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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…

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…

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…

Senate probes Nigerian Army over arbitrary dismissal of officers

The controversial dismissal of 38 officers of the Nigerian Army is now a subject of Senate investigation, after one of the affected officers, Abdulfatai Mohammed, petitioned the legislature.    Mr. Mohammed's petition was received by the Senate through Ovie Omo-Agege, APC-Delta, on July 19 this year.   Consequently, the petition was…

Former senior Nigerian officials jailed 40 years for corruption

A former Director-General of the Ibadan-based Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, Benjamin Ogunmodede, was on Tuesday sentenced to 40 years in jail for corruption. Mr. Ogunmodede, a professor of agriculture, was convicted and sentenced with two others, Zackeus Tejumola and Adenekan Clement, former Chief Accountant and a staff with…

Andy Uba loses Influential position as Saraki changes heads of Nigerian Senate committees

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday changed the heads of Senate committees, with Andy Uba losing chairmanship of the influential public accounts committee. Traditionally, the public accounts committee of both the Senate and the House of Representatives are headed by opposition lawmakers and Mr. Uba was named…

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After two months recess, Senate promises to prioritise PIB, Social Justice Bill, others

The Senate has said that it would prioritise the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, upon resumption from its recess on Tuesday. The lawmakers – senators and members of the House Representatives – were previously scheduled to resume from the recess on September 19. They have been on recess…

2019:  Shehu Sani reacts to Kaduna APC endorsement of El-Rufai

The endorsement of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, for re-election in 2019 by the All Progressives Congress in the state is a charade, Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna Central, said on Monday.  Mr. El-Rufai, alongside President Muhammadu Buhari, was on Sunday endorsed for re-election at a meeting, held at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Hall, Kaduna, attended…

Bukola Saraki

Governors, Military Lack Power To Proscribe, Declare IPOB Terrorist Organisation – Saraki

The proscription and declaration of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, as a terrorist organisation is illegal, President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has said, opposing the South-eastern governors and the country’s Armed Forces. Mr. Saraki spoke on Monday in a statement he shared on Facebook and Twitter. Last Friday,…

Premium Times columnist Pius Adesanmi wins prestigious Canadian award

A PREMIUM TIMES columnist, Pius Adesanmi, has been named the recipient of prestigious Canada Bureau of International Education Leadership Award for 2017. Mr. Adesanmi, a professor of English language and Literature at Carleton University, Canada, heads the university's Institute of African Studies. He holds a doctoral degree from the University…

Nigerian police force

What we are doing to ensure Abia violence doesn’t spread – Nigeria Police chief

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Thursday briefed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on the outbreak of violence in some parts of Abia. After the briefing, Mr. Idris told State House Correspondents that the police was adopting a three-pronged approach to resolve the crisis. “The strategy we are using is…

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Abia crisis: Hausa/Fulani residents seek government protection

Members of the Hausa/Fulani community in Abia State have called for enhanced security for their members taking refuge in various locations, following days of reported attacks by suspected members of the separatist Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB.    The community also cautioned against violent responses in North.   The head…

Abia violence: Suspected IPOB members burn police station, attack officer

Suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Thursday morning burnt a police station in Abia State and injured one officer, the police spokesperson for the state has told PREMIUM TIMES. According to the spokesperson, Geoffrey Ogbona, the attack was carried out around 6:30 a.m. "Ariaria police station…

Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu accuses Army of plotting to kill him, to re-consider ‘non-violent’ struggle

The leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, on Wednesday announced his group would re-consider its "non-violent" separatist struggle amid military operation in Nigeria's Southeast. This was contained in a statement reported by Punch Newspapers. Mr. Kanu's lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, however, told PREMIUM TIMES he had been…

National Assembly

National Assembly postpones resumption from recess, no reason given

The National Assembly has postponed the resumption of Nigeria's federal lawmakers from their annual recess by one week. No reason was given for the decision. The lawmakers - senators and members of the House Representatives - were previously scheduled to resume from the recess next Tuesday, September 19. They have…

Nigerian Army

IPOB – Military violence: Senate caucus condemns Nigerian Army

The military operation – codenamed Operation Python Dance - in Nigeria’s South-east has been criticised as ill-conceived and anti-rights by the senators representing the region. In a statement on Tuesday, the chairman of the South-east Senate caucus, said the Igbo senators viewed the military operation as one that could jeopardise…