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Customs impounds Dangote truck loaded with smuggled rice – Official

A truck stocked with 800 bags of smuggled rice has been intercepted by the Nigerian Customs Service. The truck is believed to belong to one of Nigeria's biggest conglomerates, Dangote Plc. The Custom Unit Controller, Aliyu Mohammed, on Wednesday, while addressing journalists announced the seizure. “The truck is also seized…

Nigerian Customs Officials

Customs set to recruit 3,200 personnel

The Nigerian Customs Service is set to recruit 3,200 personnel to fill positions in the agency. The positions to be occupied by prospective entrants include Assistant Inspector (Support Staff) - CONSOL 06, Assistant Inspector (General Duty) - CONSOL 06, Customs Assistant (Support Staff) Grade 11 - CONSOL 04, and, Assistant…

Raymond Dokpesi

FCDA demolishes AIT’s ‘building’ in Abuja

The Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), Abuja, on Tuesday demolished structure belonging to Daar Communications, owners of African Independent Television (AIT) and RayPower FM. The structure, located at Kpaduma Hill, Asokoro District of Abuja was brought down by bulldozers early Tuesday. DAAR Communications, a private broadcasting organisation in Nigeria, was…

Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, a dismissed judge of the Federal High Court, seen making a phone call at an Ikeja High Court before being apprehended by the EFCC on Tuesday.

Why we re-arrested ex-judge Ofili-Ajumogobia in court premises – EFCC

The anti-graft agency, EFCC, has said that it acted legally by rearresting a former judge who was discharged by the court on Tuesday. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia was re-arrested at the premises of an Ikeja High Court after she was discharged of corruption charges by Justice Hakeem Oshodi.…

Voters voting at the Nomadic Primary School, Polling Unit , Esu Palace Polling both Bwari Area Council, during the FCT Area Council at Bwari Area Council in Abuja on Saturday (9/03/19). 02037/9/3/2019/Sumaila Ibrahim/JAU/NAN

2019: Female political aspirants share election experiences

Some young female candidates who contested in the just concluded 2019 general elections have narrated their experiences while contesting for the different political offices. The candidates said the lack of funds, poor party structure, and 'stereotyping' were among some of the challenges they faced. They urged the incoming 9th National…

Festus Keyamo

Nigerians don’t need WAEC certificate to become president – Keyamo

The spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo, said an aspirant does not need to have a West African Examination Council (WAEC) certificate to become a president or governor in the country. Mr Keyamo disclosed this in a tweet posted on his verified Twitter handle,…

FILE PHOTO: Fuel queue in Abuja

No plan to remove fuel subsidy now — Nigerian govt

The federal government has again clarified its stance on the removal of fuel subsidy, saying it had no plan to do so in the immediate future. The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, said this on Sunday at the briefing by the Nigerian delegation on the outcome of their meetings with…

Adebayo-Shittu

Minister Shittu, who skipped NYSC, loses to APC in court

A judge has struck out a suit filed by the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, against the All Progressives Congress (APC). The minister sued his party for excluding his name from the list of gubernatorial aspirants in the March 9 general elections. Mr Shittu was excluded following an exclusive PREMIUM…

Kenyan Police [Photo Credit: ethioalert.com]

33 Nigerians arrested in Kenya for illegal stay

The Kenyan Police have arrested 33 Nigerian immigrants for illegally staying in the country, StandardDigital has reported. The news portal in Kenya reported that the immigrants were arrested on Thursday morning in Kasarani, a residential area in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. Also in the report, the Kasarani Officer…

Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Amaechi briefing State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (2/1/18)

PDP accuse AGF, Amaechi of plot to annul Rivers election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have accused the minister for transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, of plotting to cause "constitutional crisis" in the just concluded governorship election in Rivers state. The PDP also alleged that the minister for justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami is linked in the…

Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello

Lawyers condemn plot to remove Kogi State Chief Judge

A civil society group, Federation of Lawyers In Active Democracy (FLAD), has condemned the Kogi State House of Assembly's resolution demanding the removal of the state's Chief Judge, Nasir Ajanah, from office. The State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution calling for the sack of Mr Ajanah for…

Police Officers

Abduction of 30 people on Abuja-Kaduna Highway untrue — Police

The Police in Kaduna State have denied that 30 persons were kidnapped on the Abuja-Kaduna highway on Monday evening. The command's public relations officer, Yakubu Sabo, in a statement, however, confirmed that attacks by some gunmen took place on the highway on that day. He dismissed as false claims that…

The Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to Nigeria, Ketil Karlsen

