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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2Baba

2BABA @41: Celebrating a Nigerian music legend

A school dropout who doesn't speak good English; a womanizer; these are some critic's way of describing Innocent '2Face' Idibia, one of the most decorated musicians in Africa. Born in Jos, Plateau State, 2Face Idibia who earlier this year christened his stage name as "2baba," was raised in Makurdi, Benue…

Top 10 places to cool off in Abuja

Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, is huge, complex and can be confusing at times even for its residents. With millions of people, from the city centre to the suburbs, striving to make ends meet, there’s seemingly limited time for fun. That is why it is wise to make the best out…

Nigerian-born UK artist, Skepta, wins Britain’s prestigious Mercury Prize

British-Nigerian rapper, Joseph Adenuga, better known as Skepta, was awarded the UK’s prestigious Mercury Prize on Thursday for his album “Konnichiwa”, in recognition of a resurgent homegrown genre. Skepta muscled out late rock legend, David Bowie, to clinch to top prize. The award ceremony, which held at London’s Eventim Apollo,…

How Basketmouth was robbed – Comedian Bovi

Popular comedian, Bright Okpocha, popularly known as Basketmouth, and his family were robbed by armed men in their home on Wednesday. Basketmouth's friend and fellow comedian, Bovi, narrated on Instagram how the robbery occurred between 2 a.m. and 4.a.m. at the family's home in Lekki. Nobody was harmed as the…

Why I like women of all sizes – MTV Base jockey, Ehiz

Popular MTV Base video jockey and on-screen personality, Ehizojia “Ehiz” Okoeguale, was very quick to confess that he likes girls of all sizes and shapes so long as they have a good sense of humour. The second edition of the MTV Base VJ Search was held in 2013 with Ehizokjie Okoegulae aka…

Taxi drivers protest govt harassment, extortion in Abuja

Taxi drivers in Abuja on Friday protested against what they called intimidation and harassment by a joint task force that includes police, V.I.O, Road Safety and Civil Defense. The drivers marched in large numbers between Berger and Wuse Market, obstructing traffic and movement of cars. They accused the task force…

In Abuja, a nosy night at a sex market

As the DJ carefully dishes out mostly Nigerian hit songs, female dancers enchant guests with suggestive steps. There are few, if any, empty seats around. Those uncomfortable with the choking air, peppered by burning cigarettes, carouse outside. It is Chris Garden, a popular commercial sex spot in Abuja, where women…

MTV Base VJ search kicks off in Abuja, records massive turnout

The third edition of MTV Base search for the next generation of young talented, on-screen, TV presenter and video jockey​,​ commenced Tuesday at NAF Conference Centre and Suites Abuja. ​​The search witnessed massive turnout of young talents for the auditioning event. ​There were radio and T​V​ personalities​, amongst them, Chase,…

2016 All African Music Awards, AFRIMA, gets nearly 3,000 entries

With a massive response from African musicians that polled close to 3,000 entries, the International Committee of the All African Music Awards, AFRIMA, says it has closed the submission of entries for the 2016 edition of the continental awards tagged AFRIMA 3.0. The annual entries which is open to African…

Fiery Catholic preacher, Mbaka, lambasts Buhari; says “there’s hunger everywhere”

Ejike Mbaka, one of Nigeria's most outspoken clergymen, has come down hard on President Muhammadu Buhari, accusing him of indifference to the country's worsening economic situation. Mr. Mbaka, a Catholic priest and lead minister at the Adoration Prayer Ministry, Enugu, said Mr. Buhari stood a high chance of losing the…

INTERVIEW: How we pad budgets every year — Reps Lawal Gumau

Last week, a member of the House of Representatives, Lawal Gumau, appeared on Sunrise, a current affairs programme on Channels Television. In the interview, the lawmaker, a member of a pressure group in the House, Transparency Group, spoke frankly about how budget padding is done in the National Assembly. Saying…

End Benue “bloodbath” now, David Mark cries out

Former president of the Senate, David Mark, has urged the federal government to wade into the continuing deadly attacks in Benue State by suspected Fulani herdsmen. Scores of persons were recently murdered when gunmen invaded Logo, Turan, Mbagber, Yonov, Tombo, Varser and Anyin in Logo and Ukum local government areas…

Lionel Messi

Argentina unveils Messi’s statue hoping to convince to reverse retirement decision

