Nigerian Navy flags off joint maritime security exercise with U.S., Cameroon, 27 other countries

The Nigerian Navy will on Thursday flag off a multinational maritime operation exercise christened ‘Obangame Express’. A statement signed by Suleman Dahun on behalf of the Chief of Naval Staff noted that the exercise is sponsored by the U.S. Africa Command and is aimed at improving regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness, information-sharing practices and tactical […]

Senate postpones probe of SGF Lawal, Rholavision over grass-cutting scandal

The Shehu Sani-led Senate ad-hoc committee on humanitarian crisis in the north-east has postponed its investigative hearing slated for Thursday, after the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and his company, Rholavision Ltd, said they would not appear. The clerk to the ad-hoc committee, Lawal Bagaudu, disclosed the postponement to PREMIUM TIMES […]

Sokoto Foreign Students Get N213m as Entitlements

By Abdallah el-Kurebe SOKOTO- Governor Aminu Tambuwal has approved the sum of N‎212,916,700 million for payment of entitlements to students studying in Niger Republic, Uganda and Sudan A statement issued in Sokoto Wednesday by Tambuwal’s spokesman, Mallam Imam Imam also said that a committee had been set up to verify and settle all issues related […]

ALI MUST GO — senate asks customs CG to resign

The senate has called for the resignation of Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). The resolutions of the upper legislative chamber was sequel to prayers moved by Enyinnaya Abaribe, senator representing Abia south. The senate also declared Ali unfit to hold public office and condemned a letter written by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general […]

Woman Jumps into Lagoon from Maza-Maza Bridge

An unidentified woman also jumped into the lagoon from Maza-Maza Bridge in the Mile 2 area of Lagos. The woman was however, lucky, as rescuers fished her out before she could drown. According to a witness, the woman, dressed in a blouse and trousers, was trekking and got to the middle of the bridge, climbed the […]

Breaking: Plateau Commissioner Slumps, Dies While Jogging

The Plateau Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Mr Samuel Galadima, slumped and died on Wednesday, while jogging along with Governor Simon Lalong, at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos, NAN reports. The Director of Press Affairs, Mr Emmanuel Nanle, who confirmed the incident said, “Yes, the commissioner slumped while jogging and was rushed to the […]

EFCC Arraigns Lawyer For N15m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday March 21, 2017, arraigned one Adeola Dada, a lawyer and co-partner of Dada, Odesanya & Co. before Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of the Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja on a one-count charge bordering on stealing to the tune of N15m( Fifteen Million Naira). The complainant, Olowo […]

$9.8m fund: Court grants ex-NNPC GMD N300m bail

A Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday granted bail to former Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Andrew Yakubu in the sum of N300 million. Yakubu was on March 16 remanded in Kuje Prison after his arraignment on six-count charge bordering on false asset declaration and money laundering. Justice Ahmed Mohammed ordered […]

Buhari orders security chiefs to end killings

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered security and law enforcement agencies to end the wanton killings in parts of the country. Buhari said this yesterday in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. “We must condemn inhuman and unnecessary shedding of human blood all over the country. We seem to have […]

Standardized urban data is helping this Nigerian city guide development

BAI — Until last year, if you asked most people living in Minna — a Nigerian city of less than 500,000 inhabitants about 90 miles from the country’s capital, Abuja — how many cemeteries there were in town, they probably would have said four or five. In fact, there are 16, although many of them […]