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20 die of cholera in Bauchi State

Twenty persons have died of cholera in the Shira Local Government Area of Bauchi State. This is contained in a statement made available by the Information Officer in the LGA, Danlami Baza, in Bauchi on Saturday. Mr. Baza said 200 persons were admitted in the hospital. He added that the…

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SSS disrupts Boko Haram spy network at Abuja airport, arrests suspect

The State Security Service, SSS, said it has disrupted a spying network mounted by the Boko Haram terrorists at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The SSS arrested a suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Sulaiymon Abdulraman, from Kogi State, in connection with the spy network, a statement by a spokesperson for…

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike

Rivers guber poll: Tribunal blocks APC from scanning election materials

The Rivers Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Friday dismissed an application by the All Progressives Congress to scan and crop all the materials used for 2015 governorship election in the State. The APC and its candidate in the April 11 governorship election, Dakuku Peterside, are seeking the…

The US refused to sell Cobra Helicopters to Nigeria because they do not trust Nigeria's ability to maintain it.

Many feared dead in Nigeria Air Force aircraft crash

A yet unknown number of people are feared dead in a deadly crash involving an aircraft belonging to the Nigerian Air Force on Saturday. A military insider said the aircraft took off at the Nigeria Air Force base in Kaduna and crashed into the nearby Ribadu cantonment shortly after take-off.…

IGP Solomon Arase

​​P​olice commission redeploys all state commissioners

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the deployment of 37 Police Commissioners to State Commands and the Federal Capital Territory “to reinvigorate the State Commands for more effective and efficient policing.” A statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja by PSC’s head of Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, said…

PIC. 16. PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI (5TH R); VICE PRESIDENT YEMI OSINBAJO (5TH L); CHAIRMAN, CENTINARY CITY BOARD, GEN. ABDULSALAMI ABUBAKAR (4TH R) AND BOARD MEMBERS OF CENTINARY CITY, DURING THEIR MEETING WITH PRESIDENT AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA IN ABUJA (28/8/15).
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Centenary project will create 250,000 direct jobs — Abdulsalami Abubakar

President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed an assurance from Centenary City PLC that all the original inhabitants of the site have been fully compensated. Speaking after being briefed by the Chairman of the company's board of directors, Abdulsalami Abubakar, and members of its management team, on Friday, President Buhari praised the…

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I’ll ensure harmony between Buhari and lawmakers – Kawu Sumaila

The newly appointed Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives), Sulaiman Kawu, has said he will ensure harmonious relationship between members of the House of Representatives and the president. The former lawmaker was Thursday appointed as the presidential liaison to the House of…

Senator Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani explains tweet showing “love” to Bill Cosby

The senator representing Kaduna Central in the Senate, Shehu Sani, has explained why he showed “love” – against reproach – to American actor and comedian, Bill Cosby, accused of sexually assaulting over 40 women. PREMIUM TIMES reported on July 28 that when Time magazine tweeted that the Bill Cosby endowed…

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Atiku’s daughter sworn in as Adamawa commissioner, forfeits salary

Fatima Atiku, daughter of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and newly appointed Adamawa Commissioner of Health, has forfeited her salary and allowances for use in revitalizing the state’s health sector. Fielding questions from newsmen in Yola on Friday after being sworn in, alongside 21 other commissioners, Fatima, a medical consultant,…

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5 Nigerian universities host nuclear energy centres of excellence —NAEC

Franklin Osaisai, chairman of the Nigerian Atomic Energy Commission, NAEC, has said that five Nigerian universities now host nuclear energy centres of excellence. Mr. Osaisai, who disclosed this in an interview with newsmen on Friday in Abuja, said that the Nuclear Technology Centre, Sheda, was also a part of the…

Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase

Police IG redeploys 19 AIGs, 49 CPs

The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has approved the redeployment of 19 Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) and 49 Commissioners of Police. This is contained in a statement issued by the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Abayomi Shogunle on Friday in Abuja. Among those redeployed are AIG Joseph…

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Agbakoba tasks new Customs Comptroller-General on revenue generation

A former chairman of Nigerian Bar Association, Olisa Agbakoba, Friday, tasked the newly-appointed Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, on the need to secure the nation’s borders against smuggling. Mr. Agbakoba, who gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, said the task of…

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Osun judge sues speaker, lawmakers over Aregbesola probe