​​The Mayor of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, Horacio Rodriguez Larreta on Tuesday, unveiled a Lionel Messi Statue as part of its ​"Don’t Leave​" ​campaign to tempt Messi to reconsider his decision​ to quit the Argentine national team. Messi announced his retirement from international football following ​Argentina's ​heartbreaking Copa…

Why my new movie will check ‘womanizing, unprotected sex’ – Nollywood actress, Omeili

Kiki Omeili is a medical doctor-turned actress. The 2015 GIAMA Best Supporting Actress has added another feather to her cap as she makes her debut as a movie-producer with the release of a short film, “UNPROTECTED.” In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Ebuka Onyeji, Kiki explains how she interpreted her…

Lionel Messi

Messi becomes Argentina’s all time top goal scorer

Argentine striker, Lionel Messi, became his country's all-time top goal scorer on Tuesday when he scored in the Copa America semi-final against the United States, taking his international tally to 55 goals. The five-time world best player scored in the 32nd minute of the match in Houston to give Argentina…

HOMEVIDA, Nigeria films agency, Google to train 2000 students on Internet safety

The Nigeria Integrity Film Awards (HomeVida), in partnership with Google Nigeria and the Nigeria Film Video Censors Board (NFVCB), has embarked on a Safer Internet Programme in a bid to promote a safe Internet environment and more responsible use of online technologies among Nigerian users. According to a statement by…

Ezekwesili threatens to ‘call out’ media referring to rescued Chibok girl’s abductor as her husband

A former Minister of Education and #BringBackOurGirls activist, Obiageli Ezekwesili, has warned the media to stop referring to the 'predator' that violated abducted Chibok girl, Amina Ali, as her 'Boko Haram husband'. The former minister disclosed this in a post on her Twitter handle where she rhetorically asked if the…

Workers boycott NLC strike; compliance in only few states

Normal activities continued in Abuja, Bauchi, Yobe, Kano, Adamawa, Jigawa and Bayelsa States Wednesday as residents ignored the call by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to embark on strike over the increase in pump price of fuel. But the strike largely successded in Gombe and Plateau States where schools, banks…

Why Buhari, opposition leaders rejected removal of fuel subsidy in 2012 – APC leader

The South East Caucus of the All Progressive Congress has said that leaders of the party, who were in the opposition in 2012, opposed the removal of fuel subsidy by the Goodluck Jonathan administration because of the profligacy of that administration. The spokesperson of the caucus, Osita Okechukwu, stated this…

Afeni Shakur, mother of rapper Tupac Shakur, dies

Afeni Shakur, mother of rap icon Tupac Shakur, who fostered his legacy for decades after he was slain, has died of an apparent heart attack, authorities said Tuesday. She was aged 69. Responding to a 911 call to Shakur's home in Sausalito Monday night, deputies and firefighters performed CPR, rushed her to…

FCT Elections: INEC begs ad-hoc staff to shelve protest over stipend

The Independent National Electoral Commission has pleaded with ad-hoc workers used for the April 9 FCT Area council elections to exercise patience over the delay in the payment of their allowances. PREMIUM TIMES understands that over 9,000 ad-hoc staff—mostly corps members and students --- used for the elections have yet…

NYSC members

NYSC gets new Director General

The new Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Sule Kazaure, on Monday formally assumed duty as the 17th head of the corps, promising to prioritize welfare of corps members and staff. Speaking at the hand-over ceremony in Abuja, Mr. Kazaure, a brigadier-general, said he would ensure that the…

INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

FCT Election: APGA wants INEC to declare its candidate winner of Gwagwalada council

The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to officially declare its candidate for the Gwagwalada Area Council election winner of Saturday’s poll. APGA said its candidate, Adamu Danze, scored the highest number of lawful votes cast after the collation of results from…

Police to deploy over 13,000 personnel for Abuja council elections

The Nigeria Police have affirmed that over 13,000 personnel would be deployed for the FCT area council elections. This was disclosed Thursday by Danta Walima, the representative to the commissioner of police, FCT, at a briefing of election observers and party agents at the merit house Abuja. "We are very…

Police deploy 13,000 men for FCT area council polls

The police on Thursday said over 13,000 personnel would be deployed to provide security during the forthcoming Federal Capital Territory area council elections on Saturday. Danta Walima, an assistant commissioner of police, expressed the police’s readiness and commitment towards ensuring a hitch-free election. "We are very prepared; we have everything…