Musikilu Mojeed

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INTERVIEW: Senate will not hide its budget under my leadership — Saraki

The Senator representing Kwara Central at the National Assembly, who is also one of the two Senators angling to emerge as the next Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has stated that the National Assembly would be more open and transparent under his leadership as the President of the Senate. Mr. Saraki…

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A New Dawn In Nigeria: Buhari In, Jonathan Out

At exactly 10:45 A.M. Friday, May 29, Muhammadu Buhari mounted the podium to take his oath of office and that of allegiance, effectively becoming President of Nigeria, Africa's largest democracy. That moment also ended the reign of Goodluck Jonathan as leader of the most populous black nation on earth. Vice…

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President Jonathan’s top aide, Oronto Douglas, is dead

Oronto Douglas, the Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Research, Documentation and Strategy, is dead. Mr. Douglas, 49, a presidency source said, passed on at the State House clinic at 4:58 a.m. Thursday. The real cause of his death is unknown at this time, but the presidential adviser is…

Nigeria's finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and President Goodluck Jonathan

REVEALED: The men, and woman who pressured Jonathan to concede defeat

As Nigerians and the international community continue to praise President Goodluck Jonathan for conceding defeat to his main challenger, Muhammadu Buhari, in the March 28 presidential election, PREMIUM TIMES has received exclusive details of how the president took the decision of making the historic concession telephone call to Mr. Buhari.…

#NigeriaDecides: Confusion at INEC as PDP blocks continuation of announcement of result

There is confusion at the INEC collation centre in Abuja as agents of the Peoples Democratic Party have blocked the continuation of the declaration of results. One of the agents, Godsday Orubebe, a former Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, is holding on to the microphone and insisting that Chairman Attahiru…

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 #NigeriaDecides: Buhari on hard-won path to historic victory

‎Barring any last-minute invalidation of votes, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress is projected to win Saturday’s presidential election. Although only results from 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory have been officially released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, vote tallies by PREMIUM TIMES from the remaining…

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EXCLUSIVE: Nigerians Beware! Jonathan procures N11 billion equipment to tap your phones

Nigeria’s active 120 million GSM subscribers need to know this: The Nigeria Police, the State Security Service [SSS] and the Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited [NIGCOMSAT] are, on behalf of the Nigerian government, possibly hacking your phones and listening in to your conversations. The three state agencies are able to do…

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Nigerian military recaptures Baga, “heavy casualties” in battle

Nigerian troops fighting the insurgent group, Boko Haram, have reclaimed the town of Baga and other surrounding communities in Borno state after days of fierce fighting, the Nigerian defence headquarters has said. The Director of Defence Information, Chris Olukolade, a Major General, posted via his twitter handle Saturday, "Troops on…

Left to Right: Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun, Muhammadu Buhari, Tony Blair, Senator Bukola Saraki... Photo Credit: Senator Bukola Saraki

Buhari meets former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, in London

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday held a meeting with a former Prime Minister of Britain, Tony Blair, in London. Mr. Buhari met Mr. Blair in company with Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, and a former Governor of Kwara, Bukola Saraki, who tweeted a…

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INVESTIGATION: David Mark’s wife, Dangote, Adenuga, others named in #SwissLeaks as operators of secret foreign accounts

Some of Nigeria’s wealthiest industrialists, former government officials and their relatives, were amongst thousands of individuals around the world who operated highly secretive foreign accounts with the Swiss branch of banking giant, HSB​C, concealing their identities for years and using codes perhaps to shake off tax authorities from accounts, some…

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INVESTIGATION: The Mystery Man of Nigeria’s $182million Halliburton Bribery Scam

Who is Abu Shuaibu? That is a question reporters from PREMIUM TIMES and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists have battled for months to unravel. They haven’t succeeded. The man’s name keeps popping up like mushrooms in the leaked records from HSBC, a huge global bank based in London, which…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Jonathan inviting military coup on Nigeria, Obasanjo says

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has raised fears that the political posturing of President Goodluck Jonathan – using the military to delay scheduled election – might invite a military coup on the country. “The signs are not auspicious,” Mr. Obasanjo told the Financial Times in an interview in Nairobi, the Kenyan…

FILE PHOTO: An APC office bombed in Okrika, Rivers State

Tension mounts as thugs sack APC campaign rally in Rivers

Suspected political thugs on Saturday attacked members of the All Progressives Congress [APC], who were setting up equipment  and canopies for a scheduled political rally, the APC chairman in Okrika, Christian Asifamaka, has said. In a statement entitled "Again, the PDP-led Federal Government attacks the people of Okrika" and emailed…

