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ASUU Strike: Mark pleads with lecturers to return to work

ASUU has been on strike since July 1. The Senate President, David Mark, on Sunday pleaded with the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to return to work. Mr. Mark made the plea while commissioning a lecture theatre donated to the School of Management Sciences at the Kano State Polytechnic by Kabiru Gaya. This […]

Anambra Supplementary Poll: Voter turnout ‘as low as 5 per cent’ in several polling units

The Nigeria Civil Society Election Situation Room monitored the supplementary election. The just concluded supplementary election in Anambra State was characterized by a very low voters’ turnout, the Nigeria Civil Society Election Situation Room, an election monitoring group, has said. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Sunday, declared Willie Obiano of the All Progressives […]

Jonathan in closed-door meeting with Sule Lamido, Babangida Aliyu

The two aggrieved governors dissociated themselves from the APC. President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday met with two aggrieved governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who last week declared they did not join the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC). Governors Sule Lamido of Jigawa and Babangida Aliyu were among the group of seven aggrieved PDP […]

Court grants Bi-Courtney right to take over Lagos airport terminal, as FAAN loses bid to stop it

In his ruling, Justice Buba held that FAAN failed to comply with the condition that dispute between it and Bi-Courtney must be referred to the Co-ordinating Committee before commencing the suit Advertisement

Opeyemi Bamidele dumps APC, joins Labour Party

The political face-off between a member of the House of Representatives from Ekiti state, Opeyemi Bamidele, and the state Governor, Kayode Fayemi, came to a head Sunday with Mr. Bamidele renouncing his membership of the All Progressives Party, APC. The lawmaker also announced his adoption of the Labour Party as his new political platform. In […]

ASUU Strike: APC slams FG for sack threat against university lecturers

The APC particularly criticized the Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, for the way he talked down on ASUU members, while issuing the ill-advised, go-back-to-work-or-be-sacked threat. Advertisement

Anambra: APGA thanks Jonathan as Obiano ascribes victory to Governor Obi’s performance

APGA also promised to support President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015. Advertisement

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ASUU Strike: Lecturers accuse Wike of ignorance, vow to continue strike

The lecturers deplored the deployment of police officers to campuses. Advertisement

JTF destroys 135 illegal refineries, seizes 2 barges in Niger Delta

The task force also arrested a suspected oil thief. Advertisement

How Jonathan pressured Benin Republic to release Dokubo-Asari

Mr. Jonathan reportedly compelled neighbouring Benin Republic to release Mr. Dokubo-Asari Advertisement

Assuage fears of Northern Christians, Igbos, Shehu Sani advises APC

The activist also advised the opposition party to be wary of moles. Advertisement

Private schools seek federal government funding

The private schools want to be included in the budget. Advertisement

Deji of Akure, Oba Adebiyi Adesida, dies at 63

The Deji of Akure, Oba Adebiyi Adesida, is dead. He died at 63 after three years on the throne, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Details of how the  monarch passed on are still sketchy but he was said to have died this morning. Mr. Adesida, born in 1950,  ascended the throne of his forefathers […]

Northern senators threaten to disgrace Jonathan over nomination of FIRS boss

Senators from Nigeria’s north, across party divides, said on Saturday they are ready to engage President Goodluck Jonathan in a titanic battle, and possibly bring him to his knees if he continues to insist on appointing a banker, Mfon Akpan, as chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS. High-wire political intrigues have trailed Mrs. […]

INEC declares APGA’s Obiano winner of Anambra governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday declared Willie Obiano of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) winner of the governorship election in Anambra. This followed the completion of the supplementary election in the state on Saturday in areas where it did not hold on Nov. 16. Declaring the result, the Chief Returning Officer of the election, Prof. […]

Anambra Supplementary Poll: APC, PDP, others boycott election

There was low voter turnout in the election. The polling agents of the All Progressives Congress, APC; Labour Party, LP; and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, were conspicuously absent during the supplementary election on Saturday. The three parties are the major challengers to the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, in the governorship election. Their candidates […]

Former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari

2015: ‘I have no anointed candidate’ – Buhari

The former head of state was represented at a function in Kano. A former military Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, has said that he has no anointed candidate for any political position in the country. Mr. Buhari, a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), said this on Saturday in Kano at a sensitisation workshop […]

FG to spend N90.3bn on reconstruction of Abia section of Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway

The works minister said the road had been abandoned for two decades. The Federal Government will spend N90.3 billion on reconstruction of the Abia section of the Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway, the Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen, has said. Mr. Onolememen made the disclosure in Umuahia on Saturday when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor […]

Anambra supplementary election: Group blames INEC for voter apathy

There was low voter turnout in the supplementary poll. The Campaign for Democracy, a political pressure group, has blamed INEC for the low turn-out of voters in the Anambra supplementary election on Saturday. The Chairman of the organization in the South-East Region, Uzor Uzor, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Onitsha that the commission […]

Anambra Poll: Low voter turnout characterises supplementary election

In a polling unit with 980 voters, only 30 were accredited. Advertisement


Oil spill from Agip’s Brass Terminal pollutes Atlantic Ocean

Residents forced to stop fishing Advertisement

Five PREMIUM TIMES journalists, 9 others are finalists for Soyinka Investigative reporting awards

The board of judges for the 2013 Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting, led by Prof Lai Oso, Dean, Lagos State University’s School of Communication has named 14 finalists for this year’s award. They are: Elijah Olusegun of National Standard Magazine; Ayoola Kassim of Channels Television; Adeyemi Adesomoju of The Punch Newspaper; and Toyosi Ogunseye of The Punch Newspaper. […]

NAPEP to assist 200 farmers in 12 states

The states include Adamawa, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Edo, Ekiti, Kogi, Niger, Ogun, Plateau and Zamfara. Advertisement

Kano recruits 6,000 secondary school teachers in two years- Official

The teachers have been posted to the various secondary schools in the state. Advertisement

Bayelsa to train 250 youth in Asari Dokubo’s Benin academy- Governor

200 Bayelsa indigenes just finished an agricultural training programme in Benin.   Advertisement