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Three Shiite IMN members die in police custody, 15 held incommunicado – Amnesty International

At least three members of the Shiite Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) have died in police custody, Amnesty International said on Monday. Another 15 members of the group, including minors, have been detained "incommunicado for weeks," the rights group said. The IMN members were among the dozens arrested in July…

ICPC Head Office

ICPC recovers items worth N117 million from senator

Nigeria's anti-corruption agency, ICPC, through its Constituency Projects Tracking Group (CPTG) initiative, has recovered and sealed items worth N117 million traced to Utazi Chukwuka, a senator representing Enugu North Senatorial District. This is as the agency continued its recovery of items from public officers who had failed at properly using…

Prof. Wole Soyinka [Photo: OnTVSite.com]

Sowore: Presidency accuses Wole Soyinka of blackmail

The presidency on Sunday accused Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka of blackmail for condemning the arrest of an activist, Omoyele Sowore. Mr Sowore was arrested on Saturday by armed officials of the State Security Service, SSS, for calling for a revolutionary protest. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Soyinka condemned the arrest…

Police investigate near the scene of the shooting at the Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday, August 3. [PHOTO CREDIT: CNN]

29 killed in mass shootings in U.S.

At least 29 people have been killed in two mass shootings in the United States. The first shooting occurred Saturday at a busy Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, killing 20 people. At least 26 people were injured in the shooting. The Walmart shooting is believed to have been executed…

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore,.[PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram account of Sowore]

Omoyele Sowore, publisher of SaharaReporters, arrested

Security agents believed to be personnel of the State Security Service (SSS) have arrested Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of the news website, SaharaReporters. In a statement emailed to PREMIUM TIMES, an associate of Mr Sowore said the publisher cum politician was taken into custody early Saturday morning. The statement said,…

ICPC Head Office

ICPC recovers tractors, hospital equipment from two former Senators

Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, ICPC, says it has recovered from two former senators equipment meant for constituency projects. The equipment were traced to Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom northwest) and Isa Misau (Bauchi Central Senatorial District), through the ICPC's Constituency Projects Tracking Group initiative. The commission's spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa, disclosed this in…

Court symbol

Nigeria official earning below N100,000 monthly caught with N150 million property

A Kwara State High Court has ordered the forfeiture of a N150 million plaza traced to a civil servant in the state. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, spokesperson, Tony Orilade, on Thursday. The anti-graft agency said the property, Asmau Plaza,…

Bag of drugs

Three Nigerians arrested over illicit drugs in Cambodia

Three Nigerians residing in Cambodia have been arrested after illicit drugs were allegedly found on them in the south-eastern part of Meanchey district. According to a report published by Khmer Times, on Tuesday, the Nigerians were arrested on Sunday after the police anti-drug department raided a room in Tony Guesthouse,…

Josephine Udeh: Proprietress of Dala Standard Secondary School, Maiduguri,

School proprietress convicted for misappropriating N5mn students’ WAEC fees

A high court in Borno State has convicted a school proprietress, Josephine Udeh, for falsely obtaining N5 million. According to a statement signed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), on Wednesday, Ms Udeh was charged before Justice Aisha Kumaliya on a one-count charge of fraud. According to the…

Boko Haram has killed some Nigerian citizens

Boko Haram: 27,000 civilians killed in 10 years – UN

An estimated 27,000 Nigerians died between 2009 and 2019 in the ongoing Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe, the United Nations has said. The United Nations Humanitarian and Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, disclosed this on Wednesday during the commemoration of the tenth 'anniversary' of Boko Haram…

Maimala Buni. [PHOTO CREDIT: NAN]

Yobe has moved from humanitarian assistance to rehabilitation, resettlement – Buni

Governor Mai Buni says the needs of his insurgency-torn Yobe State has moved from humanitarian assistance to rehabilitation and resettlement. Mr Buni said this on Wednesday during the commemoration of the tenth year of Boko Haram crisis in the Northeastern Nigerian states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe. The event, tagged…

Voters queuing to cast their votes at ward 102, Adereti, Olode village, during the Osun State Governorship Re-run Election on Thursday (27/9/18). 05168/27/9/18/Timothy Adeogodiran/ICE/NAN

626 killed during 2019 Nigeria elections — Report

An estimated 626 persons were killed across Nigeria in the six months between the start of the election campaign and the commencement of the general and supplementary elections, the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has said. The electioneering campaigns began in October 2018 while the last of the elections were…

