Abdulaziz Abdulaziz

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Airline Management Support Limited (AMSL)

PROMOTED: Campaign of Calumny against Airline Management Support Limited

Our attention has been drawn to the wicked lies of one Kamani Desmond in Focus Naija and Mike Nifemi in Nobles Forum, against Our Client, Airline Management Support Limited (AMSL). Before then, we found out that similar falsehood had been peddled by a character with a pen name Mediaguruss in…

SGF Boss Mustapha

SGF, Abuja minister spearhead peace moves in Adamawa APC

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, and the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mohammed Bello, have moved to reconcile aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State. Both Messrs Mustapha and Bello hail from the north-eastern state. The ruling APC…

NCC

9.2 million SIM cards ‘not properly registered’ — NCC

An estimated 9.2 million mobile telephone lines (SIM cards) in Nigeria are not properly registered in accordance with the standard procedure. Nigerian telecommunications regulator, National Communications Commission (NCC) reportedly disclosed this in a report sent to the Communications minister, Isa Pantami. The spokesperson of the minister, Uwa Suleiman, in a…

Former Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke (Photo Credit: Punch Newspapers)

How I stopped Jonathan from signing controversial constitutional amendment — Ex-AGF Adoke

But for his defiant stance to block amendments already signed by ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria would have ended up with a “tyranny of the legislature”, former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke, claims. In his memoir released this week, the former minister said Mr Jonathan had…

Former Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke (Photo Credit: Punch Newspapers)

How Jonathan accused me of supporting Buhari – Ex-AGF Adoke

A former Nigerian minister of justice, Mohammed Adoke, has revealed how his former boss, President Goodluck Jonathan, confronted him with allegation that he was sympathetic to then opposition candidate, Muhammadu Buhari. In a new book on his office years as the minister of justice and attorney general, Mr Adoke listed…

Taraba State on map

Federal govt, governors agree on terms for resolving Tiv/Jukun crisis

Nigeria’s federal government and leaders from Tiv and Jukun communities in Taraba and Benue States have outlined solutions to lingering crises between the two ethnic groups. A meeting attended by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, and his Taraba counterpart, Darius…

A foreign national enrolls into the e-registration exercise. Credit: NIS

Nigeria registers over 2,100 immigrants in two months — Official

The Nigerian government said it has registered 2,100 immigrants in one of its centres set up to document foreigners living in the country. The registration is part of a window promulgated by the federal government to enable all undocumented foreign nationals to present themselves for registration. A government statement said…

Xenophobia: Jim Ovia withdraws from World Economic Forum

Nigerian billionaire, Jim Ovia, has announced he his pulling out from the ongoing World Economic Forum holding in South Africa amidst increasing backlash over xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other Africans in Johannesburg. A statement circulated Thursday morning by Zenith Bank, which Mr Ovia chairs, attributed with withdrawal to the…

President Muhammadu Buhari and Governors of the 36 States (Photo Credit: thenigerianlawyer.com)

Buhari administration vows to free LG finances from state govts

The Nigerian government says it will free local governments’ finances from the control of state governors, describing the move as necessary for grassroots development. The government said it will achieve this by abolishing state and local governments joint accounts “through constitutional means”. The Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF),…

NIGERIA: Nigerian police force

EXCLUSIVE: How families secured release of three ABU students after N5.5 million ransom payment

Contrary to a statement by the police, the three abducted students of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, were not rescued but released by their abductors after the payment of hefty ransom. PREMIUM TIMES gathered from family sources that the families of the three students came together to negotiate with…

Mourners gathered at the residence of the district head in Katsina.

How bandits sacked Katsina town, kidnapped 49 people, stole ‘everything’

Shocking details have emerged of how a town in Katsina State was ransacked overnight and dozens of inhabitants and property carted away in an attack by bandits. Wurma, a border community near Zamfara State, was attacked late on Monday which went on till early morning on Tuesday. Wurma is located…

NAHCON’s acting chairman, Abdullahi Mukhtar Mohammed (left) with Nigerian ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Justice Muhammadu Isa Dodo (retired) during the post-Arafat briefing Thursday evening.

