Micheal

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Senator-elect, Ben Bruce, under fire for anti-corruption tweets

A senator elect, Ben Murray Bruce, has come under fire from Nigerian youths on micro-blogging site, Twitter, following his anti-corruption tweets. Mr. Bruce, who tweets via @benmurraybruce, had joined other legislators, including Senator Bukola Saraki and Senator-elect Solomon Adeola who in recent times urged the incoming administration to cut down…

Kashamu Buruji

Fugitive Nigerian-senator elect vows not to travel to US to face drug charges

The fugitive senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu, has vowed never to travel to the US where he is wanted for drug-related offences. Mr. Kashamu, elected to represent Ogun East Senatorial District, restated his claim that he was innocent of the drug charges and had been cleared of same by a British court.…

We can never break up — Tunde and Wunmi Obe

Music stars, Tunde and Wunmi Obe, popularly known as TWO, have said they cannot break up as a music group, not even for publicity sake. The duo, who spoke at a press conference in Lagos, said they were not just best friends, but happily married with kids and are seen…

Rights group petitions police affairs minister, Police IG over policemen detained by Nigerian army

Following a PREMIUM TIMES exclusive report about the detention of 10 counter terrorism police officers since April 21, a rights group, Committee for Democracy and Rights of the People, has petitioned the Minister of Police Affairs and Inspector general of Police, requesting their intervention for the release of the detained…

PDP Crisis: Mu’azu, Fayose clash on Twitter

The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Adamu Mu’azu, on Thursday, traded barbs with the governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, on Twitter. Mr. Fayose had earlier called for Mr. Mu’azu’s resignation, blaming him for the party’s defeat at the recent national polls. The PDP has been hit by…

Sullivan Chime

Enugu lawmakers move to impeach Gov. Chime

Enugu State lawmakers have commenced impeachment proceedings against Governor Sullivan Chime, over allegations of corruption and misconduct. Fourteen lawmakers, led by the speaker, Eugene Odo, met early Monday and directed the clerk of the assembly to dispatch an impeachment notice to the governor. Mr. Chime and the lawmakers are at…

​W​e​’​re partnering with Jay Z’s Roc Nation – Chocolate City’s Audi Maikori

Audu Maikori is the founder and CEO of Chocolate City Music Group. Established in 2005, the music label nurtured the careers of rappers, MI, Ice Prince, Jesse Jagz and singer, Brymo among others. Recently, Chocolate City announced that Mr. Maikori would step down as CEO in June. The label would…

Muhammadu Buhari talking

APC reverses Buhari on AIT, says all accredited media free to cover President-elect’s activities

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has reversed the controversial decision taken by President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to bar the Africa Independent Television, AIT, from covering his activities. The party said all accredited media organizations in the country, including the AIT, are free to cover the activities of the president elect. AIT…

NCC proposes digital piracy bill to ​N​ational ​A​ssembly

As part of it efforts to fight piracy, the Nigerian Copyright Commission has planned to propose a digital copyright piracy bill to the incoming 8th National Assembly. The Commission also plans to join forces with internet service providers to identify sites being used for online copyright infringements and subsequently shut…

Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State

Hours after Ali Olanusi’s impeachment, Ondo gets new deputy governor

The Ondo state government has announced the appointment of the state Commissioner for Agriculture, Lasisi Oluboyo, as the state's new deputy governor, following the impeachment of Ali Olanusi by the state House of Assembly on Monday morning. Very little is known about Mr. Oluboyo at this time. Twenty two of…

Ondo deputy governor, Ali Olanusi, impeached

The Ondo State Deputy Governor, Ali Olanusi, was impeached on Monday morning by members of the state House of Assembly.‎ ​Twenty two​ of the 26 members of the Assembly supported the impeachment of the Deputy Governor, who recently moved from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress. The motion for…

Rights group berates Nigerian Army for ‘unlawful’ detention of police officers

A rights group, Committee for Democracy and Rights of the People, CDRP, has described as “unlawful, unwarranted and totally unacceptable” the detention of ten counter-terrorism police officers attached to the Nigeria Army peacekeeping operation in Abuja. PREMIUM TIMES had exclusively reported the detention of 10 counter terrorism police officers since…

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Xenophobia: South Africa condemns Nigeria’s recall of High Commissioner, jabs Jonathan

