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Promotion of Remo Stars FC to the Nigerian Premier League attracts more fans

Fans enjoy return of Premier League football to Ogun

The promotion of Remo Stars Football Club from the Nigeria National League, NNL to the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, has positively rubbed off on the followership of the round leather game in Ogun State. Happy with the return of Premier League football to the Gateway Sate, football enthusiasts in…

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Fidelity Bank CEO receives 8 awards won by bank’s ‘Tough Job’ Campaign

The CEO of top Nigerian lender, Fidelity Bank, Nnamdi Okonkwo, was last week presented with the 8 awards won by the Bank’s ‘Tough Job’ campaign at the recently concluded 2016 Lagos Advertising and Ideas Festival (LAIF). Tough job won silver for radio, another silver for film, a bronze for Best…

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Presidency explains current status of social investment programmes

As the Buhari administration proceeds with the implementation of its Social Investment Programmes, the Federal Government has now released over N375 million this year to feed almost 700,000 primary school pupils in 5 states, while virtually all states of the federation, except two, are now being processed for the payment…

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Police confirm attack on Kaduna Fulani community

The Police in Kaduna on Sunday confirmed that gunmen attacked Zankan village, a Fulani settlement in Kaura Local Government of the state. The spokesperson of the Kaduna Police, Aliyu Usman, said in Kaduna that the incident occurred at about 8.30 p.m. on Saturday. He said one person was killed and…

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My aides stole my wife’s money, Ex-Governor Sule Lamido confirms

Some domestic aides of former Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, have been arrested for stealing his wife's money. Mr. Lamido confirmed the theft in a text message to PREMIUM TIMES. Four domestic staff and a driver to the Jigawa politician are said to be in police custody due to the…

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Ex-Senate President Ken Nnamani joins APC, gives reasons

A former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, has joined Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. Mr. Nnamani said on Sunday that he joined the APC because of intense demand from his constituents. Mr. Nnamani, who led the Senate from 2005 to 2007 as a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,…

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Nigerian League: Plateau United maintain perfect start

Plateau United continued their perfect start to the season in the Nigeria Professional Football League on Sunday as they recorded their third win against Sunshine Stars of Akure on Sunday in Jos. Plateau United beat Sunshine Stars by 3-1 to stay top on the NPFL table with a two-point cushion.…

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Buhari’s critic Junaidu Mohammed suffering from “pathological cynicism” – Presidency

The Presidency has condemned popular northern politician, Junaidu Mohammed, who has been very critical of President Muhammadu Buhari. The presidency, in a statement by Garba Shehu, said Mr. Mohammed may be suffering from 'pathological cynicism' and should be ignored by Nigerians. Read Mr. Shehu's full statement below: The Presidency will…

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Cameroonian judge controversially arrested

A member of the Cameroon judiciary has been arrested in what is seen as part of a major crackdown against dissent. Lord Justice Ayah Abine was picked up late Saturday from his home in Yaoundé city. The former presidential candidate is also the Deputy Attorney General of the country’s Supreme…

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Gambia: No immunity for Jammeh as ECOWAS forces secure Banjul for Barrow’s arrival

West African leaders did not agree to grant Yahya Jammeh any immunity during negotiations that convinced Gambia’s long time ruler to flee into exile, Senegal’s foreign minister said on Sunday. Mr. Jammeh, who is accused of serious rights violations, led his country for 22 years but refused to accept defeat…

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Australian Open: Federer through to quarter final

Roger Federer on Sunday continued his remarkable return from injury by beating Kei Nishikori in five sets to reach his 13th Australian Open quarter-final. The 35-year-old beat fifth seed Nishikori 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-1 4-6 6-3 to keep alive his hopes of an 18th Grand Slam and fifth Australian Open…

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El-Rufai outlines 3 steps to permanently end Southern Kaduna violence

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has outlined three steps his government is taking to permanently end the repeated violence in Southern Kaduna. Mr. E-Rufai mentioned one of the three steps as the prosecution of all those found culpable in the killing of innocent people. He described the killings as…

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Like in Plateau, only dialogue can solve Southern Kaduna violence – Governor Lalong

