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Super Eagles arrive Port Harcourt

Super Eagles arrive Port Harcourt

The Super Eagles have arrived in Port Harcourt ahead of Monday's friendly against the Simab of DR Congo. The team camped in Uyo since Monday arrived the Garden City on Saturday night and are lodged in the Le Meridien Hotel. The Eagles' delegation were hurriedly rushed to their rooms with…

Nigerian-Stock-Exchange

NSE market capitalisation loses N416 billion in five days

The market capitalisation of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) lost N416 billion in five trading days due to exit of foreign investors following delay in 2018 budget passage. Market statistics obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) showed that the market capitalisation, which opened trading on May 21 at…

Super Eagles duo donate to orphanage

Super Eagles duo donate to orphanage

The plight of children in different schools across Akwa Ibom has been in the news in the past days following an investigative series by PREMIUM TIMES. Saturday turned out to be a memorable one for some kids in that part of the country housed at the Mother Charles Walker Children’s…

Kashim-Shettima

Borno inducts 2,900 youth as Neighbourhood Watch force against drugs, crimes

The Borno State government on Saturday, inducted a total of 2,900 youth volunteer force as members of a newly created Neighbourhood Watch, whose role includes sniffing out drug abusers and perpetrators of other related crimes. The Neighbourhood Watch (N-Watch) is a replica of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) that…

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring (Photo Credit: La Liga, Twitter)

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL (LIVE UPDATES): Fast Liverpool challenges experienced Real Madrid

Mohamed Salah can cap a wonderful season by helping Liverpool to a sixth European title, while Cristiano Ronaldo can help himself to a fifth title and clear the way for a sixth World Player of the year award. Fiery and fast front three of Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Sadio Mane…

Lekki Conservation Centre (Photo Credit: Lonely Planet)

Erosion may wipe off Lekki Conservation Centre – DG

The Director-General of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Muhtari Aminu-Kano, raised an alarm on Saturday that erosion may soon wipe off the Lekki Conservation Centre in Lagos. Mr Aminu-Kano told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that sand filling, dredging and land reclamation activities in various communities in the area…

Bwari General Hospital

Why we couldn’t save mom of stranded Abuja triplets — Hospital

The management of Bwari General Hospital in Abuja has explained the circumstances leading to the death of a woman who was delivered of a triplet in its facility. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the children had been left stranded after their mother died shortly after birth, and how the family requested public help…

Bayelsa United FC

Bayelsa United FC unveils new coach

Bayelsa United FC has unveiled Zakari Baraje as its new technical adviser in a bid to return the club to the Premier League. Presenting Baraje to sports writers at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex in Yenagoa on Saturday, the chairman of Bayelsa United Management, Anthony Ogola, said the club opted…

JAMB

JAMB assures of transparent system, conducts exams for 16 agencies

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has restated its commitment to operate a transparent system in conducting examinations in the country. JAMB Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, stated this at the 2018 Nigerian Police recruitment examinations, conducted at the JAMB Computer Based Test (CBT) centre at Bwari in the FCT. According…

Uganda

Over 40 dead in Uganda after bus, truck and tractor collide

At least 40 people have died in a road accident involving a passenger bus, a tractor and a beer truck in Northern Uganda, the country’s Red Cross said on Saturday. The police had initially put the death toll at 19, but the Red Cross said on their official Twitter page…

Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Amaechi briefing State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (2/1/18)

EXCLUSIVE: Buhari terminates $195 million ‘Israeli’ security contract promoted by Amaechi

President Muhammadu Buhari, earlier this week, terminated a new defence procurement contract initiated by the members of his cabinet over allegations of fraud. The contract, signed off by the Federal Executive Council in December 2017, would have seen the contractor, HSLi, net $195 million in exchange for an undisclosed number…

Mohamed Salah

Liverpool v Real Madrid: Five duels that will decide winner

Football matches at the highest level are won on minute details – a second, a metre, a misplaced pass – almost imperceptible, but very glaring in the scheme of defining the winner and loser. When Liverpool face Real Madrid in Kyiv on Saturday, these details will be exacerbated by the…

