Abdulaziz Abdulaziz

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Kemi Adeosun, Minister for Finance

NYSC disowns Kemi Adeosun’s exemption ‘certificate’

The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) has disowned the purported exemption certificate in possession of the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun. The NYSC was reacting to the exclusive story published by PREMIUM TIMES on Saturday detailing how Mrs Adeosun skipped the mandatory national service and forged an exemption certificate of the service…

NYSC speaks on Kemi Adeosun’s certificate scandal

The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) has reacted to the exclusive story published by PREMIUM TIMES detailing how finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, skipped the mandatory national service and used a forged certificate to cover for it. The story has generated outrage from Nigerians who called for an official investigation and…

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun

Nigerians express outrage over finance minister Kemi Adeosun’s NYSC certificate scandal

Nigerians have been expressing outrage after PREMIUM TIMES reported how finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, shunned mandatory national service but went on to obtain a fraudulent exemption certificate years later. The certificate scandal continued to dominate discussions over the weekend with many of the commentators asking the minister to resign. Mrs Adeosun…

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun

EXCLUSIVE: Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun skips NYSC, forges certificate

Nigeria's Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, did not participate in the mandatory one-year national youth service scheme. Instead, she forged an exemption certificate many years after graduation, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report. The year-long service, organised by the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), is compulsory for all Nigerians who graduate from…

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun

EXCLUSIVE: Why finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, is doing our biddings – Lawmakers

Some senators have provided insights into why the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has remained exceptionally generous in funnelling billions of naira to federal lawmakers, sometimes even against the wishes of her bosses at the presidency. PREMIUM TIMES had in a series of reports revealed how the minister repeatedly enriched…

Saraki, Dogara, Kwankwaso, others form ‘new APC’, set to join PDP

Baring last minute change, the former new PDP bloc of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will announce their exit from the mainstream of the party in preparation to joining the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Arrowheads of the group include Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu…

Rabiu Kwankwaso

2019: Kano governor speaks on Kwankwaso’s presidential bid

The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has criticised his former boss and predecessor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, over the latter’s recent boast about the 2019 presidential election. Mr Ganduje was reacting to Mr Kwankwaso's claim over the weekend that he can defeat President Muhammadu Buhari should the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)…

W. Stuart Symington

U.S. announces fresh $102 million assistance to Nigeria

The U.S. government has announced a fresh $102 million in humanitarian assistance to Nigeria. The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, announced the new aide at ongoing National Conversation on the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus, on Thursday. A U.S. embassy statement said the new funding “will address the shelter, health and food…

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo meeting with members of nPDP

APC Crisis: ‘New PDP’ pulls out of dialogue with Nigerian govt

The leadership of a faction of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), known as nPDP, has announced withdrawal from dialogue with the APC-led federal government. In a statement on Monday, the nPDP chairman, Abubakar Baraje, announced the decision after making public the plight of members of his faction. He accused…

Dr. Innocent Ifediaso Chukwuma, Chairman of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM) Innoson Group. [Photo credit: YouTube]

Court declared me wanted to embarrass me – Innoson boss, Innocent Chukwuma

The Nigerian businessman, Innocent Chukwuma, has described his declaration as a wanted person by a Lagos State Special Offences Court as targeted to humiliate him. Mr Chukwuma was dragged to the court in January by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on allegations of fraud and forgery of shipping…

Ibrahim Shekarau

Commotion as EFCC detains ex-governor Shekarau

There was commotion at the Kano state office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as supporters of a former Kano state governor Ibrahim Shekarau attempted to block his rescheduled visit to the office. A witness told PREMIUM TIMES that hundreds of supporters of the former Education Minister thronged…

EFCC operatives

EXCLUSIVE: Despite moving to APC, two ex-governors charged with money laundering

Two former governors who last year decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are among a host of suspects to be tried by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). A former governor of Zamfara State, Mahmud Shinkafi, and that of Kebbi State,…

Kogi State Map

Group raises alarm over ethnic killings in Kogi, Nasarawa

Ethnic tensions between Egbura and Bassa people of Kogi and Nasarawa states has lead to killings and dislodging of communities in the two states, a socio-cultural group, Egbura National Development Association (ENDA), has cried out. The latest is a foiled daylight attack on Umaisha community in Nasarawa State on Friday.…

Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Amaechi briefing State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (2/1/18)

