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L-R: Gen. Muhammadu Buhari - President Muhammadu Buhari

ANALYSIS: Between Buhari the military dictator and Buhari the ‘reformed democrat’

“We can’t keep quiet. If we do, there will be more clampdown. The current National Assembly and the executive are one.”

SSS Officials (Photo Credit: Guardian Nigeria)

ANALYSIS: Why SSS court invasion should bother Nigerians

The invasion violates section 43 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, which forbids effecting arrest in a courtroom, said legal practitioner, Inibehe Effiong.

Akin Lewis

INTERVIEW: Nigerian actors must set money aside for their future – Akin Lewis

Not all actors are irresponsible and yes acting is a serious job, Akin Lewis says

Segun Odegbami (Photo: today.ng)

INTERVIEW: Why I snubbed Tottenham, other foreign clubs – Segun Odegbami

“I had at least three chances, in fact, four chances. But then, it was not fashionable to play abroad.”

Funke Akindele

INTERVIEW: How Nollywood can change the Nigerian narrative — Funke Akindele

I believe Nigerian filmmakers have a lot of power in their hands to change our society and even hold our politicians accountable.

Uzor Kalu in court

ANALYSIS: Political travails of Orji Kalu

Many believe it is a welcome development that Mr Kalu, like ex-governors Joshua Dariye, Lucky Igbinedion and others, has finally received his judgment for the corruption acts leveled against him.

Orji Uzor Kalu

ANALYSIS: Orji Kalu: From Governor to Senator to Prisoner

Justice Mohammed Idris pronounced Mr Kalu guilty in a matter that ran in court for 12 years.

Sule Lamido

INTERVIEW: Ex-governors deserve to be paid pensions based on approved laws – Sule Lamido

Sule Lamido says it is wrong to condemn payment of pension to former governors while former presidents, judges and civil servants continue to enjoy same

Philip Idinoba, AfricaRice

INTERVIEW: Why local rice costs as much as imported rice — Expert

A senior rice specialist at the Africa Rice Centre explains what the government can do to reduce cost.

Lead Economist and Enterprise Partner, SPM Professionals, Paul Alaje. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter account of Paul Alaje]

Nigerian govt should allocate 100% of oil revenues to infrastructure — Economist

An economist speaks on why the CBN should not change the monetary policy at this time.

Senate in Plenary

ANALYSIS: Five Nigerian senators who support social media regulation and likely reasons they do

The senators include a woman beater and another prosecuted for masterminding a fraudulent and fatal recruitment exercise.

Court symbol used to illustrate the story.

INTERVIEW: What Nigerians should know about sex offenders register – RoLAC official

The official also speaks on the kind of information that will be contained in the register.

National president of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi in an interview with Premium Times

INTERVIEW: Why centralised payroll system, IPPIS, can’t work in Nigerian universities — ASUU President

ASUU President Biodun Ogunyemi explains why Nigerian university teachers will not back down in their rejection of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

A sign post showing routes to FGC Odi and Odi community.

INTERVIEW: Odi 1999 Massacre: Why we will never forgive Obasanjo, Alamieyeseigha – Odi Community Chairman

PREMIUM TIMES returned to the Bayelsa community 20 years after Nigerian soldiers invaded the town and killed scores.

Federal High Court Headquarters, Abuja

ANALYSIS: Why Nigeria needs to review its Criminal, Penal Codes

A lawyer argues that rehabilitation should be the first method of correction, before resorting to imprisonment.

8:22am. Ward 04 (ukwaja), PU 004 (open space, women resource Centre), Idah LG

Observer’s Diary: How I was caught in a crossfire during Kogi election

An election observer recounts she was caught in a crossfire at an INEC office in Kogi state while observing Saturday’s gubernatorial election.

Gov Seriake Dickson

ANALYSIS: Eight factors that triggered PDP, Seriake Dickson’s fall in Bayelsa

INEC on Sunday declared David Lyon of the APC the governor-elect of Bayelsa.

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello

KogiDecides: Bello’s last battle of survival and PDP’s pound of flesh

“The winner takes all and the losers are damned. This is the philosophy driving the desperation of the election in Kogi State.”

@9:31am, Ward 01 PU 011 Shomolu Lga Lagos East. Voting yet to begin, Voters yet to be accredited and ballot boxes yet to be sealed.

BayelsaDecides: Three women, 42 men, vie for Bayelsa governorship

Apart from the PDP and APC, 40 other parties sponsored men as governorship candidates.

INTERVIEW: Kogi Governorship: Regional, ethnic politics, our biggest problem – GDPN candidate

“The violence is an election strategy. It is designed by the ruling party to keep people from the polls.”

Senate in Plenary

EXPLAINER: Important things to know about Nigeria’s ‘Hate Speech’ bill

The lawmakers are expected to debate these details of the bill soon.

TRIBUTE: Professor Tam David-West’s Final Escape, By Femi Adesina

Tamunoemi Sokari David-West, the essayist, academic, virologist, record keeper, anti-corruption crusader, a stickler for time, dyed-in-the wool Buharist, is gone.

Suleiman Abdulazees

Nigerians living with disabilities narrate how discrimination ended dreams (2)

Despite a new law signed in January to prohibit discrimination, affected Nigerians say they are still sidelined.

Peter Obi speaking in Lagos at the annual conference of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers, GOCOP.

How Nigeria can end ‘brain drain’ – Peter Obi

The ex-governor says only way to stop corruption is for those in public office to do things differently.

Agba Jalingo [Photo: TVC]

Under Buhari, Nigeria records worst attacks on journalists in 34 years — Report

An analysis shows 2018 had the highest number of attacks on journalists in Nigeria since 1985. The figure for 2019, so far, has surpassed that record.