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Why I sang for Army Chief, Buratai – Kannywood singer, Suleiman Sukus

Popular Kannywood singer, Suleiman Sukus, has released his highly anticipated single titled "Buratai Don Land". The artiste, who is known within the Hausa entertainment industry for his military-themed music, released the track in Kaduna State on Thursday. The song eulogizes the Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, and is…

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El-Rufai imposes 24-hour curfew in Kafanchan, more soldiers deployed

The Kaduna State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew in Kafanchan, the headquarters of Jema'a local government area of the state. The curfew was imposed on Sunday after youth in the area set up road blocks and burnt vehicles on Kafanchan-Kagoro road, in retaliation of an attack on Saturday in…

Hajia Aishat Buhari, wife of General Muhammadu Buhari, Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress addresses the crowd at an interactive session with Edo women at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, on Thursday.

Buhari replies wife on cabinet hijack claim, says she belongs to my kitchen

President Muhammadu Buhari has responded to a remark by his wife, Aisha, that his government has been hijacked by a cabal. Mr. Buhari spoke in the German capital, Berlin, when he answered reporters' questions. “I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and…


I may not support Buhari’s re-election in 2019,  Nigeria’s First Lady Aisha warns

Aisha, the wife of Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has said she may not back her husband's re-election in 2019 unless he shakes up his cabinet. In an interview with the BBC, Mrs. Buhari said the president "does not know" most of the top officials he appointed to office. Mr. Buhari…


VIDEO: Osinbajo meets released Chibok girls

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has met with the 21 Chibok school girls released by Boko Haram Thursday. The meeting took place Thursday evening at a medical facility operated by the State Security Service, SSS, in Abuja. The girls were abducted in 2014, alongside over 200 colleagues from their secondary school…

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El-Rufai condemns attack on Shiites, orders arrest of perpetrators

Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has condemned recent attacks by residents of Tudun Wada, Kaduna, on Shiite members leading to the death of four people. The governor also warned against mob actions on any individual or group under the any guise throughout the state. Four members of the Shi’a sect…


Angry youth attack Shi’a members, torch leader’s home in Kaduna

Angry youth in Tudun Wada, Kaduna, on Wednesday morning torched the home of Mukhtar Sahabi, a leader of the Shi’a Islamic sect, along Zango Road. A resident who was at the scene confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES. The youth, believed to be residents of the area, attacked some members…

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Kaduna begins free malaria treatment for all residents

The Kaduna State government on Tuesday launched free antimalarial medication to every resident requiring treatment in a public hospitals. The government also appealed for blood donation, and is expanding the distribution of mosquito nets. Speaking with officials and patients during a visit to the Yusuf Dantsoho Hospital, Governor Nasir El-Rufai…


Nigerian soldiers withdraw after surrounding Shi’a gathering

Nigerian soldiers and police have withdrawn from their positions at Zango Road, Kaduna, where they surrounded a gathering of Shi’a Muslims on Tuesday, days after the government outlawed the group. Shi’a members who were trapped inside a compound have also dispersed, a witness told PREMIUM TIMES late Tuesday. He said…


Kaduna government orders arrest of Shiite spokesperson

The Kaduna State Government has ordered the arrest and prosecution of Ibrahim Musa, the spokesperson of the Shiite group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria. Mr. Musa speaks for and signs press statements for the group which was banned by the Kaduna State Government on Friday. Mr. Musa, after the announcement of…


Kaduna bans Nigeria’s foremost Shiite group, IMN

The Kaduna State Government has issued an order declaring the Shiite Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, an unlawful society. The government said the action was taken to preserve peace and security in the state, and to ensure that all persons and organisations are guided by lawful conduct and with due…


Adam Zango gets two awards as he celebrates birthday

Kannywood's Adam Zango on Thursday received awards from Abalak Association, Republic of Niger as he marked his birthday. Mr. Zango, who is currently celebrating his 33rd birthday, also got an award of "excellence in entertainment industry" given by Wazobia FM. The Wazobia FM's COWA awards held in Kano on Tuesday.…

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VIDEO: How well can Nigerians sing National Anthem?

