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Babatunde Gbadamosi

Security operatives arrest Lagos PDP chieftain Gbadamosi – Wife

Security operatives on Wednesday arrested Babatunde Gbadamosi, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, after he honoured a verbal invitation, his wife said. The law enforcement agency that arrested Mr. Gbadamosi and official reasons for the action were not yet confirmed as at 7:00 p.m., but Sade…

House of Reps

Nigerian parliament condemns xenophobic attacks in South Africa

Nigeria’s House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a resolution condemning the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa. The lawmakers also urged the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to recall the country's ambassador to South Africa ahead of a major anti-Nigerians rally planned for Friday. The resolution followed a motion by…

Speaker Yakubu Dogara

Budget: We won’t allow Buhari to be humiliated — Dogara

Editor’s Note: This report was originally based on a speech Mr. Dogara claimed he delivered Monday morning in Abuja. PREMIUM TIMES has since learnt the event was rescheduled. Nonetheless, Mr. Dogara tweeted the remarks and publicised the full speech on his personal website. Our report has been updated accordingly. The…

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

Presidency denies allocating funds to new official residence for Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said on Sunday that no money was earmarked for the proposed new official residence of the Vice President. The acting president said in a statement by his media adviser, Laolu Akande, that the Buhari administration did not include the project in either the 2016 Appropriation Act…

Femi Fani-Kayode

Why we won’t accept Sheriff as PDP Chairman – Fani-Kayode

A factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Sheriff, will not be given support because he is an agent of the ruling All Progressives Congress, a chieftain of the opposition party said Sunday. Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, said in a statement copied to PREMIUM TIMES that Mr.…

Audu Maikori[Photo credit: www.trendysturvsblog.com]

UPDATE: Police release Chocolate City boss, Audu Maikori

The police have released Audu Maikori, the CEO of Chocolate City Entertainment, roughly 24 hours after he was arrested, his lawyer said Saturday. Mark Jacobs, who had been with Mr. Maikori as legal counsel since he was picked up Saturday, told PREMIUM TIMES his client was released around 6:30 p.m. after providing a surety.…

Buhari's aide wrong; President not first African leader called by Trump [Photo Credit: Channels TV]

FACT-CHECK: Buhari’s aide wrong; President not first African leader called by Trump

President Muhammadu Buhari was not the first African leader called by U.S. President Donald Trump. The American leader spoke with his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, on January 23, three days after his inauguration and three weeks before calling Mr. Buhari and South African President Jacob Zuma on February 13. News…

Audu Maikori[Photo credit: www.trendysturvsblog.com]

Arrest of Chocolate City CEO, Audu Maikori, divides Twitter

The arrest Friday night of Audu Maikori, CEO of Chocolate City Entertainment, has divided Nigerians on social media along party lines. Police picked up Mr. Maikori, 41, in Lagos around noon Friday for alleged attempt to "incite" the public, and subsequently transferred him to Force Headquarters in Abuja, his lawyer…

Audu Maikori[Photo credit: www.trendysturvsblog.com]

Police arrest Audu Maikori, Chocolate City boss

Audu Maikori, a Nigerian lawyer and CEO of Chocolate City Entertainment, has been arrested by the police. The arrest is linked to his tweets about a fatal attack on his relatives in Southern Kaduna that turned out to be false, his lawyer said Friday. Mark Jacobs told PREMIUM TIMES that…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives meet President Muhammadu Buhari in London

PDP lawmakers criticise non-inclusion of their member to meet Buhari in London

Some opposition lawmakers on Thursday questioned the non-inclusion of one of them in the National Assembly delegation that recently visited President Muhammadu Buhari. The lawmakers, including House Minority Leader, Leo Ogor, suggested there was a decision to exclude members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from the visit even though…

Sokoto repaints agency vehicle after online ridicule [Photo credit: Twitter @DoubleEph]

Sokoto repaints agency vehicle after online ridicule

Sokoto State Government has corrected itself after a photo of spelling error on a state-owned vehicle went viral on the internet last week. Sokoto State Poverty Reduction Agency, SPORA, was incorrectly emblazoned as "Sokoto State Property Eradication Agency" on one of the buses the state distributed to residents under an…

Alleged kidnapper of students of the Nigerian Turkish International College, Isheri

Police arrest ‘mastermind’ of Turkish school kidnappings

The Nigeria Police on Wednesday said they have arrested the mastermind of high-profile abductions in Ogun and Lagos States. Police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, said in a statement Wednesday night that Joseph Omoni, a 38-year-old native of Ondo State, was arrested around 4:00 a.m. Tuesday following “relentless follow up” by the police. Mr. Moshood said Mr. Omoni confessed to…

President Muhammadu Buhari with Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara

UPDATE: Saraki, Dogara, two others travel to London to meet Buhari

Senate President Bukola Saraki is leading a four-member delegation of National Assembly members to see President Muhammadu Buhari in London. Speaker Yakubu Dogara, his deputy, Yusuf Lasun, and Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, will meet the president who travelled to the UK for a 10-day vacation on January 19, but later…

