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Former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose (M) arrives the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) office in Wuse, Abuja on Tuesday (16/10/18). Fayose arrived the EFCC office, wearing a t-shirt with the inscription, ‘EFCC, I am here’. 05029/16/10/2018/Anthony Alabi/NAN

Fayose ready to wait in detention for EFCC to arraign him – Aide

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been accused of keeping the immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, in detention just to "satisfy the powers that be" since it lacked the required evidence to prosecute him. Mr Fayose’s media aide, Lere Olayinka, said in a statement issued…

amosun

I won’t support Ogun APC governorship candidate – Amosun

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has declared that he will not support the person recognised by his party's headquarters as the Ogun APC governorship candidate. PREMIUM TIMES reported how two separate governorship primaries were held in Ogun by different factions of the party. While the faction loyal to Mr…

Dr Bitto Sewuese

VIDEO: Causes of blindness and ways to prevent yourself – Dr Bitto Sewuese

https://youtu.be/Ys2SBFhvj30

Isaac Oluwalana

LIFESTYLE: How to live long and beat chronic diseases — Professor

Fruit consumption done 30 minutes before the main meal has been identified as a major boost to better quality of health, solution to many chronic diseases ailing mankind and ultimately promotion of longevity. This was the submission of Isaac Oluwalana, a professor, while delivering the 103rd Inaugural Lecture of the…

Supreme Court of Nigeria

National Judicial Council speaks on corruption allegation against Supreme Court nominee

The National Judicial Council has rejected a call against its nomination of Uwani Abba-Aji as a Supreme Court Justice over an allegation of corruption. The council said Mr Abba-Aji had been investigated for allegedly receiving money from a lawyer and had been cleared, and had no other known case against…

L-R: Communications Manager, Sub Sahara Africa, Kezia Anim-Addo; Public Lead, Anglophone West Africa, Akua Gyekye, and Strategic Media Partnerships Manager, Sub Sahara Africa, Jocelyne Muhutu-Rémy, all of Facebook at the launch of its Fact-Checking Programme in Nigeria with Africa Check and AFP on Tuesday October 16 in Ikeja, Lagos

Facebook partners Africa Check, AFP to fact-check Nigerian news

Facebook on Tuesday announced the launch of Third-Party Fact-Checking to help assess the accuracy of news in Nigeria, and reduce the spread of misinformation, whilst improving the quality of news people find on its platform. The programme is in conjunction with two partners, Africa Check, Africa's first independent fact-checking organisation…

Dr Isioma Chukwuka

VIDEO: Mental Health Challenges in Youth: How to take care of your children

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Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola

Osun Students Record 70% Success Rate in Mathematics in 2018 WASSCE – WAEC

8-YEAR REFORM MAKING IMPACT. 30,145 TEACHERS TRAINED IN 8 YEARS. Osun High School Students recorded a 70% success rate for Mathematics in the just concluded 2018 WAEC School Leaving examination. This was revealed in a detailed FACTSHEET on Osun WAEC results over the last 12 years based on WAEC data.…

Atiku Abubakar and his entourage at Obasanjo's abode in Otta

PHOTOS: Obasanjo forgives Atiku, backs him for President

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday said he has reviewed his stance on not backing his former deputy for the presidency of Nigeria. Mr. Obasanjo spoke when Atiku Abubakar and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party visited him at his Abeokuta home. He said he believed Atiku has ‘re-discovered and…

Unlike you, I’m a job creator, Atiku tells Buhari

The campaign office of Atiku Abuabakar has described the opposition presidenital candidate of being a job creator. The office also took a jibe at President Muhammadu Buhari saying he has never run a successful job creating enterprise. "Now we urge the Buhari Presidency and the APC to mention even one…

Ibrahim Babangida, Former Nigerian dictator

I don’t have social media accounts – IBB

A former military ruler, Ibrahim Babangida, has distanced himself from all social media accounts in his name. In a statement by his media office, Mr Babangida, popularly called IBB, particularly disclaimed Twitter handles making statements in his name. The latest of such is a purported message of congratulations to Atiku…

Nuhu Ribadu Adamawa 2015 (5)

Buhari not taking sides in farmers, herders conflict — Ribadu

A former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, has said that crises between farmers and herders have been hijacked by politicians to score political points. He said contrary to insinuations, President Muhammadu Buhari is neutral and takes no side in the conflicts. He said rather…

Friday OLOKOR, PUNCH Correspondent in Jos after his release by soldiers.

