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Elections: Police reshuffle commissioners in Adamawa

The Force Headquarters has implemented yet another reshuffling of police commissioners in Adamawa State, barely a week after similar changes were enforced. The new commissioner now expected to supervise election security in the state is Audu Madaki. Mr Madaki replaced Muhammad Mukaddas on Wednesday, PREMIUM TIMES learnt Thursday morning. The…

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Group seeks Buhari’s intervention over 38 ‘unjustly’ dismissed army officers

The Network on Police Reform in Nigeria (NOPRIN) on Wednesday called on Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, to intervene and ensure justice in the case of the 38 senior army officers "wrongly and unlawfully" dismissed in 2016. Okechukwu Nwanguma, the National coordinator of NOPRIN, said at a press conference in Lagos…

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Investors bid N234bn for N150bn bonds offer — DMO

The Debt Management Office (DMO) says the Federal Government’s February bonds received over N234 billion from investors for the N150 billion that was offered. A statement obtained from the DMO website on Wednesday in Abuja said that the auction had three instruments, for five, seven and 10-year tenors. “Total bids…

Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun

Elections: Leave my students out of ‘dirty politics’, Rector begs politicians

John Adekolawole, the Rector of Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun, has appealed to politicians in the state to leave the students of the institutions out of what he described as ‘dirty politics’. Mr Adekolawole made the appeal in a statement signed by the institution’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Sola Lawal, on…

Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official webpage of the Nigerian Army]

Election: PDP advises Buratai not to drag military into politics

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, not to drag the military into politics. The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, gave the advice in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. Mr Ologbondiyan, who is also the Director, Media and Publicity, PDP Presidential…

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Nigeria records 37 new Lassa fever cases as death toll rises

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday confirmed 37 new cases of Lassa fever recorded between February 4 and February 10. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known on Wednesday in a statement in Abuja. Ihekweazu said that from January 1 to February…

Super Sand Eagles Assistant Coach,Chukwuma Agbo

Super Sand Eagles’ Assistant Coach Is Dead

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have confirmed that the Assistant Coach of the country’s Beach Soccer National team, the Super Sand Eagles, Chukwuma Agbo, is dead. Coach Agbo, it was gathered, died early Wednesday morning. The NFF on its official Twitter wrote: “Yet another painful loss! We are sad to…

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Help, my health is deteriorating, Baba Suwe cries out

Veteran actor, Babatunde Omidina, a.k.a. Baba Suwe, has solicited for financial support to enable him seek urgent medical attention. Baba Suwe made the plea on Monday during an interview with popular broadcaster, Kola Olotu, in Ibadan. This is despite claims by Theater Arts and Motions Pictures Producers Association of Nigeria…

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Police confirm kidnap of Nasarawa monarch

The police command in Nasarawa State has confirmed the abduction of Yakubu Dauda, Village Head of Sabon Gida-Barkin Kogi in Lafia Local Government Area by unidentified gunmen. Samaila Usman, the Police Public Relations Officer of the command confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) on Tuesday in…

Bayern vs Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League

UEFA Champions League: Barcelona, Bayern Munich secure away draw

Qualification for the quarterfinal stage of the UEFA Champions League is still very much dicey for the quartet of Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Lyon and Barcelona. The first leg games involving the four teams ended in barren draws on Tuesday night. Liverpool were left frustrated by German champions Bayern Munich at…

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Boko Haram: Monarch advocates Bettter funding for Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army needs better funding than it presently enjoys if the fight against insurgents and armed banditry across the country will be totally won. This is the view expressed by a Yoruba monarch, the Olowu Of Owu-Kuta, Adekunle Makama. Mr Makama while speaking at an interactive session with the…

FIFA mourns late Taiwo Ogunjobi as family picks burial date

The world football governing body, FIFA, has joined in mourning the demise of the former secretary-general of then NFA, Taiwo Ogunjobi, who died on Monday last week. FIFA through its President, Gianni Infantino, in a letter on Tuesday, addressed to President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, paid tribute to…

Abdulrashid Maina

EFCC kicks against judgment on Maina, vows to Appeal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has noted with concern, the judgement of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, in which Justice Folasade Ogunbanjo restrained the commission from declaring the chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abudulrasheed Maina, wanted. The judge also gave an…

Zenith Bank Plc headquarters

Zenith Bank’s gross earnings drops to N630.34 billion in 2018

Zenith International Bank Plc on Tuesday became the first bank to announce its 2018 audited result, declaring a drop in gross earnings. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the bank’s audited result releases by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) showed that its gross earnings dropped to N630.34 billion…

