President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after two weeks in London on a private visit. Mr Buhari arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at about 9:45 p.m. on board a presidential jet, Channels Television reported. While addressing journalists at the airport, Mr Buhari said he intends to work harder and be accountable to Nigerians. PREMIUM TIMES reported Mr Buhari’s expected...
In attendance were the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu and the Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed and the Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK, Justice Adesola Oguntade. Earlier, Buhari met with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. Justin Welby, at Lambeth Palace. Before performing the Umrah, the Nigerian leader attended three-day Future Investment...
The Hausa Service of the American government-owned international broadcaster, Voice of America (VOA), has a new head. The new head is Nigeria’s Aliyu Mustapha, a renowned journalist with over three decades of experience in broadcast journalism. A statement released on Friday said Mr Mustapha is a “highly talented, seasoned journalist”. The statement issued by VOA’s Director VOA-Africa Division, Negussie Mengesha, described...
Popcru used its ninth congress to tackle the issue of police and justice officials staying on in their portfolios despite failing to serve the needs of police and correctional service workers. The ninth congress of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru), held in Durban at Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre, focused on restoring the rights of...
The Nigeria U23 team has crashed out of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. The team despite forcing their South African counterparts to a barren draw on Friday night crashed out of the U23 AFCON which also doubles as the qualifiers for the football event of the Olympic Games billed for Tokyo next year. The coach...
The Court of Appeal, Port Harcourt, has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, David Lyon, contest Saturday’s governorship election in Bayelsa. Fitzgerald Olorogun, a lawyer to Heineken Lokpobiri, who is one of the parties in the case, confirmed the development to PREMIUM TIMES, Friday evening. The Court of Appeal...
Police Constable Harrison Langat at a Mombasa Court. The High Court in Mombasa has sentenced to death a police officer who shot and killed three people while he was drunk 16 years ago. Justice Dorah Chepkwony on Thursday found Police Constable Harrison Langat guilty of using his G3 rifle to shoot dead Doreen Wawira, Alice Katonye and Police Constable...
Six people have died in Masebula Village, Busia County after they were lynched by an irate crowd. Rowdy boda boda operators and angry mourners descended on the six victims accused of killing a local trade. The six were among the people who had gone to collect the remains of the businessman. Johannes Okoth Aduol who owns an electronics shop...
Former Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo has revealed alleged plans by All Progressives Congress, APC, ahead of Saturday election in Bayelsa. Electorates in Bayelsa State will on Saturday, go to the poll, to choose their governor for the next four years. Dankwambo, speaking ahead of the election disclosed that APC is planning to cause violence in Bayelsa tomorrow. According to...
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