The South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation, has described the recall of Nigeria's High Commissioner as an "unfortunate and regrettable" diplomatic step. In a statement, Clayson Monyela, spokesperson for DIRCO, said the South African government was shocked that the Nigerian government would resort “to such an extraordinary diplomatic…

Project Fame prepared me for a bigger stage – Niniola

Budding singer, Niniola, first came to prominence on the music reality show, MTN Project Fame. Born and raised in Lagos state, Niniola attended Apata Memorial School and the University of Lagos were she studied Biology Education. The afro-pop singer talks to PREMIUM TIMES about her stint on Project Fame, and…

​​2face, Davido, ​others to perform at Star Music Trek

Nigerian music super stars, Davido, 2face, Wande Coal, M.I have been unveiled as headliners for this year’s edition of Nigeria’s foremost nationwide music concert, Star music trek. The unveiling which took place on Friday, April 24, 2015 at a party held at the Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos also saw…

​Nigeria launches N1bn special fund for Nollywood

As part of its plan to support Nigeria’s creative industry, Bank of Industry has announced a special product, BOI NollyFund. NollyFund would be available to movie producers for the production of films of international quality that would be screened on various platforms of movie distribution available both in Nigeria and…

​L​agos begins registration of taxi, public transport operators

As parts of its plan to tighten security in Lagos state, the Lagos state governor, Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday flagged off a new security and economic oriented taxi system in the state. According to the state governor, who spoke at the Blue Roof event centre of the Lagos state Television,…

Nigerian Army detains policemen without food for refusing to wear military uniforms

Ten counter-terrorism police officers attached to the Nigeria army peacekeeping forward operation base in Abuja are currently unlawfully detained at a military barrack in Gwagwalada, Abuja, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. The personnel were locked up since Tuesday without food and medical care for refusing to wear military fatigues for an…

Maikori to step down as CEO of Chocolate City in June

Following a merger between Loopy Music and Chocolate City Music, lawyer and chief executive of Chocolate City, Audu Maikori, will step down as the record label’s head in June to give room for the appointment of a new CEO. The merger was announced by Chocolate City Vice President, rapper M.I…

​Digital music sales worldwide hits US$6.9 bn — Report

Revenues from digital music services worldwide ​​have ​for the first time match​ed​ those from physical format sales, ​a report by ​​the ​International Federation of the Phonographic Industry​ says. ​T​he London-based body ​​said digital revenues rose by 6.9 per cent to US$6.9 billion. The amount represented 46 per cent of all…

OPC gives South African govt. 48 hours to end xenophobic attacks

The national leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress, Frederick Faseun, has given the South African government a 48-hour ultimatum to stop the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa or face its wrath. Mr Faseun, who is also the chairman of Unity Party of Nigeria, said the attacks are capable…

I’m a “boy wonder” – Ayo Jay

Budding music star, Ayo Jay - real name, Ayoola Ogundeyi, is known for his debut single, Available. He speaks to PREMIUM TIMES about his career and how he was inspired by Wande Coal and Wizkid. PT: How did you start out as a musician?  Ayo Jay: Growing up, I used…

PSquare’s Peter Okoye debuts dance reality show

Peter Okoye, one half of Nigeria’s afro-pop duo, PSquare, has launched dance television reality show, Dance Nigeria with Peter. According to initial promos, the show has been designed to raise the dance bar in Nigeria. It would feature Peter as a judge/mentor backed by dancer, Kaffy, and dance choreographer, Flex. “This…

Nigerian youth protest South Africa’s Xenophobia

Nigerian youth, under the aegis of ‎Concerned Nigerians against Xenophobia, on Thursday threatened to ‎picket South African companies in Nigeria if the ‎xenophobic attacks in South Africa‎ is not stopped. At a peaceful protest at the South African Embassy in Lagos on Thursday, ‎the leader of the youth, Segun Tomori,…

Olamide, Reminisce headline Dagrin memorial concert

The 5th memorial concert for late rapper, Dagrin – real name, Olaitan Olanipekun – will be headlined by rappers, Olamide and Reminisce. The concert, which holds on April 22 at Spice Route, Victoria Island, Lagos, will also feature Seriki, Lord of Ajasa, YQ, Sossick, WondaBoy, BaseOne, JahBless, PoslyTD, Chinko Ekun…