azeezat

Azeezat Adedigba is an education reporter at PREMIUM TIMES. She holds a degree in Mass communication from the University of Jos.  She loves music and arts.

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JAMB

JAMB fixes new dates for examinations

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has fixed April 11 for the commencement of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The examination is expected to hold for about a week across the country. The board also said the mock examination which was earlier scheduled to hold on March…

Buhari meets APC governors in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in a meeting with six state governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The president arrived at the Villa at about 1 p.m on Tuesday after spending five days in his home town, Daura, where he participated in the…

20 governors-elect announced by INEC so far (FULL-LIST)

A new class of governors has emerged following the elections in 29 states on Saturday. The Independent National Electoral Commission has so far announced the winners of the elections in 20 states. Governors-elect have not been named in nine states as of the time of this report. Of these, the…

Pius Adesanmi

Foremost Nigerian professor, Pius Adesanmi, dies in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash

A Nigerian professor, Pius Adesanmi, was among the 157 passengers and crew members that died in a plane crash on Sunday. The Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed on Sunday morning shortly after leaving Addis Ababa for Nairobi in Kenya. Mr Adesanmi who holds Nigerian and Canadian citizenship was a prominent columnist…

AbdulRahman Abdulrazaq (Photo credit: twitter.com)

APC declared Kwara governor-elect

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has emerged victorious in the governorship election held in Kwara State. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, the party's flagbearer, was announced winner of the election. The result was announced on Sunday after the total votes were collated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In final results announced…

Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State [Photo: The Guardian Nigeria]

Ogun Governorship: APC defeats Amosun’s candidate in governor’s local govt

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has emerged winner of the governorship election at the local government of the incumbent Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the governor voted at the Ita Gbangba, Ward 6, Unit 8, Abeokuta South Local Government Area of Ogun State. The governor won…

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

Sokoto Governorship: Tambuwal wins own local govt for PDP

The incumbent governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, has won his local government for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The governor is also the PDP governorship candidate in Sokoto, a party he joined last year from the All Progressives Congress, APC. The PDP won in both the governorship and assembly…

Ethiopian Airline

All 157 persons on board Ethiopian Airlines die in crash

All the 157 persons on board an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed on Sunday morning are dead. There were 147 passengers and eight crew members on board the airline. The BBC reeports that officials have retrieved the wreckage of the plane and confirmed the deaths. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the…

Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State [Photo: The Guardian Nigeria]

APC loses in Governor Amosun’s polling unit

The Allied Peoples Movement (APM) has emerged winner of the governorship and House of Assembly elections cast at the polling unit of the incumbent Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun. Mr Amosun, who was elected senator a fortnight ago on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is supporting the…

Police intercept vehicle loaded with thumb-printed ballot papers in Kano

Police in Kano on Saturday intercepted a vehicle loaded with thumb-printed ballot papers in Kano metropolis. The Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Abdullahi, confirmed the arrest of the vehicle in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Saturday. He said the vehicle was intercepted at…

Picture of underage voters taken by Premium Times Reporter which resulted in his abduction.

Premium Times Reporter abducted at governor’s polling unit over underage voting

A PREMIUM TIMES journalist, Kunle Sanni, was on Saturday morning abducted by political thugs for taking pictures of underage voters at a polling unit in Plateau State. Mr Sanni, who was monitoring the elections in the area, was accosted by an agent of the ruling All Progressives Congress who had…

sars police

Cars carrying ballot papers impounded in Kano State

Two cars conveying ballot papers have been impounded at Magwan Primary School, Nassarawa Local Government Area of Kano State. According to an eyewitness identified as Shazal, the cars were impounded and taken to the Kano State police headquarters in Bompai. Speaking with PREMIUM TIMES in a phone interview, Mr Shazal…

Voters are already at their polling units around Bauchi metropolis waiting for the arrival of INEC officials.

INEC postpones elections in Kogi local govt

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Saturday postponed the state House of Assembly election across Mopa Amuro Local Government Area of Kogi State. The Resident Electoral Commissioner of Kogi State, James Apam, told PREMIUM TIMES that there was a mix up in the distribution of electoral materials which led…

The governorship candidate of Allied Peoples Movement, (APM), Adekunle Akinlade

Ogun: APM candidate, Adekunle Akinlade, votes

The Allied Peoples Movement, (APM), candidate in Ogun State, Adekunle Akinlade, has cast his vote. Mr Akinlade cast his vote at the Polling Unit 022, Ward 3, Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State. He was accompanied to the polling unit by his wife and step-mother. The candidate has the…

@9:22 Ward 01 PU 011 Shomolu Lga Lagos East. One of the ballot boxes leaking and INEC officials use paper to block it.

