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Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello

Kogi deputy governor sues governor

The Deputy Governor of Kogi, Simon Achuba, on Monday sued Governor Yahaya Bello and the state Commissioner for Justice at the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) over alleged non-payment of allowances. Mr Achuba, in a suit NICN/ABJ/244/2019 filed on Aug.19., prayed the court to declare that the decision of…

Dr Isa Ali Pantami

Pantami, Inuwa and the beauty of vision, By Hashim Suleiman

Let me start this piece from the year 2014 when I and my bosom friend, Babukar Tanko, through our always interactive and progressive discussions birthed an idea about how we must encourage our young men especially those from the Northern part of Nigeria to imbibe the basics of how leadership…

Emeka ihedioha

Electricity returned to Imo secretariat after seven years – Official

The Imo State Government has released the statement below indicating it has ensured the restoration of electricity at its secretariat. The government said the state secretariat had been without electricity for seven years. Read the full statement below. Imo Workers Jubilate, As Ihedioha Restores Power Supply At State Secretariat After…

Atiku Abubakar and Muhammadu Buhari

DOWNLOAD: Presidential Election Tribunal judgement that affirmed Buhari’s victory

PREMIUM TIMES has obtained a copy of the judgement of the presidential election tribunal delivered on Wednesday. The tribunal validated the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari and dismissed the appeal of the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. The PDP and Mr Abubakar have indicated their intention…

Patrick Akpojotor

Akpojotor showcases ‘If Walls Could Speak’ in Lagos

'If Walls Could Speak,' a debut exhibition by one of Nigeria’s promising emerging artists, Patrick Akpojotor, will be open to the public from September 16 to November 8. The solo exhibition, presented by The Wheatbaker and curated by SMO Contemporary Art includes 38 oil paintings, pencil sketches, seminal works in…

PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE: Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan Ph.D, CON

Senate President congratulates Buhari, APC on election tribunal victory

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) on their victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. The tribunal on Wednesday in Abuja dismissed the petition by the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and affirmed the reelection…

President-Muhammadu-Buhari speaking

Election tribunal ruling victory for Nigerians – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on the February 23, 2019 poll, is a victory for Nigerians who trooped out to overwhelmingly elect him for a second term in office. “Good conscience fears no evil report. I was unperturbed all along because I knew…

Vice President Yemi-Osinbajo

Osinbajo assures of FG’s support for states willing to implement Livestock Transformation Plan

The endorsement of the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) by pastoral families and crop farmers in Gongoshi community as a way of promoting peaceful co-existence as well as enhancing their livelihoods is exciting and encouraging, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has said. The vice president stated this on Tuesday at the…

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: © AFP]

Buhari mourns staff who served him for 30 years

President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned ' a good and honest caretaker,' Buhari Sandamu, who served him for 30 years. This was disclosed by Mr Buhari's spokesperson, Garba Shehu, in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES. Read Mr Shehu's full statement below. PRESIDENT BUHARI LOSES STAFF WHO SERVED HIM FOR 30…

Shiites Protesters

12 Shiites killed across Nigeria Tuesday — IMN

A Nigerian Shiite organisation, Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), said 12 of its members were killed in a nationwide crackdown on Tuesday. The Shiites were embarking on their annual religious rite, Ashura, across many states in Nigeria. The group’s spokesperson, Ibrahim Musa, in a statement Tuesday afternoon said the killings…

Debit Cards

How to protect your Debit Card from fraud

Debit card fraud is increasing on a daily basis because it is one of the easiest ways to get your hands on cash and at the same pay for online transactions. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Automated Teller Machines from selected banks across the country recorded transactions valued…

L-R: Deputy Governor, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Steen Hadsbjerg, Vice-President of Arla and Jesper Kamp, Ambassador of Denmark at the signing of the KDSG-Arla MoU in Kaduna.Photo Credit:KDSG

Kaduna partners Arla Foods to develop dairy sector

In a new public-private partnership, the Kaduna State Government and farmer-owned Arla Foods are committing to further development of a long-term sustainable dairy industry and local dairy sector in Nigeria by helping 1,000 small scale farmers create better livelihoods. Already active in existing development projects within the dairy industry, Kaduna…

The National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, and Governor Yahaya Bello

