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File photo of Former Vice President and chieftain of PDP, Atiku Abubakar and President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari, Atiku aides clash over principals’ 2019 aspirations

The Director-General of Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, Rotimi Amaechi, and that of Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, Gbenga Daniel, have revealed what their principals are capable of achieving if elected in 2019. The duo appeared on Channels TV Sunday Politics. Mr Daniel, while speaking during the interview session, said Mr Abubakar's…

Richard Akindele

JUST IN: Sex-for-Marks Scandal: Sacked OAU lecturer remanded in prison

Richard Akindele, the lecturer sacked by Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife for demanding sex from his student, Monica Osagie, has been remanded in prison by a Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo. Mr. Akindele was arraigned before Justice Maurine Onyetenu by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC)…

Female students in Hijab used to illustrate the story.

Hijab Controversy: UI school closed indefinitely

The management of University of Ibadan International School has shut the school till further notice, following the hijab controversy rocking the school. The school had said that status quo be maintained and therefore, banned the use of hijab by female Muslim students in the school. The closure of the school…

Oyo Govt Begins Reconstruction of Ayefele's Fresh FM Three Month After Demolition.

Oyo govt starts reconstructing Ayefele’s music house

Three months after the demolition of Yinka Ayefele's Fresh FM Music House, the Oyo State government has begun the reconstruction of the property in Ibadan, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. Officials from both the government and the company confirmed the development to our correspondent. The special adviser to the governor on…

Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola

PDP replies Aregbesola on achievement claims

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State has reacted to claims by Rauf Aregbesola, the outgoing governor, that he achieved a lot in the last eight years. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Aregbesola said he has no regrets having led the state for eight years as the governor. "I…

Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola [Photo Credit: Pearl News]

My successor, Oyetola, doesn’t have my ‘swagger’ — Aregbesola

The outgoing governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, has said his successor, Gboyega Oyetola, though cerebral does not have the same 'swagger' (boisterousness, radicalism) he possesses as a political leader. He also said that he has no regrets having led the state for eight years stay as the governor. Mr…

Richard Akindele

Sex-for-Marks Scandal: Monica’s lawyer, OAU community speak on ICPC’s decision to arraign professor

The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) community and Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, the counsel to Monica Osagie, a victim at the centre of sex-for-marks scandal, have reacted to the decision of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) decision to arraign Richard Akindele, a dismissed lecturer of the institution. The…

Female students in Hijab used to illustrate the story.

MURIC, others react to approval of hijab in Lagos schools

An Islamic rights group, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has applauded the Lagos State Government for giving approval to the use of Hijabs by Muslim female students in schools across the state. PREMIUM TIMES had earlier reported that the Lagos State government on Tuesday issued a circular on the approval of…

Female students in Hijab used to illustrate the story.

Lagos govt approves use of hijab in schools

The Lagos State Government has approved use of hijab (head and body covering for females) in public schools in the state. This was contained in a circular by the state government. The content of the circular was shared by the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) which had championed the…

Atiku Abubakar [Photo: THISDAYLIVE]

How Nigerians reacted to Atiku’s airport search

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other Nigerians have reacted to the search on Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate, by security agents at Abuja airport on Sunday. Mr Abubakar who arrived Nigeria on Sunday, mentioned on Twitter that he was searched by airport officials. “I arrived to Abuja…

Uche Nwosu

Imo 2019: Being Okorocha’s son-in-law doesn’t disqualify me from being governor – Nwosu

Uche Nwosu, the Chief of Staff to the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has said being a son-in-law to the governor does not 'disqualify' him from succeeding his boss in office. Mr Nwosu on Sunday also debunked allegations that his principal is controlling the state by putting his family members…

UNILAG STUDENTS

Six months after, UNILAG fails to disclose decision on lecturer accused of sexual misconduct

Six months after a student of the University of Lagos accused a lecturer of sexual harassment, the institution has failed to act decisively on the matter. In May 2018, the school was brought into public limelight after Joy Nwanna, a student of the institution, accused Olusegun Awonusi, a professor of…

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed

How PDP leaders, other Nigerians reacted to Lai Mohammed’s claim FG feeds El-Zakzaky with N3.5mn monthly

