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Senate’s Deputy Minority Whip, Biodun Olujimi. [Photo credit: TheCable]

Biodun Olujimi sworn in as senator

The swearing in was done by the Clerk of the Senate, Nelson Ayewoh, at the start of plenary.

Senate in plenary

Senate expresses concern over child trafficking

State governments were advised to take proactive measures to protect children.

Senate in Plenary

Senate re-introduces bill to establish South East Development Commission

The bill, which scaled first reading on the floor, was passed by the 8th Senate but failed to receive presidential assent.


TRENDING: #ShameOnNTA: Nigerians slam poor NTA coverage of Super Eagles match

With the hashtag #ShameOnNTA, fans vented their displeasure at Africa’s supposed biggest TV Network.

Senate in Plenary

Senate stands down bill on inauguration of National Assembly

The senators say the bill is in conflict with the provisions of the Constitution.

Google Headquarters [Photo Credit: Android Headlines]

Google to offer checking accounts for consumers – WSJ

The project, named Cache, will have accounts by Citigroup Inc and a credit union at Stanford University.


Court orders convict to sweep court premises for stealing wrappers

The convict pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal trespass and theft.

Court symbol

Wife drags alleged rapist to court, seeks divorce

The housewife said she could no longer respect her husband

Nigeria Police Force

Police Commission deploys 45 monitors for Kogi, Bayelsa elections

The governorship elections hold on November 16.

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan

Political party opposes new ‘hate speech’ bill

Action Democratic Party (ADP) calls on the NASS to drop the social media regulation bill.

Air India (Photo Credit: Bhubaneswar Buzz)

Rat holds up flight in India for 12 hours

Rats on planes are reported occasionally and are thought to enter the aircraft most frequently through catering deliveries.

Drugs used to illustrate the story.

6.5m Nigerian women now use modern contraceptives — Report

The report estimates that as a result of the increased use in the country, over 2.3 million unintended pregnancies have been prevented.

EFCC Operatives used to illustrate the story.

Counsel accuses EFCC of withholding evidence in alleged N170 million contract fraud

The counsel to the petitioner wrote to the EFCC to raise concerns.

National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members used to illustrate the story.

NYSC Director-General speaks on skirt for trouser controversy

“For the avoidance of doubt, the scheme has maintained one dress code since May 22, 1973 when it was established.”

SSS officers used to illustrate the story.

SSS arrests university worker, others for alleged kidnap

The governor said the three children, including a set of twins were sold in Anambra.


Travel agent sues NAHCON chairman over tenure elongation

Also joined in the suit is the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami.

NMA official advocates establishment of Tertiary Health Trust Fund

He also urged the government to consider channelling recovered looted funds into the health sector to improve its operations.

Nigeria's Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo. [PHOTO CREDIT: Osinbajo's official twitter account]

Osinbajo inaugurates wagon assembly plant in Ogun

The inauguration followed an agreement signed in March 2018 by the federal government with the Chinese rail contractor, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), for the establishment of the plant.

The UN health agency warned that tobacco’s killer toxins also wreak havoc on the environment. [Photo:]

Tobacco-control advocates laud ILO’s severance of ties with Big Tobacco

The agency endorsed an integrated strategy to address decent work deficits in the tobacco sector, which will be implemented free from tobacco industry money.

Lagos sea port usef to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

How to decongest Lagos ports – Shipping Institute

The official says apart from oil, over 80 per cent of cargoes coming to Nigeria are now containerised


Man jailed 20 years for raping 12-year-old

The rapist denied the charges but was found guilty by the court.

The award presentation

Nigerian initiative wins Council of Europe’s Democracy Innovation Award

The Council of Europe’s Democracy Innovation Award is given by the Secretary-General each year.

Editor-in-Chief, Premium Times Musikilu Mojeed

Investigative Journalism not all about naming, shaming corrupt officials – Editor

“People always think that investigative journalism is about just exposing, and shaming public officials. That is not what journalism is all about.”

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan

Senate urges police to investigate Onitsha tanker accidents

The Senate resolves to send a delegation to visit and commiserate with the victims.

Abdulrasheed Maina

Alleged N100bn Fraud: Court reserves ruling in Maina’s bail application

The attributed the reason to the heavy workload in the court.