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Group mobilises women, youths, seeks EFCC prosecution of Fayose over arms deal

Group mobilises women, youths, seeks EFCC prosecution of Fayose over arms deal

Angry looking women and youths Friday besieged the headquarters of the Economic and Financial crimes commission, EFCC to demand the immediate probe and prosecution of the Ekiti state Governor, Ayodele Fayose over his involvement in the arms probe deal. The group said although the Governor enjoys immunity,such is not as sacred ad human lives. The

Breaking… Dapo Olorunyomi, Premium Times Publisher Arrested

The Police this evening raided the Wuse Zone 2 office of Premium Times, an online newspaper and arrested the publisher, Dapo Olorunyomi. The reasons for the arrest are unclear, but the newspaper has had a running battle with the Nigerian Army of late.  

CSO gives Ajumobi 7 days ultimatum to apologise to LAUTECH students

Following a video showing altercation between the Oyo state governor Abiola Ajumobi and the protesting students of Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH), a Civil Society Organisation on the platform of Citizens Action to Take Back Nigeria (CATBAN), has given the governor seven days ultimatum to apologise for his ’embarrassing comments.’ A statement signed in Abuja on

Group marches in support of Buhari’s administration

A group Nigerians from all works of life today converged on Abuja to hold what it calls a one million man march in support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. The march that took off at the popular wuse market took the protesters through the Popular berger roundabout to the wuse 2 district and thereafter terminated

Breaking…Buhari proceeds on two weeks leave over undisclosed illness

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to notify the Senate that he was proceeding on a ten days sick leave. He is taking time away from work given the bombing of the IDP camp in Borno State and ongoing efforts by ECOWAS to oust the Gambian Leader, which he is spearheading. It’s unclear if he was

Breaking: Osinbajo is Acting President as Buhari goes on sick leave again

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate to notify the legislature of his intention to proceed on leave between January 23 and February 6, 2017. In the letter read by the President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, Buhari said the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, will be Acting President during the period. In a

Nigeria may deploy faulty Alpha jets responsible for killing IDPs to Gambia

There are concerns that the faulty Alpha jets that were responsible for the mistake bombing of innocent IDPs would likely be on duty in the Gambia if the Economic Community of African States (ECOWAS), goes ahead with proposed military action against President Yahya Jammeh who has refused to leave office after being defeated in a

Trump takes oath of office 6pm Nigerian time on Friday

Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States at 12 noon in Washington, and 6pm Nigerian time on Friday. The joint congressional committee on inaugural ceremonies disclosed this. The ceremony is scheduled to start at 11:30am, with a musical prelude beforehand, according to a copy of the inauguration programme. Afterwards,

NAF jet bombed IDP camp thrice, survivor says it wasn’t a mistake

One of the Internally Displaced Persons in Rann, Borno State, who survived the accidental bombing of the camp on Tuesday, said the Nigerian Air Force fighter jet involved in the operation dropped bombs on the camp three times. Abdulwahab Adam, who spoke to The PUNCH at the General Hospital, Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, where

Engineering Council endorses closure of Abuja airport for repairs

The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) has given their support to the plan by the Federal Government to shut down the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for six weeks. COREN President, Kashim Abdul Ali who led a delegation Wednesday on a visit to the Minister of State Aviation, Hadi Sirika at

Melinda Gates visits, commends Kaduna Govt

Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has been commended for his leadership in improving child health. Mrs. Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), gave this assessment when she visited Kaduna on Wednesday, 18th January 2017. Mrs. Gates, whose plane landed at the Kaduna Airport, governor that the Gates Foundation, also

Osinbajo’s visit to Niger Delta, a lifetime opportunity for says Boroh

The visit of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo to the Niger Delta on Monday and the peace and development offers by the Federal Government to the Area, are a lifetime opportunity to the Region. Making a review of the visit and its outcome, the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Brigadier General

EXCLUSIVE: Why Air Force jet bombed IDP camp in Borno

The accidental dropping of a bomb on an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Rann in Kala-Balge Local Government Area of Borno State, which lead to the death of over 50 persons including foreign aid workers, was due principally to defects in the aircraft, Nigerian Times has learnt from sources in the Nigerian military. The

Nigerian Air Force to deploy ‘deadly’ Alpha Jets in ECOWAS mission against Jammeh

The Nigerian Air Force is finalizing plans for its participation in the military action against Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, proposed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Nigerian Times checks with military sources disclosed that the Chief of Air Staff, Sadiq Abubakar, is currently briefing men to be airlifted to Senegal, the operational

APC condoles with victims of IDP camp accidental bombing

The All Progressives Congress (APC) expresses deep regrets over Tuesday’s accidental bombing of an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Rann, Borno State. The party in a statement signed by Bolaji Abdullahi, its National Publicity Secretary, regretted the incident and offered its “deep condolences to the families of IDPs and humanitarian aid workers affected by

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