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Revenue House, Abuja [Photo: Legal Forms]

FIRS grants 30-day reprieve to wealthy Nigerian tax defaulters

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) says defaulting wealthy Nigerian taxpayers who have no Taxpayer Identification Numbers (TIN) have only a 30 days lien to do so. The agency also said other Nigerians and firms with a turnover of N100 million in their accounts, but not paying taxes have only…

Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

PDP drags Buhari to court over ballot snatching directive

Nigeria’s main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari before an FCT high court over his controversial directive to the military on ballot box snatching. President Buhari on Monday said all those planning to snatch ballot boxes may be carrying out their last illegal acts. The president…

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Elections: Katsina police assure voters of safety

The Katsina State Police Command has assured citizens in the state of adequate security as they go out to vote in the presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday. The state commissioner of Police, Sanusi Buba, who made the pledge, called on the residents to cooperate with security agencies for…

Godswill Akpabio

ANALYSIS: Akpabio fights toughest battle for political dominance in Akwa Ibom

Godswill Akpabio, a senator from Akwa Ibom State, is perhaps one Nigerian politician with the biggest task in this Saturday’s elections. First, Mr Akpabio, who is running for a second term, must ensure he beats his main opponent, Chris Ekpenyong of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to continue representing Akwa…

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Again, FG condemns deportation of 723 Nigerians from Ghana

The federal government has condemned the deportation of 723 Nigerians from Ghana on allegations of cybercrime, prostitution and illegal stay. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement by its Spokesperson, George Edokpa on Friday in Abuja, expressed concern over the development. The ministry stated that the federal government also…

Voters standing in long cue at polling unit

Election materials fully deployed in Kaduna – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has sent materials needed for Saturday’s election to the 23 local government offices in Kaduna State, an official of the commission has said. In an interview with PREMIUM TIMES Friday afternoon, a spokesperson of the commission, Sani Abdulfattah, said electoral officers were asked to…

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Senator Marafa reacts to INEC’s decision on Zamfara APC

A senator, Kabiru Marafa (APC, Zamfara Central) has described the decision of the electoral commission, INEC, to comply with an appeal court on Zamfara as the will of God. He also appealed to his supporters to accept the decision of INEC. Earlier, INEC said it has complied with the court…

JP Morgan (Photo Credit: BankInfoSecurity)

Malabu Scandal: Nigeria secures first victory against JP Morgan

A High Court in London has dismissed a motion filed by U.S. firm, JP Morgan Chase, to halt its prosecution by the Nigerian government. In a ruling on Thursday, the judge, Andrew Burrows, held that the American investment/finance firm “owed Nigeria a duty of care; as indicated by an implied…

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Democrats take step to block Trump’s national emergency declaration

House Democrats on Friday moved forward with a resolution to block U.S. President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency. House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, said she and other lawmakers, who supported the resolution were taking the action to uphold and protect the constitution. “The president’s declaration clearly violates Congress’ exclusive…

Baba Suwe on way to hospital

Ailing actor, Baba Suwe, admitted into hospital

Ailing Yoruba actor, Babatunde Omidina, popularly called ‘Baba Suwe” was on Friday admitted at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi Araba, Lagos State over an unknown ailment. The Theater Arts and Motions Pictures Producers Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) secured the admission. The actor at the time of filing this…

Miyetti Allah releases names of 131 victims of Kajuru, Kaduna violence

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has released 131 names of "Fulani pastoralists" it said was killed in violence in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Out of the 131, the association said 66 have been buried while another 65 are missing since the attacks. PREMIUM…

Atiku Abubakar and Muhammadu Buhari

ANALYSIS: Buhari, Atiku and the battle for votes in Nigeria’s six regions

The Presidential Contest In the presidential contest, it is a straight contest between incumbent Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and his primary challenger Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This will not be the first time Buhari, 76, and Atiku, 72, have faced one…

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Elections: Police deploy 9,210 personnel in Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command says it has deployed 9,210 personnel for Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly polls. It said the number included the police and sister security agencies who would work in all the polling units, flashpoints and collation centres for the elections. The Police command said adequate…

