Akin Oyewobi

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PHOTO STORY: Survivors of IDP camp bombing receive treatment

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Today’s top 10 stories

Dear Readers, Here are the top 10 trending stories of the day Violence Erupts in Southern Kaduna Three people were reported killed and scores injured in renewed violence in a part of Southern Kaduna. The Kaduna State Government last night announced a 24-hour curfew in the local government based on security reports. Abuja Airport…

PHOTO STORY: Fashola briefs Senate on planned closure of Abuja Airport

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PHOTO STORY: Fashola in Cotonou for Forum on Electricity Market Development

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Top 5 stories that trended today

Dear Readers, Here are our top five most followed stories today. 1. Students and school staff abducted Unknown persons raided the Nigerian-Turkish International School in Isheri, Ogun State, on Saturday and abducted eight persons, including five students and three staff of the college. 2. Again, murder suspects released again Suspects…

Top 10 stories that trended today

Today has been quite an interesting news day. Here are our top 10 summaries. MMM returns MMM, the popular Ponzi scheme announced its return today, and Nigerians appear not ready to heed the government’s warning against investing in the scheme. The scheme says its members will now be able to pay…

10 top stories that trended today

Dear Readers, Here are the most interesting stories for today. Nigerian Army has plans for Gambia’s Jammeh Gambian's President, Yahya Jammeh, insists he will not hand over power on January 19. But the Nigerian Army also has plans, and may be compelled to team up with a standby ECOWAS force to remove…

10 Top Stories that Trended Today

Today has been a busy news day. Here's a roundup of today's top stories 1. Premium Times and the threat of the generals In a letter to express its displeasure with three stories published by PREMIUM TIMES, the Nigerian Army threatened to sue the paper for what it termed  unwarranted serial provocative,…

PHOTO STORY: Lagos, Kebbi launch cheap rice

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British Airways

British Airways celebrates 80 years of Nigeria flight operations

After reaching the 80-year milestone in flight operations in Nigeria, British Airways says it is happy and ready for many more years of its business relations with the West African country. The Head of Middle East, Africa and Central Asia Sales, Pablo De Renzis, said if the airline had been…

Nigerian students in Russia protest, lament treatment by federal government

Hundreds of Nigerians studying in Russia under a Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) scholarship on Monday held a protest at the Nigerian embassy in Moscow over failure of the Nigerian government in the last one year to remit their monthly stipends. Under the BEA scholarship, the Russian government takes care of…

Nigerian students, abandoned by government in Russia, set to protest

Some Nigerian students on a sponsored scholarship under a Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) are presently undergoing hardship due to the Nigerian government's inability to fulfil its commitment to the programme. As part of the scholarship, the Russian government was to take care of tuition and accommodation while the Nigerian government…

Nigerian students lament harassment, detention by Turkish authorities

Some Nigerians studying in Turkey have pleaded with the Nigerian government to intervene and halt the continued arrest and detention of their colleagues in the wake of the July failed coup in that country. They also lamented the deportation of some of their colleagues by Turkish authorities. No fewer than…

Pay us N18,000 minimum wage, Plateau primary school teachers plead

Public primary school teachers in Plateau State are yet to be included in the N18,000 national minimum wage structure, six years after the state began implementation of the structure for its workers. The Chairman of Nigerian Union of Teachers in the state, Yarlings Gunshin, stated this on Wednesday in Jos,…

Flamingoes in training

Nigeria Women U-17 play goalless draw against England

Nigeria's Women U-17 team, Flamingoes, on Tuesday played a 0-0 draw with their English counterparts. Though the Nigerian team outplayed their English counterparts, they were not able to convert their chances. They looked inexperienced in front of goal and with their last group match against Korea, it will be a…

Oyo Global Forum elects leaders

Seun Kolade, a United Kingdom-based university teacher, and a PREMIUM TIMES Journalist, Hassan Adebayo, are parts of the new leaders of Oyo Global Forum, OGF, elected through a 24-hour electronic voting window that ended on Sunday. OGF is the worldwide network of Oyo professionals committed to progress, justice, peace and…

PHOTO SPEAKS: Despite recession, Nigerian Muslims celebrate Eid-el-Kabir in style

Most of our readers sent us pictures of how they spent their Sallah. And here are the best ten pictures we got from them. From Bauchi, Khalil Abubakar sent pictures of Eid prayers which held in mosques because of heavy downpour. The Emir and the Governor performed prayers at the…

Chambers of the Nigerian Senate used to illustrate the story.

Most Nigerians opposed to life pension, immunity for lawmakers – Poll

Most Nigerians are opposed to a proposal by the Senate Committee on Constitution Review for life pension and immunity for National Assembly leaders, a PREMIUM TIMES’ poll has shown. The poll, which ran for 24 hours between June 21 and June 22, was conducted on two social media platforms -…

PHOTO NEWS: Ben Murray-Bruce’s multibillion naira properties seized by AMCON

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) on Thursday morning took over the assets of three companies belonging to Senator Ben Murray Bruce. The companies affected by the takeover are Silverbird Galleria Limited, Silverbird Promotions Limited, and Silverbird Showtime Limited. AMCON had, by notice of appointment dated April 18 appointed…

Top 7 quotes from PREMIUM TIMES’ #ParentingNg

PREMIUM TIMES, TW Magazine, and Parenting Resources & Initiatives of Atlanta USA, on Friday facilitated a dialogue session on Parenting for Nation Building. The session featured parents and speakers who wowed the audience with inspiring speeches on parenting. The speakers included Nigeria's former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Christopher…

Mourinho confirmed Manchester United Coach

Manchester United have officially announced Jose Mourinho as their new manager following the sacking of erstwhile handler,Louis Van Gaal, on Monday. The former Chelsea boss was handed a three-year deal and the club added that the Portuguese gaffer had an option to stay at the club until at least 2020.…

Book Review: Robert Keohane: The Man Who Saw Tomorrow in America, By Adagbo Onoja

Robert Keohane cannot be a name that rings a bell in Nigeria. In many quarters in the country, the question would certainly be Robert who? Many Nigerian political scientists, particularly the generation that read and feasted on Claude Ake’s Social Science as Imperialism would most likely not stop what they…

Chelsea win Capital One Cup

The London club, Chelsea, have scooped their first trophy for the season after beating neighbours, Tottenham Hotspurs, 2-0 in the final of the Capital One Cup at the Wembley Stadium. Super Eagles midfielder, John Obi Mikel, was missing for the Blues as he is recovering from an injury but that…

Boko Haram war fallen heroes’ widows, children join President Jonathan for Valentine Dinner

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