Missing General: How I was arrested, detained by soldiers – Journalist

It is often said that journalists are endangered species. The truth is that journalists are always in war zones. And to effectively practise in a very dangerous zone like Plateau State demands prayers. From what I have seen and reported since I arrived Jos on May 1 2017, I will…

Buhari and Atiku

ANALYSIS: Five Reasons My Man, Atiku, Will Beat Buhari Silly, By Phrank Shaibu

This past week marked a turning point in the nation’s political history. It was Abubakar Atiku and all the news around his much-anticipated victory at the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which ended on Sunday in Port Harcourt. It is also the week that the governing All…

The National Chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Oye. [PHOTO CREDIT: Daily Post Nigeria]

2019: APGA gets presidential candidate; Mimiko clinches ZLP ticket

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) on Sunday elected a retired general, John Ogbor, as its presidential candidate for the 2019 elections. APGA is arguably Nigeria's third largest political party with a state governor (Anambra State) and some federal and state lawmakers as members. The party, formed by the late…

Kaduna State Deputy Governor, Barnabas Bantex. [Photo credit: Concise News]

Kaduna deputy governor, El-Rufai’s aide emerge from senatorial primaries

The Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Barnabas Bantex, has picked the APC ticket for Kaduna South Senatorial District following victory at the primary election held in Kafanchan, Jema’a Local Government Area. Announcing the results, the Returning Officer, Gabriel Iduseri, declared Mr Bantex winner having polled a total of 2,287 votes…

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

COP8: Countries target end to Big Tobacco influence as treaty talks end

The eighth Conference of Parties of the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC) ended in Geneva on Saturday, with governments unanimously adopting policies to eliminate the influence of tobacco companies. Parties also agreed to redouble defences against evolving tobacco industry tactics as well as mandate a study…

African Migrants on the Mediterranean sea

Irregular migrants turn to Morocco–Spain route

Thousands of irregular migrants from Africa are now considering the Moroccan to Spain route in an attempt to reach Europe by land, the Migrant Project, an anti-irregular migration campaign group, has said. In a press statement, the group said that due to the unrest and clamp down in Libya, several…

Promasidor Quill

Premium Times journalist wins Pwc media award

A journalist with PREMIUM TIMES, Kemi Busari, on Friday won the Business and Economy category of the Pwc Media Excellence Awards. Mr Busari won the award with his story which unravelled corruption in the Nigeria immigration passport offices. The story titled: INVESTIGATION: corruption, extortion reign at Nigeria Immigration passport offices…

Nigeria appoints one Supreme Court Justice, as five states get new chief judges

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has just sent the statement below to PREMIUM TIMES announcing the appointment of a justice of the Supreme Court and new chief judges for Abia, Benue, Ogun, Oyo and Kwara. Three new judges were also appointed for the Ogun State High Court while a new…

Senator Peter Nwaoboshi

EFCC re-arraigns Nigerian senator over N322 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday re-arraigned the senator representing Delta North, Peter Nwaoboshi, before a Lagos Division of the Federal High Court over a N322 million fraud. Mr Nwaoboshi, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member, is facing allegations of conspiracy and money laundering. He pleaded not…

President Muhammadu Buhari receives in courtesy visit, H.E Thabo Mbeki, chairperson AU High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flow from Africa, today at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. [photo: @bashirahmad on Twitter]

Fight against corruption not negotiable – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the commitment of his administration to the fight against corruption, saying the fight is not negotiable. According to a statement on Thursday by his media aide, Femi Adesina, the president stated this on Thursday when he received former South African president, Thabo Mbeki, in audience…

Osagie Ehanire

How Nigeria is implementing tobacco control policies – FG

The Nigerian government has called for collaboration from the global community towards the promotion and protection of public health policies from commercial interests of tobacco companies. Osagie Ehanire, the minister of state for health, while speaking Wednesday at the ongoing Eight Conference of Parties of the World Health Organisation Framework…

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole

Yobe APC governorship aspirant rejects primaries result

An aspirant for Yobe State governorship ticket on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Umar Ali, has kicked against the result of the primary election held at the weekend in the state. At the end of the election held in Damaturu, the state capital, APC’s national secretary, Mai…

‘Stand Up Speak Out’ (SUSO) Initiative

Group promises to train politicians, citizens to make Nigeria better

A civil society organisation has promised to begin the training and retraining of Nigerian politicians and political parties, in a bid to instil the needed qualities for rendering better services to Nigerians. The organisation, ‘Stand Up Speak Out’ (SUSO) Initiative on Monday, said it is important for the Nigerian populace…