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Isaac Ositelu (Photo Credit: The Eagle Online)

2019: What I have to offer Nigerians- Accord Party presidential candidate

The presidential candidate of the Accord Party, Isaac Ositelu, has said he would create jobs, 'battle hunger' and tackle the rot in the power sector if elected into office in 2019. In a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES, on Wednesday, Mr Ositelu urged Nigerians to join the ''new movement'', the…

Not Too Young To Run rally

2019: ‘Not Too Young to Run’ movement launches TV programme

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the ‘Not Too Young To Run’ movement has said it would soon begin a TV programme aimed at supporting young candidates from political parties. In a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday, the group said the show is designed to address the challenges…

The Nigeria Air Force in Nguroje

Nigerian Air Force helicopter crashes while bombing Boko Haram

A Nigerian air force helicopter being used to bomb Boko Haram members has crashed. The crash was confirmed by the air force spokesperson, Ibikunle Daramola. Mr Daramola, an air commodore, said details of the cause of the crash are "still scanty." "Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Helicopter was lost in combat…

NIGERIA: Nigerian police force

Kano records 105 rape cases, 168 murders in 2018 – Police

The Kano State Police Command said at the end of 2018, it recorded 337 'major crime cases' including 105 rapes and 168 murders. In its end of the year review sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Magaji Majiya, it said it also recorded 34…

US Embassy, Abuja

Despite govt shutdown, consular services continue in Lagos, Abuja – U.S. Embassy

The United States Embassy in Nigeria said its consular section in Abuja and the Consulate General office in Lagos would remain open for Visa applicants, despite a government shutdown. A statement published on the U.S. embassy Facebook page on Tuesday said the shutdown order only affects offices "that are managed…

Magnus Abe

Rivers 2019: APC senator warns party, insists he’s authentic governorship candidate

A Rivers State senator insists he is the governorship candidate of Nigeria's ruling party, APC, in Rivers and will emerge governor in 2019. Magnus Abe, who is in court asking to be declared the candidate of the APC, warned the APC headquarters not to recognise anyone else as its governorship…

U.S. Embassy Abuja

U.S. Embassy closes consular offices in Abuja and Lagos

The United States’ Embassy in Nigeria has temporarily closed its consular section in Lagos and the capital city, Abuja. In a statement published on the U.S. embassy Facebook page on Monday, the closure was as a result of the government shutdown in the U.S. The U.S. embassy, in its statement,…

New Year: Buhari, Atiku, Saraki, Wike, others felicitate with Nigerians, call for peace

Several public office holders have facilitated with Nigerians in New Year messages sent to PREMIUM TIMES President Muhammadu Buhari, in his New Year message, urged Nigerians to use the opportunity of the preceding year as a good time to look forward to considering new prospects, unfold our plans, and prepare…

President Muhammadu Buhari

In New Year message, Buhari promises ‘free, fair, credible’ 2019 elections

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to ensure "free, fair and credible" elections in 2019. Mr Buhari, who is seeking re-election, stated this in his New Year message to Nigerians. The president's message was sent to PREMIUM TIMES by the State House. "We have had our challenges: security, economic, political, social.…

Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture

ANALYSIS: How Nigeria’s Agric ministry fared in three years of Audu Ogbeh’s leadership

As Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for more than three years, Audu Ogbeh has made some significant decisions in trying to solve the surge of food insecurity in the country as well as encourage local farmers produce more, to ensure food availability. Mr Ogbeh, a former national chairman…

Buhari and Tambuwal

Buhari, Tambuwal ride in same vehicle

President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Aminu Tambuwal shared the same vehicle on Sunday, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Mr Tambuwal would have been the main challenger to President Buhari in next year's presidential election had the Sokoto governor won the ticket of the main opposition party, PDP. The governor…

INTERVIEW: What I would do differently if elected – 30-year-old Bauchi House of Assembly aspirant

Naseem Adam, the 30-year-old candidate of the Green Party of Nigeria (GPN), is contesting for a seat at the Bauchi State House of Assembly to represent Lere/Bula constituency in Tafawa Balewa local government from 2019. He is an ex-banker, who resigned his appointment to focus on his political ambition ahead…

File photo of Former Vice President and chieftain of PDP, Atiku Abubakar and President Muhammadu Buhari

Presidency replies Atiku, says his criticism of 2019 budget offers no solution

The presidency has replied an opposition presidential candidate over his criticism of the 2019 budget proposed by President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement by Mr Buhari's spokesperson, Garba Shehu, the presidency said Atiku Abubakar "offers no substantive and workable solution to the identified 'realities'." Mr Abubakar, the presidential candidate of…

