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Nigeria: We Understand Your Grievances, Govt Tells Protesters

Photo: Premium Times The #iStandwithNigeria protesters protesting against bad governance in Nigeria’s Capital, Abuja By Samuel Ogundipe The federal government said on Monday that it understands the grievances of Nigerians who took part in the protests held in major Nigerian cities on Monday . Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said in a chain of reactions on […]

Nigeria: I Wasn’t Deported to Nigeria – Ibori

By Cletus Ukpong A former governor of Delta State, James Ibori, who arrived Nigeria on Saturday after his release from a London prison, has said he was not deported from the United Kingdom. Mr. Ibori said he left the UK “voluntarily”. There have been reports on social media that the ex-convict was deported from the […]

Nigeria: How Hundreds Marched in Lagos Demanding Govt Accountability, Efficiency

By Ben Ezeamalu, Abel Ejikeme and Nonye Ikediogo Scores of Lagosians ignored a heavily armed police presence at the National Stadium in Surulere to embark on a rally demanding government’s accountability, transparency, and a reduction in the cost of governance. The protesters, escorted by the police, marched from the stadium, through Ojuelegba, to the National […]

Nigeria: Arms Importation – Fugitive Nigeria Customs Officials Turn Selves in

By Cletus Ukpong Three senior officers of the Nigeria Customs Service declared wanted over the importation of 661 pump-action rifles into the country have turned themselves in. Two officers, I. Abdulahi, an assistant superintendent of customs, and Odiba Inah, with service number 133386, were declared wanted by the service on January 31 over the illegal […]

Nigeria Probes HIV Cure Claim

The Federal Government has mandated the National Institute for Medical Research and the College of Medicine, Ibadan to do proper study of claims of HIV cure in Nigeria. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, disclosed this on Monday in Ilorin at the Federal Government Town Hall meeting for the North Central Zone. A Nigerian professor, […]

Nigeria: What I Discussed On Phone With Hale, Hearty Buhari – Osinbajo

Photo: Premium Times Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo addressing press on Buhari’s health status. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has assured the nation that President Muhammadu Buhari is hale and hearty and would return home as soon as he completes the necessary tests recommended by his doctors in the United Kingdom. Mr. Osinbajo, a professor of […]

Nigeria: No Plan to Islamise Nigeria, Says Govt

The Federal Government says the alleged Islamisation of Nigeria under the current administration is totally false and should be perceived in its entirety as a campaign of calumny. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed stated this on Monday in Ilorin at the Federal Government Town Hall meeting for the North Central zone. […]

Nigeria: U.S Energy Project Adds 30,000 New Solar Connections in Nigeria

The U.S energy project known as “Power Africa” has added 30,000 new solar connections in Nigeria. The U.S Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington said in a statement in Abuja on Monday. U.S. through its Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) had in 2016 signed an agreement with Lumos, an off-grid electricity provider to enhance provision of […]

Nigeria: Govt Secures $7.5 Billion Loan for Lagos-Kano Rail Line

Photo: Premium Times Minister of Transportation Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, (middle) with the Managing Director, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation Ltd. (CCECC) Jack Li (left) and Fidel Okhiria, Acting Managing Director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (right) during the test run of the recently built Rail line from Abuja (Idu) to Kaduna Minister of Transportation, Mr […]

Nigeria: IXPN’s Local Traffic Could Double Over Next 12 Months With New Content Partners Localizing Their Content

London — IXPN is one of Africa’s most successful IXPs and its success tells the story of how fast the Internet is developing in Africa. With Google caching video locally, the amount of traffic exchanged is considerable and looks set to double. Russell Southwood spoke to Muhammed Rudman, IXPN’s CEO about his plans. Initially founded […]

Nigeria: Don’t Wreck AU’s ICC Consensus

editorial One of the most important decisions taken at last week’s Summit of the African Union [AU] was the adoption of a non-bonding resolution which called for a mass withdrawal of African countries from the International Criminal Court, ICC. The issue had been agitating the minds of African leaders for some time and it was […]

Nigeria: New Converts Flood Pastor Chris Okafor’s Church After Outburst Against Religious Extremism

By Rotimi Agbana Following his outburst in defense of Christianity in Nigeria last week, the General Overseer of Liberation City Church Worldwide, Dr. Chris Okafor was a little surprised but not disturbed at the number of Muslims who thronged his church yesterday, Sunday, February 5, 2017, to give their lives to Christ. Even though they […]

Nigeria: Yar’ádua and Buhari – Between Ill-Health and Power Vacuum

By Mike Ebonugwo Against the backdrop of intense speculations surrounding the 10-day vacation of President Muhammadu Buhari to the United Kingdom and the repeated assurances by presidential aides and other government officials that all was well with the President, it is not surprising that Nigerians would engage in a long and anxious wait for his […]

Nigeria: #IStandWithNigeria Protest Records Low Turnout in Lagos, Abuja

The protest initiated and cancelled by hip hop artist, Tubaba, has attracted a lean turnout both at the National Stadium in Lagos and Unity Fountain, Abuja. In spite of the cancellation of the protest on Sunday by the initiator, Tufacce, now Tubaba, a few people were ahead to show up at the appointed venue in […]