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Internally Displaced Persons

How Nigerian soldiers, JTF rape, starve Boko Haram victims – Amnesty International

Amnesty International has accused Nigerian security forces of raping thousands of women and girls who escaped from the brutal rule of Boko Haram insurgents, and killing many people who refused to be moved from territories rescued from the insurgents. In a new report released Thursday titled "They betrayed us", the…

Nuhu Gidado resigned as Deputy Governor of Bauchi State

Bauchi deputy governor resigns

The Deputy Governor of Bauchi State, Nuhu Gidado, has resigned, CHANNELS TV is reporting. According to the report, Mr. Gidado submitted his resignation letter to Governor Mohammed Abubakar on Wednesday, citing his waning enthusiasm for the job as reason for leaving. Mr. Gidado's departure brings to three the number of…

Obasanjo and Buhari at State House

You are ignorant – Obasanjo fires back at Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has responded to the suggestion by President Muhammadu Buhari that the administration he (Obasanjo) led between 1999 and 2007 wasted $16billion on power projects without anything to show for it. Mr. Buhari had while receiving a delegation of Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) at the Presidential Villa…

Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Magu denies nursing governorship ambition

The anti-graft agency, EFCC, has denied that its acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, is nursing a governorship ambition. The agency also says Mr Magu is considering suing the media that alluded to such ambition. Read the EFCC's full statement below. The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has…

Gov Seriake Dickson speaking

2019: Dickson holds talks with El-Rufai, visits Makarfi in Kaduna

The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, on Saturday visited his Kaduna State counterpart, Nasir El-Rufai, for closed door meetings as part of Mr Dickson’s nationwide consultations. He later met with the immediate past national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmed Makarfi. An official statement by the governor’s spokesperson,…

Magnus Abe

Rivers APC elects new leaders amidst boycott by senator’s faction

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers, in a rescheduled state congress on Monday in Port Harcourt, elected a 36-member executive through voice vote. PREMIUM TIMES reported the controversy and violence that trailed the initial ward congress in the state as well as the rescheduling. The News Agency of Nigeria…

A beneficiary of INTELS' Women Empowerment Programme Scheme Synergy (WEPSS).at Onne, Rivers State.

How INTELS’ CSR touches lives, impacts communities in Niger-Delta

INTELS is known leader in Nigeria’s oil and gas services sector. In its 35 years of operation in Nigeria, the company has built an enviable reputation as a competent, responsible and trusted investor in the country’s economy. The epitome of the company’s competence has been the manner it manages the…

Foster Ogola

Certificate Scandal: HEDA demands investigation of Nigerian senator

A non-governmental organisation has demanded an investigation into the certificate scandal involving a Nigerian senator, Foster Ogola (PDP-Bayelsa West). In a petition to the Commissioner of Police in the Police Special Fraud Unit, Human and Environmental Development Agenda Resource Centre (HEDA) said its call is to put "a halt to…

Femi Falana

Buhari congratulates Femi Falana as he turns 60

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent warm greetings to erudite lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana, SAN, on his 60th birthday. President Buhari joins family members, friends and professional colleagues of the cerebral lawyer in celebrating the milestone, which has been marked with honours and awards for forthrightness and advocacy…

President Buhari

Buhari takes part in Ramadan event

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday joined the Muslim faithful all over the world who thronged neighbourhood mosques for the Ramadan Tafsir, the translation and explanation of the Quran. At the mosque in the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja, the Chief Imam, Abdulwaheed Abubakar, opened the exercise with gratitude to God for freeing…

Sambo Dasuki

Accused turns prosecution witness in ex-NSA Dasuki’s new trial

The federal government has confirmed that it is turning a co-accused in the trial of Sambo Dasuki to a prosecution witness. Salisu Shuaib, who was initially charged alongside Mr Dasuki, will now give evidence against the former National Security Adviser. For the second time in 24 hours, the federal government…

Kwara State governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed

Dont link me or Saraki with suspected cultists – Kwara Governor

A day after Senate President Buhola Saraki accused Inspector-General of Police, Idris Ibrahim, of a plot to frame him up in connection with some suspected felons, Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has denied any link with the suspects. Mr Saraki at Senate plenary on Wednesday alleged that the police chief…

Teaching philosophy can address some of Nigeria’s challenges – PAN

The Philosophers Association of Nigeria (PAN) says pupils should be taught philosophy for national development. This was the subject of a researchers’ workshop organised by the association at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) on Tuesday. Titled ‘teaching of philosophy at pre-tertiary level of education for national development’, the body of…

