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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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UK appoints new High Commissioner to Nigeria

The United Kingdom has appointed Catriona Laing as the new British High Commissioner to Nigeria. According to a statement published on the UK government website on Wednesday, Mrs Laing succeeds Paul Arkwright who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Ms Laing, who was the Ambassador to Zimbabwe since…

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FBI arrests 29 Nigerians for alleged internet fraud

The United States' Federal Bureau of Investigation, Monday, said it had arrested 74 'email scammers', 29 of them Nigerians in a global operation. The bureau also said the criminal scheme, which was used by the suspects, originated from Nigeria. The FBI said 42 suspects were nabbed in the U.S., 29…

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Visionscape: EFCC hasn’t contacted us on any investigation – Official

Visionscape Sanitation Solutions, a waste management company operating in Lagos State on Tuesday, said it had not received any invitation from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over any matter of fraud. The Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC), in April asked the EFCC to investigate the ownership of the…

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Despite poor health, security situation, Zamafara to sponsor five officials to World Cup

Despite the security and health challenges bedevilling Zamfara State, the governor will still use public funds to sponsor officials to the World Cup, an official has said. Hundreds of people have been killed by bandits in the state which was also the most affected in recent health crisis that rocked…

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Offa Robbery: We trust Buhari to ensure justice – Kwara Governor

The Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has called on the Nigerian Police Force to carry out a thorough investigation into the Offa robbery and ensure all criminals involved in the dastardly act are brought to justice. The governor also said he trusts in President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure justice is…

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Nigerians remember brutal dictator, Sani Abacha, 20 years after death

Today marks 20 years since the death of Nigerian military ruler, Sani Abacha was announced. The late dictator was Nigeria's 10th Head of State. He served as the de facto President of Nigeria from November 17, 1993 till June 8, 1998. Mr Abacha's government was marred by human rights abuses,…

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Recruitment: Police release list of successful candidates; Niger, Benue, Akwa Ibom lead

The Nigeria Police Force on Friday released the list of the successful candidates of its 2018 Police Constable Recruitment exercise. The names of successful candidates were selected from all states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory. As stated on the website of the Police Service Commission, training for…

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Workers’ group hails Buhari on June 12 decision

The Textile Workers Union on Thursday commended President Muhammadu Buhari for declaring June 12 as Democracy Day and for conferring a posthumous award on Moshood Abiola. The presidency made the announcement Wednesday night in honour of Mr Abiola, who won the annulled presidential election of June 12, 1993. Mr Abiola…

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Another Nigerian gets top UN position

A year after the United Nations appointed Nigeria's Amina Mohammed as its Deputy Secretary-General, the international body has named another Nigerian woman to one of its top posts in Africa. The appointment of Ahunna Eziakonwa as Assistant Administrator, Director, United Nations Development Programme’s Regional Bureau for Africa was disclosed in…

Plane Crash

No survivors in Kenya plane crash

All 10 passengers of FlySax plane that crashed on Tuesday in the central Kenya died in the crash, the government has said. The Cessna C208 aircraft, registration number 5Y-CAC, left a Kitale airstrip in Trans-Nzoia County at 4.05 p.m. for Nairobi but lost contact with the control tower at 5.20…

Lionel Messi after the loss

Messi second on Forbes 100 highest-paid athletes.

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Messi second on Forbes 100 highest-paid athletes

Barcelona star, Lionel Messi, has moved to the top slot above rival Cristiano Ronaldo in the annual Forbes list ranking of the world's 100 highest-paid athletes. The Argentine skipper earnings of £82.9 million, occupies second spot behind boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, with Ronaldo in third with £80.6 million. According to…