Abdulrahman Abdulmalik

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Again, Nigerian Army denies arrest of ex-Lt.-Col. in Yobe over Boko Haram attack

The Nigerian Army has denied a newspaper report that one of its former officers, a retired Lieutenant Colonel, was arrested in Yobe in an encounter with members of the extremist Boko Haram sect in the state. A Lagos-based newspaper, SUNDAY PUNCH, had reported on Sunday that the retired lieutenant colonel,…

Police abort Baraje PDP faction’s meeting at Sokoto Gov’s lodge

The PDP faction eventually moved to Kano State Governor’s Lodge to discuss. The police on Sunday night aborted a meeting of the Kawu Baraje faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Abuja. Members of the splinter group, who had planned to meet at the Sokoto State Governor’s Lodge in…

Nigeria set African record with Ethiopia win

The Super Eagles have set an African record with their 2-1 win over Ethiopia in Addis Ababa on Sunday, football website, Kickoffnigeria reports. The website said courtesy of the win, Nigeria have set a new African record of going unbeaten in 27 World Cup qualifying matches. “The last time Nigeria…

Billions already wasted, Mark, Tambuwal, two deputies reject multibillion naira govt homes

The four top leaders of the National Assembly have snubbed a set of government-provided homes that have already gulped more than a billion naira in construction, asking instead for new houses at a more secure location. The Federal Capital Territory Administration said weekend that the construction of four posh homes…

EXCLUSIVE: Nigeria Police hijack controversial car registration project from firm that offered services for N500

Nigeria police’s latest car registration effort, which has drawn outrage over its mandatory N3, 500 charge on motorists, was founded on a shady process that involved police authorities rejecting a far more affordable alternative that would have cost only N500, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report today. After its repeated failure…

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Boko Haram gunmen kill many Yobe Agric college students in early morning attack

Unknown gunmen have launched a vicious attack on the College of Agriculture in Yobe state, killing an unspecified number of students. Details of the attack are still sketchy but the provost of the college, Mulima Mata, confirmed the incident, which the News Agency of Nigeria said occurred early Sunday morning…

EXCLUSIVE: Security agencies plotting to plant weapons in Apo building where squatters were killed

To cover up their extra-judicial murder of at least seven innocent squatters at an unfinished building in the Apo District of Abuja, Nigerian security agencies are plotting to plant weapons in the building as a purported evidence that it was used for terrorist activities, multiple security sources have told PREMIUM…

APC Governors

APC governors slam FG, police for blocking Amaechi from his office

Governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have rallied behind the Rivers state governor, Rotimi Amaechi, after a police team reportedly blocked the embattled governor from accessing his office in Port Harcourt. The governors said the action, which the police has denied even after initially admitting it,…

Jonathan storms out of reconciliation meeting; accuses Obasanjo of being behind PDP crisis

The president reportedly asked former President Olusegun Obasanjo to resolve the crisis he created. (more…)

PDP Crisis Latest: New faction to open parallel secretariat

Barring any last minutes change in its plan, the new  splinter group that broke out of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday will on Tuesday open a parallel secretariat in the Maitama District of Abuja. Chairman of the faction, Abubakar Kawu Baraje, told PREMIUM TIMES on Monday morning that…

Northern Governors Demand Removal of Rivers Police Commissioner

A team of Northern governors on a solidarity visit to Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, have asked the Inspector General of Police to immediately redeploy the Commissioner of Police in the state, Joseph Mbu, over what they described as his unprofessionalism and political partisanship in the multiple crises rocking the state.…

Anti-Amaechi protesters stone Northern governors on solidarity visit to Rivers

Protesters, believed to be acting at the behest of people opposed to Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, on Tuesday pelted the motorcade of four northern governors who are currently on a solidarity visit to Port Harcourt. The protesters had besieged the airport shortly before the arrival of Governors Murtala Nyako…

Former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari

Why I did not promote myself to General as Nigeria’s Head of State — Buhari

A former Head of State, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd),  has given insight into why he remained a Major General rather than promote himself to the rank of full General while he reigned as Nigeria’s Head of State between December 31, 1983 and  August 27, 1985. Speaking in Zaria on…

