Makarfi speaks on Fayose’s presidential ambition

The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has said that the present campaign mounted by Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State to vie for the 2019 Presidency is contrary to the decision of the party’s convention that zoned presidency to the North. Makarfi stated this while addressing journalists […]

Two reps members decamp from PDP to APC

Two House of Representatives members on Thursday cross-carpeted from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC. The lawmakers are Zaphaniah Gisalo representing Abuja Municipal Area Council/Buari and another member, Mr. Yusuf Tijani from Okene/Ogori-Magogo federal constituency of Kogi State. Both lawmakers cross carpeted on the floor of the House amid wide […]

FRSC officials help pregnant woman on transit deliver her baby

The Federal Road Safety Commission,FRSC, Ogun State Command, on Wednesday successfully  helped a pregnant woman, Ajoke Ahmed, who was on transit along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway,‎ deliver her baby The Command’s Public Education Officer,Florence Okpe , who confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES, said the pregnant woman was among passengers on a commercial bus when she went into labour. ‎She […]

JUST IN: Aviation unions rally at Lagos airport

Several members of aviation unions on Thursday morning stormed the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The union members, who had earlier threatened to picket some airlines, arrived the airport at about 8:05 a.m. The workers were seen chanting solidarity songs in demand for their rights. In a chat with PREMIUM TIMES, […]

N500m fraud suit: Court to hear Diezani’s application October 30

Justice Rilwan Aikawa of Federal High Court in Lagos will on October 30 hear an application by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, seeking to be joined as defendant in money laundering suit. The former minister is seeking to be joined as defendant in a N500 million fraud charge slammed on Senior Advocate […]

Buhari mourns former Kaduna governor

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep pain and sorrow over the death of the former Military Administrator of Kaduna State, Mukhtar Mohammed. The president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the president made his feelings known in a letter he wrote to the governments of Jigawa and Kano States. He said the […]

Reps issue bench warrant on Magu

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant against the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, for refusing to appear before it. The Committee had at different times invited Mr. Magu to appear before it on a petition by former first lady, Patience […]

Senators furious over Nigerian Army Chief Buratai’s absence at public hearing

Members of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions were on Wednesday infuriated by the refusal of the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, to honour the invitation of the committee. The committee had sent invitation to Mr. Buratai to appear before a public hearing over a petition submitted by a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, Abdulfatai Mohammed. Mr. […]

BREAKING: NNPC Crisis: Kachikwu meets Buhari

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, will meet President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa today (Thursday). Mr. Kachikwu is slated to meet Mr. Buhari at 11:30 a.m. The meeting is coming two days after a memo sent by the minister to the president, complaining about insubordination and alleged corruption by the Group […]

Nigerian Govt to investigate export of low quality yam to U.S.

The Nigerian government says it is investigating how yam said to be of low quality was exported from Nigeria to the United States of America, USA. This was part of the decisions taken at the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, which held inside the Council Chamber of State House Presidential Villa, Abuja […]