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INTERVIEW: Kannywood’s top actress, Rahama Sadau, opens up; says Adam Zango ‘my best friend on earth’

In an exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Mohammed Lere, Kannywood’s trendy actress, Rahama Sadau, confesses her love for award-winning actor, Adam Zango, and how surprised she has been that things speedily changed after a stormy row between the both of them. “Adam Zango is my best friend on earth now”…


Setting aside political animosity, El-Rufai visits Shehu Sani over mother’s death

Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, and the President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday visited Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna Central zone, to condole him  over the death of his mother. Mr. El-Rufai was meeting the bereaved senator for the first time since winning the 2015 election…

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APC threatens to expel Kaduna senator, Shehu Sani, for supporting NLC

The Kaduna State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is considering the expulsion one of its chieftain, Shehu Sani, for supporting the ongoing strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC. The APC’s Publicity Secretary, Salisu Wusono, made this known in Kaduna on Thursday, saying the party was disappointed by…


Onitsha, Kaduna, Aba among world’s top 10 most polluted cities – WHO

Nigeria’s Onitsha, Anambra State’s commercial capital, is the most polluted city on earth, the World Health Organisation has said in a report. According to the recently released report, three Nigerian cities make the list of 10 most polluted cities of the world. While Onitsha is first, Kaduna is the fifth…

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VIDEO: What NLC President, Aliyu Waba, told protesters in Abuja

The Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, has commenced its nationwide strike in protest of the government’s increase of petrol price and electricity tariffs. The congress wants both tariffs reversed, and has vowed an indefinite strike from Wednesday until the government accedes to the demands.

Mukhtar Yero, Former Governor of Kaduna

N23bn Poll Bribery Scam: EFCC arrests former Kaduna Governor, Ramalan Yero

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a former Governor of Kaduna State, Ramalan Yero. He was arrested for his alleged involvement in the sharing of N700million allocated to Kaduna State out of the $115m deposited in Fidelity Bank by the immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke,…


INTERVIEW: “How I became Kannywood’s first award-winning actress in the 90s”

There is no gainsaying that the Kannywood movie industry has developed in terms of quality of scripting, acting skills and technical approach to movie production. PREMIUM TIMES’ Mohammed Lere spoke to Halima Adamu Yahaya, the industry’s first female award-winning actress, and she reflected on that progress. PT: We understand that you were the…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

Gov. El-Rufai, opponent of subsidy removal in 2012, reacts to petrol price hike

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has appealed for calm a day after the federal government scrapped fuel subsidy and increased the price of petrol from N86.50 to N145 a litre. Mr. El-Rufai was a prominent voice against a similar policy in 2012 when the former administration of Goodluck Jonathan…

Buhari in London

VIDEO: How Buhari responds to Corruption comment on Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari says he does not want an apology from UK Prime Minister David Cameron for describing Nigeria as a "fantastically corrupt" country.

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

Gov. El-Rufai condemns Sanga killings, appeals for calm

The Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Monday condemned the killing of a traditional ruler in Fadan Karshi, Sanga local government area of the state. Fadan Karshi's traditional ruler, Bala Adamu, was killed alongside his nephew by unknown gunmen who attacked the town on Sunday. In a statement commiserating with…

Rahama Sadau

Actress Rahama Sadau named cancer foundation ambassador

Kannywood actress Rahama Sadau has been unveiled as the brand ambassador of Medicaid, a cancer foundation based in Abuja Nigeria. Sadau received the endorsement by the organisation last week. According to a representative of the group, Amanato Amanato, Sadau was honoured for her contributions towards having a cancer free society.…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

El-Rufai directs hospitals to treat accident victims, others before police report

The Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has directed all hospitals in the state to treat persons with gunshot wounds and accident victims before demanding police reports. “The duty to save lives is primary, and must come ahead of formal reports to the police,” the governor was quoted as saying in…

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Meet Kannywood​’s top ​5 stylish actors

Fashion has in recent time​s​ taken the centre stage among actors and actresses ​in​ the ​Kannywood movie ​industry. According to one analyst and movie promoter in the industry​, Hassana Dalhat, “It is like a competition now. Actors and actresses are always on their Instagram pages sharing pictures of their new…


VIDEO: Large cache of Boko Haram arms uncovered in ‘graveyard’

The Nigerian Army on Sunday disclosed the recovery of a large cache of arms buried in the hinterlands of Borno State at a spot made to look like a graveyard.

