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Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo

Osinbajo assures return of kidnapped Lagos school boys

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday assured parents and guardians of the kidnapped Lagos school boys of the safe return of the children. In a chat with journalists on the sideline of 60th birthday thanksgiving service of a pastor, Salami Ololade, in Lagos, Mr. Osinbajo said the Federal Government was…

Dr. Dakuku Peterside, NIMASA Boss

NIMASA commences 24-hour turnaround time for issuing debit notes

In compliance with the presidential directive on the resumption of 24-hour port operations in Lagos ports, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has commenced a 24-hour turnaround time for analysing cargo manifests and issuing Debit Notes to Shipping Agents. This has been achieved by extending work hours for…

Two killed in Lagos building collapse

Why Meiran building collapsed – Lagos govt

The Lagos State Government on Sunday attributed the building collapse which occurred at 7 Saidu Okeleji Street, Meiran in Agbado Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area, LCDA, of the State on Saturday to heavy loads placed on the building and substandard materials used for the construction work. Reacting to the collapse,…

President Buhari with the APC leaders in the British capital

PHOTO NEWS: Buhari meets APC leaders, governors in London

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday met with the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and some governors elected on the party's platform. A statement by the presidency, which provided a photograph of the event, gave the names of those who met with the president to include Governors Rochas Okorocha…

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Father arrested for serially raping own 13-year-old daughter

A 41-year-old man, Sikiru Odejide, has been arrested by Ogun State Police Command for allegedly raping his 13-year-old daughter. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, told PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday that the suspect was arrested following a complaint from the mother of the victim who had been separated from…

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LIFESTYLE: The kind of friends to keep, the kind to avoid, By Bisi Daniels

People wonder why their friends desert them when the going gets tough, when they fall. But the reason is simple. There are usually as many motives for friendship, even marriage, as there are friends, spouses. Years back at the Methodist Teacher Training College in Aburi, Ghana, (of Aburi Accord fame)…

Lagos Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode [Photo: Today.ng]

Ambode speaks as APC sweeps Lagos council polls

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Sunday congratulated the All Progressives Congress, APC, for recording landslide victory at the just concluded local government election in the state, saying that the development was an eloquent affirmation that Lagosians have confidence in the party. It was a clean sweep for all…

Akwa United

Nigeria League Review: Akwa United move to second spot

Akwa United have momentarily moved to the second spot on the Nigeria Professional Football League standings following their 2-1 win over Nasarawa United on Sunday. Though Akwa United were conceding at home for the first time in seven games, they were nonetheless happy to get all three points that have…

Flooded streets of Lagos as seen on Twitter.

Flood: Lagos gives quit notice to owners of properties built on drainage

In a bid to mitigate the incidence of flooding, the Lagos State government on Sunday ordered owners of properties erected on drainage channels and impeding the free-flow of water to immediately vacate or risk being removed. The government, in a statement signed by the Commissioner for the Environment, Babatunde Adejare,…

Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State (2nd right); Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu (2nd left); Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo (left) and the Transition Committee Chairman, Ezeagu Local Government Area, Hon. Fred Ezinwa, at the presentation of "Ofo" as a symbol of support and endorsement to the Governor and his Deputy for 2019 general election by the people of Ozom Aguobu Owa Community, Ezeagu Council, yesterday.

Display honesty, integrity, rule of law, Ugwuanyi tells Enugu new traffic cadets

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has charged the newly recruited 200 Traffic Enforcement Bureau Cadets and their supervisors to discharge their duties with due diligence, honesty, integrity and utmost respect for the rule of Law and the rights of residents of the state. The governor also appealed to residents…

Boko Haram

Boko Haram kills leader of Adamawa hunters, three others

Boko Haram insurgents on Saturday killed a leader of hunters in Adamawa State, Bukar Jimeta, and three of his men. Sources said that the men were ambushed in Dagu village, which borders Askira Uba in Borno State, while pushing back an attack on the village by the insurgents. A local…

Boko Haram militants [Photo: Independent.ie]

Nigerian Army begins de-radicalisation of 43 repentant Boko Haram members

The Nigerian Army on Sunday said it had begun the de-radicalisation of 43 Boko Haram insurgents who recently surrendered in Borno. A statement signed by Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director Army Public Relations, Theatre Command, and made available to journalists in Maiduguri, said that the insurgents were airlifted to Gombe, to…

Dangote Refinery

Court adjourns suit filed against Dangote Refinery over detention of worker

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Thursday adjourned till July 26 a N100 million suit filed against Dangote Refinery Limited by a member of its staff, Martina Amosu. Joined as co-respondent in the suit is the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, which has held Ms. Amosu…

