Nigerian Police

Police deny firing tear gas at Rivers Government House

The police said they only fired tear gas to disperse protesters.

Rivers crisis: ACN blames Jonathan, calls for his impeachment

The opposition party blamed the Nigerian president for the crisis.

Court to rule on $15mn Ibori bribe September 20

Delta State said Ibori took the money from the state’s account.

Rape: Court adjourns case against pastor to September 24

The pastor is accused of raping his 14-year-old church member.

DIG of police deployed to investigate Rivers lawmakers’ crises

The police said they have not taken any sides in the Rivers crisis. The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Abubakar, has ordered investigation into the ongoing crisis in the Rivers House of Assembly. Some members of the assembly were on Tuesday engaged in fracas when five of the 32 lawmakers tried to impeach the speaker of […]

House move to take Rivers Assembly functions, demands redeployment of state police boss

The Rivers State Assembly has been enmeshed in a bloody crisis following the lingering rivalry between Mr. Jonathan and Mr. Amaechi. The House of Representatives passed a resolution, Wednesday, taking over the functions of the Rivers State House of Assembly a day after violence erupted at the state chamber leaving four lawmakers injured. But a […]

Christmas Day bombing: Kabiru Sokoto denies Boko Haram membership

The judge fixed October 7 for adoption of written addresses.

Group trains Borno, Yobe-based journalists on terrorism reporting

The focus of the training is to give journalists a fresh news writing paradigm that would promote peace, dialogue and reconciliation amongst conflicting groups.

N47bn fraud: EFCC can’t prosecute me in Lagos for theft, Akingbola tells court

Mr. Akingbola is the former managing director of Intercontinental Bank.

Stop using strikes to resolve disputes, Nigerian government tells ASUU

The FEC will set up a ministerial committee to meet with the lecturers. The Executive Council of the Federation, FEC, has appealed to university lecturers to end the ongoing industrial action and return to class and asked the lecturers not to resort to strikes to resolve disagreements with the government. The FEC at its Wednesday […]

Premium Times editor, Ezeamalu, 74 others nominated for The Future Awards Africa

There are 15 categories for the awards.  Premium Times Metro editor, Ben Ezeamalu, and 74 other young Nigerians have been nominated for the 2013 edition of the coveted Future Awards. The Central Working Committee, CWC, of awards released the list of nominees in Lagos Wednesday saying it had received nominations across Africa for the past year. Mr. […]

Boko Haram deny responsibility for killing of students in Yobe – Minister

The Minister of Special Duties have been announcing major Boko Haram decisions lately. The leadership of the Boko Haram sect have, in private discussions with a presidential committee, denied being responsible for the killing of dozens of secondary school students in Yobe State. This was disclosed by the Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Committee on […]

Update: Re-elected Oritsejafor pledges to unite Nigerian Christians under CAN

Mr. Oritsejafor was first elected in 2010.

Aminu Tambuwal

House of Reps proposes take-over functions of Rivers House of Assembly

The House invoked a section of the Nigerian constitution.

Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi

We are under siege in Port Harcourt, Govt House being teargassed — Rivers Govt

The Rivers State Government has accused the Rivers State Police Command of directly firing teargas into the Government House in Port Harcourt. The state Commissioner for Information, Ibim Semenitari, told PREMIUM TIMES that the police fired teargas canisters into the complex as Governor Rotimi Amaechi made to meet with members of the state executive council […]

Nigeria’s Health Ministry begins major moves to reduce HIV in children

The Minister of State for Health visited two states.

Anambra PDP wants automatic ticket for Jonathan for 2015 presidential election

The party also passed a vote of confidence on PDP National Chairman.

The police watched, acted funny while hoodlums attacked us — Rivers Speaker

The Speaker of the  Rivers State House of Assembly, Otelemaba Amachree spoke to reporters shortly after the mayhem at the Assembly on Tuesday, saying the conduct of the police while the House burnt was less than professional.  Even up to the time you were spirited out of the Assembly, Evans Bipi still said he is the […]

Yobe killings abominable, says Buhari

The former military ruler counselled on proactive security measures in the country.

Gunshots, teargas reported around Rivers Government House as Assembly is shut

The crisis in Rivers continues.

Bloodshed at Rivers Assembly as Jonathan, Amaechi Row Peaks In Violent Clash

The political feud between President Goodluck Jonathan and Rivers state governor, Chibuike Amaechi, spilled into a deadly clash Tuesday on the grounds of the Rivers state House of Assembly, between state lawmakers with ties to both sides, leaving at least four members injured. Lawmakers known to back either the president or the governor clashed physically, […]

More Shocking Video of the Bloody Rivers Assembly Mayhem

Below is an even more shocking video of Tuesday’s thuggish attacks at the Rivers State House of Assembly, as reported by Channels Television. Watch video on mobile here Read our earlier story below. Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State today personally foiled an attempt to impeach the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, news […]

Atiku, Senator Abe condemn attack on Rivers Speaker

Violence erupted in the Rivers State House of Assembly on Tuesday.

N5.2bn Aviation fraud: Court to decide ex-minister Borishade’s bail situation on Wednesday

Mr. Borishade is accused of fraud while he was Aviation Minister.

U.S. welcomes “ceasefire agreement’’ between Nigerian Government, Boko Haram

A U.S. envoy addressed journalists in Abuja on Tuesday.