Central bank of Nigeria (CBN)

CBN injects $210 million into foreign exchange market

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has injected $210 million into the various segments of the market to sustain its intervention in the Inter-Bank Foreign Exchange Market. Isaac Okorafor, CBN Director, Corporate Communications, made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. Mr Okorafor said the apex bank offered…

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana

FG protests inhuman treatment of Nigerians, as Ghana deports 723

The Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Michael Abikoye, has protested the inhuman treatment of Nigerians by the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) with the deportation of 723 Nigerians between 2018 and 2019. Mr Abikoye said this at a meeting between him and the Comptroller-General of GIS, Kwame Takyi, in Ghana, with…

Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE)

2018 results: NSE All-Share Index rebounds by 0.67 per cent

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market indices rebounded by 0.67 per cent on Tuesday after reacting to polls shift. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the All-Share Index rose by 216.11 points or 0.67 per cent to close at 32,406.18 against 32,190.07 achieved on Monday due to earnings…

Some sensitive and non-sensitive election materials returned to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Local Government office in Suleja, Niger State, following the shift of Saturday’s (today) presidential and National Assembly elections to Feb. 23. The governorship and house of assembly, FCT area council elections have also been shifted from March 2 to March 9. 01432/16/2/2019/Jones Bamidele/NAN

Kano INEC to commence distribution of sensitive materials Wednesday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kano State says it will commence distribution of sensitive materials across the 44 local government areas of the state on Wednesday. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state Riskuwa Arab-Shehu disclosed this to journalists on Tuesday in Kano. He said the distribution…

FILE PHOTO: Former Army chief General Ishaya Bamaiyi (C) is led out of the courtroom after regaining his freedom of attempted murder charge at the Ikeja High Court in Lagos on April 3, 2008. A Lagos high court has discharged and acquitted General Bamaiyi, former Army Chief during the dictatorial regime of General Sani Abacha, who has been standing trial on four counts of attempted murder since 1999. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Bamaiyi’s proof of source of $8.4 million insufficient, Ajudua tells court

Olalekan Ojo (SAN), counsel to Lagos socialite, Fred Ajudua, has described as insufficient the proof of the source of $8.4 million allegedly defrauded Ishaya Bamaiyi by Mr Ajudua. Mr Ajudua is standing trial before a Lagos High Court in Ikeja for defrauding Mr Bamaiyi of the sum in 2004 while…

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

Elections: INEC chairman, foreign minister to meet diplomats, international organisations

Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama and the chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, will on Wednesday brief Heads of Diplomatic Missions and International Organisations on the conduct of February 23 elections. The ministry’s spokesperson, George Edokpa, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. Mr Edokpa said…

Men of the fire service putting out the fire

Anambra records 30 fire incidents, 10 deaths

The Anambra Fire Service said it recorded no fewer than 30 fire incidents and 10 deaths between January 1 and February 15, 2019. The Chief Fire Officer in the state, Martin Agbili, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Onitsha on Tuesday. Mr Agbili said…

6.56a.m. Corps members setting up at Alajue 2 PU, ward 5, Ede South

2019: Corps members decry discrepancies in INEC’s election allowances

Members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have decried the discrepancies in their training and other allowances for the 2019 elections According to them, there is no uniformity in the allowances being paid corps members for election duties across Nigeria. The corps members were recruited by the Independent National…

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, addressing a stakeholders meeting on 2019 General Elections’ postponement, in Abuja on Saturday (16/2/19). 01462/16/2/2019/Sumaila Ibrahim/BJO/NAN

SSS backs down, cancels summon of top INEC officials

The State Security Service (SSS) has backed down from its summon of top officials of the electoral commission, INEC. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the SSS summoned the head of INEC's operations and logistics department, Okechukwu Ibeanu, and four other officials of the agency. The others asked to appear before the SSS…

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Bird flu hits Plateau, 3,900 birds dead

An outbreak of Bird flu also known as Avian Influenza has hit Plateau State, leading to the killing of at least 3,900 birds. Spak Shaset, the Chief Veterinary Officer of the state told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Jos that the outbreak has affected two farms…

Kaduna State governor, Nasiru El-Rufai at Kajuru. [PHOTO CREDIT: Kaduna State Government]

El- Rufai alleges plan to ‘wipe out’ some Kaduna communities

The Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has alleged a plan to wipe out some communities in the state. Mr El- Rufai made the allegation on Tuesday while briefing State House correspondents after an expanded meeting called by President Muhammadu Buhari. The governor, who was reacting to recent attacks in some…