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Olusegun Obasanjo

EXCLUSIVE: Budget Padding: How Buhari should deal with “criminal lawmakers” – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday advised President Muhammadu Buhari against releasing funds meant for constituency projects to federal lawmakers. Mr. Obasanjo said shortly after visiting Mr. Buhari at the Presidential Villa that the current crisis in the House of Representatives confirmed his allegation that there were thieves in the…

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Why I visited Buhari again — Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday visited President Muhammadu Buhari. The two leaders met behind closed-doors after which Mr. Obasanjo told journalists he visited the president to deliver messages he brought from abroad. Mr. Obasanjo, who spoke with State House correspondents, said, “I am visiting this time because I have…

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Buhari, Obasanjo in closed-door meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in a closed-door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in his office at the presidential villa in Abuja. Mr. Obasanjo arrived the villa at about 12: 30 pm and headed straight into Mr. Buhari's office. The reasons for Mr. Obasanjo's visit are unknown at the…

Zamfara Governor, Abdulaziz Yari

Impeachment fears in Zamfara; governor ‘orders’ arrest of Assembly Speaker, others

The Speaker of Zamfara State House of Assembly, Sanusi Rikiji, his deputy, Muhammad Gumi and other principal officers of the Assembly have been arrested by the State Security Services on the orders of the state governor, Abdulaziz Yari. The Voice of America Hausa Service reported Wednesday that the lawmakers were…

Nuhu Ribadu Adamawa 2015 (5)

We want you back now, APC tells Nuhu Ribadu

The Adamawa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has joined the race of groups and individuals calling on a former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, to return to the party. Mr. Ribadu is one of the founding leaders of the party, but…

National Association of Nigerian Students

​Gunshots rock NANS convention in Gombe

Heavy gunshots on Monday rocked the Pantami stadium in Gombe, venue of the national convention of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS on Monday evening. The umbrella body of students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria was holding a convention to elect new set of national leaders after years of…

FROM LEFT: The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed; President Muhammadu Buhari; Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay; Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; President, Commonwealth Judges and Magistrate Association, Justice John Vertes and the Administrator, National Judicial Institute, Justice Rosaline Bozimo, at the International Workshop on Criminal Justice Administration, Development and Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015, in Abuja on Monday (18/7/16).
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How lawyers, judges are slowing down Nigeria’s anti-corruption war — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said the judiciary arm of government was yet to perform its functions to the satisfaction of Nigerians given the reforms brought about by the Administration of Criminal Justice Act. Mr. Buhari stated this at the National Judicial Institute, Abuja, while declaring open a Workshop for…

Iyiola Omisore

Court rejects Omisore’s application for bail

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed the application for bail filed by a former deputy governor of Osun State, Iyiola Omisore, for lack of competence. Mr.  Omisore is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over a N1.3billion he allegedly got from the office…

Ahmed Makarfi
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PDP announces date for fresh national convention

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has announced a new date for another National convention to hold in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The new convention is to hold August 17, the party said Thursday. The announcement of the new date followed a meeting of the expanded caucus of the party which…

MUSLIM PILGRIMS FROM GOMBE STATE BOARDING

Hajj 2016: Don’t bring “goro” into our country, Saudi Arabia warns Nigerian pilgrims

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON)  on Tuesday said it was in receipt of a circular from the Government of Saudi Arabia prohibiting the importation of kola nuts, popularly called “goro”, into the Kingdom during the 2016 Hajj.  The commission said the Saudi government threatened in the circular to punish…

Sarkin Kano

In Kano, a thrilling display of ancient Durbar festival marks Eid el Fitr

The Kano emirate Council on Thursday held the traditional Hawan Daushe Durbar as part of activities marking the Eid el Fitr Sallah celebrations in Kano. The event which held at the outer court of the Emir of Palace in Kano was graced by thousands of the city’s residents and it…

NIGERIA MUSLIM PILGRIMS

23 million pilgrims visited Makkah during Ramadan – Saudi govt

Over 23 million pilgrims visited the Grand Mosque in Makkah during the holy month of Ramadan, according to the Ministry of Haj and Umrah of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Friday. The statistics issued by the ministry and published by Arab News said a total of 23,164,319, visited the Kaaba,…

Umaru Ali Shinkafi

Funeral prayers for Umaru Shinkafi holds Friday

The remains of former federal commissioner, Umaru Shinkafi, who died Wednesday at a London Hospital, will be interred Friday after the Islamic funeral prayer to be held at the Sultan Bello Mosque in Sokoto. A statement issued by a senior counsellor in the Sokoto Caliphate and Magajin Garin Sokoto, Hassan…

