Musikilu Mojeed

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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.…

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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…

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#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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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INTERVIEW: The Okonjo-Iweala who worked for me is different from the Okonjo-Iweala who worked for Jonathan – Obasanjo

Nigeria's former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, took some time off his busy schedule to speak to a PREMIUM TIMES team at his Abeokuta home about some of the issues he wrote about in his book, "My Watch". The retired army general - in between joking with his interviewers, and threatening to…

Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon

THROWBACK: How Gowon declined U.S. President’s invitation to visit America

President Muhammadu Buhari is on his way to the United States to honour an invitation for a state visit to Washington, extended to him by President Barack Obama on June 25. Mr. Buhari would be in the U.S. for four days, meeting President Obama, top level officials of the American…

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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…

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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…