Nnenna Ibeh

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Oby Ezekwesili

Buhari to meet with #BringBackOurGirls group

The #BringBackOurGirls campaigners on Tuesday secured a meeting with Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari, a month since his assumption of duty on May 29. The convener of the group, Obiageli Ezekwesili, via twitter, said a presidential confirmation of the meeting had been received by the group. She said, "WE @BBOG_Nigeria have…

Nigeria’s defence spokesperson, Olukolade, to launch books

Nigeria’s defence spokesperson, Chris Olukolade, will on Tuesday launch two of his books in celebration of the Nigerian military.   The books – Issues in the mobilization of public support for military operations in Nigeria and The Voice and battles of the Nigerian military -- will be launched on June…

President Muhammadu Buhari

G7 countries to support Nigerian military with equipment

The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said that the Group of seven (G7) countries will be supporting Nigeria’s military with equipment in its fight against surging terrorism. The G7 consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Speaking to governors at the inauguration of…

Nigerian doctors allege plot to incite health workers against Buhari

Nigerian resident doctors have alleged a plot to instigate health workers to embark on nationwide strike to frustrate the Muhammadu Buhari administration. The National Association of Resident Doctors said Wednesday in a communique after a meeting in Abuja that its members have rejected the plan, and were indeed ready to…

FILE PHOTO: Dangote trailer

FRSC asks Nigeria’s local governments to provide trailer parks

The Federal Road Safety Corps has suggested that government at local levels take responsibility and provide modern parks for commercial drivers in their locality. Speaking to journalists on Friday, the FRSC corps marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, said, “The local government is a critical factor, it is the responsibility of the local…

Why Nigerian govt. should scrap women affairs ministry – Human Rights chief

The Chairman, National Human Rights Commission, Chidi Odinkalu, has said there is a need for the Nigerian government to scrap the Ministry of Women Affairs. Speaking at a forum attended by top editors and staff of NHRC, Mr. Odinkalu said the women affairs ministry, as presently constituted, lacks the political…

Nigerian campaigners seek more action against gender-based violence

Men in Nigeria have joined in speaking up against various forms of violence against women and girls around the globe. Joining women to commemorate the International Widows Day, the Executive Director, African Centre for Leadership Strategy, Otive Igbuzor, said he was not just interested in reducing the rate of gender…

Military chiefs to retain “essential check points”

Nigeria’s military chiefs have resolved to retain check points they consider essential in dealing with insecurity. The service chiefs met on Wednesday in Abuja to discuss President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive on the removal of check points nationwide. A source briefed about the outcome of the meeting, told PREMIUM TIMES that…

Medical experts urge Nigerian govt. to do more for health sector

A professor  of medicine, Shima Gyoh, has said that it is necessary that the new government appoint a health minister who can delegate duties to achieve great success in the health sector. Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES at The Future of Health conference on Thursday, Mr.  Gyoh, also the president of…

Group urges Buhari to increase number of women in his administration

President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged by the Federal Capital Territory Women, Peace and Security Network, WPSN, to leverage on the United Nations Security Resolution, UNSCR, 1325 and increase the number of women that would be serving in his administration. The Women Peace and Security Network, is a network supported…

Contractor sues PDP over Jonathan’s campaign debt

An Abuja High Court is set to begin hearing of a case against the Peoples Democratic Party for allegedly refusing to pay debt incurred during the election campaign of former President Goodluck Jonathan. The Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory High Court on Monday assigned the suit to a…

350 Boko Haram suspects to face trial – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army has said that 350 suspected Boko Haram terrorists have been recommended for trial at a Federal Court for terrorist activities in the North Eastern part of Nigeria. Speaking at a press briefing Friday, the Nigerian Army Chief of Administration, Adamu Abubakar, said the 350 suspects are a…

