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President Buhari departs Katsina for Yola

20 February 2018
President Buhari departs Katsina for Yola

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday departed Katsina State, for Yola after a five-day private visit to his home in Daura.The president was in Daura to commiserate with members of his...

Trump ranks as worst president in poll of scholars

20 February 2018
Trump ranks as worst president in poll of scholars

President Trump came in last place in an expert ranking of "presidential greatness," according to the 2018 Presidents & Executive Politics Presidential Greatness Survey released by Boise State University Monday....

More than 300 migrants intercepted in boats off Libya: coastguard

20 February 2018
More than 300 migrants intercepted in boats off Libya: coastguard

The Libyan coastguard said 324 migrants were picked up on Monday trying to leave the North African country on board two rubber boats. Libya’s western coastline is the main departure...

Maduro reaches out to Trump on Twitter

20 February 2018
Maduro reaches out to Trump on Twitter

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro took to the US president's favorite medium, Twitter, on Monday to ask him to start a dialogue between the two countries. "@RealDonaldTrump campaigned pledging to promote...

Rumour of Ortom’s plans to move to PDP heightens

20 February 2018
Rumour of Ortom’s plans to move to PDP heightens

The insinuation that the Benue State Governor, Mr. Samuel Ortom, is planning to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday gained ground as the...

Pope appoints new Apostolic administrator for Ahiara Diocese

20 February 2018
Pope appoints new Apostolic administrator for Ahiara Diocese

After nearly a decade of protracted crisis over the leadership of the Catholic Diocese of Ahiara, Pope Francis I Monday appointed the Bishop of Umuahia Diocese, Most Rev Lucius Ugorji...

Thousands in Zimbabwe bid farewell to 'People's General' Tsvangirai

20 February 2018
Thousands in Zimbabwe bid farewell to 'People's General' Tsvangirai

In a sea of red T-shirts, thousands of Zimbabweans bade farewell on Monday to opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, whose death has opened divisions in his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC)...

Pope backs down, okays resignation of divisive Nigerian bishop

20 February 2018
Pope backs down, okays resignation of divisive Nigerian bishop

Pope Francis backed down Monday and accepted the resignation of Nigerian bishop who had been rejected for years by the priests of his diocese, setting a precedent that could have...

FAAN suspends airport security head for cows on runway

20 February 2018
FAAN suspends airport security head for cows on runway

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has suspended the head of aviation security in Akure following the invasion of the airport runway by cows on Saturday afternoon. An Air Peace...

Malami queries Magu over CCT chair

20 February 2018
Malami queries Magu over CCT chair

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami (SAN) has sought clarification from the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu...

Buhari: We’ll sell all unclaimed stolen assets

20 February 2018
Buhari: We’ll sell all unclaimed stolen assets

President Muhammadu Buhari said all unclaimed stolen assets recovered will be sold off and the proceeds deposited in the national treasury. He vowed that he would not allow a repeat...

Emir Sanusi, Miyetti Allah back Ekiti anti-grazing law

20 February 2018
Emir Sanusi, Miyetti Allah back Ekiti anti-grazing law

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II and the National President of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Alhaji Muhammadu Kiruwa, on Monday expressed support for...

South-South PDP leaders meet, vow to ‘liberate’ Nigeria from APC

20 February 2018
South-South PDP leaders meet, vow to ‘liberate’ Nigeria from APC

The leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the South-south have resolved to work together to ensure that the party wins the 2019 presidential election. The party, during its...

CBN injects 0 million into forex market

20 February 2018
CBN injects 0 million into forex market

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has provided fresh 210 million dollars to meet customers’ requests in various segments of the foreign exchange market. The Bank’s Acting Director, Corporate Communications...

Nnamdi Kanu’s wife speaks on husband’s ‘disappearance’

20 February 2018
Nnamdi Kanu’s wife speaks on husband’s ‘disappearance’

The wife of the leader of the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, says her husband’s disappearance should be the major issue that will dictate discourse as the...

Gambia suspends death penalty in step towards abolition

19 February 2018
Gambia suspends death penalty in step towards abolition

Gambian President Adama Barrow on Sunday announced a moratorium on the death penalty as the West African country rebuilds its international standing following the removal last year of its longtime...

Ethiopia crisis needs reforms not emergency rule - E.U. warns govt

19 February 2018
Ethiopia crisis needs reforms not emergency rule - E.U. warns govt

The European Union (E.U.) has cautioned Ethiopian government over the decision to impose a state of emergency on the heels of promised political reforms. In a statement released on Monday...

At least 17 killed in Mozambique capital as pile of garbage collapses

19 February 2018
At least 17 killed in Mozambique capital as pile of garbage collapses

At least 17 people died and several others were injured in Mozambique’s capital early on Monday when a 15-metre pile of garbage collapsed due to heavy rain and buried seven...

ACF opposes creation of state police

19 February 2018
ACF opposes creation of state police

The pan-Northern socio-political organisation, Arewa Consultative Forum, on Monday expressed its opposition to the creation of state police. The 36 state governors had endorsed the creation of state police to,...

To end corruption Nigeria requires sacrifices from elite – Buhari

19 February 2018
To end corruption Nigeria requires sacrifices from elite – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on all citizens of the country, particularly the elite, to be prepared to make sacrifices as a foundation for national growth and development. He made...

Finally, Obasanjo, Jonathan reconcile, seek Nigeria’s unity

19 February 2018
Finally, Obasanjo, Jonathan reconcile, seek Nigeria’s unity

After over two years of what seemed like a cold war between former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, the two Nigerian leaders on Sunday in Otuoke, Jonathan’s village, publicly...

