Reminiscences with Alhaji Aliyu Salman

Alhaji Aliyu Salman Alhaji Aliyu Salman, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), celebrated his 75th birthday on November 9, 2017. He attended the popular Barewa College and the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in Lagos in 1968. He was the first northerner to head the African Petroleum (AP). […]

INTERVIEW: Why Kaduna needs $350 million World Bank loan, must replace 22,000 unqualified teachers – El-Rufai

On Sunday, October 29, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna fielded questions on his monthly media chat. The governor spoke on diverse issues, from early budget preparation, to unqualified teachers and the planned $350 million loan. Here are excerpts from the interview. Q: Your government has set a pattern for presenting budgets early and getting the […]

‘Buhari bai san halascin dimokradiyya ba’

Wani dattijon arewacin Najeriya Dr Junaidu Muhammadu ya shaida wa BBC cewa Shugaba Muhammadu Buhari bai san halascin dimokradiyya ba shi ya sa ‘yan kungiyar IPOB ba za su daina fafutikar neman raba kasar ba. Dr Junaidu Muhammad shi ne jami`in da ya lura da kadarorin da `yan kabilar Igbo suka gudu suka bari a […]

Interview: My Father Willed The Rights of His Published Books To A University – Aisha Abubakar Gimba, daughter of late writer.

Interview: My Father Willed The Rights of His Published Books To A University – Aisha Abubakar Gimba, daughter of lHajiya Aisha Abubakar Gimba is the eldestchild of late writer, Abubakar Gimba. She holds a degree in English Language and currently works at the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai after leaving the banking sector. On March […]

Thank you all for your comments.. Like I said in my earlier clarification, the comments are all noted in good faith and with sincere appreciation. I believe all of us are working towards the same goal: to make Niger State truly prosperous for the benefit of all citizens. However, a few points need to be […]

NTERVIEW(Part One): What Nigerians, govt must do to stop herdsmen, other killings – Cardinal Onaiyekan

In this first part of an interview early January with PREMIUM TIMES’ Evelyn Okakwu, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, John Onaiyekan, spoke extensively on violent conflicts across Nigeria and the danger to nation-building. The cardinal also advised Nigerians on collective actions to ensure security of lives and property. PREMIUM TIMES: Recently there was so […]

Gambia: ‘There Is Fear. Everybody Is Fearful’

By Jane Ayeko-Kümmeth In two weeks time, President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia faces a deadline to hand over power to his elected successor. If he misses it, he faces the threat of a military intervention by regional ECOWAS forces. Tension is mounting in Gambia as the January 19 deadline for President Yahya Jammeh to hand […]