CNPP raises alarm over Nigeria’s rising debt profile

Coalition of opposition parties says President Goodluck is returning the country to debt despite huge revenue. The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of plunging Nigeria into debt despite the huge revenue realized from oil and gas, custom duties and taxation. The group, in a statement by its National Publicity […]

Godswill Akpabio

Akpabio says assassination claim “deceitful, baseless”

A spokesperson for the governor says he was not after Aloysius Etok. Akwa Ibom state governor, Godswill Akpabio, has dismissed an allegation he was behind a plot to assassinate a senator from his state, Aloysius Etok, whom the governor has vowed to replace at the senate in 2015. The governor said the allegations are “paranoid, […]

Boko Haram to embark on kidnappings for ransom-JTF

The JTF states that Boko Haram has adopted kidnap as more lucrative source of funds.

How U.S.-based lawyer, Emeka Ugwuonye, stole Nigeria’s $1.55m — Embassy

The Nigerian Embassy in the United States has detailed how U.S-based Nigerian attorney, Emeka Ugwuonye, allegedly stole $1.55million belonging to the Nigerian people. The refusal of the lawyer to refund the allegedly stolen funds has now pitted him against the embassy in a fierce legal battle. In court documents obtained by PREMIUM TIMES, the embassy […]

Mike Adenuga

Jonathan hails Adenuga’s exemplary entrepreneurship at 60

The President wished Adenuga very happy birthday celebrations.

Akpabio after my life, says Senator who benefitted from election rigging

The battle for 2015 in Akwa Ibom has assumed a deadly dimension.

Bakassi penninsula

UN advises Bakassi residents to live in peace

The Bakassi Peninsula has been a source of decades-long disputes between Nigeria and Cameroun.

JTF arrests 76 oil thieves in two weeks

A vessel with stolen oil was also recovered.

Government White Paper Indicts Prominent Politicians For Creating Boko Haram

The Federal Government has released a white paper on the report.

No soldier arrested over Baga killings, Nigerian Military says

The Defence Headquarters said it has not arrested any soldier.

Labour Minister, Wogu, solicits support for SURE-P

The Minister made the appeal in Abuja.

Femi Aribisala, Ph.D

Article of Faith: What Is The Name Of Jesus? By Femi Aribisala

The name “Jesus” was never heard of until 1,500 years after Jesus walked the earth. Several years ago, I was listening to a sermon by Ethel Aderemi, when the Lord suddenly asked yet another of his enigmatic questions.  “Femi,” he said, “what is the name of Jesus?”  I was dumbfounded.  I asked myself: “Is Jesus […]

The Grounding of Rivers State Aircraft: My Story —- Governor Amaechi

Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers has spoken out about the circumstances surrounding Friday’s grounding of the state-owned aircraft by the National Airspace Management Agency. Speaking through his Chief Press Secretary, David Iyofor, the governor, in a statement, described the entire saga as shameful and ludicrous. Read the entire statement below. We had set out from […]

JTF fighting Boko Haram

Wanted Boko Haram commander killed in Maiduguri — JTF

The Joint Task Force (JTF) on Operation Restore Order (ORO) on Saturday announced the killing of a suspected Boko Haram commander, Mohammed Chad, during a special operation in Maiduguri. JTF’s spokesman, Lt.-Col. Sagir Musa, made this known via a statement in Maiduguri on Saturday. “A special operation was conducted at Ruwan-Zafi area of Maiduguri by […]

FG bans Governor Amaechi’s aircraft from flying in Nigeria

The Federal Government on Saturday intensified its attack on the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, with the National Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, banning the Rivers State-owned bombardier aircraft from flying in Nigeria’s airspace again. Mr. Amaechi has been having a running battle with the presidency over his stance on major national issues  and his plane […]

Death toll rises in Awka tanker crash

By Chukwuemerie Uduchukwu The Federal Road Safety Commission says five people died and 17 others were injured in the multiple accident involving a tanker and five buses in Awka, the Anambra capital, on Friday. There were reports on Friday that three persons died while 20 others were injured. But three of those reported injured have […]

228 people killed, over 4000 houses burnt in Baga, Senator says after visit

 The Nigerian Senator fears possible epidemics due to inadequate humanitarian aid. Ola’ Audu

Lai Mohammed

Democracy will fail in Nigeria unless APC wins in 2015–Lai Mohammed

The Action Congress of Nigeria spokesperson, Lai Mohammed, spoke to PREMIUM TIMES.

Nigeria-Cameroun mixed commission seeks consolidation of security in sub-region

The commission stated this in a communiqué.

JTF in the Niger Delta

Boko Haram suspect that attacked secondary school killed, JTF says

The JTF said it killed Mohammed Chad in a special operation. By Ola’ Audu

Why we stopped Governor Amaechi’s plane–FAAN

Nigerian Aviation Authorities on Friday temporarily prevented the private plane of the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, from leaving the Akure Airport. Mr. Amaechi has been having a running battle with the presidency over his stance on major national issues, making observers believe the stoppage of his plane was influenced by the presidency to slight […]

Nigerian, 9 others named finalists for 2013 Innovation Prize for Africa

Ten African innovators, including Nigeria’s Justus Nwaoga,  have developed practical solutions to some of the continent’s most intractable problems. Chosen from more than 900 applications from 45 countries, the finalists for the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2013 provide practical examples of Africa’s investment potential. The winners of the IPA 2013 will be announced at a gala […]

Abuja administration to realise N500bn from land swap policy, Minister says

The Abuja Minister said compensation will be paid to the displaced residents. The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Bala Mohammed, said on Friday in Abuja that the territory would attract N500 billion from investment in the next couple of years under its Land Swap Policy. Mr. Mohammed, who disclosed this at a “Town […]

We will improve standards in University of Abuja, new Pro-Chancellor says

The Federal Government inaugurated a new governing council at the school. The new Governing Council of the University of Abuja will work with staff, students, and management to improve the quality of learning in the university, the new Pro-Chancellor of the school, S.O. Ogbemudia, has said. Mr. Ogbemudia stated this at a press briefing on […]

Boko haram french hostage

Boko Haram got N500mn to free French hostages- report

Shekau, the Boko Haram leader, initially demanded N1 billion. Boko Haram were paid N500 million ($3.15 million) to free seven French hostages kidnapped in February, a confidential document from the Nigerian government available to Reuters states. The insurgent group kidnapped the French hostages in Cameroon on February 19 near Wasa National Park in Northern Cameroon, […]