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Prof Chinua Achebe is dead

Nigeria’s literary icon and publisher of several novels, Chinua Achebe, is dead. Mr. Achebe, 82, died in the United States where he was said to have suffered from an undisclosed ailment. PREMIUM TIMES learnt he died last night in a hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. A statement from his family said his “wisdom and courage” […]

EXCLUSIVE: Ex-minister, Mike Aondoakaa, sues U.S. government over visa revocation

Disgraced former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Michael Aondoakaa, has sued the American government, seeking explanation for the revocation of his U.S. non-immigrant visa. The U.S. government had revoked Mr Aondoakaa’s visa and those of members of his family soon after he left office due to his alleged link to corruption. […]

NTA reporter kidnapped in Ondo

The NTA reporter was kidnapped as she drove into her apartment last night.

Aturu writes Adoke, seeks to be joined in suit seeking removal of petrol subsidy

Mr. Aturu had just succeeded in an application seeking to declare the deregulation of the downstream sector, illegal

Cigarette smoking

Anti-tobacco Bill passes second reading at Nigeria’s House of Reps

The lawmakers unanimously adopted the bill.

The Business of fashion’ holds in Abuja Saturday

The organisers said they “aim to show the different routes to economic success.”

Farouk Lawan sacked as House education committee chairman

Farouk Lawan is being tried for corruption.

AMCON

Great Ogboru a chronic debtor, AMCON tells court

AMCON said the Delta State politician has failed to pay his debt.

Group says new framework would aid climate change adaptation

The new framework will aid countries adapt to climate change in a manner that will not affect economic developments.

UniAbuja to pay fees for students who complete programmes elsewhere

The University of Abuja was shut down over the non-approval of some the courses offered in the school.

Teams arrive Abuja for Women’s Basketball League

The event promises to be fun-filled one.

12 Malians deported from Kebbi

The Governor of Kebbi said “Malian stranger” were deported from the state.

Update: Jonathan names Bukar Goni as new Head of Service

Bukar Goni will take over from Isa Sali who has reached the retirement age.

Court adjourns EFCC’s case against El-Rufai

Nasir El-Rufai, the former minister of Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja is being arraigned for irregular land allocation and abuse of office.

Reps insist Jonathan fires SEC boss, Arunma Oteh

The resolution is seen as a subtle threat to the Nigerian president over budget review request.

Lecturers laud universities’ move to tackle plagiarism

Federal universities have partnered with a United Kingdom Information Technology firm for the deployment of plagiarism detection software in all federal universities.

University of Abuja

Abuja University engineering students to be transferred to FUTMinna- VC

The University of Abuja, in 2012, had four of its courses discredited.

T.O. Obadare, Nigeria’s blind prophet, dead

The prophet was a leader of the Christ Apostolic Church.

Jonathan appoints Bukar Aji new Head of Service

Nigeria has a new of its civil service.

Jonathan tasks Nigerians on nation building

The president says that Nigerians cannot continue to express hopelessness.

Pregnant woman used to illustrate the story

Nigeria accounts for 10% of global maternal deaths – Expert

Nigeria has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.

The approved APC logo, released early Wednesday morning

INEC, All Progressives Congress meet over APC

INEC and members of the All Progressives Congress will meet on Friday at the INEC headquarters in Abuja.

Ondo wins immunisation leadership challenge

The challenge is geared towards eradicating polio from the country.

UNILAG don cautions on imported herbal products

Herbal products imported from China have been shown to contain toxic substances that cause cancer.

Nigeria Police to seize vehicles with tinted glasses

The Inspector General of Police has described use of tinted vehicles as unlawful.