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Venus Williams V Jelena Ostapenko

Ostapenko, Venus fall on Day 1 at French Open

Venus Williams and defending champions, Jelena Ostapenko were beaten on Day 1 of the 2018 French Open. Ostapenko’s reign ended in the first round from an unexpected defeat by Kateryna Kozlova 7-5 6-3. But this was not a fluke as Kozlova had beaten Ostapenko in their two previous meetings, even…

Germany set to introduce new rules for organ donation

Germany is set to introduce new rules for organ donation, following record-low number of donors. The German Foundation for Organ Transplants (DSO) reports that only 797 people donated their organs in 2017, the lowest number in 20 years. Experts have now called for Germany to consider making people automatic organ…

Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron guides Cavs into another NBA finals

It was always going to be LeBron James and so it was in Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals when he poured in 35 points, 12 in the fourth quarter to squeeze the Cleveland Cavaliers past a dogged Boston Celtics team. The Celtics had not lost any game…

Illustration: Two generals fighting over stolen money

INVESTIGATION: How Nigerian generals clashed over billions meant for military equipment

CONTINUING FROM PART 3 The National Security Adviser, Andrew Azazi, was visiting some friends and government colleagues in Abuja that night in early 2012. He was shocked to learn from one of his hosts that his Nigerian Defence Academy classmate and a junior colleague had dropped his name in a…

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FRSC commences recruitment across Nigeria

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has commenced recruitment process as approved by the Federal Government of Nigeria, the Corps said in a statement on Monday. Bisi Kazeem, the FRSC spokesperson, said an online portal has been opened to receive applications from suitably qualified candidates for employment into the various…

Kenya arrests youth service chief after theft of funds – Media

Kenyan authorities have arrested the head of the National Youth Service as part of investigations into a 99-million dollars theft of funds, media said on Monday. In spite of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s pledges to stamp out graft when he was first elected in 2013, critics say he has been slow…

President Muhammadu Buhari resumes office 5

What Buhari has done to tackle corruption, insecurity in three years – Presidency

The Muhammadu Buhari administration has released details of its achievement in the fight against corruption and insecurity in the three years it has been in power. The president had consistently stated that his administration will face three major issues as part of the change mantra of his party, the All…

Buharimeter: Nigerians insist Buhari yet to publicly declare assets

Majority of Nigerians who took part in an opinion poll have dismissed the authenticity of the asset declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr Buhari, via a statement by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, provided information on his assets three years ago, bowing to growing public pressure for the then new government to do…

Democracy Day: Young Nigerians gather to discuss #FixingNigeria

Hundreds of young Nigerians will gather in Abuja on Tuesday to discuss how to fix the country. Organisers say the ‘#FixingNigeria National Youth Conference’ will be a “platform for all Nigerian youth leaders to express their ideas, discuss and brain storm on short term and long term strategies to fixing…

Bolaji Abdullahi (Photo Credit: The Cable)

Implementing Change not easy – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said the federal government was doing the best possible to effect change in the polity, but admitted it had been the most difficult assignment to tackle. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abudullahi, stated this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. He said sometimes,…

Buhari govt’s support among poor, disadvantaged high – Presidency

The Presidency has said that the support for the Buhari/Osinbajo led government, especially among the poor and disadvantaged, is unlikely to wane in spite of negative attacks and criticisms from the opposition. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, stated this in a write-up…

Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu replies Reno Omokri, explains sack by Obasanjo; pledges loyalty to Buhari

Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, on Sunday responded to a former aide to President Goodluck Jonathan who accused him of demonstrating a lack of strong ethical values by jumping from one politician to another. Mr Shehu acknowledged his former assignment as a long time aide of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar,…

Is’haq Oloyede

Nigeria dominated by ‘certified thieves’- JAMB Registrar Oloyede

The Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Is’haq Oloyede, has said Nigeria is dominated by certified thieves. The don disclosed this while speaking at 61st Birthday Colloquium of the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, in Osun on Sunday. Mr Oloyede, who spoke on "Functional Education as a…

