Ibanga Isine

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World Optometry Council’s President-elect, Uduak Udom, warns Nigerian government over neglect of optometry care

Nigeria currently has about 3,000 optometrists. (more…)

Court awards N10 million damages against Airtel for blocking subscriber’s phone line

A court punishes airtel for barring a subscriber's phone line, serving notice that Nigerians can now challenge some of the illegal actions of telecoms in the country and obtain justice. (more…)

ASUU set for fresh showdown with Nigerian government over new payroll system

Palpable tension envelopes universities across the country as ASUU dares FG on IPPIS.   There is palpable tension in Nigerian universities, with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, boycotting the ongoing Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS, seminar in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Lecturers are bent on downing…

Nigerians living with albinism seek representation in National Conference

The president of AFN estimated that Nigeria has about 6 million albinos. (more…)

EXCLUSIVE: Revealed: Jonathan’s Second Query to CBN Governor, Sanusi

It was Mr. Sanusi’s reply to this query that Mr. Jonathan forwarded to the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (more…)

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Inside Financial Reporting Council’s allegations against CBN Governor, Sanusi

The Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, FRCN, has released a damning report on the operations of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, under its embattled Governor, Lamido Sanusi. Inside the 13-page report which was made available to the media Friday, the council made far reaching allegations of financial impropriety against…

EXCLUSIVE: Revealed: Jonathan’s First Query to CBN Governor, Sanusi

The face-off between President Jonathan and Mr. Sanusi actually began in 2012 after Mr. Sanusi granted an interview considered critical of the administration (more…)

INTERVIEW: Arresting prostitutes amounts to gender discrimination — Durueke, CLO President

"The fact is that prostitution cannot be curbed in Nigeria by arresting and prosecuting people. It cannot work that way." The National President of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, Uche Durueke, is averse to any form of human rights violation in Nigeria. In this interview, he does not only criticise…

Presidential directives not law, can be disregarded – Petroleum Minister, Alison-Madueke

Alison-Madueke also says any forensic audit of PPPRA must be stretched back to 2004. The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, on Wednesday said presidential directives do not have the force of law and can, therefore, be disregarded. Mrs. Alison-Madueke said this during the ongoing Senate investigative hearing on the…

Enterprise Bank Sale: Nigeria’s interest should be uppermost –Expert

Mr. Idowu says those jostling to buy Enterprise Bank might end up closing some of its branches and reducing staff (more…)

MEND, Okah’s lawyer fault alleged jailbreak claims by SA Prison Authorities

Mr. Okah's lawyer says the alleged jailbreak report was fabricated by the authorities ahead of Mr. Okah’s hearing at the South African Supreme Court of Appeal in March. (more…)

INVESTIGATION: How Abuja NGO, AEPB, arrest innocent women, label them prostitutes

AEPB and an NGO are trying to rid Abuja of prostitutes. But innocent women are bearing the brunt as they are arbitrarily arrested and stigmatised. An Abuja-based NGO, Society Against Prostitution and Child Labour in Nigeria (SAP-CLN), in collaboration with Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) have elected to embark on…

MEND claims responsibility for attack on police boats in Bayelsa

The group also claims authorities have doctored the medical report of its leader, Charles Okah. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, has claimed responsibility for Saturday’s attack on two Police gunboats in Bayelsa State. In an email to PREMIUM TIMES, a spokesperson for the group, Jomo…

Controversy as Senator opposed to Gov. Akpabio is barred from featuring on radio station

Despite, the station owner's claim, insiders said the station got a sudden instruction from officials of the Akwa Ibom state government urging it to block Senator Etok from speaking on the station (more…)

Former Minister, Essien accuses MDAs of incessant budget duplications

Mr. Essien says there are lots of loopholes in the budgeting processes. (more…)

MEND claims attack on JTF in Bayelsa

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND has claimed responsibility for the attack on the Joint Task Force, JTF,  boat along Nembe-Bassanbiri waterways in Bayelsa State. MEND is a splinter militant group that rejected the Federal Government’s amnesty in August 2009. It has continued to bomb oil…

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Recuperating Senator Abe writes Senate from sick bed, accuses govt of plot to kill him

Rivers state Senator and chieftain of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, Magnus Abe, has written to his colleagues in the Senate, recounting how the police shot him and wounded several others at the venue of a botched January 12 rally in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.  In the…

America says anti-gay law may affect fight against HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

The American ambassador says the new anti-gay law has restricted the rights of expression and assembly of people involved in gay relationships  (more…)

Nigerian Minister, Musa Sada, marries third wife

The minister took his third wife in a quiet ceremony attended by a few friends and colleagues. While Nigerians were busy preparing for the Yuletide, the Minister of Mines and Steel, Musa Mohammed Sada, quietly took a third wife in a ceremony in Kaduna on Friday. Mr. Sada, who is…