Musikilu Mojeed

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President Muhammadu Buhari during the  Campaign prior to the 2015 Presidential election

INTERVIEW: How Buhari will win 2019 presidential election – DG Voice of Nigeria

Osita Okechukwu, the Director General of the Voice of Nigeria, recently visited the corporate headquarters of PREMIUM TIMES. During the visit, Mr. Okechukwu answered questions from Musikilu Mojeed, Festus Owete and Ebuka Onyeji. Excerpts: PT: It is close to eight months since you were appointed the DG of Voice of…

Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (L) and Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar (R)

Atiku visits Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Tuesday visited the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, in his palace in Ile-Ife, Osun State. The reason for the visit is unclear. The former vice president's media office did not provide details. It only provided three photographs of the visit. The Ooni's palace…

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo

INTERVIEW: Why I wanted to slap my teacher on my first day in school — Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo will be 80 on March 5. That is his official age as the former Nigerian leader recently admitted that he was not really sure about when he was born. Ahead of the celebrations, Mr. Obasanjo recently sat down with a group of journalists in his Abeokuta…

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What I discussed with President Buhari — Donald Trump

American President, Donald Trump, has provided details of his telephone conversation with his Nigerian counterpart, Muhammadu Buhari. Mr. Trump had on Monday spoken to Mr. Buhari, who is vacationing in London. It was the first time both leaders would communicate directly since Mr. Trump assumed office as his country's 45th…

President Muhammadu Buhari with APC Chieftains, Bisi Akande and Bola Tinubu in London

EXCLUSIVE: I won’t return until doctors are satisfied — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said he would only return to Nigeria when his London doctors certify him well enough to do so. "... I am extending my leave until the doctors are satisfied that certain factors are ruled out," Mr. Buhari said in a February 5 letter to the President…

Former President Goodluck Jonathan [Photo Credit: Ikenga Chronicles]

No grudge against those who criticised me while in power — Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday said he bore no grudge against those who criticised him while in office. Writing on his Facebook Page, Mr. Jonathan said those apologising to him for criticising him during his tenure needed not do so because they only performed their civic duties at the…

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Why I relinquished power — Gambia’s Yayah Jammeh

The former President of The Gambia has made a nationwide broadcast to the Gambian people, explaining why he decided to relinquish power and wishing the country well as it turns a new political corner. Yahya Jammeh, who ruled the country with an iron hand for 22 years, gave the explanation…

Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai

Documents counter Nigerian Army denial of planned deployment of troops in Gambia

Internal Army documents seen by PREMIUM TIMES have punctured claims by the Nigerian Army that it was not gearing up to deploy troops in the Gambia if President Yahya Jammeh fails to step down when his tenure expires on January 19. This newspaper had on Thursday exclusively reported that the…

Buhari and Jameh

EXCLUSIVE: Nigeria raises troops for Gambia, ready to remove Yahya Jammeh

The Nigerian Army has raised an army battalion that would be deployed in troubled Gambia to forcefully remove President Yahya Jammeh from power if he fails to step down on January 19, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report today. The battalion, christened ECOMOG NIBATT 1, was drawn from the Army's 19th…

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Rio Olympics table tennis: Segun Toriola crashes out

One of Nigeria's medal hopefuls in the table tennis event of the Rio Olympic Games has crashed out. Segun Toriola, who advanced to the second round in the male singles on Saturday, was beaten 4-2 by his Japanese challenger, Niwa Koki, on Sunday. Toriola, 41, beat Koki 9-11 in the…

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“Don’t exaggerate my sins,” Nigeria’s most controversial police officer, AIG Mbu, says

Perhaps Nigeria's most controversial police officer of the modern era, Joseph Mbu, on Saturday formally bowed out of the force after 31 years in service, with an appeal to the Nigerian media not to exaggerate his "sins" and those of his colleagues. Officers and men of the police bided Mr.…

Ben Murray-Bruce
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Unpaid Debt: AMCON set to take over Ben Murray-Bruce’s companies, assets

Except there is a last-minutes change in plans, the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) will on Thursday morning take over the assets of three companies belonging to politician Ben Murray-Bruce and his brothers. The assets are being seized following the failure of Senator Murray-Bruce and his brothers to settle…

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Adenuga, Niger Governor, late Ooni of Ife, Andy Uba, 106 others named in #PanamaPapers

