Nnenna Ibeh

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FROM LEFT: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DEFENCE INFORMATION, COL. MOHAMMED DOLE; DIRECTOR OF DEFENCE INFORMATION, COL. RABE ABUBAKAR; DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION, GROUP CAPT.  WAP MAIGIDA, AND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DEFENCE INFORMATION, COMMANDER WAY OLABISI, DURING A MEDIA INTERACTIVE SESSION WITH DIRECTOR OF DEFENCE INFORMATION IN ABUJA

Boko Haram camps “wiped out” – Nigerian military

The Nigerian military on Wednesday said it has destroyed all known Boko Haram terrorists’ camps and cells in the North East. The Defence spokesperson, Rabe Abubakar, said this at his maiden news conference, adding that the camps were destroyed by troops operating in the region. Mr. Abubakar said the terrorists…

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Buhari didn’t order reinstatement of Zakari Biu – Police Commission

The Police Service Commission on Tuesday denied that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the reinstatement of Zakari Biu, a commissioner of police who was fired in 2012 for allegedly aiding the escape of a notorious Boko Haram leader, Kabiru Sokoto. The spokesperson of the commission, Ikechukwu Ani, said Mr. Biu was…

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​Itse Sagay anti-corruption panel meets ICPC

The Itse Sagay-led Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption has met with top officials of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC. A source at the ICPC, who pleaded not to be named, said Mr. Sagay and other members of the presidential panel arrived the commission at about…

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​Nigerian Air Force destroys Boko Haram’s solar panels

The Nigerian Air Force said Wednesday that it has struck and destroyed solar panels believed to have been used by Boko Haram for electricity in Sambisa forest. Dele Alonge, air force spokesperson, said an ongoing air assault against terrorists hit electricity-generating panels within the forest. He said the attack was…

Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar

Nigerian Air Force redeploys senior officers

cers commanding and two commandants The Nigerian Air Force has released the redeployment and appointments of some senior officers, a statement by air force spokesperson, Dele Alonge, said. Mr. Alonge said the officers deployed to new duty posts are four branch chiefs, three air officers commanding and two commandants. According…

Former Governor Godswill Akpabio

Nigeria’s road safety agency, FRSC, launches probe into crash involving ex-Governor Akpabio

The Federal Road Safety Corps on Wednesday said it was investigating the circumstances that led to an accident involving former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Goodswill Akpabio. The head, media relations and strategy, FRSC, Bisi Kazeem told PREMIUM TIMES that investigations into the crash was already ongoing. Mr Kazeem said,…

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Buhari sued over ‘lopsided appointments’

An Abuja-based lawyer, Dim-Udebuani Marcel, has sued President Muhammadu Buhari over recent appointments made by the president. Mr. Buhari has been accused of favouring a section of the country against in the appointments he has so far made. In a suit filed on August 31, with number FHC/ABJ/CS/732/2015, Mr. Marcel…

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​$700m second Niger Bridge money missing, Oshiomhole insists

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has called on a former minister of work, Mike Onolememen, to explain to Nigerians the whereabouts of $700 million (N140 billion) released for the unexecuted second Niger bridge project. Mr. Oshiomhole said in a statement by his chief press secretary, Peter Okhiria, that he…

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Rapper Kanye West to run for 2020 U.S. presidency

Black American rapper, Kanye West, has announced he would be in the race for the 2020 U.S. presidency. Mr. West said this while receiving the MTV music video awards from Taylor Swift in Los Angeles on Sunday. The last time the two met was in 2009 when Mr. West interrupted…

A Nigerian Air Force helicopter

Buhari commiserates with families of Nigeria Air Force crash victims

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday commiserated with the families of the victims of the Nigerian Air Force Donnier-228 which crashed in Kaduna on Saturday.   Mr. Buhari through the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Defence, Aliyu Ismaila, described the incident as a colossal loss not only to the family but to Nigeria.…

A Nigerian Air Force helicopter

How Nigerian Air Force plane crashed, killing all passengers, crew — Air Force

The Nigerian Air Force on Saturday said all passengers and crew on board the Dornier-228 aircraft were killed in the crash that occurred Saturday morning. NAF spokesperson, Dele Alonge, told PREMIUM TIMES that while the number of passengers and pilot on board are yet to be ascertained, there were no…

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FRSC, NIMC to harmonize biometric data

The Federal Road Safety Corps and National Identity Management Commission on Wednesday in Abuja began the process of harmonizing biometric data as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr. Buhari’s had on August 10 directed all agencies involved in collection and usage of biometric data in Nigeria to harmonise the data.…

