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Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima

Shettima disowns Borno Deputy Speaker, says it’s moral insanity to discuss Buhari’s successor

Discussing succession at a time President Muhammadu Buhari is attending to his health is nothing less than insanity, Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno has said. The governor was reacting to a call by the Deputy Speaker of the Borno State House of Assembly, Danlami Kubo, that Mr. Shettima succeed Mr.…

Map showing Southern Kaduna

Police deploy special forces, aerial patrol team to Southern Kaduna

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has deployed Police Special Forces to Southern Kaduna to prevent the incessant violence there. The Commissioner of Police in Kaduna State, Aghole Abeh, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna on Wednesday that Mr. Idris had also ordered the Police Air Wing…

Burnt house in Goska Village, southern Kaduna.

14 killed as gunmen attack two Southern Kaduna communities

Within 24 hours, gunmen invaded different communities in two local governments of Southern Kaduna, killing at least 14 people and destroying several properties. The first attack occurred on Sunday in Bakin Kogi, Kaninkon Village in Jema'a Local Government Area at about 5:30 p.m. The casualty in Jema'a is uncertain as…


Kannywood producer Nuhu Abdullah to unveil new movie ‘Gudun Tsira’

Kannywood young actor cum producer, Nuhu Abdullahi, is set to unveil his upcoming movie ‘Gudun Tsira’ in Kano State this weekend. The movie will parade a star-studded cast that includes Hadiza Gabon, Jamila Nagudu, Fati Washa,Ali Nuhu, Falalu Dorayi and a host of others. The 26-year-old filmmaker will also assemble…

General Bello weds Zainab

Kannywood: General Bello marries Zainab

Kannywood actor, Muhammed Bello, married his heartthrob, Zainab Mohammed, on Saturday in Jos, the Plateau State capital. One of Bello's friends, Hamisu Musa, described the couple's relationship. "Bello was my school classmate and if I am not mistaken, he has been together with Zainab for over 15 years," he said.…

Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola

VIDEO: N166Billion Contract Mess: 10 Questions For Minister Fashola

Tothemham Hotspurs coach

Europa League: Super Eagles duo secure win over Tottenham

The Super Eagles duo of Moses Simon and Andres Esiti featured prominently in the Gent team that defeated Tottenham Hotspur by a lone goal in the Europa League on Thursday night. The two Nigerian players were handed starting roles, and while Esiti completed the game, Moses gave way for his…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives meet President Muhammadu Buhari in London

Buhari meets Saraki, Dogara

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and Speaker of the House of Representative, Yakubu Dogara, have met President Muhammadu Buhari who is on an extended medical vacation in the United Kingdom. The Presidency on Wednesday posted photos showing the three men together, hours after the National Assembly leaders, alongside the Senate…

Chidi Odinkalu

VIDEO: Nigeria’s former human rights chief, Odinkalu, speaks on Southern Kaduna killings

Maryam booth

INTERVIEW: I have no favourite actor in Kannywood – Actress Maryam Booth

Maryam Booth is a sensation in Kannywood for her dexterity in playing a wide range of roles in movies. She is the daughter of Zainab Booth, the popular Kannywood veteran actress. She spoke with PREMIUM TIMES’ Mohammed Lere in Abuja about her plan to start a film school, and her…

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo in Yenogoa

VIDEO: How Bayelsians welcomed Osinbajo


VIDEO: Abuja anti-government protest

Suspects of the Southern Kaduna killings

Southern Kaduna Violence: Full names, local governments of 17 suspected killers

The Nigerian Police on Thursday announced the arrest of 17 suspects allegedly involved in the recent killings in Kafanchan, Kaduna State. The Kafanchan killing is part of the larger violence in Southern Kaduna that has led to the death of over 200 people in the past few months. The violence,…

Burnt house in Goska Village, southern Kaduna.

17 suspects involved in Southern Kaduna killings arrested

The Nigeria Police said it has arrested 17 suspects involved in the recent killings in Kafanchan, Kaduna State. The violence in Kafanchan is part of the larger Southern Kaduna violence that has claimed the life of over 200 people in recent months. The state government has had to impose 24-hour…

Zaharaddeen Sani posing at movie location

INTERVIEW: Actor Zaharaddeen Sani speaks on Kannywood actress he wants as second wife

Dubbed Kannywood’s "bad boy", Zaharaddeen Sani, is well known for the many villain roles he portrays in Kannywood flicks. In less than three years, he has since become a household name and one of the hottest actors out off northern Nigeria. On account of his all-inclusiveness and dedication to his…

Hepatitis b

VOX POP: What is Hepatitis b?

Aliyu Nuhu

Kannywood’s top 5 most-wanted movie pairs

It takes much more than a good script to shoot a blockbuster Kannywood flick. Whether you are shooting a comedy, thriller, or a romantic movie, as a producer, you must assemble the right cast from the onset. Lately, many Kannywood producers have noted that pairing some actors in a movie…

Shiite in Katsina

Shiites protest across Northern Nigeria, demand El-Zakzaky’s release

Thousands of Shiite IMN members on Wednesday held protest marches in major cities across northern Nigeria to demand the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, who has been in detention without trial since December 2015. The cleric was detained after over 300 members of the IMN were killed by soldiers…


VIDEO: Contraceptive use among Nigerian women on increase

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Adam Zango to perform at event marking Canada’s 150th anniversary

Kannywood actor and singer, Adam Zango, has been invited to perform at the Canadian 150th anniversary. An excited Zango shared the news with his 49,000 Instagram followers on Thursday. It read, “As part of the events commemorating Canada’s150th anniversary, the Nigerian communities in Canada are excited to recognise you for…

Dollar and Naira bills [Photo credit: NairaFX]

Naira exchanges at N495/$ amidst N500/$ speculation

The Naira on Thursday depreciated further at the parallel market, ebbing close to the projection of speculators, the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports. At the twilight of 2016, speculators forecasted that the Naira would exchange at N500 to a dollar. The Nigerian currency lost N3 to trade at N495…


VIDEO: Would you join MMM if it returns?

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VIDEO: Nnamdi Kanu’s supporters protest demanding his immediate release


UPDATE: Niger Government declares 3-day mourning for late ex-Governor Kure

A former Governor of Niger State, Abdulkadir Kure, is dead. He died on Sunday at a German hospital where he was receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment. Mr. Kure would have been 70 years old by February 26 this year. A friend of the family, resident in Abuja, confirmed to…


Kerosene scarcity bites harder across Nigeria

The scarcity of kerosene, used by millions of largely poor Nigerians for cooking, has hit major cities causing huge increase in price. The situation has also caused some residents to turn to alternatives such as firewood and cooking gas. Three of the most affected cities are Kaduna and Zaria in…