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2019: Again, National Assembly committee fails to resolve INEC budget

The panel earlier queried INEC for the N62 billion increase in the budget.

Jabbi building collapse

DEVELOPING STORY: Two feared dead, many trapped in Abuja building collapse

The incident has caused heavy gridlock with many residents and passersby converging at the spot of the collapse.

Samuel Ogundipe, a reporter at Premium Times

Premium Times journalist Samuel Ogundipe granted bail, released

Mr Ogundipe’s detention has been condemned by Nigerians, local and international rights groups.

Alfred Adegoke, a lawyer and human rights activist, is the governorship candidate of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN)

INTERVIEW: How I’ll salvage Osun after Aregbesola, Oyinlola’s failures – SPN governorship candidate

INEC and the police are collaborators with vote buyers and riggers, Mr Adegoke also says in this interview.

Central bank of Nigeria (CBN)

Nigeria’s foreign exchange inflow hits $91bn in 2017 – CBN report

The figure was an increase of 45 per cent from $62.75 billion in 2016.

Samuel Ogundipe, a reporter at Premium Times

Premium Times replies police on allegations against Samuel Ogundipe

The police on Thursday released a statement on the allegations against the journalist.

Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed contradicts UN, insists Nigeria paid no ransom to free #DapchiGirls

Mr Mohammed described the content of the UN report as “mere conjecture.”

Samuel Ogundipe

#FreeSamuelOgundipe: Why we’re detaining Premium Times journalist – Nigeria Police

Police spokesperson initially feigned ignorance of Mr Ogundipe’s detention

Nigerian Army officers fighting Boko Haram

Nigerian Army kills five bandits, loses soldier in deadly Birnin Gwari clash – Official

The troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army Kaduna on Thursday said it had eliminated five bandits and recovered arms in Birnin Gawri Local Government Area in Kaduna State. The Deputy Director Army Public Relations 1 divisions Nigerian Army, Muhammad Dole, made the disclosure in a press statement in Kaduna. Mr Dole said the troops of […]


Nigeria vs Spain (LIVE UPDATES): Falconets battle for Semi-final ticket

Nigeria had four points to qualify from the group stage.

Lai Mohammed lied, Nigerian govt paid ‘large ransom’ to free #DapchiGirls – UN report

 ‘’It is not true that we paid ransom for the release of the Dapchi girls,” Lai Mohammed had said.

#FreeSamuelOgundipe: Protest rocks Abuja over police detention of PREMIUM TIMES journalist

#FreeSamuelOgundipe: Protest rocks Abuja over police detention of PREMIUM TIMES journalist

Mr Ogundipe was arrested and detained on Tuesday for refusing to disclose his source for a story.

Boko HAram

How Boko Haram is funded – UN

A report was submitted to the Security Council on Boko Haram and other terror groups.


Explainer: Source Confidentiality: Reporter’s Golden Rule

Samuel Ogundipe is currently being held for refusing to disclose the source of a report.


#FreeSamuelOgundipe: NUJ writes Osinbajo, accuses IGP Idris of hounding journalists

The NUJ asked that journalist Samuel Ogundipe be freed immediately.

Jones Abiri (Photo Credit: The Cable)

After two years, detained Nigerian journalist Jones Abiri freed

The journalist was released on Wednesday evening after he met his bail conditions.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki and President Muhammadu Buhari. [Photo credit: Nigeria Today]

2019: I may contest against Buhari – Saraki

“I am consulting and actively considering it,” Mr Saraki said “I believe I can make the change.”


Why we want N189.2 billion for 2019 election — INEC

The rate is nearly N70 billion more than what was spent for the 2015 elections.

Samuel Ogundipe, a reporter at Premium Times

#FreeSamuelOgundipe: Police secretly arraign PREMIUM TIMES journalist, deny him legal representation

Mr Ogundipe was denied an opportunity to be represented by a counsel at the trial.

Victor Moses

Victor Moses announces retirement from international football

Moses featured for Nigeria in two FIFA World Cups in Brazil and Russia.

Front Gate to Federal Road Safety Corp, FRSC.

INVESTIGATION: Nigeria drivers’ licence fraud, how officials manipulate processes (2)

From Lagos to Ogun, Oyo and Kwara, officials have designed various ways of making illegal money by cheating the system.

Kaduna State map used to illustrate the story.

Defection: Kaduna House of Assembly declares ex-deputy speaker’s seat vacant

The deputy speaker defected from the APC to the PDP.