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 Wilderness Experience by Japhet Prosper

Nigerian blogger, Japheth Prosper, unveils new book

Friends, family members and colleagues gathered in Abuja on Saturday to celebrate with Nigerian blogger, Japheth Prosper as he presented his new book, The Wilderness Experience, an encapsulation of his life experiences. Mr Prosper is widely known for over a hundred fiction and nonfiction short stories which he regularly circulates…

Cross section of participants at the second Lake Chad Basin Governors Forum holding in Niamey.

EXPLAINER: How Regional Stabilisation Facility hopes to curb Boko Haram crisis

For three days, eight governors from Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad met in Niamey, Niger, alongside several civic groups and global partners to deliberate on the humanitarian crisis rocking the Lake Chad region and also offer solutions to the unending Boko Haram crisis. The governors included the Governor of Extreme…

Boko Haram: Security has improved in Lake Chad region – MNJTF

The security situation within the Multinational Joint Task Force (MJNTF) Area of Responsibility in the Lake Chad region has improved since the activation of OP YANCIN TAFKI on January 22, an official has said. The force commander, C.O. Ude, also said although confrontations between the military, drawn from affected nations,…

Cross section of participants at the second Lake Chad Basin Governors Forum holding in Niamey.

Lake Chad governors reaffirm commitment to cross-border security

Governors from Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad, under the auspices of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), on Wednesday in Niamey restated their commitment to ensuring cross border security and curbing the activities of the Boko Haram. The governors said this in a communique released after the 2nd Lake Chad…

Borno governor, Babagana Zulum

Civilian JTF not a potential security threat — Borno governor

The governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, on Tuesday in Niamey said the Civilian JTF is not a potential security threat in the state as their operation has been 'legalised'. The governor is currently attending the second meeting of the Lake Chad Basin Governors Forum holding in Niamey, Niger Republic,…

Cross section of participants at the second Lake Chad Basin Governors Forum holding in Niamey.

Regional leaders, partners sign $100m ‘stabilisation’ facility for Lake Chad

The Lake Chad basin governors including global partners on Wednesday in Niamey signed a $100 million regional stabilisation facility aimed at ending the humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad. The project is expected to be implemented between September 1, 2019, and August 31, 2021. Governors from Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, Chad,…

Prime Minister of Republic of Niger, Brigi Rafini, regional leaders and representatives of partnering agencies at the second Lake Chad Basin Governors Forum holding in Niamey. Pix credit: Tosin Omoniyi

Lake Chad Governors Forum: Borno governor hands over to Nigerien counterpart

The chairman of the Lake Chad Governors Forum and governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, has handed over the baton of the forum's leadership to the governor of Diffa, Niger Republic, Mohamed Mouddour. Eight governors from Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, and Chad are presently meeting in Niamey, Niger, alongside several CSOs…

Prime Minister of Republic of Niger, Brigi Rafini, regional leaders and representatives of partnering agencies at the second Lake Chad Basin Governors Forum holding in Niamey. Pix credit: Tosin Omoniyi

Boko Haram: 2.8 million in dire need of protection, intervention- UNDP

The United Nations Development Programme, (UNDP) has said about 2.8 million people are in dire need of protection and humanitarian intervention as the Lake Chad region continues to witness the ravages of the Boko Haram insurgency. The UNDP Regional Director, Bureau for Africa, Ahunna Eziakonwa, said this on Tuesday during…

Prime Minister of Republic of Niger, Brigi Rafini, regional leaders and representatives of partnering agencies at the second Lake Chad Basin Governors Forum holding in Niamey. Pix credit: Tosin Omoniyi

Regional approach needed to defeat Boko Haram- LCBC official

The Executive Secretary of the Lake Chad Basin Commission(LCBC), Mamman Nuhu, has said unless the four nations directly affected by the Boko Haram insurgency collaborate, the move to end insecurity in the region would be fruitless. Eight governors or their representatives from four countries: Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, and Chad are…

Lake Chad forum; Radisson Blu (Pix credit, Tosin OMONIYI)

Regional meeting to tackle Lake Chad Crisis begins in Niger

Eight governors from Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad will be meeting in Niamey, Niger, today alongside several CSOs and stakeholders to deliberate on the crisis rocking the Lake Chad region. The governors include the Governor of Extreme North, Cameroon; Governor of North Region, Cameroon; Governor of Diffa, Niger; Governor of…

Lake-Chad

Lake Chad Crisis: Regional governors, others brainstorm in Niamey

Eight governors from Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad will this week meet in Niamey, Niger, alongside several CSOs and global stakeholders to deliberate on the crisis rocking the Lake Chad region and offer solutions. The governors include the Governor of Extreme North, Cameroon; Governor of North Region, Cameroon; Governor of…

Vice President Yemi-Osinbajo

We’ve not forgotten Leah Sharibu, will secure her release, Osinbajo tells Pence

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said the Buhari administration has not forgotten Leah Sharibu, a schoolgirl still in the captivity of the dreaded Boko Haram. He also said the government would continue to negotiate for her release and other captives of the sect. Mr Osinbajo reportedly said this at a meeting…

