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Ministerial screening: Senator, rights group reject Amina Mohammed’s nomination

A Kaduna-based non-governmental organization, Centrum Initiative for Development and Fundamental Rights Initiative, has asked the senate to reject the nomination of Amina Mohammed as ministerial nominee for Kaduna State. President Muhammadu Buhari, last week, sent a list of 21 ministerial nominees for confirmation. On the list is Amina Mohammed, a…

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Watch Video: Wike’s Wicked Inquest – The war against Rotimi Amaechi

Video documentary on Wike's wicked inquest against former governor Rotimi Amaechi

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Kannywood: In Pictures ‘Ana wata ga wata’

In Pictures 'Ana wata ga wata' featuring, Ali Nuhu, Aminu Shariff, Nuhu Abdullahi, Rahma Sadau and Fati Washa. The Producer of the film is Abdul Aziz Dan Small, Ali Gumzak is the Director.

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Nollywood: Dark Closest wins at Kaduna Awards

Nollywood film producer, Usman Uzee, shone at the third edition of Kaduna entertainment Awards as his movie, Dark closest, won the best film awards 2015. Kannywood’s Yakub Mohammed, who acted in the movie, also won the best actor award at an event held Friday at Zeecool Hotel Auditorium Barnawa Kaduna.…

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Video: Senate President reading out ministerial nominees

The list has Abubakar Malami, former defence chief Abdurahman Dambazzau, former governorship candidate in Taraba state, Aisha Alhassan, Adebayo Shittu, former senator, Udo Udoma and Ibrahim Jibril. Others are Suleiman Adamu, former senator, Chris Nigige, Kemi Adeosun, Ahmed Ibeto and Hadi Sirika, former PDP chairman, Audu Ogbeh. The list also…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

Kaduna uncovers ‘N1.3 billion pension racket’

The Kaduna State Government has announced that it has uncovered a pension racket that costs the state N1.3 billion annually. This was one of the highlights of the report on the verification of pensioners in the state that has been presented to the state executive council. The report confirmed that…

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Barca escape first home defeat as Chelsea lose to FC Porto

The UEFA champion’s league defending champions narrowly escaped first home defeat of the season in the hands of German Bayern Leverkusen with a lone goal margin. Barcelona came back from a 1-0 during the second stanza of the match to defeat Leverkusen 2-1. Barca were rescued by Sergi Roberto and…


Eid-El-Kabir: Kaduna closes parks, recreational centres

The Kaduna State Security has announced the closure of all state recreational facilities and parks ahead of the Eid-El Kabir celebration. This was made known on Wednesday in a statement signed by the state's security council after its weekly meeting. "The council examined measures to enhance security of lives and…

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Video: What Saraki told Code of Conduct Tribunal

Mr. Saraki arrived the tribunal premises at 9:32 a.m., accompanied by “about 50 senators and some members of the House of Representatives”, his spokesperson, Yusuph Olaniyonu, told PREMIUM TIMES. Some of the senators in court, according to a PREMIUM TIMES reporter at the trial, are Theodore Orji, Sam Egwu, Ike…

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I want popular actress, Fati Washa, as my wife – Kannywood actor

Nuhu Abdullahi is unarguably one the most promising Kannywood actor today. At 26, Nuhu has produced and acted in some of Kannywood’s blockbusters, like Baya da Kura this year. He won the 2015 City People Best Supporting Actor award. Nuhu Abdullahi is currently working on his new film ‘Ana wata…


Video: Keeping It Real With Adeola – (Free Education In Kaduna; Saraki Under Fire)

This week, free education comes to Kaduna State, and Adeola celebrates few Nigerian States with free education. Also, the Senate President Bukola Saraki gets slammed with 13-count corruption charge by the Conduct Bureau.

