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We’ve invested about N1.3 trillion on education since 2015 – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has invested close to N1.3 trillion in the education section since he came into office in 2015. The figure is exclusive of funds spent on overhead and personnel costs, Mr Buhari said on Thursday at the commissioning of the Post Graduate Centre of Excellence…

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole. [PHOTO CREDIT: ThisdayLIVE]

APC condemns attack on Ekweremadu

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the attack on ex-deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Saturday in Nuremberg, Germany. Mr Ekweremadu was seen in a short video circulated over the weekend, dragged and manhandled by a mob at a…

The demolished houses as a result of the flood in Abuja

Abuja homeowners lament demolition of houses without compensation after fatal flood

The Director of Finance of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Tony Okecheme, was swept away by a flood in August at Galadimawa Roundabout, Abuja. The incident made headline news, unlike a similar one involving a 17-year-old guard, Tuesday Bala, who died on June 2 as a result of flooding…

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

INEC speaks on alleged sack of REC who declared for political office

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the allegedly sacked former Cross River State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Frankland Briyia, would retain his position until President Muhammadu Buhari removes him or he resigns 'officially' from his position. It was reported last week that Mr Briyia declared his intention to…

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

Buhari condoles with Gov. Bello over mother’s death

President Buhari Muhammadu has sent a condolence message of condolence to the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, over the death of his mother, Rekiya Momoh. In a statement signed by his media aide Garba Shehu, the president said his attention was drawn to this loss by the absence of…

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore,.

APC accuses Sowore of treason, ‘plot to destabilise’ Nigeria

Nigeria's ruling party, APC, has accused an activist, Omoyele Sowore, of treason and plotting to destabilise the country. Mr Sowore was arrested on Saturday for calling for a revolution against bad governance. He had planned a series of protests across Nigeria to start from last Monday. Despite Mr Sowore's arrest,…

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole Photo: DailyPost

APC is worse off under you — Progressive Governors DG tells Oshiomhole

The Director-General of the Progressive Governors Forum, Salihu Lukman, has accused the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, and other leaders of the party of failing to discharge their responsibilities. In a letter titled "APC: Appeal for Reconciliation," dated August 6, and made available to PREMIUM…

Some of the RevolutionNow activists in Abuja

#RevolutionIsNow: Police arrest protesters in Lagos, activists defy rain in Abuja

Several protesters were arrested at the National Stadium in Lagos Monday after a crowd gathered to begin #RevolutionNow, a series of planned protests against bad governance in Nigeria. The decision of the Nigerian government to arrest and detain Omoyele Sowore, a key organiser of the protest, early Saturday morning served…

A bus carrying pr-Buhari protesters

Photos: Pro-govt protesters mobilise to disrupt #RevolutionNow demonstration

Busloads of pro-government supporters have been sighted at the Unity Fountain in Abuja, ready to counter the protests planned for today by the ‘RevolutionNow’ movement. The ‘RevolutionNow’ protest had already commenced in Lagos on Monday morning, but the Abuja leg of the widely publicised mass demonstration has been hampered by…

CISLAC decries prevalent cases of corruption in Nigeria

Intensify your fight against graft, CISLAC urges Buhari

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) in partnership with MacArthur Foundation, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take more proactive measures to fight corruption. On Wednesday, at the launch of the compiled Analysis of Media Reports on Corruption Cases in Nigeria, Rafsanjani Auwal, the Executive Director of CISLAC,…

Poland Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki

Poland to cancel income tax for young citizens

The government of Poland is set to cancel income tax for roughly two million young workers to halt the brain drain the country has experienced since it joined the European Union 15 years ago. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said the tax exemption will bring new opportunities for young people "so…

The fight against corruption is doomed if Mr Malami is reappointed.

