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Nigeria’s 58th Independence Day celebration currently taking place at the Eagles Square. #NigeriaAt58. [PHOTO CREDIT: Bashir Ahmad]

Saraki, Dogara absent at Independence Day Parade

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, are both absent at Eagle Square Abuja where the nation’s 58th Independence anniversary parade is holding. Present at the parade are President Muhammadu Buhari; his vice, Yemi Osinbajo; the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen; and former…

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State

Masari wins Katsina APC governorship primary

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has emerged winner of Sunday’s governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The governor polled 5562 votes to beat two other contenders, Abubakar Isa and Garba Dankani, who scored 8 and 1 vote respectively. A total of 56 votes were found invalid. According…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Independence Day: Buhari pays tribute to armed forces, lists achievements

President Muhammadu Buhari has paid glowing tributes to the Nigerian Armed Forces and country’s youth for keeping the citizens safe and excelling in various professional fields. Mr Buhari gave the commendation in a televised national broadcast to commemorate Nigeria’s 58 Independence anniversary. In the speech, he also lists the achievements…

Violence mars Gombe PDP governorship primary

Violence mars Gombe PDP governorship primary

Violence has engulfed the ongoing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary in Gombe State. A source at the Banquet hall of the Government House told PREMIUM TIMES that delegates gathered at the venue to affirm an aspirant, Jamilu Isiyaku, who was the preferred candidate of Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo, before one of…

Nuhu Ribadu Adamawa 2015 (5)

Adamawa APC Primary: Ribadu withdraws from race

A former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nuhu Ribadu, has withdrawn from the race to emerge as the governorship candidate of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State. Mr Ribadu in a statement by his campaign office Sunday in Yola cited the choice of indirect…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari visits injured Air Force pilots in hospital

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday evening paid a get-well-quick visit to the two Nigerian Air Force officers involved in a crash last week, at the Defence Intelligence Agency hospital in Abuja. Mr Buhari had returned to the country in the wee hours of the day from New York, United States of…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

ANALYSIS: Saraki loyalists battle for Kwara PDP governorship ticket

Although the battle for governorship tickets of Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is straightforward in many states, the battle to be on the ballot in Kwara State is interesting because it pitches loyalists of the national leader of the party, Senate President Bukola Saraki, against one…

Gov. Abdulazizi-Yari

ANALYSIS: APC Guber Primary: It’s a clash of political allies in Zamfara

A list of cleared candidates released by the leadership of APC on Thursday showed that nine aspirants were cleared to contest Sunday’s governorship primaries in Zamfara State. They are a former Executive Director of First Bank, Dauda Lawal, the state commissioner of Finance, Mukhtar Shehu, Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali,…

APC National Convention Committee and National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole.

APC Inaugurates 21-member National Convention Committee

The governing All progressives Congress (APC), has inaugurated a 21-member National Convention Committee (NCC).. The inauguration was done by the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole at the party's national secretariat, Abuja on Saturday. The committee is headed by the Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi. The National Convention is…

President Muhammadu Buhari

APC presidential primaries: Buhari’s victory excites presidency, says it confirms pulse of the nation

The presidency has described the outcome of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primaries which held on Friday across the states with President Muhammadu Buhari as the sole aspirant, as a major boost to his success at next year’s general election. Some of the results declared by governors or top…

Nuhu Ribadu Adamawa 2015 (5)

Ribadu denies withdrawing from Adamawa guber race

An aspirant to the office of governor of Adamawa State under the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nuhu Ribadu, has denied reports that he has withdrawn from the race. The denial was contained in a statement Friday by the Director General of his campaign organisation, Salihu Bawuro, in Yola. “Our attention…

President Muhammadu Buhari at the 73rd UN General Assembly Summuit in New York on 24/09/2018 [Picture @BashirAhmaad]

Buhari honoured in U.S.- Aide

President Muhammadu Buhari was on Friday honoured by the State of New Jersey and City of Philadelphia in New York. Mr Buhari had made a presentation at the High-Level Roundtable on Corruption, Migration and Bridging Africa's Infrastructure Gap, a programme on the margins of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly.…

The Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari commiserating at the Defence Intelligent Agency (DIA) Hospital, Abuja with an injured pilot of the Air Force fighter jet which crashed on Katampe hill on Friday (28/9/18). With him is the Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu. 05214/28/9/2018/Sumaila Ibrahim/BJO/NAN

Buhari’s Chief of Staff visits Abuja crash pilots in hospital

The Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, has visited the two pilots who survived an air crash involving two fighter jets in Katampe district of Abuja Friday. While one of the pilots died from injury sustained from the crash, two others survived and are currently on admission…

President @Mbuhari is meeting with a delegation of Nigerians living in America, this afternoon in New York. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of the presidency]

Buhari blames elites for mismanaging Nigeria

Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, has said if he wins the 2019 elections and spends another four years in office, he will leave some difference. "I will leave some difference in that office," the president told Nigerians living in the United States of America on Thursday. Meeting with the Nigerian community…

President Buhari, Gov Aregbesola at the APC Mega Rally in Osun

APC postpones governorship primary

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has rescheduled the Governorship Primary Election scheduled for Saturday by one day. The election will now hold on Sunday, September 30. A statement by the spokesperson of the party, Yekini Nabena, late on Thursday said all subsequent elections remain…

APC FLag used to illustrate the story.

2019: APC clears three Buhari ministers for governorship, disqualifies two

Five ministers in the federal cabinet signified intention to seek the governorship ticket of their party, APC. This was confirmed in the official list of aspirants released by the party Thursday evening. Of the five, three were cleared by the screening committee put in place by the party while two…

APC disqualifies two Buhari ministers from seeking governorship election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has blocked two ministers from being governorship candidates in their states. The Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, and that of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, were disqualified by the screening committee of the APC. Ms Alhassan seeks to govern Taraba on the APC platform while Mr…

Aisha Buhari

Family makes U-turn, says Aisha Buhari’s ADC not released

The family of the Aide De Camp (ADC) to the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, has said that he has not yet been released contrary to information provided earlier. PREMIUM TIMES exclusively reported the arrest of the ADC, Sani Baba-Inna, on Friday last week after Mrs Buhari accused him…

Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari’s ADC released — Brother

The State Security Service (SSS) has released the Aide De Camp (ADC) to the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, his brother has said. PREMIUM TIMES exclusively reported the arrest of the ADC, Sani Baba-Inna, on Friday last week after Mrs Buhari accused him of fraud. Mrs Buhari said Mr…

President Muhammadu Buhari at the 73rd UN General Assembly Summuit in New York on 24/09/2018 [Picture @BashirAhmaad]

Buhari encourages Africans in Diaspora to proffer solutions to corruption in continent

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in New York called on Africans in the Diaspora to come up with suggestions on how to curtail the menace of corruption on the continent. Addressing participants at the High Level Media Launch on “Illicit Financial Flows and the Fight against Corruption: Curbing the Existence of…

FEC approves N500m for EFCC office

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved a memo from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), requesting N500 million for the maintenance of its new office complex. The EFCC recently moved into a new 10-storey permanent office building in Abuja. Garba Shehu, the spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari,…

A Chevron riser that pumps crude from Escravos to Kaduna Refinery

FEC approves $64m contract for Escravos power supply

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved $64 million for power supply to communities around the Escravos area in Delta State. This was disclosed Wednesday by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, at the end of FEC meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential…

Gombe State on map

Former bank chief joins Gombe governorship race

The former managing director of SunTrust Bank, Mohammed Barde, has officially joined the race to become the governor of Gombe State under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr Barde, on Tuesday, urged delegates of the APC in the state to vote for him as their preferred candidate…

Aisha Buhari

UPDATE: SSS confirms detention of Aisha Buhari’s ADC

The State Security Service (SSS) has confirmed that it is in custody of the Aide De Camp (ADC) to the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari. The secret police said Sani Baba-Inna, a chief superintendent of police, is undergoing interrogation. PREMIUM TIMES had reported Monday how Mrs Buhari petitioned the…

Aisha Buhari orders arrest of own ADC, alleges N2.5 billion fraud

A scandal is brewing within the household of President Muhammadu Buhari. His wife, Aisha, has caused the arrest of her own Aide De Camp, after accusing him of defrauding her, those familiar with the matter have told PREMIUM TIMES. The president's wife is alleging that Sani Baba-Inna, a chief superintendent…