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How Ibrahim Coomassie ordered my arrest, imprisonment – Shehu Sani

The senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, on Friday recalled how former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Coomasie, ordered his arrest and signed his detention order in Kirikiri Prison, Lagos, in 1995. However, he said they later became friends after his release from detention. Mr. Sani, a pro-democracy activist before…

Babatunde Raji Fashola

‘Nothing is Going On about poor (electricity distribution) service’ – Fashola says

The power minister, Babatunde Fashola, has defended his directives to electricity regulators to ensure electricity distributors are more responsive to customers' yearnings. In a statement he personally signed, sent to PREMIUM TIMES by his aides, Mr Fashola also criticised an official who wrote defending the electricity distributors (DISCOS). PREMIUM TIMES…


Group commends U.S. lawmakers opposition to Lagos water privatisation

The 'Our Water, Our Right Coalition,' a civil society-led advocacy, has commended the 23 members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) who wrote a letter of solidarity siding with Lagos citizens in their struggle against water privatisation. A similar letter of support - which made…

Boss Mustapha

VIDEO: SGF Boss Mustapha extols President Buhari’s passion for Nigeria, Successes

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Benue flood used to illustrate the story

20% Nigerians may experience flooding – Official

About 20 per cent of Nigerians are "at risk from one form of flooding or another," the National Economic Council (NEC) was told on Thursday. The NEC, led by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, comprises the 36 state governors and the Abuja minister. At the Thursday meeting held in Abuja, the…

2019: Labour leader Issa Aremu declares to run for Kwara governor

A member of the National Executive Committee of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Issa Aremu, has formally declared to run for 2019 governorship election in Kwara State. Mr Aremu, who is also the General Secretary of Textile Workers Union, said he will be running under the flag of Labour Party…

Munirudeen Atanda of Social Democratic Party.

Osun 2018: Atanda emerges SDP governorship candidate

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) on Wednesday nominated Munirudeen Atanda as its candidate for the governorship election in Osun State. According to a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES, Mr Atanda, from Iwo in Osun West senatorial district, emerged from a state congress of the party held at the party's…

President Muhammadu Buhari at ICC

What Buhari told International Criminal Court, ICC (FULL SPEECH)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday stated the importance of the International Criminal Court, ICC, saying it is essential for international accountability. Mr Buhari stated this in his keynote speech to mark the 20th anniversary of the court in the Hague, Netherlands. "A strong and effective ICC has the potential to…

President Muhammadu Buhari speaking

Buhari orders repatriation of Nigerians stranded in Russia

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika, to commence the process of repatriating Nigerians who travelled to Russia for the FIFA 2018 World Cup and got stranded after the competition. The Presidency said Nigerian football fans got stranded…

Nigerian oil company, Oando. [Photo credit: Guardian Newspaper]

Oando clears the air says ‘we don’t owe Ansbury any money, we’ve no deals with it’

The management of Oando PLC has cleared the air on a court judgment by London Court of international, saying the judgment does not concern the oil giant. The company said it is not involved in the case and ruling made on July 6, 2018 by the London Court of International…

All eyes on Nigerian govt as Dasuki perfects bail condition

A former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, may regain his freedom as a Federal High Court Judge, Ijeoma Ojukwu, on Monday formally endorsed the bail application granted him on July 2. However, the federal government may disobey the bail order by the court as it has done on previous occasions…

President Muhammadu Buhari

What Buhari has done to tackle insecurity — Presidency

The Presidency has released details of the Buhari administration's response to insecurity across the country. President Muhammad Buhari has been widely criticised for his seeming poor handling of incessant killings in many states. Hundreds have been killed mostly in northern states so far in 2018 in attacks blamed on herdsmen,…

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

#AdeosunGate: Group petitions IGP, seeks investigation of finance minister

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda Resource Centre (HEDA), a non-governmental organisation, has asked the Inspector-General of Police to conduct an urgent and thorough investigation into the allegations of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate forgery against Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria’s finance minister. In a petition to the IGP and signed…

VIDEO: People chanting against Gov Fayose in Ekiti

People chanting against Gov Fayose at PU 10, Ilogbo ward, Ido Osi LG https://youtu.be/Gf1L5t47tHo

As at 2:04pm, LGA 06, Ward 02 - Odo Emure II, PU 004, Roman catholic church, voting is still process because there are 84 voters on the queue who came in before 2pm, the voters are complaining of standing under the scorching Sun.

EkitiDecides2018: VIDEO: Party agent bribing people with money during voting

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VIDEO: Security agencies have hijacked Ekiti election – Fayose

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APC Candidate, Kayode Fayemi voting.

VIDEO: APC candidate Kayode Fayemi voting


APC agent shares N5,000 in Igbemo

#Ekiti Decides: APC agent shares N5,000 in Igbemo

https://youtu.be/u7gTVVr8TME VIDEO: A party agent seen sharing N5, 000 to voters in Igbemo #EkitiDecides2018 #SnapAndSend @ptcij @CDDWestAfrica pic.twitter.com/B3rk88BRei — Premium Times (@PremiumTimesng) July 14, 2018 VIDEO: A party agent seen sharing N5, 000 to voters in Igbemo #EkitiDecides2018 #SnapAndSend @ptcij @CDDWestAfrica pic.twitter.com/9oomW1EMRO — Premium Times (@PremiumTimesng) July 14, 2018

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun (Photo Credit: adelove.com)

Adeosun elected bank board chair despite certificate forgery scandal

Nigeria's embattled finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, has been elected chairperson of the board of the African Export-Import Bank amid a certificate scandal she has faced in the last one week. Mrs Adeosun was elected during the annual general meeting of AFREXIMBANK in Abuja. The bank, which is celebrating its 25th…

Atukwei Okai (Photo Credit: MyJoyOnline.com)

Renowned Ghanaian poet, Atukwei Okai, is dead

The secretary-general of the Pan African Writers Association of Ghana, Atukwei Okai, is dead. He died at the Korle Bu Teaching hospital Accra Ghana on Friday after a short illness, family sources and associates say. He was 77. Mr Okai, a professor noted for his excellent poetry recitation is believed…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo (R) speaking during a forum on “African Development Finance Institutions …Insights from a Founding Father”, at the on-going Afreximbank Annual Meeting in Abuja on Friday (13/7/18). With him is the moderator, William Wallis, Lead Writer from Financial Times. Caption: Jones Bamidele/NAN

Africa needs stronger leadership – Obasanjo

A former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, says stronger leadership is critical to the economic development of the African continent. Mr Obasanjo said this on Friday at the ongoing 2018 Afreximbank Annual Meetings in Abuja. He said Africa had the human, mineral, and capital resources as well as strong institutions…


2019: Secondus, other PDP leaders to meet Obasanjo

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is to meet with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta on Saturday ahead of the 2019 polls. The National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, made this known in Abeokuta while addressing journalists after a meeting between the executive…

Ali Modu Sheriff

2019: Ali Sheriff heads another Buhari campaign team

A presidential aide has announced that a former chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Sheriff, has been appointed the Director-General of Buhari 2019 Presidential Support Committee. The committee is different from Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) which recently appointed Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, as its Director-General and…

President Buhari receives Chairman Hajj Commission and Executive Secretary of Christian pilgrims commission on Friday

VIDEO: NAHCON Chairman and Executive Secretary, NCPC visits Buhari


NDLEA promotes 1,311 staff

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has promoted a total of 1,311 staff, an official says. This is made up of 1,291 staff within the rank and file and 20 others converted to officer cadre, John Achema, the spokesperson of the agency said in a statement sent to PREMIUM…