Former EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde

EXCLUSIVE: Police IG, Solomon Arase, moves to remove Lamorde as EFCC chair

The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has written to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission indicating his plan to recall all police officers who have so far served in the commission for five years, authoritative sources at the police headquarters in Abuja have told PREMIUM TIMES. In a letter,…

Alison Parker and Adam Ward

Former TV reporter suspected in shooting deaths of US journalists

Authorities of the US state of Virginia say they are looking for a former employee of WDBJ-TV over the killing of two journalists, reporter Alison Parker, 24, and photographer Adam Ward, 27, during a live interview on Wednesday. Police suspect Vester Flanagan, a former employee of the TV station, was…

Nigerian Army

Boko Haram: Defence Chiefs from Nigeria, Cameroon, others meet in Chad

Nigeria's defence chief of staff, Gabriel Olonisakin, is currently in Chad Republic to discuss the deployment of 8, 700 strong Multi National Joint Task Force, MNJTF, to confront Boko Haram. The defence headquarters said in a statement that the Chiefs of Defence Staff from the Lake Chad Basin Commission member…

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UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, fails to meet #BringBackOurGirls group

The scheduled meeting between the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, and members of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign group failed to hold in Abuja on Monday. It is unclear why the planned meeting failed but Mr. Ki-Moon attended a dinner with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa around…

Ahmad Al-Assir

Why Nigeria issued wanted Lebanese terrorist, Al-Assir, visa — Official

Radical Lebanese Islamic cleric, Ahmad Al-Assir, who was arrested last week as he attempted traveling to Nigeria, got an entry visa into Nigeria because the country’s embassies do not capture applicants’ biometric data, an official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has told PREMIUM TIMES. Biometrics cover a variety of…

Solomon Arase, IG of Nigeria Police Force

Police IG redeploys four DIGs

The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, on Monday approved the redeployment of four senior officers to various units in the force headquarters. The newly redeployed officers, who are all Deputy Inspectors General of police, are to commence duty at their new posts with immediate effect. According to the police spokesman,…

FRSC Boss, Boboye Oyeyemi, bag productivity award

FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, others bag productivity award

The corps marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Boboye Oyeyemi, on Thursday, in Abuja, received the National Productivity Order of Merit Award. Celebrating the fifteenth National Productivity Day, with the theme: "The Role of Productivity in the Change Agenda", the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Productivity, Clement Iloh,…

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Nigeria pharmaceutical institute paid “ghost workers” for months before backdoor recruitment

The Nigerian Pharmaceutical Research Institute, caught this week in the web of a recruitment scam, paid non-existent workers for months, or even years, before hastening this week to replace the fake names, PREMIUM TIMES can report today. The institute, headed by Karniyus Gamaniel, a professor, paid at least 35 “ghost…

PIC.21. MINISTRY OF POLICE AFFAIRS BREIFS PRESIDENT BUHARI IN ABUJA

​​Buhari warns Nigeria police ​against extorting applicants

​President ​Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja said he would not tolerate ​any ​attempt by ​​​the Nigeria Police to extort money from unemployed youth applying to join the force. ​​Speaking at a meeting with officials of the Ministry of Police Affairs and the Police Service Commission at the presidential villa,…

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FBI donates forensic equipment to EFCC

The United State's Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday donated a forensic equipment to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, a gesture aimed at enhancing the collaboration between the agencies in the fight against financial and economic crimes in Nigeria.[caption id="attachment_188672" align="alignright" width="295"] Iliyasu Kwarbai of EFCC receiving Digital Intelligence…

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Recruitment Scam: How Nigeria pharmaceutical institute employs through the back door

A Nigerian research institute, the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development, NIPRD, is caught up in a recruitment scam. The institute is saddled with the responsibility of undertaking research and development work on drugs and biological products, and serves as a reference centre for research work on biopharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics,…

Lt. General Kenneth Minmah

Nigerian soldiers who fought Baga battle lament ex-Army Chief’s unfulfilled promise

Seven months after former army chief, Kenneth Minimah, promised to promote Nigerian soldiers who defeated Boko Haram terrorists in Baga, Borno State, the soldiers are yet to get the raise that was to serve as a reward for their courage.  In January, two battalions -134 and 174 Battalions - of…

Scene of Nigerian Ground Troops that Recapture Baga (5)

Boko Haram: Nigerian Army begins free medical care for victims

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said it has begun free medical services in Konduga community of Borno State. The army spokesperson, Sani Usman, in a statement said the free medical care which would last for three days - August 12 to 14 -  is for the internally displaced persons in…