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Nigeria: Buhari Urged to Partner Religious Leaders Against Corruption

By Abbas Jimoh President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to work closely with religious leaders to boost the success of his anti-corruption efforts. The Chairman Board of Trustees (BoT) Interfaith Patriots for Peace Initiative (IPPI) Dr. Haroun O. Ajah gave the advice yesterday in a statement. While calling for support for the government’s anti-corruption war […]

Nigeria: NNPC Invites Process Licensors to Audit Refineries

By Chineme Okafor Abuja — The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said yesterday that it would invite external licensors to undertake process audits on its four refineries in Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna. It said that when the process audit is concluded, its importation of petroleum products into the country would reduce and the capacity […]

Nigeria: Free From Boko Haram, Nigeria’s Chibok Girls Are Kept Silent

She was found wandering in a forest, the first of the nearly 300 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram to escape on her own and reach freedom. That was in May. Since then, Amina Ali Nkeki has been sequestered by Nigeria’s intelligence agency, embraced just once by her family months ago. Some say Nigeria’s government […]

Nigeria: 8 Killed in Three Suicide Attacks in Maiduguri

The Borno Police Command on Monday said eight people have died in three separate suicide attacks in Maiduguri on Sunday night. The police said five suicide bombers, a Civilian JTF and two others died in the separate attacks at Garki Muna village and Kaleri area of Gwange. A statement by the command’s spokesman, Mr Victor […]

Nigeria: Popular Lagos Club Owner Causes Stir, Steps Out With Ladies in Dog Chains

Photo: Premium Times Big Boy Pretty Mike yet again steps out with 2 ladies on dog chains. By Jayne Augoye A popular Lagos club owner, Mike Eze-Nwalie Nwogu, A.K.A Pretty Mike, has caused a stir online after he attended a wedding with two ladies whom he chained to the neck. While this is not the […]

Nigeria: Yemi Alade Releases ‘Sugar N Spice’ Video

By Idoko Salihu Effyzzie Music Group songstress, Yemi Alade, has opened her account for 2017 with the official music video to one of her single’s entitled “Sugar n Spice”. The song is the 17th track off her sophomore album “Mama Africa: The Diary of an African Woman”. The award-winning singer or “Mama Africa” as she […]

Nigeria: New Nollywood Movie, King Invincible, Screens in Lagos

By Jayne Augoye A new Nollywood epic, King Invincible, recently premiered in Filmhouse IMAX Cinema, Lekki, to a select audience. The diverse selection of attendees at the screening which included Kate Henshaw, Shafy Bello, Segun Dada, Adunni Ade, Ifeanyi Ifan Michaels, and a host of others, gathered to enjoy the shockingly thick plot of the […]

Nigeria: Buhari Pledges to Recover More Abducted Chibok Girls

By Tobi Soniyi and Victor Ogunjein As the kidnapped Chibok Secondary School girls spend 1000 days in captivity, President Muhammadu Buhari has given further assurance that the federal government will spare no efforts to recover those still in captivity. The president gave the assurance in a statement yesterday in Abuja by his Special Adviser on […]

Nigeria: Parents Must Play Role in Care of Nigeria’s Freed Chibok Girls – Campaigners

By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani Chibok, Nigeria — “Although the rescue process has altered the dynamics of their custody and protection, we should not usurp the role that their parents played and must continue to play in their lives” The parents of the 21 Chibok schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram in October after two and a […]

Nigeria: President Buhari’s Strides in the Year 2016

By Garba Shehu The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari completed 19 months in office at the end of December. Except for this period being the end of a year and the beginning of another one, it is not a milestone of spectacular importance. It is, nonetheless, another opportunity to reiterate the Buhari success story, a […]

Nigeria: Eight Feared Dead, Score Injured As Suicide Bombers Attack Maiduguri

By Olatunji Omirin Maiduguri — At least 8 people have been killed and score injured when multiple explosions hit Maiduguri, the Borno state capital Sunday night, local source said. The Nigerian Police has confirmed the attacks. According to a source, the first occurred at Muna garage area when a female bomber blew up herself while […]

Nigeria: Five Suicide Bombers Kill 8 in Maiduguri – Police

By Abdulkareem Haruna Eight people have been confirmed dead after multiple suicide blasts hit Maiduguri, Borno State, on Sunday, police said. One of those killed was an operative of the Civilian-JTF, while five were suicide bombers. Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers struck at different locations late on Sunday. PREMIUM TIMES had earlier reported two deaths […]

Nigeria: Buhari Mourns Former Governor Kure

By Jonathan Nda-Isaiah President Muhammadu Buhari has extended heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Niger State on the passing of former governor, Engr. Abdulkadir Kure. President Buhari in a statement by his special adviser media, Femi Adesina also commiserated with wife of the deceased, Senator Zaynab Kure and her children, all the Kure […]

Nigeria: Taraba Govt Owes Pensioners N14. 9 Billion in Gratuities – Union

Alhaji Hassan Abubakar, Chairman, Taraba Union of Pensioners, says the state government is owing members of the union gratuities amounting to N14. 9 billion. Abubakar told the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN ) in Jalingo on Monday that the government owed its pensioners over N9 billion while it owed local governments’ pensioners N5.9 billion. […]