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Nigeria set to resume oil search in Chad Basin after Boko Haram defeat

After multi-billion dollars investments in several years of fruitless search for crude oil in the…

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Reps-elect demands 50% pay cut for Buhari, lawmakers, others

A House of Representatives member-elect, Abdullahi Gaya, from Kano State, on Monday asked the in-coming…

EFCC Arraingned Former Minting and Boss, Okuyomo 2

Court orders extradition of ex-MINT boss, Okoyomon, to UK

Justice E. S Chukwu of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja, on Monday…

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N25 bn fraud: Lawyers tackle Justice Liman over Igbinedion’s N3million fine

Itse Sagay, a law professor and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) was aghast and had problem believing that Justice J. Liman, of the Federal High Court in Benin, Edo State, on Thursday sentenced Michael Igbinedion, a younger brother to former governor of Edo State, Lucky Igbinedion to two years…

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Gov. Chime denies knowledge of impeachment notice

The Enugu State Government on Monday said it was unaware of any impeachment process against Gov. Sullivan Chime by a faction of the state’s House of Assembly. The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Chukwudi Achife, stated this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in…

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Britain’s newborn princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have named their second child Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, royal officials said on Monday. According to the royal report, the name pays homage to the infant princess' great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth and now deceased grandmother, Princess Diana. The princess is the fifth great-grandchild of Queen…

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PDP Crisis: Party blames “hate campaign” for Jonathan’s ​defeat; opens up on campaign ​funding​

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has given insight ​on​ why President Goodluck Jonathan lost ​the ​recent ​presidential ​election to the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari. The spokesperson for the party, Olisa Metuh, said Monday that the party headquarters was sidelined during the campaigns,…

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Money laundering: Fani-Kayode knows fate June 18

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday fixed June 18 for judgment in the trial of a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, charged with money laundering. Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia fixed the judgment following the adoption of final written addresses and arguments by the counsel to the Economic and…

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Fuel Crisis: Nigerian govt., marketers fail to reconcile subsidy claims

Petroleum products marketers are scheduled to meet the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Monday to reconcile claims over outstanding fuel subsidy bill not yet paid by the Federal Government. The marketers, made up of the Major Oil Marketers Association (MOMAN) and the Depot & Petroleum Products Marketers Association (DAPPMA)…

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​Dozens feared killed in fresh Plateau violence

Several persons were Sunday night killed in Bat Village of Barkinlad​i​ Local Government Area in Plateau state. A witness, Ngovou Dusu, who claimed all her younger brothers and her sister were killed in the attack, told PREMIUM TIMES on Monday that fighting was still ongoing as at 10 a.m. Monday…

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Enugu lawmakers move to impeach Gov. Chime

Enugu State lawmakers have commenced impeachment proceedings against Governor Sullivan Chime, over allegations of corruption and misconduct. Fourteen lawmakers, led by the speaker, Eugene Odo, met early Monday and directed the clerk of the assembly to dispatch an impeachment notice to the governor. Mr. Chime and the lawmakers are at…

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Adamawa state executive’s plan to level false allegation against the Speaker, By Zailani Umar

Smarting from the failed bid to impeach the Speaker Adamawa State House of Assembly Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri by 9 out 25 Members, the Executive has perfected a plan to indict him on cooked up allegations on financial mismanagement. As a prelude to the sinister plan the Executive through the Commissioner…

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Man who supplies fuel, food to Boko Haram arrested – Nigerian military

The Nigerian military said it has arrested a man who specialises in supplying food and fuel to Boko Haram insurgents in the North Eastern part of Nigeria. The culprit, the military said, was arrested Sunday morning in Daban Shata, in the suburbs of Baga, Borno State's third largest community. The…

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Nigerian government faults petrol importers on N200 billion subsidy claim

The Federal Government has faulted the N200 billion claim by oil marketers as outstanding payment on subsidy. The Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, faulted the claims on Sunday in Abuja while briefing journalists. “As you know, we paid N156 billion recently to the marketers;…

APC supporters celebrating Buhari's victory in Enugu.

Enugu APC leaders trade insults over ministerial appointment in Buhari administration

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Enugu State in the April 11 governorship election, Okey Ezea, on Sunday insisted that he was attacked by the party’s national vice chairman in the South East, Emma Eneukwu, over ministerial slot in the incoming Muhammadu Buhari administration. He said Mr. Eneukwu…

PDP chairman, Adamu Muazu addressing the press.

PDP sets up post-election assessment committee

The National Working Committee NWC of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has constituted a post-election assessment committee to review and evaluate the party's performance in the just concluded general elections. This is contained in a statement issued by Olisa Metuh, the PDP National Publicity Secretary on Sunday in Abuja. The…

Senate President, David Mark, voting at the recent elections.

David Mark asks PDP incoming lawmakers to prepare for opposition role

The Senate President, David Mark, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, members to put the failures of the last elections behind them and be prepared to build a strong and united party ready to play a credible opposition. The party lost the March 28 presidential election to the opposition…

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Nigerian military hands over 275 women, children to NEMA

The Nigerian military on Saturday released 275 women rescued from operations in Sambisa forest to officials of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA. The victims - 69 women, 14 girls, 26 male children aged between 6 and12 years, 49 male children aged 5 years, 48 female children aged 0 to…

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Abuja Chief Imam buried

The late Chief Imam of Abuja National Mosque, Musa Muhammad, was on Sunday buried at the Gudu Cemetery amid tears and prayers from families and well wishers. The burial, which was conducted under tight security, was attended by the Kano State governor-elect, Umar Ganduje. Other dignitaries included the Abuja Minister,…

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Boko Haram: NEMA resumes activities in displaced persons’ camps

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, said on Sunday that it has resumed weekly supply of relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons camps in Borno, following the successful conduct of the 2015 general polls. The NEMA North East Coordinator, Mohammed Kanar, stated this at the end of a stakeholders meeting…

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How Shell’s oil spill destroys our livelihood – Nigerian farmers

Some farmers affected by the April 15 oil leak from Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC’s Kolo Creek oil fields in Otuasega, Bayelsa, have complained over alleged neglect by the company. They told the News Agency of Nigeria in Otuasega on Sunday that the team on a Joint Investigation Visit, JIV,…

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Norway regrets selling warships to ex-Niger Delta militant, Tompolo

Norwegian Defence Chief, Haakon Bruun-Hansen, an admiral, has apologised to the country’s lawmakers for the sale of a fleet of a decommissioned naval battleships and combats boats to a former Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo. Mr. Ekpemupolo was the leader of one of the several militias…

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Be ready to take risks, Economist urges Nigerian entrepreneurs

A University of Abuja Professor of Economics, Sarah Anyanwu, has said that entrepreneurs must be courageous and ready to take risks to achieve their set goals. Speaking at the institution's 13th inaugural lecture, Mrs. Anyanwu told PREMIUM TIMES that the inaugural lecture was very important for the development of the institution…

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VP Sambo urges Nigerians to support Buhari administration

Vice-President Namadi Sambo on Saturday urged Nigerians to support and cooperate with the incoming administration for it to succeed. Mr. Sambo made this call at the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria Stakeholders Conference, held at the Main Conference Auditorium, National Mosque Complex, Abuja. "Government as you are aware is a…

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Chief Imam of National Mosque, Abuja, is dead

The Chief Imam of the National Mosque, Abuja, Ustaz Musa Mohammed, is dead. Sheikh Mohammed died Saturday evening at the National Hospital Abuja where he was receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment. An official of the National Mosque committee, Abubakar Siddique, who confirmed the death to PREMIUM TIMES, said funeral…