Category: Nigeria

Denmark through to Euro 2024 last 16 with Serbia stalemate

Denmark progressed to the knockout stages of Euro 2024 after a goalless draw with Serbia on Tuesday which allowed them to seal second spot in Group C, ahead of third-place Slovenia on European qualifiers ranking. The 0-0 stalemate finished with the same scoreline as England and Slovenia’s parallel group match, with England emerging group winners. Read More

OAU: ASUU protests over non-implementation of 2009 agreement by FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU), Obafemi Awolowo University(OAU) has expressed dismay over the continued refusal of the Federal Government to implement the negotiation it reached with the Union in 2009. The Union also expressed dissatisfaction over what it referred to as the neglect of the educational sector through undermining of the patriotic efforts of ASUU members. The Union made...

Tinubu condoles with Customs over officer’s death

Andrew Essien passed away shortly after showing signs of discomfort during a presentation before the National Assembly House Committee on Public Accounts on Tuesday. The post Tinubu condoles with Customs over officer’s death appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

FEC steps down tripartite committee’s report on minimum wage

FEC stepped down the report to allow President Tinubu to make further consultations before sending the proposed minimum wage to the National Assembly. The post FEC steps down tripartite committee’s report on minimum wage appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

Navy arrests vessel, 9 suspects over alleged threat to maritime safety

The Nigerian Navy, NNS Jubilee in Ikot Abasi Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, has arrested an unnamed vessel and nine persons over an alleged threat to maritime safety in the state. The Commander of NNS Jubilee, Commodore Martins Fakrogha, confirmed the arrest to journalists at Helms Jetty in Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom on Tuesday. The commander said the vessel...

Reps demand NCAT director, auctioneer’s arrest over choppers sale

The House of Representatives has demanded the arrest of an alleged unlicensed auctioneer and Director, Quality Control, Nigeria College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria, for providing false information on oath. The alleged false information was in respect of the sale of two helicopters for $1.2 million. The lawmakers want the duo to be arrested by the police in the National...

Russia rejects EU fresh sanctions as illegal

Russia has rejected the latest sanctions adopted by the European Union (EU) as illegal. The Council of the European Union earlier on Monday adopted the 14th package of economic and individual restrictive measures against Russia. According to a statement released by the council, the measures targeted high-value sectors of the Russian economy, including energy, finance, and trade, making it more...

Tinubu’s govt not reliant on ways and means – Finance Minister

The Federal Government, on Tuesday, said it does not rely on ways and means to fund itself. It also said it made no request to President Bola Tinubu for funds from the Central Bank to pay liabilities, including external debt service or share capital cash calls. The Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Read More

Tinubu sets up committee to curb cholera outbreak

President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday approved the establishment of a cabinet committee to oversee the emergency operations centre led by the National Center for Disease Control in response to the ongoing cholera outbreak in Nigeria. The Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Ali Pate, revealed this after the Federal Executive Council at the Villa Read More

Makinde reshuffles cabinet in Oyo

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has effected a minor change in the state executive council. The Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Mr. Sulaimon Olanrewaju, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Ibadan. He said the state’s Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Mr. Segun Olayiwola, has been moved to the Ministry of Establishment and Training....

Atiku decries Danfodiyo varsity deputy vice chancellor’s murder

A former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has called on managers of Nigeria’s economy to rejig its security architecture to tackle banditry. The ex-vice president made the call on his X account as he condemned the murder of the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Usman Dan Fodio University, Professor Yusuf Saidu, by bandits. He said Read More

Davido Surprises Chioma with a Brand New Car on Their Wedding Day

Afrobeats sensation David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, made his wedding day even more memorable by gifting his wife, Chioma Rowland, a brand new car. A video from the event captured the heartwarming moment when Davido unveiled the car, and a visibly elated Chioma rushed into it. This isn’t the first time the ‘Assurance’ hitmaker […] The post Davido Surprises...

CBN will use conventional methods to tame inflation – Cardoso

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr Olayemi Cardoso has reiterated the determination of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee, MPC, to tame inflation through conventional methods. A statement from the CBN’s Corporate Communications Department said Cardoso stated this in an interview with Bloomberg in London on Tuesday while sharing key insights on the current state of the...

