Musikilu Mojeed

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Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai

INTERVIEW: Why Atiku was not arrested in America — Governor El-Rufai

CONTINUED FROM HERE PT: You ran into controversy over your recent attempt to define interference, intervention and observation, body bags and all of that, what do you really mean? Nasir El-Rufai: Let me just say what I don’t mean. My statement is not an invitation to anyone to attack election…

Major General Lamidi Adeosun (Photo: Courtesy http://www.savidnews.com)

EXCLUSIVE: Inside the secret meeting by army officers ordered to disrupt 2015 presidential election

PREMIUM TIMES has obtained a secret audio recording revealing details of how three of the four senior army officers tasked with disrupting presidential election in Borno state in 2015 conspired to frustrate the plot. A recording of a secret meeting of the three officers at the centre of the plot…

Governor Nasir El-Rufai

Why Buhari, Obasanjo are quarreling –El-Rufai

The Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has given insights into why he thinks President Muhammadu Buhari is having a political row with former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Mr Obasanjo supported the election of Mr Buhari in 2015. However, they fell apart over some political differences and have been attacking each other…

Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah,

EXCLUSIVE: How four Army officers scuttled plans to stall 2015 presidential election

The leadership of the Nigerian Army in 2015, led by Kenneth Minimah, a lieutenant general, activated a last-minute plan to truncate that year's presidential election to stop President Muhammadu Buhari from being declared winner, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report today. But the plot failed after four senior officers charged with…

Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (Photo Credit: DailyPost)

How Attorney-General Malami stalled N5.7 billion corruption case against former govt officials

The actions of Nigeria's Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has culminated in a Katsina State High Court terminating the corruption trial of three former officials of the Katsina State government. The three former officials -- Nasiru Ingawa (former special adviser on Sure-P to former Governor Ibrahim Shema), Abdulazeez…

Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim

INTERVIEW: How I’ll defeat Buhari, Atiku, others – Peoples Trust presidential candidate

Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Trust in the upcoming 2019 election. He discusses his chances at the poll, why the Buhari administration has failed, Kwara politics and why he left the PDP where he was the deputy national publicity secretary, in this interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Musikilu…

Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. [PHOTO CREDIT: Pulse.ng]

INTERVIEW: 2019: Why I should be PDP presidential candidate against Buhari – Kwankwaso

In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Musikilu Mojeed and Festus Owete, PDP presidential aspirant and senator representing Kano Central Senatorial District, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, speaks on his ambition, Kano politics and other issues. Excerpts: PT: You are one of the 12 aspirants of the PDP. Why do you think the…

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state.

EXCLUSIVE: Gov. Ortom accuses Oshiomhole, Akume of corruption; tackles Buhari on ‘bad eggs’ comment

CONTINUED FROM HERE In this second part of his interview with reporters Musikilu Mojeed and Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, Governor Samuel Ortom speaks about his relationship with Senator George Akume, his battle with Adams Oshiomhole, the corruption allegation against him and the real reason he left the ruling APC. PT: Do you…

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state.

EXCLUSIVE: How I got into trouble with Buhari, others — Governor Ortom

In this interview with reporters Musikilu Mojeed and Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, Governor Samuel Ortom chronicles his ordeal as chief executive of Benue, saying the instability in the north-central state is deeper than herdsmen-farmers clashes. The second part of the interview will run later this week. PREMIUM TIMES: We observed that it…

Saraki Adeosun Dogara

EXCLUSIVE: Minister Adeosun, Saraki, Dogara, Accountant General in N10 billion fraud scandal

Nigerian taxpayers need to know this. Their representatives at the National Assembly, led by Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, have just illegally received and shared a hefty N10billion from the national treasury. The money is not part of the obscene N125billion appropriated…

ANRP Chairman, Tope Fasua

INTERVIEW: How Buhari will lose 2019 presidential election – Party Chairman

In this interview with Editor-in-Chief, Musikilu Mojeed, the National Chairman of the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP), Tope Fasua, reviews the three-year tenure of the President Muhammadu Buhari government, saying the administration has done more damage to Nigeria than all others before it. He also speaks on the growth of…

Olisa Metuh

FACT-CHECK: APC’s claim on Olisa Metuh’s letter to court incorrect; UK doctor has affiliation with Wellington Hospital

Reports suggesting that a doctor’s letter submitted to a Federal Hight Court, Abuja, by a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, is fake are incorrect, DUBAWA, Nigeria’s fact-checking and verification platform, is reporting. The UK chapter of the All Progressives Congress had written to the…

