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PSG T. Meunier celebrates after scoring against Real Madrid (Photo Credit: Reuters on Google)

UCL Round-Up: PSG thrash Real Madrid, Man City and Bayern win big

PSG showed class on Wednesday as they thumped Real Madrid 3-0 to get their UEFA Champions League campaign off to a flying start and go top in Group A after the first set of games. Despite missing Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, the Paris-based club showed they have enough firepower as…

Nigerians returning from South Africa

Another 319 Nigerians return from South Africa

A second batch of 319 Nigerians returned from South Africa on Wednesday evening. The returnees arrived on an Air Peace flight at the Murtala Muhammed International airport, Lagos, at about 7:21 p.m. Details of the flight were contained in a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The latest returnees…

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Diseases: Group urges Nigerian govt to implement comprehensive healthcare

The Nigerian government needs to implement a comprehensive health intervention that addresses all cases of communicable and noncommunicable diseases in the country, rather than focus on a selected few. The Nigeria Implementation Science Alliance (NISA) made this call on Tuesday at its 2019 conference in Abuja. The Chief Executive Officer…

Gabriel Aduda

Nigerian govt cautions against mishandling of hazardous chemicals

The Federal Government has cautioned producers, marketers, transporters, stores and users of chemicals, especially scheduled or hazardous chemicals against unlawful use and access by non-state actors or unauthorised persons. Mr Gabriel Aduda, the Permanent Secretary, Political and Economic Affairs in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the…

Winnifred Oyo-Ita

Buhari sacks Head of Service, Oyo-Ita

STABILIZATION OF THE FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Mrs. Folashade Yemi-Esan as the Acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation with immediate effect. Dr. Mrs. Yemi-Esan, who is the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources takes over from Mrs. Winifred Ekanem…

Yobe State Governor, Mai-Mala Buni

Governor Buni: Why we organised Yobe Agric summit

The Yobe agricultural summit is aimed at moving 70 per cent of the farming population from subsistence to commercial agricultural practice, Governor Mai-Mala Buni has said. On Monday the governor declared open a week-long agricultural summit that had Nigeria’s major players in the agricultural sector in attendance. Speaking Monday in…

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

Nigeria approves three new ‘Payment Service Banks’

The Central Bank of Nigeria on Wednesday granted approvals-in-principle (AIP) to three new Payment Service Banks (PSBs) in the country. The CBN spokesperson, Isaac Okorafor, said the new institutions, issued approvals in principle to operate as Payment Service Banks, are Hope PSB, Money Master PSB and 9PSB. Mr Okorafor said,…

Some of the RevolutionNow activists in Abuja

#RevolutionNow members protest despite police siege, demand Sowore’s release

Members of the Coalition for Revolution on Wednesday held a rally in Lagos to demand the release of members of the movement despite a crackdown on the movement by the Nigerian police. In the early hours of the day, at least 25 armed police officers were at the national secretariat…

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Student stabs lover to death over N2500

Tragedy struck at the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, on Tuesday night with the gruesome murder of a student by his girlfriend after a brawl between the two over money to make hair. Bukola Odeyemi, a female student of the institution, attacked her boyfriend, identified as John Iju, at the…

Akwa Ibom governor, Udom Emmanuel

Akwa Ibom govt frees journalist after spending two nights in jail

Mary Ekere, the journalist who was thrown into jail by the Akwa Ibom government for taking photos of task force officials, has been set free. Ms Ekere, who reports for The Post, a local newspaper in Akwa Ibom, was assaulted and arrested on Monday in Uyo while taking photos of…

MTN Nigeria office

MTN plans to raise N100 billion from commercial paper

There are strong indications that MTN Nigeria is planning to raise N100 billion through Commercial Paper (CP). Although the telco giant is yet to officially announce the plan, an official suggested on Tuesday that the firm would issue the commercial paper through the Nigerian Stock Exchange shortly. Reacting to reports…

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India bans e-cigarettes

India has banned e-cigarettes because they endanger the health of youths in the country, the Federal Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, said on Wednesday. “The federal cabinet has approved an ordinance to ban production, manufacture, import, export, transport, distribution, sales, storage and advertisement of e-cigarettes,’’ Mr Sitharaman said. The ban includes…

Majek Fashek

Femi Otedola foots Majek Fashek’s hospital bills

Billionaire businessman Femi Otedola has taken up the medical expenses of ailing veteran Reggae musician, Majek Fashek. Majek's manager, Uzoma Omenka, confirmed this to PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday. Mr Omenka said the businessman has decided to foot all the medical bills for the reggae music icon who has been admitted…

