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PDP presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar. [PHOTO CREDIT: Atiku Twitter handle]

Atiku asks tribunal to sack Buhari, declare him president-elect

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have asked to be declared winner of the 2019 presidential election that held on February 23. Mr Abubakar and his party made this demand in a 43-page final address filed through their lead counsel, Livy Uzoukwu, before the presidential…

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Bank cashier jailed ten years for stealing depositors’ money

Justice Abiodun Adesodun of the Ekiti State High Court has convicted a former cashier officer with Fidelity Bank, Ado branch, Ado Ekiti, Michael Ihinolurinjon, and sentenced him to ten years in prison for stealing money from the bank’s vault and diverting customers’ deposits to personal use. Mr Ihinolurinjon was on…

Kwara State map

Committee investigating sale of Kwara assets submits report

The Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, on Friday said recommendations of the committee on sale of public assets may be tested in the court in a bid to get justice for the people of the state. Mr AbdulRazaq was speaking in Ilorin, the state capital, when the Committee on the…

El-Zakzaky

El-Zakzaky arrives Nigeria, whisked away by SSS

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, arrived Nigeria on Sunday from India. Mr El-Zakzaky's flight arrived the Abuja airport on Friday. He was promptly whisked away by security operatives, believed to be officials of the SSS. The Shiite cleric has been in the custody of…

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Kidnapped college provost regains freedom in Benue – Police

The Police Command in Benue on Friday said the kidnapped Provost of College of Education, Katsina Ala, Tsavwua Gborigyo, has regained freedom. The command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Catherine Anene, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi that the provost reunited with his family late Thursday evening. NAN…

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Osinbajo assures youth of opportunities in technology, manufacturing, agriculture

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has assured Nigerian youth that opportunities will be made available in the areas of technology, manufacturing, agriculture, among others, for them to earn decent living. He said that one of the commitments of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in the past four years had been to ensure…

Customs raids Lagos warehouse, seizes codeine, tramadol

Customs raids Lagos warehouse, seizes N5 billion codeine, tramadol

The strike force of the Controller General of Customs on Friday raided a warehouse in Lagos where cartons of codeine, tramadol, and other illegal drugs worth N5 billion were kept. The warehouse, located along the Mile-Oshodi expressway, was raided after a trailer load of the hard drugs was intercepted at…

Obasanjo and Buhari at State House

INTERVIEW: Buhari insensitive to Nigeria’s diversity — Obasanjo

On Saturday, April 20, an exhausted Olusegun Obasanjo sat down with Musikilu Mojeed and Oladeinde Olawoyin at his Ibogun Olaogun ancestral home to reflect on Nigeria's democracy journey. The former president had scheduled the interview for his Abeokuta home. But when the reporters arrived the Ogun State capital early that…

Oil rig used to illustrate the story.

Oil rises on U.S. high retail sales

Crude oil prices rose more than two per cent on Friday, recovering from two days of declines after data showing a rise in U.S. retail sales helped to ease concerns about a recession in the world’s biggest economy. Brent crude LCOc1 was up two at $59.48 a barrel at early…

NBS

UPDATED: Nigeria’s inflation reduces in July – NBS

The average change in the prices of foods and services reduced in July compared to June, the statistics bureau, NBS, has said. According to the NBS, the Headline Inflation reduced to 11.08 per cent in July from 11.22 per cent in June. Food Inflation reduced from 13.56 per cent in…

Onitsha set to host first International Marathon

The wave of marathon races in Nigeria has blown to the South-eastern part of the country where Onitsha is set to host the first international marathon in that region. According to a statement issued by the organisers, over 20,000 runners from across the world are expected to take part in…

National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members used to illustrate the story.

Why we can’t pay N30,000 minimum wage to corps members yet – NYSC

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said it cannot pay the N30,000 minimum wage to corps members yet because it is yet to get such directive from the federal government. The agency also said it will hand over fake graduates coming for mobilisation to the police for prosecution. The…

A miner in Dan Marke

VIDEO: Inside Kankara caves where miners toil daily to earn little

In Kankara, Katsina, a North-Western State in Nigeria, local miners toil daily to extract kaolin inside caves. This is Tsani mine with over 100 miners. To extract kaolin from this cave, miners have to travel hundreds of metres under the ground. PREMIUM TIMES reporter joined in this laborious journey. [youtube…

