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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Main entrance to the project site

MKO Airport: Osun govt blames concessionaire, says N3bn spent so far

The Osun State Government has reacted to a PREMIUM TIMES’ investigation on the poor state of the MKO Abiola International Airport, Ido Osun, despite billions spent. In a statement by the state’s Commissioner for Information, Adelani Baderinwa, the government said the project only suffered a ‘temporary setback’ due to the…

Cattle

Miyyeti Allah attacks PDP for calling for arrest of its leaders

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has frowned at a call for the arrest of its leaders by opposition party, PDP. The PDP had on Wednesday given President Muhammadu Buhari a 24-hour ultimatum to arrest and prosecute leaders of the association. The urge follows threats by the Benue…

Bishop Matthew Kukah

NSCIA replies Kukah, says Muslims face more discrimination

Muslims in Nigeria suffer more discrimination than their Christian counterparts, Nigerian Supreme Council For Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has said in response to recent comments by Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah. Mr Kukah while speaking at a book launch organised by PREMIUM TIMES Books on Wednesday,…

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PDP gives Buhari 24 hours to arrest Miyetti Allah leaders

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has given President Muhammadu Buhari a 24-hour ultimatum to arrest leaders of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN). The ultimatum follows a threat by the Benue State coordinator of the group, Garius Gololo. Mr Gololo had on Tuesday warned the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to…

Miyetti Allah dissociates self from official threatening Saraki

The national body of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association has dissociated itself from threatening comments by its state coordinator for Benue. In an interview with Punch, the coordinator of the association in Benue State, Garus Gololo, had warned the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, to resign or be forced to do…

Children checking pictures of acquaintances on voters' register

CLOSE SHOTS: How children participated in Katsina North senatorial by-election

They were not involved in the actual voting as they were not qualified. But children were a strong part of the Katsina North senatorial by-election which produced Ahmad Babba-Kaita as senator-elect. The district, where President Muhammadu Buhari hails from, became vacant following the death of Mustapha Bukar on April 4.…

The terminal building, yet to be completed

INVESTIGATION: Why Osun MKO Abiola airport failed (2)

In the second part of this investigation, Kemi Busari explores the integrity and history of a firm that got the concession for the Osun airport, and the Turkey connection to the whole scandal. Read the first part of the investigation here. Not only does the company (AWOL) that got the Osun…

National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, (APC), Adams Oshiomhole (m), addressing State House Correspondents after a meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari at the State House Abuja on Monday (23/7/18). With him are Spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 Campaign, Festus Keyamo (L) and former member of the House of Representatives from Birnin-Kudu in Jigawa State. Hon. Farouk Aliyu Adamu. 03946/23/7/18/Ismaila Ibrahim/NAN

2019: APC lists Saraki’s ‘corruption cases’

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has listed what it described as ‘corruption allegations’ against Senate President, Bukola Saraki. The list is coming some days after Mr Saraki hinted on his intention to run for president in 2019. In an interview with Bloomberg, the Senate President said he is ‘actively…

President Muhammadu Buhari receives President of the Senate, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki accompanied by The Speaker of the Federal House Representatives Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara at the State House in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. MAY 7 2018

Saraki replies Tinubu, says Buhari forced him out of APC

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has listed the many sins of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration and leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) which he said culminated in his defection. Mr Saraki, who dumped the APC for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) last month, was reacting to a statement by…

APC Chieftain, Chief Bola Tinubu briefing State House Correspondents

Why Saraki, Tambuwal, others left APC – Tinubu

Defectors who dumped the All Progressives Congress left because the party could not offer them what they wanted, All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Bola Tinubu, has said. Mr Tinubu’s public reaction comes few weeks after the gale of defections from the ruling party began. In the past month, at…

Main entrance to the project site

INVESTIGATION: Osun MKO Abiola Airport in ruins despite multi-billion naira funding, concession (1)

“This is the airport. This is where you are going,” the motorcyclist, Folahan Joseph, said as we approached a bushy enclosure. The dark patch of damp on the fence speaks audibly of neglect. The expanse of land spanning about 839 hectares is the site of an abandoned airport project at…

Senator Isa Misau speaking to newsmen during the National Assembly DSS shutdown

Senators to demand probe of NASS invasion by SSS

Two senators, Isa Misau and Rafiu Ibrahim, have insisted they would sponsor a motion urging the federal government to immediately set up a Judicial Commission of Enquiry to probe the recent invasion of the National Assembly Complex by officials of the State Security Service (SSS). Messrs Misau and Ibrahim, in…

Bishop Hassan Kukah Mathew

Christians not allowed places of worship in some northern tertiary institutions – Bishop Kukah

The Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, has alleged marginalisation of Christian students in some tertiary institutions in northern Nigeria. Speaking at a book launch organised by PREMIUM TIMES Books on Wednesday, Mr Kukah accused northern governors of aiding the alleged injustice. “As I’m talking here now,…

Godswill Akpabio

Court stops Saraki from declaring Akpabio’s seat vacant

An FCT High Court in Bwari has restrained Senate President Bukola Saraki from declaring the seat of former Minority Leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, vacant. An order, published by Punch newspapers, given by Justice Othman Musa on Wednesday also directed Mr Saraki not to impede Mr Akpabio’s access to…

Mahmoud Abubakar Balarabe, SAN

Tears as NBA President, others pay tribute to Raufu Mustapha

The president of the Nigeria Bar Association, Abubakar Mahmoud, and his daughter, Hauwa Mahmoud, on Wednesday broke down in tears while eulogising the late Abdul Raufu Mustapha. Mr Mustapha, who edited two books published under the flagship of PREMIUM TIMES books, was until his death in 2017, a Professor of…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki and President Muhammadu Buhari. [Photo credit: Nigeria Today]

2019: I may contest against Buhari – Saraki

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, is ‘actively considering’ running against President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 elections. In an interview with Bloomberg on Tuesday, Mr Saraki said he is still making consultations on the ambition. “I am consulting and actively considering it,” Mr Saraki said “I believe I can make…

Bukola Saraki

Saraki appoints liaison officer

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has appointed 59-year old Earl Osaro Onaiwu his liaison officer on state matters. The appointment was announced in a statement by Mr Saraki's media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu, on Tuesday. The short statement described Mr Onaiwu as an experienced politician. "Onaiwu, an experienced politician and public administrator…

LIVE UPDATES: Books on social disorder, ethnic polarisation unveiled in Abuja

PREMIUM TIMES, under its subsidiary, PT Books, is today unveiling two of its publications. The first, Sects & Social Disorder is edited by Abdul Raufu Mustapha and second, Creed & Grievance, edited by Abdul Raufu Mustapha and David Ehrhardt. At the unveiling, holding at the Shehu Yar' adua Centre, Hannah…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker, Yakubu Dogara. [Photo credit: Newmail-ng.com]

No date for National Assembly reconvening – Saraki, Dogara

The National Assembly is yet to set a date to reconvene to consider the 2019 budget of the electoral commission, INEC, the leaders of the two chambers have said. Following a meeting with INEC chairman last week, the Senate and House of Representatives were expected to reconvene for a special…

Four families in a mosquito-infested room

SPECIAL REPORT: Forgotten Communities: How displaced children, other IDPs suffer in Lagos (2)

This is the second and concluding part of a report focusing on Internally Displaced People (IDPs). This series focuses on malnutrition ravaging children of former residents of Otodo Gbame, who were forcefully evicted by the Lagos State Government. Read the first part here. No Food For Otodo Gbame Evictees Children…

The recreation centre

After PREMIUM TIMES report, contractors complete abandoned projects at Nigeria’s Nuclear Technology Centre

Seven months after PREMIUM TIMES published an investigation on the sorry state of Nigeria’s Nuclear Technology Centre, some abandoned projects within the centre have been completed. Following the report of security loopholes in the investigation, the management of the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC) which oversees the centre also contracted…

Massive turn out in Galadima A, PU 10

APC floors PDP, wins Katsina North senatorial election

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Ahmad Babba-Kaita as winner of the Saturday by-election held to fill the vacant Senate seat for Katsina North. Mr Ahmad, a member of the House of Representatives, polled 224,607 votes to defeat his brother and closest rival, Kabir Babba-Kaita who had 59,724 votes.…

APC Candidate, Ahmad Babba-Kaita

APC candidate, Ahmad Babba-Kaita, wins Katsina North by-election

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Saturday's senatorial by-election in Katsina, Ahmad Babba-Kaita, is the winner, released results show. The Independent National Electoral Commission is soon to formally declare the winner. But its released results, already pastes at the collation centre, show that Mr Babba-Kaita, currently a member…

Accreditation exercise at Bakin Kasuwa 1, Gidan chairman, polling unit 006.

Katsina by-election: APC in early lead

The All Progressives Congress,APC, has latched on a comfortable early lead in the Katsina North by-election. After collation of results from three local governments, the party already polled 55974 votes more than three quarter 11768 of the PDP. The three local governments whose results have been read are; Daura, Dutsi…

APC Candidate, Ahmad Babba-Kaita

Katsina by-election: Despite not voting, APC candidate offers own ‘blood’ to win

After queueing and loitering around the voting premises for close to three hours, the APC candidate in the ongoing Katsina North senatorial district by-election, Ahmad Babba-Kaita has been unable to cast his vote. But he vowed he would be ready to offer his blood to win. Mr Babba-Kaita, a member…