Abdulaziz Abdulaziz

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Abuja Airport

Passengers protest at Abuja airport over faulty sound system

There is tension at the departure lounge of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja over the poor state of the communication system. Many passengers travelling out of Abuja protested the situation saying they could not hear the public announcements including of scheduled flights. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that some passengers have…

Tony Anenih

Dogara, Tinubu mourn Tony Anenih as family releases statement

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has mourned a former minister, Tony Anenih, who died on Sunday. Mr Anenih died Sunday afternoon at Cedarcrest Hospital Abuja. He was 85 years old. In a statement Sunday evening, Mr Dogara eulogised Mr Anenih as a nationalist and political strategist.…

Ahmad Sadiq of WattLinq demonstrating use of his energy managment startup to visitors at his stand

At 2018 Gulf tech exhibition, NITDA woos ICT investors to Nigeria

This year’s edition of the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX), like the previous editions of the giant IT event holding annually in the Arabian city of Dubai, was another rendezvous for IT geeks, innovators and investors. The week-long event for this year held from October 14th to 18th and organisers…

Abuja on map

Galaxy Backbone to partner FCT on Abuja smart city project

Nigerian IT Company, Galaxy Backbone, says it is in discussion with the Federal Capital Territory Administration on making Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, into a digitally smart city. Yusuf Kazaure, managing director of the company, stated this in an interview with PREMIUM TIMES after participating in a panel discussion on “Building Smart…

Director general National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr Isa Pantami (middle) cutting tape to open the Nigerian pavilion at GITEX 2018 in Dubai, UAE on Sunday, with him is the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO National Communications Commission (NCC) Prof Umar Danbatta (left)

Ease of Doing Business: NITDA to streamline operations of government agencies

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) said it is working towards synchronising online presence of government agencies to provide for harmony and ease of doing business in the country. The Director General of the agency, Isa Pantami, stated this while opening Nigeria’s pavilion at the 18th Gulf Information Technology…

Nigeria stand at the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition [Photo: Innovation Village]

Nigeria, others showcase IT innovations at global event

Nigeria is joining about 160 other countries to showcase technological innovations at this year’s edition of Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) holding in Dubai. The event opens Sunday and is expected to last for five days. The annual Information and Communication Technology trade show is an avenue for corporations and…

2019 Presidential aspirant and former vice president, Abubakar Atiku.

Staff of Atiku’s media outfit cry over unpaid entitlements

The staff of the multimedia organisation, Gotel Communications, owned by former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, are currently in distress over owed severance benefits and delays in payment of salaries. The Yola, Adamawa State based media organisation, which has a television channel and two radio stations, has also scaled down its…

Ribadu, Aisha Buhari’s brother demand cancellation of Adamawa governorship primaries

Two aspirants for Adamawa state governorship under the All Progressives Congress (APC) have condemned the conduct of governorship primaries of the party, arguing that no election was conducted. In separate media briefings Saturday in Yola, the state capital, Nuhu Ribadu, a former chairman of EFCC, and Mahmoud Ahmed, a brother…

Buhari and ministers

EXTRA: Other Buhari ministers without NYSC certificates; and why

Two ministers in the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari were lately busted by PREMIUM TIMES for not participating in the mandatory national service scheme, an offence punishable with jail term. Discreet checks and months of investigations by this newspaper revealed that both Kemi Adeosun and Adebayo Shittu did not take…

A Elderly voter being accredited, at Sekonanear Ife, during the 2018 Osun state Governorship Election on Saturday (22/9/18). 05010/23/9/18/Timothy Adeogodiran/JAU/NAN

EU, UK, U.S. speak on Osun governorship election

As the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) prepares for the rerun election that would conclude the Osun state governorship election on Thursday, key foreign missions in Nigeria have indicated interest in the process. The missions of European Union, United Kingdom and the United States commended the polls which held on…

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…

Former 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…

Former 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…

Former 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…