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Coalition launches “The Girl Force Movement” to fight for Nigeria’s girl-child

To mark the International Day of the Girl-Child, which was commemorated worldwide on Friday, a coalition -- The Girl Force Movement -- has been formed to fight for and advance the welfare and rights of the girl-child in Nigeria. The new coalition comprised a number of associations which include Queen’s…

NNPC to make details of petroleum products supplies public - Kyari

NNPC to make details of petroleum products supplies public – Kyari

The Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, has said the corporation will publicise details of petroleum products supplied across Nigeria to promote transparency. The NNPC is currently the sole importer of petrol into Nigeria following complaints by private businesses that the total cost of importation…

Federal University, Oye-Ekiti

FUOYE Killings: Father of slain student petitions Gbajabiamila

The family of Oluwaseyi Kehinde, a student of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), who was one of those allegedly shot dead by the police during a recent protest, has petitioned the House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, to investigate the unlawful killing. The family, through the victim's father, said…

The lecturer from University of Ghana, Paul Bukator

#SexForGrades: Foursquare Church tells embattled Nigerian lecturer to step down as pastor

The Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria has asked the embattled University of Lagos lecturer, Boniface Igbeneghu, to step down from all ministerial assignments in the local church. Mr Igbeneghu was exposed in a video clip by BBC Africa where an undercover journalist, Kiki Mordi, disguised as a 17-year-old admission seeker.…

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

#SexForGrades: SERAP threatens to sue UNILAG as Nigerians react to video

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has threatened to sue the management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) if the latter's lecturer caught sexually harassing an undercover reporter posing as admission seeker is not punished. The lecturer, Boniface Igbeneghu, was exposed in a 13 minutes video clip by BBC…

Ekiti begins N30,000 minimum wage payment October

The governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has said the state government would begin the implementation of the new minimum wage of N30,000 from October. According to The Nation, Mr Fayemi said the decision was predicated on the need to improve the living standard of workers, especially teachers to be…

The wife of the Ekiti State governor, Bisi Fayemi. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Facebook page of the First Lady]

FUOYE Fatal Violence: NANS report indicts security details of Fayemi’s wife

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has released a report of its findings into the killing of students of Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) by police officers. The report released on Thursday indicted security details of Bisi Fayemi, the wife of the Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, for the killings.…

Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti state governor and Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF)

Fayemi appoints four new permanent secretaries

The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has approved the appointment of four new permanent secretaries in the state civil service. The new permanent secretaries are Tokunbo Alokan, Ezekiel Adedipe, Sola Ogunmiluyi and Adedapo Akinola. According to a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES by the Chief Press Secretary to the…

Governor Nasir El-Rufai

Kaduna govt shortlists 13,700 applicants in civil service recruitment exercise

The Kaduna State Government has shortlisted 13,700 out of 41,971 applicants for the next stage of its civil service recruitment exercise. The state government, two months ago, announced the commencement of the recruitment into the public service of the state. At the close of submission of applications on August 26,…

FUOYE students protest

FUOYE Crisis: Two students still hospitalised as govt awaits investigative report

Two of the students injured during a protest by students of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), are still in the hospital, an official said. PREMIUM TIMES reported how a protest by students of the institution turned violent after a student leader was attacked by a police officer. Two students of…

Fuoye students protest over lack of power supply

Fayemi finally speaks on FUOYE killings

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has finally spoken on the killing of two students of Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti, by police officers. He condemned the shooting and promised to support the family of the slain students and pay the medical bills of the injured students. The governor's statement…

FUOYE students protest

FUOYE Killings: Police warn NANS against planned mass action

The police in Ekiti State have warned the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) against its plan for a mass protest over the killing of two students of Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) by the police last week. The police spokesperson in the state, Caleb Ikechukwu, gave the warning through a…

FUOYE students protest

Ekiti Assembly to investigate FUOYE killings by police

The Ekiti State House of Assembly, Funminiyi Afuye, has promised to investigate the killing of two students of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti, (FUOYE) by police officers. The students were protesting over poor power supply. The assembly also commiserated with the affected families. PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported how two students of…

