Acting Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Prof. Anthony Elujoba (L) and Public Relations Officer of the Institution, Mr Abiodun Olarewaju, with some supporters rejoicing over the election of Prof. Elujoba as the Acting Vice-Chancellor in Ile-Ife, Osun, on Thursday (21/7/16) 5236/21/7/2016/EDA/HB/BJO/NAN

OAU names acting Vice Chancellor

The directive came after a crisis that led to the shutdown of OAU.


U.S. can’t defend sexual assault claim against Nigerian lawmakers — Minister

The Nigerian foreign minister testified before a House of Representatives committee on Thursday.


Plateau Shooting: Death toll rises to 4, curfew imposed

PREMIUM TIMES has learnt more details of how the traditional ruler was murdered.

Oscar Pistorius in court

South Africa to appeal ‘shockingly lenient’ Pistorius sentence

Pistorius was sentenced in July to six years.

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state

Court orders EFCC to pay N5 million damages to Fayose’s aide

The court granted bail to Abiodun Agbele.

Senate President Bukola Saraki

Saraki denies joining PDP

Mr. Saraki says he stays with the APC, and will not defect.

Picture of the DIG and Plateau CP

Plateau Crisis: Soldiers open fire, one killed

The latest violence in Plateau State began on Monday when gunmen ambushed and killed a monarch.

IGP Idris Ibrahim

Police I-G orders arrest of killers of Plateau monarch

Mr. Idris’ directive came as fresh violence erupted in the troubled state.


Fresh attack in Plateau community

The attack happened in the same area where a first class traditional ruler was killed on Monday.


Rivers university student expelled for ‘speech and hearing challenges’ returns to school

The school and Jane Ottah’s family agreed to an out-of-court settlement.


Buhari appoints Ndoma-Egba as NDDC Chair

Ex-Akwa Ibom Deputy Governor Nsima Ekere emerges managing director.

President Muhammadu Buhari (Photo credit:

“Presidential arms panel filled with ‘tainted’ investigators”

A group x-rays some members of the presidential panel.

Aisha And Fayose

UPDATED: Aisha Buhari sues Gov. Fayose, aides

The court summons, dated July 20, 2016, was exclusively made available to PREMIUM TIMES.

Nuhu Ribadu

Ribadu hails Buhari’s ‘political will’ in fight against corruption

The former EFCC chairman urges Nigerians to support the president.

Tony Anenihh

Anenih begs PDP lawmakers: Don’t impeach Buhari

Mr. Anenih says Mr. Buhari has done nothing wrong to warrant being impeached


Why Dogara sacked ally, Jibrin, as House Appropriation Committee Chair

Mr. Jibrin had been a key ally of Mr. Dogara, and played a prominent role in Mr. Dogara’s election as speaker.


Man charged with incitement against Gov. Masari

A court refuses to grant the man bail.

Senate Chamber

‘Why Buhari appointed no ambassadorial nominees from Bayelsa, Taraba, others’

The Senate is prepared to start screening of the nominees.

Peace Mass Transit

FRSC denies blacklisting Peace Mass Transport

FRSC says the company complied with all safety standards.


Lagos Hijab: Court of Appeal to deliver judgement Thursday

The special panel of the Court of Appeal set up to hear the case had on May 27 reserved its judgement on the matter.

The Nigerian Senate

Senate calls on security agencies to check killings

Gunmen killed the 76-year-old Saf Ron-Kulere on Monday, on his way to Bokkos.


Nigeria Police gets new Deputy Force PRO

Mr. Moshood replaces Sogbeba West who has since been posted to the Rivers State Command.

Zamfara Governor, Abdulaziz Yari

Why we want to impeach Gov. Yari — Zamfara Assembly

The lawmakers condemn the arrest of their Speaker, Deputy, Majority Whip by the SSS.

Jummai Ibrahim

How Boko Haram forced me to watch my son beheaded – displaced Baga resident

This is the shocking tale of one brave woman’s escape from Boko Haram, and her struggles at an IDP camp in Maiduguri.

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PREMIUM TIMES seeks Managing Editor

Premium Times seeks applications for the position of a Managing Editor. The position is full time and anticipated start date is September 1st 2016. Premium Times, established in 2011, is a Nigerian multimedia news content organisation based in Abuja with a vision to help strengthen Nigeria’s democracy, as well as assist in creating sustainable and […]