Martha

Mom seeks justice for seven-year-old raped ‘several times’

The tears were streaming down the face of Martha Ogbonna as she narrated how the innocence of her seven-year-old-daughter was allegedly taken away by a randy 26-year -old neighbour on May 14. The single mother had gone out, as usual, to seek for daily sustenance for her three-member family, when…

Donli Okah

NBC, NAPTIP DGs to feature at Abuja Writers Session

The April 27 edition of the Abuja Writer’s Forum flagship event, the Guest Writer Session, will feature Directors-General of the Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Ishaq Kawu and Julie Okah-Donli; and a writer, Niran Adedokun. A press statement signed…

Elnathan John

Book Review X-raying Elnathan’s ‘Becoming Nigerian A Guide’

Title: ‘Becoming Nigerian A Guide’, Author: Elnathan John Reviewer: Tosin Omoniyi Number of Pages: 150 Publisher: Cassava Republic Publication Date: 2019 In the book, ‘Becoming Nigerian A Guide’, award-winning author, Elnathan John has succeeded on at least three fronts: Taking a deep look at the Nigerian (physically and metaphorically), highlighting…

Abuja supermodel, Abani, releases new single ‘Adaure’

Abuja based super-model, Nnena Abani, popularly known as Mother of models, has launched a new single tagged 'Adaure'. At an event held in Abuja at the weekend to unveil the new single, the award-winning movie producer and CEO, Spices Abuja, also launched a clothing line as she celebrated her birthday…

Nigerian Army invades Daily Trust office in Abuja

ANALYSIS: Nigerian Army’s invasion of Daily Trust: Sifting through the blame game

Daily Trust's editor-in-chief, Mannir Dan-Ali, a veteran of the nation's rugged media terrain is a man who exudes confidence. He was, however, rattled, nay, speechless on Sunday, January 6, when gun-toting, battle-ready soldiers invaded the premises of the newspaper in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Perhaps the nearest brush with hostile…

Collage to illustrate all the top exclusives for 2018

Top 20 PREMIUM TIMES’ reports that helped shape 2018

The outgoing 2018 was an eventful year for the news. From the nation's often tumultuous politics to its governance, human rights to entertainment and business, newsmakers provided no letup. PREMIUM TIMES stayed alert all year, and worked hard to inform millions of its dedicated readers around the world. With exceptional…

Former Governor Timipre Sylva

Ex-Bayelsa governor Timipre Sylva, others headline Abuja Writers session

A former governor of Bayelsa State is among writers and literary enthusiasts that are expected at the October 27 Guest Writer Session of the Abuja Writers Forum (AWF). The session according to a release by Edith Yassin, spokesperson for AWF will also feature two writers - Jide Badmus and Winnie…

Akin Olowokere [Photo: www.tvcontinental.tv]

How to make Nigeria’s entertainment industry yield more revenue – National Unity Museum boss

Akin Olowokere is a retired naval lieutenant and real estate developer who also sees himself as a philosopher, counselor, and entertainer. He is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Unity Museum and Trade Tourism Village, Panda, Nasarawa State. In this interview, Mr Olowokere spoke about how the village was…

Participants at Minna Book and Arts Festival

Zaynab Alkali, other literary giants storm Minna arts festival

The inaugural edition of the Minna Book and Art Festival (MinnaBAF) held at the Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Centre, Minna between September 18 and 20. The literary and cultural event themed, “Northern Nigeria Creative Development: The Valley and the Boundary” is the first of its kind in Minna…

Graham Weeks, a Septuagenarian Englishman

INTERVIEW: Why insurgency persists in Nigeria’s North-east — British Activist

Graham Weeks, a Septuagenarian Englishman in this interview with PREMIUM TIMES reveals why his passion is seeing an end to the traumatising insurgency ravaging the North-east. The pharmacist turned activist has continued to push for the return of the abducted Chibok and Dapchi schoolgirls in far away Britain. In this…

Former Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun (Photo Credit: Chronicle.ng)

Why Buhari hasn’t acted on Minister Adeosun’s certificate scandal — Presidency

The Presidency on Monday said it hopes the certificate forgery scandal involving the finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, would soon be proven as false, claiming that investigations are still on after more than 60 days since PREMIUM TIMES broke the story. It however said the government would take the appropriate action…

Nigerian actors guild opens secretariat in Abuja

Nigerian actors guild opens secretariat in Abuja

The Actors Guild of Nigeria, Abuja chapter, on Thursday evening opened a new office at the Hiltop Resort in the Gwarimpa District which it says will now serve as the nexus of all its activities in the capital city. The guild's new executive said before now accommodation for their official…

Days after outrage, Buhari assures of respect for rule of law

A few days after he said the rule of law must be subjected to national interest and security, President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will always uphold the sanctity of the rule of law in governing the country. Mr Buhari said this while assuring German Chancellor, Angel Merkel, who visited…