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Fayose emerges new Chairman of PDP Governors’ Forum

The governor said the PDP would work hard to reclaim its lost states


Nigerian Police detain PREMIUM TIMES publisher, journalist on ‘orders from above’

Police raided the newspaper’s office before the arrests on Thursday.


Nigeria military chiefs brief Buhari on Gambia operations

The military says it will ensure the mandate of Gambians is respected.

House of Representatives

Nigerian lawmakers propose bill to jail Ministers, others who defy them

The bill prescribes a fine of N1 million.

Senator Nelson Effiong

UPDATE: Another PDP Senator defects to APC

Mr. Effiong is the third serving senator to dump PDP for APC.

House of Representatives

House of Reps demands release funds to Courts, judges

Lawmakers say denial of funding could be seen as an affront to the independence of the judiciary.

Senator Nelson Effiong

PDP Senator decamps to APC

The senator cited the division within the PDP as his reason for leaving the party.

FILE PHOTO: Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and President Muhammadu Buhari at the National Economic Council Retreat


Buhari writes National Assembly, makes Osinbajo Acting President for third time

Mr. Osinbajo will act as Nigeria’s President from January 23 to February 6.

Adama Barrow 1

Gambia: President-elect Barrow to be inaugurated in Senegal

Mr. Jammeh disputed the elections a few days after he initially conceded defeat.

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Despite comeback, MMM users still in the dark over payment issues

MMM said there was no need for participants to panic.

EFCC Operatives

UPDATE: How we’ll proceed after death of fuel subsidy fraud suspect – EFCC

Opeyemi Ajuyah was facing an 8-count charge of fraud.

Shiite in Katsina

Shiites protest across Northern Nigeria, demand El-Zakzaky’s release

The protest by the Shiites occurred despite a ban on processions and rallies by governments and security officials.


PHOTO STORY: Survivors of IDP camp bombing receive treatment

At least 52 people were killed and 120 others injured after a Nigerian Air Force jet accidentally bombed a Rann camp

IDP bomb blast

Today’s top 10 stories

The stories range from the unfortunate killing of civilians in Borno to Jammeh’s defiance in Gambia.


PDP talks tough, says it’s ‘government-in-waiting’

PDP says it is being “reasonable” in its opposition.

Nigerian Senate

Nigerian Senator, under trial for N1.2 billion fraud, moves to stall suit

The lawmaker who has called his witnesses wants the case transferred.

File Photo: Nigeria Air Force Alpha Jets.... One of them declared missing. Photo Credit: via google

Nigerian govt confirms deployment of fighter jets, soldiers to Gambia

At least 200 Nigerian soldiers have arrived Senegal for the mission.


Gambian Vice President resigns as Jammeh remains defiant

The Gambia’s minister of higher education, Aboubacar Senghore, also resigned on Wednesday.

Dame Patience Jonathan

Court to hear Patience Jonathan’s suit against EFCC February 13

The former first lady claims the EFCC wrongly froze her accounts.

House of Representatives

Reps to investigate air strike on IDPs camp

A member of the House described the bombing as “irresponsible and avoidable”.

Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN  during a Briefing of the Senate on the Planned Closure of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja Runway for Repairs at the Senate Chamber on Tuesday, 17th January  2017.

PHOTO STORY: Fashola briefs Senate on planned closure of Abuja Airport

Fashola said the briefing was “a demonstration of open and accountable governance by the executive and legislative arms of government.”


Company included in crude oil trade denies involvement in fuel subsidy fraud

“Setana Energy was not referred to any Law Enforcement Agency (EFCC, SFU, or DSS) for further investigation,” the firm said.

Fuel subsidy protest in 2012

Fuel subsidy fraud suspect is dead

The deceased and others are accused of fraudulently receiving N1.1 billion subsidy funds.

Photo credit: FAAN

Senate fails to stop closure of Abuja airport as engineers, ministers, Julius Berger disagree

Mr. Sirika had insisted that the closure was necessary.


How we recovered millions in local, foreign currencies in Justice Ademola’s residence – Witness

The judge is accused of corruption by the federal government.