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The training for CSOs to help increase the use of data and improve evidence-based anti-corruption and criminal justice advocacy

EU funds workshop to improve anti-corruption advocacy by CSOs

The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) has continued the series of trainings to help increase the use of data and improve evidence-based anti-corruption and criminal justice advocacy by Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). The three-day training, which has already been done in Kano and Adamawa States, is starting in…

Immigration officers [Photo Credit: The Guardian]

Immigration prosecutes own official for passport offence

The Federal High Court in Katsina State has remanded Peter Ethan, a passport officer with the Service, and two others in prison custody till November 13 over an attempt to procure Nigerian passport with false documents. The three accused persons were arraigned on Monday by the NIS on a three-count…

Obiageli Ezekwesili

My priority if elected Nigerian President – Oby Ezekwesili

The Obiageli ‘Oby’ Ezekwesili 2019 presidential campaign says its plan to lift majority of Nigerians out of extreme poverty stands out as the most actionable strategy in the lead up to next year’s general elections in the country. This is coming on the heels of recent declaration by Bill Gates,…

Nigerian police force

‘Minister rescues kidnapped victim in Rivers’

A former Governor of Rivers State and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Sunday afternoon rescued a kidnapped victim along the Omoku / Egbeda road in Rivers State, his office said in a statement. Mr. Amaechi was on his way to Ubimini Community of Emohua LGA to address APC supporters…

Former Ekiti Governor, Ayodele Fayose

Ekiti PDP Reps pledge loyalty to Fayose

Five House of Representatives members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Ekiti State have expressed their confidence in the leadership of the Gboyega Oguntuase-led state executive of the party, dissociating themselves from the Saturday meeting of some stakeholders held at the instance of the Senate Minority Leader, Biodun Olujimi,…

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje; Photo: DailyPost

#GandujateGate: SERAP asks Buhari to order investigation of bribery allegations

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to use his “good offices and leadership position to direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, SAN, and/or appropriate anti-corruption agencies to without delay investigate allegations…

PIC.19. INEC PRESENTS CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION TO FIVE NEW POLITICAL PARTIES IN ABUJA

INEC Chairman to deliver Realnews Sixth Anniversary Lecture

Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is to deliver the Sixth Anniversary Lecture of Realnews Magazine scheduled to hold on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, by 10am prompt. Mr Yakubu, guerrilla warfare expert, and previously a professor of Political History…

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FRSC denies ambushing, extorting motorists over new number plates

The Federal Road Safety Commission has denied reports that it is ambushing and extorting motorists in its bid to get them to change over to new number plates. Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Public Education Officer, said in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES that pursuant to the introduction of the…

Wheelchair tennis players

Wheelchair Tennis: Nigeria wins gold in doubles finals

Nigeria reclaimed its status as a leading force in wheelchair tennis in Africa following the triumph of its players in the doubles event of the Puma ITF Wheelchair Tennis Futures in Abuja on Friday. The duo of Alex Adewale and Wasiu Yusuf won the doubles final with a comprehensive 6-1,…

PTCIJ premieres documentary: 'Journalism's Silent Batttle'

PTCIJ premieres documentary: ‘Journalism’s Silent Batttle’

The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism is set to premiere a documentary titled ‘Journalism’s Silent Battle’ to commemorate the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. The short documentary is an exposition on the state of press freedom in the country at present and highlights victims’ experiences,…

Nigerian oil company, Oando. [Photo credit: Guardian Newspaper]

Oando’s Turnover Surges: Posts 32% Increase of N505 Billion in Q3 2018

The continued increase in oil prices and sales volumes, Nigeria’s exemption from the production cut by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), capital discipline and reduced disruptions on production activities in the Niger Delta are contributing factors to the improved cash flows and impressive results posted by Oil and…

PTCIJ launches survey to identify best newsrooms in Nigeria

A survey to identify media organisations in Nigeria adopting best practices has been launched. The survey was launched by the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ). Read a PTCIJ statement announcing the survey below. The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism as part of its Journalists’ Welfare Campaign invites…

Investigative journalism key to uncovering corruption in Nigeria – SERAP

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) Thursday in Lagos launched its latest publication titled Uncovering Corruption in Nigeria: A Manual for Investigative Journalists. The manual was presented by journalist and human rights activist, Richard Akinnola, at an interactive session for investigative journalists from across Nigeria which held at the…

