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N22.6bn Entitlements: FG begins payment to ex-Nigeria Airways workers

The federal government has begun the payment of 50 per cent entitlements of ex-workers of the defunct Nigeria Airways who have successfully completed the verification exercise. Godwin Jibodu, chairman, Nigeria Airways Elders Forum, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos. Mr Jibodu said…

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2019: How APC made over N6.9 billion from sale of forms to aspirants

Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) made at least N6.9 billion from the sale of forms for the presidential, governorship, senatorial, and House of Representative aspirants, PREMIUM TIMES can report. The ruling party is yet to declare how much it made in total from sale of forms and is only…

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2019: IPC, EU train Nigerian journalists on covering elections

Ahead of the 2019 general election, the International Press Centre (IPC) held a workshop for journalists on the best media practices in convering the electoral process. The two-day workshop on October 17 and 18 at Tahir Guest Palace Hotel, Kano was organised by IPC in collaboration with EU Support to…

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Shekarau back in court over N900m money laundering charges

The Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Thursday adjourned the case of alleged money laundering against former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau. Mr Shekarau was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside former external affairs minister Aminu Wali and one Mansur Ahmad on a six-count…

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Police arrest NDLEA personnel for allegedly killing man in a raid

The police in Kano have arrested an operative of the National Drugs Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for allegedly killing a middle-aged man during a raid in the Fagge area of Kano metropolis. The command’s Public Relations Officer, Magaji Majiya, confirmed the arrest in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria…

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INTERVIEW: What Nigerian govt must do to end farmers/herders conflict, election violence – Peace Committee

Months before the 2019 election, a pro-peace group; members of the National Working Group on Peace Building and Conflict Resolution, shared their views about Nigeria’s democracy, security crisis and consequences of hate speech in this interview with Evelyn Okakwu. The interview was conducted with the following members of the group:…

EU funds workshop to address inadequate advocacy by Nigerian CSOs

EU funds workshop to address inadequate advocacy by Nigerian CSOs

The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) today commenced a series of trainings to help increase the use of data and improve evidence-based advocacy by Civil Society Organisations. The European Union-funded project which is supported by the British Council and implemented by the PTCIJ is tagged “Workshop on Evidence-Based…

On this July 3, 2018 photo, Atiku Abubakar reviews some documents on his first day at his campaign headquarters in Abuja. (Credits: Atiku Campaign Organisation)

ANALYSIS: How Atiku defeated Saraki, Tambuwal, others to PDP presidential ticket

Gambo Sallau, a career farmer in Kano, was not expecting to vote for any other presidential aspirant except Rabiu Kwankwaso. But in the weeks leading up to the Peoples Democratic Party 2018 National Convention in Port Harcourt, the delegate became increasingly enamoured with the message of Atiku Abubakar campaign. "If…

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NiMet predicts cloudy weather, rainfall, thunderstorms for Wednesday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy weather conditions with prospects of thunderstorms and rainfall activities over some parts of the country on Wednesday. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office (CFO) on Tuesday, predicted cloudy to partly cloudy conditions over the central cities with chances of moderate…

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Kano flood victims cry for help

Victims of recent a flood disaster in Rimin Gado Local Government Area of Kano State have cried out over lack of support from the state and federal government. Some of the victims told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Rimin Gado that they were yet to receive any assistance…

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PDP aspirants protest ‘imposition of candidates’ in Kano

Dozens of aspirants for the House of Representatives and State Assembly on the platform of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have protested the imposition of candidates and violations of electoral guidelines by the electoral panels in Kano State. The aspirants, from the 44 local government areas of the state,…

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Kano PDP rejects governorship primary election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State has rejected the governorship primary election conducted on Monday by the Electoral Committee constituted by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC). The State Chairman of the party, Mas’ud Doguwa, declared the stand of the party while addressing journalists in Kano on Tuesday.…

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23 police officers arrested for extortion, others

The police in Kano have arrested 23 of its officials for alleged extortion, illegal road block and other offences. Others arrested include an official of the Federal Road Safety Corps, 23 from the Kano Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) and 12 from the state special constabulary. The police spokesperson in the…

Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. [PHOTO CREDIT: Pulse.ng]

Kwankwaso justifies choice of in-law as governorship aspirant

A former governor of Kano State and PDP presidential aspirant, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has said he endorsed the candidature of his in-law, Kabir Yusuf, because he was the brain behind the capital projects executed in Kano from 2011-2015. He said most of the infrastructure executed under ministry of works during his…

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Restructuring is Yoruba agenda championed by uninformed Igbos – Tanko Yakasai

An elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai, has described the agitation for restructuring as a Yoruba agenda promoted by uninformed Igbo people. Restructuring is a topical political issue as Nigeria moves towards the next general election, with top politicians and groups demanding it should determine the choice of voters. But the outspoken…

Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara addressing hundreds of constituents in his Abuja home on Tuesday where he accepted their request to recontest his Reps seat. Photo : Speaker's Media Office.

2019: Speaker Dogara picks PDP nomination form

Speaker Yakubu Dogara has picked the nomination form to return to the House of Representatives on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, multiple sources familiar with the development have told PREMIUM TIMES. The speaker picked the form on Wednesday, a day after dozens of his constituents travelled to Abuja…

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje receiving the nomination form from the groups

Kano 2019: Group buys nomination form for Ganduje

A group of associations has purchased the nomination form for the re-election bid of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje in the forthcoming 2019 general election. Under the aegis of One-2-tell-10 association, the group bought the N22.5 million form at the All Progressive Congress headquarters. The presentation of the form was held at…

Ibrahim Shekarau

Shekarau formally announces defection to APC

A former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, has formally defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressive Congress. Mr Shekarau declared his much anticipated defection at a meeting with loyalists held at his Mundubawa avenue residence on Saturday. He said he decided to leave PDP due to…

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Kano 2019: Oshiomhole meets Shekarau, says ‘real progressives reunite, conservatives run away’

The back and forth of former Kano State governor, Ibrahim Shekarau, over his political future came to an end Friday as he hosted All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, and Kano Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, to put finishing touches to his official defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)…

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Jubilation in Abuja market as Osinbajo inaugurates TraderMoni

There was jubilation at Utako market, Abuja, on Thursday as the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, inaugurated the TraderMoni scheme. TraderMoni is a federal governmen initiative aimed at providing two million petty traders across the country with collateral-free loans before the end of the year. The ecstatic traders cheered and hailed…

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2019: Kano APC adopts direct primaries

The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kano State has adopted direct primaries for nominating its candidates for the general elections. Rising from a meeting on Tuesday, the State Executive Committee of the party said the decision will improve the stock of the APC in the 2019 elections as well as…

Northern Muslims still under colonisation – Emir Sanusi

The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi ll, says 60 years after independence, Northern Muslims are still under colonisation. He also said despite Nigeria's independence, the country has refused to recognise the five-century old Islamic system of education. The emir made the statements at a public film screening of the docudrama…

Ado Bayero Royal City Estate, Darmanawa , Kano

Family Homes Fund: Investing to provide homes and jobs

Through International recruitment firm – PriceWaterHouse Coopers, the Family Homes Funds has launched a recruitment campaign to secure top quality capacity to deliver an ambitious. affordable housing programme as a key aspect of the Government’s Social Intervention Programme. By 2023, the Family Homes Funds – a special purpose investment vehicle…

Crowd as Rabiu Kwankwaso declaring to run for President

2019: While Kwankwaso declared in Abuja, hundreds gathered in Kano to denounce him

In what appears a twist of events for ex-Kano governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, while he launched his presidential campaign in Abuja, hundreds of Kano residents who said they were his supporters declared support for the All Progressive Congress (APC). The residents, mostly from the Amalgamated Commercial Motorcycles and Tricycles Owners, Repairers…

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2019: Kwankwaso prevented from using Eagle Square for presidential declaration

Less than 24 hours to the date slated by the former Kano State governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, to declare his presidential bid, authorities have denied him access to Abuja's Eagle Square, proposed venue of the event. PREMIUM TIMES gathered the authorities have also denied the former governor access to the Old…