Three days to go, Presidency may still confirm Onnoghen as Chief Justice – Official

Three days to a constitutional deadline to confirm Walter Onnoghen as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria, the presidency has given the clearest indication yet that it may still confirm the judge. The spokesperson to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo,  Laolu Akande, gave this indication on Monday in an interview with PREMIUM TIMES. When asked if Mr. […]

Nigeria probes HIV cure claim

The Federal Government has mandated the National Institute for Medical Research and the College of Medicine, Ibadan to do proper study of claims of HIV cure in Nigeria. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, disclosed this on Monday in Ilorin at the Federal Government Town Hall meeting for the North Central Zone. A Nigerian professor, […]

SGF Lawal appears before Senate committee

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, appeared before the Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs on Monday, days after he failed to honour the committee’s initial invitation to defend his office’s proposed budget for 2017. The initial schedule for Mr. Lawal to defend his office’s proposed budget of N9.88 billion […]

Nigeria Immigration to resuscitate Air Border Patrol Unit – Official

The Controller General, Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammed Babandede, on Monday said the service was ready to deploy its personnel to Kaduna International Airport for effective security checks after the closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in March. The controller general told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Kaduna on Monday after a visit to […]

PDP’s 16 years responsible for Nigeria’s problems — Tinubu

A national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has called on Nigerians to be patient with the federal government to enable it repair the damage inflicted by the previous administrations. Addressing protesters outside his Ikoyi, Lagos, home on Monday, Mr. Tinubu said the current foreign exchange scarcity could be a blessing in disguise, […]

Buhari must break silence on appointment of CJN, group says

An advocacy group, Access to Justice, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to break his “discomfiting silence” on the appointment of a substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria. In a statement Monday, the group said the president should be transparent as to the reasons why he takes any course of action relating to the appointment of […]


The PDP in Niger State says the best way it will honour the late party stalwart and former governor of the state, Engr. Abdulkadir Kure, is to wrest power from the ruling APC come 2019. PDP chairman in the state, Malam Tanko Beji, told newsmen yesterday in Minna that “The death of Kure would further […]

Works Minister, Fashola, lists top federal road projects for 2017

The Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has explained how the federal government has prioritised highway projects across the country in order of economic importance. Mr. Fashola appeared before the Senate on Works on Monday to defend his ministry’s budget. In the 2017 budget proposal, the Ministry has N564.2 billion for the three […]

Ameachi blasts national assembly accuses……

The Director General of the Campaign Organisation of President Mohammad Buhari during the 2015 general election and the current minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi on Monday accused the National Assembly of stopping the Federal Government from fixing infrastructure problems and creating jobs for the masses by failing to approve it’s borrowing plan. He […]


STATEMENT FROM THE ACTING PRESIDENT (Excerpts from the opening remarks of Ag. President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, @ today’s consultative forum between the Economic Management Team and the Private Sector on the Economic Recovery Growth Plan, which is to be launched later this month.) WE HEAR YOU loud and clear, those who are on the streets […]