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Nigerian Airforce expecting 18 aircraft from U.S, Italy

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it would soon take delivery of 12 newly acquired aircraft from the United States as part of renewed efforts to end the insurgency in the Northeast. The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Saddique Abubakar, stated this while inaugurating "Modular Theatre" at the 465 Nigeria…

National Sports Festival: Katsina, Imo, Osun, others absent at opening ceremony

Some states were noticeably absent at the National Stadium, Abuja, during Thursday’s opening ceremony of the 19th National Sports Festival. Top on the list of absentee states was President Muhammadu Buhari’s Katsina State. Interestingly, President Buhari as the grand patron of the national festival was listed to attend Thursday's opening…

At 10:03am pu 004 ward 8 ileogbo Ayedire local govt has 851 registered voters with one Voting point. The PO complained that the card reader doesn't recognized the finger print of the old men and women and they were asked to wash their hands before coming to vote. There are 11 security personnel present at the polling unit and all voters are on queue inside the sun.

2019: Hate speech, violence, voter inducement early warning signs – YIAGA

Ahead of the 2019 general election, the Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) has said violence, hate speech, and voter inducement are indicators of looming challenges during the elections. In its pre-election observation report titled, “How prepared is Nigeria for the 2019 elections?” under Watching The Vote (WTV)…

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Two dead, 14 injured in Kano auto crash

Two people died on Monday morning while 14 others sustained injuries when two vehicles collided at Garo along the ever-busy Kano-Gwarzo road, an official of Federal Road Safety Corps, has said Kabiru Ibrahim, spokesman of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano…

Nigerian Police Marching. [Photo credit: Pulse.ng]

Police promote 239 senior officers, 7981 inspectors

The Police Service Commission (PSC) on Sunday announced promotions for 239 senior police officers and 7,981 inspectors. Two police commissioners have been elevated to the rank of assistant inspectors- general; while 10 assistant police commissioners are now deputy commissioners. Twelve police superintendents were promoted to chief superintendents, and 76 deputy…

2018 Calabar Carnival to host over 30 countries – Official

Gabe Onah, chairman, Calabar Carnival Commission, says the 2018 edition of the carnival will host over 30 countries and 25 states. Mr Onah made the disclosure on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar. He told NAN that the 32-day annual street party which…

Omoyele Sowore addressing newsmen in Daura

Sowore visits Buhari’s hometown, laments lack of infrastructure

The Presidential Candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, has asked Nigerians to vote based on competence and capability and not based on tribe, ethnicity or religion. He made this known when he visited Daura in Katsina State on Sunday as party of the SoworeRufai2019 campaign organizations 100-city tour.…

Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje.

EFCC denies receiving N10mn from Ganduje

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied receiving N10 million donation from the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje. The EFCC Acting Head, Media and Publicity, Tony Orilade, said in Abuja on Tuesday that the story was false and a deliberate attempt to malign the efforts of the commission…

National Industrial Court, Abuja

Court reinstates 894 redeployed health workers, orders refund of deducted salaries

The National Industrial Court on Tuesday in Kano ordered the Kano State government to redeploy the 894 health workers it transferred to other agencies from the Hospital Management Board, and refund their salaries deducted for 27 months. The state government had on September 6, 2016, through the office of the…

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Court reinstates 894 redeployed Kano health workers

The National Industrial Court on Tuesday in Kano ordered the Kano State government to redeploy the 894 health workers it transferred to other agencies from Hospital Management Board, and refund their salaries deducted for 27 months. The state government had on Sept. 6, 2016, through the office of the Head…

Oshiomhole endorses Ganduje for second term

Kano 2019: Oshiomhole ignores bribery scandal, endorses Ganduje for second term

The National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomole, on Sunday, formally endorsed the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, for a second term in office despite an unresolved bribery scandal surrounding him. The governor is facing growing condemnation by Nigerians over viral videos showing him receiving monetary kickbacks…

