Author Archives: Editor, Nigerian Times

Breaking: I will deal with agitators for Nigeria’s breakup, social media critics

Breaking: I will deal with agitators for Nigeria’s breakup, social media critics

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned those he described as causing disaffection among Nigerians and calling for independence of various regions of the country to desist from doing so or face severe consequences for their actions. He threatened fierce social media critics saying they have crossed the red line. In a nationwide broadcast Monday after returning

What I discussed with Buhari – Saraki

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said he “confidently looks forward” to President Muhammadu Buhari’s “imminent return home”. In series of tweets on Thursday night after meeting Mr. Buhari in London, along with Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Mr. Saraki reported his impressions of the president’s health and gushed over his remarkable recovery. He also provided hints of

Baru to Pipeline Vandals: You are doing Harm to the economy

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru has appealed to oil pipeline hackers to desist from such nefarious act which according to him is not only harmful to the environment but equally hazardous to the pipeline vandals and the economy. Speaking while receiving a delegation of the Nigerian Environmental

Have you forgotten all you stood for as a journalist? Ezekwesili tackles Femi Adesina

Oby Ezekwesili, rights campaigner and former minister of education, has asked Femi Adesina, Buhari’s special adviser on media and publicity, if he has “forgotten everything he once stood for as a journalist”. In a series of tweets on Thursday, Ezekwesili told the federal government to apologise over the manner it handled anti-Buhari protests. The president,

UK group condemns anti-Buhari protesters invasion of Wuse market, stoking tension

… urges them to address only critical issues A group of Nigerians living overseas under the aegis of Nigerians In Diaspora Monitoring Group (NIDMG), on Wednesday condemned the alleged invasion of  Wuse market in Abuja by persons protesting against the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari in office for over 100 days. They warned that the protests which

Osinbajo assigns portfolios to new ministers

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has assigned portfolios to the two ministers who were sworn in three weeks ago, Premium Times has reported. Stephen Ocheni and Suleiman Hassan were sworn in in May, several weeks after they were confirmed by the Senate, due to President Muhammadu Buhari’s absence. ‎Mr. Ocheni will fill the vacuum created