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UPDATED: Abuja Building Collapse: Rescue efforts ongoing as Osinbajo, Abuja minister, others visit

Construction officials suggest the possible reasons for the collapse.

Minister of Budget and National Planning Senator Udoma Udo Udoma

Minister Udoma explains INEC’s 2019 election budget

INEC has proposed N189.2 billion for the conduct of the election

Former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka

Secondus appoints Chidoka Special Adviser

His appointment suggests he returned to the PDP.

File photo of President Muhammadu Buhari (l) with the released Dapchi School Girls believed to have been adopted by Boko Haram Terrorists during a ceremony to formally receive them at the the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Friday (23/3/13) 01703/23/3/2018/Callistus Ewelike/NAN

UN official speaks on report Nigeria paid ransom to free Dapchi girls

The UN humanitarian coordinator, Edward Kallon, spoke in Maiduguri, Borno State.

Building collapses in Abuja

The collapse occurred at about 2:00 p.m., a witness told PREMIUM TIMES.

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state

FOI: Despite court of appeal ruling, Lagos refuses to open its books

It is one of many times the Ambode administration would be dismissing demands for transparency.

Gov. Abdulazizi-Yari

Why governors fail to provide social amenities — Gov. Yari

The governors are insisting on the overwhelming impact of the implementation of the new wage if approved.

Protesters gather at police headquarters as Samuel Ogundipe is released

Protesters gather at police headquarters as Samuel Ogundipe is released

The groups which include Nigerian activists, civil society leaders and journalists held the first day of protest on Thursday.

Samuel Ogundipe, a reporter at Premium Times

Premium Times journalist Samuel Ogundipe granted bail, released

Mr Ogundipe’s detention has been condemned by Nigerians, local and international rights groups.

Abdulwaheed Odusile, NUJ President. [Photo credit: PM NEWS Nigeria]

Why NUJ can’t prosecute fake Nigerian journalists – President

He said that several unethical practices had been perpetrated by some people masquerading as journalists.


#FreeSamuelOgundipe: CPJ calls for immediate release of Premium Times journalist

The journalist has been detained for his work since Tuesday.

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo

U.S.-based lawyer writes Osinbajo, urges release of detained Premium Times journalist

The police accuse Mr Ogubdipe of stealing police documents used for the story.

Mike Ozekhome, Senior Advocate of Nigeria

Ozekhome tackles Nigerian govt over detention of PREMIUM TIMES journalist

The lawyer says Nigeria is returning to the dark days of dictatorship.

Samuel Ogundipe, a reporter at Premium Times

Premium Times replies police on allegations against Samuel Ogundipe

The police on Thursday released a statement on the allegations against the journalist.

Stella Oduah

Court orders senator to appear over suit challenging defection

Mrs Oduah is to appear before the court within five days.

Samuel Ogundipe, a reporter at Premium Times

Amnesty International demands urgent action for release of detained PREMIUM TIMES’ journalist

The demand to reveal his source negates the tenets of ethical journalism.

Samuel Ogundipe

#FreeSamuelOgundipe: Download charge police filed against Premium Times journalist

Mr Ogundipe was secretly arraigned at a Magistrate court in Kubwa on Wednesday.

Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed contradicts UN, insists Nigeria paid no ransom to free #DapchiGirls

Mr Mohammed described the content of the UN report as “mere conjecture.”

sars police

NEC resolves to decentralise Nigeria Police

The NEC was also briefed by the head of the FIRS.


2019 Election Budget: National Assembly summons INEC Chairman again for clarifications

The lawmakers query the commission for presenting a budgetary proposal that is at variance with the one presented by President Buhari.

U.S. Embassy Abuja

U.S. Embassy may resume Abuja consular services after Eid-el-Kabir Holidays

The embassy on Wednesday suspended its regular services for visas and American Citizen Services in Abuja.

Ag President Yemi Osinajo at the National Economic Council Meeting in Abuja

States owe N41 billion tax – NEC

The Jigawa governor says audit is going on in many states on how to reconcile figures the states and FIRS have.