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President Muhammadu Buhari and Children

You won’t have much to inherit from me, Buhari tells family

President Muhammadu Buhari has advised his children to acquire enough education and then work hard to be self-reliant, saying he would leave behind very little for them to inherit. "Buhari insisted that all of his girls continue their education through the tertiary level," American Professor, John Paden, said in “Muhammadu…

PDP Chairman, Ahmed Makarfi

PDP Crisis: Makarfi group to meet Monday

The Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called for a meeting of influential members of the faction to discuss the decision of the Appeal Court that went against his leadership. The Port Harcourt Division of the court had on Friday annulled the May 21, 2016 national…

Ali Modu Sheriff

Modu Sheriff speaks on PDP court ruling

The national chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ali Sheriff, has said that he will work to restore the lost glory of the party. Mr. Sheriff was declared the authentic chairman by the Court of Appeal, in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. He defeated a factional chairman and former…

PDP Crisis: Ali Modu Sheriff vs. Ahmed Makarfi

Court of Appeal affirms Sheriff as PDP National Chairman

The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Friday affirmed a former Governor of Borno State, Ali Sheriff, as the authentic Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The court set aside the judgement delivered by Justice Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court in Rivers State…

Bureau De Change

Governors slam Nigeria’s forex policy as Naira falls; demand urgent review

Worried by the continued widening gap between the inter-bank foreign exchange and parallel market rates, the National Economic Council, NEC, on Thursday demanded the immediate review of the current foreign exchange policy by the Central Bank of Nigeria. Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al Makura, who briefed journalists at the end of…

One of the wards at Obafemi Awolowo Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife

Nigerian govt approves new National Health Policy

The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved a new National Health Policy. This was revealed by the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, on Wednesday while speaking with State House correspondents at the end of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council in Abuja. Mr. Adewole said the new policy is…

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Operators kick against return of hajj operations to Foreign Affairs Ministry

The Association of Hajj and Umrah Operators of Nigeria, AHUON, has rejected the call that hajj operations in Nigeria be returned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The National President of the operators, Abdulfattah Abdulmajeed, gave this position on Wednesday in Abuja at a National Training Workshop for operators with…

FILE PHOTO: Former President, Goodluck Jonathan

PDP will win in 2019 – Jonathan

The Peoples Democratic Party remains Nigeria’s strongest and biggest party despite losing the 2015 presidential election, and will win the next general election, former President Goodluck Jonathan has said. Mr. Jonathan said current efforts at reforming the party are “a clear sign” the PDP will win in 2019. The former…

Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna State Governor

APC sets up reconciliation committee

The National Working Committee, NWC, of the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, has set up a peace and reconciliation committee to intervene in the crisis affecting some of its chapters across Nigeria's 36 states. The party said it is disturbed  by the internal crises in its state chapters. Recently, some state…

Boko Haram

SHOCKING REVELATION: 100,000 killed, two million displaced by Boko Haram insurgency, Borno Governor says

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state on Monday released the grim statistics of deaths and material losses suffered by the state due to the Boko Haram insurgency. Mr. Shettima gave the data at the annual Murtala Mohammed memorial lecture held at the Shehu Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja. The governor, who…

Nigerian Governors Forum

EXCLUSIVE: Paris Loan Refund: Nigeria’s 36 governors threaten war with EFCC chair, Ibrahim Magu

Governors of Nigeria's 36 states have threatened to declare war on the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, over what they described as "unwarranted attack on the Nigeria Governors' Forum, its officials and associated entities," presidency officials familiar with the matter have told PREMIUM…

U.S. President, Donald Trump

U.S. President Trump speaks to Buhari today

The president of the United States of America, Donald Trump will speak with President Muhammadu Buhari today at 3:45 p.m. Nigerian time. Mr. Trump, who was inaugurated on January 20, has been calling world leaders by phone as he begins a four-year mandate. Reports said Mr. Trump was billed to…

Governor Kashim Shettima
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Borno’s Gov. Shettima attacks predecessor, Sheriff, over Boko Haram

The governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, has come down hard on his predecessor, Ali Sheriff, accusing him of inaction that he said led to the escalation of Boko Haram insurgency. Mr. Shettima, who stated this on Monday at the annual lecture in honour of late Head of State, Murtala…

Audu Ogbeh, Babatunde Fashola, Lai Mohammed and Okechukwu Enelamah briefing the media after the Federal Executive Council meeting today

Buhari is “well, hale and hearty,” Nigerian govt insists

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has reiterated the federal government's stance that President Muhammadu Buhari is not sick, despite seeking an extended medical vacation. Mr. Mohammed stated this while briefing journalists at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting. He said the fact that all…

Audu Ogbeh, Babatunde Fashola, Lai Mohammed and Okechukwu Enelamah briefing the media after the Federal Executive Council meeting today

Nigerian government adopts measures to reduce food prices

The Federal Government of Nigeria says it has adopted some measures to reduce the price of food items. This was revealed by the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, on Wednesday while addressing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC. The Council had…

The Forum of Spokespersons of Security and Response Agencies, FOSSRA

Nigerian security agencies re-launch monthly media interface forum

The Forum of Spokespersons of Security and Response Agencies, FOSSRA, has re-launched its monthly interface with the Nigerian media where it provides information about the security situation in the country. FOSSRA meeting with Defence correspondents began in 2014 at the height of the fight against Boko Haram. It was initiated…

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Again, Saraki, Dogara visit Osinbajo

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, have again visited acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the State House presidential villa for the second time in three days. The two National Assembly leaders were at the Villa on Tuesday to see Mr. Osinbajo. Thursday's meeting…

Abuja rail train

Abuja Airport Closure: Nigerian government to buy more rail coaches

The Nigeria Government has approved the purchase of additional coaches for use on the Abuja-Kaduna rail line. The measure is to meet with the additional passengers on the route expected from the planned closure of the Abuja International Airport in March. The Minister of State for Transportation, Hadi Sirika, who…

Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed

Nigeria sets up task force to check rising food costs

The Federal Government of Nigeria has set up a task force on food security to curb rising cost of food items. This was revealed by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday while briefing journalists at the end of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council. "Government is quite…

FILE PHOTO: Market on fire

Yola market on fire

One of the biggest markets in Jimeta, Yola, the Adamawa State capital, is on fire. Witnesses say the fire started at about 7 p.m. after the market closed and all traders had gone home leaving only the security guards. Official of the state fire service are already on site trying…

Mohammed Masaba Islamic Preacher with 86 wives [Photo Credit: The News Nigeria]

Man with 86 wives dies at 92

The man who courted controversy by marrying 86 wives has died at the age of 92. Mohammed Masaba died in his house in Bida, Niger State on Saturday afternoon. He was survived by 86 wives and 107 children according to Wikipedia. A resident of Bida, Mohammed Usman informed PREMIUM TIMES…

Senator Godswill Akpabio

20 APC Senators planning to decamp to PDP, Akpabio says

The Senate minority leader and former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, has said that about 20 senators of the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, are planning to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Mr. Akpabio said all the senators were waiting for was for the PDP, which…

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Fashola explains Nigeria’s deteriorating power situation, solutions

The Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said that Nigerians are experiencing irregular power supply due to instability in the national grid owing to low generation. He said Nigeria is currently generating less that 3000 megawatts (MW) and that once that is the case, the system shuts…

Senate President Bukola Saraki

Presidency, Saraki dismiss rumours of plot to force Osinbajo’s resignation

The presidency and Senate President Bukola Saraki have dismissed rumours that some governors are putting pressure on Mr. Osinbajo to step down as acting president. Mr. Osinbajo is currently acting as Nigeria's president after a letter to that effect was sent to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari shortly before…

Train Nigeria

Nigerian govt releases N72 billion for Lagos-Ibadan rail line

The Federal Government of Nigeria has released N72 billion as its counterpart funding for the construction of the Lagos-Ibadan rail line. The money released is what is required to access a loan from the Chinese government for the project to kick off. The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, stated this…