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Family Homes Fund: Investing to provide homes and jobs

Through International recruitment firm – PriceWaterHouse Coopers, the Family Homes Funds has launched a recruitment campaign to secure top quality capacity to deliver an ambitious. affordable housing programme as a key aspect of the Government’s Social Intervention Programme. By 2023, the Family Homes Funds – a special purpose investment vehicle…

President Muhammadu Buhari (R) with the British Prime Minister Theresa May during the visit of the British Prime Minister to the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday (29/8/18) 04695/29/8/2018/Callistus Ewelike/NAN

PHOTOS: Britain Prime Minister, Theresa May visits Nigeria

The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has arrived the Presidential Villa, Abuja, for a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. Ms May, who alighted from her official grey SUV with registration number 138 CMD just after 1:00 p.m. was received by President Muhammadu Buhari and other officials of government. She shook…

Farmers/herders crisis: Buhari lauds Danish initiative on dairy farming

President Muhammadu Buhari says an initiative on dairy farming being championed by Denmark and the Kaduna State Government will go a long way in curbing clashes between cattle herders and farmers in Nigeria. According to a statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, Mr Buhari stated this on Monday while receiving…

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PDP speaks on police invitation of Fani-Kayode

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned the police over the invitation of its member, Femi Fani-Kayode, by the police. PREMIUM TIMES reported the police invitation of Mr Fani-Kayode, a former aviation minister. The police said it was investigating allegations of conspiracy, criminal defamation and inciting publication. The PDP…

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FG directs immediate remedial works on road washout locations

The federal government has ordered the immediate remedial works on road washouts in specific locations across the country. The minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, in a press statement signed by Theodore Ogaziechi, the director Information, said the highlighted road washouts are at five different locations across the…

Ekiti state on map. [Photo credit: Wikipedia]

NBC gives reasons for shutting down Ekiti broadcast stations

The National Broadcasting Corporation has listed the infractions committed by the Ekiti State Radio and Television stations which led to their closure during the just concluded governorship election in the state. The Director General of the commission, Ishaq Modibo-Kawu, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Ilorin, the Kwara State…

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Cleric jailed two years for N984,000 fraud

A magistrate court in Lagos has convicted and sentenced a 58-year-old man, Abel Olukayode, to four years and six months for defrauding WEMA Bank of N984,000. A. T Omoyele, a chief magistrate at the Igbosere court, said the convict, who claimed to be a cleric with a Lagos branch of…

INTERVIEW: How SEC cut transaction costs to attract new capital market investors — DG

At the end of the second quarterly meeting of the Nigerian Capital Market Committee (CMC) for the year, acting Director General, Mary Uduk, spoke in Lagos about the key resolutions during the meeting, particularly how the Commission has helped cut down on the cost of transaction to attract new investors…

National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, (APC), Adams Oshiomhole (m), addressing State House Correspondents after a meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari at the State House Abuja on Monday (23/7/18). With him are Spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 Campaign, Festus Keyamo (L) and former member of the House of Representatives from Birnin-Kudu in Jigawa State. Hon. Farouk Aliyu Adamu. 03946/23/7/18/Ismaila Ibrahim/NAN

APC resumes membership registration nationwide

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will recommence its continuous nationwide membership registration exercise in all 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The party, in a statement on Wednesday, by its acting publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena, said the decision was approved by the party's National Working Committee…

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Nigeria’s conqueror Spain through to U-20 Women World Cup final

The team that knocked Nigeria's Falconets out of the U-20 Women World Cup are through to the final of the competition. A lone goal from Spaniard Patricia Guijarro was all Pedro Lopez ladies needed to defeat hosts France. They thus secured a clash against Japan in the final match of…

You’re unfair to Wike, Rivers govt tells Tinubu

The Rivers State Government has described as unfair the comment by the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Bola Tinubu, that the state governor, Nyesom Wike, lured Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with the promise of getting him the PDP presidential ticket.…

Pic.19. President Muhammadu Buhari signing executive order number 6 at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday (5/7/18). 03616/5/7/2018/Sumaila Ejiga/JAU/NAN

Buhari signs Accession to International Cocoa Agreement – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Instrument of Accession to the International Cocoa Agreement, 2010. According to a statement by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, this was sequel to approval of the Federal Executive Council for Nigeria to accede to the Agreement. He said the president signed the document on Monday…

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Third Mainland Bridge to be closed August 23

