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Governor Okorocha flown abroad after sustaining ‘minor injuries’ in auto crash

The Governor’s vehicle was involved in an accident on Friday. Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has been flown abroad for further medical treatment after sustaining ‘minor injuries on his forehead’ in a car accident on Friday. Mr. Okorocha was on his way to inspect projects in the state when a Mercedes Saloon car ran […]

Why OPC Is Demanding Its Share Of Pipeline Security Contract from Jonathan — Gani Adams

Sari Dokubo, Tompolo, other militants also got contacts to secure pipelines – OPC.

APC copied our manifesto- PDP

PDP spokesperson calls the APC manifesto “a very poor imitation, a bland parody”.

Lagos flooding caused as a result of changes in climate

Flood victims accuse Lagos Government of falsehood, abandonment

The victims said they were given N25, 000 each and asked to leave the relief camp.

Cardinal Okogie cautions Jonathan on amnesty for Boko Haram

The cardinal advised the Nigerian president to toe the line of justice.

Breaking: Kidnapped Lagos council chairman, Bamigbetan, released

The council spokesman confirmed the release. Kehinde Bamigbetan, the Chairman of Ejigbo Local Council Development Authority, who was kidnapped on Monday night, has been released. The Head of Information Unit of the council, Rabiu Hassan, confirmed the release to PREMIUM TIMES. It is not clear if any ransom was paid for Mr. Bamigbetan’s release as […]

Banned by Nigerian Government, fuelling poverty competes for best documentary at 2013 AMAA

The film was banned by the Nigerian government on April 8. The documentary Fuelling Poverty, described as a national threat by the Nigerian government, has received industry acclaim following its nomination for the 2013 African Movie Academy Award, AMAA, in Malawi. On March 15, barely 25 days to the ban announced by the Nigeria Film […]

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Abia University, ABSU, to honour Governor Akpabio

The university will honour the controversial politician. Less than a week after he was chosen as the Governor of the Year by Leadership Newspapers, controversial Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, is set to be honoured by an Ivory Tower. The Abia State University, ABSU, announced on Friday that it would honour Mr. Akpabio […]

Rivers lawmakers, PDP elders urge Amaechi to accept new political realities

Elders ask governor to accept the new development in the state chapter of PDP. Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, lawmakers in the Rivers State House of Assembly, have debunked claims that the state legislature is plotting to impeach the governor, Chibuike Amaechi. An Abuja High Court had, on Tuesday, sacked the State Executive Committee led by […]

Obtaining tinted windows permit is free, Nigeria Police IG says

The police chief said vehicles with tinted windows were being used for crime. The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, has said that obtaining police permit for the use of vehicles with tinted windows “is free of charge and does not attract any charge”. Mr. Abubakar made the clarification on Friday while speaking at a […]

Error by Ladoja’s lawyer makes Appeal Court adjourn N4.7bn corruption charge

The former Oyo Governor is being tried for misappropriating state resources.

Nigerian Polytechnic lecturers to embark on 7-day warning strike from Monday

The union had previously issued a 21-day ultimatum which ended on 15 April.

Tukur bows to pressure, set to convene NEC meeting

Parley to ratify amended party’s constitution, and set up committees to help President Jonathan achieve his transformation agenda.

Presidency appeals to MEND to shelve plans to attack Muslims

MEND had threatened to attack Mosques and Islamic Organisations from May 31.

Kabiru Sokoto pleads not guilty to Catholic Church bombing, seeks bail

Kabiru Sokoto was charged for allegedly being a member of Boko Haram between 2007 and 2012. The State Security Service (SSS) on Friday arraigned an alleged Boko Haram suspect, Kabiru Umar aka Kabiru Sokoto, at the Federal High Court, Abuja. Mr. Umar was arraigned in connection with the Christmas Day bombing of the St. Theresa […]

APC Manifesto: Jonathan, Obasanjo to face probe; immunity for president, governors to go

After weeks of intense debates, the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, the All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, and a faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, have finally adopted a manifesto, in which they enunciated plans to tackle corruption in Nigeria. The parties had, in February, announced their […]

Rivers Commissioner in “security breach” issue released after interrogation

Security officials at the  National Security Adviser’s office of the Presidency in Abuja, Thursday, let off  Rivers State Commissioner for Information, Ibim Semenitari, after a two-hour interrogation for alleged breech of  national security. Mrs. Semenitari was invited to appear before the National Security Adviser,  Sambo Dasuki, to explain why she divulged details of purchase of two recently […]

Reuters posts premature obituary of George Soros who’s still alive

News Agency Reuters has published a premature obituary on the Hungarian-American billionaire businessman and philanthropist, George Soros. The article was published in error at 5:41 Eastern Time. But the article was still up on the agency’s website three hours later, garnering 1,830 Facebook likes, 1,800 tweets, 5 Linkedin shares and 47 G+ recommendations. Mr. Soros, 82, […]

Nigerians demand immunity clause amendment

The immunity clause in the constitution provides the president, vice president, governors and their deputies, with protection from prosecution from offences they commit while in office. An overwhelming majority of Nigerians are pushing to have incumbent presidents and their vice, as well as governors and their deputies, tried, while in office, for criminal offences they […]

Nigerian government moves against NEMA spokesperson over newspaper article on Okonjo-Iweala

The Finance Minister is said to be very angry at the author and reportedly demanded his punishment.  The Nigerian government has moved against the spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Yushau Shuaib, over an article he published on PREMIUM TIMES considered critical of the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. In the article, entitled […]

EFCC grills Osita Okechukwu over petition against Enugu Government

Mr. Okechukwu alleged that the contract for the construction of new Enugu State Secretariat was illegal.

Nigeria to fast-track use of public security communications system

Vice President Namadi Sambo said the public security system will help the police in combating insecurity.

Why Datti Ahmad rejected Boko Haram committee appointment

The cleric said he turned down the offer because the Federal Government had been insincere in their dealings with him in the past. The head of the Supreme council for Sharia in Nigeria, Datti Ahmad, has turned down his appointment into a 26-member committee announced by the Federal Government on Wednesday to dialogue with members […]

Update: Tinubu, Ribadu, Buhari blast Jonathan’s administration as ACN convention approves merger

The merger of four opposition parties in Nigeria plays out gradually.

U.S. spends N450bn on Nigeria’s health sector programmes in 10 yrs – Envoy

“Nigeria accounts for 21 per cent of new infections in children globally,” the American Ambassador said.