Tankers at a NNPC depot

FRSC to enforce compulsory 30 minutes rest for tanker drivers

The Federal Road Safety Corps has said it will enforce a compulsory resting period of 30 minutes for tanker drivers after four hours of unbroken driving. An agreement reached at a National summit attended in Abuja on Monday by the FRSC and the petrol tanker industry workers, said the enforcement…

EFCC arrests former Imo governor, Ikedi Ohakim

A former governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Mr. Ohakim, governor between 2007 and 2011, was arrested Thursday at about 10.05 am at his residence in the Asokoro district of Abuja. A source at the commission said an invitation…

Former Ebonyi Governor, Elechi, granted bail

A former Ebonyi State governor, Martin Elechi, was on Wednesday granted bail by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission after being questioned over allegations of corruption. The commission released the former governor on "partial bail", asking him to return next week for further questioning, the EFCC’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren told…

Installation of equipment begins at Borno military command centre

Two service chiefs – Chief of Army Staff, Kenneth Minimah and Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosun-- on Tuesday visited the recently established Military Command and Control Centre to commence operations. The centre was established by a directive of Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari. The Nigerian military on June 8 said…

EFCC quizzes ex-Ebonyi Governor, Elechi, over alleged fraud

A former governor of Ebonyi State, Martin Elechi, has been quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over alleged corruption, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. Mr. Elechi arrived at the commission’s office in Abuja at 10 a.m. on Tuesday following an invitation sent by the EFCC two weeks ago.…

Health professionals to assess sector’s challenges at Abuja conference

Health professionals in Nigeria will, on Thursday at a Future of Health conference in Abuja, discuss challenges faced by the industry, in an effort to proffer solution for better health care services and delivery. The conference themed, Defining the Health Sector of Our Dreams in Nigeria, will hold at the…

Tanker crashes: FRSC summons national summit

In view of the many tanker crashes that occurred across Nigeria in the past week, leading to the loss of lives and property, the Federal Road Safety Corp has summoned a national summit to forestall further crashes. The FRSC said the summit slated for June 15 at the Musa Yar’Adua…

EFCC files fresh corruption case against ex-Governor Sylva

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday filed fresh charges of corruption against a former governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, at a Federal High Court in Abuja. Mr. Sylva is being charged alongside three others - Francis Okokuro, Gbenga Balogun, and Samuel Ogbuku - for allegedly using three…

Boko Haram: Army chief visits troops

The chief of Army Staff, Kenneth Minimah, on Thursday visited troops engaged in the war against terrorism in various North Eastern part of Nigeria. The visit termed "operational visit" was also aimed at boosting the morale of soldiers fighting insurgents in the region, army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said. Commending the…

FRSC warns against recruitment scams

The Federal Road Safety Corps has warned Nigerians against an ongoing recruitment fraud on Facebook. The Corps in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Imoh Etuk, said the fraudsters have created a fake recruitment Facebook page with the name of a zonal commanding officer in Abuja, Jonas Agwu, a corps…

Former Governor Timipre Sylva

Former Governor Sylva vindicated – Aide

Doifie Buokoribo, a media aide to former governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, has said that the dismissal of the fraud cases against Mr. Sylva by a High Court in Abuja has vindicated his boss. Mr. Buokoribo in a statement said the dismissal of the case by the trial judge…

Leader of Goodluck Support Group remanded

The Chairman, Goodluck Support Group, Aminu Abubakar, on Tuesday was remanded in prison custody by a high court in the Abuja over allegations of blackmail. Mr. Abubakar was arraigned alongside Okechukwu Geoffrey by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, on a three-count charge under the penal…

Former Bayelsa State Governor, Timipre Sylva

Judge wrong to dismiss fraud case against ex-Bayelsa governor, Sylva – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday condemned the decision by a Federal High Court in Abuja to dismiss the case of alleged N19.2 billion fraud levelled against a former Bayelsa State governor, Timipre Sylva. The EFCC in a statement by the head, media and publicity, Wilson Uwujaren,…