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Pic.22. Muslim pilgrims from Kwara boarding during the inaugural air-lift of 2017 pilgrims at the International Airport in Ilorin on Thursday (3/8/17). 04011/3/8/2017/Anthony Alabi/BJO/NAN

Nigeria begins online registration of pilgrims for Hajj 2019

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has asked all the 36 states, FCT and other Muslim pilgrims welfare boards/agencies to begin online registration of intending pilgrims for Hajj 2019. The decision is part of several decisions taken by the commission at a joint meeting with officials from the states.…

Buhari presides over Security Council meeting with military chiefs, Police IG others

Buhari, Service Chiefs review Nigeria’s security situation ahead 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met with the heads of Nigeria’s security agencies to review the country’s security situation ahead of the 2019 election. The meeting, which held under the auspices of National Security Council, held inside the president’s office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. A statement made available by…

NEC meets, fails to discuss minimum wage

The National Economic Council (NEC) met on Thursday but did not discuss the crucial matter of a new minimum wage for Nigerian workers, an official said. The NEC is headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and has all the 36 governors and some ministers as members. Briefing State House correspondents…

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole Photo: DailyPost

ANALYSIS: Amidst controversial primaries in states, APC set to submit list of candidates

The governing All Progressives Congress (APC) and other political parties are expected to submit their list of candidates for the 2019 general elections today. The electoral commission (INEC) had in a notice to all the political parties directed them to conduct primaries as required by the Electoral Act 2010 (as…

Jim Nwobodo

Disquiet in Enugu APC over ‘imposition of candidates’

As the All Progressives Congress (APC) gets ready to submit its list of candidates for various elections to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday, members of the party in Enugu State have cried of imposition by some leaders of the APC in the state. Those accused of imposing…

Hauwa Liman killed by Boko Haram (Photo Credit: ICRC)

Boko Haram: Buhari speaks with murdered Hauwa Liman’s family

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday spoke with Mohammed Liman, father of Hauwa Liman, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) midwife who was slain by Boko Haram terrorists. Ms Liman was the second aid worker to be executed by the terror group. The terror group executed another aid worker,…

Hauwa Liman, a staff of the Red Cross kidnapped and killed by Boko Haram (Photo Credit: Vanguard)

UPDATED: Nigerian govt reacts as Boko Haram kills another Red Cross worker

The Boko Haram has killed another worker of the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the ICRC on Sunday raised alarm that the Boko Haram threatened to kill Hauwa Liman within the next 24 hours. Ms Liman was kidnapped alongside others in March in Rann,…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Why Buhari banned 50 high-profile Nigerians from travelling – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday ordered a travel ban on 50 high-profile Nigerians to stop them from selling off assets acquired with stolen funds, the presidency has said. The individuals, whose identities were not disclosed were banned from travelling abroad. Those banned include those whose assets, valued at N50million and…

Kogi state pilgrims being screened in preparation for first Hajj 2018 flight at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja. [Photo credit: NAHCON]

NAHCON Chairman briefs Buhari on Hajj 2018

The Chairman of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Abdullahi Mohammed, has briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the conduct of Hajj 2018 which was concluded recently. Mr Mohammed, who spoke with State House correspondents after the briefing, said Mr Buhari “was very happy with the outcome of the Hajj”. He…

Gov. Abdulazizi-Yari

Zamfara Governor speaks on controversial APC primaries, blames party headquarters

Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State has alleged that officials of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were present when the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) conducted its primaries in the state. Mr Yari was reacting to a letter from the commission which declared the APC ineligible to field candidates in…

L-R Olusegun Obasanjo, Atiku Abubakar [Photo: @SaharaReporters]

2019: Buhari reacts to Obasanjo’s endorsement of Atiku for president

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the endorsement of his opponent by former President Olusegun Obasanjo. PREMIUM TIMES published how Mr Obasanjo on Thursday endorsed Atiku Abubakar for next year's presidential election. The president's reaction was contained in a statement by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, on Thursday. "It is just…

Muhammadu Buhari talking

Buhari vows to fight anyone against Nigeria’s peace, unity

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja vowed the federal government will contend with anyone who is against the peace and unity of Nigeria. According to a statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, he said this while receiving a delegation led by Abdulfatah Emetumah, the Offor of Umuofor Kingdom, Oguta LGA,…

