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President Muhammadu Buhari and nephew, Mamman Daura

Presidency speaks on Mamman Daura’s call for ‘no zoning’

The presidency’s statement suggests Mr Daura was quoted out of context.


Generator fume kills 7 in Niger — Police

The incident occurred in a beauty saloon, according to the police.

Uncompleted Model School Kemta, Abeokuta South

INVESTIGATION: Inside Amosun’s N27 billion abandoned school project in Ogun

The former governor, Ibukunle Amosun, said the model schools were going to raise the standard of education in the state but after spending N27 billion, the schools have been abandoned.

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State [PHOTO: TVC]

ANALYSIS: Ondo 2020: What the future holds for Akeredolu, Jegede as they battle again

The two politicians faced off in 2016. While they maintain parties, alliances have shifted.

Senator Elisha Abbo

Assault: Court dismisses suit against Senator, Elisha Abbo

PREMIUM TIMES had in 2019 exposed how the young senator was caught on camera assaulting a woman in Abuja.

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi during an inspection of facilities at the new 100-bed infectious Diseases Unit (isolation centre the treatment of covid-19 patients) in Ado Ekiti….on Monday

Fayemi tests negative for coronavirus after 11 days in isolation

Mr Fayemi disclosed his latest health status on Twitter on Saturday morning.


Coronavirus: Nigeria records 462 new infections

This brings the number of coronavirus infections in Africa’s biggest economy to 43,151

and Chairman, APC Caretaker Committee, Governor of Yobe State, Mala Buni, today at the State House, Abuja. [PHOTO CREDIT: @BashirAhmaad]

Corruption: Buhari speaks on EFCC, NDDC probes

Mr Buhari says appointees of NDDC, EFCC and other federal government agencies and commissions under probe abuse their trust.

Eyitayo Jegede and Rotimi Akeredolu

Ondo 2020: INEC unveils full list of governorship candidates, deputies

Parties can, however, substitute their candidates till August 18.

Olumide-Akpata [photocredit: Nairametrics]

Olumide Akpata defeats two SANs to emerge NBA President

Mr Akpata pledges transformational leadership.

NNPC Towers

NNPC to sue Mexican firm over alleged stolen 48m barrels of crude

The NNPC described the allegations as “diversionary tactics in furtherance of the scheme to fleece Nigeria”.

PMS officials on duty

INVESTIGATION: Inside Oyo Transport Tax Scheme where Corruption, Violence Reign

A new tax drive has seen cab, bus and motorcycle drivers extorted as ever, with residents paying higher fares while the government loses money.

INFOGRAPHIC: Map showing recent cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria.

Nigeria records 481 new Coronavirus infections

Ten deaths were also recorded, pushing the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 878.

Borno state on map used to illustrate the story

One dead, 16 injured as multiple explosions rock Maiduguri

The police say the explosions occurred in Mairi, Custom and Gwange areas of Maiduguri metropolis.

Shell reports falling profit amid oil price slump

Malabu Scandal: Shell ‘writes down’ OPL 245 licence

The oil giant on Thursday listed the controversial licence for an offshore oilfield in Nigeria, which it holds alongside Eni, as parts of its writedowns.

The Police Inspector-General (IGP), Mohammed Adamu. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of the Nigerian Police]

Seven months after police arrest, driver’s family demand whereabouts

Police have failed to disclose the whereabouts of 33-year-old Kingsley Tariuwa since SARS operatives arrested him at a night club in Port Harcourt on January 5

Suspended EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

EXCLUSIVE: Magu’s FULL RESPONSE to Malami’s allegations against him

Mr Magu accuses the AGF of interfering with investigations, recovery and management of recovered assets. He says the AGF has been laidback in cases of extradition.

FILE: Doctors dressing up for their shift [PHOTO: THEWILL]

NMA seeks special vehicle number plates for doctors

The doctors also sought a joint training with the corps on basic life support and activities of special marshals.

Asisat Oshoala, Super Falcons forward [Photo: FIFA]

Spain turning major destination for Nigerian women footballers

Since Francisca Ordega paved the way with a loan move in 2017 to Atletico Madrid, Spain has become a major destination for Nigerian female football stars.

National leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural and political organisation, Afenifere, Ayorinde Fasanmi

Ayo Fasanmi, Afenifere leader, is dead

Mr Fasanmi, a senator in the Second Republic, died on Wednesday evening at the age of 94.

Agboola Ajayi {Source: Twitter}

Ondo 2020: Deputy Governor Ajayi meets Mimiko, to run under ZLP

One of those who is said to have endorsed Mr Ajayi is a former governor of the state, Olusegun Mimiko.

Former Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke (Photo Credit: Punch Newspapers)

Adoke attacks Malami, gives AGF ultimatum to retract ‘false evidence’ about him

Mr Adoke asks Mr Malami to tender public apology and pay damages for making defamatory statements about him.

Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, visits president Muhammadu Buhari at the state house. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Buhari || @MBuhari]

FACT-CHECK: Jonathan or Buhari – who signed the Azura Power Partial Risk Guarantee?

The Azura power deal has become a subject of controversy in recent weeks.

Akinwumi Adesina, President African Development Bank. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Facebook page of Mr Adesina]

AfDB Board reacts to report of High-Level Panel clearing Akinwunmi Adesina

The High-Level Panel had concurred with the bank’s Ethics Committee in respect of all allegations against Mr Adesina.

INFOGRAPHIC: Map showing recent cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria.

Coronavirus: Nigeria records 404 new cases, total exceeds 42,000

According to the NCDC, out of a total of 42,208 infected persons so far, 19,004 have recovered.