kemibusari

Kemi Busari, is a new generation journalist who exudes obsessive interest in human rights and investigative stories. He is a senior reporter who currently covers the Nigerian Senate for Premium Times. His works has over the years generated impacts as well as won awards including the Promasidor Quill Awards, Online Reporter of the Year, 2016, Nigerian Writers’ Awards, Feature Writer of the Year 2017 and runner up Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Journalism (Online) 2017. You can reach him on; Facebook, Kemi Busari, Twitter, kemi_busari, Instagram kemibusari.

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UPDATED: Kaduna Crisis: Senators condemn violence, blame governor

Senators on Wednesday expressed divergent views on the crisis in Kaduna State with some of them blaming the governor. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has since the latest outbreak of violence last week, met with various stakeholders and interest groups in a bid to ensure…

Nigerian Senate

Senate adjourns plenary for two weeks

Nigerian senate has adjourned its plenary for two weeks. The lawmakers will resume for plenary on November 6, Senate President Bukola Saraki announced on Wednesday. Mr Saraki said the break would allow committees of the senate to carry out oversight functions. “These are committees that are going to carry out…

Ike Ekweremadu, PDP, Deputy Senate President

I’m still in PDP – Ekweremadu

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has denied reports he is considering leaving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mr Ekweremadu, currently out of the country, took to his Facebook page to make clarification on his political future Wednesday morning. The politician said even though his path is in the hand…

Nigerian senate chambers

Senators divided over Buhari’s ‘lopsided’ security appointments

Some senators on Tuesday had heated argument over composition of the National Defence Council and the National Security Council. While some of the lawmakers alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari deliberately side-lined the south east, by not appointing anyone from the region, others said the president made his appointment with consideration…

Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe

Buhari deliberately sidelined south east in security appointments – Abaribe

The senator representing Abia South in the National Assembly, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of deliberately sidelining the south east in his appointments into the National Defence Council and the National Security Council. Mr Abaribe, a Peoples' Democratic Party senator, made the allegation while contributing to a motion…

Nigerian police force

Kaduna Crisis: Police advise travellers to take alternative routes

Following recent unrest, the Nigeria Police have advised travellers who intend travelling through Kaduna to consider taking alternative routes. Police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, said this measure is imperative to forestall attack as the police is working to maintain calm in troubled area. He said this while featuring on Sunrise Daily,…

Femi Fani-Kayode

Nnamdi Kanu to partner us in removing Buhari – Fani-Kayode

Self-exiled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, will work to remove President Muhammadu Buhari come 2019, one of his associates, Femi Fani-Kayode, has said. Mr Fani-Kayode, a former minister and vocal critic of Mr Buhari, said this in a tweet on his Twitter handle @realFFK on…

Nigerian Senate

Senators at loggerheads over $3.5 billion NNPC subsidy fund

Nigerian lawmakers on Tuesday shifted their attention to a $3.5 billion budget recovery fund allegedly spent by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Two senators of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had a heated argument during senate plenary over the issue. Kabir Marafa (Zamfara-APC) and Ali Ndume (Yobe-APC) disagreed…

Nigerian senate chambers

Insecurity: Saraki ignores call to summon police IG to Senate

In apparent move to avoid extending another invitation to the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday ignored a prayer to summon the police boss to appear before the lawmakers. Following a point of order by Ike Ekweremadu, the Deputy Senate President, Dino Melaye (Kogi-PDP)…

Grand prize winner, Manasseh receiving his prize

Nigerian journalists shine at West Africa Media Excellence Awards

Three Nigerian journalists emerged winners of their categories at the West Africa Media Excellence Conference and Awards held in Accra on Saturday. The award in its second year attracted over 600 entries, shortlisted to 18, from West African journalists. The 18 finalists competed in seven categories. Two PREMIUM TIMES journalists…

Journalists

West African journalists strategise on media development

Journalists, media owners and media support groups across West Africa, on Friday gathered to discuss the various challenges bedevilling the profession in the region. The deliberation is part of events at the ongoing West Africa Media Excellence Conference and Awards (WAMECA) in Accra, Ghana, organised by the Media Foundation for…

Mr Braimah welcoming the journalist to the conference.

