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Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

PDP Primary: Tambuwal congratulates Atiku

The Sokoto State Governor and former presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Aminu Tambuwal, on Monday congratulated former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, on his emergence as the flagbearer of the party in the 2019 presidential election. In a letter Mr Tambuwal personally signed, he described Mr Abubakar's emergence…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and other PDP leaders led a protest to INEC headquarters, Abuja

Osun Polls: Nigerian police teargas, bar PDP protesters from Force Headquarters

A group of leaders and supporters of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) protesting the outcome of last month's governorship election re-run in Osun State were on Friday attacked by security operatives in Abuja. The operatives fired tear gas at the protesters in a bid to prevent the protesters…

Saraki Tambuwal, Lamido, Secundus during the protest ro INEC hq over Osun elections [photo: @bukolasaraki]

Osun Election: Saraki, Dogara, Tambuwal lead PDP protest at INEC headquarters

Leaders of the main opposition party, PDP, are currently protesting at the headquarters of the electoral commission, INEC. The protesters are demanding the cancellation of the recent re-run governorship election in Osun State and the declaration of the PDP candidate, Ademola Adeleke, as winner. Mr Adeleke lost to Gboyega Oyetola…

Nigeri school

World Teachers Day: Nigeria gives teachers deadline to acquire professional licence

Anthony Anwukah, the Minister of State for Education, has said the deadline for teachers to acquire their professional licence is December, 2019. Mr Anwukah made this known at a news conference to mark the 2018 World Teachers’ Day in Abuja on Thursday. According to the minister, the licence can be…

KOWA Party

2019: KOWA Party announces presidential candidate

KOWA Party has announced Adesina Fagbenro-Byron as its flag bearer in the 2019 presidential election. According to a statement on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Habiba Balogun, Mr Fagbenro-Byron won the party 's presidential primary elections on Saturday at The Alexis Hotel, Obafemi Awolowo Way, Jabi Upstairs, Abuja. ''KOWA…

Scene where Nigerian Military Jet crashed in ABuja, FCT.

How Nigerian jets crashed – Witnesses

Some eyewitnesses have narrated how two Nigerian military planes accidentally collided and crashed in Abuja while rehearsing for an air display on Friday. While one of the pilots died from injury sustained from the crash, two others survived and are currently on admission at a military hospital in Abuja, the…

DEVELOPING STORY: One pilot confirmed dead in Nigerian jets crash

The Nigerian Air Force has confirmed that one of the pilots involved in Friday’s fighter jets crash has died. PREMIUM TIMES reported how two fighter jets on rehearsal for Nigeria’s Independence Day celebrations crashed in Katampe district of Abuja. The Air Force had while confirming the crash said no life…

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

2019: I am not bothered about venue of PDP convention – Tambuwal

The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, says he is comfortable with any venue the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may pick for its National Convention. Mr Tambuwal is one of about 13 aspirants bidding for the presidential ticket of the PDP, the party he rejoined late July after defecting from…

Striking workers of NAICOM at the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment

Trade and Investment Ministry workers protest over alleged unpaid allowances

Workers of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment in Abuja on Monday staged a protest against the non-payment of their allowances and alleged unfair welfare management in the ministry. The protest was a peaceful one as the union workers closed offices in the ministry with locks. The workers…

ICPC Head Office

ICPC docks ex-SMEDAN chief for allegedly collecting N119.8m bribe

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Monday arraigned a former Director-General of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Umar Masari, for mismanagement of public funds and bribery. A statement signed by ICPC spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa, said Mr Masari was arraigned before…

National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) protesting at the ECOWAS Secretariat

Traders association protest alleged closure of 400 Nigerian-owned shops in Ghana

The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) partially paralysed activities at the ECOWAS Secretariat, Abuja, on Monday as they protested the alleged closure of more than 400 shops belonging to Nigerians in Ghana. The protesters carried placards, some which read: “We need ECOWAS intervention,” “Ghana re-open Nigeria’s shops now,” “ECOWAS,…

NAICOM

NAICOM workers begin three-day warning strike

National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) workers on Monday began a three-day warning strike action to protest management’s failure to deliver on its agreement on staff welfare and improved working conditions. The workers, mostly members of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN), used the official hours to entertain themselves…

Coca Cola [Photo credit: Wall Street Journal]

