EXCLUSIVE: Alamieyeseigha’s Pardon: America strikes as Bill Gates cancels planned official visit to Nigeria
America’s richest man, Bill Gates, has cancelled his scheduled March 27 official visit to Nigeria, in response to the controversial pardon granted by President Goodluck Jonathan to ex-convicts Diepreye Alamieyeseigha and Shettima Bulama, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report today. Mr. Gates was due in Nigeria March 27 and 28 to meet President Goodluck Jonathan, state […]
Chad’s exiled opposition leader, Abba Sayed, returns home after 32 years asylum in Nigeria
Mr. Sayed has lived in Nigeria since 1980 By Ola’ Audu Seventy year-old Mohamat Abba Sayed, and ex-leader of Chadian defunct opposition rebel party, FROLINAT, was today at about 6:20pm flown back to Ndjamena from Maiduguri, Borno state capital, where he had been living in secret asylum for over three decades. Mr. Sayed later reconciled […]
Jonathan pardons homosexual rapist, triggering fresh controversy
President Goodluck Jonathan enters the second week of his controversial pardon set to contend with a flurry of new issues and criticism from many who are trying to make sense of his reasoning for letting off former army Major, Bello Magaji, convicted and sentenced to five years jail term for sodomy, another name for homosexuality, […]
Extravagant Gov Akpabio goes berserk again, distributes N1million lunch money to “hungry” PDP chairmen
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio, took his famed profligacy to a new high Sunday, openly donating N1million to party chairmen from states in the South-South geopolitical zone who had converged on Port Harcourt for a party reconciliation session. Party chairman Bamanga Tukur had led party leaders from Abuja to Port Harcourt for the South-south […]
Adamawa PDP crisis deepens as Aminu, Zwingina, others reject Sule Lamido committee
The aggrieved party members claim they were ignored by the reconciliation committee. The crisis rocking the Adamawa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has taken a new twist with a faction of the party denouncing the reconciliation committee set up by President Goodluck Jonathan to resolve it. The committee headed by the governor […]
EXCLUSIVE: Fresh intrigues over removal of law school directors
High-level politicking has ensued within Nigeria’s legal and political circles to reverse the earlier decision by government, through the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, to remove heads of the country’s law school. Authoritative sources in the law schools, the Ministry of Justice and the presidency said there have been […]
Federal government bans Dana Airlines again over safety
The ban will remain until issues are resolved, Aviation ministry said.
Toddler killed, 21 injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway auto crash
FRSC said the accident was caused by a burst tyre.
PDP wins chairmanship seats of five FCT Area Councils
13 political parties fielded candidates for the positions.
“APC” name crisis capable of truncating democracy, ACN warns
PDP’s alleged attempt to sabotage opposition merger may cost Nigeria’ democracy, ACN says
PDP mocks opposition with Abuja council elections victory
The party said the FCT elections proved that opposition parties were chasing shadows.
Keshi holds back after Emenike’s outburst
The Nigeria coach declined to comment on the striker’s claims. The Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, has said he will not join words with Russia based Striker, Emmanuel Emenike, who recently lambasted the Coach and the Nigeria Football Federation for neglecting him after he sustained a long-term hamstring injury while playing for Nigeria. Emenike was […]
Measles, child killer disease, ravages 12 Northern Nigerian States
Dozens of Nigerians have died from Measles. Federal health authorities in Abuja are reporting the full outbreak of measles, a contagious viral disease that has infected no fewer than 4000 children and killed at least 36 children in the northern states of the country by the end of last week. Since it’s outbreak last month, […]
Outrage over N6bn donation to Jonathan’s Otuoke church
Yesterday’s donation of over N6 billion in aid of St. Stephen’s Anglican Deanery and Youth Development Centre, Otuoke, Bayelsa State, hometown of President Goodluck Jonathan, has sparked outrage across the country, The Nation newspaper is reporting this morning. The fundraiser, attended by Mr. Jonathan, and held at the Civic Centre in high brow Victoria Island, […]
ACN, CPC complicit in Alamieyeseigha, Bulama’s pardon
Nigerians have questioned the role played by opposition governors at the meeting.
Jonathan fires all Nigerian Law School directors
The Nigerian government has fired the director general of the Nigerian Law School, Tahir Mamman, and his six deputies throwing the network of law schools into a mid session crisis. There is a law school with headquarters in Abuja and campuses in Lagos, Enugu, Kano, and recently Yenagoa – capital of president Goodluck Jonathan’s home […]
PDP disowns hatchet man, Ikenga; says ACN behind “APC” name crisis for attention
The ruling party says opposition are merely seeking attention and sympathy The governing Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has denied it is behind the “APC” name crisis that has engulfed opposition parties seeking alliance, disowning a party hatchet man, Ugochinyere Ikenga, named as the instigator of the feud. Multiple media investigations have exposed Mr. Ikenga, a […]
Task force recovers 39,880 weapons from ex-militants
The weapons will be destroyed by the Nigerian Army.
Nigerians to be able to switch networks, retain phone numbers from March 25 – NCC
Nigerians will be able to switch between the four GM operators and retain their phone numbers.
Council chairman, candidate commend INEC for Abuja council polls
Voters apathy was witnessed in some parts of the Nigerian capital.