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  1. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro US grants asylum to Nigerian journalist Ohimai Amaize – Premium Times

    Ohimai Amaize, a former AIT presenter who fled Nigeria last year, has been granted asylum in the United States, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. The journalist confirmed the development to PREMIUM TIMES in an e-mail Sunday. “I have just received notice of my asylum approval,” he said. … Read more...
  2. Nigeria Political News

    Politics ANALYSIS: Why Nigeria’s Vision 20:2020 was bound to fail – Premium Times

    Promoters of the Vision 20:2020 had envisaged that Nigerians would wake up to the New Year 2020 in fanfare and heavy fireworks to celebrate the country’s achievement of becoming one of the 20 best economies in the world. This was topmost among the goals of this … Read more via “nigeria” –...
  3. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro #OAUTakeBisiOut: Nigerians call for removal, prosecution Of randy lecturer – Premium Times

    Many Nigerians have called on the management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, to sack Bisi Olaleye, a lecturer enmeshed in fresh sex-for-mark scandal. PREMIUM TIMES exclusively reported how Motunrayo Afolayan, a 400-level student of the Department of International Relations, Faculty of...
  4. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro EXCLUSIVE: How five abducted aid workers were released by Boko Haram – Premium Times Nigeria

    PREMIUM TIMES has obtained more details of the negotiations that led to the release of five kidnapped aid workers in Borno State This newspaper broke the news of the release of the victims by a Boko Haram faction, ISWAP, on Wednesday.... Read more via Premium Times Nigeria –...
  5. Nigeria Business News

    Business Naira’s performance against dollar in 2019 weakest in 20 years – Premium Times Nigeria

    Nigeria’s Naira recorded its weakest performance against the United States dollar in two decades, closing the outgone 2019 on an average of N362.60, the worst run since the country returned to democratic rule in 1999. A PREMIUM TIMES analysis of Bloomberg financial data showed that in the …...
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    Politics Democratic process ‘too slow for my liking’ — Buhari - Premium Times

    President Muhammadu Buhari has once again longed for the absolute prosecutorial powers he wielded when he led a military junta in Nigeria in the 1980s. As the president clocks 77 on Tuesday, he granted a brief interview to state-run television, NTA, telling the station that he was unhappy about...
  7. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Customs arrest suspects ‘using caskets to smuggle fuel’- Official – Premium Times Nigeria

    The Nigeria Customs Service has said it intercepted 19 ‘jerrycans’ of petrol concealed in two caskets by suspected smugglers. The caskets were being smuggled to a neighbouring country, an official said. The Public Relations Officer of Ogun Area Command, Abdullahi Maiwada, said the operations...
  8. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Pipeline explosion in Lagos – Premium Times Nigeria

    A pipeline explosion has occurred occurred in a Lagos community. The explosion occurred near Gloryland Estate, Isheri Olofin, Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area of Lagos. A video shared by residents of the area showed many residents running for … Read more via Premium Times Nigeria –...
  9. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Bank official remanded in prison over “annoying” Facebook posts against Nigerian governor – Premium Times Nigeria

    A bank official in Nigeria has been remanded in prison for allegedly publishing “damaging and annoying” articles on Facebook against a state governor. The bank official, Michael Itok, was on Tuesday arraigned before a magistrate court in Uyo, by the State Security Service, SSS..... Read...
  10. Nigeria Entertainment News

    Entertainment Future Awards 2019: Burna Boy, Timini Egbuson win big (Full List of Winners) – Premium Times Nigeria

    The Future Awards Africa was held at The Balmoral, Federal Palace, Victoria Island, Lagos on Sunday, attracting young professionals from across Africa. Afropop musician, Burna Boy, won the biggest awards of the night, The Young Person of the Year and The Future Award Prize for Music. … via...
  11. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Buhari signs Executive Order to tackle Open Defecation in Nigeria – Premium Times Nigeria

    President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday signed Executive Order 009 which is titled ‘The Open Defecation-Free Nigeria by 2025 and Other Related Matters Order.’ The signing of the order is to ensure Nigeria becomes open defecation free by 2025. About 46 million Nigerians are said to practice open …...
  12. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro KogiDecides: INEC declares 30 staff missing – Premium Times Nigeria

    The electoral commission, INEC, has declared 30 of its staff missing. The ad-hoc staff took part in Saturday’s Kogi State governorship election. They were posted to Olamaboro Local Government Area (LGA) by the commission. They were declared missing around 1 a.m. on Sunday during the final...
  13. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro 13 killed in Lagos-Ibadan Highway car crash – Premium Times Nigeria

    Thirteen persons were on Wednesday died in an auto crash at Sapade-Ogere axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, officials said. The tragedy happened where a diversion was created by RCC, the construction company rehabilitating the corridor. The Federal Road Safety Corps Ogun State Command sector...
  14. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro PREMIUM TIMES to sue Dana Air, Blueprint and Daily Nigerian newspapers – Premium Times Nigeria

    PREMIUM TIMES hereby announces its plan to sue Nigerian Dana Air Limited and some Nigerian publications over an alleged “fake news” targeted at the airline. Some newspapers, especially Blueprint and Daily Nigerian, had reported on November 4 or thereabouts that Dana Airline Limited was banned...
  15. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Darkness across Nigeria as national grid ‘collapses’ again – Premium Times Nigeria

    Nigeria appears to have been hit by system collapse to the national grid, according to reports from across the country. Several social media users reported seizures of electricity to their areas starting Friday night. ... Read more via Premium Times Nigeria – https://ift.tt/34Mm5HY Get More...
  16. Nigeria Business News

    Business $62bn Controversy: Why Nigeria could not amend contracts with IOCs — NNPC COO – Premium Times Nigeria

    The recent decision by the Federal Government through the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to demand from the international joint venture oil companies the payment of $62 billion as arrears of revenue they should have paid based on …...
  17. Nigeria Business News

    Business Nigeria launches factory to produce uniforms for military, security agencies – Premium Times Nigeria

    The federal government has launched a modern garment factory to produce uniforms for the armed forces and other security agencies in the country. This is to ensure standardisation and guard against the misuse of military and security uniforms by impostors and criminals in Nigeria. ... Read...
  18. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro How patient couple welcomed first baby after 17 years of marriage – Premium Times Nigeria

    For Ofonime Udoh, the pastor in charge of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria, Oko Oba, in Efun Ilaje area of Lagos State, it was, perhaps, the longest wait of his life. After walking down the aisle with his wife, Ikwo, a civil servant with the Akwa Ibom … Read more via Premium Times Nigeria –...
  19. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Minimum Wage: FG, labour reach agreement – Premium Times Nigeria

    After days of intense negotiations, the federal government of Nigeria and the country’s labour unions have reached a deal on the implementation modality of the new minimum wage. Disagreement over how the new minimum wage law signed by President Muhammadu Buhari in April would be implemented...
  20. Nigeria Political News

    Politics INVESTIGATION: Jonathan, Buhari spent N1.164 trillion on power in 8 years, yet Nigeria remains in darkness – Premium Times Nigeria

    The Nigerian government, between 1999 and 2010, reportedly spent over N4.7 trillion on power, but the country remained in darkness. Eight years later, Jonathan and Buhari administrations invested another N1.164 trillion into the sinkhole through capital releases, yet homes and factories in...
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