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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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Biafra: Separate courts hear Nnamdi Kanu’s suit

The ECOWAS Community Court of Justice has adjourned Nnamdi Kanu’s fundamental human rights case against the Federal Government till February 9 for final hearing. The presiding judge, Micah Wright, who initially adjourned the case to November 8 following an application by the defendant adjourned till February 9. Mr. Kanu was…

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South African Comedians don’t find ‘Hate Speech Bill’ funny

Professional comedians in South Africa have cautioned the country's parliament against the adoption of the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill, calling it "too broad and very restrictive". The bill, which was approved for public comment on October 19, was released by the Justice Minister ,…

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Why Nigeria should focus less on statistics while tackling illiteracy — Dolapo Osinbajo

Wife of the Vice President, Oludolapo Osinbajo, has stressed the need to eradicate adult and youth illiteracy in the country to enhance national development. Mrs. Osinbajo, who spoke in Abuja, Thursday, at the one-day private sector lunch by UNESCO in support of Revitalizing Adult and Youth Literacy (RAYL) project, said…

Davido signs first female artist, Lola Rae

Pop singer, Davido, who has been in the news this year for a lot of good reasons, has put pen to paper with Afro Singer, Lola Rae, as the first female artist in his record label, Davido Music Worldwide (DMW). A happy Davido took to his Twitter handle to share…

Why we honoured ex-Miss Anambra despite sextape scandal – Miss Diva Award

Organizers of Miss Diva Awards have explained why they are honouring embattled ex-beauty queen, Chidinma Okeke, despite her alleged involvement in a series of sex tapes which have been buzzing the internet for weeks now. “Chidinma didn’t have to meet any criteria to receive this award. It was solely the…

Why we went on strike, Abuja Uber drivers

A few days after Uber, an American worldwide online transportation network company, lost the right to classify its drivers as self-employed in the UK, its drivers in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, have commenced a strike action over commission fees and other logistics. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that Uber drivers were no…

Uber drivers go on strike in Nigeria

Uber drivers in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, have commenced a strike action. The drivers downed tools on Monday, amidst several allegations against the American owned global firm. Uber has become increasingly popular in Abuja and Lagos especially among young, middle-class people. It allows private car owners registered with it to…

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Judiciary can’t be spared in fight against corruption – Ribadu

A former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nuhu Ribadu, has urged the judiciary to cooperate fully with the federal government in the fight against corruption, saying there should be no sacred cows in the anti-graft war. The EFCC former boss spoke at the 11th Annual October Lecture…

Our chairman not sacked, ICPC says amidst controversy

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has refuted a report that its chairman, Ekpo Nta, had been directed to proceed on compulsory leave from Wednesday. Vanguard newspaper had on Wednesday reported that the ICPC boss may have been sacked by the presidency. The report, quoting an…

Mass sack in Nigeria’s oil industry, over 3,000 affected

There has been mass sack of over 3,000 workers in Nigeria's oil industry as the country's economic recession bites harder, two unions have said. The two major unions in the oil and gas sector, NUPENG and PENGASSAN, have thus threatened to go on strike saying over 3,000 of their members…

Abuja administration bans movement of cattle on public roads

After several months of complaints by residents, the Abuja administration has decided to go tough on movement of cattle within the metropolis of the Nigerian capital. The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammad Bello, has therefore inaugurated a task team led by Abdullahi Monjel to keep the cattle off…

INTERVIEW: PDP Crisis: Why Sheriff, Makarfi factions agreed to reconcile – factional deputy national chairman

Cairo Ojougboh was a member of the House of Representatives and later national vice chairman of the PDP, South-South zone, until the crisis in the party broke out last May. He teamed up with the Ali Modu Sheriff faction where he is the deputy national chairman. Mr. Ojougboh, a medical…

Buhari joins Nigerian leaders, groups to mourn Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr.

