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Mama Taraba announces plan to re-contest governorship election

Buhari accepts Mama Taraba’s resignation as minister

President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the resignation of Aisha Alhassan as Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development from the government with immediate effect. Mrs Alhassan resigned on Saturday after she was disqualified by the ruling party, APC, from contesting the Taraba State governorship election. The ruling party accused Mrs…

Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi

APC Governorship Primaries: Another aspirant steps down in Oyo

As delegates are being accredited at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan, one of the aspirants, Azeez Adeduntan, announced his withdrawal from the race. The announcement was through a Facebook post by Olaoluwa Bilau, spokesperson of Mr Adeduntan's campaign organisation. "One of the last seven governorship aspirants under the All…

Binta Garba

How PDP offered me ‘over N300 million’ to dump APC – Senator

The All Progressives Congress (APC) senator representing Adamawa north, Binta Garba, has said she was offered "over N300 million" to dump her party ahead of the 2015 general elections. Ms Garba, who spoke to journalists in Yola during her campaign ahead of the APC primaries in the state, said the…

From Left: Sunday Salako, 1st deputy president TUC, Musa Lawal, Secretary General TUC, Ayuba Wabba, NLC

What we’re doing to end NLC Strike – Presidency

The presidency, Friday, stepped up efforts to convince labour unions in the country to call off their strike following the earlier meeting at which the government accepted their demand to reconvene the tripartite meeting on the proposed new national minimum wage. The meeting between the labour leadership and the representatives…

A pharmacy used to illustrate the story

165 pharmaceutical outlets sealed in Delta – Official

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria has sealed the premises of 165 pharmaceutical outlets in Delta State, an official has said. Anthonia Aruya, Director, Inspection and Monitoring of the Council, who briefed journalists in Asaba, also said ten persons were arrested to face prosecution. According to her, the sealed outlets include…

VIDEO: How Nigerian military jets crashed in Abuja – Rescuers

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REGULATORY CONVERSATIONS: Experts Proffer Solutions on Business Regulation in Nigeria

Abstract: The event is put together by Convention on Business Integrity (CBI) in association with BusinessDay Newspapers, Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG), Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) and ActionAid Nigeria. In order to foster business climate, in the light of recent business regulatory decisions, the Convention on Business…

VIDEO: Why we are embarking on nationwide strike – Achese Igwe

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Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki sleeping at the UN General Assembly while President Muhammadu Buhari was addressing the UN (Photo Credit: Emmanuel Ikodor, TODAY NEWS AFRICA)

Why Edo Governor Obaseki slept at UN conference – Official

The Edo State Government has reacted to pictures of Godwin Obaseki sleeping while President Muhammadu Buhari was delivering his speech at the United Nation’s conference in New York. A statement signed by Crusoe Osagie, the special adviser to the governor on media and communication strategy, said Mr Obaseki can also…

Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari speaks on detention of own ADC accused of fraud

The office of the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari has just sent the statement below to PREMIUM TIMES explaining the circumstances surrounding the arrest and detention of her Aide De Camp, Sani Baban-Inna. Read full statement below. Press Statement from the Wife of the President The attention of wife of…

Ikeja Electric Plc [Photo Credit: guardian.ng]

We’re Bridging Metering Gap, Reducing Estimated Billing with Meter Roll-Out – Ikeja Electric

In a renewed commitment to deliver the yearnings of customers, Nigeria’s leading electricity distribution company, Ikeja Electric (IE) Plc, has intensified the roll-out of prepaid meters to further close the metering gap within its network. The move is in obedience to regulator’s guideline which states that all customers have a…

Zamfara State map

Bandits kidnap seven in Zamfara, demand N100m

The police in Zamfara said armed bandits have abducted seven people from Nahuche village of Bungudu Local Government. The police said the villagers, including a former councillor, Bello Daniya, were kidnapped in the early hours of Sunday. An eyewitness, Sani Ibrahim, had earlier told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)…

Nuhu Ribadu in Yola

Yola agog as Ribadu declares for Adamawa governorship

Yola, the Adamawa State capital, went agog Saturday as the former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, declared to vie for governorship of the state. Mr Ribadu is contesting on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He vied for the governorship post in…

A journalist with PREMIUM TIMES newspaper, Oladeinde Olawoyin. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official facebook page of Oladeinde Olawoyin]

