Posts by Ogechi:

Bashir Yuguda

EFCC arrests former Minister, others over alleged $2billion arms deal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a former Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda, and a number of top officials from the office of the National Security Adviser over the controversial arms procurement scandal surrounding former NSA, Sambo Dasuki. Multiple sources at the EFCC told PREMIUM TIMES…

FEATURES: How Good Samaritans are cleaning up Nigeria’s dirty beaches

The big black trash bags you will soon see when you scroll through the pictures embedded in the article carry recyclable items left to clutter one of the beautiful beaches of Lagos - Regal Seaview Beach in Lekki. But the litter that filled the beach, tainting its glorious view, has…

How women suffer untold hardships that come with demolitions in Abuja

In one of the numerous shanty homes dotting Kuchigoro village in Abuja lives Mercy and her family. After their home was demolished in September 2006, the mother of five said they have struggled to get a decent housing ever since. “With the small money we had left, we went to…

Aisha Al-Hasan

No woman governor for Nigeria yet as APC’s ‘Mama Taraba’ is defeated

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated to reflect fresh reports. Read it here. Expectations by Nigerians that Saturday’s election would yield the first female governor in Nigeria’s history has been dashed. The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Taraba, Aisha Al-Hassan, who put up a strong showing…

Chris Oyakhilome warns members against speaking against man of God; suspends pastor

The founder of the Believers Loveworld Ministries, also known as Christ Embassy, Chris Oyakhilome, on Sunday, enjoined his congregation to refrain from speaking against a man of God. The church also suspended Michelle Okojie, a pastor in Lagos, for her "subversive activities." The reason for Ms. Okojie's suspension was not…

Ebola: Lagos sets up isolation ward

As the number of suspected and confirmed cases of the deadly Ebola Virus continues to soar, the Lagos State Government on Friday set up an isolation centre for patients who have shown symptoms of the Ebola virus. This is coming shortly after the World Health Organisation, WHO, recommended the establishment of Ebola Treatment Centres…

Ebola: Many ‎Nigerians still ignorant of disease

There are people who place the cure or prevention of Ebola on faith. (more…)

Explosion rocks Abuja, many feared dead – Live Updates

The explosion occurred at about 4pm‎. (more…)

World Cup: Online petitioners ask FIFA to sack referee in‎ Nigeria/Bosnia match

A petition has been initiated to demand the sack of the referee. (more…)

Jonathan attends Zuma’s swearing-in ceremony

Other African presidents in attendance include Mr. Mugabe of Zimbabwe and Mr. Museveni of Uganda. (more…)

One month after, controversy trails whereabouts of kidnapped Chibok girls

“About 50 young English speaking girls arrived Birao, a village located in the North of CAR on Wednesday April 30”. (more…)

Afri-Dev condemns abduction of Chibok school girls

Afri-Dev links Boko-Haram to the socio-historical abuse of female rights. The Africa Health, Human and Social Development, Afri-Dev, on Wednesday condemned the abduction of over 250 girls in Chibok, and eight more in Gwoza, both in Borno State. It also condemned the threat by the Boko Haram to sell the…

Chibok Schoolgirls: Nigeria deploys ‘two special battalions’ for search – Okupe

Mr. Okupe said fighter jets scanned for the girls. In what can be described as the first major information on the efforts put in place to rescue the over 200 girls abducted from their secondary school in Borno State, a presidential aide, Doyin Okupe, said “two special battalions were devoted…

SSS quizzes #BringBackOurGirls advocate

Gbenga Sesan had asked that WEF platform be used as a campaign tool to free Kidnapped Chibok school girls. (more…)

U.S., CAN condemn Nyanya Explosion

An explosive device went off in Nyanya two weeks after a previous one. (more…)

#BringBackOurGirls Abuja rally continues

“Rallies and/or marches will be held daily at Unity Fountain Abuja at 3 p.m. each day”. Nigerian women, including some from Chibok in Borno State, continued on Thursday with the protest they started on April 30 to demand that the Federal Government do more to regain freedom for the 230…

Aljazeera demands release of its journalists detained in Egypt

The journalists were accused of spreading falsehood and having links with the Muslim Brotherhood. (more…)

Nigeria Governors attack Jonathan over Sanusi’s suspension, demand accountability on missing $20 billion

The Nigeria Governors' Forum, NGF, on Tuesday lambasted President Goodluck Jonathan for suspending Central Bank Governor, Sanusi Lamido, weeks after he blew the whistle on the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, for allegedly diverting not less than $20billion of the country's oil revenues. The apparently angry governors said at the…


Human trafficking investigation: NAPTIP deploys ‘crack team’ of investigators, makes progress

PREMIUM TIMES had detailed the dealing of a human trafficking syndicate in an investigative report. (more…)

Banned by Nigerian government, Fuelling Poverty garners more accolades

Fuelling Poverty, a documentary made by Ishaya Bako, documents the fuel subsidy scam scheme. (more…)

Nigeria #Childnotbride social media buzz fails to pull offline protest crowd

A protest held at the National Assembly on Tuesday as lawmakers were scheduled to vote on proposals for the constitutional review. (more…)

As our senators re-constitutionalise child marriage, By Ogechi Ekeanyanwu

There is a need to vehemently protect the constitution against any form of injustice disguising as religion or culture. (more…)

EXCLUSIVE: Okonjo-Iweala opens up, says Nigeria economy in danger

On Monday, June 10, at the third round of the 2013 ministerial platform in Abuja, Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, spoke glowingly about the Nigerian economy, saying the fundamentals were strong and that the economy was buoyant beyond danger. But a few hours later,…

FG pressures Caverton helicopters to disown Rivers State over controversial aircraft

The federal government denies Rivers State’s claims an helicopter firm received clearance on its behalf. (more…)

Challenges Nigerian women face in politics

The political terrain is not favourable to women. (more…)