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Naomi Osaka

Osaka bashes through to Australian Open 3rd round

U.S. Open champion, Naomi Osaka, eased through to the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday with a dominant 6-2 6-4 win over unseeded Slovenian Tamara Zidansek. The Japanese number one took a tablet from a trainer when leading 2-1 in the second set and then dropped serve to…

Oil ship

Oil prices slip as U.S. crude output nears 12 million bpd

Oil prices fell on Thursday as U.S. crude production neared an unprecedented 12 million barrels per day (bpd) just as worries about weakening demand emerge. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures CLc1 were at $51.92 per barrel at 0752 GMT, down 39 cents, or 0.8 per cent, from their…

Lassa fever

Nigerian soldier dies of Lassa fever

A Nigerian soldier has been confirmed dead, possibly from Lassa fever. According to the army, the soldier was attached to 3 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maxwell Khobe Cantonment, Rukuba Barrack, Jos. The spokesperson of the division, Ikechukwu Stephen, confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday, saying the deceased…

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Town Hall meeting

Buhari parries question on conceding defeat in election

President Muhammadu Buhari was uncategorical when asked on Wednesday night whether he would concede defeat if he fails to score majority votes at next month's presidential election. Asked whether be would congratulate his challenger by host Kadaria Ahmed at a town hall that aired live on NTA Wednesday night, the…

FILE PHOTO: Cross-section of Governors, during the National Economic Council Meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday (16/08/18). 04342/16/8/2018/Sumaila Ibrahim/JAU/NAN

Minimum Wage: Lack of quorum halts governors meeting

The meeting of Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) expected to discuss the issue of a new national minimum wage for Nigerian workers failed to hold Wednesday due to lack of quorum. Only five out of the 36 governors turned up for the meeting Wednesday evening at the NGF secretariat in Abuja.…

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Town Hall meeting

I’m physically fit to rule Nigeria again — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said he has the physical rigour to lead Nigeria for another four years. The president said his recent appearances at campaign stomps are enough testament to his agility. He spoke Wednesday night at a town hall organised by journalist Kadaria Ahmed on NTA. Mr Buhari said…

Governor Udom Emmanuel during the launch of his campaign manifesto on Wednesday in Uyo

Why I won’t complete projects initiated by Akpabio – Gov Emmanuel

The Akwa Ibom governor, Udom Emmanuel, launched his campaign manifesto on Wednesday in Uyo before a crowd of supporters at the city’s township stadium. The event which had in attendance the governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, was televised live on the Africa Independent Television (AIT). It was also streamed…

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Town Hall meeting

Faced with question on Ganduje bribe videos, Buhari declines comments

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday that he could not speak about the bribery allegations against Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. Mr Buhari, at a town hall appearance on Wednesday night, said Mr Ganduje's matter has become a subject of judicial and legislative proceedings, and speaking about it on air…

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Town Hall meeting

Corruption fight not one-sided – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is seeking re-election in the 2019 presidential election to consolidate on his achievements in the fight against corruption, insecurity and to ensure economic development. Mr Buhari made this known at a town hall meeting tagged ‘The Candidates’ organised by the MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with…

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu. [PHOTO CREDIT: News Digest]

Exams for Nigerian govt scholarships holds Thursday

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has said the qualifying examination for the award of federal scholarships will hold on Thursday, January 17. The scholarships include those into Nigerian public tertiary institutions, the Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) scholarship obtainable overseas, and the Sustainable Development Goals’ Scholarship for females. Mr Adamu…

Ibrahim Dankwambo

Presidential panel to summon Dakwambo over death of cook

The Presidential Investigation Panel on the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has resolved to summon Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe over the death of one of his personal aides. Tony Ojukwu, chairman of the panel disclosed at its sitting on Wednesday in Maitama, Abuja. This was in relation to a petition…

2019: Sultan urges religious leaders to maintain neutrality

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Wednesday in Abuja urged religious leaders to maintain neutrality before, during and after the forthcoming general elections. Mr Abubakar gave the advice at the 2nd General Assembly of the Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace (IDFP), with the theme, ‘‘General Elections and National…

