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Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo [Photo Credit: The Nation]

Osinbajo directs new heads of PenCom, CCB, ICPC, others to assume duties

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has directed the newly appointed heads of the National Pension Commission, Code of Conduct Bureau, and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission to assume duty. Bolaji Adebiyi, Permanent Secretary and Director Press Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation,…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki and President Muhammadu Buhari. [Photo credit: Nigeria Today]

What I discussed with Buhari – Saraki

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said he “confidently looks forward” to President Muhammadu Buhari’s “imminent return home”. In series of tweets on Thursday night after meeting Mr. Buhari in London, along with Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Mr. Saraki reported his impressions of the president’s health and gushed over his remarkable recovery.…

FILE PHOTO: Federal secretariat

Perm. Sec. accused of corruption forfeits N660 million, $137,000, two buildings to Nigerian govt

The Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Thursday ordered the temporary forfeiture of N664,475,246 and $137,680 allegedly diverted from the previous administration's Sure-P funds to the Nigerian government. The suspect, Clement Onubuogo, a serving Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, was also ordered to…

Aliko Dangote

Dangote wants to buy Arsenal and sack Arsene Wenger

Nigerian billionaire and President of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has reiterated his plan to buy English Premier League giants, Arsenal. Mr. Dangote said he would make an offer to the owner of the club, Stan Kroenke, after completing the new refinery that his group is building in Lagos. The…


Oluwo of Iwo condemns anti-Buhari protesters, convenes special prayer for President, Gov. Aregbesola

The Oluwo of Iwo kingdom, Osun State, AbdulRasheed Akanbi, has criticised protesters calling on ailing President Muhammadu Buhari to either return to work or resign from his position. In an interview with PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday morning, the monarch described the protesters as people who do not wish the country…

Acting President Yemi Osibanjo (7th r); Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita (7th l) Chief of Staff. Alahji Abba Kyari (6th r) NationalSecurity Adviser, retired Brig.-Gen
Babagana Mongulu (5th l) and the new Federal Permanent Secretaries
after their inauguration by the Acting President at the Presidential
Villa in Abuja on Wednesday (16/8/17).
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Senator’s brother, who failed civil service exam, among new permanent secretaries Osinbajo inaugurated

On May 24, 2014, PREMIUM TIMES exclusively reported that Gabriel Aduda, a former official of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and brother to Senator Phillip Aduda, was arbitrarily appointed director at the Federal Ministry of Finance despite failing a compulsory confirmation/promotion examination for federal civil servants. The report generated…

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo

What Osinbajo told Nigeria’s new Permanent Secretaries

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday inaugurated 15 new permanent secretaries. The inauguration was done just before the Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja. “You come into office at a crucial moment in our national history,” Mr. Osinbajo told the new appointees. Read the full text of the speech by…

File Photo: Nigeria Air Force Alpha Jets.... One of them declared missing. Photo Credit: http://beegeagle.files.wordpress.com via google

Nigerian Air Force official sentenced to death by hanging

The General Court Martial, GCM, sitting at the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, Base in Makurdi has sentenced Aircraftman Bernard Kalu to death by hanging for shooting and killing his female colleague, late Aircraftwoman Sholape Oladipupo. Delivering the judgement on Tuesday, the President of the GCM, Elisha Bindul, found Mr. Kalu…

Omoyele Sowore

SaharaReporters fights back, moves to upturn judgment awarding N4billion to Senate President Saraki

News website, Saharareporters, has taken steps to upturn the judgment of a Kwara State High Court which awarded N4billion damages to the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, in a controversial libel suit. Justice Sikiru Adeyinka Oyinloye gave the judgment against the news platform and its founder, Omoyele Sowore, on…

Saminu Turaki [Photo: Pulse.ng]

Court grants ex-governor who was on the run for three years permission to travel abroad

A former Jigawa State Governor, Saminu Turaki, who is facing corruption charges, was on Tuesday granted permission to travel abroad for medical treatment. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of a Federal High Court, Abuja, granted the permission following an application filed by defendant’s counsel, Olusegun Jolawo, asking for the release of Mr.…


Almost 3 million children across 14 states benefit from Buhari’s school feeding programme – Presidency

The federal government on Sunday announced that over 2.8 million primary school children in 14 states currently benefit from the school feeding programme. The spokesperson to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Laolu Akande, provided details of the program in an email sent to PREMIUM TIMES. The school feeding programme is one…

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo [Photo Credit: The Nation]

#KenyaDecides: Osinbajo congratulates Kenyatta  for electoral victory

The Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has congratulated President Uhuru Kenyatta on his re-election as President of the Republic of Kenya. In a letter signed by the Acting President after the formal announcement of the election results over the weekend, and addressed to the Kenyan leader, he said, "I have the honour…

Dele Olojede

INTERVIEW: How investigation into Alison-Madueke’s corruption killed NEXT newspaper — Dele Olojede

