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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…


Pro-Buhari group, #IStandwithBuhari, in disarray, national coordinator resigns

A pro-Buhari group, IStandwithBuhari, has descended into crisis which has led to the resignation of its National Coordinator, Mustapha Ramalan. In his letter of resignation, which was made available to PREMIUM TIMES, Mr. Ramalan said he had to step down because he was not convinced on the path being toed…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

Kaduna govt defends controversial bill banning outdoor religious music

The Kaduna State Government has defended its controversial Religious Preaching Bill currently before the state House of Assembly. The bill’s provisions, seen as seeking to curb religious freedoms, have caused widespread outrage. The government said Wednesday the legislation was aimed at curbing religious extremism and hate speech. The state government…

Femi Fani-Kayode

Fani-Kayode, Falae, Udenwa, Nenadi, Onwuliri named in alleged N3.145billion fraud

Investigators at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said Monday they had uncovered evidence showing how prominent politicians, mostly from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, allegedly shared N3.145billion in the build up to the 2015 presidential election. Named in the alleged bazaar are a former aviation minister and director of…


Kannywood Interview: How US trip blew our minds – Hassan Giggs

On February 9, 2016, Kannywood director, Hassan Giggs, alongside six other actors, travelled to the United States for a three-week training workshop on film making. The workshop was organized by Relativity School, a film training institute in California, United States. Mr. Giggs, Ali Nuhu, Bello Mohammed Bello, Hauwa Maina, Hadiza…


Kaduna govt. to acquire Peugeot, targets 90,000 cars yearly

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna says the state has concluded plans to acquire the majority shares of the comatose Peugeot Automobile of Nigeria, Kaduna. Mr. El-Rufai said this at the ongoing Kaduna international Trade fair. According to the governor, the state had already submitted its interest to Assets Management Company…

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El-Rufai appoints former FIRS boss, Ifueko Omoigui, consultant to revenue agency

Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Wednesday appointed a former chairperson of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Ifueko Omoigui, as a consultant to the newly restructured Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service (KADIRS). A statement by Mr. El-Rufai’s spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan, said Mrs. Omoigui will help the state to deliver a…

Ese Oruru

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Abducted Bayelsa girl, Ese Oruru, in Kano

The abducted Bayelsa teenager, Ese Oruru, appeared in this exclusive video arguing with the police and officials of Kano Shari’ah Commission that she would not enter police vehicle without her alleged abductor, Yunusa Yellow.

Ese Oruru (Aisha Chuwas)

EXCLUSIVE AUDIO: Question and answer with abducted Bayelsa girl, Ese Oruru

Below is a transcript of a conversation between what appeared an unnamed police interrogator and abducted Bayelsa teenager, Ese Oruru. The exchanges took place at the premises of the Zone 1 Police Headquarters in Kano, on Monday. The recording was exclusively obtained by PREMIUM TIMES on Monday afternoon. In the…

Ese Oruru (Aisha Chuwas)

AUDIO: Question and answer with ‘abducted’ Bayelsa girl, Ese Oruru

A teenager, who was allegedly kidnapped from Bayelsa State to Kano, Ese Oruru, on said Monday she was not interested in reuniting with her family, denying reports that she was abducted from her home in Bayelsa State.