Akin Oyewobi

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PHOTO STORY: Osinbajo, wife, Aisha Buhari, governors, ministers attend wedding reception of Ajimobi’s son to Ganduje’s daughter

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari, were among the dignitaries that attended the wedding reception of Idris and Fatima Ajimobi. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that prominent Nigerians converged on Agodi Gardens in Ibadan on Saturday to celebrate with the couple and their…

Yauri/Kontagora road 80 per cent complete – Official

The CRCC Construction Company Limited has completed 80 per cent work on the 100 kilometres Phase 1 Birnin Yauri to Kontagora road. The federal government in 2013 awarded a N19.8 billion contract for the construction of 100 kilometres Birnin Yauri to Kontagora road and 85 kilometres Kontagora to Makera road.…

Sokoto Assembly approves local govt autonomy, rejects independent candidature

The Sokoto State House of Assembly on Tuesday rejected the alteration of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 to provide for independent candidature in election. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the rejection followed the consideration of a report of the House Ad-hoc Committee on…

PHOTOS: Adeosun, Adamu others attend launch of World Bank report

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2019: INEC seeking partnership with NURTW on transport arrangement

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) says it will enter into strategic partnership with the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to ensure an effective distribution of materials and personnel ahead of the 2019 elections. Godswill Obioma, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Ebonyi, said this at a meeting…

PHOTO NEWS: Buhari pays dowry for Ganduje’s daughter

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900m people at risk of hearing loss by 2050 – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has alerted that some 900 million people could suffer from disabling hearing loss across the world by 2050. WHO said this in a report obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos. The organisation called on relevant institutions, including governments and…

CBN disburses smaller naira notes to traders to end scarcity

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has begun the disbursement of smaller naira notes to traders to improve circulation of N5, N10, N20, and N50 in the market. The acting Director, Currency Operations Department, Priscilia Eleje, said this at a publicity campaign on “Disbursement of Lower Denominations of the Naira’’…

PHOTO STORY: Buhari commisions new coaches for the Abuja-Kaduna Rail Service

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PHOTO STORY: Fire engulfs market in Bwari, Abuja

Calm has returned to Bwari, the capital of Bwari Area Council in Abuja, after violence engulfed the area on Christmas day. The council also hosts the Nigerian Law School and the office of the examination body, JAMB. The violence, which residents said was an ethnic conflict, led to the burning…


Masari attacks Atiku as ex-Katsina speaker dumps PDP for APC

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has described the recent defection of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as an exercise in futility. Mr. Masari made the statement in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria NAN in Maiadua, Katsina State on Monday. He said the defection of the vice…

PHOTO STORY: Buhari celebrates 75th Birthday in style

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PHOTO STORY: Kano welcomes President Buhari in Grand Style

President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Kano on Wednesday for a two-day official visit to the state. Mr. Buhari was received at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, members of the State Executive Council, Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, traditional rulers as well as politicians, among others. A…

Oscar Pistorius

Outrage over Oscar Pistorius movie

A controversial movie about South African paralympian, Oscar Pistorius, has been released. The film, titled "Oscar Pistorius – The Blade Runner Killer", stars South African actor Andreas Dammas as Pistorius and Toni Garrn as Reeva. The families of Pistorius' slain girlfriend, Reeva, and his own family, are outraged over the…

Editor-in-Chief, Musikilu Mojeed and Emmanuel Mayah receiving the award

Premium Times journalists win Global Shining Light Award

Two PREMIUM TIMES journalists were lavishly celebrated in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday as they won the 2017 edition of the Global Shinning Light Award. Editor-in-Chief, Musikilu Mojeed, and multiple award-winning  investigative reporter, Emmanuel Mayah, shone like a million stars after they were named winners of the prize ahead of…

PHOTO NEWS: Anambra Governorship: Obiano launches re-election campaign

The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, on Tuesday flagged off his re-election campaign with a laundry list of promises, including building a new airport and increasing the wages of civil servants. Addressing the capacity crowd at the Alex Ekwueme Square in Awka, the state capital, Mr. Obiano said a bill…

PHOTO NEWS: Buhari visits Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram in Borno

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PHOTO STORY: Survivors, witnesses of Anambra church attack

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PHOTO NEWS: Six Lagos students freed

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PHOTO NEWS: Governor Wike receives Acting President Yemi Osinbajo in Port Harcourt

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PHOTO STORY: Osinbajo arrives Sokoto

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, arrived Sokoto airport on his way to Zamfara for a one day working visit. He was received at the Sultan Abubakar III International Airport by Governor Aminu Tambuwal and his Kebbi State counterpart, Abubakar Bagudu. [gallery type="rectangular" size="large" ids="237276,237275,237273,237274,237272,237271,237270"]

PHOTO NEWS: Acting President Osinbajo, Fayemi and other ministers at the Mining Summit

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PHOTO NEWS: Osinbajo signs 2017 bugdet

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday signed the 2017 budget into law. Mr. Osinbajo signed the budget at about 4:40 p.m.at his conference room in the presence of the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari; Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara,…

PHOTO NEWS: Police arrest Nigeria’s ‘most wanted’ kidnap kingpin

The Lagos State Police Command on Sunday paraded one of the most wanted kidnap suspects in Nigeria, Chukwudi Onuamadike, who was named the "most wanted kidnap kingpin" in February. Mr. Onuamadike, 36, popularly known as Evans, was overpowered by the police at his home in Magodo, Lagos, after a gun…

PHOTO STORY: Pump action rifles intercepted at the Tin Can Island Port

The container intercepted by the Nigeria Customs Service on Tuesday at the Tin Can Island port, Lagos, was loaded with 440 arms and ammunition of various sizes and designs, the Nigeria Customs Service has said. Monday Abue, Zonal Commander, Tin Can Island Command, said the container with registration number PONU…