It may surprise the reader/listener that many Nigerians cannot sing the National Anthem. PREMIUM TIMES asked some Nigerians to sing the anthem. While some attempted but got stuck at the middle, others could not even sing from the beginning. [youtube]


Expelled Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau, apologises for music video role

Embattled Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau, on Tuesday apologised to her fans and Nigerians for featuring in a romantic music video. Rahama was expelled by the regulators of the Kannywood film industry, MOPPAN, for featuring in ClassiQ’s new single “I love You”. In a letter she posted on her Instagram page…


ClassiQ Speaks: I begged Rahama Sadau to feature in video that caused her expulsion

Jos born music star, ClassiQ, has told PREMIUM TIMES that he was not happy with what happened to popular Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau. Ms. Sadau was expelled from the Kannywood film industry for featuring in a romantic music video of ClassiQ's new single 'I love you'. Her expulsion was announced…

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Why popular actress, Rahama Sadau, was expelled from Kannywood

The Motion pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria, MOPPAN, after an emergency meeting on Sunday expelled Kannywood hit actress, Rahama Sadau, from the industry. MOPPAN is a coalition of associations that set rules and regulations governing the conduct of actors and actresses, as well as production of movies in northern Nigeria.…


Top Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau, expelled from Hausa movie industry

The Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria has expelled Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau, from the Industry. Sadau was expelled for featuring in a romantic musical video by Jos born singer, ClassiQ. The announcement of the actress' expulsion was contained in a statement by the association and was made available to…


ClassiQ features Kannywood’s Rahama Sadau in new musical video

Jos based music star, ClassiQ, featured Rahama Sadau in his new musical video. The 4 minutes19 seconds romantic musical video titled, 'I love you' was released on Monday. Sadau played the role of a female lover in the video, hugging her man. “Special thanks to the director of this amazing…


Kaduna pupils’ feeding scheme yet to resume 2 weeks after schools reopened

The Kaduna state school feeding programme is yet to begin, two weeks after resumption of schools in the state. The feeding programme for primary school pupils was launched on January 19 by the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai. Since the pupils returned from the long vacation, however, they have not been…

Abubakar Shekau in new video

Full Transcript: Chibok girls, El-Zakzaky and other things Shekau said in new video

In what is clearly a defiance of the Nigerian government, the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, vowed not to release the abducted Chibok girls unless his captured members were released by government agencies. In the 39 minutes video posted on YouTube Saturday, Mr. Shekau also asked the Nigeria's President Muhammadu…

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Boko Haram leader, Shekau, is alive; mocks Nigeria’s anthem, pledge in new video

The leader of the Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has released a new video, disputing the military's claim that he was killed or wounded by soldiers. The 39 minutes video posted on YouTube shows Shekau, flanked by two gun-wielding Boko Haram members, speaking on the group's activities. In the video, Shekau…


VOX POP: Who do you prefer on Abuja roads? Hawkers or beggars?

Some Abuja residents told PREMIUM TIMES that beggars cause more disruptions on roads than hawkers.


VOX POP: Who do you prefer on Abuja roads? Hawkers or beggars?

Seventeen-year-old Musa wakes up every day at 5am. Then, he makes the journey from Masaka to Powerhouse, Asokoro. There, he hawks books to commuters. Musa uses his venture to support himself as he has no formal education. To many Abuja residents, hawkers like Musa are useful especially in traffic situations.…


INTERVIEW: How our music brand, Gambara, will ‘blow’ northern Nigeria – Daladawa twins

The Hausa music industry in recent times has grown to compete with Kannywood movie industry in terms of patronage, audience and market reach. Besides acting, many actors and actresses have joined in producing and making music for Hausa listeners Most popular among them are Adam Zango, Sani Danja, Yakubu Mohammed and host…


Video: Nigeria Police teargas protesting Shiites demanding release of leader El-Zakzaky

The Nigeria Police on Thursday fired tear gas to disperse protesting members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN. The members of the IMN were demanding the release of their leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. Mr. E-l-Zakzaky has been in detention since December last year after soldiers killed and secretly buried over…