COVID-19: Coronavirus

EDITORIAL: COVID-19: Calling On Nigeria’s Billionaires and Religious Leaders To Step Up

Delays in raising alert levels only give people false confidence – which prevents them from appropriately practicing social distancing.

SSS Officials

EDITORIAL: Bichi Must Go; Buhari Must Halt Slide Into Despotism

We are greatly concerned that the DSS under the leadership of Yusuf Bichi has repeatedly acted as if it is above the laws of the land.

Godwin Emefiele, Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

EDITORIAL: The flaws in Governor Emefiele’s five-year plan for Central Bank of Nigeria

The CBN’s policy mix does not appear to support the macroeconomic context of its lofty financial systems goals.

Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram account of Sowore]

EDITORIAL: President Buhari must release Sowore Now!

The additional claim that Mr Sowore “insulted” the president would make the whole episode laughable, were the liberty and freedom of speech of a citizen not at stake.

A Daar Communications media truck [photo: Business Post NG]

EDITORIAL: NBC Vs. DAAR Communications: What all parties should do

Overall, the faceoff between NBC and DAAR Communications raises the urgent imperative of reviewing the NBC Act, which was enacted by the military.

Nasir El-Rufai

EDITORIAL: Why El-Rufai’s concept of equal citizenship deserves support

Citizenship is open and inclusive, providing a pathway to belonging to a community by residing in it as a law-abiding member.

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, addressing a stakeholders meeting on 2019 General Elections’ postponement, in Abuja on Saturday (16/2/19). 01462/16/2/2019/Sumaila Ibrahim/BJO/NAN

EDITORIAL: Nigeria Must Stop Harassing Electoral Officials

PREMIUM TIMES calls for support for INEC, to help the body conduct credible elections beginning from Saturday.

Suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

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.”

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Champion Newspapers Limited]

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.

File photo of President Muhammadu Buhari speaking during his visit to Jalingo

Editorial: Mischaracterising the Nigerian Youth Issue

The president needs to learn that foreign trips should not be the occasion to demarket Nigeria.

Bill Gates

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.”

Central bank of Nigeria (CBN)

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.

President Muhammadu Buhari

“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.”

EDITORIAL: President Buhari’s Paradox of Progress

There is no clear roadmap and convincing strategy document to demonstrate that Mr. Buhari knows how to handle the economy.

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.

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.”

EDITORIAL: The menace called ‘Radio Biafra’

The disturbing signals from a radio station in southeast Nigeria called Radio Biafra evoke memories of the tragedy that took place in Rwanda twenty one years ago.

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.

EDITORIAL: The Government Should Halt The Gradual Collapse Of Nigeria Now

Today, Nigeria is confronted with the reality that within its borders, Boko Haram has carved out its warped version of an ‘Islamic Caliphate’, controlling almost thirty towns and counting.

Prof Wole Soyinka

EDITORIAL: Soyinka at 80: Fully Humanized, Totally Disalienated

The Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, who turns 80 today, has garnered a great deal of honour in his active life as a man of letters and a statesman. Since the early 1960s when he stepped into the world of action, writing plays, poems and essays on the order of genius and declaring his forcefully impressive […]