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Oby Ezekwesili

Ezekwesili accuses President Buhari of alienating South-east

A former minister of education and leader of the BringBackOurGirls Campaign Group, BBOG, Oby Ezekwesili, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of alienating a section of Nigerians by his actions. In a series of tweets apparently directed at Mr. Buhari, the BBOG leader said all Nigerians must be carried along by…

Charly Boy

Nnamdi Kanu: Charly Boy criticises Nigerian govt.

The Nigerian musician, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, has condemned the deployment of soldiers to the hometown of controversial separatist leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Charly Boy, leader of the ‘OurMumuDonDo’ movement said the federal government should be more worried about safeguarding lives and properties than destroying it. He said…

16 Years After, Americans Commemorate 9/11 At White House

The President of the United States of America, Donald Trump alongside, the first lady, Melania Trump, presided over his first 9/11 tragedy commemoration in office, which was is usually a yearly sober occasion. The morning's remembrance which was scheduled for about the same time the first plane commandeered by terrorists…

Microsoft partners Future Project to support Nigerian startups

A non-governmental organisation, the Future Project, in partnership with Microsoft on Tuesday announced the launch of Accelerate LABS, aimed at bolstering the country’s economic development through enterprise development and technology incubation. This announcement was made during its launch in Lagos which was tagged, 'Activating the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises.'…

Nigerians express diverse views on call for ban of skin ‘bleaching’ creams

Over the years, bleaching creams also known as skin lighteners, whiteners, brighteners or fading creams were used for the purpose of treating skin problems such as freckles, age spots, acne scars or discolouration related to hormones. However, in recent times, many people now use such creams to lighten a naturally…

President Mohd Buhari

Buhari, Saraki, Dogara mourn Kanti-Bello

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of a former senator, Mahmud Kanti-Bello, who died on Tuesday in Abuja at the age of 72. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Femi Adesina, Mr Buhari sympathised with the Senate of the Federal…

New heads of ICPC, CCB, PenCom heed Senate’s warning, ignore Presidency’s directive

Amidst conflicting directives by the Executive and the Senate to the newly appointed heads of three key public institutions, the appointed officials are yet to assume office. New heads were appointed by the presidency for the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB; the anti-graft agency, ICPC; and the National Pension Commission, PenCom. Ali Usman was named the…

Osinbajo assigns portfolios to 15 new Perm. Secs. (FULL DETAILS)

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday swore-in 15 new federal permanent secretaries at the State House Council Chambers in Abuja. They were appointed to fill vacancies in various government agencies. Two new ministers, Steven Ocheni and Suleiman Hassan, who were sworn-in some weeks ago, were also assigned the portfolios…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Loss of N30 trillion: We’re ready to execute Senate’s arrest order on 30 CEOs — Police

The police have said they would carry out the order by the Nigerian Senate to arrest the chief executive officer of 30 companies alleged to have been involved in the loss of revenue believed to be N30 trillion in the maritime sector. The senate gave the arrest order on Wednesday…

Justice ministry, NAPTIP discuss ways of tackling human trafficking

The Federal Ministry of Justice and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, on Friday organised a seminar to mark the 2017 International Day Against Trafficking in Persons in Abuja. The seminar, which had in attendance many dignitaries was aimed at sensitising stakeholders and the public…

After youth protest, Nigerian lawmakers pledge to lower age requirement for elective offices

After a siege on the National Assembly on Tuesday, a group of Nigerian youth was given audience by the National Assembly, and assured that the required ages for elective offices in the country would be slashed. The youth had held a rally before proceeding to lay siege at the entrance…

The House of Representative in Chamber ... members are notorious for budget mutilation

House moves to establish climate change council

The House of Representatives has initiated a bill aimed at establishing a framework for climate change and also the formation of the National Council on Climate Change. This was revealed in a one-day public hearing tagged "A Bill For An Act To Provide A Legal Framework For The Mainstreaming Of…

Nigerian-Stock-Exchange

Firms blame CBN, NAICOM for suspension on Nigerian Stock Exchange

Two firms suspended from trading on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, Fortis Microfinance Bank and Guinea Insurance, have said they were unfairly sanctioned. The firms were among 17 suspended last week from trading on equities for failing to file their various financial statements promptly. While Fortis Microfinance Bank blamed the suspension…

If Hameed Ali ends smuggling, he can appear before Senate in “Jeans and Shirt” – Saraki

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Monday directed a jocular remark at the Comptroller-General of Customs Service, Hameed Ali, saying the latter could be allowed to appear before the Senate for official engagement in casualwear, if he was able to end smuggling. "To the Comptroller General of Customs, let me…

PREMIUM TIMES partners AFRICMIL on whistle-blowing project

PREMIUM TIMES has promised to partner with the African Center for Media and Information Literacy, AFRICMIL, on aiding the fight against corruption in Nigeria by supporting government's whistle-blowing policy and protecting whistle-blowers. The coordinator of the centre, Chido Onumah, who led a delegation from AFRICMIL on a courtesy call on…

Speaker Yakubu Dogara

Restructuring Nigeria can only be done through Constitution amendment — Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, has said the restructuring of Nigeria cannot be done except through amendment of the 1999 Constitution. Speaking on Wednesday at a public hearing by the House Ad-hoc Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution, Mr. Dogara however assured that the National assembly…

House probes kerosene scarcity

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has decried the use of firewood, sawdust and charcoal for cooking by Nigerians in the wake of scarcity and adulteration of Dual Purpose Kerosene (DPK). Mr. Dogara, who was speaking at an investigative hearing organised by the House Committee on Petroleum…

Return to APC, Saraki urges new Osun senator Adeleke

Senate President Bukola Saraki has urged Ademola Adeleke, the new senator for Osun West, to return to his "natural fold' in the All Progressives Congress. Mr. Adeleke on Saturday won a bye-election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party to fill the seat made vacant by the sudden death…