Nigeria source, destination for sex trafficking, organ harvesting — EU Official

The European Union has said Nigeria is now seen globally as a source and destination for sex trafficking, forced labour, transit and trafficking in human organs. The EU also said it would support Nigeria through its political dialogue and development cooperation to fight these vices. The Head of the EU…

Fela Durotoye speaking at the presidential debate. [PHOTO CREDIT: CHannels Twitter handle]

ANALYSIS: Why ‘Third Force’ failed in 2019 elections

Before the Presidential and National Assembly polls in the 2019 general elections, there was an expectation that a 'third force party' would emerge to challenge the dominance of the two main political parties in Nigeria. Since the 2015 general elections, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition…

ICPC Head Office

ICPC seals fake medical, nursing college

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has shut down a fake medical and nursing college in Enugu State. The college is named the International College of Professions and is located in Nsukka. A statement signed by ICPC spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa, on Monday, said the school, also…

Comptroller General, Nigerian Prisons Service, Jaafar Ahmed.

Elections: Why deployed prison personnel yet to get allowances after polls – Official

The Nigerian Prison Service (NPS) has given reasons for the non-payment of election duty allowances to its personnel deployed during the just concluded 2019 general election. Some of the personnel who asked not to be named expressed their grievances on Monday. They said they are yet to get their allowances…

Magaji Aliyu reciting the opening prayers

Gbajabiamila formally declares ambition to be Reps Speaker (LIVE UPDATES)

The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, will today formally declare his intention to vie for the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives in the ninth assembly. The event is holding at the Lagos/Osun hall of Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. The lawmaker, who represents Surulere…

Gboyega Oyetola, Governor of Osun State.

Don’t be scammed, we’re not recruiting into civil service – Osun Govt

The Osun State Government says it is not recruiting into the state's civil service at present. This denial came on the heel of the rumoured recruitment by the state government into the civil service, which has been generating controversies within and outside the state. The state government said it is…

Voting going on smoothly at PU002 in Atawa village, Rimin Gado local hovernment area Kano. This is contrary to reports we recevied earlier that no election is holding in the area

EU Mission reports widespread violence, vote buying in Kano supplementary elections

Violence, vote trading and intimidation of voters characterised the February 23 supplementary governorship election in Kano State, the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) said on Monday in its report of the exercise monitored by 20 of its observers. The mission said it was disturbed that both the Independent…

Voters voting at the Nomadic Primary School, Polling Unit , at Tudun-Fulani , during the FCT Area Council at Bwari Area Council in Abuja on Saturday (9/03/19). 02036/9/3/2019/Sumail Ibrahim/JAU/NAN

Nigerian Elections: BBC, PTCIJ, CPJ, others condemn attacks on journalists

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Africa and other groups have condemned attacks on journalists during the 2019 general elections. Reports from the media and election situation rooms indicated several journalists and election observers were attacked during the polls while others were denied access to cover election proceedings. Groups including Premium…

At 8:09 PU 027 WARD 013 TUNDU WADA JOS NORTH LGA PLATEAU STATE an observer casting his vote

Supplementary Governorship Elections: How things stand in five states

Of the five states where supplementary governorship elections were held, only one has been decided as at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday. [gallery type="rectangular" size="full" ids="251816"] Governor Simon Lalong of the All Progressives Congress (APC)  was re-elected Plateau State governor. He scored 595,582 votes to defeat his closest rival, Jeremiah Useni…

PLateau state governor, SImon Bako Lalong. [Photo credit: Pulse.ng]

UPDATED: Simon Lalong Re-Elected As Plateau State Governor

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared governor Simon Lalong of the All Progressive Congress (APC) the winner of the 2019 governorship election in Plateau State. Richard Kimbir, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi, made the declaration on Sunday at the state INEC headquarters after concluding…

Simon-Lalong-Plateau

Simon Lalong re-elected as Plateau state governor

The governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong has been declared the winner of Saturday's governorship election in the state. The governor, who contested under the All Progressive Congress (APC), secured a second term mandate by defeating his opponent Jeremiah Useni of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The state's Returning Officer…

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state

Plateau Supplementary Governorship Election: APC’s Lalong leads after six of nine LGs

The governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has maintained his lead in the state's supplementary governorship election. The electoral commission, INEC, had two weeks ago declared the state’s governorship election inconclusive as the margin of victory was less than the cancelled votes. Before the declaration of the…

APC, PDP battle in supplementary governorship elections in five states (LIVE UPDATES)

After the March 9 governorship elections across the country, the polls in six states – Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Plateau and Sokoto – were declared inconclusive. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) explained that the decision to declare the elections inconclusive was derived from Clause 34 (e) of its Regulation…