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 […]
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. […]
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. […]
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.
Update: Jonathan names Bukar Goni as new Head of Service
Bukar Goni will take over from Isa Sali who has reached the retirement age.
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.
Abuja University engineering students to be transferred to FUTMinna- VC
The University of Abuja, in 2012, had four of its courses discredited.