruption probe to past regimes starting from 1966. He said such an investigation should include Mr. Buhari's military regime between 1983 and 1985.

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

Job applicants accuse Kaduna teachers’ board of extortion

The Kaduna State government has directed all candidates applying for teaching jobs in the state not to pay money into any bank account as directed by the state Teachers Service Board or any other agent. Applicants for jobs advertised by the state government were directed by the teachers' board to…

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Nollywood: List of celebrities who win at the 2015 city People Award

The 6th edition of the City People Entertainment Awards held on Sunday night at the Time Square Event Centre in Lagos. At the event, veteran actor Olu Jacobs and Joke Silver receives the Life Time Achievement Awards for their various contributions in the Nollywood. See list, Best New Actor (English)…

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VIDEO: Watch Nigeria Air Force bomb Boko Haram’s bunkers

In the continued onslaught against terrorism in the North East, Nigerian Air Force pilots smoked out Boko Haram elements from their fortified bunkers deep inside Sambisa Forests at the weekend.

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Kannywood: Rahama Sadau, Adam Zango, others win at City People awards 2015

The 6th edition of the City People Entertainment Awards held on Sunday night at the Time Square Event Centre in Lagos. The event saw Kannywood's Adam Zango clinching the best actor award and best hip-hop artiste of the year in Hausa film category.  Zango won the award for the lead role he played…

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Kannywood actress, Rahma Sadau, to feature in Nollywood film

Kannywood star actress, Rahma Sadau, is set to make her maiden appearance in a Nollywood film. Sadau is acting alongside Nollywood movie stars Majid Michel and Mercy Johnson in new movie, Light Will Come. Ms. Sadau said her becoming an actress in the first instance was borne out of desire…

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Google announces major restructuring, creates new holding company, Alphabet

Google co-founder, Larry Page, on Monday made a blog post, announcing a major restructuring of the technology company. Under the new arrangement, Mr. Page and his co-founder, Sergey Brin, will transit to a larger holding company, Alphabet, as CEO and President respectively. That will catapult Sundar Pichai, an influential player…


Kaduna to begin second round verification of civil service payroll

The  Kaduna State Government has announced the commencement of the second round of verification of its payroll. This, the government said,  is to enable it to authenticate the outcome of the first exercise conducted recently. The Special Assistant, Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this in a statement, added…

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El-Rufai’s policies are anti-people — Kaduna Senator, Shehu Sani

In what appears to be an early tiff in the political arena of Kaduna State, Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, has said he will call Governor Nasir El-Rufai to order if he doesn’t deliver on the promises made during the gubernatorial campaign. In an interview with…


Kannywood returns to ​c​inemas​ to fight piracy​

The devastating effect of piracy in the Kannywood, the Hausa film industry, has caused it ​to ​start viewing in the cinemas first. Nigerian film makers including those in Kannywood lose millions of naira to piracy. They attribute​ the influx of pirated movies in the markets to film marketers. While producers…


My tattoos are my secret – Tonto Dikeh

Nollywood actress and singer, Tonto Dikeh, has said that her tattoos are her secret, and that she cherishes them so much. Tonto said in an interview with Olisa Adibua on his TV series, the (Truth) that she has over 10 tattoos and she feels they are her “behind closed door”…

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Video: Saraki’s Wife Storms EFCC With 5 Senators and 20 Reps – Keeping It Real With Adeola

This week on Keeping It Real, three Nigerian refineries are back in business. Also, there was drama as the wife of the Senate President in Nigeria, Toyin Saraki showed up at EFCC's office with five Senators and 20 House of Rep members. In Gabon, Mr. President became a chauffeur for…


Maryam Abacha University recognized by law – Niger

The Nigerien government has confirmed that Maryam Abacha American University is a registered institution in the country. In a letter dated Monday, July 27, 2015 from its embassy and addressed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja, the Nigerien government debunked media reports that MAAUN degrees is an illegal…

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Video: How we met Kaduna state – El-Rufai

"Kaduna State was left prostrate by the last administration. Our first shock after preliminary analysis of the finances indicated that even after combining receipts from the Federation Account and internally generated revenue, the previous government could not settle personnel and overhead costs of the State and Local Governments without monthly…


Video: “We cannot win the battle and lose the war” President Muhammadu Buhari

Speaking to Nigerians on NTA Good Morning Nigeria show, President Buhari appeal to members of the National Assembly to bury their ambitions and work for the success of the party at all levels.


Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, dies

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late singer, Whitney Houston, has died aged 22, a family representative has said. Reported by the BBC and on Houston's website, Kristen Foster said she passed away on Sunday surrounded by her family and was "finally at peace in the arms of God". Bobbi…

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Video: Buhari backs talks for girls if Boko Haram ‘can deliver’

In an exclusive interview during his visit to America, Muhammadu Buhari speaks with Christiane Amanpour about terrorism, corruption, and his meetings with Obama.


Davido, Psquare, Dbanj win MTV 2015 awards   

Nigeria's Psquare, Dbanj, and Davido  won big at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2015.   The awards took place on Saturday in Durban, South Africa.   Other Nigerian singers who won awards were Yemi Alade, and Patoranking. The Mavin crew's "Dorrobucci" clinched the Best Song of the Year.   Psquare…

Nigeria Muslims pray to mark end of Ramadan

What Islam says if Eid Prayer and Juma’at (Friday), coincide on the same day

Today, July 17, is Eid el-Fitr, a major Islamic festivity marking the end of the annual Ramadan fast, one of the five pillars of Islam. With the celebration holding today, it means the Eid prayer to be performed Friday morning is coinciding with the Jumaat prayer, another Sunnah obligatory prayer…

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Adam Zango, Ali Nuhu reconcile after row over actress Sadau

Kannywood’s most celebrated actors, Ali Nuhu and Adam Zango, have finally reconciled their differences. "In the spirit of Ramadan and Sallah, Adam Zango and actor friend Ali Nuhu are now happy good friends again," said Hassana Dalhat, a movie promoter and an associate of the two actors. Zango and Nuhu…

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Video: My father was a driver for IBB. We were poor – Sen. Binta Garba

Kadaria Ahmed host Adamawa female Senator, Binta Masi Garba on "Straight Talk with Kadaria" She spoke about her political journey, gender, Boko Haram insurgency and faith.