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Saraki surrenders, agrees to appear before Code of Conduct Tribunal

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has released a statement, announcing his decision to attend his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal Tuesday. Read full statement by Mr. Saraki's media office below. The Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki will appear before the Code of Conduct Tribunal tomorrow…


Nigeria concludes airlift of pilgrims to Saudi Arabia

The National Hajj commission has announced the completion of the airlift of Nigeria’s intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia just one day before the closure of the King AbdullaAziz international airport, Jedda. The Chairman of the National Hajj Commission, Abdullahi Mukhtar, said this in an interview with the BBC Friday. Mr.…

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state

Assemblies of God Crisis: Kaduna orders closure of churches, school, hospital

The Kaduna state security council on Wednesday ordered the closure of Theological Seminary of Northern Nigeria, Shalom Comprehensive College, Assemblies of God Church, Nmbare, Assemblies of God Church (Jerusalem) and AGC Evangelist Hospital, all in Saminaka, the headquarters of Lere local government, Kaduna state. The religious institutions had engaged in…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

Free education will save Kaduna parents N3.7bn annually – El-Rufai

The Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Monday said that the government would save parents in the state N3.7 billion in what would have been money for basic education. Mr. El-Rufai, who introduced free basic education in the state, said this during a weekly state executive council meeting on Monday…


Wizkid, Davido, Olamide, others shine at 2015 NEA Awards

Nigerian popular music stars have emerged top winners at the 10th Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) Awards in New York. The event, which took place last week, was held at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York City, US. Prominently, Nigeria’s 2face Idibia won award for the best Afrobeat…


107 die in Makkah tragedy, Saudi authorities confirm

Authorities in Saudi Arabia has confirmed that 107 people died in Friday's tragedy in Makkah. Ahmad Al-Mansouri, the spokesperson for the Presidency on the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, said “at least 107 people were dead and another 238 were injured”. The Saudi Gazette News reported Saturday that Prince…

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PREMIUM TIMES reporter, six others shortlisted for 2015 African Fact-Checking Awards

A reporter with Nigeria's leading investigative newspaper, PREMIUM TIMES, has been shortlisted for the 2‎015 African Fact-Checking Awards. Ben Ezeamalu, Metro Editor, and six others‎ were shortlisted out of 51 entries from more than 15 African countries. Mr. Ezeamalu was nominated for his report that debunked claims made about legislation…


Maryam Abacha University accredited in Nigeria – Ministry of Education

The Nigerian Ministry of Education has confirmed the accreditation status of Maryam Abacha University, Maradi, Niger Republic. The confirmation came more than a month after Nigeria’s National University Commission questioned the degrees awarded by the school, warning Nigerian students against enrolling in the university’s programmes. But defending the institution, the…

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Video: “Without Bola Tinubu we won’t have an APC today”- Femi Gbajabiamila

"Straight Talk with Kadaria" with special guest and Majority Leader of Nigeria's House of Representatives, Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila speaking about APC party politics, the National Assembly and his sanction in the USA

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Kaduna bans scratch cards, paid admission forms in higher institutions

The Kaduna State Government has banned the sale of scratch cards or forms, for admission into all government-owned tertiary institutions. The State Commissioner of Education, Shehu Adamu, announced this Tuesday. He said henceforth admission forms and processing will be free in all tertiary institutions owned by the state government. Mr.…

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Kannywood Movie Review: Sa’in’sa

The plot of this 2015 super hit Kannywood drama is intricate and taut, and will help viewers with troubled homes. In Sa’in’Sa, there is little room for any major change of plot. The movie shows that one of the best ways parents can train their children is by avoiding quarrels…

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Watch Video: Reasons I’m fighting El-Rufai – Shehu Sani

"What is going on in Kaduna State is not personal, but more ideological, particularly the way our people are treated and governance is going on. I wanted to contest the governorship of the state in 2015. I opened offices in the three senatorial zones of the state. Later, there were…

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Nigeria’s Brown Ideye joins Olympiakos

Nigerian striker, Brown Ideye, has joined Greek side, Olympiakos. Ideye's move to the reigning Greek champions was finalized in time for him to be registered in their Champions League squad, where they face Bayern, Arsenal and Dinamo Zagreb in Group F. The Nigerina international, who has 25 caps to his…

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INTERVIEW: Why I’m fighting Governor El-Rufai — Shehu Sani

In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES' team of Musikilu Mojeed, Bassey Udo and Lere Mohammed, Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna Central, speaks about speaks about federal lawmakers' controversial jumbo pay, his disagreement with his state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, and other issues. PT: How has the transition been from activism…