Amaechi fingered in fresh controversy over rescheduled Rivers APC congresses

Fresh controversy has engulfed the rescheduled ward and local government congresses of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The national working committee in a statement by the party chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, and legal adviser, Muiz Banire, announced new dates for the cancelled congresses. The ward and local government congress were announced…

President Muhammadu Buhari commissioning the EFCC Head Office

How corruption ‘fought’ me out of office – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday recalled events leading to his ouster as Nigeria’s military head of state and eventual incarceration for three years by a military government that succeeded him. Mr Buhari’s short stint as Nigeria’s military ruler ended in August 1985 following a palace coup by unhappy elements within…

Wole Soyinka

Soyinka: EFCC cells should have ‘presidential wing’

Nobel Literature laureate, Wole Soyinka, has said that for the fight against corruption in Nigeria to succeed, the frontline anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) would have to take on some of the country’s former leaders. He said “until we make some of our leaders walk through…

Corruption: Blame leaders who came after me — Gowon

Former Nigerian Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, says the condition he found himself after his ouster from office in 1975 might have changed the attitude of Nigerian leaders to corruption. Mr Gowon, a retired general who led Nigeria through three years of civil war during his nine year reign, was…

Bayelsa warns youth against cultism

Bayelsa warns youth against cultism

The Bayelsa State Government has warned youth who indulge in cultism and other nefarious activities to desist forthwith or face the wrath of the Anti-Cultism Law of the state. Speaking during the 2018 Anti-Cultism Rally organised by the Boys Brigade of Nigeria, Bayelsa State Council, in Yenagoa, the Chief of…

Isyaku Rabiu

Kano declares public holiday for Isyaku Rabiu’s funeral

The Kano State Government has declared Friday as public holiday in honour of deceased cleric and business tycoon, Isyaku Rabi’u. The renowned industrialist and Islamic scholar died on Tuesday in a London hospital after protracted illness. He was 93. A statement Wednesday by the state commissioner for information, Mohammed Garba,…

Barivule Goni

How INTELS scholarship changed my life – Goni

Barivule Goni is a physically challenged staff of INTELS Nigeria Limited. A graduate of Economics from the University of Port Harcourt, Ms Goni shares her experience working with Nigeria’s oil and gas logistics giant. Excerpts: Q: Can you say a few things about yourself? A: My name is Barivule Angela…

Saraki Adeosun Dogara

EXCLUSIVE: How N’Assembly leaders spent remaining N3.4billion of N10billion Adeosun largesse

The controversial N10 billion the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, illegally released to Nigeria’s National Assembly was recklessly spent on exotic cars and sundry other contracts, many of them ludicrous and seemingly dubious, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report today. On Saturday, we reported how the leadership of the National Assembly,…

Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa State Governor

Bayelsa councils save N3.9bn from payroll fraud

Bayelsa State Government on Thursday said it had prevented the payment of N3.9 billion annually to payroll fraudsters in its local government councils. It said the reduction comes as a fallout of the ongoing public sector reforms in the state. Speaking during a press conference, the Commissioner for Information and…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker, Yakubu Dogara. [Photo credit: Newmail-ng.com]

EXCLUSIVE: How Saraki’s National Assembly spent N6.6billion Adeosun largesse on exotic cars

Nigeria's National Assembly has paid out a total N6.6billion for purchase of exotic cars for its members, PREMIUM TIMES and UDEME can authoritatively report today. Official documents obtained by this newspaper showed that the purchases were made by the three arms of the federal parliament—the Senate, the House of Representatives…

Senator Omo-Agege arrested by the Police (Photo taken by Kemi Busari, 18/04/2018)

Mace Theft: Court restrains Police, SSS from arresting Omo-Agege

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory has restrained the Nigeria Police, the State Security Service (SSS) and the Attorney General of the Federation from arresting or threatening a senator, Ovie Omo-Agege. The senator was briefly detained by the police on Wednesday after he was arrested at the premises…

Dapo Olorunyomi

Premium Times publisher to deliver Aminu Kano Memorial Lecture

The 17th annual symposium is to mark the 35th anniversary of the death of renowned political icon, Aminu Kano. The Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of Premium Times, Dapo Olorunyomi, is billed to deliver this year’s annual Aminu Kano Memorial Lecture. The event is scheduled to hold on Tuesday at…