Euro 2024: Lampard reveals player England are missing

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has suggested that the Three Lions of England are missing the presence of left-back Luke Shaw at the Euro 2024. England manager Gareth Southgate had picked Shaw for The Three Lions’ squad, but the Manchester United star is yet to feature for the team at Euro 2024. Shaw has been nursing a hamstring injury that kept...

Nigeria Olympic committee eyes gold, plans successful outing

The Nigeria Olympic Committee said on Tuesday that it had put everything on ground to surpass the achievements of the country at previous Olympics. President of NOC, Habu Gumel, said this while receiving the reports of committees on its constitution review and the refurbishment of sports infrastructure especially at Amuwo Odofin Olympic Sports Village in Read More

Rivers crisis: Police declare ex-militant leader Gen Asabuja wanted

The Rivers State Police Command has declared a former Niger Delta militant leader Gabriel ‘General’ Asabuja wanted. Asabuja was declared wanted following a viral video of him issuing threats amid the crisis rocking the local government councils in the state. Tunji Disu, the state Commissioner of Police, said the video of Asabuja caused a lot of panic. Featuring on Channels...

BREAKING: Minimum wage: Labour to hold emergency meeting over FEC’s decision

The organised labour, made up of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, have called for an emergency meeting. This follows the decision of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, to step down the memo on the minimum wage on Tuesday. According to Daily Trust, the meeting will be held at 10 am on Wednesday at the NLC...

BREAKING: Sokoto Assembly moves to strip Sultan’s powers

The Sokoto State House of Assembly has passed the Sokoto Emirate Council Amendment Bill through the first and second readings. The amendment bill, if passed into law, will strip the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, of powers to appoint the kingmakers and to appoint district heads without government approval, among other things. This Read More

No dirty fuel in Nigeria- NMDPRA counters Dangote Refinery’s claim

The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority, NMDPRA, has asserted that there is no dirty fuel in circulation in Nigeria. The Executive Director of Distribution Systems, Storage and Retailing Infrastructure, NMDPRA, Ogbugo Ukoha, disclosed this on Tuesday after a meeting with the oil marketers and local refiners at the headquarters of the NMDPRA in Abuja. NMDPRA’s reaction comes amid...

Reps demand NCAT director, auctioneer’s arrest over sale of 2 helicopters

The House of Representatives has demanded the arrest of an unlicensed auctioneer and Director of Quality Control, Nigeria College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria, over the sale of two helicopters for $1.2 million. The lawmakers demanded the duo’s arrest for allegedly lying on oath. The Chairman of the House Committee on Public Assets, Rep. Ademola Kuye, told journalists that the...

Judge eases Trump gag order ahead of sentencing – court filing

A judge eased a gag order on Tuesday that was imposed on Donald Trump during his criminal trial which saw him convicted of 34 counts, according to a court filing. Judge Juan Merchan imposed the limited gag order ahead of the trial, restricting Trump from commenting publicly on jurors, witnesses, prosecutors and court staff, later expanding it to include his...

Abia Govt restricts tricycle operations hours in Aba, Umuahia

The Abia State Government has announced the restriction of the operation of tricycles and motorcycles from 7 pm to 6 am daily in Aba and Umuahia with effect from July 1, 2024. Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Uzor Nwachukwu announced this at a news conference held in his office after meeting with stakeholders in the state’s transport sector....

Tinubu condoles Customs over Deputy Comptroller’s death

President Bola Tinubu expressed sadness over the passing of the Deputy Comptroller in charge of revenue at the Nigeria Customs Service, Etop Essien. Deputy Comptroller Essien slumped and died shortly after showing signs of discomfort during a presentation before the National Assembly House Committee on Public Accounts on Tuesday. In a statement on Tuesday issued Read More

Euro 2024: England top group despite Slovenia dour draw

England secured top spot in Group C despite again failing to fire at Euro 2024 as Slovenia also progressed to the knockout stages thanks to a 0-0 draw in Cologne. The Three Lions were already assured of a place in the last 16 but were booed off in Cologne and can expect more criticism after Read More

Rivers crisis: Police declare ex-militant leader wanted

Police authorities in Rivers State have declared a former Niger Delta militant leader, Gabriel ‘General’ Asabuja, wanted. This announcement was made by the state Commissioner of Police, Tunji Disu, on Monday during an appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today. Asabuja gained attention after a viral video showed him making strong statements regarding the ongoing local Read More

