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A car bomb near the German embassy caused the explosion, an official said. [Photo credit: Theguardian.com]

At least nine killed, over 80 wounded in Kabul car bomb attack

At least nine people were killed when a suicide car bomb exploded in Kabul's diplomatic district on Wednesday morning. The explosion took place near Zanbaq square, in the Afghanistan capital, near where many countries’ diplomatic missions are based. Over 80 people were also wounded in the attack, with officials saying…

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, with Alhaji Aliko Dangote during the Inauguration of the Nigeria Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council, State House, 30th May 2017. Photo: Novo Isioro.

Osinbajo gives Dangote, Peterside, 34 others new appointments — FULL LIST

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has inaugurated the board of the Nigerian Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council. The 36-member Council, to be chaired by Mr. Osinbajo himself, comprises representatives of the public and private sectors as well as a seven-member Technical Committee. The Council, which is to device and supervise…

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FUTA sets Nigerian record, to launch satellite into space

The Federal University of Technology, Akure, announced on Tuesday that it would on Thursday launch a satellite into space in partnership with other local and international organisations and countries. The university said the satellite belonged to Japan, Ghana, Mongolia, Nigeria and Bangladesh, and would be launched into Space from Kennedy…

President Buhari resumes office

FACTSHEET: What the Buhari administration has achieved in two years – Presidency

ECONOMY Growth in Agriculture and Solid Minerals: The number of sub-sectors of the economy experiencing negative growth has almost halved; falling from 29 sub-sectors for the whole of 2016 to 16 in Q1 2017. Growth in manufacturing has returned to positive territory after five quarters of negative growth. It grew by…

Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Democracy Day: Governor Ugwuanyi assures Enugu people of good governance

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Monday promised to continue with his vision to provide good governance and other basic needs of the people of the state in order to “build the Enugu State of our dreams”, notwithstanding the economic difficulties in the country. The governor, while thanking the…

Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai with the management of Notore Chemical Industries Plc

Notore, Kaduna govt partner to harness agribusiness opportunities

One of the leading fertilizer and agro-allied companies in Africa, Notore Chemical Industries Plc, is exploring partnership opportunities with the Kaduna State government towards investing in the state’s agricultural sector. Speaking during a visit to the Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, the management of the company, led by its Group…

Abubakar Momoh [Photo Credit: The News Nigeria]

Abubakar Momoh, renowned professor and civil society leader, is dead

Abubakar Momoh, prominent Nigerian civil society leader and director general of the Independent National Electoral Commission’s Electoral Institute, has died. Mr. Momoh, a professor, who sat on the board of several nongovernmental organisations, died early Monday, his associates said. His associate and lawyer, Abdul Mahmoud, confirmed the development. “It’s true,…

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari

57 per cent of Nigerians approve Buhari’s performance – Report

A report released in the early hours of Monday reveals that 57 per cent of Nigerians say President Muhammadu Buhari has done well in office. The report, released by the Centre for Democracy and Development was described as “Buharimeter Citizens’ Scorecard on the performance of President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB), and…

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel

Despite being among Nigeria’s richest states, Akwa Ibom governor says state lacks funds for LG elections

Despite his state being one of the wealthiest in the country, Governor Udom Emmanuel said on Sunday that Akwa Ibom has no money to conduct local government elections. Mr. Emmanuel said that local government elections would have to wait in view of the present financial difficulties facing the state. The…

Church building Collapse in Akwa Ibom

Civic group wants church management prosecuted for building collapse

The Civil Society Network Against Corruption, CSNAC, has urged the Inspector General of Police, to immediately prosecute the management of Reigners' Bible Church, Akwa Ibom, over the death of 26 worshippers following the collapse of the church building on December 10, 2016. In a petition signed by the national chairman…

South Africa President, Jacob Zuma. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN

South Africa: Ruling ANC debates motion to remove Zuma

By AllAfrica The top leadership of South Africa's ruling African National Congress is this weekend debating a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. The news was first broken by the South African news site, News24.com, and confirmed to Bloomberg by five separate sources. The party's National Executive Committee…

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PSG, Barcelona, Dortmund win domestic cup titles

A 91st-minute own goal by Issa Cissokho on Saturday gave Paris St-Germain a dramatic Coupe de France final match victory over Angers. Unai Emery’s side looked set for extra time but Cissokho, brother of Aston Villa defender Aly, headed a corner into his own net in injury time. Angers, playing…

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo[Photo Credit: aitonnline tv]

Osinbajo appoints National Pension Commission, Bank of Industry chiefs

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved the following appointments for some Federal Government Parastatals, Agencies and Commissions: Ali Usman​​—Chairman, National Pension Commission. Funso Doherty​—Director-General, National Pension Commission. Manase Benga​—Executive Commissioner, National Pension ​​​​Commission. Zaki Magawata​—Executive Commissioner, National Pension ​​​​Commission. Ben Oviosun​​—Executive Commissioner, National Pension ​​​​Commission. Nyerere Ayim​​—Executive Commissioner, National Pension…

