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APC governors congratulate breakaway PDP governors

The APC governors’ statement was signed by Fashola, Okorocha, and the other APC governors.

New PDP faction asks court to sack Bamanga Tukur, others

The new  splinter group that broke out of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party , PDP, on Saturday  has asked a Lagos High Court to sack the Bamanga Tukur-led executive of the  ruling party. A statement by the National Secretary of the new faction, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, said his camp brought the case before the court as a demonstration […]

Nigerian Medical Association offers to ascertain Suntai’s actual state of health

Following the ongoing controversy over the state of health of the Taraba state governor, Danbaba Suntai, the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has offered to render her services in ascertaining the true state of the governor’s health. The governor had returned to the country last week after being away from the country for over nine months […]

Maku directs Information Ministry staff to wear local fabric Fridays

The offices would promote the image of the country.

NDLEA officials

NDLEA impounds Nigeria’s first illegal liquid meth export

The chemical was disguised as cooking oil.

PDP crisis could be resolved Tuesday – Metuh

The new NWC of the PDP held its inaugural meeting on Monday.

Atiku indebted to PDP and should be grateful- Presidency

Ahmed Gulak stated this on Monday.

Taraba Assembly adopts resolution empowering Acting Governor

Nine of the 24 member-legislature had formed a quorum. 

Armed men kill 8 in fresh Plateau attacks

The victims were killed in two separate attacks.

Lagos ‘frowns’ at NSCDC’s arrest of residents over oil vandalism

The civil defence has arrested some residents over oil related issues.

PDP Crisis Latest: New faction to open parallel secretariat

Barring any last minutes change in its plan, the new  splinter group that broke out of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday will on Tuesday open a parallel secretariat in the Maitama District of Abuja. Chairman of the faction, Abubakar Kawu Baraje, told PREMIUM TIMES on Monday morning that invitations would be sent out […]

Iconic photographer, Peter Obe, passes on at 81

Iconic photographer, Peter Oyeyemi Obe, who brought the swampy gloom of the Nigerian civil war horror to public reality via his troubling and tense images, has passed on. He was 81, born 28 December 1932. News of Mr. Obe’s passage came mid-day Sunday when his nephew, Taiwo Obe, the renowned editor and promoter of the […]

Jonathan in closed-door meeting with PDP governors

Some of the governors are part of a different PDP faction. President Goodluck Jonathan held a closed-door meeting at the Presidential Villa on Sunday night with 16 Governors of the People Democratic Party (PDP). The meeting is believed to be focussed on the crisis in the PDP that has led to the split of the […]

Obasanjo meets Jonathan, calls for emergency meeting of PDP elders

Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has asked elders of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) to urgently convey a meeting to find a lasting solution to the crisis in the party. Seven state governors and some other leaders of the PDP including former Vice President Atiku Abubakar announced the formation of a separate faction of the PDP; […]

PDP crisis: Jonathan to meet with aggrieved PDP governors

Updated The governors were to meet at Atiku’s home. President Goodluck Jonathan has initiated talks with some aggrieved governors of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, after the governors staged an embarrassing walkout from the party’s special convention on Saturday. Governors Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano), Sule Lamido (Jigawa), Muazu Aliyu ( Niger), Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara) and […]

Expert urges increased funding for HIV/AIDS prevention

Funding of HIV response in Nigeria has been donor-driven. A HIV/AIDS Prevention Specialist, Segun Oyedeji, has called for increased funding of HIV/AIDS prevention programmes by state governments in the country. Mr. Oyedeji, who made the call on Sunday in Calabar in an interview, said that funding was necessary to sustain the interest of donor agencies. […]

Gunmen kill Medical Director, District Head in Bauchi

The attackers ambushed the medical director. Armed men shot and killed the Chief Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre, Azare, in Bauchi State, on Saturday , police said. The Public Relations Officer of the Bauchi State Police Command, Hassan Mohammed, confirmed the development on Sunday. He said the hospital chief, Musa Mohammed,was shot and […]


Nigeria loses N125 billion to foreign medical tourism yearly — NMA

No fewer than 5,000 Nigerians travel to India annually for medical tourism. Nigeria loses some $800 million (about N125 billion) annually to medical tourism, the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, said on Sunday. The National President of the NMA, Osahon Enabulele, made the disclosure in Sokoto at a news conference at the end of the National […]

Patience Jonathan convenes Youth Online Protection Summit

The summit will discuss cyber safety. The First Lady, Patience Jonathan, and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will on Tuesday, September 3 host youth representatives to an Online Protection Summit in Abuja. This is contained in a statement released on Saturday and signed by Ayo Adesugba, a Director of Information in the Presidency. It said the […]

Former Nasarawa governor, others join Atiku-led PDP faction

All entrants to the new faction accuse the PDP leadership of being dictatorial. The Nasarawa state campaign coordinator for the election of the Peoples Democratic Party’s National Chairman, Bamanga Tukur, has abandoned the party for a new faction led by former vice president, Atiku Abubakar. Rayyanu Iliyasu said Mr. Tukur’s leadership style was “dictatorial” and […]

Obasanjo missed PDP convention due to “cold”

The president followed the convention on his TV. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was down with cold weekend and missed the controversial national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Abuja due to the condition, an aide has said. One of Mr. Obasanjo’s aides and loyalists,Tunji Akinosi, told PREMIUM TIMES in Abeokuta on Sunday via […]

Update: Nine Adamawa delegates to PDP convention die in car crash

The accident occurred Sunday morning, and most of the victims were youth members. At least nine members of the Peoples Democratic Party, returning from the party’s special convention in Abuja, have died in a car accident along Abuja-Jos highway. Immediate reports from Kafanchan in Kaduna state said about nine youth were confirmed dead after the […]

Former South African President, Nelson Mandela, discharged from hospital

Former President Nelson Mandela was Sunday morning discharged from the Pretoria hospital where he has been receiving treatment, a statement by the South African presidency has said. Mr. Mandela’s condition however remains critical and unstable, the statement said. “We would like to wish him all the best as he continues his recovery at his Johannesburg […]

EFCC witness withdraws from Gbenga Daniel’s corruption trial over commission’s ‘scandalous’ recruitment

Tunde Oladunjoye cited the EFCC’s ‘scandalous’ recruitment as a reason for his stance.

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PDP Special Convention Results – Metuh, others re-elected

The Peoples Democratic Party has re-elected its sacked spokesperson, Olisa Metuh, along with nine others into the party’s National Working Committee. The party also elected Uche Secondus as its deputy chairman. Other results are as follows: Treasurer- Balance Buhari Deputy Publicity Secretary – Abuldullahi Ibrahim National Organizing Secretary – Mustapha Abubakar Deputy National Legal Adviser […]