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Olalekan Jacob Ponle, popularly known as Woodberry. [PHOTO CREDIT: Instagram account of Woodberry]

How we tracked ‘Woodberry’ via iPhone, WhatsApp, Bitcoin transactions – FBI

Olalekan Jacob Ponle, popularly known as Woodberry, was nabbed through details accessed from his WhatsApp, iPhone and Bitcoin transactions, court documents obtained by PREMIUM TIMES reveal. Mr Ponle, alongside Ramoni Igbalode, also known as Hushpuppi, was arrested in the United Arab Emirate on June 10 for multiple fraud charges after…

Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq [Photo: @kwaragovt]

COVID-19: I last saw my Chief of Staff two months before his death – Kwara Governor

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq said he last had physical contact with his Chief of Staff, Adisa Logun, on April 6, two months before his death on Tuesday from the new coronavirus complications. Mr AbdulRazaq disclosed this through a statement on Wednesday by Olayinka Fafoluyi, the Special Assistant to the…

President Donald Trump pictured April 4, 2020 AFP

Trump hired impersonator to take admission exam for him – Niece

The United States President, Donald Trump, paid his way out of high school, hiring someone else to take an aptitude test for him, his niece, Mary Trump, reveals. Mary, in her forthcoming book- 'Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man', claimed Mr Trump…

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State [PHOTO: TVC]

Akeredolu appoints new SSG

The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has announced the appointment of Temitayo Oluwatuyi "Tukana" as the new Secretary to the State Government (SSG). The appointment follows the resignation of Ifedayo Abegunde from the position. PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported that Mr Abegunde resigned his appointment on Monday. He confirmed the resignation…

COVID-19: Coronavirus [Photo: Mayo Clinic]

Coronavirus: Global daily infections reaches highest ever figure

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Saturday, with the total rising by 212,326 in 24 hours. The biggest increases were from the United States, Brazil and India, according to WHO’s daily report. Nigeria recorded 603 cases on Saturday, a relatively moderate…

Ogun on map

COVID-19 deaths exceed 20 in Ogun

The death toll from COVID-19 in Ogun State has reached 21, an official has said. On Sunday, the Ogun State government confirmed 47 new cases and one death as earlier reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). In the statement shared on its Twitter handle, the state said…

Weekly Review: After six weeks increase, Nigeria’s new coronavirus cases drop

For the first time in seven weeks, new weekly coronavirus infections reduced in Nigeria, a PREMIUM TIMES' review of official data shows. Prior to last week, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases had increased for six consecutive weeks. A total of 4,087 new cases were reported in the past week…

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu [PHOTO CREDIT: rotimiaketi]

Coronavirus: Three governors, two first ladies, other prominent Nigerians who tested positive last week

As the tally of people infected with the coronavirus continues to rise in Nigeria, no fewer than eight prominent figures announced their positive status last week. Nigeria has recorded over 28,000 coronavirus cases out of which over 11,000 have recovered. The country has also recorded over 600 deaths. Over 4,000…

Bukola Saraki, former governor of Kwara

APC irresponsible to link me to Hushpuppi – Saraki

Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has described an attempt by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to link him to a cyber-crime suspect, Ramon Abbas (Hushpuppi), as irresponsible. Earlier today, the ruling party linked top leaders of the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to Mr Abbas, who was…

Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta

COVID-19: Dead Nigerian professor had pneumonia – Official

A Former Dean of Faculty of Education, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, Alaba Adenuga is dead. Mr Adenuga, a Professor of Personnel and Counselling Psychology, hailed from Ijebu land. He was, until his death, the Chairman of the University Security Council and the President of OOU Senior Staff…

Nigerian Police officers used to illustrate the story

UPDATED: Missing Lagos nurse found in Osun

A nurse at the Federal Medical Centre, Ebutte-Metta in Lagos State, Adetola Alao, has been found two weeks after she was declared missing. The missing woman, a resident of Bariga, was said to have left home in a commercial bus to the hospital at about 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June…

Nigeria Police officers

Missing Lagos nurse found in Osun

A nurse at the Federal Medical Centre, Ebutte-Metta in Lagos State, Adetola Alao, has been found two weeks after she was declared missing. The missing woman, a resident of Bariga, was said to have left home in a commercial bus to the hospital at about 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June…

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun [PHOTO CREDIT: dapoabiodunmfr]

