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Mr. Osinbajo made the statement Thursday in Abuja at the colloquim on ``Biafra: 50 years after’’ organized by the Yar’ Adua Foundation at the Shehu Musa Yar’ adua Centre, Abuja. [Photo: Vanguard Newspaper]

Why Africa is confident of the future – Osinbajo

Africa is undeterred by the failures of the past and the continent is motivated by the incredible energy and talent of its bustling youthful population, according to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. Mr. Osinbajo spoke Saturday at the G7 Summit special outreach forum on Africa with selected African nations and leaders…

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike addressing journalists on Sunday

How Rivers will recover N13billion uncovered at an Ikoyi, Lagos, apartment — Gov. Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has insisted that the N13billion found at an Ikoyi residence in Lagos belong to his state, saying his administration has already begun the process of recovering the funds. Speaking during a special appearance on Channels Television Sunrise Programme, Governor Wike described the claim by the…

U.S. Ambassador W. Stuart Symington watching a demonstration of one of the tech gadgets at the new American Corner in Lagos. Photo Credit: U.S. Consulate Lagos.

U.S. Ambassador unveils first state-of-the-art American space in Nigeria

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, on Friday opened Nigeria’s first state-of-the art Priority American Space hosted at the Yaba offices of technology incubator, Co-Creation Hub (CC-Hub). At the event attended by technology leaders, Mr. Symington explained that the space, which is equipped with cutting-edge digital technology, is…

From left, The Ooni of Ile-Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Enitan; Speaker of the
Osun House of Assembly, Hon. Najeem Salam; Former National Leader of All
Progressive Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande; Deputy Governor, Mrs Titi
Laoye-Tomori; Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun, his wife, Sherifat; the
Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi and others, during Aregbesola's 60th
Birthday Colloquium, title:Good Governance and Challenťges of
Leadership, at De-Distinguished Event Centre, Osogbo on Thursday

Aregbesola has raised the bar of good governance, eminent Nigerians say

It was a day of that encomium poured in torrents for the Governor of Osun, Rauf Aregbesola as eminent Nigerians honoured him with a Colloquim for his 60th birthday on Thursday. At the event organised by associates of the governor, speakers were unanimous in their assessments that Mr. Aregbesola represents…

Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Mining and Steel Development

Buhari appoints Malami, six others to board of Solid Minerals Development Fund

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, on Thursday inaugurated the Board of Solid Minerals Development Fund (SMDF). Mr. Fayemi said the approval for the reconstitution of the Board by President Muhammadu Buhari was a clear indication of the administration's commitment to fixing the Nigerian Mining sector to…

Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State cutting the tape to launch the
state’s Security/Neighbourhood Watch Endowment Fund at Michael Okpara
Square Enugu, yesterday.  With him from the right are the Speaker, Enugu
State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Edward Ubosi; the Commissioner of Police, Enugu State,  Mr. Dan Mallam Mohammed; the Garrison Commander, Nigeria Army 82 Division; the state's Commissioner for Human Capital Development, Hon. Obinna Mbeke

Police score Enugu high on peace, security

The Nigerian Police on Thursday applauded Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for his commitment to the peace and security of his state. The police equally scored Enugu state high on initiation of innovative programmes aimed at complementing the efforts of security agencies in combating crimes and securing the lives…

Lagos, Rapid Response Squad (RRS)

Angry Commissioner curses bribe-taking police officers, orders them out of Lagos

The Lagos State Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, on Tuesday warned Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) in the state police command to shun bribery or leave the state. According to a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES, Mr. Owoseni stated this during a lecture on Code of Conduct for Law…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

Kaduna releases 2016 Audited Accounts

The Kaduna State Government on Tuesday published its 2016 audited accounts. The accounts were published in national newspapers, as well as on the state website,, Samuel Aruwan, the Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity to Governor Nasir El-Rufai, said in a statement emailed to PREMIUM TIMES. Mr. Aruwan said,…

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN; Chief of Staff Abba Kyari; Head of Civil Service; Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita; NSA, Maj. Gen. Babagana Mungonu during the Federal Executive Council Meeting held at the Council Chamber of the State House in Abuja. 26th April 2017. Photo by: Novo Isioro

PHOTOS: Acting President Osinbajo chairs FEC Meeting of May 24

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday chaired the weekly cabinet meeting of the Executive Council of the Federation, otherwise known as Federal Executive Council. Mr. Osinbajo chaired the meeting in the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari who is currently undergoing medical treatment in London. At the meeting were federal ministers,…

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari presenting food items to physically challenged people

Buhari’s wife, Aisha, speaks on husband’s driving force

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, on Wednesday said 'unflinching support' and prayers by Nigerian women has been the driving force pushing President Muhammadu Buhari to deliver on his electoral promises to the people. She therefore thanked the women for the backing they have been giving her husband since the…

Cameroon President, Paul Biya

Branson, Mboma, others demand release of students jailed over Boko Haram joke

More than 300,000 letters and petitions from people around the world have been sent to Cameroonian President Paul Biya calling on him to release three students each sentenced to 10 years in prison by a military court for sharing a joke by SMS about Boko Haram, Amnesty International said Wednesday.…

