Posts by priscilla:

Whistle blower 

SPECIAL REPORT: Four months after dismissal for allegedly exposing corruption, whistleblower vows to fight on

About four months after he was dismissed for exposing alleged corruption, an auditor of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, FMBN, Murtala Ibrahim, remains determined to ensure justice and accountability in the firm. “I would like for my appointment and that of my colleagues to be reinstated,” said Mr. Ibrahim whose…

Former President Jonathan's house burgled

VIDEO: Inside former President Goodluck Jonathan’s vandalized Abuja House On Wednesday 2, August 2017, PREMIUM TIMES got exclusive footage of former President Goodluck Jonathan's vandalized house in Abuja. Amatuer videography taking viewers through the front doors and inside the defaced house. Watch the video here.


World Hepatitis Day: Health workers decry poor attention by govt to disease

Concerned health workers have decried the poor attention being paid to the management of Hepatitis in Nigeria, despite the high prevalence of the disease in the country. They spoke on Friday in Abuja when some organisations went to the internally displaced persons camp in Durumi to conduct testing and provide…

Priscilla Alabi in Israel's northern town of Metula on the border of Israel and Lebannon.

TRAVELOGUE: Travelling to Israel while black, By Priscilla Alabi

On June 3 this year, I boarded a plane at Newark International Airport in the US headed to Ben-Gurion Airport in Israel for a reporting trip. There were 22 other journalists from my graduate programme along on the journey. With a blue scarf loosely wrapped around my head and my…

Art exhibition to raise awareness on Hepatisis B holds in Abuja

Art exhibition to raise awareness on Hepatisis B holds in Abuja

An art exhibition to raise awareness about Hepatitis B took place on Thursday at Transcorp Hilton. The event was to raise funds for vaccines for people in Durumi IDP Camp for World Hepatitis Day on July 28. “We are convinced that we can positively use art to sensitize people to…


INTERVIEW: Why we won’t allow Abuja arts village run 24 hours daily — Runsewe

In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES, the Director-General, DG of the National Council for Arts and Culture, NCAC, Segun Runsewe, explains why he is on the war path with residents of the Abuja Arts and Crafts village in his plans to revamp the fortunes of the village. Excerpts: PT: So,…


At Abuja arts and crafts village, change stirs tension

Sitting in the shadow of Shoprite, off the Sani Abacha Way in Wuse, Abuja, is a cluster of red huts. Tourists, as well as locals, can be seen roaming the paths of this quaint village in search of cultural crafts and souvenirs to own. Welcome to Abuja Arts and Crafts…

Moderator’s question on women’s ‘submission’ to men sparks heated debate

Moderator’s question on women’s ‘submission’ to men sparks heated debate

After a 45-minute performance of vignettes from the play, ‘Hear Word!’ Tobore Ovuorie, the investigative journalist who moderated the audience discussion at Institut Français in Abuja on Tuesday, asked the men in the audience to answer what they mean when they ask women to submit. “I felt the question was…


Donald Trump hosts two Chibok girls

The U.S. President, Donald Trump, and his daughter, Ivanka, met with two Chibok girls, Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu on June 27 at the White House. Bishara, 20, and Pogu, 19 were among 57 girls who escaped from Boko Haram in Borno by jumping off the back of a truck…

Former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki

Again, Dasuki’s trial rescheduled

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja, Thursday adjourned the trial of a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, to September 27. Mr. Dasuki and five others, including two firms, are facing a 19-count charge of fraud over alleged N13.6 billion fraud, which was part of a…


Google fined $2.7 billion for breaking EU “Fair Play” rules

The European Union has issued a hefty $2.7 billion fine against tech giant Google. The European Commission for Competition said in a statement on Tuesday, that the fine was administered because Google has given “an illegal advantage” to itself over its competitors. The company holds a 90 per cent market…