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  1. Nigeria World News

    World IMF seeks to remove age limit for Managing Director position – Premium Times Nigeria

    The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday submitted a recommendation to its Board of Governors to consider removing the age limit for the Managing Director’s position. Since 1951, the IMF’s by-laws prohibited the appointment of a candidate aged 65 or above as...
  2. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Insecurity: 16 people killed, seven kidnapped across Nigeria last week – Premium Times

    At least 16 people were reported killed in violent attacks across Nigeria last week. At least seven others were also kidnapped. The figures were higher than those of the previous week when 12 people were reported killed and four others kidnapped. However, the casualties from the … Read more...
  3. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian professor impregnates 16-year-old student – Premium Times

    Facts have emerged on how a professor and former head of the department of criminology at the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Adewole Atere, had sex with and impregnated a teenage student of his department, Precious Azuka. The victim, Azuka, was in her first semester at … Read...
  4. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro JUST IN: Police speak on Lagos violence – Premium Times Nigeria

    The police on Sunday said the violence that broke out at Ile-Epo Bus Stop, Lagos, did not end in casualties. Lagos police spokesperson, Bala Elkanah, said in a statement to PREMIUM TMES that the fracas was between Hausa scavengers and Awawa ‘cult boys’... Read more via Premium Times Nigeria...
  5. Nigeria Sports News

    Sports Four matches to watch this weekend – Premium Times Nigeria

    City were smooth against West Ham last weekend as Spurs came from a goal behind to best Aston Villa. So in this early meeting of two candidates for Champions League places and the EPL title, there should … read more via Premium Times Nigeria – https://ift.tt/2MmUFDA Get More Nigeria...
  6. Nigeria Political News

    Politics ANALYSIS: Buhari’s ministerial list reflects APC’s preparation for 2023 – Premium Times Nigeria

    It took President Muhammadu Buhari six months in 2015 to put together a ministerial team for his first administration. In spite of the long delay, Mr Buhari would later confirm the allegation by his wife, Aisha, that his government was hijacked when he stated at a reception … Read more via...
  7. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Eid-el-Kabir: Buhari departs Abuja for Daura – Premium Times Nigeria

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday departed Abuja for his hometown, Daura, Katsina State to observe the Eid-el-Kabir. The federal government had on Tuesday declared August 12 and 13 as public holidays to mark the 2019 Eid-El-Kabir celebration.... Read more via Premium Times Nigeria –...
  8. Nigeria Political News

    Politics #Trending: How Nigerians reacted to killing of police officers by soldiers – Premium Times Nigeria

    Many Nigerians on social media have reacted to the killings of three police officers by some officials of the Nigerian Army. PREMIUM TIMES reported how three officers were killed and others injured after Nigerian soldiers opened fire on a police team in Taraba on Tuesday. The incident …...
  9. Nigeria Political News

    Politics APC accuses Sowore of treason, ‘plot to destabilise’ Nigeria – Premium Times Nigeria

    Nigeria’s ruling party, APC, has accused an activist, Omoyele Sowore, of treason and plotting to destabilise the country. Mr Sowore was arrested on Saturday for calling for a revolution against bad governance. He had planned a series of protests across Nigeria to start from last Monday...
  10. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Soldier arrested for killing motorcyclist over N100 bribe – Governor – Premium Times Nigeria

    Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia on Thursday said that the armed security personnel, who allegedly shot and killed a commercial motorcyclist in a community near Aba, had been arrested. The deceased, Chimaobi Uzoukwa, was reportedly killed for allegedly refusing to part with N100 bribe at Ohanze...
  11. Nigeria Business News

    Business Keystone Bank appoints new executive directors – Premium Times Nigeria

    In line with strategic business intent and corporate realignment to sustain continued business growth, the Board of Directors of Keystone Bank Limited has announced the appointment of three new Executive Directors. At its 49th, Annual General Meeting held in Lagos, the Board approved the...
  12. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Omoyele Sowore, publisher of SaharaReporters, arrested – Premium Times Nigeria

    Security agents believed to be personnel of the State Security Service (SSS) have arrested Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of news website, SaharaReporters. In a statement emailed to PREMIUM TIMES, an associate of Mr Sowore said the publisher cum politician was taken into custody early Saturday...
  13. Nigeria Business News

    Business Nigeria considers new 5% tax for online purchases – Premium Times Nigeria

    The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) may, from next year, ask banks to charge customers five per cent Value Added Tax for online purchases when using bank cards, its Chairman, Tunde Fowler, has said. Mr Fowler, who gave the hint in an exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES … Read more...
  14. Nigeria Business News

    Business FIRS queries MTN’s tax deduction on multi-billion fine – Premium Times Nigeria

    Despite paying the N330 billion fine imposed on it for its failure to comply with regulatory directives in 2013, MTN Nigeria still has one issue to resolve over the matter, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) Chairman, Tunde Fowler, has said. The South African telecoms firm’s Nigeria …...
  15. Nigeria Sports News

    Sports Super Falcons deserve same pay like Super Eagles — Oparanozie – Premium Times Nigeria

    Super Falcons captain Desire Oparanozie has argued that the Nigeria female national team deserve to be paid equally like their male counterparts, the Super Eagles. The Super Eagles rank high among the highest-paid teams in Africa and for Oparanozie since the achievements of the Super Falcons...
  16. Nigeria Political News

    Ministerial nominee calls for ‘just taxation’ on wealthy Nigerians – Premium Times Nigeria

    A former governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, has promised to push for ‘just taxation’ on wealthy Nigerians if confirmed as a minister. He made the statement during his ministerial screening on Monda.... Read more via Premium Times Nigeria – https://ift.tt/2ykCQfc Get More Nigeria...
  17. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Gunmen abduct court official, kill son in Kaduna – Premium Times Nigeria

    The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of a director with the Sharia Court of Appeal in Kaduna. The police said the abductors also killed the victim’s son while carrying out the operation on July 24. The Command Public Relations Officer, Yakubu Sabo, a deputy … Read...
  18. Nigeria Business News

    Business Google announces new products for Nigeria – Premium Times

    Google on Wednesday announced the introduction of a dedicated travel mode in Google Maps to provide directions and navigation for motorcycles in Nigeria. This will also be available in Benin Republic, Ghana, Rwanda, Togo and Uganda from Wednesday, the company said at the third Google for …...
  19. Nigeria World News

    World U.S. Senate confirms Mark Esper as Defence Secretary – Premium Times Nigeria

    The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Army Secretary Mark Esper as Secretary of Defence, who will fill a key post in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet. The bipartisan 90 to 8 votes confirmed the nomination of Mr Esper, who has served as defense chief in an acting capacity … Read more via...
  20. Nigeria Political News

    Politics VIDEO: “We are living on a precipice” Bishop Kukah reacts to the herdsman picture on Nigerian passport – Premium Times Nigeria

    The Catholic bishop of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, has warned against blanket demonisation of herdsmen, especially of the Fulani stock, warning that such actions could be preamble to a breakout of violent confrontation against the Fulani. The bishop said hate speech often precede any genocide...
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