In this second part of his extensive interview  with Feyi Fawehinmi, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Dele Olojede, speaks on why NEXT newspapers, which he started in 2008 with a grand vision to beam the light for cleaning up and straightening Nigeria through investigative journalism, could not have survived; and why,…

Ozubulu church attack[photo credit: The Sun News]

Ozubulu Attack: Osinbajo sends delegation to Anambra

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, is sending a five-member Federal Government delegation to Anambra State on Saturday to visit and condole with the government and people of the state over last Sunday’s attack on worshippers at the St. Philips Catholic Church in Ofufe-Amakwa, Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the…

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo

Osinbajo inaugurates probe panel on alleged military abuse

Governments are “constitutionally and morally” bound to respect the lives of the citizens at all times, acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, has said. Mr. Osinbajo stated this on Friday in Abuja as he inaugurated a seven-member Judicial Commission to review the compliance of the Nigerian Armed Forces with human rights obligations…

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai [Photo credit: Naij.com]

Economic impact of Boko Haram in Nigeria’s North East now $9billion — Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, says the economic impact of Boko Haram activities in the North East is estimated at $9 billion (N274.5b). Mr. Buratai, represented by Peter Dauke (major general), General Officer Commanding, 81 Division, Lagos, made the assertion on Thursday at the first annual conference of…


How Nigeria Can Get Out Of Recession – Ex-Governor Peter Obi

Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has identified three steps the Federal Government can take if Nigeria must get out of economic recession. Mr Obi was a guest speaker at the 1st Annual Conference of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) held on Thursday at Renaissance Hotel, Ikeja…

President Muhammadu Buhari

What Buhari expects from the Nigerian media — Presidency

The Presidency has assured that Muhammadu Buhari administration would not muzzle the media. Presidential Media Adviser, Femi Adesina, gave the assurance on Thursday while speaking at the First Annual Conference of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers, GOCOP, held at Renaissance Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos. Mr. Adesina said Mr. Buhari administration…

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (3rd right), with Immediate Past Vice President, International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji (3rd left); Allen Asiimire (left);  King Tshering (2nd right) and others students of Harvard Kennedy School of Government during their courtesy visit to the Governor at Lagos House, Ikeja, on Thursday, August 10, 2017.

Lagos to commence replacing ‘Danfo’ buses with 5,000 “European standard” units – Ambode

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, says the first set of 5,000 brand new buses under the Bus Reform Initiative of his administration would be flagged off within the next six months. Mr. Ambode said this when students of the prestigious Harvard Kennedy School of Government, United States of America,…

Lagos Chief Judge [photo credit: Champion Newspapers Limited]

Man docked for allegedly duping Lagos Chief Judge

An Ebute-metta Chief Magistrate Court has remanded one Sulaimon Aminu at the Kirikiri prison for allegedly defrauding the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Olufunmilayo Atilade, the sum of N7 million. Chief Magistate A. O. Salawu ordered that the suspect be remanded for 30 days, until September 5, the next adjourned…

St. Philip's Catholic Church, Umuezekwe Ofufe Amakwa Community of Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra on Sunday (6/8/17). where an unknown gunman killed 11 persons and injured 18 others.


Anambra Church Attack: Catholic Church names 13 dead victims, 20 injured (FULL DETAILS)

The Catholic Church has named the dead and injured victims of Sunday’s attack on a church by a gunman. PREMIUM TIMES reported the attack on Sunday morning with the police later saying at least 11 people died from the attack. The police have since announced the arrest of some suspects linked to the attack.…

Embattled former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke

Unbelievable!!! EFCC traces N47.2Billion, $487.5Million to ex-Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said it has traced at least N47.2Billion and $487.5Million in cash and properties to former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke. "This followed painstaking investigations by operatives of the EFCC," two staff of the anti-graft agency wrote in an article sent to PREMIUM TIMES.…

Abdulraufu Mustapha

Foremost Nigerian professor at Oxford, Abdulraufu Mustapha, is dead

An eminent scholar and author, Abdulraufu Mustapha, Professor of African Politics at the Department of Government, University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, has passed on according to family sources. Mr. Mustapha, 63, succumbed to stomach cancer after months of courageous battle at about 3 p.m. London time on Tuesday…

May & Baker

May & Baker posts 215% profit growth in mid 2017 result

May & Baker Nigeria Plc. has announced a profit before tax of N139.5 million, which represents a 215 per cent growth in its unaudited half year results for the period ended 30 June 2017, compared to the previous year. The PBT leapt to N139.5 million from N44.2 million of June,…

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti State Governor

Fayose ‘completely insensitive’ to plight of Ekiti people — Buhari’s aide

The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari has lashed out at the Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, saying his much-advertised "stomach infrastructure" was merely an avenue to glamourise poverty for political gains. Babafemi Ojudu, a former senator, who spoke with journalists over the weekend, said Ekiti State had experienced a…