Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has advocated a constitutional amendment that will accord more responsibilities to the traditional institution in order to stem down the rising wave of security challenges in the country. Apparently expressing concern over the increasing wave of security challenges in the country, the governor said the security agencies […]

70 per cent of Nigerian prison inmates awaiting trial – Minister

The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, on Sunday said ‎that more than 70 per cent of inmates in Nigerian prisons were awaiting trial. Mr. Dambazau disclosed this when he visited Kano central prison alongside the state governor to mark this year’s Eid-el Fitr celebration. The minister said the decision to visit the prison was to […]

Kaduna traffic agency sacks 124 staff – Official

The Kaduna State Traffic Law Enforcement Authority, KASTELEA, has sacked 124 marshals for various misconducts, an official of the agency said. The General Manager of the agency, Abdulkadir Ahmed, said in a statement issued in Kaduna on Saturday that some of the marshals were found wanting for extortion, while others absconded from their duty posts. […]

Signatures of dead people included to recall me, Dino Melaye says

The senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, says the signatures allegedly collected to influence his recall and forwarded to INEC were forged. Addressing journalists on Sunday in Lokoja, Mr. Melaye who said investigations had revealed that even the dead signed the recall across the seven area councils of the […]

Osinbajo hosts Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday evening welcomed the visiting President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, to Akinola Aguda House, his official residence. During the meeting that followed, the two leaders highlighted the critical role that Nigeria and Ghana play as the “centrepiece” of ECOWAS and the West African sub-region. President Akufo-Addo thanked Acting President Osinbajo […]

Gunmen kill police officer, one other

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have killed two persons including a police officer in Kano. A witness told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Kano on Sunday that the incident occurred on Saturday night around Kings Garden by Club Road in Kano metropolis. According to the witness, the suspects were in a car […]

House On The Rock inferno contained, firefighters to remain at scene — Official

Firefighters will remain at the site of a massive inferno that razed the Abuja branch of House On The Rock Church on Sunday, although the incident has been largely contained, officials told PREMIUM TIMES. Opetunsin Julius, Acting Comptroller of Federal Fire Service in Abuja, said firefighters put in serious efforts to bring the situation under control. […]

Sultan of Sokoto wants probe of weapons used by herdsmen

The Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, has advised the Federal Government to probe the sources of weapons used by herdsmen accused of attacking Nigerian communities. Sultan Abubakar’s advice is contained in his Eid-el Fitr message delivered on Sunday in Sokoto. “Real herdsmen do not carry guns; they only move with their cows and sticks. “There […]

Emir Sanusi leads Eid prayers, preaches peace, charity

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II has called on Nigerians to live in peace with one another to foster peace and national unity. Mr. Sanusi made the call while addressing people of the state shortly after he led the Eid prayers at the Kofar Mata Central Eid Ground in Kano on Sunday. He said […]

Buhari administration will unite Nigerians – Osinbajo

Nigeria’s Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has said that the Muhammadu Buhari administration would do everything to ensure unity among citizens of the country. He says only unity among the people would guarantee development and enhance the welfare of citizens. Mr. Osinbajo made the remark at his official residence, also known as Aguda House, on Sunday […]