A polling centre during the 2019 general elections

Voter suppression, interference in results’ collation, others mar Nigeria’s 2019 elections – CSOs

Voter suppression, low voter turnout were some of the challenges that characterised Nigeria’s 2019 general elections, the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has said. According to its report released on Tuesday in Abuja, the group faulted the decision by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the election a…

EFCC operatives

EFCC arrests Kwara official, six microfinance bank chiefs for alleged N2bn fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ilorin Zonal Office, has arrested the Director-General, Kwara State Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development (SME), Segun Soewu, over alleged N2billion fraud. In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Tony Orilade, the anti-graft agency on Monday said it also arrested six other…

Boko Haram

EU, Turkey condemn Boko Haram attack on mourners

The European Union (EU) and the Turkish government have condemned the killing of over 60 persons by suspected Boko Haram members at a funeral on Saturday in Borno State. The latest carnage occurred at Badu, a village in Nganzai Local Government Area of the insurgency-wracked state. PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday…

Shitte

Proscription of Shiite IMN illegal, unconstitutional – Lawyers

Senior lawyers have condemned the Nigerian government's move to proscribe the Shiite Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). PREMIUM TIMES exclusively reported plans by the federal government to proscribe the group after a security meeting President Muhammadu Buhari had with security chiefs. On Friday, the government secured an ex-parte court order…

Justice John Tsoho

PROFILE: Justice John Tsoho — Chief Justice of the Federal High Court

On Friday, July 26, 2019, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad, swore in Justice John Terhemba Tsoho as acting Chief Judge (CJ) of Nigeria's Federal High Court. His appointment followed the retirement of Justice Adamu AbdulKafarati, who attained the retirement age of 65 years on July 25.…

President Muhammadu Buhari

ActionAid, YIAGA, want more women in Buhari’s ministerial list

Two groups have reacted to the low representation of women in the recent ministerial list released by President Muhammadu Buhari. President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday sent the names of 43 ministerial nominees to the Senate for confirmation. The expected presidential cabinet has about seven women, which is 16 per cent.…

Jonah Jang

Alleged N6.3 billion fraud: EFCC presents more evidence against Jang

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has presented more evidence on the ongoing trial of a former Plateau State governor, Jonah Jang. Mr Jang is being tried for alleged N6.2 billion fraud. EFCC presented two witnesses, Yusuf Pam, a former cashier in the Office of the Secretary to the…

Suspended Okoi Obono-Obla, Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian govt files motion seeking forfeiture of N2bn, properties linked to PEF official

The Nigerian government has filed an application before the Federal High Court in Abuja seeking for interim forfeiture of monies and properties allegedly traced to an official of Petroleum Equalization Fund (PEF). The chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel on Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), Okio Obono-Obla, on Wednesday,…

Some N-Power beneficiaries

Nigerian govt sacks 2,525 N-Power beneficiaries who absconded from duty

The Nigerian government has sacked 2,525 beneficiaries of its N-Power programme for absconding from their primary places of assignment (PPA) across the country. The Communications Manager of the National Social Investment, Justice Bibiye, in a statement he signed on Wednesday, said the decision followed "reports that some beneficiaries stayed away…

Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha

EFCC goes after Okorocha

The EFCC on Wednesday said its Enugu Zonal Office has marked some properties traced to the former Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, and some of his family members. The EFCC noted that Mr Okorocha's properties were marked not sealed. However, the ex-governor's spokesperson, Sam Onwuemodo, in a telephone interview, told…

Gov. Rochas Okorocha‏

EFCC seals Okorocha’s properties – Aide

The operatives of anti-graft agency EFCC, Enugu zonal office, have reportedly sealed properties belonging to the immediate former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha. The properties reportedly sealed are in Owerri, Imo State capital, an aide to the senator told PREMIUM TIMES. According to a report published on PUNCH newspaper, on Tuesday,…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Appoint more youth as ministers, group urges Buhari

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) on Tuesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to include more youth in his cabinet as promised during his 2019 general election campaign. The group said this in a statement signed by its president, Oladele Nihi. The president on Tuesday forwarded the names of 43…

President Muhammadu Buhari

UPDATED: 13 ex-ministers who will return to Buhari’s cabinet

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday sent the names of 43 ministerial nominees to the Senate for confirmation. Among the 43 nominees are 12 people who were ministers in Mr Buhari's first term in office (2015-2019). The remaining 31 nominees, if cleared by the Senate, will be ministers for the first…