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Man Utd bigger than Man City – Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still believes Manchester United are a bigger club than Manchester City. City are well placed to finish above their rivals for a seventh successive season, which has not happened since the 1930s. The Blues have won three Premier League titles since the last of United’s 20 successes in 2013. Asked before Saturday’s […]

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Sowore: ‘Rein in your wild dogs…’, Soyinka tells Buhari

The violent actions of State Security Service officials at an Abuja court on Friday, while trying to arrest Omoyele Sowore, are worse than those of wild dogs devouring their meal, Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka has said. Mr Soyinka reacted to the action of the SSS in a statement sent to Premium Times titled ‘LESSONS FROM […]

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Angry Nigerians attack Amaechi in Spain

Rotimi Amaechi has announced a physical attack on him by some people he described as “misguided Nigerians.” The Nigerian transport minister said he was on a climate change summit in Spain when some violent Nigerians charged at him. He said the attackers were summarily restrained by the police in Madrid, leaving him unscathed. “Some minutes […]

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Court Invasion: NBA demands suspension of SSS Director General

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has demanded the suspension of the Director General of the State Security Service (SSS), Yusuf Bichi. The lawyers’ association was reacting to Friday’s invasion of a Federal High Court in Abuja by armed officials of the SSS. The officials disrupted court proceedings in their bid to rearrest Omoyele Sowore and […]

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Reduce checkpoints on highways, Nigerian Senate tells Inspector-General of Police

The Senate has urged the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu to reduce the number of checkpoints on federal highways in the country. This, according to the Senate, had become necessary to reduce the gridlock on the roads. The resolutions were reached following the consideration of a motion by Sen. Chukwuka Utazi (PDP- Enugu North) […]

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2023, here we come, says convicted Orji Uzor Kalu

Former Governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, who was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, over N7.65billion fraud, by a Federal High court sitting in Lagos, while being led out of the court by the Correctional Service officers on Thursday said ‘2023, here we come’. Kalu, who is the Senate’s Chief Whip smiled at […]

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Bukola Saraki smiles again

Senate President of the 8th Assembly, Senator Olubukola Abubakar Saraki, might currently be facing quite a turbulent time. Last week, the court declared interim forfeiture of his highbrow properties in Ilorin, alleging it was built with public funds when he was Governor of Kwara. While the two-term Governor of Kwara state was still nurturing the […]

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The Rise and Fall of Orji Kalu: From Governor to Senator to Prisoner (The Analysis)

On Thursday, the Federal High Court in Lagos sentenced a serving senator and former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, to 12 years in prison after convicting him of N7.65 billion fraud. Justice Mohammed Idris pronounced Mr Kalu guilty of the charge in a trial that lasted for 12 years. Mr Kalu was tried alongside his […]

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Hate Speech In Nigeria: Centre records 387 instances in November

The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has said it tracked and documented a total of 387 Hate and dangerous speech instances on Facebook and Twitter handles across the country in November. Hamza Ibrahim, CITAD Coordinator, Countering Hate Speech Project, disclosed this at a Post-Gubernatorial Election Press briefing organised by the Centre and supported […]

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Court declines sacking Magu as EFCC acting Chairman

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday dismissed requests to remove Mr Ibrahim Magu as the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, even though it faulted his unending stay in office in acting capacity. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu delivered separate judgments in five separate suits instituted in 2017 to seek judicial pronouncement […]

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Buhari appoints nine new Permanent Secretaries

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of nine new Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service. The Acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (Ag. HoCSF), Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, said this on Wednesday in Abuja in a statement signed by Mrs. Olawunmi Ogunmosunle, Director, Communications, Office of the Head of the Civil […]

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Policeman suspended after allegedly fondling dead woman’s breasts

An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department is under investigation after his body camera allegedly caught him fondling a deceased woman’s breasts. Police authorities said the officer has been placed on leave pending the outcome of the probe. A police spokesman confirmed the probe to AFP on Wednesday but would not discuss details of the […]

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Nigerian Government files N135bn fraud charge against Ifeanyi Ubah

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday adjourned till February 13, 2020, the planned arraignment of the Chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Senator Ifeanyi Patrick Ubah, following his absence in court. First defendant Ubah and Second defendant Capital Oil are facing an alleged N135bn fraud charge filed against them by the Federal […]

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Atiku Abubakar smiles again

One-time vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has been fighting several battles in recent times. His desire to displace President Muhammadu Buhari as the number one citizen of the country and the death of his close aide, Umar Pariya, lead the list. Though things have not worked in his favour lately, the appointment of his […]

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Extreme poverty may hit Nigerians soon – World Bank warns

The World Bank has said the number of Nigerians living in extreme poverty may increase by more than 30 million by 2030 and the country will be home to 25 per cent of the world’s destitute people if the government fails to revive economic growth and create jobs. It warned that the country could slide […]

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Jobless Nigerians please read! Bank customers to present tax card from next month

Evidence of tax payment will be a condition for operating a bank account from January, according to the Financial bill passed by the National Assembly. The Bill, submitted to the lawmakers with Budget 2020 by President Muhammadu Buhari, is designed to improve financial operations of the country and streamline the tax regime. It is expected […]

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Great Joy In President Buhari’s House, As Daughter Graduates From Foreign University with First Class Honours (Photos)

Hanan Buhari, one of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari, has graduated with a first-class degree from a university abroad. Her proud mother took to Instagram to share the good news. Read below:

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Lagos pastors arrested for conducting fake miracles

Personnel of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested four suspects, including two pastors, for allegedly staging fake miracles to defraud unsuspecting members of the public in the Lekki and Epe areas of the state. The alleged pastors, Favour David and Favour Chimobi, were said to have […]

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