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined his predecessor, former president Goodluck Jonathan, and some groups in Ogoni land in mourning the death on Tuesday of Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr., the eldest son of late Ogoni and environmental rights activist. Mr. Saro-Wiwa Jr., 47, was adviser to three presidents, including Mr. Jonathan. He…

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Buhari’s policies rooted in outdated economic model, infantile view of Nigerians – Chimamanda

Award winning Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie, has reacted to the state of Nigeria's economy under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Ms. Adichie described Mr. Buhari’s economic policies as ‘outdated’ and his view of Nigerians as ‘infantile’. “His intentions, good as they well might be, are rooted in an outdated economic model…

AFRIMMA 2016: Phyno, Olamide shine as Nigerian Artistes dominate

Nigerian artistes reigned supreme at the 3rd annual edition of the African Music Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) held on Saturday in the United States. The event was held at The Black Academy of Arts and Letters in Dallas, Texas with rappers Phyno and Olamide leading the charge. Nigerian artistes swooped 8…

Actress Hilda Dokubo reacts to Buhari’s statement

Veteran Nollywood Actress, Hilda Dokubo, has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari's controversial 'My wife belongs in the kitchen', comment The Nigerian leader has been widely criticised for saying his wife, Aisha, belongs in his kitchen and 'the other room', in response to the first lady’s public criticism of the president’s…

Michael Jackson tops Forbes’ highest-paid dead celebrities list

Michael Jackson has been named by Forbes magazine as the top earning dead celebrity of the past year. Jackson raked an estimated $140 million in the past year for his estate, Forbes said on Wednesday. It is Jackson's second straight year atop the list. He regained the title in 2013,…

INTERVIEW: I still get nervous on stage – Aramide

Known for her soul soothing voice and enchanting lyrics, Afro soul singer and instrumentalist, Aramide Sarumoh, shares some secrets to her streak of successes in just few years into music career. The Ibadan-born songstress, who is signed to Baseline music, won the Best vocal performance (female) Headies 2015, Alternative artist…

Top 10 celebrity fights in Nigerian Music Industry in 2016

As much as 2016 has so far recorded landmark successes in the Nigerian music industry, it has also seen some of the most spiteful clashes for an entertainment sector. From Wizkid getting featured in Drake’s album to Davido and Tiwa Savage signing multimillion deals with international labels, Sony Music and…

High voltage cable kills Abuja resident

Tragedy struck on Sunday evening in Dakibiu, a suburb in Jabi area of Abuja, when a high voltage electrical cable killed a resident, after breaking off its line due to heavy winds. The highly charged wire electrocuted Mudi Ajah, a builder and father of three who was having a drink…

Abuja residents lament poor state of traffic, street lights

Road users in Abuja are experiencing frustration in strategic areas of the capital city where faulty traffic lights often times lead to major gridlocks and multiple car accidents. Motorists who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES expressed dissatisfaction with the traffic control situation, which they say was badly affecting their daily activities.…

13th Edition of Abuja Film Festival kicks off

The opening Ceremony of the Abuja International Film Festival, AIFF, was another moment for movie lovers and people in the creative film making and entertainment industry. The award ceremony, which kicked off at the Silverbird Cinemas, Abuja, on Tuesday had in attendance the Minister of Culture and Tourism, Lai Mohammed;…

MAMA 2016: Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage battle for Best Female Act

The Road to MAMA Lagos edition which was held on Sunday saw the self-acclaimed Mama Africa, Yemi Alade, and Mavin First lady, Tiwa Savage, meet head-on for the award of best female act in Africa. Wizkid, Olamide, Patoranking, Ycee, AKA, Cassper Nyovest, others were also revealed as nominees for the…

Top 10 celebrated international artistes you won’t believe are Nigerians

No doubt, the growth and importation of African music world wide is synonymous with Nigeria. The Afro pop and juju music, which is one of the biggest genre of music in the world, is deeply rooted in Nigeria. Nigerians are well known to travel far and wide in search of…

King Sunny Ade @70: Celebrating an African Music Legend

Over the course of a career spanning over five decades on the stage and as a recording artiste with more than 120 albums, King Sunny Ade is one of the most influential artistes ever from Nigeria. He led the exposure of his genre of music on the global stage, while…