tosin

Tosin Omoniyi is an assistant editor (Standards) with PREMIUM TIMES. He previously worked in different editorial capacities at Leadership, Daily Trust, Nigerian Newsworld and the International Centre for Investigative Reporting, (ICIR). When not writing, he can be found honing his skills on stage as an actor. Twitter@toskolo

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Advisory council wades into crisis rocking Nigerian writers union

The National Advisory Council of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) on Friday waded into the crisis that has ripped the association apart in recent months. The council, in a statement, also indicated its support for one of the two factions laying claim to the presidency of the association after…

ANA land Pictures.

SPECIAL REPORT: How leadership, land tussle ripped Nigerian writers’ association apart

The association was set up to unite Nigerian writers and bring them under a common organisation but the purpose is now threatened. The ideals behind the setting up of the Nigerian writers’ Association is currently imperilled as raging strife threatens to tear the body apart. Sources say, on one hand,…

Nigeria's attorney general of the federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami and, suspended EFCC chairman Ibrahim Magu.

ANALYSIS: Impact of perennial turf war between Nigeria’s EFCC bosses, AGFs

When anti-graft czar, Nuhu Ribadu, fell out of favour with the Nigerian political powerbrokers and was subsequently forced out of office in December 2007, he went under the radar for many years. He was axed when he unsuccessfully tried to prosecute the influential former Delta State governor, James Ibori, who…

MacArthur Foundation

Finalists named in MacArthur competition for $100 million grant

Six 'bold' proposals offering solutions to critical global social challenges were named finalists today in 100&Change, MacArthur's global competition for a single $100 million grant. A press statement issued on Monday by MacArthur said "the proposals address diverse and systemic problems, such as ocean health, homelessness, oxygen therapy, health disparities,…

Trump

Judge blocks publication of ‘damaging’ tell-all by Trump’s niece

A New York judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked the publication of a new book deemed controversial written by President Donald Trump’s niece. Mr Trump had said the publication- “Too Much and Never Enough, How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man”- ''would violate a nondisclosure agreement Mary Trump previously…

Alexander Nderitu is a Kenyan novelist, poet and playwright.

I have a crush on Tiwa Savage – Popular Kenyan writer

A Kenyan Writer, Alexander Nderitu, on Sunday said he admires sensational Nigerian female musician, Tiwa Savage. Mr Nderitu, who is a novelist, poet and playwright, said he has a 'crush' on the award-winning singer and equally likes three other Nigerian musicians: Falz, Simi and Burna Boy. The award winning e-novelist,…

Alexander Nderitu is a Kenyan novelist, poet and playwright.

Nobel Prize for Literature’s irrelevant to Africans – Kenyan Writer Alex Nderitu

Alexander Nderitu is a Kenyan novelist, poet and playwright. His notable works include: The Stacy Walker Interview, Yuppies!, The Patriot's Club, What's Wrong With This Picture? and Hannah and The Angel. Another, 'When the whirlwind passes' is the African continent's most downloaded book. Co-founder of the Artists for Contemporary Theatre…

U.S. President Donald Trump plan on imposing travel ban on Nigeria and some other countries

Trump moves to halt publication of ex-aide’s book on White House

The U.S. Justice Department filed a federal lawsuit against John Bolton on Tuesday to block the publication and sale of his new White House tell-all book. The American government is arguing that the former national security adviser’s publication contains classified information "that cannot be released to the public", the New…

Abiola [photocredit:PMnews]

Democracy Day: MKO Abiola in eyes of history 27 years later

Apart from the period 1967-1970, when Nigeria experienced civil strife, June 12, 1993, would also remain politically indelible in the post-independence annals of the nation. About 27 years after, it is still a year that shapes Nigeria's political foray. The day has now become a 'milestone' for historians and political…

MacArthur Foundation

COVID-19: MacArthur, Ford, three other Foundations commit $1.7 billion to nonprofit organisations

Five foundations on Thursday jointly pledged over $1.7 billion to assist nonprofit organisations across the globe weather the storm created by the deadly coronavirus, which has killed thousands across the globe and shut hundreds of businesses. They include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the John…

Barakat Bello

Nigerians call for stiffer punishment as reported rape cases increase

For the Bellos, life will certainly never remain the same again and every Monday will always strike a sad chord in their traumatised hearts for years to come. Last Monday, a group of yet to be identified men stormed their home located at Akinyele Kara Market along Old Oyo Road,…

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson

Lockdown: Having sex with ‘outsider’ in one’s home to be illegal in England

Having sex in your home with someone "from outside of your household" is set to become illegal in England, officials have said. The English government says it is introducing new lockdown measures "that prevent people from socialising (or gathering) with one person from outside of their household in a private…

General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Enoch Adeboye

Adeboye reacts to killing of UNIBEN undergraduate

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Enoch Adeboye, on Sunday, reacted to the reported rape and subsequent death of a University of Benin (UNIBEN) undergraduate, Vera Omozuwa. The crime reportedly took place inside a hall of one of the parishes of the RCCG on Ikpoba…

President Donald Trump speaking in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

COVID-19: Trump ‘cuts off’ relationship with WHO

President Donald Trump, on Friday, said the United States would be cutting off its relationship with the World Health Organisation (WHO). Mr Trump had earlier accused the global body of covering up China over the coronavirus pandemic, an accusation WHO has dismissed. A report published by New York Post on…

Beauty pageant for 'plus size' women launched in Nigeria.

