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The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Pauline Tallen. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram page of Pauline Tallen]

EXCLUSIVE: Nigeria’s minister appoints daughter as special assistant

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Pauline Tallen, has appointed one of her daughters, Violet Osunde, as a special assistant in her office. It is not clear if the minister's action violated any law, but critics including academics and lawyers said it suggests nepotism and could be a…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

SexforMarks: More victims recount experiences with OAU lecturer

Apart from Motunrayo Afolayan, a 400-level student of the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Administration, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, who accused a lecturer, Olabisi Olaleye, of sexually harassing her; other victims have narrated their shocking experiences with the same lecturer. PREMIUM TIMES has also obtained part of the…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife,

EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian university student records another lecturer threatening to fail her over sex

A fresh sex-for-marks scandal is currently rocking the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, as a 400-level student of the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Administration, has accused a lecturer, Olabisi Olaleye, of sexually harassing her. Motunrayo Afolayan, who has since lodged a complaint at the university’s Centre for Gender…

Hanan Buhari reportedly on a visit to Bauchi. Received by the wife of the governor. Flew Presidential jet

Presidential Jet: Why Aisha Buhari posted daughter’s video – Spokesperson

The wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, has defended her decision to share the video of her daughter, Hanan Buhari, inside the presidential jet, on her Facebook page, saying it was not an attempt to taunt Nigerians but to boost the morale of her child. In what many Nigerian termed…

Hanan Buhari reportedly on a visit to Bauchi. Received by the wife of the governor. Flew Presidential jet

NLC, others kick as real reasons Buhari’s daughter flew presidential jet emerges

President Muhammadu Buhari's daughter, Aisha Hanan Buhari, who flew in a presidential jet to Bauchi on Thursday, was on a “study tour” of Bauchi Emirate as part of her fieldwork for her ongoing Master’s programme in Photography at the same institution, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. The president’s daughter recently graduated…

Lagos-State-Polytechnic

Lagos Poly Arms Scandal: Visitation panel set to hold public hearing

The visitation panel set up by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration in Lagos State over series of crises rocking the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, is set to hold a public hearing next Thursday. Less than two weeks after PREMIUM TIMES published an investigative piece on illegal arms purchase, murder and harassment…

Contaminated Farmland at K-Dere, Ogoni land

INVESTIGATION: Nigerian government awarded N690m Ogoni cleanup contracts to unqualified firms

Fresh facts have emerged on how the Federal Ministry of Environment awarded consultancy contracts worth N690 million to two unqualified companies in the ongoing remediation of hydrocarbon pollution in Ogoniland. The two firms were among the three consultants engaged by the ministry on behalf of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Restoration Project…

Salome Abuh, prominent PDP women leader in Kogi East [Photo: Facebook - Idoko Ameh]

Police arrest six over Kogi PDP women leader’s murder

Less than 24 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered investigation into the gruesome murder of a women leader of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State, the police have disclosed that six suspects have been arrested. The 60-year-old Salome Abuh, who was the PDP women leader of Ochadamu…

The FEC meeting presided by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Months to end of Vision 2020, Nigeria mulls another development plan

With the expiring Vision 2020 failing to make Nigeria one of the 20 strongest economies in the world by 2020, the government is considering the introduction of another long-term development plan to guide its programmes and activities. Nigeria launched Vision 2020 in 2009, following the failure of Vision 2010 launched…

Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Left) receiving a gift from Yu Jun, Director International Business, Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC Motors) at the company’s headquarters in Guangzhou, China.

GAC Motors considers setting up plant in Lagos

A Chinese vehicle production company- Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC Motors), has said it is considering setting up an assembly plant in Lagos, Nigeria. This was disclosed on Tuesday when the state’s Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, visited the company’s headquarters in Guangzhou, where a business meeting was held with the firm’s management…

7:30 am, Ward 1, PU 05, Omala LG. Voters are on queue, total number of Registered =760. Coppers address Voters. Unarmed Security personnels on ground.

KogiDecides: Sporadic shootings as thugs invade Dekina

The atmosphere was charged Saturday evening in Dekina community, headquarters of Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, as thugs allegedly loyal to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) invaded the community in an attempt to hijack results sheets for the Dekina Ward. For more than 30 minutes, the thugs…

7:19am PU002, Ward 002, LGEA School Ogominana, Adavi LG, Kogi. Electorates are queuing up for their accreditation while some are checking for their names on the Voters registration list pasted on a wall nearby. INEC officials are seen arranging the cubicle, ballot boxes and other sensitive materials.

