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Muiz Banire

APC rejects resignation of Legal Adviser Banire enmeshed in judicial scandal

The National Working Committee, NWC, of the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, has rejected the offer to step aside by its National Legal Adviser, Muiz Banire. An official of the party who declined to be named because he is not permitted to speak on the matter has confirmed to PREMIUM…

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Ribadu opens up, names Nigerians who ‘frustrated’ fight against corruption

Years after leaving office as the pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Nuhu Ribadu has named some Nigerians he said tried their best to frustrate the nation’s fight against corruption. Mr. Ribadu spoke on Thursday when he presented the lead paper at the 2016 Annual Lecture organised by…

Bolaji Abdullahi

REVEALED: How Saraki’s man, Bolaji Abdullahi, emerged APC spokesperson

Former Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi, emerged the new spokesperson of the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, on Thursday through a unanimous decision of the executive committee of the north-central geo-political zone. The election of a new spokesperson to replace the former one, Lai Mohammed, was done Thursday in Abuja…

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BREAKING: Former minister emerges new APC spokesperson

[caption id="attachment_208023" align="alignleft" width="228"] Bolaji Abdullahi[/caption] A former Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi, has been picked as the new spokesperson of Nigeria's governing All Progressives Congress, APC. Mr. Abdullahi succeeds Lai Mohammed who was appointed Minister of Information by President Muhammadu Buhari. Both are from Kwara State. Mr. Abdullahi was…

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Why PDP lost Edo, Ondo and may lose future elections – Ali Sheriff faction

The Ali Sheriff faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said it has identified impunity and lack of respect for the party's constitution and the rule of law as the major problems that led to the its failure in the Edo and Ondo governorship elections. Many have expressed the belief…

Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Eyitayo Jegede during his accreditation for Ondo 2016 Governorship Election at Ward 7, Unit 20, in Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State on Saturday (26/11/16).
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PDP rejects outcome of Ondo election, heads to court

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has rejected the outcome of Saturday's governorship election in Ondo State. The party described the outcome of the election as declared by the Chief Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Abdul-Ganiyu Ambali, as a "charade and not the true reflection of the…

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OndoDecides: Ballot box snatchers arrested

Security agents keeping vigil in the ongoing governorship election in Ondo State have arrested some suspected hoodlums at Igbokoda, Ilaje, for allegedly snatching ballot boxes. Police officials said the suspects were chased from interior communities to the Igbokoda jetty where they were arrested. They were taken to a police station…

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OndoDecides: Ballot box snatchers arrested

Security agents keeping vigil in the ongoing governorship election in Ondo State have arrested some suspected hoodlums at Igbokoda, Ilaje, for allegedly snatching ballot boxes. Police officials said the suspects were chased from interior communities to the Igbokoda jetty where they were arrested. They were taken to a police station…

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Nigerian Air Force confirms crash of helicopter received from Presidency

The Nigerian Air Force has confirmed the crash of the Agusta Westland 101 helicopter recently handed to it by the Presidency. The Air Force said the crash occurred while the helicopter was taxing after a successful mission. A statement signed by the spokesperson of the force, Ayodele Famuyiwa, said the…

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TY Danjuma denies any role in Niger Delta programme

The Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Northeast Initiative, PCNI, Theophilus Danjuma, has reacted to news reports on Friday where he was referred to as the Coordinator of Niger Delta Riverine Protection Program. In a statement by the spokesperson of PCNI, Alkasim Abdulkadir, Mr. Danjuma said that the mandate he…

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar

Sacked PDM chairman vows ‘long, messy fight’ with Atiku

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Movement, PDM, Bashir Ibrahim, who was removed Thursday, has vowed “a long and messy fight” with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, whom he accused of masterminding his sack. A meeting of the National Executive Committee, NEC, which held on Thursday in Abuja, announced…

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Sacked PDM chairman blames Atiku

The former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Movement, PDM, Bashir Yusuf, says former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is plotting to take over and use the party to run for president in 2019. Mr. Yusuf, whose sack was announced by the National Executive Committee of the party on Thursday, accused…

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PDM sacks national chairman, others

