Armed robber hides arms and ammunition in mother’s wardrobe
The parents of the suspect are now in police custody.
Petrol subsidy scandal: Court postpones re-arraignment of Ali’s son, three others
Another delay in the trial of those allegedly involved in the subsidy fraud.
Pastor Okotie debunks remarriage rumours, blames ‘mischief makers’
The Pastor announced the dissolution of his former marriage on August 12.
Fuel scarcity may continue till 2013- NNPC official
Petroleum Industry players want a deregulation of the downstream sector
Ogun demolishes houses, markets for road expansion
Buildings in various area of Abeokuta, Ogun State were demolished on Sunday.
Amosun wades into Ogun Assembly crisis, meets secretly with lawmakers
The lawmakers will resume from their plenary session on Tuesday.
Lagos Task Force causes death of breadwinner, abandons family
The victim was allegedly killed.
Buhari, others approve CPC merger with ACN, ANPP
Nov. 12 (PREMIUM TIMES) — The Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), has ratified the long-expected merger with the opposition Action Congress of Nigeria and the All Nigeria Peoples Party. A highly placed official of the party told PREMIUM TIMES that the decision to merge with other parties was approved […]
Malabu N155bn scandal: UK group seeks tougher EU action on Shell, ENI
Shell and ENI claim they did not know the money was going to Mr. Etete’s Malabu
UNILAG gets new Vice-Chancellor
The National Universities Commission (NUC) on Sunday described the appointment of Prof. Rahamon Bello, as the 11th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, as a welcome development. The Governing Council, at its special meeting held on Nov.10, unanimously adopted the report of the selection board that Mr. Bello be appointed as the new vice-chancellor […]
Orji Kalu lacks pedigree to negotiate with Boko Haram, says PPA
Nov. 11 (PREMIUM TIMES) — National Chairman of a faction of the Progressive Peoples Alliance(PPA), Ken Gbalikuma, has described as “laughable and at the same time vexatious” a statement credited to former Abia State governor, Orji Kalu, that he was ready to dialogue with Boko Haram on behalf of the Jonathan administration. Reacting to a […]
Updated: Lam Adesina, former Oyo governor, dies at 73
The former governor is set for burial on Sunday evening.
Petrol availability and pricing around Nigeria – Premium Times Survey
In the first week of November 2012, after months of fuel scarcity across Nigeria, PREMIUM TIMES conducted a survey to find the true situation of petrol availability and cost in states across the country. Use the interactive map below to find states where petrol is cheapest, most abundant and scarcest. Petrol is scarcest in Port Harcourt, […]
Falae, Fasoranti, lawmakers shun constitutional review congress in Akure
The state lawmakers from the constituencies boycotted the congress.
UN House: Jonathan runs a profligate administration – CPC
The opposition party said the president should have known better.
Orji Kalu offers to replace Buhari in dialogue with Boko Haram
Nov. 11 (PREMIUM TIMES) — A former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, has offered to dialogue with Boko Haram on behalf of the Federal Government. Mr. Kalu made the offer following a purported proposal by the sect requesting a former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, to dialogue with government on its behalf. Mr. Buhari […]
Like ACN, PDP asks court to nullify Mimiko’s election
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate in the just concluded Governorship poll in Ondo State, Olusola Oke has also filed a petition at the Governorship Election petition tribunal in Akure asking it to nullify the reelection of Governor Olusegun Mimiko. This has brought to four the number of political parties that have filed […]
Constitution Review: Participants at consultative fora urge scrapping of immunity clause
Rep Suleiman Kwande (DPP, Plateau) on Saturday expressed delight over the massive turnout for the public congress on the review of the 1999 constitution. Mr. Kwande, who represents Jos North and Bassa Federal Constituency, described the event a “100 per cent success” as it was graced by people from all strata of the society. “I […]
2,000 fake teachers uncovered in Kaduna public schools
Nov. 10 (PREMIUM TIMES) — Gov. Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State said on Saturday that the recent verification exercise by the state government has revealed no fewer than 2,000 teachers with fake certificates employed in public schools. Mr. Yakowa disclosed this at the second National Joint Graduation ceremony of the National Teachers’ Institute in Kaduna. He noted that nearly […]
FG receives N10bn donations to assist flood victims – VP
The Vice President toured the affected areas in a helicopter.
Group warns African governments against ‘blackmail’ of big tobacco companies
The groups urge African countries not to back down on agreed anti-tobacco protocols.