FUOYE students protest

FUOYE Killings: Police release detained student leader

The Ekiti State police command has released a student, Idris Salau, whom it detained after he went to submit a letter of protest. The letter was to protest the killing two students of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) by police officers, in a recent protest that turned bloody. PREMIUM TIMES…

Fuoye students protest over lack of power supply

FUOYE Killings: Police ‘detain’ student leader for demanding justice

The Ekiti State police command has reportedly detained a student, Idris Salau, who had gone to submit a letter to it, protesting the killings of two students of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) by police officers, in a recent protest that turned bloody. PREMIUM TIMES understands that Mr Salau is…

FUOYE students protest

Nigerian undergraduate shot by police buried, more students arrested

One of the students killed during Tuesday's protest by students of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Dada Kehinde, was on Thursday buried amidst tears and angst. The Nigerian police have been blamed for the death of two students during the protest, but have refused to take responsibility. The victims died…

Federal University, Oye-Ekiti

How police killed two Federal University Oye-Ekiti students – SUG president

Oluwaseun Awodola, the student union president of Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, has narrated how police officers killed two students among those protesting poor electricity supply in the town at an event attended by the wife of the governor of Ekiti State, Bisi Fayemi, on Tuesday. The protest had turned…

FUOYE students protest

Protest: FUOYE shut indefinitely, Students Union proscribed

Following the incident that led to the death of a student of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti on Tuesday, the management of institution has ordered the shut down of the school indefinitely. Also, FUOYE students' union activities have been proscribed indefinitely. This was disclosed in special announcement on Voice 89.9FM late…

Mallam Mele Kyari GGM COMD, NNPC-1

NNPC not competing with Dangote refinery – Mele Kyari

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, on Wednesday said that the national oil company was not in contest for market share with the Dangote refinery. He said the NNPC was rather providing support to the promoters of the project to boost in-country refining…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari commends appointment of British-Nigerian as minister

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the appointment of Olukemi Badenoch, a British-Nigerian, as Minister of Children and Families by the new British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. PREMIUM TIMES had earlier reported how Ms Badenoch tweeted about her appointment two days ago. Mr Buhari's stance on the appointment was contained in…

Children and Families Minister, Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch

Boris Johnson appoints British-Nigerian as minister

Boris Johnson, Britain’s Prime Minister, has appointed Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch, as Children and Families Minister. The move is part of his government reshuffle. Mrs Badenoch is a British Conservative politician and Member of Parliament (MP) for Saffron Walden. She is aged 39 and was born in Wimbledon, London, to parents…

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Fight Against Cybercrime: Nigeria ranked 57th globally

The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) 2018 report, has ranked Nigeria 57th out of 175 countries in the campaign against the menace of cybercrime globally. Nigeria was ranked fifth in Africa. GCI is an initiative of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) involving experts from different backgrounds and organisations. It aims at…

Daniel Olutope, from St. Michael's African Primary School, Ado-Ekiti

Fayemi makes seven-year-old Ekiti ‘governor’ for a day

The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, symbolically stepped down for a seven-year-old boy, Daniel Olutope, from St. Michael's African Primary School, Ado-Ekiti, to become the governor for a day. According to the Ekiti State Government official website, fate brought Mr Fayemi and the boy together on May 7, when the…

Final year student of Ekiti State University, Akindeko Oluwafemi. Victim of attempted suicide.

Nigerian undergraduate attempts suicide over poor academic result

A final year student of Ekiti State University (EKSU), identified as Oluwafemi Akindeko, attempted suicide on Friday, due to poor academic result. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that Mr Akindeko is a final year student of the Accounting department. He was waiting for his results to be released so as to proceed…

Fuoye students protest over lack of power supply

FUOYE students protest poor power supply

The students of Federal University of Oye-Ekiti on Wednesday staged a peaceful protest over the poor power supply to the school. During the protest, the students marched from the school gate to the office of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company in Oye-Ekiti, and later to the palace of the traditional…