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Buhari returns to Abuja from London

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja from London, United Kingdom. Mr Buhari’s plane touched down at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja at about 7:31pm on Saturday. Mr Buhari left Nigeria on April 9 for the UK. While in London, Mr Buhari hosted the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and…

Recapture of Mubi Town

Attacks: Army invites Taraba council chairman for questioning

The Director of Military Intelligence has asked the Chairman of Takum Local Government Area in Taraba State, Shiba Tikari, to report for an “interview" on Friday, April 20. The interview, according to a statement by the spokesperson of the Army, Texas Chukwu, on Thursday, is in connection with the security…

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Ekweremadu briefs Osinbajo on Senate mace theft

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has briefed Vice president Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday invasion of the Senate chamber by thugs reportedly led by a suspended senator, Ovie Omo-Agege. Mr. Ekweremadu told State House correspondents after meeting with Mr Osinbajo that he was at the Presidential Villa to brief the…

Nigerian govt vows to release more names of alleged looters

The federal government on Sunday vowed to release the names of more persons alleged to have looted public funds. Two previous sets of lists released by the government have been criticised for containing only the names of the members of the main opposition party, PDP. None of those named have…

Presidency reacts to Salkida’s claim on Chibok girls’ deaths

The Nigerian presidency has said that the information contained in tweets by a journalist, Ahmed Salkida, about Chibok girls is not known to the officials of the administration. Mr Salkida is believed to have access to Boko Haram, the terror group that kidnapped about 217 girls from their school in…

FEC approves roads, Warri Port contracts

Nigeria's Federal Executive Council (FEC), Wednesday approved three memos submitted by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola. The first was for the construction of the 44.625 kilometres Babban Lamba-Shandam Road in Plateau State at the cost of N19.392 billion. Mr. Fashola, who briefed State House correspondents after…

INTERVIEW: How we’re saving billions of dollars — NPA boss

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, said her leadership of the organization has saved billions of dollars for Nigeria through her anti-corruption style of administration. Speaking with journalists after making a presentation at the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday, Mrs Usman also said she made…

Tukur Buratai

Nigerian Army gets new university

A new university has been approved for the Nigerian Army. The Federal Executive Council (FEC) gave the approval on Wednesday at its meeting. The university will be located in Biu, Borno State. The approval follows the presentation of a memo by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu. Mr. Adamu announced…

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Nigerians protest against Buhari in London

A group of Nigerians resident in the UK on Tuesday staged a protest against President Muhammadu Buhari. The protest took place at the Abuja House official residence of the Nigerian president in London. The protest came 24 hours after Mr. Buhari declared his intention to contest for another term in…

Why I’m running for second term — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has formally announced his intention to seek a second term in 2019. The president made his plan known to the National Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress. His office issued the statement below on the announcement giving further details on the president's decision. See Full statement…

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Buhari declares intention to seek re-election

President Muhammadu Buhari has formally announced he will seek re-election in 2019. Mr. Buhari made the announcement on Monday at a meeting of the ruling All Progressives Congress leadership. The National Executive Committee(NEC) meeting of the party is holding in Abuja. Mr. Buhari made the declaration after the media had…

Oyegun, other APC leaders ineligible for re-election unless… – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the current leadership of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) led by John Odigie-Oyegun is not eligible to seek re-election in the forthcoming congresses and national convention of the party. Mr. Buhari, who spoke at the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the APC…

Tenure Elongation: APC executives schedule fresh meeting

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has fixed a fresh meeting of its National Executive Committee (NEC) for Monday. The meeting according to the national chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun, is to discuss the report of its technical committee on tenure elongation for party officials. APC NEC meeting of…

Buhari approves $1 billion for purchase of arms

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the release of $1 billion to Nigerian Defence authorities for the purchase of security equipment to fight insecurity in the country. This was revealed Wednesday by the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali, while speaking with journalists at the end of a security meeting chaired…

APC executives, governors meet over party’s congresses

Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are currently meeting with the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party at the party's office in Abuja. The meeting is expected to discuss modalities for the party’s congresses and national convention to elect a new set of officials to run the affairs…

APC governors back Buhari on decision to end Oyegun, others’ tenure

Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have finally resolved their differences on the position of President Muhammadu Buhari regarding the extension of the tenure of party officials. The decision followed a second meeting between Mr. Buhari and the governors in his office on Wednesday. The president on Tuesday met…

Deadlock: Tenure elongation for Oyegun, others splits APC Governors

Governors elected under the platform of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), were on Tuesday divided over the tenure elongation of the John Odigie-Oyegun led executive and other party officials. The governors refused to speak with State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday. The meeting, which held inside the…

Buhari, APC Governors in closed-door meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with governors elected under the platform of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC). The meeting, which began at about 2:15pm, is holding inside the Council chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Although, the agenda of the meeting was not made public, a source at…

UPDATED: Soldiers free Senator held hostage by angry youth

A team of soldiers serving in Talasse town in Balanga local government of Gombe state have finally freed the senator representing Gombe south, who was held hostage by protesters. The senator, Joshua Lidani, was forced to take refuge in the residence of the traditional ruler of Talasse after irate youth…

Olisa Metuh

Looters’ list: Metuh replies Nigerian govt

Former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, has reacted to Friday’s release of names of alleged "looters" by the Federal Government through the Minister of information, Lai Mohammed.  Mr. Metuh said he had asked his lawyers to review the implications of this latest "attack" by the government and take…

Presidency replies T.Y. Danjuma on call for Nigerians to defend selves

The Presidency has responded to a call made by a former Army chief, urging Nigerians to rise up and defend themselves against violent attacks. Former Army general, Theophilus Danjuma, said Nigerians were being slaughtered by deadly gangs because the armed forces were “not neutral”. He said security forces instead helped…

PDP reacts to ‘looters’ list, threatens retaliation

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the list of alleged “looters” published by the federal government as “hollow and laughable." PREMIUM TIMES published the list released by the information minister, Lai Mohammed, earlier on Friday. Mr. Mohammed mentioned the PDP chairman, Uche Secondus, and five others as having benefitted…

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UPDATED: Nigerian govt names PDP leaders that allegedly looted treasury

The Federal Government of Nigeria has released some names of officials of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that it said looted the treasury while the party was in power. The government was responding to a challenge by the spokesperson of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, in response to Vice President…

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PDP’s apology to Nigerians not enough — Presidency

The Presidency has advised Nigerians to be cautious of the "less-than-honest” apology offered by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party's national chairman, Uche Secondus. Mr. Secondus had apologised on behalf of the PDP for all wrongs committed by the party while it ruled Nigeria for 16 years. The position of the…

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32 victims buried as Zamfara killing spree continues

More than 30 persons were on Thursday buried in Bawan Daji village of Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara, following a gunmen attack on the village. PREMIUM TIMES reported the Wednesday attack with the police initially saying three people were killed. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the bandits…