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Nigeria IT agency sets up team to implement executive order on procurement

The Nigerian Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, has assembled a team to implement the Execute Order issued by acting President Yemi Osinbajo on the procurement of information technology products and services by federal government establishments. The Director-General of the agency, Isa Ali Pantami, disclosed this in a press statement. Mr.…

Mrs. Idongesit Ese ... when she was allegedly beaten and ran over with an SUV by the husband, Nsikanabasi Ese

Drama in church as wife accuses pastor of impregnating female member

It was an embarrassing scene at a local church in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Wednesday, when the wife of the founder and pastor of the church openly informed worshippers that her husband was not just living an adulterous life but had impregnated a female member of the church. The pastor’s…

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu

Security operatives “raid Ekweremadu’s house”

A guest house belonging to the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, was raided by security operatives Friday morning, a spokesperson for the lawmaker has told PREMIUM TIMES. The aide, Uche Anichukwu, told PREMIUM TIMES that the action was carried out by the "Inspector-General of Police's Special Squad". "But…

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NSCIA announces commencement of 2017 Ramadan fast in Nigeria

Nigerian Muslims are to commence their 2017 Ramadan Fast on Saturday (tomorrow), the Nigerian Supreme Council For Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has said. When contacted by PREMIUM TIMES at 7:30 PM, Friday, the Secretary General of NSCIA, Ishaq Oloyede, a professor, said the crescent moon has been sighted in several locations…

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udom Udo Udoma, at the National Economic Council Meeting in Abuja on Thursday (24/5/17).
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You are a system stabilizer, 36 Governors tell Acting President Osinbajo

Nigeria's 36 state governors were on Thursday full of praises for Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, describing him as a system stabilizer. A statement by the spokesperson for the Acting President, Laolu Akande, said the governors made the remarks while making a presentation at today's National Executive Committee meeting. "At the…

Mr. Osinbajo made the statement Thursday in Abuja at the colloquim on ``Biafra: 50 years after’’ organized by the Yar’ Adua Foundation at the Shehu Musa Yar’ adua Centre, Abuja. [Photo: Vanguard Newspaper]

Why ‘Biafra’ should remain in Nigeria – Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has delivered a dispassionate call for the nation to stay united, amid renewed agitation for a breakup and the creation of an independent state of Biafra. Mr. Osinbajo said Nigerian s should think more of what unites them than what separates them. “No country is perfect;…

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu during the 168th OPEC meeting in Vienna [Photo credit: The Iran Project]

Nigeria lucky again as OPEC extends oil output cut by 9 months

Nigeria stands to continue to benefit from an improved oil revenue as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided on Thursday in Vienna to extend cuts in oil output by nine months to March 2018 to further battle a global glut of crude. OPEC delegates said the cuts were…

Rotimi Amechi [Photo: Vanguard News]

You’ll face God’s wrath, Amaechi replies Wike on ‘cult’ allegation

The Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, has described as “gubernatorial madness” the allegation by the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike that he (Amaechi) created a new cult group in the state. Mr. Amaechi also asked the governor to be ready to face the wrath of the law after leaving…

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo presents PhD research proposal to NOUN faculty

By Ibrahim Kabiru Sule & Joy Akhiga Former President and a doctorate student of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Olusegun Obasanjo, has presented his research proposal to the university's Faculty of Arts as part of the requirements for the award of a PhD degree. Mr. Obasanjo, who is…

WHO Headquarter in Geneva, Switzerland.

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WHO election and the campaign against African health experts, By Tami Hultman

There is high drama in Geneva as health experts worry whether politics will outweigh accountability and experience in tomorrow's down-to-the-wire balloting for Director-General of the UN World Health Organization. A smear campaign three months ago derailed the expected selection of Nigerian physician Muhammad Pate to head the Global Fund to…

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike

2019: Wike accuses Amaechi of creating new cult group in Rivers

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Monday accused the Minister of Transportation and the immediate past governor of the state, Rotimi Amaechi, of forming a new cult group with the aim of creating security crisis in the state. The governor spoke while commissioning the Kpopie-Bodo Road in Gokana Local…

Folu Olamiti admiring gaming machines in Las Vegas

TRAVELOGUE: A trip to Vegas, the city of allure, sin and gambling, By Folu Olamiti

I’m a Christian, a firm believer in God and His majestic power to order the affairs of man on this plane of existence according to His perfect will. It, therefore, goes without saying that I’m also a firm believer in providence, which Wikipedia describes as “the foreseeing care and guidance…