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President Muhammadu Buhari and Special Assistant on New Media Bashir Ahmed

Buhari appoints Personal Assistant on New Media

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Bashir Ahmad as his Personal Assistant on New Media. Mr. Bashir, 24, is an indigene of Kano state. Until his appointment, he was the Online Editor (Hausa) for Leadership Newspaper. Mr. Bashir graduated from Bayero University Kano in 2013, with Bachelor of Arts in Mass…

Sani Dan Indo

Northern Nigeria popular musician, Sani Dan-Indo, is dead

A famous musician in Nigeria's north, Sani Dan-Indo, has died. He was 55. The musician died in Kano on Sunday night after a brief illness, family and associates said. According to his son, Zubairu Dan-Indo, who spoke to journalists in Kano, Mr. Dan-Indo was in good health Sunday, only for…

Aisha Buhari Kebbi

Aisha Buhari flags off maternal health, cancer campaigns in Kebbi

President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, on Thursday, flagged-off the Kebbi State Maternal and Child Health week in Kebbi. Mrs. Buhari’s visit coincided with the World Cancer Day, where she used the occasion to commission the state cancer-screening exercise. Speaking during the launch, the state governor, Abubakar Bagudu, said the Maternal…

Akwa Ibom

VIDEO: Celebration at Government House Uyo, Akwa Ibom state

The Supreme Court, on Wednesday, reversed a Court of Appeal decision nullifying the election of Emanuel Udom as governor of Akwa Ibom state. The judgement was hard-won. The governor's official residence in Akwa-Ibom went agog after the judgement was read in Abuja.

umma shehu

How I became Kannywood actress – Ummah Shehu

Kannywood actress, Ummah Shehu, has told PREMIUM TIMES how she started her career in the Hausa film industry. Ummah, 26, said the industry brought out acting skills she never knew she had. Relatively new in Kannywood, Ummah won her first award in 2015 at the City People Awards, as the…

NAF Bombardment

VIDEO: Nigeria Air Force drone destroys Boko Haram’s logistics base

The Nigerian Air Force Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has destroyed a logistics base used by members of the Boko Haram terrorist group, the force said in a statement Wednesday.


Zaria massacre: El-Rufai inaugurates panel of inquiry

The Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Friday inaugurated the Judicial Commission of Inquiry he set up recently, following a clash between the followers of Shiite cleric, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and the Nigerian Army. On December 17 last year, Mr. El-Rufai announced the establishment of a state Judicial Commission of Inquiry,…

John Danfulani

Kaduna University lecturer accused of “hate speech” challenges suspension in court

A Political Science lecturer at the Kaduna State University, John Danfulani, suspended for posting an alleged “hate speech” on social media, has sued the university. Mr. Danfulani was suspended by the university over a Facebook post the institution considered a hate speech. Speaking to our reporter on Friday, Mr. Danfulani…

John Danfulani

Kaduna University suspends lecturer over Facebook ‘hate speech’

The Kaduna State University has suspended one of its senior lecturers for posting a Facebook comment deemed as hate speech. In December, John Danfulani stirred controversy by lashing at supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, northern leaders, and President Muhammadu Buhari. He also mocked the large number of…

Governor Udom Emmanuel, Akwa Ibom State Governor

VIDEO: Akwa Ibom governor, Udom Emmanuel, boasts about his wealth, and his father’s big house

Governor Udom Emmanuel recently threw away modesty, and publicly boasted about how wealthy he was before becoming governor of Akwa Ibom state. The governor went as far as referring to his private residence in Uyo to underline the gap, in terms of wealth, between him and others in the state.…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

Kaduna to prosecute residents who incite crisis

The Kaduna State Security Council has announced that it will henceforth prosecute any group of persons or individuals inciting ethno-religious crisis in the state. Rising from its weekly security meeting yesterday, the Council said the warning is necessary following reports of utterances of individuals that are capable of creating social…

Abba Almu

I’m working on my first Kannywood movie in English – Almustapha

Kannywood producer and actor, Abba Almustapha, has said that he is working on his first English movie. Almustapha said his aim is to attract non-Hausa speaking audience to Kannywood movies. “This time around we are going to have the film in English with Hausa subtitling.” Almustapha said. He disclosed to…

Abdul-Rahman Dambazau

VIDEO: Nigeria’s Interior minister, Dambazau, converts SSS officer to “shoe shiner”

Nigeria's Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has been caught on tape using an officer of Nigeria's secret police, the State Security Service, to clean his shoes in public.

