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Plateau governor Simon Lalong loses brother

Tsenba Bako, the younger brother of the Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, is dead. A personal assistant to the Governor, Naandoet John, who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES confirmed that Mr. Bako died on Tuesday morning but could not speak further on the cause of death. Before his demise, Mr.…

Jos Electricity company donates relief materials to Benue flood victims

As part of its corporate social responsibility, the Jos Electricity Distribution Company, JEDC, on Monday donated relief materials to victims of Benue flood. The regional manager of the company in Benue State, Ayodeji Adesoye, handed over the relief materials to the director of the camp, Vincent Tsea. Mr. Adesoye, who…

Jos transmission station gutted by fire; Bauchi, Gombe, Plateau affected

A power transmission station in Jos was on Tuesday gutted by fire which affected electricity supply in Bauchi, Plateau and Gombe states respectively. Details of the cause of the fire are yet to be ascertained but sources at the Jos Electricity Distribution company, JEDC, confirmed that the fire started at…

Abuja flood deaths: Lokogoma residents protest

The flood that claimed the life of a father and his two children in Lokogoma area of the FCT sparked a solidarity march on Thursday to draw the attention of the government to the poor state of infrastructure in the area. The deceased, identified as Kenneth Nwoga, and his two…

PHOTO NEWS: Buhari meets Abike Dabiri, Lai Mohammed, others in London

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Efe

BBNaija winner, Efe, releases video for new single

BBNaija winner, Efe Michel Ejeba, is out with the official music video to his popular single, “Based on Logistics”. The track, his first official single since winning the reality TV show, was produced by his friend and personal producer, Duktor Sett. It premiered on MTV Base Friday evening. A statement by the…

Ras Kimono

INTERVIEW: Ras Kimono speaks on Fela, Reggae, Majek Fashek, Nigerian music industry, others

In a recent interview with PREMIUM TIMES, veteran Nigerian reggae maestro, Ras Kimono, takes us down memory lane as he shares his musical journey. He also made some revelations about his career so far, his “Matter of Time” album, the Nigerian music industry and his soon to be released singles.…

Linkin Park lead singer, Chester Charles Bennington is dead

American singer, songwriter and lead act of Nu metal rock band, Linkin Park, Chester Charles Bennington, is dead. The 41-year-old was found lifeless inside his private residence on Thursday morning in the Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles. His housekeeper discovered his body around 9:00 a.m. The death, which was confirmed by the Los…

Yemi Alade

Yemi Alade Releases “Charliee” Music Video

Nigerian music sensation and Effyzzie music group lead act, Yemi Alade, has unleashed the official music video of her hit single, dubbed “Charliee”. The track serves as the lead single of her “Mama Afrique” EP which is a continuation of her acclaimed sophomore album, “Mama Africa – The Diary of…

Two men arraigned in Jos for bypassing electricity meters

Two persons have been arraigned before a Federal High Court sitting in Jos, Plateau State, for allegedly bypassing meters installed by the Jos Electricity Distribution Plc. The accused persons, Abubakar Zakari and Pam Joseph, were apprehended on Friday. Their arrest was made known in a statement by the Head of…

PHOTO NEWS: Acting President Osinbajo at wedding ceremony of Governor Amosun’s daughter

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BET Awards 2017: Beyonce, Chance the Rapper, Wizkid, others emerge winners

The 2017 BET Awards closed its curtains on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The star-studded event which celebrated achievements in music, entertainment, sports, television and movies was hosted by Leslie Jones of Saturday Night Live. The big night saw performances by some of America’s fan-favourite like Chris…

#BETAwards17: Wizkid wins top category

Nigerian music export, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, widely known as Wizkid, has won the highly coveted “Best International Act: Africa” at the 2017 BET Awards. The announcement was made at a special ceremony held in Los Angeles on Saturday. “Congrats to #BETAwards17 'Best International Act: Africa' winner @wizkidayo ”. The complete…

Beyonce, Jay Z welcome set of twins – Reports

Multiple reports Sunday morning suggest that popular music couple, Beyonce and Jay Z, have welcomed their set of twins. While the genders of the twins have not been revealed, Bey is reported to have delivered at a Los Angeles hospital. Showbiz 411 first reported on Saturday that multiple sources confirmed…

BBNaija winner, Efe, follows up with new single

Currently enjoying his new status in the entertainment industry, BBNaija winner, Efe, whose real name is Efe Michel Ejeba, has released a new banger entitled “Somebody”. This comes few weeks after he dropped his widely accepted single, “Based on Logistics”. The song, which premiered Thursday night, was produced by the usual suspect,…

TRENDING: Nigerians react to Saraki’s victory at CCT

Nigerians reacted most of Wednesday to news that the Code of Conduct Tribunal had cleared Senate president, Bukola Saraki, of false asset declaration charges. The tribunal said the failure of the prosecution to present witnesses who were fully part of the alleged offence against the senate president, made their evidence…

INTERVIEW: My deal with Chocolate City not influenced by Ice Prince, M.I – Yung L

Recently signed to ChocBoi Nation, Nigerian music sensation, Yung L, whose real name is Christopher Omenye, speaks to PREMIUM TIMES about his music career, challenges and more. He recently featured in Major Lazer’s international hit single "Run Up (Afrobeat mashup)" alongside international rapper, Nicki Minaj, Partynextdoor, Baseline Music act, Skales…

PHOTO NEWS: Fashola inspects Afam Power station

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TRENDING: Nigerians react to threat on Igbos in Northern Nigeria

Nigerians on twitter have reacted to the widespread agitations caused by the threat made on the lives of Igbos living in Northern Nigeria by some Northern groups. The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, ACYF, a coalition of socio-political groups in northern Nigeria, on Tuesday issued a three months ultimatum for all…

PHOTOS: Moji Olaiya buried

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EFCC has more corruption convictions than similar agencies – Magu

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, said on Tuesday that the commission has secured more convictions than its sister agencies. Mr. Magu, who was represented by the agency’s secretary, Emmanuel Adegboyega, made the disclosure on Tuesday in Abuja at the project launch of “Law…

PHOTOS: Atiku assumes new position

A former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has assumed office as the new Waziri of Adamawa. PREMIUM TIMES had exclusively reported Mr.Abubakar's appointment into the new position, a promotion from his former title of Turakin. Mr. Abubakar received a delegation from the Adamawa Emirate Council on his new position. See pictures…

PHOTO NEWS: Osinbajo greets Calabar residents

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday visited Cross River State, where he held a town hall meeting with locals, and commissioned projects. Mr. Osinbajo was received by Governor Ben Ayade. The visit, according to the chairman of the governing board and management of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Victor…

PHOTOS: Banks, markets, shops deserted as Ontisha residents heed Biafra sit-at-home call

Saudi Arabia announces date for commencement of 2017 Ramadan fast

Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, has announced that the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan will begin on Saturday, state media said on Thursday. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation…