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Selected Africa Countries Debt Profile. [PHOTO CREDIT: Source: IMF dataset, SPMProfessionals]

ANALYSIS: Nigeria and the Kiss of Debt (Part 1)

The total spending on debt servicing is far more than the combined budgets for education, healthcare and water resources within this period of 2015-2019.

from left; Yobe Speaker, Mirwa, sec com Maj. s Idris, SA security, Rtd Brig. Gen. Abdulsalam

Gallant Nigerian soldiers rewarded for historic successes against Boko Haram

One of the soldiers could not attend because he was still recovering from gunshot injuries.

US Ambassador & Tom Hardy

INTERVIEW: Our agenda for Nigeria in energy, transport, agric sectors – U.S. Trades Director

The USTDA will bring not only financing but also American ingenuity and technology to establish the quality infrastructure Nigeria rightly demands at this time.


FACT-CHECK: Are okadas responsible for over 10,000 accidents in Lagos?

The Lagos government says that figure is correct, but is it?

Fertility rate trends in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa

Treatment for male infertility not effective, Study finds

The study found that supplements containing zinc and folic acid previously used to treat infertility in men make no difference.

L-R Sen. President Ahmed Lawan, President Muhammadu Buhari, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila in Aso Rock [Photo: Presidency

ANALYSIS: With Buhari approving N268 billion for National Assembly, health, education suffer

The 2020 budget shows that for every ₦2 spent on Nigerians’ healthcare, ₦1 goes to the National Assembly.


INTERVIEW: How lack of formal education has hindered me — Sanyeri

“…I do take on English speaking roles in Nollywood already. It’s just that in such movie, I’d automatically be a Yoruba…”

Isaac Emokpae

INTERVIEW: Painting fast becoming lost art in Nigeria – Isaac Emokpae

“I actually just call myself an artist. We draw lines where there are no lines. In our culture, there are no words for the arts.”

Ngwa Market

Despite thriving businesses, Aba remains a pigsty

“There is nothing we can do when there is no proper waste disposal system in place,” a trader says.

The Murtala Mohammed International Airport

10 key things to know about Nigeria’s new visa policy

Visa on Arrival to be issued only at airports, not at land borders.

Shell, NNPC donate new cancer treatment machine to National Hospital

World Cancer Day: Fireside chats with Dr Mary 1#

Breast cancer awareness month ends today. Checked your breast yet?

Runcie C.W. Chidebe, Executive Director, Project PINK BLUE leading the 2017 World Cancer Day Walk in Abuja. Photo_Blaise Itodo

INTERVIEW: Nigeria healthcare system unhealthy for cancer management – Activist

The Executive Director, Project Pink Blue, Runcie Chidebe, speaks on how Nigeria can improve support for cancer management

Salisu Bakare,

Why we sent delegates of all Nigerian public universities to Dubai — TETFUND

The official says the training facilities suitable for research in Nigeria are non-existent.

Claudia Wallin

INTERVIEW: ‘What Nigeria can learn from Swedish political system’

Claudia Wallin, a journalist and author, Sweden: The Untold Story, speaks to PREMIUM TIMES.

Someone's teeth used to illustrate the brushing story (Photo Credit: Tozali Online7)

Are You Brushing Right?

According to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) data, oral diseases are the most common non-communicable diseases worldwide. 

Accountant General of the Federation Ahmed Idris

INTERVIEW: Why Transparency Portal launched by Buhari is yet to fully take off – Accountant-General

The accountant-general also speaks on the implementation of the new VAT rate and other matters.

Adetayo Adeleke-Adedoyin, Head Special Projects, DAWN Commission

INTERVIEW: How Amotekun will be funded — Commission

The official also says the project is on course despite misgivings.

Freedom Ezela

After starting small, Abuja gardeners earn big selling flowers

One floriculturist who started with N150,000, now has 54 staff.

Nigeria's minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipreye Sylva,

INTERVIEW: Only negotiations can resolve Nigeria’s $62 billion controversy with IOCs – Sylva

There is no $62 billion anywhere that any oil company can pay Nigeria, the minister says.

PremiumTimes' journalist, Alfred Olufemi

Reporter’s Diary: Court on Monday, police summons Tuesday over critical stories

I was about writing my final exams in Obafemi Awolowo University when I received my first summons by the police operatives in 2019.

Former Gov. Rochas Okorocha, Chief Hope Uzodinma, and Hope Uzodinma

ANALYSIS: Okorocha’s failed succession plan and Uzodinma’s victory in Imo politics

The Supreme Court, in its judgment on Tuesday, said results in 388 polling units were unlawfully excluded during the collation of the final governorship election result in the state.

INTERVIEW: 60% of NEXIM’s strategic plan is to promote intra-African trade – MD

“Through our bank’s intervention, one of the companies we funded did the first major export of shea butter out of Nigeria in 2018.”

The Police Inspector-General (IGP), Mohammed Adamu. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of the Nigerian Police]

Amotekun: Constitutional implication of South-west regional security initiative

In spite of its laudable aspirations, Amotekun appears to be on a collision course with the status quo although some experts dispute this.

A Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

How Nigeria’s agric sector fared in 2019

The government argues that all these activities were channeled at improving the lives of average Nigerians.

The Director General of the Commission, Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), Babatunde Irukera.

How we’re resolving consumer complaints in Nigeria – FCCPC Director-General

The official speaks on how the agency is resolving complaints against DSTV and MTN and also comments on the Patient’s Bill of Rights, among other issues affecting consumers.