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FILE PHOTO: Scene of Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Update: Scores killed in Boko Haram attack on Dalori Village, Borno

At least 35 people were killed when gunmen believed to be members of the Boko…

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INTERVIEW: My father not involved in October 1 bombing – Charles Okah’s daughter

The leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, Charles Okah,…

Former NSA Sambo Dasuki and others arraigned over misappropriation at the FCT High Court in Abuja

DasukiGate: Nigeria workers union, NLC, declares “unalloyed support” for Buhari administration

Nigeria's main workers' union has declared its support for the anti-graft war of the federal…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

Northern Governors meet Islamic Development Bank officials in Saudi Arabia

Worried by developmental challenges facing Northern Nigeria, some northern governors will on Sunday begin a three-day meeting with top executives of the Islamic Development Bank in Jedda, Saudi Arabia. The meeting will take place at the Bank's headquarters. Sunday is a working day in the Islamic country with Fridays and…

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NLC vows to shut down Imo, accuses Okorocha of raising private militia

The Nigeria Labour Congress has accused the Imo State Government of surreptitiously sacking workers in the state, and vowed avowed to shut down government. In a communiqué released at the end of its National Executive Council meeting held on Friday, the labour union said it would "mobilize to Imo state…

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PDP Crisis: Bayelsa Governor, Dickson, disagrees with other PDP governors, backs Uche Secondus

Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has rejected a resolution of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum which asked Uche Secondus to step aside for the PDP National Secretary, Adewale Oladipo, to take over as acting national chairman of the party. Mr. Dickson has instead thrown his weight behind Mr. Secondus. The…

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Gunbattle in Maiduguri as Boko Haram attacks city

Hundreds of residents of Dalori, a  suburban settlement 5km on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital,  have fled their homes as Boko Haram insurgents attacked on Saturday night, residents said. Many are said to have been killed and injured by the insurgents who took the quiet village by…

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EXCLUSIVE: How suspected Fulani herdsmen killed Police DPO – Adamawa CP

The Adamawa State Police Commissioner, Gazzali Mohammed, has given a chilling account of how suspected Fulani herdsmen killed the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in Girei Local Government Area, Okezie Okoroafor, on Sunday. Mr. Mohammed told PREMIUM TIMES that Mr. Okoroafor, a chief superintendent of police, had responded to distress calls…

FILE PHOTO: Senator Musiliu Obanikoro declaring his ambition to rule Lagos

#Dasukigate: Obanikoro responds to EFCC probe of sons over alleged N4.8billion fraudulent payment

The immediate past Minister of State, Foreign Affairs Musiliu Obanikoro has challenged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to sincerely publish the names of the directors and signatories to the Sylvan McNamara Limited account that allegedly received N4.8billion from the office of the National Security Adviser. In a statement circulated…

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‘High Value Terrorists’ killed as Nigerian Air Force intensifies bombardment of Sambisa forest

The Nigerian Airforce has sustained aerial bombardment of Sambisa forest with over 280 operational sorties conducted against terrorists targets in the area in the last one month. Several 'high value terrorists' were killed in the operations, officials said. The Deputy Theatre Commander, Air, of Operation Lafiya Dole, Air Vice Marshal…

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Ooni ends 75-yr old supremacy battle, visits Awujale

The recently coronated Ooni of Ife, Enitan Ogunwusi, on Friday visited the paramount ruler of Ijebuland, Sikiru Adetona, at Ijebu-Ode, ending 75 years of rivalry between the two monarchies. Ooni Ogunwusi made a similar gesture when he visited the Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi, on January 17 to end a…

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NBA tackles Nigerian governors for using caretakers to run LGAs

The Nigerian Bar Association has admonished state governors to stop the illegal practice of appointing caretakers to run the affairs of Local Government Areas (LGAs). Kazeem Gbadamosi, the Chairman of Ibadan branch of the association stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in…

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NEMA confirms 4 dead in another Lagos boat mishap

The National Emergency Management Agency has said four passengers lost their lives in another boat mishap in Lagos on Saturday morning. According to NEMA, the accident occurred at Badore in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of the state at about 10.00 a.m. The South-West spokesman for the agency, Ibrahim Farinloye, disclosed…

