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The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore,.

Sowore, Nnamdi Kanu plotted to topple Buhari — SSS

The State Security Services (SSS) has challenged the Federal High Court order, allowing it to detain Omoyele Sowore, Convener, #RevolutionNow protests, for 45 days against its request of 90 days pending investigation. The SSS argued that its investigation so far revealed that “RevolutionNow” was allegedly a smokescreen for the actual…

NIMC Headquarters in Abuja

NIMC to extend NIN enrolment to Austria, Germany

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has concluded plans to extend the National Identification Number (NIN) enrolment to Nigerians living in Austria and Germany. The Director-General NIMC, Aliyu Aziz, disclosed this on Tuesday, in a statement signed by the General Manager, Operations, Abdulhamid Umar. According to the DG, the exercise…

Senior Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters, Sen. Ita Enang speaking during his appearance on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja on Tuesday (11/9/18).

Ita Enang confirms removal as Buhari’s Senate aide

Ita Enang has confirmed a report published earlier by PREMIUM TIMES on President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to renew his appointment as the president’s aide on National Assembly Matters. PREMIUM TIMES broke the news that Mr Enang, a former senator from Akwa Ibom state, would not return as Mr Buhari’s senior…

NCC

NCC records 271, 112 complaints in four years

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said it recorded 271,112 complaints from January 2015 till July 2019 from which 95 per cent has been successfully resolved. The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Commission, Umar Danbatta, revealed this on Tuesday at the opening of the 2nd edition of Conference of African…

Permanent Voter Cards

INEC begins distribution of 219,935 uncollected PVCs in Bayelsa, Kogi September

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will begin the distribution of 219,935 uncollected Personal Voter Cards (PVCs) in Bayelsa and Kogi on September 2 preparatory to governorship elections in the states The commission announced this in a statement issued by the INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and…

President Muhammadu Buhari will swear in new ministers on August 21

Buhari appoints new heads for four govt agencies

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved replacements for heads of federal government agencies that were recently appointed as ministers. Basheer Mohammed has been appointed Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons. He replaces Sadiya Farouk. Chioma Ejikeme has been appointed Executive Secretary, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, replacing…

NYSC members

NYSC management visits Katsina over death of corps members

The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has paid a condolence visit to Katsina State over the death of three corps members in a road crash on Sunday. The management said the purpose of its visit was to assess the level of medical attention given to those who…

NCDMB to prosecute those who flout Nigerian content law

The Nigerian oil and gas industry content regulator, the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), says it is set to commence the prosecution of those who flout the provisions of the Nigerian Oil & Gas Industry Content Development (NOGICD) Act. The Executive Secretary of the agency, Simbi Wabote, told…

Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Kano to convert five forests to herdsmen settlements

Kano State Government says it is planning to convert five forests to grazing reserves for herdsmen in the state. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State announced this on Tuesday while speaking with journalists in Abuja. Mr Ganduje said his administration had inaugurated a technical committee on farm settlements for herdsmen…

Sisiku Ayuk Tabe

Cameroon separatist leaders who sought refuge in Nigeria jailed for life

The leader of the unrecognised Federal Republic of Ambazonia (English speaking side of Cameroon), Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, alongside nine others, has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a military court in Yaoundé. The leaders were declared guilty of ''rebellion, complicity in terrorism, financing of terrorism, revolution, insurrection, hostility against the…

Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Photo Credit: Twitter handle)

Assembly confirms Kazeem Alogba as new Lagos Chief Judge

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday confirmed Justice Kazeem Alogba as the substantive Chief Judge of the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State appointed Alogba as acting Chief Judge of the state with effect from June 11. His appointment…

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

NSE indices record 0.21 per cent loss

In spite of improved market breadth, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market indices shed 0.21 per cent due to loses in some blue chips. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the All Share Index (ASI) lost 57.27 points or 0.21 per cent to 27,058.62 against 27,115.89 posted on…

The Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari. [PHOTO CREDIT: Daily Post Nigeria]

Pass all requests for meetings with me through Abba Kyari, Buhari tells ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday told incoming ministers that all requests for meetings with him should pass through his chief of staff, Abba Kyari. Mr Buhari said this in his closing remark at a presidential retreat for minister's designate in Abuja. "In terms of coordination, kindly ensure that all submissions…