Ex-lawmaker seeks additional state for South East

A former lawmaker who represented Abia Central in the second National Assembly, Chris Adighije, has called on the Federal Government to create an additional state in the South East. Adighije made the call in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday. He noted that if the additional state is created for the South East, making the Read More

Ondo Assembly passes N16bn OSOPADEC appropriation bill

The Ondo State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed the N16 billion Ondo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (OSOPADEC) appropriation bill for 2024. The appropriation bill sent to the House of Assembly by the state governor, Gov. Lucky Aiyedatiwa, allocated N3 billion for recurrent expenditure and N13 billion for the capital expenditure for the year. The News Agency of...

Entrepreneurship: Delta govt to partner with state varsity

The Delta State Government has set up entrepreneurship schemes in higher institutions as part of measures to reduce the level of unemployment in the state, especially among youths. The Special Adviser to Delta State Governor on Entrepreneurship Development, Dr Onyibe Peterson, disclosed this on Tuesday when he paid a courtesy call on the management of the University of Delta, Agbor....

NMDPRA refutes dirty fuel importation

The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) says there is no imported dirty fuel in the country. The Authority said it would never encourage importation of dirty fuel into the country and ensured that only quality protroleum products are consumed by Nigerians. Mr Ogbugo Ukoha, Executive Director, Distribution Systems, Storage and Retailing Infrastructure, NMDPRA, made this known while...

Shooting Stars open contract talks with Ogunbote

Shooting Stars have confirmed that negotiations are ongoing to retain Gbenga Ogunbote as the club’s technical adviser. Ogunbote is currently out of contract with the club. The Oluyole Warriors chairman, Babatunde Olaniyan Akoro, said that the top priority of the club is to ensure continuity. Akoro stated that the management is satisfied with the performance of the team in the...

Bayelsa hints at floating airline

The newly appointed Managing Director of Bayelsa International Airport, AVM Nelson Calmday (retd.), has said that plans were on by the state government to float an airline. Calmday said this on Tuesday in Amassoma, Bayelsa during his maiden meeting with top management staff, regulatory bodies and service providers of the airport. The new MD said Read More

Cubana Chief Priest to use social media to promote fight against naira abuse, EFCC reveals other conditions

Going forward, Okechukwu Pascal (alias Cubana Chief Priest) will lead rigorous and intensive sensitization or campaign against abuse of coins and notes issued under the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN Act”. He shall also bi-monthly post on his various social media handles a minimum of two video clips of his sensitization/ campaign against abuse of naira and sundry offences”. These...

Reps demand arrest of NCAT director, auctioneer for selling two choppers for $1.2m

The House of Representatives has demanded the arrest of an alleged unlicensed auctioneer and Director, Quality Control, Nigeria College of Aviation Technology, NCAT, Zaria, for providing false information on oath. The alleged false information was in respect of the sale of two helicopters for $1.2 million. The lawmakers want the duo to be arrested by the police in the National...

Chivido 2024: Sanwo-Olu, Patoranking, Ini Edo, Others Attend Davido’s Wedding

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, was among the dignitaries in attendance at the celebrity couple’s wedding, Davido and Chioma, with the hashtag, #Chivido2024. Sanwo-Olu, who also celebrated his 58th birthday today, joined the likes of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Osun State Governor Adeleke, Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun, and the Ooni of Ife, all in attendance. Davido, Chioma Wedding...

Centre decries non-implementation of PWDs law in Edo two years after passage

The Centre for Citizens with Disabilities, CCD, has decried the non-implementation of the Persons With Disabilities law in Edo State two years after the bill was passed into law. CCD decried the non-implementation of the law passed in July 2022 on Tuesday during a training for persons with disabilities on rights advocacy and advocacy action plans in Benin City. The...

NYSC Camp: From home to ‘government pikin’, By Haroon Aremu

As I left the NYSC camp, I wondered if, as a ‘government pikin’ I could get away with wrongdoing or be celebrated for it. God save us, for as law-abiding and obedient citizens, we will strive to serve our country with all our might, while dedicated to peace, unity, and progress. Upon arrival at the […] The post NYSC Camp:...