The Peoples Democratic Movement, PDM, has announced the removal of its national chairman, Bashir Yusuf. Sacked alongside the chairman are all other national officers of the party. The sack is a fallout of a meeting of the National Executive Committee of the party which held in Abuja on Thursday. PDM…

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ASUU Strike: We don’t have money to pay lecturers – Federal Government

The Federal Government said on Wednesday that it has met seven of the eight demands of aggrieved university lecturers. One of the demands that could not be met is the N284 billion allowance owed the lecturers, and which the government cannot meet now because of "recession," an official said. The…

Bukola Saraki

INTERVIEW: How I amassed my wealth –Saraki

The president of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, has spoken of how he worked hard to acquire massive wealth, although he said he did not know his worth. Mr. Saraki told the Abuja editor of BBC Hausa service, Naziru Mikaliu, in an interview that he is wealthy because he comes…

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Ondo 2016: Mimiko, Buhari in closed door meeting

Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State on Monday held a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari few days to the governorship election in the state. Monday's visit is the second in recent weeks by the governor who is the chairman of the governors forum of the opposition Peoples Democratic…

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Nigerians want Jonathan back as president, PDP says

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has claimed that Nigerians are yearning for the return of former President Goodluck Jonathan just two years after he left office. The party stated this on Sunday in a message to the former president as he celebrates his 59th birthday. In the message, signed…

Orji Uzor-Kalu

Abia APC leader disowns Orji Kalu, says ex-governor only brings confusion

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abia State, Paul Ikonne, has said a former governor of the state, Orji Kalu, joined the party to cause confusion. The ex-governor last week defected to the APC from the Progressive People Alliance, PPA. Mr. Ikonne said the former governor has…

FROM LEFT: Chief of Staff, Alhaji Abba Kyari; Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; and President Muhammadu Buhari at the Federal Executive Council Meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday (2/11/16) 
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Another APC leader asks Buhari to sack non-performing ministers

A chieftain of the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kaduna State, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to drop non-performing ministers. Mr. Baba-Ahmed gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna on Sunday. He also urged the President to quickly push through,…

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Zamfara killing spree continues, ‘25’ killed in fresh attack

At least 25 people were killed on Saturday night when gunmen stormed three Zamfara State communities, an official said. The lawmaker representing Zurmi West in the Zamfara State House of Assembly, Yusuf Moriki, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the incident occurred at Dole, Tudun Bugaje and Kwangwami communities…

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APC rejects call for postponement of Ondo governorship election

Nigeria's governing All Progressives Congress, APC, has said the Ondo State governorship election billed for Saturday should not be postponed. The party was reacting to a call by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to postpone the election. A PDP faction…

Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto State Governor

Ban export of grains, Tambuwal tells Nigerian Government

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has urged the Federal Government to immediately stop the export of food items to neighbouring countries, especially through the land border. Speaking in Isa Local Government Area of the state at the flag off of the 2017 dry season wheat farming, Mr. Tambuwal also…

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Many feared killed, several injured as Nigerian soldiers, Boko Haram battle in Borno

A yet unknown number of Boko Haram fighters were reported killed and several others injured in northern Borno on Saturday as Nigerian soldiers engaged the terrorists in intense gunfight. The battle, PREMIUM TIMES sources said, began after Boko Haram fighters attacked troops of the 119 Task Force Battalion stationed in…

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PDP calls for postponement of Ondo election

Nigeria's main opposition party, PDP, has called for the postponement of the November 26 governorship election in Ondo State. The party based its call on the non-conclusion of a court case that was to determine its rightful candidate for the election. A Court of Appeal panel led by Justice Ibrahim…

Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Alhaji Abba Kyari, delivering FG's condolence to Sultan Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar when he led the Federal Government delegation to the burial of late Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki. Seated from left are Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Dambazau, Minister of Defence, Dan Ali, and others. Sokoto...Tuesday 15/11/16

Tributes pour in for late Sultan Dasuki

Tributes have continued to pour in for the late former Sultan of Sokoto, Ibrahim Dasuki. Mr. Dasuki died Monday night at a private hospital in Abuja, after a protracted illness. Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State in a condolence messaged described the late 18th Sultan of Sokoto as a pioneer…