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Atiku to be questioned when he returns from U.S. – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government of Nigeria has said that the candidate of the opposition PDP in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, has questions to answer when he returns from his current trip to the United States. The government said it is investigating Mr Abubakar's alleged role in the collapse of former…

FILE PHOTO: Cross-section of Governors, during the National Economic Council Meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday (16/08/18). 04342/16/8/2018/Sumaila Ibrahim/JAU/NAN

Minimum Wage: Lack of quorum halts governors meeting

The meeting of Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) expected to discuss the issue of a new national minimum wage for Nigerian workers failed to hold Wednesday due to lack of quorum. Only five out of the 36 governors turned up for the meeting Wednesday evening at the NGF secretariat in Abuja.…

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Town Hall meeting

Faced with question on Ganduje bribe videos, Buhari declines comments

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday that he could not speak about the bribery allegations against Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. Mr Buhari, at a town hall appearance on Wednesday night, said Mr Ganduje's matter has become a subject of judicial and legislative proceedings, and speaking about it on air…

Former FCT Minister, Aliyu Modibbo

Former FCT minister joins Oxford University Academic faculty

A former minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Aliyu Modibbo, has joined St Antony College, University of Oxford, as a senior academic visitor. Mr Modibbo will be at Oxford from January to May 2019, conducting research and presenting papers in three broad areas. He will be focusing on areas…

Acting IGP Mohammed Adamu being decorated by President Muhammadu Buhari

VIDEO: “We are going to stick by the rules” – New IGP, Adamu

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Acting IGP Mohammed Adamu being decorated by President Muhammadu Buhari and outgoing IGP, Ibrahim Idris

Nigerian governors congratulate Acting IGP Adamu

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has congratulated Mohammed Adamu on his appointment as the Acting Inspector General of the Nigeria Police Force. The forum's secretariat said the governors believe Mr Adamu's appointment is well-deserved considering his personal accomplishments. President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday confirmed Mr Adamu as acting IGP and…

From left: President Muhammadu Buhari; Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh; Minister of State for Agriculture,. Heinekan Lokpobiri; Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma; Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu; Minister of Defence, Masur Dan-Ali and Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, during an emergency Federal Executive Council Meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (9/1/19) 00438/015/01/2019/Callistus Ewelike/JAU/NAN

Minimum Wage: Nigerian govt keeps mum after ‘special’ FEC meeting

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed Tuesday declined to give details of what was discussed at an extraordinary meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC). PREMIUM TIMES had earlier reported the meeting which held at the council chambers earlier today. The meeting was chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.…

President Muhammadu Buhari, receiving the sample of the New Enhanced Security e-Passport during the official launch of the passport at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (15/01/2019).

Buhari, Osinbajo get new 10-year international passport

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice Yemi Osinbajo has been presented with a new 10-year diplomatic passport by the Nigeria Immigration service. The passports were presented by the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, and the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Mohammed Babandede. Officials of NIS had earlier captured the biometrics…

Acting IGP Mohammed Adamu being decorated by President Muhammadu Buhari and outgoing IGP, Ibrahim Idris

New Police IG Adamu speaks, promises change of strategy

The new acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has said he will adopt a fresh strategy to tackle the insecurity challenges facing Nigeria. The new police chief said this Tuesday while speaking with State House correspondents after he was decorated with his new rank by President Muhammadu Buhari and…

IGP Ibrahim Idris and Mohammed Adamu

Buhari meets outgoing Police IG Idris, likely successor

The outgoing Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has taken his possible successor in office, Adamu Mohammed, to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari. The two senior officers who drove in the official vehicle of the IGP, arrived the presidential villa at about 1:35p.m. and headed to the president’s office. It…

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

Gunmen kill 26 persons in Sokoto

Gunmen have killed 26 people in Gandhi district Rabah local government of Sokoto State. According to reports, the attack occurred on Sunday evening and the attackers, who arrived the villages of Warwana, Tabkin Kwasa and Dutsi riding motorcycles, opened fire sporadically. Daily Trust quoted the state commissioner of Police, Murtala…

Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed launches Chinese-funded free satellite TV for Nigerian villagers

