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Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

#OAUTakeBisiOut: Nigerians call for removal, prosecution of randy lecturer

Many Nigerians have called on the management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, to sack Bisi Olaleye, a lecturer enmeshed in fresh sex-for-mark scandal. PREMIUM TIMES exclusively reported how Motunrayo Afolayan, a 400-level student of the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Administration, accused Mr Olaleye of sexually harassing her…

Premium Times Journalist, Alfred Olufemi and Kabir Adejumo.

Police Interrogate PREMIUM TIMES’ Journalist Over Report Exposing Islamic Cleric Who Raped 16-Year-Old

The Nigerian Police Force, Zone 11, in Osun State on Tuesday, detained a PREMIUM TIMES’ journalist, Alfred Olufemi, over a report that exposed an Islamic cleric, who raped a 16-year-old girl, in Ede. Mr Olufemi, who was accompanied by this reporter to the police station, was detained for about six…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Two years on, OAU yet to restore students’ union

Two years after the management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife (OAU) suspended the activities of its Students' Union, some students and groups have urged the school to reinstate the union. The institution in November 2017, argued that frequent internal crises in the union led to its decision. "Following security…

Alfred Olufemi and Gidado Yushau

Buhari’s adviser demands N500 million from journalists over critical report

The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Finance and Economy, Sarah Alade, has demanded N500 million from two journalists, Alfred Olufemi and Gidado Yushau, over a report on hemp smoking published on May 19, 2018. The investigative report titled: “Inside Kwara factory where Indian hemp smoking is ‘legalized,” was…

Hanan Buhari reportedly on a visit to Bauchi. Received by the wife of the governor. Flew Presidential jet

#TRENDING: Despite public outrage, defiant Aisha Buhari shares video of daughter in presidential jet

Days after Nigerians widely criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for allowing the use of a presidential jet by his daughter, Hanan Buhari, for a private activity in Bauchi, the president's wife, Aisha Buhari has shared a video of her daughter waving to the public from the jet, on Monday. The video,…

Hanan Buhari reportedly on a visit to Bauchi. Received by the wife of the governor. Flew Presidential jet

Use Of Private Jet By Buhari’s Daughter: What The Law States

The use of a presidential jet by President Muhammadu Buhari's daughter, Aisha, has continued to generate controversy since Thursday. PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported how Ms Buhari flew in the jet to Bauchi on a “study tour” of Bauchi Emirate as part of her fieldwork for her ongoing Master’s programme in…

Illegal miners @ Akad, Ilesha

Nigeria moves against illegal Chinese miners, others

The Nigerian government has commenced moves to stop the illegal activities of Chinese and other artisanal miners across the country. A senior official of the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Fran Odoom, made this known to PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone interview. The official said that illegal mining…

Nigeria Police Force

Police investigate ‘officers’ caught on camera extorting with POS

The Nigeria Police Force has reacted to the viral video of officers caught extorting road users with point of sale (POS) machine. The police, in its reaction via its verified Twitter handle, said an investigation has commenced and the culprits would be brought to book. On Thursday, a Twitter user,…

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

Why Buhari can’t intervene in electricity tariff hike – Presidency

The presidency has said President Muhammadu Buhari has no power to influence the decision of the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to increase electricity charges. Mr Buhari's spokesperson, Femi Adesina, while speaking on Channels TV Politics Today programme on Monday said the decision to increase electricity tariff is within the…

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

Presidency: Publicly declaring assets is voluntary, Buhari won’t do it

A presidential spokesperson on Tuesday said there was no law that mandates President Muhammadu Buhari to declare his assets publicly. The presidency was reacting to the demand of the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) which urged Mr Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the 36 state governors to make…

Oyo Police speak on fatal shooting after Akesan market fire

No police personnel was involved in the deadly shootings following the fire incident that razed Akesan Market of Oyo Town on Sunday morning, a spokesperson for the police said. The police blamed a 'sister security agency' for the shootings instead The police also said only one person was killed contrary…