INTERVIEW: Why APC will win Kogi governorship election – Oshiomhole, Bello

The National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, and Governor Yahaya Bello, on Friday, met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Villa. At the end of the meeting, the two visitors spoke with State House correspondents on the purpose of the meeting and the coming Kogi governorship election.…

Max Airline

Max Air, NAHCON speak on landing accident at Minna airport

The accident that happened at the Minna airport, involving a MAX airline, was caused by bad weather and poor airport condition, an official has said. Max Air Ltd has said that heavy torrential rain with unstable winds affected its aircraft upon arrival in Minna, Niger State. The Director Flight Operation,…

Femi Gbajabiamila

INTERVIEW: What we discussed with Buhari about South Africa — Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and some principal officers of the House on Friday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House against the backdrop of the national indignation over the xenophobic attacks that have affected Nigerians living in South Africa. Mr Gbajabiamila, who had…

Mr Oshiomhole speaking at APC headquarters in Abuja during a meeting of the National Working Committee of the party with the governorship aspirants in the state

Kogi’s Yahaya Bello achieved more in three years than PDP’s 13 – Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says Governor Yahaya Bello has achieved more in three and a half years in Kogi State than other governors recorded in the previous 13 years. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governed the state between 2003 and 2016. Mr Oshiomhole…

South Africa's president, Cyril Ramaphosa

Xenophobic Attacks: South African embassy closed in Nigeria – Minister

South Africa has temporarily closed its embassy in Nigeria following the ongoing xenophobic crisis, Foreign Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor told Reuters. She said South Africa was in constant contact with Nigerian authorities to try to restore calm, adding there is no provision in local law for compensation for damage caused…

Amnesty International Nigeria

South Africa: Amnesty International condemns xenophobic attacks

Amnesty International has condemned the escalating attacks against refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, and looting of foreign-owned shops in South Africa. The global body said the action ''is a direct consequence of years of impunity and failures in the criminal justice system that has left this vulnerable group exposed and…

Sanwo-Olu commissions 492-flat housing estate

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday commissioned a 492-flat housing project, named after the first civilian governor of the state, Lateef Jakande, in Igando, Lagos. The project started in 2012 under the Home Ownership Scheme of the administration of ex-Governor Babatunde Fashola, but was abandoned for four years. Mr Sanwo-Olu, upon…

Kaduna-Abuja highway

No authorised checkpoints along Kaduna-Abuja, Kaduna-Zaria, Kaduna-BirninGwari highways – Official

The Kaduna State Government has announced that there are no authorised checkpoints along Kaduna-Abuja, Kaduna-Zaria, and Kaduna BirninGwari highways. "Citizens are to note that effective immediately, there is no authorised checkpoint on these routes (to and fro) until further notice," Samuel Aruwan the Kaduna Commissioner for Internal Security and Home…

Shoprite Wuse Zone 5

Lagos govt condemns attacks on Shoprite

The Lagos State Government has released the statement below condemning the attacks on South African businesses in the state. PREMIUM TIMES reported how some Nigerians attacked retail stores, Shoprite and PEP, as well as telecoms firm, MTN, in Lagos and other states. The federal government had earlier urged Nigerians to…

President @MBuhari presides over Valedictory Meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) today at the State House, Abuja

Tomorrow’s FEC meeting postponed

The weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting will not take place on Wednesday, September 4, a presidential aide said. "This is due to the fact that all the memos earlier submitted to the Council for consideration have been returned to the various ministries," President Muhammadu Buhari's spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said…

The UN health agency warned that tobacco’s killer toxins also wreak havoc on the environment. [Photo: ITV.com]

Group uses ‘rap challenge’ for awareness on Nigeria’s tobacco control law

Less than a week of the opening of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) Tobacco Control Rap Challenge, more than 50 entries have been recorded. The competition creates awareness on enforcement of the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Act 2015 and Tobacco Regulations to the youths through a…

Udeh Okoye, PDP National Youth Leader

JUST IN: PDP National Youth Leader kidnapped

Udeh Okoye, the National Youth Leader of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, has been kidnapped, police said Monday. Mr Okoye went to his farm in his home Enugu State when he was abducted at gunpoint, police spokesperson Ebere Amaraizu told PREMIUM TIMES Monday night. It was not immediately clear whether…

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