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Moshood Salvador

INTERVIEW: Real reasons I abandoned PDP – Ex-party chairman Salvador

The party chairman also speaks on the PDP national chairman, Uche Secondus, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, and Bode George.

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state.

EXCLUSIVE: Gov. Ortom accuses Oshiomhole, Akume of corruption; tackles Buhari on ‘bad eggs’ comment

Governor Ortom explains the challenges of running the cash-strapped north-central state.Governor Ortom explains the challenges of running the cash-strapped north-central state.

Atiku Abubakar

ANALYSIS: 2019: PDP presidential aspirants and the trouble within

There are apprehensions over the emergence of over a dozen presidential aspirants on the platform of Nigeria’s main opposition party.

Samuel Ogundipe, a reporter at Premium Times

REPORTER’S DIARY: Detained PREMIUM TIMES journalist, Samuel Ogundipe, narrates ordeal in police custody

Mr Ogundipe’s detention earlier this month generated widespread uproar, and raised fresh concerns about press freedom in Nigeria.

INTERVIEW: How I will take Osun out of poverty – RPN governorship candidate

Mercy Ayodele says she can win the election without buying votes.

Joan Chirwa at the IPI World Congress 2017 {Foto © Bernd Lammel - Telef.: +49 (172) 311 4885 - DEU / Hamburg / 2017}

INTERVIEW: Freedom of speech,  press under siege in Zambia — Editor

The editor of one of Zambia’s leading newspapers speaks about the numerous challenges faced by journalists in the country and sundry matters.

Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (Photo Credit: DailyPost)

ANALYSIS: The shenanigans, shady actions of Nigeria’s Attorney General Malami

From Apo Six, to Dasuki and Malabu, a review of AGF Malami’s actions raise questions about his role as Nigeria’s chief law officer.

Nollywood actress, Ufuoma McDermott.

Why actors need to experience stage before film – Ufuoma McDermott

The actress speaks on her ability to balance private life with career as an actress, director and scriptwriter.

Femi Gbajabiamila

INTERVIEW: Why Saraki must quit as Senate president — Gbajabiamila

The House leader says lawmakers who left the APC are already regretting.

Children checking pictures of acquaintances on voters' register

CLOSE SHOTS: How children participated in Katsina North senatorial by-election

In defiance of the Electoral Act, children made their presence felt at the polling units.

Bishop Mathew Kukah and Koffi Anan, former UN Chief.

TRIBUTE: Kofi Annan: A Measure Of A Man, By Matthew Hassan Kukah

Mr. Kukah says Mr. Annan’s death marks the end of an era for Africa and Africans.

Yewande Olubummo

INTERVIEW: How Nigeria can stimulate math interest in students – U.S.-based Mathematician

The don, who had her elementary and first degree in Nigeria, also speaks on her experience int he U.S.

Alfred Adegoke, a lawyer and human rights activist, is the governorship candidate of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN)

INTERVIEW: How I’ll salvage Osun after Aregbesola, Oyinlola’s failures – SPN governorship candidate

INEC and the police are collaborators with vote buyers and riggers, Mr Adegoke also says in this interview.

women in hospital

Culture, religious misconceptions hindering family planning in Nigeria

A fast growing population and high rate of child and maternal deaths recommend contraception but Nigerians are reluctant to embrace it despite campaigns


Explainer: Source Confidentiality: Reporter’s Golden Rule

Samuel Ogundipe is currently being held for refusing to disclose the source of a report.

Nigerian judges used to illustrate the story, [Photo credit: 360Nobs.com]

Analysis: Main features of Nigeria’s Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 (2)

PREMIUM TIMES in these series, explains the main features of the ACJA 2015.

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomole

Why Saraki Must Be Removed As Senate President — Oshiomhole – FULL TEXT

The APC chairman says his party is also working hard to defeat Mr. Saraki in the 2019 senatorial election.

Davidson Akhimien

INTERVIEW: How we’ll solve Nigeria’s problems – GDPN presidential aspirant

The Grassroots Development Party of Nigeria is one of the newly-registered parties by INEC.

INTERVIEW: ‘Why Atiku seems best candidate to beat Buhari in 2019’

A PDP-leaning public affairs analyst speaks on the chances of the party against President Buhari

chinedu ikedieze

INTERVIEW: How my height made me a superstar — Chinedu Ikedieze, aka Aki

Aki speaks about growing up and being taunted.

The siege at the National Assembly by security operatives from the SSS

ROUND UP: How National Assembly siege by SSS happened

The DG of the SSS was eventually sacked from office.

Abiodun Essiet

2019: Meet candidate who wants to be first female councillor of Abuja ward

We explore the personal lives, contributions, strength and political ambition of female politicians ahead of the 2019 elections.

Ismaeel Ahmed

INTERVIEW: How Buhari, Osinbajo conceived N-Power, school feeding, other SIPs- Presidential aide

From the current 8.7 million, our target is to feed 12 million children by the time the programme has gone round the 36 States.

Imo State Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere. [Photo credit: official Facebook page of Eze Madumere]

ANALYSIS : What next for ‘sacked’ Imo Deputy Governor Madumere

Mr Madumere was removed as part of the battle for the governorship seat of the state in 2019.

Screenshots from a video showing a Falconet kneeling before Solomon Dalung and counting money

ANALYSIS: Dalung, kneeling Falconet show lack of proper process

There have been arguments for and against this scene that has gone viral online.