Cholera outbreak: Tinubu constitutes presidential c’ttee to oversee emergency operations

President Bola Tinubu has directed the setting up of a presidential committee to oversee the Cholera Emergency Operation Centre, operated by the National Centre For Disease Control. The Minister of Health, Ali Pate, made this known on Tuesday after the Federal Executive Council meeting chaired by President Tinubu at the State House, Abuja. He added that the committee’s effort is...

Atiku urges governors to respect traditional institutions

“Traditional institutions must be protected from the arbitrariness of state governments that threatens their stability.” The post Atiku urges governors to respect traditional institutions appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

Edo Poll: SUBEB unveils initiative to mobilise voters

The Executive Chairman of Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Ozavize Salami, on Monday launched the AIO2 initiative to mobilise voters for the September 21 governorship election in the state. The SUBEB Chairman, who was in Akoko-Edo to intimate citizens and party faithfuls on numerous laudable programmes of the Obaseki-led administration in Edo State, Read More

Number of Nigerians who can’t read, write, disheartening- Minister

The Minister of State for Education, Dr Yusuf Sununu described as disheartening the number of young Nigerians and adults who are unable to read and write. According to reports, 31 per cent of Nigerian’s population are said to be illiterate, Speaking at the National stakeholders’ engagement towards achieving Pillar 4 of the Education for the Read More

Speaker Abbas hails Governor Sani on Best Governor award

Governor Sani was recognised as the best governor at the 5th edition of the 2024 African Illustrious Son Award held in Lagos, where 37 persons received various awards. The post Speaker Abbas hails Governor Sani on Best Governor award appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

Police operatives return N810,000 allegedly extorted from Nigerian

A human rights activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, drew the attention of the Nigerian Police to the alleged extortion via a post on his X handle on Tuesday. The post Police operatives return N810,000 allegedly extorted from Nigerian appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

Portable Slams Zlatan Ibile, Says He is Reason for Missing Davido’s Wedding

Controversial musician Portable has slammed Zlatan Ibile of being the reason he missed Davido’s wedding today. He accused the singer of ruining the relationship between him and Davido, despite receiving an invitation. Davido, Chioma Wedding photoshoot. Photo. Instagram In a viral video, the singer can be heard saying in Yoruba that he received an invite but Zlatan came with the...

CBN directs banks, IMTOs to pay diaspora remittances in naira

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Tuesday directed banks and International Money Transfer Operators (IMTOS) to pay all diaspora remittances in naira and match with the corresponding foreign currency inflows going forward. CBN’s Acting Director, W. J. Kanya, made the announcement in a circular on Tuesday, saying that the development is part of CBN’s commitment to the smooth functioning of...

FEC bans single-use plastics, okays $1.442m for NDLEA’s arms, ammunition

The Federal Executive Council, on Tuesday, approved $1.442 billion to procure arms, ammunition and equipment for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency. The new purchase is meant to boost the agency’s anti-narcotics operations nationwide, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi, told journalists after the Council met at the State House, Read More

TETFund partners firm to boost innovative research in Nigeria

The organisers said the collaboration has yielded grants from the Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) for 18 selected participants grouped into four teams through the TETFund Research for Impact (R4i) programme. The post TETFund partners firm to boost innovative research in Nigeria appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

Kano gov saves late emir’s family from eviction in Lagos

The governor of Kano state, Alhaji Abba Yusuf has extended his humanitarian gesture to the daughter of late Emir of Kano Zainab Jummai Ado Bayero, her brother and her mother when he settled the rent bill of the Kano Prince and Princess few hours to the deadline of the eviction notice they were served in Read More

Portable Claims He Was Invited to Davido’s Wedding, Blames Zlatan for Missing Out as Groomsman

Controversial singer Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, has revealed that he was invited to Davido’s wedding but missed out on being a groomsman due to a fallout with rapper Zlatan Ibile. During an Instagram live session, Portable shared, “I was invited for Davido’s wedding. If Zlatan Ibile hadn’t ruined my friendship with Davido, I’d […] The post Portable Claims...

Daniel Taiwo Odukoya: “Nigeria has a great future!”, By Sylvester Ojenagbon

Pastor Daniel Taiwo Odukoya lived his life believing and praying for positive change in Nigeria through good leadership. The only honour we can all do him, now that he is no longer with us, is to imbibe and live out the principles he stood for and the ideals he preached. That way, Nigeria will indeed […] The post Daniel Taiwo...