Give us justice, else no 2019 campaign, Ortom warns FG

19 February 2018
Give us justice, else no 2019 campaign, Ortom warns FG

Governor of Benue state, Mr Samuel Ortom, has again called on the federal government to act fast in its bid to find lasting solution to herdsmen attack in the country,...

Catholic Bishops confront Buhari over performance

19 February 2018
Catholic Bishops confront Buhari over performance

Catholic cleric John Cardinal Onaiyekan yesterday lashed out at the Federal Government over its performance. But two government officials disagreed with the man of God. Secretary to the Government of...

Suspected thief caught stealing onboard Abuja - Lagos flight

19 February 2018
Suspected thief caught stealing onboard Abuja - Lagos flight

The Murtala Muhammed Airport command of the Nigeria Police has confirmed the arrest of one Kunle Oni, a suspected thief arrested on an Abuja - Lagos bound flight on Saturday....

Real reasons Senators, Reps amended 2019 election sequence

19 February 2018
Real reasons Senators, Reps amended 2019 election sequence

Details have emerged on the reasons the National Assembly changed the sequence of elections ahead of the 2019 polls. Some lawmakers who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES in confidence said negotiations...

APC doomed if Tinubu fails – Senator Shehu Sani

19 February 2018
APC doomed if Tinubu fails – Senator Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani has said that doom awaits the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the 2019 polls, should Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu fail to reconcile aggrieved members.Sani, a chieftain of...

Give me Shekau dead or alive, Buratai charges troops

19 February 2018
Give me Shekau dead or alive, Buratai charges troops

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has again charged troops to capture Abubakar Shekau, the factional leader of the Boko Haram terrorists group, alive or dead. Mr. Buratai, a...

APC suspends Gov. El-Rufai

19 February 2018
APC suspends Gov. El-Rufai

A faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kaduna state has suspended the governor of the state, Nasir el-Rufai, for six months. The governor’s suspension is coming three days...

What PDP must do for Nigerians in 2019 — Ex-President Ibrahim Babangida

19 February 2018
What PDP must do for Nigerians in 2019 — Ex-President Ibrahim Babangida

Former Military President, Ibrahim Babangida, has urged the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to provide a better choice for Nigerians at next year’s general elections. According to a statement on...

Malabu Scandal: AGF Malami writes Buhari, wants trial of Adoke, Diezani, others stopped — FULL LETTER

19 February 2018
Malabu Scandal: AGF Malami writes Buhari, wants trial of Adoke, Diezani, others stopped — FULL LETTER

The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has written to President Muhammadu Buhari, urging him to back off on his administration’s legal battles against the principal actors in the controversial...

Late Pope Paul VI to be made saint this year, Pope Francis says

18 February 2018
Late Pope Paul VI to be made saint this year, Pope Francis says

The late Pope Paul VI, who led the Roman Catholic Church in the 1960s and 1970s during one of its most turbulent modern periods and enshrined its opposition to contraception,...

Trump slams FBI for mishandling Florida shooter tip

18 February 2018
Trump slams FBI for mishandling Florida shooter tip

President Donald Trump says the FBI "missed all of the many signals" sent by the suspect in the Florida school shooting. Trump says on Twitter Saturday night: "This is not...

Obasanjo opposes N’Delta leaders’ call for Resource Control

18 February 2018
Obasanjo opposes N’Delta leaders’ call for Resource Control

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo again opposed the agitation for resource control for the people of the Niger Delta region saturday, insisting that all resources within the Nigerian space belong...

Lagos APC Reps endorse Ambode for second term

18 February 2018
Lagos APC Reps endorse Ambode for second term

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the House of Representatives from Lagos State saturday endorsed the State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode for a second term in office, citing...

Italy rages: Violent murder, dismemberment of local girl is connected to Nigerian illegals

17 February 2018
Italy rages: Violent murder, dismemberment of local girl is connected to Nigerian illegals

Flowers are still arriving at the roadside for Pamela Mastropietro. It is just over two weeks since this troubled blonde 18-year-old went missing here, only to resurface in a pair...

Strong quake shakes Mexico, causing panic

17 February 2018
Strong quake shakes Mexico, causing panic

A strong earthquake shook southern and central Mexico Friday, causing panic less than six months after two devastating quakes that killed hundreds of people. No buildings collapsed, according to early...

Three killed by suspected rebels in Eastern DR Congo

17 February 2018
Three killed by suspected rebels in Eastern DR Congo

Suspected Ugandan Islamist rebels killed three civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, despite an offensive by government troops, sources said on Monday. The deaths occurred on Sunday in the...

Pope Francis reactivates Vatican panel against child sex abuse

17 February 2018
Pope Francis reactivates Vatican panel against child sex abuse

Pope Francis has reactivated a panel of experts on child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church tasked with looking into prevention and care for the victims, the Vatican said on...

Foremost playwright, Prof. Akinwunmi Ishola dies at 78

17 February 2018
Foremost playwright, Prof. Akinwunmi Ishola dies at 78

A foremost playwright and culture activist, Professor Akinwunmi Ishola has died at his Bolajoko Estate home in Ibadan on Saturday at the age of 78 years. While confirming the incident...

Ethiopia declares state of emergency to curb spreading violence

17 February 2018
Ethiopia declares state of emergency to curb spreading violence

A state of emergency has been declared in Ethiopia by the country’s Council of Ministers. The announcement was made on state-run EBC on Friday evening, barely 24-hours after the resignation...

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