President-Muhammadu-Buhari speaking

Buhari signs new Executive Order to collect taxes on foreign assets of Nigerians

The Muhammadu Buhari administration is stepping up the regulations on money laundering and tax evasion by releasing a new Executive Order tagged 'Voluntary Offshore Assets Regularisation Scheme (VOARS).' The new Executive Order (008) takes effect from October 8, the day it was signed by President Muhammadu Buhari. According to a…

President Muhammadu Buhari in a meeting with APC Governors. [Photo credit: Official twitter handle of Bashir Ahmaad]

2019: APC governors meet Buhari, strategise on campaign to defeat Atiku, others

Governors elected under the platform of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) have said that they will campaign strictly based on “issues'' in 2019. The governors said they believe campaigning on issues will ensure victory for the party and help it defeat opposition candidates and parties. This was revealed by…

Federal Secretariat Complex, Abuja

Nigerian govt proposes N24,000 minimum wage; states N20,000; NLC wants N30,000 – Ngige

The Federal Government of Nigeria has said after consultations it proposed N24,000 as the new minimum wage for civil servants. The Minister of Labour and employment, Chris Ngige, stated this Wednesday while briefing State House correspondents after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC). Mr. Ngige was responding to…

A person casting his vote used to illustrate the story.

EXCLUSIVE: INEC blocks APC from fielding candidates in Zamfara for 2019 elections

The governing All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared ineligible to field candidates for all elective positions in Zamfara State in the 2019 general elections, PREMIUM TIMES can exclusively report today. This is because the party failed to meet the October 7 deadline for conducting primaries to elect candidates for…

Buhari campaigning

ANALYSIS: 2019: APC Convention and Buhari’s road to possible second term

Over 6,800 delegates converged at the Eagle Square, Abuja in June to elect a new set of leaders for the governing All Progressives Congress. The same number or more are again expected today, Saturday, October 6, to affirm President Muhammadu Buhari as the candidate of the party for the 2019…

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole Photo: DailyPost

Zamfara APC crisis deepens; Oshiomhole, deputy battle 

The Deputy National Chairman (North), of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), Lawal Shuaibu, has faulted the decision of the National Working Committee of the party to dissolve the entire party executive in Zamfara State.  The NWC is led by the party's National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, with Mr Shuaibu among…

El-Rufai

Despite Buhari’s intervention, automatic APC tickets to selected lawmakers remain unresolved – El-Rufai

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) appears to be in a dilemma over how to reward federal lawmakers who stood by the party during the gale of defections to opposition parties some months ago. This was reflected in the statement by Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Friday. He…

Senator Shehu Sani

Amidst controversy, APC insists on automatic ticket for Shehu Sani

Controversy continues to trail the decision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to grant automatic return ticket to a senator, Shehu Sani. Days after the APC headquarters announced Mr Sani as its only candidate cleared to contest the Kaduna Central senatorial seat, the Kaduna State Government and its officials continue…

#OsunDecides: Aregbesola, Gov-elect meet Buhari as Saraki, Dogara lead PDP protest

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday afternoon hosted Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State and his successor in waiting, Gboyega Oyetola. The meeting is held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja and was also attended by the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, who was the chairman of the Osun campaign team of…

Gombe State on map

Three Gombe PDP aspirants boycott primary election

Three aspirants seeking to run for seats in the Gombe State House of Assembly, under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have boycotted the exercise, citing irregularities. The three aspirants Dahiru Kera, Adamu Musa, and Muhammed Buba are vying for the seat to represent Nafada South in the…

APC Primaries Controversy: Why we met Buhari – Okorocha

The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, on Thursday said the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors met with president Muhammadu Buhari to find a solution to the crisis that has engulfed the party in its ongoing primary elections. Mr Okorocha is one of the governors facing problems in his state because…

A cross-section of Governors during the APC National Executive Committee meeting in Abuja on Tuesday (27/3/18). 01790/27/3/2018/Hogan Bassey/BJO/NAN

APC Primaries Controversy: Governors meet Buhari

Some governors elected under the platform of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), are currently meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in his office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. No official confirmation of the agenda of the meeting was made available to the press, but it may not be unconnected with…

2019: Buhari to name campaign council after APC convention

President Muhammadu Buhari says he will soon “bring all speculations to an end” by naming a Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) to lead the All Progressives Congress (APC) to victory in the February 2019 general elections. Mr Buhari says he is aware of the yearning by some Nigerians for the formation…