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EFCC sues Ibru, firms for allegedly stealing N2Billion

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has dragged businessman Goodie Ibru before a high court…

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Nigerian military arrests Boko Haram commander, rescues 178 people

The Nigerian military announced on Sunday that it has arrested a Boko Haram commander. The…

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Boko Haram attacks Borno village, kills 7 – Police

The Borno Police Command on Sunday confirmed the killing of seven persons after suspected Boko…

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Boko Haram: Stop courts-martial of Nigerian soldiers – Falana

Following the comment made by the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, that the military under his watch lacked the necessary equipment and morale to fight the insurgent Boko Haram, Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has called on military authorities to immediately disband the two military courts-martial sitting…

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Nigerian soldiers repel Boko Haram attack on Borno village

The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, on Sunday said its fighter jets successfully combined with ground troops to repel the latest Boko Haram attack on Bita village in Borno State. This is confirmed in a statement issued by the Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, Air Commodore Dele Alonge.…

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SSS arrests over 20 kidnappers across Nigeria

The State Security Service, SSS, in a combination of special tactical operations and robust actionable intelligence has arrested over 20 kidnap kingpins across the country. The operations sanctioned by the Director-General, Lawal Daura, succeeded in the arrest of the masterminds and other facilitators of these kidnapping syndicates   These groups…

Nigerian Army

Nigeria Army reviews cases of soldiers sentenced to death, life imprisonment, others

The Nigerian Army on Sunday announced that it is reviewing the cases of all soldiers who were disciplined for various offences.   Dozens of soldiers have been sentenced to death, life imprisonment and other punishment for various offences including mutiny, desertion, and disobedience of lawful orders. Majority of the sentences,…

Buhari Talking

Audit queries must be answered in 24 hours, Buhari tells public officials

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Auditor-General of the Federation to ensure that all outstanding audit queries are conclusively resolved within 30 days. Mr. Buhari has also ordered that henceforth, all audit queries must be answered within 24 hours. The orders followed the President's displeasure on hearing that audit queries…

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Ooni Of Ife: Oba Sijuwade’s Body Arrives Palace From London – Palace Sources

The remains of the Ooni of Ife, Okunade Sijuwade, has arrived his palace in Ile Ife, knowledgeable and reliable palace sources have told PREMIUM TIMES. This website became aware of the development even as palace authorities and notable Ile-Ife personalities insist the Oba is alive, and is hale and hearty.…

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Boko Haram converts​ college laboratory to bomb-making factory

Boko Haram terrorists converted an abandoned chemistry laboratory at ​Dikwa ​College of Education in Borno State​,​ to a bomb-making factory, ​before the town was retaken by government troops last week, the Nigerian military said Saturday. The spokesperson for the army, Sani Usman,​ said troops from the 7 division discovered the…

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Osinbajo assures children displaced by Boko Haram of govt’s support

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday in Kano, told children displaced by insurgency not to lose hope as the Federal Government was committed to providing for their future. Mr. Osinbajo gave the assurance at the Internally Displaced Persons’ School in Mariri, Kano, where some 100 children from Borno were receiving…

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​A​isha Buhari ​donates money to Gombe blast victims

President Muhammadu Buhari's wife​,Aisha, has donated an undisclosed amount of money to 48 victims of the recent Gombe bomb blast admitted at the Federal Teaching and Specialists' Hospital in Gombe. A member representing Dukku/Nafada Federal constituency of Gombe State, Aisha Jibir, presented the money Saturday in Gombe, on behalf of…

Many deportees went to Saudi Arabia as pilgrims

2015 Hajj: Transportation of pilgrims to commence on Aug. 18

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Saturday announced that it would commence transportation of Nigerian pilgrims to Saudi Arabia on August 18. The Chairman of the Commission, Abdullahi Mukhtar, made the announcement after inaugurating the Medical Team for 2015 hajj exercise in Abuja. Mr. Mukhtar, who was represented…

