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Liverpool star signs new 5-year deal

Liverpool star player, Philippe Coutinho, has signed a new deal that prolongs his stay at Anfield, ESPN has reported. The 24-year-old Brazil international signed a five year deal on Wednesday with the English Premiership giants, to end speculations in the past few months of a potential move to Barcelona. The…

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Why electricity supply worsened across Nigeria – TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has said that the major cause of the worsening electricity situation across the country is pipeline vandalism. In a statement on Friday, the General Manager, Public Affairs, of the firm, Nigeria's sole power transmission company, Seun Olagunju, said the "major cause of the current…

PHOTO STORY: Mrs. Aisha Buhari receives Mrs. Melinda Gates

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Barcelona sack top official for criticising Messi

Barcelona have dismissed their head of institutional sporting relations, Pere Gratacos, for expressing his personal opinion on Lionel Messi. Euro sport reported. Mr. Gratacos put forward the club's record all time goal scorer and five time FIFA Balon d'Or winner as "over-rated" following Barcelona's Copa del Rey round of 16…

Car stolen at Abuja Millennium Park

A black Toyota Camry 2001 model car with registration number DS740ABJ has been reported stolen at the Millennium Park in Abuja on Sunday. The car belongs to a mother of three, Gift Inegbese, who was at the park for relaxation with family members and a friend. Abuja Millennium Park, one…

Suspect who murdered 4-year-old for ritual dies controversially in police custody

The anguish of the parents of a four-year-old victim of ritual killing has been compounded by the death in police custody of one of his suspected murderers. The police claimed that the suspect, Fidelis Bossman, a Togolese, was taken ill and died during interrogation. But the father of the victim,…

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After surviving Boko Haram attacks, displaced persons die of diarrhoea in IDP camp

Two years after Boko Haram attacks forced them to flee their homes in the north-east Nigeria, a fresh grief has crept in on some internally displaced persons camped in Wasa, a rural community in the suburb of Apo in Abuja. Diarrhoea outbreak, the second in just over a year, claimed the…

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Nigerian Army confirms death of another lieutenant colonel in Boko Haram ambush

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday confirmed the death of B.U. Umar, a lieutenant colonel, in a Boko Haram ambush. PREMIUM TIMES had reported how Mr. Umar and soldiers of his 114 TF battalion were ambushed by Boko Haram after an initial bomb explosion. While Mr. Umar died immediately in the…

Champions League: PSG’s Aurier denied UK entry ahead of Arsenal clash

Paris Saint-Germain defender and Ivory Coast international, Serge Aurier, will not play for his club in a crucial Champions League match against Arsenal FC on Wednesday after being denied entry by the UK government, CNN reported Tuesday. The French club said they reported the case to the UK government and…

N29 billion Fraud: Court admits exhibits against Ex-Governor Nyako, son, others

The trial of a former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, his son, Abdul-Aziz Nyako, Abubakar Aliyu, and Zulkifik Abba before Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court, Abuja got under way on Monday with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, presenting its first witness. They are facing…

Another officer dies, eight injured after Boko Haram ambush Nigerian soldiers

One other soldier died and eight others were injured in the Boko Haram ambush that led to the death of B.U. Umar, a lieutenant colonel. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr. Umar and troops of the 114 TF battalion were ambushed on Tuesday by Boko Haram on the road between Bita…

Nigerian Army on duty

Another Nigerian Lieutenant Colonel ambushed, killed by Boko Haram

A senior Nigerian soldier was on Tuesday killed by the Boko Haram, army sources told PREMIUM TIMES. B.U. Umar, a lieutenant colonel and commanding officer of 114 TF battalion of the Nigerian Army was ambushed by 9. 30 am Tuesday alongside his troops on Tuesday morning between Bita and Piridang.…

Protesting NAFDAC workers vow indefinite strike over appointment of new DG

Workers of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) have vowed to go on an indefinite strike unless the government reviews their salaries and appoints a substantive director general for the agency. The workers ended a two-week warning strike on Wednesday but said they were prepared…