At least 110 Nigerian individuals and companies have so far been identified by PREMIUM TIMES in the leaked internal data of Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonsecca, as operators of offshore shell companies in tax havens. Prominent among the new names being revealed today, in addition to the several that were…

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#PanamaPapers: General Theophilus Danjuma’s offshore companies, secret account exposed

Theophilus Danjuma, a retired army general and former defence minister, is one of Nigeria’s richest personalities, courtesy of his ownership of one of Nigeria’s most lucrative oil blocs and a money spinning shipping firm. The retired general is a long time user of offshore entities, and the Mossac Fonseca files…

Senator David Mark

#PanamaPapers: Ex-Nigeria Senate President, David Mark, illegally operates secret companies in tax haven

Nigeria’s immediate past Senate President, David Mark, has links to at least eight offshore shell companies while holding public office, in violation of a federal code of conduct law, a massive leak of files belonging to Mossack Fonseca, a law firm in Panama, shows. The files, seen by PREMIUM TIMES,…

Idris Wada, Former Kogi State Governor

INTERVIEW: My regrets as Kogi governor and why I remain governor-in-waiting — Idris Wada

The immediate past governor of Kogi State, Idris Wada, in this interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Musikilu Mojeed, Festus Owete and Hassan Adebayo, speaks on his life after office, his case at the election tribunal, achievements, regrets, and other issues. Excerpts: PT: Sir, it's nice to see you. How has life…

Ibrahim Mantu

INTERVIEW: Real reason Jonathan lost 2015 presidential election – Ibrahim Mantu

In this second and final part of his interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Musikilu Mojeed and Adebayo Hassan, a former Deputy President of the Senate, Ibrahim Mantu spoke about a wide range of issues, including why former President Goodluck Jonathan lost the 2015 presidential election.  Sam Akpe, a veteran National Assembly reporter and editor…

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INTERVIEW: I regret not laying down my life to get third term for Obasanjo – Ibrahim Mantu

It is now about nine years since Ibrahim Mantu, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, left office as deputy president of the Nigerian senate. During his tenure, Mr. Mantu was one of the most powerful politicians in the land, and was regularly described as…

Chidi Odinkalu and his siblings at the funeral mass of their father

Pa Odinkalu, incorruptible judge, and father of Chidi Odinkalu buried amid praises

Augustine Sochukwuma Odinkalu, former teacher, customary court judge and community leader was laid to rest Thursday in his native Umuhu-Okabia, in Orsu local government area of Imo State, amid praises for living an incorruptible, selfless, God-fearing and exemplary life. Pa Odinkalu was the father of Chidi Odinkalu, renowned human rights…

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SHOCKING: 2016 budget documents stolen from National Assembly

The hard and soft copies of the 2016 budget documents President Muhammadu Buhari handed over to the National Assembly on December 22, 2015, have been declared missing, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report. The Nigerian Senate was scheduled to commence deliberation on the proposed budget Tuesday (today). But Senate Leader, Ali…

Diezani Alison-Madueke

THROWBACK(4): Former Oil minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, her jeweller and their sweetheart deal

This story is being reprinted with permission from NEXT which remains its appropriate copyright owner. By Musikilu Mojeed June 26, 2011 On April 7, 2010, a day after her appointment as minister for petroleum resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke flew to Beverley Hills in Los Angeles to revel in a lavish party…

Shehu Sani

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…

Simon Ateba

Nigeria-based journalist arrested in Cameroon, accused of spying for Boko Haram

A Lagos-based Cameroonian journalist, Simon Ateba, has been arrested by Cameroonian authorities as he investigated the conditions of Nigerian refugees camped in the country's far north. The journalist, who managed to leave a messages on his Facebook page before he was locked up Friday, said he was arrested for venturing,…

FILE PHOTO: Former President Olusegun Obasanjo exhibiting soccer skills to celebrate 78th birthday

How I cheated death 12 times – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has given insight into how he has so far escaped death by the whiskers at least a dozen times in his 78-year stay on earth. In his latest three-volume autobiography, “My Watch”, Mr. Obasanjo wrote about how he survived infant mortality that consumed all but one…

Olusegun Obasanjo

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INTERVIEW: My disagreement with Tony Anenih, and why I have no regard for Reuben Abati — Obasanjo

Continued from HERE In this concluding part of the interview with Olusegun Obasanjo, the former president speaks about the Boko Haram insurgency, his relationship with Tony Anenih, and his grouse with the Nigerian media, and people like Reuben Abati. PT: You may not know about it, you may not have…