West Africa investigative journalism conference holds in Accra

The 2018 edition of the West Africa Conference on Investigative Journalism is currently taking centre-stage in the capital city of Ghana, Accra. The two-day event is organised and sponsored by the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA). In its first day, the conference had in attendance over 40 journalists from…

Gboyega Oyetola, the Chief of Staff to the outgoing Osun State Governor. [Photo credit: Tropic Reporters]

INEC declares APC’s Gboyega Oyetola winner of Osun governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Gboyega Oyetola, the winner of the 2018 Osun governorship election. Mr Oyetola was returned as governor-elect on Thursday at the end of a supplementary election which held in seven polling units across four local governments. The…

Photo Collage of #OsunDecides2018 top gubernatorial aspirants

#OsunRerun: INEC announces final results at collation centre (LIVE UPDATES)

The electoral commission, INEC, is set to commence the formal announcement of results from the seven polling units where elections were held on Thursday in Osun State. The rerun election was held after INEC on Sunday declared the Osun State governorship election inconclusive. The rerun elections were held in the…

Nigerian police force

#OsunDecides2018: Police teargas, manhandle journalist at Osun INEC headquarters

A journalist with Galaxy TV, Seun Falomo, was manhandled by police officers at the INEC headquarters, Osogbo, Thursday afternoon. Mr Falomo, a duly accredited journalist, was teargassed at close range and beaten by the officers. He was accused of snapping photos of them while they were shooting tear gas to…

Ademola Adeleke addressing journalists

VIDEO: #OsunDecides2018: Adeleke calls for Buhari’s intervention, says no rerun held in Osun

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun rerun election, Ademola Adeleke, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to save the country from shame it could face from the international community. His comments is coming on the sidelines of the rerun election ongoing in Osun State. Mr…

#OsunDecides2018: Heavy security presence in Osogbo

#OsunDecides2018: Heavy security presence in Osogbo

The popular Alekuwodo-Okefia area of Osogbo is currently under siege by security operatives. Officials of the Nigeria police, Nigerian Army and FRSC blocked the roads at the Okefia and Akindeko entrances. At both entrances, commuters were left stranded. Election officers, journalists, observers and some citizens who dared were allowed passage.…

Voting commence in Oshogbo. Aged people allowed to vote first.

#OsunDecides2018: PDP agents absent at crucial polling units

Over two hours after electoral process had commenced, no agent of the opposition party, PDP, was on sight at Polling Unit 001, Ward 8, Orolu Local Government Area. Many voters who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES alleged that thugs and police officers sent the agents back from the entrance of the…

A voter being accredited by INEC officials

#OsunDecides2018: Journalists barred from polling unit in Ifon

Some journalists were sent back mid-way their journey to cover election in Ifon Osun, Orolu Local Government Area The journalists were en route Idi Iya, where Polling Unit four of Ward eight is situated. They were sent back by police officers who were on the spot to barricade the entrance…

A Elderly voter being accredited, at Sekonanear Ife, during the 2018 Osun state Governorship Election on Saturday (22/9/18). 05010/23/9/18/Timothy Adeogodiran/JAU/NAN

#OsunDecides2018: Vote buying reigns as thugs bar rival voters from polling unit

Scores of voters protested at Jamodo Junction in Ifon Osun, Orolu Local Government Area of Osun State. They said thugs working for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) denied them entrance into polling units. They also alleged that the thugs seized their voting credentials and beat them up. They spoke…

Voting commence in PU17 Ward 5 in Oshogbo. Aged people given preference.

#OsunDecides2018: Thugs take over Polling Unit in Orolu despite heavy police presence

Despite the presence of scores of security personnel at Polling Unit one, Ward eight in Orolu Local Government Area, thugs are in control of the unit, PREMIUM TIMES can report. At least 100 personnel comprising police officers and officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps were deployed to…

Voters cueing up and voting under heavy rain at PU17, Ward 5 in Oshogbo

#OsunDecides2018: Premium Times journalist arrested, released

Kemi Busari, a journalist covering the ongoing Osun rerun election, was briefly arrested by the police on Thursday morning. Mr Busari was arrested for taking pictures at Polling Unit one, Ward 8, Orolu Local Government Area. The polling unit is located at Kajola Community Primary School. Mr Busari is one…

Photo Collage of #OsunDecides2018 top gubernatorial aspirants

#OsunDecides2018: APC, PDP in final battle (LIVE UPDATES)

The stage is set to conclude Osun State governorship election declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday. Today, Thursday, September 22, all 48 political parties vying for the post will go to the poll; but the real battle is between the PDP and the APC. In…

Photo Collage of #OsunDecides2018 top gubernatorial aspirants

ANALYSIS: #OsunDecides2018: Controversial Omisore may determine APC, PDP’s fate

In a development many never anticipated, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday declared the Osun gubernatorial election inconclusive. Many had expected an outright declaration after the PDP candidate, Ademola Adeleke, polled majority votes of about 254,698 while Gboyega Oyetola of the APC came a close second with 254,345…

National Assembly

National Assembly postpones resumption

Nigeria's National Assembly has postponed it's resumption. The parliament will now resume on October 9 instead of September 25 earlier slated. The postponement was contained in a statement by the National Assembly clerk, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, addressed to the lawmakers. "This is to inform all Distinguished Senators and Honourable Members that…