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What the weather would look like on Election Day – NiMet

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted sunny, hazy and partly cloudy weather conditions with thundery activities over most parts of the country on Saturday. NiMet’s Weather Outlook on Friday, in Abuja, predicted partly cloudy conditions over central cities with day and night temperatures of 33 degrees Celsius to 38…

Voters queuing to cast their votes at ward 102, Adereti, Olode village, during the Osun State Governorship Re-run Election on Thursday (27/9/18). 05168/27/9/18/Timothy Adeogodiran/ICE/NAN

Election: All voting materials arrive political wards – Katsina REC

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Katsina State, Jibrin Zarewa, has said that all election materials have been distributed to the 361 political wards across the state. Mr Zarewa said the commission began distributing all sensitive materials for Saturday's presidential and National Assembly election on Wednesday. Speaking in an interview…

Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State [Photo: The Guardian Nigeria]

Amosun fights for political survival in Ogun senatorial race

In spite of the anger of the leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the actions of the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, he will still be riding on the wings of the party to the Senate this Saturday. But for the rupture in the Ogun APC's bulwark, Mr…

Naira gains against dollar, closes at N358/$ at parallel market

The Naira on Friday gained N1 to close at N358 to the dollar at the parallel market in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the naira traded stronger on the eve of elections than Thursday when it closed at N359 to a dollar. The Pound Sterling was…

Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE)

Elections: NSE market indices drop further by 0.16 per cent

Ahead of the elections, the market indices of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Friday dropped by 0.16 per cent following profit taking. Specifically, the All-Share Index lost 53.13 points or 0.16 per cent to close at 32,515.52, compared with 32,568.65 achieved on Thursday. Also, the market capitalisation which opened…

Algerians protest ailing president’s bid for fifth term

Hundreds of Algerians rallied in the capital Algiers on Friday to protest against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid for a fifth term in office. The demonstrators chanted pro-democracy slogans at the rally in the city’s May 1 Square amid a heavy police presence, witnesses said. Security forces cordoned off the…

Deji Adeyanju (Photo Credit: Politics Nigeria)

Court registrar ‘absconds’ as Deji Adeyanju meets bail conditions

Lawyers and associates of activist Deji Adeyanju on Friday alleged serious ethical misconduct against the registrar of Kano State High Court. Balarabe Adamu was said to have absconded from the court on Thursday afternoon when documents clearing Mr Adeyanju as having met his bail conditions were brought in, thereby stalling…

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Elections: Police summon Abdulmumin Jibrin over Kano fatal violence

The police in Kano on Friday 'invited' a member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, over his alleged role in a bloody clash between members of the PDP and APC in Bebeji Local Government Area. PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported how two people were killed in the violence. Mr Jibrin…

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Kajuru killings: Fulani coalition confirms death of 131, demands justice

A coalition of Fulani organisations on Friday said it recorded the killing of 131 Fulani pastoralists in some parts of Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Saleh Alhassan, the Secretary General of Miyyetti Allah, on behalf of the coalition made this known at a news conference at the Nigeria…

INEC completes distribution of electoral materials in Kano

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kano says it has completed the distribution of sensitive materials to all the 44 local government areas in the state. The Public Relations Officer of the commission in the state, Garba Lawal, confirmed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria…

President Muhammadu Buhari arriving at Maiduguri, Borno State capital ahead of his presidential campaign.

Elections: Buhari arrives Katsina, proceeds to Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Katsina and has proceeded to Daura, his hometown where he is expected to cast his vote tomorrow. The presidential aircraft carrying Mr Buhari and his wife Aisha landed at the Umaru Yar’adua airport Katsina at around3:25 pm. They were received by Governor Aminu Masari accompanied…

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INEC complies with court order clearing APC for Zamfara elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has complied with the court order allowing the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to field candidates in elections in Zamfara State. The Court of Appeal on Thursday dismissed a lower court ruling that stopped the party's candidates from contesting. The governorship and…