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President Goodluck Jonathan

Jonathan condemns Pakistan school attack

On behalf of the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Goodluck…

Petroleum Minister, Diezani  Alison-Madueke

Court ​stops House of Reps from probing ​​Alison-Madueke over N10 bn private jet​

An Abuja Federal High Court on Wednesday set aside House of Representatives’ invitation to Petroleum…

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Nigerian military sentences 54 soldiers to death for mutiny

A military court in Nigeria has sentenced 54 soldiers to death after they were found…

Bola Tinubu

I rejected my nomination as APC Vice Presidential candidate — Tinubu

A leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has said that he turned down an invitation to be the party's vice presidential candidate in order to maintain his position as the leader of the party. In a statement Wednesday, Mr. Tinubu said that as a leader, he would…

Professor Yemi Osinbajo, APC Presidential Running Mate

Why I picked Osinbajo as my running mate– Buhari

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari, has given reasons why he picked Yemi Osinbajo as his running mate as he bids again become Nigeria’s president. While presenting Mr. Osinbajo to the media at the national secretariat of the APC in Abuja, Mr. Buhari said his…

Alex Badeh

Nigeria will defeat Boko Haram, Defence Chief vows

The Chief of Defense Staff, Alex Badeh, on Wednesday assured Nigerians that the military will win the war against Boko Haram terrorists. Speaking at the Presidential Villa after a breakfast meeting between service Chiefs and President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Badeh promised that elections will hold in all part of the…

Buhari and Osinbajo

PDP slams Buhari over delayed choice of running mate

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described the delayed choice of Yemi Osinbajo as running mate to the All Progressives Congress, APC’s presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, as the height of incompetence. The PDP also declared that the eventual choice of Mr. Osinbajo is a confirmation of its stand that the…

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Nigeria will not reduce fuel price till after oil crisis – Finance Minister

Nigeria will not reduce the pump price of fuel despite falling oil prices at the international market, until the revenue crisis occasioned by the dwindling oil rates is over, finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said Wednesday. Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala said in Abuja that the decision to review fuel price either upwards or…

Akinbode Agbaoye

Nigerian Universities to set up anti-corruption units

The Nigerian University Commission, NUC, has directed all Universities to put in place an anti-corruption unit to help curb corruption. Speaking on Wednesday, at a seminar titled “Corruption and its effect”, the deputy executive secretary of NUC, Akinbode Agbaoye, said the commission will ensure that all Vice Chancellors of Universities…

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Boko Haram leader, Shekau, releases new video; vows to attack Emir Sanusi of Kano

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has threatened to attack the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, in retaliation for the Emir’s call on Kano residents and other Nigerians to arm and defend themselves against the terror organization. In a new video released weekend, Mr. Shekau said his group does not…

Ngozi-Okonjo-Iweala

BREAKING: Missing $1billion Excess Crude Funds spent on settling oil marketers’ debts

The Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has said that the $1 billion said to be missing from the Excess Crude Account [ECA] was used by the Federal Government to settle debts to petroleum products marketers. The minister stated this in Abuja on Wednesday while presenting the breakdown of the 2015…

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Ngilari appoints 21 new commissioners

After several weeks of sole administratorship, Governor Bala Ngilari has sent 21 nominees to the state House of Assembly for screening and confirmation as commissioners. The list which is coming after the governor’s two months in office, has 21 nominees, each from the state’s 21 Local Government Areas. The letter…

Babangida Aliyu

PVC: Niger Govt declares Friday, Monday work free days

Niger State Government has declared Friday December 19 and Monday December 22 as work free days, to enable civil servants obtain the Permanent Voters Card, PVC. This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday in Minna by Israel Ebije, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Babangida Aliyu. Mr.Aliyu, however,…

Buhari and Osinbajo

Buhari formally presents Osinbajo as APC presidential running mate

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari has formally presented Yemi Osinbajo, a professor of law and former attorney general and commissioner for Justice in Lagos state, as his running mate. Making the presentation at the national secretariat of the APC in Abuja, Mr. Buhari said…

