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Oyo governorship aspirant promises to create ministry for Ibadan Capital Development

A gubernatorial aspirant in Oyo State, Adeolu Akande, has said he would create a ministry of Ibadan Capital Development when he is sworn in as the governor of the state next year. Mr. Akande, a professor of political science, said the ministry would be at no additional cost to the…

Group provides N3.4 million for investigative, development stories around Niger Delta

The Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) has budgeted N3.4 million under its 2018 PIND Media Solution Journalism Innovative Grant for Peace Building and Economic Development to encourage media personnel and organisations to develop innovative ideas that could help change the Niger Delta narrative, an official said.…

Olubadan of Ibadan, Saliu Adetunji

Buhari felicitates with Olubadan at 90

President Muhammadu Buhari felicitates with the Olubadan of Ibadan, Saliu Adetunji, on his 90th birthday anniversary, August, 26. President Buhari congratulates the royal father for a life well lived as he turns a nonagenarian, extending warm greetings to his family, friends and entire domain who continue to enjoy the grace…

L-R Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta State Governor & Bukola Saraki, Senate President

2019: Saraki meets Delta governor, Okowa

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Friday met with Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, at the Government House, Asaba. The Delta state government house said this in a statement Saturday. Mr Saraki, who addressed the press after the more than 30 minutes closed door…

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State (left) with the former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu when the latter paid a visit to the governor at the Government House, Enugu, yesterday

Orji Kalu praises PDP governor for respecting Buhari

A former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu has commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for the respect he has continued to accord President Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders in the country irrespective of political affiliations. Addressing journalists after visiting Governor Ugwuanyi at the Government House, Enugu, Mr…

Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari urges troops to be “ruthless as humanly possible” against cattle thieves, armed robbers

President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday in Katsina praised Nigerian troops for their service and dedication to the nation, urging them to remain ‘‘ruthless’’ in the battle against bandits, criminals and kidnappers. Shortly before leaving for Abuja from Umaru Musa Yar'Adua International Airport, Katsina, the president interacted with troops deployed to curb…

President Muhammadu Buhari's 800m Daura walk

Why I trekked long distance during Sallah – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Daura broached the issue of his opting to trek some distance after observing Eid prayers at Kofar Arewa Eid Ground and the humbling hero’s welcome from the well-wishers that lined the street. In a meeting with representatives of the five local governments in Daura Emirate,…

Nigerian journalists gather to discuss welfare

A round table discussion around the welfare of Nigerian journalists will hold in Abuja, Tuesday, August 28. Event organisers, the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism and the Coalition of Whistleblowers Protection and Press Freedom (CWPPF), said in a release on Friday that a social media campaign with the same…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

Two killed in Kaduna violence; El-Rufai visits families, declares curfew

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has visited the families of two youth who were killed in a communal clash in Kwaru and Ungwan Yero communities on Friday. Both communities are in the Kaduna North Local Government Area. During the visit, the governor listened to the families. While condoling…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari congratulates Malian, Zimbabwean presidents on election victories

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali on winning the country’s election for a second term in office. President Buhari, in a press statement on Friday, also felicitated with majority of Malians for giving the incumbent another opportunity to serve them after the August 12, 2018…

400 women benefit from Aisha Buhari’s cash transfer initiative

About 200 women have benefitted from the Aisha Buhari Foundation's Community-Based Cash Transfer Intervention in Katsina. This, according to a press statement signed by the spokesperson of Mrs Buhari, Suleiman Haruna was ''a continuation to a similar event in Daura in which 200 women were assisted with cash to grow…

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

Abacha Loot: Cable Foundation sends FoI request to Adeosun on N7bn payment to lawyers

Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF), a not-for-profit organisation, has sent a Freedom of Information request to Kemi Adeosun on the payment to lawyers in the recovery of $321 million Abacha Loot from Luxembourg. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, had engaged two Nigerian lawyers, Oladipo…

Kwara State governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed

Offa Robbery: Kwara Governor’s aide wants IGP Idris jailed

The Personal Assistant on Political Matters to Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, Olalekan Alabi, has filed an application before a Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin, seeking to commence committal proceedings against the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, for contempt of court. Mr Alabi approached the court through his…

