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Buhari has not ordered arrest of brother-in-law

Reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Department of State Sevice, DSS, to arrest…

Chairman of Transition Committtee, Dr Ahmed Joda, President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice Chairman Doyin Salami, APC Nartional Chairman Chief John Oyegun during the final presentation of report of Transition committee to the President at the defence house in Abuja

EXCLUSIVE: Joda Committee to Buhari: Sack Jonathan’s last-minutes appointees, review contracts of last 18 months

The Ahmed Joda transition committee has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately terminate all dubious…

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How own security guard, driver killed former FUTA VC – Police

The body of the former Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Technology, Akure, (FUTA), Prof.…

Yakubu Dogara

Why I ignored APC’s letter on House principal officers — Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has explained  his reason for not not honouring a letter from the leadership of All Progressives Congress  in respect of the principal offices of the House. Mr. Dogara cited Federal Character and legal factors for his refusal. In a statement by…

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NASS Crisis: How subsidy thieves, corrupt businessmen, enthroned Saraki, Dogara – Bisi Akande

The former Interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Bisi Akande, has fingered fuel subsidy thieves, and corrupt businessmen as being behind the current crisis in the APC which culminated in the emergence of Bukola Saraki as senate president and Yakubu Dogara as speaker of the House of Representatives,…

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Buhari condemns latest Boko Haram attacks

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned in the strongest language the latest terrorist attacks on Borno and Yobe communities by the Boko Haram bandits. In a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the president said he was deeply touched by these mindless incidents of…

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No plan to transfer Boko Haram detainees to Anambra – APC

The South East chapter of the All Progressives Congress said on Sunday that there was no plan by the Federal Government to send Boko Haram detainees to any prison in Anambra state. Some youth in Awka, the state capital as well as Onitsha, on Saturday protested against the alleged plan…

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30-day Assessment: Buhari replies PDP, says he’s cleaning party’s filth

President Muhammadu Buhari has defended his performance in the last 30 days, dismissing an assessment by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party that the president failed in his first month in office. The party had said in a statement Sunday that since Mr. Buhari took power, Nigeria has been in a…

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EXCLUSIVE: SSS fights back, accuses Buhari’s ADC of ignorance, overzealousness

The State Security Service has fired a blistering response to a directive by President Muhammadu Buhari’s Aide de Camp, Mohammed Abubakar, ordering personnel of the service out of inner Aso Rock and restricting them to guarding the “outer perimeter” of the presidential villa. In a memo, seen by PREMIUM TIMES…

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Synagogue Collapse: Yoruba group wants Lagos govt. to end probe

P‎an -Yoruba Group, a coalition of some Yoruba associations, has asked the Lagos state government to drop charges against the Synagogue Church of All Nations led by Pastor TB Joshua. The state government began investigation into the collapse of a six-storey building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations…

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30 Days in Office: Buhari needs prayers — PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party has said that after a careful evaluation of the first 30 days of President Muhammadu Buhari and All Progressives Congress administration, it has become obvious that Nigerians need to join hands in prayers to save the government from further inaction and dithering. The party said the…

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Boko Haram: Mubi Poly reopens, begins lectures Monday

The Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, Adamawa State, closed in October, 2014, in the wake of Boko Haram invasion of the town, has re-opened for academic work, the Director of Information and Protocol, Philip Ndalamu, has said. Mr. Ndalamu said this in Yola on Sunday, saying lectures would commence Monday. “We reopened…

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Cash-strapped Osun returns to Cocoa; factory to begin production November

The moribund Cocoa Processing Company in Ede, Osun state, on Thursday received a lifeline with the intervention of two Chinese firms who have promised to resuscitate the comatose industry. This disclosure was made when the Chinese firms paid a courtesy call on the governor of Osun, Rauf Aregbesola, at the…

House fracas

NASS leadership feud will not affect legislative agenda – Rep

The feud among members of the House of Representatives that degenerated to fracas during Thursday’s sitting would not affect the lawmakers’ agenda, Timothy Golu, who represents Pankshin/Kanke/Kanam Federal Constituency in Plateau State said in Jos on Sunday. He said the House has already agreed on a legislative agenda whose speed…

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How armed men in military uniform snatched PREMIUM TIMES editor’s car

Five armed men wearing army camouflage on Saturday night laid siege on one of the editors of PREMIUM TIMES, Sani Tukur, and snatched his car at gun point. Mr. Tukur, who directs PREMIUM TIMES' operations in the north of Nigeria, said the incident occurred Saturday evening at about 9 p.m.,…

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Nigeria, India to sign prisoners swap pact

Arrangements are underway for Nigeria and India to sign Prisoners Transfer Agreement to allow prisoners of the two countries return to their home countries to serve their jail terms. The Indian High Commissioner, Ajjampur Ghanashyam, who said this while featuring on the News Agency of Nigeria Forum on Sunday in…

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Buhari has political will to make things better for Nigerians, says Oshiomhole

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, on Sunday, expressed optimism that President Muhammadu Buhari’s policies and programmes would impact positively on Nigerians. Mr. Oshiomhole said in Auchi, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo, that “Buhari has the political will to make things better for Nigerians. “I know that President…

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NUJ presidential aspirant, Dele Atunbi, promises better salary structure for journalists

A candidate vying for the position of National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Dele Atunbi, has pledged that media salary structure, which will be a lifeline for journalists all over the country, will be given priority attention by his administration if voted into office. Mr. Atunbi stated this…

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EXCLUSIVE: Why Buhari is sidelining SSS in Presidential Villa

The ongoing security reorganization at the State House that has seen operatives of the State Security Service expelled from inner Aso Rock is a result of concerns by President Muhammadu Buhari that the SSS has become excessively politicised and could easily compromise his security, presidency insiders have told PREMIUM TIMES.…

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 23 deaths, 1675 buildings destroyed in four months in the South West – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency has said that 23 people lost their lives, with 1,675 buildings destroyed in disaster incidents in South Western Nigeria.   In a statement, Sunday, NEMA said he figures were recorded in incidents between March and June this year.   "In the Zone, the Zonal Office…

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How I escaped plot to abduct me to stop me from emerging as Senate President – Bukola Saraki

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has alleged there was a plan to abduct him on June 9, the day the 8th Assembly of the Senate was inaugurated, with the aim of preventing him from running for the presidency of the Senate. Mr. Saraki, who spoke to journalists in…

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Nigeria Police made me famous – Gani Adams

The National Coordinator of the Odua Peoples Congress, OPC, Gani Adams, has stated that the actions of the Nigeria Police made him popular. Mr. Adams said his arrest and treatment by the police during the Olusegun Obasanjo presidency brought him to stardom. “I thank the then Lagos State Commissioner of…

INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega

Conduct major reforms of Nigeria’s Electoral Act, Jega urges lawmakers

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has called on the National Assembly to be decisive in reforming the Electoral Act and reviewing the Constitution. Mr. Jega made the call at a Dinner organised for him by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, the Trade Union…

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Nigerian college, YabaTech, bans students from converting lecture halls to hostels

The Yaba College of Technology, YabaTech, Lagos, says it has barred students from staying at lecture halls beyond 7.00 p.m. both during the week and at weekends. The measure, according to the institution’s spokesperson, Charles Oni, is to check the practice of converting the lecture halls to hostels by the…

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Petrol tanker accident kills 5 in Kebbi

A fully-loaded petrol tanker on Saturday exploded at Dabi in Kebbi State, killing five people and injuring six others. The tanker was heading to Mahuta in Kebbi when the driver lost control of the vehicle on the hilly Dabai junction resulting in its fall and subsequent explosion. The accident also…