Micheal

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NASS Crisis: ‎Your action doesn’t inspire good leadership, Group tells lawmakers

A group, the Nigerian Young Professionals Forum, has condemned the actions of the Nigerian lawmaker following the rancorous and violent session at the House of Representatives Thursday. The House of Representatives and the Nigerian Senate have been rocked by crisis over the election of their principal officers. ‎Both chambers broke…

Kashamu Buruji

Court upholds judgment against extradition of Kashamu to U.S.

Justice Ibrahim Buba of ‎a federal high court in Lagos has upheld the judgment of the court restraining any extradition process against a Nigerian senator, Buruji Kashamu, to the United States. Mr. Kashamu, who ‎represents Ogun East Senatorial District, is wanted by the United State government for drug related offences.…

Kunle Afolayan

iNumber  Number, October 1, Timbuktu battle for African Movie awards

South Africa’s iNumber Number, Nigeria’s October 1 and Mauritania’s Timbuktu have emerged most nominated movies at the 2015 African Movie Academy Awards nominee event that held at Los Angeles, America on June 20. The three movies which have a total of 27 nominations will battle for the ‘Best Film’ and…

Sell 11 presidential jets, Ben Bruce tells Buhari

Ben Bruce, a Senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial district, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sell all 11 presidential jets, saying the cost of maintaining the jets is not justified. There were reports last week that the president had ordered the sale of 9 presidential jets from the fleet to…

Akwa Ibom guber election ​​didn’t hold in 70% of the state — ​ Observer group

An election observer group, Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement, YIAGA, has said that the April 11 gubernatorial election in Akwa Ibom state did not take place in approximately 70 percent of the state. The group described the eventual results of the election, as declared by the Independent National…

Baye​l​sa 2016: I’m not afraid of Dickson, Sylva​ — ​ Siasia

At an interactive session with journalists, ​a ​35-year-old governorship aspirant in Baylesa State, Moses Siasia​,​ sa​id​ Governor Seriake Dickson’s plan to seek re-election in next year’s governorship and the ambition of his predecessor, Timipre Sylva​,​ to return to office do not pose any threat to him. He also speaks on…

Festus Keyamo

Probe Alison-Madueke, NNPC, Keyamo tells National Assembly 

Lagos-based lawyer, Festus Keyamo, has asked the National assembly to probe the immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and top officials of the corporation for “massive looting of state resources in collusion with some local companies in the oil and gas sector”. Mr.…

Apologize within 7 days or face Yoruba gods, OPC tells APC’s spokesperson

The Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, has asked the Lagos state publicity secretary of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Joe Igbokwe, to apologise within seven days for his comments on OPC or incur the wrath of Yoruba gods. The director of media and publicity of the OPC, Yinka Oguntimeyin, said Mr.…

Resign now, PDP group tells Buhari

A group within Nigeria's opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign since he said there is a limit to what he can do at age 72. "How I wish I became Head of State when I was a governor, just a few years as a…

Group wants Tinubu to publicly accept Saraki as Senate President

A group, Nigeria Needs Positive Change Group, has asked one of the national leader of the All Progressive Congress, Bola Tinubu, to publicly accept the emergence of Bukola Saraki as the Senate President. Mr. Tinubu is believed to have been against the candidacy of Mr. Saraki as leader of the…

Book on ex-President Jonathan to be released July

A book in honour of former President Goodluck Jonathan,titled, The New Face of African Democracy‎, has been scheduled for release on July 21. ‎Two Nigerian authors, Ayo George and Dayo Taiwo, who teamed up shortly after the elections to write about the former president, said the book was written to…

Two Nigerians jailed 55 years for drug trafficking

An Enugu Federal High Court has sentenced two drug traffickers, Okafor Chidinma and Iheme Onyemauchechukwu, to forty and fifteen years in prison respectively. The court was presided by Justice D.V. Agishi, according to a statement by the drug agency, NDLEA. The duo were arrested at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport…

Best ​African ​Artist​​ to get $1million at Kora Awards

The organizers of pan-African music awards, Kora Awards, have revealed that the winner of the Best Artist of the Continent at the 2015 edition of the award will receive a grand prize of $1 million as it officially calls for entries from musicians across the African continent and Diaspora. Kora…

