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UPDATED: Fayemi’s wife attacked as FUOYE students protest

A 100 level student of Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Oluwaseyi Kehinde, has been shot dead by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, witnesses have told PREMIUM TIMES. Several other students were also reportedly injured while students were protesting poor electricity supply in Oye and Ikole Ekiti on Tuesday, PREMIUM TIMES…

NIGERIA: Nigerian police force

17 killed, seven kidnapped in violent attacks in Nigeria last week

Violent crimes continued across Nigeria last week with at least 17 people killed and another seven persons kidnapped in various attacks. In one of the incidents, Boko Haram attacked an army convoy and stole N15.5 million meant for soldiers on the front lines. The insurgents also opened fire on the…

Ikorodu Judicial Division signpost

SPECIAL REPORT: As Lagos govt fails to implement own law, physically challenged lawyers suffer

It was a normal day at the Ogba Magistrate Court in Lagos. Daniel Onwe, a physically challenged lawyer, had a case slated for hearing. And so, he arrived early to discharge his responsibility. Shortly before his case, Mr Onwe felt the need to visit the toilet. He embarked on the…

LAUTECH

Stop blackmailing us over LAUTECH, Osun govt replies Makinde

The Osun State Government has reacted to allegations levelled against it by the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, that it is not willing to pay salaries of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) workers. It accused Mr Makinde of playing 'a greed(y) man's script', urging him to stop blackmailing Osun…

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Premises

LAUTECH: Oyo govt ready to ‘divorce’ Osun over non-payment of wages — Governor

Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, has accused his Osun counterpart, Gboyega Oyetola, of delaying the payment of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) workers' salaries. Mr Makinde said as such, he is ready for a 'divorce' in order not to make students suffer. The institution is co-owned by both states.…

Robert Mugabe (Photo Credit: CNN)

OBITUARY: Robert Mugabe: ‘Power of Zimbabwe’ (1924 – 2019)

Born to a carpenter on February 21, 1924, in the then Rhodesia, Robert Mugabe was brought up and trained to be a teacher at Roman Catholic Mission School. He later won a scholarship at Fort Hare University in South Africa, where he took the first of his seven academic degrees…

Seyi Makinde (Photo Credit: Inside Oyo)

One year after PREMIUM TIMES report, Oyo govt moves to tackle child labour

One year after PREMIUM TIMES reported how children struggle for survival in Oyo, Governor Seyi Makinde, has said such parents will soon be jailed after economic palliatives are provided. Last September, PREMIUM TIMES, in a special report, revealed how children battle for survival in Oyo State. The report revealed the…

Robert Mugabe, Ex-President of Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe is dead

Robert Mugabe, former Zimbabwean president is dead. He died at the age of 95. He reportedly died in a hospital in Singapore on Friday morning. He served as prime minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then as president from 1987 to 2017. Fadzayi Mahere, Zimbabwe's Education, Sport, Art…

Burnt MTN shop used to illustrate the story.

Xenophobic Attacks: Hoodlums burn MTN office in Ibadan

Despite appeals from the federal government against retaliatory attacks on South African businesses in Nigeria, hoodlums on Tuesday evening burned down the MTN office in Bodija, Ibadan, the Oyo capital. MTN, a South African telecoms firm, is the largest mobile phone operator in Nigeria. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the building…

Nigerian Police officers on duty [Photo credit: Today.ng]

53 killed, 73 kidnapped across Nigeria in August

At least 53 persons were killed in violent attacks and 73 kidnapped across Nigeria in August. The data also showed that the number of people killed in violent attacks in August reduced compared to what was obtained in previous months. At least 353 persons were killed in violent attacks across…

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa and President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria

Xenophobic Attacks: Nigerians want tougher actions against South African businesses

Many Nigerians have condemned the attacks on the country's nationals and their businesses in South Africa. They have also called on Nigerians to shun businesses operated by South Africans in Nigeria. A cross-section of Abuja residents and disclosed this in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Xenophobic Attacks: Buhari dispatches special envoy to South Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari has dispatched a special envoy to South Africa over xenophobic attacks in the country that have targetted Nigerians and other foreign nationals. The president's directive was contained in a statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina. Mr Adesina said Mr Buhari has "noted with deep concern, reported attacks…

PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus

PDP reacts to sack of its three lawmakers by election tribunal

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the judgement of an election tribunal that sacked three of its lawmakers. PREMIUM TIMES on Monday reported how the Election Petition Tribunal in Osogbo, on Monday, nullified the election of Bamidele Salam, representing Ede Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives. The…

Unilag senate house [PHOTO CREDIT: unilag.edu.ng ]

Students accuse UNILAG of extortion

Some students of the University of Lagos, Akoka (UNILAG), have accused the institution of extortion. Many of the students who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES pleaded anonymity to avoid victimisation by the management through suspension or expulsion from the institution. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the institution at the beginning of the…

The ongoing house of reps voting to elect new speaker

UPDATED: Tribunal sacks three PDP lawmakers

The Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Osogbo, on Monday, nullified the election of three opposition lawmakers. Two of those sacked are members of the Osun State House of Assembly while the third is a member of the House of Representatives. One of those sacked by the tribunal is Bamidele Salam,…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Suspected hoodlums kill woman in Ondo

The joy of two lovers was put to an end on Wednesday, August 28 after suspected hoodlums murdered Adetutu Ibrahim in cold blood. A 'misunderstanding' between the deceased and some women reportedly led to the killing, PREMIUM TIMES learnt. The state police command also confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES…

Courtroom used to tell the story.

Lawyers with disabilities protest ‘unfair treatment’ at NBA conference

The Association of Lawyers with Disabilities in Nigeria (ALDIN) has accused the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) of not treating lawyers with disabilities fairly at its 2019 Annual General Conference. This was contained in a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES Saturday. In the statement signed by Daniel Onwe, the president…

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Insecurity: 15 Killed, 55 kidnapped in attacks across Nigeria last week

The insecurity across Nigeria persisted last week as the country witnessed 15 deaths and the abduction of about 55 persons. About 49 persons were abducted in President Muhammadu Buhari's home state of Kastina. Top government officials were among the victims. PREMIUM TIMES also busted the police for lying on the…

Nigerian Police officers on duty [Photo credit: Today.ng]

#RevolutionNow: 20 days after, police fail to release protester arrested in Osun

Twenty days after the #RevolutionNow protest in Osogbo, Osun State capital, the police are yet to set free Olawale Adebayo, one of the activists arrested during the demonstration. PREMIUM TIMES reported how five protesters were arrested in the state, including the brutal attack on Sariyu Akanmu, a 70-year-old fufu seller.…

NIGERIA: Nigerian police force

Insecurity: 14 killed, eight abducted in attacks across Nigeria last week

Violent crimes continued to make the headlines in Nigeria last week with at least 14 persons killed and no fewer than eight others kidnapped in the reported cases. The cases in this report were confirmed by security agencies, government officials or victims' relations. Top of the news was the incident…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Why we’re not prosecuting woman whose ‘false alarm’ led to man’s death

The Nigerian police have explained why they are not prosecuting Bolanle Muhammed, a woman who raised a false alarm that made thugs kill Olamide Omolegbe, whom she had wrongly accused of stealing a cell phone. The police said they are acting on an 'advice' from the office of the Director…

File photo of Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode addressing the press.

APC reacts to EFCC raid on Ambode’s home

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the search conducted by the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) at the Epe home of a former governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode. Mr Ambode left office on May 29 after serving a single four-year term and is believed to be under investigation…

#RevolutionNow: Sariyu Akanmu, 70-year-old fufu seller, who was brutalised in Osogbo, Osun State.

PHOTOS:#RevolutionNow: 70-year-old woman brutalised by police gets public support

Sariyu Akanmu, a 70-year-old fufu seller, who was brutalised in Osogbo, Osun State, by the police during #RevolutionNow protest, has started receiving help from the public. Mrs Akanmu also called for the release of Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, who initiated the protest but was arrested by State Security Service.…

Heavily Armed Policemen

Insecurity: 16 people killed, seven kidnapped across Nigeria last week

At least 16 people were reported killed in violent attacks across Nigeria last week. At least seven others were also kidnapped. The figures were higher than those of the previous week when 12 people were reported killed and four others kidnapped. However, the casualties from the violence in the past…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

One year after, Law, Dentistry, other courses yet to be re-accredited in OAU

One year after the National University Commission (NUC) withdrew its accreditation for Law, Dentistry, Fine Arts, Botany and Family Nutrition at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, the institution is yet to get its accreditation back. This was revealed on enquiries by PREMIUM TIMES. This newspaper reported last August, how OAU…