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Dana Air crash: Issues unresolved one year after

A cenotaph will be unveiled in Lagos on Monday. Less than 24 hours to the unveiling ceremony, labourers and supervisors work at a frenzied pace under the light showers to put ‘finishing’ touches to the cenotaph at the site of last year’s Dana Air mishap. The cenotaph, billed to be unveiled on June 3 by […]

Mid-term report: CNPP scores Jonathan 35% on performance

The group of opposition parties said the president has failed on all sectors of delivery. The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP said it has taken up President Goodluck Jonathan’s challenge to Nigerians to develop a marking scheme and “mark” his government, and has therefore awarded a total score of thirty five per cent to […]

PDP members threaten legal action over Amaechi’s suspension

Party faithful contend that actions by NWC without recourse to NEC in the last one year amount to nullity. Three members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Bauchi State have described the suspension of the Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi as “an abuse of the party’s constitution” and threatened to sue the National Working […]

Abuja ban on minibuses takes effect Monday

Mini buses marked green-white-green are to be restricted to satellite towns. Despite protests, from Monday, only 350 high capacity buses will convey passengers from various interchange points in the satellite towns of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, to the city centre as the territory’s administration begins the implementation of the new transport policy, which bars […]

Jonathan’s endorsement of Jonah Jang is shameful – CPC

The president has come under knocks from opposition parties for recognizing Mr. Jang. The opposition party, Congress for Progressive Change, CPC has described as “shameful” President Goodluck Jonathan’s endorsement of the Jonah Jang’s faction of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF. The NGF became factionalized after the election held a week ago to select a new […]

Suspected Boko Haram kidnaps Borno commissioner’s father

The attackers stormed the victim’s home on Sunday. Eighty year- old father of Borno state commissioner for Women Affiars, Inna Galadima, was kidnapped Sunday by suspected Boko Haram members, sources said. Mr. Galadima was picked by the gunmen in his Maiduguri family home. Though details of the abduction were sketchy, sources close to the family […]

Ministers, heads of govt agencies to present performance report this week

The program will air on television and radio stations, as well as online Premium Times Nigerian government ministers and heads of agencies will this week make presentations of their respective performances in continuation of the mid-term report of the Jonathan administration, the ministry of information said Sunday. Ministers will from tomorrow, Monday, 3rd June, 2013, […]

ACN slams Jonathan for backing Jang’s faction of NGF

The party said the president’s spokesperson thrive on deceit. Advertisement

Boko Haram: Defence headquarters to probe conduct of soldiers in Yobe, Adamawa

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Assessment teams have been dispatched to Yobe and Adamawa to verify the reports on the conduct of security operations in the States. This is contained in a statement issued by Brig.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, Director of Defence Information and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Saturday. The statement said the teams would ascertain […]

Sambo calls for increased trade ties between Africa and Japan

The Nigerian Vice President said this in Japan on Saturday. Nigeria on Saturday in Yokohama, Japan, called for increased trade ties between Japan and Africa to sustain economic development and growth on the African continent. Vice President Namadi Sambo made the call at the ongoing Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V), a statement […]

Bus driver returns N380,000 cheque, N49,000 cash to owner

The owner is a teacher in Osogbo. Advertisement

Jonathan has no plans to probe Obasanjo- Reuben Abati

The president denied recent reports to that effect. Advertisement

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Tambuwal denies presidential bid, as APC leader says party’ll never give Speaker its ticket

The Speaker’s presidential ambition may have run into a hitch as APC considers his candidacy a risk. Advertisement

Obasanjo advises Nigerians to partner with FG on flood prevention

The former president said this in Abeokuta. Advertisement

2015: Atiku threatens to challenge planned award of PDP automatic ticket to Jonathan

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar might mount a legal challenge against his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, should the party goes ahead to award automatic second term tickets to President Goodluck Jonathan and state governors. In a statement by his media office Saturday, Atiku said he remained opposed to the PDP’s policy of “consensus arrangement” […]

Cynthia Osokogu’s murderer offered me N15mn bribe- Festac police chief

Interview with Assistant Commissioner of Police, Damien Okoro. Patience Ogbo Advertisement

Lagos Assembly summons Commissioner, Fashola’s aide over Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge toll fees

The two officials are to appear before the assembly on June 6. Advertisement

We lose over N2.6bn annually to Niger Delta oil thieves- Shell

The company said sabotage was a major cause of oil spill in Nigeria. The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) on Friday expressed concern over the activities of oil thieves and pipeline vandals in the Niger Delta. The company’s General Manager, Nigeria Content Development, Igo Weli, said that the company lost over N2.6 billion […]

Amaechi, Rivers Assembly members in secret meeting as lawmakers pledge loyalty

The embattled governor of Rivers state, Chibuike Amaechi, has secured a pledge of unyielding support from majority of his state lawmakers, at a secret meeting where he rallied them to face the prospect of an ever more hostile federal-backed clampdown aimed at his removal from office, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. Mr. Amaechi met with the […]

Nigerian Scholars, lawyers say arms discovery in Kano is dangerous signal

The scholars asked for more pro-active efforts by Nigerian security agencies. Some scholars and lawyers based in Lagos said on Friday that the discovery of an armoury in Kano suspected to belong to Hezbollah, a Lebanese group, was a dangerous and disturbing signal. The Joint Task Force (JTF) said on Thursday that it had uncovered […]

Security agents seal off Abuja’s Amigo Supermarket over owner’s alleged terrorism link

The supermarket was sealed off on Friday night. Nigeria security agencies on Friday evening sealed off the popular Amigo supermarket, owned by a Lebanese who is accused of being part of a major terrorist cell. The Joint Task Force in Kano on Thursday named Fauzi Fawad, a co-owner of Amigo and Wonderland Amusement Park, Abuja’s […]

British Council, Microsoft inaugurate digital classroom in Lagos schools

15 digital hubs had been set up in Nigeria. The British Council, in collaboration with Microsoft, on Friday inaugurated a digital hub in the premises of Ojota Senior Secondary School and Oregun Senior High School in Ikeja. The Country Director of the council, David Higgs, said that the digital classroom of 20 computers would enable […]

Anti-tobacco advocates want Lagos declared ‘smoke-free’

The World No Tobacco Day is commemorated every May 31 The Lagos State House of Assembly should declare Lagos State smoke-free and prohibit the secret smoking parties organized by the British American Tobacco Nigeria, BATN, in the state, said the Network for Accountability of Tobacco Transnationals, NATT, on Friday at an event to mark the […]

Court orders PDP to halt further action on Amaechi’s suspension

The judge asked that the statusquo be maintained. Advertisement

Soldiers arrest three suspects with 27 bags of Indian hemp

The suspects begged for leniency. Advertisement