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Nigerian Police on patrol

UPDATED: Controversy trails reported kidnap of Assistant Police Commissioner

The police have spoken on the reported kidnap of an assistant police commissioner, identified as Emmanuel. Daily Trust reported the kidnap of Mr. Emmanuel and three members of his family along the Birnin-Gwari–Funtua road. They were reportedly kidnapped on Wednesday while travelling in a Hilux van. The police, however said…

IPOB

It’s unfortunate U.S. doesn’t see IPOB as terrorist organisation – Lai Mohammed

The Minister for Information, Lai Mohammed, has described as “unfortunate” the fact that the U.S. does not see the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, as a terrorist organisation. The minister disclosed this during an interview on BBC Focus Africa on Wednesday, According to Mr. Mohammed, the act and utterances of IPOB, led by Nnamdi…

Fayose

PDP to Fayose: You’re wasting your time, you can’t be our presidential candidate

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has told one of its governors to forget his presidential ambition. The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Dayo Adeyeye, said Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti was wasting his time with his plan to seek the party’s ticket for the 2019 presidential election. Mr. Adeyeye…

Twitter logo. [Photo credit: Makewebworld]

UPDATED: Twitter tests new 280 character limit

Twitter has increased the character limit of some of its users in a trial. Users on the social media platform were previously limited to 140 characters. Twitter, however, said it is experimenting with a new 280 characters limit, indicating it is not yet available to all its users.

Hurricane: Buhari orders evacuation of Nigerian students in Dominican Island

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate evacuation of Nigerian students stranded in the Dominican Island. The Presidential directive is occasioned by the reported Hurricane Maria that recently occured on the Island. Many Nigerian students usually attend medical schools in Dominican Islands which prepare them to move to the U.…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Osinbajo, Obasanjo, Amosun, others set to celebrate International Senior Citizens’ Day

Nigeria's Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo; former President Olusegun Obasanjo; Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun; and other prominent Nigerians are expected to celebrate with senior citizens in the country during this year’s International Senior Citizens Day in Ogun State. The Executive Director, the Citizens Care Foundation SCCF, Jide Taiwo, announced this…

Donald Trump

Trump adds Chad, North Korea and Venezuela to travel ban

President Donald Trump has added Chad, North Korea and Venezuela to the countries whose citizens are to face restrictions in entering the United States. Mr. Trump's so-called travel ban order initially targeted citizens from six Muslim majority countries of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen. But the new proclamation…

Repair works: Lagos restricts movement on Ikorodu Road

The Lagos State Government has said there would be a restriction on movement on the Ikorodu Road at the Fadeyi axis so as to aid some ongoing repair works. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, Olujimi Hotonu, said the government…

President Muhammadu Buhari alighting from the plane on one of his trips

Buhari leaves New York for London

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed New York, where he attended the 72nd UN General Assembly, for the United Kingdom. Mr. Buhari was in New York to join other world leaders for the one week UNGA high-level events that started on Tuesday, He was accompanied by Governors Abdul’aziz Yari, David Umahi and Rotimi Akeredolu…

Aminu Tambuwal

Sokoto declares Friday public Holiday

The Sokoto State Government has declared Friday as public holiday to celebrate the new Islamic Year. In a statement by the Sokoto governor's spokesperson, Imam Imam, on Thursday, he said the state government enjoined the people to use the period of the holiday to pray for the nation and especially…

APC holds zonal public hearings to address restructuring

The All Progressive Congress, APC Committee for the South-south zone, met in Benin, Edo State, on Sunday to review the position of different interest groups, individuals and stakeholders on the ongoing clamour for the restructuring of the country. In a statement on Monday, the Ogun State spokesperson, Dayo Adeneye, said the committee on true federalism…

IPOB Protesters

IPOB plans to humiliate Buhari in U.S – Northern Group

The Indigenous People of Biafra, led by Nnamdi Kanu, plans to humiliate President Muhammadu Buhari, when he speaks at the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA, in New York, the Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, has alleged. The group made the allegation through a statement on Sunday by its spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez…