Thugs force voters to vote APC in Ogbomoso

Some voters in Ogbomosho South Local Government Area of Oyo State are being forced to vote the candidates of the All Progressive Congress (APC). Armed touts in Ward 4 Polling Unit 5, Polling Unit 6 and Polling Unit 7, Ogbomosho south, are forcing voters to show their ballot papers after…

Lagos state on map

INEC ad-hoc staff demand share of money allegedly provided by a politician

Some INEC ad-hoc staff at a Registration Area Centre (RAC) in Ikosi Senior High School, Ikosi-Ketu, Kosofe-Lagos on Saturday protested the non-sharing of money alleged gifted by a politician. The money was allegedly given to them by the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu. PREMIUM TIMES…

At Ndiakwu otolo nnewi ward 1 PU 016 & 013... The card reader is not working perfectly..it only reads card but not finger print

INEC must ensure total use of smart card readers for governorship elections – CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has called on the electoral commission, INEC, to ensure that smart card readers are utilised across the country in Saturday's gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections. CDD also said in the absence of uniformed use, zero votes must be recorded in any…

Muhammadu Buhari talking

PDP still has questions to answer on ‘squandered wealth’ — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) owes Nigerians explanations on how it expended the resources that accrued to the country from oil sales between 1999 and 2014. Mr Buhari also described the 16 years of rule of the PDP as an era of "unprecedented, irresponsible expenditure".…

PU 012, Ward 02 Somolu Local Government Lagos East Senatorial District. Voting ends with an unsealed ballot box.

ANALYSIS: Lagos and the problem of low voter turnout in Nigerian elections

Despite the record number of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) collected ahead of this year's general elections, Nigeria recorded lower voters turnout in the February 23 presidential election, compared to that of 2015. It was the climax of a trend that started in 2007 when voters turnout dropped almost 12 points…

Participants at The Hunting Ground”, and a panel discussion on ending sexual assault in institutions in Nigeria.

How to curb sexual harassment in Nigeria – Experts

An appeal has gone to the Nigerian government to enforce the laws on sexual harassment in order to curb the menace in the country. The appeal was made on Wednesday at the screening of a documentary, “The Hunting Ground”, and a panel discussion on ending sexual assault in institutions in…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

Prominent senators, governors who lost out in Senate race

Some prominent senators in the Eighth National Assembly will not be returning in the next assembly, having lost at the polls on Saturday. Millions of Nigerians on Saturday went to the polls to elect a president who will lead Africa’s most populous country for the next four years. The voters…

From left: Former Vice President Namadi Sambo; Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Aspirant, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar during the PDP Stakeholders Town Hall Meeting in Kaduna on Wednesday 20/2/2019 01543/20/2/2019/Ibrahim Bashir/ICE/NAN

UPDATED: PDP asks INEC to stop announcement of presidential election results

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, to discontinue the announcement of the presidential election results. The party made the call in a press conference addressed by the deputy director-general of the PDP presidential campaign organisation, Kabiru Turaki,…

President Muhammadu Buhari discussing with Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen Chris Ngige during the submission of the report of the Tripartite Committee on the National Minimium Wage at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (6/11/18)

Ngige threatens to sue over Buhari’s defeat in Anambra

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has threatened to sue the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the defeat of Muhammadu Buhari in Anambra State in Saturday’s poll. The Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Atiku Abubakar, recorded a landslide victory in Anambra State, polling 487,550 votes to defeat Mr…

Rivers state on map

INEC officials accuse Nigerian Army of disrupting elections in Rivers

The electoral officers for Ikwerre, Okrika and Ahoada West local governments in Rivers State have accused the Nigeria army of disrupting elections. Emavwoyan Efeturi, Leo Okon and Emotion Niki from the three areas came to the collation centre Monday night without their respective collation officers. The trio said there was…

PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus

PDP rejects presidential election results

Nigeria's main opposition party, PDP, has rejected the yet to be concluded result of the presidential election. The results are currently being announced in Abuja with less than a third of Nigeria's 36 states already announced. The PDP, in a statement by its national chairman, Uche Secondus, however, said the…