Protest rocks INEC office in Kogi as PDP youth allege attempt to manipulate poll

There is an ongoing protest by some youth in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State who are loyal to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over alleged moves to manipulate election results. The youth, who stormed the INEC secretariat in Dekina town in their hundreds, insisted that the individuals they…

8:10am (Upogoro/Odenku Ward, Unit 11) INEC officials just arrived the polling unit. Governor Yahaya Bello is expected to cast his vote in this polling unit.

Error as some INEC stamps used in Kogi bear 2015 dates

A major error was spotted across some polling units in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi East Senatorial District as stamps used by the electoral officers carry 2015 dates instead of 2019. At Polling Unit 001, Ward 04, Odu Ogboyaga where the candidate of the PDP voted, voters spotted the…

A polling unit in Kogi

KogiDecides (LIVE UPDATES): Results from Polling Units, Wards

Voting has ended in some polling units in Kogi State where a governorship election is holding. PREMIUM TIMES has provided live updates of the election which has witnessed a high number of the late arrival of electoral materials, violence and intimidation of voters. The election was, however, also peaceful and…

Musa Wada voting

KogiDecides: Wada votes, accuses ‘APC thugs’ of attempting to snatch ballot boxes

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the ongoing governorship election in Kogi State, Musa Wada, has accused those he described as thugs of the ruling party in the state, All Progressives Congress (APC), of attempting to disrupt elections in his unit. Mr Wada, while speaking exclusively with…

KogiDecides: Voters express worry in Ayingba over late arrival of electoral materials

Hundreds of voters who had trooped out as early as possible willing to cast their votes in Ayingba, the busiest community in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi East Senatorial District, have expressed worry over late arrival of electoral materials. The voters had approached a bus occupied by men of…

Kogi State Map

KogiDecides: Vehicles, drivers, other logistics hinder INEC preparations

Saturday’s governorship election in Kogi State and the Kogi West senatorial rerun may not commence early in many polling units as scheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) due to poor logistics observed across many of the state’s 21 local government areas. Except in Lokoja, the state capital; Koton…

KogiDecides (LIVE UPDATES): APC, PDP, 22 others in governorship contest

Thousands of Kogi residents will today cast their votes for the candidates of their choice in a keenly contested governorship election. A total of 24 parties are taking part in the election. Although the registered voters in the state are 1,646,350, about 1,485,828 (90.2%) have collected their PVCs and are…

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello [Photo Credit: The News Nigeria]

KogiDecides: Profiles of leading governorship candidates

In about 24 hours, the electorate in Kogi will file out in their thousands to put their thumbs on the ballot towards determining their fate for another four years. Within the last couple of weeks, the race for the Lugard House in the Confluence State has been filled with activities…

Abubakar Malami

Anti-Corruption: Nigerian States, LGs to forfeit 30% of recovered assets to FG

The government of Nigeria has gazetted a new regulation aimed at ensuring coordinated tracing, recovery and proper management of proceeds of crimes. The new regulation, which is entitled; “Asset Tracing, Recovery and Management Regulations, 2019” and which took effect on November 1, has empowered the federal government to receive from…

Abubakar Malami

Asset Recovery: States, LGAs to pay FG 30 per cent of recovered properties’ proceeds

A new law on recovery and management of stolen public asset has given the federal government at least 30 per cent of the proceeds of asset recovered for state and local governments. The Nigerian government has gazetted the new regulation on tracing, recovery and proper management of proceeds of crime.…

MTN Nigeria office

USSD Controversy: Inside details of agreements by banks, telecoms operators

In spite of the suspension order by the government, the controversy continues over MTN’s alert to its customers on the decision to commence end-user billing for banking services conducted through its network. The telecommunication giant said it would bill customers N4 per 20 seconds for the use of the Unstructured…

Wilson in handcuff with lifeless body of Okoro

INVESTIGATION: At Lagos Polytechnic, student’s death questions legality of armed campus guards

In the morning of February 20, 2018, Ahmed, 24, a sophomore at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (LASPOTECH) and the only son of his parents, was torn between helping his father, Rasaq Amoo, an electrician, to complete a job at a primary school in the Oworonshoki area of Lagos, about…

The Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, also the spiritual leader of Nigeria's Muslim, sits on his throne during his coronation ceremony in Sokoto, Northern Nigeria, March 3, 2007. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde (NIGERIA) - RTR1N1ZM

NSCIA accuses University of Ibadan management of promoting anti-Muslim policies

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), the umbrella body of Muslims across the country, has accused the management of the University of Ibadan of stifling the voices of Muslims on the campus and ostracising them during key decision-making processes on the campus. This was as the Islamic organisation…

LASPOTECH entrance

Fresh crisis brews at Lagos poly over alleged mass sack of union leaders

Less than three months after they suspended their six-month-old industrial action, there are strong indications that workers of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu, are ready for another showdown with the institution’s management. The fresh crisis is not unconnected with the alleged mass sack of leaders of the various workers’…