Mr. Atiku Abubakar

INEC server: Atiku reacts to Supreme Court’s ruling

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, says there is no cause for alarm over the Supreme Court’s ruling dismissing his claims to inspect INEC server. Mr Abubakar, who addressed a news conference through his lead counsel, Eyitayo Jegede SAN, after Tuesday’s proceedings, said the decision…

Ekiti State University

Ekiti varsity gets new VC

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State on Tuesday approved the appointment of an industrial chemist, Edward Olanipekun, as the new Vice-Chancellor of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Olanipekun, a professor, was a former Dean of the School of Post Graduate Studies…

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Sanwo-Olu inaugurates cabinet

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday constituted the state’s Executive Council with the swearing-in of 35 cabinet members who took the oath as Commissioners and Special Advisers. The event, held at Adeyemi Bero Hall in the Secretariat, was witnessed by the leaders and members of All Progressives Congress (APC) from all…

The demolished caramelo club

Demolished multi-million naira Caramelo Club becomes defecation spot

Three months after a popular Abuja nightclub was demolished by officials of the Federal Capital Territory Authority (FCTA), the place has become a defecation spot. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Caramelo Bar located at the exquisite Utako neighbourhood was demolished by officials of the FCTA in May. The property, valued at an…

Suspected Taraba kidnap kingpin Hamisu Wadume

How Nigerian soldiers killed police officers, set me free — Wadume

Hamisu Wadume, a suspected kidnap kingpin in Taraba State, has implicated Nigerian soldiers in his deadly escape two weeks ago. Mr Wadume was re-arrested on Monday night and taken to the Force Headquarters on Tuesday afternoon, where he had been making statements to the police. The suspect was first arrested…

The suspect, Hamisu Bala (Alhaji Wadume)

UPDATED: Suspected Taraba kidnap kingpin Wadume arrested

Hamisu Wadume, a suspected kidnap lord in Taraba State, has been re-arrested, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt from official sources. Police spokesperson, Frank Mba, said in a statement that Mr Wadume was arrested on August 19 in Layin Mai Allo Hotoro, Kano State. The official statement came hours after PREMIUM TIMES…

W. Stuart Symington

US allocates additional $75million to fight against HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

The United States government says it has allocated an additional $75 million to the fight against HIV/AIDs in Nigeria through its President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, said this in a statement on Tuesday. Mr Symington said the increased funding to make…

Divorce

Court orders wife to return carpet, mattress to husband

A Sharia Court in Kaduna on Tuesday ordered a housewife, Hauwa’u Zailani, to return the carpet and mattress she received as part of her dowry from her former, Akilu Yakubu. The judge, Muhammad Shehu-Adamu, gave the order after Ms Zailani told the court that she was no longer interested in…

Conference of African Telecommunications Regulations on Consumer Affairs 2019

Telecommunications contribute 10 per cent to Nigeria’s GDP in Q1 of 2019 – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the telecommunications sector contributed 10 per cent to Nigeria's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the first quarter of 2019. Mr Buhari said this at the 2019 Conference of African Telecommunications Regulators on Consumer Affairs (CATCO) taking place in Abuja. He advised the telecommunications industry to play…

Customs official addressing journalists

Customs seize elephant tusks, buffalo horns in Adamawa

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) have seized elephant tusks, buffalo horns, and other illicit goods worth several millions of naira from smugglers on River Benue in Adamawa State in Northeast Nigeria. Speaking about the seizure to journalists on Tuesday, the Customs comptroller in charge of Adamawa and Taraba states, Kamardeen…

Ambode

Ambode reacts to EFCC search on home, says no cause for alarm

Following the search on his home by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday morning, Akinwunmi Ambode, the immediate past governor of Lagos State, has called on his supporters to remain calm and law-abiding as there was no cause for alarm. Mr Ambode, in a statement by…

Floods claim five lives in Jigawa

At least five people have died in floods ravaging three local government areas in Jigawa State. Thousands of residents have been displaced in Guri, Kirikassamma and Birnin Kudu council areas, the Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency, Sani Ya'u, told reporters on Tuesday. He said many others were…