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Breaking… Dapo Olorunyomi, Premium Times Publisher Arrested

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.  

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

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

Gambia Shudders as Defeated President Yahya Jammeh Won’t Quit

President Yahya Jammeh once predicted that his rule could last a billion years. Now, the fate of his nation is hanging on one more anxiety-filled day. After acknowledging defeat in an election last month, Mr. Jammeh abruptly changed his mind, refusing to step aside for the inauguration of the new president scheduled for Thursday and

NNPC says no product price increase, warns against panic buying

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation wishes to enjoin motorists in Abuja and its environs, and indeed the federation, not to engage in any panic buying of petroleum products. NNPC assures motorists that the Corporation has 1.3billion litres stock of PMS, otherwise called petrol, which is sufficient to serve the nation for more than 38 days.

APC kick-starts process for National Convention

The National Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will hold not later than April 2017. This was one of outcomes of the National Working Committee meeting, which held this week at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja. The meeting was chaired by our National Chairman, Chief Odigie Oyegun. A statement issued on Wednesday by

Manchester United appoint full-time counter-terrorism manager

Manchester United say they are the first sports club in England to appoint a full-time counter-terrorism manager. The post has been filled by a former inspector from Greater Manchester Police’s specialist search unit. The appointment, revealed at a recent club forum, comes amid significant additional security measures introduced at Old Trafford on matchdays. Vehicles are

Day after Osinbajo’s visit, militants blow up another oil pipeline in Delta

A militant group has blown up a crude oil trunkline in Ughelli, Delta state, a day after Yemi Osinbajo, vice-president, paid a visit to the Niger Delta region. Punch reports that the attack was carried out by an “unidentified militant group”. No militant group has claimed responsibility for this latest attack on an oil installation.

Buhari condoles with families of dead in Air Force bombing of Borno IDP camp

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday condoled with families of civilians killed following the mistaken bombing of the Rann Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Borno State. There have been no official figures released by reports indicate that as many as 100 persons may have been killed. President Buhari, in a terse statement issued by Femi

BREAKING: Jammeh declares state of emergency in Gambia

Outgoing Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has declared a 90-day state of emergency a day before his official mandate ends, state TV reports. Regional leaders have been trying to persuade Mr Jammeh to hand over power to Adama Barrow, who defeated him in December’s elections. The move comes after Nigeria deployed a warship to further pressure

BREAKING: 100 feared dead as Nigerian jet mistakenly drops bomb on IDP camp

A Nigerian state official says an Air Force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists has mistakenly bombed a refugee camp, killing more than 100 refugees and wounding aid workers, the Associated Press has reported. The Borno state government official is helping to coordinate the evacuation of wounded. The official spoke Tuesday on

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