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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…

British Prime Minister, 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…

Protesters smash into Hong Kong Legislature on anniversary of handover to China (Photo Credit: USA Today)

Protesters storm Hong Kong’s legislative building

Hundreds of protesters on Monday forced their way into Hong Kong's legislature, after besieging the building for hours. This is the latest in a series of protests against a controversial bill that would allow extraditions to mainland China. According to the BBC, the pro-democracy demonstrators early on Monday had taken to…

APC leaders kick off campaign in Osun state ahead of the gubernatorial elections. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of Orji Uzor Kalu]

APC tackles PDP over internal wrangling in ruling party

In what seems like an unending exchange of words between the two dominant parties in the country, the All Progressive Congress (APC) has responded to what it described as ''antics and laughable allegations'' from the People Democratic Party (PDP). A statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Lanre…

Jair Bolsonaro,

G20 Summit: Air Force officer accompanying Brazilian president caught with cocaine

A Brazilian Air Force officer travelling on the entourage of the President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, to Japan, has been arrested in Spain after he was caught with 39 kilogrammes of cocaine. Mr Bolsonaro and his entourage were going to Japan for a two-day G20 summit starting on Friday in…

Protesters

Another APC group says ‘enemies within’ sabotaging Buhari government

Another group in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that some individuals in government were sabotaging the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group made the allegation on Wednesday when it held a protest in Abuja to counter one held two days earlier during which another group alleged…

File photo of Former Vice President and chieftain of PDP, Atiku Abubakar and President Muhammadu Buhari

INEC Server Controversy: Atiku counters presidency on election tribunal ruling

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democracy Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to a statement by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, on the recent ruling of the Presidential Election Tribunal on his petition before the tribunal. He said contrary to the interpretation of the presidency, the tribunal did not reject…

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

APC condemns own government, another for holding ’embarassing’ parliamentary elections

Nigeria’s ruling party, APC, has criticised one of the states it governs for conducting an 'embarrassing' parliamentary election. The APC condemned the recent inauguration of the state house of assembly in Edo State. It also condemned a similar inauguration in Bauchi State, governed by Nigeria's largest opposition party, PDP. The…

APC youth fault Lawan over appointment of aides

The controversy over the appointment of Festus Adedayo as the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, continued on Thursday as the youth forum of the All Progressives Congress (APC) joined the rank of the opposition to the pick. The group spoke on the issue…

Train [Photo Credit: irishtimes.com]

Baby born on train gets 25 years worth of free rail travels

Travellers on rail from Galway to Dublin on Tuesday witnessed one of the uninterrupted nature of biology as a woman gave birth to a baby on the train. According to the BBC, the attention of the travellers and driver was drawn to this rare occurrence by Emma Tote who said…

NYSC Corp Members on parade

Corp members call for review of NYSC skills acquisition programme

Members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have called for a review of the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme of the scheme. The programme was established in 2012 to "coordinate efforts towards empowering corp members nationwide to become thriving entrepreneurs and value-adding employees after their service year."…

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Ondo governor seeks Nigerian govt’s investment in global marijuana market

The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has advised the Federal Government to explore the opportunities in the cannabis business. Mr Akeredolu made the appeal during his visit to Thailand to see how cannabis is being used to make food and drugs. Also on the trip was the chief executive officer…