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

#GandujeGate: CSO asks EFCC, ICPC to probe bribe videos of Gov Ganduje

The African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) has called on anti-corruption agencies, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), to probe video clips showing Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, allegedly receiving bribes from contractors. AFRICMIL is a…

ICPC Head Office

Lecturer arraigned for fraudulently receiving N13mn training fund from govt – ICPC

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned Afolabi Olufemi, a former lecturer at the Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun State and his associate, Bashiru Aremu, for alleged N13 million fraud. The two were arraigned before Judge Wasiu Akanbi of Osun State High Court 3, sitting in…

A cross section of Ekiti Obas at the meeting with Fayemi

Ekiti monarchs lament poor treatment by Fayose’s administration – Fayemi’s aide

Traditional rulers in Ekiti State have appealed to the state governor, Kayode Fayemi, to revisit their welfare packages that have been bastardised in the last four years. At a meeting with the governor in his office on Tuesday, the traditional rulers narrated their ordeals during the last administration where their…

EFCC operatives

EFCC seeks final forfeiture of $8.4m, N9.2bn linked to Patience Jonathan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday moved an application seeking the final forfeiture of the sums of $8,435,788.84 and N9.2 billiion linked to Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan. The application was supported with an affidavit, two exhibits and a written address. Moving the…

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2019: Ex-Enugu councillors endorse Gov Ugwuanyi for second term

Some former councillors in Enugu State have endorsed Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for a second term. The councillors, under the auspices of Ex-Councillors Forum, between 1999-2015, unanimously agreed to rally support for his re-election in 2019. The ex-legislators, who gathered in their numbers at the Government House, Enugu on a solidarity…

Broadband

National programme for infrastructure companies to kick off year-end

The national programme for Infrastructure Companies (InfraCos) to increase broadband penetration in the country has been planned to kick off later this year. Current broadband penetration in Nigeria is 22 per cent, up from four per cent in 2012. To achieve increased broadband penetration, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has…

Kingsley Moghalu

Moghalu to lay out his restructuring plan in UNN speech

Kingsley Moghalu, the presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the 2019 elections, will deliver the keynote speech on the controversial subject of constitutional restructuring at the 6th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Political Science Association scheduled to hold at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka on October 29.…

GOVERNOR OBIANO OF ANAMBRA VISITS OONI OF IFE AND WIFE, WISHES THEM A SUCCESSFUL MARRIAGE

Gov Obiano my long time friend – Ooni of Ife

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, Nigeria was in Ile-Ife on Friday to congratulate the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II and his queen, Silekunola Ogunwusi (Yeyeluwa) on their wedding which took place recently. Describing Ooni Ogunwusi who is a Co-Chairman of National Council Of Traditional Rulers Of Nigeria,…

Nigerians on the street going about their daily business. [Photo credit: Quartz]

Buhari hosts traders, pledges more infrastructure

President Muhammadu Buhari, Friday, in Abuja, reaffirmed that his administration will sustain the delivery of quality infrastructure across the country for investments and businesses to thrive. Receiving representatives of trade associations from the 36 states and the FCT led by the national coordinator, Paul Ikonne, President Buhari pledged that he…

National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno

Nigerian govt bans unauthorised use of drones, broadcast equipment

The federal government has, as part of broad measures to stem the tide of insecurity in the country, banned the unauthorised acquisition of firearms, drones and broadcast equipment. This was disclosed on Thursday by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, during the General Security Appraisal Committee Meeting at the…

Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu

2019: Ambode demonstrates grace, holds no grudges – Bagudu

The Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, on Thursday showered accolades on his counterpart in Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode, for the high sense of maturity displayed in the wake of the political developments in the state, saying the latter demonstrated grace which has united the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the…

Tony Attah, MD, NLNG

Tony Attah, Taofik Adegbite, spar on The Joy of Reading

Tony Attah, managing director of the Nigerian LNG Limited will be on a panel with Taofik Adegbite, CEO of Marine Platforms, to converse around the Joy Of Reading at the Lagos Book and Art Festival. They will both be engaged by Reuben Abati, a former spokesperson of the Nigerian Presidency.…