Abdulaziz Abdulaziz

Posts by Abdulaziz Abdulaziz:

Emir Lamido Sanusi II & Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje

ANALYSIS: How Ganduje’s ‘fight’ with Emir Sanusi alters Kano history

The Friday appointment of four additional emirs in Kano State by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has significance beyond the perceived move by the governor to get at the controversial Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II. Before the governor’s action, Kano — as a geographical and cultural entity — has maintained single…

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Data more valuable asset than oil — NITDA DG

The Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Isa Pantami, has challenged Nigeria to refocus its economy in tandem with global economic growth. Mr Pantami said Nigeria is part of the “hyperconnected world” of the internet community in which “data is the most valuable asset”. He said the…

New SSS DG Yusuf Bichi

Politicians trust marabouts more than security officials — SSS DG

The Director-General of the State Security Service (SSS), Yusuf Bichi, has attributed some of the security challenges in Nigeria to political leaders’ mistrust of security officials. He said many politicians invest their trust in marabouts and ‘babalawos’ to solve security situations. Mr Bichi was speaking Tuesday at a retreat for…

A group picture of participants at The New Mexican in Santa Fe

Postcard from America: Journalism is under attack, but has its saviours

For the past three weeks, this writer and 19 other journalists from around the world have been in the United States, touring the vast country. We are participating in the Edward Murrow Program, an aspect of the US government-funded International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP). This spring’s Murrow fellowship is focusing…

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello

Governor Bello declares for second term

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, on Wednesday declared interest to contest the gubernatorial seat for a second term. A government statement said Mr Bello made the declaration at the banquet hall of the Government House in Lokoja during the inauguration of the Kogi State House of Assembly Commission. Governor…

Mr. Atiku Abubakar

Several ‘flaws’ identified in Atiku’s presidential election ‘server result’

The computation of presidential election results filed before the elections petition tribunal by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, shows that all accredited votes cast in 33 states of the federation were shared between him and President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr Buhari was declared the winner…

National Assembly Complex

Disquiet in National Assembly as clerk, senior officials move to extend stay

A plot that would extend the stay of the Clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, and other top officials, is breeding disquiet within the ranks of staff of the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC). The extension plan is also causing murmur among civil servants who say the proposed changes…

Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, NFIU

Nigeria plans tougher anti-money laundering, terrorism financing measures

The Nigerian government has hinted at issuing stronger measures in tackling corruption, money laundering and financing of terrorism and other violent crimes. The government, in a statement by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), said it will soon unveil “significant measures” it described as “necessary in order to move the…

Gov Seriake Dickson

Oil companies fuelling insecurity in Niger Delta – Gov Dickson

The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has launched a global campaign to address the ravaging effects of oil spills in parts of the state. The campaign is tagged' Rise for Bayelsa Campaign.' Mr Dickson also accused oil companies of fuelling insecurity in the region. He said the campaign is to…

DG NITDA, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami [Photo credit: nitda.gov.ng]

Only 4.7% of Nigerian govt institutions use IT effectively – NITDA

Nigeria’s National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has criticised government institutions for underutilising enterprise technology saying only 4.7 per cent of federal institutions use IT “in somewhat effective manner”. In contrast, over 66 per cent of such institutions are at what the agency called “emerging stage” of IT utilisation, maintaining…

Ganduje Executes more projects

Kano Supplementary Election: Ganduje executes more emergency projects in crucial ward, shares money

The Kano State Government is going on with more projects and programmes at Gama ward of Nassarawa local government, in the state, amidst criticism of ethical misconduct from activists. Gama, a densely populated area, is a big decider in the supplementary election in the state scheduled for Saturday. Mr Ganduje…

Asphalt overlay on Gama’s main artery, Audu Utai Road, Kano State

Kano Supplementary Election: Governor Ganduje on projects spree in cancelled ward

The Kano State Government has embarked on massive projects at Gama ward of Nassarawa Local Government Area, few days to a rerun election in which the ward is a big decider. At least three projects, comprising refuse evacuation, mass drilling of boreholes and road reconstruction were kicked off within the…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Northern CAN, JNI congratulate Buhari on election victory

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the 19 northern states and Abuja has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari for his victory in the February 23 governorship election. Mr Buhari was declared the winner in the early hours of Wednesday, beating his closest rival, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party…