Prophet Mohammed's Mosque in Medina

UPDATE: How suicide attack killed six in Madinah

A police source in Madinah has told Arab News how a suicide bomber struck in the vicinity of a police post outside the prophet's Mosque at Sunset on Monday killing six persons. The victims include four policemen and two civilians plus the bomber himself, officials said. The source said the…

Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar

NSCIA declares Wednesday Eid-el-Fitri day in Nigeria

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has declared Wednesday, July 6, as Eid-el-Fitr day in Nigeria. The President-General of the organisation, and Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar, who made the announcement, said the new moon of Shawwal had not been sighted anywhere in Nigeria. He therefore enjoined muslims…

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Saudi Arabia, other countries to celebrate Eid-el-Fitri Wednesday

The Supreme Court of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced that the new crescent of the month of Shawwal has not been sighted and that the month of Ramadan will be 30 days and not 29. Authorities in the Kingdom told citizens to fast on Tuesday. Also, the Majlis…

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BREAKING: Explosions rock Saudi Arabia ahead Eid-el-Fitri celebrations

Three separate explosions by suspected suicide bombers have occurred in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as the annual Ramadan fast draws to a close. The first suicide blast, which was foiled by security operatives, took place near a U.S. consulate in the coastal city of Jeddah. A spokesperson of the…

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Why we arrested Omisore – EFCC

A leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Osun State, Iyiola Omisore, was arrested for his alleged role in the #Dasukigate, the EFCC has said. The spokesperson of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren, told PREMIUM TIMES that Mr. Omisore was arrested as part of investigation into a case of…

Ali Modu Sheriff

PDP Crisis: Sheriff faction gives condition for peace

The deputy national chairman of the Ali Sheriff-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Cairo Ojougboh, has said they are ready to end the crisis bedeviling the party. Addressing journalists in Abuja on Friday, Mr. Ojuogboh said the faction is ready to end the crisis on the condition that…

PDP Spokesperson, Olisa Metuh

Again, Metuh offers to refund N400 million, expresses support for corruption war

The immediate past spokesperson of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olisa Metuh, has again offered to refund to the Nigerian government, the N400 million he received from the office of the National Security Adviser in the build up to the 2015 general election. Mr. Metuh, who is facing trial…

Ojo Maduekwe

Former Nigeria Minister, Ojo Maduekwe, is dead

A former Minister of Foreign Affairs and a stalwart of the opposition Peoples Democratic Patty, PDP, Ojo Maduekwe, is dead. Mr. Maduekwe died at about 7pm on Wednesday at a hospital in Abuja. A close associate of the former minister told PREMIUM TIMES that Mr. Maduekwe was returning to Nigeria…

Ali Modu Sheriff Vs Makarfi 2

PDP Crisis: State chairmen disagree on support for Makarfi, Sheriff

Some chairmen of state chapters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have denied reports that they met with, and endorsed the Ahmed Makarfi-led caretaker committee. The FCT chapter chairman, Yunusa Suleiman, had on Monday led some state chairmen to a meeting with Mr. Makarfi at Protea Hotel, in Apo district…

Ali Modu Sheriff Vs Makarfi 2

PDP Crisis: Sheriff ‘appoints’ party’s deputy national chairman

A factional national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ali Sheriff has appointed Cairo Ojougboh as the party's acting deputy chairman to replace, Uche Secondus, who has since identified with the Ahmed Makarfi faction of the party. Mr. Ojougboh is the immediate past national vice chairman, South-south of the…

Nenadi and Fani-Kayode

Court sends ex-Ministers Nenadi Usman, Fani-Kayode to prison

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered that two former ministers, Nenadi Usman, and Femi Fani-Kayode, be remanded till Friday when their bail applications would be heard. The two ex-ministers as well as Danjuma Yusuf and a firm, Jointrust Dimensions Nigeria Limited, were on Tuesday arraigned by the Economic…

Ali Modu Sheriff

PDP Crisis: Sheriff ‘suspends’ Edo exco, names caretaker committee

The Sheriff faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has  suspended the Edo State Executive Committee of the party, saying the suspension is in line with the provisions of section 31 (2) (e) of the PDP constitution. The faction said in a statement on Saturday signed by Mr. Sheriff and the National Secretary…