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Nigerian Bunmi Awoniyi appointed to superior court in U.S.

California Governor Jerry Brown has appointed Nigerian Bunmi Awoniyi to the Sacramento Superior Court, among the several judicial appointments announced Thursday. Ms. Awoniyi, 48, who lives in Elk Grove, Sacramento, has served as a principal attorney with a family law practice since 1994. She was an adjunct professor at the University of Northern California, Lorenzo […]

Why we postponed election of BOT chairman — PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday said it shelved the election of a new chairman for its Board of Trustees  on Friday to allow for wider consultation. Spokesperson for the party, Olisa Metuh, also said, in a telephone interview with PREMIUM TIMES, that the BOT meeting was also postponed to enable those who interested in […]

Defence Headquarters sacks top commanders over Jaji bombings

The Chief of Defence Staff, Adm. Ola Ibrahim, has ordered the redeployment of AVM  Ibrahim Kure, the Commandant, Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji. Also to be redeployed is Maj.-Gen. M.D. Isa, the Corps Commandant Army Infantry Corps, Jaji. This order is contained in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja by Col. Mohammed Yerima, the Director, […]

Why HIV/AIDS is highest in Benue — Gov Suswam

Gov Gabriel Suswam of Benue on Saturday said that the prevalence of HIV and AIDS in the state was due to unprotected sex. Gov Suswam made this known at the commemoration ceremony of the 2012 World AIDS Day in Makurdi. The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Stephen Lawani, said that new cases of […]

Governor Okorocha’s power-drunk ADC knocks policeman unconscious

The Aide-de-Camp to the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, Omo Gabriel, and two other police officers, on Saturday, allegedly beat up a policeman attached the state government house for delaying in opening the gate for the governor’s convoy, the PUNCH newspaper is reporting this morning. The incident, the paper reported, occurred around 12:30 a.m, when […]

Ex-convict, corrupt politicians grace PDP’s BOT meeting

Former and present leaders of PDP attended the BOT meeting. Advertisement

UPDATED: Athlete, Blessing Okagbare, engaged to ex-Super Eagles Star

The duo got engaged in October.

Okada rider shot by police recuperates in hospital, narrates ordeal

Mr. Atilola was shot while trying to help an emergency worker.

PDP fails to elect new BOT Chairman, postpones meeting

The Peoples Democratic Party has postponed its Board of Trustees, BOT, meeting to December 8. The meeting, earlier scheduled for late Friday evening, was meant to elect a new Chairman for the Board. Sources at the presidential villa, venue of the meeting, say there was a heated argument between members before the postponement. Top among the contenders for […]

Wole Soyinka Investigative Reporters award to hold in Abeokuta

The award ceremony will hold on December 8.

FCT Minister names street after Peruvian

The Minister says the Peruvian, a singer and former Culture Minister in Peru, is “mother of Africa”.

Exclusive: More troubles for Babalakin; judge says he must face trial

Mr. Babalakin’s ploy to get the order barring his arrest and prosecution was blocked by the judge.

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PDP consoles Buhari

Zulaihatu passed away after she put to bed.

Gunmen attack PREMIUM TIMES’ editor-in-chief, Dapo Olorunyomi, snatch car

The robbery incident occurred on Tuesday evening.

Throwback: Senators rebuke colleague for admitting their jumbo pay – Audio

The senators were vexed that one of them admitted that they receive fat salaries. Advertisement

FG to re-open information offices abroad, plans new image management

The Information Ministry intends to partner with international reputation to sell Nigeria to the world.

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Court remands couple in prison for assault on neighbour, theft

the couple will spend 10 days in prison.

Update: Ojukwu reveals new daughter in will, gives Bianca largest share of estate

Ojukwu’s new daughter shocks Bianca

Ojukwu wills estate, moneys to Bianca

The late Nkemba of Nnewi, Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, willed his estate and monies to his widow, Bianca. This was disclosed at an Enugu High Court on Friday when the deceased’s will was read. The late military leader, best remembered as the leader of the Igbo nation during the Biafra war (1967-1970) died at the age of […]

Northern Govs condole with Buhari over daughter’s death

Mr. Buhari’s eldest daughter died on Thursday.

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Frustration as schools reject corps members in Ondo

The state NYSC said they acted on the directive from above.

ASUU renews call for university autonomy

ASUU says there are unnecessary interference in the running of Nigerian Institutions.

Presidency’s N2.2 billion party hall not listed in budget

The proposed banquet hall will breach federal anti-corruption regulation. Advertisement

Dana Airline’s “deceit” painful, victims’ families say

The victims accused Dana of deceiving the public on compensation.

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Call for Sanusi’s sack: CPC accuses labour leaders of hypocrisy

The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) has accused Nigeria’s labour leaders of hypocrisy for criticizing Central Bank Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, who recently called for a downsizing of the bloated public workforce  and scrapping of the local government system. In a presentation at the Annual Capital Market Retreat in Warri, Delta State, on Tuesday, Mr. […]