COVID-19: Nigeria won’t suspend hydroxychloroquine trial — NAFDAC

The announcement comes a day after the WHO announced a temporary suspension of hydroxychloroquine trials.

Nigeria Governor's Forum meeting [PHOTO CREDIT:]

Governors meet on Wednesday over financial autonomy for states’ judiciary, legislature

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, signed into law, an Executive Order, granting financial autonomy to the legislative and the judicial arms in the 36 states.

Edwin Clark

Buhari felicitates with Edwin Clark at 93

Mr Buhari gave glory to God for the gift of long life and sound mind bestowed on Mr Clark.

Tony Elumelu

Global leaders discuss how Africa can achieve post-COVID-19 economic recovery

The leaders spoke at the second UBA African Day Conversations on the theme, “Growth, Jobs, and Sustainable Development Amidst a Global Pandemic.”

AfDB Probe: How Ethics Committee cleared Adesina

On May 5, the Ethics Committee of the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) declared the president of the bank, Akinwunmi Adesina, innocent of corruption allegations raised by some whistleblowers within the bank. The committee, headed by Takuji Yano, the institution’s Japan Executive Director, described the 16-count allegations against Mr Adesina, who […]

Akinwumi Adesina, the President of African Development Bank (AfDB)

AfDB Probe: How Ethics Committee cleared Adesina

PREMIUM TIMES has exclusively obtained the report of the ethics committee, and the articles it relied on to reach its conclusion.

Every 40 seconds, someone, somewhere in the world, dies by suicide. On World #MentalHealth Day, @WHO is calling for 40 seconds of action to prevent suicide.

How African countries’ anti-suicide laws support the opposite

African countries average 10 male suicides per 100,000 per year.

President Muhammadu Buhari

Peace vital for sustainable development in Africa – Buhari

Mr Buhari stressed the need for African leaders to ensure that every effort is made to ensure the success of silencing the guns on the continent.

NAF locally fabricated ventilator ready for use - Air Chief

Coronavirus: Ventilator fabricated by NAF ready for use – Official

Mr Abubakar said the ventilators were jointly fabricated by the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and NAF.

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson

British govt eases coronavirus measures in England

The prime minister had already announced on Sunday that schools in England would be opened again for certain classes from June.

Workers on the Dangote Refinery site during Covid-19 lockdown

INVESTIGATION: Officials indifferent as Dangote refinery violated lockdown rules

With an estimated US$12 billion already invested, and the failure to meet its 2019 completion deadline, there is a race against time to bring the refinery on stream

World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus at the coronavirus press conference in Geneva

WHO fears ‘silent’ virus epidemic unless Africa prioritises testing

“My first point for Africa, my first concern, is that a lack of testing is leading to a silent epidemic in Africa.”

Niger Bridge

COVID-19: Anambra, Delta hold talks to check movement on Niger Bridge

Mr Adinuba was commenting on the barricade built on the orders of Governor Willie Obiano at the Asaba-end of the bridge.

Infographics showing the number of cases of coronavirus in Nigeria as at 25th May,2020

Coronavirus: Nigeria records 229 new cases, seven deaths

The country has now confirmed over 8,000 cases of the deadly virus.


COVID-19: How we plan to conduct Ondo, Edo polls — INEC

INEC says it will align with the guidelines issued by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, and NCDC.

WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus [Photo:]

COVID-19: WHO suspends trial of hydroxychloroquine over safety concerns

WHO also said this decision only applies to the use of the hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine in COVID-19 patients.

NSIA Managind Director, Mr. Uche Orji (Photo Credit: Ezekiel Oyero)

Lawyer asks court to declare NSIA illegal

Johnmary Jideobi is challenging the legality of NSIA to receive, manage and invest some of the Federation Account funds

Mr Kufre Carter

Amnesty International, others ask Akwa Ibom govt, SSS to release detained journalist

The SSS has commented on its arrest of the journalist.

Lagos market [Photo Credit:]

Nigeria’s economy grew in first quarter 2020 amidst global crisis

The rate of growth however was the slowest in more than a year.

NNPC Towers: P&ID and the Petroleum ministry signed the contract here

NNPC has 6,621 staff strength – Report

NNPC says it has 13 divisions/Strategic Business Units nationwide.

Green pastures in Navrongo - Albert's father's farmland

Coronavirus: West African farmers count losses, fear for worse – Report

The farmers say the response to the pandemic has affected everybody because all activities have slowed down

Baskets of tomatoes [Photo: Daily Post]

Traders report tomato shortage as pest reappears in Kano

Tuta Absoluta, also known as Tomato Leafminer or Tomato Ebola, was first recorded in Nigeria in 2015 but has reappeared and ravaging farms across Nigeria

Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank

Inside AfDB ‘whistleblower’ allegations against Akinwumi Adesina

Mr Adesina denies wrongdoing and the Bank’s ethics committee sides with him.

Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigerian foreign minister says South Africa must act decisively.

COVID-19: Nigeria evacuates 69 nationals from Lebanon

An official said the evacuees were made up of 50 trafficked young women and 19 others.

Sample coronavirus test [PHOTO: Euronews]

Coronavirus: Human trial of vaccine shows promising results in China

The early-stage trial was conducted by researchers at several laboratories and included 108 participants aged 18 to 60.