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed [Photo: Daily Trust]

Group warns Nigerian entertainers over plan to rally against Lai Mohammed

A group, the Youths For Change NG, has dared the Coalition of Nigeria Entertainers, CNE, on its plan to hold a nationwide protest against the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed. The entertainers had expressed outrage over a statement by the minister suggesting that government would ban Nigerian artistes…

Nigerian Soldiers
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EXCLUSIVE: In major reshuffle, Nigerian Army redeploys 52 generals, 597 other officers (FULL LIST)

The Nigerian Army redeployed, cancelled or amended postings of seven major generals, 45 brigadier generals and 597 other officers last week, in one of its most far-reaching shake-up exercise in recent years, PREMIUM TIMES can report. No reasons were readily cited for the new postings and cancellations and amendments of…

Nnamdi Kanu

I pray for Biafran agitation to collapse in 2019 – Methodist Church Prelate

The Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Samuel Uche, has condemned the agitation for the break-up of the country, saying that those championing it were being sponsored by selfish politicians. "All these campaigns that the Igbo must leave a section of the country or that Biafra must be, they…

FILE PHOTO: FRSC officials at a scene of an accident

TRAGEDY: 14 people burnt to death as tanker collides with commercial bus

No fewer than 14 persons have been reported dead in a fatal tanker and bus collision in Ile-Ife, Osun State on Sunday. Witnesses say the dead, who were consumed in the inferno, include women and children. The accident was said to have occurred at about 12 noon in front of…

Adebayo Faleti

Veteran Yoruba broadcaster and actor, Adebayo Faleti, is dead

Nigerian veteran broadcaster, poet, journalist, writer and actor, Adebayo Faleti, is dead. Mr. Faleti died on Sunday at the University College Hospital, Ibadan at about 6 a.m. The late broadcaster published a dictionary containing the official usage of Yoruba names. He was a Yoruba translator, TV exponent and a pioneer…

Police Officers

Anambra: 700 suspected cultists, 38 armed bandits arrested in three weeks – Police

No fewer than 700 suspected cultists and 38 suspected armed robbers were arrested in different parts of Anambra in the last three weeks, Garba Umar, the state Commissioner of Police, has said. Mr. Umar told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Awka that the arrests were clear signal…

Olabode George

Why Bode George should be next PDP National Chairman – Ebenezer Babatope

A Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain, Ebenezer Babatope, on Sunday gave credence to the chairmanship ambition of the former deputy chairman of the party, Bode George. Mr. Babatope, a former director of organisation in the defunct Obafemi Awolowo’s Unity Party of Nigeria, UPN, told the News Agency of Nigeria in…

Court of Appeal Headquarters

PDP congratulates ex-governor accused of corruption on victory at Appeal Court

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated former Governor of Adamawa State, Bala Ngilari, on his victory at the Appeal Court. The PDP congratulated Mr. Ngilari in a statement issued by Dayo Adeyeye, national publicity secretary, PDP National Caretaker Committee, on Saturday in Abuja. On Wednesday, the Court of Appeal…

Unit 8, Ward B1, Festac Town. No voter in sight.

LIVE UPDATES: Lagos council elections official results

The election into chairmanship and councillorship positions in Lagos held on July 22 across the 20 local government areas and 37 local council development areas. A handful of voters defied the rains to cast their votes. There were cases of ballot box-snatching and voter intimidation in areas like Bariga and…

Nigerian Police

UPDATED: How Kano Police identified Boko Haram members, fought gun battle – Commissioner

The police in Kano State have provided details of the gun battle with Boko Haram suspects in the state. PREMIUM TIMES reported the duel which occured in the early hours of Sunday. A special police task force set up by the Inspector General of Police led the battle that led…

Nigerian Senate

Top Health Stories Last Week: Banned drugs on sale, more women demand CS

SENATE INVESTIGATES 42 ‘BANNED’ ANTI-MALARIA DRUGS The Nigerian Senate said it would investigate reports of 42 anti-malaria drugs banned by the European Union, EU, but which are still in circulation in the country. The EU reportedly banned these drugs as a result of their effect on health, including causing kidney failure.…

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Three suicide bombers killed in foiled Borno attack

The Nigerian Army on Sunday said it had foiled a bomb attack and killed three female suicide bombers in Konduga Local Government Council of Borno. A statement signed by Sani Usman, the Director Army Public Relations and made available in Maiduguri on Saturday night, said the incident occurred at Kawuri…