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Aisha Buhari

Buhari must give political appointments to only APC members – Aisha Buhari

The wife of the Nigerian president, Aisha Buhari, has advised the ruling party, APC, that any government it leads should consider only card-carrying members for political appointments. She made the call at a dinner to celebrate the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at Daura Stadium, Kastina State on Thursday. Mrs…

Kuramo Beach Lagos ocean surge

International Wildlife Day: Nigerian conservationists speak on human actions, impacts

Greater interest in our planet since the inception of the International Wildlife Day has led to the discovery of new life forms in the world, a conservationist has said. The Technical Director of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Joseph Onoja, said this on the Sunrise Daily programme of Channels Television…

Heavy rain fall used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Daily Trust]

Expert warns Nigerian farmers not to be deceived by early rains

Nigerian farmers have been advised not to be deceived by the early rainfall in the Savannah region to rush into agricultural activities. The national coordinator of Zero Hunger Farmers Association, Tunde Arosanyin, gave the advice on Wednesday in an interview with PREMIUM TIMES. Mr Arosayin, who is also the national…

Stella Oduah

Stella Oduah wins Anambra North Senatorial Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the People's Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Stella Oduah, winner of the February 23 Anambra North Senatorial election. Ms Oduah was a former aviation minister and is a returning Senator. The returning officer, Hujh Maduka, announced the results at INEC collation centre in…

10:30 am Eziagulu Motor park Aguleri ANAMBRA East Local Government ANAMBRA North Senatorial District PU 004 Ward, Aguleri ward 1. Military are seen around this area with arms. Voting in Progress. Party agents are loitering around

PDP candidate wins Onitsha Reps seat in Anambra

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the winner of the House of Representatives election for Onitsha North and Onitsha South Federal Constituency. The returning officer, Chika Moor, declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lynda Ikpeazu, the winner. "I declare Lynda Ikpeazu the winner of this…

Nigerian Army soldier

Military should stay off Nigeria’s elections — Former SSS Director

A former Director of the State Security Service, Dennis Amachree, says the military should stay off the election process in Nigeria. Mr Amachree said this on Thursday on the Sunrise Daily programme of Channels Television. He said the primary assignment of the military is to protect the territorial integrity of…

Some sensitive and non-sensitive election materials returned to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Local Government office in Suleja, Niger State, following the shift of Saturday’s (today) presidential and National Assembly elections to Feb. 23. The governorship and house of assembly, FCT area council elections have also been shifted from March 2 to March 9. 01432/16/2/2019/Jones Bamidele/NAN

Elections Postponement: Nigerians are angry with INEC — IPAC chairman

The Chairman of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Peter Ameh, says Nigerians are angry with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the postponement of the general elections by one week. He said the commission now needs to regain the confidence of the people in its capacity to conduct the…

NLC-President-Mr

Again, NLC demands inauguration of NSITF, other federal boards

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has again called on ministers to inaugurate the boards of federal parastatals already constituted by the federal government. NLC Chairman, Ayuba Wabba, reiterated the call at the 12th National Delegates Conference of the Congress held in Abuja recently. He said the Congress will rigorously pursue…

INEC CHAIRMAN, MAHMOOD YAKUBU

INEC officials arrested for extorting voters for PVCs – REC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has handed over some of its staff caught extorting potential voters before attending to them at registration centres. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Akwa Ibom State, Mike Igini, said this in a phone call in during the Sunrise Daily programme of…

Acting IGP, Mohammed Adamu

No political undertone in Egbetokun’s deployment to Kwara as police commissioner – IGP

The acting Inspector- General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, says the posting of Kayode Egbetokun to Kwara State as Commissioner of Police has no political undertone. According to a report on Friday by Punch Newspaper, Mr Mohammed said this at a summit organised by Vanguard for Transport Leadership and Democracy in…

ADC Presidential candidate, Obadiah Mailafia

I will create $1 trillion economy in Nigeria – ADC presidential candidate

The presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Obadiah Mailafia, has promised to introduce measures that will transform Nigeria into a $1 trillion economy if elected on February 16. Mr Malafia is a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. He spoke on Wednesday on the Sunrise…