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Okonjo-Iweala presents N4.3 trillion budget to National Assembly

The Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has presented a N4.3 trillion budget proposal for 2015 to the National Assembly. The minister presented the proposals separately to the Senate and the House of Representatives Wednesday. The 2015 budget is the lowest in four years, clearly informed by plunging oil revenues. In…

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Standard organization destroys low quality goods worth N5billion

The Standards Organization of Nigeria, SON, said on Tuesday that it destroyed substandard goods worth N5 billion in the first 11 months of 2014. The Head, Inspectorate and Compliance of SON, Bede Obayi, told journalist during the destruction of some of the goods at the agency's dumpsite in Shagamu, Ogun…

Professor Yemi Osinbajo, APC Presidential Running Mate

Finally, Buhari settles for Tinubu ally, Yemi Osinbajo, as running mate

After days of marathon meetings and horse-trading, the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress [APC], Muhammadu Buhari, has settled for a former Attorney General of Lagos, Yemi Osinbajo, as his running mate, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report. A source close to Mr. Buhari said the APC agreed on Mr.…

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Coroner orders contempt charges against police over man killed by ‘trigger happy’ cop

The coroner sitting at the Alimosho Court has ordered that contempt forms be issued to some officers of the Nigeria Police Force for ignoring several invitations to testify in the inquest involving a man shot to death by a ‘trigger happy’ cop last year. Chief Magistrate Tajudeen Elias, the Ikeja…

Nigeria's finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and President Goodluck Jonathan

$1 bn excess crude money “missing” as FAAC meeting ends in confusion

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee, FAAC, meeting for November ended in confusion Tuesday as representatives of Nigeria’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory accused the federal government of not accounting for about $1billion(N168 billion) of excess crude oil money. The Chairman of State Commissioners of Finance, Timothy Odaah, told…

Bola Tinubu

Tinubu: Jonathan plotting to block me from emerging Buhari’s running mate

A national leader of the All Progressives Congress [APC], Bola Tinubu, has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of mounting a campaign to block him from picking the vice presidential ticket of the party. He said the president and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP], were afraid that the combination of…

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Maku calls for cancellation of Nasarawa PDP gubernatorial primary election

A former Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, has called on the People's Democratic Party, PDP, leadership to cancel the governorship primary election in Nasarawa State due to alleged irregularities. Mr. Maku’s call was contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by the Director of Publicity, Maku Campaign Organisation,…

Muhammadu Buhari

APC to name Buhari’s running mate Wednesday

The National Chairman of the All Progressives [APC] John Odigie-Oyegun, has said the party would on Wednesday announced its vice presidential candidate for the February 14 election. He stated this in an interview with journalists on Tuesday in Abuja. The opposition party had elected a former Head of State, Muhammadu…

Ondo state governor, Olusegun Mimiko

South West will vote massively for Jonathan — Mimiko

Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State said on Tuesday that the South West zone would cast their votes massively for the Jonathan/Sambo ticket in the 2015 Presidential election. Mr. Mimiko, who was fielding questions from newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday assured that the electorate in the South West would vote…

Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammad Buhari during the recent Centenary celebration

Jonathan congratulates Buhari at 72

President Goodluck Jonathan has written to congratulate a former head of state, Muhammadu Buhari on the occasion of his 72nd birthday anniversary which comes up Wednesday, December 17. In a congratulatory letter addressed to the All Progressives Congress [APC] candidate in next year’s presidential election, President Jonathan prayed God to…

Students protest in Lagos over distribution of voters card

Students protests​ over distribution of voter cards in Lagos

‎The ‎National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, ​ Lagos ​S​tate chapter, ​on Tuesday protested what it described as the "poorly and uncoordinated" distribution of the Permanent Voters Card, PVC, in Lagos. The students, about 50 of them, gathered at the ​L​agos office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, ‎INEC, carrying…