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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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IPOB women demand Kanu’s release. [Photo credit: NAN]

Biafra: IPOB calls for sit-at-home

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, says it has declared September 14 as "a day of general strike, mourning and resistance across Biafra land.’’ IPOB, a group demanding a separate country of Biafra but labelled a terrorist organisation by the Nigerian government, warned that any person or persons seen outside…

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Buhari to Merkel: Illegal Nigerian immigrants ‘at their own risk’

President Muhammadu Buhari has publicly told visiting German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, his government does not support Nigerians trying to illegally enter Europe, saying those caught would be "at his or her own risk". The president said "Any Nigerian found in Libya or anywhere on his way to Europe through illegal…

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LIVE UPDATES: UEFA Champions League 2018/19 group stage draw

The UEFA Champions League 2018/19 group stage draw, featuring more teams from Europe’s top five leagues and fewer representatives from the smaller ones, takes place Thursday in Monaco. The last campaign was won by Spanish Giants, Real Madrid. It was their third consecutive time of winning the trophy and 13th…

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SSS investigating Leah Sharibu’s ‘audio recording’ – Presidency

The Presidency on Monday confirmed that there was an audio recording purported to be the voice of Leah Sharibu, the last Dapchi schoolgirl still in Boko Haram’s captivity. It said the State Security Service is analysing the leaked audio tape. Miss Sharibu was one of the 110 girls abducted by…

Archilin, one of the many varieties of cough syrup with Codeine. Bought from a drug bandit in Wuse Zone 4, Abuja at N2,000.

INVESTIGATION: Abuja drug sellers, street vendors cashing in on codeine ban

Ladi Kwali Street off Constantine street in Zone 4 of Wuse District is one of the most popular areas in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. Aside being the location of the popular Sheraton Hotel, the area is synonymous with one thing: trade in currencies. Buyers and sellers of different foreign and…

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2019: Nigerian doctors warn politicians against inflammatory statements

As the 2019 elections draw near, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has expressed concern over what it described as overtly heated inflammatory statements by top political leaders. According to the NMA, such statements have the potentials of plunging the country into unrest. Though the medical doctors were not specific, their…

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INTERVIEW: How we determine service charges, process visa for Nigerians – VFS GLOBAL

Jiten Vyas, is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of VFS GLOBAL in Africa, an outsourcing visa application processing company. There has been a myriad of complaints from applicants over the operations of VFS GLOBAL in Nigeria. These complaints were highlighted in an investigation by PREMIUM TIMES on the company's operations…

Nigerians eating at a food stand in Wuse.

FEATURE: Roadside food vendors thrive across Nigeria despite health risks

Mama Oyibo sells cooked beans, roasted plantain (boli in local parlance) and yam, alongside fish and cow skin 'Kpomo,' a delicacy some Nigerians love. She sells her food at the street adjacent the popular Wuse Market, in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. He spot is an open space whose only shed…

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Over 100 IPOB women remanded after protest

A magistrate court in Owerri, Imo State capital, on Monday remanded in custody at least 112 women members of the proscribed Independent People of Biafra (IPOB). The women, who were arraigned on eight counts of charges, were arrested in Owerri by the police on Friday while they protesting and demanding…

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Abuja Building Collapse: Anger as NEMA, others end rescue effort

A protest occurred Saturday afternoon at the site of a collapsed building in Abuja as government agencies including the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA ended its rescue mission. One person was confirmed dead after the building under construction collapsed on Friday, the NEMA said, but residents said at least 10…

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Abuja Building Collapse: NEMA confirms one dead, but residents say many buried

One person was confirmed dead after a building under construction collapsed in Abuja on Friday, the National Emergency Management Agency said, but residents say at least 10 persons remained under the rubble. At a press conference Saturday, Mustapha Maihaja, the director general of NEMA said besides the single fatality, one…

UPDATED: Abuja Building Collapse: Rescue efforts ongoing as Osinbajo, Abuja minister, others visit

Rescue efforts were ongoing on Friday at about 10:30 p.m. at the site of a building collapse in Abuja, the Nigerian capital. The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, visited the site of the collapsed four-storey building under construction in the Jabi part of the Nigerian capital. He commended rescue efforts. :As…

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DEVELOPING STORY: Two feared dead, many trapped in Abuja building collapse