Bashiru Tofa

IPOB: Tofa calls for national conference

A prominent Northern political leader, Bashiru Tofa, on Friday asked the Nigerian government to urgently convene a national peace conference to tackle issues of political agitations and crisis rocking the nation. Mr. Tofa, the National Republican Convention NRC, candidate in the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, said the conference…

INEC CHAIRMAN, MAHMOOD YAKUBU

Anambra election: INEC clears 35 candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Anambra State has cleared 35 candidates to participate in the November 18 governorship election in the state. The state Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Nkwachukwu Orji, said this at a civil society group forum in Awka. Mr. Orji told participants that ‘‘candidates who held…

Ambode

Please repair my damaged public school, teenager tells Ambode

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday expressed optimism that in no distant time, Lagos would produce its first elected female governor of the state. Mr. Ambode, who spoke when he received the one-day governor of the state, Zuffon Bukola, and members of her cabinet at the Exco Chambers,…

Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu

40 Nigerian officials to attend water management conference in Israel

Forty senior government officials from Nigeria will attend the 2017 Water Technology and Environmental Control Exhibition & Conference slated to hold in Israel. This was indicated in a statement by the spokesperson to the Israeli Embassy in Abuja, Tony Obiechina, on Thursday at an exhibition organised by the Ministry of…

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

2019: APC reacts to Buhari’s minister’s support for Atiku

The Deputy National Chairman of the APC, Segun Oni, has provided what appears a first formal reaction of the party to the stance of a serving minister declaring support for another presidential candidate in 2019. The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Alhassan, shocked many Nigerians when a…

Will Buhari run in 2019? Presidency, APC keep mum; minister says president indicated he would not contest

The presidency has refused to react officially to a statement credited to the Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, that President Muhammadu Buhari had said he would not seek a second term in office. Mrs. Alhassan had also said should the president decide to seek re-election, she would support her…

Nigerian Soldiers

Two soldiers wounded in gun battle with oil thieves in Rivers

Two soldiers belonging to the 29 Battalion troops in Port-Harcourt, were wounded in a gun battle with armed oil thieves in Rivers State, a spokesperson has said. In a statement on Wednesday, the Army deputy spokesperson, Aminu Iliyasu, confirmed the development. He said the troops also destroyed quantities of illegally…

Lagos police chief appoints panel to investigate corruption, sexual abuse allegations against officers

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal has appointed the Commander of the Rapid Response Service, Tunji Disu, as lead to investigate allegations of bribery and sexual molestation levelled against some officers in the Anti-kidnapping and Anti-Cultism Squad of the State Intelligence Department. PREMIUM TIMES reported how a woman,…

SHOCKING: Buhari’s Minister endorses Atiku for 2019

The Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, has endorsed a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, for the 2019 presidential election. The minister made the endorsement when she led a private visit to Mr. Abubakar, a chieftain of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress. "Your excellency, our father and our president by…

Nigerian police in Borno

Police confirm death of officer in Ebonyi well

The police in Ebonyi have confirmed that a sergeant, Donatus Oyibe, was found dead inside a well. PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported Mr. Oyibe's death. The native of Ndegu Ishieke in Ebonyi Local Government Area of the state, was found inside the well on Sunday night. He was recently posted to…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

El-Rufai announces reopening of tertiary institutions in Southern Kaduna

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Monday announced the reopening of tertiary institutions in the southern part of the state. This was disclosed through a statement signed by the governor's spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan, on Monday. Mr. Aruwan said the governor hosted some stakeholders from Southern Kaduna. The schools were…

Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu

Akeredolu assigns ministries to commissioners

The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Thursday officially completed the appointment of his commissioners. Mr. Akeredolu later unveiled their names, local governments of origin and portfolios on his Twitter handle. The governor while charging them to be hard-working added that every ministry, agency and public office was important and…

Nigerian govt’s move to re-arrest Nnamdi Kanu ‘dangerous, politically unwise’ — Abubakar Umar

A former governor of Kaduna State, Abubakar Umar, has warned the Nigerian government over its latest move to re-arrest the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, for flouting his bail conditions. Mr. Kanu is presently on bail after being charged with treasonable offences. He has dismissed…