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Gov Kayode Fayemi of Osun State attends Mr Ayo Fayose's son's wedding in Lagos, Western Nigeria. NAN

PHOTOS: Fayemi attends Fayose’s son’s wedding in Lagos

Governor Kayode Fayemi attended the wedding ceremony of a Ayodele Fayose’s son, Tomiwa Fayose, in Lagos on Saturday. The event drew many important persons to the Haven Event Centre, Ikeja, Lagos. The event saw the duo bury their political differences to savour the joy of the moment. Mr Fayemi’s introduction…

Buhari and Atiku (Photo Credit: Pulse)

Supreme Court right, Atiku couldn’t prove any allegation against Buhari’s election – Presidency

The presidency on Friday welcomed the reasons given by the Supreme Court for dismissing a petition by Atiku Abubakar challenging President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the Supreme Court stated that Mr Abubakar did not prove the allegations contained in his petition. The apex court said Mr Abubakar…

National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)

NIPSS asks Buhari to repeal NHIS Act

The National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS- Nigeria’s Premier think Tank, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently repeal the National Health Insurance, NHIS Act and replace it with the National Health Insurance Commission Bill to make healthcare delivery in Nigeria more flexible, accommodating of all citizens. This…

Nasiru Haladu Danu Foundation launches free medical outreach in Jigawa

The Nasiru Haladu Danu Medical Mission Foundation has kicked off its free medical mission in Dutse, the Jigawa State capital. The three-day exercise which began with a Gala Night at the Dutse residence of the founder of the foundation, Alhaji Nasiru Haladu Danu, witnessed a large turnout of dignitaries from…

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State, Musa Wada

Kogi governorship election: Has PDP any candidate?, by Michael Aiyembo Esq.

NOVEMBER 16, 2019 KOGI STATE GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION: HAS THE PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDP) ANY CANDIDATE? As we approach the November 16, 2019 Kogi State Gubernatorial Elections, it is now clear to keen watchers of politics in Kogi State that the election is clearly a two horse race between the candidate…

Dutse agog as Nasiru Haladu Danu (NHD) Foundation Kicks off free medical outreach in Jigawa

The Nasiru Haladu Danu Medical Mission Foundation kicked off its free medical mission in Dutse, the Jigawa State capital. The three-day exercise which began with a Gala Night at the Dutse residence of the founder of the foundation, Alhaji Nasiru Haladu Danu, witnessed a large turnout of dignitaries from within…

Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, NFIU

West African FIUs move headquarters to Nigeria

The Forum of West African Financial Intelligence Units Wednesday in Dakar , Senegal, voted to unanimously relocate the headquarters of its forum to Abuja, Nigeria, from its temporary site in Cotonou, Benin Republic. The work of the forum is to coordinate intelligence sharing among state parties of ECOWAS and members…

Most Reverend Buba Lamido, Archbishop of the Province of Kaduna, (second left) led a group of Anglican Bishops from the North-West to visit Malam Nasir El-Rufai at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna

Anglican Church has no rift with El-Rufai, says Archbishop Lamido

The Anglican Church has no rift with Kaduna Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, Buba Lamido, the Archbishop of Kaduna Province, has said. Archbishop Lamido, who led a delegation of Anglican Bishops from the North-West on a visit to Mr El-Rufai on Tuesday said they had come to appreciate the governor for his…

Temitope Ayoni Olaiya (Courtesy: Facebook Page of Kayode Ogundamisi

Nigerian Woman Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking

A Nigerian woman pleaded guilty today to leading a conspiracy to import more than five kilograms of cocaine, as well as to her role in a separate bank fraud scheme, and to making false statements relating to fraudulent claims submitted to Medicaid for reimbursement. “Tammy Olaiya is a ‘triple threat’…

EFCC

Father, son arrested for alleged $108,000 fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Lagos office, today, November 13, arraigned one John Isang and his son, Martins, before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offences Court in Ikeja on an amended two-count charge bordering on conspiracy to obtain and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of…

African Development Bank

African Development Bank Group becomes shareholder in AFC

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), a leading infrastructure solutions provider in Africa, today announces that the African Development Bank Group, Africa’s highest investment-grade rated (AAA with stable outlook) multinational finance institution, has invested $50 million in the equity of AFC. The bank group’s investment in AFC will enable both institutions to…

Arsene Wenger

FIFA appoints former Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger, to senior role

Arsene Wenger has been unveiled today as FIFA’s new Chief of Global Football Development. The illustrious French manager was welcomed by FIFA President Gianni Infantino to the world football governing body’s headquarters in Zurich. Wenger will be chiefly responsible for overseeing and driving the growth and development of the sport…