Civil society groups kick against ex-AGF Malami’s nomination as minister

A coalition of civil society organisations on Monday kicked against the nomination of the immediate past Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, as a returning minister by President Muhammadu Buhari. In a press conference held in Abuja on Monday, the coalition accused the nominee of…

Atiku Abubakar (Photo Credit: Channels TV)

Judiciary should appoint INEC chairman – Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has called for the transfer of the power to appoint the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from the president to the judiciary. Mr Abubakar made the call on Monday in a press statement titled "Towards Credible…

Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC's new spokesperson. [PHOTO CREDIT: Punch Newspapers]

APC reappoints Issa-Onilu as spokesperson

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has reappointed Lanre Issa-Onilu as its National Publicity Secretary. His reappointment came after a ratification was moved by the Nasarawa State Party Chairman, Philip Shekwo, and seconded by the Kogi State Party Chairman, Abdullahi Bello, during a North-central Zonal Executive Committee meeting/Mini Convention held…

Shiites Protesters

Police holding on to 15 corpses of our members – Shiites

After two days of violent encounters between the Shiite members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and the Nigerian Police, the group has accused the police of ''holding on to 15 corpses of its supporters slain during the bloody clashes." It also called on the federal government to free…

Atiku Abubakar (Photo Credit: Channels TV)

US statement vindicates our claim 2019 elections were rigged – Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, says the statement by the United States that it was placing visa restriction on some Nigerians has vindicated his claim that the elections were rigged. PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday reported that U.S. State Department, through its…

Shiites Protesters

Another Shiites protest turns violent in Abuja

A fresh protest by Shiite members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) turned violent on Tuesday after they were dispersed by security operatives. The latest incident happened around Banex, Wuse 2 area of the Nigerian capital. A protest by the Shiites on Monday led to the death of at…

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson elected leader of UK Conservative Party

The race to who succeeds Theresa May has finally reached the touchline as the United Kingdom Conservative Party elected Boris Johnson as the party leader and Prime Minister. The party, as reported by CNN, consists of 160,000 members, less than one per cent of the nearly 67 million population figure…

India Space Research Organisation

India launches second Moon mission eleven years after the first

The control room of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) errupted in celebration on Monday as the country launched its second space mission. The second lunar mission was scheduled to take off on July 15 but was stopped 56 minutes before launch after a "technical snag was observed in [the]…

Atiku Abubakar

Atiku tackles Buhari over rising Nigeria debt

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has decried Nigeria's debt burden, saying the country is spending more on debt servicing this year than its combined budget for education and youth development. In a statement by his media adviser, Paul Ibe, on Thursday, Mr Abubakar referenced the 2019 first quarter statistics released…

Inuwa Abdulkadir

APC suspends its National Vice Chairman

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved the suspension of the party's National Vice Chairman, Inuwa Abdulkadir. Mr Abdulkadir had been controversially suspended by the Magajin Gari “A” Ward, Sokoto North Local Government Area of the party in Sokoto State. He was accused of working…

Atiku Abubakar (Photo Credit: Channels TV)

Atiku decries Nigeria’s debt profile

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has decried the "unsustainable debt" Nigeria has acquired under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. In a statement by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, on Wednesday, Mr Abubakar called for urgent redress of the debt situation before it totally submerges…

H-Medix on fire

UPDATED: Fire razes store of popular Abuja pharmacy, H-Medix

Hundreds of people watched in horror as the store of a popular pharmacy store, H-Medix, was gutted by fire on Tuesday afternoon, destroying goods in the building. H-Medix Pharmacy and Stores is an indigenous pharmaceutical outfit offering retail, wholesale and other pharmaceutical services. It has several branches in Abuja and…

Senator Elisha Abbo

Elisha Abbo: Atiku advises senator to issue public apology over assault

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, has condemned the alleged assault of a woman by a Nigerian senator. PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday exclusively published a CCTV footage in which Elisha Abbo, the senator for Adamawa North district, was caught physically assaulting…

One of the houses affected by flood

Flood destroys Abuja houses, renders many homeless

Barely three weeks after a downpour led to the death of a teenager, Tuesday Bala, at Efab Estate, Lokogoma, a flash flood has rendered at least seven families homeless while several other properties have been destroyed in the area. Bala, 17, was reportedly killed on June 6 after a heavy…