Nuhu Ribadu Adamawa 2015 (5)

Elections: Buhari didn’t interfere with security, INEC – Ribadu

A director in the campaign council of the All Progressives Congress, Nuhu Ribadu, has said the president, Muhammadu Buhari, allowed for free contest without interfering with the work of security agencies. Mr Buhari was declared winner, on Wednesday, of the keenly contested presidential election, which took place on Monday. The…

President Muhammadu Buhari (R) welcoming the visiting British Prime Minister, Theresa May at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday (29/8/18)

UK congratulates Buhari, urges probe of alleged irregularities

The United Kingdom has felicitated with President Muhammadu Buhari on his electoral victory in the Saturday’s presidential election. Mr Buhari was declared the winner of the election in the early hours of Wednesday. The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has opposed the result, calling for a halt. A statement from…

Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

Buhari wins in SGF Boss Mustapha’s polling unit

The result for the presidential election from Jimeta in Adamawa State shows that the All Progressives Congress (APC) recorded victory at polling unit 009 in Gwadabawa, Yola North local government area. The unit is where the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, cast his vote during the…

Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

Buhari wins Sokoto govt house, Sultan’s palace

President Muhammdu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won at a polling unit inside the Sokoto Government House, and another at the Sultan’s palace in Sokoto metropolis. Mr Buhari’s APC polled 190 at polling unit 008 at the government house, against PDP’s 124. The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu…

President Muhammadu Buhari

US, others oppose EU’s listing of Nigeria, others on dirty money black list

Some members of the Global Financial Action Task Force (FATF) have condemned the European Union’s decision to blacklist Nigeria and 22 other countries in an expanded list of countries released last week. The EU Commission said the blacklist would affect countries who have failed to take steps to strengthen their…

Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah,

EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Four Army Officers Ordered to Truncate 2015 Presidential election

In this third part of an ongoing series, PREMIUM TIMES hereby present further details on the four army officers tasked by army headquarters to truncate Nigeria's 2015 presidential election from the North-East zone of the country. On Monday, this newspaper exclusively reported how Lamidi Adeosun, the then general officer commanding,…

Major General Lamidi Adeosun (Photo: Courtesy http://www.savidnews.com)

EXCLUSIVE: Inside the secret meeting by army officers ordered to disrupt 2015 presidential election

PREMIUM TIMES has obtained a secret audio recording revealing details of how three of the four senior army officers tasked with disrupting presidential election in Borno state in 2015 conspired to frustrate the plot. A recording of a secret meeting of the three officers at the centre of the plot…

Atiku endorsement by Northern Elders fraudulent – Junaidu Mohammed

Second Republic lawmaker, Junaidu Mohammed, has lampooned the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), led by former Ahmadu Bello University vice chancellor, Ango ABdullahi, over its purported endorsement of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. Speaking with PREMIUM TIMES on Monday in Abuja, Mr Mohammed described the endorsement as “fraudulent…

Deputy Senate President_Ike_Ekweremadu

INTERVIEW: How constituency projects became institutionalised in Nigeria and how I utilise mine – Ekweremadu

Being one of the longest-serving lawmakers at the Senate, the senator representing Enugu-West, Ike Ekweremadu, is a familiar face in Nigerian politics. In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES, Mr Ekweremadu, who is the deputy senate president, shares his vision for his constituency and the strategies he follows in attracting projects…

Nuhu Ribadu

Buhari has changed the face of Nigerian politics — Ribadu

A former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, has said that President Muhammad Buhari has altered the Nigerian governance and political landscape by his style of politics and leadership. He said the president has de-emphasised money politics by running a shoe-string campaign which is people-driven.…

British Prime Minister, Theresa May

UK expresses ‘serious concern’ over Onnoghen’s suspension

The United Kingdom has joined other members of the international community in expressing reservations over Friday’s suspension of Nigeria’s Chief Justice, Walter Onnoghen. In a statement by its high commission in Abuja, the British government said the timing for the action gives cause for concern. President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday…

Nigerian govt releases guidelines on internet access, data protection

Nigeria’s National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has released five guidelines to guide its operations as well as use and access to internet and IT infrastructure in Nigeria. The regulations include: “Rule-making Process of NITDA”, “Nigeria Data Protection Regulation”, “Guidelines for Clearance of Information Technology Projects”, “Framework and Guidelines for…