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Idanre Hills Set To Become A UNESCO World Heritage Site


Idanre Hills Cultural Landscape in Ondo State is set to be listed into the prestigious World Heritage Scheme by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), as the team of experts from the body concluded its final inspection tour on the site on Sunday. Ondo State Commissioner for ... Read More »

Two Women In Court Over Oil Theft, Pipeline Vandalisation


Two women have been arraigned before a Federal High Court in Lagos for vandalism and theft of petroleum products. Iyabo Dunyinle and Patience Pemi, who both reside in Alayo Village, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, are standing trial on a two-count charge bordering on theft and vandalism of petroleum products. They ... Read More »

Falling Oil Prices: Protect Depositors And The Economy, FG Urges NDIC, Others


The Federal Government has urged the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) and other regulatory bodies in the country’s financial sector to put in place pro-active mechanisms to ensure continued depositor protection and a safe and sound financial system that would minimise the impact of the falling oil prices on the ... Read More »

NAFDAC Begins Nationwide Laboratory Test Of ‘Pure Water’


The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is undertaking a nationwide laboratory test of various brands of sachet water being sold in the country, to ensure that they are fit for human consumption. The test is being done in conjunction with independent international consultant, Emani Global ... Read More »

PDP Committed To Promoting Democracry In Nigeria – Mu’azu

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National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mallam Adamu Mu’azu has vowed to do his best to ensure that impunity gives way for the rule of law and internal democracy and reforms in the party. “The PDP as the most popular party within the sub Saharan Africa cannot promote ... Read More »

Buhari Visits Atiku In Abuja


Former Head of State and flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 presidential election, General Muhammadu Buhari has visited former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who lost the party’s presidential primaries to him last week, at his Abuja residence. Buhari was at Atiku’s residence in the company ... Read More »

NUPENG Embarks On Warning Strike


The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) says it will embark on a three-day warning strike to press for the reinstatement of the National Zonal Secretary of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), Mrs. Elo, who was sacked by Total Exploration and Production ... Read More »

Gbemisola Saraki Donates N1m To Victims Of Kwara Inferno


A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State, Sen. Gbemisola Saraki has donated N1 million to the victims of Nov. 3 fire disaster in Bode Saadu in Moro Local Government area of the state, where 14 people died and several houses and properties worth millions were destroyed. ... Read More »

Jonathan, West African Leaders To Meet On Regional Security


President Goodluck Jonathan will on Monday host the 46th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government in Abuja, according to a statement on Sunday. The forum is expected to deliberate on the current political and security situation in the sub-region. “Also on the agenda are ... Read More »

Boko Haram Insurgency Will Soon End; Help Is On The Way – Sanusi


Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II has expressed optimism that Boko Haram insurgency will soon end in Nigeria, as help is nigh. “I say help is on the way. Terror must and will be defeated,” the monarch wrote on twitter yesterday, in a message believed to be referring to former ... Read More »

My Watch: Obasanjo Surprisingly Sings Late Fawehinmi’s Praises, Berates Soyinka, Chukwumerije


As excerpts continue to emerge from former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s controversial autobiography, My Watch, PREMIUM TIMES is reporting that Mr. Obasanjo showered praises on late human rights activist and lawyer, late Chief Gani Fawehinmi, who gave successive governments in Nigeria sleepless nights, describing him as one of the most genuine ... Read More »

First Half Of 2015 For Nigeria Will Not Be ‘Too Good’ – Bishop Samson


Founder of the Christ Royal Family Church, Egbeda, Lagos State, Bishop Tom Samson, has advised Nigerians to brace up for some “hardship” and “darkness” in the first half of next year. The cleric made the call in a chat with Saturday PUNCH at the commencement of the church’s 2014 Royal ... Read More »

Army Reaffirms Commitment To Win War Against Boko Haram

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The Nigerian Army has reaffirmed its determination to win the ongoing war against the Boko Haram insurgents. Acting Brigade Commander, 23 Armoured Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Yola, Col. Aba Popoola, stated this on Saturday, while decorating three senior officers of the brigade recently promoted. Popoola said that the battle ... Read More »

Why Nigeria Has Not Won War Against Boko Haram – Oritsejafor


The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor says Nigeria has not been able to win the war against Boko Haram insurgency due to pretense by some Nigerians and refusal to speak the truth. “Nigeria is fighting against truth. We hate truth, we hide truth and ... Read More »

Buhari’s Plan To End Insecurity And Corruption In Nigeria

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The flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2015 presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari says the first thing that would matter to him if he becomes president is making Nigeria safe again. According to him, only then can the economy grow. “Firstly, let us secure our country,” Buhari ... Read More »

Boko Haram Are Not Muslims – ACF Chairman


A former Inspector General of Police and Chairman of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Alhaji Ibrahim Coomassie has said time was ripe for power to shift to the north. He also declared that Boko Haram are not Muslims, while criticising the government’s handling of insurgency in the country. “They are ... Read More »

Group Raises Alarm As Ex-militant, Tompolo Allegedly Acquires Battleships

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Warri-based knowledge building group, the Warri Study Group (WSG) has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to cancel a Federal Government contract awarded to Global West Vessel Service to secure Nigerian coastline, as the company’s link to an ex-militant leader is a big threat to national security. Reacting to media reports that ... Read More »

Together We Will See The End Of Boko Haram – Buhari


Former Head of State, Gen Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) and flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has condemned the bomb attacks in Kano and Jos. He noted stated that no religion would sanction such barbaric act. “I condemn, unreservedly and with every strength in me, the recent terrorist attacks ... Read More »

2015: CJN Urges Judges To Shun Political Associations


Ahead of the 2015 general elections, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, yesterday, warned members of the bench across the federation to distance themselves from political associations. The CJN, who gave the warning while declaring open the 2014 Annual Conference for the Justices of the Court of ... Read More »

2015: Lagos Lawmaker Urges INEC Not To Be Partisan


Mr Yishawu Gbolahan, a member of Lagos State House of Assembly, on Friday urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to be partisan in the conduct of the 2015 general elections. Gbolahan advised the electoral body to emulate the method adopted by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the ... Read More »