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Nigeria: Sacked Guardian of Chibok Girls in U.S. Slams $5 Million Suit On Nigerian Govt

Photo: Premium Times Mr. Ogebe, the Chibok girls that escaped from captivity and some American friends, benefactors By Samuel Ogundipe Emmanuel Ogebe, a U.S.-based Nigerian lawyer and social welfare campaigner, has slammed a $5 million libel lawsuit against the Nigerian government, court filings showed. Mr. Ogebe, who took 10 rescued Chibok girls to study in […]

Nigeria: Buhari Is ‘Well, Hale and Hearty’, Govt Insists

By Sani Tukur The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has reiterated the federal government’s stance that President Muhammadu Buhari is not sick, despite seeking an extended medical vacation. Mr. Mohammed stated this while briefing journalists at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting. He said the fact that all the ministers […]

Nigeria: You Lied to Nigerians, Senate Tells Amaechi

Photo: Premium Times Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi inspecting one of the rail projects. By Hassan Adebayo The Senate on Wednesday vowed to tackle the Presidency over claims by Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, that the National Assembly was yet to approve loans that would be used for rail infrastructure. In a statement by its spokesperson, […]

Nigeria: Govt Okays Measures to Reduce Food Price

By Jonathan Nda-Isaiah The federal government has approved measures to force down the prices of food in the market. The minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh disclosed this to State House Correspondents after the federal executive meeting presided over by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa. LEADERSHIP recalls that the federal government last week […]

Nigeria: Buhari’s Sister Urges Nigerians to Pray for President

Rakiya Adamu, the only surviving sister of President Muhammadu Buhari, has appealed to Nigerians to pray for the President, instead of spreading rumours about his health. She made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Daura, Katsina State, on Wednesday. The 84-year-old said the president needed the prayers of […]

Liberia: Ex-Nigerian Pres. Obasanjo to Address Armed Forces Day

By Chiedi E. Nyenmoh Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has been selected as the national orator for this year’s Armed Forces Day celebration on Saturday, February 11, the Ministry of Defense has announced. The Assistant Defense Minister for Public Affairs, David Dahn, made the disclosure on the UNMIL Radio “Coffee Break” Monday. According to Dahn, […]

Naira crashes again to N500 per dollar ▷ NAIJ.COM

The Nigerian Naira on Wednesday, February 8, weakened against the United States dollar at parallel market. According to traders at the market, the local currency has dropped to N500/dollar from the N498/dollar rate it was yesterday, February 7. The Naira also crashed against the Euro as it now exchanges at N530 as against the previous […]

Nigerian Navy arrests 12 suspects and recovers 70 million naira worth of stolen diesel

On Wednesday, 8th February 2017, the commander of the Nigerian Navy Ship Pathfinder, Port Harcourt, Commodore William Kayode, announced the confiscation of a vessel and two large wooden boats both transporting 240,000 litres of stolen diesel worth 70 million naira while a total of 12 suspects were arrested on the vessel board and boats. “Twelve […]

Nigeria: Pirates in Nigeria Abduct Russians, Ukrainian

Pirates have abducted seven Russian sailors and one Ukrainian in the territorial waters of Nigeria, the Russian embassy has said. Russian Embassy in Nigeria reported on Wednesday that, “the BBC Caribbean ship came under a pirate attack in the territorial waters of Nigeria.” The Russian embassy said on its Twitter page that, “Seven Russian citizens […]

Nigeria: Don’t Leave ICC, UN Envoy Tells African Countries

The UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, has warned African countries that withdrawing from the International Criminal Court, ICC, could have grave implications for victims seeking redress for serious human rights violations. Mr. Dieng, who stated this in a commentary, said the setting up of the tribunal was a “reckoning” for […]

Nigeria: Again, Appeal Court Strikes Out Move By Lagos Govt to Stop Hijab in Schools

The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, MSSN, Lagos State Area Unit, has hailed the striking out of a motion seeking an injunction to stop hijab usage in the state by the Court of Appeal. The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos on Tuesday heard the motion – stay of execution – filed by the Lagos […]

Nigeria: Senate to Amaechi – You Lied to Nigerians

The Senate on Wednesday has called on the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi to immediately withdraw his comment that the senate was delaying infrastructure development. In a statement signed by the Senate’s spokesperson, Sen, Aliyu Sabi, the senate said it was not delaying any construction and that the minister told a lie. Recall that Mr […]

South Africa: Cybercrime Crooks Caught in SA Convicted By U.S. Court

Three Nigerian nationals extradited from South Africa have been convicted of wide-ranging internet fraud schemes in a United States court, unravelling a large network of international internet scammers. The convicted men, Oladimeji Seun Ayelotan, 30, Rasaq Aderoju Raheem, 31 and Femi Alexander Mewase, 45, collectively face hundreds of years in prison after being found guilty […]

Nigeria: Osinbajo Preaches At Pentecostal Event – Speaks On Religious Crisis, Southern Kaduna

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday urged Nigerians to embrace love, saying “the seed of hate is the device of the devil.” He made the call at the Biannual Conference of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) in Benin as he preached forgiveness. The acting president, who went down memory lane on religious crisis dating back […]