President Muhammadu Buhari at a rally in Kogi

Buhari seeks re-election to continue “the good work he started in 2015′

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday appealed to Nigerians to re-elect him in the February 16 presidential poll so he can continue with ''the good work he started in 2015''. Mr Buhari who made the plea in Lokoja while addressing a rally of party faithful and supporters said all other candidates…

Ekiti state on map. [Photo credit: Wikipedia]

Ekiti monarch dies five days after losing 15 residents in accident

The traditional ruler of Iworoko Ekiti in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of Ekiti, Oluwafemi Adejana, is dead. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the monarch died in the early hours of Wednesday, five days after losing 15 residents in an auto-crash which occurred in the town on Saturday.…

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Facebook announces measures to check fake news in Nigeria’s elections

In order to curb the spread of fake news during the forthcoming general elections in Nigeria, Facebook has said only advertisers located in Nigeria would be allowed to run political advertisements on the social media site, says a news report published by Reuters. It has become an unwholesome practice, globally,…

New Police IG promises ‘highest possible level of professional leadership’

The acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has warned officers and men of the force to abstain from unethical conducts capable of tarnishing the image of the force. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Adamu was on Tuesday appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as acting IGP…

Walter-Onnoghen

Buhari didn’t know about CJN Onnoghen’s planned arraignment early — Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says he is feeling sad over the trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, on allegations of false and non-asset declarations. The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) had scheduled January 14 for the arraignment of the CJN. However, the process was stalled as…

Atiku Abubakar [Photo: THISDAYLIVE]

Contract Fraud: Atiku asks anti-graft agencies to probe border agency

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices & Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC), to investigate the abuse of procurement laws by the Border Communities Development Agency (BDCA). Mr Abubakar, in a…

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Police shortlist over 300,000 for recruitment as constables (SEE BREAKDOWN BY STATES)

The Police Service Commission has released the list of shortlisted candidates for recruitment as police constables. In a statement Wednesday, the police commission said it received 315,032 as of last Friday. The list consists 271,068 males and 43,785 females. The list sent by the commission shows a statewide breakdown of…

Police Spokesperson, Frank Mba (Photo Credit: The Guardian Newspaper)

New Police IG sacks force’s spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood; appoints replacement

The acting Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, has appointed a new spokesman for the Nigeria Police Force. He is Frank Mba, an Assistant Commissioner of Police. He takes over from Moshood Jimoh, an acting Deputy Commissioner of Police who has been redeployed to 'other national assignment'. Until his appointment,…

Nigerian senate chambers

Legislative business must continue despite elections, Saraki tells senators

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has charged his colleagues to be focused on legislative business despite activities of the election season, even as he called for restraint in the use of power. In his welcome back speech on Wednesday after the end of the year recess, Mr Saraki reminded the lawmakers…

Paris Jackson (Photo Credit: Entertainment Tonight)

Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris checks into rehab

Paris, the daughter of late American pop star, Michael Jackson has checked into a rehabilitation facility to get help regarding her emotional health. According to the magazine, PEOPLE, the 20-year-old decided that she needed to take some time off the scene in order “to reboot, realign and prioritise her physical…

The damaged billboard in Abakaliki

Governor, federal lawmaker bicker over destruction of Atiku’s campaign billboard

The Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi, has accused members of a group supporting the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, in the state of destroying a billboard they installed to draw attention to the group. Some hoodlums on Friday attacked the campaign office of the support…

First storey building in Nigeria, Badagry, Lagos (Photo Credit: Legit.ng)

Nigeria’s first storey building records 13,609 visitors

The first storey building in Nigeria located in Badagry, Lagos State, recorded 13,609 visitors in 2018, Hodonu Daniel, the officer in charge of the building, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday. Mr Daniel said the number of tourists that visited the 172-year-old structure was higher than the…

Adesola Amosu

Court orders final forfeiture of ex-air chief Amosu’s N2.7 billion to Nigerian government

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court Wednesday ordered the final forfeiture of N2.7 billion recovered from former Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosu, to the Federal Government of Nigeria. Mojisola Olatoregun, the judge, made the order following application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in…