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Port Harcourt mall gas explosion victims recuperating in hospital – Management

The management of the Port Harcourt Mall has commiserated with victims of the gas explosion at the mall on June 12, 2019, saying it had scaled up its emergency response personnel. In a statement Saturday, the management said it had undertaken an extensive analysis of the situation alongside other agencies…

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Ribadu proposes data centre for fight against corruption

Former chairperson of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, has advocated for the establishment of a central data centre and beneficial ownership register as an anti-money laundering measure to check corruption. For holistic fight against corruption, he said, there was also the need to develop a comprehensive…

Aisha Buhari

No more ‘wife of the president’, I’m now First Lady – Aisha Buhari

Five years after then candidate Muhammadu Buhari said there would be no office of the first lady for his wife, Aisha, Mrs Buhari, on Thursday, announced her decision to be addressed as the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Since Mr Buhari's first term inauguration as president, the…

Nigeria’s Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka speaks on June 12 as Democracy Day

Ezekwesili to lead discussions on good governance in Nigeria as Soyinka turns 85

Obiageli Ezekwesili, the Senior Economic Advisor, Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative and Co-Founder of #BringBackOurGirls Movement, will give the keynote address on the theme, ‘Rethinking credible elections, accountable democracy and good governance in Nigeria’, at the 11th Wole Soyinka Centre Media Lecture Series scheduled to hold on Saturday. The event…

A Daar Communications media truck [photo: Business Post NG]

EDITORIAL: NBC Vs. DAAR Communications: What all parties should do

The ripples and bubbles of last week’s closure of DAAR Communications before its reopening on the orders of Justice I.E. Ekwo of the Abuja High Court, evokes critical concerns on the roles of all the actors involved. The rather unfortunate incident has thrown up several fundamental questions while bringing to…

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo with Venezuelan Vice President, Aristobulo Isturiz

June 12: Celebration shows Buhari committed to progressive ideals — Osinbajo

The Federal Government’s decision to celebrate Democracy Day on June 12 henceforth attest to the Buhari administration’s commitment to progressive ideals, especially as it relates to the political history of the country. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said this Tuesday when he received at the Presidential Villa, Aristobulo Isturiz, the Vice…

Buhari congratulates new National Assembly leaders, knocks 8th assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the newly elected presiding officers of the Ninth National Assembly. Mr Buhari described the emergence of the new leaders as “new dawn, different from duplicity and perfidy of the immediate past (assembly leaders).” The president also saluted all the national legislators and their political parties…

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Scores killed in Sokoto attack, presidency says

The presidency has announced the death of "scores of people" in an attack in Sokoto on Saturday. The presidency said the attack occurred in "three communities in Rabah Local Government Area (LGA) of Sokoto State." Sokoto, like neighbouring Zamfara and Katsina states, has witnessed random attacks by armed men who…

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Oando Foundation Commissions Classroom Blocks, Sanitation Facilities in Plateau

Oando Foundation (OF) on Tuesday commissioned various infrastructure and sanitation projects in its adopted school – Bungha Gida Primary School, Mangu Local Government Area, Plateau State, as well as other completed school improvement projects across its five (5) other adopted schools within the state. The event was jointly organised by…

Online publishers body urges dialogue in NBC, DAAR Communication feud

The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers has expressed grave worries over the sudden revocation of the operating licence of DAAR Communications, owners of African Independent Television and Ray Power FM, by the Nigerian government. In a statement issued by its publicity secretary, Olumide Iyanda, the Guild urged the National Broadcasting…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Governors yet to take a position on state police – Fayemi

The governors of the 36 states of Nigeria on Friday said no position has been taken on the creation of state police in the country. The chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Kayode Fayemi, stated this at the end of a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari, state governors in closed-door meeting

A meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari, governors of the 36 states and security chiefs is underway at the presidential villa, Abuja. The meeting, attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and the Chief of State, Abba Kyari, is expected to discuss…

Professor Niara Sudarkasa (Photo Credit: UM Library Digital Collections - University of Michigan Bentley Image Bank)