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

Governorship Tussle: Tambuwal, Dahiru to know fate June 23

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal and another All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in the 2015 general election, Umaru Dahiru, are to know their fates on June 23, when judgment in the APC primary election that produced Mr. Tambuwal as candidate of the APC for the 2015 governorship election would…

British Prime Minister, Theresa May

Acting President Osinbajo condemns terrorist attack in Manchester, condoles Britain

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has condemned "the despicable terrorist attack on innocent people in Manchester, United Kingdom yesterday, Monday, May 22, 2017." A statement by Laolu Akande, the spokesperson for the acting President, said, "On behalf of the people and Government of Nigeria, Prof Osinbajo expresses heartfelt condolences and solidarity…

Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State (left) with the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Gabriel Ajah (2nd right), the Chairman of Nkanu East Local Government Area, Hon. Ikechukwu Ubagu (right) and the Commissioner for Gender Affairs and Social Development, Hon. Mrs. Peace Nnaji at the inauguration of Amechi Idodo - Amauzam - Amagunze road in Nkanu East LGA, one of the 26 projects inaugurated simultaneously by the State government,  yesterday.

Jubilation in Enugu as state govt. commissions 26 projects

Ahead of his administration’s second year anniversary, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Tuesday stirred celebration across the state as he simultaneously inaugurated 26 development projects executed by his administration, his spokesperson said. The projects, sited mostly in the rural areas were among the 35 flagged off simultaneously late…

UN Peacekeepers [Photo: therising]

UN to honour two Nigerian fallen peacekeepers

Two fallen peacekeepers from Nigeria, Christopher Ademu Abu, a commodore, and Mayehm Norbert, a police sergeant, are among the 117 that would be honoured with the posthumous Dag Hammarskjöld medal. The Dag Hammarskjöld Medal is a posthumous award given by the UN to military personnel, police, or civilians who lose…

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How Ex-Naval Chief Used Family Company to Acquire N600m Property – Witness

Peter Oguebie, managing director, Petrus Ogu Nigeria Limited, who is also a witness in the trial of a former Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin, on Monday told Justice A. S. Umar of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja, that his company sold a property worth N600million…

Dame Patience Jonathan

Court Adjourns Patience Jonathan’s $5.8m Forfeiture Hearing Till Sept.

Justice Mojisola Olaterogun of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court has fixed September 24 for hearing in the application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, seeking a final forfeiture order of $5.8m allegedly belonging to Patience Jonathan, wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan. The adjournment came following…

Moji Olaiya

Fayose speaks on controversy over planned burial of Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya

The Ekiti State Government has described as misleading online publications claiming that the State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, promised to fund the movement of the corpse of late Nollywood Actress, Moji Olaiya, from Canada to Nigeria, saying, “No official request has been made to the government in respect of the burial.”…

A cross-section of candidates writing the 2017 JAMB and UTME computer based examination at the Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Pro-metrics Centre, in Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State on Saturday (13/5/17).
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2017 UTME: ‘Hackers’ attempting to steal JAMB questions arrested

Eighteen suspects are being quizzed by the Akwa Ibom State Police Command for attempted examination malpractices during the just-concluded JAMB examinations held nationwide. The men were arrested on May 15 in a rented apartment at No.13 Lutheran Road, Ikot Ekpene, while trying to hack into JAMB's website to have access…

Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Governor Ugwuanyi restored peace between farmers, herdsmen, says Miyetti Allah

The Zonal Chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association in Enugu State, Gidado Siddiki, has praised Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for the prevailing understanding between farmers and nomadic herdsmen in the state, noting that his "ingenuous" solution resulted in an enduring peace and prevented skirmishes. Mr. Siddiki, who spoke during a…

President Muhammdu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo at the FEC meeting on the 22nd of March 2017
[Photo Credit: Novo Isioro]

How Buhari administration will implement new Executive Orders – Osinbajo

The Muhammadu Buhari administration has said it will drive the new executive orders signed last week vigorously in its determination to significantly transform the business environment and how government business is done in the country. The spokesperson to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Laolu Akande, disclosed this in response to media…

DG NITDA, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami [Photo:]

WannaCry Attack: NITDA urges sustained cybersecurity awareness campaign in Nigeria

The management of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) would like to bring to the attention of Nigerians that the recent WannaCry or WannaCript ransomware attack has been contained and Nigeria was largely spared from the attack due to the massive enlightenment campaign, awareness and proactive measures put in place…

Nigerian troops

‘Nigerian troops kill 13 Boko Haram terrorists, capture 10 logistics officials’

Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram on Saturday said they killed 13 terrorists and arrested 10 others engaged in smuggling in supplies for the group. "In the ongoing clearance operation around the fringes of Lake Chad, troops of 8 Task Force Division have continued to hit the few remaining Boko Haram…

City Gate, Abuja

Nigeria suspends payment of tenement rates in capital, Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Administration has approved the temporary suspension of Tenement Rates collection in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. The directive to this effect was contained in a circular signed by the FCT Permanent Secretary, Babatope Ajakaiye. According to the circular, the suspension was necessitated by the need to sanitize…

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo

Osinbajo signs three executive orders

In exercise of the presidential authorities, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday signed three executive orders that will significantly change some of the ways government business and operations are conducted in the country forthwith. Ahead of the signing, Mr. Osibanjo held an interactive session at the old Banquet Hall of…