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NFF sacks Keshi as Super Eagles coach

The Nigeria Football Federation has terminated the appointment of Stephen Keshi as Head Coach of…

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EL-Rufai to speak on Nigeria’s oil fortune at 7th Wole Soyinka lecture

Nigeria and the oil fortune, or perhaps, misfortune, is the focus of the discussion at…

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Buhari vows crackdown on political assassinations, violence

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that his administration will ensure that all cases of political…

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Buhari fires own Chief Security Officer

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday fired his Chief Security Officer, Abdulrahman Mani, and requested the State Security Service to redeploy him out of the presidential villa, sources in the presidential villa and the State Security Service have told PREMIUM TIMES. The presidency has yet to officially announce the development, but…

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Nigerian troops recover vehicle loaded with bomb

The Nigerian military on Saturday said a jeep full of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) was among the weapons recovered by troops conducting cordon and search operations after suicide bomb attacks on Zabarmari Muna, near Maiduguri. The spokesperson for the military, Chris Olukolade, a major general, said the jeep, was recovered…

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State APC Chairpersons pass vote of confidence on Buhari

State Chairmen of All Progressive Congress (APC) on Saturday in Abuja, passed a vote of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari, endorsing his leadership style. The spokesman of the 37 state chairmen of the APC, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Umar Doruwa, confirmed this development to State House correspondents in…

Senators have reportedly vowed not to allow the influential former governor of Lagos State, Ahmed Tinubu, decide who leads the next senate. Photo credits: AITOnline

Why Tinubu, Akande boycotted APC NEC meeting

A national Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, and the party's immediate past interim National Chairman, Bisi Akande, boycotted a meeting of the National Executive Committee, NEC of the party which held on Friday due to lack of proper communication from the party’s leadership, PREMIUM TIMES understands.…

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PDP insists on removal of INEC chair, says Zakari in “strong relationship” with Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, says it will continue to demand the removal of the Acting Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Amina Zakari, as resolved in its 403rd National Working Committee, NWC, meeting, despite unwarranted attacks on its officials by the Presidency. The party said it is…

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FUTA mourns Ilemobade, ex-VC murdered by own domestic staff

The Management of the Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA, has paid a condolence visit to the family of the late former Vice-Chancellor of the Institution, Professor Albert Ilemobade, who was gruesomely murdered by two of his domestic staff. At the home of the late don, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adebiyi…

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Cyber fraudsters impersonating me, Gov. Ambode raises alarm

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos has alerted Nigerians on the activities of some unknown people he said are impersonating him through the social media to defraud the public. Mr. Ambode said this in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna on Friday. He said some unscrupulous characters…

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INVESTIGATION: How children from rich Nigerian families help finance Boko Haram

On Saturday, 4 October, 2013, Bauchi, capital of Bauchi State, was experiencing an unusually cold weather. At the Old GRA, a suburb of the city, Ismaila Gambo, a 21-year-old with a neatly trimmed beard got up at dawn and headed to a nearby mosque for his morning prayers. He wore…

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#OpenNASS: BudgIT asks APC to fulfill campaign promises on transparency, accountability

In continuation of its #OpenNASS campaign, which seeks transparency and accountability in the budget of the National Assembly, civic technology organization, BudgIT, has written to John Odigie-Oyegun, chairman of Nigeria's ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, asking him to make a clear commitment to an open legislature in line with…

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Queues at Abuja petrol stations will soon disappear — DPR

The Department of Petroleum Resources has said that fuel queues in Abuja will soon disappear as 3.2 million litres of petrol were released to the city from Suleja Depot on Thursday. Mohammed Saidu, Zonal spokesperson DPR Abuja, made the statement in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in…

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Boko Haram: EU condoles with Nigeria over Borno killings

The European Union has sent a message of condolence to Nigeria and the people over Thursday’s killing of over 145 people in the north-eastern state of Borno by the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram. The Nigeria High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the…

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PDP chieftain rejects Fayose’s appointment, says job too little for him

A former member of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Board of Trustees, Dayo Okondo, has rejected his appointment by the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, as a member of the Governing Council of the College of Education, Ikere Ekiti. The rejection came shortly after the governor announced the list of the…

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Buhari: We’re winning fight against Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said Nigeria is progressively winning the war against Boko Haram under the auspices of Multinational Forces with neighbouring countries. The remarks followed Tuesday and Wednesday's attack in Kukawa and Monguno local government areas of Borno State, where at least 145 people were killed by suspected…

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PDP Condemns Borno Attacks

The Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, on behalf of members of the party nationwide has condemned continued terror attacks, particularly the mindless killing of over 145 Nigerians in Borno state on Thursday. The party, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, on…

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Police confirm 10 dead in Thursday’s multiple blasts in Borno

The Police in Borno on Friday confirmed the killing of at least 10 persons after Thursday's multiple suicide attacks in some parts of the State. Aderemi Opadokun, the Commissioner of Police, confirmed this to journalists in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. Mr. Opadokun said the suicide attack occurred at Malari…

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Chad seizes suspected Boko Haram weapons cache in N’Djamena

Chadian security forces, announced that they have seized a large weapon cache including guns, rockets and ammunition in a house in N'Djamena occupied by suspected members of the Boko Haram. The officials said the weapons, buried under the courtyard of the house in the eastern neighbourhood of Guinebor, were destined…

Senators have reportedly vowed not to allow the influential former governor of Lagos State, Ahmed Tinubu, decide who leads the next senate. Photo credits: AITOnline

APC Crisis: Tinubu, Akande boycott party’s NEC meeting

Some leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, including a former governor of Lagos State, Ahmed Tinubu, and the party’s former interim chairman, Bisi Akande, boycotted the party’s meeting Friday, raising concerns the party may be nowhere near resolving a leadership crisis that has nearly derailed its new government.…

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Buhari asks APC lawmakers to accept party supremacy

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the All Progressives Congress members in the National Assembly to accept the supremacy of the party in order to allow democracy work in the country. He stated this in his opening remarks at the National Executive Committee meeting of the party presently holding in Abuja.…

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Buhari backtracks, appoints new SSS chief “acting” DG

The new head of the State Security Service, Lawal Daura, appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari, will act in that capacity pending the appointment of a substantive Director General, the Head of Service has said. Mr. Daura was appointed Thursday by the president after he fired the former DG, Ita Ekpenyong,…

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APC holds NEC meeting – Live Updates

The governing All Progressives Congress, is holding a meeting of its National Executive Committee at the party's national secretariat in Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari, his vice, Yemi Osinbajo, all governors elected on the platform of the party, the leadership of the national assembly and a cross section of Senators and…

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APC Crisis : Oyegun fumes at allegations he took bribes to back Saraki

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, John Odigie-Oyegun, has denied taking bribe to support the agenda of the lawmakers who became principal officers of the 8th Assembly against the wishes of his own party. Mr. Odigie-Oyegun made the denial when the leadership of the South-East, South-South Professionals paid…

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I’ll build on Jega’s achievements, acting INEC chair says

The acting Chairperson of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Amina Zakari, has pledged to build on the successes recorded by her predecessor, Attahiru Jega. The Thursday edition of INEC's daily newsletter, sent to PREMIUM TIMES, quoted her as saying she accepted her appointment with humility and dedication to serve. "I…