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Akpabio dumps own “world class” hospital, seeks treatment abroad after car crash

The Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, has travelled out of Nigeria for medical treatment abroad after sustaining injuries in a car crash Monday. The lawmaker left for the United Kingdom aboard a private jet Tuesday, government sources said. Mr. Akpabio, who is the immediate past governor of Akwa Ibom State,…

Nigeria MDGs office deletes project tracker from website after PREMIUM TIMES borehole story

The Nigeria Millennium Development Goals, MDGs, Office has deleted an online tool, project tracker, from its website days after PREMIUM TIMES exposed how the office spent N154 million to construct a single borehole. The story, published Tuesday, showed how the office spent outrageous sums to build boreholes around Abuja. The…

SHOCKING: Nigeria’s MDG office pays N154 million for one borehole

Nigeria’s Millennium Development Goals (MDG) office spent N154.2 million to construct a single borehole in Abuja, in what appears a shocking example of contract inflation that has helped undermine the country’s ability to achieve its MDG goals. Drilling a single borehole in Abuja averages N1.5 million. A hydrology firm told…

Why I don’t advertise before recruitment – Nigeria Pharmaceutical Institute boss

The Director General of National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development, NIPRD, Karniyus Gamaniel, has denied violating any law in conducting secret recruitment of staff into the agency. His denial came in response to a PREMIUM TIMES’ report detailing how the research institute under Mr. Gamaniel has brazenly violated civil…

Recruitment Scam: How Nigeria pharmaceutical institute employs through the back door

A Nigerian research institute, the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development, NIPRD, is caught up in a recruitment scam. The institute is saddled with the responsibility of undertaking research and development work on drugs and biological products, and serves as a reference centre for research work on biopharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics,…

We’re still strong – Boko Haram

Jihadist group, Boko Haram, says its fighters remain in areas they were years ago, despite an aggressive military effort against it by Nigeria and neighbouring countries. The group made the claim in a new video, in which its leader, Abubakar Shekau, was again missing. In the eight-minute video, an unidentified…

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EXCLUSIVE: One year after, Nigerian billionaires, govt. yet to redeem bomb victims’ vows

Nigerian billionaires, and federal and state governments, who publicly promised billions of naira in help to victims of Boko Haram bomb attacks, have yet to redeem half of their vows nearly one year after the lavish fund raiser in Abuja, PREMIUM TIMES can report today. Worse, the amount realized can…

No corrupt APC member will escape justice — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday vowed to bring to justice any corrupt Nigerian, whether the offender is a member of his party, All Progressives Congress, or highly placed. The president said this in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. Mr. Buhari said there would be no sacred cows in the…

Nigerian Ambassadors not recalled — Foreign Affairs Ministry

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has denied the recall of ambassadors by President Muhammadu Buhari. A spokesperson for the ministry, Ogbole Ode, told PREMIUM TIMES that the recall never happened as the ministry has no knowledge of such incident. He said he spoke with the permanent secretary of the ministry…