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Nigerian military reveals Boko Haram’s new tactics to bomb Nigerians

The Nigerian military on Saturday alerted Nigerians to a new tactic it said Boko Haram terrorists have adopted in launching successful suicide bombings in locations in the North-west. In a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES, the spokesperson for the defence headquarters, Rabe Abubakar, said terrorists, known for using young…

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Andy Uba, Stella Oduah, others ask INEC not to withdraw their Certificates of Return

Nine National Assembly members from Anambra State, including Senators Andy Uba and Stella Oduah, have written the Independent National Electoral Commission, disputing reports that they were sacked by the Supreme Court on Friday. Apart from Messrs. Uba (Anambra South) and Oduah lAnambra North) who are Senators, the other lawmakers believed…

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Police arrest 10 for kidnapping, armed robbery in Akwa Ibom

Ten suspected armed robbers were paraded on Monday by the police in Akwa Ibom State. The police said the 10 men belonged to a deadly 11-member gang of criminals that was involved in armed robbery and kidnapping in Oruk Anam Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state. Among those paraded…

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FIRS director arrested for tax fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested Abumere Joseph Osagie, deputy director, regional tax office, Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, in a case of abuse of office and bribery. The suspect was arrested following a complaint about his attempt to extort a university proprietor N5million, a statement by…

FILE PHOTO: Senator Musiliu Obanikoro declaring his ambition to rule Lagos

#Dasukigate: EFCC closes in on Obanikoro, sons over alleged N4.8billion transfer

Two sons of former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, Babajide and Gbolahan Obanikoro are currently on the radar of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, those familiar with the matter have told PREMIUM TIMES. Sources at the anti-graft agency disclosed that about N4.75billion was traced to a…

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Dasukigate: Leadership Newspaper returns its share of N9 million

The management of Leadership Holdings Limited, publishers of Leadership newspapers, has returned the N9 million it received from the Presidency through the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria as compensation for the seizure of its publications in 2014. In a letter dated January 29 and addressed to the General Secretary of…

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Dasukigate: EFCC arrests own operative for extortion

An operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrahman Mohammed Biu, a deputy detective superintendent, has been arrested for offences bordering on extortion, influence peddling and impersonation, the commission said in a statement Friday. The officer was arrested on Monday following intelligence report alleging that he extorted $150,000 from…

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Why Supreme Court sacked Andy Ubah, Stella Oduah, from Senate

The Supreme Court of Nigeria on Friday nullified the elections of the senator representing Anambra South, Andy Ubah and his Anambra Central counterpart, Stella Oduah, over pre-election irregularities. In a unanimous judgment, the court said the sacked lawmakers are to be replaced by Chris Ubah (Anambra South) and Annie Okonkwo…

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Zaria massacre: El-Rufai inaugurates panel of inquiry

The Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Friday inaugurated the Judicial Commission of Inquiry he set up recently, following a clash between the followers of Shiite cleric, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and the Nigerian Army. On December 17 last year, Mr. El-Rufai announced the establishment of a state Judicial Commission of Inquiry,…

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Kaduna University lecturer accused of “hate speech” challenges suspension in court

A Political Science lecturer at the Kaduna State University, John Danfulani, suspended for posting an alleged “hate speech” on social media, has sued the university. Mr. Danfulani was suspended by the university over a Facebook post the institution considered a hate speech. Speaking to our reporter on Friday, Mr. Danfulani…

PDP Spokesperson, Olisa Metuh

Metuh issues first statement since release from prison

The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olisa Metuh, has issued his first public statement since his release from prison custody Thursday. Mr. Metuh was freed on bail after over three weeks in detention. He is standing trial for alleged corruption. In his first public statement since…

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10 feared killed as blast hits Adamawa market

At least 10 people were reportedly killed in Adamawa State on Friday in a suicide bomb attack at a busy local market in Gombi town of northern part of the state, locals and security sources confirmed. Residents said several people were also injured when a teenage suicide bomber struck at…