President Muhammadu Buhari with corps members in Daura

Buhari to assist visually-impaired corps member

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to assist a visually-impaired National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, currently deployed to Daura, Katsina State. Twenty eight-year old Okenala Ahmed, a graduate of Insurance from the Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State, was among the Corps members who paid Sallah homage to President Buhari Tuesday…

Gov Seriake Dickson speaking

What my late mother, Mama Gogo, meant to me — Governor Dickson

Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has paid glowing tributes to his late mother, Goldcoast Dickson, whom he described as an integral part of his journey in life. Governor Dickson, in his brief remarks on Monday night during a service organised by the state government at the Governor's Lodge in Yenagoa…

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwanyi of Enugu State

Eid-el-Kabir: At Enugu mosque, Gov Ugwuanyi urges special prayers for Buhari, Osinbajo, others

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Tuesday joined the Muslim community in Enugu at the Central Mosque, Owerri Road, to celebrate the feast of Eid-el-Kabir, calling for special prayers for President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and other leaders in the country. Mr Ugwuanyi, who was warmly received…

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In Sallah message, Buhari urges Nigerians to rise above divisions

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to rise above personal, group, sectarian and other interests, and promote harmony and tolerance in dealing with one another at all times. In his Sallah message, President Buhari urged all Muslims to use the occasion for sober reflection and self-examination, and strive to be…

Premium Times

Police didn’t pressure our reporter to implicate Saraki — PREMIUM TIMES

The management of PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday said the Nigerian Police did not pressure its reporter, Samuel Ogundipe, to implicate the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, during his detention. The newspaper also said in a statement by its Editor-in-Chief, Musikilu Mojeed, that its reporter was never tortured while in detention. The…

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Buratai lauds Enugu Gov Ugwuanyi’s support for Nigerian Army

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has expressed his immense appreciation to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, for the support his administration has been giving to the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, in securing both the state and its neighbours. The Army Chief’s message of appreciation was…

CPJ

#FreeSamuelOgundipe: CPJ calls for immediate release of Premium Times journalist

Nigerian police should immediately release journalist Samuel Ogundipe, drop all charges against him, and cease efforts to pressure him to reveal any journalistic sources, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Mr Ogundipe, a reporter with the privately owned Premium Times online newspaper, was arraigned yesterday (Wednesday) in a magistrate's…

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NEC resolves to decentralise Nigeria Police

Short of constitutional amendment, the federal government and state governors have resolved to explore how the operations of the Nigeria police can be decentralised in order to improve the level of policing and security in the country. This is one of the highlights of the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting…

Protesters Storm Nigeria Police HQ, demand Samuel Ogundipe's release

#FreeSamuelOgundipe: Nigeria back in Buhari’s Decree 4 — Not In My Country

The anti-corruption group, Not In My Country, has called on the federal government and the Nigerian police to immediately release the detained Premium Times journalist, Samuel Ogundipe. "The detention of Mr. Samuel Ogundipe now is regrettable, reckless, unlawful and makes a huge mockery of a government that has just announced…

Dotun Oladipo, GOCOP President. [Photo credit: The News (Nigeria)]

GOCOP demands immediate release of PREMIUM TIMES journalist

The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has demanded the immediate release of PREMIUM TIMES Security Reporter, Samuel Ogundipe, detained by the Nigeria Police Force for carrying out his constitutional duty. A statement signed by the Guild’s Publicity Secretary, Olumide Iyanda, on Wednesday also condemned the arrest by the Police…

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Nigerian organizations receives funding to advance business journalism, market transparency

The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa and the Ford Foundation awarded grants to ten non-governmental organizations across Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa to advance market transparency, and enhance access to information about business and finance, policies and practices that impact inclusive economic growth and human development. The funds, awarded over two…

Ayisha Osori

Open Society Names Ayisha Osori New Head of West Africa Foundation

The Open Society Foundations are pleased to announce the appointment of Ayisha Osori as executive director of the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), effective September 4. Ms. Osori is a lawyer, development consultant, and communications strategist with 18 years of experience in both the public and private sectors.…