Activities in Jabi area of Abuja have been put on hold as a four-storey building under construction collapsed at about 2 p.m. Friday. The building is situated within Jabi/Utako park, directly opposite Panda shopping mall. Two people are feared dead from the incident. The incident has caused heavy gridlock with…

Building collapses in Abuja

A building under construction has collapsed in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. The collapse occurred at about 2:00 p.m., a witness told PREMIUM TIMES. The building is located at Jabi junction, close to a popular Rukkayat plaza in the Nigerian capital. Rescue officials were seen going towards the building at the…

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Court strikes out suit against genetically modified crops in Nigeria

The Federal High Court on Wednesday in Abuja struck out a suit filed against the issuance of permits and subsequent release of Genetically Modified (GM) crops including BT cotton in the country. Though a cause of action was established, Justice Ahmed Mohammed held that the court was compelled to strike…

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How I was secretly arraigned, denied access to lawyer – Detained Premium Times Journalist

Detained PREMIUM TIMES journalist, Samuel Ogundipe, has narrated how he was secretly arraigned at a Magistrate Court in Kubwa on Wednesday afternoon. The police, through the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), on Tuesday arrested and detained Mr Ogundipe, asking him to disclose his source for a story. The deputy commissioner of…

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#FreeSamuelOgundipe: NUJ writes Osinbajo, accuses IGP Idris of hounding journalists

The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) has written a petition to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo against the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris. The union complained about the detention of PREMIUM TIMES journalist Samuel Ogundipe and other journalists by the police under Mr Idris. "I write this petition on behalf of…

Samuel Ogundipe, a reporter at Premium Times

NUJ, Falana, whistleblower coalition, others call for release of Premium Times journalist

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has called for the immediate and unconditional release of PREMIUM TIMES reporter, Samuel Ogundipe, who was detained on Tuesday by the Nigerian Police over a report. The police, through the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), arrested and detained Mr Ogundipe asking him to disclose his source for a story. Apart from…

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Civic groups, media advocates, Nigerians condemn arrest of Premium Times journalist

Local and international media rights advocates have criticised the police over the arrest and detention of PREMIUM TIMES' security sector reporter, Samuel Ogundipe, on Tuesday. Two other PREMIUM TIMES’ journalists, editor-in-chief Musikilu Mojeed and education correspondent, Azeezat Adedigba, were also briefly detained by the operatives of the police Special Anti-robbery…

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Over 150,000 Katsina residents to receive Yellow Fever vaccine

The Nigerian government with the support of World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a reactive vaccination campaign in Danja Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina State to protect over 150,000 persons from Yellow Fever. Charity Warigon, WHO Communications Officer, said in an article on the agency’s website that the intervention…

Mr Mbilitem docked at grade1 court Karshi.

Controversy as ex-assistant director is arraigned for allegedly molesting children

Rape is the alleged offence for which he was being driven to court. But Amdie Mbilitem kept shouting bei”Wakoshente Wakasanta!” Amdie Mbilitem shouted as he was being taken in an SUV to the Karshi Grade 1 court in Abuja. That was probably an incantation. Neighbours said Mr Mbilitem was a…

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Produce Nnamdi Kanu before talking about reconciliation, IPOB tells Nigerian govt

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has asked the federal government to provide its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, as part of preconditions for reconciliation between it and the Nigerian government. The group met Wednesday with a delegation of Igbo leaders in Enugu in continuation of their deliberation on peaceful reconciliation between…

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Civic groups condemn SSS siege on NASS

The Nigeria Election Situation Room, a coalition of civic groups, has condemned Tuesday’s development at the National Assembly saying it is unconstitutional. The coalition, in a statement jointly signed and read by its chairperson, Clement Nwankwo, on Tuesday evening described as "a serious threat to democracy the actions of the…

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2019: Nigerian media experts discuss ways to tackle fake news

As the 2019 general elections draw near, media experts on Tuesday proffered solutions to limit the spread of fake news. The two-day conference in Abuja, where the experts spoke, was organised by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD). It is aimed at addressing the rise of fake news. The…

Lai Mohammed, Minister for Information

Fake news, threat to existence of Nigerian media – FG

Fake news is not just a threat to the peace and security of a nation but a threat to the existence of the media itself, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said. Mr Mohammed, who has been championing a campaign against fake news was the chairperson of…