Independence Day Address-2018

NATIONAL BROADCAST BY H.E MUHAMMADU BUHARI PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE 58TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY, 1ST OCTOBER, 2018 Fellow Nigerians, Today is a day of celebration and solemn reflection. It is the anniversary of the day Nigerians…

APC releases full list of governorship aspirants, disqualifies 2 ministers from seeking ticket

Reports from PREMIUM TIMES say that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has blocked two ministers from being governorship candidates in their states. The Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, and that of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, were disqualified by the screening…

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Buhari’s UN address lays out Nigeria’s stance on global matters

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in New York revealed Nigeria’s positions on international matters before the global audience. Presenting Nigeria’s National Statement during the opening day of the General Debate of the 73rd Session of the United Nation’s General Assembly (UNGA73),…

Aisha Buhari speaks on ADC’s arrest

The office of the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari has just sent a statement explaining the circumstances surrounding the arrest and detention of her Aide De Camp, Sani Baban-Inna. Read full statement below. Press Statement from the Wife of the…

UPDATE: SSS confirms that Aisha Buhari’s ADC is in its custody

The State Security Service (SSS), has confirmed that it is holding the Aide De Camp (ADC), to the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari. The secret police said Sani Baba-Inna, a chief superintendent of police, is being interrogated. PREMIUM TIMES…

A catalogue of INEC’s inconclusive elections

The Osun governorship election was not the first to be declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC). There had been several others before it, including governorship elections, contrary to insinuations in some quarters that what INEC’s returning officer, Professor…

Nigerian soldier kills colleague, self in suicide rage

Online publication, PREMIUM TIMES is reporting yet another Nigerian Army soldier who opened fire at a military facility in Abuja on Sunday, killing one colleague and injuring another before fatally ripping apart his own mouth with the rifle. Coming within…

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Osun Governorship Elections: What Will happen next

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has scheduled Thursday September 27 for the conclusion of the Osun State governorship election. The election was declared inclusive with the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polling the highest number of votes…

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Osun State Governorship election declared inconclusive

Senator Ademola Adeleke of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has scored the highest number of votes in the just concluded Osun State Governorship election. In an extremely close race, he scored merely 353 more votes than his closest rival Alhaji…

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Osun governoship election: Osogbo to determine Osun governor as PDP leads after 29 local governments

The Independent National Electoral Commission has begun announcing the results of the Osun governorship election in each of the 30 local councils of the state. Final collation will be done on Sunday at the state headquarters in Osogbo. Oshogbo is…

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NYSC replies Minister Shittu, says political office not replacement for national service

The National Youth Service Corps has dismissed the claim by the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, that holding political office compensated for his refusal to participate in the compulsory national service. The spokesperson of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC),…

If Dariye wins elections from prison, he will not be the first Nigerian to do that – Plateau APC

The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Plateau State has said it is praying that Joshua Dariye, who picked the nomination form to contest for a seat in the National Assembly in the 2019 elections, gets state pardon. Dariye, who is…

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I can turn around Nigeria’s economy in two years – David Mar

David Mark, presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has promised to turn around the economy of the country within two years if elected president of Nigeria in the 2019 general elections. Mark, a former Senate…

Police speak on Osun lawmaker caught bathing in market square

Timothy Owoeye, an Osun State lawmaker seen on a viral video depicting him as bathing in the market square for ritual, was a victim of a ritual syndicate which had operated in the state for a long time, the police…

Presidency blasts HSBC for predicting stunted economy under Buhari second term, Accuses Bank of aiding looters

The Presidency has condemned multinational banking and financial services company HSBC for predicting that a second term for President Buhari would stunt Nigeria’s economy and demanded that the company should stop doomsday prophecies about the country. The Economist Intelligence Unit…

Saraki Replies Not Too Young To Run, Says Declaration ‘Made In Good Faith’

In an attempt to walk back what appears to be the first gaff of his presidential campaign, Senate President Bukola Saraki has responded to a statement by the Not Too Young To Run movement in reaction to the declaration of…

2019: PDP aspirants and the trouble within – Premium Times Analysis

The Peoples Democratic Partly will hold its presidential primaries in October. Online newspaper Premium Times gives an in depth analysis of the candidates and their chances. Read full article here: Except carefully handled, the selection or election of the presidential…

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