Abdulaziz Abdulaziz

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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…

Former 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…

The fake NYSC exemption certificate alongside an original exemption certificate issued the same year.

COMPARE & CONTRAST: Original and Fake NYSC Exemption Certificate for 2009

An exemption certificate obtained by PREMIUM TIMES Tuesday morning has further rubbished the authenticity of the purported NYSC certificate being paraded by Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun. By the provision of the National Youths Service Act, some categories of Nigerians are eligible for exemption from the mandatory service. However, Mrs Adeosun remains ineligible…

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

EXCLUSIVE: Pressure mounts on NYSC to cover up #AdeosunGate

The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) has come under intense pressure since the publication of an  exclusive story by PREMIUM TIMES exposing how finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, avoided the obligatory national service and fraudulently obtained an exemption certificate. Mrs Adeosun, who graduated at 22 in 1989 from the University of East London,…

Kemi Adeosun

#AdeosunGate: Lawyer asks court to sack minister, order salary refund

A lawyer, Francis Obalim, has sued the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, before the Federal High Court in Abuja, praying for quashing of her appointment for not possessing a valid discharge certificate from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). The suit with number FHC/ABJ/CS/712/2018, was filed by the plaintiff’s counsel,…

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,…