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Samuel Ogundipe is a general assignment reporter at PREMIUM TIMES. At various times, he has covered the Presidency, National Assembly and Defence. Twitter: @SamuelOgundipe

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Atiku in America first time in 12 years. [PHOTO CREDIT: Facebook Page of Paul Ibe.]

Atiku’s visit to U.S. illegal – APC chapter

The ruling All Progressives Congress has described as illegal the visa granted by the United States to Atiku Abubakar, Nigeria's main opposition presidential candidate. Mr Abubakar entered the U.S. on Thursday, his first in 12 years, on a trip billed for meetings with Nigerian business elite in Washington D.C. and…

Ahmed Hussein-Suale

Slain Ghanaian undercover reporter buried amidst tears

A Ghanaian undercover reporter who was shot dead in that country's capital on Wednesday night has been buried. Ahmed Hussein-Suale's remains were lowered into the earth on Friday afternoon according to Islamic rights, local media reports said. He was buried in Madina, an Accra suburb where he was shot three times by…

Kennedy Agyapong, a member of Ghana's ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP),

Ghanaian politician who threatened slain undercover reporter leaves country

Kennedy Agyapong, a member of Ghana's ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), has left the country despite a wave of condemnation and suspicion that he allegedly knew of the murder of an undercover reporter. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was gunned down in an Accra neighbourhood on Wednesday night. His assailants, reported to be…

PDP Presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar in USA. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of Reno Omokri]

Atiku visits America after 12 years

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will arrive the United States any moment from now, crossing one of the most serious political hurdles on his path ahead of the upcoming general elections. Mr Abubakar, sources said, left Nigeria early today, and is expected to land…

EXCLUSIVE: IGP Mohammed Adamu: The 15 DIGs, AIGs who may be forced to retire

At least 15 high-ranking police officers may proceed on early retirement following the emergence of Mohammed Adamu as acting-inspector-general earlier this week. President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Mr Adamu to replace Ibrahim Idris, who retired on Tuesday when he clocked 60 years in line with Nigeria's public service rules. Mr Adamu,…

Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Ghanaian undercover reporter shot dead

The employers of a Ghanaian undercover reporter have alleged assassination after he was shot dead on Wednesday night. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was said to be on his way home when gunmen on a motorbike opened fire on his vehicle in Madina area of Accra, shooting him dead in three live rounds.…

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Town Hall meeting

Buhari parries question on conceding defeat in election

President Muhammadu Buhari was uncategorical when asked on Wednesday night whether he would concede defeat if he fails to score majority votes at next month's presidential election. Asked whether be would congratulate his challenger by host Kadaria Ahmed at a town hall that aired live on NTA Wednesday night, the…

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Town Hall meeting

I’m physically fit to rule Nigeria again — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said he has the physical rigour to lead Nigeria for another four years. The president said his recent appearances at campaign stomps are enough testament to his agility. He spoke Wednesday night at a town hall organised by journalist Kadaria Ahmed on NTA. Mr Buhari said…

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Town Hall meeting

Faced with question on Ganduje bribe videos, Buhari declines comments

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday that he could not speak about the bribery allegations against Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. Mr Buhari, at a town hall appearance on Wednesday night, said Mr Ganduje's matter has become a subject of judicial and legislative proceedings, and speaking about it on air…

PIC. 1. CANDIDATES FOR THE NIGERIA POLICE CADET EXAMINATION FILE FOR ACCREDITATION AT OKAKA CENTRE IN YENAGOA, BAYELSA ON MONDDAY (22/8/16). 5896/23/8/2016/AO/ICE/BJO/NAN

Police shortlist over 300,000 for recruitment as constables (SEE BREAKDOWN BY STATES)

The Police Service Commission has released the list of shortlisted candidates for recruitment as police constables. In a statement Wednesday, the police commission said it received 315,032 as of last Friday. The list consists 271,068 males and 43,785 females. The list sent by the commission shows a statewide breakdown of…

Police Spokesperson, Frank Mba (Photo Credit: The Guardian Newspaper)

New Police IG sacks force’s spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood; appoints replacement

The acting Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, has appointed a new spokesman for the Nigeria Police Force. He is Frank Mba, an Assistant Commissioner of Police. He takes over from Moshood Jimoh, an acting Deputy Commissioner of Police who has been redeployed to 'other national assignment'. Until his appointment,…

FILE PHOTO: Femi Fani-Kayode

EFCC invites Fani-Kayode, Odumakin over fake news on CJN Onnoghen

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said on Wednesday that two politicians who circulated a fake news on Tuesday would be questioned today. Tony Orilade, a spokesperson for the anti-graft office, said the news could injure the country's interest and said Femi Fani-Kayode and Yinka Odumakin would have to…

British Prime Minister, Theresa May

Theresa May suffers historic defeat as parliament rejects fresh Brexit deal

Members of the United Kingdom Parliament on Tuesday rejected the latest Brexit deal proposed by Prime Minister Theresa May. Lawmakers voted 432-202 to hand Mrs May a defeat that was unprecedented for a ruling party in the country's history, the BBC reported. The rejected deal had set out the terms…

Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

EXCLUSIVE: Buhari set to name AIG as new police inspector-general

Barring any last minute change in decision, President Muhammadu Buhari has tapped Abubakar Adamu Mohammed as the new Inspector-General of Police, PREMIUM TIMES can report based on interaction with top presidency and police sources. Outgoing Inspector-General Ibrahim Idris met with the president at the State House on Monday afternoon, a…

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

How Chief Justice Onnoghen’s asset disclosure trial unfolded on first day

The first day of Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen's alleged false asset disclosure trial took off rapidly on Monday morning, as the prosecution used the top jurist's absence to begin mapping out a case for suspicious financial dealings against him. Mr Onnoghen is the first chief justice of Nigeria to be…

Walter-Onnoghen

Justice Onnoghen asset declaration trial adjourned

The Code of Conduct Tribunal on Monday adjourned until January 22 the next hearing in the trial of Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen for alleged false asset declaration. Mr Onnoghen faces six counts of failing to disclose many bank accounts linked to him as a judge on the Supreme Court, which…

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

Onnoghen must appear for asset disclosure trial, prosecutors tell tribunal

The prosecution team charging Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen for false assets declaration allegations has demanded that the top jurist must show up in court to have his charges read to him. Trial opened at the Code of Conduct Tribunal for the trial of Mr Onnoghen shortly after 10:00 a.m. on…

Lawyers from the defence and prosecution already present at the tribunal. Members of the defence team include, Kanu Agabi, Adegboga Awomolo, Wale Olanikpekun, CHris Uche among other senior lawyers.

Onnoghen: Wole Olanipekun, Kanu Agabi, 45 other lawyers storm CCT for Chief Justice

At least 47 senior advocates of Nigeria have arrived at the Code of Conduct Tribunal for the opening hearing in the false assets declaration case against Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen. Mr Onnoghen is accused of failing to declare a series of bank accounts linked to him for several years, in…

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

Justice Onnoghen absent as asset declaration trial starts at CCT

Walter Onnoghen, the Chief Justice of Nigeria due to be arraigned for alleged false assets declaration charges, was absent in cour when his trial commenced on Monday morning. Danladi Umar, the Code of Conduct Tribunal chairman, called Mr Onnoghen's case at about 10:08 on Monday, and the chief justice was…

Lawyers from the defence and prosecution already present at the tribunal. Members of the defence team include, Kanu Agabi, Adegboga Awomolo, Wale Olanikpekun, CHris Uche among other senior lawyers.

LIVE UPDATES: Trial of Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen for alleged fraud opens

The first hearing in the false asset declaration suit filed against Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen opens this morning at the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja. Asset declaration infractions are illegal under Nigeria's code of conduct law. The scheduled prosecution, which has sparked disparate interest amongst supporters and opponents of…

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

APC Governor Obaseki absent as South-South governors meet over CJN Onnoghen’s trial

Governor Godwin Obaseki was absent at the meeting of South-South governors in Abuja on Sunday. The governors are discussing the fallout of the scheduled trial of Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen. The meeting, which began at 4:00 p.m. and still underway as of 5:49 p.m., is chaired by Governor Seriake Dickson…

President Buhari and Benue State govenor, Samuel Ortom. [PHOTO CREDIT: Daily Post Nigeria]

Ortom should be grateful to Buhari over Benue’s anti-open grazing law – Presidency

The Buhari administration on Monday claimed credits for the implementation of anti-open grazing law in Benue State, a gesture it slammed Governor Samuel Ortom for failing to appreciate. The comments appeared the first time President Muhammadu Buhari would publicly claim support for the law, which was largely deemed controversial amidst…

L-R: Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa-Ibom State, and his Counterparts from Bayelsa and Chairman of the South-South Governors’ Forum, Hon. Seriake Dickson; Rivers, Barr. Nyesom Wike; and Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, at the Government House, Port-Harcourt, for a meeting of the South-South Governors’ Forum. Photo by Michael Owi.

South-South governors hold emergency meeting over Chief Justice Onnoghen corruption trial

Six governors of Nigeria's South-South region have called an emergency meeting to discuss the planned arraignment of Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen. The governors said they felt duty-bound to prevent the development from escalating in a country with jarring ethnic and tribal fault lines. "It is a grave and dangerous escalation,…

National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, (APC), Adams Oshiomhole (m), addressing State House Correspondents after a meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari at the State House Abuja on Monday (23/7/18). With him are Spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 Campaign, Festus Keyamo (L) and former member of the House of Representatives from Birnin-Kudu in Jigawa State. Hon. Farouk Aliyu Adamu. 03946/23/7/18/Ismaila Ibrahim/NAN

In plagiarised manifesto, Nigeria’s ruling APC pledges to ‘keep America safe’

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been caught padding its manifesto for the 2019 elections with materials copied from foreign websites without attribution. The brazen plagiarism, which appeared from the title of the party's 'plan' for energy infrastructure, comes amidst complaints of a worsening disregard for intellectual property rights…

Walter-Onnoghen

EXCLUSIVE: The full corruption charges against Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen

The Code of Conduct Bureau has slammed corruption charges against the Chief Justice of Nigeria at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, court documents showed. Walter Onnoghen became the Chief Justice in March 2017, less than six months after the homes of several federal judges, including those of the Supreme Court,…