One killed, three kidnapped as armed men attack Niger community

Armed persons on Sunday attacked Kusherki community in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, killing one person. A resident of the community, Garba Ahmed, told PREMIUM TIMESthat the attackers ransacked several houses, manhandled many and kidnapped three people. Mr Ahmed, a civil servant, said the attackers came around 1:00 a.m. during a downpour. He identified […]

PDP asks Buhari to vacate office

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to vacate office over a video wherein the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, pleaded with Nigerians to pardon Buhari over his alleged false WAEC certificate claims. The PDP argued that the video was an admission of guilt and a ploy to appeal to […]

Niger LG election: APC primary turns bloody as clash claims two lives

The All Progressives Congress (APC) primary, ahead of the November local government election in Niger state, has turned bloody following the alleged killing of two persons on Saturday night. Daily Trust learnt on Sunday that violence had erupted following the announcement of the result for Shiroro local government area leading to the death of two […]

Zamfara girl sets self ablaze over fiance’s inability to marry her

A seventeen years old girl identified as Aisha living in Albarkawa area in Gusau metropolis in Zamfara state on Sunday set her self ablaze owing to her fiance’s inability to marry her due to his poor finances. Aisha’s neighbour told Daily Trust that she decided to commit suicide after she learnt that her fiance who […]

FG spends N1.8bn on prevention, treatment of malnutrition in 18 states

The Federal Ministry of Health, says it has disbursed over N1.8 billion for the prevention and treatment of malnutrition in 18 States in the last two years. Dr Chris Isokpunwu, Head Nutrition Division, who made this disclosure in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja, noted that the fund was […]

Xenophobia: Over 400 Nigerians ready for evacuation from South Africa

The Nigerian Mission in South Africa says no fewer than 400 Nigerians have indicated interest and registered to be evacuated from South Africa following the recent xenophobic attacks. Nigeria’s Consul General in Johannesburg, Godwin Adama, said this in a telephone interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja. Adama noted that Air […]

Insecurity: Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara states sign MoU with Niger

By Abubakar Ahmed The governors of Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara States have jointly signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Governor of Maradi region in Niger Republic on best approaches to addressing the security challenges in their states. This was contained in a statement issued by Yusuf Idris, the Director-General, Press Affairs to the […]