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VIDEO: KogiDecides: Massive thumbprinting of ballot papers at PDP candidate’s polling unit

A PREMIUM TIMES journalist on Saturday caught a supporter of the Peoples Demcratic Party (PDP) voting multiple times at the polling unit of the opposition party's candidate, Musa Wada. Mr Wada voted at Polling Unit 001 in Ward 4, Odu- Ogbeyaga area of Dekina Local Government Area at about 10:15…

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Absence of judge stalls trial of suspected kidnappers

The magistrate court in Aba has adjourned the trial of the suspected kidnappers of a toddler, Chismidiri Obilor. In September, PREMIUM TIMES reported how some of the suspects were allegedly shielded from trial four years after the crime was perpetrated. The court was to sit on the November 7 but…

University of Ibadan (UI)

UI lecturers involved in ‘illegal’ financial transactions to be arraigned

Some lecturers at the University of Ibadan allegedly involved in illegal financial transactions will soon be arraigned, PREMIUM TIMES learnt. This newspaper reported how the financial transactions of a conference meant for the department of mechanical engineering, were allegedly done without transparency. Amongst those accused of involvement are two professors,…

Madonna University

ANALYSIS: Nigerian universities now sanction students over ‘critical’ posts on social media

In recent months, some Nigerian universities have meted punishment on undergraduates who criticise them on social media platforms. Even though it is not an alien reaction from authorities, a spate of victimisation of students has followed the clamour for good learning environment, upgrade of facilities and good leadership on Nigerian…

Nigeria Police

Nigeria Police detain webmaster over published investigative story

Police operatives have arrested a professional webmaster, Adebowale Adekoya, over an investigative news story published last year. The story was published on NewsDigest, an Abuja-based online medium. According to PR Nigeria, Mr Adekoya was arrested in Ikorodu, Lagos last Friday while going home and thereafter whisked away to Ilorin Kwara…

President Muhammadu Buhari

UPDATED: Foreign Trips: Despite complaints, Buhari off to Saudi Arabia, UK

Despite complaints by Nigerians and a critical editorial by one of Nigeria's most widely read newspapers, President Muhammadu Buhari has chosen to continue his frequent foreign trips. The president jets out to Saudi Arabia today for a three-day official assignment followed by a two-day personal religious act, his office said…

Nigeria’s 20 years of democracy set for discussion in US

As Nigeria enters its third decade as a democracy, YIAGA AFRICA, National Endowment for Democracy (NED), and Ford Foundation are hosting a conference in the United States. The conference themed “Nigeria’s Democracy at 20: Reflections and Reform” will hold in Washington DC on October 22 and 23. From 1999 to…

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Trial of Nigerian undergraduates charged over Facebook post stalled

The absence of a judge, Babatunde Quadri, has stalled the hearing of the case against six students and a lecturer of Madonna University, Okija in Anambra State. The students were arrested for Facebook posts which allegedly portrayed the school in a bad light. Opara Harmelson, Owhonda Badaziri, Abuno Jonathan, Chijioke…

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#SexForGrades: SERAP threatens to sue UNILAG as Nigerians react to video

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has threatened to sue the management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) if the latter's lecturer caught sexually harassing an undercover reporter posing as admission seeker is not punished. The lecturer, Boniface Igbeneghu, was exposed in a 13 minutes video clip by BBC…

Ahmadu Bello University; Photo; Channels

#SexForGrade: Agency advises schools to emulate ABU

The Federal Competition & Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) says schools should emulate Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in the fight against sexual harassment in tertiary institutions. In a statement issued by Babatunde Irukera, the Chief Executive Officer, on Sunday evening, the commission lauded the action of the school authorities in terminating…

LAUTECH

Students want professor punished for extorting money from them

Some students have called on the management of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) to discipline a lecturer, Adebambo Somuyiwa, who allegedly extorted students in 2018. Mr Somiyiwa, who is the Head of the Department of Transport Management, reportedly requested all the 2017/2018 final year students to pay N3000…

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Osun SDP chairman resigns

The Osun State Chairman of the Social Democratic Party, Bayo Faforiji, on Wednesday resigned as chairman and a member of the party. Mr Faforiji led the SDP to the 2018 gubernatorial election in Osun with Iyiola Omisore as the party's candidate. Although the SDP candidate lost at the polls, he…

Madonna University

University ‘demands’ apology to free students docked over Facebook post

The management of Madonna University has demanded an apology letter to withdraw its case against students who were arrested and arraigned over a Facebook post. PREMIUM TIMES reported how six students and a lecturer of the Madonna University, Okija, Anambra State, were granted bail by the Federal High Court in…

Dr. Zhou Pingjian [Photo: Sunnewsonline.com]

Chinese Ambassador speaks on country’s development, relationship with Nigeria, others (FULL TEXT)

The Chinese ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, Thursday spoke on China’s achievements since independence and its relationship with Africa. Mr Pingjian spoke at an event in Abuja to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. At the event, Nigeria's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Zubairu Dada,…

Dr. Zhou Pingjian

At 70th anniversary, China restates support for Nigeria, other African countries

The Chinese government says it remains committed to assisting Nigeria and other African countries in their development programmes. This was contained in the remarks by the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, at the Reception for the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China held in…

Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun

Nigerian polytechnic resumes after clash between student leader, lecturer

Academic activities have commenced at the Federal Polytechnic, Ede, in Osun State, after a sudden closure on September 10. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the school was shut amid a rift between a lecturer, Francis Adeoye, and the Students’ Union President, Lukman Rufai. The closure came amid protests from students to…

Nigeria's Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo [PHOTO CREDIT: Osinbajo's official twitter account]

UPDATED: Osinbajo talks tough, vows to waive immunity to fight falsehood

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday said he was willing to waive his constitutionally guaranteed immunity to ensure persons who spread falsehood about him were brought to book. Mr Osinbajo stated this on his verified Twitter page on Wednesday. The vice president was reacting to claims made by a former…

Gboyega Oyetola, Governor of Osun State.

Gov. Oyetola appoints ex-Minister, Bisi Akande’s sons as commissioners

The president of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, Funke Egbemode, was one of the names in the list for 35 nominees submitted by the governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, to the state House of Assembly on Tuesday for confirmation as commissioners and special assistants. Others include Adebayo Adewole, a…

University of Ibadan (UI)

UI sacks lecturer who protested ‘illegal’ deduction of salaries

The University of Ibadan management has sacked Chukwuemeka Diji, the lecturer who protested the ‘illegal’ deduction of his salaries. PREMIUM TIMES in July reported how the senior lecturer had been experiencing ‘illegal’ deductions from his salary since September 2018. Mr Diji, a PhD holder, acted as the Head of the…

The frontage of the house Master Chisimdiri was kidnapped

SPECIAL REPORT: Four years after kidnap of toddler, suspects ‘shielded’, justice delayed

"I've spent all in this case. I lost the pregnancy I was carrying at that time. My husband lost his job, and he is now serving someone in Anambra to make a living. Just on this case...," Chinwendu Obilor told this reporter, with tears welling up in her eyes. Her…

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…