MTV MAMA 2015: Davido, Wizkid, Yemi Alade, others lead nominations

Nigerian music stars, including Davido, Wizkid, Yemi Alade, PSquare, once again continue their dominance of the African music scene as they featured in 11 categories at the 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards nominee list. The nominee list, which was revealed on Thursday night at a reception held in Harem, Johannesburg, South Africa,…

Nigeria owes its democracy to June 12 — Tinubu, Lagos Speaker

A leader of the All Progressive Congress, Bola Tinubu, and the Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Mudasiru Ajayi Obasa, described the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election presumed to be won by Late Moshood Abiola as the root of Nigeria's democracy. The duo said this in separate…

Lagos declares June 12 public holiday

As part of the 22nd year commemoration of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election presumed won by late MKO Abiola, the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has declared Friday, June 12 a work-free day. In a statement signed by the chief press secretary to the governor, Habib Aruna, the…

Fuel tanker explodes in Lagos; destroys houses, shops

A tanker fully loaded with diesel crashed and exploded at Idimu bus stop of Egbeda, Lagos at about 12:00 a.m. Friday. The crash was being contained by a combined team of men of the Lagos and federal fire service. ‎Confirming the incident to PREMIUM TIMES, ‎the South-West Spokesperson of National…

Kashamu Buruji

Fugitive Senator-elect, Kashamu, hid in toilet for 6 days during NDLEA raid — Lawyer

A Senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu, wanted by the United States government for alleged drug offences, hid in his apartment’s toilet in Lagos for six days as Nigerian anti-narcotic agents raided his home and placed him under house arrest two weeks ago, his lawyer said Thursday. The lawyer, Ajibola Oluyede, told a…

Mtv Base to sponsor 4 ‘creative minds’ to African Music Awards event

MTV has said it will sponsor four creative minds to the forthcoming MTV African Music Awards in Durban South Africa on July 18. According to the music channel, the four creative prodigies to work at the MAMA will include a dancer, a photographer, a social media journalist and a videographer.…

Flood takes over Ogun communities

Following the heavy rain witnessed in Lagos, Ogun and Oyo state on Tuesday, roads at Lagos-Ogun border communities of Alagbole and Abule-Ekun, are flooded due to the abandoned road construction by the Ogun state government. Both Alagbole and Abule-Ekun are communities along the Berger-Sango expressway and are supposed to be…

Thugs block roads leading to Ekiti

Major roads leading into Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital, have been barricaded by thugs. According to a witness who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES Wednesday morning, the thugs blocked the ‎olasore side and Efon alaye section of the express road. Also, the Ikere section of the Akure-ado express road was also…

Yaw, Okey Bakassi stage satirical play on Nigerian issues

Radio presenter cum comedian, Yaw, teamed up with ace comedian Okey Bakassi on a satirical stage play titled ‘YOU’ which was shown on Sunday at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island. The play was preluded by musical performances by upcoming acts, Ben7 and Ransome, and comedy by Kenny Black…

Synagogue Collapsed Building: Coroner to give ruling July 8

The coroner inquest, headed by magistrate, Oyetade Komolafe, on the collapsed six-storey building at the Synagogue Church of All Nation in which over 100 people died, has been fixed for July 8 for judgment on the incident. Mr. Komolafe fixed the date on Monday after parties in the inquest made…

Lagos governor, Ambode, appoints SSG, Chief of Staff

Lagos State new governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has announced the appointment of Secretary to the State Government, Chief of Staff, Chief Press Secretary and Principal Private Secretary. Mr. Akinwumi, who was sworn in earlier Friday in Lagos at the Tafawa Balewa Square, appointed Tunji Bello, a journalist and lawyer and former…

We’ll follow due process to extradite Kashamu — NDLEA

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has promised to follow due process in the extradition of US wanted senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu.  It also said the agency never planned to abduct the fugitive lawmaker elect, wanted by the United States for alleged drug related offences. "The mission of the NDLEA is…