Abdulaziz Abdulaziz

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Nuhu Ribadu in Yola

Buhari doing well, needs like-minds in states – Ribadu

President Muhammadu Buhari is reforming Nigeria and requires individuals with similar disposition to trickle down the reforms to the grassroots, a former EFCC chairman, Nuhu Ribadu, has said. Mr Ribadu stated this in Yola on Saturday while declaring his intention to vie for the governorship post of the state. He…

Adebayo Shittu, Minister of Communications PHOTO: Techpoint

NYSC replies Minister Shittu, says political office not replacement for national service

The National Youth Service Corps has dismissed the claim by the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, that holding political office compensated for his refusal to participate in the compulsory national service. The spokesperson of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), Adenike Adeyemi, said the minister’s claim that holding an elective…

Buhari thinking

EXCLUSIVE: Another Buhari’s minister busted for skipping NYSC, risks jail term

Another minister serving in President Muhammadu Buhari's cabinet has been found to have skipped the mandatory national youth service scheme, an offence that may see him lose his position and earn him jail term. The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, failed to participate in the NYSC scheme despite graduating from…

Adeosun risks 14-year jail term for skipping NYSC, forging document

Former Nigerian finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, who resigned her position on Friday on account of forging a certificate of national service risks jail term of up to 14 years. A lawyer, Shuaibu Sule, listed five offences he said the minister is liable for. The offences include forgery, possession of fake…

Chairman of the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) and Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun; Director of Home Finance in the Federal Ministry of Finance, Mrs. Olubunmi Siyanbola and the Director of Revenue, Budget Office of the Federation, Mr. Sulaiman Nasidi Tahir, during the FAAC meeting held at the Auditorium of the Federal Ministry of Finance on Thursday, 30th August, 2018.

#AdeosunGate: Drama, intrigues that preceded Kemi Adeosun’s resignation

The resignation of Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, from her post Friday evening did not come without high-wire drama and intrigues. It followed weeks of high-level horse-trading since PREMIUM TIMES exposed a certificate forgery scandal involving the minister. The minister’s resignation was confirmed Friday evening via a statement by the Special…

EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

2019: We’ll keep an eye on campaign spending — EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has warned politicians against reckless spending and bribery as the 2019 general elections draw close. Acting chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu, who spoke at an interaction with journalists on Wednesday, said the commission will monitor banks for suspicious transactions in the build…

Former Head of State, Sani Abacha

Nigeria accuses Switzerland of being ‘accessory’ to Abacha loot

Nigeria’s foreign affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, has flayed Switzerland for its role in keeping the infamous Abacha loot and making the process of repatriation of the assets strenuous. The Abacha loot refers to monies believed to have been stolen and stashed in countries and tax havens around the world by…

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun (Photo Credit: Chronicle.ng)

#AdeosunGate: Atiku knocks Buhari on minister’s forged certificate

A former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has knocked President Muhammadu Buhari for not taking action on the certificate forgery scandal involving finance minister, Kemi Adeosun. Mr Abubakar also flayed the president for not punishing officials involved in the controversial recall of fugitive civil servant, Abdulrasheed Maina, last year. In a…

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state.

EXCLUSIVE: Gov. Ortom accuses Oshiomhole, Akume of corruption; tackles Buhari on ‘bad eggs’ comment

CONTINUED FROM HERE In this second part of his interview with reporters Musikilu Mojeed and Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, Governor Samuel Ortom speaks about his relationship with Senator George Akume, his battle with Adams Oshiomhole, the corruption allegation against him and the real reason he left the ruling APC. PT: Do you…

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state.

EXCLUSIVE: How I got into trouble with Buhari, others — Governor Ortom

In this interview with reporters Musikilu Mojeed and Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, Governor Samuel Ortom chronicles his ordeal as chief executive of Benue, saying the instability in the north-central state is deeper than herdsmen-farmers clashes. The second part of the interview will run later this week. PREMIUM TIMES: We observed that it…

IGP Idris Ibrahim

REVEALED: Real reasons IGP Idris is after PREMIUM TIMES journalist

PREMIUM TIMES has uncovered the real reason the Nigeria police last week detained its reporter, Samuel Ogundipe. Mr Ogundipe was lured into police net on August 14, where he was pressed to reveal a source for a story he wrote. A day later, he was secretly arraigned before a Chief…

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun (Photo Credit: Chronicle.ng)

Nigerians taunt Adeosun on NYSC forgery scandal as minister returns to Twitter

Nigeria’s embattled finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, on Wednesday returned to Twitter and broke her long silence on her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate scandal. Since PREMIUM TIMES exposed the scandal more than a month ago, Mrs Adeosun has kept a low profile in her public appearance, including staying…

nigeria governors forum

Siege on National Assembly “despicable” — Nigerian governors

The Nigerian Governors Forum has described as “despicable” an attempt to take over the National Assembly by operatives of the Nigerian secret police, the State Security Service (SSS). A statement by the Head of Media of the NGF, Abdulrazaque-Bello Barkindo, quoted chairman of the forum, Abdulaziz Yari, calling for punishment…