The claim by Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, that government spends about N3.5million monthly to feed the detained leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-zakzaky, on Thursday drew derision from leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other Nigerian commentators. Mr. El-Zakzaky who has…

Sowore

Nigeria has been ruled by ‘morons’ — Sowore

The presidential candidate of African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, has promised to jail corrupt leaders even if they have a day to live. He also said he would to promote the export of cannabis if elected next year. Speaking at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, on Tuesday, he said…

File photo of ASUU meeting with the Nigerian govt delegation prior to a warning strike

LASU, UI lecturers join ASUU strike

Lecturers under the banner of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at the Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba (AAUA), University of Ibadan (UI), and Lagos State University (LASU) have downed their tools following the instruction of the national body to embark on industrial action. The chapters' leaders of the respective institutions…

LAUTECH

LAUTECH teachers join ASUU strike

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology chapter of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has joined the ongoing indefinite strike called by the national body of the association. Chairman of the chapter, Biodun Olaniran, disclosed this while briefing journalists after its congress on Tuesday. "The issue is that ASUU LAUTECH is…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

OAU lecturers split over ASUU strike

Students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, have been thrown into dilemma after the school's branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) held its congress on Tuesday. Briefing journalists on campus after the congress, Adeola Egbedokun, the branch chairman of the union, reiterated the stance of the…

UNILORIN entrance

Fee Hike: UNILORIN calls students for negotiation

Following the increment in fees of students of University of Ilorin for 2018/2019 session, the management of the institution has called a meeting with the leadership of the students' union and faculty presidents. This was contained in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES by the institution's Director of Corporate Affairs,…

Lieutenant General TY Buratai

After criticisms, Nigerian Army deletes post justifying right abuses

After several knocks on the Nigerian Army over its tweet using President Donald Trump’s words to justify the fatal shooting of stone-throwing protesters, the force has deleted the post. The post had been condemned by several Nigerians and civil society organisations. Amnesty International on Saturday asked the Nigerian Army and…

UNILORIN entrance

UNILORIN increases tuition fee by ‘over 100%’

The University of Ilorin has increased its tuition fee by over 100 per cent, students and a university official confirmed. The students union president, Seyi Animasaun, first confirmed this to PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone interview on Saturday. "What we have woken up to is rather unexpected, shocking and challenging.…

The burial of Ochanya Obaje

PHOTOS: Teenage rape victim, Ochanya, buried amidst tears

Ochanya Obaje, a 13-year-old girl, who died on October 17 after being raped allegedly by a lecturer of Benue State Polytechnic, Andrew Ogbuja, and his son, Victor, has been buried. She was buried on Friday in her hometown, Ogene Amejo, Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State. A family member…

LAUTECH

LAUTECH further reduces student fees

The management of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) and the students union have agreed on new tuition fees following a downward review of the fees announced last week. Officials of the university and students' union leaders told PREMIUM TIMES on telephone the latest review followed a meeting involving them…

Court

Suit asking NASS to remove Buhari adjourned

A Federal High Court in Osogbo, Osun State, has adjourned the hearing of a suit mandating the National Assembly to begin removal process of President Muhammadu Buhari to November 26. In the suit filed on June 19, the applicants based their arguments on four points why they believe the National…

Some of the protesters today in Makurdi, Benue State

PHOTOS: Again, protest in Makurdi over death of girl allegedly raped by lecturer, son

Human rights groups on Tuesday again protested in Makurdi, Benue State capital, over the death of Ochanya Obaje, a 13-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped by a lecturer of Benue State Polytechnic, Andrew Ogbuja, and his son, Victor. A similar protest held last Thursday in Abuja. Similar protests had earlier…

Kemi Busari

PREMIUM TIMES’ journalist nominated for global award

Kemi Busari, an investigative journalist with PREMIUM TIMES, has been nominated for the 2018 Newcomer of the Year Award category of the global Free Press Award. Other nominees with Mr. Busari are Chinwe Agbeze, also from Nigeria, and a Cameroonian journalist, Amos Nkunchoh. According to the organisers, the winner of…