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Genetically modified foods not yet approved in Nigeria – Agency

The Nigeria Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has faulted reports that it has approved the distribution of genetically modified foods in Nigeria. The director-general of the agency, Rufus Ebegba, spoke on at a press briefing on Thursday in Abuja while reacting to calls for the scrapping of NBMA over its approval…

Buba Galadima

APC used military to rig presidential election – Buba Galadima

A spokesperson of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, Buba Galadima, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of using the military to intimidate voters and rig the just concluded elections. Mr Galadima, while speaking on Channels Television's Sunrise Daily programme on Wednesday, said the events in Rivers State were evidence of…

Kajuru Killings: Residents hold rally in Abuja, calls for justice

Victims of the recurrent killings in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Tuesday held a peaceful rally in Abuja, during which they cried out to the Nigerian government for justice. Speaking at the event, the convener of the rally, Williams Abba, said it was to call the attention…

The new Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Communications, Istifanus Fuktar with officials of the Ministry

Permanent secretary wants Nigeria to adopt e-governance

The new Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Communications, Istifanus Fuktar, says it is time for Nigeria to move away from running its affairs manually and embrace digitisation. Mr Fuktur said this on Tuesday during the handing over ceremony in the ministry in Abuja. He was the Permanent Secretary…

World Kindey Day in Abuja

NGO conducts free kidney screening in Abuja

To mark the World Kidney Day (WKD), a non-governmental organisation, Omotayo Kidney Care Foundation, on Saturday held free kidney screening for Nigerians in Abuja. The WKD is a global health awareness campaign focusing on the importance of the kidney and reducing the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its…

INEC: File photo of voters at the elections

Publish polling units result, PDP chieftain tasks INEC

The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation in Anambra State, Oseloka Obaze, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to make public the polling unit results and other materials used for the 2019 presidential election. Mr Obaze, who was the candidate of the PDP…

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NLC urges INEC to ensure credible supplementary polls

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) to ensure free, fair, and credible elections in the six states where the process was declared inconclusive and polls rescheduled for Saturday next week. It also called on President Muhamadu Buhari to revisit the report of the…

Kaduna State governor, Nasiru El-Rufai at Kajuru. [PHOTO CREDIT: Kaduna State Government]

How El-Rufai can end communal crises in Kaduna State – Labour Leader

The general secretary of the National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, Issa Aremu, has urged the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, to end the deadly clashes in the state. Mr Aremu urged the governor to come up with a "pan-partisan all-inclusive peace initiative" to rescue the…

Taiwo Oyerinde

INTERVIEW: My life as a woman firefighter in Nigeria

Taiwo Oyerinde is a female firefighter in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. The 53-year-old indigene of Ogun State joined the Federal Fire Service Department immediately she left secondary school in 1986 in Lagos State, but later obtained higher educational certificates. In this interview with Premium Times' Oge Udegbunam, the firefighter speaks…

A farmland used to tell the story

How Nigeria can meet food security challenge – Expert

Against the backdrop of the projection that it will become the third largest country in the world by 2050, Nigeria has been told to improve its capacity to feed its people on a sustainable basis. The Director-General of the Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS), Vincent Isegbe, gave the advice in…

Swedish govt trains Nigerian women to increase Wikipedia presence

The Swedish Embassy has held a one-day training for Nigerian women to improve the representation of women on Wikipedia. The event, which was organised in collaboration with Wikimedia, was in connection with the International Women's Day. It took place at the Embassy of Sweden in Abuja on Monday. The International…

Nigerian Army fighting Boko Haram

Soldiers detain election observer for performing his duty

Soldiers on Saturday detained and harassed an accredited election observer for performing his duties. Abdulraheem Tunde, an observer with the Center for Democracy and Development (CDD) was stopped at a military checkpoint in front of the Ojo barracks, along the Lagos-Badagry expressway. Earlier, while in his chartered vehicle, they were…

7:20 Uyo LGA Ward 6, Unit 12 Materials have arrived. Voters and officials are ready, waiting for 8AM.

#NigeriaDecides2019: Presiding officer absconds in Imo

The presiding officer (PO) for Polling Unit 003, Ward 1, Owerri Municipal Local Government Area, identified simply as Ms Blessing has absconded. Following the development, the supervisory presiding officer appointed one Ebuka Orji to replace her. The development came as many members of the National Youth Service Corps in the…

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…

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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…