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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…

President Muhammadu Buhari

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…

Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

For The Record: Ganduje’s 2019 inaugural speech as Kano governor

BEING THE INAUGURAL ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY DR.ABDULLAHI UMAR GANDUJE, OFR, EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF KANO STATE ON WEDNESDAY,MAY 29,2019 AT SANI ABACHA STADIUM, KOFAR MATA, KANO PROTOCOL Today, I just performed the revered duty of oath-taking as re-elected governor of Kano state. It is the will of Allah the Almighty…

Borno governor, Babagana Zulum

An open letter to new Borno Governor Babagana Zulum

By Mbaya Lawan To the Executive Governor Borno State Your Excellency Prof. Gov. Babagana Umara Zulum Sir, It is with heartfelt pleasure we daily receive news of something remarkable, good and just that you do since you assumed office. However, it was a good start for your predecessor, former Governor…

Muhammadu Yahaya [Photo: Daily Trust]

For The Record: Full Text of Gombe governor’s inaugural speech

INAUGURAL ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, ALHAJI MUHAMMADU INUWA YAHAYA, ON THE OCCASION OF HIS SWEARING-IN AS GOVERNOR OF GOMBE STATE ON WEDNESDAY, 29TH MAY, 2019 PROTOCOLS I am immensely grateful to Allah (SWT) for preserving us to witness this day. I stand in humble appreciation to you all having just…

President Muhammadu Buhari and other heads of state at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Summit (Photo Credit: Bashir Ahmad on Twitter)

Buhari hails OIC for supporting Nigeria’s fight against terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari has passed a vote of confidence on the intervention programmes of the various institutions under the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for the impact they are making on Nigeria and other African countries. President Buhari, who read the collective statement of African countries at the 14th Summit…

Former Arsenal striker, José Antonio Reyes

Former Arsenal striker Reyes dies in autocrash

Former Arsenal striker, José Antonio Reyes, has died in a car crash in Spain. The ex-Spanish footballer was aged 35. According to his former football club Sevilla FC, Reyes died in an auto crash in the southern Spanish province of Seville. “We couldn’t be confirming worse news. Beloved Sevilla star…

Ibrahim Shawai

KEDCO appoints new head of corporate communication

The management of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has appointed Ibrahim Shawai as its new head of corporate communication. The company said the appointment is part of its plan to rebrand the image of the company through strategies aimed at giving maximum satisfaction to all KEDCO stakeholders. Mr Shawai, a…

UDUS Matriculating students

Usman Danfodio University matriculates 4,950

By Selimot Amuzat The vice chancellor of Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto, Abdullahi Zuru, has urged newly matriculated students of the institution to be of good conduct. Mr Zuru gave this charge during the matriculation ceremony held for 4, 950 students at the institution’s matriculation ground on Friday. The 4, 950…

ICPC Head Office

Ex-ICPC board nominee ‘jailed five years with hard labour for bribery’

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission says it has secured a 12-year jail term for both Saad Alanamu, a former Chairman of the Governing Council of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, and Salman Sulaiman, the Chief Executive Director of Namylas Nig. Ltd, for collecting and giving a bribe…

Nasir El-Eufai [Photo Credit: The Whistler]

For The Record: El-Rufai’s 2019 inauguration speech as Kaduna governor

Second Inauguration Address by Malam Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State, delivered at Murtala Mohammed Square, Kaduna, on Wednesday, 29th May 2019 PROTOCOLS My fellow citizens of Kaduna State, 1. I address you today with humility and gratitude to Almighty God who has made this day possible. I salute you…

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

For The Record: Tambuwal’s 2019 inaugural speech as Sokoto governor

SPEECH BY THE GOVERNOR OF SOKOTO STATE, RT. HON. AMINU WAZIRI TAMBUWAL, CFR (MUTAWALLEN SOKOTO) ON HIS SECOND INAUGURATION AS THE STATE GOVERNOR OF SOKOTO STATE, ON WEDNESDAY 29TH MAY, 2019 HELD AT SHEHU KANGIWA SQUARE, BY 9:00AM. All praises are due to Allah (SWT) the Lord of the Universe.…

In first Executive Order, Sanwo-Olu extends LASTMA’s working hours to 11 p.m.

The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday signed his first Executive Order to address traffic control and management, fixing of potholes on the roads, sanitation as well as cleaning of drainages in the State. The Order is to also ensure the attainment of zero tolerance for environmental abuse, including…

Sanwo-Olu taking the oath of office

For The Record: Sanwo-Olu’s 2019 Inauguration speech as Lagos governor

INAUGURAL ADDRESS BY H.E. BABAJIDE SANWO-OLU, GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE ON WEDNESDAY 29TH MAY 29, 2019 “AWAKENING A GREATER LAGOS” PROTOCOL By the grace of Almighty God and Your votes, I stand before you today as your Governor. (Pause) This day marks the beginning of a new chapter in our…