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How N450 million PDP presidential campaign fund for Adamawa was handled – Ex-Gov. Ngillari

The immediate past governor of Adamawa state, Bala Ngillari, has denied ordering the collection and distribution of N450 million presidential election campaign money for Adamawa State. The money was for the election campaign of former President Goodluck Jonathan, who contested the 2015 election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic…

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Ramadan: Where to break fast for free in Abuja

Muslims are enjoined to endeavor to feed the poor during the holy month of Ramadan because of the huge reward involved. In a hadith narrated by Salman Al-Farisi (r.a.), the Prophet (pbuh) said, “Whoever feeds a fasting person, will be recompensed with forgiveness of sins and salvation from Hell. He…

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PDP crisis: Modu Sheriff sets date for another Edo governorship primary

Days after the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, picked Ize Iyamu as its governorship candidate in the forthcoming election in Edo state, factional national chairman, Ali Sheriff, has also fixed a date to conduct his faction's primary election. Mr. Sheriff, who addressed a press conference on Thursday at his residence…

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Police DIGs, AIGs to retire as new acting IG takes over

Following the appointment of Ibrahim Idris as the acting Inspector General of Police by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, seven Deputy Inspectors General of the Force as well as several Assistant Inspectors General are to be retired. By convention, senior officers of the police or other armed step down if…

Ali Modu Sheriff

PDP Crisis: Ali Modu Sheriff declares Edo governorship primaries illegal, sets up temporary NWC

The factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu Sheriff, has declared Monday’s governorship primaries in Edo State by the Ahmed Makarfi faction as "illegal and a contraption of an illegal caretaker Committee." Mr. Sheriff also urged members of the party nationwide especially, in Edo State, to disregard…

President Muhammadu Buhari (L) in a handshake with the new Acting IGP, IBRAHIM  
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Buhari appoints new acting Police IG

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, as the Acting Inspector-General of Police. The Acting Inspector-General, who hails from Kutigi, Lavun in Niger State, was born on 15th of January 1959, and was enlisted into the Nigerian Police Force in 1984, after…

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Buhari returns to Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja from a ten-day vacation in London. The President's plane touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at about 5:30 p.m. on Sunday Mr. Buhari travelled to London on June 6 to rest and receive medical attention from a ear, nose and throat…

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INTERVIEW: How Buhari spends his time outside official hours – Femi Adesina

Shortly before the one year anniversary of the Muhammadu Buhari administration, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, spoke to PREMIUM TIMES’ Festus Owete and Sani Tukur, on the achievements of the administration, how the president spends his time outside official hours, his family life,…

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EFCC detains former Adamawa governor

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has detained the immediate past governor of Adamawa State, Bala Ngillari, for his alleged role in the distribution of N450 million for the re-election of former President Goodluck Jonathan. Mr. Ngillari is being detained at the Gombe zonal office of the EFCC. His…

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APC sponsoring Modu Sheriff to scuttle PDP — Makarfi group

The national caretaker committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who was appointed by the Port Harcourt convention, has reacted angrily to the invasion of the PDP National Secretariat by Ali Sheriff, saying Mr. Sheriff was being sponsored by the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, to scuttle PDP’s chance in…

Former Vice President and chieftain of APC, Atiku Abubakar and President-elect, Gen Muhammadu Buhari at an APC Stakeholders' Meeting in Yola, Adamawa State

Group urges Buhari to seek Atiku’s help on Niger Delta

An Adamawa-based socio-political group, Adamawa Think Tank, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to consider drafting former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to resolve the Niger Delta problem. A group, the Niger Delta Avengers, has carried out several attacks on oil pipelines and installations in the Niger Delta region. The group threatens…

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PDP Crisis: Youth threaten takeover of party within 7 days

A coalition of youth groups within the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has given leaders of the party seven days to resolve all pending issues relating to the ongoing crisis in the party or they would takeover. Briefing journalists at the end of their meeting Tuesday, at the Wadata Plaza…

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PDP Crisis: Sheriff gains control of party’s national secretariat