U.S. distributes 1.75 million mosquito nets in Ebonyi

On November 7, 2019, the U.S. government, through the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), donated 1.75 million bed nets in Nigeria’s Ebonyi state as part of a national campaign to provide enough nets for every Nigerian to be protected from the deadly disease every night. This activity will benefit all 3.1…

Winners Emerge in the FCMB Flexxtern 4.0 Contest

Another set of thirty young Nigerian graduates are ready to gain first-hand work experience and employment opportunity in the corporate world under the fourth edition of the First City Monument Bank (FCMB) internship programme and contest, tagged #FCMBFlexxtern. The participants, who are between the ages of 16 and 25, emerged…

VICE PRESIDENT INSPECT THE 25TH EDITION OF MSME

MSMEs will fast-track economic growth, Osinbajo, Okowa say

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Delta Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday said Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) were the fastest ways of growing the economies of states and the nation. They made their positions known in Asaba at the 25th edition of MSMEs Clinic organised by the Delta…

BBC Pidgin Essay Winner 2019

Winner emerges for BBC News Pidgin Essay competition

Ikechukwu Wilson Nweke has won the second edition of the BBC News Pidgin Essay competition titled: Is Africa Ready for Female Political Leadership? Ikechukwu, from Edo State in Nigeria, currently studies International Studies at the University of Benin. The winning essay will be shown on BBC News Pidgin and Ikechukwu…

Otojareri Governor Lucky (a.k.a Sam Lewis) and Otojareri President Mayor (a.k.a John Jacob Carison)

Two brothers jailed five years for fraud

Justice J. K. Omotosho of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has convicted and sentenced two brothers: Otojareri Governor Lucky (a.k.a Sam Lewis) and Otojareri President Mayor (a.k.a John Jacob Carison) to five years imprisonment for obtaining money under false pretences contrary to Section 1(1)(a) of the…

Hospital beds used to illustrate the story.

Nigeria makes progress in major health indices but challenges remain

Nigeria has made progress over the last five years in promoting the wellbeing of its citizens – such as increased levels of breastfeeding and decreased incidence of malaria – yet the newly released 2018 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) shows that significant challenges remain. The 2018 NDHS results, released…

EFCC operatives

EFCC arraigns FCMB, two workers for criminal negligence

The Makurdi Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, November 4, arraigned First City Monument Bank (FCMB) alongside two of its employees - Timothy Shoon, an account officer and Obende Thomas, head of operations - before Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon of the Federal High Court, Makurdi,…

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Church protocol officer arrested for blackmailing girls with nude photos

A church protocol officer in the habit of luring church girls to hotels and taking their nude photographs subsequently using the photographs to blackmail them in exchange for money has been arrested in Lagos. The suspect, Victor Duru, a Madonna University drop out, was arrested in Surulere on Thursday, after…

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, who succeeded Adams Oshiomhole.[Photo credit: YouTube]

Edo councils get N3 billion allocation in October

The Edo State Joint Account and Allocation Committee (JAAC) has declared N3,069,711,638 as the total allocation accrued to the 18 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the state from the Federation Account for the month of October and shared in November, 2019. The Chairman, Oredo Local Government Area, Jenkins Osunde, disclosed…

IITA unveils digital tools for agricultural transformation

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on Friday unveiled digital tools that are helping to transform farming, improving yield and livelihoods of farmers. The digital tools include the cassava, Goseed and yam seed trackers; Akilimo, IITA Herbicide Calculator, e-commerce site and IITA News App. Nteranya Sanginga, IITA Director General…

Nigerian journalists in an interview session[Photo: The Standard]

Coalition laments media censorship in Nigeria

A media coalition has condemned the "alarming trend of media censorship by state authorities in Nigeria." In a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES, the Coalition for Whistleblowers Protection and Press Freedom (CWPPF) said it observed that "public officers and influential individuals are increasingly intolerant of critical reporting and fair comments…

Victor Umeh [Photo Credit: Channels TV]

Anambra Central: Umeh reacts to Appeal Court ruling

The candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), for the 2019 Anambra Central senatorial election, Victor Umeh, has accepted the decision of the Court of Appeal, affirming the victory of his opponent, Uche Ekwunife, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Reacting to the ruling delivered on Friday, Mr Umeh…

Oando-PLC [Photo Credit: www.oandoplc.com]

Oando chair, Company Secretary, GM Operations receives prestigious recognitions

In addition to recording a profit in its Q3 financials in Ocotober, Oando’s management has received recognition from various reputable institutions in the country. Among the recent awards are those of the Chairman, Oando PLC, Oba Michael Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, Alake of Egba Land; Ms. Ayotola Jagun the Company’s Chief…