Court adjourns Emefiele’s procurement fraud trial to October

Justice Hamza Muazu of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court has adjourned the trial of the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to October 21. Justice Muazu fixed the date on Tuesday after the end of cross-examination of the prosecution’s ninth witness, Mrs. Abibia Ockiya-Ogeleye. The witness Ockiya-Ogeleye told the court that she had rendered some...

Wizkid’s Manager Congratulates Davido and Chioma on Their Wedding

Wizkid’s manager, Sunday Are, has extended his heartfelt congratulations to Davido and his wife, Chioma Rowland, following their recent wedding. The veteran talent manager took to Instagram to share his well-wishes, writing, “Congratulations to the latest couple in town, Mr & Mrs Adeleke @davido @thechefchi. God bless your home. #Chivido2024.” The wedding, held in Lagos […] The post Wizkid’s Manager...

Nnamdi Kanu moves to Appeal Court challenging Justice Nyako’s jurisdiction ruling

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu on Tuesday headed to the Abuja Division of the Appeal Court over the decision of the Abuja Federal High Court refusing his application challenging the court’s jurisdiction to entertain his trial. On June 19, Kanu had filed an application challenging Justice Binta Nyako-led Federal High Court’s decision to entertain...

Gunmen abduct judge, wife, driver in Borno

Gunmen on Friday abducted a judge with the Borno State High Court, Haruna Mshelia, and his wife in the state. The couple was kidnapped alongside their driver and orderly along Biu-Maiduguri road. The spokesman for the state police command, Daso Nahum, confirmed the news to journalists on Tuesday in Maiduguri. He said the police operatives were on the kidnappers’ trail,...

FEC steps down deliberations on Minimum Wage memo

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has stepped down from consideration and deliberation on the memo on the new minimum wage to allow President Bola Tinubu to engage in more consultation with stakeholders. The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, disclosed this on Tuesday while briefing State House correspondents on the decisions taken at […] The post FEC steps...

Court adjourns Emefiele’s procurement fraud trial to October 21

Justice Hamza Muazu of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday adjourned till October 21 the trial of former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, for alleged procurement fraud. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Emefiele on an amended 20-count charge of procurement fraud. The commission accused the ex-CBN governor of criminal...

Procurement fraud: Court adjourns Emefiele’s trial till October 21

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Maitama, on Tuesday, fixed October 21 for the continuation of the trial of a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele. The trial judge, Justice Hamza Muazu, fixed the date on the agreement of the counsel after the close of the cross-examination of Read More

NEMA issues flood alert in five Kwara LGs

The National Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday hinted the people of Kwara State of imminent high and moderate floodings in five of the state’s local government areas as the rainy season sets. The Director-General of NEMA, Mrs Zubaida Umar, gave the warning in Ilorin during the 2024 Downscaling of Flood Early Warnings Systems at state Read More

Naira depreciates to N1500 per dollar

The naira continued to depreciate against the dollar in the foreign exchange market. FMDQ data showed that the naira weakened to N1,500.79 against the dollar on Tuesday from N1490 traded on Monday. This represents N10.79 loss against the dollar compared to the N1,490 traded the previous day. Meanwhile, at the parallel market, the naira remained flat at N1,505 against the...

The Kogi govt blasted as ‘anti-people’ for raising school fees

The Peoples Democratic Party’s Federal House of Representatives candidate for Dekina/Bassa, Usman Okai Austin, has strongly criticised the decision of the Kogi State Government to raise school fees for public secondary school students from N2000 to N4000. Okai said Governor Usman Ododo’s anti-people policy of increasing school fees will worsen the situation in public schools. He described the move as...

General Taoreed Lagbaja: One year on the battle front, By Michael Msuaan

This one year in office is indeed a time to commend General Lagbaja for his purposeful leadership and determination in combating insurgency and criminality in the country. This calls for support from all Nigerians to sustain the tempo of taking the battle to the adversaries. Indeed, it has been one year of “unquantifiable sacrifice in […] The post General Taoreed...

Kenyan Parliament torched as anti-tax protests escalate

A section of the Kenya Parliament building in Nairobi was set on fire on Tuesday as anti-tax protests by youths heightened. The fire became noticeable minutes after the protesters broke through police lines and into the building. The protesters got in shortly after the legislators voted to pass the bill introducing taxes, forcing ruling party lawmakers who were instrumental to...