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Buhari hasn’t approved payment of terminal benefits to ex-Nigeria Airways workers – Adeosun

President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to approve the payment of terminal benefits to ex-staff of Nigeria Airways, an official has said. The Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, stated this while appearing before a Senate committee on Tuesday, according to a statement by her spokesperson. “There has been a misconception in the…

Buhari and Fayemi

Ekiti 2018: Buhari congratulates Fayemi for picking APC ticket

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former Governor of Ekiti State and Minister of Mines and Solid Minerals, Kayode Fayemi, for winning the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket to contest the July 14, governorship elections. According to a statement by his spokesperson, President Buhari "commends all the participants in the keenly…

Kaduna LG Polls - Premium Times Mohammed Lere.

Kaduna LG Polls: PDP alleges fraud

The People's Democratic Party has rejection the announced results of the Kaduna local government polls held on Saturday. Results so far released show the PDP won only of 15 local governments. The opposition party, however, says most results announced were fraudulent. Read the PDP's full statement below. The Peoples Democratic…

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha

Imo APC Crisis: Ex-senator’s aide, three others arrested

The Nigeria Police Force said it arrested four suspects for criminal conspiracy, forgery, stealing and unlawful possession of electoral materials meant for the aborted APC ward congress in Imo. The suspects are: Ikpamezie Innocent, 39; principal suspect and Special Adviser on a electoral matters to Hope Uzodinma; Lawrence Archibong, 34,…

PTCIJ concludes week-long fact-checking training for journalists

The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) on Friday ended its weeklong factchecking training at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). The training, which started on Monday, successfully built the capacity of over 50 journalists in two newsrooms [Daily Trust newspaper and at NAN].  Last week, editors and reporters…

John Ugbe

INTERVIEW: Why #BBNaija House is located in South Africa — Multichoice MD, John Ugbe

On the sidelines of the just-concluded Digital Dialogue Conference held in Dubai, the Managing Director of Multichoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, fielded questions from a group of Nigerian editors on his company's operations in Nigeria. He spoke about the recent BBNaija show, why the pay-as-you-go pay-TV model can't work and the…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

EXPLAINER: Understanding Kaduna electronic voting system as state makes history

Voters in Kaduna State are set to make history as the first electors in Nigeria to use electronic voting. Elections to elect chairmen and councillors for the 23 local government councils in the state are scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, May 12, 2018. At least 10 countries currently use electronic voting,…

Walter-Onnoghen

NJC recommends appointment of 21 state judges (FULL LIST)

The National Judicial Council has recommended 21 judges for appointment as chief judges and judicial officers in various states. They include judges of the conventional courts and Sharia courts. The announcement was made Friday in a statement by the NJC spokesperson, Soji Oye. The appointments are subject to co formation…

Femi Ojudu

Buhari’s adviser withdraws from Ekiti APC governorship primary

President Muhammadu Buhari's political adviser, Femi Ojudu, has announced his withdrawal from the race for APC ticket for Ekiti governorship election. Mr Ojudu, a former senator, announced his decision Thursday evening. The All Progressives Congress primary has been marred by controversy after the election last week was disrupted and suspended.…

Portrait of Olumide Onadipe

Olumide Onadipe’s ‘Connecting the Dots’ opens in Lagos

'Connecting the Dots,' a solo exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Nigeria’s fast rising visual artist, Olumide Onadipe, opens to the public on May 14 at Temple Muse, Victoria Island, in celebration of its tenth anniversary. The exhibition, curated by SMO Contemporary Art, reflects over 40 of Olumide’s works which…

President Buhari arriving Daura, Katsina State ahead of The APC Ward Congresses holding Nationwide today

Fake statements being circulated in Buhari’s name — Presidency

The Presidency has raised an alarm on an alleged plot against President Muhammadu Buhari through attribution of fake statements to him. The alarm was raised on Wednesday through a State House Press statement signed by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina. He said the unnamed persons behind the plot were fabricating "apocryphal…

Isyaku Rabiu

Isyaku Rabiu epitome of scholarship, entrepreneurship – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the death of Isyaku Rabiu as a colossal loss to the field of learning and the business sector. The Kano State Islamic scholar and billionaire businessman died on Tuesday at the age of 93 years. In a State House press statement signed by his media…