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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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…

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, 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…

President Muhammadu Buhari with corps members in Daura

Buhari speaks on importance of NYSC but silent on Minister’s certificate scandal

President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken on the need for Nigerians to take part in the national youth service, NYSC, but continued to maintain silence over the revelation that his minister skipped the mandatory programme and obtained a fake exemption certificate. A PREMIUM TIMES investigation showed that finance minister, Kemi Adeosun,…

Journalists

Explainer: Source Confidentiality: Reporter’s Golden Rule

For every journalist, the cardinal rule of success is the ability to protect one's sources despite pressure from the public particularly the state actors who more than often form the object of investigations by the reporter. Every successful journalist knows that what separates him/her and others in the daily rigours…

Jimoh Moshood, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO)

Nigeria Police speak on arrest of Premium Times journalist

The Nigerian Police have made a first public statement on the arrest and detention of PREMIUM TIMES journalist, Samuel Ogundipe. Rather than explain the unjust detention of the journalist amidst global calls for his release, however, the police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, said he is not aware of the details of…

SARS

How Premium Times editor-in-chief was manhandled for defending reporter’s rights

An operative of the police Special Anti-robbery Squad, (SARS) on Tuesday physically assaulted PREMIUM TIMES editor-in-chief, Musikilu Mojeed, as he tried to defend a reporter from being harassed at the SARS headquarters, Abuja. The police, through SARS, had on Saturday verbally requested that a reporter, Azeezat Adedigba, who covers the education beat appear before it…

The Nigeria Police Force Headquarters, Abuja [Photo Credit :www.npf.gov.ng]

DEVELOPING STORY: Nigerian police detain Premium Times journalist, ask him to disclose his source

On the day the Nigerian presidency was complaining about the excesses of a unit in the police, the same unit was forcing a PREMIUM TIMES journalist to disclose his source. The Nigerian police, through the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) on Tuesday arrested and detained Samuel Ogundipe, who covers the security sector. Apart from…

President Muhammadu Buhari speaking

What will make Buhari win or lose 2019 election — Chatham House analysts

Two analysts attached to the Africa Programme of the Chatham House say President Muhammadu Buhari's performance in the last six months of his tenure will determine if he gets reelected in 2019. The duo also said the ability of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) to cushion the effects of…

Minister of Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah at a skills acquisition and empowerment programme organised by The Everlasting Arms Parish (TEAP) under the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Abuja

Why many Nigerian businesses don’t access govt financing — Enelamah

The Minister of Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah on Friday identified lack of requisite information and pessismism as core reasons why most medium and small scale enterprises (MSMEs) and entrepreneurs in Nigeria do not access government financing to grow their businesses. He said the numerous sources of financing provided by…

Nigeria Police officers are working with the military to counter insurgency.

Nigeria Police offer N5m reward for information on cop killers

The Nigerian Police on Monday offered to pay N5 million to anyone with credible information that would lead to the arrest of those involved in the recent killings of policemen in Abuja and Edo State. Seven policemen were shot dead on Monday night, July 2 after suspected gunmen opened fire…