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NDLEA arrests 25 drug suspects, seizes 166.95 kg of hard drugs in Adamawa

The Adamawa Command of the National Drugs Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 25 suspected drug dealers and seized 166.95 kilogrammes of illicit drugs in the state in the last three weeks. The NDLEA State Commander, Yakubu Kibo, made this known in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria…

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Task Force arrests 71 suspected miscreants in Oshodi

Operatives of the Lagos State Task Force have arrested 71 suspected miscreants around railway-line in Oshodi, as part of efforts to rid the state of all criminal elements, especially those operating at notorious black spots. The Chairman of the agency, Olayinka Egbeyemi, made this known in Lagos on Wednesday. Mr…

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Flood hinders access to schools in Jigawa

A flood caused by days of incessant rain has submerged roads leading to four schools in Auyo Local Government Area of Jigawa State. Ibrahim Dauda, the Education Secretary in the area, disclosed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Auyo on Wednesday. Mr Dauda said the schools included Unik-Babba…

The Constitutional Court ruled that it is illegal to spank children

Spanking children unconstitutional, South African court rules

By Andre van WykThe Constitutional Court has upheld a South Gauteng High Court ruling in 2017 to eliminate the common-law defence of reasonable chastisement when spanking a child, TimesLive reports. The court said that there are effective ways to discipline a child without needing to resort to corporal punishment. The…

One of the two fully loaded police van stationed opposite civic media lab office where Sahara Reporters is popularly assumed to be domiciled at ikeja GRA

Armed policemen lay siege to Sahara Reporters, CDHR offices

Armed police officers on Wednesday laid siege to the offices of Sahara Reporters and CDHR in Ikeja, Lagos. The siege is believed to be to prevent a protest from being held in the area. A PREMIUM TIMES reporter at the scenes said the heavily-armed police officers prevented anyone from entering…

Headies

Headies: Organisers reveal date for 2019 edition, call for entries

The organisers of the Headies (originally called the Hip Hop World Awards) have announced that the 2019 edition will hold on October 19 in Lagos. They also said they are ready to receive entries for the 13th edition themed ‘The Power of A Dream’. According to the organizers, only musical…

Valencia celebrates after scoring against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge (Photo Credit: Reuters on Google)ro

UCL Round-Up: Chelsea suffer home defeat, Dortmund hold Barcelona

The group phase of the UEFA Champions League got off to a thrilling start on Tuesday with a handful of shocking results including a home loss suffered by Chelsea against Valencia. Frank Lampard's men were the talk of town last weekend in the Premier League but on the bigger stage…

Godwin Emefiele, CBN Governor

CBN imposes additional charges on transactions on individual bank accounts

Effective Wednesday, September 18, cash deposits and withdrawals from individual bank accounts are to attract additional charges, the Central Bank of Nigeria said on Tuesday. In a circular to all deposit money bank (DMBs), the Director, Payments System Management Department at the CBN, Sam Okojere, said henceforth 3 per cent…

Embattled Nigerian Army major general, Hakeem Otiki at the Nigerian Army court martial (Photo Credit: Signature TV)

Dirty fight to be Nigeria’s army chief triggered theft of ‘billions’ by soldiers – General

A military court-martial for the troubled Nigerian Army major-general, Hakeem Otiki, opened on a very personal note in Abuja on Tuesday, with the defence team labouring to cast the case as springing from a protracted resentment rather than merely another manifestation of endemic corruption in the military. The defence argued…

Toyin-Aimakhu

Why we can’t settle Toyin Abraham, Lizzy Anjorin feud – Mr Latin

The President of the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), Bolaji Amusan aka Mr Latin, has reacted to the recent Instagram outbursts between his colleagues, Toyin Abraham and Lizzy Anjorin. On Monday, lawyers representing Toyin wrote Lizzy demanding a public apology from her for accusing the former…

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PHOTOS: Tiwa Savage promotes new single under Obalende Bridge

Ahead of her album release slated for 2020, pop diva, Tiwa Savage, on Tuesday promoted her latest single '49-99' under the popular Obalende bridge in Lagos. The single and video is her first official single since she was signed on to Universal Music Group in May. Despite the heavy downpour,…

Three things I’ll focus on as UNGA President – Muhammad-Bande

The President of the United Nations General Assembly, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, has revealed that poverty eradication, quality education, and inclusion are his main priorities. He said this in an interview with UN News. He stressed that education "equalises everything and everyone." He also related the connections between education and employment, equality…