Tag Archives: PREMIUM TIMES

Auditor-General of the Federation, Anthony Ayine [Photo Credit: Independent Newspapers Nigeria]

Auditor-General reveals Nigerian agency ‘notorious’ for disregarding accountability issues

The Auditor-General of the Federation, Anthony Ayine, has berated the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) for its notoriety in disregarding issues bordering on accountability. The condemnation was contained in the recently released annual report of the Auditor-General for the Federation on the accounts of Nigerian agencies for the…

Uganda

One killed, five wounded by Ugandan security officials

The Police in Uganda said one person was killed and five others were wounded on Sunday, as security forces used teargas and live bullets to disperse a demonstration against the beating of arrested lawmakers in response to the stoning of a presidential convoy. Police spokesman Emilian Kayima said on Monday…

Nigerian pilgrims in Arafat

Hajj Climax: over 1.6m Muslims converge on Mount Arafat

No fewer than 1.6 million pilgrims converged on Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia on Monday to mark the climax of the 2018 pilgrimage. A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent covering the Hajj, reports that at least 55,000 Nigerians are part of the gathering. The event at Mount Arafat features…

Secondus

APC using EFCC, ICPC against opposition – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of compromising the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in a bid to work against it (PDP). The opposition party said the "open directive" by the APC…

Professor of Pharmacognosy at Obafemi Awolowo University, Joseph Aladesanmi

How poor funding cripples cancer research in Nigeria – Professor of Pharmacognosy

A Professor of Pharmacognosy at Obafemi Awolowo University, Joseph Aladesanmi, who invented a yet to be clinically tested anti-cancer drug, has decried poor funding of research in Nigeria. About five months ago, Mr Aladesanmi received a patent for 'acuminatoside', a new drug believed to work against prostate, breast, cervical, and…

Pic.6. Demolished Yinka Ayefele’s Fresh FM building by Oyo State Government, onLagos By-pass, Challenge,Felele Road,in Ibadan on Sunday (19/8/18). 04486/19/8/2018/Timothy Adeogodiran/JMH/NAN

Oyo commissioner speaks on demolition of Yinka Ayefele’s building

The Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Toyin Arulogun, has spoken on the demolition of Music House, a building owned by popular musician, Yinka Ayefele. The building also housed Mr Ayefele’s radio station, Fresh FM. It was controversially demolished by the state government on Sunday. Mr Arulogun told PREMIUM TIMES that…

MusiciYinka Ayefele’s radio station demolished in Ibadanan Yinka Ayefele’s radio station demolished in Ibadan

NBA, Atiku, PDP condemn demolition of Yinka Ayefele’s Fresh FM

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ibadan branch, has condemned the demolition of the Music House situated at Challenge area of Ibadan, by the Oyo state government. PREMIUM TIMES reported the demolition of the Music House owned by the popular gospel musician, Yinka Ayefele, on Sunday. The building also housed Mr…

APC Chieftain, Chief Bola Tinubu briefing State House Correspondents

Why Saraki, Tambuwal, others left APC – Tinubu

Defectors who dumped the All Progressives Congress left because the party could not offer them what they wanted, All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Bola Tinubu, has said. Mr Tinubu’s public reaction comes few weeks after the gale of defections from the ruling party began. In the past month, at…

Borno Gov speaks on alleged bombing of dam by insurgents

Governor Kashim Shettima has dispelled speculations on Saturday that a lake in Alau town, a distance of about five km from Maiduguri, had been bombed by Boko Haram insurgents. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that following over-flow of water from the dam, locals of the town had circulated…

Shell

Shell says it recovers 95% spilled oil in Bayelsa, Delta communities

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) says it has recovered more than 95 per cent of spilled oil from the recent incidents in Bayelsa and Delta states. SPDC Media Relations Manager, Bamidele Odugbesan, made this known in a statement he issued on Sunday in Port Harcourt. Mr Odugbesan…

Pilgrims in Saudi Arabia. [Photo credit: PBS]

Hajj 2018: Nigeria’s 55,000 pilgrims moved to Arafat

Nigeria’s contingent of 55,000 pilgrims to this year’s Hajj have moved to Mount Arafat on Sunday midnight to begin the Hajj proper in the Holy Land. The movement began with pilgrims from Adamawa and Oyo states who had hitherto been camped along with their counterparts from the 36 states and…

Kiki Bertens (Photo Credit: Fox Sports)

Tennis: Bertens stuns world number one Halep for Cincinnati title

Dutch surprise Kiki Bertens shocked a fatigued world number one Simona Halep 2-6 7-6(6) 6-2 to win her first hard court final at the Cincinnati Masters on Sunday. Bertens, rebounding after a quick first set loss, outlasted Romania’s top seed in an exhausting second set tiebreaker. She then won five…