A miner in Dan Marke

SPECIAL REPORT: The travails of Nigeria’s artisanal kaolin miners who toil daily to earn little

“You want to enter? Come, let’s go in,” the badgering voice of Abubakar Sadiq urged this reporter. “Just follow us, you don’t need to be afraid. Come and see how we get this thing from under the ground,” he added, now motioning the newcomer to the opening of the cave.…

The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Sell pressure persists on NSE, market capitalisation shed N15 billion

The Nigerian equities market maintained a negative session on Thursday with the market capitalisation dipping further by N15 billion. Specifically, the market capitalisation lost N15 billion to close at N13.183 trillion compared with N13.198 trillion on Wednesday. In the same vein, the All-Share Index shed 30.18 points or 0.11 per…

Nigeria Police Force

Police arrest woman who ‘locked ward in kennel’

The police in Lagos have arrested 24-year-old Onyinye Mbadike for allegedly torturing a minor and locking him in a kennel in Aguda, Lagos. The incident happened at Trimnell Street, Aguda, and was leaked in a video that went viral on social media. Bala Elkana, the Lagos Police spokesperson, said the…

The controversial picture that landed popular Kenyan celebrity , DJ Moh in trouble Photo credit Nairobi Gossip Club

Kenyan DJ arrested after displaying gun online

A Kenyan entertainer, DJ Moh, has been arrested for publicly displaying a firearm. The deejay was attending a fellow DJ, Kym Nickdee’s birthday party, on Tuesday, when his picture was taken. A close look at the picture revealed that he had a gun tucked in his jean pocket. He was…

Nigerian Police

15-year-old boy stages own kidnap, demands N.5 million ransom

A 15-year-old boy has allegedly staged his own kidnap and demanded for the sum of N500,000 as ransom. The minor, who was paraded in Jos, the Plateau State capital on Thursday, told journalists that he initiated the plan with his friends in order to enable him buy clothes and celebrate…

Marriage Certificate

Nigerian govt plans to integrate local govt marriage registries

The Nigerian government has said it is exploring the possibility of integrating marriage registries operated by local governments into its online platform so as to bring them in conformity with the Marriage Act This is coming barely three weeks after the Nigerian government had introduced a new Federal Marriage Certificate…

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

EXCLUSIVE: Buratai goes tough on top officers over sack of key brigade

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has taken punitive measures against senior military officers under whose watch a key brigade fell to Boko Haram terrorists last week, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. Two major-generals and a colonel who were overseeing the Nigerian Army 5 Brigade have now been sent to the…

A Nuclear power plant used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Construction & Engineering Digest]

Group urges Nigerian govt to reconsider nuclear energy plan after Russia accident

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has warned that Nigeria’s decision to build nuclear power plants to augment the poor power situation in the country will result in mishaps similar to the Arkhangelsk region explosion in Russia last week which led to a spike in radiation levels…

Kenyan shillings

Kenya approves issuance of first green bond

Kenya has approved its first ever issuance of green bond, which will raise five billion shillings ($48.45 million) for students’ accommodation, the capital markets regulator, CMA, said on Thursday. The CMA said in Nairobi that the bond, to be issued by a Nairobi-based property developer, Acorn, came after the authorities…

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South African president chooses Tanzania for first state visit

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has arrived in the United Republic of Tanzania for his first state visit, since being elected President in May 2019. According to the statement by the presidential spokesman, Khyusela Diko, Mr Ramaphosa’s visit, which was on the invitation of President John Maguifuli of Tanzania…

Vigilante group in Nigeria

13 Adamawa vigilante members killed in two months

Thirteen members of the Adamawa State branch of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria have been killed and 20 others injured in the past two months. The commander of the group in the state, Muhammadu Murtala, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday…

FILE PHOTO: MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE CORPS BATCH 'A' STREAM 2 CORPS MEMBERS SERVING IN LAGOS STATE DURING THE CLOSE OF THEIR ORIENTATION PROGRAMME, IN LAGOS ON WEDNESDAY (29/6/16).

4.7 million have participated in NYSC since inception — DG

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says more than 4.6 million graduates have participated in the scheme since inception in 1973. The director-general of the scheme, Shuaibu Ibrahim, said this on Thursday in Abuja while giving the scheme’s scorecard. Mr Ibrahim said the scheme has achieved so much in fostering…