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3 Nigerian policemen on trial for assaulting 8-month pregnant woman

Three policemen who assaulted an eight-month pregnant woman in Lagos are currently undergoing orderly room…

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Tinubu denies hounding Saraki’s wife with EFCC, says “broke” Senator Waku hired to smear him

A national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has denied accusations by a…

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Buhari vaccinates grandchild, says Nigeria committed to eradicating polio

President Muhammadu Buhari declared Saturday in Abuja that his Administration will do all within its…

Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara 

HIS  FIRST PLENARY SESSION  AT THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

IN ABUJA ON WEDNESDAY (10/6/15).

Dogara group says House crisis over, Gbajabiamila camp insists no truce yet

Members of the House of Representatives loyal to Speaker Yakubu Dogara on Saturday claimed a deal has been struck with the rival faction loyal to the leadership of the All Progressives Congress and Femi Gbajabiamila, saying the crisis in the lower legislative chamber is now officially over. But the Gbajabiamila…

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​TheNEWS bids farewell to print, moves online

After 22 years of hitting Nigeria's news stands weekly, ‎The News ​m​agazine ha​s​ transformed into a ​largely online newspaper after falling advertising revenues. The magazine will​ now be printed monthly, while resources are channeled into ​feeding its online platform with fresh stories and breaking news, according to the management. The…

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Nigeria closer to defeating polio

The Nigerian government is on its way to eradicating the wild polio virus having last reported a case of polio exactly a year ago. The patient was a 16-month-old boy from Sumaila, Local Government Area in Kano State. The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Muhammad…

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Ex-Militants’ meeting in Bayelsa thwarted as  Soldiers seal off venue

A combined team of soldiers and policemen have been drafted to the Ijaw house venue of a proposed meeting by Niger Delta ex-militants.   Sources told PREMIUM TIMES that the security operatives were deployed on the orders of Governor Seriake Dickson on Friday.   Civil servants in Bayelsa Ministry if…

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Lagos Fire Service saves man who used sex enhancement device from death

The personnel of the Lagos State Fire Service said on Saturday that they rescued a 40-year-old man from death after he used a sex performance enhancer that enlarged his pennis beyond expectation. The Director of Fire Service, Rasak Fadipe, who made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)…

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N17 Million bribe lands Onyeka Onwenu’s aide in jail

By Samuel Malik One of Nigeria’s foremost celebrities, Onyeka Onwenu, has been accused of demanding and collecting kickbacks through her personal assistant, Chika Abazu, from a contractor employed to carry out renovation works at the National Centre for Women Development [NCWD], where she is director general. The accusation was levelled…

President Muhammadu Buhari on Day One at Presidential Villa

EXCLUSIVE: What Joda Committee wants Buhari to do within 60 days in office

The Ahmed Joda transition committee has outlined a list of prompt, medium and long-term decisions President Muhammadu Buhari must take, or authorise, within 30, 45, 60 and 90 days of taking office, to create immediate impact, reduce government liability, increase revenue and stabilise the polity. The recommendations are part of…

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Nigerian military “recaptures” Dikwa from Boko Haram

The Nigerian military on Friday recaptured Dikwa town in Borno State following a collaborative effort between the army and the air force, the spokesperson for the air force, Dele Alonge, said. He said a combination of the air force's alpha jet and surveillance aircraft jointly destroyed three ambush points heavily…

Amina Zakari, Acting INEC Chairman

Why I still head INEC after expiration of my tenure — Zakari

The acting Chairperson of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Amina Zakari, has explained why she still leads the electoral body after the expiration of her tenure as a National Commissioner. Ms. Zakari, whose tenure as National Commissioner expired July 21, was appointed acting chairperson of INEC by President Muhammadu Buhari…

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Why I won’t report for EFCC questioning now – ex-presidential aide, Kuku

A former special adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, summoned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on allegations of fraud, has said he will not respond immediately to the invitation for health reasons. PREMIUM TIMES understands that Kingsley Kuku, who was Mr. Jonathan’s adviser on Niger Delta Affairs, and two…

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Nigeria has highest cases of WAEC Exam malpractice in West Africa