Emir Sanusi, Edo Governor, others discuss irregular migration at book launch

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, and the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, were some of the dignitaries present at a book launch on irregular migration. At the event on Thursday, Mr Obaseki said irregular migration and human trafficking are a problem of the people of Edo State. The…

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

#GandujeGate: Why we can’t substitute Ganduje as candidate despite bribe video – APC

Amidst the brouhaha still trailing the allegation levelled against Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, of collecting kickbacks from contractors, the All Progressive Congress (APC) said it would not substitute his name for the 2019 election. Also, a high-ranking member of the state chapter of the party claims the dollar bribes…

Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Gandujegate: Nigerians condemn ‘Best Governor’ award to Ganduje amidst corruption allegation

Nigerians on social media have reacted to the award by New Telegraph newspaper to Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje. Mr Ganduje was honoured as Best Governor in 2018 in the areas of health and education by the newspaper. The award came at a time the governor is facing an allegation…

File photo of a female health official tries to drop a polio vaccine into the mouth of a child at Kaiama town, 16 May 2005 in Bayelsa State.

Nigerians advised to be alert as meningitis season begins

Nigerians have been cautioned to stop living in crowded rooms, seek medical advice when down with fever and be more alert to the outbreak of the cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM) in their environment. This advice was given by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). It comes with the announcement of…

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

#Gandujegate: Kano Gov sues Daily Nigerian publisher, demands N3bn

The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has filed a N3 billion lawsuit against Jaafar Jaafar, publisher of Daily Nigerian newspaper for alleged defamation over publications of videos clips showing the governor collecting bribes in hard currency from a contractor. In the writ of summons obtained by PREMIUM TIMES in the…

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Ganduje proposes over N219bn Kano 2019 budget

The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Wednesday,presented a budget estimate of over N219 billion for the 2019 fiscal year before the state assembly. Presenting the estimate, the governor said over N134.06 billion was proposed for capital expenditure while over N85.10 billion was for the recurrent expenditure. According to him,…

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Early morning fire destroys building, shop in Kano

The Kano State Fire service on Wednesday said an early morning fire has razed a building and a shop at Rijiyar Zaki Quarters within Kano metropolis. The spokesperson for the state fire service, Saidu Mohammed, who made the confirmation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in…

Inside details of three-year tax payments presented by Buhari's ministers

Inside details of three-year tax payments presented by Buhari’s ministers – FULL LIST

A PREMIUM TIMES review of the tax papers submitted by ministers during nomination process in 2015 shows how some of them complied with income tax regulations; while others either did not present evidence of compliance or paid whatever they felt was convenient. To be considered for government contracts and appointments…

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Court jails Kano spiritualist, MaiRakumi, 10 years for possession of counterfeit currency

A Federal High Court in Kano has sentenced a popular Kano spiritualist, Abubakar Ishaq, alias Mai-Rakumi, to 10 years in prison for possession of counterfeit currency. The judge, Lewis Allagoa, convicted Mr Ishaq of the two-count charge. The convict was arraigned before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes…

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How I was almost stoned to death in Kaduna crisis — Female journalist

Temitope Mustapha, a news editor with the Voice of Nigeria (VON), has recounted how she was almost stoned to death during last month's religious crisis in Kaduna State. In a lengthy post shared on her Facebook page on Tuesday, the journalist narrated how she fell into coma under a hail…

Femi Falana

492 Shiites killed by Nigerian govt in four years — Falana

The lawyer and rights activist, Femi Falana, on Monday said over 492 member of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, have been killed extra-judicially by the Nigerian Army and the Police between 2014 and 2018. Mr Falana urged the National Human Rights Commission to investigate the killings. Members of the Shi'a…

Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Bribe Video: Kano Assembly summons Gov. Ganduje

The investigative committee set up by the Kano State House of Assembly to investigate video clips showing Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje receiving bribe, has summoned the governor to appear before it on Friday. Daily Nigerian, an online newspaper, published the video clips. Mujtafah Adamu, the secretary of the seven-man ad-hoc Committee,…

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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…

APC National Secretariat in Abuja

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…