Aminu Adamu

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Recession: Group launches project to promote young Nigerian entrepreneurs

A non-governmental organisation has introduced a programme to help young entrepreneurs and innovators contribute more to Nigeria’s development and to thrive under the current economic recession in the country. The Joint Initiative for Development (JID), which has as members Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 35 years old, said…

Protesting workers shut down NAFDAC Headquarters

Workers of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), on Tuesday morning shut down the headquarters of the agency in Abuja and denied the acting director general, Yetunde Oni, access to her office. The development was in continuation of a protest by the workers against the…

After 22 days in detention for criticising governor, Nigerian blogger gets bail

A Nigerian blogger has been granted bail after he was detained for 22 days for a blog post. Jamil Mabai was arrested on September 19 by the police for a post on his blog where he criticised the Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, for buying coffins with public funds despite…

Nigerian bloggers seek union amid government clampdown

Nigerian bloggers are canvassing the creation of a union that could defend the interests of its members, after the arrests of several bloggers and journalists by the government. Federal and state agents have arrested more than a dozen bloggers and journalists deemed critical by political authorities in the last three…

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…

Nigerian blogger detained for criticising governor in prison 10 days after

A Nigerian blogger who was arrested last week for writing a controversial blog post is still in detention without bail. Jamil Mabai was in police custody for four days before being remanded in prison by Magistrate Court in Katsina, which declined to try him. The court adjourned the case to…

How robbers pose as taxi drivers to attack Abuja residents

When Jennifer waved down a cab at Sheraton Junction in the Wuse district of Abuja that fateful night, she never imagined the trouble that loomed ahead of her. A hairdresser at a salon in the prestigious hotel that the junction is named after, the young woman usually works late and…

Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky

Shiites fault Nigerian govt’s claim on El-Zakzaky’s detention

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has described as ridiculous, the reason given by the federal government for the continued detention of its leader, Ibraheem Zakzaky. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, told journalists in New York that Mr. Zakzaky was being detained because the government was still studying…

Jamb lists 8 conditions Nigerian universities must stick to in admitting students

The registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Ishaq Oloyede, on Friday, said the agency will ensure candidates are not mistreated by their preferred universities. He also listed eight conditions that tertiary institutions must follow when admitting students. Mr. Oloyede spoke at Baze University, Jabi, Abuja at the first…

How recession, forex crisis is affecting prices of Sallah rams

As Sallah celebration approaches, buyers are not readily available in Abuja ram markets. "This is as a result of high cost of rams," said Shehu Usman, a ram trader at Dei-dei. "This year, our rams are sold between N60, 000 and N400, 000. A lot of customers cannot afford so…

INTERVIEW: How I beat others, bagged six awards in US War College – Nigerian Army Colonel, Nengite

Recently, Charles Nengite, a colonel in the Nigerian Army, bagged six awards and emerged second best speaker for 2016 Strategic Officers’ Course at the United States War College. He shares his experience during the programme with PREMIUM TIMES’ Aminu Adamu, in this interview. PT: In a class of 308 Americans…

PDP Convention: David Mark warns against impunity, imposition

Ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party’s national convention slated for August 17 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, former president of the Senate, David Mark, has cautioned party leaders and faithful against impunity or imposition of candidates. Mr. Mark, in a statement by his spokesperson, Paul Mumeh, on Monday, recalled that…

INTERVIEW: Why Kogi workers won’t return to work now – NLC Chairman, Edoka Onu

In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Aminu Adamu, the Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress in Kogi State, Edoka Onu, speaks on why civil servants in the state will not call off their strike now.    He also speaks on the policy of the government restricting the accounts of civil…