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More trouble for Alison-Madueke as Senate threatens fresh summons over private jet, NNPC deals

The senate committee on petroleum says its request or details were ignored by the NNPC.

APC blasts Jonathan over premature “election campaigns”

The opposition party calls for sanction against President Jonathan for breaking the law

N240m worth of drugs seized at Lagos airport in three months

19 suspected drug traffickers were also arrested

APC to probe cases of irregularities in Ebonyi ward congresses

Violence marred the polls in some areas. The All Progressives Congress, APC, said Sunday it would investigate cases of irregularities recorded during Friday’s ward congress across the 171 wards in Ebonyi. This is contained in a release signed by Mr Sunny Onyeukwu, Secretary to APC National Congress Committee in Ebonyi. According to the statement, the […]

33 blind candidates unable to use braille – JAMB coordinator

Braille is a tactile writing system used by the blind and the visually impaired. Thirty-three out of the 37 blind candidates that registered for Saturday’s 2014 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, in Lagos, were unable to use braille for the examination, an official has said. Kalmadeen Oladeji, Lagos Coordinator, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, stated […]

Aregbesola, Fayemi get APC governorship tickets

Governors Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state and Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti have been declared winners of the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) governorship primaries in their states. In Osun, Nasir El-Rufai, the Chief Returning Officer of the Planning Committee of the primary, announced Mr. Aregbesola as the winner in Osogbo on Saturday. Mr. El-Rufai said, “About […]

File Photo: JAMB examination in a centre in Abuja

Nigeria Police say no JAMB candidate killed in Borno

The Commissioner of Police in Borno State, Lawal Tanko, said no  candidate for the JAMB examination that held nationwide on Saturday was killed in the state. Mr. Tanko was reacting to reports (not by PREMIUM TIMES) that 200 candidates were killed in one of the centres in Maiduguri by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN): […]

Ogun APC Crisis: Factions conduct parallel congresses

The congresses were held to elect local government officials of the party in the state.

Police arrest five with sliced human parts

The police in Ogun and Lagos collaborated for the arrest.

rape victim

70-year-old HIV positive man allegedly rapes 13-year-old girl

The suspect reportedly admitted to the crime and disclosed his HIV status.

ASUP, COEASU Strike: Wike accuses lecturers of spreading anti-government propaganda

Mr. Wike said it is not untrue that the Federal Ministry of Education and the Federal Government have not engaged with then striking unions to resolve the conflict.

Borno leaders blast Shekarau over northeast elections

“It is very clear that former governor Shekarau has lost his mental balance since he left the APC and joined the PDP”.

Nigeria releases man detained after tweeting photos of gun-battle at SSS headquarters

Yusuf Onimisi Siyaka, the Nigerian man arrested and detained by the State Security Service for 12 days, for tweeting pictures of an attempted jail break in Abuja, has been released, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report this morning. It is not clear how and when Mr. Siyaka was released but family members confirmed to this newspaper […]

Tinubu laments state of Nigerian media

The former Lagos governor urged editors to help rescue Nigeria’s democracy.

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kill eight teachers, 11others in fresh Borno attacks

The Boko Haram gunmen seem to be living out the threats by their leader, Abubakar Shekau, days after the Giwa Barracks attack Gunmen believed to be members of the extremist Boko Haram sect on Thursday and Friday staged several attacks on Borno towns and villages, killing of at least 19 persons, including eight teachers, eyewitnesses […]

How power outage forces Nigerian judges, lawyers to work in terrible conditions

Frequent power outages in both the federal and state high courts in Lagos have become an embarrassment for the judiciary.

Northern governors move to resolve herdsmen, farmers clashes

“The objective of the parley between Northern Governors and Miyetti Allah is to engender the restoration of the most desired peaceful co-existence…”

Former INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega

INEC decries non-conduct of council polls in 11 states

The named states are Abia, Bauchi, Borno, Delta, Ekiti, Imo, Kano, Katsina, Ondo, Osun and Oyo.

Bala Mohammed, FCT Minister

Abuja Minister allots 1,264 hectares of land to private investor

The minister signed an $18.3 billion FCT housing agreement.

Two killed in fresh attack on Benue communities

A media aide to the governor, Joseph Anawah, said the invaders killed and maimed as well looted the property of their victims.

Nigeria: Fears grow for man forcibly disappeared after tweeting photos

By Amnesty International There are mounting fears over the fate of  a man who went missing 11 days ago after tweeting pictures of an attempted jail break in Abuja. Amnesty International said today it has joined a twitter action on his behalf. The man, identified by family members as Yusuf Onimisi Siyaka, has not been […]

Female kidnap suspect lynched in llorin

A woman suspected to have abducted eight children was lynched by mob in llorin on Friday. The incident took place on Emir Road when the suspect tried to escape. She was stripped by the mob who attempted to set her on fire while inflicting machete cuts and beating her with clubs and stones. The arrival of […]

Okada riders used to illustrate the story.

Nigeria has 8 million registered okada riders – Association President

About 5 million out of the 8 million registered riders have micro insurance policy.

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Pastor, 49, in court for allegedly raping 2 under-aged sisters

The victims were aged 10 and 11 years.

North West Nigeria benefitted most from Jonathan’s educational interventions – Wike

“We have seen … that tremendous growth in terms of infrastructural development has been witnessed in the North West zone.”