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Boko Haram: Nigerian govt. arrests social workers for feeding widows, orphans, By Stephen Davis

These are people we should be honouring for their outstanding, selfless work conducted at considerable risk to their lives, not arresting and incarcerating.

33 million Nigerians still practice open defecation – Official

Basic access to sanitation in Nigeria still stands at 41 percent coverage.

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90 percent Nigerians don’t wash hands properly, risk infection — Research

As the world marks hand washing day, research emphasis how life-saving washing of hands can be.

ANALYSIS: As Buhari formally joins the presidential race for the fourth time, how far can the General go this time?

For the APC presidential ticket, the former head of state may face stiff opposition from other contenders in the December 2 presidential primary of Nigeria’s main opposition party

Nine years after, Pastor Odukoya queries probe of Sosoliso crash that killed wife

Pastor Odukoya says its is wrong for Christians to criticise Pastor Oritsejafor for woning a private jet

The virtues the first 10 days of the month of Dhul Hijjah

The month of Dhul Hijjah is a period of repentance and sacrifice.

Nigerian doctor accuses FRSC of defrauding him in multimillion naira deal

Mr. Chidoka accepts starting a business with the doctor but blames him for the botched deal.

Nigeria 2015 Presidential Election: Atiku Abubakar Declaration Speech

I have been asked why I am always seeking to become the president of this country. My passion for governance is that of a man who wants to do more because there is so much more to be done in fixing Nigeria.

ANALYSIS: As Atiku joins presidential race for the 4th time in 22 years, can he brace the odd this time?

Atiku makes a fresh move to contest the presidency, the fourth in his political career spanning over 30 years.

INTERVIEW: Our govt officials don’t steal public funds; they don’t use private jets or fly first class — Swiss Ambassador

The diplomat reflects on corruption, Nigeria and government officials in both countries.

FACT-CHECK: No evidence that ewedu plant concoction can cure Ebola

A medical professor has told the Nigerian press that drinking a concoction made of the ewedu plant can prevent and cure Ebola. Her claim is not supported by the available evidence.

INTERVIEW: ‘Make abducted girls sacrificial lambs, but stop Boko Haram’ — Chibok Chairman

The chairman asks government to end parents’ trauma either by burial or reunion.

INTERVIEW: How we transformed NEXIM to a global trade policy bank – MD

Rated the best development finance institution in Africa in 2013, NEXIM’s $39.5 billion support to non-oil exporters helped create over 24,000 direct jobs for Nigerians and $320.12 million foreign exchange per annum in four years.

Celebrating Africa – Afropolitan style, By Ladi Olorunyomi

Fest Africa in its 12th year and still lacks sponsors.

Living in Nyanya Labour Camp, one of Abuja’s filthiest slums

A government’s plan to relocate residents has failed to materialize for years

How to End Boko Haram Insurgency in Nigeria – AUN President, Ensign

Ensign says the use of military force, engaging the young population through education and an aggressive development of the region are the viable solutions to the insurgency in the zone.

Meet the new General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress

Peter Ozo-Eson comes to the job with an impressive resume.

How the Belgian embassy in Nigeria held me hostage, By Ben Ezeamalu

The Belgians exhibited terribly poor customer relations, abducted my passport for months, mistreated me, and made a professional enhancement trip impossible.

An Ebola patient being attended to

EXCLUSIVE: The Likely Cure For Ebola, By Dr. Simbo Davidson

Dr. Simbo Davidson, believes sufferers of Ebola can be treated with a drug available in the market and which was once used to contain a deadly virus in South Africa

EXCLUSIVE: Sheikh El-Zakzaky Says Sect Will Seek Legal Redress Against Military Onslaught

The sect was on a procession to mark the annual Quds day in Zaria when soldiers reportedly shot at them. But military authorities said the incident will be investigated before apportioning blames

We are not a franchise, we have no bank account- #BringBackOurGirls protest leader

Leader of the #BringBackOurGirls protest group, Aisha Yesufu, says the group is self-funded.

INTERVIEW: Why I’m healthy and happy at 70 — Ogunshola, ex-chairman, The Punch

Ajibola Ogunshola, well-regarded actuarist, statesman, respected Ibadan chief, astute businessman, renowned newspaperman and a member of the ongoing National Conference joins the club of the septuagenarians on Monday. He was born on July 14, 1944. Although a trained actuarist, fate thrusted the leadership of one of the outstanding newspapers in Nigeria, The Punch, on him […]

INTERVIEW: Jonathan is worst Nigerian leader ever – Sowore, Publisher, Sahara Reporters

Omoyele Sowore is the publisher of New York-based Sahara Reporters, known for its hard-hitting reporting that is keeping Nigeria’s government officias, individuals and corporations on their toes. Recently, Mr. Sowore suddenly walked into our newsroom in Abuja. Our reporters sat down with him for an interview during which he spoke about his work and the […]

INTERVIEW: How I entered President Jonathan’s black book — Bukola Saraki

A former Governor of Kwara State and senator representing Kwara Central Senatorial District, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, fielded questions from PREMIUM TIMES Editors, Musikilu Mojeed, Festus Owete and Sani Tukur two weeks ago. In the interview, Mr. Saraki speaks on why he defected from the PDP to the APC, the politics of his defection in the […]

INTERVIEW: Why Al-Mustapha and I are plotting a tsunami – Dokubo-Asari

Mr. Dokubo-Asari says those opposing the president are wasting their time as the 2015 presidential election is a foregone conclusion. He explains that Mr. Jonathan is only waiting to be sworn in The President of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, NDPVF, Muhajid Asari-Dokubo told PREMIUM TIMES in this interview (conducted before his recent arrest […]