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

El-Rufai shuts government hospital used by privileged Kaduna elites

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has directed that all doctors and nurses of the Government House Clinic be transferred to the state-owned Dantsoho Hospital, Tudun Wada. According to a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES, drugs and equipment in the state house clinic have also been moved to the…

John Danfulani

After suspension, Kaduna University lecturer recants statement criticising APC, Buhari

The suspended Kaduna University Lecturer, John Danfulani, has recanted statements he made against supporters of Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. Mr. Danfulani in December stirred controversy by lashing at supporters of the APC, northern leaders, and President Muhammadu Buhari. He also mocked the large number of out-of-school children in…

Zainab Indomie

Kannywood: My leg was not amputated – Zainab Indomie

Popular Kannywood actress, Zainab Indomie, has denied rumours that she had an accident and got her right leg amputated. She made the clarification on her Instagram page @Zainab_Indomie on Sunday. Zainab said she is fit and healthy and was not involved in any accident. "I am appealing to people to…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

Dangerous Islamic group emerges in Kaduna – Governor El-Rufai

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has raised the alarm over the emergence of a deadly Islamic group, “Gausiyya” in Markafi Local Government Area of the state. Mr. El-Rufai made this known in a radio interview on Saturday, while justifying the need to regulate religious activities in the state. The…

Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna State Governor

Zaria Massacre: El-Rufai extends commission of inquiry’s sitting by four weeks

The Kaduna State Government has extended by four weeks, the sitting of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Zaria clashes between the Nigeria Military and the Islamic Movement of Nigeria.   The Islamic Movement of Nigeria is the leading Shi’ite group in the country.   The spokesperson to the governor,…

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INTERVIEW: Why I’m the best Kannywood actor – Lawal Ahmad

Kannywood actor and winner of the Best Supporting Actor award in the just concluded 2016 Kannywood awards, Lawal Ahmed, speaks to PREMIUM TIMES about the choice of winners of the awards. PT: Many Kannywood observers and fans we spoke to argued that this year’s award was biased. Do you agree…

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VIDEO: Ajegunle Rep gives foodstuffs, clothes to constituents to mark Easter

Dozens of people in Ajegunle queued under Monday's hot, ‎scorching sun to receive food material, soaps, and clothing from Rita Orji, the member representing Ajeromi Ifelodun, Lagos State, at the House of Representatives.

Garba Shehu

Forex claim: Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, demands PDP apology within 72 hours

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has threatened to sue the Peoples Democratic Party for accusing him of illegally trading in foreign exchange, except the party apologises to him. Mr. Shehu said the party has up to 72 hours to withdraw its claim and…

Members of Gbagyi Community protesting against demolition of their houses

Don’t demolish our homes, Gbagyi residents tell Kaduna Government

Residents of Gbagyi community in Kaduna State have called on the state government to rescind its decision of demolishing the settlement. The Kaduna State Government through it development control agency, KASUPDA, issued a warning asking those who built on the land to vacate or face outright demolition. Speaking to PREMIUM…

Garba Shehu

Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, threatens lawsuit over alleged forex claim 

The Senior Special Assistant to president Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, has reacted to a post by a twitter handle -- @PDPNigeria -- believed to be owned by the opposition party People's Democratic Party, which accused him of buying 800,000 United States Dollars from the Central Bank…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

El-Rufai begs Kaduna workers, promises to end verification in April

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has said that the one year long verification of civil servants will end in April. The verification of the workers commenced in June 2015. Some civil servants in the state have complained of the process used by the government. Most hit are primary school…