Tag Archives: PREMIUM TIMES

EFCC operatives

Ex-council chairman co-accused of N11bn fraud says he was forced to write statement

A former chairman of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) in Katsina State, Ibrahim Dankaba, has told a high court of the state the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) forced him to write his statement presented before the court by the agency. EFCC arraigned Mr Dankaba alongside…

Governor Ibikunle Amosun

Ogun 2019: Abiodun urges Amosun to support his governorship ambition

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, on Friday urged Governor Ibikunle Amosun to support his ambition. Mr Abiodun, who described Amosun as his “friend,’’ made the plea in Abeokuta, the state capital after the party’s stakeholders meeting. “I want to appreciate the incumbent governor…

Donald Trump and CCN's Acosta. [PHOTO CREDIT: Axios]

White House to restore press pass to CNN reporter after court order

A U.S. judge has ordered the White House to restore the press credentials of CNN reporter, Jim Acosta, rejecting the Trump administration’s revocation of his pass to the building, according to the broadcaster. The White House said it would comply with the ruling and “temporarily reinstate” Acosta’s hard-pass to the…

World Bank grants Tanzania $300m to support education sector

The World Bank on Friday said that it had granted $300 million to Tanzania to support its education sector, a statement from the country’s Directorate of Presidential Communication said. Hafez Ghanem, Vice President of the World Bank for Africa, announced the new grant during talks with Tanzanian President, John Magufuli…

Children selling on Abuja-Jos highway, Nigeria.

British envoy urges Nigeria govt to check rising number of out-of-school children

The British Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, Laura Beaufils, on Friday advised the federal government to check the increasing number of out-of-school children through additional investment in education. The British envoy gave the advice during the 60th Founders’ Day of Grange School, Ikeja, Lagos State. She said the best gift…

Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau

Eid-El Maulud: FG declares Tuesday public holiday

The federal government has declared Tuesday as Public Holiday to mark the Eid-el Maulud. The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, a retired lieutenant general, made the declaration on Friday in Abuja in a statement by Mohammed Umar, Permanent Secretary of the ministry. Mr Dambazau called on Muslim faithful to align…

Central bank of Nigeria (CBN)

Buhari appoints new CBN deputy governor, others

President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed the appointment and re appointment of some heads of parastatals. This was disclosed in a statement issued by Olusegun Adekunle, Permanent Secretary (General Services Office), Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation on Friday in Abuja. He appointed Folashodun Shonubi as the…

Chekwas Okorie

2019: UPP adopts Buhari

The National Chairman, United Progressive Party (UPP), Chekwas Okorie, says the party has adopted President Muhammadu Buhari as its candidate in the 2019 presidential election. Mr Okorie disclosed this while speaking with State House correspondents after leading a South-East group to a closed door meeting with Buhari on Friday at…

Restructuring won’t solve Nigeria’s problems – Presidential candidate

The presidential candidate of the Liberation Movement party, Kriz David, says equity, and not restructuring as is being espoused by some political parties, is the solution to the myriad of problems plaguing Nigeria . Speaking with journalists in Lagos on Friday, Mr David said no matter how well structured a…

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

Ogun pays N4.7bn to LG pensioners

The Permanent Secretary, Ogun State Bureau of Local Government Pensions, Mrs Irene Kokumo, on Friday said the state government paid N4.7 billion to local government pensioners between January and August. Mrs Kokumo disclosed this while playing host to members of Ogun House of Assembly Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy…

President Muhammadu Buhari 2

Buhari appoints son-in-law, six others as heads of federal agencies

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of five Chief Executive officers and two Executive Directors of some federal agencies. This was disclosed in a statement issued by Olusegun Adekunle, Permanent Secretary (General Services) Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation on Friday in Abuja. According to…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari dismisses Ohaneze’s endorsement of Atiku

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the split within the Ohanaeze Igbo socio-cultural group over its reported endorsement of Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, did not surprise him. Speaking at a meeting with a select group of South-east leaders on Friday, at the State House,…

