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President Muhammadu Buhari in a group photo with candidate and all aspirants of the APC in the July 2018 Ekiti State Governorship Elections, after Mr. President’s dinner meeting with APC’s South West leaders.

Osun APC Primaries: Governorship aspirant alleges manipulation plot

An Osun State All Progressive Party (APC) governorship aspirant, Kunle Adegoke, Thursday, alleged the party's primary election was postponed to enable some officials manipulate it. But the chairman of the committee saddled with conducting the shadow poll, Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State, has assured that the exercise will be…

Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs, Hameed Ali

Nigerian Customs must adopt new technologies to secure ports — Comptroller-General

The Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, has said the agency must benefit from the opportunities of new technologies in securing the Nigerian boarders and ports The customs boss said this on Tuesday at a national conference on Fast-Tracking Port Reforms, organised by the federal ministry of transportation, in collaboration with…

One of the placards used by the protesting workers

FRCN Protest: Abuja staff allege unpaid allowances since 2010

At the same time their colleagues shut down the Kaduna station, staff at the headquarters of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) in Abuja on Monday staged a protest against non payment of their allowances and Insurance levy. All of them wearing black clothes, the workers decried poor treatment of the corporation…

CSOs hold rally against killings in Nigeria

CSOs hold rally against killings in Nigeria

Dozens of youth on Wednesday gathered at the Unity Fountain in Abuja for a rally organised by a coalition of non-governmental and human right organisations against killings in Nigeria. Member groups of the coalition include Enough is Enough (EiE) Nigeria, Bring Back Our Girls Movement, Global Rights, Our Mumu Don…

Chris Giwa

Nigeria Football Controversy: Pinnick returns to court

The FIFA recognised chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has asked a court to vacate its order that sacked him from office. Following his requeest, the Jos Federal High Court on Wednesday fixed July 10 for hearing the motions filed by Mr Pinnick, challenging the exparte order it…

Alao Akala

Alao-Akala, accused of stealing public funds, wants to govern Oyo again

Despite being prosecuted for allegedly stealing public funds while in office, Adebayo Alao-Akala seeks to govern Oyo State again. Mr Alao-Akala was Oyo State governor between 2007 and 2011. He is being prosecuted alongside two others for allegedly mismanaging N11.5 billion public funds. The former governor alongside a former commissioner for…

Chris Giwa at NFF secretariat in Abuja

NFF Crisis: Why FIFA won’t ban Nigeria — Giwa

The unending crisis that has engulfed the Nigeria Football Federation since 2014 shows no signs of abating even as Chris Giwa assumed leadership of the Federation on Tuesday and commandeered the secretariat in Abuja. He told journalists on his assumption that FIFA would not ban the country, explaining that it…

Guinness beer [Photo: Thrillist]

Guinness to open first U.S. brewery in 64 years

The firm which produces Guinness brew will soon open a brewery in the U.S. for the first time in more than 64 years According to a report by CNBC, Friday, the firm, Diageo will open the $80 million brewery near Baltimore on August 3. A 270-seater restaurant and a tap…

President Muhammadu Buhari talking

Plateau Killings: Buhari approves N10 billion for affected communities

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said N10 billion would be made available for the rehabilitation of affected communities in Plateau State which recently witnessed attacks by suspected herdsmen that claimed over 86 lives. The victims were hacked to death while they were reportedly returning from a funeral ceremony. President Buhari…

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UPDATED: Plateau Killings: Presidency accuses PDP of crocodile tears, says more people killed under PDP

President Buhari says ongoing killings should not be politicised, but the latest statement could further deepen partisan bickering. Although President Muhammadu Buhari warned against politicising the ongoing killings across Nigeria, his aides have yet again reminded Nigerians that deadly attacks resulting in high number of deaths did not start under…

Oyo govt shuts Bodija market

The Oyo State Government has shut down the popular Bodija market in the state. In a post on its verified Twitter handle, the government said the shutdown was for security reasons. "This is an aftermath of the sporadic shooting which occurred earlier today in the market and its environs," the…

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Volkswagen opens car assembly plant in Rwanda

Volkswagen on Wednesday launched its first car assembly plant in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. The German car-making firm, on its website said it will begin with the assembling of the Hatchback Polo and Passat models. According to the CEO of Volkswagen Group South Africa and Sub-Sahara region, Thomas Schäfer,…