2019 hajj exercise very successful —Nigerian envoy

Nigeria’s participation in this year’s hajj exercise has been described as successful by the country’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Muhammadu Dodo. Mr Dodo, a retired judge, commended the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), for supervising the exercise. The ambassador was speaking Thursday evening at the post-Arafat stakeholders meeting organised…

HAJJ: Pilgrims in Saudi Arabia. [Photo credit: PBS]

Hajj: Clerics, pilgrims pray for Nigeria’s peace, prosperity

Islamic scholars and pilgrims from Nigeria spent a significant part of Arafat day, the most important day in the hajj ritual, to pray for peace, national unity and economic prosperity. A team of clerics, under the umbrella of Ulama committee of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), took turns…

HAJJ: Pilgrims in Saudi Arabia. [Photo credit: PBS]

NAHCON to sanction travel agents who abandoned 487 pilgrims in Kano

The National Hajj Commission of Nigerian (NAHCON) said it has commenced an investigation to unravel what led to abandoning of 487 pilgrims who could not make it to this year’s hajj. The passengers, who could not be flown to the holy land by their agents, staged a protest at the…

Mecca

Over 2.5 million Muslims to perform this year’s hajj

Over 2.5 million Muslim faithful from around the world will participate in this year’s hajj ritual, starting Friday. The Arab country also announced the deployment of 30,908 paramedics to cater for pilgrims during the days of worship. The Director-General of the Directorate of Passports in Saudi Arabia, Suleiman Alyahya, said…

Kogi state pilgrims being screened in preparation for first Hajj 2018 flight at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja. [Photo credit: NAHCON]

NAHCON sets up medical ‘caravans’ for Hajj

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) said it will deploy what it calls “Medical Caravans” at key worship points during the coming Hajj exercise which starts on Friday. Saudi Arabian authorities have announced Saturday, August 10, as the day of Arafat. Pilgrims participating in the annual ritual are expected…

HAJJ: Pilgrims in Saudi Arabia. [Photo credit: PBS]

Saudi announces August 10 as Arafat day, Sallah is Sunday

The Saudi Supreme Court confirmed Thursday that the crescent moon of Dhu Al-Hijjah has been sighted. Hajj will, therefore, begin on Friday August 9. Pilgrims will spend the day on the plains of Mount Arafat on Saturday August 10, and Eid Al-Adha will start on Sunday August 11. Nigeria’s Supreme…

The professor of English from the Bayero University Kano (BUK), Ibrahim Bello-Kano

Nigerian universities ‘irretrievably poor’ — Professor

A professor of English at the Bayero University Kano (BUK), Ibrahim Bello-Kano, has said that the Nigerian university system has collapsed beyond redemption. Mr Bello-Kano, known by his initials of IBK, said Nigerian universities have degenerated into ‘Super Secondary Schools’ and there is no hope for recovery. The newspaper, KANO…

Hajj pilgrims travelling after being cleared by NAHCON

Nigerian pilgrim dies in Saudi Arabia

A female Nigerian pilgrim from Katsina State has died in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The pilgrim died in her accommodation Tuesday morning, the head of Nigeria’s medical team, Ibrahim Kana, said. Mr Kana, in an email to PREMIUM TIMES, said the late pilgrim had “no history of previous illness after going…

A Shiite protest

UPDATED: Shiite Protest: 12 reportedly killed as IGP Adamu meets Buhari

A Shiite protest that turned violent on Monday was the major issue of discussion at a meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu. At least 12 people, including a police officer, were reported killed and several injured when the protesters clashed with security officers. Amnesty International…

Gov Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State State House Correspondents after meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Monday (3/12/2018) 06258/3/12/2018/Sumaila Ibrahim/ICE/NAN

Yari attacks Obasanjo, others over comments on Nigeria’s security

The immediate past governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, has tongue-lashed Olusegun Obasanjo over the former Nigerian president's recent open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr Obasanjo on Monday released a letter to Mr Buhari, warning him of issues around national security and unity. Mr Obasanjo accused the president of…

NCC

Rejected in 2016 for hazy academic records, Buhari re-nominates man for NCC job

A man nominated last week by President Muhammadu Buhari as commissioner in the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) was once rejected for the same position by the Senate over shady academic records, PREMIUM TIMES can report. Aliyu Abubakar was named among five nominees sent by President Buhari as announced by Senate President Ahmad…

Hassan Kukah

VIDEO: “We are living on a precipice” Bishop Kukah reacts to the herdsman picture on Nigerian passport

The Catholic bishop of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, has warned against blanket demonisation of herdsmen, especially of the Fulani stock, warning that such actions could be preamble to a breakout of violent confrontation against the Fulani. The bishop said hate speech often precede any genocide experienced in history. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wN-Kxo02TA&w=560&h=315]

Bishop Matthew Kukah

Kukah warns against ‘anti-Fulani’ campaign

The Catholic bishop of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, has warned against blanket demonisation of herdsmen, especially of the Fulani stock, warning that such actions could be preamble to a breakout of violent confrontation against the Fulani. The bishop said hate speech often precede any genocide experienced in history. Mr Kukah spoke…

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello

Governor Bello flags off reconstruction of Dekina-Ayingba road

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has promised more developmental projects to all parts of the state on the basis of equity and fairness. Mr Bello stated this in Dekina while flagging off the reconstruction of the 25-kilometre Dekina-Ayingba road which was first constructed in 1961. The governor, who is seeking…