The Lagos State Government has said the Third Mainland Bridge would be temporarily shut down for four days starting from midnight of August 23 to midnight of August 26 for "investigative maintenance test" to be carried out. Ade Akinsanya, the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, who stated this in a…

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Kofi Annan: Jonathan, Atiku, Tinubu, Gambari honour late UN scribe

Nigeria’s former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has described former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, as a renowned icon of peace and a great son of Africa. In a tribute to Mr Annan who died Saturday at the age of 80, Mr Jonathan noted that his extensive reforms reinvigorated the UN systems…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari mourns former UN chief, Kofi Annan

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the government and people of Ghana over the passing of former United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Kofi Annan, in the early hours of Saturday. The Presidency said in a statement that President Buhari, who called President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana from London, said all…

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PREMIUM TIMES appreciates individuals, groups after journalist’s release

PREMIUM TIMES appreciates all persons of conscience and civic groups in and outside Nigeria who, in firm defence of free speech, joined in demanding the immediate release of our reporter, Samuel Ogundipe, from the custody of the Nigeria Police. Mr Ogundipe was arrested on August 14 for his refusal on…

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Alleged pipeline vandal vanishes after arraignment

An alleged pipeline vandal Thursday vanished into thin air moments after he was arraigned before a federal judge in Lagos. Kingsley Ibeto was charged with two counts of conspiracy and felony by unlawfully dealing in petroleum products by the Nigeria Civil Defence and Security Corps and brought before Chuka Obiozor,…

Samuel Ogundipe, a reporter at Premium Times

Premium Times replies police on allegations against Samuel Ogundipe

Premium Times has replied the police on false allegations levelled against its detained reporter, Samuel Ogundipe. Mr Ogundipe has been arrested since Tuesday with the police insisting he disclose his source for a story. The police in a statetement by its spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, on Thursday accused Mr Ogundipe of…

#FreeSamuelOgundipe: Protest rocks Abuja over police detention of PREMIUM TIMES journalist

#FreeSamuelOgundipe: Protest rocks Abuja over police detention of PREMIUM TIMES journalist

Nigerian activists, civil society leaders and journalists have started a protest at the police headquarters in Abuja, demanding the release of detained PREMIUM TIMES reporter, Samuel Ogundipe. The demonstration is led by the #TakebackNigeriaMovement and the #OurMumuDonDo, and is holding in front of the police's Louis Edet House. The leaders…

Former EFCC Chairman, Nuhu Ribadu speaking at Premium Times Book launch.

Why almajiri system needs reform – Ribadu

The traditional Qur’anic school system in northern Nigeria needs reforms and integration to allow for those who pass through it to fit into modern society, a former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, has said. Mr Ribadu, who spoke Wednesday at an event to unveil…

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#FreeSamuelOgundipe: Detained Premium Times reporter quizzed again, declines naming source

The detained Premium Times reporter, Samuel Ogundipe, was again quizzed Wednesday morning by the police over the source of a report he wrote leading to his arrest by police operatives on Tuesday. A source at the headquarter of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) where Mr Ogundipe is being detained said…

Idayat Hassan, Director Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD)

CDD demands immediate release of detained Premium Times journalist

The Centre for Democracy and Development has added its voice to the demand for the release of Premium Times journalist, Samuel Ogundipe. Mr Ogundipe was arrested and detained on Tuesday for refusing to disclose his source for a story. Amnesty International, Committee to Protect Journalists and other international and local…

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Driver who fled to Ghana after knocking over LASTMA official arrested

The General Manager of King Solomon Chariots Transportation, Johnson Ogbonnaya, has voluntarily handed over to law enforcement officials a driver of the company, Abuchi Okpara, who absconded to Ghana after allegedly knocking down an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), the agency said in a statement Tuesday.…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Deputy Senate President, Ekweremadu. [Photo credit: Sabi-Sabi]

PDP says it uncovers fresh plot to arrest Saraki, Ekweremadu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has uncovered a fresh plot to arrest Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu. The party also alleged that the budget of the electoral commission, INEC, sent to the National Assembly by the presidency last month, had been sent to the…

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Falana asks new SSS chief to release Dasuki, other ‘illegally detained’ persons 

A senior lawyer, Femi Falana, has written a letter to Matthew Seiyefa, reminding the new acting-director-general of the State Security Service that many Nigerians are still in custody of the secret police without trial and despite court orders for their unconditional release. Acting-President Yemi Osinbajo asked Mr Seiyefa to lead the…