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has launched a project to provide free satellite television to 1000 villages across Nigeria. The project is being funded by the government of China. Mr Mohammed flagged off the project Monday in Kpaduma 3, a village in the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT).…

Emir of Lafia, Isah Mustapha Agwai I. [PHOTO CREDIT: Voice of Nigeria VON]

Buhari mourns as Emir of Lafia dies

Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari, said he has received with “profound sadness,” news of the passing of the Emir of Lafia, Isah Mustapha Agwai I. Mr Agwai died on Thursday at a private hospital in Abuja after a prolonged illness. His death brings to three the number of first class emirs…

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole Photo: Oriental Times

Why governors were absent from presidential campaign council meeting – Oshiomhole

The national chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has said the 24 governors elected under the platform of the party stayed away from the inaugural meeting of the Presidential campaign council simply because “they are governors”. None of the governors were present Thursday at the inaugural…

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APC governors absent as Buhari chairs inaugural meeting of campaign council

None of the 24 state governors elected under the platform of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) are present at the ongoing inaugural meeting of the presidential campaign council of the party being chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. The governors are part of the council as coordinators for their own…

VP Osinbajo presides over FEC. 14th November, 2018.by NOVO ISIORO-17

FEC approves new policy on public building maintenance, oil pipelines contracts

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday, approved a new policy towards maintaining public buildings in the country. The minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, who announced this while briefing journalists at the end of the meeting, said the new maintenance policy and framework seeks to institutionalise a…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Minimum Wage: What technical committee will do — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the technical committee he inaugurated on Wednesday is to help the government find ways of implementing a new national minimum wage without disrupting the nation's development plans. Mr Buhari inaugurated the committee headed by Bismarck Rewane at the Council Chamber of State House Presidential Villa, Abuja…

FEC approves four new private universities

The Federal Executive Council has approved the establishment of four new private universities in Nigeria. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, announced the approvals while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the first meeting of the council this year. The new universities are Greenfield University, Kaduna; Dominion University,…

Another Buhari’s minister resigns

The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Khadija Ibrahim, has resigned her appointment to run for election as a member of the House of Representatives in the February 16 general elections. Mrs Ibrahim confirmed to some State House correspondents that Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting would be her last.…

Babayo Gamawa (Far left) with President Buhari and others.

Suspended PDP deputy national chairman joins APC, meets Buhari

The suspended deputy national chairman (North) of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Babayo Gamawa, has joined the governing All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr Gamawa was suspended by the PDP Monday over allegations of dereliction of duty and anti-party activities. The national publicity secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, who…

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Nigerian Army releases Daily Trust editor

The Maiduguri bureau chief of Daily Trust newspaper, Uthman Abubakar, who was detained by the Army on Sunday, has been released, the paper confirmed Tuesday. Mr Abubakar was arrested alongside a reporter for the newspaper by armed soldiers who raided Daily Trust's offices in Abuja, Lagos, Kaduna and Maiduguri. The…

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: The News (Nigeria)]

2019: Don’t re-elect governors who failed to pay salaries, Buhari tells Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians not to re-elect governors who failed in their first terms, especially those who failed to pay civil servants salaries even after collecting bailouts from the federal government. Mr Buhari, who is also seeking reelection on the platform of the governing All Progressives Congress…

Nigerian Army invades Daily Trust office in Abuja

International Press Institute condemns army’s invasion of Daily Trust

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and journalists, has condemned the invasion of Daily Trust by the Nigerian army. The Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN) also in a statement condemned the siege by the armed operatives on the premises of the prominent northern…

Nigerian Army invades Daily Trust office in Abuja

Nigerian Army yet to release Daily Trust editor 24 hours after

The Nigerian Army has yet to release the Daily Trust's regional editor, Othman Abubakar, over 24 hours after he was arrested in Maiduguri by armed soldiers. Mr Abubakar was arrested alongside the newspaper's reporter, Ibrahim Suwab. Armed soldiers stormed multiple offices of Daily Trust in Maiduguri, Kaduna, Lagos and the…

VIDEO: Why I joined APC – Ex-Borno governor, Goni

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