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BudgIT founder Seun Onigbinde resigns govt appointment

Following public criticisms that have greeted his appointment to the budget ministry, Seun Onigbinde has now turned down the appointment. Mr Onigbinde, the co-founder of BudgIT, a civic group committed to government financial transparency, announced his resignation on Monday. Mr Onigbinde had last week announced his decision to accept a…

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Nigerian musician Dammy Krane granted N50,000 bail

An Igbosere Magistrate court in Lagos has granted popular Nigerian musician, Johnson Hunga Oyindamola, also known as Dammy Krane, bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum. The magistrate, A. F. O Botoku, also adjourned the matter till October 11 for the commencement of trial. The…

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Davido performs with Chris Brown at Barclays Centre

Hot on the heels of their recent hit single, 'Blow My Mind', Davido joined Chris Brown at the latter’s 'IndiGOAT' tour at Barclays Centre on Saturday. Both artistes shared the videos of their performance on Instagram. Breezy, as Chris Brown is popularly called, brought Davido on stage to perform some…

In what is clearly a brutal assault on free speech, Omoyele Sowore was arrested.

#RevolutionNow: Sowore seeks bail again

The leader of the #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, has again asked the Federal High Court to grant him bail on self recognisance or any condition the court chooses. Mr Sowore's request is contained in a motion filed on Friday by his counsel, Femi Falana, and made available to PREMIUM TIMES…

Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (Photo Credit: DailyPost)

$9.6 billion P&ID Judgement: Malami accuses PDP of fraud

The Nigerian government has explained that at resumption of office in 2015 the only opinion it considered practicable regarding the controversial contract with the Projects and Industrial Development company (P&ID) was to negotiate. Speaking with journalists on Sunday, Justice Minister Abubakar Malami said the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party,…

Nigeria Police officers are working with the military to counter insurgency.

Amidst ‘worsening’ insecurity in Abuja, police assure of safety

The police in Abuja have released the statement below assuring residents of the Nigerian capital of their safety. The statement came as residents shared messages of kidnappings in the capital. The police, however, said one of those recently kidnapped has been released while efforts are on to release another. Read…

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PDP secures two victories at Oyo election tribunal

The House of Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Ibadan on Sunday upheld the elections of two Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) assembly members in Oyo State. The three-man tribunal led by D.M Igyuse upheld the elections of Olasunkanmi Babalola (PDP-Egbeda State Constituency) and Akeem Adeshina (PDP- Iwajowa State Constituency). The…

NiMet predicts weather across Nigeria

What weather would be across Nigeria Monday – NiMet

Nigerian Meteorological Agency of Nigeria (NiMet) has predicted thunderstorms and rains across the country for Monday. NiMet’s weather outlook on Sunday in Abuja predicted partly cloudy condition with chances of thunderstorms over Sokoto, Gusau and Yelwa of Northern states in the morning hours. It further predicted thunderstorms over Katsina, Kano,…

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Katsina bandits release 30 kidnap victims

Bandits in Katsina State have released 30 kidnapped victims, following the dialogue initiated by the state government with their leaders. The victims were presented to Governor Aminu Masari at the Government House on Sunday in Katsina. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the victims were kidnapped by the…

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Three killed in Akwa Ibom cult clash – Police

The Akwa Ibom Police Command has confirmed that three persons were killed in a cult clash between Axe and Vikings confraternities in Onna Local Government Area of the state. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Odiko Mac-Don, disclosed this while speaking with journalists on Sunday in Uyo. Mr…

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Six killed in Kaduna community– Police

The Kaduna Police Command has confirmed the killing of six persons at Fadaman Rimi hamlet, a remote settlement in Chukun Local Government Area of the state. The incident, police said, happened Saturday when the suspected bandits attacked the community around 7 a.m. The victims' names according to the release include,…

Chairman of NCPC Yomi Kasali

Christian pilgrimage: Commission reduces fare to N715,000

The Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) has reviewed and reduced the cost of 2019 pilgrimage fare to the State of Israel from N750,000 to N715,000. The Chairman of the Commission, Yomi Kasali, revealed this on Friday at the signing of the agreement of the 2019 pilgrimage contract between the commission…

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Wike congratulates Buhari, says PDP governors visit president at night