Davido Gifts Chioma Two Luxury Cars on Wedding Day

Award-winning musician Davido has surprised his wife, Chioma Rowland, with not one, but two brand new luxury cars on the day of their traditional wedding ceremony. The lavish gesture is making rounds on social media, with car enthusiasts taking a particular interest in the chosen models. The first car, a 2024 GAC GN8, is a minivan recently launched by the...

Naira sheds N10 to hit N1, 500/$1 mark at official window

The naira traded N1, 500/$ at the official window on Tuesday. Data from the Nigerian Autonomous Foreign Exchange Market (NAFEM) showed that the local currency shed N10 to trade at N1, 500.79/$1 in today’s trading. The value was lower than the N1, 490.21/$1 recorded at the official market on Monday. The intra-day high and low recorded during the day were...

Rangers adopt Green Foot Ladies team

Rangers have concluded plans to partner with Green Foot Ladies in their bid to meet CAF’s requirements to participate in the Champions League next season. DAILY POST reports that CAF regulations stipulate that participating clubs should have a female team or adopt an existing female team. The reigning Nigeria Premier Football League champions will provide comprehensive support to Green Foot...

Bereaved Shettima pays condolence visit to Ganduje in Kano

Vice President Kashim Shettima has paid a condolence visit to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, in Kano. The visit comes despite the Vice President’s own recent bereavement. Earlier today, Nigeria’s First Lady, Oluremi Tinubu, sent a powerful delegation led by the wife of the Senate President, Mrs. Ekaette Unoma Akpabio, to commiserate with...

Again, court orders final forfeiture of $1.4m linked to Emefiele

Justice Ayokunle Faji of a Federal High Court, Lagos, has ordered the final forfeiture of $1,426,175.14 linked to the embattled former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, to the Federal Government. The judge made the order after hearing a motion filed and argued by the counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mrs. Bilkisu...

Mbappe, Lewandowski score penalties as France and Poland draw at Euro 2024

Kylian Mbappe scored a penalty on his return after breaking his nose but Robert Lewandowski’s reply meant France and Poland drew 1-1 in their final group game at Euro 2024 on Tuesday. The result in Dortmund, combined with Austria’s 3-2 victory over the Netherlands at the same time, saw France finish second in Group D with one win and two...

Customs releases identity of officer who died during Reps hearing

The identity of the senior officer of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) who slumped and died during an investigative hearing conducted by the House of Representatives has been revealed. The Customs officer suddenly slumped while responding to questions from the lawmakers at the National Assembly earlier on Tuesday. While the cause of the incident was unclear at the time, emergency...

Band A: Court Restrains Ikeja Electric, NERC from Applying New Tariff

Wale Igbintade A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has restrained Ikeja Electric Plc and the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) from applying, administering or implementing the purported tariff stipulated in the 2024 Supplementary Order on tariff increase on “Bank A” Feeders. Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke in a ruling on Tuesday held that the tariff comprises those published by Ikeja Electric...

Police Minister, Gov Sule to Host Town Hall Meeting in Nasarawa Wednesday

The Minister of State, Police Affairs, Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, and Governor of Nasarawa State, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, will be presiding over a citizens town hall meeting on Community Policing Wednesday in Lafia, Nasarawa State in order to develop a robust policing policy and implementation framework. Tagged the Renewed Hope Police Agenda Citizenship Town Hall Engagement, the meeting provides a veritable platform...

Money Laundering: EFCC opens case against Obiano, calls two witnesses

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has opened its money laundering case against the immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, by producing two witnesses who testified before the Federal High Court in Abuja. Obiano, the former governor of Anambra State from March 2014 to March 2022, is facing a nine-count charge the anti-graft agency preferred against him....

Davido, Chioma’s fairytale wedding takes over social media

By Babajide Awoyinfa, Taiye Olayemi — The highly anticipated wedding of Nigerian music megastar, Davido and his long-time partner, Chioma Rowland, took over the social media on Tuesday, with series of heartwarming and memorable moments. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that videos and pictures that surfaced online allowed fans worldwide to partake in the […] The post Davido, Chioma’s...

