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Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) [Photo Credit: The Guardian]

#TRENDING: Nigerians react to CCT judgement on Onnoghen

Nigerians online have reacted to the judgement of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) which convicted former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, after finding him guilty of false assets declaration. The tribunal led by Danladi Umar ruled that Mr Onnoghen should forfeit the funds in the five bank accounts…

Nigerian Police officers on duty

Extra-judicial Killings: Police official advises against speaking ‘Queen’s English’ to officers

The Head of Police Public Complaint Unit, Abayomi Shogunle, has advised Nigerians to avoid speaking "Queen's English" to police officers on the road so as to avoid problems with them. Mr Shogunle said people should instead speak "Pidgin" English while communicating with police officers on the road, apparently suggesting that…

University of Ibadan (UI)

University of Ibadan suspends student for leading protest

The management of University of Ibadan has suspended one of its student, Ojo Aderemi, for leading a protest in 2017 over the school's inability to provide identity cards for students. Mr Aderemi, who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday, told our correspondent that the institution has handed him a four-semester…

The victim, Habibu Abubakar

How Hoodlums Chopped Off My Hands – Student

Habibu Abubakar, a student of the Usmanu Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, who had his two hands cut off by suspected thugs on Sunday has narrated his ordeal to PREMIUM TIMES. Mr Abubakar, a 200-level student of the Department of Modern European Languages and Linguistics, was attacked and his hands amputated…

Police Arrest man

Police arrest officer who harassed victim for possessing iPhone

The Nigerian police have confirmed the arrest of an officer caught on camera harassing a young Nigerian for being in possession of an iPhone. PREMIUM TIMES reported how a video clip posted on Twitter on Tuesday showed a young man being picked out by the police officer among other passengers…

The victim, Habibu Abubakar

Suspected thugs chop off hands of Nigerian student

A student of the Usmanu Dan Fodio University, in Sokoto, Habibu Abubakar, had his two hands cut off by suspected thugs on Sunday, PREMIUM TIMES learnt. It was gathered that Mr Abubakar, a 200-level student of the Department of Modern European Languages and Linguistics, was attacked and had his hands…

Amnesty International

Amnesty International, others demand justice over police killing in Lagos

Civil society organisations and prominent Nigerians have condemned the killing of a Nigerian, Kolade Johnson, in Lagos and demanded prosecution of the police officers involved in the incident. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Johnson was killed at a football viewing centre in Lagos Sunday evening. He was hit by a…

Adams Oshiomole. [PHOTO CREDIT: ThisdayLIVE]

INEC worked against us in 2019 elections – Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomole, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) worked against his party in the just-concluded general election. Mr Oshiomhole disclosed this during an interview tagged: "Hard Copy" on Channels Television on Friday evening. “I have huge reservations about…

PDP candidate Ademola Adeleke

Osun Election: Your demonstration cannot sustain stolen mandate – Adeleke

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the Osun State election, Ademola Adeleke, has reacted to the protest held by a group called Osun Concerned Citizens in Osogbo on Wednesday. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the protesters expressed their displeasure over the judgement of the Election Tribunal that…

The protesters

Protesters storm Osun capital over tribunal verdict sacking Oyetola

There is an ongoing protest in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State, over the judgement of the Election Petition Tribunal which sacked Gboyega Oyetola as the governor of the state. The protesters, who came together under the banner of Osun Concerned Citizens on Wednesday, were seen with placards with inscriptions…

Gboyega Oyetola, Governor of Osun State.

Osun Election: PDP accuses Oyetola, APC of plans to sponsor protests

The Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Osun governor, Gboyega Oyetola, of sponsoring people to protest the judgement of the Election Petition Tribunal. The tribunal last week sacked Mr Oyetola as the governor of Osun State and…

Charly Boy

Charly Boy Makes U-turn, denies collecting money from Buhari campaign

The convener of "OurMumuDonDo" Movement, Charles Oputa, popularly referred to Charly Boy, has contradicted his earlier statement that he received millions of naira from President Muhammadu Buhari's campaign team. Charly Boy in an interview with Oak TV on Tuesday said he could not have used the song where he abused…

Picture of the collapsed building [Photo: Adejumo Kabir]

UPDATED: Another building collapses in Lagos

Another building has collapsed in Lagos Island part of Lagos State. The two-storey building collapsed at about 12:30 p.m. on Monday. The incident occurred at Number 50, Kakawa Street, off Odunlami Street, CMS in Lagos Island. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that collapsed building is one of those marked for demolition by…

