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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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…

UNESCO, coalition tackle hate speech, fake news via Nigeria's school curriculum

UNESCO, coalition tackle hate speech, fake news via Nigeria’s school curriculum

Global body, UNESCO, the Media and Information Literacy of Nigeria (MILCON) and the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) have finalised plans to introduce media and information literacy (MIL) into Nigerian colleges of education as another step aimed at curbing hate speech and fake news. This was revealed at…

Rescued Chibok girls reunite with parents

We’re being targetted for ‘annihilation’, Chibok residents say

Members of the Chibok community, in war-ravaged Borno State, on Monday, said they were being targeted for 'annihilation' by the Boko Haram. The community, which shot to global limelight when over 276 school girls were abducted from their dormitories in 2014 said the government has failed to fulfil "a promise…

Members of the RCCG, TEAP Zone, marching through Garki during the prayer protest called for by CAN. Pic credit: Tosin Omoniyi

Killings: CAN holds ‘prayer protests’ in Abuja, other states

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has held protests in the capital city and parts of the country to call the government's attention to the rising spate of killings across the nation. The Christian group had earlier called on all Christians across the country to embark on a 'prayer walk'…

Sanna Marin. Credit: Daily Mail

Finland planning four-day working week, six-hour days under new PM

Finland's new Prime Minister is planning to introduce a new working schedule for its workers in the country that would involve a four-day-week and six-hour working days, the Dailymail is reporting. Sanna Marin, 34, is the second youngest head of government in the world. She said the policy, if approved…

President Muhammadu Buhari signing 2020 budget

2019: 20 Top PREMIUM TIMES’ investigations, special reports, exclusives

In the past 12 months, PREMIUM TIMES published numerous well-researched investigations, exclusives and special reports that delved into various aspects of our national life. From reports that unveiled human-angle issues, individual and institutional graft, untold stories and research-backed features, PREMIUM TIMES, widely known for its hard-hitting pieces, unveiled reportorial masterpieces…

Reinhard Bonke

TV evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke dies at 79

German television evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke, has died. He was aged 79. A post on Saturday on his ministry's Facebook page, Reinhard Bonnke- Official Page, announced the passing of the Pentecostal minister. "It is with sorrow that the Bonnke Family would like to announce the passing of our beloved husband, father,…

Taekwondo: Korean centre trains Abuja residents on self-defence

Grunts, panting, wheezing were some of the sounds that emanated from the vast training room at the Korean Cultural Centre, Abuja as over 70 adults took lessons in Taekwondo, a defensive martial art. There were about seven smartly knitted 'masters' of taekwondo, who took the adults, a few of them…

Group explores salsa to fight gender violence, rape

Global Rights on Monday organised a dancing event tagged #dancingwithconsent aimed at calling attention to the scourge of violence against women and rape. It was an evening of dance drama, spoken word presentation, discussions on sexual violence and open dance session. The event, which was organised in partnership with the…

How we’re leveraging technology to empower Nigerian youth – Minister

The minister of youth and sports, Sunday Dare, on Thursday said for any nation to reach its full potentials, it must leverage the power of technology to empower its teeming youth. He also explained how his ministry hopes to utilise a new concept, tagged DEEL, to empower the Nigerian youth…

Nollywood Awards

Nollywood Awards: Pete Edochie, Charles Inojie, Ogidan, others honoured

Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie; comic act, Charles Inojie and UK based celebrity actress, Funmi Ogidan Bello, were some of the stars honoured at the Nelas/Nollywood lifetime achievement awards held over the weekend in Abuja. Nelas, in conjunction with the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) regularly holds award ceremonies to…

Agba Jalingo [Photo: TVC]

Under Buhari, Nigeria records worst attacks on journalists in 34 years — Report

Nigeria was one of the focal points for discussion when over 200 journalists across Africa gathered in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, for a conference on free speech and freedom of expression in September. The reporters met to discuss the renewed onslaught on journalists and activists across the continent. At the end…

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Global editors’ body shuts down over funding

The Global Editors Network (GEN) announced Thursday that it will cease its activities due to lack of sustainable finances. The decision comes nine years since GEN’s founding. GEN, the worldwide association of editors-in-chief and senior news executives, was established in 2011 as an independent NGO to help news media navigate…

Actors and actresses that attended the premiere

New movie, ’45 minutes,’ premieres in Abuja

Actors, actresses and movie enthusiasts gathered in Abuja on Saturday for the premiere of '45 minutes', a movie which focuses on the internal workings of detectives in the Nigerian Police Force. The movie produced by Umar Farouk was directed by Alvin Mic Master, the chairman of the Nigerian Actors Guild,…

Sculpted image of Thomas Sankara

Laongo: Where African sculptors etch memories, art on granite

Any tourist who visits Ouagadogou and fails to stop over at the Laongo Sculpture Symposium (Sculptures Sur Granite De Laongo) just a few kilometres from the capital of Burkina Faso, has certainly missed a crucial part of the tourist attractions, the West African nation boasts of. Laongo is a haven…

Exciting world of Ouagadougou’s female moped riders

A walk or drive through the winding but well-paved streets of Ouagadougou, for a first-timer, would reveal one startling fact: the high number of females who zoom through with mopeds. A moped is a type of small motorcycle with bicycle pedals, generally having a less stringent licencing requirement than full…

Anas Aremeyaw Anas

‘Chameleon’ film by Investigative journalist, Anas, screened in Ouagadogou

A film, Chameleon, which details the exploits of investigative journalist, Anas Anas, was screened on Thursday night at a journalism conference in Ouagadogou, Burkina Faso. Anas Anas is a Ghanaian reporter, whose investigative pieces, which exposes corruption and crime, across Africa and beyond have shot him into limelight. He has…

Nigerian journalists in an interview session[Photo: The Standard]

End attacks on press, free speech, journalists urge African governments

Over 200 journalists across Africa, who gathered in Ouagadogou, Burkina Faso, during the week for a conference on free speech and freedom of expression have urged African leaders to end attacks on journalists and free speech in their respective domains. In a communique signed at the end of the International…

Nigerian journalists in an interview session[Photo: The Standard]

Norbert Zongo: Over 200 journalists deliberate on press freedom in Ouagadogou

Over 200 journalists, scholars and government officials are currently in Ouagadogou to brainstorm on challenges facing press freedom and freedom of expression in Africa. The deliberations are under the auspices of the International Festival of Freedom of Expression and Press (FILEP) organised by the Norbert Zongo Press Centre (CNP-NZ). The…