SENATE: National Assembly {NASS}

Another Nigerian lawmaker opposes N37 billion NASS renovation

Another member of the House of Representatives, Armaya’u Abdulkadir, has expressed his opposition to the N37 billion National Assembly Complex renovation project. The legislator, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, represents Dutsin-ma/Kurfi federal constituency of Kastina State. Mr Abdulkadir joins three other Nigerian lawmakers who have expressed…

National Assembly Complex

More Nigerian lawmakers condemn N37 billion budget for NASS complex

After a member of the House Representatives, Bamidele Salam, openly opposed the plan to spend N37 billion for the renovation of the National Assembly complex, two other lawmakers have also publicly condemned the plan. PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday reported how Mr Salam, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)…

SENATE: National Assembly {NASS}

Nigerian lawmaker opposes N37 billion for renovation of National Assembly complex

A member of the House Representatives, Bamidele Salam, has opposed the plan to spend N37 billion for the renovation of the National Assembly. complex. Mr Salam, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), represents Ede North/Ede South/Egbedore/Ejigbo Federal Constituency of Osun State. The former journalist expressed his stance on…

Senator Elisha Abbo

Months after assaulting woman, Nigerian Senator wins ‘Beacon of Hope’ award

A Nigerian Senator, Elisha Abbo, who was caught months ago assaulting a woman in a sex toy shop, has been honoured with a 'Beacon of Hope' award at the 4th edition of the Adamawa Celebrities and Achievers Awards (ACAA).  Mr Abbo, representing Adamawa North at the red chamber, is a…

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

U.S. lawmakers react to Sowore’s release

Two lawmakers of the United States of America have reacted to the release of Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of Sahara Reporters. The lawmakers are Bob Menendez, a ranking member of the U. S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and another senator, Cory Booker. In his reaction, Mr Menendez said while he…

Spokesperson to President Muhammadu, Buhari Garba Shehu

Nigerians attack Buhari’s spokesperson over false claims on media freedom

Nigerians have criticised Garba Shehu, the spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari, over his claim that the current administration has not detained any journalist nor seized copies of newspapers since it assumed office. Mr Shehu made this claim via a statement shared on his official Facebook page on Wednesday's reaction to…

Illegal miners @ Akad, Ilesha

Police, experts react To Premium Times’ report on illegal mining in Osun communities

The Nigerian police authorities and some public health experts have reacted to a PREMIUM TIMES report on illegal gold mining activities in Osun State. This newspaper on Sunday published how a large number of illegal miners pursued from Zamfara now carry out their unauthorised business in Osun, a state in…

U.S. President, Donald Trump and Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari

Alleged Religious Persecution: Presidency tackles U.S., says no one appointed America world police

The presidency has again asked the U.S. to stop interfering in Nigeria's matters. Femi Adesina, the spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed this while reacting to a U.S. report that includes Nigeria as one of the countries with religious freedom violations. He appeared on Channels Television "Sunday Politics" programme. PREMIUM…

Illegal miners @ Akad, Ilesha

With police support, illegal gold mining thrives in Osun communities

In April when the federal government gave the order for stoppage of illegal mining in Zamfara, a North-west state in Nigeria, little did the authorities know that they were indirectly breeding a new abode for non-licenced miners. One of them, Ahmed Tajudeen, a native of Anka Local Government in Zamfara…

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

U.S. lawmakers write Nigeria’s AGF Malami over Sowore

U.S. lawmakers have written a letter to Nigeria's Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, over the continued detention of Omoyele Sowore, a political activist. PREMIUM TIMES obtained the letter which cautioned Mr Malami against the disobedience of rule of law under President Muhammadu Buhari's administration. The letter was signed…

John Campbell was the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria from May 20, 2004 to November 1, 2007 [E247Mag]

Sowore: Nigeria’s international reputation is damaged – Former US Ambassador

A former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of damaging Nigeria's reputation following his government's disrespect for the rule of law. Mr Campbell served as U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria from May 12, 2004, to July 19, 2007. In his reaction titled: "Buhari's Dictatorial Past…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

OAU loses three lecturers in one week

The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile Ife, has lost three of its academic staff in one week as the institution on Sunday announced the death of the Acting Head of the Department of Dramatic Arts, Victoria Adeniyi. The public relations officer of the institution, Abiodun Olanrewaju in a statement made…

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…