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Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo berates state governors, lawmakers opposed to local govt autonomy

Former president laments only nine state legislatures have endorsed the bill passed by National Assembly.


Why Nigerians, others fall for fake news – BBC Research

The report focuses on spread of fake news in Nigeria, Kenya and India.

HealthCheck: Is killer ‘Evolution’ drink in circulation in Nigeria?

The claim that the drink contains lethal poison that causes death is yet to be verified.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan

Jonathan, Boss Mustapha, Lai Mohammed, others eulogise late Justice Uche

Other prominent personalities paid tribute to the late judge.

Adesola Amosu

Court to determine final forfeiture of N2.2bn linked to Nigeria’s ex-air force chief

The ex-air force chief is also being prosecuted by the EFCC.

Hope Uzodinma

How PREMIUM TIMES story led to arrest of APC governorship candidate, Uzodinma

Mr Uzodinma, a serving senator, received $12.5 million from Nigerian government for Calabar Ports dredging but failed to deliver the contract.

The Suspect

How Togolese cook killed his Nigerian employer — Police

The suspect fled the crime scene but was later arrested.

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu

Political news that made the headlines last week

Nigeria’s ruling APC lost four of its members in the House of Representatives to other political parties.

2019 Presidential aspirant and former vice president, Abubakar Atiku.

UPDATED: I was searched at Abuja airport — Atiku

The presidential candidate says the incident has further emboldened his resolve to ensure a more hospitable Nigeria for citizens.

Asokoro district hospital

Major health stories in the news last week

The CPC warned Nigerians on the dangers of not parboiling their beans extensively before consumption.

Wale Babalakin

ASUU Strike: Govt’s lead negotiator, Babalakin, speaks on education bank, other concerns

ASUU urged to return to negotiation table.

Nigerian Army officers fighting Boko Haram

Soldiers kill two Boko Haram commanders – Official

The army also names the suspects.

Graves of scores of ‘previously unknown’ Nigerian soldiers found in Myanmar

A Nigerian diplomat visited the graves and is currently documenting his findings.


JAMB to offer scholarships to best-performing foreign nationals

“Scholarship would be available to some foreign nationals who perform exceptionally in the examination,” he said.

GEOFFREY-ONYEAMA [Photo credit:]

Why I didn’t pay my taxes directly to Nigeria — Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama

The nation’s most-senior diplomat responds to a PREMIUM TIMES’ report about income tax certificates submitted by ministers during their confirmation process.

Shake up in Nigerian Army: General leading Boko Haram war, 102 others redeployed

Authorities say the officers were moved to reenergise the army and its ongoing operations.

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole Photo: Oriental Times

Alleged Fraud: Oshiomhole attacks SSS, says agency ‘interfering’

The secret police questioned the ruling party’s chairman over a series of fraudulent dealings during the party’s primaries.

President Muhammadu Buhari

ANALYSIS: Buhari’s Certificate Controversy: Was it necessary?

What is the position of the law on Mr Buhari’s initial inability to present a minimum of a senior secondary school certificate for INEC screening ahead of the 2019 polls.

A person casting his vote used to illustrate the story.

56 political parties ready for 2019 general elections- INEC official

The official urges community leaders to advise their youth against disrupting the elections.


Over 30,000 Cameroonian refugees arrive Nigeria – UN

Violence in Cameroon’s primarily English-speaking north-west and south-west areas has worsened over the past year.

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy Jr and US Ambassador to Nigeria W. Stuart Symington.

What Nigeria must do to achieve economic growth – U.S. Govt

“The next 30 years will be pivotal for Africa as its population is set to double to 2.5 billion by 2050.”

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

Osinbajo replies Reps, denies acting illegally on emergency funds

A Reps committee report indicted the vice president.

Nigerian Senate Chambers

Buhari administration asked us to slash 30 agencies’ budget to fund INEC – Senate

The senate earlier passed the N242, 245, 050,100 supplementary budget on October 16

Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State [Photo: The Guardian Nigeria]

INEC recognises APC Ogun governorship candidate opposed by Gov. Amosun

Reuben Abati is the PDP running mate.

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

Finally, FG inaugurates governing council for Medical and Dental Council

NMA had vowed to sue government if it did not appoint the council by end of September.