Gunmen storm Kaduna community, kill five people, burn houses

Gunmen on Thursday evening attacked a community in Kaduna State, killing at least five people, residents and the police have said.

Nigerians demand sack of Buhari’s minister busted for $550,000 theft

Demands intensified this week for the sack of Bashir Magashi as President Muhammadu Buhari’s defence minister, fuelled by a PREMIUM TIMES report that uncovered his sordid past as one of those who stole Nigeria’s wealth under dictator Sani Abacha.

BREAKING: UI lifts ban on Students Union activities after two years

The management of the University of Ibadan (UI) has lifted the ban on Students Union activities.

EFCC appeals acquittal of Jonathan’s cousin for corruption

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Friday, filed an appeal against the judgment of Mohammed Idris who on Thursday freed Warimapo-Owei Dudafa and Iwuejo Joseph of corruption charges.

EFCC arrests ‘notorious internet fraudster’ wanted by FBI

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has arrested one of the suspected internet fraudsters wanted by the United State’s Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI.

EFCC to appeal judgement in Jonathan’s aide, Dudafa’s N1.6bn Fraud Trial

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has vowed to appeal the judgment of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos that discharged and acquitted a former Senior Special Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, and a banker, Joseph Iwuejo, who were charged with N1.6bn fraud.

Nigerian party chairman kidnapped in Abuja

Kenneth Udeze, the national chairman of Action Alliance, has been kidnapped by armed attackers, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.

Nigerian entrepreneur Chinedu Echeruo sold his company to Apple for $1 billion — here are all the amazing things he has done since then

  • Meet Chinedu Echeruo, a self-proclaimed serial tech entrepreneur.
  • He gained popularity after his company was acquired by Apple for $1 billion back in 2013. 
  • Since then, he has founded and sold another innovative firm. He has also invented a US Patent and cofounded a startup studio amongst other incredible things.
Nigeria has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons with the arrest of the Chairman of Invictus Group, Obinwanne Okeke, for engaging in fraudulent activities and the release of a list of Nigerians who have been accused of being part of a notorious fraud ring.

FG to El-Zakzaky: You’re sponsored by Iran to replicate violent revolution in Nigeria

The Federal Government, on Wednesday, accused Shiek Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, Leader, Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), of being sponsored by Iran to replicate the 1979 violent revolution that led to the forceful takeover of power in the country in Nigeria.
In a fresh process it filed before the Federal High Court, Abuja, the federal government stressed that currently, members of the IMN, do not recognise President Muhammadu Buhari’s authority.

Internet Fraud: We’ll unravel bigger suspects – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says more suspects will be uncovered as the investigation into the 77 Nigerians recently indicted for internet-related crimes by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) continues.

National Assembly will not fail Buhari – Lawan

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, says the 9th National Assembly would support the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to achieve a better, prosperous, and secure Nigeria.

Alleged N7.2bn fraud: I never had direct contact with Orji Kalu – Ex-commissioner for Finance

A former Commissioner for Finance in Abia State, Ude Udeogo, on Wednesday, told a Lagos Division of the Federal High Court that he had no direct contact with the governor except through the Chief of Staff at Government House, Umuahia.

N1.7bn fraud: FG asks court to remand head of federal cooperative society in prison

The Federal Government has filed a motion before a senior magistrate court in Abuja seeking to remand the National Coordinator, Federal Civil Service Staff with Disabilities Multipurpose Cooperative Society, Iliasu Abdul-Rauf, in custody over his alleged kidnap and N1.7 billion fraud.

Alleged $11 Million Fraud: Obinwanne Okeke faces 30 years in jail

Obinwanne Okeke, the Nigerian young ‘businessman’ who was recently arrested in the United States for $11 million fraud, could spend up to 30 years in jail if convicted.

Why we closed Nigeria-Benin border – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the partial closure of Nigeria’s border with Benin Republic was due to the massive smuggling activities, especially of rice, taking place on that corridor.

EXCLUSIVE: This man stole from Nigeria. Today, he’s minister in Buhari’s cabinet

As a top army officer holding command position, he abused public trust and was caught with his hand in the cookie jar. Realising that he had been boxed into a tight corner, with clear evidence of guilt laid bare before him, the officer sang like a canary as he confessed his thievery of public fund.

UPDATED: Nigeria backs down, slashes visa fees for Americans

The Nigerian government has reduced its visa fees for Americans travelling to Nigeria.
The Wednesday afternoon announcement comes a day after the United States announced increases in its visa fees for Nigerians as a way of retaliating Nigeria’s high fees.

FG generates N311.94bn from VAT in Q2, 2019 – NBS

The Nigerian government has generated N311.94 billion from Value Added Tax (VAT) in the second quarter of this year, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said.

UBEC to spend N2.7 billion on 2,505 primary schools across Nigeria

The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) says it plans to spend N2.7 billion on selected primary schools across Nigeria this year.

Nigeria approves spectrum for 5G trial

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved the spectrum for the trial of 5G services in the country.

Three feared dead, many injured as Dangote truck collides with BRT in Lagos

Three persons have been confirmed dead and many others injured in an accident involving a Dangote truck and a BRT bus in Lagos on Tuesday.

Buhari sacks NDDC board, names new members

President Muhammadu Buhari, has, subject to Senate confirmation, approved the composition of the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) made up of the following persons:

Lagos Assembly begins probe of Ambode over N45 billion contract for buses

The Lagos State House Assembly on Tuesday set up a committee to investigate the purchase of 820 buses by the administration of former governor Akinwunmi Ambode in the state.