#CHIVIDO2024: GAC Motors gift Davido, Chioma new SUV on wedding day

A leading automobile company, GAC Motors has gifted award winning artiste, David Adeleke, popularly called Davido, and his newly-wedded wife, Chioma, with a brand new Sport Utility Vehicle. GAC Motors disclosed this in a video shared on Instagram on Tuesday. The caption read, “GAC Motor Nigeria Gift Davido & wife a brand new GAC Motor Read More

FG Bans Single-use Plastics in MDAs

Deji Elumoye in Abuja  The Federal Government on Tuesday announced a ban on single-use plastics in all its Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs).  Minister of State for Environment, Adekunle Salako, who made this known to newsmen after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Bola Tinubu at the State House in Abuja emphasized that the ban aligns...

FEC Steps down Memo on Minimum Wage, as Tinubu Makes Further Consultation With States, LGs, Private Sector

.Executive bill on minimum wage to be forwarded to N’Assembly later for approval  Deji Elumoye in Abuja  The contentious issue of a new minimum wage for Nigerian workers may not be resolved soon as the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Tuesday stepped down the memorandum on the report of the Tripartite Committee on New National Minimum Wage for further consultation. ...

ASUU stages protest, demands exclusion of lecturers from IPPIS

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has urged the Federal Government to fulfill its promise to remove its members from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS. Dr Joshua Silas, the Chairman of ASUU, Federal University, Lokoja, FUL chapter, made the call on Tuesday during a protest by members of the union at FUL campus in Felele, Lokoja....

Afenifere asks Ondo govt to acquire defunct Heritage Bank

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has called for the reversal of the revocation of the operational license of the defunct Heritage Bank. According to the Ondo State chapter of the mainstream Yoruba group, the bank, which evolved from Owena Bank to Omega Bank, Spring Bank to Enterprise Bank, and finally to Heritage Bank, should be returned to Ondo State by...

Tinubu Orders 5m Nigerian Artisans Upskilled Annually

James Emejo in Abuja  Director-General/Chief Executive, Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Dr. Afiz Ogun, Minday said President Bola Tinubu has given an order to upskill five million Nigerian artisans to international standards annually. Speaking at the inaugural meeting on the implementation of the Skill Up Artisans (SUPA) programme for executives of Enlisted Skills Training Centers (ESTCs) in Abuja, Ogun said he...

NDLEA seizes 82.6kg illicit drugs, arrests 139 in Ebonyi

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Ebonyi Command said it seized 82.587kg of various illicit drugs in the state between January and June. The Command said it also arrested 139 suspected drug traffickers in the period under review and among the suspects were 35 females and 104 males. Mr Peter Ogar, NDLEA’s commander in the state, disclosed this on...

Transfer: Cesc Fabregas to sign Chelsea player for Como

Como’s co-owner and assistant manager, Cesc Fabregas, is reportedly keen to sign Chelsea centre-back Alfie Gilchrist this summer transfer window. According to The Athletic, Como are interested in signing Gilchrist on a loan deal. The Italian club will have to battle Preston North End who are also in the race to sign the 20-yead-old. Gilchrist broke through into Chelsea’s first-team...

Nigeria’s all-commodity group import index increases by 0.51%-NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), has said the All-commodity group import index on average increased by 0.51 per cent in the first quarter(Q1) of 2024. This is according to the NBS Commodity Price Indices and Terms of Trade for Q1 of 2024 released, in Abuja on Tuesday. The report said the increase could be attributed to the changes in...

I never said Nigeria must buy new aircraft for Tinubu, Shettima – Akpabio

“I want to dispel the rumour that you are hearing that the senate president said he will buy a new plane for the president and his vice, irrespective of the fact that Nigerians are hungry or whatever.” The post I never said Nigeria must buy new aircraft for Tinubu, Shettima – Akpabio appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

Oyo govt begins recruitment of 7,000 primary school teachers, 100 caregivers

Oyo State Government on Tuesday opened a portal for recruitment of 7,000 primary school teachers and 100 caregivers for special schools across the state. Executive Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, Dr Nureni Adeniran, announced the opening of the portal at a news conference in Ibadan. According to Mr Adeniran, the job […] The post Oyo govt...