Nigerian music producer, wife welcome baby

Veteran Nigerian singer, songwriter, and producer, Emeka Onusiruika, popularly known by his stage name, Mekoyo, and wife, Amaka, have welcomed a new baby. Valerie Uchechi Onusiruika was born on October 17 and named on October 24 at the family's residence in the presence of friends and family. Speaking exclusively to…

INVESTIGATION: How foremost Nigerian university encourages child labour

A typical day for 13-year-old Abdulrahman Ismail, a resident of Samaru Zaria, starts at 5 a.m. After the Muslim morning prayers, Abdulrahman sets out for his daily menial job at the gate of the main campus of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. There, he, alongside other young boys, engages in…

Nigerian students in Russia protest, lament treatment by federal government

Hundreds of Nigerians studying in Russia under a Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) scholarship on Monday held a protest at the Nigerian embassy in Moscow over failure of the Nigerian government in the last one year to remit their monthly stipends. Under the BEA scholarship, the Russian government takes care of…

PREMIUM TIMES, WE FM Abuja, sign partnership deal

Nigeria's leading investigative daily, PREMIUM TIMES, on Thursday signed a deal with Abuja-based talk radio, WE FM 106.3, for collaboration on investigative reporting and amplification of contents. The collaboration has the primary objective of enhancing good governance in Nigeria, officials of the two organisations said at the corporate headquarters of…

Ex-Appropriation Chair, Jibrin, undergoes dope test at National Hospital

Suspended House of Representatives member, Abdulmumin Jubrin, on Tuesday reported at the National Hospital, Abuja, to undergo test for substance abuse. He said the move was to disprove claims that he was a regular drug abuser and had been acting under the influence of drugs. Mr. Jibrin arrived the private…

Ex- Cameroon international, Rigobert Song, hospitalized

Former Cameroon international, Rigobert Song, was rushed to hospital after he suffered from a cerebral attack, the BBC is reporting.. The 40-year-old was said to be "unconscious" when he was taken to Yaounde Central Hospital in Cameroon on Monday. The hospital's emergency centre director said the former Cameroon defender will…

Two dead in Abuja building collapse

Two people have been confirmed dead after a four-storey building collapsed in Abuja, trapping at least eight people on Monday. Rescue workers on Tuesday recovered two bodies from the debris of the structure at Gwarinpa, Abuja. Six people had earlier been rescued. The first body was lifted from under the…

FIFA ranking: Nigeria move 3 places up

The Nigerian National football team, Super Eagles, have climbed from the 70th to 67th position in the latest monthly ranking released by FIFA on Thursday. The gain did not however place Nigeria in the African continental top 10 list. Nigeria places 16th in Africa with 513 points, behind Guinea, Uganda,…

As poverty, unemployment grows, more Nigerians turn to football betting

Blaise Thompson regularly reads up his favourite betting website, before leaving his home at Sunny Vale Estate, in Abuja, to stake between N2, 000 and N10, 000 a week, at a nearby outlet. If there are varieties of top football teams against weaker sides, Mr. Thompson said, he can wager…

Our Nigeria-made bags can rival Prada, Gucci, says young Nigerian female designer

Adedayo Mebude, 25, is living her dream. Unlike most Nigerian youth her age, the Nasarawa State University graduate has created a niche for herself with Dharyour Leather brand of premium quality leather accessories for men and women of class, taste and style. Although the venture was tough and challenging initially,…

PREMIUM TIMES’ Abuja dialogue session on parenting — LIVE UPDATES

PREMIUM TIMES Nigeria’s leading investigative newspaper, PREMIUM TIMES, is facilitating another round of dialogue session on Parenting for Nation Building. The programme is aimed at emphasising the role of families in nation building. The event is holding today (Saturday) at the Auditorium of the Central Bank Training Institute Shehu Shagari…

PREMIUM TIMES, TW Magazine, other hold forum on parenting – LIVE UPDATES

Nigeria's leading investigative newspaper, PREMIUM TIMES, TW Magazine, and Parenting Resources & Initiatives of Atlanta USA are facilitating a dialogue session on Parenting for Nation Building. Nigeria's former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Christopher Kolade, is expected to open the event today in Ikoyi, Lagos. Participants at the session…