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NNPC wants fuel subsidy scrapped; says it’s not sustainable

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Thursday made a strong case for the complete removal of subsidy from the petroleum products pricing template by the incoming government. Group Coordinator, Corporate Strategy and Planning, NNPC, Tim Okon, said fuel subsidy was not sustainable in view of the fact that government…

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El-Rufai sets up transition committee, replies Gov. Yero

Kaduna State Governor-elect, Nasir El-Rufai​,​ on Wednesday inaugurated the All Progressives Congress transition committee ahead of his May 29, 2015 assumption of office. The committee ​is​ chaired by Mr. El-Rufai’s Chief of Staff when he was Minister of the Federal Capital Territory from 2003 to 2007, Balarabe Lawal. Mr. El-Rufai’s…

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Only 7 Kaduna lawmakers re-elected

Only seven of the 34 lawmakers in the Kaduna State House of Assembly were re-elected, results released by the electoral commission, INEC, show. The Speaker of the Assembly, Shehu Tahir; Majority Leader, Muhammad Yunusa; and Minority Leader, Muhammad Ali, were among the lawmakers who lost their re-election bids. The returnees…

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Video: I predicted South Africa’s xenophobic attacks – TB Joshua

“In the nation, South Africa, we should help them in prayer because I am seeing youth revolt,” the clip quotes Mr. Joshua as saying. “It will be very serious. A situation where youth will come out and… you learn that there is a protest. Some people were killed – certain…

Kannywood icons recently visited Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari pledges to stop piracy in Kannywood

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari has said that his government will look into ways ​of​ stopping piracy in the Hausa film industry, Kannywood. Mr. Buhari made this known during a courtesy visit by the Arewa Film Makers Association in his home at Daura, Katsina, Tuesday. Mr. Buhari also thanked Kannywood for its…


Movie editing in Kannywood needs to improve – Abduljabbar Ahmed

Nigeria's Hausa (Kannywood) movie industry has to improve on editing and packaging to make it more competitive, a director in the industry, Abduljabbar Ahmed, has said. “Kannywood have really improved in the area of picture and directing, but the final product often diminishes all efforts done on the movie,” Mr.…

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Kaduna: Governor Yero concedes defeat, calls El-Rufai, APC says

The Kaduna State Governor and gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ramalan Yero, has conceded defeat to his rival, Nasir El-Rufai of the All Progressives Congress, an official has said. The spokesperson of Kaduna State APC Campaign Council, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement. According to Mr. Aruwan,…

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KadunaDecides: El-Rufai leads Governor Yero with wide margin

The All Progressive Congress governorship candidate in Kaduna, Nasir El-Rufai, is in the lead after INEC announced the results of 14 local government areas of the state. According to the result as announced by returning officers at the INEC headquarters in Kaduna, Mr. El-Rufai leads with a wide margin in…

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​Nine Kaduna governorship candidates step down for El-Rufai

Barely 24 hours to the governorship elections, in Kaduna, nine candidates have stepped down for Nasir El-Rufai of the All Progressives Congress. The candidates, who spoke at a press conference in Kaduna Thursday, said their decision to step down for Mr. El-Rufai was informed by the former minister’s fortitude to…

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SERAP asks Buhari to implement 5-point programme to end corruption

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has challenged the president-elect General Muhammadu Buhari to “implement a 5-point programme against corruption if he is to send a strong signal of change and ensure improved governance throughout the country.” In a statement today signed by SERAP executive director Adetokunbo Mumuni, the organization…

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Buhari to unfold APC’s job creation master plan May 29, says Gov. Wamakko

Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State has said that the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, will unfold the All Progressives Congress, APC, master plan on job creation and social security related issues on May 29. Mr. Wamakko disclosed this on Wednesday while addressing supporters of the APCP during a thank you visit…


Keeping It Real With Adeola (Buhari Congratulations! Please Don’t Forget All Your Promises)

Buhari Congratulations! Please Don't Forget All Your Promises

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Osinbajo receives PDP decampees in Southern Kaduna

The Vice President elect, Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday received over 5,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party who decamped to the All Progressives Congress in Southern Kaduna area of Kaduna state. Mr. Osinbajo who was in the state to solicit support for the party’s governorship candidate ahead of Saturday’s elections,…

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Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson, leads thugs to attack, sack court in Yenagoa

The video shows the governor, dressed in traditional Ijaw blazers, walking into the court premises, accompanied by his police guards and hangers on, before hooligans, including rifle wielding police officers, invaded and attacked the court.


LISTEN: What Jonathan told Buhari in historic concession phone call

The audio file of the historic conversation between President Goodluck Jonathan and President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, during which the former conceded defeat in Saturday’s presidential election, has been made public.


Kannywood congratulates Buhari

The Hausa Movie industry known as Kannywood​,​ is not left behind in the array of felicitations pouring for the winner of the just concluded Nigeria’s presidential election​, ​Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES on behalf of his colleagues, actor and director, Adam Zango, said there was no better time for…

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I’ll battle corruption, Buhari vows

The president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, vowed on Wednesday that his administration would not tolerate corruption. He spoke after receiving the Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission in Abuja. Mr. Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, was declared winner of the March 28 presidential election, defeating the incumbent…


Buhari Victory Speech: Hails Nigerians, congratulates Jonathan

"You stood in line patiently for hours in the sun, rain and then in the dark to cast your ballots. Even when the vote was extended to Sunday in some places, you still performed your civic duty. You did so peacefully. You voted with your heart. Your vote affirms that…

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Video exposes INEC officials colluding with PDP to rig elections

A shocking video recorded for PREMIUM TIMES in Polling Units 009, 010 and 011 at Oniong West Ward 1, Onna Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, has exposed an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission colluding with supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party in the area to rig…


Rivers APC guber candidate, Dakuku Peterside in a quick interview with PREMIUM TIMES

APC governorship candidate of Rivers State Dakuku Peterside speaking on his party's stand on the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the State.

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Military restricts Rivers governor, Amaechi

The Nigerian military has restricted the Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi, from moving around different polling units in the state.

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Panic in Kaduna as news of police summon of El-Rufai spreads

Some residents of Kaduna, Friday evening, were seen scampering home when they heard of the invitation sent by the police to the governorship candidate of  the All Progressives Congress in the state, Nasir El-Rufai, and other party bigwigs. Most shops at the busy Ahmadu Bello Way and central market hurriedly…

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Why the north must vote for Goodluck Jonathan – Nuhu Ribadu

The governorship candidate of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in Adamawa state, Nuhu Ribadu, has given insight into why he believes President Goodluck Jonathn will get re-elected for a second term in the presidential election slated for this Saturday.

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El-Rufai tackles Sambo, says Vice President can’t win Kaduna for PDP

The All Progressives Congress gubernatorial candidate in Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has urged the people of Kaduna to resist the Vice President, Namadi Sambo's management of Kaduna state as his personal estate. Mr. El-Rufai who featured on a Liberty Radio breakfast programme, Issues and Events, in Kaduna, said there is…

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PDP wants curfew in Kaduna before election, APC claims

The All Progressives Congress in Kaduna State has alerted the general public and the security agencies of what it termed a plan by the Peoples Democratic Party to stir violence so that elections will be held under curfew. The party made this known in a statement signed by its spokesperson,…