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Kidnapped NTA reporter yet to regain freedom

Olubunmi Oke was abducted by four gunmen on Thursday. The whereabouts of the journalist working with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Akure that was kidnapped by gunmen on Thursday is still unknown. Olubunmi Oke was abducted by four gunmen on Thursday after closing from work around 8.30 p.m. Staff at the TV station were seen […]

NCC extends date for Mobile Number Portability

The Nigerian Commission has now fixed April 4 as the new date. The Nigeria Communications Commission, NCC, has extended the planned date for Mobile Number Portability. The Director, Public Affairs of the Commission, Tony Ojobo, said that March 25, the earlier date fixed for the Mobile Number Portability, MNP, launch would not be possible due […]

Jonathan, Mandela, Atiku, Mark, Ribadu, others mourn Achebe

Chinua Achebe died Thursday in the United States where he was living. President Goodluck Jonathan has lamented the death of Chinua Achebe, which occurred on Thursday, saying his immense patriotism and sincere commitment to a better Nigeria would be greatly missed. Mr. Achebe died in the United States where he was living. In a statement […]

Boko Haram warned before attacking Ganye prison- residents

The attack occurred on Friday evening in Ganye, Adamawa State. Residents of Ganye in Adamawa State say the Boko Haram insurgents warned residents before Friday’s attack on the prison in the town. Several prisoners were reportedly freed on Friday evening when gunmen, believed to be members of the sect, attacked Ganye Prison. Prison and police […]

How Chinua Achebe died – Family

The family of foremost literary icon, Chinua Achebe, said their late patriarch died peacefully following a brief illness. A statement released by his agent and family confirmed that he died last night in a hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, “following a brief illness.” Describing the late writer as “one of the great literary voices of his […]

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Achebe’s last employer, Brown University, mourns; plans memorial on late writer’s life, work

Brown University, where foremost novelist, Prof Chinua Achebe, worked until his death last night, says it would organize a memorial in honour of one of its most valuable faculty member in history. A statement from the university, emailed to PREMIUM TIMES, described the late literary icon’s passing as an event as global significance. Prof Achebe […]

Why Abuja residents shunned council elections

Only one in seven residents voted during the Abuja council polls. By Amina Mohammed Only about 15 per cent of residents of the Nigerian capital, Abuja, partook in last Saturday’s local council elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission has said. Of the over 900 thousand (912,132) registered voters, only about 137 thousand (137, 184) had […]

Two gunmen, one soldier, killed in shootout after robbing Coca Cola depot in Biu

The gun battle started at about 5 p.m. on Thursday. By Ola’ Audu

PDP mourns Achebe, says he stood for anti-corruption, social justice

The party urged the Nigerian Government to honour Achebe.

Judge’s absence stalls Cynthia Osokogu’s murder trial

No official reason was given for the judge’s absence. The absence of the trial judge in the late Cynthia Osokogu’s murder case stalled proceedings on Friday. No reason was given for Justice Olabisi Akinlade’s absence; a court official merely stated that she was “indisposed.” The matter was adjourned till April 12 for continuation of trial. […]

The approved APC logo, released early Wednesday morning

All Patriotic Citizens, APC, yet to commence activities

The agenda of the new political association is still precarious.

Prof Chinua Achebe is dead

Nigeria’s literary icon and publisher of several novels, Chinua Achebe, is dead. Mr. Achebe, 82, died in the United States where he was said to have suffered from an undisclosed ailment. PREMIUM TIMES learnt he died last night in a hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. A statement from his family said his “wisdom and courage” […]

EXCLUSIVE: Ex-minister, Mike Aondoakaa, sues U.S. government over visa revocation

Disgraced former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Michael Aondoakaa, has sued the American government, seeking explanation for the revocation of his U.S. non-immigrant visa. The U.S. government had revoked Mr Aondoakaa’s visa and those of members of his family soon after he left office due to his alleged link to corruption. […]

NTA reporter kidnapped in Ondo

The NTA reporter was kidnapped as she drove into her apartment last night.

Aturu writes Adoke, seeks to be joined in suit seeking removal of petrol subsidy

Mr. Aturu had just succeeded in an application seeking to declare the deregulation of the downstream sector, illegal

Farouk Lawan sacked as House education committee chairman

Farouk Lawan is being tried for corruption.

Group says new framework would aid climate change adaptation

The new framework will aid countries adapt to climate change in a manner that will not affect economic developments.

UniAbuja to pay fees for students who complete programmes elsewhere

The University of Abuja was shut down over the non-approval of some the courses offered in the school.

12 Malians deported from Kebbi

The Governor of Kebbi said “Malian stranger” were deported from the state.

Update: Jonathan names Bukar Goni as new Head of Service

Bukar Goni will take over from Isa Sali who has reached the retirement age.

Court adjourns EFCC’s case against El-Rufai

Nasir El-Rufai, the former minister of Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja is being arraigned for irregular land allocation and abuse of office.

Reps insist Jonathan fires SEC boss, Arunma Oteh

The resolution is seen as a subtle threat to the Nigerian president over budget review request.

Lecturers laud universities’ move to tackle plagiarism

Federal universities have partnered with a United Kingdom Information Technology firm for the deployment of plagiarism detection software in all federal universities.

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Abuja University engineering students to be transferred to FUTMinna- VC

The University of Abuja, in 2012, had four of its courses discredited.

T.O. Obadare, Nigeria’s blind prophet, dead

The prophet was a leader of the Christ Apostolic Church.