How MTN sacked 63 employees, barred them from related employment for four years

The telecommunication giant, MTN Nigeria, sacked 63 of its employees in 2009 and barred them from securing a job in the sector for four years, court documents obtained by PREMIUM TIMES have shown. Last year, the National Industrial Court in Lagos, in a 2013 suit filed by the dismissed employees, delivered a judgment condemning the […]

BREAKING: Two Germans kidnapped in Nigeria freed

The two Germans kidnapped in Kaduna State have been released. A German archaeologist, Peter Breunig, and his colleague, Johannes Buringer, were released on Saturday night, police sources told PREMIUM TIMES. “Yes, they were released last night (Saturday) by their kidnappers. No ransom was paid,” a senior police officer said in Kaduna on condition of anonymity. […]

Tinubu: I may run for president

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he may take a shot at the highest office in the land, but emphasised that, that could only happen if there is a vacancy at Aso Rock. If not for the consideration of a Muslim-Muslim ticket, Tinubu would have been the running mate of […]


May the peace and mercy of God be with you, my dearest Father, Uncle and role model. I hope this letter gets to you in the best manner…. May we continue to be a source of joy to you as you lie in peace and continue to be an inspiration for us. Today (25th February […]

Mourinho says Rooney will lift EFL Cup even if he doesn’t play‎

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has confirmed that Wayne Rooney will be allowed to lift the EFL Cup on Sunday, even if he doesn’t play in the final. United take on Southampton for the first silverware of the season at Wembley. Rooney has lost his place in the team and was recently linked with a […]

Ondo Governor’s inauguration: Saraki did not snub Tinubu – Aide

The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has denied snubbing the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Friday, at the inauguration of Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu. The statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, by Saraki’s Special Assistant on New Media, Bamikole Omishore, debunked the video being […]

Buhari speaks again: No cause for worry over my health – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured Nigerians that though he is still resting, there is no cause for worry over his health condition. President Buhari gave the assurance yesterday in a telephone conversation with his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina. Adesina, in a statement on his twitter handle, @FemAdesina, said the president […]

2 Chinese arrested over N5bn worth of substandard tyres

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has confiscated N5 billion worth of substandard tyres allegedly imported by two Chinese nationals and their collaborators. During a tour led by the SON Director General, Osita Aboloma, to Satellite Town, Lagos yesterday, about two million imported tyres were seen in a warehouse situated beside the popular Navy Town […]