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Ogun Governor’s house on fire

The Ogun Governor’s private house is in Abeokuta.

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Nigeria court workers call off strike

The workers want the Nigerian government to implement an agreed salary package.

Group berates ICPC for ‘harassing’ journalist

The group says the ICPC is allowing itself to be used as a tool.

Jonathan confirms pardon for Alamieyeseigha, says, “I owe no one apology”

President Goodluck Jonathan has confirmed the granting of presidential pardon to a former Governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, and a few other ex-convicts. PREMIUM TIMES had broken the strory of the pardon while the meeting was underway Tuesday morning. We also reported details of the proceedings minutes after the meeting ended. Presidential spokespersons had […]

The many crimes of Alamieyeisegha and those of his fellow ex-convicts

Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, the former Governor of Bayelsa State, was convicted of fraud after he pleaded guilty to false declaration of assets and money laundering at a Federal High Court in Lagos. He was subsequently jailed for two years with most of his assets confiscated. He spent most of his prison term in a hospital. Mr. […]

Nigerians condemn pardon for Alamieyesegha, Bulama

Nigerians have reacted angrily to the state pardon granted some convicted corrupt public officers yesterday by the National Council of State, NCS. Those who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES in separate telephone interviews said by granting them pardon, the country will never get it right in its fight against corruption. Among the beneficiaries of the pardon […]

Jonathan stirs storm over controversial state pardon for Alamieyeseigha, others

President Goodluck Jonathan reached to his constitutional powers to grant prerogative of mercy Tuesday, in Abuja, spraying controversial gifts of state pardon to about a dozen high profile felons including his former boss Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, who served as governor in Bayelsa State between 2000 and 2005. The president served as deputy governor to Mr. Alamieyeseigha […]

As poverty mounts in Akwa Ibom, Gov. Akpabio acquires million-dollar bullet-proof luxury vans

Five days after he recklessly donated two brand new Toyota SUVs to newly-wed Nigerian musician, Tuface Idibia and his wife,  Akwa Ibom State governor, Godswill Akpabio, has taken his profligacy to a new high, acquiring exotic bullet-proof sprinter luxury vans from US-based Texas Armoring Corporation (TAC). Mr. Akpabio took delivery of the armoured Mercedes Benz […]

FEC may approve Nigeria $1bn Eurobond proposal, others

The latest proposal follows the successful performance of the country’s $500 million debut Eurobond last year. The meeting of the Executive Council of the Federation (FEC) is expected to on Wednesday give approval to the proposal for Nigeria’s issuance of various bonds through syndicated global depository notes. PREMIUM TIMES gathered on Tuesday in Abuja that […]

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Imo Assembly now set to impeach deputy governor over alleged N458million bribe

The Imo State House of Assembly has resolved to serve the state deputy governor, Jude Agbaso, a notice of impeachment over the allegation that he demanded and collected N458 million bribe from J-PROS Limited, a construction firm handling the rehabilitation of Sam Mbakwe Road in Owerri, the state capital. In a statement this evening, House […]

First Conclave vote ends in “No Pope” black smoke

The world waits for white smoke which will signal the election of the 266th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church.

Drama in Ondo as Akeredolu accuses Election Tribunal of impropriety

We don’t recognise Dariye as Plateau Senator, PDP Chairman

Plateau State PDP Chairman has failed to recognise Joshua Dariye as a senator.

Oshiomole, Adoke in near-fight at Presidential Villa

The two exchanged words over the handling of the murder of the Edo Governor’s aide. Talatu

Jonathan pardons ex-convicts, Alamieyeisegha, Bulama, others

The men will no longer be referred to as ex-convicts.

Nigeria not ready to fight cyber crime – NCC

NCC claims government computers cannot be hacked.

FILE: Children running errands during school hours in Northern Nigeria

Firewood smoke is third largest killer of women, children in Nigeria- WHO

72 per cent of Nigerians depend solely on fuel wood for cooking.

Kaduna Assembly deliberates on N78bn budget for local governments

Allocations were given to salaries of local council staff and teachers.

Over 3mn Nigerians are blind, Ophthalmologist says

There are over three million people suffering from blindness in Nigeria.

Cardinals begin election of new Pope for Catholic Church

The Catholic Cardinals start a process of electing a pope after Pope Benedict’s unexpected retirement.

PDP mocks APC, says it can’t register party, yet wants to rule Nigeria

PDP says APC has leaders that are arrogant, thoughtless and visionless.

Our slots in Amnesty Programme for ex-militants were hijacked, Akwa Ibom says

The state government complained to some Nigerian lawmakers.

Ex-convict Alamieyeseigha may get presidential pardon today

Barring any last minute change in plans, President Goodluck Jonathan will today request the National Council of State to ratify a presidential pardon for the disgraced former governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha. A presidency source told PREMIUM TIMES  Mr. Jonathan will bring a memo to the meeting requesting pardon for Mr. Alamieyeseigha, and some […]

Judicial workers enforce strike order in federal courts in Lagos

The Nigerian court workers accuse the federal government of not implementing an agreed salary structure.

Judiciary workers strike paralyses court activities nationwide

The strike by Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) for non-implementation of Judicial Salary Structure (CONJUSS), paralysed activities at Court of Appeal and Federal High Courts across the country on Monday Correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who visited some of the courts in some state capitals reports that offices and court halls were under lock and […]