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Bukola Saraki, Toyin Saraki and Seni Saraki at London School of Economics [Photo: Wapextra]

Fayose lambasts Buhari, Saraki, other top officials educating kids abroad

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Friday condemned Nigerian public officials who send their children to schools abroad, saying it is wrong for government functionaries to educate their children outside Nigeria. The governor's comment appears to have been directed at President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Bukola Saraki and other top…

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, speaking shortly after unveiling the new Post Primary Schools Management Board (PPSMB) office complex in Enugu, yesterday. By his immediate left is the chairman of the board, Barr. Nestor Ezeme.

Our huge investment in education yielding dividends — Governor Ugwuanyi

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Thursday unveiled the ultra modern permanent site of the Post Primary School Management Board (PPSMB), saying the new edifice was another demonstration of his administration's resolve to provide quality education for the people of the state. The governor also commissioned some equipment recently…

House of Reps Speaker, Yakubu Dogara

As Nigerian youth fumes, Dogara speaks on ‘removed’ Not-Too-Young-To-Run Bill

Following outcry over the alleged removal of the Not-Too-Young-To-Run Bill in the Constitution Amendment Report which was laid on the floor of the House of Representatives Thursday, Speaker Yakubu Dogara, has assured Nigerians that the bill was not removed from the report which will be considered next week. He also…

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

Any programme to be consumed by Nigerians must be produced in Nigeria, Lai Mohammed insists

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has reiterated the Nigerian government's decision that any programme meant for Nigerians must be produced in Nigeria, saying he was not appointed Minister to develop the economy of other countries at the expense of the Nigerian economy. In a statement in Lagos…

Global Shinning Light 2017 Awards finalists

PREMIUM TIMES investigation, 11 others named for Global Shinning Light Award

By Global Investigative Journalism Network Twelve extraordinary investigative projects from around the world are finalists in the seventh Global Shining Light Award, a prize that honours investigative journalism in developing or transitioning countries, done under threat, duress or under dire conditions. An international panel of judges selected the finalists from 211 projects,…

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Osinbajo orders increased security in Southern Kaduna, vows justice

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has ordered further security reinforcements in Kaduna State following reports of communal clashes that resulted in the loss of lives earlier this week in Kajuru, Kajuru Local Government Area of the State. Mr. Osinbajo commiserated with families of the victims, the government and people of Kaduna…

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Lagos council polls: APC will win all councillorship, chairmanship seats – Party chairman

Ahead of Saturday’s Local Government Elections in Lagos, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state, Henry Ajomale, on Tuesday evening assured that the party would emerge victorious in all positions at the polls as a befitting gift to the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, and a national…

Igho Sanomi - CEO and founder of Taleveras Group [Photo: Vanguard]

Taleveras Statement: Third Party Contracting Based on International Standards

The attention of Taleveras legal team have been drawn to online publications related with a case against Atlantic Drilling Fluids. This legal case is not against Taleveras or Igho Sanomi. Some of these publications are misleading, grossly inaccurate, it is thus proper to set the record straight. One of Taleveras…

Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Mining and Steel Development

Fayemi denies receiving pension, severance benefit from Ekiti

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, has asked the Social-Economic Rights Accountability Project, SERAP, to make public details or proof of pension and any other remuneration he was alleged to be enjoying from Ekiti State government since leaving office as governor of the state in 2014, or…

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Fayose writes Osinbajo, demands release of report on alleged corruption by SGF, NIA DG

The Ekiti State Governor and Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governors Forum, Ayodele Fayose, has written to the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, demanding the immediate release of the report of the investigative panel on corruption allegations against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, David Babachir Lawal…

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Saraki, Okowa, Ibori express confidence in Nigeria’s unity

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, and a former governor, James Ibori, have expressed faith in Nigeria's democracy and unity. Speaking at the 60th birthday thanksgiving mass of the senator representing Delta North, Peter Nwaoboshi, at St Augustine's Catholic Church, Ibusa, they stated that Nigerians…

Saraki and Fashola [Photo: Naij.com]

Group wants Saraki, Fashola, Ngige, others sued

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has sent an open letter to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, urging him to use his “good offices as a defender of public interest, and exercise your powers under Section 174(1) of the Constitution of Nigeria 1999…

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Nigerian govt names new DMO director general

The Federal Government has appointed a director general for the Debt Management Office, DMO. She is Patience Oniha.  Ms.  Oniha, whose appointment took effect from July 1, succeeds Abraham Nwankwo who retired from service last week. The DMO is the government agency responsible for coordinating government strategy for the management of public debts. Until her…