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari for his victory at the election petition tribunal. Mr Wike said it was better to congratulate Mr Buhari publicly than to secretly visit the president at night. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the tribunal on Wednesday dismissed the petition…

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Nigerian jailed in UK for ‘demanding to be deported’ armed with knife

A Nigerian illegal immigrant in the United Kingdom, Oluwaleke Yisa, has been sentenced to prison for walking into a London immigration centre threatening to stab people with a ''big kitchen knife'' unless he was deported. Mr Yisa, 30, who was sentenced to eight weeks in prison by the Inner London…

President Buhari and Elected Officers of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (Photo: Official Twitter Handle)

We won’t inflict more hardship on Nigerians – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja assured Nigerians that the federal government will not inflict additional hardship on citizens, rather it will keep seeking ways to ameliorate their sufferings and create a more enabling environment for everyone to thrive. “On fuel prices, I agree with you on the need to…

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Sharia court sentences teenager to 80 strokes of the cane for smoking marijuana

A Shari’a Court l sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna, on Thursday sentenced a 19-year-old girl, Zainab Abdullahi, to 80 strokes of the cane for smoking marijuana in public. Delivering judgment, Muhammad Shehu-Adamu, sentenced Ms Abdullahi after she pleaded guilty to the offence. Mr Shehu-Adamu held that the 80 strokes of…

Former Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke (Photo Credit: Punch Newspapers)

Why Nigeria’s Office of the Attorney-General should be separated from Minister of Justice – Adoke

A former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Mohammed Adoke, has called for the office to be split into two. Writing in his new book, Burden of Service: Reminiscences of Nigeria's Former Attorney-General, Mr Adoke said, “This is because when acting as Attorney-General, he is answerable to…

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar

Atiku should apologise to Nigerians instead of appealing tribunal judgment – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has asked the PDP and its presidential candidate in the last elections, Atiku Abubakar to apologize to Nigerians for willfully distracting the Buhari administration with a “frivolous election petition”, instead of appealing the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. On Wednesday,…

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Tech-U will receive my necessary support – Makinde

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has assured that the state-owned First Technical University (Tech-U), Ibadan, will receive all necessary support from his administration. The governor made this known when he received the governing council of the university on a courtesy call to him in his office on Tuesday. Mr…

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Police arraign hotel staff for allegedly stealing TV sets

The police in Lagos on Thursday arraigned two employees of Transit Budget Hotel before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing 10 LED plasma TVs and 10 smart TVs valued at N1.180 million. Idris Ishagbesan, 32, who resides at Ifelodun St., Amikanle, Alagbado, and Daniel Kefas, 30, who lives at…

Federal University, Oye-Ekiti

How police killed two Federal University Oye-Ekiti students – SUG president

Oluwaseun Awodola, the student union president of Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, has narrated how police officers killed two students among those protesting poor electricity supply in the town at an event attended by the wife of the governor of Ekiti State, Bisi Fayemi, on Tuesday. The protest had turned…

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Tax defaulters owe N254 billion, says FIRS

A total of 23,141 defaulters owe N254 billion in tax liabilities, the Federal Inland Revenue Service has said. The Executive Chairman of FIRS, Babatunde Fowler, made this known at the 49th Annual Accountant Conference organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria in Abuja. The FIRS boss also said…

Boko Haram has killed some Nigerian citizens

Boko Haram: 22,000 Nigerians missing in North-East – ICRC

Nearly 22,000 Nigerians have been reported missing in the country’s North-East region due to a decade of conflict in the area, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The figure is the highest number of missing persons registered with the ICRC in any country, the humanitarian agency…

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Buhari eminently qualified to contest 2019 election –Tribunal

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari was qualified for the 2019 election. The tribunal said Mr Buhari's certificate from the Nigerian military is higher than the Secondary School certificate stated as a minimum academic requirement for the election in the constitution. "Mr Buhari is not…

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International Friendly: Ukraine hold Nigeria’s Super Eagles in four-goal thriller

The Super Eagles of Nigeria were held to a 2-2 draw by Ukraine in an international friendly fixture played at the Dnipro Arena. Goals from Oleksandr Zinchenko and Roman Yaremchuk within 60 seconds cancelled out first-half efforts from Joe Aribo and Victor Osimhen in Dnipro. The Super Eagles had a…