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48 Hours After Being Sued, Akwa Ibom Chief Judge Releases Record Of Court Proceedings

The chief judge of Akwa Ibom StateEkaette Obot has finally made public the file of a case in which she sent the human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, to prison for alleged contempt. The document was released on Wednesday, less than...

Institute identifies loopholes in TSA and charges Nigerian government with effective use of account

The implementation of the Single Treasury Account (TSA) was carried out without due guarantees, said the Collegiate Institute of Treasury Management (CITM). CITM Registrar Olumide Adedoyin revealed this on Wednesday while briefing reporters at the National Assembly, Abuja. TSA is a...

More money for Nigerians as CBN asks banks to pay higher interest on savings

The Central Bank of Nigeria raised the minimum interest rate on Naira savings deposits from 0.15 percent to 4.2 percent. The new directive came into force on August 1, 2022. The bank in a circular dated August 15, 2022 and signed...

Blackout in Nigeria as electricity workers strike

Major cities in Nigeria, including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, were left in darkness on Wednesday after electricity workers went on strike over welfare issues. The National Union of Electrical Workers (NUEE) had announced the strike on Tuesday during a...

Gunmen attack checkpoint, kill police

A police officer was killed on Wednesday afternoon when gunmen attacked a security checkpoint along the Enugu-Abakaliki highway in Nigeria's southeastern Ebonyi state. The gunmen, about three of them, were said to be on a motorcycle. They reportedly opened...

The panel of representatives investigates the Ministry of Agriculture for N18.6bn allegedly spent on clearing bushes, land preparation, other

The Public Accounts Committee of the House of Representatives has launched an investigation into the 18.6 billion naira allegedly spent on land preparation by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Committee Chairman Oluwole Oke (PDP, Osun) said during...

Why we failed to generate 5,000MW as promised: Minister

Energy Minister Abubakar Aliyu has blamed gas supply problems for the government's inability to increase electricity generation to 5,000 MW. He said that instead of increasing generation as promised by the government, the country's output has remained unstable and fell...

Umana talks about the constitution of the new board for NDDC

The Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Umana Umana, has ruled on when Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) would have a new board of directors. Mr. Umana said that he personally is keen to have a board overseeing the NDDC's activities...

ASUU President, others will speak at PREMIUM TIMES Twitter Spaces

The president of the Union of Academic Staff of Universities (ASUU), Emmanuel Osodeke, will speak to Nigerians today (Wednesday) about his union's strike that has lasted for more than six months. Many Nigerians had thought that the union would call...

‘APC members are obedient to APC’: Governor Uzodinma

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state has said that Labor Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi poses no threat to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. Mr Uzodinma, while appearing on Tuesday afternoon as a guest at a...

Jigawa closes schools as students write exams fearing attack

The Jigawa state government ordered the immediate closure of all public schools in the state due to fears of attacks on schools that spread across the state. Schools abruptly closed Wednesday as students took their final exams. The sudden closure has...

UN Appoints Gbenga Sesan of Nigeria to Internet Governance Forum Panel

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed a Nigerian social entrepreneur, Gbenga Sesan, to serve on his inaugural Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Leadership Panel. The UN chief has also appointed nine other high-level and eminent persons to serve on the IGF...

We are done with IPOB’s sit-in activity in Imo — Uzodinma

Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma has said that the Outlawed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) stay-at-home order has ended in most of Imo State, except in remote locations. Uzodinma revealed this on Tuesday during an interview on "Politics Today," a...

Four teenagers drown in Lagos beach

Four teenagers drowned at Elegushi beach in Lekki, Lagos, on Tuesday, said Benjamin Hundeyin, the police spokesman. Hundeyin, a police superintendent, said in a post on twitter that the teenagers drowned "after collecting their test results at school." “I have talked...

INTERVIEW: How the Kwankwaso NNPP can win the 2023 presidential election

Buba Galadima is a member of the Board of Trustees of the New Nigeria People's Party (NNPP), a party with the former Governor of Kano State, Rabi'u Kwankwaso, as its presidential standard-bearer. In this exclusive interview published by...

Buhari appoints coordinator of the National Center Against Terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of a retired Rear Admiral, Yaminu Musa, as the pioneer coordinator of the National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC). The NCTC is established in the Office of the National Security Advisor (ONSA) as the coordinating...

Armed Forces Kill Terrorist Kingpins in Three Geopolitical Zones – Official

The Nigerian military has killed dozens of "terror kingpins" in the Northeast, Northwest and North-Central geopolitical zones. Chief of Air Staff Oladayo Amao, an air marshal, made the claim Tuesday in Abuja at a stakeholder meeting on "Communicating Government Policies,...

INEC appoints new RECs for Akwa Ibom, Cross River, makes other key appointments

the Independent National Electoral Commission pending (INEC) has appointed Cyril Omorogbe as its Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Akwa Ibom following the departure of Mike Igini. This was said by the electoral body in a statement issued by its spokesman,...

Police spokesman under fire for flouting traffic law

The spokesman for the Nigerian Police Force came under a barrage of criticism on social media on Tuesday after he tweeted he was talking on the phone while driving. Muyiwa Adejobi, Force PRO, said he was making a phone call...

Armed men attack Imo market and kill motorcyclist

A commercial motorcyclist was killed on Tuesday when gunmen attacked a market in Ogbaku, a community in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of ​​Imo state in southeastern Nigeria. The gunmen reportedly entered the market in a Sienna vehicle and shot...
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