Abdulrahman Abdulmalik

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Nigeria’s four refineries to resume production in July

Nigeria’s four refineries are set to roll back to life in July, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has said. Ohi Alegbe, the spokesperson for the NNPC told PREMIUM TIMES on Saturday that the ongoing phased maintenance of the refineries was nearing completion and that the facilities would soon commence production.…

Stephen Keshi

Keshi moves to dump Super Eagles; applies to coach Elephants of Cote D’Ivoire

The Ivorian Football Federation [FIF] has released a list of 59 coaches who applied to coach the country’s national football team, the Elephants. Listed among the applicants is Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, who the Nigeria Football Federation handed a new deal in April. Keshi, listed number 20 on the…

Aregbesola blasts Ben Bruce for donating own wardrobe allowance to Osun workers

The Osun state government has lambasted the senator representing Bayelsa central senatorial district, Ben Murray-Bruce, for offering to donate his wardrobe allowance to Osun state workers who are owed 7 months salaries. Mr. Bruce stated this in a series of tweets on Wednesday evening. But in a response to the…

PDP raises alarm over fresh plot to remove Fayose; begs Buhari to intervene

The Peoples Democratic Party has raised the alarm over what it called an illegal plot by some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, to oust Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose. Mr. Fayose, who has been having a running battle with the members of the State House of Assembly, had…

Lawmaker-elect asks newspaper publisher to quit Akwa Ibom for criticizing Gov. Akpabio

A newly elected member of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Idongesit Ituen, is facing barrage of criticisms over his controversial comment suggesting that a newspaper publisher who is not from Akwa Ibom should relocate to his state of origin. Mr. Ituen launched the attack against the publisher for…

I have no regrets for abusing Buhari – Doyin Okupe

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe, on Monday said he has no regrets for attacking President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari, during the electioneering period that culminated in the March 28 presidential election. In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Mr. Okupe said he would continue…

Presidency orders AIG Ogunsakin out of Rivers, accuses him of being anti-PDP

The Nigerian presidency has overruled the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, and has ordered the immediate redeployment of Tunde Ogunsakin, an Assistant Inspector General of Police, out of Rivers state, for allegedly failing to do the bidding of the Peoples Democratic Party, people familiar with the matter have told…

Okupe breaks silence on Buhari’s victory, says PDP will return to power soon

Doyin Okupe, the senior special assistant on public affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan, has congratulated President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, and his party, the All Progressives Congress, over their victory in Saturday's presidential election. In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Mr. Okupe said Mr. Buhari's victory is the will of…

Why I dumped PDP for APC — Ali Olanusi, Ondo Deputy Governor

The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Ali Olanusi, who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party Thursday morning, has given reason for his action. In a statement Thursday afternoon, Mr. Olanusi said he decided to join the All Progressives Congress after realising that the party offers a platform where he can…

Nigerian troops recapture two strategic local governments from Boko Haram

The Nigerian military on Saturday said it has recaptured two more local governments from Boko Haram militants in the North Eastern part of Nigeria after intense fighting. The spokesperson for the Nigerian Army, Sani Usman, a Colonel, said in a statement that troops  have flushed out Boko Haram terrorists from…

Nigeria does not deserve a 73-year old President – Namadi Sambo

Vice President Namadi Sambo has urged Nigerians not to vote the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, in the March 28 election, saying the country does not deserve a leader who is 73. Born December 17, 1942, Mr. Buhari is 72, and will only be 73 in…

Clark, Okurounmu, Ezeife others demand Jega’s sack, arrest

Some Southern Nigerian elders, under the aegis of Southern Nigerian Peoples Assembly, SNPA, have called for the sack and arrest of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Attahiru Jega. The group also canvassed the postponement of this month’s general election scheduled for 14 and 28. Addressing a…

Zaki Biam Massacre: Jonathan, Suswam under fire for diverting N8bn victims’ settlement funds

President Goodluck Jonathan has come under attack for diverting N8billion settlement funds for victims of the 2001 massacre in Zaki Biam, Benue State, North-central Nigeria. A member of the legal team representing victims of the killings, Sebastine Hon, on Wednesday blamed Mr. Jonathan for diverting the funds meant for the…

