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A former Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke, who is currently on a self-exile, said he contemplated suicide due to alleged persecution he was subjected to after he left office Read more…


Goodswill Akpabio is the current Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, while Festus Keyamo is the Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs.


The National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Benin has affirmed the victory of a former Senate Deputy Chief Whip, Francis Alimikhena, for Edo North senatorial district. The Read more…


Former Kaduna lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has proposed a plan for Nigerians who will be repatriated from South Africa. Following Xenophobia attacks on Nigerians, there has been plans to repatriate Read more…


The seeming war between Ex-governor of Edo State Adams Oshiomole and Incumbent Godwin Obaseki looks never ending as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Oshiomhole has revealed that Read more…


Adams Oshiomole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says without an iota of doubt, President Buhari has done immensely well in his 100 days into his second Read more…


PDP has asked President Buhari to immediately vacate office after an old interview clip of the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, pleading with Nigerians to pardon the President Read more…


The Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed rumours that its leader had dumped Governor Seyi Makinde. In a statement by its publicity Secretary, Akeem Olatunji, Read more…


Senator James Manager: Election nullified, Tribunal orders fresh poll in 90 days The Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Asaba, on Saturday, nullified the election of Senator James Manager of the Read more…


The National and State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal in Oyo State, on Saturday, dismissed the petition against the victory of a member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Read more…


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will be in Akwa Ibom State on Sept. 23 to inaugurate a flour mill, a power sub-station, and other projects as part of activities marking the Read more…


The Kaduna State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal will on Monday rule on the petition challenging the re-election of Governor Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State. The Tribunal Secretary, Mrs Hafsat Suleiman, Read more…


A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, Perekeme Kpodoh has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the crisis rocking the party in the state Read more…


Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson has in conjunction with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) begun a reconciliatory process to resolve the grievances arising from the outcome of the party primaries Read more…


Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili has said the Nigerian government’s attack on her personality for attending the World Economic Forum, WEF, in South Africa is a part of a Read more…


Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State on Friday September 6, warned Oyo state Governor Seyi Makinde against inciting the staff of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) and the Read more…


The former deputy spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress, Timi Frank, has stated that the Peoples Democratic Party will lose in the Bayelsa State governorship election for “choosing to field Read more…


As the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal kicked off few months ago, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) sent a team of lawyers and other party agents to the University of Cambridge Read more…


Oyo State State Governor, Seyi Makinde has exposed how former Oyo State Governor shared money meant for contract with others, leaving only 10 percent for the execution of the project. Read more…


The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the invasion of the Abuja residence of Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, reportedly by security operatives said Read more…


Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue, on Friday, met with the protesting pensioners in the state, promising to release N611million to complete the payment of their April and May 2018 pensions, Read more…


Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has dismissed the accusations by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party that he masterminded the disruption of the party’s primary election on Wednesday morning. He Read more…


The National Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole said the party’s governorship aspirants in Kogi have agreed to work with the party’s candidate, Gov. Yahaya Bello to win Read more…


The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has named 3-member Appeal Committees for the Party’s recently conducted Primaries for the Kogi and Bayelsa Governorship elections. Members Read more…


Against the backdrop of recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa, former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has challenged African leaders to strive to protect the rights and businesses of fellow Africans Read more…


By Brown Justice There is no doubt that Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State has become notorious for politically motivated violence, kidnapping, arsons, banditry, assassinations and other forms of Read more…


The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved judgment in a suit filed by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, praying the court to upturn an Appeal Court’s order for the Governorship Election Read more…


The election petitions tribunal in Sokoto has dismissed the petition of Abdussamad Dasuki challenging the election of Alhaji Bala Kokani. Kokani (APC) defeated Dasuki (PDP) during the 2019 election for Read more…


The Akwa Ibom State Chapter of Peoples Democratic Party has described as deceptive, an allegation by the All Progressives Congress in the state that traditional rulers were not neutral in Read more…


Senator Dino Melaye has today lost the Governorship election ticket to Engr Wada, who emerged as the PDP flag bearer for the November 16 governorship election. Musa Wada, a younger Read more…


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has obtained orders for the interim forfeiture of assets traced to a former Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha, and his wife. The Read more…


Senator Dino Melaye has today lost the Governorship election ticket to Engr Wada, who emerged as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flag bearer for the November 16 governorship election. Musa Read more…


Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has described as wicked and mindless the onslaught unleashed on Nigerians by South Africans, noting that arresting the attackers is not enough. The Senate chief whip Read more…


Senator Douye Diri on Wednesday September 4, emerged winner of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election in Bayelsa State. The Senator representing Bayelsa Central at the national assembly, Read more…


Barrister Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing has declared that there is absolutely nothing wrong with Nigeria. Rather, the Senior Advocate of Nigeria remains insistent that all that is Read more…


