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INTERVIEW: How our music brand, Gambara, will ‘blow’ northern Nigeria – Maidawa twins

The Hausa music industry in recent times has grown to compete with Kannywood movie industry in terms of patronage, audience and market reach. Besides acting, many actors and actresses have joined in producing and making music for Hausa listeners Most popular among them are Adam Zango, Sani Danja, Yakubu Mohammed and host…


Video: Nigeria Police teargas protesting Shiites demanding release of leader El-Zakzaky

The Nigeria Police on Thursday fired tear gas to disperse protesting members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN. The members of the IMN were demanding the release of their leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. Mr. E-l-Zakzaky has been in detention since December last year after soldiers killed and secretly buried over…

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Group wants part-time National Assembly

A group of Nigerians on Wednesday called for constitutional amendment to make the National Assembly work on part-time basis. The group, Be the Change Organisation, at a rally at Unity Fountain, Abuja, also called for the scrapping of the Nigerian Senate. Some Nigerians have argued that the output of the…


Kaduna hit by another earth tremor

Barely two weeks after an earth tremor occurred in Sabandagi community in Kaduna State, another incident occurred on Monday in Kwoi, Jaba Local Government Area. The tremor in Kwoi was the second after an earlier one on September 11. According to the National Emergency Management Agency, over 300 houses where…

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‘Why I won’t want to work for government’

Doyin Aduloju is the Chief Executive officer of Royal Icon salon, a hair-making venture in Wuse, Zone 2, Abuja. Three years into her small business, Doyin tells PREMIUM TIMES how she works around the challenging economic environment, to meet customers’ satisfaction. PT: When did you start salon business? Doyin: I…


INTERVIEW: How tech-savvy Nigerians can get top Cisco certifications – First Nigerian to pass key IT exam

Hashir Aminu is the first Nigerian to pass the Cisco Certified Design Expert Certification (CCDE) examination since it was introduced by the world networking company Cisco System Inc. As Technical Leader for IT Service Delivery with Global Service Provider business unit of Cisco in Saudi Arabia, 39-year-old Hashir is also…


VIDEO: Abuja commuters stranded as mass transit workers strike over 5-month unpaid salary

Abuja residents have expressed anger over the one-month long strike by workers of the Abuja Urban Mass Transport Company, which has left thousands struggling daily to get around the capital city.

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Full Transcript: Boko Haram brags in new video, threatens Buhari, Buratai

The 12 minutes, 58 seconds video shows a crowd of Boko Haram members heading to a prayer ground for Eid prayers. The Imam who led the prayers was identified as the assistant to the group’s known leader, Abubakar Shekau. His name was not mentioned. Although Shekau did not feature in…

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In new video, Boko Haram remains defiant, threatens to capture Buhari

In a new video by the Boko Haram, suspected members of the sect said they were plotting to capture President Muhammadu Buhari. The footage, narrated in Hausa, is said to have been shot somewhere in Borno State, northeast Nigeria where the sect has its base. It showed suspected terrorists praying…


VIDEO: Abuja ram sellers lament low patronage


Fulani cattle breeders want tracking chips on all cows

A Fulani socio-cultural organisation, Cattle Breeders Joint Association of Nigeria, has called for the speedy placement of tracking chips on livestock to prevent cattle rustling. The group said the chips would also help in identifying cattle. Cattle rustling, where scores of cattle are stolen by armed men from the rearers,…


VOX POP: How would you feel if your wife earns more money?

In marriage, the husband is seen as the head of the home, while the wife is the helper. A husband is meant to be the provider of the family, which automatically means he should be more financially buoyant. But what happens when the wife earns more money than her husband?…

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FULL AUDIO: Emir Sanusi on Nigeria’s economic recession

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VIDEO: Bring back our girls or resign – Chibok families tell Buhari

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Top 5 most talented actors in Kannywood | Bello Bello, Ali Nuhu, others

Some Kannywood actors and actresses are blessed with multiple talents – that is besides acting. A number of them are multi-lingual, others are good dancers and singers, and some can direct and produce movies. No doubt, many fans know little of those extra skills. Here are some of the most…

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VIDEO: Why I visited Buhari

Former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, who visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House on Tuesday, said he went to inform the president about his trip abroad, to also discuss other matters affecting the nation.

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Touching lives across the globe our greatest achievement at 20 – Sahara Group’s Tonye Cole

The privilege to inspire youths to reach for their dreams and provide platforms to facilitate socio-economic development to beneficiaries across the globe is priceless to Sahara Group, Tonye Cole, the organisation's executive director and co-founder has said. Sahara Group, a leading African energy conglomerate with operations in 8 countries across…

VOX POP: Will you operate joint account with your spouse? — Watch reactions

Marriage is generally seen as a union of two people, which is a gateway to ensuring they both feel at ease sharing everything. But does that include bank accounts? PREMIUM TIMES decided to speak to a cross section of Abuja residents, asking them if they would operate the same bank…

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Turkey transfers international students, others to universities with no “coup” ties

The Turkish government has directed all students affected by the closure of some higher institutions in the country to resume full academic classes in other government-owned institutions in the country. A statement by the Turkish Embassy in Nigeria said all students including international students will relocate to the nation’s state…

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Adam Zango, other Kannywood actors swear with the Quran, say “We are not gay”

Popular Kannywood actor, Adam Zango, has denied speculations circulating in the Hausa film industry that he was involved in gay activities with some of his colleagues in the industry. Mr. Zango denied this on a Desmims Television talk show in Kaduna on Thursday. “I am here to tell the whole…

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How Nigeria helped Turkey during coup attempt — Ambassador

The Turkish ambassador to Nigeria, Hakan Cakil, has spoken of his country's gratitude to Nigeria for its support during the July 15 failed coup. Mr. Cakil said his country will never forget the support. He was addressing Turkish nationals in Nigeria on Thursday, who protested in the Nigerian capital, Abuja,…

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Turkish citizens protest in Nigeria as President Erdogan widens coup clampdown

Citizens of Turkey resident in Nigeria on Thursday protested in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, calling for support for President Tayyip Erdogan who survived a coup attempt on July 15. The protest was organised by two groups - Musiyad and Little Turkey Nigeria. The protesters, about a hundred, embarked on a…


VIDEO: What Jonathan told Buhari

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday said he was against the disintegration of Nigeria, saying he was working with other leaders to find solutions to the renewed crisis in the Niger Delta.

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VIDEO: Nigerians react to call for Dogara’s resignation

As allegations of budget padding continued to rock the House of Representatives, some Nigerians have been calling on Speaker Yakubu Dogara to step aside to allow for unfettered investigation of the matter. The speaker's supporters have however insisted that the speaker remained innocent until prove guilty. They therefore believe he…

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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 along the busy Shehu Yar’Adua Expressway opposite the Jabi Lake Mall.…