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  1. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Buratai denies saying Nigerian troops lack commitment to fight – Premium Times Nigeria

    The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has denied saying that Boko Haram insurgency has continued to persist because soldiers under his command are no longer willing to fight. Mr Buratai, a lieutenant general, said he was “somehow” wrongly quoted by a section of the Nigerian media … Read...
  2. Nigeria Business News

    Business Nigeria’s external reserves rise to $45bn from $23bn in 2016 – CBN – Premium Times Nigeria

    The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says the country’s external reserves stand at $45 billion as at June 2019. The CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, disclosed this while reeling out the policy road map for his five years second term in Abuja on Monday. Mr Emefiele said the … Read more via...
  3. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Boko Haram: New UN report highlights worsening humanitarian disaster in Nigeria – Premium Times Nigeria

    The internally displaced people’s population in North-eastern Nigeria is expanding, according to a new United Nations’ report, spotlighting the unabating humanitarian disaster precipitated by the Boko Haram terrorism in the region. At the end of 2018, there were 2.2 million internally...
  4. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Visa Scam: EFCC re-arraigns American for defrauding three Nigerians of $565,000– Premium Times Nigeria

    The anti-graft agency, EFCC, on Thursday re-arraigned an American, Marco Ramirez, for allegedly defrauding three Nigerians of $565,000. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it charged Mr Ramirez before a judge, Mojisola Dada, on an amended 12-count charge of conspiracy and...
  5. Nigeria Sports News

    Sports Women’s World Cup: ‘Controversial’ FIFA rule gives Nigeria lifeline – Premium Times

    Two days after a FIFA rule broke the hearts of many Nigerians, the same rule may help the country qualify for the next round of the tournament. On Monday, the Super Falcons of Nigeria were heartbroken as their qualification hopes for the Round of 16 at … read more via “nigeria” – Google...
  6. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Governor El-Rufai releases new governance structure for Kaduna — FULL DETAILS – Premium Times Nigeria

    The Kaduna State Government has announced the governance structure for the second-term of Governor Nasir El-Rufai. The governor has signed an Executive Order creating three new ministries, abolishing three others and amending the mandates of three others. The restructuring does not increase...
  7. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Senate Presidency: Again, Ndume speaks on loss to Lawan – Premium Times Nigeria

    Borno senator, Ali Ndume, on Wednesday said he has put behind his loss of the Senate presidency to Ahmed Lawan. Mr Ndume challenged the new Senate President, Mr Lawan, during the run-up to the inauguration of the 9th Senate that climaxed on Tuesday, June 11. He contested … Read more via...
  8. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Another Village Head abducted in Katsina – Premium Times Nigeria

    The Police Command in Katsina State has confirmed the abduction of Bature Mai’unguwa, the Village Head of Labo in Batsari Local Government Area, by unknown gunmen. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Gambo Isa, a superintendent of police, confirmed the abduction to journalists on...
  9. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Lawan, Ndume face-off in race for Nigeria’s Senate Presidency – Premium Times Nigeria

    The D-day is here when Nigeria’s 109 senators-elect will choose their presiding officers who will pilot the affairs of the upper legislative chamber. Constitutionally, the inauguration of a Senate is preceded by a proclamation by the Nigerian president. Having issued the proclamation last...
  10. Nigeria Political News

    Politics APC endorses Omo-Agege, who ‘sponsored’ mace theft, for Deputy Senate President – Premium Times Nigeria

    The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has finally made its choices of candidates for Deputy Senate President and Deputy Speaker. The party has adopted Delta Central Senator, Ovie Omo-Agege as Deputy Senate President, and Idris Wase, representing Wase Federal Constituency for Deputy...
  11. Nigeria Political News

    Politics 9th NASS: APC Governors back Lawan, Gbajabiamila`s leadership aspirations – Premium Times Nigeria

    The governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have backed the candidacy of Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan, and Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, for the ninth National Assembly leadership. The governors, under the aegis of the Progressives Governors Forum, took the...
  12. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Police, SSS reportedly mount siege outside AIT as station reopens – Premium Times Nigeria

    Nigerian security agencies have surrounded the premises of African Independent Television (AIT) after the station reopened Friday, an official said. The private broadcaster returned on air late Friday after enduring over 24 hours of shutdown by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). The...
  13. Nigeria Political News

    Politics VIDEO: We are yet to take position on state police – Nigerian governors – Premium Times Nigeria

    Mr Buhari and his vice, Yemi Osinbajo, the governors and the country’s security chiefs met at the Villa. The governors of the 36 states of Nigeria on Friday said no position has been taken … Read more via Premium Times Nigeria – Get More Nigeria Political News
  14. Nigeria Entertainment News

    Entertainment Nollywood actor Yul Edochie survives ghastly accident – Premium Times Nigeria

    A popular Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, survived a ghastly motor accident which occurred along Ore road on Tuesday. The actor, who is a son of veteran actor, Pete Edochie, broke the news on Instagram on Wednesday and described it as a ‘miraculous survival.’... via Premium Times Nigeria –...
  15. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Again, Jimi Agbaje denies joining APC – Premium Times Nigeria

    The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Jimi Agbaje, has denied resigning membership of the party. Felix Oboagwina, media aide to Mr Agbaje, who spoke on behalf of his principal, said he (Agbaje) did not defect to the All Progressives Congress …...
  16. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Guru Maharaji to Buhari: Appoint me special adviser to oversee petroleum, other ministries – Premium Times Nigeria

    The founder of the One Love Family, Sat Guru Maharaj ji, Tuesday called on President Muhammed Buhari to appoint him as his ‘spiritual adviser.’ He said this has become necessary because other religious groups and their leaders have failed. Maharaj ji made the request during a press … Read...
  17. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro How ‘drunk’ Nigerian policeman shot unarmed young man dead – Premium Times Nigeria

    A 21-year-old man, Chukwubuike Onuoha, has been shot dead by a police sergeant identified as Collins Akpugo. The incident happened in Okwulagha Afara Ukwu community, Umuahia, Abia State, PREMIUM TIMES learnt. Mr. Akpugo is said to be attached to the Special Protection Unit (SPU) of the Nigeria...
  18. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Full report of commission that accused Emir Sanusi of fraud – Premium Times Nigeria

    Below is the full Interim Report of investigation by the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission as obtained exclusively by NAN. Highlights of the 19-page document includes the indictment of individuals, amounts involved, obstruction of investigation by suspects and...
  19. Nigeria Business News

    Business SPECIAL REPORT: How Buhari’s Tradermoni, CCT, could ‘ve raised financial inclusion – Premium Times Nigeria

    Shuaibu Sani from Gidan Tsika village in Kiyawa Local Government Area of Jigawa State is a beneficiary of the government Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme. From the N10,000 he is paid bi-monthly, he manages to save N600. Although Mr Sani’s home is not far from the payment … Read...
  20. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Nigerian police prepare app to fight rise in violent crimes – Premium Times Nigeria

    The Nigerian police are preparing to launch a mobile app which it says would help in its fight against the rising crime wave in the country. At least 35 people were killed nationwide last week, as Nigerians continue to grabble with insecurity, alongside the insurgency in the … Read more via...