I’ve asked EFCC to account for all recovered money — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, Friday, stated that his vision and objectives for Nigeria are very clear and he is on course to achieving them. Speaking when he received members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), led by its President, Reverend Samson Ayokunle in State House, Abuja, President Buhari said he…

Stage Play, ‘The Confab’ comes alive in Lagos

“The Confab” a satirical stage play that explores our nature as political beings will come alive at the Terra Kukture, Lagos this weekend. The play is being produced by Mabykay Productions and directed by Nwando Alayande. The story tells of delegates from the various geopolitical zones of the country who…

Jamal Khashoggi (Photo Credit: The Independent)

Family, friends offer funeral prayers for Khashoggi

Family and friends of slain Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, offered funeral prayers in Saudi Arabia and Turkey on Friday for the repose of the soul of the late journalist, killed by agents of his own government. The case sparked global outcry and mired the kingdom in crisis. Reuters correspondent, Huseyin…

A Bureau De Change, BDCs, operator

Forex: CBN injects $318.03m into retail market

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday said it injected about $318.03 million into the retail secondary market intervention sales (SMIS) of the inter-bank foreign market. This is the latest funding of the market since its last sale prior to the final Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting for 2018…

AFCON Qualifiers: South Africa Coach dismisses N9m per goal offer to Super Eagles

The coach of the South Africa national team, Stuart Baxter, has said that he and his players do not need an added financial incentive to beat Nigeria. Baxter’s comments is coming on the heels of the $25,000 per goal offer to the Super Eagles by the governor of Delta State,…

Fire kills five in Kebbi

Three children of same parents, their mother and another child have been burnt to death in an early morning inferno on Friday in Argungu Local Government Area of Kebbi State. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the incident, which has thrown residents of the area into mourning, also partially…

Former Governor of Plateau state, Joshua Dariye.

How Dariye argued his case at appeal court

The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, on Friday ordered the reduction of the jail term issued against a former Plateau State governor, Joshua Dariye, after deciding that the term did not comply with the provision of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, (ACJA). Mr Dariye is accused of diverting N1.62…

Nigeria Stock Exchange

NSE: Share prices rebound, market capitalisation up by N70bn

The crucial indicators of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) closed on a positive note on Friday with the market capitalisation rising by N70 billion or 0.60 per cent. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the market capitalisation closed at N11.703 trillion compared to N11.633 trillion on Thursday. Similarly,…

Israel on map

Israel appoints first-ever Arab Christian ambassador

The predominantly Jewish state of Israel has appointed its first-ever Arab Christian ambassador, the country’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday. George Deek will represent Israel in Azerbaijan from summer 2019, a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry said. Mr Deek has completed his diplomatic training and has previously worked as deputy…

Boko Haram

Tension in Borno as Boko Haram abducts nine women, kills man

At least nine women were reportedly abducted by suspected Boko Haram gunmen in attacks on farmlands around Bama within the last two days. Bama, a local government headquarters in Borno State, is about 68 kilometres Southeast of Maiduguri, the state capital. Those abducted comprise six women and three girls. Sources…

iTunes Gift Cards

Sell iTunes Gift Cards On GiftCardsToNaira – High Rates

You recently came across an iTunes card and selling it has been a bit of a problem. Considering the high rate of fraud in Nigeria, your reservation about dealing with just any seller on the internet is understandable. As a result, you don’t know where to begin. But, what if…

Ogun on map

2019: UPN quits Ogun governorship race, backs SDP candidate

The Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) has resolved not to contest in the 2019 governorship election in Ogun State. Instead, the party said it will support the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Rotimi Paseda, in the election. UPN chairman in the state, Aminat Olatunbosun, disclosed this on Friday…

Lagos High court

Businessman,61, jailed three years for raping 8-year old girl

An Upper Area Court III, Kasuwan Nama in Jos, on Friday, sentenced a 61-year-old businessman Isaac Phillip to three years in prison for raping an eight-year-old girl. The judge, Yahaya Mohammed, did not give Mr Phillip an option of fine, saying it would serve as a deterrent to others. Mr…