ebuka

Ebuka Onyeji, a health and investigative reporter at Premium Times Newspaper. Ebuka hails from Ufuma in Orumba North LGA, Anambra state. He bagged a B.SC degree in Mass communication from Anambra State University, Igbariam in 2014.

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Ruggedman blasts Blackface for condemning 2Face-led anti-govt protest

As controversy continues to trail the plan by Innocent Idibia, 2Face, to lead an anti-government nationwide protest, rapper, Ruggedman, has attacked Blackface for condemning the plan. 2Face’s former band mate in the defunct “Plantashun Boys” crew, Blackface, had earlier shared a post by a Lagos-based lawyer and rights activists, Bunmi…

How Nigerian Psychiatrists learnt from Burundi, Rwanda to treat Boko Haram victims – ‎Official

A consultant psychiatrist, Ibrahim Wakama, has revealed that the template for the treatment of people in the north-east experiencing psychological trauma as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency was adopted from Burundi and Rwanda. Mr. Wakama, Head of Clinical Services of the Federal Neuro-psychiatric Hospital, Maiduguri,  disclosed this to…

Development research centre holds workshop on Trauma Support for Nigerian girls in the Northeast — LIVE UPDATES

The Development Research and Project Centre is holding a workshop on guidance and counseling for in-school and out-of-school youth with Particular reference to girls. The organisers are looking at defining trauma and supporting girls grappling with traumatic challenges. The centre has core competences in qualitative and quantitative techniques for monitoring…

No plan to ban Christian organisations in Katsina University – Vice Chancellor

The management of the Umar Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina State, has clarified the alleged ban on every religious or tribal associations operating within the campus, except the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria, MSSN. The management, in a statement signed by the school’s Vice Chancellor, Idris Funtua, on Wednesday explained that…

PDP calls Buhari’s anti-graft war ‘a ruse’

Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s clean bill of health to two of his officials accused of corruption as a confirmation that the war on corruption is “a ruse and a witch-hunting mechanism to harass PDP members and perceived enemies of this…

Charles Soludo

Anambra 2017: Soludo rules self out of APC ticket

A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Charles Soludo, has said he would not run in the Anambra State governorship election scheduled for later this year. Media reports quoting sources from the All Progressives Congress in Anambra had listed Mr. Soludo among 13 politicians planning to bid for…

Nigerian govt steps in, probes why Big Brother Naija moved to South Africa

The Nigerian government says it is investigating why the reality TV series Big Brother Nigeria, which was re-launched on Sunday as Big Brother Naija, is being shot in Johannesburg, South Africa. The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) is to investigate why the event could not hold on Nigerian soil. The Minister…

Over $11 million missing from Gambia treasury after Jammeh’s departure – Official

A Gambian official has said more than $11 million was missing from its treasury following the departure last weekend of its long-term leader, Yahya Jammeh. Mr. Jammeh left the country on Saturday for Guinea to begin his exile after initially refusing to cede power to Adama Barrow who had defeated…

Mexican Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Extradited to U.S.

Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been extradited to the United States, Mexico's government said Thursday. Mexico's Department of Foreign Relations announced Guzman was handed over to U.S. authorities for transportation to the U.S. "El Chapo" Guzman, who twice escaped from maximum-security prisons in his country, was extradited…

Despite comeback, MMM users still in the dark over payment issues

MMM users are still unsettled days after the supposed return of the scheme, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. MMM Nigeria which has well over 3million Nigerians in its talons said it has removed all requests for payment on the system. A report in The Cable said that the scheme in a…

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Nigerian govt confirms deployment of fighter jets, soldiers to Gambia

The Nigerian government has confirmed that it has deployed fighter jets and at least 200 soldiers to join their Senegalese counterparts for a Gambian mission. The spokesperson of the Nigerian Air Force, Ayodele Famuyiwa, confirmed the deployment in a statement sent to the media. "The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has…

Internally Displaced Persons

Boko Haram: IDPs in host communities to be relocated to govt facilities – PCNI

There are plans to resettle internally displaced persons living in host communities in the north-east to government facilities, the Presidential Committee on North-east Initiative, PCNI, said on Tuesday. The Vice Chairman of PCNI, Tijani Tumsah, told journalists in Abuja at a press briefing that the mandate of the committee is…