Dino Melaye, Senator representing Kogi West has reacted to report making the rounds of him stepping down ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, forthcoming primary election. Withinnigeria had reported Read more…


The Federal Government has appealed to Nigerians not to attack South African companies operating in Nigeria in retaliation for the ongoing xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa. In a Read more…


The Niger State Government in collaboration with Solution17 for SDGs has organized a special training session for all Permanent Secretaries and other state executives to localize SDGs towards the state’s Read more…


The Akwa Ibom State Chapter of Peoples Democratic Party has described as deceptive and insulting the allegation by the All Progressives Congress, APC that the Paramount Rulers in the State Read more…


A former lawmaker in Zamfara, Alhaji Manir Gidanjaja, who defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) three weeks ago, has dumped the party and returned to the APC. Gidanjaja had Read more…


The Supreme Court has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari for using public funds to defend himself in personal litigation. The apex court criticised Buhari for using lawyers paid by government during Read more…


THE Supreme Court has dismissed a suit querying the authenticity of President Muhammadu Buhari’s academic claims and his qualification to contest the last presidential election. In a judgment on May Read more…


The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has summoned the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Bobby Moroe, over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. A meeting has Read more…


Timi Frank, a former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has described many appointees of the current administration of the All Progressives Congress as ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’ politicians. Read more…


NOT less than seven out of 16 governorship aspirants of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from Kogi East have collapsed there structures to support Captain Idris Wada former governor of Read more…


The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has urged the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, to consider the states’ peculiarities in the recruitment of the new police officers and Read more…


Reports reaching Breaking Times at news time has it that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Youth Leader RT. HON. S.K.E. UDEH-OKOYE has been Kidnapped. The Youth Leader BT learned Read more…


Two Osun People’s Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers have been sacked by the election petitions tribunal which sat today September 1, in Osogbo the state’s capital. Bamidele Salam, a House of Read more…


The Supreme Court has struck out the suit seeking the disqualification of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election over alleged perjury. The suit was filed by Kalu Kalu, Read more…


The Supreme court, Monday dismissed the suit of perjury filed against President Muhammadu Buhari over his claims on form 001 he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Read more…


The People’s Democratic Party has expressed delight over the emergence of the incumbent Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s flag bearer for the November Read more…


The Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Osogbo, on Monday, has nullified the election of Mr. Bamidele Salam, who represents Ede Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives on the platform Read more…


Pandemonium in Bayelsa state as thugs loyal to an aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) allegedly threw explosives into the homes of two party chieftains in Yenagoa and Brass Read more…


It’s the 30th wedding anniversary of Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi and his wife, Labisi. The governor shared this epic throwback photo from his wedding day and wrote, ‘Labisi, three Read more…


Former aviation minister, Femi Fani Kayode has narrated his recent encounter with operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS in Nnewi, Anambra State and how it was all allegedly Read more…


Four days after PREMIUM TIMES revealed that the Minister of Defence was part of those who stole Nigeria’s wealth under dictator Sani Abacha, President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to comment. Read more…


Founder and leader of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazurike, has described the Igbo as foolish. The MASSOB founder insisted that Read more…


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Sunday said that the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Japan was a disgraceful outing and that this was evident in the poor attention given Read more…


The Lagos State Government on Thursday reiterated its unwavering commitment to continually implement and support initiatives targeted at empowering women and youths to become useful and responsible citizens. Commissioner for Read more…


President Buhari has pledged not to interfere with the operations of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as it strives to uncover and prosecute corrupt public officials in the Read more…


A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi, Mr Abubakar Ohere, has described the victory of Gov. Yahaya Bello in the party’s governorship primaries as ”evidence of purposeful Read more…


President Buhari arrives Abuja after Participating at the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development on 31st Aug 2019.


As the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) completed training of 328 new detectives, President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the antigraft agency to go tougher on corrupt Nigerians. He said Read more…


The immediate past governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, has disclosed that all his decisions as governor were in the interest of the state. The former governor and the chairman Read more…


President Muhammadu Buhari, has berated many universities in the country for placing priority on money in the conferment of honourary awards on Nigerians. Buhari said the ugly development is coming Read more…


Edo Governor, Godwin Obaseki said the nation lost about 22 million barrels of its crude oil production to oil theft between January and June 2019. Obaseki disclosed this in a Read more…


The All Progressive Congress (APC) has postponed its Bayelsa State governorship primary to September 3rd and 4th. In a statement by its spokesperson, Lanre Issa-Onilu, the APC said the primary Read more…


In a post on his Instagram page and made available to Potpourri the humour merchant chronicled the military antecedents of the President, prevailing on him that the situation in the Read more…


