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Abuja residents lament poor state of traffic, street lights

Road users in Abuja are experiencing frustration in strategic areas of the capital city where faulty traffic lights often times lead to major gridlocks and multiple car accidents. Motorists who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES expressed dissatisfaction with the traffic control situation, which they say was badly affecting their daily activities.…

13th Edition of Abuja Film Festival kicks off

The opening Ceremony of the Abuja International Film Festival, AIFF, was another moment for movie lovers and people in the creative film making and entertainment industry. The award ceremony, which kicked off at the Silverbird Cinemas, Abuja, on Tuesday had in attendance the Minister of Culture and Tourism, Lai Mohammed;…

Okiemute Ighorodje emerges winner of MTN Project Fame West Africa

The 25-year-old Okiemute Ighorodje has emerged the winner of MTN Project Fame West Africa Season 9. Okiemute smiles home with a grand price of N5 million, a brand new SUV, and a music recording contract. She emerged winner after the 8-week highly competitive contest that saw good performances by many…

INTERVIEW: How our music brand, Gambara, will ‘blow’ northern Nigeria – Daladawa twins

The Hausa music industry in recent times has grown to compete with Kannywood movie industry in terms of patronage, audience and market reach. Besides acting, many actors and actresses have joined in producing and making music for Hausa listeners Most popular among them are Adam Zango, Sani Danja, Yakubu Mohammed and host…

Paul Pogba

Pogba scores first Man. United goal

Manchester United's most expensive player, Paul Pogba, has scored his first goal against Leicester City, since his £89 million move from Juventus. The match, played on Saturday, ended 4-1, with goals from Chris Smalling, Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford. United thrashed the league champions as boss Jose Mourinho, dropped captain…

Lagos University Teaching Hospital, (LUTH)

Group wants 15 per cent of Nigeria’s budget devoted to health sector

A Civil Society Organisation has urged the federal government to increase allocation to the sector to 15 per cent of the national budget. At a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, the Lead Director of the Centre for Social Justice, CSJ, Eze Onyekpere, said the recommendation was necessary to revamp…

MTV Base VJ search kicks off in Abuja, records massive turnout

The third edition of MTV Base search for the next generation of young talented, on-screen, TV presenter and video jockey​,​ commenced Tuesday at NAF Conference Centre and Suites Abuja. ​​The search witnessed massive turnout of young talents for the auditioning event. ​There were radio and T​V​ personalities​, amongst them, Chase,…

Count Buhari out of budget padding scandal — Presidency

The Presidency has distanced itself from the budget padding scandal rocking the National Assembly, saying the Appropriation Act being implemented was the one passed by the lawmakers in March. The Senior Special Assistant to President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), ​Ita Enang, ​stated this on Tuesday at the national secretariat…

Paul Pogba rejoins Man United for a record £89 million

Manchester United has completed the signing of French midfielder, Paul Pogba. Pogba joined United from Juventus for a world record fee of £89 million. The 23-year-old had been with Juventus for four seasons, making 124 appearances and scoring 28 goals. He joined the Italian side from United in 2012. Pogba…

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ICPC arraigns Professor of medicine for allegedly demanding bribe before surgery

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned Martin Aghaji, a former Consultant Cardio-thoracic Surgeon in the Department of Surgery, University Of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu, has been arraigned before a Federal High Court sitting in Enugu,on a four count charge of demanding and receiving…

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Health minister canvasses exclusive breastfeeding in Nigeria

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, on Tuesday canvassed support and promotion of exclusive breastfeeding in Nigeria, saying it could improve children’s nutrition, health and economic development. The minister spoke at the launch of the 2016 Lancet Series of Breastfeeding and High Level Policy Dialogue on Promoting Breastfeeding for National…

PREMIUM TIMES’ journalist, 24 others for 2016 Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop

A PREMIUM TIMES’ journalist, Tobore Ovuorie, has been selected for the 2016 Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop. The workshop, organized by the multi-award winning writer, Chimamanda Adichie's Farafina Trust, is sponsored by Nigerian Breweries and will host 24 other young writers. The annual literary residency program aims at improving and…

In first buy at Man. U, Mourinho signs Ivorien defender

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has made his first signing to the theater of dreams. The Portuguese-born manager signed 22-year-old Ivorien defender, Eric Bailly, for about £30 million on a four-year deal. The deal is subject to Bailly successfully obtaining a work permit. Bailly said: "It is a dream come…

NYSC members

NYSC Orientation for 2016 Batch A, Stream 2, begins Monday

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has fixed Monday, June 13, for the commencement of the 2016 Batch A, Stream 2 orientation exercise. The information was posted on the NYSC official webpage on Tuesday. The orientation exercise comes after weeks of postponements and uncertainty. ​T​he management of the scheme commended…

Edwin Clark

Buhari govt treating Niger Delta amnesty programme ‘casually’ – Edwin Clark

A former federal commissioner of information, Edwin Clark, has advised Niger Delta militants to desist from bombing pipelines and oil installations in the oil-rich region. But Mr. Clark warned that the “casual” approach of the current government to the Amnesty Programme introduced by the Umaru Yar’Adua administration poses “grave danger”…

UPDATED: Nigerian begins 17-day race to up awareness about Stevens Johnson Syndrome

EDITOR NOTE: This story has been updated. There were some inaccuracies in the earlier version. Stevens Johnson Syndrome is not a new disease, and is not contagious. We have been advised that neither the minister nor Dr. Olanrewaju Falodun said so at the event.   The error is that of…

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Nigeria to eliminate neglected tropical diseases by 2020

The Federal Ministry of Health in partnership with the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust Trachoma Initiative and non-governmental organizations have reaffirmed their commitment towards eliminating Neglected Tropical Disease in Nigeria. This was contained in a speech delivered by the Director of Public Health, Evelyn Ngige, in Abuja while celebrating the…

Popular comedian, actor, Okon Lagos, bags political appointment

Popular Nollywood actor and comedian, Okon Lagos, whose real name is Imeh Bishop Umoh, has been appointed an aide to Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State. Okon Lagos is now Special Assistant to the Governor On Ethical and Social Reorientation. The comical actor confirmed the appointment on his Instagram…

National Open University of Nigeria head quaters

Nigeria Open University waives fees for prison inmates

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has granted 100 per cent waiver to prison inmates who desire to further their education across the country. This is contained in a statement signed by the Director, Media and Publicity of the institution, Ibrahim Sheme. The statement said the development was in…