Abdulaziz Abdulaziz

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Zamfara Governor, Bello Matawalle [PHOTO: The Guargian NG]

Matawalle swears in sole administrators for Zamfara LGs

The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mohammed (Matawallen Maradun), has appointed and sworn in 14 local government sole administrators in the state. A statement by Mr Matawalle's spokesman, Zailani Bappa, said the action followed a recommendation from the state House of Assembly Friday after the parliament dissolved the local government councils…

Executive Vice Chairman/CEO, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta [PHOTO: Independent.ng]

Buhari reappoints NCC boss, Umar Danbatta

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reappointment of Umar Danbatta as the executive vice-chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission. Mr Danbatta, a professor of telecommunications technology, was appointed to the position four years ago by Mr Buhari. Uwa Sulaiman, the spokesperson for the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ibrahim-Pantami, announced…

National Mosque Abuja, used to illustrate the story [Photo credit: Daily Trust]

Abuja authorities release guidelines for reopening of worship centres

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has announced guidelines for the operation worship centres within the federal capital territory. The opening, which was directed by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, was part of second phase of re-opening of the lockdown imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus disease. In…

Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello

There’s pressure to declare COVID-19 in Kogi – State Govt

The Kogi State Government has alleged plans to 'import' cases of coronavirus into the state through illicit means. The government also said the plan is part of an "unholy conspiracy to declare COVID-19 in all states of the federation." It alleged there were "recent pressures from some interesting quarters for…

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Kano elder, Isa Hashim, dies at 86

Less than 24 hours after the death of Tafida Abubakar, the emir of Rano in Kano State, another elder statesman and community leader has passed on. Isa Hashim, a retired professor who held the title of Jarman Kano in the Kano emirate council, died on Sunday morning, according to a…

on COVID-19 [PHOTO CREDIT: @OfficialFCTA]

Abuja discharges nine more COVID-19 patients

Nine more recovered patients of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have been discharged from treatment centres in Abuja. The minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Musa Bello, announced the new recoveries in a Wednesday morning tweet. "I am delighted to announce the discharge of additional nine (9) #COVID19 patients in the…

Coronavirus

FCT begins community search for coronavirus carriers

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) said it has commenced community outreach to test persons with coronavirus symptoms and avert further spread. The Director of Public Health of the FCT, Josephine Okechukwu, stated this in a notice shared with PREMIUM TIMES. "We started the community active case search in Mpape…

Abuja City Gate.

Abuja begins community search for coronavirus carriers

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) said it has commenced community outreach to test persons with coronavirus symptoms and avert further spread. The Director of Public Health of the FCT, Josephine Okechukwu, stated this in a notice shared with PREMIUM TIMES. "We have started the community active case search in…

on COVID-19 [PHOTO CREDIT: @OfficialFCTA]

Coronavirus: 70-year-old, three others recover in Abuja

A 70-year-old man is among four patients released from a coronavirus isolation centre located at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, on Saturday. The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) tweeted about the release of the patients Saturday afternoon. The tweet reads, “The FCTA has confirmed the discharge of four…

FIRS

INTERVIEW: Coronavirus: How we’ll help Nigeria fund 2020 budget – FIRS Chairman

The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Muhammad Nami, recently fielded questions from some journalists in Abuja. In the interview, the graduate of Bayero and Ahmadu Bello Universities gave insights into the challenges he has faced so far in office and the measures taken to overcome them. He also…

Minister of the FCT, Muhammad Bello

Coronavirus: Abuja’s Asokoro Hospital converted to isolation centre

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has announced the conversion of the Asokoro General Hospital into an isolation centre for COVID-19 patients. The Minister of the FCT, Muhammad Bello, at a news briefing on Thursday said the FCT administration is working with private sector players to provide 600 beds for…

Brother of Bauchi Governor Regains Freedom

Abducted brother of Bauchi governor regains freedom

Adamu Mohammed, a brother of Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, has regained freedom from his abductors. The victim, popularly called Yaya Adamu, was kidnapped on March 25. The Chief of Staff to the Bauchi governor, Ladan Salihu, shared clips of Mr Mohammed's reunion with his family Tuesday evening. Another…

APC logo used to illustrate the story.