Beauty pageant for ‘plus size’ women launched in Nigeria

A contest aimed at celebrating the beauty and intelligence of 'plus size' Nigerian women and also showcase their uniqueness to a global audience began formally in Nigeria on Thursday. The organisers say the contest which is going on simultaneously in about 16 countries, including the U.S., Ukraine, Trinidad and Tobago,…

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Coronavirus: Vaccine could be ready in nine months – Bill Gates

American business magnate and philanthropist, Bill Gates, on Thursday said it could take as long as two years or at least nine months before a vaccine can be found to tackle the deadly coronavirus pandemic that has claimed thousands of lives across the globe. Mr Gates said as of April…

Pastor E.A Adeboye at the 2019 RCCG of Holy Ghost Congress (Photo Credit: Segun Komolafe)

Coronavirus: Journey to normalcy has begun – Pastor Adeboye

Amidst rising deaths as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, globally, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG), Enoch Adeboye, on Sunday said the journey to normalcy had begun. In the wake of the emergence of the virus which has infected over 2.3 million people globally…

China's Doctors, Fighting the Coronavirus [PHOTO CREDIT: The New York Times]

Welfare of Nigeria’s health workers crucial in curbing coronavirus

When Health Minister Osagie Ehanire was, on Thursday, asked if Nigerian health workers are being paid “hazard allowance for the job that they are doing,” in tackling the coronavirus pandemic, PREMIUM TIMES reported how he responded that he was “not aware. Mr Ehanire had quickly added that "whether during a…

The 110-bed Isolation Center at Mobolaji Johnoson, Stadium, Onikan, Lagos Island, constructed by the Lagos State Government and Guaranty Trust Bank, unveiled on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

COVID-19: Tackling emerging scourge of stigma

Nigerians were treated to at least two 'comic' dramas during the week in the ongoing battle by authorities to check the spread of COVID-19 in the country. The dramas depicted a subtle war the government may soon have to contend with: stigma. PREMIUM TIMES reported how health workers at the…

The catfish Seller popular know as mama Ibrahim doing her business.

COVID-19 Lockdown: Abuja residents disobey social distancing directive

Despite the appeal by health authorities for Nigerians to maintain social distancing as a measure of containing the rapid spread of coronavirus, many are yet to comply in parts of Abuja even with the current lockdown on the city and two others. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, which has so…

The 110-bed Isolation Center at Mobolaji Johnoson, Stadium, Onikan, Lagos Island, constructed by the Lagos State Government and Guaranty Trust Bank, unveiled on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

FLASHBACK: 10 pandemics that ravaged mankind

The coronavirus pandemic, also known as COVID-19, has tightly maintained a stranglehold on many nations across the globe since it began subtly as an epidemic in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Like a bolt of lightning, it has quickly shot, at times furtively, across borders, leaving in its trail thousands…

Pastor E.A Adeboye at the 2019 RCCG of Holy Ghost Congress (Photo Credit: Segun Komolafe)

Coronavirus: Don’t panic, only those ‘whose time has come’ will die – Pastor Adeboye

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG), Enoch Adeboye, again on Sunday said the current COVID-19 outbreak will end soon. He also said only those "whose time has come" will become fatalities of the pandemic that has killed thousands across the world and is presently ravaging…

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG), Enoch Adeboye

What God told me about coronavirus – Pastor Adeboye

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG), Enoch Adeboye, on Sunday said the current outbreak of COVID-19 across the world will soon subside but will not be 'completely eradicated'. Mr Adeboye, who addressed his congregation across the globe via a live broadcast on Sunday, also said…

Liberian police used to tell the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: AllAfrica.com]

Liberian journalist arrested over Facebook posts

Liberian authorities should drop the police investigation into journalist Kaluba Akoi’s work and allow him to cover the news freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Thursday. The CPJ said on February 28, the police in Voinjama, the capital of northern Liberia’s Lofa County, summoned Mr Akoi, a reporter…

Boko Haram

ANALYSIS: Boko Haram Commission: Here’s the task before Ibrahim Geidam

Perhaps when the Nigerian senator, Ibrahim Gaidam, sought to sway his colleagues to back the formation of a commission for ‘repentant’ Boko Haram members, he never imagined he would be stirring the hornets’ nest. Weeks after his move on the floor of the parliament, the debate has not only intensified…