Senator Mustafa Bukar provides free eye treatment for 15,000 patients

No fewer than 15,000 people in Katsina North Senatorial Zone with various eye defects, are to benefit from free eye treatment, courtesy of Sen. Mustafa Bukar. Bukar made this disclosure on Saturday while flagging off the second phase of the free treatment in Daura, Katsina. Bukar said the gesture was part of his constituency outreach, […]

Zimbabwe’s ex-army chief Constantino Chiwenga named ruling party VP

Zimbabwe’s new President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, on Saturday named the former army chief who led a coup that ended Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule, as one of his two deputies in the ruling party, the presidency said. Presidential press secretary George Charamba said in a statement, retired general Constantino Chiwenga and long-serving state security minister Kembo Mohadi […]

IG of Police bans SARS from conducting stop and search operations

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has banned the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force from conducting stop and search operations on roads except when necessary. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some group of Nigerians recently in the social media, called for the scrapping of SARS over alleged […]

MINUTES WITH MOHAMMED: DR.SHEM ZAGBAYI NUHU “…I WATCHED MY FIRST TELEVISION IN 1974, THERE WAS THIS BLACK AND WHITE TV IN THE COMMON ROOM AND IT WAS SHOWING CARTOON SERIES OF TOM AND JERRY…”

Dr. Shem Zagbayi Nuhu is popularly known for his simplicity and openness, that was what I saw as I sat with him in a chilling breeze, under the mango tree in his hill top house. Sandwiched around the Minna panteka market, with an old gate that doesn’t point to affluence nor power, Dr. Zagbayi’s house […]

Buhari to supporters: Posterity will appreciate all your sacrifices

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja said the long-suffering commitment and sacrifices of all his supporters over the years will be remembered by posterity, urging them to remain steadfast in pursuing the overall good of the nation. Receiving the Governance Support Group at the Presidential Villa, Mr. Buhari said he remains “eternally grateful’’ for all […]

Stop portraying Nigeria negatively, Emir Sanusi tells journalists

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi ll, has urged journalists to abide by the ethics of the profession and desist from portraying ‎Nigeria negatively to the world. According to the monarch, ”journalism has transmuted into junk journalism”, a situation that is bad for the development of the country. Mr. Sanusi also said journalists must desist […]

Sultan felicitates with Christians at Christmas

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Abubakar, has felicitated with Nigerian Christians on the occasion of the 2017 Christmas celebrations. This was contained in a statement signed by the Deputy Secretary General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Salisu Shehu, sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Friday. The statement said, “Christmas, which marks the […]

Nigeria’s economy still weak – IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said although Nigeria is said to have exited recession, the economy still remains largely vulnerable. It made this known at the conclusion of its four-day mission to the country on Article 1V consultation with the Federal Government. Article 1V Consultation is the assessment of IMF member countries macroeconomic (fiscal […]