President Muhammadu Buhari talking

ARG criticises Buhari on restructuring

The Afenifere Renewal Group, (ARG) has described President Muhammadu Buhari's criticism of groups clamouring for restructuring as ''non-visionary''. President Buhari on Monday critcised the groups calling for restructuring of the country saying they had "personal agenda." Mr Buhari said this when he received a delegation of Urhobo traditional rulers, and…

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Plateau Killings: NLC expresses concern over reaction time of security agencies

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has expressed concern over an allegation that Saturday killings in Barkin-Ladi and Riyom local government areas of Plateau State went on for hours without check by security agencies. NLC condemned the killings as senseless and barbaric, and called on government to do something about the…

Femi Falana

Plateau Killings: NHRC, CAN, Falana, others demand justice

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Christian Assocaition of Nigeria (CAN) and a human rights advocate, Femi Falana, have demanded the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators of Saturday’s killing in Plateau State. About 86 persons were killed by suspected herdsmen, according to figures from the police in Barkin Ladi, Plateau State.…

Adams Oshiomhole

APC Chairmanship: Why other contenders stepped down for me — Oshiomhole

The new national chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has said the other candidates withdrew themselves "unconditionally’’. He made the statement on Saturday in Abuja at the party’s national convention, adding that it was as a result of the trust his other colleagues had for him…

President Muhammadu Buhari speaking

APC National Convention: Buhari appeals to aggrieved party members to be patient

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to keep faith with the party, saying things would soon be put right. He made the appeal on Saturday in Abuja at the party’s National Convention, adding that the party would emerge stronger from the convention.…

Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Amaechi briefing State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (2/1/18)

Railway scholarship ‘scam’: Nigerians demand independent probe

Nigerian rights activists and groups have demanded an independent probe into the handling of the railway scholarship programme reportedly offered by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) to young Nigerians. PREMIUM TIMES reported how young Nigerians travelled long distances from all over the country to submit applications for foreign…

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Buhari’s minister asks court to nullify Oyo APC congress

The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, and 35 others have asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to nullify the congresses of the All Progressives Congress in Oyo State. In a statement he sent to PREMIUM TIMES, the Director of Media for the Shittu’s Campaign Organisation, Saheed Oladele, said the…

Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti 2018: Fayose can’t intimidate me — Fayemi

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Ekiti governorship candidate, Kayode Fayemi, has said Governor Ayo Fayose cannot 'intimidate' him on the day of election. Mr Fayemi, a former governor of the state, emerged the candidate of the APC for the elections billed for July 14. On May 30, Mr Fayemi stepped…

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2019 Election: Over 100 parties to contest — INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has said that over 100 political parties may feature on the ballot paper in the forthcoming 2019 general elections. This was disclosed in a statement by the INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, on Thursday at an Elections Stakeholders’ Summit organised in Abuja, The summit was…

Bauchi State on the map

Eight killed in Bauchi windstorm, Buhari sends delegation

The federal government has confirmed that eight people were killed in the aftermath of a windstorm on Saturday in Bauchi State. President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday. Mr Shehu also said the windstorm “destroyed an estimated 1505 houses mainly in the state capital.”…

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Pastor donates N1 million for completion of mosque

A Senior Pastor with the Peniel Church of God in Calabar, Essien Ayi, has donated one million Naira to help the Muslim community in the Cross River State capital complete its central mosque. According to a report by The Nation newspaper, Tuesday, Mr Ayi who is also a lawmaker, said…

NEMA Headquarters

NEMA says workers have no justification for strike

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has asked its striking workers to resume duties. The staff of NEMA had, on June 12, embarked on a nationwide indefinite strike over allegations such as maladministration, ineptitude, incompetence and inefficiency against the current director general, Mustafha Maihaja. The Abuja headquarters of the agency…

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Nyame, Dariye’s convictions show we aren’t selective – EFCC

The anti-graft agency, EFCC, has said recent convictions it secured show it is not partisan as alleged by some Nigerians. PREMIUM TIMES reported the jailing of ex-Taraba State governor, Jolly Nyame, in May and that of ex-Plateau State governor, Joshua Dariye, on Tuesday. Both men were jailed 14 years each for misappropriating funds…