Ooni of Ife

Ile-Ife: Anxiety mounts, women remain indoors as Oro festival enters second day

Many women in the ancient town of Ile-Ife remained indoors on Saturday as the annual Oro festival entered its second day. Although a palace source told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on condition of anonymity that the festival had nothing to do with the rumoured death of the Ooni…

Olisa Metuh

Metuh betrayed Jonathan for refusing to appoint him spokesperson — PDP workers

The Peoples Democratic Party Staff Welfare Association has described as “an absolute bunkum, a clumsy, and blundering blackmail”, an allegation by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Olisa Metuh, that staff members were being sponsored by the APC to destabilize the PDP. The association said such a weak shot…

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SSS Controversy: APC ignorant in comparing Daura to America’s Panetta – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), as a party of shameless and desperate liars. The party berated the APC for sticking to its “lies and empty denials despite overwhelming evidences” that the new Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal…

Governors South South

INVESTIGATION: Nigerian Hacking Governors Forum: Amaechi, Akpabio, Uduaghan hacked phones too

The governor of Bayelsa state, Seriake Dickson, is not the only politician hacking phones and intercepting communication of political peers and rivals in Nigeria. Almost all recent governors of the South South region of Nigeria intercepted calls and hacked phones and computers, an illegal practice that gave them backdoor access…

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NEMA, Red Cross fume as Cameroon humiliates, deports 2,600 Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram

The National Emergency Management Agency and Red Cross officials have dragged Cameroon authorities to the United Nation High Commission on Refuges over the country’s alleged dehumanization and unlawful repatriation of 2,600 Nigerians. An official of NEMA, Sa'ad Bello, said this while fielding questions from journalists, and added that the manner…

Buhari Talking

Governing councils of federal universities not dissolved — Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved that the Governing Councils of Federal Universities be exempted, for the time being, from the dissolution of boards of Federal Government parastatals, agencies, institutions and government-owned companies announced on July 16, 2015. All Vice-Chancellors of Federal Universities have been informed of this exemption through a…

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APC at two: preaches nationalism, love for country

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, John Odigie-Oyegun, on Friday urged Nigerians to learn from the examples of the party's founding fathers and move the nation forward. Mr. Odigie-Oyegun said this in Abuja at an event organised by a coalition of Buhari Support Groups to mark the second…

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36,000 Police officers to attend promotion courses in December – IGP

The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, said in Abuja on Friday that 36,000 police officers would attend promotion courses in December. Mr. Arase, who said this during an inspection tour of the FCT Police command, said that 4,000 Inspectors would also attend the board for promotion. He advised the officers…

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PDP workers want anti-graft agencies to probe party’s leadership for fraud

Staff members of the national secretariat of Peoples Democratic Party [PDP], want anti-graft agencies to probe activities of members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC). Led by Chairman and Secretary of PDP Staff Welfare, Ngozi Nzeh and Dan Ochu-Baiye respectively, they made the call at a news conference in…

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What “missing” N11.56trillion excess crude fund can do for Nigeria

If one third of the Nigerian population were to queue up for a bonus pay cheque, no fewer than 53 million citizens will smile home with N18,000 every month for a full year from the unaccounted N11.56 trillion Excess Crude Accounts now subject of national accountability scandal. PREMIUM TIMES exclusive…

New Director General of SSS, Lawan Daura

There’s nothing wrong if SSS boss is our member — APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has insisted that the Director General of the State Security Services, SSS, Lawal Daura, is not a card-carrying member of the party, saying nothing short of producing Mr. Daura's membership card or evidence of his membership registration could prove that he is indeed a member…

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Tension in Ekiti as PDP factions clash

The crisis in the Ekiti State Chapter of the People's Democratic Party deepened on Friday as the State Executive Committee of the party suspended two of its officials, Messrs Tunde Olatunde and Tope Aluko. Before their suspension, both were deputy chairman and secretary, respectively. It also recommended that Mrs. Busola…