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Babatunde Fowler, FIRS Chairman

FIRS: Fowler requested tenure extension hours before Buhari appointed replacement

Mr Fowler’s letter to the SGF suggests he deliberately chalked out a path to reappointment, without Mr Kyari, who is believed to be opposed to him.

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

ANALYSIS: World Human Rights Day: Nigerian govt clamps down on free speech

Those who open their mouths wide enough to verbalise opinions that offend the status quo should be prepared to walk the path to Stalin’s Gulag in Buhari’s Nigeria.

Gildas Tohouo, Managing Director of Maersk Line. Photo credit: Kingsley Adeniyi

Attacked Maersk MD in ‘critical, stable condition,’ company says

Mr Tohouo and his wife were locked up during the attack Sunday night. The wife, who was reportedly asked to transfer money to the assailants, was later threatened to drink a toxic substance

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Osinbajo speaks on Friday’s court invasion, Sowore’s rearrest

“…in view of the developments on Friday in the Sowore case, I think it would be insensitive and inappropriate to attend the ceremony.”

Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram account of Sowore]

Sowore: Nigerian civil society groups issue ultimatum, vow mass protests

Amnesty International says it supports the call for the immediate release of all unlawfully-held detainees.

Babatunde Fowler, FIRS Chairman

UPDATED: Fowler out as Buhari appoints new chairman for FIRS

The president also orders a recomposition of the revenue agency’s board of directors.

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

Nigerian govt directs Accountant-General, MDAs to publish daily financial statements

The government will also publish monthly reports showing revenue receipts from all collecting agencies and payments out of the federation account.

FILE PHOTO: FRSC officials at a scene of an accident

12 killed in Niger car accident

The accident involved 103 people: 55 female, 40 male, eight children, five adults.

Mining site used to illustrate the story.

Nigeria set to open extractive industry ownership register — Here’s how it will work

The register, which will launch on Thursday, will disclose who owns what in Nigeria’s extractive industry.

Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Ganduje appoints Emir Sanusi as head, Kano Council of Chiefs

He directed Emir Sanusi to “immediately summon the inaugural meeting of the Council in accordance with the provisions of the Law.”

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomole. [PHOTO CREDIT: ThisdayLIVE]

Sowore: APC backs SSS, attacks Atiku

The ruling party backs an action many have condemned.

Orji Uzor Kalu

Orji Kalu will receive full salaries, allowances in prison – Senate

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday sentenced Orji Kalu to 12 years in prison after convicting him of N7.65 billion fraud.

SSS Officials (Photo Credit: Guardian Nigeria)

SSS apologised to Justice Ojukwu for invading court – Falana

“When challenged to justify the invasion of the court the officer could not. He apologised to Justice Ojukwu on behalf of the sss.”

Federal Secretariat, Abuja

Nigerian agencies failed to remit N20 billion VAT, other taxes in 2017 – Audit Report

The details are contained in the Auditor-General’s annual report of the accounts of the federation of Nigeria for 2017.

Sowore and DSS in court

Court Invasion: Activists demand sack of SSS Director-General

The activists also accused the president of being complicit in Friday’s court invasion.

Omoyele Sowore

Presidency justifies Sowore’s treatment, keeps mum on SSS invasion of court

Garba Shehu was evasive on whether or not President Muhammadu Buhari authorised the disobedience of court orders by the SSS in detaining Mr Sowore.

Tijani and Yusufa in their hovel on the cattle farm. Like other children, they spend nights there with cows

While Nigeria keeps mum, Dutch govt acts on Premium Times investigation of FrieslandCampina WAMCO

A senior official for the Dutch foreign affairs ministry, said the child labour which PREMIUM TIMES’ reported in the Nigerian supply chain of FrieslandCampina, is taken “seriously”.

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

Administrative building of the Federal Polytechnic Offa.

INVESTIGATION: Offa Poly students groan as school officials, associations impose illegal fees (1)

For students of this institution and their parents, it has been unending lamentations emanating from constant, mostly illegal requests for payments.

Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram account of Sowore]

U.S. expresses ‘deep concern’ about Sowore’s arrest

Two U.S. lawmakers also expressed their concern about Mr Sowore’s arrest.

Omoyele Sowore

NUJ, Nigerian lawmakers condemn SSS’ court invasion, Sowore’s rearrest

The NUJ in a statement shared with PREMIUM TIMES by its spokesperson, Usman Leman, condemned the SSS actions.

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.”

Sowore and DSS in court

Sowore: Despite video evidence, SSS denies invading court

Amidst widespread outrage, the service says Mr Sowore was mobbed by his “supporters” who were trying to shield him from “an imaginary arrest.”

Seven years on, Nigeria’s sugar policy records mixed outcome towards food security

The Nigeria Sugar Master Plan holds ample potential for the country’s local content aspirations, but lack of implementation remains a potent threat.

Vice President Yemi-Osinbajo

UPDATED: Osinbajo, Fashola, other lawyers in Buhari’s cabinet ‘silent’ on SSS invasion of court, Sowore’s treatment

A Nigerian lawyer says ”it is hard to criticise the government when one is part of governance.”