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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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PDP threatens Ali Sheriff, his supporters with jail terms

The crisis in Nigeria’s main opposition party, PDP, continued on Tuesday with a faction threatening the leaders of the other with jail terms. The Ahmed Makarfi-led faction in a statement, Tuesday, threatened Ali Sheriff and his loyalists with jail terms if he continues to parade himself as the leader of…

U.S. distributes N51 million to 30 Nigerian NGOS

The U.S. Government has distributed N51 million grants ($167,227 at N305 per $1) to 30 non-governmental organisations in Nigeria for community-based projects. The Ambassador’s Small Grants Programme was presented to recipients from different geo-political zones in the country on Monday by the new U.S. Ambassador, W. Stuart Symington, at the…

The Lagos State University (LASU)

ASUU Strike: Activities resume across varsities

University teachers across Nigeria returned to work on Wednesday as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ended its one week warning strike over the non-implementation of a 2009 agreement with the Federal Government. The suspension of the strike was confirmed by the President of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi, in Abuja,…

Nigerian comedienne becomes youngest recipient of AAMMA Awards

The Afro-Australian Music & Movie Awards(AAMMA) has awarded young Nigerian comedienne, Emmanuella Samuel, popularly known as Emmanuella. The award event which was held in Sydney, Australia, saw Emmanuella bag 2 awards - Best new comedienne & princess of comedy, making her the youngest comedienne to win the coveted awards. Emmanuella…

Group wants Nigeria Rights Commission to protect dismissed university whistleblowers

A civic group has asked the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, to protect whistleblowers at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State. In its petition to the NHRC, the Civil Society Network Against Corruption, CSNAC, condemned the decision of the governing council of the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, to…

Falz, Adesuwa Etomi to host Headies 2016 award night

The hosts of the Headies Awards 2016 have been unveiled by the organizers. The duo of rapper/comedian Falz TheBahdGuy and actress, Adesuwa Etomi, were announced as hosts. The organisers in a post on social media said the duo were chosen for their prowess and rare creativity which is in tandem…

Ex Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose

DasukiGate: How Fayose received share of N1.2 billion – Witness

A prosecution witness on Thursday narrated how some of the N1.2 billion allegedly transferred from the office of the National Security Adviser was transferred into accounts owned and operated by Ayodele Fayose, the Ekiti State Governor. Alade Sunday, a Compliance Officer with Zenith Bank in Akure, the Ondo State capital,…

Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu takes another shot at getting bail

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has filed a fresh application for bail. He filed the application before Justice Binta Nyako of an Abuja Federal High Court, after he was re-arraigned on an 11-count charge. The charges against Mr. Kanu border on treasonable felony, unlawful…

Corruption trial of Supreme Court registrar, accountant stalled

The arraignment of the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Ahmed Saleh, and two others has been postponed due to the ill health of one of the accused, Muhammed Abdulrahman, the Director of Finance at the apex court. Garba Tetengi, counsel to Mr. Abdulrahman, had told Justice Abba…

Ondo PDP Crisis: Drama as Appeal Court rejects Jimoh Ibrahim’s request

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Wednesday witnessed a short drama as a war of words ensued between the panel of three judges, led by Ibrahim Salauwa, and Beluolisah Nwofor, counsel to Biyi Poroye, factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ondo State. The court was hearing…

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Former Nigerian Navy chief bought N600 million property by proxy – EFCC

A witness on Tuesday told a Federal Capital Territory High Court how former Chief of Naval Staff, Usman Jibrin, bought a N600 million property using a private company, Harbour Bay International Limited, as front. Harbour Bay has Mr. Jibrin's wife, Lami as director, and other directors said they never authorised…

Former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

How we laundered N1.2 billion for Fayose, Obanikoro – Zenith Bank official

Alade Sunday, a compliance officer with Zenith Bank, Akure, Ondo State, on Monday narrated how his bank helped the duo of former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, and Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State move N1.2 billion. Mr. Sunday, the prosecution's principal witness, spoke during the trial of…

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How ex-NSA Dasuki transferred $40 million to Jonathan’s cousin – Zenith Bank official

An official of Zenith Bank has told a Federal high Court in Abuja that $40 million was transferred from the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) into the account of a company owned by a cousin of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Azibaola Roberts, and his wife. Olabode Farinola, a…

Buhari, Zuma, Putin, other world leaders react to Donald Trump’s victory

President Muhammadu Buhari and other world leaders have reacted to the surprise election of Donald Trump as the 45th U.S. president. President Buhari in a statement by a media aide, Femi Adesina, congratulated Mr. Trump, saying he “looks forward to working together with President-elect Trump to strengthen the already established…

Senior Nigerian lawyer, judge make contradictory claims on alleged N5 million bribe

A senior lawyer who has worked for the anti-graft commission, EFCC, in the past has been questioned for allegedly giving a judge N5 million. Godwin Obla, a former EFCC prosecutor, arrived the commission's Lagos office on Tuesday afternoon, a source said. Mr. Obla is being queried in relation to an…

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…

Jacob Zuma

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…