PREMIUM TIMES’ journalist, one other selected for oil reporting fellowship

A journalist with PREMIUM TIMES newspaper, Oladeinde Olawoyin, has been selected for the Natural Resource Governance Institute Media For Oil Fellowship (MFOR). Mr Olawoyin, a First Class graduate of mass communication from the University of Ilorin, reports business, economy, finance, development and the extractive industry for PREMIUM TIMES. He was…

Over 200 observers deployed to Osun ahead of the governorship election

Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), in collaboration with the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has deployed about 200 trained observers to Osun state for the upcoming 2018 Governorship elections. Mr. Mboho Eno, the Accountability Program Manager at the PTCIJ disclosed this on Friday after addressing the Observers…

Buhari asks supporters to ignore Saraki’s ‘crude speeches’

The Presidency has urged supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari to ignore attacks on him by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Mr Saraki recently defected from the rulling All Progressives Congress (APC) and is running for the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to challenge Mr Buhari at the presidential…

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson (L), heartily welcomes the visiting Senate President and PDP Presidential Aspirant, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, during the latter’s visit to Government House, Yenagoa, for consultation ahead of the PDP presidential primaries. Photo by Michael Owi.

Buhari lacks vision, capacity to develop Nigeria – Saraki

The president of Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday said the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by President Muhammadu Buhari lacks the vision, capacity and patience required to develop Nigeria. According to a statement by Fidelis Soriwei, the spokesperson of the governor of Bayelsa State, Mr Saraki made the comment when…

President Buhari, at the APC Mega Rally in Osun [photo: Punch Newspapers]

Buhari formally names campaign organisation

The Presidency says President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of a campaign organisation for his re-election in 2019 with Chibuike Amaechi as secretary/director general. Mr. Amaechi is the current Minister of Transportation. He is also the immediate past governor of Rivers state. Mr Amaechi was the director general of…

Boko HAram

NLC condemns killing of health worker by Boko Haram

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has condemned the killing of one of the abducted health workers by Boko Haram insurgents. The congress made this known in a press statement signed by its president, Ayuba Wabba on Tuesday. The statement, which was made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday, highlighted the…

VP Osinbajo at the launch of OYES latest batch in September 2018

Why Aregbesola’s OYES will remain unforgettable

By the time the Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo inaugurated the latest batch of beneficiaries of Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES) in Osogbo on Saturday September 15, 2018, a handful of historic things had happened. Most notably of these set of historic landmarks, is the fact that another…

Semiu Okanlawon is the spokesperson of Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola,

INTERVIEW: Why Osun salary crisis won’t affect APC chances in governorship election — Aregbesola’s aide

Semiu Okanlawon is the spokesperson of Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola, whose tenure lapses November 27. In this excerpts from an extensive interview with Premium Times' Bisi Abidoye, Evelyn Okakwu and Kunle Sanni two weeks ago, he spoke about the eight years of the Aregbesola administration, what he expects to…

Bello Adoke, father of former AGF, dies at 79

Bello Abdullahi Adoke, a former police PRO and father of Mohammed Bello Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation, died on Wednesday night in Okene, Kogi state. According to Bashir, one of the sons of the deceased, the 79-year-old retired policeman had fallen ill in August 2018 and was treated at…

LADOL Managing Director, Amy Jadesimi

‘How global turmoil can help businesses flourish’

Global turmoil and the search for new operating models are providing an ideal time for sustainable business models and public sector policies to flourish, a business leader has said. Amy Jadesimi, managing director of the Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base, LADOL, said this in a keynote speech at the opening…

President-Muhammadu-Buhari speaking

Nigerian govt committed to provision of infrastructure for maritime sector – Buhari

The Nigerian government wants to provide critical infrastructure in the maritime sector to enhance transportation of goods from the ports to the hinterland. President Muhammadu Buhari said this is with a view to boosting the country’s economic competitiveness as targeted by Nigeria’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP). He stated…

File photo of President Muhammadu Buhari speaking during his visit to Jalingo

Presidency attacks HSBC over prediction Buhari’s reelection could stunt economy

The Nigerian Presidency has reacted furiously after British multinational bank, HSBC, issued a confidential business intelligence predicting reelecting President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 could plunge Nigeria into deeper economic hardship. In a July report recently cited by the Nigerian media, the bank had  said a second term for Mr Buhari…