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  1. 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...
  2. 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
  3. 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 …...
  4. 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 …...
  5. 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 –
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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 –...
  16. 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 …...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...