Mandela’s condition remains serious, says South African President, Jacob Zuma

South African President, Jacob Zuma, on Thursday night said the condition of ailing former President Nelson remains serious but continues to improve. Mr. Zuma said after his visit to Mr. Mandela in hospital that the former president remained in critical condition, and urged the world to continue to pray for…

SHOCKING: Nigeria holds world record in number of children out of school

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation has released a shocking report indicating that one out of every five Nigerian children is out of school. In what is clearly a national disgrace for a country that is the world’s eight largest oil producer, the UNESCO Education for All Global…

NGF Crisis: FG grounds aircraft flying Governor Oshiomhole to Awka

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency on Friday grounded a chartered helicopter conveying Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, from Benin, the state capital, to Awka, the Anambra State capital. Critics of the federal government see the development as a continuation of the onslaught against state governors who opposed President Goodluck Jonathan’s…

Femi Fani-Kayode

VIDEO: My grouse with President Jonathan and his anti-Amaechi gang — Fani-Kayode

A former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, on Monday announced his defection from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party to the yet-to-be-registered All Progressives Congress. Addressing journalists in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital, Mr. Fani-Kayode said he thought it was time to leave the "suffocating" party because he could not continue…

CPC’s Rotimi Fashakin is a brainless ignoramus, says Reuben Abati

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity,  Reuben Abati, has described the spokesperson of the opposition Congress for Progressive Change as a medieval-era ignoramus and brainless individual. In a statement Tuesday night, Mr. Abati was unsparing of Mr. Fashakin who had earlier issued a statement condemning President…

Governor Amaechi threatens to open can of worms as presidency digs deeper

Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, on Wednesday threatened to open a can of worms which he said would expose the deep character flaws in some “Abuja-based politicians” from the state. Speaking in Port Harcourt when the Archbishop of the Niger Delta Diocese, Anglican Communion, Ignatius Kattey, visited him, Mr. Amaechi…

Jonathan-Amaechi face-off worsens as presidency summons Rivers commissioner

The face-off between President Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers has assumed a new dimension with the presidency summoning the Rivers State Commissioner for Information, Ibim Semenitari, to Aso Rock for interrogation. Presidency sources told PREMIUM TIMES Wednesday night that Mrs Semenitari has been ordered to appear before…

Nigerians too timid to push for revolution, says Rivers Governor, Amaechi

Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers on Saturday said most Nigerians have resigned themselves to lives of suffering and lacked the necessary courage to force a change in their country. Speaking in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, at the second Nigeria Symposium for Young and Emerging Leaders, Mr. Amaechi said Nigeria…

Sparks fly as ACN, FG lock horns over alleged plot to destabilize Nigeria

 The opposition Action Congress of Nigeria  and the federal government were locked in a war of words Sunday after the ACN accused the government of plotting to scuttle the 2015 elections and plunge the country into chaos. The allegation unsettled Aso Rock and the Peoples Democratic Party which quickly rushed…

Nigerian Law School

EXCLUSIVE: Fresh intrigues over removal of law school directors

High-level politicking has ensued within Nigeria’s legal and political circles to reverse the earlier decision by government, through the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, to remove heads of the country’s law school. Authoritative sources in the law schools, the Ministry of Justice and the…

Extravagant Gov. Akpabio defends controversial wedding gifts to Tuface, wife

Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State on Thursday rose in stout defence of his controversial wedding gifts to hip pop musician, Tuface Idibia, saying the gesture was to reward the musician’s wife for standing by her husband in the face of difficulties. The governor had come under heavy criticism…

Gov Akpabio under fire over “outrageous” wedding gifts to Tuface Idibia, wife

Friday’s presentation of two SUVs to Nigerian hip pop star, TuFace Idibia, and wife, Annie Macaulay, by Akwa Ibom State governor, Godswill Akpabio, at their traditional wedding, has got a lot of Nigerians railing at the profligacy  of public officials. Mr. Akpabio had stunned guests that thronged the Apostolic High…