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Travelogue: Voyage to the land of the Pharaohs

One of my earliest exposures to Egypt was in the 1999 Hollywood classic, The Mummy. Even though I was taught about the civilization of ancient Egypt in religious school, it was nothing compared to The Mummy – it told the story of an expedition of treasure-seeking explorers in the Sahara…

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Kannywood: Sani Danja turbaned by Etsu Nupe

The popular Kannywood actor and singer, Sani Danja, was turbaned by the Etsu Nupe, Yahaya Abubakar, as the Zakin Arewa, meaning the Lion of the Arewa youth. Danja, popularly called Zaki in Hausa films, was turbaned in Bida, Niger State on August 5. Hundreds of his fans travelled to Bida…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

FACT: What El-Rufai’s adviser, Uba Sani, said about attack on senators, journalists (FULL TRANSCRIPT)

An interview by Uba Sani, the political adviser to Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna, generated controversy on Saturday. Mr. Sani was accused of justifying the attack on senators and journalists at the Nigeria Union of Journalists secretariat in Kaduna. The attack occurred last Sunday as two senators, Shehu Sani and…

Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu

VIDEO: Oba of Lagos warns Senate

FILE PHOTO: Nigerian Army troops clearing Boko Haram enclaves along Bitta to Tokumbere, Sambisa Forest, Borno state

EXCLUSIVE: Untold story of how 9 Nigerian soldiers, 4 Unimaid staff, 14 others were killed in Boko Haram ambush

The kidnap of oil workers that resulted in the death of nine soldiers also led to the death of at least 18 other people including some of the kidnap victims, PREMIUM TIMES can exclusively report. The victims, who included scientists, engineers and some personnel of the Civilian Joint Task Force…

Nigerian youths shut down national assembly gate

VIDEO: What the senate told protesting youth on age requirement for elective offices

Bus parked at Ahmadu Bello way, Kaduna.

Bus drivers protest in Kaduna

Commuters in Kaduna were stranded at major bus stops on Monday as bus drivers staged a protest against operations of the newly constituted Kaduna State Traffic and Environmental Law Enforcement Agency, KASTELEA. The drivers accused KASTELEA operatives of making unrealistic demands from them and making their work unbearable. According to…

Adam Nafisa

Confession: Yes, I dated Nafeesat Abdullahi for three years – Adam Zango

Kannywood A-list actor and singer, Adam Zango, has finally confirmed that he indeed dated actress, Nafeesat Abdullahi, in the past. The actor, who is currently married to two wives, revealed that he dated Nafeesat for three years and was willing to marry before fate took its course. He disclosed this…

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Rahama Sadau denies receiving Kannywood expulsion letter

Nine months after she was expelled from the Kannywood film industry, actress Rahama Sadau says she never received a letter from Motion Pictures Association of Nigeria, MOPPAN, expelling her as reported. MOPPAN, after an emergency meeting on the 2 October 2016, expelled the Kannywood hit actress. Sadau’s offence was that…

Yemi Osinbajo s

VIDEO: We should expect Buhari very soon – Osinbajo

Adeleke Dancing

Watch Osun’s new senator, Adeleke, dance

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Kannywood fans complain of movies’ return to cinemas; resort to Bollywood, Nollywood films

The decision of Kannywood producers and filmmakers to screen their films at cinemas before they make their way to the market is costing them their fan base. Findings by PREMIUM TIMES indicate that the absence of the cinema houses in major northern Nigerian cities has seen erstwhile Kannywood fans gradually…

Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami
PHOTO: Daily Trust

LISTEN TO AUDIO: The question the AGF was asked and his response

Dino Melaye

VIDEO: How Dino Melaye asked Senators to stop recall process

Ronke Adakola

VIDEO: My most touching experience as a nurse – Ronke Adakola

Ronke Adakola, was born on the 18th August 1976, she is a nursing officer with the National Tuberculosis Leprosy Training Centre, Zaria . She has 18 years experience in the profession, where she had worked with leprosy patients and currently nurses patients with Acute and Multi-Drug Resistance tuberculosis. Adakola speaks…

Hajara Liman

VIDEO: My most touching experience as a nurse – Hajara Liman

Hajara Liman has been a nurse for 32 years. She is currently a matron at the National Tuberculosis Leprosy Centre (NTBLC), Saye, Zaria, Kaduna State, where she works with leprosy patients. She tells PREMIUM TIMES of her most touching case since she joined the profession. [youtube]

Muslims praying

8 things Muslims should do on day of Eid

The Imam of the Harkatul Falahil Islam Juma’at Mosque Kaduna, Mohammed Mai-Iyali, has described eight Sunnah of the prophet every Muslim should do on the day of ‘Eid. 1 - One of the most important thing to do before going to Eid is to make sure he offer the Zakat…


17 rulings every Muslim should know about ZAKAT AL – FITR

Q: What is the ruling regarding Zakaah al-Fitr? ANS: Zakaah al-Fitr is mandatory upon every Muslim, young or old, male or female, free or enslaved. Q: With what is the Zakaah al-Fitr given? ‎ANS: A Saa’ (four handfuls) of food, dates, barely, raisins, and cheese; and according to the most…


Why film depicting Boko Haram atrocities won’t premiere in Nigeria – Producer

Dubbed Kannywood’s “bad boy”, Zaharaddeen Sani, is well known for the many villain roles he portrays in Kannywood flicks. His forthcoming movie “Abu Hassan” is highly awaited. Set in the north, the movie, a first of its kind in Nigeria, explores the intricacies behind the activities of a dreaded terror…


Top Kannywood actors storm Ghana for Sallah

Top Kannywood actor, Zaharaddeen Sani, and actresses Halima Ateteh and Jamila Naguda head to Ghana for Sallah Celebrations. The actors, according to Zaharaddeen Sani, are going to honour the invitation of some of their fans in Ghana who requested that they come and entertain them during the Sallah break. Ghanaians…


VIDEO: How we arrived at Hajj 2017 fares – Hajj Commission Chairman Speaks

KAsimu Yero

Senator apologises after photos of legendary Hausa movie actor sparked anger

Kaduna senator, Shehu Sani, has apologised after photos of a veteran Hausa movie actor he posted online sparked angry reactions from the man’s family. Ailing Hausa film legend, Kasimu Yero’s family reacted furiously to Mr. Sani’s decision to post the “insensitive” pictures after he visited Mr. Yero. The pictures of…


VIDEO: Airline operator justifies 2017 Hajj cost as announced by NAHCON

Rahama Sadau

Kannywood set to release six big movies for Sallah

Major Kannywood producers have concluded plans to release some long-awaited films during the Sallah festivities. Expelled actress-turned-producer, Rahama Sadau, will release her long-awaited big budget film “Rariya”. Directed by Yasin Auwal, Rariya is expected to hit the Cinemas on June 26. Ahead of the release of the film, Sadau has…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

In major restructuring, El-Rufai slashes Kaduna districts to pre-2001 numbers

The Kaduna State government has dissolved all districts and village units created in the state from the year 2001. The commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, Jafaru Ibrahim, made this known in a press briefing in Kaduna on Sunday, text of which was sent to PREMIUM TIMES. Mr. Ibrahim…