Nnenna Ibeh

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FRSC route commander launches book on road safety public enlightenment

A Superintendent Route Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Osondu Ohaeri, on Thursday launched a book on road safety public enlightenment. At the launch of the book in Abuja, “The Potency of Public Enlightenment on Road Crash Reduction in Nigeria”, Mr. Ohaeri, who is also the chairman of the…

Former INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega announcing results in the 2015 election.

Why I remained calm while Orubebe misbehaved — Ex-INEC Chair, Jega

The former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, said he remained calm while Godsday Orubebe, a former minister of Niger Delta, disrupted election because he as well as his colleagues were determined to conduct credible elections. In an interview with Zero Tolerance, a quarterly magazine of the…

Nigerian Army to punish soldiers for maltreating suspected armed robber

The Nigerian Army has vowed to punish its personnel who were caught on camera Saturday mistreating civilians they said are suspected armed robbers. A photograph of the incident was published in the Monday edition of Abuja-based Daily Trust newspaper. The shocking photograph was made public at a time the Nigerian…

$2.2m seized cash: Former NHIS boss turns himself in to EFCC

A former Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme, Olufemi Thomas, accused of money laundering by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has turned himself in after the commission threatened to declare him wanted. Mr. Thomas arrived the EFCC office around 10 a.m. Friday, and was questioned by the commission's…

We stopped Shekau from disrupting 2015 elections – Dasuki

The former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, on Thursday gave an insight into what the Goodluck Jonathan government he served did to tackle Boko Haram and stop the sect and its leader, Abubakar Shekau, from disrupting the last general elections. Mr. Dasuki, in an interview with PRNigeria, an organisation that…

EFCC launches massive manhunt for sacked Nigerian official over $2.1 million cash seized at Lagos airport

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has finalized plans to declare a former Executive Director of National Health Insurance Scheme,  Olufemi Thomas, wanted over alleged  $2.1 million (about N413million) money laundering case. A source at the commission said the EFCC has been on the trail of the former NHIS boss for…

Court adjourns hearing on release of Ex-Mint boss, Okoyomon

An Abuja court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing of an application by Emmanuel Okoyomon, the Managing Director, Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company. Mr. Okoyomon is seeking to be released from prison. The judge, Valentine Ashi, adjourned hearing to August 12 following a preliminary objection to bail by the Attorney…

EXCLUSIVE: Ex-MINT boss, Okoyomon, seeks back-door release from prison

In what appears a crafty attempt to arm twist the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and force his release from prison custody, where he has been remanded on the orders of the Court of Appeal, embattled former managing director of the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company,…

Boko Haram terrorists reaching out for dialogue — Group

Some members of the terrorist group, Boko Haram, have started reaching out for dialogue with the Nigerian government, Centre for Crisis Communication said on Tuesday. The centre is a non-governmental and independent agency actively involved in research works and publications that could help harmonize and provide information on crisis management…

Nigerian Army boxers win big at the All Africa Games selection

The Nigerian Army wrestling team at the ongoing National Open Trial Championship for the All Africa Games selection have won two gold and two bronze medals. This feat, the military said, is in furtherance of the Nigerian Army's sterling contributions to the country, internally and externally, in different sectors. "This…

NAFDAC accuses whistle-blower director of ties with drug counterfeiters

The National Agency for Food, Drug and Administration Control has accused its former finance director, Ademola Mogbojuri, of getting involved with drug counterfeiters and allowing himself to be used by them. The allegation came in response to the probing of NAFDAC’s director general, Paul Orhii, by the Economic and Financial…

Aisha Buhari advocates breastfeeding centres at work places

Nigeria’s first lady, Aisha Buhari, has called on employers in Nigeria to create an enabling environment for mothers to breastfeed the babies at work. Speaking at the commemoration of 2015 World ‎Breastfeeding Week themed: “Breastfeeding and work: Let's make it work”, Ms. Buhari urged all mothers to remain committed to…

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EFCC quizzes NAFDAC boss, Orhi

