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How Nigerians reacted to arrests of PREMIUM TIMES journalists

These are some quotable quotes following the arrests Thursday.


Man docked for allegedly raping, impregnating 14-year-old girl

Chief Magistrate Ipaye Nwachukwu granted the accused N500,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.


Saudi Arabia restores Nigeria’s Hajj quota to 95,000

The Kingdom had in 2013 reduced Nigeria’s quota from 95,000 to 76,000.

Dapo Olorunyomi and Evelyn Okakwu after being released by the Nigerian Police

Outrage as PREMIUM TIMES journalists return to police station after arrests

Nigerians react in anger following the raid and arrests.

IDP bomb blast

Rann bombing: Air Force sets up probe panel

The panel is to submit its report not later than 2 February 2017”.

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Benue govt. cedes land in Agatu for cattle grazing

Grazing will be allowed only to “indigenous” Fulani herdsmen.


Why Nigerian Peace Corps is collecting N40, 000 from unemployed youth — Commandant

The corp says once it will stop charging recruits once it receives government-backing.

Senator Nelson Effiong

PDP to sue Senator for defecting to APC

The party hits back at Senator Nelson Effiong, accusing him of nonperformance.


Police raid PREMIUM TIMES head office; arrest publisher, journalist

The publisher, Dapo Olorunyomi, was arrested alongside the paper’s judiciary correspondent, Evelyn Okakwu.


Death Sentence: Supreme Court to rule on policeman’s appeal April 14

The Court of Appeal had approved a death sentence on the police officer.

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Nigerian agency confiscated pirated products worth N8.3 billion in 6 years

“If these goods were allowed to enter the Nigerian market, Nigerian copyright owners will be losing that value to pirates.”

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Synagogue Church building collapse trial stalled

Two engineers are standing trial for the collapse of the building.

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University student bites off neighbour’s ear – Police

The accused was granted bail by a judge.

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Jammeh: Regional civil society group calls on Gambians to embark on civil disobedience

‎The group asked Gambians “to embark on a peaceful civil disobedience against President Jammeh’s regime until it relinquishes power.”

Injured people are comforted at the site after a bombing attack of an internally displaced persons camp in Rann, Nigeria January 17, 2017. MSF/Handout via Reuters

IDP camp bombing by Nigerian Air Force, shocking, unacceptable – PDP

“This is totally unacceptable and we demand a thorough and independent investigation‎.”


Police Inspector arrested for extra-judicial killing

The police said the inspector would be discharged from the force if found guilty.

IDP bomb blast

IDP Camp Bombing: UN, Red Cross, UNICEF, others react

The UN called on the Nigerian government to ensure a thorough probe of the attack.

Abdulmumin-Jibrin (1)

Budget Padding: Court fixes hearing for February 20

Mr. Jibrin was on September 28, 2016, suspended for 180 legislative days.


Nigerian Army parades alleged killers of colonel

The body of the colonel was found on December 12, 2016.


Global business leaders to promote $12 trillion economic development target

“Real leadership is needed for the private sector to become a trusted partner in working with government and civil society to fix the economy”.

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SERAP writes Buhari on unpaid salaries of judges

“It is important for our judiciary to remain perfectly independent, and beyond the suspicion of any outside influence.”


Unilag to award first class degrees to 231 graduates

Two students scored maximum 5.00 points.


Retirement age of Nigerian medical consultants should be raised – CMD

The expert wants the retirement age increased from 60 to 70.

Bukola Saraki

GTBank official denies seeing documents on Saraki’s foreign accounts

The bank executive says the documents had been destroyed by fire.

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Netherlands unveils Voice Nigeria Project to support marginalised groups

“We still experience difficulties in reaching out to the groups that are marginalised and discriminated against.”