COVID-19: Ogun extends restrictions for two weeks

The Ogun State government has extended the lockdown restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic for another two weeks. In his address of Friday, Governor Dapo Abiodun said the five working days in the week are still open for business with only Saturday and Sunday as lockdown…

Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro

Alleged Cultism: Polytechnic recalls SUG president

The management of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro (FPI) has reinstated the suspended president of the Student Union Government (SUG) of the institution, Adegboye Olatunji. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Olatunji, alongside one Olarewaju Taiwo, was arrested for allegedly aiding cultism and supervising initiation of new members into the cult. The…

NNPC Towers: P&ID and the Petroleum ministry signed the contract here

Nigeria transparency undermined by late budgets, NNPC’s ‘opaque’ records — U.S. Report

Despite making progress, some factors still undermine Nigeria's fiscal transparency, says a report from the United States authorities. These factors include the late presentation of the federal budget and the opacity in the financial records of the state-owned oil company, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC) budgets. The reports came just…

NIGERIA: Nigerian police force

Kidnappers kill Abuja doctor after receiving N7.5 million ransom — Police

The Nigeria Police have revealed how Benedict Audu, a medical doctor practising in Abuja, and two others were killed by a criminal gang after being paid N7.5 million as ransom. Last year, Mr Audu, 70; his son, Iramon, 32, and Samaila Akenjinba, 30, a friend, were abducted while travelling from…

Weekly Review: Nigeria’s new COVID-19 cases rise for six consecutive weeks

The number of new coronavirus cases across Nigeria rose last week for the sixth consecutive week, a PREMIUM TIMES review of official data shows. Nigeria recorded 4,269 cases last week (June 20 to 27) a 2.5 per cent increase compared to the 4,162 infections recorded the previous week, according to…

Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta

Eight health workers contract coronavirus in Nigerian hospital

Eight officials of the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, have tested positive for coronavirus, an official said. The spokesperson of the hospital, Segun Orisajo, noted that the affected staff consist of medical doctors, nurses and an administration official. According to him, the workers were part of the team which had…

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi [PHOTO CREDIT: @kfayemi]

APC Crisis: Fayemi attacks Buhari’s aide

Governor, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has denied reports suggesting that he is unwanted at the Aso Villa after his Tuesday visit. He also accused the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Babafemi Ojudu, of being behind the report, an allegation Mr Ojudu strongly denies. Earlier on Wednesday,…

Femi Ojudu

Buhari’s aide accuses APC leader of leading thugs to attack his house

Babafemi Ojudu, a special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on political matters, has accused the Vice Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ado-Ekiti local government area of Ekiti State of leading an attack by thugs on his residence. In a statement issued on Monday, Mr Ojudu said Sola…

2-year-old tests positive for COVID-19

The Federal Medical Centre in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, on Sunday, announced that a two years old girl tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the facility. According to the spokesperson of the hospital, Segun Orisajo, the toddler was admitted eight days ago on account of breathlessness. He said…

Ghana on map

Ghana apologises to Nigeria over attack on high commission’s building

Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has apologised to the Nigerian government over an attack on the Nigerian High Commission's building in Accra. Some armed men reportedly invaded the building in the Ghanaian capital, on Friday night, destroying some apartments under construction. Ghanaian media reported that a businessman had earlier accused…

Coronavirus Outbreak

Weekly Review: More Nigerians died from coronavirus, new cases increased, recoveries dropped

Nigeria recorded more deaths linked to coronavirus last week than in the previous week, a PREMIUM TIMES' review of official data shows. The 99 deaths reported between last Sunday and Saturday are a 34 per cent increase on the 65 recorded the week before. The rate of recovery from the…

Lai Mohammed [Photo: BBC]

Journalist accused of insulting minister speaks after release from detention

Rotimi Jolayemi, a journalist detained for broadcasting a poem deemed insulting to the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has spoken about his experience while in police detention. Mr Jolayemi told PREMIUM TIMES he did not regret his detention as it was ordained to happen. Mr Jolayemi, who anchors…

EFCC

Again, EFCC discovers ghost workers in Kwara

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it has discovered 400 ghost workers in Kwara State, revealing how some state officials are beneficiaries of the corrupt scheme. PREMIUM TIMES recently reported how the commission exposed 1,000 ghost workers, allegedly smuggled into the payroll of Kwara State Universal Basic Education…