The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has urged community and religious leaders as well as other stakeholders to get together to bring an end to the recurrent crisis in the southern part of Kaduna State. Over 200 people have been killed in recent violence in the area and properties worth…

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Nigerian editors condemn arrest of Premium Times journalists

The Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE, has advised aggrieved persons and organisations to channel their grievances to appropriate authorities rather than resort to arrest of journalists in the country. While calling for caution, the NGE condemned the recent arrest and detention of the publisher of Premium Times, an online publication,…

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Hungarian Open: Aruna Quadri rues quarter final exit

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri has been left disappointed with his inability to make it beyond the quarter final in the men’s singles of the just concluded ITTF World Tour, tagged Hungarian Open. Quadri who made history at the Rio Olympics as the best African performer ever in the men’s singles category…

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Nigerian govt gets $67 million World Bank loan for dam – Senator

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Water Resources, Ubale Shittu, on Sunday said the Federal Government has accessed a $67 million World Bank loan to rehabilitate Hadejia Valley Dam in Jigawa. Mr. Shittu told the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse that $60 million would be used to rehabilitate and expand…

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After abandoning project for months, Jonathan’s cousin set to resume work on N6.4 billion Abuja road

Several months after it was abandoned largely due to the corruption trial of the contractor, work is set to commence on the Apo-Karshi road, in the Nigerian capital Abuja, PREMIUM TIMES learnt. The contract for the construction of the 13.25 km road was awarded in 2011 to Kakatar Engineering Limited,…

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Immigration officer arrested for attacking place of worship

The Police in Jalingo, Taraba, on Sunday confirmed the arrest of an armed immigration personnel by a local vigilance group. The spokesman of the police command, David Misal, said that the suspect, Mahmood Idris, broke into a place of worship and destroyed some properties. Mr. Misal explained that Mr. Idris,…

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Nigeria’s power generation drops to 2,662 megawatts

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN said the nation’s power generation capacity dropped from 3,959 megawatts on January 4 to 2,662 megawatts on January 22. The Nigerian Electricity System Operator, SO, website, a sub agency of TCN, disclosed the figure in its daily forecast on power generation data in Lagos…

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Katsina University says memo on religious groups on campus targeted at Muslims, not Christians

The authorities of the Umaru Yar'Ádua University, Katsina, have denied discriminating against Christian students in the approval granted a students religious association to operate on its campus. The Acting Dean of Student Affairs of the University, Sulaiman Kankara, had in January 17 memo informed students of a new guideline for…

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Lagos to honour late Gbadamosi with arts exhibition

The first Rasheed Gbadamosi Art Exhibition, “Eko Art Expo, ” would hold at the Eko Hotel and Suites between January 27 and 29 with the theme: “Lagos for All." Steve Ayorinde, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Lagos State, said this on Saturday night at a media briefing at…

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Australian Open: Murray falls to Zverev

The first week of the 2017 Australian Open has seen the fall of the two top seeds. World Number1, Andy Murray is out and his search for the year opening Grand Slam continues to elude the Briton. He lost (on Sunday morning Nigerian time) to World Number 50, Mischa Zverev,…

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Supreme, Appeal courts to get full complement of judges – Nigerian govt

The Federal Government has given an assurance that both the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal will get their full complement of judges to ensure quick dispensation of justice. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, gave the assurance on Saturday night in Abuja at the 80th birthday…

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Nigeria League Match Day 3 Preview: Wikki, Rangers eye first win

Wikki Tourists and Enugu Rangers will be gunning for their maiden wins in the Nigeria Professional Football League this season as they play host to Akwa United and El-Kanemi Warriors respectively. The two fixtures are among the Match Day 3 games of the NPFL which has got off to a…

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Gambia: Barrow thanks Buhari, others; promises transparent, all-inclusive government

The Gambian President, Adama Barrow, on Saturday thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and other West African leaders for ensuring a successful transfer of power in his country. Mr. Barrow also promised Gambians he was ready to operate a transparent and all-inclusive administration. He said this while addressing journalists in Dakar, Senegal.…