Nigeria has the highest number of examination irregularities among the five member countries of the West African Examinations Council, the Head, National Office of the Council, Charles Eguridu, has said. Speaking at a Road Show on Examination Malpractices Sensitization held in Abuja, the Head, National Office of the Council, Charles…

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We will push for more technology in the electoral process – INEC chair, Zakari

The Acting Chairperson of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Amina Zakari, has said that the commission will continue to push for more technology in the electoral process, because it ensures transparency in the electoral process. During an interview session granted Channel TV’s Gbenga Ashiru, the INEC boss threw her…

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Buhari “selective” in anti-corruption fight — Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has described President Muhammadu Buhari's anti-corruption fight as selective. He said on Friday in Ado-Ekiti that the president's decision to restrict his probe to Goodluck Jonathan's administration showed that the fight against corruption would be slanted towards a witch-hunt. The governor's views were contained…

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Buhari urges compliance with South Sudan peace agreements

President Muhammadu Buhari, Friday, in Abuja said that Nigeria will continue to work in close collaboration with the African Union and the international community for the achievement of reconciliation and lasting peace in South Sudan. Speaking at an audience with the United Nations' High Representative for South Sudan, Alfa Konare,…

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Eleven Nigerian Army Generals retire

Eleven generals of the Nigerian Army Ordinance Corps in Lagos State were on Friday pulled out of service. The officers were eight Major-Generals and three Brigadier-Generals who retired between 2013 and 2015. The Major-Generals are Mahmud Yerima, Abiodun Amao, Olayemi Abidoye, Boniface Azurunwa, Adekunle Martin's, Christian Ugwu, Bode Ogini and…

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EFCC moves against Jonathan’s adviser on amnesty, Kingsley Kuku

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has summoned Kingsley Kuku, a former special adviser on Niger Delta Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, for questioning. A reliable source in the commission told PREMIUM TIMES that Mr. Kuku and two others are wanted by the EFCC over allegation of embezzlement and fraudulent…

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Buhari denies accusing U.S. Govt. of aiding Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari has denied accusing the United States of supporting Boko Haram by refusing to sell arms to Nigeria. Mr. Buhari had remarked during his visit to Washington this week, that America’s enforcement of the Leahy Law, which prohibits its government from supplying weapons to any country accused of…

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Lagos Police trail robbers who hypnotise victims in commercial buses

The Lagos State Police Command on Friday said it was on the trail of some suspected criminals using handkerchief containing some substances to hypnotise people before robbing them of their valuables. The command’s spokesman, Kenneth Nwosu, made the disclosure in an interview while reacting to the command’s efforts to curb…

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Tribunal dismisses motion challenging ex-Minister Oduah’s election

The Legislative Election Petitions Tribunal for Anambra on Friday dismissed a motion which sought to tender 45 volumes of documents in the petition challenging the victory of Stella Oduah as Senator. Ms. Oduah, a former minister, represents PDP, Anambra North, in the Senate. The Justice Hezekiah Solanke-led three-member panel while…

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Land speculator in alleged N15million scam sues PREMIUM TIMES

A Lagos-based land speculator, Moji Yakubu, has sued PREMIUM TIMES for alleged libel following the publication of an opinion article titled “Governor Ambode, Please Save Me From A Land Speculator” on June 16.  The piece, written by Mobolaji Okusaga, a Lagos-based PR practitioner, raised issues bordering on default in refund of N15 million and receiving or obtaining…

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Union decries killing of Nigerian in South Africa

The president of Nigeria Union in South Africa, Ikechukwu Anyene, on Thursday, decried the killing of a Nigerian in Hillbrow, Johannesburg. A Nigerian, Nonso Odo, 30, from Amangwu-Nkwerre, Imo state, was allegedly tortured to death by South African Police officers on Thursday. Emeka Ezinteje, Public Relations Officer of the union,…

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Don’t be selective in probing corrupt politicians, PDP tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to probe every corrupt politician and not be selective in the exercise. The spokesperson for the party, Olisa Metuh, made the call at the PDP congress in Lokoja, Kogi State, on Thursday. “We expect the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government not…