Aisha Buhari and Buhari

2019: Don’t make Buhari’s family the issue, presidency warns PDP

The presidency has released the statement below warning the main opposition party, PDP, not to make family matters an issue in the 2019 elections. The statement was sent to PREMIUM TIMES by Mr Buhari's spokesperson, Garba Shehu. The warning follows the reactions that trailed Mr Buhari's public response to criticisms…

We’ve resolved our problems with UNICEF – Nigerian Army 

Days after it accused the United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) of aiding terrorism in the North-east, the Nigerian Army says it has resolved its differences with the UN agency. The army chief, Tukur Buratai, a lieutenant general, stated this on Saturday in Maiduguri. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the…

Gov Wike

Rivers 2019: Wike goes after Tonye Cole, cancels major Sahara Energy-linked contracts

The Rivers State Government says it has approved the termination of the share sale contract for 70 per cent equity of the state-owned power generation assets. The state government also admitted that the companies whose contracts were cancelled were linked to Sahara Energy, whose co-owner Tonye Cole is the opposition…

President Muhammadu Buhari presents 2019 budget to the National Assembly (Photo Credit: @brytedude on Twitter)

2019 Budget: Buhari retains social intervention, amnesty projects

President Muhammadu Buhari has retained fiscal allocations for both the Social Intervention Projects (SIPs) and the Niger Delta Amnesty Programme in the 2019 budget. While the president proposed N500 billion for the SIPs, he said N65 billion is expected to be expended for the amnesty programme - initiated by one…

Voting exercise in Osun State.

2019: How parties’ dominance, vote buying, violence may hinder polls – YIAGA

Ahead of the 2019 general election, the Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) has said vote buying, domination by two political parties, violence against women and hate speech were factors that may hinder the success of the polls. In its second pre-election observation report titled, 'Is the Integrity…

Amnesty International

We’re not sabotaging your efforts, Amnesty International replies Nigerian Army

Human rights group, Amnesty International, has debunked the claim by the Nigerian military alleging the organisation is working to destabilise the country. Amnesty International Nigeria Chair, Auwal Rafsanjani, stated the position of the organisation on Monday at the unveiling of its report, “Harvest of Death: Three Years of Bloody Clashes…

Buhari presides over Security Council meeting with military chiefs, Police IG others

Buhari speaks on Nigerian army’s accusation against Amnesty International

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to allegations levelled by the Nigerian Army against Amnesty International. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the army on Monday morning accused Amnesty International of plotting to destabilise Nigeria. The army's allegation came three days after it accused UNICEF of encouraging Boko Haram activities in Nigeria's North-east.…

Amnesty International Nigeria

Miyetti Allah, farming group clash as Amnesty International presents report

Tempers flared on Monday in Abuja between representatives of herders and farmers' groups as the rights organisation, Amnesty International, presented a report on the conflict between the two groups in Nigeria. The report, “Harvest of Death: Three Years of Bloody Clashes Between Farmers and Herders”, was presented at Reiz Continental…

Abubakar Usman

Declare me APC spokesperson, blogger tells court

A popular blogger and publisher, Abubakar Usman, has filed a suit against the All Progressives Congress (APC) over its appointment of Lanre Issa-Onilu as the substantive National Publicity Secretary of the party. Mr Usman claims he should have assumed the position having emerged as runner-up to Bolaji Abdullahi who in…

Top Army chiefs

Nigerian Army reverses self on ‘suspension’ of UNICEF activities in North-east

A few hours after it announced a controversial suspension of UNICEF activities in the Boko Haram-ravaged North-east, the Nigerian Army has reversed itself. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the army on Friday afternoon announced the suspension, accusing the UN agency of acts that encourage Boko Haram terrorism. UNICEF is one of…

Nigerian Army after recapturing Mubi

Boko Haram: Presidency speaks on Nigerian Army’s ‘suspension’ of UNICEF activities

The presidency has spoken on the Nigerian army's announcement on Friday that it has "suspended" all the activities of UNICEF in the North-east. Garba Shehu, spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari, said the Nigerian Army and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) will meet on Saturday over the issue. Mr…

Participants present at the event.

#TheConvergence: How data can help young candidates run cost-effective campaigns – Analyst

The Head of Research at SB Morgen Intelligence, Cheta Nwanze, has advised young candidates in the 2019 general elections on how a good understanding of data would help them run cost-effective campaigns. Mr Nwanze gave the advice at a conference, "The Convergence", an initiative of the Youth Initiative for Advocacy,…