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President Muhammadu Buhari-at-FEC Meeting

Buhari receives report on Maina’s reinstatement

Mr. Adesina spoke on a live Channels Television news programme on Monday night.

Southern Nigerian governors.

Southern Nigerian governors call for devolution of powers

The governors met twelve years after their last meeting held in Lagos.


Dambazau lied, I played no role in Maina’s return — Head of Service

Mr. Dambazau had denied responsibility for Mr. Maina’s recall to service.

EFCC Official in front the the sealed mansion (Photo by Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, Date: 10/23/2017)

EFCC storms Maina’s $2 million mansion

Mr. Maina is wanted by the EFCC.

Muhammadu Buhari talking

Buhari orders immediate sack of Maina, demands probe of recall

The report on the investigation is to be sent “before the end of work today.‎” ‎

Boko Haram

UN counters Nigerian govt, says three Borno LGAs cut off by Boko Haram

Aid workers have no access to the areas.

Bomb blast in Maiduguri

16 killed in Maiduguri suicide bomb attacks

Eighteen people were wounded in the attacks, police said.

epa05113059 (FILE) A file photo dated 30 July 2015 showing a company flag flying infront of the head office of Royal Dutch Shell in The Hague, The Netherlands. Royal Dutch Shell plc on 20 January 2016 reported a sharp fall in profits for the last quarter of 2015 as low oil prices hit earnings and the company restructured to reduce costs. Shell said it expected fourth-quarter earnings to be between 1.6 billion and 1.9 billion dollars, down from 4.2 billion dollars in the fourth quarter of 2014. Full-year earnings, including the impact of lower prices on the company's oil inventory, are expected to total 10.4 billion to 10.7 billion dollars, about 45 per cent lower than the 19 billion dollars reported in 2014.  EPA/JERRY LAMPEN [Photo Credit: Financial Times]

Malabu Scandal: Despite prosecution of Shell, top officials, Nigeria allows continued operation of oil block

The Buhari administration deepens business ties with Shell and Agip, despite ongoing worldwide investigations.


Despite apology, Intels yet to state readiness to comply with TSA – NPA

Intels chief Gabrielle Volpi apologised to the NPA last week.

Vice President yemi Osinbajo addressing the opening session of the EITI Beneficial Ownership Conference in Jakarta, Indonesia.

With him are the Indonesian Minister of National Development Planning, Bambang Brodjonegoro (middle) and EITI Chair, Fredrik Renfeldt

Malabu Scandal: Nigeria, others must commit to end secret ownership of extractive industry assets – Osinbajo

The Vice President leads a Nigerian delegation to the conference in Indonesia.

Paul Ifere

Police arrest associate of Buhari’s aide for post critical of state govt

“The arrest is politically motivated,” Mr. Obono-Obla told PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday.”

Abdulrasheed Maina

EFCC launches manhunt for recalled fugitive director, Abdulrasheed Maina

Nigeria’s anti-graft agency says it is shocked by Mr. Maina’s bold return to Nigeria despite international warrant.

Abdulrasheed Maina

CSOs frown at Maina’s reinstatement, question Buhari’s anti-corruption war

“This is a setback not only for the anti-corruption war but also for some of us who have been advocating against corruption.”

Doctors performing surgery on a patient

FEATURE: What the law says on government-employed doctors engaging in private practice

The Nigerian government says it is reviewing whether public sector health professionals can engage in private practice.

Abdulrasheed maina

Why we reinstated fugitive ex-pension chief Maina – Nigerian govt

A minister corroborates PREMIUM TIMES story on Mr. Maina’s posting to the Interior Ministry.

Bettors inside a betnaija shop in Lagos Island

INVESTIGATION: Despite existing law, underage sports betting thrives in Nigeria

Teenagers not legally allowed to take part in sports betting narrate how and why they get involved.

A banking hall [Photo credit: Nigerian Times]

Nigerian govt takes ownership of funds held in bank accounts not linked to BVNs

Some analysts condemn the move.

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti State Governor

Ekiti, Gombe, Plateau at bottom of fiscal sustainability index — Report

The report shows the fiscal conditions of states.

Chidinma (not her real name) with her baby. Credit: Evelyn Okakwu.

INVESTIGATION: In search for justice, shoddy prosecution frustrates Nigeria’s child rape victims

Amid ever growing reports of rape in Nigeria, more victims are finding it difficult to get justice.


INTERVIEW: What I did after Nigerians criticised my donation to American University — Top businessman, Indimi

Mr. Indimi, an in-law of President Buhari, speaks exclusively to PREMIUM TIMES on his achievements.

The 'Big Tobacco, Tiny Targets' report was launched in Ibadan

Tobacco firms evolving new strategies to attract younger generation – Report

Sales points of tobacco products found within 100 meters of surveyed schools.

Abdulrasheed Maina

SHOCKING: Buhari administration recalls wanted ex-pension boss sacked for alleged corruption

Mr. Maina was declared wanted by the EFCC for jumping bail and evading trial in a multi-billion naira case.

Lagos Lagoon

Man who jumped into Lagos Lagoon identified — LASEMA

The body has not been found.

Mother and child

Nigeria has third highest infant mortality rate in the world – WHO

Five countries accounted for half of new-born deaths in the world last year.


Over 1000 Nigerian youth languishing in Thai jails — Ambassador

The diplomat urges Nigerians to travel out through proper channels.