The embattled national chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu Sheriff has finally gained access to the national secretariat of the party. Mr. Sheriff had stormed the secretariat in the early hours of Monday with several of his supporters, but was denied entry by officers of the Nigeria…

Security operatives preventing the acting National Chairman of the PDP, Sen. Ali Modu Sherrif from entering the headquarters of the party at Wadata Plaza in Abuja on Monday (13/6/16). 4229/13/6/2016/HB/BJO/NAN

PDP Crisis: Ali Modu Sheriff storms Wadata plaza to take over power

The immediate past chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party has stormed the Wadata Plaza National Secretariat of the opposition party to take over the affairs of the party. Mr. Sheriff led his group to storm the secretariat early on Monday morning. He was however prevented from gaining entrance to the…

Targema Takema

Benue SSG collapses, rushed to hospital

The Secretary to the Benue State Government, Targema Takema, has collapsed and has been rushed to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, in Makurdi, the state capital. Those familiar with the matter said Mr. Targema collapsed at his residence on Thursday. A source closed to him said he (the SSG)…

President Muhammadu Buhari (Photo credit: www.ibtimes.co.uk)

Buhari sends list of new ambassadors to Senate

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a list of 47 new ambassadors to the Nigerian Senate for confirmation. This was announced by the president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, during the sitting of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday. Mr. Saraki read a letter from Mr. Buhari containing the list. Names…

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PDP crisis: Secondus finally hands over to Makarfi-led committee

The immediate past Deputy National Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus, has handed over the affairs of the party to the Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee until a national convention is held to elect new set of party leaders. The handing-over ceremony held on Tuesday at the…

Governor Yahaya Bello

Tribunal dismisses Wada’s petition, reaffirms Bello as Kogi Governor

The Kogi State Governorship election tribunal sitting in Abuja has dismissed a petition brought before it by the immediate-past governor of the state, Idris Wada, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, challenging the emergence of Yahaya Bello as governor. Mr. Bello was nominated by his party, the All Progressives Congress,…

Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello

Tribunal upholds election of Yahaya Bello as Kogi governor

The Kogi State governorship election tribunal, sitting in Abuja, has upheld the election of Governor Yahaya Bello as the duly elected governor of Kogi State. The Chairman of the Tribunal, Halima Mohammed, who read the judgment in the petition filed by a member of the House of Representatives, James Faleke,…

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PDP factions, governors meet on Monday

The different groups claiming the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are set to meet on Monday. The meeting will also be attended by governors elected on the party's platform and members of the Board of Trustees, BoT. The meeting is to try to end the party's leadership crisis.…

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Nigerians start Ramadan Monday as Sultan announces moon sighting

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar, has announced the sighting of the Ramadan crescent in various places in the country. Mr. Abubakar, who made the announcement Sunday in Sokoto, said Monday is the first of Ramadan signalling the commencement of the fasting season. Details shortly...

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Buhari heads to London for medical treatment

President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to London for 10 days to seek medical attention and take a rest, his verified Twitter handle announced on Sunday. The decision of the president to seek medication for his ear infection confirms PREMIUM TIMES story published on Saturday. The president's verified Twitter handle, @NGRPresident,…

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Kogi Governor, Bello, to know fate Monday

The Kogi State governorship election tribunal is set to deliver judgments in petitions filed by different political parties, challenging the emergence of Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as governor. The tribunal, chaired by Halima Mohammed, is sitting at the premises of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High…

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NAHCON announces 2016 Hajj fares

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, has announced the 2016 Hajj fares for all intending pilgrims. NAHCON, in a release by its spokesperson, Uba Mana, on Friday in Abuja said the minimum fare with $750 BTA for pilgrims from the north is fixed for N998, 248.92, while pilgrims from…

Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello

Kogi governor swears in new commissioners

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has sworn in the newly appointed commissioners into office. The ceremony took place at the Government House auditorium in Lokoja, the state capital. Mr. Bello announced that he had trimmed the number of ministries in the state from 20 to 15 to cut the…