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Omoyele Sowore

More American senators demand Sowore’s release

More American lawmakers continue to raise concern over the continued detention of Omoyele Sowore, a political activist and publisher of Sahara Reporters. The Nigerian presidency, wary of international criticisms, accused foreign governments of interfering in Nigeria's affairs by questioning Mr Buhari's respect for the rule of law. A presidential spokesperson,…

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: © Presidency]

Human Rights Abuses: Mind your business, Presidency tells U.S. UK, EU

A Nigerian presidential spokesperson on Wednesday warned the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union to stop interfering in Nigeria's affairs, especially on the issue of human rights abuses. This warning was issued by Femi Adesina, spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday while reacting to reports from…

Orji Uzor Kalu

TIMELINE: Orji Kalu’s travails from Abia govt house to prison

A former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, was Thursday convicted of corruption and mismanagement of N7.65 billion public funds. He was sentenced to a 12-year jail term by the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court, about 12 years after he was first arraigned by the anti-corruption body, EFCC.…

Orji Uzor Kalu

ANALYSIS: Orji Kalu: From Governor to Senator to Prisoner

On Thursday, the Federal High Court in Lagos sentenced a serving senator and former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, to 12 years in prison after convicting him of N7.65 billion fraud. Justice Mohammed Idris pronounced Mr Kalu guilty of the charge in a trial that lasted for 12 years.…

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore,.

Sowore’s mother speaks, demands son’s release

The mother of detained rights activist and publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to obey serial court orders for the release of her son. Esther Sowore disclosed this in an interview with online Objective Media TV. She said the continued detention of Mr Sowore has…

Nigeria Police officers are working with the military to counter insurgency.

Policeman shoots truck driver dead ‘because of N50 bribe’

A truck driver was on Monday shot dead by a yet to be identified police officer. PREMIUM TIMES findings revealed that Ado Saleh, a truck driver operating along Akure-Owo expressway, was shot dead following his refusal to pay N50 bribe to police officers at a checkpoint. The killing led to…

Jacking of cassava water during garri process @ Olorunda

SPECIAL REPORT: Inside Oyo’s garri-producing community that lacks basic amenities

In the 1960s, before oil became a major source of revenue, Nigeria used to be one of the most promising agricultural producers in the world. Cocoa, oil palm, and groundnut were some of the agricultural produce that fetched Nigeria a majority of its foreign income. Agricultural communities thrived as they…

FRSC officials on duty

FRSC clarifies stance on use of Google maps while driving

The Federal Road Safety Corps has clarified its position on the use of Google maps while driving. This clarification is coming after Nigerians criticised the corps for comments credited to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) sector commander, Ayuba Gora, on Wednesday. The News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday reported that…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Twelve corpses burnt as fire razes OAU morgue

At least 12 corpses were affected in an early morning fire outbreak on Tuesday at the morgue of the Department of Anatomy, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the affected corpses were kept in the cabin of the morgue. The spokesperson of the university, Abiodun…

#BayelsaDecides: Ballot box violence, corruption, other irregularities mar exercise in Yenegoa

There was a high level of irregularities perpetrated by political thugs and some security officials at the November 16 governorship election in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital. Observers witnessed ballot box snatching, disappearance of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials, harassment of journalists and observers, delays in arrival of voting materials…

#BayelsaDecides: Security Officials ‘Restrict’ journalists from Collation Centre

There is an uproar at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) main office in Bayelsa between some journalists and security agents. The security officials are denying accredited journalists entry into the collation centre. The journalists were seen arguing with the officers who maintained that they are carrying out orders. On…

Diri Duoye

PROFILES: Lyon and Diri, the men battling themselves, others to emerge Bayelsa governor

A total of 45 candidates will be contesting in today's governorship election in Bayelsa but it is largely believed that the race is between the prominent political parties - the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). David Lyon and Duoye Diri were chosen by the APC…

Bayelsa on Nigerian map

Bayelsa Election: APC supporters protest disqualification of governorship candidate

A protest is ongoing at Igbogene in Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa State, by supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The protesters blocked the road and waved placards and APC flags, chanting: "We no go gree ooo. PDP must go, we no go gree." The protest followed the disqualification of…

