Osinbajo initially refused to be Buhari’s running mate – Tinubu

A National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu has revealed that Yemi Osinbajo was a bit hesitant when he was chosen to be President Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate for the 2015 Presidential election. The former Governor of Lagos State, who made the revelation in the ‘Against the Run of Play’ authored by […]

Presidency defends DSS recruitment following criticisms

The presidency has explained the recent recruitment exercise by the Department of State Services (DSS). In its latest recruitment, the North received a big share of the slots, while the South scrambled for the left-overs. It was welcomed by criticisms as soon as it entered into public space, but the presidency has now defended it, […]

Your tenure has expired – Court tells CCB Chairman

An Abuja Federal High Court has informed the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau, Sam Saba alongside nine others, that their tenure has expired. This was made known to them on Friday. Presiding judge, Justice Binta Nyako, in her judgment in the suit marked, FHC/ABJ/CS/411/2016, held that the five-year tenure of the chairman and […]

Nigerian govt blasts Amnesty International, defends death penalty

The Foreign Affairs Ministry has frowned on calls by Amnesty International, AI, on the federal government to halt the planned execution of some inmates on death row in Lagos State. The ministry made the remark in a statement issued by Olushola Enikanolaiye, its Permanent Secretary, on Friday in Abuja. Mr. Enikanolaye stated that the AI […]

There’s no Boko Haram resurgence, Nigerian military assures

The Defence Headquarters has reassured Nigerians that there is no “resurgence of insurgency’’ in the North-east, particularly in Borno in spite of pockets of attacks and suicide bombings in the state. The Director Defence Information, John Enenche, gave the assurance on Friday at the monthly update on security situation nationwide. Mr. Enenche, a major general, […]

Nigerian govt restates commitment to polio eradication

The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to eradicating polio in Nigeria by making funds available early for the purchase of vaccines for immunization against the disease. The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, at a stakeholders meeting of the Presidential Task Force on Polio Eradication held in Abuja on Thursday, restated the government’s commitment to ensuring […]

Mock UTME not postponed — JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board voluntary mock examination slated for Saturday, April 29, has not been postponed, the examination body has said. The spokesperson for the agency, Fabian Benjamin, said in a statement emailed to PREMIUM TIMES on Friday night that the examination would go ahead as planned. “Candidates are urged to disregard any […]

How Nigeria Customs gave N12 million to judge accused of corruption – Witness

Musa Omale, a witness in the ongoing trial of Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia for corruption, on Friday, said that the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, paid N12 million into a bank account owned by the judge. Mr. Omale, an assistant comptroller of customs, made the assertion while giving testimony in the ongoing trial of the judge of […]

Nigerians praying for Buhari’s recovery – Femi Adesina

The spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina, has said that Nigerians are praying for the full recovery of the president. Mr. Adesina, who said this on Friday, noted that those calling for the resignation of the president are merely expressing their opinions. He spoke during an interactive session with journalists at the launch of […]

Mock JAMB Exam: Nigerian govt urges free movement in states

The federal government has urged all state governments to allow free movement of people on Saturday, to enable students participate in JAMB’s voluntary mock examination nationwide. In a statement issued in Lagos on Friday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the mock examination was being conducted ahead of the 2017 UTME. Mr. […]