Coca-Cola considers buying off Nigerian firm

U.S. firm, Coca-Cola, is planning to take over Nigerian company, Chi Limited, by the end of the first quarter of 2019. According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, the president of Coca-Cola’s West Africa business said the Atlanta-based company aims to complete the deal by the end of the…

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Two Nigerians jailed for human trafficking in South Africa

Two Nigerian brothers based in South Africa on Tuesday were jailed by a Gauteng judge in Pretoria for human trafficking. According to IOL, a South African newpaper, the convicts, who ran a brothel in Arcadia, Pretoria, are Obioma Benjamin Abba, 32, sentenced to 12 years and Chinedu Justine Obasi, 38,…

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Nigeria declares national disaster as floods kill over 100

Over 100 people have died in floods in several Nigerian states following heavy rains that caused the Rivers Niger and Benue to overflow, the National Emergency Management Agency announced Monday. The emergency body, NEMA, declared national disaster in the affected states of Kogi, Niger, Anambra and Delta. Eight other states…

Abdulkadir-Abdulsalam

Labour Party Crisis: Chairman tackles NLC President Wabba

The Labour Party of Nigeria, on Saturday, admonished the president of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, to focus more on the issues affecting workers, instead of tarnishing and undermining the leadership of the party. In a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES, the national chairman of the Labour Party,…

Ima Niboro

INTERVIEW: Why I want to run for House of Representatives – Ima Niboro

Ima Niboro, a journalist, was the special adviser on media and publicity to former President Goodluck Jonathan. He was later appointed the managing director of the News Agency of Nigeria. In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Festus Owete and Kunle Sanni, Mr Niboro speaks on his plan to contest for…

PIC.19. INEC PRESENTS CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION TO FIVE NEW POLITICAL PARTIES IN ABUJA

2019: INEC considers ban of smart phones at polling units

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, on Thursday, said the commission is considering banning the use of mobile phones at polling units. Mr Yakubu made this known on Friday at an Election Dialogue Series organised by a civil society organisation, YIAGA’s WatchingTheVote, at Sheraton Hotels…

Zamfara State map

Eleven killed, 21 injured in fresh Zamfara attack

Eleven persons have been confirmed killed during an attack on a viewing centre in Zamfara State in the early hours of Thursday. Viewing centres are private places were people gather to watch sports, movies and others after paying a little sum of money. They are common across Nigeria. Although the…

Yemi Osinbajo

How I started my political life – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday narrated his youth years and how he joined several pressure groups before becoming the Attorney-General of Lagos State. Mr Osinbajo disclosed this while addressing young political aspirants of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday night. “As a young…

2019: Edwin Clark’s wife battles Amosun for Ogun central seat

The wife of Ijaw leader, Edwin Clark, Abisola Shodipo-Clark, on Wednesday, declared her intention to run for the Ogun Central Senatorial seat in the 2019 general elections. She intends to run on the platform of African Democratic Congress (ADC). According to a report on DailyTrust Newspaper, Mrs Shodipo-Clark told journalists…

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode

Ambode submits APC governorship form amidst controversy with Tinubu

The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has submitted his governorship nomination form, PREMIUM TIMES can confirm. The form was submitted at the APC headquarters Wednesday afternoon by an ally of the governor and his estranged godfather, Bola Tinubu, a source close to Mr Ambode told PREMIUM TIMES. The submission…

Gov. Rochas Okorocha‏

2019: Okorocha ‘sacks’ son in-law, 12 others

The Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has sacked 13 political office holders in the state, including the Secretary to the State Government, George Eche, and Chief of Staff to the governor, Uche Nwosu, who is also his son-in-law. A statement issued in Owerri by the Chief Press Secretary to the…

Femi Otedola

2019: Otedola to vie for Lagos governorship under PDP – Dele Momodu

The Chairman, CEO of Forte Oil, Femi Otedola is going to run for the governorship seat of Lagos State, according to influential publisher, Dele Momodu. Mr Momodu, publisher of Ovation magazine and The Boss Newspaper, revealed this via his Twitter handle, @DeleMomodu. He said Mr Otedola said he would run…

Nasarawa State

UPDATED: Two killed, 37 injured in Nasarawa gas explosion

A gas explosion in Lafia, Nasarawa State, has left at least two persons dead and dozens of others injured. The Nasarawa State Government on Monday expressed shock and sadness over the explosion. The Deputy Governor, Silas Agara, said during on-the-spot assessment visit to the scene of the incident that the…