Thousands of Nigerians stranded on bad Sapele-Warri road

Thousands of Nigerians travelling enroute Sapele-Warri federal highway have been left stranded following the poor state of the road. PREMIUM TIMES correspondent trapped on the road has spent over three hours on a spot as at the time of filing this report. This reporter witnessed hundreds of vehicles stranded. Majority…

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Two killed at Osun illegal mining site

At least two persons were killed on Thursday night at an illegal mining site in Aruwa village, Atakumosa Local Government Area of Osun State. PREMIUM TIMES gathered the deaths occurred in a clash between illegal miners at the site. Locals who spoke with our correspondent said some men invaded the…

TRENDING: Controversy trails Black Axe’s ‘donation’ to police

The Neo Black Movement (NBM) cult group has reportedly donated two iron shelters to traffic police in Osun State. The cult group is also known as Black Axe or Ayee confraternity. The donation allegedly made to the police was made public on social media. Pictures seen by PREMIUM TIMES show…

Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (Photo Credit: DailyPost)

Nigeria yet to settle N150 billion judgement debt – AGF

Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation, has said Nigeria is owing over N150 billion in judgement debt. Mr Malami disclosed this while speaking on Channels Television Newsnight on Monday. Judgement debt is a damage or other monetary award pronounced upon by a court of competent jurisdiction. According to…

Heavily Armed Policemen

Insecurity: Killings, kidnappings reduce across Nigeria last week

At least three persons were killed and four others kidnapped in reported violent attacks across Nigeria last week. These are the lowest figures since PREMIUM TIMES in May started tracking reported incidents of killings and kidnappings in the country. This report looks at the attacks recorded in Nigeria last week.…

Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)

Another Nigerian university expels student for Facebook post

The management of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, (FUNAAB) in Ogun State, has expelled one of its students over a Facebook post drawing the attention of the public to the alleged indiscriminate arrest of his colleagues by the police and incessant robbery attacks on campus. The student, Ifemosu Adewale,…

Kirikiri Medium Security Prison

Nigerians jailed for over 20 years say they were wrongfully detained, convicted

Up until an afternoon in March 1991, Jide Odusanya led a normal life, he told PREMIUM TIMES. Though many Nigerians were suffering from the Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) introduced by the then military government, Mr Odusanya said he managed to get by with his pharmaceutical sales representative’s salary. In August…

Bamidele Salam (Photo Credit: Osun.Life)

Appeal Court validates Osun PDP lawmaker’s election

The Court of Appeal court in Akure, the Ondo State capital, has reaffirmed the the victory of Bamidele Salam, the House of Representatives member representing Ede North, Ede South, Egbedore, Ejigbo Federal constituency of Osun State. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that in a unanimous decision read by Justice Muhammed Danjuma, the…

Katsina State on map

Man abducted in Katsina

Kidnappers on Wednesday abducted a man, Abdu Tela, in Katsina State. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the kidnap occurred at Malumfashi in Malumfashi Local Government Area of the state. According to residents, the kidnappers came to the town on motorcycles. "It was in the midnight that they came. I guess they…

Omoyele Sowore in court [Photo: Sunnewonline]

U.S. lawmaker calls for Sowore’s release

A member of the United States House of Representatives, Karen Bass, has demanded the release of Omoyele Sowore, a political activist and publisher of Sahara Reporters. Mrs Bass, an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for California's 37th congressional district since 2013, in a statement disclosed that Mr Sowore's…

Gboyega Oyetola, Governor of Osun State.

Furore in Osun over appointment of ‘Commissioner for Governor’s Office’

Governor Gboyega Oyetola's appointment of a "Commissioner for Governor's Office" has sparked a controversy in Osun State. After eleven months in office, Mr Oyetola on Thursday finally inaugurated his cabinet.  PREMIUM TIMES in August reported how he was running the state with supervisors he appointed only to ministries he considered…

NIGERIA: Nigerian police force

Kidnapped Nigeria police officer freed

The police have announced the rescue of its top officer kidnapped by gunmen in Kaduna on Saturday. PREMIUM TIMES reported how an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Musa Rabo, who works as a police area commander at the Suleja Area Command in Niger State, was kidnapped alongside his driver on their…