Nigerian lawmaker Bello Sani is dead

Speaker Yakubu Dogara on Wednesday mourned the passing of a lawmaker from Katsina State, Bello Sani. Mr. Sani, who until his death represented Mashi/Dvisi Federal Constituency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, died Wednesday morning. He was 51. "Our late colleague was humane, principled and a cosmopolitan who interacted freely…

Former military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida and former Vice President and chieftain of All Progressives Congress, Atiku Abubakar, at a courtesy visit on IBB, at his Hilltop Residence in Minna, Niger State on Tuesday, 14 February, 2017.

Why Babangida, Atiku met in Minna

A former Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida, and a former Vice President Atiku Abubakar have met in Minna, the Niger State capital, Tuesday. Paul Ibe, Mr. Abubakar's spokesman, said his principal paid a courtesy call on Mr. Babangida to check on his health. Mr. Babangida returned to Nigeria penultimate Sunday…

Speaker Yakubu Dogara

Economic Crisis: Dogara raises committee to monitor govt efforts

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday inaugurated a committee to monitor government's response to Nigeria’s lingering economic crisis. Mr. Dogara said the Ad-Hoc Tactical Committee on Economic Recession was the outcome of a January 26 resolution of the House on the need to address the…

SSS

Kidnapped former SSS official regains freedom

Abductors of a former state director at the State Security Service have freed him, PREMIUM TIMES learnt Tuesday. Mike Ejiofor was kidnapped on Sunday night in Kogi State. He was released on Monday night after his relatives paid N15 million ransom to his kidnappers, his associate said. The source, who did not want to be named, also…

SSS raided the house of the judge

Ex-SSS official kidnapped

A former senior official at the State Security Service has been kidnapped. Mike Ejiofor, who served as a state director with the service, was kidnapped on Sunday in Kogi State, according to initial reports by Sahara Reporters. Some of his friends later confirmed the development to PREMIUM TIMES and said…

Map showing Southern Kaduna

Latest violence in Southern Kaduna longest on record — Report

The recent violence in Southern Kaduna is the longest on the record, a newly-released report said. The report, published by SBM Intelligence, a strategic intelligence analysis firm, showed that the current crisis had dragged for much longer than all unrests between 1980 and 2011. "The current violence has occurred in…

FILE PHOTO: Nigerian Army troops clearing Boko Haram enclaves along Bitta to Tokumbere, Sambisa Forest, Borno state

Seven army recruits killed, 20 injured as Nigerian troops, Boko Haram battle in Borno

At least seven newly recruited Nigerian soldiers were killed in battle Thursday night after troops of the Nigerian Army and Boko Haram terrorists engaged in a prolonged exchange of gunfire in northern Borno State. No fewer than 20 others were injured in the gun battle which occurred along the Maiduguri-Dikwa…

Chude-Jideonwo

Once a Buhari promoter and now ‘disappointed’, YNaija publisher faces attack

Twitter users have had a field day trolling Chude Jideonwo, the publisher of YNaija magazine, who said God revealed to him that He would "change Nigeria," suggesting President Muhammadu Buhari could be the change. A recirculated 2015 article by Mr. Jideonwo —which coincided with nationwide protest against the Buhari government—…

Rivers State Toxic Smog [Photo Credit:Twitter]

Rivers govt. probes source of toxic smog

Governor Nyesom Wike has constituted a panel to investigate the emergence of dangerous back carbon that recently took over the atmosphere across Port-Harcourt and its environs. Several people have recently taken to social media with complaints about black soot in the oil-rich city. Pictures circulated online include ones that depict…

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state. [Photo credit: Nairaland]

Rivers govt, residents express concern about black carbon in Port Harcourt atmosphere

Governor Nyesom Wike has constituted a panel to investigate emergence of black carbon that recently took over the atmosphere across Port-Harcourt and its environs. Several people have recently taken to social media with complaints about black soot in the oil-rich city. Pictures circulated online include ones that depict black smokes…

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

PHOTOS: Presidency posts Buhari, Tinubu photos

The State House has just posted new pictures President Muhammadu Buhari meeting with a APC leaders, Bola Tinubu and Bisi Akande, Thursday afternoon. The presidency, using @NGRPresident official Twitter handle, said the meeting took place in Nigerian government official residence in London. "President @MBuhari currently receiving party leaders, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and…

dogara

Buhari ‘calls’ Speaker Dogara

Speaker Yakubu Dogara said on Thursday that he had a telephone discussion with President Muhammadu Buhari, who he said called him Wednesday night. "@MBuhari called me yesterday evening. He talked about what the Executive/ Legislature must do to ensure food security for all Nigerians," Mr. Dogara said. Mr. Dogara’s spokesperson, Turaki Hassan, said in…