Nasarawa killings has nothing to do with Ombatse cult — Attorney General
Armed men who ambushed and killed more than 63 security personnel in a remote village in Nasarawa state in May 2013, sparking national outrage, did so without mystical powers as widely claimed, the state attorney general has told a government panel investigating the deaths. Widespread speculation of extra-natural powers in the killings thrived after the […]
EXCLUSIVE: Amaechi invites Jang faction to Governors’ Forum meeting
The Rivers State Governor and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, Chibuike Amaechi, has scheduled a meeting of the forum for next Tuesday to discuss crucial matters affecting it and the country. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that invitation to the meeting has also been extended to Jonah Jang and the 16 governors of his faction. […]
Thieves worse than Ibori walking free in Nigeria- Nuhu Ribadu
Former Delta state governor, and convicted money launderer, James Ibori, was never Nigeria’s worst plunderer of state wealth. He may only have been less smart. Far worse official thieves are walking free today, and are celebrated as heroes, former head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nuhu Ribadu, has said. “There are worse people […]
PDP Crisis: Rivers police bar Amaechi from Government House
The police mounted a roadblock at a Government House entrance, forcing Governor Amaechi to take a longer route. In a move that added a new dimension to the political crisis in Rivers state and the Peoples Democratic Party, the police on Thursday night denied Governor Rotimi Amaechi entrance to the Government House through an alternate […]
Jonathan condemns kidnap of Anglican Bishop, pledges to ensure release
The Nigerian president addressed Anglican clerics in Bayelsa.
Kaduna Assembly bars govt. from funding ex-governors’ foreign medical trips
Lawmakers say government will only pay for medical treatment in government-owned hospitals.
Freed Ozekhome seeks pardon for his “well-read graduate” kidnappers
Mr. Ozekhome said his abductors were graduates who took to crime due to unemployment.
Smuggling and the Tobacco Industry: Learnings from Canada, By Kola Boluwaji
The debate on the desirability of stricter tobacco control laws is on, as the Tobacco Control Bill (TCB) reaches the public hearing stage at the House of Representatives. Both the pros and the antis have been advancing their arguments based on the facts available to each group and most times, these arguments are prejudiced. There […]
The Other Side of Anti-Tobacco Campaign: A Good Distraction From Terrible Realities
When people suddenly emerge apostles of anti-this and anti-that, we often assume they must be altruistic in intention. We do take it for granted that they must mean well simply because they appear to be speaking well. However, in most cases such people are not being driven by any altruistic motive. At a closer look, […]
Taraba crisis: Youth, students lambast Danjuma, Nyame, others
Coalition says the elders are shying away from the responsibility of ensuring peace in the state.
1,000 Nigerians die in road accidents in 7 months-FRSC boss
The figures are believed to be higher with many incidents unreported.
Mike Ozekhome freed, Oba of Benin in-law kidnapped
A traditional ruler abducted in Ovia South-West LGA.
EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian soldiers beat up Brigade Commander over anti-Boko Haram deployment
Soldiers attached to the 333 Artillery Regiment in Maiduguri, and serving under the newly established 37 Brigade, have beaten up their Acting Brigade Commander, Colonel O.U. Obono for allegedly slapping one of them, reliable defence sources have told PREMIUM TIMES. Sources, who witnessed the incident but asked not to be named for their own safety, […]
Wike gets off to new role with tough charge to education agency
The minister of state directed officials of the agency not to seek to keep their jobs by favouring the minister.
Gunmen sack police station, kill 2 policemen in Adamawa
The attack was the first since the declaration of emergency in Adamawa state.
BREAKING: Kidnappers free Mike Ozekhome
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mike Ozekhome, who was kidnapped by unknown gunmen on August 24, has been released by his abductors. A family friend to the Ozekhomes and former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode told PREMIUM TIMES he had a telephone conversation with the lawyer this morning. “I just spoke to him and he […]
Atiku to Obasanjo: You lied
Former vice president says Obasanjo’s claim that he cannot travel to the US is untrue. A former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted angrily to a statement credited to former President Olusegun Obasanjo in which he (Obasanjo) alleged that Atiku risked jail if he travelled to the United States. Atiku served as deputy to Mr […]
Outrage over Jonathan’s decision to keep Alison-Madueke, Adoke, others
Politicians and activists say the President Jonathan should have fired “deadwoods”, controversial and lazy ministers.
Jonathan axes ministers linked to PDP “dissidents”
President Jonathan descends on perceived political enemies ahead of 2105 presidential poll.
PDP crisis: Tukur, Oyinlola trade insults
The exchange came as the party struggles to resolve its crisis. The war of words between officials of the “old” and “new” Peoples Democratic Party continued on Wednesday with the chairman of the former, Bamanga Tukur, exchanging verbal assaults with the secretary of the new faction, Olagunsoye Oyinlola. First to fire the salvo was Mr. […]
Nigeria adopts draft national policy on child labour
The policy provides the needed coordinated and comprehensive framework for multi-sectoral action against the worst forms of child labour in Nigeria. The Executive Council of the Federation (FEC) on Wednesday adopted a draft policy on Child Labour to address the challenges faced by over 6 million Nigerian children involved in child labour. This was disclosed […]