Author Archives: Editor, Nigerian Times

DSS appoints new Public Relations Officer

DSS appoints new Public Relations Officer

The Department of State Services (DSS) has appointment Mr P.N. Afunanya as its new Spokesman/Public Relations Officer. A statement by the service said that Afunanya holds a Bachelors and Masters degrees in English Language from the Abia State University and University of Uyo. The service said that Afunanya also holds a Masters degree in Peace

Hiccups in power generation not due to drop in gas supply-NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Wednesday emphasized the availability of enough gas for power generation noting that the recent drop in electricity generation was as a result of some factors outside its control. The NNPC stated that as critical partners in the electricity generation matrix, it is willing to work with other stakeholder

Police teargas protesters demanding release of detained Premium Times journalist

Protesters were on Thursday teargassed at the force headquarters, Abuja, during a protest to demand the release of Premium Times reporter, Samuel Ogundipe. The journalist was on Tuesday arrested for writing a story based on a letter written by Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. Members of the OurMumuDonDo Movement

Abati: Jonathan secured release of some Chibok girls — but Dasuki said it should not be publicised

Reuben Abati says former President Goodluck Jonathan secured the release of some Chibok girls but did not to publicise it. The former media aide to Jonathan disclosed this on Wednesday during a show he anchored on ARISE TV. Abati interviewed Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, on the show. He said Sambo Dasuki, the then

Presidency sets the record straight on electoral act amendment bill

The presidency on Wednesday spoke on the “true status” of the electoral act amendment bill, maintaining that President Muhammadu Buhari has not declined assent. Garba Shehu, the president’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, said Buhari does not object the use of card readers in the 2019 elections. He described allegation suggesting otherwise as

Baru charges AKK pipeline project financiers on timely delivery

Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru in Dubai, United Arab Emirates directed the Chinese Consortium and the NNPC Project Team on the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) Pipeline Project to ensure timely finalization of the term sheet for the project’s contractor financing agreement. The Chinese consortium is made up of Bank

Amnesty International, MRA, SPN, others demands release of Premium Times reporter

International rights group, Amnesty International, has demanded the immediate release of PREMIUM TIMES reporter, Samuel Ogundipe, who was detained by police on Tuesday. Mr Ogundipe was arrested and held by the police anti-robbery squad for refusing to disclose the source of a story published on PREMIUM TIMES. The story contained a report by the Inspector-General