Power Lines [Photo: energymixreport.com]

DisCos fault planned implementation of N72bn distribution network financing initiative through TCN

Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) say government’s plan to implement the N72 billion distribution network financing initiative through the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) will not be in the interest of electricity consumers. A statement by the DisCos through the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), in Abuja on Sunday said…

Zamfara State map

IDP delivers quadruplet in Zamfara

A 33-year-old, Zainab Salisu, an internally displaced person (IDP) in Maradun camp, Zamfara, has been delivered of a set of quadruplets, two males and two females. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mrs Salisu, who hailed from Gidan Dan-Guntu village in Maradun District, was delivered of the babies…

President Muhammadu Buhari and Senate President Bukola Saraki

Saraki, not Buhari responsible for late presentation of INEC budget – Presidency

The presidency on Sunday said President Muhammadu Buhari was not to blame for the seemingly late presentation of the budget of the electoral commission, INEC, for the 2019 election. Rather, the presidency said, in a statement by presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu, Senate President Bukola Saraki was to blame. Mr Shehu’s…

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

2019: Ganduje dares Kwankwaso to launch presidential campaign in Kano

The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has challenged his predecessor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, to launch his presidential campaign in Kano, saying he would be rejected by voters in the state come 2019. Mr Ganduje said he believes Kano residents will not welcome Mr Kwankwaso, currently a senator, if he launches his…

People playing Tennis used to illustrate the story.

Lagos Open Tennis: Players’ registration ends September 13

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has given deadlines for the registration of players ahead of this year’s Lagos Open Tennis Championship. The Lagos Open will hold from September 29 to October 13 at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan. The world tennis governing body on its website said that players…

Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage denies ‘romance’ with Wizkid, other entertainment stories last week

Nigerian porn star reveals acting fees A popular Nigerian porn star, Savage Trap Queen, said she makes N100,000 from every x-rated movie she features in. She disclosed this in an interview with ‘BBC Pidgin English’. She also she said she is no longer shy as she has her mum's support.…

Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

Sallah: IGP Idris directs elaborate, robust security arrangement

The Inspector-General of Police ( I-G), Ibrahim Idris, has directed the implementation of robust security arrangements throughout the country during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration. A statement by the Force spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, on Sunday in Abuja said the arrangement is aimed at ensuring a hitch-free celebration. Mr Moshood said that Assistant…

Bukola Saraki, Senate President

Senator calls for probe of National Assembly’s budget under Saraki

A federal lawmaker, Abdullahi Adamu (APC-Nasarawa), has called for probe into budgetary allocations to the National Assembly. Mr Adamu made the call while speaking with journalists in Abuja on Sunday. He said an audit had become necessary in view of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki’s refusal to vacate…

Premium Times

Police didn’t pressure our reporter to implicate Saraki — PREMIUM TIMES

The management of PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday said the Nigerian Police did not pressure its reporter, Samuel Ogundipe, to implicate the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, during his detention. The newspaper also said in a statement by its Editor-in-Chief, Musikilu Mojeed, that its reporter was never tortured while in detention. The…

Leon Balogun in action in the match between Brighton and Manchester United

EPL: Leon Balogun shines as Brighton defeat Manchester United

Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun, had a dream debut in the English Premier League on Sunday; helping his team, Brighton & Hove Albion, to a stunning 3-2 win over Manchester United at the American Express Community Stadium, Falmer. The Nigeria centre-back who was not used in the last weekend’s season…

Professor Mosobalaje Oyawoye

Ex-CJN, Babalakin, others pay tribute to Oyawoye at 91

Eminent Nigerians took turns to pay tributes to Africa’s first professor of Geology, Mosobalaje Oyawoye, at the public presentation of his autobiography in Offa, Kwara. A former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Alfa Belgore, described Mr Oyawoye, who clocked 91 years, as a kind-hearted and loving man of integrity. Mr Belgore,…

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NiMet predicts thunderstorms, rains for Monday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted increased thunderstorms across the country with cloudy conditions expected to prevail over the northern region for Monday. NiMet disclosed this in its Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Sunday. It predicted thunderstorms over Nguru, Damaturu, Dutse, Maiduguri, Gusau and…

Teachers' Protest

NUT gives 21-days ultimatum to Edo over poor education funding

The Edo State Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has issued a 21-day ultimatum to the state government to provide adequate funding for education. The ultimatum is contained in a nine-point communiqué, issued in Benin on Sunday. The document was signed by the Chairman of the NUT in…