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Senator Sani asks Nigerians to speak up, rise up against kidnappers

The Senator representing Kaduna Central in the Nigerian Senate, Shehu Sani, has condemned the kidnap of Kaduna lawmaker, Ibrahim Samaila. Mr. Sani said the “kidnappers represent an evil and tyrannical force who threatens our lives, liberty and livelihood in the north today”. Some unknown gunmen on Tuesday, abducted Mr. Samaila,…

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Hajj 2016: Saudi govt imposes 12-hour ban on grouping of pilgrims for stone-throwing ritual

The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Haj and Umrah has announced a 12-hour ban on grouping of regular pilgrims from their tents in Mina to the Jamarat area, to throw pebbles at the pillars symbolizing Satan during the three days of the ritual from Dhul Hijjah 10-12 (Sept. 11-13). The ministry…

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Tribune Newspaper apologises to Ezekwesili over “Buhari’s sack” report

The management of African Newspapers of Nigeria, publishers of the Tribune stable, has apologized to a former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, over a report claiming Mrs. Ezekwesili said President Muhammadu Buhari did not deserve his position. The Sunday Tribune had reported that Mrs. Ezekwesili said Mr. Buhari did not…

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Gowon meets Buhari over Chibok girls, economy

Former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, who visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House on Tuesday, said he went to inform the president about his trip abroad, to also discuss other matters affecting the nation. Speaking shortly after emerging from a closed-door meeting with the president, Mr. Gowon, who…

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How Zamfara ‘blasphemy’ mob killings occurred

PREMIUM TIMES has obtained further details of the killings in the Talata Marafa town of Zamfara State, where eight residents were burnt to death by a mob suspected to be students of Abdu Gusau Polytechnic. The details emerged just as President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the killings and promised justice for…

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Buhari condemns Zamfara ‘blasphemy’ killings, pledges justice

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of at eight persons in Zamfara State on the allegation of “blasphemy”. A mob, suspected to be students of Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, on Monday descended on a man they accused of blaspheming the Prophet of Islam. They later set those who tried to…

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U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, arrives Nigeria’s presidential villa

The United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, has arrived the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, for a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, and top government officials. Mr. Kerry's motorcade arrived the villa at about 3pm and was received by Mr. Buhari's State Chief of Protocol, Lawal Kazaure. Reporters were…

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PDP leaders in closed door meeting, may postpone convention

The leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are currently meeting to consider postponing the party's national convention by another three months. A meeting of the National Executive Committee, NEC, of Nigeria's main opposition party was holding inside the Government House, Port Harcourt, at the time of this report. Before…

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Court ruling against PDP convention ‘ineffective’ – Party member

A Peoples Democratic Party member contesting as the party’s next spokesperson, Kabir Usman, has said that an order given by an Abuja Federal High Court suspending the party's national convention is “ineffective”. Justice Okon Abang of the court had on Monday granted an interim order suspending the August 17 national…

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90 aspirants vie for 22 PDP national executive positions

As the major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, gets set to elect a new set of leaders, 90 persons have so far signified their intention to run for various offices. The party is expected to hold a repeat National Convention in Port Harcourt on Wednesday where 22 positions…

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PDP Election: Zoning can’t stop me — Dokpesi

One of the aspirants for the office of national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Raymond Dokpesi, was on Monday successfully screened to contest for the position at the party’s convention scheduled for Wednesday in Port Harcourt. A statement by his media aide, Omor Bazuaye, said Mr. Dokpesi went…

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Makarfi PDP faction says national convention to go ahead despite court order

The Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to Monday’s order by a Federal High Court Abuja blocking its forthcoming national convention slated for Wednesday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Justice Okon Abang had granted an interim order suspending the August 17 convention pending the determination…

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Hajj 2016: Nigeria airlifts 20,000 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia in one week

A week after the commencement of 2016 Hajj airlift in Nigeria, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, has announced the airlift of about 20,000 Nigerian pilgrims to the Holy Land. The Commission on Sunday said already, the first batch of Zamfara state contingents are preparing to leave Medina for…

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Hajj 2016: Over 9000 Pilgrims airlifted to Saudi Arabia so far

A total of 9,269 Nigerian pilgrims have landed in Saudi Arabia out of the expected figure of 59, 647 visa application acquired so far for this year's Hajj. The summary of the airlift of pilgrims as at Friday afternoon showed that airlift operations commenced in seven departure centres - Lagos,…

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Dokpesi rejects zoning of PDP chairmanship post to S’West, says in race till end

One of the candidates seeking to emerge as national chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, Raymond Dokpesi, has vowed not to withdraw from the race despite the position having been zoned to the South West geoppolitical zone. Mr. Dokpesi was reacting to the decision of PDP leaders from the…

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How my trip to U.S. is funded — Aisha Buhari

Aisha, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday said her ongoing trip to the United States was not being funded with public funds. Speaking in an interview with the Hausa service of the Voice of America, Mrs. Buhari said the trip was being funded with personal funds and sponsorship…

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Aisha Buhari speaks on U.S. visit, Governor Fayose’s attacks

Aisha, President Muhammadu Buhari's wife, on Saturday said she was on a week-long visit to the United States of America to hold discussions with aid organizations on how to help the women and children facing starvation in the north eastern part of Nigeria. Mrs. Buhari spoke in an interview with…

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Speaker Dogara meets Buhari, vows not to resign

As reported by PREMIUM TIMES, Speaker Yakubu Dogara on Friday met President Muhammadu Buhari over the budget padding scandal rocking the House of Representatives. Mr. Dogara came into the Villa at about 2:25 pm and went straight into the president's office. The speaker emerged at exactly 2:58 pm, telling reporters…

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PDP blocks Dokpesi, zones national chairmanship to South West

Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from southern Nigeria, have agreed to zone the National Chairmanship position of the party to the South-West geopolitical zone. At a meeting attended by governors, National Assembly members and former ministers, and other leaders on Thursday, in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, the party…

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Ex-President Jonathan visits Buhari, holds talks

Former President Goodluck Jonathan is currently holding a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the President's office at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja. Mr. Jonathan arrived the Villa at exactly 2 pm and went straight to the President's office. Mr. Buhari was observing his afternoon prayer at the Villa Mosque…

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Hajj2016: Inaugural flight takes off August 8 in Sokoto

The inaugural flight of the 2016 Hajj exercise in Nigeria will take off on August 8 from the Sultan Abubakar Airport in Sokoto state. This was revealed by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar, on Saturday in Abuja at a one day meeting of all bodies involved in the Hajj…

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Kano govt releases N789 million for Hajj 2016

The Kano State government has released N789.5 million for the state Pilgrims Welfare Board for the successful conduct of 2016 Hajj operations. Briefing journalists on the outcome of State Executive Council meeting held at Kano Government House on Wednesday, the state Commissioner of Information, Youth and Culture, Muhammad Garba, said…

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…