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Assuage fears of Northern Christians, Igbos, Shehu Sani advises APC

The activist also advised the opposition party to be wary of moles.

Private schools seek federal government funding

The private schools want to be included in the budget.

Deji of Akure, Oba Adebiyi Adesida, dies at 63

The Deji of Akure, Oba Adebiyi Adesida, is dead. He died at 63 after three years on the throne, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Details of how the  monarch passed on are still sketchy but he was said to have died this morning. Mr. Adesida, born in 1950,  ascended the throne of his forefathers […]

Northern senators threaten to disgrace Jonathan over nomination of FIRS boss

Senators from Nigeria’s north, across party divides, said on Saturday they are ready to engage President Goodluck Jonathan in a titanic battle, and possibly bring him to his knees if he continues to insist on appointing a banker, Mfon Akpan, as chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS. High-wire political intrigues have trailed Mrs. […]

INEC declares APGA’s Obiano winner of Anambra governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday declared Willie Obiano of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) winner of the governorship election in Anambra. This followed the completion of the supplementary election in the state on Saturday in areas where it did not hold on Nov. 16. Declaring the result, the Chief Returning Officer of the election, Prof. […]

Anambra Supplementary Poll: APC, PDP, others boycott election

There was low voter turnout in the election. The polling agents of the All Progressives Congress, APC; Labour Party, LP; and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, were conspicuously absent during the supplementary election on Saturday. The three parties are the major challengers to the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, in the governorship election. Their candidates […]

Former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari

2015: ‘I have no anointed candidate’ – Buhari

The former head of state was represented at a function in Kano. A former military Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, has said that he has no anointed candidate for any political position in the country. Mr. Buhari, a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), said this on Saturday in Kano at a sensitisation workshop […]

FG to spend N90.3bn on reconstruction of Abia section of Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway

The works minister said the road had been abandoned for two decades. The Federal Government will spend N90.3 billion on reconstruction of the Abia section of the Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway, the Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen, has said. Mr. Onolememen made the disclosure in Umuahia on Saturday when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor […]

Anambra supplementary election: Group blames INEC for voter apathy

There was low voter turnout in the supplementary poll. The Campaign for Democracy, a political pressure group, has blamed INEC for the low turn-out of voters in the Anambra supplementary election on Saturday. The Chairman of the organization in the South-East Region, Uzor Uzor, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Onitsha that the commission […]

Anambra Poll: Low voter turnout characterises supplementary election

In a polling unit with 980 voters, only 30 were accredited.


Oil spill from Agip’s Brass Terminal pollutes Atlantic Ocean

Residents forced to stop fishing

Five PREMIUM TIMES journalists, 9 others are finalists for Soyinka Investigative reporting awards

The board of judges for the 2013 Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting, led by Prof Lai Oso, Dean, Lagos State University’s School of Communication has named 14 finalists for this year’s award. They are: Elijah Olusegun of National Standard Magazine; Ayoola Kassim of Channels Television; Adeyemi Adesomoju of The Punch Newspaper; and Toyosi Ogunseye of The Punch Newspaper. […]

NAPEP to assist 200 farmers in 12 states

The states include Adamawa, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Edo, Ekiti, Kogi, Niger, Ogun, Plateau and Zamfara.

Kano recruits 6,000 secondary school teachers in two years- Official

The teachers have been posted to the various secondary schools in the state.

Bayelsa to train 250 youth in Asari Dokubo’s Benin academy- Governor

200 Bayelsa indigenes just finished an agricultural training programme in Benin.  

Court discharges seven murder suspects for want of evidence

The suspects were re-arrested after the release.

Maku tasks Nigerians to be God-conscious

The son of the Chief of Defence Staff got married.

PDP remains largest party in Africa, says Vice Chairman

The PDP lost five of its state governors to the opposition. The Peoples Democratic Party said it remains the largest political party in Africa in spite of the defection of some of its top members to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Five former PDP governors and other top officials left the ruling party, reducing the […]

Governor Aregbesola approves 13th month salary for Osun workers

The governor also distributed vehicle refurbishing loans to workers. Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun on Friday approved the payment of 100 per cent 13th month basic salary to workers in the State The governor announced the gesture in Osogbo while distributing vehicle refurbishing loans to public servants. Mr. Aregbesola said no past administration had ever […]

Anambra Poll: Women protesters demand cancellation of planned supplementary election

INEC restricts movement in the state. Ahead of Saturday’s supplementary election in Anambra State, some women have protested in the state capital, Awka, calling for the cancellation of the proposed election. The women also demanded the immediate resignation of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Attahiru Jega, for the commission’s failure to […]

Festus Iyayi to be buried December 7, says family

The don died in a road accident on October 12.

N5.7 billion pension scam: Court dismisses application for bail variation

The suspects would remain in prison unless they meet the conditions.

Boko Haram, crude oil theft influenced by poverty- Amaechi

Governor Rotimi Amaechi stated this in London, U.K.

SSS arrests, releases Fashakin, brother of Buhari’s loyalist

 The suspect spent about 13 hours in SSS custody.

Baraje faction pledges never to go back to PDP

Governors to meet with President Jonathan on Sunday