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Elite Vs Buhari: Why They Are at Daggers Drawn

By Tiamiyu Musa No doubt, the rise of Muhammadu Buhari with his rich antecedents as the most loved and naturally accepted popular Northerner threatens institutions and some northern establishments considering his rising and unabated popularity, especially among the downtrodden in the region. Significantly so threatened could be the highly referenced…

Enugu State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (right) with State Chairman of Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), Comrade Igbokwe Chukwuma Igbokwe (left); his secretary, Comrade Bennett Asogwa (3rd left) and the State Chairman, Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Comrade Damian Udeani, when the pensioners paid a thank-you visit to the governor at the Government House, Enugu, for paying their gratuity, yesterday.

Enugu pensioners thank Ugwuanyi for payment of gratuities

A delegation of pensioners of Enugu State, who have benefitted from the monthly N100 million approved by the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for payment of arrears of gratuities from May 2018, on Wednesday paid a Thank-you visit to the governor “for rescuing them in their time of need." The…

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello [Photo Credit: The News Nigeria]

Kogi governor raises alarm over fake news

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has said his government respects all the people of the state. He also refuted a purported statement said to have emanated from him. In a statement he personally issued on Tuesday, Mr Bello attributed the said statement to mischief-makers whom he said, ''were after…

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EFCC kicks against judgment on Maina, vows to Appeal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has noted with concern, the judgement of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, in which Justice Folasade Ogunbanjo restrained the commission from declaring the chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abudulrasheed Maina, wanted. The judge also gave an…

EFCC operatives

EFCC arrests Ex-JAMB staff for alleged N10m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, has arrested one Kola Al-Amin, a former staff of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB over alleged forgery and obtaining money by false pretences. His arrest followed a petition alleging that sometime in November, 2010, Mr Al-Amin who operates…

Godswill Akpabio

VIDEO: “Akpabio’s words on marble about APC”

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President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari speaks on postponement of 2019 general elections

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the postponement of the presidential and National Assembly elections billed for Saturday, saying he was "deeply disappointed" by the move. The Independent National Electoral Commission announced the shocking decision early Saturday, just hours before the opening of the polls, after repeatedly assuring Nigerians and…

9:39am, RA 01, PU 005, Owode Market Square, Okuku with total number of 675 registered voters, voting is in progress, There's a structured like setting here as the voting premises are well confined with ropes, the party agents are seated, voters are queuing from a long distance range while there's also a secluded area for voters to check the registration list.

Gendered Contests: PTCIJ, John Hopkins University partner on Women in Competitive Elections

The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), Abuja, in partnership with the African Studies programme of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Washington, D.C. is conducting a gendered analysis of the 2019 Nigerian elections. The project is headed by Dr Chiedo Nwankwor, whose work at…

Atiku Abubakar

Atiku alleges plot by APC to rig Saturday’s presidential election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in Saturday's Presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, has raised the alarm that the Managing Director of Activate Technologies Limited, Mohammed Sani Musa , whose company supplied the machines used in printing the Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC)…

Atiku pays tribute to Lamido Adamawa on contribution to peace in Adamawa

The Waziri of Adamawa and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, felicitates with the Lamido of Adamawa, Barkindo Aliyu Musdafa on the occasion of his 75th birthday. “I would like to offer my warmest congratulations to you and to the people of the Adamawa on the occasion of your…

Atiku Abubakar and Muhammadu Buhari

On Kogi East Elders Forum (KEEC) purported endorsement of Atiku, by Edward Onoja

KOGI EAST ELDERS COUNCIL (KEEC) AND HER CASH-AND-CARRY BUT TOTALLY INCONSEQUENTIAL REJECTION OF PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI AND ENDORSEMENT OF ATIKU ABUBAKAR Yesterday, the Kogi East Elders Council (KEEC) once again proved that they serve no other interest than that of their members, families and cronies. The group which likes to…

Babangida Aliyu

EFCC re-arraigns Ex-Niger Gov, Babangida Aliyu, for alleged N2billion fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday re-arraigned Babangida Aliyu, a former Niger State Governor, Umar Nasko and Tanko Beji, before Justice Mikailu Abdullahi of a Niger State High Court sitting in Minna. They are facing a seven-count charge of fraud to the tune of over N2 billion.…

Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

Full Text of President Buhari’s 2019 Elections Broadcast To Nigerians

HIS EXCELLENCY, PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI’S BROADCAST TO THE NATION, FEBRUARY 14, 2019 Fellow Citizens, On Saturday, February 16, 2019, you will, once again, be called upon to choose the leaders who will pilot the affairs of our great nation for the next four years. This is a constitutional right which…

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Elections: Facebook reveals most talked topics in Nigeria

Facebook has revealed the most talked about subjects and topics of conversation on its platform with regards to the upcoming Nigerian elections. Using aggregated and anonymized data from the period of December 1, 2018, to January 22, 2019, the findings reveal that peaks in conversation happened between January 17 and…

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Ambode Receives Cricket World Cup in Lagos

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Tuesday received the 2019 Cricket World Cup trophy of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in the state. The trophy, which has been on a global tour of cities ahead of the 2019 Cricket World Cup which would hold at the United Kingdom in…

R-L: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode; National Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole; President Muhammadu Buhari; Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and National Leader, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu during the APC Presidential Campaign at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, on Saturday, February 9, 2019.

Tinubu speaks on fracas at Ogun APC rally

A national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has said he has no plans to leave the party for any other as being insinuated by some and that he remains gidigba (solid) in the governing party. A video where Mr Tinubu, at the APC Presidential Campaign rally in…

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Dubai, Chinese firm battle in Hong Kong for Djibouti Ports

One of the world’s largest port operators has sued a Chinese state enterprise in Hong Kong over infringement of its exclusive port agreement with a strategically located African nation, in the city’s first court case involving China’s Belt and Road Initiative. FactWire (www.FactWire.org) has obtained a legal filing by United…

Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai

Why we cancelled Kaduna Guber debate – NIPR

The Kaduna State chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations has shelved its plan to organise a debate for governorship candidates in the state, ahead of the forthcoming elections. A statement by the chairman of the chapter, Bashir Chedi, said it had to take the painful decision of shelving…

Contaminated Farmland at K-Dere, Ogoni land

Shell faces trial in Netherlands for alleged role in murder of Ogoni leaders

A Dutch court will today hear the first arguments in an historic case against Shell, in which the oil giant stands accused of instigating a raft of horrifying human rights violations committed by the Nigerian government against the Ogoni people in the 1990s. Esther Kiobel, Victoria Bera, Blessing Eawo and…

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PROMOTED VIDEO: Buhari is a tyrant, says Akpabio



Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (right), watching as his wife Dame Edith presents certificate and Cheque to a Gold medalist, Mr Nmor Ifeakachukwu at the Reception/Award of Athletes and Officials to the 4th National Youth Games 2018 and the 19th National Sports Festival, Abuja, in Asaba. PIX: BRIPIN ENARUSAI

National Sports Festival: Okowa gives N403 million to medalists

The Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, rewarded excellence on Monday in a rare event by dolling out cash rewards worth more than N403 million to athletes who participated in the 19th edition of the National Sports Festival tagged, Abuja 2018. It was a colourful event attended by the athletes, sports…

Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola

My ministry has no record of contractors that defaulted on electricity projects – Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has responded to the Freedom of Information request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) saying that “the Ministry has searched for the requested information on details of alleged contractors and companies that collected money for electricity projects and failed to…

L-R: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode; National Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole; Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; President Muhammadu Buhari; Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola; Minister of Labour and Productivity, Sen. Chris Ngige; former interim National Chairman of APC, Chief Bisi Akande and others during the APC Presidential Campaign at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, on Saturday, February 9, 2019.

Buhari commissions cancer treatment centre in Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday inaugurated the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) and Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) advanced Cancer treatment centre in Lagos, with a pledge to ensure that facilities for the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of cancer are available to many more Nigerians. At the inauguration ceremony of…

An interactive session between President Buhari and members of the Organized Private Sector (OPS) at Lagos House, Marina

Our economic policies are making desired impact — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday in Lagos said his administration’s economic policies are making the desired impact, evidenced by steady growth in the economy in the last three years. Speaking at a town hall meeting with the Business community in Lagos, President Buhari said he had kept his promise to…

President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government unilaterally -- without required consultation with states and the national assembly-- tampered with the NLNG funds.

Buhari makes 30 new appointments for Nigeria’s revenue allocation agency, RMAFC — FULL LIST

President Muhammadu Buhari's office has just sent PREMIUM TIMES the statement below announcing the appointments of new chairperson and commissioners for the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC). RMAFC was established by Decree No.49 of 1989 (now an Act of National Assembly) to handle revenue allocation and fiscal matters…