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Coronavirus: Panic in Osun as another 67 Nigerians expected from Ivory Coast

Following the successful management of 127 returnees from Ivory Coast, who arrived Nigeria, penultimate week, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt from reliable sources that another batch of 67 Nigerians are currently on their way to Ejigbo, headquarters of Ejigbo Local Government Area of Osun State. The returnees, who reportedly experienced difficulty…

Kaduna custodial centre

Nigeria Correctional Service lied about Kaduna prison fatalities

The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS) lied when it claimed that the inmates killed during a riot at the Kaduna prison were "condemned inmates and not those awaiting trial," findings by PREMIUM TIMES have shown. The NCS had earlier claimed that no inmate was killed. It was forced to admit the…

Kaduna correctional service

Kaduna Prison Riot: Correctional Service makes U-turn, admits inmates died

The Nigeria Correctional Service has reversed its earlier position by admitting inmates of its facility in Kaduna died during a protest on Tuesday. The admission came after PREMIUM TIMES exclusively reported that five inmates were killed during the fracas. The correctional service however said four inmates died, despite earlier claiming…

Coronavirus outbreak... Enugu State recorded cases for the first time

How confirmed Covid-19 patients ‘escaped from isolation in Osun’

Six out of 127 people who returned from Ivory Coast to Osun State, and tested positive for coronavirus, on Friday escaped from the dormitory of the Unity School, Ejigbo, where they had been camped, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. But the state government said only one of the confirmed cases is…

Kaduna correctional service

How Nigerian security operatives killed five prison inmates during riot

Contrary to the earlier position of the Nigeria Correctional Service that no life was lost during the Tuesday protest at the Kaduna Maximum Custodial Centre, PREMIUM TIMES learnt from sources that five inmates were killed during the pandemonium. This is just as 16 officers of the service were injured, with…

Coronavirus: Covid-19

Why Osun coronavirus cases increased

Nigeria’s tally of Coronavirus (Covid-19) infections on Wednesday morning shot up to 151 from 139 announced on Tuesday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). According to the new data released by NCDC, nine new cases have been recorded in Osun State, which until then had only five cases.…

Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President [Photo: Channels TV]

ASUU begins nationwide sensitisation on coronavirus

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said despite the non-payment of its members’ salaries and allowances by the federal government, it would go ahead with its intervention in the war against the rampaging coronavirus (COVID-19). The president of the union, Biodun Ogunyemi, stated this on Tuesday during the…

A correctional centre

Coronavirus: Two injured as riot rocks Kaduna prison

There was pandemonium at the Kaduna custodial centre on Tuesday morning which left two officers of the centre injured, witnesses told PREMIUM TIMES. According to sources at the Nigeria Correctional Service, the inmates, around 11.30 a.m, protested their continued detention following a suggestion by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola,…

COVID-19: Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Nigeria evacuates stranded NCDC staff from Congo Brazzaville

The Nigerian government has airlifted staff of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) who were stranded in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, following the shutdown of airports in the Central African country. The stranded health workers had been sent to the country to take capacity-building course put in place by…

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Police shoot into human rights commission’s premises, intimidate personnel – Official

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Nigeria’s mechanism for the protection of human rights, has accused the police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) of shooting live bullets into its premises, damaging properties worth millions of naira. In a statement issued during the week and signed by its executive secretary,…

Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH]). [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian Nigeria]

Coronavirus: Scarcity of protective tools hits Lagos hospitals

Health workers in Lagos State may currently be at risk as the scarcity of personal protective equipment, especially masks, infrared thermometers, sanitisers and protective coverall has hit many of the public hospitals in the state. Lagos is the state most hit by the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria. It accounts for…

Bala Mohammed, Governor of Bauchi State.