Nigeria Super Eagles Team

Nigeria to test new strikers against Congo DR – Rohr

The Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, has confirmed that he would be testing new strikers, Simmy Nwankwo and Junior Lokosa, in Monday’s friendly game against Congo DR. Rohr told PREMIUM TIMES and other journalists in Port Harcourt after the Eagles trained on Sunday at the Shell Ground that the new…

File photo of Olisa Metuh in court

Olisa Metuh defends lawyer’s absence in court

The embattled former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, has described as worrisome the submissions of a Federal High Court judge, Okon Abang, regarding his (Metuh’s) health and the 'disappearance' of the defendant’s lawyer, Emeka Etiaba. In a statement by the special assistant to Mr Metuh on Sunday,…

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What the weather would look like Monday – NiMet

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy skies over the central states of the country on Monday morning with prospect of thunderstorm over Abuja, Minna, Bida and Mambilla axis in the morning hours. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Sunday also predicted day and…

President Muhammadu Buhari signing

Buharimeter: Nigerians rate Buhari low on corruption, security, economy – Poll

Despite scoring itself high on its achievements in the past three years, a new poll conducted 'amongst 4,000 Nigerians' has rated President Muhammadu Buhari's performance below average. Last Friday, the presidency in a document made available to PREMIUM TIMES scored Mr Buhari's government high on economy, infrastructure, investment in people,…

File photo of President Muhammadu Buhari and Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Presidency accuses Obasanjo of masterminding removal of five governors from office

The Buhari administration on Sunday stepped up its attacks against former President Olusegun Obasanjo, accusing him of masterminding illegal ouster of at least five governors in the 2000s. Garba Shehu, a presidential spokesperson, said in a Sunday evening essay to PREMIUM TIMES that Mr Obasanjo's tenure, 1999-2007, represented the dark days of Nigeria's democracy…

PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus

Democracy Day: Don’t bother addressing Nigerians, PDP Tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to address Nigerians on the occasion of the 2018 Democracy Day scheduled for Tuesday. The PDP in a statement by its publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said "in the last three years,…

Northern, Southern elders forge common front to address poor governance

The Northern Elders Forum and the Southern Elders Forum have decided to set up another group to be known as the Nigerian Elders Forum (NEF) to address challenges confronting the country. Addressing journalists after a three and half hours closed door meeting on Saturday in Abuja, the spokesman of both…

Egosi health centre

SPECIAL REPORT: Kwara communities where pregnant women abandon health centres for herbalist, birth attendant

Kehinde Adebayo speaks boastfully of his traditional medical practice. His pride is rooted in the curious fact that Egosi and Odo-owa families seeking care for their pregnant women prefer him to the community health centres. "Most times I take three deliveries in a night," he told our correspondent. "I'll handle…

Couple holding hands

Commission records 30,160 cases of domestic violence in 16 months

The Sokoto State Hisbah Commission says it recorded 30,160 cases of domestic violence from January 2017 to April 2018. The commander of the commission, Adamu Kwasarawa, disclosed this while responding to a survey on the new face of domestic violence by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in…

Actor Dele Odule’s daughter’s wedding

PHOTOS: Actor Dele Odule’s daughter’s wedding rocks Ibadan

Veteran Yoruba actor, Dele Odule, is in a joyous mood following the wedding of his daughter, Esther Odushola Itunu, to her beau, Raymond Aghomor, on May 26 in Ibadan. The bride is currently studying for a PhD while the groom is an IT specialist. The actor who recently celebrated his…

Buhari felicitates with Kunle Ajibade at 60

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with journalist and author, Kunle Ajibade, on his 60th birthday, May 28. According to a statement by his spokesperson, Mr Buhari "joins the media industry in specially celebrating the renowned author of 'Jailed for Life' and 'What a Country!' for his literary prowess and contributions…

President says INEC reserves right to order elections

PDP Governor commends Buhari’s anti-corruption war, says president ‘man of integrity’

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi on Sunday warned against a selective method of fighting corruption, if the government was desirous of a successful anti-corruption fight. The governor also commended President Muhammadu Buhari's commitment to the war on corruption, describing him as a "man of integrity." According to him, if the…