FILE PHOTO: Acting President Yemi Osinbajo interacting with Trader during his visit to Garki Market in Abuja on Friday (26/5/2017)
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Osinbajo advocates empowerment of local producers

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has canvassed for the empowerment of local producers to promote local production of goods in the country. Speaking at the nationwide Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Clinics, MSME Clinics, an initiative of the Office of Vice President, hosted by the Ogun State government in Abeokuta yesterday,…

Yakubu Dogara

Dogara mourns Wamakko

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has expressed grief over the passing on of a serving member of the House of Representatives, Abdullahi Wamakko, who died on Friday at the age of 50. The deceased lawmaker represented Kware/Wamakko constituency of Sokoto State and was serving his second…

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Constitutional Amendment: Federal Land Registry, Land Use Act must be disbanded – Ambode

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Friday described the continuous operation of the Federal Land Registry in Lagos as an aberration which the current ongoing constitutional amendment process must address in line with the principle of fiscal federalism. Speaking at a joint working retreat of Senate and House Representatives…

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AUN sets African record, qualifies for final of Facebook Global Digital Challenge

The Women Against Violent Extremism, WAVE, campaign, developed by AUN students, has reached the international final of the Facebook Global Digital Challenge. AUN students will now present their campaign in Washington DC on July 19 along with three other finalists, after a semester of rigorous competition among 140 universities in…

Yakubu Gowon

Gowon commends Dickson’s educational programmes, commissions Ijaw National Academy

A former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, on Thursday said Governor Seriake Dickson’s approach to educational development would turn around the fortunes of Bayelsa State in the near future. Mr. Gowon stated this at the commissioning ceremony of the Ijaw National Academy at Kaiama, during which Governor Dickson presented a…

Alleged suspects, Baale of Shangisha, Chief Yusuf Ogundare (right), with his brother and accomplice, Mohammed Adams (left), being paraded during a press briefing at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Thursday, July 13, 2017.

Governor Ambode suspends Lagos monarch for allegedly faking own kidnap

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday approved the immediate suspension of the Baale of Shangisha in Magodo, Yusuf Ogundare, for faking his abduction. The alleged fake kidnapping took place on July 5 along Centre for Management Development, CMD, Road in Ikosi-Isheri Local Council Development Area, LCDA, of the…

Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Firm praises Governor Ugwuanyi over ‘improved healthcare in Enugu’

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has been commended for his commitment to improving healthcare standard in Enugu State and making it accessible to all. The governor got the commendation when a delegation from Roche Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostic Services visited him at the Government House, Enugu. The company's director of special projects, Henry…

From left: Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun; APC leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Acting President Yemi Osinbajo; Widower/former Interim National Chairman of APC, Chief Bisi Akande; Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State; Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State; and Gen. Alani Akinrinade, at the burial of Mrs Omowumi Akande, at Ila Orangun in Osun on Thuirsday (13/7/17).
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Osinbajo, Ribadu, governors, others storm Osun for burial of Akande’s wife

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday called on Nigerians to be united, saying this was the only way the nation could attain greatness. Osinbajo made the call in Ila-Orangun at the fidau held for the late Mrs Omowunmi Akande, the wife of a former Osun governor and elder statesman, Chief…

Flooded streets of Lagos as seen on Twitter.

Group seeks transparency in utilisation of N1.6 billion flood fund for states

ActionAid Nigeria, an anti-poverty agency committed to social justice, has commended the federal government’s announcement of the release of N1.6 billion ecological fund to 16 states ravaged by flood across the country. The non-governmental organisation, stated in a press release that “this is a welcome development, especially now that the people,…

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Whistle-blower bill gets first reading at House of Reps

A bill seeking to protect whistleblowers from persecution has passed first reading in the House of Representatives. The bill, which is in recognition of Article 33 of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption encourages state parties, seeks to develop legal frameworks for whistle-blowing and the protection of whistleblowers. The Senate…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari ‘sends condolences’ to Bisi Akande over wife’s death

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed “heart-felt" sadness over the death of Omowunmi Akande, wife of the founding chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress, APC. In a letter to the bereaved party chieftain on Wednesday, President Buhari described as "irreparable" the loss by Chief Akande of his wife of 50…

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Zenith-Prudential Insurance berths in Nigeria

Zenith-Prudential, the outcome of the partnership between Zenith Life Insurance and Prudential Life has berthed in Nigeria’s Insurance landscape. "The union is set to literarily redefine the Nigerian insurance sector considering the pedigree of Prudential Plc, as one of the oldest and most capitalized life insurance companies in the world…