Abdul-Rahman Dambazau

VIDEO: Nigeria’s Interior minister, Dambazau, converts SSS officer to “shoe shiner”

Nigeria's Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has been caught on tape using an officer of Nigeria's secret police, the State Security Service, to clean his shoes in public. A video sent to PREMIUM TIMES by one of its readers showed the minister, dressed in white gown, relaxing on a couch…

Shi'ite procession  from Kaduna to Zaria

Zaria Massacre: El-Rufai names members of Judicial Commission of Inquiry

The Kaduna State Government has announced the composition of a Judicial Commission of Inquiry into last month’s clash in Zaria between the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and the Nigerian Army. Human Rights Watch said at least 300 members of the Shi’a group were massacred by the Nigerian military, which claimed…

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Face of Nigeria pageant 2016 to hold in Uyo

The grand finale of the World’s first Orange Beauty and Style Pageant, known as the Face of Nigeria would be staged in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital. The event is expected to hold in September 2016. According to one of the organizers Ayo Ayolade, the theme of the 2016 edition…

Diary of a Lagos Girl

“Diary of a Lagos Girl” to premiere in February

The much awaited movie, "Diary of a Lagos Girl", is set to be premiered in February in Lagos. The film, which features veteran actress, Liz Benson, among others, is directed by Jumoke Olatunde. It a romantic hilarious movie that tells a story of a covetous young lady, played by Television…


AY produces “Trip to Jamaica” for Jamaicans

Popular Nigerian comedian, Ayo Makun, (AY), has said that his new movie "Trip to Jamaica" was inspired by his knowledge of how Jamaicans patronize Nigerian films. AY, who is the producer of the film, said the movie would hit the screen in months to come. In a chat with journalists,…

Real Madrid

Real Madrid to appeal FIFA transfer ban

Spanish football giant, Real Madrid, has said it would appeal the decision of world football governing body, FIFA, banning the club from registering new players for the next two transfer windows. Real Madrid said this Thursday in a statement published on the club’s website. Real Madrid and Madrid rival, Atletico,…


Kannywood: Ali Nuhu returns to school

Popular Nigerian actor, Ali Nuhu, has suspended all business of film making in Nigeria to return to school. Ali Nuhu will undergo a six-week course in film production and cinematic arts at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, USA. Nuhu has made a name in the Hausa…

Jibirilla Bindow

AUDIO: How Atiku gave me N500 million for campaign – Gov. Bindow

The Adamawa State governor, Muhammad Bindow, on Monday gave insight into why he dumped the former governor of the state, Murtala Nyako, and shifted loyalty to the former vice president, Atiku Abubakar.

Shi'ite procession  from Kaduna to Zaria

Video: Shi’ite group releases own video, says attack by military “planned, deliberate”

The Shi’ite group, led by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, has stated that the December 12 and 13 attack on its members by soldiers of the Nigerian Army was deliberate and planned.

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

El-Rufai dissolves LG councils

The Kaduna State government has announced the dissolution of the interim management committees of the 23 local government councils in Kaduna State. The tenure of the management committees expires in December, six months after they were appointed by Governor Nasiru El-Rufai. The dissolution was announced in a statement by the…


Kano govt. to spend N500 million to upgrade primary health centres

The Executive Secretary, Kano State Primary Health Care Management Board, Nasir Muhammad, on Monday, said the state government would spend over N500 million to upgrade its facilities. Mr. Muhammad, a medical doctor, disclosed this in Kano when he appeared before the state House of Assembly to defend the budget estimate…

Kannywwod 2015

Kannywood in 2015: The good, the bad, and the Ugly

The Hausa film industry, Kannywood, recorded successes and also witnessed some hard times in 2015. Below are major events (the good, the bad, the ugly and the sorrowful) that transpired in 2015 in the Kannywood industry. The Good The good things that happened in the Kannywood industry in 2015 include…