Marwa blames porous borders for drug trafficking in West Africa

Buba Marwa, the Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, says the porousness of West African borders contribute to the trafficking of illicit substances in the region. Marwa said this in an address on Tuesday in Abuja, during a media conference to commemorate the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. June 26 every year is set aside to...

ASUU urges Nigerian govt to remove universities from IPPIS, fulfill other agreements

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has urged the Federal Government to fulfill its promise on the removal of its members from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). The Chairman of ASUU, Federal University, Lokoja (FUL) chapter, Dr. Joshua Silas, the made the call during a protest by members of the union at FUL campus in Felele,...

Bandits order Benue community to pay N20m levy or risk invasion

Residents of Torough community in Ukum Local Goverment Area of Benue State are now selling their farm produce to raise the N20 million tax slammed on them by bandits or face serious attack. Sources in the community told journalists that the local militias have threatened to unleash an attack on the community if the money Read More

CHIVIDO 2024: ‘Marrying Igbo woman not easy’ – Davido

Afrobeats star and latest groom in town, David Adeleke, aka Davido, has claimed that marrying an Igbo woman isn’t easy. DAILY POST reports that on Tuesday, Davido tied the knot with his wife, Chioma Rowland, an Igbo lady from Imo State. The singer spoke via music executive Ubi Franklin’s Instagram live session shortly after his wedding. He, however, did not...

Peter Obi attends Labour Party leadership meeting, Abure speaks on 2027

“We have said that we are focused on 2027, that is why we are the only party that has produced its candidate for the 2027 presidential election. We know where we are going and we have refused to be distracted……” Mr Abure said. The post Peter Obi attends Labour Party leadership meeting, Abure speaks on 2027 appeared first on Premium...

Reps move to sanction MTN, Airtel, other defaulting coys on CSR

The House of Representatives Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility, SCR, has resolved to sanction MTN, Airtel, and other companies for failing to perform their Corporate Social Responsibilities. The committee said that it would enact laws to sanction any offenders in that regard. Rep. Oby Orogbu, the Chairman of the Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility, said […] The post Reps move...

Bandits attack Zamfara community, abduct 47

Bandits have launched another terror attack on Danbaza community in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State, kidnapping 47 people. DAILY POST gathered that the incident occurred on Monday morning. According to a resident of the village, Mustapha Danbaza, eleven people were abducted in one family during the attack. He further stated that a few weeks ago, a commercial vehicle...

International Day for Women: 113 nations yet to have female head of state — UN

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, also known as UN Women has said 113 countries have never had a woman Head of State and only 26 are led by a woman today. The UN Women, in a new figure on gender equality released on Monday, said women should be put first as many countries...

N109.5bn: EFCC didn’t promise ex-AGF Idris won’t be prosecuted, says witness

The third Prosecution Witness (PW3), Abdulhamid Isa Muri, in the ongoing trial-within-trial of the former Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Ahmed Idris, on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, told Justice Halilu Yusuf of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Abuja, that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) did not promise Idris that he was not going to face...

Five killed during Kenya anti-tax protests – NGOs

Five people were shot dead and dozens wounded in Kenya on Tuesday in mounting anti-tax hike protests, NGOs said, after police clashed with demonstrators who stormed the parliament compound in Nairobi. The military has been deployed to support police, who earlier fired tear gas, water cannon, rubber bullets and — according to a rights group Read More

Sokoto govt speaks on alleged plan to dethrone Sultan

The government’s spokesperson, Sambo Danchadi, in a statement, on Tuesday, clarified an executive bill before the State House of Assembly. The post Sokoto govt speaks on alleged plan to dethrone Sultan appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

Free Trade Zones remit N11.1bn in three years- NEPZA

The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA), has said that the country’s Free Trade Zones generated N11.1 billion between 2020 and 2023. Managing Director of NEPZA, Dr Olufemi Ogunyemi, said this in a statement by his Head of Corporate Communication, Martins Odeh, on Monday in Abuja. Ogunyemi said the sum contradicted the earlier N11.11 trillion erroneously captured in the authority’s...

Exempt varsities from IPPIS, fulfill agreements, ASUU tells FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has urged the Federal Government to fulfil its promise to remove its members from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System. The Chairman of the ASUU, Federal University Lokoja chapter, Dr. Joshua Silas, made the call on Tuesday during a protest by members of the union at FUL campus Read More