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Video shows President Jonathan linking ex-Borno Governor, Ali Modu Sheriff, to Boko Haram

In a remark, long before the former governor joined his party, the PDP, President Jonathan argued strongly that Mr. Sheriff was a “friend” of Boko Haram.

Akpabio, Jang, Imoke, Suswam, others donate N1billion to PDP while owing workers for months

The governors’ donations stood out for many reason, including the fact that workers in many of their states remain without pay for months even with Christmas and New Year around the corner.

PREMIUM TIMES SPECIAL: Bitter Truths About Economy The Jonathan Govt. Does Not Want Nigerians To Know

To accept current measures of economic performance, one would have to agree that massive oil theft, and the disturbances in the North East have not made a dent on growth

EXCLUSIVE: Arunma Oteh’s SEC, NNPC, top list of agencies stealing billions of federal revenues – Govt. Report

“A computation of the total amount SEC has not remitted to the Federal Government as operating surplus was put at over N22 billion for the two years alone,” the Fiscal Responsibility Commission says.

#Nigeria2015: PDP Presidential primaries — LIVE UPDATES

The last PDP presidential primary held on January 14, 2011, at the same venue, Eagles Square, with Mr. Jonathan slugging it out with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Sarah Jubril.

#Nigeria2015: APC presidential primaries – LIVE UPDATE

At least 8,000 delegates of the All Progressives Congress [APC] are gathering at Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos today – Wednesday – to pick the party’s flag-bearer for the February 14 presidential election.

PDP picks governorship candidates nationwide – LIVE UPDATES

PREMIUMT TIMES correspondents have been dispatched to the various election centres across Nigeria to bring you live updates of the primaries.

Arik abandons injured passenger after crew poured hot tea on him; no first aid kit on board

Air passengers are at risk when airlines operating in and out of Nigeria disregard safety aviation rules.

APC picks governorship candidates nationwide – LIVE UPDATES

PREMIUM TIMES reporters have been dispatched to the various election centres to provide live updates of situations as they occur.

INVESTIGATION: Inside the dirty, deadly world of Nigeria’s quack doctors

This undercover investigation in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region and Accra exposes quack doctors perforating wombs and intestines of women!

INVESTIGATION: Nigeria’s Unreported Killing Fields (2): How scores were massacred in the name of God

A town long known for inter-religious tolerance has lately descended into chaos with relatives attacking one another because of their beliefs.

EDITORIAL: The Nigerian Economy and the Falling Oil Prices

“The current crisis was one foretold. The bigger worry is how well this government may manage it.”

Presidency caught showcasing Kwankwaso’s projects as Jonathan’s achievement in North-West

“We deserve apology from the Federal Government for taking credit for something they did not achieve.”

EXCLUSIVE: Revealed: The Nigerians aboard jet that smuggled $9.3 million arms money to South Africa

In an investigation that involved visiting South Africa, PREMIUM TIMES has obtained documents showing details of the transaction, including the flight manifest of the airplane.

Joe Okei-Odumakin, President of Women Arise for Change Initiative, leading a protest against rape

INVESTIGATION: Inside Nigeria’s growing rape epidemic

“The high case of rape in our state is disturbing; it is unfortunate.”

Former Katsina State Governor, Ibrahim Shema

Katsina Governor, Shema, caught on video urging supporters to “crush”, “kill” political opponents

According to Governor Shema, opposition politicians in his state should be killed like cockroaches.

EDITORIAL: The Government Should Halt The Gradual Collapse Of Nigeria Now

Today, Nigeria is confronted with the reality that within its borders, Boko Haram has carved out its warped version of an ‘Islamic Caliphate’, controlling almost thirty towns and counting.

EXCLUSIVE: Boko Haram sacks entire Nigerian Army battalion, confiscates all arms, ammunition

Soldiers say they were ill-equipped to face Boko Haram, but senior officials said it was a clear case of cowardice.

#Nigeria2015: Goodluck Jonathan presidential declaration – Live Update

Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan is declaring his intention to contest the February 2015 presidential elections today.


#Nigeria2015: Analysts say President Jonathan may get overall majority, but run-off likely

This report forecasts the outcome of Nigeria’s 2015 elections in the light of incumbency and opportunity among contenders.

Despite increasing deadly attacks, ex-heads of state, governors commend govt’s war on Boko Haram

“Council was satisfied that the Defence ministry and all the agencies have taken the right steps and the President is on course and we are very hopeful that sooner or later Nigerians will hear good news.”

EXCLUSIVE: Nigeria’s unreported killing fields

“If you see the wounds on my hands, you will no longer eat beef.”

Nigerian soldiers used to illustrate the story.

EXCLUSIVE: Shocking details of how Nigerian soldiers shot, tortured El-Zakzaky’s sons, followers to death — Report

A U.K-based human rights group has published horrifying details of the July attack on protesters in Zaria.

EXCLUSIVE: Audio evidence shows Bayelsa Govt lied over cost of new Governor’s office

A senior government official defended the huge cost on record, and claimed the governor’s office would be West Africa’s first.

EXCLUSIVE: Audit exposes massive corruption in Lagos local councils; indicts officials for squandering millions

The report highlights disturbing practices which auditors said cost the 16 councils an “unquantifiable financial shortfalls”.