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Magajin Garin Daura, Musa Umar. [PHOTO CREDIT: DailyTrust]

District head of Buhari’s community, Daura, still in captivity three weeks after kidnap

Exactly three weeks since the Magajin Garin Daura, Musa Umar, was kidnapped by gunmen at his residence in Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s home-town, no news of his whereabouts has been heard yet. Mr Umar was whisked away by four gunmen in Daura town on May 1. The gunmen, suspected to…

Top Kannywood actors get new endorsements

Kannywood top actors, Ali Nuhu, Usman Uzee and Maryam Booth are now CarXie ambassadors. The actors signed an endorsement agreement with the company’s representatives in Abuja on Friday. Like Uber and Taxify, CarXie is a Nigerian car hire service operating in many states of the country including Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna,…

Governor Nasir El-Rufai

VIDEO: If you believe everything that comes out of the Nigerian Senate, you will have mental health problems -El-Rufai


VIDEO: I have no apology for my comment on godfatherism in Lagos – El-Rufai

Speaking after his meeting with the president Muhammadu Buhari, governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna said he discussed security matters affecting his state with Mr Buhari. He said the meeting also discussed the Abuja/ Kaduna expressway. He assured that “based on the measures taken so far by security agencies, the Kaduna/Abuja…

Akinwunmi Ambode

VIDEO: Why I visited Buhari – Ambode

Governor of Lagos state Akinwunmi Ambode speaks about tenure as governor after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday. [youtube]

Zainab Ahmad

VIDEO: Why we are launching Project Light House to track taxpayers Information – Ahmad


Binta Kofar Soro, Kannywood actress

Top Kannywood actress dies

Popular Kannywood film actress, Binta Kofar Soro, is dead. Kofar Soro usually played 'motherly' roles in Kannywood movies. She died on Saturday and has since been buried in Kano. Kannywood actor and a close ally to the deceased, Nuhu Abdullahi, confirmed the death of the actress to PREMIUM TIMES. Mr…

Arrested Abuja girls

VIDEO: How Police raped, beat us – Women arrested at Abuja nightclubs


Zainab Aliyu with officials of the Nigerian Consulate in Jeddah, shortly after her release from prison. [Photo: MFA / @Naslawal]

Detained Nigerian, Zainab Aliyu, released by Saudi authorities – Official

The federal government has secured the release of Zainab Aliyu, who was arrested in Saudi Arabia for alleged drug trafficking. The Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, announced this on his Twitter page on Tuesday. Mr Ahmad said the ministry of foreign affairs will brief…

Yakubu Gowon

VIDEO: THROWBACK: How Yakubu Gowon reacted to removal from office 43 years ago

Two video clips have emerged showing how former Nigerian Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, reacted when his government was overthrown in 1975. In one of the short clips, Mr Gowon was seen maintaining a calm mien even as he moved to be briefed about details of the military intervention back…

VIDEO: Obasanjo thrills kinsmen with dance steps in Ibogun Olaogun

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo thrilled his kinsmen and other dignitaries with cultural dance steps at his native Ibogun Olaogun village, Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, on Saturday. Mr Obasanjo, who is the Olori Omo Ilu of Ibogun Olaogun land, joined his kinsmen at the unveiling of Ibogun Olaogun…

Frank Kokori

VIDEO: Frank Kokori weeps, says Ngige oppressing him


Adam Zango and Ali Nuhu

Ali Nuhu sues Adam Zango over false accusation

The supremacy squabble between Adam Zango and Ali Nuhu took another twist on Thursday when Nuhu sued the former for defamation of character and false accusation. In a video post on his Instagram page, Zango accused Nuhu of backing his supporters to abuse his mother. "I cannot take this anymore.…

Travellers at the Rigasa Train station

Travellers in free-for-all as abduction fears put pressure on Kaduna, Abuja trains

The Abuja-Kaduna train stations have been witnessing large turnout of travellers due to incessant activities of kidnappers along the high way. Travellers have had to resort to the train as a medium of transporting themselves from Abuja to Kaduna, putting pressure on the capacity of the train to meet increasing…

Zaharaddeeen Sani

‘We promote politicians, let’s tell them the north is sinking’ – Zaharadden Sani

Kannywood award-winning actor, Zaharaddeen Sani has challenged his colleagues to be bold in coming out to tell the Nigerian government and Northern elders that the North is gradually getting messed up by activities of hoodlums and kidnappers. Sani, who spoke in Hausa in a three minutes’ video published on his…

Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria (MAAUN)

Maryam Abacha American University gets Vice- Chancellor ahead opening in Kano

Ahead of its official launch, the Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria (MAAUN) has appointed Muhammed Magaji as its acting Vice Chancellor. The university will begin operation this year from its permanent site in Kano. A Maryam Abacha American University of Niger under the same ownership already exists in Maradi,…

Aregbesola Dancing

Watch ex-governor Rauf Aregbesola dance to Yoruba music at Bola Tinubu Colloquium


Kannywood actress Maryam Booth

INTERVIEW: How I landed two endorsements in three months – Maryam Booth

A Kannywood actress, Maryam Booth, has landed two endorsements in 2019. The actress, who is currently in Lagos for the concluding part of the endorsement agreement with Ajinomoto seasoning, spoke with PREMIUM TIMES on what role she will be playing as an ambassador with the seasoning company. PT: Maryam, you…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Kannywood’s top singer releases song on Kano’s inconclusive election, calls on Buhari to intervene

Top Kannywood singer and Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi’s official singer, Naziru Ahmed, has called on the president, Muhammadu Buhari, to intervene in Kano’s inconclusive election. Mr Ahmed released a new song on Thursday, which has since taken a place on social media, calling on all well-meaning Nigerians and Mr…

Kano State chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Abbas

UPDATED: Kano supplementary election is “do or die” – APC Chairman

A video has gone viral showing the Kano State chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Abbas, describing the supplementary governorship election in the state as a "do or die." In the short video, the party chairman also assures supporters his party would provide maximum protection for its members…

VIDEO: ” We no dey trust Igbo again” – Senator Tinubu

Kaduna State governor, Nasiru El-Rufai at Kajuru. [PHOTO CREDIT: Kaduna State Government]

Again, gunmen attack Kajuru, Kaduna communities, many killed

Gunmen attacked two communities in the troubled Kajuru Local Government of Kaduna State on Monday morning, Multiple sources confirmed the attack to PREMIUM TIMES, although the police and state government are yet to react. The attacks occurred in Ikirimi village, as well as Iri, Dogon Noma in Ungwar Gamo, both…

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Gunmen attack another Kajuru community

Armed attackers have again struck in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State where recent attacks left dozens dead. The latest attack occured on Saturday, a resident said. Details of the attack and the death toll were not immediately available, he said. The Kaduna government condemned the attack but also…

Ashiru and El-Rufai

Kaduna Election: Isa Ashiru wins polling unit with wide margin

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kaduna, Isah Ashiru, has won his polling unit in Kudan, Kudan Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Mr Ashiru who cast his vote at the Kofar Fada polling unit at about 10 a.m., Saturday, recorded a wide margin defeating the APC…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

Elections: Kaduna PDP accuses El-Rufai of sharing money to Muslim clerics

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to investigate the Kaduna State Government for allegedly inducing Muslim clerics with money to campaign for the ruling All Progressives Congress in mosques across the state. The opposition party based the allegation on a…