EXCLUSIVE: Soldiers kill civilians, raze village in Bauchi

Six people were killed after soldiers in pursuit of Boko Haram insurgents attacked and completely razed Mundu village in Bauchi State, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. In an attack that lasted two days, the soldier arrived the village, situated within the Lame-Burra forest reserve, on Saturday, December 6 in a convoy…

Despite increasing deadly attacks, ex-heads of state, governors commend govt’s war on Boko Haram

Despite the extremist Boko Haram sect revving up its deadly attacks on communities around the troubled North-East region, and the Federal Government's seeming helplessness in stemming the attacks, the National Council of State said Tuesday it was satisfied with the government’s effort in checking the insurgency in the country. The…

Boko Haram’s capture of my home town immaterial, says Badeh, Nigeria’s Military Chief

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Marshal Alex Badeh, has dismissed insinuation in some quarters that Nigeria is under siege of terrorists and insurgents. Mr. Badeh, who was reacting to questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday, also debunked the claim that the Armed Forces were not…

Military steps up air bombardment to tackle Boko Haram- DHQ

Three days after the extremist Boko Haram sect overran the commercial town of Mubi in Adamawa state, the Nigerian military says it has intensified deployment of troops and equipment around the area. It also said it has revved up aerial bombardment with a view to restoring normalcy to communities sacked…

Immigration Recruitment Tragedy: Why I Won’t Resign – Abba Moro

The Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, on Monday explained why he is yet to leave office seven months after he masterminded a poorly organised recruitment exercise that killed no fewer than 20 applicants in stampedes at overcrowded venues across the country. After the March 15 tragedy, several Nigerians demanded the…

Confusion as VIP seating collapses at Pro-Jonathan rally; several injured

There was pandemonium at the Minna Trade Fair Complex on Saturday morning as the venue’s VIP seating area collapsed during a political rally organized by the Transformation Ambassador of Nigeria [TAN] to campaign for the reelection of President Goodluck Jonathan. Dignitaries were seated and the venue was packed to the…

El-Rufai taunts Jonathan’s associates, PDP as Lamido Sanusi emerges Emir of Kano

A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nasir El-Rufai, on Sunday jeered at associates of President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party over the appointment of a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Lamido Sanusi, as the new emir of the powerful Kano emirate. “Alhamdulillah. The…

#BringBackOurGirls campaigners battle Nigerian govt today over ban on Chibok girls protests

The #BringBackOurGirls protesters in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, have hired prominent lawyer, Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, to challenge the ban on protests over the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls from their dormitories in Chibok. The legal fireworks against the government will begin this afternoon, the leadership of the…

Former military Head of State, Sani Abacha

Honoured By Jonathan At Home, “Kleptocrat” Abacha’s $458million Loot Is Seized In America

A week after President Goodluck Jonathan conferred an award for “Outstanding Promoter of Unity, Patriotism and National Development” on former Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha, the American Department of Justice Wednesday froze more than $458 million in corruption proceeds hidden in bank accounts around the world by the late dictator and…

SSS “arrests” Junaid Mohammed over comments about President Jonathan

Nigeria’s secret police, the State Security Service, on Friday interrogated Junaid Mohammed, a staunch critic of President Goodluck Jonathan and the Federal Government, over inciting comments credited to him. The politician was reportedly summoned to the SSS headquarters in Abuja, where he was quizzed for several hours over comments credited…

Deji of Akure, Oba Adebiyi Adesida, dies at 63

The Deji of Akure, Oba Adebiyi Adesida, is dead. He died at 63 after three years on the throne, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Details of how the  monarch passed on are still sketchy but he was said to have died this morning. Mr. Adesida, born in 1950,  ascended…

EFCC removes NFIU boss, amidst intrigues

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has announced the removal and subsequent redeployment of the head of its powerful intelligence unit known as the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, NFIU. A statement by the commission’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, on Thursday night, said Juliet Ibebaku has been re-deployed to the legal directorate…