Investigators at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission are currently questioning the director general of National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Paul Orhi, over corruption allegations. Mr. Orhi, a very reliable source told PREMIUM TIMES, was being grilled on allegations of contracts awarded by the DG. The…

Nigerian military arrests Boko Haram commander, rescues 178 people

The Nigerian military announced on Sunday that it has arrested a Boko Haram commander. The army said the culprit was arrested in an operation by troops of 7 division along Aulari in Bama axis of Borno State. The insurgent leader, the military said, is currently undergoing investigation. The "offensive operation"…

Boko Haram converts​ college laboratory to bomb-making factory

Boko Haram terrorists converted an abandoned chemistry laboratory at ​Dikwa ​College of Education in Borno State​,​ to a bomb-making factory, ​before the town was retaken by government troops last week, the Nigerian military said Saturday. The spokesperson for the army, Sani Usman,​ said troops from the 7 division discovered the…

Six dead, 11 injured in Maiduguri park explosion

The National Emergency and Management Agency has said that six people were killed by an explosion that occurred at a crowded market in Maiduguri Friday morning. The attack occurred at a parking area in the market. The agency said on its twitter page that 11 others were wounded in the…

Former Defence spokesperson, Chris Olukolade resigns as FOSSRA chairman

The former defence spokesperson, Chris Olukolade, on Thursday resigned as chairman of the Forum of Spokespersons of Security and Response Agencies. Mr. Olukolade, while handing over to his navy counterpart, Kabiru Aliyu, at the forum's monthly meeting at the Centre for Crisis Communication, formally informed his colleagues about his retirement…

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EFCC grills  former Governor  Sullivan Chime’s Chief of Staff

On Thursday, operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission grilled Ifeoma Nwobodo, the Chief of Staff to the former governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Chime, over allegations of corruption. Ms. Nwobodo, a source told PREMIUM TIMES, arrived the commission's headquarters in Abuja at about 9. 30 a.m. Thursday. She…

Major shake-up in Nigerian Army, 334 top officers redeployed

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has approved the redeployment and appointment of 334 officers to various units across Nigeria. The officers appointed include some Principal Staff Officers at Defence and Army Headquarters, Corps Commanders and General Officers Commanding as well as other commanders, army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said.…

Nigerian Air Force announces cutting off Boko Haram’s supply routes

The Nigerian Air Force has announced that its patrol and surveillance activities have succeeded in blocking routes through which petroleum products and other materials are supplied to the extremist Boko Haram sect. In a statement Wednesday, the Director Public Relations and Information of the Nigerian Air Force, Dele Alonge, said…

Nigeria police to begin development of criminal record register

The Nigeria Police has said that it would soon start developing criminal records register in a bid to curb crime in the country. The police spokesperson, Emmanuel Ojukwu, said the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has signed an agreement with the Association of Criminal Records Office based in the…

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Scores of Boko Haram insurgents killed on Dikwa-Maiduguri road

Scores of terrorists have been killed on Dikwa-Maiduguri road, PRNigeria, an organisation that circulates statements for Nigerian security agencies, has said. The agency reports that Nigerian troops have increased the tempo of their onslaught against terrorists in the area, killing many. It said this feat was achieved through a combined…

PDP exonerates APC, Tinubu in Toyin Saraki’s EFCC ordeal, says own party behind probe

The Peoples Democratic Party has debunked claims that the ruling All Progressives Congress and one of its national leaders, Bola Tinubu, were behind the ongoing investigation of the wife of the President of the Senate, Toyin Saraki, for corruption. PREMIUM TIMES had on Wednesday exclusively reported the invitation, by the…

Nigeria closer to defeating polio

The Nigerian government is on its way to eradicating the wild polio virus having last reported a case of polio exactly a year ago. The patient was a 16-month-old boy from Sumaila, Local Government Area in Kano State. The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Muhammad…

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Road crashes less by 15 per cent — FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps on Thursday said it has succeeded in reducing road crashes by 15 per cent since the beginning of 2015. Speaking at a corps commanding officers retreat in Abuja, the corps marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, said the FRSC has been able to achieve a relatively reduced road…