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun (Photo Credit: Chronicle.ng)

Four weeks after, NYSC keeps mum on Kemi Adeosun’s certificate scandal

Four weeks after the management of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) promised to investigate a certificate scandal involving the minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun, the Corps has continued to ignore Nigerians. On June 7,  PREMIUM TIMES reported that the minister did not participate in the mandatory one year national service despite her eligibility…

Senator Shehu Sani

Controversy as factional APC ward executives insist Shehu Sani remains suspended

Some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the political ward of Shehu Sani, a senator from Kaduna State, have insisted that the controversial suspension placed on the senator still subsists. In a resolution issued at the end of a meeting of the executive committee, the officials warned the…

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun (Photo Credit: adelove.com)

#AdeosunGate: Nigerians criticise Buhari govt’s silence three weeks after, demand action

Nigerians have continued to ventilate their anger on President Muhammadu Buhari, his administration, and the minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun, for choosing to ignore a certificate forgery scandal involving the minister. Frontline Nigerian newspapers have written editorials in the last two weeks, amplifying calls by Nigerians for the government and…

Senator Olusola Adeyeye

Why I was absent at APC senators meeting with Buhari — Adeyeye

The lawmaker representing Osun Central in the Nigerian Senate, Olusola Adeyeye, has given reasons for his absence at a meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and some senators of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr Adeyeye said the notice for the meeting got to him late. Mr Buhari met with…

President Muhammadu Buhari (M) receives President of the Senate, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki and The Speaker of the Federal House Representatives Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara at the State house in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. MAY 7 2018.

EXCLUSIVE: How Buhari’s loyalists plotted, failed to take over Senate

The melodrama in Abuja, Nigeria’s seat of power Tuesday morning was part of a grand plan by persons loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari to execute a ‘coup’ on the Senate leadership, multiple sources told PREMIUM TIMES. Sources familiar with the plan provided PREMIUM TIMES with details of the operation that went awry.…

Adeboyo Fagbemi, NELMCO MD

Group advocates sustainable standards in public assets disposal

An NGO, the Power Transparency Watchdog, on Thursday called for sustainable standards in processes of public assets disposal to promote transparency in Nigeria’s power sector. It also commended the Nigeria Electricity Liability Management Limited (NELMCO) for upholding high standard. Abdullahi Ibrahim, the Programme Officer of the organisation, made the call…

Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson

Dickson faults ‘lopsided federalism’, says killings greatest threat to Nigeria

Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson, has described the current spate of violence and killings in Nigeria, particularly in the northern part of the country, as the biggest threat to the nation’s cooperate existence, since the civil war. He faulted the nation’s “lopsided federal structure, over-centralisation and politicisation of law and…

Ibrahim-coomassie

Ex-IGP Ibrahim Coomassie dies at 76

A former Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Coomassie, has died. He died on Thursday after battling protracted ailment. His brother, Ahmad Muntaqa Coomasie, confirmed that he died in Katsina. Mr Coomassie was born in Katsina in 1946 and rose through the ranks to become the IGP in 1993, taking over…

BUA Group

New cement factory to provide 12,000 jobs — BUA CEO, Rabiu

The BUA Group chairman, Abdulsamad Rabiu, has described the 1.5 million metric tonnes per-annum Kalambaina cement factory commissioned by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday as a “statement in innovation." Mr Rabiu said the $350 million factory will provide 12,000 job opportunities, generate 32 megawatts of electricity and boost local…

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

Private sector, not government, can drive Nigeria’s economic growth — Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said it is the private sector, rather than government, that can spur growth and development of the Nigerian economy. He said a private sector-led economy encapsulates the economic vision of the Muhammadu Buhari administration, saying the government is working on conducive environment to enable realisation of…

Maharazu Tsiga

EXCLUSIVE: We couldn’t have issued Adeosun’s ‘exemption certificate’ – Ex-NYSC DG Tsiga

Finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, is not entitled to National Youth Service Corps’ Certificate of Exemption, and even if she had applied for one, the man who was in charge of the Corps in 2009 said there was no way he could have approved such request. On Wednesday, Maharazu Tsiga, who…

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun (Photo Credit: Chronicle.ng)

Why Kemi Adeosun’s ‘exemption certificate’ is fake — Ex-NYSC Director

A retired Director of Mobilisation at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Anthony Ani, has cited reasons why the purported 'Certificate of Exemption' owned by Nigeria's Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, is not genuine and “wouldn’t have emanated from the NYSC”. Mrs Adeosun became enmeshed in an embarrassing forgery scandal…