2019 African Games: Nigeria’s Enekwechi breaks Shot Put Record

Another Nigerian Chukwuebuka Enekwechi has set a new Games record in the Shot Put event at the ongoing African Games in Morocco.

Mixed feelings over moral effect of BBN on youths

Some concerned mothers on Sunday, expressed divergent concerns over moral impact of ongoing Big Brother Naija (BBN) TV reality show on the children and, especially, among youths in the country.

Fed Govt goes after social intervention saboteurs

The Federal Government has vowed to track down and prosecute individuals sabotaging its Social Intervention Programmes (SIPs)

I’m disappointed with Ubi Franklin rejecting his own, says Sandra Iheuwa

SANDRA Iheuwa, who is believed in some quarters to be the baby mama of entrepreneur and music manager Ubi Franklin, has confessed that she will rather settle with the devil than the latter.

10 easy steps to switch from Android to iPhone

How to move your data from Android to iPhone or iPad with Move to iOS

Kaduna begins recruitment of 5,000 PHC workers

As part of efforts to improve on its health delivery service, Kaduna State government said it has commenced the recruitment of over 5,000 Primary Health Care (PHC) workers.

Meet celebrities who insured their body parts

In Nigeria, the policy of celebrities insuring their body parts might be strange, but in America and Europe, body parts insurance started decades years ago. It was led by the first Hollywood stars of the silver screen.

#BBNaija: Tacha and Mercy receive strikes

Housemates Tacha Akide and Mercy Eke have been issued strikes in the ongoing BBNaija season four.

25 escape death in Anambra auto crashes – FRSC

No fewer than 25 passengers including four children on Sunday narrowly escaped death in two separate auto crashes that occurred in Awka and Onitsha, Anambra.

Police says none of its stations was burnt in Enugu

The Police Command in Enugu State said no police station was burnt in the state as being speculated in the social media.

EastEnders spoilers: Who dies as Mel and Hunter Owen’s double exit explodes?

Mel Owen’s (Tamzin Outhwaite) world was turned upside down in EastEnders several weeks back when her son Hunter (Charlie Winter) was sentenced to life in prison for murdering Ray Kelly (Sean Mahon). However, with both characters set to depart, will someone end up paying the ultimate price in the coming episodes?

Seven dead after helicopter and plane collide in Majorca

The collision occurred just after 1.30pm local time near Inca in the centre of the island

Seven people have been killed in a collision between a helicopter and a small plane on the Spanish island of Majorca.

Emmerdale spoilers: Danny Miller reveals Aaron Dingle’s painful future after Robert Sugden’s exit

Losing your soulmate in any circumstances is a horrific thing to even imagine – particularly for a character as damaged and vulnerable as Aaron Dingle (Danny Miller) in Emmerdale. And the popular star has admitted that it’s high time that his character was hit with some misery – and he is set to be destroyed in the wake of Robert Sugden’s (Ryan Hawley) exit.

Coronation Street’s Antony Cotton confronts anti-gay protesters at Manchester Pride

Coronation Street’s Antony Cotton confronted anti-gay protesters at Manchester Pride and attempted to bash down their hateful placards with a pride flag.

JUST IN: Nigerian soldiers intercept ‘strange’ military equipment in Adamawa

Nigerian soldiers manning a checkpoint in Adamawa State have intercepted six mine resistance vehicles that seemed to have been transported into Nigeria without due process.

ANALYSIS: Kogi Election: Gladiators test strength at PDP, APC primaries

The citizens of Kogi State are gearing up for another governorship election on November 16. They will decide whether to return or replace incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello.

Three months after Buhari’s directive, Apapa roads remain congested

The access roads to Apapa and Tin Can ports have continued to be littered with tankers and trailers three months after President Muhammadu Buhari issued a directive for their immediate evacuation.

Nigerian govt to deliver 1 million houses per year – Minister

The Federal Government on Saturday promised to address housing deficit by delivering one million houses per year to close the 17 million shortfall by the year 2033.

Nigerian scholars seek inclusion of artificial intelligence in education curriculum

Educationists, researchers and others have said that Nigeria must include relevant skills acquisition in its education curricula to remain relevant in the comity of nations.

P&ID Gas Contract: EFCC Opens Investigation Into $8.9billion UK Court Award Against Nigeria

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, on Friday disclosed that the Commission had commenced investigation into the circumstances leading to the $8.9billion arbitral award against Nigeria by a United Kingdom Court over alleged breach of gas contract agreement between it and Process and Industrial Development Limited.

Slavery still exists, we must take action — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said four centuries after the first 20 documented African slaves arrived on the shores of Virginia, the slave trade still exists.

Nigeria down to 300 elephants — Conservationists

Nigerian conservationists have estimated that only about 300 elephants are living in the wild across Nigeria.

Delay in appointing ministers slowed work on Lagos-Ibadan rail – Amaechi

Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said the need for new approvals is responsible for the slow pace of work on the new Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge railway line.

Submerged Adamawa bridge rekindles pains of Boko Haram insurgency

Residents of Michika community in Adamawa State were reminded at the weekend of the pains that Boko Haram insurgents inflicted on them when they destroyed an all-important bridge in the area about five years ago. The makeshift alternative was washed away by flood last weekend, leaving stranded travellers to lament the ugly fate that befell them, ONIMISI ALAO reports