Adeleke and Oyetola

Osun govt reacts to Adeleke’s victory at election tribunal

The Osun State Government has reacted to the victory of the opposition governorship candidate at the election tribunal. PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported how the Election Petitions Tribunal set up for the 2018 governorship election declared Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the election. The three-man panel…

Ademola Adeleke [Photo Credit: Gistmania]

Atiku, Wike, Fayose, others react to Adeleke’s victory at Osun tribunal

A former vice president and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party at the last poll, Atiku Abubakar, and other prominent Nigerians have reacted to the upturning of the Osun State governorship election results. The Election Petitions Tribunal set up for the 2018 governorship election earlier declared Ademola Adeleke of…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo casting his ballot at Ward 11, Unit 022, Olusomi Compound, Totoro/Sokori, in Abeokuta on Saturday (9/3/19). 02033/9/3/2019/Babatunde Atolagbe/BJO/NAN

ANALYSIS: Obasanjo and the humbling of Nigeria’s number one kingmaker

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is considered as one of the most influential politicians in Nigeria, and since the return of democracy in 1999, has been having his say in who becomes the president of Nigeria. At least until now. Mr Obasanjo was in office as president of Nigeria between 1999…

NUJ condemns attack on journalists in Osun

The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Osun State Council, has condemned the attack on its members at Olomilagbala, Bolorunduro, in Ilesa East Local Government, on Monday. The NUJ described the attack as uncivilized and barbaric. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that four Journalists: Shitu Abdulfatai of the Channels TV; his cameraman, Kadri…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

How my brother ‘failed’ Kwara – Saraki’s sister

The younger sister of Bukola Saraki, Nigeria's Senate President, Oyinkansola Saraki, has said her brother failed to live up to expectations while he served as Kwara State governor. Ms Saraki called out his brother on a national TV programme. She criticised her brother's performance and asked for forgiveness from Kwarans…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

ANALYSIS: How Nigerian political ‘godfathers’ were humbled in 2019

The word 'godfather' has different meanings to different people. In Nigerian politics, a godfather is a 'big boss' that maintains political control of a territory by ensuring that either he or his self-chosen appointees are elected to govern such areas. They include the rich and political influencers who contribute to…

Abiola Ajimobi

ANALYSIS: 2019 Elections: How Gov. Ajimobi helped APC lose in Oyo

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Seyi Makinde, was declared the winner of the Oyo State governorship election that held on March 9. Mr Makinde won 28 out of the 33 local governments in the state, leaving the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Adebayo Adelabu, with only five.…

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose speaking after voting

Fayose taunts Amosun over protege’s defeat in Ogun

The immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has taunted the outgoing governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, over his preferred candidate, Adekunle Akinlade's defeat in the governorship election. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Dapo Abiodun, the governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) the…

Osun_State_map

APC wins Odo-Otin Constituency in Osun Assembly election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adetoyi Adeyinka, as the winner of Odo-Otin State Constituency for Osun State House of Assembly. The Returning Officer, Mabayoje Aluko, declared Mr Adeyinka winner having scored the highest votes of 13,619 to defeat his…

LAUTECH

LAUTECH management proscribes Students’ Union activities

The management of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, in Oyo State, has suspended the activities of the Students Union of the school indefinitely over alleged unruly behaviour of the union officers. The Registrar of the school, Kayode Ogunleye, disclosed this in a statement on Friday. "The University Management,…

From left: Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari; President Muhammadu Buhari; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; and wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo, during presentation of Certificate-of-Return to Buhari and Osinbajo as winners of 2019 Presidential election, by Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu (L), at the International Conference Centre in Abuja on Wednesday (27/2/19). 01781/27/2/2019/Callistus Ewelike/HB/BJO/NAN

For The Record: Buhari’s full speech after receiving certificate of return

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday issued a certificate of return to President Muhammodu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo having won the 2019 presidential election that took place on Saturday, February 23. Mr Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scored the highest votes in the 2019…

President Muhammadu Buhari

How Nigerians reacted to Buhari’s victory

On February 23, Nigerians across the country trooped out to elect the president who will lead the country for the next four years. Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress scored the highest votes in the 2019 presidential election polling 15,191,847 votes. His closest challenger and former vice president, Atiku…