Prominent senators, governors who lost out in Senate race
Based on INEC’s official result, some of the strong pillars in the eight Assembly have been rejected by their constituencies.
EDITORIAL: Nigeria Must Stop Harassing Electoral Officials
PREMIUM TIMES calls for support for INEC, to help the body conduct credible elections beginning from Saturday.
EDITORIAL: Onnoghen: Time to halt Nigeria’s slide to anarchy
“We call on President Buhari to reverse his suspension of the CJN and to stand aside for the due process of law to apply on Mr Onnoghen’s alleged infractions.”
EDITORIAL: Buhari must act now to end the sordid affair at NHIS
President Buhari must abandon his usual silence on matters of national import and restore sanity in this critical health scheme.
Editorial: Mischaracterising the Nigerian Youth Issue
The president needs to learn that foreign trips should not be the occasion to demarket Nigeria.
EDITORIAL: When Bill Came Calling, and Spoke Startling Truth to Power
“From the point of view of the quality of life, much of Nigeria still looks like a low-income country.”
EDITORIAL: The Central Bank and Mismanagement of the Nigerian Economy
PREMIUM TIMES is more worried by the effects of the CBN’s policies on domestic lending conditions.
“Nigeria’s unity is settled and not negotiable” – Buhari
Mr. Buhari said his government would not “allow irresponsible elements.”
EDITORIAL: Time to address Biafran, other agitations
“Lasting solutions should be devised to contain all the fears and agitations of the different groups in the country.”
EDITORIAL: Building the Critical Mass for the National Anti-Corruption Strategy
“Do the leaders of the Buhari administration really believe in the vision set out in the document?”
EDITORIAL: How Buhari Helped Nigeria Into Recession and How He Can Take Us Out Of It
“President Buhari’s government and economic team, as presently constituted, are not optimally equipped for the fundamental tasks ahead.”
OBITUARY: Muhammad Ali: The Greatest and The Last (1942-2016), By Olu Jacob
George Foreman: “He meant so much to so many people that he will never die really.”
EDITORIAL: Buhari, African leaders and the looming conflict over Zanzibar’s disputed election
“We should not wait till the deed is done, as in Burundi, before sending out fire fighters.”
EDITORIAL: Why Nigeria Should Not Join The Saudi Arabia Islamic Military Alliance
Nigeria must not allow herself to be turned into a battleground for religious proxy wars.
EDITORIAL: The 2016 Budget, the Naira, the CBN, and National Priorities
The 2016 appropriation bill raises enough questions to make us worry about the likelihood of its successful implementation.
Attempts to muzzle Nigeria’s social media, By Mausi Segun
Nigeria should be moving to decriminalize defamation, not creating new similar crimes.
EDITORIAL: The Challenges Before Buhari’s Ministers
“With the present ‘dream team’ of President Buhari it seems about time for Nigeria to return to a national strategic vision.”
Clark, the father, Jonathan, the son, By Reuben Abati
“Chief E.K. Clark says Jonathan was a weak President. At what point did he come to that realization?”
EDITORIAL: Nigeria Elections: Halt The Senseless Violence Now!
The two leading presidential candidates, Buhari and Jonathan, must reign in their attack dogs. They should publicly rebuke and dissociate themselves from any supporter who uses vile language.
Unity Colleges under attack, By Garba Shehu
Without meaning to justify low marks…, it is equally a fact … that the chap in Yobe, where the western system of education is still being resisted by illiterate parents …. will find it hard to be on an even keel with the candidate in Osun where this system had existed for at least 50 years..
The good, the bad and the ugly of 2014, By Dele Agekameh
“The irony of this austerity regime is that while the poor man is often requested to tighten his belt, the rich are not wearing any at all, as their waists have doubled and even tripled in size over the years”
Voter Suppression through Permanent Voter’s Card, By Bamidele Adémólá-Olátéjú
“The PVC by its cumbersome rollout seemed designed to preventing more people from participating in democracy”.