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VIDEO: Soldier beats up driver for refusing to give N20 bribe

A Nigerian soldier at a security check point along the Plateau - Abuja road on Wednesday maltreated a Plateau Riders transport company driver for not giving him bribe of N20 on Wednesday. The incident happened at forest in Kaduna State. According to a passenger in the car heading from Jos…

Nigerian arrested with fake $400,000 bills

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Saturday arrested a suspected fraudster, Samson Otuedon, at Masaka, Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State for currency counterfeiting. Mr Otuedon, who allegedly specialised in counterfeiting foreign currencies, was apprehended following an intelligence report on the activities of a syndicate of fraudsters…

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What Nigeria could achieve with over N51.5 billion received by senators as ‘running cost’

Recently, the senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, revealed that he and his colleagues receive N13.5 million monthly as “running cost.” Mr. Sani said there was no specification on how the funds should be spent as each senator is only required to provide receipts to back the expenditure. A few…

Nigerians react to release of Dapchi girls

Reports that 76 of the 110 missing Dapchi girls have been released by Boko Haram militants have been met with mixed reactions by Nigerians. The militants attacked the town of Dapchi in Yobe state and abducted a total of 110 female students of Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi.…

Man shot by SARS in Jos dies

One of the persons shot by police anti-robbery operatives in Jos, Plateau State, has died, the family has said. The shooting took place at a bar in Dorowa, near the School of Health Technology, Zawan, Jos south local government area. Henry Dokotri Anthony died about 8 p.m. Thursday, his uncle,…

Pastor E.A Adeboye

PHOTO STORY: RCCG Holy Ghost Congress Day 4

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PHOTO NEWS: Atiku, Emir Sanusi, Lamido Adamawa, others launch new radio station

A former Vice President and Waziri Adamawa joined Governor Umar Bindow, Lamido Adamawa, Emir of Kano, Emir of Gombe, Emir of Shelleng, Emir of Mubi and Speaker of Adamawa State House of Assembly, among others, at the commissioning of the Pulaaku Radio State founded by the Lamido in Yola, Adamawa…

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INFOGRAPH: Robert Mugabe’s long reign as Zimbabwe President

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PHOTO STORY: Wuse market protest spreads, grounds activities in many parts of Abuja

The protest that started from the Wuse market in Abuja has spread to other parts of the Nigerian capital. The protesters are blocking vehicles and harassing motorists driving around the market, the largest in the Nigerian capital. The protest has spread to Berger, a major transit point in Abuja with…

2.9 million children benefit from govt’s school feeding programme

Over 19,000 schools have so far been covered under the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme. In total, 2,918,842 schoolchildren from 19,881 schools in the 14 pilot states of the federation have so far benefitted from the school feeding programme, which is part of President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s N500 billion…

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NECO Releases 2017June/July Examination Results

The National Examination Council has announced the release of the 2017 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination results. The Registrar of the council, Charles Uwakwe, a professor, announced the results in Minna on Thursday. Mr. Uwakwe said that 1,055,988 candidates registered for the examination, among whom 1,051,472 wrote the tests in…

Facebook introduces new feature for publishers

The social media giant, Facebook, has introduced a new feature for news publishers. According to a statement by Andrew Amker, Facebook Product Manager, the new feature seeks to display publishers’ logo next to articles written and posted by them on Facebook. "Today, we will begin introducing publisher logos next to articles…

Residents groan as Minister Muhammad Bello leaves Abuja streets in darkness

More parts of the Abuja metropolis are falling under a blanket of darkness from dusk, as the street lighting infrastructure appears to be collapsing in Nigeria’s federal capital city. Lights installed on major streets such as Aminu Kano Crescent, Herbert Macaulay Way, Muhammadu Buhari Way and Ahmadu Bello Way in…

Failing traffic lights causing gridlocks, accidents in Abuja

An increasing number of nonfunctional traffic lights are frustrating traffic management in Abuja, traffic wardens and motorists have told PREMIUM TIMES in a bouquet of complaints on the chaos and carnage on the roads of the nation's capital. They said the situation is responsible for gridlocks and car crashes at…

Nigerian government announces date for reopening of N-Power portal

The Nigerian government has announced that the N-Power portal will be reopened for registration on June 13, 2017. This announcement was made through the twitter handle of the scheme Thursday evening. The N-Power Volunteer Corps is part of the Federal government’s Social Investment Programmes, under which it plans to hire…

INFOGRAPH: Petroleum Industry Bill’s near-decade journey to Senate passage

The Senate on Thursday passed the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill, delivering its own part on the long-awaited legislation that promises broad reforms to the nation’s oil and gas industry. The report on the bill was produced by the Senate joint committee on gas, petroleum (downstream) and petroleum (upstream). After a…