As poverty mounts in Akwa Ibom, Gov. Akpabio acquires million-dollar bullet-proof luxury vans

Five days after he recklessly donated two brand new Toyota SUVs to newly-wed Nigerian musician, Tuface Idibia and his wife,  Akwa Ibom State governor, Godswill Akpabio, has taken his profligacy to a new high, acquiring exotic bullet-proof sprinter luxury vans from US-based Texas Armoring Corporation (TAC). Mr. Akpabio took delivery of the armoured Mercedes Benz […]

FEC may approve Nigeria $1bn Eurobond proposal, others

The latest proposal follows the successful performance of the country’s $500 million debut Eurobond last year. The meeting of the Executive Council of the Federation (FEC) is expected to on Wednesday give approval to the proposal for Nigeria’s issuance of various bonds through syndicated global depository notes. PREMIUM TIMES gathered on Tuesday in Abuja that […]


Imo Assembly now set to impeach deputy governor over alleged N458million bribe

The Imo State House of Assembly has resolved to serve the state deputy governor, Jude Agbaso, a notice of impeachment over the allegation that he demanded and collected N458 million bribe from J-PROS Limited, a construction firm handling the rehabilitation of Sam Mbakwe Road in Owerri, the state capital. In a statement this evening, House […]

First Conclave vote ends in “No Pope” black smoke

The world waits for white smoke which will signal the election of the 266th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Advertisement Advertisement

Drama in Ondo as Akeredolu accuses Election Tribunal of impropriety

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We don’t recognise Dariye as Plateau Senator, PDP Chairman

Plateau State PDP Chairman has failed to recognise Joshua Dariye as a senator. Advertisement Advertisement

Oshiomole, Adoke in near-fight at Presidential Villa

The two exchanged words over the handling of the murder of the Edo Governor’s aide. Talatu Advertisement Advertisement

Jonathan pardons ex-convicts, Alamieyeisegha, Bulama, others

The men will no longer be referred to as ex-convicts. Advertisement Advertisement

Nigeria not ready to fight cyber crime – NCC

NCC claims government computers cannot be hacked. Advertisement Advertisement

Firewood smoke is third largest killer of women, children in Nigeria- WHO

72 per cent of Nigerians depend solely on fuel wood for cooking. Advertisement Advertisement

Kaduna Assembly deliberates on N78bn budget for local governments

Allocations were given to salaries of local council staff and teachers. Advertisement Advertisement

Over 3mn Nigerians are blind, Ophthalmologist says

There are over three million people suffering from blindness in Nigeria. Advertisement Advertisement

Cardinals begin election of new Pope for Catholic Church

The Catholic Cardinals start a process of electing a pope after Pope Benedict’s unexpected retirement. Advertisement Advertisement

PDP mocks APC, says it can’t register party, yet wants to rule Nigeria

PDP says APC has leaders that are arrogant, thoughtless and visionless. Advertisement Advertisement

Our slots in Amnesty Programme for ex-militants were hijacked, Akwa Ibom says

The state government complained to some Nigerian lawmakers. Advertisement Advertisement

Ex-convict Alamieyeseigha may get presidential pardon today

Barring any last minute change in plans, President Goodluck Jonathan will today request the National Council of State to ratify a presidential pardon for the disgraced former governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha. A presidency source told PREMIUM TIMES  Mr. Jonathan will bring a memo to the meeting requesting pardon for Mr. Alamieyeseigha, and some […]

Judicial workers enforce strike order in federal courts in Lagos

The Nigerian court workers accuse the federal government of not implementing an agreed salary structure. Advertisement Advertisement

Judiciary workers strike paralyses court activities nationwide

The strike by Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) for non-implementation of Judicial Salary Structure (CONJUSS), paralysed activities at Court of Appeal and Federal High Courts across the country on Monday Correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who visited some of the courts in some state capitals reports that offices and court halls were under lock and […]

Patience Jonathan’s African First Ladies’ flags of shame

  The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, has budgeted over N4 billion for the construction of new office for African First Ladies Mission currently chaired by Nigeria’s first lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan. The proposed edifice has been subject of controversy as many Nigerians considered it a colossal waste of national resources. But Mrs Jonathan has insisted that […]

Amaechi, five other governors shun PDP governors’ meeting

The Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum  got off to a poor start Monday with the embattled Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Rotimi Amaechi, and five other governors shunning the maiden meeting of the group in Abuja. Governors Amaechi, Sullivan Chime (Enugu), Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Saidu Dakingari (Kebbi), Sule Lamido (Jigawa) and Musa Kwakwanso (Kano) […]


Extremist group, Ansaru, shows video of seven foreign workers it killed

The group claims responsibility for the death of seven foreigners working for a construction company in Bauchi. Advertisement Advertisement

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No rift in Governors’ Forum, PDP — Tukur

The PDP chairman says the party is “intact”. Advertisement Advertisement

Jonathan sacks Nigeria Civil Aviation boss, Demuren

The Nigerian President approved the sack on Monday. Advertisement Advertisement

Mandela’s memory fading with age, says close associate

Mandela recently underwent a routine test in Johannesburg. Advertisement Advertisement

Queen Elizabeth aborts attendance at Commonwealth celebration over illness

The queen was to have signed a charter enshrining equal rights. Advertisement Advertisement