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SSS Officials (Photo Credit: Guardian Nigeria)

SSS appoints first spokesperson in three years

The State Security Service has appointed its first spokesperson in three years. The SSS, also called DSS, announced the appointment of P.N. Afunanya in a statement sent to journalists on Thursday. The SSS claimed Mr Afunanya replaces Tony Opuiyo, the fictional name the agency has been using to circulate its…

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun (Photo Credit: Pulse.ng)

Adeosun appointed NBET board chairman

The Nigerian government has reconstituted the Board of Directors of the Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Company (NBET) with Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, as the new chairman. The Director of Information, Ministry of Finance, Hassan Dodo, announced the development in a statement. NBET invests in electricity from the generating companies…

Nigerian Senate

#FreeSamuelOgundipe: Nigerian senator, governor demand release of Premium Times journalist

The senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, has joined other Nigerians and international originations in condemning the arrest and detention of PREMIUM TIMES’ reporter, Samuel Ogundipe. Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti also joined the call for the release of Mr Ogundipe. Mr Sani, who called for the unconditional…

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun (Photo Credit: adelove.com)

#AdeosunGate: SERAP sues NYSC over Adeosun’s forged ‘exemption certificate’

A civic group has sued the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) over the 'exemption certificate' being used by the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun. PREMIUM TIMES had exclusively reported how Mrs Adeosun avoided the mandatory youth service upon graduation from the university and instead procured a forged 'exemption certificate' contrary…

Former National Caretaker Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ahmed Makarfi.

I will restructure Nigeria if elected president — Makarfi

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Ahmed Markafi, has promised to restructure Nigeria to the best interest of every citizen if elected next year. According to a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES, Mr Markafi said this on Monday in Asaba when he met with Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa,…

Director General of SSS, Lawan Daura

No money, incriminating evidence found in Lawal Daura’s homes – SSS

The State Security Service (SSS) has denied that huge sums of money and other incriminating materials were found at the homes of its sacked Director General, Lawal Daura. Videos of such recovery have been circulating with some media organisations (not PREMIUM TIMES) publishing that such recovery was made after Mr…

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor

2019: Why it is hard for Igbo to produce Nigeria’s president – Okorocha

The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, says it has been difficult for an Igbo to become president of Nigeria because the people have a knack to drag down their rising leaders. According to a report by The Punch newspaper, the governor stated this in an interview with journalists on Sunday…

Some of the 'Not Too Young To Run' protesters

2019: Group asks parties to allow young people seek elective positions

The ‘Not Too Young To Run Movement’ on Wednesday said political parties must give opportunities to young people and women with disabilities to run for office. The group also asked political parties to reduce the cost for running for office and cost for nomination, adding that Nigerian youth want a…

Rabiu Kwankwaso

Six Kano lawmakers dump APC, join PDP

Six members of the Kano State House of Assembly have defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The legislators, who are loyal to former Governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso, announced their defection in a letter they sent to the House. Mr Kwankwaso recently defected to the PDP…

Security breach at the Sokoto Airport

NCAA investigates alleged security breach at Sokoto Airport

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has commenced investigation into the alleged security breach at the Sultan Abubakar Sadiq III Airport, Sokoto, by loyalists of a politician on August 3. Sam Adurogboye, the NCAA’s General Manager, Public Affairs, said this in a statement in Lagos on Tuesday. Mr Adurogboye said the…

Imo State Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere. [Photo credit: official Facebook page of Eze Madumere]

Police allegedly withdraw security details of ‘sacked’ Imo deputy governor Madumere

The Police in Imo State have reportedly withdrawn the security details assigned to the 'former' deputy governor of the state, Eze Madumere, a spokesperson said on Thursday. According to a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES by the official's spokesperson, Uche Onwuchekwa, the act was a deliberate attempt to ''take the…

103 survive as plane crashes at take off in Mexico

About 103 persons aboard at an Embraer 190 jetliner, Aeroméxico Flight 2431,Tuesday survived a crash as the plane tried to take off from Durango, in North-west Mexico. According to CBS reports, the plane appeared to have struggled to climb above land before the engines caught fire and eventually crashed. Mexican…

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

UPDATED: 12 Sokoto lawmakers abandon Tambuwal, declare support for Buhari

Twelve of the 30-member Sokoto State House of Assembly have declared their loyalty to the All Progressives Congress and President Muhammadu Buhari. The lawmakers stated this in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES Wednesday afternoon. "We reiterate our commitment and loyalty to the APC led government under President Muhammadu Buhari,"…

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor

I will obey court ruling on deputy governor – Okorocha

The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, Tuesday, said he would respect a court ruling directing a halt to the swearing-in of a new deputy governor of the state, Calistus Ekenze. The embattled 'former' deputy, Eze Madumere, was removed on Monday by 19 of the 27 members of the state assembly…

President Muhammadu Buhari and Senate President Bukola Saraki

2019: APC goes after Saraki, dissolves Kwara party executive

The National Working Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dissolved the Kwara State Executive of the party loyal to Senate President Bukola Saraki. The dissolution was announced in a resolution signed by the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, and its National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni, on Monday in Abuja…

Imo State Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere

UPDATED: Imo Deputy Governor Eze Madumere sacked amidst restraining court order

The Deputy Governor of Imo State, Eze Madumere, has been sacked from office. He was sacked by 19 of the 27 members of the Imo House of Assembly. The Assembly had earlier received a report by a seven-member panel set up by the state chief judge which allegedly indicted Mr…

Zamfara State map

Gunmen kidnap 15 in Zamfara as Buhari deploys massive troops 

The Speaker, Zamfara State House of Assembly, Sanusi Rikiji, has said that 15 persons were kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Saturday in Maradun Local Government Area of the state. Mr Rikiji told journalists in Gusau on Sunday that the security situation in the state called for serious review. He recalled…

Google Headquarters [Photo Credit: Android Headlines]

Google to launch 200 free Wi-Fi hotspots in Nigeria by 2019

Google on Thursday announced it would launch a network of free Wi-Fi hotspots in 200 locations and five cities across Nigeria by the end of 2019. The development comes as part of efforts to increase its presence in Africa’s most populous nation in places like markets, transport hubs, shopping malls, universities and more.…

NFF General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi

‘Return’ of Pinnick as NFF chairman saved many jobs – Official

The return of the Amaju Pinnick-led executives of the Nigerian Football Federation will help save hundreds of jobs, the NFF General Secretary, Muhammed Sanusi, said on Monday. FIFA had threatened to ban Nigerian from football competitions if Mr Pinnick was not reinstated as the authentic leader of the NFF. Earlier…

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

ICPC train Enugu officials in fight against corruption

The Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN) under the research and training arm of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Commission (ICPC) on Tuesday organised a workshop for principal officials of Enugu State Local Government Councils. The two day workshop, themed “Anti-Corruption, Ethics and Integrity Training”, and held at the…

Babajide Omoworare (Photo Credit: Channels TV)

Senator withdraws from Osun APC governorship primary

A lawmaker, Babajide Omoworare, has withdrawn from the APC governorship primary in Osun State. Mr Omoworare represents Osun East Senatorial District in the Senate, same district that the outgoing governor, Rauf Aregbesola, is from. The governorship primary is holding in the state today to elect the candidate to represent the…

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…