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Norwegian Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Laila Bokhari.

Addressing issues of Nigerian women in conflict areas: A Norwegian minister’s perspective

“The Women, Peace and Security framework is about more than just conflict.”

Liberian voters [Photo Credit: Council on Foreign Relations]

ANALYSIS: Liberia’s Elections – The Next Test for Democracy

The presidential election is being fiercely contested by 20 candidates.

A capsized vessel used to illustrate the story [Photo: Al Jazeera]

FEATURE: How boat accidents claimed 33 lives in Kebbi in six months

The accidents occur because the authorities have neglected to make the river safe for navigation
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Oluwo of Iwo, AbdulRasheed Akanbi

INTERVIEW: Why I’m an unusual king, and why an Iwo man can become Ooni — Oluwo

Oba Akanbi speaks on why monarchs are losing influence in the South-West

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose

ANALYSIS: Will Fayose’s presidential ambition tear PDP apart?

Governor Ayo Fayose’s declaration to run for president has not gone down well with some party faithful

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Nigeria’s 10 most powerful trade unions

Some of the unions are so powerful that they can hold the government to ransom.

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose

FOR THE RECORD: How I will defeat Buhari in 2019 — Fayose

The Ekiti governor describes himself as Peter the Rock destined by God to rescue Nigeria

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel 

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ANALYSIS: As Germans vote today, will Angela Merkel return as Chancellor?

Elections into German Bundestag holds on Sunday.


TRIBUTE: Anne Nnenna Nnaji: Call Me A Woman!

“Anne Nnaji was more than a colleague. She was a great friend and sister.”

Gov. Ikpeazu addressing journalists

INTERVIEW: Why we can’t allow Biafra agitation — Gov. Ikpeazu

The Abia governor met Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday.

Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration, Muhammad Babandede. [Photo credit: Channels TV & YouTube.com]

INTERVIEW: Why we deported 50 foreigners from Nigeria — CG Immigration, Babandede

Muhammad Babandede speaks on diverse issues, including the challenge of securing Nigerian borders.

Miracle Babies

FEATURE: RCCG lady avoids Pastor Adeboye’s prayers for babies

This piece explores the making of miracle babies at Nigeria’s Redeemed Church.


ANALYSIS: The challenge of tackling ‘hate speech’ on Nigerian radio, television

“The nature of calls we get on our show are such that if the NBC wasn’t monitoring us we would need to monitor ourselves.”

General Overseer of the Inri Evangelical Spiritual Church, Lagos, Elijah Ayodele

Biafra: Primate Ayodele releases prophecies, says Nigeria will split by 2035

The cleric also advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election.


INTERVIEW: How I got German embassy to set up health clinic in Abuja IDP camp — Ex-NYSC Member

Hundreds of people now have access to the free health treatments.

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ANALYSIS: WAEC rating highlights dwindling fortunes of education in South-west Nigeria

Students from South-west states are consistently performing poorly in WAEC examinations

AUN President, Dawn Dekle

INTERVIEW: Why AUN is Nigeria’s best-kept secret – President Dekle

The new AUN President also spoke about her plans for the school.

Former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka

INTERVIEW (PART 2): APGA no longer relevant in Igboland – ex-Aviation Minister Osita Chidoka

The governorship candidate also speaks on his role in the Olusegun Obasanjo administration.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo speaking

INTERVIEW: How Buhari administration will deliver on promises before 2019 – Osinbajo

Mr. Osinbajo also listed the achievements of the administration.

President Buhari

INTERVIEW: Why Buhari did not discuss restructuring, healthcare, others in #PresidentialBroadcast – Femi Adesina

The spokesperson also spoke on other matters discussed by the president.


How Redeemed Church successfully hosted millions of worshippers for a week

The 65th annual convention ended last Sunday.


ANALYSIS: Amid crisis, Nigeria’s newest political parties in heightened preparations for first polls

PREMIUM TIMES recently visited the national secretariats of the five political parties registered by INEC in June.