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Farmers-Herders Conflicts: Buhari, Atiku campaign manifestos lack solutions

Nigeria may continue to walk a violent tightrope as measures towards addressing the country's farmers-herdsmen conflict, considered a threat to national survival, are not in the re-election campaign manifesto of President Muhammadu Buhari and only mentioned with a casual air in Atiku Abubakar's plans, PREMIUM TIMES has observed. The conflict…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

El-Rufai condemns South-south governors over position on Onnoghen’s trial

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has taken a swipe at his counterparts from Nigeria's South-south over the latter's "painful' position on the trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria for alleged false asset declaration. The federal government arraigned the Chief Justice, Walter Onnoghen, on Monday, before the Code of…

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter page of Rotimi Amaechi]

Amaechi’s ex-aide speaks on leaked tapes

Ibim Semenitari, a former aide to the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has reacted to the audio recording in which the transport minister is heard expressing shocking pessimistic views about Nigeria and the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr Amaechi is a key political ally of Mr Buhari and is…

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi

Under Buhari, Nigerians are hungry, poverty is growing — Amaechi says in secret tape

Nigeria's transport minister, Rotimi Amaechi, has been heard in an audio recording to be expressing shocking pessimistic views about Nigeria and the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, whose re-election bid he leads. The recording was shared with PREMIUM TIMES by Phrank Shaibu, a spokesperson for the Atiku Abubakar campaign. Mr…

Amina Zakari

EXPLAINER: Is Amina Zakari, 2019 presidential election collation centre head, Buhari’s niece?

Nigeria's opposition politicians and sections of the public are up against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), following the appointment of a national commissioner, Amina Zakari, as the chairperson of the national collation centre for Nigeria's coming presidential election. INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, announced Mrs. Zakari's appointment on Thursday, sparking…

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Exclusive: UK police reveal identities of Nigerians who sneaked aboard ship from Lagos

Four men arrested by the police in the United Kingdom after they sneaked aboard a ship which set off from Lagos, Nigeria, and allegedly threatened the crew are now facing trial, the UK police have told PREMIUM TIMES. In an exclusive email to this newspaper on Thursday morning, the Essex police disclosed…

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Four Nigerians detained in UK after sneaking aboard ship from Lagos

Four men said to be Nigerians have been taken into police custody in the United Kingdom after they tried to reach that country by sneaking aboard a UK-bound ship which set off in Lagos. They were also accused of 'threatening' to harm the crew. The Essex Police confirmed the detention…

Alex Badeh

OBITUARY: Alexander Badeh: The controversial wartime general whose hometown fell to Boko Haram

Alexander Sabundu Badeh, Nigeria's former Chief of Defence Staff whose career spanned 38 years - at the twilight of which he led war efforts against Boko Haram Terrorism - died Tuesday, December 18. He was 61. The retired general died from wounds sustained after gunshots were fired at him, alongside…

PRESIDENT BUHARI ATTENDS NEXT LEVEL 1A. President Muhammadu Buhari, Wife, Aisha and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the launch of Next level a scorecard of Buhari/Osinbajo at the State House Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. NOV 18 2018.

‘Next Level’: Buhari’s five key campaign promises for 2019

Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, at the start of the week launched his re-election campaign manifesto in which he boasted of having built the 'foundational work' to trudge up the stairs to the 'next level'. Campaigns for the 2019 elections started Sunday, triggering a renewed scrutiny of the candidates, especially Mr…

Atiku Abubakar

Analysis: Poverty Reduction: How Atiku’s policy differs from Buhari’s

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, does not think direct cash distribution to the poor can help combat poverty, as he takes a different policy path to President Muhammadu Buhari on addressing the malaise. The Buhari administration has a string of special intervention programmes operated…

Tony Anenih

OBITUARY: Tony Anenih: Nigeria’s ‘Mr Fix It’

He had a towering presence in Nigerian politics. A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party when they reigned as Nigeria's ruling party, he was a god of a sort, literally deified by many seeking access to powers. He was powerful. Though mostly without authority to allocate resources himself, he was…

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Prove your ‘integrity’, illegally dismissed army officers challenge Buhari in third letter

There has been another petition to President Muhammadu Buhari by top officers forced out by the Nigerian Army in a display of arbitrariness that is yet to be justified in well over two years. Nine major generals, 11 brigadier generals, seven colonels and 11 lieutenant colonels, 38 officers in sum, were laid off by…