Abuja airport runway so damaged it must be shut for repairs – Julius Berger

The Abuja airport runway is so damaged that it needs comprehensive repairs that necessitates it be shut down for six weeks, construction giant Julius Berger has said. The Managing Director of Julius Berger, Wolfgang Goetsch, made this known in his submission before the Senate on Tuesday at plenary. “There is…

FILE PHOTO: #BringBackOurGirls protest in 2014 prior to the 2015 presidential election

BBOG arrives North-east for Sambisa forest tour

Representatives of the BringBackOurGirls Group have arrived the north-east to observe efforts being made by soldiers to free the remaining abducted Chibok schoolgirls. The group will join a federal government delegation for the tour. The government delegation includes the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed; his counterpart for defence, Mansur Dan-Ali,…

Nigeria must be prepared for future where oil has little value, Osinbajo warns

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has warned Nigerians of the challenges the country would face in the future if it continues to depend on oil for income. Mr. Osinbajo, while speaking in Gbaramatu kingdom during a visit to Delta State on Monday, said that countries who buy oil from Nigeria are…

Bishop David Oyedepo

Living Faith Church reacts to video showing founder, Oyedepo, urging members to ‘kill’

A video showing the founder and Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide International, David Oyedepo, prodding church members to kill suspected “militants” who go near his church, was shot in 2015, the church has said. But it said reports that the cleric was charging Christians to take up arms…

Award winning singer, Aramide, to hold autograph session in Abuja

Afro soul singer and instrumentalist, Aramide, is set to hold an autograph session of her debut album "Suitcase" at Jabi Lake Mall, Abuja on Saturday. Known for her soul soothing voice, the Ibadan-born songstress who is signed to Baseline Music, previously held autograph signing sessions in Lagos and Ibadan. The…

MMM: SEC warns Nigerians against investing in Bitcoins, other digital currencies

Nigerians have been warned against investing in digital currencies such as Bitcoin, Swisscoin and OneCoin. The Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, disclosed this in a public notice on its website on Thursday, stating that none of the individuals or companies promoting the use of the currencies is recognised by it…

Gambia: Nigerian lawmakers want asylum for Jammeh

Nigeria's lower chamber of parliament on Thursday asked the country's President Muhammadu Buhari to consider offering asylum to President Yahya Jammeh to resolve the political crisis in The Gambia. Mr. Jammeh has refused to leave office despite losing December's presidential election to opposition candidate Adama Barrow. Mr. Buhari and other…

Former Head of State, Sani Abacha

Nigeria may lose $550 million Abacha loot to U.S. – PACAC

The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, has raised an alarm on the enormous amount of Nigeria’s asset laundered abroad.  The committee called on the press and Nigerians in the Diaspora to join in advocating the return of the asset. The Chairman of PACAC, Itse Sagay, on Thursday at a…

bringbackourgirls

BBOG wants better treatment of persons displaced by Boko Haram

The Bring Back Our Girls group, BBOG, which on Sunday marked 1000 days since the abduction of over 200 girls from Chibok, Borno State, on Monday staged a protest to draw attention to the rate of malnutrition of internally displaced persons in the north-east. The protest, which had a low…

Justice Okon Abang

Nigeria redeploys 11 judges

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Ibrahim Auta, has approved the redeployment of 11 judges of various divisions of the court. Justice Okon Abang of the Abuja Division, who has handled several controversial cases, and Justice Mohammed Liman of the Port Harcourt Division, who was among the judges…

Kidnappers of ex-minister, lawmaker arrested

The Nigeria Police on Monday said all the members of a kidnap gang that abducted a former minister of state for foreign affairs, Bagudu Hirse, have been arrested. In a statement by its spokespersons, Don Awunah, the police said the gang which operates mainly in Kaduna and other neighbouring states,…

No need to shut Abuja airport for runway repair, airline operators tell Nigerian govt

Nigerian airlines have told the federal government that there is no need to close the Abuja airport to conduct repairs on its runway. The Chairman of Airline Operators of Nigeria, Noggie Meggison, said though his members would support any decision taken by the federal government, such closure as announced was…

MMM calls for mass publicity ahead of expected January 13 resumption

Popular money-doubling scheme, MMM, has called on its participants whose accounts were frozen to begin online publicity for the scheme ahead of its resumption date. The scheme which has over 3 million Nigerians in its books placed a one-month ban on all withdrawals on December 13, 2016. The development, which…