OBITUARY: Niara Sudarkasa, renowned anthropologist and academic, takes a bow

Professor Niara Sudarkasa, first female president of Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, has died at the age of 80 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Prior to coming to Lincoln University, Sudarkasa was Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

For The Record: Valedictory speech of Senate President, Saraki

The eight Senate rounded up its session on Thursday with a valedictory session. After other senators had taken turns to reflect on the eight Senate, Mr Saraki took the stage to deliver the last speech. Mr Saraki thanked his colleagues for their support even in the face of trials while…

Senator Danjuma Goje

Senate President: Goje steps down for Lawan after meeting Buhari

The Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Thursday led Senators Ahmed Lawan, Danjuma Goje and Uba Sani to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari in his office. The governor and the lawmakers spoke to State House correspondents after the meeting and said they discussed the forthcoming election of a new senate…

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday received Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai and Senators Danjuma Goje, Ahmed Lawan and Uba Sani. The President asked Mr Goje to shelve his ambition for Senate President and instead endorse Mr Lawan [Photo: Sani Tukur]

Goje endorses Lawan for Senate Presidency after meeting Buhari

The chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriations, Danjuma Goje, has endorsed Ahmed Lawan to emerge as the next Senate President. The endorsement, which took place on Thursday, followed a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in his office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Speaking with State House reporters after the meeting, Mr…

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Senators Lawan, Goje in closed-door meeting with Buhari

Two frontline candidates for the office of Senate President, Ahmed Lawan from Yobe State and Danjuma Goje from Gombe State, are currently meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in his office. The two senators arrived the Presidential villa together some minutes after 11 a.m. and went straight to Mr Buhari’s office.…

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

Oando Saga: Operators want firm, holistic regulatory handling to protect investors

Capital market operators on Wednesday urged firm and holistic handling of the conflict between the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Oando PLC to protect investors' interest in the Nigerian capital market. The operators spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on the publicised…

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

Stakeholders Condemn SEC actions against Oando

Following what can now be termed the longest forensic audit in the history of the Nigerian Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) they published far reaching pronouncements and sanctions against Oando PLC’s principals said to be the outcome of the investigation into the company’s business. SEC published their findings and sanctions…

What Buhari told FCT delegation about ‘necessary evil’ (FULL SPEECH)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, received Vice President Yemi Osinbajo alongside service chiefs and an FCT delegation, who paid him the traditional Sallah homage. At the event, President Buhari said he was pleased with the vice president and urged him not to relent despite challenges.…

APC attacks ex-Chairman Oyegun, speaks on election losses

The All Progressives Congress has attacked its former national chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, accusing him of contributing largely to the misfortune the party has suffered recently. The party recorded major losses in the last governorship elections, the latest being its loss of all positions in Zamfara State. The APC said Mr…

Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar III [Photo Credit: Daily Trust]

It’s Official: Ramadan ends, Nigerian Muslims to celebrate Sallah Tuesday

The head of the Nigeria Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, has formally declared the end of the Ramadan fast in Nigeria. Mr Abubakar made the declaration in a televised message Tuesday night. He said the new moon marking the end of Ramadan was…

Moon seen, Nigerians to celebrate Sallah Tuesday

The new moon marking the end of Ramadan has been seen, an official has told PREMIUM TIMES. Ishaq Oloyede, the Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) said the Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, will make an official announcement on Monday night. The Sultan is the head…

New Moon used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: AboutIslam.net]

Eid-el-Fitri: Moon seen in Saudi Arabia, UAE

The new moon marking the end of Ramadan has been seen and announced in Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Officials in both countries have announced the end of Ramadan and Tuesday as the first of the Islamic month of Shawwal. In Nigeria, the Nigeria Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA)…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari orders IGP, Justice Minister to work out implementation of report on SARS reform

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Inspector-General of Police, the Ministry of Justice and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to work out modalities for the implementation of the report of the Presidential Panel on the Reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) within three months. A press release signed…