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I sat for WASC exams alongside Buhari, others — Justice Abdullahi

The President of Nigeria's Court of Appeal between 1999 and 2009, Justice Umaru Abdullahi, on Wednesday said he sat for the West African School Certificate exams in 1961 alongside Muhammadu Buhari, the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress. In an interview with Leadership newspaper Wednesday, Justice Abdullahi, 75, said…

Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison Madueke

Nigerian government reduces fuel price

The Nigerian government has announced a reduction in the fuel price of petrol from N97 per litre to N87 per litre. The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, said at a press conference at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Sunday that the new price regime would take effect at midnight…

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INTERVIEW: Jonathan worse than Abacha — Pius Adesanmi

In this interview with Musikilu Mojeed and Ibanga Isine, Pius Adesanmi, a professor of English and African Studies at Carleton University, Canada, speaks about his writings, his activism, the way Nigeria is governed as well as his future political plans. What is your impression of Nigerians and the challenges their…

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Car bomb explosion kills 6 in Yobe

An explosion has rocked Fika, a major town in Yobe state, the police in the state have told PREMIUM TIMES. Six people are reported dead in the explosion which occurred close to a security checkpoint in the town. The Yobe State Police Commissioner, Marcus Danladi, told PREMIUM TIMES the explosive…

A teargassed National Assembly

Tambuwal blasts Nigeria Police, says he’s ready for police invitation

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, has said he is ready to honour any lawful summon by the Nigeria Police or any other security agency. In a statement Friday night, Mr. Tambuwal reacted to reports that the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, had given instruction for…

NATIONAL HONOURS AWARD INVESTITURE IN ABUJA 2012 Mary Odili

Jonathan’s steward, taxi driver, traffic warden, 304 other Nigerians get National Honours

The Nigerian government has released the list for the 2013/2014 National Honours Award recipients. See full list below. LIST OF 2013/2014 NATIONAL HONOURS AWARD RECIPIENTS The President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, has approved the award of National Honours to the following Nigerians and friends of…

FILE PHOTO: TAN's maiden rally in Awka mobilizing "Nigerians Demand..." for Goodluck Jonathan to declare for 2015 Presidency... Photo Credit: Tranformation Ambassador of Nigeria

Ebola: Jonathan fails to stop rallies for own reelection despite advising against large gatherings

President Goodluck Jonathan has turned a blind eye to the massive political rallies being staged across the country by Transformation Ambassador of Nigeria [TAN], a group campaigning for his reelection in next year's presidential election, PREMIUM TIMES can report today. The President wouldn’t halt the rallies despite personally warning against…

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Ebola: World Health Organization Declares International Public Health Emergency

The World Health Organization [WHO] on Thursday rose from a meeting of its Emergency Committee, declaring the Ebola virus outbreak in four West Africa countries an International Public Health Emergency. At the end of the meeting convened by the organisation’s Director General, and held by teleconference, WHO said “the possible…

Chika Amalaha

BREAKING: Commonwealth 2014: Nigerian gold-winning weightlifter fails drug test

Nigerian gold-medal-winning weightlifter, Chika Amalaha, has failed a drugs test at the ongoing Commonwealth Games, the BBC is reporting. She has been provisionally suspended pending further investigations, the report said. if the test is confirmed, Nigeria will be stripped of the gold medal she won, a development that will knock…

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Jonathan keeps promise made to Malala; meets 51 escapee Chibok girls

President Goodluck Jonathan is meeting with 51 Chibok schoolgirls who escaped from their abductors days after the extremist Boko Haram sect stole them from their school dormitory and herded them into its Sambisa forest hideout. Also at the closed-door meeting holding at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, are parents of the…

Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom

Akpabio bows to pressure, agrees to expunge “obnoxious” provision from scandalous pension law

After coming under a barrage of attacks for imposing a scandalous pension plan on his state, Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom state has buckled under pressure, agreeing to expunge “obnoxious” provisions from the law. Mr. Akpabio has been widely criticized for manipulating his state’s rubber stamp House of Assembly…

Bayelsa vs Heartland: Ball wouldn't bounce on this turf after heavy downpour.... Photo Credit: League Management Company

Waterlogged pitch halts Nigeria Premier League match as Heartland near away victory

The Week 17 Nigeria Premier League Match between Bayelsa United  and Heartland FC was called off Saturday after the pitch became completely waterlogged following heavy rain. The pitch at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin, where Bayelsa United currently play their home matches, became too soaked that the ball was…