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Presidency wades into police, Goje saga

 NPF returns monies, files By Ezrel Tabiowo Abuja The Presidency, through the Senior Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), has waded into the saga involving the Nigeria Police More...

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Foreigners arrested with fake PVCs – INEC chair

By Emeka Nze Abuja Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has apprehended some persons found to be in possession of the Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs). Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), More...

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Govs investigate Ecological Fund

Governors of the 36 states have formed a committee to audit the country’s Ecological Fund. The governors set up the committee as part of the resolution of the meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) which More...

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Meningitis: FG donates 1.8m vaccines to Sokoto

By Tope Musowo Lagos The federal government has donated 1.8 million vaccine doses of Type “C” strain of meningitis to the Sokoto state government, an official has said. Governor Aminu Tambuwal disclosed this More...

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Again, Babachir shuns Senate probe c’ttee

By Taiye Odewale Abuja For the third time the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Engr. Babachir Lawal, yesterday shunned the invitation by the Senate ad hoc Committee on Mounting Humanitarian More...

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PDP crisis: Sheriff dumps Jonathan’s peace moves

By Emeka Nze Abuja The reconciliation moves initiated by former President Goodluck Jonathan to resolve the leadership crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party has finally collapsed as the chairman of the Party, Ali More...

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Buhari’s health: No cause for alarm – Presidency

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja The Presidency has assured Nigerians that there was no need for apprehension over the health of President Muhammadu Buhari. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, More...

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From Canon Moh’d to Bishop Moh’d

A recent interview granted by the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Borno state Chapter, caught my interest not solely because of the content but also the name the interviewee bears. The former More...

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Bouchard urges life ban for Sharapova

Eugenie Bouchard attacked Maria Sharapova as a “cheater” over her return from a drugs ban and suggested the Russian should be kicked out of tennis for life. Bouchard said the Women’s Tennis Association was More...

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Illegality of Osinbajo panel

By Sam Amadi On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, the special adviser on media to the president issued a press statement announcing the suspension from office of the secretary to the government of the federation, Mr. David More...

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Re: National Mosque appoints Imams

By Muhammad Ajah I acknowledge with great esteem the wonderful piece in response to my personal opinion on the need to appoint a Chief Imam from amongst the three deputy Imams presiding over the Friday prayers in More...

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What next after public hearing on electoral reforms?

EMMANUEL YAWE, in this piece, analyses the just concluded constitution and electoral reforms hearings in the country, carried out by former Senate President, Ken Nnamani-led committee to suggest ways of improving More...

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Day senate stood still for Adeleke

TAIYE ODEWALE reports that plenary on the floor of the upper legislative chamber literally came to a standstill when senators paid tributes to one of their own, late Senator Isiaka Adeleke Though since his sudden More...

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Why I considered Madrasat blessing, hell on earth (I)

By Kamoru Sodiq No matter how little, I can recall so well some trial times when we considered madrasah (Arabic school) as hell on earth. I know many brothers and colleagues today who would have been Islamic Scholars More...

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Is Buhari harassing Jonathan’s family?

Abdullahi M. Gulloma For a long time, many have believed that former President Goodluck Jonathan acted in the right manner expected of a reasonable and responsible ex-leader by choosing to remain silent even in More...

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For the love of women

Abdullahi M. Gulloma This week, the Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, advocated for more investment in out-of-school teenage girls, saying that substantial number of the girls have either not completed More...

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In support of viable MSMEs

Abdullahi M. Gulloma The Vice President Yemi Osinabjo, this week, launched a refocused National Council on Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) at the State House in Abuja. Osinbajo, who is also the chairman More...

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NGOs partner to assist vulnerable youths

Ahmid Lawal Abuja An international non-governmental organisation (NGO), Ashinaga Africa Initiative, has said that “it is partnering with Nigerian counterparts to put smiles on faces of thousands of vulnerable More...

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Ex-militant establishes rice farm in Bayelsa

An ex-leader of a militant group, Paul Eris, has established a rice farm at Peremabiri Community in Bayelsa state to reduce hunger and curb crime. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Eris was formerly More...

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Borno police may auction recovered 379 cattle, 179 goats, sheep

By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri Borno state Police Command may be forced to auction 379 cattle, 179 goats and sheep recovered by the 8 Task Force Division of the Nigerian Army, Monguno, from Boko Haram suspects and More...

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Rivers Niger, Benue: Potential source of wealth, devt for North – Experts

By AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna Rivers Niger and Benue have huge untapped potentials for social and economic development of the North and the entire country, according to a consortium of concerned professionals of Northern More...

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Zakzaky: IMN set to sue FG, others at ICC

By John Oba Abuja Marking the 500 days of the incarceration of its supreme leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has said that it had begun the process of prosecuting President Muhammadu More...

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Preventing re-looting of recovered loot

Gbemiga Olakunle In the last four weeks, the Nigerian media have been awash with breaking news of recovered loot that were either abandoned at airports or discovered in shopping complex or residential buildings. More...

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Reflections on the National Assembly

Abdulrazaq Magaji Over the past several months, the restructuring debate has understandably been pushed to the front burner with opinions on the issue being as varied as they are divided. Expectedly, every Nigerian More...

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Trailer crushes okada rider in Lagos

A commercial motorcyclist was, yesterday, crushed to death by a heavy duty truck in Lagos. The incident occurred at about 9.25 am around Daleko area on the Mushin-Isolo Road, Lagos, Premium Times gathered. A witness More...