EXCLUSIVE: Why Nigeria can’t collapse again – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday said Nigeria has become too solid as a country for any force, calamity or misgovernance to destroy it. Mr. Obasanjo, who spoke exclusively to PREMIUM TIMES from Azerbaijan where he is chairing a meeting of the InterAction Council of Former Heads of State and…

Hadiza Bala Usman, Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority

INTERVIEW: How I’m ridding NPA of corruption – Hadiza Bala Usman

Hadiza Bala Usman was appointed Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority at a time the agency was plagued by corruption and inefficiency. Ten months before her appointment, Swiss prosecutors had named four former top shots of the NPA in a $20.7 million bribery scandal involving a joint venture partner…

The Publisher of popular news website, Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore

INTERVIEW: How I will defeat Buhari in 2019 — Omoyele Sowore

The Publisher of popular news website, Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, has thrown his hat into Nigeria’s political ring. He is now gearing up to run in the country’s forthcoming presidential election in 2019. In this interview with Editor-in-Chief Musikilu Mojeed, Mr. Sowore explains why he is joining politics, how he…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Why I don’t want to be called “Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo” — former Nigerian President

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) will today, (Saturday) award a doctorate in Christian Theology to former President Olusegun Obasanjo. The former president is among 14, 771 persons receiving honours at the university's seventh convocation in Abuja, Vice-Chancellor Abdallah Adamu said. The retired general is NOUN's first Ph.D graduate.…

George Weah speaks after emerging Liberia’s president-elect

Former World Footballer of the Year, George Weah, has reacted to news of his declaration as winner of Tuesday's presidential run-off in his country, Liberia. That country's National Elections Commission on Thursday evening declared the former footballer and candidate of the opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) as scoring 720,023…

Buhari thinking

Presidency releases full list of Buhari’s appointees

The Presidency has released a full list of all the appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari since he assumed office on May 29, 2015. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, released the list of 159 appointees on Saturday night, a copy of which his…

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TIMELINE: How the battles between NPA and Atiku’s Intels unfolded

The conflict climaxing in the Nigerian Ports Authority finally cancelling lucrative pilotage contract it had entered with logistics giant, Intels last week, took a long time coming. Aside the much publicised controversy over the Nigerian government’s Treasury Single Account and the failed bid by the NPA to get Intels to enroll into…

Hajj 2017: What Nigerian pilgrims must do to safeguard their health – NAHCON

As the rites for this year's muslim pilgrimage  to Makkah continue, Nigerian authorities have issued a health advisory to the country's delegation to the annual religious exercise. Speaking Tuesday in Makkah at a Pre-Arafat meeting with key Nigerian hajj officials, the head of the medical committee of the National Hajj…

Hajj pilgrims

Buhari earns praises as local farmers dominate Nigeria’s contingent to 2017 Hajj 

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Tuesday praised President Muhammadu Buhari, saying his administration's agricultural reform policy had empowered more local farmers to enlist for this year's hajj.  The Chairman of the nation's pilgrimage agency, Abdullahi Mohammed, said the current government's agric policy had economically empowered several local…

Hajj pilgrims

Five Nigerian pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

Five Nigerian pilgrims to this year’s hajj in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, have died. The Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, Abdullahi Mohammed, announced the passage of four of the pilgrims on Tuesday in Makkah, Islam’s holiest city. Mr. Mohammed, who spoke at the 2017 pre-Arafat meeting with…

Former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka

INTERVIEW (PART 2): APGA no longer relevant in Igboland – ex-Aviation Minister Osita Chidoka

In the second part of this interview, Osita Chidoka speaks on ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo’s ‘third term’ bid. He also speaks on his aspiration to govern Anambra and other political matters. Read the first part of the interviewhere. Excerpts: PT: Was that the reason why you didn’t consider APC when you…

‘Buhari to land in Abuja in less than two hours’

The presidential jet flying President Muhammadu Buhari from London will arrive Nigeria at past 4PM Nigerian time, a presidency official has told PREMIUM TIMES. The official, who requested not to be named because he is not an official spokesperson, said the president's delegation left London at about 10:30 am Nigerian…

Former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka

INTERVIEW: How we convinced Jonathan to concede defeat to Buhari – Osita Chidoka

Osita Chidoka is a former Minister of Aviation, Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and currently a governorship aspirant in Anambra State. He recently spoke with PREMIUM TIMES’ Musikilu Mojeed, Festus Owete, Abdulaziz Abdulaziz and Idris Ibrahim on his years in the Obasanjo, Yar’Adua and Jonathan administrations as well…