Coronavirus: I never shook hands with Bauchi governor –Atiku’s son

The son of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, Mohammed Atiku Abubakar, has accused the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, of lying about how he contracted coronavirus. Mr Abubakar, in a short message he shared on the  WhatsApp platform of The Atiku Mandate, said he never shook hands with the governor when…

President Buhari's Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari

UPDATED: Coronavirus: Abba Kyari reportedly tests positive; Kingibe, others may be tested

The Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, has tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Thisday newspaper reports, citing presidential sources. There is no official confirmation yet, but officials including a presidential aide did not deny the report. PREMIUM TIMES has since learnt that Mr Kyari's close associates…

JAMB Headquaters, Bwari Abuja. [PHOTO CREDIT: Azeezat Adedigba]

2020 UTME ends as 354 blind candidates sit exam

Ahead of the Monday deadline for the nationwide shutdown of schools as ordered by the federal government, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Sunday concluded the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Apart from some regular candidates who were rescheduled to sit the examination in Bayelsa State on…

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Bagudu, Ekweremadu top list of Nigerians linked to 800 Dubai properties worth N164bn

The chairman of the forum of governors elected on the platform of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Bagudu, and a senator representing Enugu west senatorial district, Ike Ekweremadu, are among serving political office holders named to be part of 334 prominent Nigerians who are linked to 800 properties…

Suspended Okoi Obono-Obla, Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari

‘Fugitive’ ex-presidential aide, Obono-Obla, arrested

Five months after he was declared wanted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), the suspended chairman of the Special Investigation Panel on Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), Okoi Obono-Obla, was on Friday arrested in Abuja by the anti-graft agency. Mr Obono-Obla, who was declared wanted…

The Lagos State University (LASU)

LASU postpones convocation indefinitely over Coronavirus

PREMIUM TIMES can confirm that the 24th convocation ceremony of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, has been postponed indefinitely. The decision, which is in response to the rampaging Coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19), was taken at an emergency management meeting on Thursday. This is as the authorities at the University of…

Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)

IPPIS: NASU laments salary deduction, threatens strike

The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) has threatened to declare nationwide industrial action over alleged irregularities observed in the payment of February salaries to its members by the federal government via the use of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). This is coming hours…

Taraba State University (TASU)

SSANU makes U-turn, joins ASUU to reject IPPIS

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has withdrawn its support for the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), a government payment platform, for its members across the Nigerian universities. The workers’ union, which had initially supported the initiative, said its trust in the system…

University of Maiduguri

Out-of-School-Children: UNICEF partners UNIMAID to engage 200 graduates

As part of efforts to tackle the crisis of out-of-school children in Borno State, North East Nigeria, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has partnered the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) to deploy 200 graduates of the institution to teach children in the state. The Education Manager, UNICEF Borno…

Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Is’haq Oloyede

2020 UTME: Posting candidates outside chosen towns not error – Oloyede

The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Ishaq Oloyede, has said the examination body intentionally posted candidates for this year’s unified tertiary matriculation examinations (UTME) far from their chosen examination towns. Mr Oloyede, who disclosed this on Sunday while taking part in a webinar briefing with concerned…

Nasir El-Rufai and Muhammadu Sanusi II

UPDATED: El-Rufai leads Sanusi, family out of Nasarawa

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has led the former Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi; his mother, Saudatu Hussein, and his three children out of Awe, Nasarawa State. They left the community at about 4p.m for Abuja, where PREMIUM TIMES exclusively learnt they would be flown to Lagos to meet…

FILE: Former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido [Photo: PULSE]

Sanusi to chair LASU convocation lecture

The former Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, will on March 26 chair the convocation lecture of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo. The lecture, which is titled; "The Future of Developing Economies in a Digital World," is part of activities lined up to mark the institution's 24th convocation ceremony, where…

University of Lagos (UNILAG). [Photo credit: Students Nigeria]

Inside details of conflict that led to postponement of UNILAG’s convocation

When the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, last Thursday, abruptly announced the postponement of its 51st convocation ceremony, many Nigerians had wrongly linked the development to the rampaging coronavirus disease (Covid-19). But the truth was far from it. The university’s vice-chancellor, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, had earlier on Monday held a press…

UNILAG: Lecturers protesting against Babalakin over convocation postponement

UNILAG lecturers protest against Babalakin over convocation postponement

The crisis rocking the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, over the abrupt postponement of its 51st convocation ceremony may not be over yet, as lecturers have declared the institution’s pro-chancellor, Wale Babalakin, a persona non grata anywhere near the campus. Rising from its meeting Wednesday, the lecturers, under the umbrella…