APC expels Reps member over anti-party activities

A member of the House of Representatives, Usman Kumo, has been dismissed from his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), for alleged anti-party activities and actions capable of bringing the party to disrepute. The decision to expel Mr Kumo from the party was taken by APC leaders of his Kumo…

Empty Abuja roads

Lockdown: Abuja roads, streets deserted

Major roads and streets in Abuja, Nigeria's Federal Capital Territory (FCT), were deserted Monday morning and afternoon as the lockdown on the city came into force. The FCT and Lagos State commenced observation of the lockdown which was proclaimed by President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday. The third affected town, Ogun…

Nigerian Ports Authority. [PHOTO CREDIT: NigerianEye]

Coronavirus: NPA suspends demurrage charges, donates isolation centre

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has directed all terminal operators to suspend all applicable terminal storage fees on consignments, otherwise known as demurrage. The suspension of the charges, according to a statement by the NPA spokesperson, Jatto Adams, is for an initial period of 21 days effective March 23, 2020.…

Adamu Mohammed, an elder brother of Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed.

Bauchi governor’s brother kidnapped

Armed kidnappers Wednesday evening abducted Adamu Mohammed, an elder brother of Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed. Multiple sources informed PREMIUM TIMES that the attack took place at the elder Mr Mohammed's residence located at Jaki Quarters of Bauchi metropolis. The abducted sibling is said to be close to the governor…

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha.

VIDEO: 7 Measures to tackle COVID-19 Spread in Nigeria – Boss Mustapha

The Nigerian government has announced the immediate closure of all the country's borders to human traffic. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, stated this while addressing a news conference on Monday. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKMJ54-_K_s&w=560&h=315]

Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State tested positive to COVID-19[Photo: Bussiness Day]

Coronavirus: Bauchi governor speaks from isolation

The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has spoken from his isolation after his diagnosis with coronavirus. Mr Mohammed was diagnosed of the virus on Tuesday following a test he requested. The governor reportedly asked for the test after the news filtered that Mohammed Abubakar, a son of former vice president…

National Mosque Abuja, used to illustrate the story [Photo credit: Daily Trust]

Coronavirus: NSCIA orders closure of all Abuja mosques

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has directed the closure of all mosques in Abuja to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The directive is issued to all mosques in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In a statement by the council's director of administration, Yusuf Nwoha, the Islamic body…

Seme Border used to illustrate the story.

UPDATED: Coronavirus: Nigeria shuts land borders

The Nigerian government has announced the immediate closure of all the country's borders to human traffic. The announcement comes as Nigeria records 36 cases, with one patient reported dead Monday morning. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, stated this while addressing a news conference on…

Mr Kashifu Abdullahi and AEA Managing Director, Arabi Tukur, during the latter's visit to NITDA on Monday

Collaboration, key to growth of digital economy — DG NITDA

The Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency, Kashifu Abdullahi, has described partnership with an organisation such as the Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA) as imperative to the growth of the information technology economy. He said it would aid President Muhammadu Buhari’s resolve to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in…

FILE: Former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido [Photo: Daily post]

Sanusi leaves Awe for Abuja, Lagos after El-Rufai’s visit

The deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, on Friday left for Abuja en-route Lagos after Governor Nasir El Rufai visited him in Awe, Nasarawa State, where he had been banished. A statement by the Kaduna State Government said Mr El-Rufai visited "his long time friend, ideological soul mate and…

Buhari

Man who charged at Buhari wanted to greet him – Presidency

The man who charged at President Muhammadu Buhari in Kebbi wanted to greet the president, an official has said. PREMIUM TIMES reported the incident which occurred when Mr Buhari visited Kebbi Thursday. The president's spokesperson, Femi Adesina, in a statement said the claim that the man wanted to attack Mr…

Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido

FULL TEXT: Emir Sanusi’s letter of dethronement

A letter communicating the decision of the Kano State Government to sack the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, was transmitted to the monarch prior to his eviction from the palace on Monday. Mr Sanusi who was appointed as the 14th Fulani Emir of Kano in 2013 was removed on March…

Muhammadu Sanusi, Emir of Kano

Sanusi speaks after dethronement as Kano emir

PREMIUM TIMES has obtained a recording of the deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, in what is his first reaction to his removal from office on Monday. Mr Sanusi was deposed following a resolution of the Kano State Executive Council on March 9, on allegations of insurbodination. The Secretary to…