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2019: Why I declared early – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja said he made his intention to contest the 2019 presidential elections known early in order to douse rising speculations and give the party, All Progressives Congress (APC), enough time to prepare for the polls. President Buhari, who received members of the Buhari Support Group…

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Buhari approves new appointments for three federal agencies

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of three directors-general/chief executive officers of three Agencies under the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development. The Permanent Secretary (General Services Office), in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olusegun Adekunle, announced the appointment Thursday in a statement emailed to PREMIUM TIMES.…

President Muhammadu Buhari with Embassy Staff in Netherlands

Buhari meets Nigerian embassy staff, concludes Netherland visit

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday concluded his visit to the Netherlands, meeting with Nigerian Embassy staff, before departing for home. At a meeting with the embassy staff and their families, the president thanked them for being worthy ambassadors. While in the Netherlands, on Tuesday, President Buhari had delivered the keynote address…

President Muhammadu Buhari addresses the International Criminal Court (ICC), today in The Hague

How Buhari, the demonized Fulani man, made Nigeria proud at ICC — Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, the spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari, has just circulated the article below detailing how the president was adored, applauded and honoured when he attended and gave a speech at the anniversary of the Rome Statute at the International Criminal Court (ICC), The Hague, Netherlands. Read full article below.…

Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson

Dickson okays repair of Angiama electricity substation

As part of the “Operation Light-Up Bayelsa Project” of the state government, Governor Seriake Dickson has approved release of funds to effect the immediate repair and modification of the Angiama substation in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area. This is reportedly in fulfilment of the promise the governor made through the…

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Flood: Amosun ‘deploys’ cabinet members to join in debris clearing

Cabinet members in Ogun State have been deployed to various parts of Abeokuta to join in the clearing of debris, following the flood, which caused havoc in the state capital, last Friday, a press statement indicated Tuesday. This followed an order by Governor Ibikunle Amosun, during the Executive Council meeting,…

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Public officials to submit credentials for screening – SGF

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday led political office holders and Permanent Secretaries in the Presidency to submit their credentials for scrutiny in the service-wide verification of personnel records. Speaking after he was screened, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation said the…

Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State (middle) with the Chairman, Joint Tax Board, Mr. Tunde Fowler (3rd right); Executive Secretary of the Board, Sir. Oseni Elamah (2nd right); Enugu State Commissioner for Finance, Mrs. Eucharia Offor (3rd left); Chairman, State's Internal Revenue Service, Prince Emeka Odo (4th left), others, during the 141st meeting of the JTB, yesterday.

Joint Tax Board commends Enugu governor on effective IGR collection, utilisation

The Chairman of the Joint Tax Board (JTB), Tunde Fowler, has commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for putting in place a proficient and “unparalleled” tax regime, which has ensured that the state exceeded the 15 per cent tax revenue to GDP benchmark suggested by the United Nations for…

Former President of Mauritius, Prof. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

Ex-Mauritius President arrives Nigeria for Murtala Muhammed Foundation’s Women Forum

The former President of Mauritius, Prof. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim is expected to arrive the country on Wednesday for the 3rd edition of the Murtala Muhammed Foundation (MMF) 2018 Women in Development Enterprise Across African Programme and Power Lunch. The event will hold Thursday at Harbour's Point, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria's commercial…

Third Mainland Bridge [Photo: The Trent]

Third Mainland Bridge to be closed for three days, not 27 months – Fashola

The Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos will be closed to traffic for three days from July 27, 2018, for investigative work to be conducted to assess the current condition of the Bridge, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said. Mr Fashola, said the shutdown was necessary…

Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture

Buhari will end farmers-Herders crises — Minister

President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to finding a lasting solution to the frequent clashes between herders and farmers in the country, Agriculture and Rural Development Minister, Audu Ogbeh, said Monday in Bleiswijk, in the western Netherlands. The minister gave the assurance during an interactive session with Nigerian postgraduate students studying…

The Club's President, Mr. Tunde Thani, (4th from left), some members of the club and the hospital staff during the presentation of the relief materials.

