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APC floors PDP to win Kwara, Katsina by-elections

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Raheem Olawuyi, was on Saturday declared the winner of the Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero Federal Constituency bye-election held across the four councils in Kwara. The APC also won the bye-election in Kankiya/Kusada/Ingawa federal constituency of Katsina State. In Kwara, the Returning Officer for the election,…

Abiodun Egwuene

VIDEO: Expert urges Nigerians to stop indiscriminate use of antibiotics

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TraderMoni in Bodija and Oje Market in Ibadan by Novo Isioro

PHOTOS: Osinbajo takes ‘Trader Moni’ to Ibadan markets

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday officially launched the Federal Government's Trader Moni in Bodija and Oje markets in Oyo state's capital, Ibadan. Trader Moni is one of the distinct loan products of the Nigerian Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP). The programme seek to boost the informal sector…

VP Osinbajo presides over FEC. 14th November, 2018.by NOVO ISIORO-16

PHOTOS: Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting

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Orji Uzor-Kalu

Alleged ₦7.6bn fraud: Judge revokes Orji Kalu’s bail

A judge of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court Monday revoked the bail granted to the former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, after Mr Kalu flouted the order of the court. Mohammed Idris, the judge, said part of the bail conditions given to the former governor after…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Presidency denies Buhari endorsed N30,000 minimum wage

The Presidency on Tuesday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s remarks when he received the report of the Tripartite Committee on the Review of National Minimum Wage was misinterpreted by the media. Mr Buhari had received the highly anticipated report from the committee’s chairman, Amal Pepple, on Tuesday. A presidential source, who…

Agip Head office in Lagos

Nigerian govt closes case in suit accusing Agip of under-declaring $55 million oil

The Nigerian government on Tuesday closed its case in a suit before a Lagos Division of the Federal High Court seeking to recover $110 million from the Nigeria Agip Oil Company Limited. The oil company, owned by Itslisn oik giant, Eni, under-declared the volume of crude oil it shipped out…

L - R: Rasheed Ogunade, Terminal Manager, BUA Ports and Terminals; Nasiru Ladan, General Manager Sales and Marketing, BUA Cement; Iwunze Amaka, Area Manager/Deputy Director ITF Port Harcourt and Abubakar Babaji, Regional Coordinator South-South Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON); Abiola Akarolo, Regional Manager, BUA Cement and Adeyinka Adesola, Quality Control Manager BUA Cement at the 3rd BUA Cement Stakeholders meeting held in Port Harcourt on Monday.

Cement mix key to ending building collapse – BUA

As part of efforts to address building collapse in Nigeria, BUA Cement, a subsidiary of BUA Group has conducted enlightenment seminar for block and concrete makers on how to apply the right mix of cement with other components to ensure only standard blocks and concretes are produced. The one-day workshop…

Atiku Abubakar [Photo: THISDAYLIVE]

Minimum Wage: Atiku urges labour not to strike

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has restated his position in support of labour in its struggle for a living wage. The former vice president, however, urged both organised labour and federal government to exercise restraint and avoid creating situations that will plunge the nation…

Finance minister, Zainab Ahmed. [PHOTO CREDIT: Daily Trust]

Nigerian govt inaugurates new tax appeal tribunal commissioners

The Nigerian government has inaugurated new commissioners for the Tax Appeal Tribunal (TAT). At the ceremony in Abuja on Monday, Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, urged the commissioners to avoid unnecessary delays and adjournment of cases and ensure their decisions are in line with the Nigerian tax laws. Mrs Ahmed…

L: Junaid Abdullahi

UPDATED: Buhari quietly appoints son-in-law as head of Border Agency

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of five chief executive officers and two executive directors of some federal agencies. The appointments include that of Mr. Buhari’s son-in-law, Junaid Abdullahi, who takes charge as Executive Secretary at the Border Communities Development Agency (BDCA). His appointment took effect from September 22…

Shiites Protesters

Stop justifying rights abuses, Amnesty tells Nigerian, U.S. govts

In response to the Nigerian Army’s tweets using President Donald Trump’s words to justify the fatal shooting of stone-throwing protesters and the subsequent issuing of a statement denouncing Amnesty International’s calls for accountability, the organisation has asked the two governments to stop justifying rights abuses. Amnesty's Nigeria Executive Director, Osai…

Kemi Busari receiving hia award as winner of the 2018 Newcomer of the Year - Hans Verploeg Award