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state

2019: Nine PDP governorship aspirants jostle for Lalong’s seat

As preparations for the 2019 governorship intensifies in Plateau State, more aspirants among the opposition People's Democratic Party emerge each day. Some of the aspirants seeking to unseat the incumbent governor, Simon Lalong on the platform of the PDP include: Jeremiah Useni, George Daika, one time member of the house…

Liverpool vs Real Madrid (Photo Credit: Doberre)

The burden, inspiration of Champions League history

The number 13, is supposed to be a harbinger of evil, but that is the number of UEFA Champions League triumphs Real Madrid will chase on Saturday when they confront Liverpool in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League [UCL] final. Will it become 13 for the Spanish giants, or will be…

Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa State Governor

Governor Dickson wades into Amassoma crisis

The Bayelsa State Government, on Friday, took steps to resolve the crisis that engulfed Amassoma community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state. The State Governor, Seriake Dickson, who held meetings with various stakeholders including the leadership of the community and the Governing Council of the Niger Delta…

Shell

Nigeria’s oil export ‘suffers’ as Shell battles pipeline leak

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) on Friday confirmed four leak points on its Trans Ramos Pipeline in Delta State. A statement released by the company on Friday said as soon as the leaks were noticed on April 24, SPDC immediately shut down production. It said the…

John Odigie-Oyegun, APC Chairman

After APC congresses, what next for Saraki, Dogara, Kwankwaso, others who lost?

The governing All Progressives Congress (APC), heads to its national convention billed for June 23 as a highly polarised entity after the conclusion of its congresses to elect new leaders at the wards, local government areas and states. The party held its state congress in several states last Saturday. There were parallel congresses…

Deserted corridors of the National Hospital

JOHESU confirms receiving court order, but says strike continues

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) on Saturday confirmed receiving an order of interim injunction from the National Industrial Court compelling it to immediately resume duties. Addressing an emergency news conference on behalf of the national body of JOHESU in Abuja, Godwin Okara, the chairman, Assembly of Healthcare Professionals Association,…

Statistician-General of the Federation and National Bureau of Statistics, DG,, Dr. Yemi Kale (Photo taken by Richard Akinwumi, 2/20/2018)

Why Nigeria is investors’ best destination now — NBS DG

The immediate post-recession period when the fundamentals of the economy are at the early stages of recovery is the best time to invest in Nigeria, the director general, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Yemi Kale, has said. Mr Kale, who was speaking at the “Direct Investors’ Summit Nigeria’ organised by…

African Union [Photo: Wikipedia]

Nigeria, others renew pledge to win fight against corruption

Nigeria and other African countries at the Africa Day 2018 in New York renewed their commitment to win the fight against corruption so as to advance sustainable development on the continent. Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Tijjani Bande, and other African envoys, made the pledge at the celebration of…

Olusegun Obasanjo

Inside EFCC report on corruption allegations against Obasanjo

As President Muhammadu Buhari and a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, continue to engage in a war of words, PREMIUM TIMES has obtained a report by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission regarding corruption allegations against Mr Obasanjo. The fresh clash between the president and one of his predecessors was triggered…

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

Major health stories last week

Federal Govt., JOHESU yet to agree as strike continues The striking health workers are yet to resolve their conflict with the Federal Government as the crisis still lingers on. The strike which has entered it fifth week has paralysed major health activities in secondary and tertiary health institutions across the…

Olisa Metuh

SATIRE SATURDAY: Olisa Metuh, court theatrics and APC born againism, By Oladeinde Olawoyin

In today’s Nigeria, the line between Nollywood flicks and real life happenings in the political space is becoming blurred by the day. Lately, it is quite difficult to separate facts from fiction just as one can hardly tell the difference, if any, between stage-managed theatrics and natural happenstances. News items…

APC leaders

2019: Inside the intrigues, conspiracies, battle for soul of APC in Lagos, Oyo, Kwara

The cracks within Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) became pronounced during the local government congress of the party held nationwide penultimate Saturday. Apart from reports of how the congresses were marred by violence in many states of the federation, at least two persons were killed in Lagos and Gombe…

Former Nigeria`s, President Goodluck Jonathan

Nigeria going down, now being used as bad example — Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has advised Nigerian leaders to make personal sacrifices in the bid to strengthen the nation’s democracy and make the country great. The former president also said gave reasons why his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, cannot be defeated in a transparent election in Ekiti State Mr.…