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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…

Shiites Protesters

Presidency justifies proscription of Shiite IMN

The presidency on Saturday defended the proscription of the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN). PREMIUM TIMES reported how the federal government on Friday secured a controversial order from a high court to ban the group. The order was obtained 'exparte,' meaning other interested parties such as the IMN were…

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

Four expatriates kidnapped in Kwara freed – Police

The police authorities have announced the release of four foreign nationals kidnapped along Gbugbu-Lafiagi Road in Edu Local Government of Kwara State. The Turkish citizens were working at a quarry site located within the area. Suspected kidnappers on Saturday night abducted Seyit Keklik (25), Yasin Colak (33), Ergun Yurdakul (35),…

The IGP of Police, Mohammed Adamu. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of the Nigerian Police]

IGP orders upgrade of security across Nigeria

The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammad Adamu, on Friday, ordered the upgrade of security services in all the 36 states in the country. This was contained in a press statement issued by the police spokesperson, Frank Mba, with reference number Ref No. CZ.5300/FPRD/FHQ/ABJ/VOL.2/63. "The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM,…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari off to Monrovia to commemorate Liberian independence

President Muhammadu Buhari has travelled to Liberia to celebrate the country's 172nd independence anniversary and equally receive a special award. This announcement was contained in a state house release signed by the presidential media spokesperson, Garba Shehu, on Thursday. The president is expected to be back to the country on…

Buhari Signing

18 former ministers who didn’t make Buhari’s new list

After several weeks of waiting for the release of President Muhammadu Buhari's ministerial list, 43 names were forwarded to the Senate for confirmation on Tuesday. Mr Buhari, who was returned in a keenly contested election, was sworn in for his second tenure on May 27. Among the appointees are former…

President Muhammadu Buhari speaking

Buhari speaks on Shiites, Police clash; condoles deceased families

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the clash between Shiite protesters and officers of the Nigerian Police Force in Abuja. The members of the Shiite's Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) on Monday protested the continued detention of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, a foremost Nigerian Shiite cleric who was taken into custody four…

Shiites protesters being arrested by the Nigeria Police (Photo Credit: @uche_ezeonye on Twitter)

Nigerians react to death of journalist, others killed in Shiites/police clash

Nigerians are mourning the death of Precious Owolabi, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member hit by a stray bullet during a Shiites protest on Monday Mr Owolabi, who worked with Channels Television, was rushed to the hospital but died on Monday evening. The deceased was among the TV's crew…

FILE PHOTO: Alex Iwobi Reveals Super Eagles Game Plan At Russia 2018 World Cup- The Interview [PHOTO: Brila TV YouTube]

What I’ll do if Arsenal sign Zaha – Iwobi

Arsenal winger, Alex Iwobi, has stated that he may be forced to exit the club if it signs Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha. The £80million-rated Crystal Palace winger is the Gunners’ No1 target before the transfer window closes on August 8. Zaha's signing may lead to Iwobi playing less regularly for…

The police were at the Dakolos home today

COZA Rape Scandal: Why we invited Timi, Busola Dakolo – Police

The Nigerian police have confirmed the invitation of Timi Dakolo, a popular musician, and his wife, Busola Dakolo. They were invited in connection with the rape allegations made by Mrs Dakolo against a senior pastor at Commonwealth Zion Assembly (COZA), BIodun Fatoyinbo, the police said. Mrs Dakolo alleged that the…

Nigerian Police officers on duty [Photo credit: Today.ng]

Police fail to act after officers caught on video collecting bribe

Over one week after PREMIUM TIMES reported how police officers were caught collecting bribes along Ibadan-Ife expressway, the police authorities are yet to publicly identify the officers or punish them. Last Friday, this paper published a two-minute video clip of police officers on the road, extorting motorists. The video showed…

Ooni of Ife

Ooni of Ife speaks on killings in South West

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has stated the need for South-West geopolitical zone to be united to defend itself against rampant killings. He made this known on Sunday at Kota Ekiti in the Ekiti East Local Government Area of Ekiti State during the thanksgiving ceremony organised in honour of…