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Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Peter Fayose. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Fayose]

Edo 2020: Fayose denies saying Obaseki will lose

A former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has denied saying Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State will lose his re-election bid. Mr Fayose in a statement by his spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, on Thursday, was responding to a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George,…

Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama

How I battled with Coronavirus for three weeks – Minister

Nigeria's foreign affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, has narrated his experience of battling with the coronavirus infection for three weeks. Mr Onyeama spoke during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 press briefing on Thursday. "First of all. I will love to express my profound gratitude to the PTF and the media…

Coronavirus

Beyond Numbers (2): Profiling Nigerians who died from COVID-19 Outside the Country

As of Monday morning, about 888 Nigerians sickened by the coronavirus, have succumbed to the virus. But while figures of fatalities are piling in the homeland thus far, there is no official count of Nigerians in foreign countries dying of COVID-19 complications. Health officials say the death toll in the…

Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama

COVID-19: Nigerian minister tests negative after three weeks in isolation

Nigeria’s foreign affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, has tested negative for coronavirus after three weeks in isolation. Mr Onyeama gave an update on his health status on Wednesday morning via his official Twitter handle. "By the very special grace of God my latest #COVID19 test result came back NEGATIVE after three…

Governor RotimiAkeredolu inaugurates 'Amotekun' in Ondo [PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter @RotimiAkeredolu

Akeredolu inaugurates ‘Amotekun’ in Ondo

The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has inaugurated the Ondo State Security Network Agency, code-named Operation Amotekun. The inauguration was done at Gani Fawehimi Arcade in Akure, the state capital on Tuesday. This development is coming months after the bill setting up the security outfit was passed into law by…

Agboola Ajayi {Source: Twitter}

Ondo 2020: Deputy Governor Ajayi desperate – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State has reacted to the defection of the state's deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, to the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), saying he is desperate to be governor. PREMIUM TIMES reported that Mr Ajayi resigned from the PDP to pick the ticket of the ZLP…

All Governorship aspirants who participated in the July 20 Primary election of the @OndoAPC including Senator Ajayi Boroffice have come together to work for the re-election of Governor @RotimiAkeredolu , SAN in the forthcoming October 10, gubernatorial poll. [PHOTO CREDIT: @OndoAPC]

Ondo 2020: Akeredolu meets aggrieved APC members, aspirants

As the Ondo State governorship elections draws nearer, the governor of the state, Rotimi Akeredolu, has met with aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and aspirants of the party in the last primary election. Mr Akeredolu, who is seeking re-election under the banner of the ruling party, had…

Ondo Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi (PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter)

Ondo deputy governor announces resignation from PDP

The deputy governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, has announced his resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and formally joined the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP). This development is to further his governorship aspiration, he said. Mr Ajayi announced his defection on Monday on Twitter. His aides also confirmed the…

Agboola Ajayi {Source: Twitter}

Ondo 2020: ZLP clears Ondo Deputy Governor Ajayi

The Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) headquarters has cleared the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, to contest as the party's candidate in the October 10 governorship election. PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported that Mr Ajayi who lost the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to Eyitayo Jegede, has been meeting with…

Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram account of Sowore]

#RevolutionNow: SSS releases Sowore’s co-defendant Bakare

The State Security Service (SSS) has finally released Olawale Bakare, who was arrested alongside six others at #RevolutionNow protest in Osun State. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that he was released on Sunday. This newspaper reported how seven protesters were, on Wednesday, arrested by Nigeria's notorious secret police in Osogbo during the…

Reuben Abati

Kashamu was my mentor – Abati

The former spokesperson to President Goodluck Jonathan between 2011 and 2015, Reuben Abati, has spoken of how he was mentored politically by the late Buruji Kashamu. Mr Abati made this known in a tribute sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday. Mr Kashamu, a former senator and businessman, died of COVID-19…

#RevolutionNow: Nigerian protest bad governance. [PHOTO CREDIT: Omoyele Sowore]

SSS releases two more #RevolutionNow protesters in Osun

The State Security Service (SSS) has released two other #RevolutionNow protesters arrested in Osun State. Seven protesters were, Wednesday, arrested by the security agents in Osogbo during the protest against bad governance, lack of infrastructure, and corruption. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the SSS released three of the seven persons to…

How I managed APC without crisis – Bisi Akande

A former interim national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bisi Akande, has narrated how he was able to manage the party without crisis. Mr Akande, a former governor of Osun State, spoke in an interview published by Vanguard newspaper on Sunday. Responding to the question on how he…

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Nigeria’s elites influence appointment of judges, damaging Judiciary – Osinbajo

The Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, has criticised the habit of Nigerian elites influencing the appointment of judges. He disclosed that the major reason for such interest is to get favour, warning that "if we leave it to the system that is going on at the moment; we are…

Eyitayo Jegede SAN [PHOTO CREDIT: @TayoJegedeSAN]

Ondo 2020:Jegede seeks Obasanjo’s support

As the Ondo State governorship election draws closer, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Eyitayo Jegede, has visited a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, to seek his support. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that Mr Jegede visited Mr Obasanjo in his Abeokuta residence, in Ogun State, on Saturday. Mr Jegede also…

#RevolutionNow Abuja team [PHOTO CREDIT: @YeleSowore]

#RevolutionNow: SSS frees three arrested protesters, detain four others

Three of the seven persons arrested in Osun State during #RevolutionNow protests on Wednesday have regained their freedom. The released protesters are Olowolafe Dunsi, Martins Jesuloni and Gift Martins. PREMIUM TIMES gathered they were released to their parents on Thursday evening. Others left in the SSS custody are Olawale Bakare,…

The Lagos State University (LASU)

Pension Scandal: LASU threatens legal action against PREMIUM TIMES

The management of Lagos State University (LASU) has threatened to take legal action against Nigeria's foremost investigative newspaper, PREMIUM TIMES over a publication on the reappointment of Adebayo Ninalowo as the Pro-Chancellor of the institution despite his involvement in the controversial diversion of N198 million pension fund. Last year, PREMIUM…

#RevolutionNow team at Victoria Island in Lagos[PHOTO CREDIT: @YeleSowore]

Nigerians react as Buhari’s aide justifies clampdown on #RevolutionNow protesters

President Muhammadu Buhari's spokesperson, Femi Adesina, has been criticised for justifying the harassment and arrest of #RevolutionNow protesters by security operstives across the nation on Wednesday. Mr Adesina, who appeared on Channels Television Sunrise Daily programme on Thursday, said the protest was a 'mere child’s play and an irritation'. He…

Abubakar Shekau, leader of Boko Haram terrorists

Boko Haram, not soldiers, attacked Borno Governor’s convoy – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters has replied the Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, on the accusation that soldiers were responsible for the attack on his convoy last week Wednesday in Baga, a town in Kukawa Local Government Area of the state. This newspaper reported how Mr Zulum survived an ambush by gunmen…

#RevolutionNow team at Victoria Island in Lagos[PHOTO CREDIT: @YeleSowore]

#RevolutionNow: Arrested protesters released in Lagos, Abuja, detained in Osun

Dozens of protesters who were arrested in Lagos and Abuja on Wednesday were released hours later. However, the protesters arrested in Osun were detained overnight. PREMIUM TIMES reported how scores of protesters were arrested in different states as security agencies used force to stop the largely peaceful #RevolutionNow protests. The…

#RevolutionNow Abuja team [PHOTO CREDIT: @YeleSowore]

#RevolutionNow: Agba Jalingo re-arrested in brutal crackdown on protesters nationwide

Several peaceful protesters under the umbrella of #RevolutionNow were molested and arrested Wednesday by security agents from the State Security Service (SSS), the Nigerian Army, and the Nigeria Police. The protesters were demanding good governance, proper infrastructural development, end to extrajudicial killings, the sack of service chiefs over the poor…

SSS officers used to illustrate the story.

#RevolutionNow: Nigeria’s secret police re-arrest Bakare, others in Osogbo

The operatives of the State Security Service (SSS) have again arrested Olawale Bakare, a co-defendant of Omoyele Sowore, and six others at the ongoing #RevolutionNow protest in Osun State. Mr Bakare, alongside others, converged at the Olaiya junction in Osogbo, Osun capital on Wednesday to express their displeasure against bad…

Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum [PHOTO: Pulse.ng]

Soldiers, not Boko Haram, attacked my convoy – Borno Governor

The Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has accused Nigerian soldiers of being responsible for the attack on his convoy last Wednesday in Baga, a town in Kukawa Local Government Area of the state. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Zulum survived an ambush by suspected gunmen last Wednesday while on a…

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Sanwo-Olu reappoints man involved in pension scandal as LASU pro-chancellor

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has again reappointed Adebayo Ninalowo as the Pro-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU) despite his involvement in the controversial diversion of N198 million pension fund. Mr Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, approved the appointment of chairpersons and Governing Council members for four state-owned tertiary…

Some arrested local miners

VIDEO: How Amotekun raided Illegal mining site, made several arrests

They were more than 50 Amotekun officers who came with extra five vehicles with fully armed men. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TIHN0MMIwc&w=560&h=315]