Premium Times journalist wins global award

An investigative journalist with PREMIUM TIMES, Kemi Busari, has emerged winner of the 2018 Newcomer of the Year - Hans Verploeg Award. Mr Busari, the National Assembly (Senate) correspondent of PREMIUM TIMES, received the award at an event held at the Peace Palace, The Hague, Netherlands. He edged out two…

Senator Ademola Adeleke,[Photo: Pulse.ng]

‘I remain committed to bring an end to APC’s bad governance in Osun’ – Adeleke

The’ undeclared People's governor’ and candidate of the People's Democratic Party in Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, has said he remains committed to the mission to bring to an end APC's bad governance, economic and social enslavement of Osun people. Speaking after he was granted bail over a ‘hurried case instituted…

Shiites Protesters

Amnesty International condemns killings of Shiites by Nigerian soldiers

Foremost rights group, Amnesty International, has condemned the killing of dozens of Shiite protesters by the Nigerian Army. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the soldiers killed the Shiites in protests in and around Abuja between Saturday and Tuesday. The protesters, members of the IMN, apart from embarking on a religious march…

Chairman, Nigerian Legion, retired Brig.-Gen. Adakole Akpa decorating President Muhammadu Buhari with the 2019 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem during the launch of the Appeal Fund at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday

Buhari launches Armed Forces Emblem with appeal for national unity

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to political actors to be decorous in their conduct and utterances in order not to fan the embers of disunity. He made the appeal on Wednesday in Abuja when he launched the emblem and appeal fund for the support of Nigerian veterans and fallen heroes.…

Nigerian Army

Soldiers not begging for food in North-east — Nigerian govt

The Nigerian government has debunked an online publication alleging deplorable conditions of the troops fighting Boko Haram in the North-east, saying the report is a classic example of fake news. Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said in view of…

Oby Ezekwesili (Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria)

Buhari Nigeria’s ‘most nepotistic, partisan leader ever’ — Ezekwesili

Obiageli Ezekwesili, the presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari administration of shielding corrupt individuals. Mrs Ezekwesili said this Monday while delivering a speech titled, ‘To those who say we cannot win: Unveiling the Oby Ezekwesili Roadmap to 2019’ in Lagos.…

Senator Shehu Sani

Buhari’s govt deceitful about restructuring — Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, the former All Progressives Congress (APC) senator who recently defected to the People's Redemption Party (PRP), has said that the Buhari administration is deceitful about restructuring. The senator said this in a Twitter post via his official twitter handle@Shehusani on Monday. He said that even though the previous…

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Champion Newspapers Limited]

EDITORIAL: Buhari must act now to end the sordid affair at NHIS

As usual, the government has handled the saga of the executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Usman Yusuf, with spectacular lack of tact, or common sense. A timeline of the debacle reads like a poorly scripted melodrama, and comedy of errors. In just over a year, beginning…

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Kidnapped Kaduna monarch killed; El-Rufai, Ashiru call for calm

The Paramount Chief of Adara, Agom Galadima, who had been in the den of his abductors since last Friday has been killed. The Kaduna State Government confirmed this in a statement on Friday and immediately reimposed a 24 hour curfew in some parts of the state. According to Samuel Aruwan,…

EFCC operatives

Oil marketers who defrauded Nigeria of N790mn lose at appeal court

The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal on Thursday upheld the judgment of the Lagos State High Court which on January 26 convicted and sentenced two oil marketers, Emmanuel Morah and George Ogbonna, owners of Rocky Energy Limited, to eight years imprisonment. They were convicted by Justice Lateefa Okunnu…

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Man jailed two years for posting lover’s nude photos on Facebook

An Ado-Ekiti Division of the Federal High Court on Wednesday sentenced Olubunmi Ayan to two years in prison for posting the nude photos of his former lover on social media. Taiwo Taiwo, the judge, also ordered the convict to pay a fine of ₦500,000. "I find this act of the…

Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos

Man pleads guilty to hiding cocaine in his sandals

A 49-year-old man, Hassan Mohammed, on Wednesday pleaded guilty before a Lagos Division of the Federal High Court for unlawful possession of 1.3 kilogrammes of cocaine. Mr Mohammed was arrested by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) hiding the drugs inside his sandals during a trip to…

Sanwo-Olu and Ambode used to illustrate the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: THISDAYLIVE}

2019: We’ll campaign vigorously for Buhari, Sanwo-Olu — Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday said he would lead a strong campaign to ensure victory for President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship candidate in the State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in the 2019 general elections. Mr Ambode, who spoke to journalists at the the Muritala Mohammed…