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Killings rising because Buhari thinks he knows everything — PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party has alleged that the myriad of crises facing the country is as a result of the know-it-all posture of President Muhammadu Buhari. It claimed that rather than seek help from Nigerians across party lines and beyond the shores of the country, the President had been carrying on as if he could […]

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Nigerian soldiers on escort duty steal ‘billions’ from VIP, desert army

Five Nigerian soldiers have been declared wanted by the Nigerian Army after they absconded with a large amount of cash owned by a ‘VIP’ (Very Important Personality). Nigerian Army insiders told Premium Times the victim of the robbery is Hakeem Otiki, the general officer commanding, 8 Division of the Army, based in Sokoto. Sources said […]

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Killing of Fasoranti’s Daughter: Don’t blame us when we react — Gani Adams

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has said the Yoruba ethnic nationality will react to the killing of the daughter of a senior leader of the Afenifere. It said the group should not be blamed when that happens. Reuben Fasoranti’s daughter, Funke Olakunrin, was shot dead Friday along Kajola-Ore Road in Ondo State. Police […]

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Killing of Fasoranti’s Daughter: Police in ‘total overhaul’ of security on Southern Nigeria’s highways

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a “total overhaul” of the security structures on highways across southern Nigeria, in response to the killing of the daughter of a prominent Afenifere leader, a spokesperson has said. Funke Olakunrin was shot dead Friday while travelling to Ore in Ondo State. Police said kidnappers were responsible for […]

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We’ve invested N900 billion on power since 2015 – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the current administration has invested N900 billion in the power sector since it assumed office in 2015. Osinbajo spoke when he paid a courtesy visit on Chike Edozien, the asagba of Asaba, on Friday. ”Since assumption of office, we have invested so far in terms of support N700 billion in the […]

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Ex-governor stopped from stealing N11.5bn hours to handover – EFCC

The Zonal Coordinator, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in charge of Bauchi, Taraba and Gombe states, Michael Wetkas,  has disclosed how the zone stopped an  immediate past  governor in the zone from embezzling N11.5bn 11 hours to handover. He stated this during a walk to commemorate African Anti- Corruption Day in Gombe State, with the […]

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Police, parliament, judiciary, top list of ‘corrupt institutions’ in Nigeria – Survey

The police, parliament and judiciary top the list of the most corrupt institutions in Nigeria according to a survey by Transparency International released on Thursday. The survey is titled: “Global Corruption Barometer Africa 2019: Citizens Views and Experience on Corruption”. It is the 10th edition. According to Transparency International, corruption is hindering Africa’s economic, political […]

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Senate fumes as number of Nigerians murdered in South Africa rises to 127

The Senate on Wednesday warned the South African government to halt the frequent killings of Nigerians by its citizens to avoid grave consequences. The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, who stated this at plenary, warned that the South African government must extend due respect to Nigeria and should not take the good gesture towards […]

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Nigeria to have Africa’s strongest military – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has assured that the federal government would continue to give priority attention to the operational requirements and welfare of the Nigerian Armed Forces. Mr Osinbajo who was the Reviewing officer, made the remark during the Passing out Parade of 187 Direct Short Service Course 28 at the Military Training Centre (MTC), […]

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Policemen collecting money for bail not different from kidnappers – Lagos Commissioner of Police

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zubairu Muazu, on Tuesday inaugurated a statement-taking room for the CID Panti, Yaba, warning that policemen collecting money for bail were not different from kidnappers and would not be spared. The facility was provided by the Rule of Law and Anti-corruption (RoLAC) Programme managed by the British Council […]

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National Iberiberism: Okorocha wants ‘Ministry of Happiness’ to address Nigeria’s rising cases of suicide

Imo West Senator, Rochas Okorocha, has called for the creation of Federal Ministry of Happiness to curtail the rising rate of suicide in Nigeria. Speaking on a motion on the subject on Tuesday, Mr Okorocha said every case of suicide could be traced to unhappiness among the people. This, he said, could be solved by […]

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Nigeria Cultural Festival And Awards Day Set To Hold In Munich On 20th July

The Nigerian community in Bavaria, German set to recognise the professional, Trailblazers and other achievements of outstanding Nigerians living in Germany, on 20 July. Talking to diamond celebrities, the event organiser, Mr. Emmanuel Onyeme, said that the purpose of creating Nigeria Cultural Feast and Meritorious Awards 2019’ is to appreciate the contributions of the Nigerian […]

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Outrage as teacher forces student to drink urine in Nigeria

Still reeling over the Hijab controversy, the International School, University of Ibadan, UI, is embroiled in a new scandal. According to a trending report, an Agricultural Science teacher of the school, Mrs J. Z Abu, was alleged to have forced a student of JSS 2c, to drink his urine. The student identified as Fayo was […]

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Sex-toy shop assault: Senator Abbo pleads not guilty, granted N5 million bail

The Chief Magistrate’s Court in Zuba has granted bail of N5 million to Elisha Abbo, hours after the police arraigned the senator on two counts of criminal assault. The magistrate also said the senator must present two competent sureties to the court to secure his appearance in subsequent hearings on the criminal charges. Mr Abbo […]

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NBC commences withdrawal of Eva water batches

The Nigerian Bottling Company said it has commenced the withdrawal of two batches of 75cl Eva Water produced from May 22 to 23, at its Asejire Plant which did not meet its quality standards. This is following a recall alert for the product by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). […]

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Protesters storm Redemption Camp, ask Adeboye to speak up on insecurity (Photos)

Some members of the Creative Group Industry on Monday staged a peaceful protest to the Redemption Camp, Lagos -Ibadan Expressway, to make some demands from the General Overseer, to speak up on some developments affecting the masses in the country. The protesters in their hundreds, included Maverick Nigerian entertainer and activist, Charles Oputa, popularly called […]

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Rape allegation: Celebrate my husband, pastor Fatoyinbo’s wife urges church members

Modele, the wife of the embattled founder of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo, has declared that her husband remains the father of the church. Fatoyinbo had been accused of rape by Mrs Busola Dakolo, wife of inspiration musician, Timi Dakolo, and another unidentified lady within the space of one week. The COZA founder […]

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Nigerian senator disowns 11 houses, bank accounts seized by court

The Senator representing Delta North Senatorial District, Peter Nwaoboshi, on Sunday denied ownership of the 11 houses and 12 out of the 22 bank accounts frozen by the Federal High Court in Abuja. The court, presided over by Justice Taiwo Taiwo made the forfeiture order on July 2 but a certified true copy of the […]

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