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  1. 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...
  2. 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 – Get More...
  3. 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 …...
  4. 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...
  5. 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 –...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Governor flees as gunmen invade Kogi PDP primary – Premium Times Nigeria

    The governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party ended abruptly in the early hours of Wednesday when gunmen invaded the venue of the election, Lokoja Confluence Stadium.... Read more via Premium Times Nigeria – Get More Nigeria Political News
  9. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Six die in Ogun auto crash – Premium Times Nigeria

    The Ogun Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Friday said six persons died while 24 others sustained injuries in an accident involving two commercial buses at Isara area of Ogere on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. Clement Oladele, the Ogun Sector Commander of FRSC, told the …...
  10. Nigeria Business News

    Business AMCON Debt: Court orders takeover of SEPLAT Petroleum chairman’s assets – Premium Times Nigeria

    The Federal High Court in Abuja has granted the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) application to take over the assets of the Chairman of SEPLAT Petroleum Development Company, Ambrosie Orjiako. The court also ordered the take over of the assets of two of Mr Orjiako’s affiliate …...
  11. Nigeria Political News

    Politics APC postpones Bayelsa governorship primary – Premium Times Nigeria

    The All Progressive Congress (APC) has postponed its Bayelsa State governorship primary to September 3 and 4. In a statement by its spokesperson, Lanre Issa-Onilu, the APC said the primary was postponed due to a court order... Read more via Premium Times Nigeria –
  12. Nigeria Political News

    Politics How security operatives, INEC officials, compromised 2019 election results – Report – Premium Times Nigeria

    A post mortem analysis of the 2019 general elections has documented how the collation process of the election results by INEC was opaque, chaotic, vulnerable to manipulation and, in some locations, violently disrupted. The report, dated July 2019, and made public Thursday by the Centre for...
  13. Nigeria Political News

    Politics EXCLUSIVE: This man stole from Nigeria. Today, he’s minister in Buhari’s cabinet – Premium Times

    As a top army officer holding command position, he abused public trust and was caught with his hand in the cookie jar. Realising that he had been boxed into a tight corner, with clear evidence of guilt laid bare.... Read more via Premium Times – Get More Nigeria...
  14. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro P&ID Gas Contract: EFCC Opens Investigation Into $8.9billion UK Court Award Against Nigeria – Premium Times Nigeria

    The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, on Friday disclosed that the Commission had commenced investigation into the circumstances leading to the $8.9billion arbitral award against Nigeria by a United Kingdom Court over alleged breach of gas contract...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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 – Get More Nigeria...
  20. 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...