Group donates relief materials to Lagos tanker explosion victims

Ivory League of Progress, a socio - philanthropic club has donated relief materials to survivors of the tanker explosion on the Otedola bridge in Lagos. With various degrees of burns, the survivors are at the Trauma and Burns section at the Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos. Led by their President, Tunde…

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Cybercrime: Benin Republic releases seven Nigerian students

Seven out of the 12 Nigerian students detained on allegations of Cybercrime have been released in Benin Republic, says Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora. In a statement, the presidential aide said the findings were contained in a brief sent in by the…

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Emefiele, Dankwambo, Amaechi, others to grace Blueprint Newspapers awards

After operating for over seven years, Blueprint Newspapers Limited is set to begin an annual impact series and awards event. Tagged Blueprint Impact Series/Awards, the maiden event has been scheduled to hold on Tuesday, July 17, at Rockview (Royale) Hotel in Abuja. The event will be chaired by Samaila Isa…

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Rivers Governor, Wike, reacts to PDP loss in Ekiti governorship poll

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that what transpired during the Ekiti Governorship Election is the worst political robbery in the nation's democratic history. Governor Wike said the APC Federal Government would "not be able to replicate the Ekiti Political Robbery in Rivers State because Rivers people are…

Muhammadu Buhari and Yemi Osinbajo durring a party campaign [the Guardian Nigeria]

Buhari speaks on Fayemi’s victory in Ekiti governorship poll

President Muhammadu Buhari heartily congratulates Dr. John Kayode Fayemi on winning the Ekiti State governorship election. The President commends the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate and all party supporters for the hard-fought victory after a dignified campaign. President Buhari urges the governor-elect and APC members to be magnanimous in victory…

Buhari and Fayemi

Buhari speaks on Fayemi’s victory in Ekiti governorship poll

President Muhammadu Buhari heartily congratulates Dr. John Kayode Fayemi on winning the Ekiti State governorship election. The President commends the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate and all party supporters for the hard-fought victory after a dignified campaign. President Buhari urges the governor-elect and APC members to be magnanimous in victory…

Pic 3. PDP Candidate for the July 14th Ekiti State Governorship Election, Prof. Olusola Eleka addressing Newsmen after his accreditation at Ward 2 Unit 7, Okeruku, Ikere Ekiti on Saturday. 03769/14/7/2018/Timothy Adeogodiran/ICE/NAN

Ekiti Election: PDP candidate alleges manipulation of results

The PDP governorship candidate, Kolapo Olusola, has raised the alarm over what he described as plan to tinker with results of the election. His campaign spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, said results in most of the Local Councils were being tinkered with. "Aside the fact that it was an election of the…

Ekiti Poll: PDP warns INEC against alteration of results

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to accept or announce any result that does not reflect the true votes cast at polling centers, as such would be a direct call for crisis. The party in a statement by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan…

Obasanjo with Bode George

What I told visiting PDP leaders — Obasanjo

The office of former President Olusegun Obasanjo has sent the statement below to PREMIUM TIMES detailing what it said transpired between the former president and the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday. Mr. Obasanjo was a member of the PDP until he left it in 2014 to back…

President Muhammadu Buhari speaking

Buhari to travel to Hague for ICC event

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Sunday depart for the Netherlands to participate in activities to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), at The Hague. Mr Buhari was invited to deliver a keynote address during the “Solemn Hearing” to commemorate…

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Ekiti Election: CDD, PTCIJ set up Election Analysis Centre

Ahead of the 2018 Ekiti Governorship Election, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) and Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) have set up Election Analysis Centre for real time and accurate analysis of information on the voting process, counting of votes and to independently verify the official results…

Revenue House, Abuja [Photo: Legal Forms]

FIRS six-month revenue increases 42% to N2.5 trillion

The Federal Inland Revenue Service has announced that it realised a total of N2.5 trillion (N2,529,615,174,601.25) from various taxes from January to June 2018. The amount shows that the service has realised 75% of its total target for the year, which is an improvement over what was realised at the…

Gov Seriake Dickson speaking

Buhari’s stance on restructuring, threat to Nigeria’s stability — Gov Dickson

The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, on Thursday picked holes on the position of President Muhammadu Buhari on the agitation for the restructuring of Nigeria, describing it as threat to national security. According to him, Mr Buhari’s comment that those pushing for the restructuring of the country were motivated by…

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun (Photo Credit: adelove.com)

Finance Minister, Adeosun, reconstitutes tax appeal tribunals

The Federal Government has reconstituted the Tax Appeal Tribunals in the six geo-political zones as well as Lagos and Federal Capital Territory. The reconstitution of the Tribunals is in accordance with Section 2(1) of the Fifth Schedule of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) Establishment Act. The Minister of Finance,…