Security agents intimidated our supporters during Abuja council polls – ACN

The elections were not free and fair, ACN stalwarts say.

Jonathan rejects transparency clause in 2013 budget; asks N’Assembly not to monitor budget spendings

President Goodluck Jonathan has rejected a number of ambitious stipulations in the Budget Act allowing the Senate and the House of Representatives to monitor every kobo disbursed by the executive for project execution, a design federal lawmakers hatched to check the perennial problem of poor budget implementation. Mr. Jonathan said the unprecedented clauses, inserted by […]


164 feared dead in Niger Delta boat accident

A boat heading to a yet unknown destination has capsized in Oron, Akwa Ibom state, rescue officials in Uyo, the state capital, have said. The boat is reportedly carrying 166 passengers and only two people have so far been rescued, the officials said. Yushau Shuaib of the National Emergency Management Agency told PREMIUM TIMES the […]

Kano on map

PDP condemns Kano bus bombing

The PDP said it as sad by the deaths. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has condemned the Monday bombing of luxury buses in Kano, which led to the death of many Nigerians. The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, described the attack as “cruel”. He also […]

Pastor Oritsejafor

CAN, Aregbesola condemn Kano bombings

The Nigerian Police said 22 people died from the suicide attack. The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Ayo Oritsejafor, has commiserated with the families and friends of victims of Monday’s suicide bomb attack in Kano State. Mr. Oritsejafor sent the message in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by Kenny Ashaka, […]

Saudi Arabia arrests Iranian, Lebanese and 16 Saudis for spying

16 of those arrested are Saudi citizens Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday that 18 people, including one Iranian and one Lebanese, had been arrested for spying. The Interior Minister spokesman, Mansour al-Turki, told state television that it was “an espionage case”. He said the suspects had been “involved in a spying cell for a state”. […]

Okah knows fate on Wednesday – Justice Claaseen

The South African court will rule on the fate of the Nigerian on Wednesday. Justice Neels Claaseen of the South Guateng High Court, Johannesburg, has said he will deliver judgment in Henry Okah‘s case on March 20. Mr. Claaseen told both the Prosecution and Defence counsels at the hearing of mitigation of sentence on Okah […]

Six clubs set for Lagos Badminton tournament

The tournament will hold at the Lagos Country club in Ikeja.

God asked Jonathan to pardon Alamieyeseigha, others- Arthur Eze

Presidential pardon granted Mr. Alamieyeseigha was divinely revealed, Mr. Jonathan’s billionaire friend has said.

Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto State Governor

South-West PDP not plotting Tambuwal’s removal- spokesperson

The Peoples Democratic Party in the South West denies plotting to remove the Speaker of the House of Representative.

2015: INEC set for delimitation of constituencies

INEC intends to delimit boundaries ahead of the 2015 general elections.

Marketer forged documents to collect N963.7m subsidy payment, EFCC tells court

The defendant had obtained the money from the Federal Government for the purported importation of 13,500 metric tonnes of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).

Nwodo advises Reps to drop bill on immunity

Nigerian Lawmakers seek immunity from prosecution.

Police confirm 22 dead, 65 injured in Kano suicide bombing

 Two suicide bombers attacked a park in Kano on Monday. 

Why Abuja Court declared deregulation of petroleum sector illegal

The judge ruled that the government must fix the price for petroleum products.

Group begins energy generation in Lagos

The first phase of the pilot project was carried out in the Lekki Local Council Development Area of Lagos.

Pope Francis inaugurated as the 267th Pope of the Catholic Church

 The Nigerian government sent 5 officials led by the president of the senate to the ceremony.

Nigerian Government has no power to deregulate, must fix petrol prices, court rules

The court granted all the reliefs sought by the plaintiff.

Presidency says Bill Gate’s visit not cancelled because of Alamieyeseigha’s pardon

President’s spokesman, Reuben Abati refuted the reports and warned against those trying to pull the country down.

Nigeria’s 2013 budget still not available to public

The Budget Office and Ministry of Finance are yet to publish the signed budget.

Winnie Mandela shocked at South Africa’s threat to prosecute her for murder charges

Her lawyer said the Truth and Reconciliation Commission had already dealt with the matter.

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LIVE BLOG: Premium Times Train Trip Kano – Lagos (The Return)

Did you enjoy our last Train Trip from Lagos to Kano? Here is the Return Trip. After decades in the doldrums, the federal government, last December, revived the Lagos – Kano train route, to ease the transportation burden across the country. The journey averages 33 hours and, like the other major train routes in Nigeria, […]

Godswill Akpabio

PDP Governors denounce Akpabio over N230million Otuoke gift

There are indications that profligate Akwa Ibom governor did not consult his colleagues before he made the donation. The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio, acted alone when he donated N230 million at the launching of St. Stephens Anglican Deanery and Youth Development Centre, Otuoke, President Goodluck Jonathan’s home town in Bayelsa State, some of […]

DANA Air to resume flights

Dana to resume operations immediately

The airline had a meeting with Nigerian aviation officials on Monday. The management of Dana Airline said on Monday that the company would resume flight operations on Tuesday. The airline made the announcement in a statement issued by its spokesman, Tony Usidamen, in Abuja. According to the statement, the scheduled resumption is due to the […]

Muhammed Jameel Yusha'u

Wisal TV and Satellite Broadcasting in Hausa, By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

Perhaps one area in which the Hausa language remained active is in international broadcasting. From the days of the empire service which transmitted programmes to the former British colonies, to the establishment of international broadcasting units such as the British Broadcasting Corporation, Voice of America, Deutsche Welle etc; the Hausa language always has an active […]