A High Court Judge in Osun, Folahanmi Oloyede, has filed a motion in an Osogbo High Court, challenging the Osun State House of Assemnbly's handling of a petition she forwarded to it. Justice Oloyede had petitioned the assembly, calling for the impeachment of Gov. Rauf Aregbesola and his Deputy, Grace…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Shun corruption or quit, Buhari warns civil servants

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja warned civil servants to shun corrupt practices or be ready to leave the civil service. The permanent secretary in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Muhammed Bukar, said President Buhari gave the warning when he was briefed on…

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Nigerian Ambassador to U.S., Adebowale Adefuye, dead — Report

The Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, Adebowale Adefuye, is dead. According to Sahara Reporters, Mr. Adefuye, a former History professor died on Thursday at an undisclosed hospital in Washington DC. Mr. Adefuye was appointed the head of the Nigerian mission to the U.S. in 2010 by former President Goodluck…

FILE PHOTO: A woman and her child in an IPD camp in Gombe. Children, especially those without parents are targeted.

Boko Haram: NEMA evacuates 5,000 people from Dikwa

The National Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday said it had evacuated 5,000 starved persons from the liberated hinterland communities of Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State. The North-East coordinator of NEMA, Mohammed Kanar, disclosed this to newsmen in Maiduguri, saying the communities were recently liberated by the Nigerian military…

NIGERIA MUSLIM PILGRIMS

NAHCON airlifts 8,851 intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Wednesday said it has transported 8,851 intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for the 2015 pilgrimage. About 66,000 intending pilgrims from the 36 states and FCT are expected to join other Muslims from parts of the world for this year’s Hajj in Saudi…

President Muhammadu Buhari (L) Receiving Letters of Credence from the Ambassador-Designate of The King of Saudi Arabia To Nigeria, Mr Fahad Abdullah-Sefyan, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja

Economic diversification very high on our agenda – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday reaffirmed his administration's commitment to faster development of non-oil sectors and the speedy diversification of the country's economy. Mr. Buhari made this known at an audience with the new ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Nigeria, Fahad Sefyan, at the presidential villa, Abuja. According to him,…

From Left: Gov. Muhammadu Bindo of Adamawa; Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo and Gov. Abdul-Azeez Yari of Kebbi State during the Progressive Governors Forum Meeting in Yola

APC governors set up committee on job creation

Governors on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, on Thursday said they had constituted a committee on job creation to check the rate of unemployment in the country. Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo, who is the chairman of the body, disclosed this after the forum's meeting in Yola, Adamawa…

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INEC helping PDP to frustrate Rivers election case – APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has described as “deceitful, obstructionist and provocative” the petition written to President Muhammadu Buhari by the 16 PDP federal lawmakers from Rivers over the State's Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, saying those who are blatantly obstructing the course of justice are the same ones now trying…

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Pirates strike again in Bayelsa waterways, abduct local chiefs

Barely three weeks after pirates killed 4 soldiers and one policeman at a military base in Nembe, sea pirates on Wednesday afternoon ambushed two speedboats and kidnapped three persons along the Ogbia-Brass waterways of Bayelsa East senatorial district. Police spokesperson, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the development but said he was yet…

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Salary backlog: Banks begin disbursement of bailout to states

The Central Bank of Nigeria has approved the request of Deposit Money Banks to provide loans to state governments to enable them to pay the backlog of their workers' salaries. This is contained in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja by the Director, Corporate Communications, CBN, Mu'azu Ibrahim. According to…

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje; Photo: DailyPost

Why Gov. Ganduje fired MD of traffic agency

The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has sacked the managing director of Kano Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA), Mustapha Buhari, after a committee set up by the governor to investigate allegations of official misconduct found him wanting, PREMIUM TIMES reliably gathered. Although the state commissioner of Information, Internal Affairs, Youth,…

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Nigeria’s electricity generation hits new peak — Transmission Company

The management of Transmission Company of Nigeria, said in Abuja on Wednesday that it had attained a new peak of 4,810.7 megawatts of generated electricity. This is contained in a statement signed by the Managing Director, System/Market Operation of TCN, Dipak Sarma. Mr. Sarma said this was achieved at 20.45…

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Buhari cancels all crude oil swap, offshore processing deals with NNPC

All offshore crude oil processing agreements and crude oil swap deals for refined petroleum products between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, and oil traders around the world have been cancelled by the Federal Government. Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, told Reuters news agency on Tuesday that President Muhammadu Buhari has…