Passport and Visa

FG signs MoU to domesticate passport production

The government says printing the document locally would provide employment for Nigerians to acquire skills in passport production. The federal government on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on domestication of production of Nigeria’s international passports. The agreement was signed between IRIS SMART TECHNOLOGY LTD, an indigenous company, and…

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

TETFund: Unizik begins upgrade of facilities, environment

As Nigerian university teachers continue their three-month-old strike over their demand for better funding of the institutions, the management of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka has started an upgrade of facilities and general environment in the federal university. The renovation exercise started two years ago with the fixing of toilet facilities,…

Suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

Ex-Nigerian ambassador calls on Onnoghen to resign

A former Nigerian ambassador to Malawi and Zimbabwe, Funke Bello, has appealed to the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, to resign from office. Ms Bello, a lawyer, said this on a Channels Television programme, Sunrise Daily, on Tuesday. Mr Onnoghen was controversially suspended from office by President Muhammadu…

Undergraduate, who died at school's facility, buried amid controversy

Undergraduate, who died at school’s facility, buried amid controversy

Students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, on Tuesday came out in their numbers to pay their last respect to late Francis Mmadubuobi who until his death was a 400-level student of microbiology at the university. The funeral took place at the residence of the father of the deceased at Abacha…

Man defecating in an open drainage

SPECIAL REPORT: Why open defecation is prevalent across Nigeria

“Driver, abeg park, somebody want to poopoo,” a passenger yelled above the music blaring from the bus radio. “Oh, why naah," the bus driver responded indignantly. "Why the person no do am for Lokoja when we stop. I don’t like this ooo. I have been stopping too much sef,” the…

Anambra demolishes illegal structures, relocates transporters

Agents of Anambra State Government, in the early hours of Thursday, demolished kiosks and stalls on the popular Oby Okoli Street, otherwise known as Unizik Tempsite, in Awka. The exercise was carried out by security officials and a task force led by the commissioner for transport, Uchenna Wiper. Following the…

Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Amaechi briefing State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (2/1/18)

Igbo should play national politics, work with other groups – Amaechi

The Minister for Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, on Wednesday advised the Igbo to adjust to the "political reality" of Nigeria and strategise accordingly. Mr. Amechi said this while delivering the 12th convocation lecture of Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka on yesterday. Speaking on the topic: "The Igbo in the Politics of…

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

UNIZIK holds convocation, offers best students teaching jobs

The Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, on Tuesday, held its award and prize-giving day with 227 doctoral degrees and 667 master's degrees awarded for the 2016/2017 session. According to the Vice Chancellor, Joseph Ahaneku, apart from the postgraduate awards, 7,600 persons graduated with bachelor's degrees in 2017. Out of the 7,600…

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

UNIZIK welcomes new students

The Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, has concluded the orientation ceremony for first-year students newly admitted for the 2017/2018 academic session. The three-day programme, tagged "Leadership and Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Education," held between Monday and Wednesday at the Basil Oli Male Hostel block D. Speaking at the event, the Vice Chancellor…

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Nnamdi Azikiwe University elects new Students Union leader

Igwebuike Ikenna, a 300-level student of Microbiology, has been elected president of the Students' Union of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. Mr. Ikenna clinched the top position with 666 votes to beat five other contestants in the election that held on Tuesday. Queen Chikwendu from the department of English Language and…

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Nigerian university honours professor after 37 years service

The Faculty of Physical Science, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, on Thursday, held a valedictory ceremony in honour of retiring professor of Chemistry and former Deputy vice-chancellor of the school, Austine Eboatu. The ceremony held at the school's main auditorium, and was preceded by a fair service organised by Mr. Eboatu's…

Anambra Governorship: Why I am contesting against my friend — PDP candidate Obaze

Oseloka Obaze, gubernatorial candidate of Peoples Democratic Party in the upcoming elections in Anambra State, has explained why he decided to run against incumbent Governor Willie Obiano. Mr. Obaze said although they are longtime friends, Anambra under Mr. Obiano had spent N455 billion in three years, without corresponding development to show that…