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We Get Away With So Many Stupid Things In Nigeria, May God Not Run Out Of Patience With Us — Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says God has been so patient with Nigeria. He spoke Thursday in Abuja at the public presentation of a book titled, ‘The LetterMan: Inside the ‘Secret’ Letters of former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo’, by Premium Times’ Editor-in-Chief, Musikilu Mojeed. “I believe that God is in Nigeria, because God loves us so […]

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Couple Returns Missing $20,000

When an elderly man suddenly realised that he was missing more than $20,000 in cash just withdrawn from a Swiss bank, he assumed he had been robbed. Instead, a couple found the wad of notes, stuffed into an envelope and dropped in the street, and went to his home to return the cash in full, […]

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Court Sentences Nigerian Politician To 42 Years Imprisonment

A Federal High Court in Akwa Ibom State has sentenced the governorship candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) Bassey Albert to 42 years in prison for fraud. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had in 2019 arraigned Albert on a six-count charge of allegedly taking possession of six vehicles worth N204 million when […]

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Atiku Is A Serial Betrayer, Weakest Candidate Now – Oshiomhole

A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole says the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar is a “serial betrayer” and the “weakest” of all the frontline candidates so far. Oshiomhole, a deputy director general of the Presidential Campaign Council of Bola Tinubu and his running mate, […]

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Aisha Buhari’s Critic Sent To Prison, Set To Miss Exams On Monday

Aminu Adamu, the student of the Federal University, Dutse, who was arrested after criticising First Lady Aisha Buhari, on Twitter, has been remanded at Suleja Prison  in Niger State. Back in June, the student had tweeted, “Su mama Anchi Kudin Talakawa an koshi”, meaning “Mama has fed fat on poor people’s money”. Months after, security […]

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Nigerian Government Begins 14-day Paternity Leave Implementation

The Federal Government has begun the implementation of its 14-day paternity leave for serving male officers whose spouse delivers a baby. Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HCSoF), Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, who announced this in a circular, said the leave took effect from November 25, 2022. The HCSoF said the leave is in line […]

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Nigerian High Court Sentences Inspector-General Of Police To Three Months In Prison

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday, sentenced the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba to three months in prison for disobeying a valid court order. The court, in a ruling that was delivered by Justice M. O. Olajuwon, held that the IGP should be committed to prison and detained in custody for […]

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Gunmen Assassinate Labour Party Women Leader in Kaduna

The women leader of the Labour Party in the Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Mrs Victoria Chimtex, has been assassinated by unknown gunmen. She was said to have been killed on Monday night by the gunmen who invaded her residence at about 8 pm and shot at her. The victim’s husband was also […]

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ASUU Warns Of New Crisis, Seeks Intervention

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday warned Nigerians that if the Federal Government kept withholding their pay, a new crisis in the country’s universities would transcend break out. It urged interested parties and well-meaning Nigerians to pressure the Federal Government into paying its members’ withheld eight-month salaries across the nation. The University of […]

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Leave Nigeria If You Think Migrating Legally Is Good For You – Presidency

The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina on Sunday said Nigerians should leave the country if they believe it is good for them. Adesina, who said this on a Channels Television programme, claimed that the average Nigerian has always wanted to leave the country, adding that people should not […]

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Court Sends APGA Leader To Prison

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Bwari has ordered that a factional leader of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Edozie Njoku and one other be remanded in prison over their alleged complicity in the forgery of a judgment of the Supreme Court. Justice Mohammed Magudu, in a ruling on Monday, ordered […]

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Nigerians Are The Most Litigious People On Earth – CJN

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola says Nigerians, especially the political class are the most litigious people on earth putting the judiciary under a lot of pressure. Justice Ariwoola made the assertion on Monday in Abuja at the special session of the Supreme Court held to mark the begining of the 2022/2023 […]

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Beware Of Thieves, FG Cautions Nigerians Travelling To UK, US

The Federal Government has advised Nigerians traveling to the United States, the United Kingdom and some European countries to be wary of thieves targeting their passports, money and other valuables. Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, gave the advice on Monday in Abuja while speaking at the Fifth edition of the PMB Administration scorecard, 2015-2023. According […]

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Nigerian Government Bans Export Of Raw Gold

The Federal Government has banned the export of raw gold, gemstones and other solid minerals, Mines and Steel Development Minister, Mr. Olamilekan Adegbite, said yesterday. The ban, according to the minister, followed the recently approved ‘Down Stream Mineral Policy,’ by the government. Adegbite, who spoke while featuring in a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum […]

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4,000 Nigerian Doctors Migrating Soon; It’s Now One To 10,000 Patients – NARD

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, has alerted of the plan by 4,000 of its members to disengage their services in the country and migrate abroad for greener pastures, noting that it was now a ratio of one doctor to 10,000 patients in the country. This came as the association expressed worries over government’s […]

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Adeleke Freezes Government Accounts, Reverses State Name

The newly inaugurated Governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, has frozen all government accounts in the state. Adeleke directed this in his first executive order upon inauguration on Sunday. Adeleke, in his speech delivered at the inauguration, alleged that the erstwhile governor of the state, Adegboyega Oyetola, carried out some actions “maliciously” after he (Adeleke) […]

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Fuel Scarcity In Nigeria Will Linger Till January – Marketers

The frequent appearance of queues of desperate motorists at filling stations in search of Premium Motor Spirit, otherwise known as petrol, could affect the Christmas and New Year festivities, oil marketers stated on Friday. It was also gathered that oil marketers were now free to sell petrol at any rate as the Federal Government was […]

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US Expands Eligibility Period for Non-immigrant Visa Renewals from 24 to 48 Months

The United States Government has announced that it was  expanding the eligibility period for non-immigrant visa renewals from 24 months to 48 months.   The US Mission in a statement issued yesterday said applicants whose previous US visa expired within the last 48 months or would expire in the next three months may now qualify […]

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