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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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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…

Gambian President-elect, Adama Barrow, is alive

The President-elect of Gambia, Adama Barrow, is alive contrary to rumours of his assassination on social media. Multiple sources in Gambia confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES that Mr. Barrow is alive. Jeffery Smith, a journalist with Vanguard Africa, confirmed that Mr. Barrow was alive. Another Gambian journalist, Demba Kandeh, also confirmed…

Gambia: Nigeria pledges to ensure Jammeh hands over peacefully

Nigeria's Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, says his country will do everything possible to help The Gambia have a peaceful resolution to its political crisis. Mr. Onyeama stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja. The minister expressed optimism that the Gambian President Yahya Jammeh…

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Jonathan’s men, woman on the run

A former governor of Delta State, James Ibori, who evaded arrest in Nigeria was recently released from a London prison where he served term for money laundering. Mr. Ibori had escaped to Dubai to avoid being arrested in Nigeria. He was, however extradited to the UK from the UAE, at…

Fire guts 50 makeshift houses in Abuja

Hundreds of residents wept on Thursday as fire engulfed some parts of Dakibiu, a suburb in Jabi area of Abuja. The fire which brought activities in the suburb to a standstill razed more than 50 makeshift houses occupied mostly by poor northerners. Many of the occupants and traders were seen…

1,237 Nigerians stopped from entering Germany

At least 1,237 Nigerians were stopped from entering Germany between January and November 2016, according to official documents cited by a German newspaper. The Nigerians were among 19,720 migrants stopped from entering Germany during the period, the Neue Osnabruecker Zeitung (NOZ) reported, citing numbers from the German Federal Police. Scores…

10 Abuja markets to buy good, cheap commodities for Christmas

Are you spending your Christmas in Abuja? As the recession still hits hard, Nigerians must be looking for where to get food ingredients at budget rates. Obviously everybody wants to wind down the year in a celebration mode. Abuja has several pocket-friendly markets. Trouble is, you may be in a…

7 vintage Christmas movies to watch this holiday season

Norman Vincent Peale once said, “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful”. It’s the most wonderful time of the year as they say. Many will gather with family and friends to celebrate another year passed. They will remember good times with…

10 places to visit in Nigeria during Christmas holidays

“Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth, sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever,” Richelle Goodrich once said. Unfortunately, it won’t last forever. But you can make it worth remembering when you do things you never did before, or go places you’ve never…

Nigeria launches digital broadcasting in Abuja; residents to get 30 free TV channels

The federal government on Thursday launched the Abuja phase of the Digital Switch Over (DSO), signalling the commencement of the full roll-out of digital broadcasting across the federal capital city. After several years of unsuccessful move by past administrations to switch over from analogue to digital broadcasting, the administration of…

Gambia: Buhari, other West African leaders cannot intimidate me – Jammeh

The Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, has hit out at regional mediators urging him to step down, saying he will not be intimidated. President Jammeh had earlier conceded defeat in the election, after a 22-year-rule, but recanted a week later, asking for fresh polls to be conducted by a “god-fearing and…

Suspect who murdered 4-year-old for ritual dies controversially in police custody

The anguish of the parents of a four-year-old victim of ritual killing has been compounded by the death in police custody of one of his suspected murderers. The police claimed that the suspect, Fidelis Bossman, a Togolese, was taken ill and died during interrogation. But the father of the victim,…

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Nigerian wins international writing contest, to be honoured in Hollywood

A Nigerian writer, Walter Dinjos, has won the 2016 edition of the Writers of the Future Award. The award, given for published fiction works, was described as “the largest, most successful and demonstrably most influential vehicle for budding creative talents in the world of contemporary fiction”. Mr. Dinjos, who is…

7 trending Ponzi schemes in Nigeria in 2016

Against the backdrop of the economic recession in Nigeria, different unorthodox financial schemes are gaining attraction across the country. One of the most popular over the last year was the Mavrodian Mondial Moneybox, MMM, a Ponzi scheme whose decision on Monday to suspend the accounts of its patrons in the…

Despite Senate rejection, Magu remains EFCC Chairman – Lawyers

Despite the rejection of his confirmation by the Senate, Ibrahim Magu remains the head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, lawyers have said. The Nigerian Senate on Thursday refused to confirm Mr. Magu as EFCC Chairman, based on "security report." The Senate did not clarify what the security…

Abuja DJ in agony after colleague eloped with his equipment

A popular disc jockey in Abuja has been left devastated after a professional colleague on Tuesday fled with his equipment worth over N200,000 at Dakibiu Village in Jabi area of the federal capital city. Martins Valentine, also known as DJ Valley, who has been doing gigs around the capital city…

Gambia: Yahya Jammeh’s party files petition to challenge election result

Gambia’s ruling party filed a petition to challenge the result of the presidential election which saw Yahya Jammeh lose power after 22 years rule. The result of the December 1 polls should be annulled, the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC), said in a document handed to the registrar…

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Buhari off to Gambia to resolve presidential dispute – Reports

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is set to travel to Gambia to help resolve the political impasse in the West African country, several media have reported. Sahara Reporters stated that the Nigerian leader will join his Liberian counterpart, Ellen Sirleaf, to persuade Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to concede defeat. Presidential aide…

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UEFA Champions League knockout phase: Arsenal to face Bayern Munich again

The fixture for the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League knockout phase has again drawn England side, Arsenal, against German giants, Bayern Munchen. The knockout phase will begin on February 14 and end on June 3 2017, with the final to be held at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. This is the…

FILE PHOTO: President Muhammadu Buhari presenting the Budget to the National Assembly

Buhari’s anti-corruption war focusing on wrong people – Nigerian lawmakers

President Muhammad Buhari’s War on Corruption is focused on politicians instead of civil servants who are tasked with budget implementation , some Nigerian lawmakers have said. The legislators are attending a legislative retreat on budgeting for health at the Pan Africa Parliament in Johannesburg, South Africa. “Today, the most beautiful…

Arrest Obasanjo, IBB, Tinubu, others to show seriousness in anti-corruption war, ex-ASUU President advises

A former President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Humphrey Asobie, on Thursday advised the anti-corruption agencies to be holistic and go for the ‘big fishes’ in the fight against corruption. Mr. Asobie, who was the chairman of the board of the Nigerian Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative, NEITI,…

Okonjo-Iweala distances self from 2019 presidential campaign posters

A former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has reacted to reports linking her with the 2019 presidential election. Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala debunked the reports which suggested that she has an ambition to contest the presidential election in 2019, stating she was preoccupied with important international duties. She made this known in…

MMM is satanic, owned by fraudster, Pastor says

The founder of the Omega Fire Ministry, OFM, Johnson Suleman, has described the pyramid financial scheme called MMM as satanic. Mr. Suleman condemned the scheme, which has drawn heated debates in the country, in one of his Sunday sermons. A video of the  sermon, posted on Instagram by @Kintoncod, showed…

Why Igbos are now accepting APC – Vice Chairman

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has attributed the recent defections of politicians from the south-east to the ruling party to the commitment shown by President Muhammadu Buhari to execute vital projects in the zone. The National Vice Chairman (South East) of the APC, Emma Enuekwu, stated this…

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Falana faults Nigerian Army’s claim on killed pro-Biafra protesters

Human right lawyer, Femi Falana, has faulted the claim by the Nigerian Army that only five members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, had died as soldiers quelled protest marches by the group. Mr. Falana called on the federal government to investigate the killings, including those of Shiites killed…