EU grants Nigeria 260 million euros for public expenditure, others

The Federal Government and the European Union on Monday in Abuja signed an agreement for 260 million euros to finance non specific projects aimed at improving governance and service delivery in 13 states. David Macrae, Head of EU Delegation in Nigeria signed for the EU, while the Minister of National Planning Commission, Dr Shamsuddeen Usman, […]

Nigerian jailed for 20yrs for human trafficking, rape in UK

Osezua Osolase was also found guilty of sleeping with minors.

Flavour shuns naysayers, dedicates song to fiancée, Beverly Heels, in new album

Flavour asks ‘enemies’ to let his relationship with fiancée, Beverly Naya, be.

Gunmen kill 4, injure 7 in Plateau

The Plateau Police confirmed the incident and said they are investigating the crime.

Hajj: Nigerian pilgrims death toll reaches 21

The death toll of Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia has risen to 21 from 14, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. NAN quotes the National Hajj Commission’s weekly public health bulletin “No one” dated Oct. 29, which showed that the male pilgrims had the highest mortality rate of 13. The bulletin shows that Katsina State has the highest figure of four; […]

CNPP blames PDP for Nigeria’s economic woes

If the political leaders continue to breach the constitution, Nigeria will not develop, CNPP says.

Arik Air investigates body of Nigerian stowaway found in aircraft

A man was found dead in the wheel or Arik’s planes.


Jonathan to receive Ribadu panel, two other oil industry probe reports Friday

The reports might contain grave allegations of corruption in the oil industry.

AWC: Super Falcons begins title defence on winning note

The Super Falcons struggled to win the match against the Lioness of Cameroon.

It is dangerous for unqualified person to prescribe drugs to patients – NMA warns

Nigeria Medical Association warns against unprofessional drug prescriptions.

Aero aborts flight after vigilant passenger raised hydraulic leakage alarm

The airline spokesperson says the fault was a minor technical fault.


Uneasy calm in Kaduna after suicide bomb attack

The tales of the victims of the blast are cheerless.

Nigeria UNDP agreement

FG, UNDP agree to support 37 Nigerian young professionals

The Federal Government and the United Nations Development Programme in partnership to support thirty seven young professional.

Falana urges NASS to grant total autonomy to anti-corruption agencies

The lawyer thinks that the independence of anti-corruption agencies will help fight corruption in the country.

TB diagram

Outdated drugs major challenge to TB treatment, Microbiologist says

If there is no improvement on TB diagnosis, the disease will continue to pose a threat to the well being of many Nigerians.

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Police gives conflicting information on killer cops in Kaduna

The police seem to be speaking from both sides of their mouth.

Who is “ordinary” in Nigeria?

Premium Times Facebook friends find a face for who the “ordinary man” is in Nigeria.

Manchester Utd end Chelsea’s winning run

Chelsea’s unbeaten run came to an end at the Stanford Bridge after 10 matches on Sunday as Manchester United recorded a ‘controversial’ 2-3 win over the Blues. The bad blooded encounter which saw Chelsea finish the game with nine men after red cards were issued to Fernando Torres and Brain Ivanoic has seen Manchester United […]

President Goodluck Jonathan

President Jonathan demands Ribadu report

President Goodluck Jonathan has directed the Petroleum Minister to submit the comprehensive report of the Petroleum Revenue Special Task Force, led by Nuhu Ribadu, to his office by Friday this week. The president made the demand on Monday, Rueben Abati, his spokesman said. The Committee was set up in February 2012. It was required to determine and […]


Obtaining a Handle on the Domestic Economy, By Ifeanyi Uddin

The Sallah holiday weekend was usual in many ways. Electricity supply was epileptic. The fuel scarcity has held out long enough for an ecosystem to evolve on its back. Long queues if you are minded to pay the recommended retail price (RRP); and often, the supply at such outlets never is enough for the queue. […]

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Kaduna on edge as reprisal attack fears loom

The Christian youth attempted to avenge the suicide bombing attack in Kaduna State.

Ministers, PDP stalwarts pressure lawmakers to stifle Malabu probe

Steadily, the Malabu oil scandal investigation is losing steam at the National Assembly with government officials and PDP kingpins pressing lawmakers to backtrack; but the House of Representatives vows the probe will proceed.

NEMA says 8 killed, 145 injured in suicide bomber attack on Kaduna Church

Following the suicide bomber attack, security has been beefed in the city up to check any breakdown of law and order

President Goodluck Jonathan

Jonathan condemns Kaduna bomb attack, says war against terror on course

President Goodluck Jonathan has just issued the statement below condemning today’s Kaduna bomb attack today.  Read below, full statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity. “President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has condemned Sunday’s suicide bomb attack on a Catholic Church in Kaduna. “The President who was extremely saddened by […]

Four feared dead in Ogun auto crash

The accident happened close to the governor’s office.