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  1. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Two reported killed, several INEC vehicles burnt in pre-election violence – Premium Times Nigeria

    Some vehicles engaged in election duty were destroyed in a pre-election crisis that erupted in Obot-Akara Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom on Friday, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mike Igini, has confirmed. The vehicles were engaged to convey election materials from INEC...
  2. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro INEC to retrieve all sensitive materials in Enugu – REC – Premium Times Nigeria

    Emeka Ononamadu, Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Enugu State has said that all sensitive materials already distributed in the state would be retrieved. The official said the materials would be returned to the custody of Central...
  3. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Elections: Buhari campaign blames PDP for postponement – Premium Times Nigeria

    The campaign office of President Muhammadu Buhari has blamed the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the postponement of the 2019 presidential elections. Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, announced at about 2:40 a.m. Saturday that the election...
  4. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Elections: Prominent Nigerian families divided by politics – Premium Times Nigeria

    As the 2019 general election approaches, a trend where family members support different candidates appears to be increasing. Those who in 2015 supported a particular candidate are on the opposing side for one reason or the other. Below are some prominent Nigerians whose family members support...
  5. Nigeria Political News

    Politics PDP condemns poll shift, blames APC – Premium Times Nigeria

    The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, on Saturday condemned the postponement of the 2019 general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC). In a statement his spokesperson, Ike Abonyi, Mr Secondus described the development as a...
  6. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Buhari dissociates Nigerian govt from El-Rufai’s statement on foreign intervention – Premium Times Nigeria

    President Muhammadu Buhari has disassociated the federal government from the comment made by the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai that Nigerian forces will kill foreign soldiers who intervene militarily in the country’s election matters. Mr Buhari, in a live broadcast to the nation on...
  7. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Four Army Officers Ordered to Truncate 2015 Presidential election – Premium Times Nigeria

    In this third part of an ongoing series, PREMIUM TIMES hereby present further details on the four army officers tasked by army headquarters to truncate Nigeria’s 2015 presidential election from the North-East zone of the country. On Monday, this newspaper exclusively reported how Lamidi...
  8. Nigeria Political News

    Politics INEC won’t recognise IDPs in Zamfara election — REC – Premium Times Nigeria

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will not consider any Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Zamfara, saying they do not have records. This was disclosed by the state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, Asmau Maikudi, at a press briefing in Gusau on Wednesday...
  9. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Elections: UK threatens Nigerian politicians with visa ban, asset forfeiture – Premium Times Nigeria

    The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has warned that Nigerian politicians who incite or execute violence during Saturday’s elections would have their visas banned and assets in the UK seized. Ms Laing gave the warning at a press briefing on Wednesday in Abuja to unveil …...
  10. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Elections: Buhari’s campaign criticises US ambassador, other Western diplomats – Premium Times Nigeria

    President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign organisation has criticised the United States’ Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, over his repeated calls for free, fair and peaceful elections in Nigeria. The campaign organisation, in a statement by its spokesperson, Festus Keyamo, said it was...
  11. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Two women arrested for allegedly stealing four-year-old boy in Enugu – Premium Times Nigeria

    Two women have been arrested for allegedly stealing and selling a four-year-old schoolboy, in Enugu State. The women are suspected to be members of a child trafficking syndicate. The Enugu State Police command said it intercepted and arrested the women while they were trying to abduct another...
  12. Nigeria Sports News

    Sports EPL: Liverpool’s title hope dealt big blow by West Ham – Premium Times Nigeria

    Liverpool threw away their chance to restore a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League table. They were held to a 1-1 draw by West Ham United at the London Stadium on Monday night. The Reds took the lead through Sadio Mane midway through the … read more via Premium Times Nigeria –...
  13. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram attack – Premium Times Nigeria

    The Nigerian Army said troops of 159 Battalion, have repelled an attack by Boko Haram. The soldiers were deployed at Kanama, Yunusari Local Government Area of Yobe State. According to an army spokesperson, Injoka Irabo, the terrorists came on Monday evening in their numbers through the border...
  14. Nigeria Political News

    Politics 2019: Ezekwesili replies former party, denies corruption allegations – Premium Times Nigeria

    A former presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili, has denied the allegation that her presidential race was aimed at getting a ministerial appointment or enriching her pocket. She made this known while addressing the press on Monday in Abuja. She...
  15. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Nigeria gravely lacks doctors to address citizens’ health needs – Premium Times Nigeria

    Nigeria, Africa’s largest country, is in dire need of doctors to meet the health needs of its citizens, official statistics show. Only one medical doctor is available to cater for every 4,845 Nigerians, the official data sourced by PREMIUM TIMES show.... Read more via Premium Times Nigeria...
  16. Nigeria Metro News

    World One dead, 2 injured as violence rocks APC rally in Bayelsa – Premium Times Nigeria

    One person died while two others were injured when thugs attacked members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at a rally in Sagbama area of Bayelsa. A resident of Sagbama Local Government Area, who witnessed the incident, said about 15 thugs used dangerous weapons to disperse people …...
  17. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro INTERVIEW: How we’ll disburse N55bn fund across Nigeria, implement health act – Premium Times Nigeria

    PREMIUM TIMES’ Ebuka Onyeji in December had an interview with Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, at his office in Abuja. Mr Adewole, a professor, responded to questions on why the government is yet to fully implement the provisions of the National Health Act (NHA), a body … Read...
  18. Nigeria Sports News

    Sports Son set for Tottenham return as South Korea lose Asian Cup – Premium Times Nigeria

    South Korea’s crash out of the Asian Cup in the quarter-finals on Friday was celebrated not only in Qatar but also in North London. This was in view of the fact that Tottenham Hotspur fans had anticipated an earlier-than-expected return for forward Son Heung-min. That joy among … read more...
  19. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Lassa fever kills four in Plateau – Premium Times Nigeria

    Four people have died of Lassa fever in Plateau State. The state commissioner of health, Kunde Deyin, confirmed the deaths The incident is coming barely one week after the Nigerian Army announced the death of a soldier in Plateau from the disease.... Read more via Premium Times Nigeria –...
  20. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro 2019: Don’t drag Nigeria back to SAP era, CBN governor tells Atiku – Premium Times Nigeria

    The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday rejected suggestions by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flagbearer in the 2019 presidential elections, Atiku Abubakar, he would jettison the current monetary policy to stabilise the market and strengthen the economy, once elected into office...
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