President Muhammadu Buhari last week assigned his ministers to the various ministries and charged them to assist him in making life better for the generality of Nigerians in his second Read more…


Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari has assured international investors that bureaucratic bottlenecks negatively affecting business in Nigeria have been removed by his administration. While speaking at a meeting with top officials Read more…


Rochas Okorocha, the immediate past governor of Imo State has said that his successor, Governor Emeka Ihedioha, can’t order his arrest. Okorocha in a statement issued by his media aide, Read more…


The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has been declared winner of the APC governorship primary. Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has emerged flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress Read more…


The Ekiti State House of Assembly has summoned former Governor Ayodele Fayose to appear before it to throw light on alleged misappropriation of local government funds while in office. Also Read more…


The Independent and National Electoral Commission’s Director of Publiclity, Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi has stated that there might be a theoritical transmission of election results electronically even though it is not Read more…


The Presidency has carpeted former Presidential candidate, Kingsley Mogahlu, who recently called out President Buhari over his non-invitation to the G7 summit which held in France from August 24th to Read more…


Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, OYC, has reacted to Senator Rochas Okorocha’s citizens arrest by the Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha. The Secretary to State Government (SSG), Mr Uche Onyeaguocha, Read more…


Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial District has denied that he wanted to serve as the deputy governor to a former governor of the state, Captain Idris Wada. This Read more…


NIGERIANS ENGAGING IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES ABROAD DO NOT REPRESENT OUR VALUES, SAYS PRESIDENT BUHARI President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Yokohama, Japan said that the few Nigerians abroad indulging in criminal Read more…


Buba Galadima, ex-spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Campaign Council, has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari has the judiciary and National Assembly, “completely under his armpit and pocket.” Read more…


Two top officials of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), the company which supervised execution of the $16 billion Obasanjo power projects, have been arrested by the EFCC. They Read more…


A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, says he has compiled a list containing 32 court orders which were disobeyed by the Nigerian government. The Human rights advocate said Read more…


President Buhari participates at the Plenary Session 3 and delivers Statement at the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Yokohama Japan on 29th Aug 2019 Plenary 4: President Read more…


“Nigeria has very attractive investment opportunities with some of the highest Returns-on-Investment,” President Muhammadu Buhari declared in Yokohama, Japan on Thursday. Presenting the country’s Statement at Plenary Session Three on Read more…


President Muhammadu Buhari has attributed the partial closure of Nigeria’s border with Benin Republic to the massive smuggling activities especially of rice, taking place on that corridor. The Nigerian leader Read more…


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has shifted the date for the Bayelsa governorship primary from Thursday, August 29 to Saturday, August 31, 2019. This was contained in a terse statement Read more…


A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has revealed plans by prominent Nigerians to stage an apolitical massive protest against Read more…


By Femi Adesina President Buhari with Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama, Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State, Governor Babajide Sanwoolu of Lagos State and Governor ABdulrahman Abdulrazak of Kwara State Read more…


Court in Abuja today ruled on a suit filed by Omoyele Sowore challenging his detention. The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, refused to grant the motion filed by Mr Read more…


By Femi Adesina, President Buhari holds Bilateral Meetings with Presidents of South Africa and Benin Republic in Yokohama Japan on 28th Aug 2019 South Africa 1: President Buhari with President Read more…


My attention has been drawn to a planted story by the Nigerian Presidency, claiming that my tweet that General Buhari was not invited to the G 7 Summit because of Read more…


Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has sacked the Commissioner for information and orientation, Ken Uhuo, according to a statement by Dr Kenneth Ugbala, Secretary to the State Government (SSG). Read more…


Frankland Briyai, the former Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Cross River state who used Independent and Electoral Commission (INEC) premises to declare his political ambition on the platform of the Read more…


President Buhari has approved the immediate termination of appointment of the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Reverend Tor Ujah. In a statement released by the Director (Information) at Read more…


The Lagos State House of Assembly has inaugurated a committee to probe the administration of ex-Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. As part of its mandate, the Honorable Fatai Mojeed led committee is Read more…


The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad cried out over loss of his independence while speaking at the 2019 General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) at Read more…


The Federal Government has linked the contract which led to a judgement debt of $9.6billion(N3.5trillion) to the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. President Buhari has now ordered the Economic and Read more…


President Buhari has arrived Japan ahead of the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development. Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB threatened to attack President Buhari if he Read more…


A Federal High Court in Abuja has affirmed the decision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to conduct indirect primary for the forthcoming governorship election in Kogi State. Justice Taiwo Read more…


Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has denied media reports that his government demolished the Trans-Amadi Central Mosque in Port Harcourt, the state capital. Wike in a statement released this Read more…


Former vice-president Atiku Abubakar has confirmed that some money was indeed given to the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, a transaction that has become part of the larger money laundering probe Read more…

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