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Super Eagles celebrate goal against Cameroon. [Photo: Goal.com]

UPDATED: Super Eagles qualify for quarter-final

Coach Gernot Rohr’s men dug deep to beat their fierce rivals Cameroon 3-2, to book their place in the last eight.

Nightfall came with a feeling a hopelessness for Chris Chom and 61 other prison inmates who only had the option of practically sleeping on each other's bodies for lack of sleeping space

In Nigeria’s crowded prisons, inmates describe terrible feeding, sanitation (2)

Nigerian prisons are overcrowded and are poorly run. PREMIUM TIMES’ and interviews with 150 inmates prove those challenges.

Nigeria vs Cameroon Live Updates: Super Eagles, Lions battle for quarter-final slot

While Nigeria boasts of three Afcon titles, Cameroon are looking to double that tally as they are hunting for a sixth African title in Egypt.

Goje Danjuma after meeting with Buhari

How EFCC, AGF’s strange ‘romance’ saved Goje after surrendering Senate Presidency bid

A court has cleared Mr Goje of corruption charges after the EFCC and the AGF surprisingly abadoned the eight-year-old case, just after he agreed to let go of his Senate president bid.

Super eagles [PHOTO CREDIT: NFF twitter handle]

AFCON 2019: Nigeria, Cameroon rekindle rivalry in crunch battle for quarter-final ticket

While Nigeria are three-time AFCON champions, their opponent are five-time winners.

Boko Haram has killed some Nigerian citizens

Boko Haram crisis worsens, more people affected since October 2018- UN

The number of people facing food insecurity had recently increased to three million, up more than 10 per cent from October 2018.

Cattle graving on a portion of the expanse

‘Ruga’: Steeped in history of distrust, Nigeria’s botched solution for deadly conflicts

While critics of open grazing had demanded restricted pastoralism, Ruga still met opposition leading to the suspension of the programme.

Senator Peter Nwaoboshi in court

Court orders forfeiture of Nigerian senator’s 14 properties, 22 bank accounts

The Nigerian government seeks forfeiture of the opposition senator’s asset amidst widening corruption probe.

Boss Mustapha

Buhari reappoints SGF, Chief of Staff

Mr Buhari makes his first appointments since his inauguration on May 29 for a second term.

Ndudi Elumelu [Photo: Elombah]

House Leadership: PDP suspends Elumelu, others

The party punishes Mr Elumelu days after he was named House minority leader against the party’s approval.

Former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke dragged by the EFCC.

419 bangles, 315 rings, 304 earrings, 189 wristwatches among ‘Diezani jewellery’ forfeited to Nigerian govt

The temporarily forfeited jewellery are estimated to worth $40 millon.

Senator Ademola Adeleke,[Photo: Pulse.ng]

Osun Governorship: Adeleke speaks on Supreme Court judgement

Mr Adeleke, who challenged Governor Oyetola’s election, said his ambition was not a do or die affair.

Supreme Court of Nigeria

Supreme Court Justice accuses INEC of rigging Osun guber election

The majority however ruling upholds the election of Gboyega Oyetola of the APC.

Gboyega Oyetola, Governor of Osun State.

Supreme Court affirms Gboyega Oyetola’s election as Osun Governor

The Supreme Court in a split judgement on Friday agreed substantially with the Court of Appeal.

Map of Libya

In Libya, guards shot at people fleeing air strikes – UN Report

“There are reports that following the first impact, some refugees and migrants were fired upon by guards as they tried to escape.”

Ademola Adeleke (PDP) and Gboyega Oyetola (APC), candidates who vied for the governor seat in Osun State.

Osun Governorship: Supreme Court delivers final verdict, in Adeleke, Oyetola’s tussle (LIVE UPDATES)

A seven-member panel of the Supreme Court, led by Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria Ibrahim Tanko, slated Friday for judgement.

Supreme Court of Nigeria

Osun Governorship: PDP, APC speak ahead of Supreme Court judgement

The two parties expressed optimism in separate telephone interviews with PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday.

Ndudi Elumelu [Photo: Elombah]

NASS Leadership: PDP summons Elumelu, others

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila named Ndidi Elumelu as the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.

Nigeria’s Information minister, Lai Mohammed,

N2.5 billion DSO trial: Court grants application listing Lai Mohammed as prosecution witness

ICPC is prosecuting the DG NBC, Ishaq Kawu, and two others for alleged abuse of office and money laundering.

Ado Doguwa

Gbajabiamila names Doguwa, other principal officers for Reps

Also appointed were Peter Akpatason as Deputy Leader and Tahir Monguno as Chief Whip

Kingsley Chinda (PDP), Member Representing Obio/Akpor Federal Constituency, Rivers State

Chinda ignores Gbajabiamila, takes Minority Leader’s seat in Reps chamber

The plenary appears to be heated as the speaker has refused to recognise Mr Chinda, despite raising a point of order countlessly.

Two dead in Ijegun, Lagos pipeline explosion

Two dead in Ijegun, Lagos pipeline explosion

Several injured people from the Ijegun fire have been taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.


NASS Leadership: PDP rejects Elumelu, insists on Chinda

The PDP accuses Mr Gbajabiamila of trying to impose leaders on the lawmakers.

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila

Why Gbajabiamila ignored PDP, named Elumelu House Minority Leader

The PDP had named Kingsley Chinda for the position of House Minority Leader.

The embattled senator representing Adamawa North senatorial district, Elisha Abbo

Nigerian senator Elisha Abbo, who assaulted a woman, apologises, begs for forgiveness

The assault, which occurred on May 11 was done in the presence of an armed policeman.