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Sumayya Abubakar, the girl still in captivity by the bandits in Zamfara State. To be executed within 24 hours if demand is not met.

Kidnappers threaten to kill pregnant lady in 24 hours

Sumayya Abubakar was abducted in Zumi, a village in Dauran town of Zamfara State.

Participants present at the event.

The Convergence (Day 3): 400 young candidates gather in Abuja (LIVE UPDATES)

Today is the final day of the three-day event which commenced Monday.

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili in Premium Times office.

ANALYSIS: Women not allowed level playing field in Nigeria’s party primaries

The outcome of party primaries indicate fewer women will be returned from the 2019 general elections, despite the growing agitation for higher representation of women in government in Nigeria

Reigning African champion, Ese Brume

National Sports Festival: Ese Brume sets new record in Long Jump

Brume, who is competing for Team Delta, leapt 6.62m to claim gold.

UCL: Liverpool vs Napoli [Photo: SINDOnews]

Liverpool Vs Napoli (Live Updates): Reds Battle For Survival At Anfield

Liverpool may crash out out of the UEFA Champions League tonight.

On this July 3, 2018 photo, Atiku Abubakar reviews some documents on his first day at his campaign headquarters in Abuja. (Credits: Atiku Campaign Organisation)

UPDATED: 2019: Why I did not attend signing of peace accord — Atiku

President Muhammadu Buhari and other presidential candidates were present at the signing of the crucial pact on Tuesday.

2019 presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar with President Muhammadu Buhari

2019: Buhari, Atiku, others to sign Peace Accord

The Peace Accord is an undertaking by all the presidential candidates to ensure peaceful and rancour free campaigns before, during and after the 2019 general elections.

Olubankole Wellington

I support state police and will publicly declare my assets if elected – Banky W

The singer said his destiny is to stay in Nigeria and make his community and the country better.

Central bank of Nigeria (CBN)

CBN vows to clamp down on businesses, banks that abuse Forex on 42 restricted items

Banks that provide their platforms for such economic sabotage and abuses would be appropriately sanctioned.

2019 presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar with President Muhammadu Buhari

Presidency speaks on EFCC raid on Atiku sons’s apartment

A spokesman accuses the opposition PDP of spreading “fake news”.

File photo of ASUU meeting with the Nigerian govt delegation prior to a warning strike

ASUU Strike: Another meeting holds between lecturers, FG

The university lecturers, ASUU, have been on strike since November 4.

FILE: Acting EFCC Chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu addressing the press

EFCC speaks on raid on Atiku’s sons’ apartment

A building housing the apartment of Mr Abubakar’s sons was raided on Saturday.

Speaker Yakubu Dogara

TraderMoni: Dogara accuses Buhari administration of vote buying

“Indeed, electoral fraud is one of the worst forms of corruption, and should be treated as such,” he says.

Nigerian economy improved slightly in 2016, but remains in recession -- NBS [Photo Credit: naija247news.com]

Nigeria’s economy grows by 1.81% in Q3 – NBS

The recovery of Nigeria’s economy is set to become a dominant theme.

Tankers at a NNPC depot

Fuel Subsidy Debt: Depot owners suspend planned shutdown of operations

The Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association is giving the government another five days to pay its debts.

Atiku Abubakar [Photo: THISDAYLIVE]

EFCC raids Atiku’s sons’ apartment in Abuja

The residence is in the posh Maitama neighbourhood of the Nigerian capital.

Premium Times journalist wins Nigeria's top investigative journalism award

Premium Times journalist wins Nigeria’s top investigative journalism award

Three reporters from PREMIUM TIMES were listed among the 12 finalists from the online, broadcast and print media.

Panelists at The Convergence

The Convergence (LIVE UPDATES): 400 young candidates gather in Abuja

“It is the largest gathering of youth candidates who are running for elective offices in the 2019 general election.”

Staff members of the National Assembly during a protest against alleged nonpayment of their allowances, poor remuneration and non-implementation of CONLESS, a new salary structure approved since 2010 for them, at the National Assembly in Abuja on Monday (4/12/18). 06283/4/12/2018/Hogan Bassey/ICE/NAN

Legislative aides write EFCC, Buhari over unpaid allowances, accuse Saraki, Dogara of funds diversion

The aides demanded an investigation into “criminal diversion of their budgeted legitimate entitlements.”

EFCC operatives

NBA talks tough warns EFCC against meddling into client-lawyer fees

The EFCC is set to prosecute the NBA President.

Staff members of the National Assembly during a protest against alleged nonpayment of their allowances, poor remuneration and non-implementation of CONLESS, a new salary structure approved since 2010 for them, at the National Assembly in Abuja on Monday (4/12/18).

Buhari’s refusal to sign electoral bill, workers shutdown of NASS, others top politics last week

The House of Representatives approved President Buhari’s declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day, while former Oyo State Governor Ladoja again changed party.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

2019: I’m not neutral, I want Buhari out, Obasanjo says

“Only a fool will sit on the fence or be neutral when his or her country is being destroyed with incompetence, corruption, lack of focus…”

One of the houses in Kekere Community

SPECIAL REPORT: Neglected Edo community without electricity, potable water, health centre, other basic facilities

The absence of primary health centres, functional schools is a major challenge for residents.

Tankers at a NNPC depot

Why Nigerian govt owes ‘N800bn’ debt to fuel marketers, offers N236bn

The government offers to pay N236 billion to the marketers on or before December 14.

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili in Premium Times office.

INTERVIEW: 2019: Why I decided to run for President (II)– Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili also speaks on her life as a pastor’s wife and some of her policy plans.