Tukur Buratai

Two years after, illegally dismissed Nigerian army officers await justice

Two years ago, the Nigerian Army compulsorily retired 38 officers, many of them the country’s brightest in internal and external security operations. Ironically, they were forced out of service without recourse to the rules of disengagement in the Nigerian military. Most of the affected officers were neither queried nor indicted…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Top Nigerian University, OAU, enmeshed in sex-for-mark scandal

The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, is ensnared in public attention after a leaked phone recording showed a lecturer seeking sex from a female student for a pass in an examination. In the audio, which leaked on Monday, the student repeatedly addressed the other person in the conversation as 'Prof. Akindele',…

2019: APC state chairmen seek tenure extension for Oyegun, others

Amid uncertainties over the fate of the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, John Odigie-Oyegun, who is embroiled in running battle with Bola Tinubu, national leader of the party, the party state chairmen on Monday passed a vote of confidence on the national chairman. The Forum of All Progressives Congress (APC)…

APC crisis worsens as Tinubu accuses Oyegun of sabotaging ‘my presidential assignment’

A former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu, has expressed concerns that his "presidential assignment" of reconciling the warring interests within the All Progressives Congress, APC, is being sabotaged by the party chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun. Mr Tinubu, named at the beginning of the month by President Muhammadu Buhari to lead the…

Don’t blame us, INEC says on Kano’s underage voters

The Independent National Electoral Commission has sought to allay public worries over the credibility of Nigeria's future elections after pictures of underage voters emerged from last Saturday's local polls in Kano State. Observers, including the Centre for Information Technology And Development, CITAD, and Action Aid International Nigeria, said they witnessed…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Why we can’t respond to Obasanjo’s statement now — APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress says "at this time" it has no response to the blistering remarks by former President Olusegun Obasanjo asking President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek reelection. Mr. Obasanjo, in the statement Tuesday entitled, “The Way Out: A Clarion Call for Coalition for Nigeria Movement”, said Mr. Buhari as…

Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman,

EXCLUSIVE: NPA ends dispute with Intels, seeks Attorney-General’s clearance to restore contract

The business dispute between the Nigerian Ports Authority and Intels Nigeria Limited over revenue sharing structure and payment procedure now stands resolved, the NPA has said. The maritime agency is however awaiting clearance from the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, for possible restoration of the…

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EXCLUSIVE: Intels formally begs Nigerian Ports Authority, pledges compliance with TSA

About three weeks before the Nigerian Government ordered expatriates working for Intels Nigeria Limited to leave the country, the embattled logistics company had written the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA apologising and stating its readiness to comply with the government's Treasury Single Account policy. The move was apparently aimed at resolving…

Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary General

UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed accused of impropriety in timber export

The second highest ranking official of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed, is at the centre of a bribery and illicit trade scandal, having allegedly authorised export of endangered timber, rosewood, to China in her last days as Nigeria's minister for environment. Mrs. Mohammed is well-regarded globally for her record as…

Maina: Buhari’s critics ‘extremely unreasonable’- Sagay

President Muhammadu Buhari's anti-corruption adviser, Itse Sagay, has said the anti-graft war of the administration is "pure", regardless of growing criticisms over the government's handling of corruption allegations against top officials. Mr. Sagay said this in the wake of the the controversial re-integration of Abdurasheed Maina, futigitive former pension chief,…

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Despite apology, Intels yet to state readiness to comply with TSA – NPA

The Nigerian Ports Authority is yet to be notified of the readiness of Intels Nigeria Limited to comply with the Treasury Single Account policy of the government, the Managing Director of the NPA, Hadiza Bala-Usman, has told PREMIUM TIMES. Intels chief, Gabrielle Volpi, had on Thursday hinted at the logistics…

Nigerian Army

Video: Unlawful dismissal: Nigerian Army makes ridiculous appearance before Senate

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday failed to state the specific offence that warranted the dismissal of an officer, Abdulfatai Mohammed when its representatives appeared before the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions. At the investigative hearing, the Army was represented by the Director of Legal Services, Yusuf Shallangwa,…

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Gani Adams replaces MKO Abiola as Yoruba’s Aare Ona Kakanfo

The leader of the Oduduwa Peoples Congress, Gani Adams, is the new ‘Aare Ona Kakanfo’, which in the pre-colonial Yoruba history was a supreme military title conferred by the Alaafin of Oyo. The Alaafin, Lamidi Adeyemi, confirmed the choice of Mr. Adams for the title during his 79th birthday celebration…