Akin Oyewobi

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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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St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu

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…

PHOTO STORY: Top politicians storm Minna for IBB’s daughter’s wedding

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PHOTO SPEAKS: Forced eviction of OtodoGbame residents

The armed officials of the Lagos State Task Force who returned to Otodo gbame, a waterfront community in the Lekki area, on Sunday to begin fresh demolition of structures and shanties shot and killed one resident. The latest demolition came just three weeks after a wave of demolition, despite a…

Dino Melaye

Blow by blow account of Dino Melaye’s certificate controversy hearing by Senate

Today, Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West, appeared before the Ethics Committee of the Nigerian Senate for hearing on his certificate saga. The vice chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, was also at the hearing. And so also was Ali Ndume, the Borno senator who raised the point…

Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

DOWNLOAD: New SSS report on acting EFCC chair, Magu

DOWNLOAD REPORT BELOW THIS POST The forces opposed to the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as substantive head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday released a new seven-page letter by the State Security Service, SSS, expatiating on the corruption allegations against the anti-corruption czar. The letter, which was…

PHOTO STORY: Anti-Amnesty International protesters caught sharing money

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President Muhammadu Buhari resumes office 5

PHOTO STORY: President Buhari resumes office today

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PHOTO SPEAKS: EFCC recovers 17 vehicles from former Nigeria Customs boss Dikko

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has recovered 17 “exotic vehicles’’ in a warehouse belonging to a former Comptroller-General of Customs, Abdullahi Dikko Inde. Wilson Uwujaren, Head, Media and Publicity of the commission, said on Wednesday in Abuja that the vehicles were recovered from Mr. Inde’s residence…

PHOTO STORY: #iStandWithNigeria and pro-Buhari protests across Nigeria

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Nigeria Police bar anti-govt protesters from presidential villa

Police have stopped anti-government protesters from reaching Nigeria’s presidential villa in Abuja. The demonstrations were called across the country to protest the country’s economic crisis that has severely hit millions of families. In Abuja, protesters marched early Monday from Unity Fountain in Maitama District, chanting songs and displaying placards, as…

Nigerians hold anti-government protests — LIVE UPDATES

A protest to demand good governance and an urgent explanation for the country's economic downturn kicks off today simultaneously in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, and other major cities across the country. The decision to stage the process has been met with stiff opposition by the police who, repeatedly, told the…

Why Police sealed Nigerian private station, Core TV, others

The security operatives who sealed the Abuja office of a cable and satellite broadcaster, CoreTV, early Friday morning were not from the State Security Service, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. The operatives were from the Mobile Unit of the Police, witnesses said, out to enforce a quit notice arising from a…

Top 10 trending news of Sunday

1. Barrow ready to assume duty The Gambian President, Adama Barrow, thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and other West African leaders for ensuring a successful transfer of power in his country. Mr. Barrow also promised Gambians he was ready to operate a transparent and all-inclusive administration. Former President, Yahya Jammeh left…