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Gov. Abdulazizi-Yari

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…

Bukola Saraki and Abdulfatah Ahmed

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…

Former Head of State, Sani Abacha

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,…

PIC. 1. CANDIDATES FOR THE NIGERIA POLICE CADET EXAMINATION FILE FOR ACCREDITATION AT OKAKA CENTRE IN YENAGOA, BAYELSA ON MONDDAY (22/8/16). 5896/23/8/2016/AO/ICE/BJO/NAN

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…

Buhari in Berlin

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…

UN headquarters [Photo: Google.com]

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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Lionel Messi

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…

Kayode Fayemi

Buhari, Ministers eulogise Fayemi at FEC send-off

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday held a valedictory session in honour of the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Kayode Fayemi, who resigned as a cabinet member. President Muhammmadu Buhari presided over the session at the council chamber of the presidential villa in Abuja. The minister quit the cabinet…

Ishaq Akintola

MURIC wants Nigerian officials who stole Saudi-donated date fruits identified, punished

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has condemned the failure by the Nigerian government to uncover and punish Nigerians who diverted dates donated by Kingdom of Saudi to Nigeria for distribution to internally displaced persons and prominent mosques. Saudi Arabia donated the fruits last year. After report the dates were diverted…

One of those arrested for drug trafficking (Photo Credit: nyasatimes)

Nigerians arrested for drug trafficking in Malawi

A Nigerian has been arrested by the Malawian police after illicit drugs were found in his home during a raid. According to a report published by Nyasatimes, a news portal in Malawi, police operatives dealing with the epidemic of illegal drugs and substance trade across the country, arrested the Nigerian,…

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia issues first driving licences to women

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has issued 10 driving licences to women. The announcement comes three weeks before a ban on women driving is set to be lifted following King Salman's decision last year to allow women to drive . In a statement by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) issued…

Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau

Jailbreak: Interior Minister Dambazau visits Minna, says 30 inmates re-arrested

The Ministry of Interior said on Monday afternoon that 30 of the inmates who escaped from the Minna Medium Security Prison on Sunday night have been re-arrested. Earlier on Monday, PREMIUM TIMES reported how the police said 219 inmates escaped with 19 re-arrested. The police commissioner in Niger, Dibal Yakadi, said efforts were…

Nigeria-Prisons

Jailbreak: 200 inmates escape from Nigerian prison

The police in Niger State have confirmed that about 200 prisoners escaped in a jailbreak at the Minna Medium Security Prison on Sunday night. PREMIUM TIMES reported the jailbreak which the prison authorities blamed on armed attackers who were said to have stormed the prison at about 8:00 p.m. One official was killed and…

Another Nigerian Jailbreak: Many prisoners escape, one official killed

The Nigerian Prison Service has confirmed a jailbreak at the Minna prison. This is the latest in a series of jailbreaks in prisons across Nigeria. The service said the latest jailbreak occurred on Sunday night. Although the number of escaped prisoners is yet to be ascertained, spokesperson Rabiu Shuaibu says…

PIC. 1. CANDIDATES FOR THE NIGERIA POLICE CADET EXAMINATION FILE FOR ACCREDITATION AT OKAKA CENTRE IN YENAGOA, BAYELSA ON MONDDAY (22/8/16). 5896/23/8/2016/AO/ICE/BJO/NAN

Police Recruitment: Female candidate slumps, dies during test in Abuja

A female candidate, Danjuma Christiana, slumped and died Friday in Abuja while undergoing medical screening for recruitment as a police constable. Police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, confirmed the incident in a statement Friday evening. "The deceased was a female PC recruit candidate with number PSCRKD094 from Kaduna State undergoing medical screening for 2018 Police recruitment,"…

Ghana-Police

25 Nigerians arrested in Ghana for alleged robbery

The Ghanaian police on Sunday arrested 25 Nigerians in Amasaman for alleged violent crimes and robbery. According to a report by Daily Graphic, a news portal in Ghana, the Amasaman Divisional Police Commander, Francis Yiribaare, said the arrests were part of measures by the police to address concerns over the…

Dates palm fruits

One year after Nigerian officials diverted dates donated by Saudi Arabia, no culprit identified, punished

A year after about 200 tonnes of date donated by Saudi Arabia to poor Nigerians were diverted to the open market, the Nigerian government is yet to identify the culprits. The dates were donated by Saudi Arabia for last year’s Ramadan fast for free distribution to persons displaced by Boko Haram as…

File photo of IPOB members demonstrate in Onitsha. [Photo credit: NAN]

IPOB: South-east governors, police move to frustrate sit at home order

The Anambra Government says it will sanction staff of the civil service who fail to report to office on May 30 in compliance with a sit at home order. IPOB, a separatist movement, seeks an independent Igbo country of Biafra. The Nigerian government last year secured a court order to…

Coca Cola [Photo credit: Wall Street Journal]

Coca-Cola launches first alcoholic drink

Coca-Cola on Monday launched its first alcoholic drink. The canned liquor product was launched in Japan. The U.S. drinks giant aims at making a version of “Chu-Hi” – canned sparkling flavoured drink - that includes a local spirit called shochu. According to the president of Coca-Cola's Japan business unit, Jorge…

Ekiti state on map. [Photo credit: Wikipedia]

Ekiti 2018: Former deputy governor emerges Accord Party candidate

A former deputy governor of Ekiti State, Abiodun Aluko, has emerged the candidate of Accord Party for the July 14 governorship election in the state. In a statement issued by the Abiodun Aluko Campaign Organisation, Mr Aluko announced his resignation from Mega Party and intention to run for the election.…

Nigerian Police [Photo credit: Today.ng]

Police parade Naval officer, soldier, 13 others for robbery, kidnapping

The police in Oyo State have paraded a 28-year old Naval officer, Jimoh Adesoye, and 14 others arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad for robbery kidnapping and other crimes. According to a report by Vanguard newspaper on Friday, two of the suspects are twin brothers. Speaking with journalist at Police…

Atiku Abubakar

Atiku denies visiting ex-Plateau Governor Jang in prison

A former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has denied visiting a former Plateau State Governor, Jonah Jang, in prison. There were news reports (not PREMIUM TIMES) that the ex-vice president was among dignitaries that visited Mr Jang, who is being held in a Plateau prison. The former governor is…

Apart monthly allocations, FG gives states, local govts N1.64 trillion for pensions, salaries, others in three years – Buhari

The Federal Government on Sunday said it released N1.64 trillion to states and local governments between 2015 and 2017 as part of measures to stabilize the polity. The money is separate from the statutory monthly allocations shared by the federal government, states and local governments from the federation account. President…