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VIDEO: What you need to know about Hepatitis – Dr Tavershima Adongo


Mr Ephraim Ikpe, Publisher The Waves newspaper

Nigerian journalist suspended from Union for publishing fake stories

A newspaper publisher in Nigeria has been suspended from a local press union for publishing fake stories. The suspended journalist, Ephraim Ikpe, was reported to the union for using The Wave, a local newspaper he publishes in Akwa Ibom State, to run fake stories against Cletus Ukpong who is PREMIUM…

Mr Essien Ndueso, media aide to Governor Udom Emmanuel

Akwa Ibom governor’s aide makes U-turn, says rot in public school “very ugly”

A media aide to the Akwa Ibom governor who has been campaigning strenuously to discredit PREMIUM TIMES investigative series on public schools in the state has finally admitted to the rot in one of the affected schools. The aide, Essien Ndueso, has also been on a smear campaign against our reporter,…

VIDEO: “I will negotiate, persuade, talk but not derail from core principles of APC” – Oshiomhole


INTERVIEW: Cancellation of proposed film village bad for Kannywood – Ummah Shehu

Kannywood's Ummah Shehu has told PREMIUM TIMES that not having a film village in Kano was a big disaster for the kannywood entertainment industry. In an interview with the actress and producer in Abuja, Ummah said Kannywood would have been a world class entertainment label if the proposed film village…

President Muhammadu Buhari (M) congratulating the Newly elected National Chairman of APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole (R) While Vice President Yemi Osinbajo looks on during the closing ceremony of the party’s 2018 National Convention at the Eagles Square Abuja on Sunday (24/6/18) 03376//24/6/2018/ICE/NAN

VIDEO: No minister is above the party – Oshiomhole


APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole

VIDEO: We are talking to aggrieved members of APC – Oshiomhole


Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel

CPJ, CLO, others tackle Akwa Ibom govt over attack on Premium Times journalist

The Akwa Ibom State Government has come under severe criticism for sponsoring a smear campaign against a PREMIUM TIMES journalist, Cletus Ukpong. Mr Ukpong’s name and photograph appeared in fake stories in local newspapers in Akwa Ibom immediately PREMIUM TIMES began running his investigative series which exposed the rot in…

VIDEO: While votes counting is ongoing, PDP supporters celebrate ‘victory’on the street of Ado Ekiti

While votes counting is ongoing, PDP supporters celebrate 'victory'on the street of Ado Ekiti

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel

Akwa Ibom govt launches attack on Premium Times journalist who exposed collapsed schools

The Akwa Ibom state government has launched a blistering media campaign against a PREMIUM TIMES journalist, Cletus Ukpong, whose investigative reports exposed the rot in public schools in the oil-rich state. The six-part investigative series, which have prompted debates on the state government priorities and spending, detailed the harrowing experience…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

Hunkuyi, Ashiru, Sani no match for El-Rufai in 2019 – Aruwan

Samuel Aruwan, the spokesperson to Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has said that no governorship aspirant in the state can defeat Mr El-Rufai in 2019. "None of the current aspirants for the position of governor of Kaduna State can beat Malam (El-Rufai). They only aspire to be there but they…

‘Reformed APC’ names leaders (SEE LIST)

The splinter faction of Nigeria's ruling party, APC, has named its national and state leaders. The faction, which calls itself "Reformed APC" addressed a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday. Buba Galadima, who read the text of the press statement, was announced as the national chairman of the faction; while Kassim Afeguba, a…

VIDEO: How Buhari’s ministers, officials shortchanged my child in railway scholarship – Mother


VIDEO: BBOG members harassed at the Villa gate by security operatives

Nasir El-Eufai [Photo Credit: The Whistler]

Kaduna governor El-Rufai to swear in elected chairmen of 19 councils

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai will swear-in the newly elected chairmen of the 19 elected local government councils on Tuesday. The state government announced this on Monday through a statement by the governor's spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan. It said caretaker committee chairmen had been appointed for the four local government councils…


El-Rufai condemns attack on police, vows justice

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has condemned a reported attack on security agents, and the destruction of property by suspected members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria. Members of the Shiite group staged a protest in Kaduna on Thursday against the detention of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. Mr El-Zakzaky…

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Kaduna govt threatens to suspend benefits to pensioners with invalid BVNs

The Kaduna State Pension Bureau has announced that pensioners on the defined benefits scheme who have invalid or duplicate BVNs will be suspended from the pension payroll by July 2018. A statement signed by the executive secretary of the Kaduna Pension Bureau, Dan Ndackson advised affected retirees to effect necessary…

A Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Ahmad Gumi,

Why I’m calling for Buhari’s resignation – Sheik Gumi

A Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Ahmad Gumi, has said he has no sympathy for any political party in Nigeria. He also said he stands by his call on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign due to alleged failure of his government. Mr Gumi, a very influential Islamic cleric, particularly in Northern Nigeria,…

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50 ‘Sarasuka’ thugs arrested in Kaduna

About 50 suspected thugs, known as 'Yan Sarasuka' or 'Yan Shara', meaning 'sweepers', have been arrested in Kaduna in the last fours days. In a statement, Samuel Aruwan, spokesperson to the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, said the governor directed security agencies to deal decisively with the menace of…

Kannywood Producer, Zaharaddeen Sani

How piracy is slowly crippling Kannywood — Producer

Kannywood's Zaharaddeen Sani has urged Nigerians and the government to come to the rescue of the Kannywood entertainment industry. Zaharadden spoke with PREMIUM TIMES Mohammed Lere in Abuja on Friday. During the interview, the actor said the industry is gradually collapsing due to piracy. Excerpts: PT: Why are there no…

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Bandits kidnap 23 in Birnin-Gwari – Witness

Armed bandits have kidnapped 23 travellers people in the troubled Birnin-Gwari area of Kaduna State, a witness has said. The victims include a nursing mother and a kid, Mohammed Kebi told the news agency, PRNigeria. Mr Kebi, a commercial driver who escaped the scene of the kidnapping, said about five…

Supporters of ex-governor accused of fraud besiege court, offer prayers

Supporters of a former governor of Kaduna State, Ramalan Yero, on Wednesday besieged the Federal High Court, Kaduna, to protest his arraignment for alleged money laundering and corruption by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Mr Yero and three others were remanded in prison for six days after they…

Cigarette smoking

VIDEO: Tobacco, a human addiction that damages all organs

According to the World Health Organisation(WHO), tobacco epidemic is one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced, killing more than 7 million people each year. [youtube]

VIDEO: Coach Rohr answering questions from journalists

Nigeria lost to England on Saturday in a top rated friendly just days before World Cup in Russia.

VIDEO: Mikel Obi speaks with Premium TIMES in London after the game in Wembley

Nigeria lost to England on Saturday in a top rated friendly just days before World Cup in Russia.