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Banner showing MC Oluomo as guest speaker at an event in UNILAG. [PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter handle of Kemi Ariyo]

UNILAG speaks on ‘invitation’ of MC Oluomo to university event

The University of Lagos has responded to criticisms trailing the invitation of Musliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, to an event at the university. MC Oluomo, who is the Lagos State Caretaker Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), was invited as a Special Guest at…

OAU Vice Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede

Nigerian experts discuss use of language for sustainable development

International Association of Language Educators, Obafemi Awolowo University Language scholars and educationists under the aegis of International Association of Language Educators, on Monday, deliberated on the contributions of language to the development of all Nigerian sectors. The group held its annual conference workshop in Obafemi Awolowo university Ile-Ife with dignitaries…

Seyi Makinde (Photo Credit: Inside Oyo)

Oyo governor appoints two opposition candidates as aides

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has named two opposition candidates as officials in his cabinet. On Thursday, Mr Makinde approved the appointment of the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Bolaji Ayorinde, as Special Counsel to the Governor of Oyo State. Also, a chieftain of the African…

Fuoye students protest over lack of power supply

#JusticeForFUOYE: Nigerians call for identification, prosecution of officers who shot students

Several Nigerians, in reaction to the killing of two Federal University of Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) students, have demanded the prosecution of the police officers who shot the students. PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported how two students of the institution, Oluwaseyi Kehinde and Joseph Okonofua, were killed by police bullets. Several other students…

Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun

Nigerian polytechnic shut amid ‘rift’ between lecturer, student union president

The Federal Polytechnic, Ede in Osun State, on Tuesday, announced the closure of the school premises with immediate effect. The second semester examination of the school was earlier scheduled for next week Monday. According to an internal memorandum obtained by this correspondent, the Registrar, O.A Ogunleye, stated that the decision…

LAUTECH

Again, Osun, Oyo governments spar over LAUTECH

The governments of Oyo and Osun States have again disagreed publicly over their shares of the funding of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso. The university was established before Osun was excised from Oyo State in 1991 and has remained under the joint ownership of the two sister states.…

President Muhammadu Buhari will swear in new ministers on August 21

Buhari, world leaders mourn Mugabe

Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari, and leaders across the globe on Friday sent condolences to the people of Zimbabwe over the death of their former president, Robert Mugabe. Mr Mugabe's passage at 95 was announced on Friday morning. The African liberation hero and champion of racial reconciliation, who died in Singapore,…

Leah Sharibu

Leah Sharibu alive, govt negotiating with Boko Haram to free her – Presidency

The Buhari administration is committed to freeing Leah Sharibu and is in negotiation with the kidnappers to do so, a presidential aide said on Saturday. Garba Shehu said the Buhari administration will not give up on the safe return of Miss Sharibu. Miss Sharibu is one of the 110 students…

University of Ibadan (UI)

BREAKING: UI lifts ban on Students Union activities after two years

The management of the University of Ibadan (UI) has lifted the ban on Students Union activities. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the union activities, as well as the union leaders, were suspended on May 30, 2017. According to the claims of the authorities, the union was proscribed due to the misdemeanours…

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore,.

Sowore expected in Court as judge set to hear application

The detained publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, is expected to appear before the Federal High Court in Abuja tomorrow, Wednesday. Mr Sowore, a presidential candidate in the 2019 election, was arrested three days to the #RevolutionNow protest, which called for good governance and accountability of public officers. He called…

Nigeria Police officers are working with the military to counter insurgency.

Enugu gets new police commissioner

On Tuesday, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, posted Ahmad Abdulrahman to Enugu State Command as the Commissioner of Police in charge of the State. As contained in a statement issued by the police spokesperson, Frank Mba, the former commissioner, Suleiman Balarabe, was redeployed to the Force Intelligence Bureau, FCID,…

rape victim

How family ignored lawyer, ‘pardoned’ cleric who raped 16-year-old

It appears efforts to bring to justice, Abdulrahman Habeebulah, the Islamic cleric who raped a 16-year-old, have failed with the withdrawal of the court case by the victim’s family. In July, PREMIUM TIMES published an exclusive report on the rape of the teenage girl, who attended the cleric's Qu'ranic school…

Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe Vice Chancellor. University of Lagos UNILAG [NAN]

