El-Rufai, 103 others escape death as Aero aircraft loses tyre on landing
A former Abuja Minister, Nasir El-Rufai was among the passengers.
Governor Suswam says Fulani herdsmen not responsible for killings in Benue
Governor Suswam absolves Fulani herdsmen of killing Tiv indigenes
University to make Igbo language compulsory course for all students
Prof. Madubuike says, “Whether you are Yoruba, Hausa or Efik, you must take Igbo as a compulsory subject, in spite of your area of specialisation”.
Giroud heads Arsenal back to top spot
Oliver Giroud’s 65th minute header off a Theo Walcott free kick proved adequate as it secured maximum points for Arsenal in their 0-1 win over Newcastle on Sunday afternoon and thus return the Gunners to number one spot on the English Premier League table. The battle at the top of the EPL table has been fierce in the […]
How Nigeria Police is jeopardising case of pregnant woman assaulted by Lebanese boss
There are clear indications that police officers are working to undermine investigation into the case of Alexandra Ossai, the woman who was allegedly kicked in the stomach by her Lebanese manager, Kaveh Noine, causing her to lose her seven months old pregnancy. When PREMIUM TIMES visited the Gracious Mercy Hospital in the Fagba area of […]
Nigeria human rights chair, Odinkalu, faults Human Rights Watch report on Middle Belt
Odinkalu accuses Human Rights Watch of oversimplification. The Chairman of National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, Chidi Odinkalu, has found fault with the latest report of the Human Rights Watch, HRW, on the violence in the Middle Belt region for its “oversimplification of a profoundly troubled and complex context” merely on sectarian terms. In a personal […]
Despite Boko Haram, Yobe council polls witness large turnout
There was heavy security presence across the state.
2014: Tackling Boko Haram remains Nigeria’s top priority- Maku
Minister gives year’s score card
INTERVIEW: Why I want to be Akwa Ibom Governor – Ibanga Isine, journalist
Ibanga Isine, journalist and newspaper publisher talks about his governorship ambition and how he plans to turn Akwa Ibom state around.
Edo governor, Oshiomhole, survives auto crash
Governor Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole survived a motor accident at Ewu Village along the ever-busy Benin-Auchi road in Edo State at about 9.45am Saturday, 28th December 2013 on his way back to Benin City from his Iyamho Village. The incident occurred at about 9.45am at Ewu, in Edo Central Senatorial District, when a Peugeot J5 Bus […]
Governor Ameachi denies affair with Soyinka’s daughter
For the governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi, the christmas holidays offered an added opportunity as he took time to respond to claims making round that he was having an affair a daughter of Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, and that the daughter, never named in the rumor, was pregnant. The governor denied the rumour through […]
Namadi Sambo’s furniture, house upgrade gulp N2.1 billion in four years
Vice President Namadi Sambo is spending a fortune to furnish and upgrade his official residence and guest house, two projects costing N2.1 billion and lingering since his election alongside President Goodluck Jonathan in 2011. In three years leading up to 2013, the government has spent a minimum of N300 million annually to furnish and upgrade […]
Nigerian Army announces new postings for senior officers
Among the new appointments is a new spokesperson for the army.
APC Crisis: Kwankwaso, Nyako, Saraki, others face stiff opposition
Defunct New PDP says it did not join APC to displace anybody from party position
Group criticises alleged move to give automatic tickets to PDP legislators
The Akwa Ibom group said the move was not democratic.
Odi invasion: Activists, community mark 13th anniversary, blast Nigerian government
The community wants the government to implement a court judgement.
Man arrested for allegedly raping, impregnating daughter
The victim narrated her ordeal.
TRAGEDY: Seven dead as two vehicles collide in Bayelsa
Several others were injured in the crash.