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The Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Micheal Adeyemo

Oyo State House of Assembly speaker is dead

The Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Micheal Adeyemo, is dead. A member of the Oyo state house of assembly confirmed this to PREMIUM TIMES Friday morning. The cause of his death is yet to be ascertained. His body has reportedly been taken to the mortuary. Micheal Adeyemo was born…

NNPC Headquarters, Abuja

How NNPC failed to remit $16.8 billion into Federation Account- NEITI

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation failed to remit $16.8 billion paid reportedly to it as dividends by the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited, the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) said Thursday. The revelation was made at the "Anti Corruption Situation Room Forum - Engaging the Oil and Gas…

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How accurate is Labour Minister’s claim on Buhari administration’s job creation figures?

The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, said the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari created no fewer than seven million jobs in the first two years of the administration between May 2015 and November 2017. The minister stated this while briefing State House correspondents after meeting with Mr. Buhari…

INVESTIGATION: Despite millions of naira budgetary provision, Oyo school remains in ruins

The buildings are dilapidated and dirty. The roofs decayed and some caving in, and the walls damp and ornamented by matured algae. This description is that of a secondary school in Nigeria's self-styled Pacesetter State. And the year is 2018. Interestingly, the House of Representatives in 2016 allocated fund for…

How Nigerian judges, other court officials defrauded govt of N4.8 billion – Audit Report

About N4.8 billion was either misappropriated or unaccounted for between 2012 and 2015, by federal courts across the country, audit reports of the Auditor General of the Federation revealed. A PREMIUM TIMES’ analysis of the reports covering four years shows how court officials illegally spent the taxpayers’ money in flagrant…

Participants at the training

PTCIJ trains Nigerian journalists on agriculture reporting

The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism has concluded a three-day intensive training on agriculture reporting for Nigerian journalists. The boot camp, which ended last Thursday, was supported by Notore Chemicals Industries Limited. It had in attendance over 40 journalists selected across the country. Nine facilitators trained participants on understanding the agriculture…

NSCDC officials

Civil Defence unable to account for N18.1 million – Audit Report

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, could not account for N18 million (N18,144,800) in 2015, an audit report reviewed by PREMIUM TIMES has revealed. The report, which detailed financial records of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the Nigerian government in 2015, is the latest from the Office…

Why we have not paid NYSC members October allowance – Management

The management of the National Youth Service Corps has given a reason for the non-payment of the October allowance of corps members nationwide. The management also apologised to Corps members over the delay in the payment. The NYSC stated these in a statement on its official Facebook page on Friday.…

Is’haq Oloyede

SHOCKING: Before Oloyede, JAMB remitted N50 million to Nigerian govt in seven years

The total amount the Joint Admission and Matriculations Board, JAMB, remitted to the federal government coffers between 2010 and 2016 is N 50,752,544, PREMIUM TIMES can reveal. This is about one per cent of the N5 ‎billion the agency remitted to the federal government in 2017 alone. The seemingly ridiculous…

Kemi Adeosun, Minister for Finance

FACT CHECK: How accurate is Finance Minister Adeosun’s claim on JAMB?

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, on September 13 addressed journalists on some of the decisions reached at the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting. Mrs. Adeosun spoke on the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, saying the past heads of the agency will be investigated over poor remittances. She said…

National Assembly committed to youth-centred policies – Saraki

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has said the National Assembly will continue to support policies that aim to empower the youth in Nigeria. He said this in a keynote address at the first African regional conference of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, IPU-Young Parliamentarian forum, held at National Assembly Complex,…

Dogara challenges African youth on good governance

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has charged African youth to prepare themselves for ensuring good governance on the continent. Mr. Dogara gave the counsel in his opening remark at a two-day regional conference of Youth of Africa holding at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja. The conference,…

PTCIJ organises three-day holistic security training for journalists

The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism, PTCIJ on Wednesday ended a three-day security training for journalists. The event held at the Bolton Whites Hotels and Apartments, Wuse, Abuja. The training is part of the PTCIJ’s efforts aimed at ensuring freedom of expression, digital, physical and psychosocial safety for journalists…