UNILAG VC gives reasons for not activating reinstated student’s online portal

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has reacted to the inability of Adeyeye Olorunfemi to access the school’s online portal for course registration despite his reinstatement. Mr Adeyeye, a student of the department of building, was rusticated for four semesters following protests which led to the…

A police officer at the protest

#RevolutionIsNow: Seven protesters arrested in Osun

The operatives of the State Security Services (SSS) have arrested seven of the protesters who participated in the #RevolutionIsNow protest in Osun State. The protest, which held across major cities in Nigeria, was a call for fundamental reforms that would engender economic growth, peace, and security for citizens. The protesters…

#RevolutionIsNow: 56 protesters arrested across Nigeria – Lawyer

At least 56 protesters have so far been arrested in the #RevolutionisNow protest across the country, a lawyer and activist, Inibehe Effiong, said. Mr Effiong, a counsel to Omoyele Sowore, the lead organiser of the protest, said this in a broadcast on Facebook at midnight on Monday. He said the…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

How late OAU student first attempted suicide – Authorities

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University has made some clarifications in its reaction to the death of a student, Opeyemi Dara, who allegedly committed suicide. The deceased until her death was a final year student of English Department. She reportedly committed suicide on Friday after taking a dose of the…

President-Muhammadu-Buhari speaking

Nigerian government accuses Amnesty international of supporting ‘lawlessness’

The Presidency on Sunday questioned the activities of Amnesty International, a group that advocates human rights and freedom. PREMIUM TIMES reported how 'pro-government' protesters mounted a demonstration outside the Abuja office of Amnesty International on Friday. Amnesty International had condemned some activities of the government like the detention of the…

Shadowed lady used to illustrate the story.

Teenager raped by Islamic cleric absconds from home

The teenager raped by an Osun-based Islamic Cleric, Habeebulah Abdulrahman, absconded from home on Saturday. She was, however, found on Sunday morning. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Abdulrahman raped the 16-year-old, a student of his Islamic school in Ede, a town in Osun State. Although the cleric did not deny…

rape victim

Rape victim threatens suicide over proposed out-of-court settlement

A 16-year-old girl allegedly raped by an Islamic cleric in Osun State has vowed to commit suicide if her family accepts an offer to settle the matter out of court. The proposed settlement includes that the accused admit to committing the offence, tender an unreserved apology and pay N17 million…

Aso Rock Villa (Photo Credit: Herald Nigeria)

State House official who served many Nigerian presidents dies

The presidency has announced the death Tijani Yusuf, the Special Assistant (Special Duties) to Jalal Arabi, Permanent Secretary, State House, Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari's spokesperson, Garba Shehu, in a press statement, announced the death of the official. He said Mr Yusuf died on Wednesday morning after a brief illness. "A…

President Muhammadu Buhari with Southwest traditional rulers

Buhari outlines steps being taken to tackle insecurity across Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday outlined some of the steps his administration is taking to address Nigeria's security challenges. Some of the steps the president outlined include increasing the number of security personnel and installing "CCTVs on highways and other strategic locations so that activities in some of those hidden…

Nigeria Police officers are working with the military to counter insurgency.

Three police officers arrested for extortion

Three police officers in Anambra State have been arrested for allegedly extorting money from three residents. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that their arrest followed concerns raised by an online journalist on a police WhatsApp platform where the Commissioner of Police in the state, John Abang, is a member. The police top…

IGP, Mohammed Adamu

What IGP Adamu told police chiefs about Shiites, community policing, others (FULL TEXT)

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday, met with some police chiefs at the force headquarters in Abuja. The meeting was held amidst the security challenges Nigeria is facing. These challenges include insurgency, banditry and kidnapping. At the meeting, the police boss briefed the officers on some of the…

Unilag senate house [PHOTO CREDIT: unilag.edu.ng ]

Suspended UNILAG student unable to register courses months after reinstatement

Adeyeye Olorunfemi, a student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) who was rusticated for four semesters in 2016, has been unable to access the school's online portal for registration months after the school reinstated him. Mr Adeyeye, a student of the department of building, alongside some student union leaders, was…

Premium Times reporter, Azeezat Adedigba.

WSCIJ shortlists 20 for Female Reporters’ Leadership Fellowship

The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) has shortlisted 20 women journalists for the 2019 edition of its Female Reporters' Leadership Fellowship. One of the shortlisted journalists is Azeezat Adedigba, a PREMIUM TIMES reporter. Ms Adedigba, a graduate of the University of Jos, reports issues bordering on education, governance…