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BREAKING: Fire Razes Grand Square In Abuja

Grand Square

One of the most popular shopping malls in Abuja located at the Central Business District of Nigeria’s capital, Grand Square, was on Friday afternoon razed. A place of choice for residents of Abuja, the entire shopping area was razed as customers and staff were seen running for safety, PREMIUM TIMES ... Read More »

Boko Haram Attacks Jummat Mosque In Adamawa


Several worshippers have been killed at a Jummat Mosque in Jimeta town, Yola, the Adamawa State capital following an explosion that occurred as Muslim faithful gathered at the newly launched mosque. The explosion at Jumbutu, one of the crowded settlements in Jimeta, came barely 11 hours after suspected members of ... Read More »

Bomb Attack At Yola Mosque Leaves 17 Dead, 73 Others Injured


At least 17 worshipers were confirmed killed and 73 others injured on Friday after a bomb went off at a Juma’at mosque in the Jimeta area of Yola, Adamawa State. Many of the victims had just said their Friday prayers and were leaving the mosque when the incident occurred. It ... Read More »

House Of Reps To Support Zero Based Budgeting – Gbajabiamila

Femi Gbajabiamila

Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila says the lower chamber will back zero budget for next year’s Federal appropriations. Speaking with State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Gbajabiamila said ministries, departments and agencies (MDA) would have to justify every money they want to ... Read More »

Mercenaries Will Not Be Used To Fight Boko Haram – DHQ


The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), yesterday, said Nigeria does not need mercenaries in its fight against Boko Haram. Acting Director of Defence Information (DDI) Col. Rabe Abubakar, said the country has the capacity to handle the insurgents on its own. Abubakar said this in reaction to reports by some foreign news ... Read More »

WHO Set To Declare Nigeria Polio Free


The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to formally pronounce the delisting of Nigeria as a polio endemic country. The event, which is slated for the State House, Abuja, on October 26 will see the country hosting the Director-General of WHO, Dr. Margaret Chan, who will be represented by WHO ... Read More »

Konga Said to have the ‘Most Supportive Customer Service’ in Nigeria


Once again, Nigeria’s largest Online Mall Konga.com has added another award to its array. Konga was awarded the ‘Most Supportive Customer Service Overall in Nigeria’ by the Nigerian Customer Service Awards (NCSA) at the 2015 edition of the awards sponsored by Konga and DHL. This comes as no surprise as ... Read More »

Kifasi Hands Over To Oyo-Ita, Urges Improved Welfare Support For Civil Servants

Danladi Kifasi-Winifred Oyo-Ita

Mr Danladi Kifasi, the outgoing Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOS), has called for more attention to the provision of welfare support for civil servants. Kifasi made the call while presenting his hand-over notes to the Acting HOS, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, on Thursday in Abuja. According to ... Read More »

EFCC Grills Ex-Interior Minister Again Over NIS Recruitment Tagedy


The immediate past Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, on Thursday reported at the Economic Governance Unit of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in continuation of probe by the anti-graft agency into the tragic Immigration recruitment of May, 2014. The former minister arrived the commission by 11 am and ... Read More »

Seeking Medical Treatment Abroad Not Good For Nigeria’s Image – Emir Of Kano


The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, has lamented Nigerians’ penchant for traveling abroad to seek medical care, saying the trend is bad for the country’s image. He stated this yesterday during the commissioning of Tristate Heart and Vascular Centre at Babcock University, Ilishan Remo, Ogun State. According to the ... Read More »

WARNING: Boko Haram Now Using iPads, Laptops, Phones For Bombs – IGP Arase

Solomon Arase

The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has advised Nigerians to avoid the temptation of picking iPad, phones or laptops not kept by them, as terrorists now use these attractive gadgets in manufacturing bombs. The IGP’s warning came on the heels of the arrest of some suspects at Karamajiji Village, ... Read More »

December Deadline: Mercenaries Not Needed To Fight Against Boko Haram – DHQ


The Nigerian Armed Forces is capable of prosecuting the war against Boko Haram without the assistance of mercenaries, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said yesterday. The Defence Headquarters was reacting to reports by some foreign news agencies that Nigeria is planning to hire South African mercenaries to assist the military in ... Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Scores Feared Dead In Maiduguri Mosque Suicide Bomb Attack

suicide bomb vest

Scores of Muslim worshippers are feared dead and several others injured after a suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber attacked a Mosque at Jidari Polo in Maiduguri, Borno State at about 5.05am on Friday. Details later… Read More »

SHOCKING FACT: 800,000 Commit Suicide Annually

suicide silo

A professor of psychiatry, Joseph Adeyemi, has said that no fewer than 800,000 people commit suicide yearly due to depression. Professor Adeyemi, who spoke in Lagos at the presentation of the book Shadows in the Mirror: the Many Faces of Depression, written by Dr. Vivian Ikem, said the Mental Health Act, ... Read More »

Nigeria Needs Godly Leaders – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari-official-portrait

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said that all Nigeria needs to overcome her challenges are leaders with integrity, transparent character, faithfulness and other godly attributes. Speaking at the sixth Annual Prayer Breakfast organized by the Christian Legislators Fellowship of Nigeria in Abuja, Thursday, the President said great leaders follow godly ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Crude Oil Will Be Refined At Home To Meet Immediate Domestic Needs, Says Kachikwu


With the nation’s refineries, especially the Port Harcourt Refinery Company, PHRC, roaring back to life, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, yesterday in Benin, the Edo State capital, said the country’s  crude oil would  be processed to meet immediate domestic needs. The NNPC’s Group Managing Director, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, who ... Read More »

Mrs Buhari Urges Borno, Adamawa, Yobe Govs To Urgently Assist Malnourished Children In IDPs Camps

IDP kids-Aisha Buhari

The Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, has launched a passionate appeal to the Governors of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States, to urgently do something about the nutritional status of babies and children in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in their various states. Mrs. Buhari said she is ... Read More »

Buhari Walking In Awolowo’s Footsteps – Family


The Awolowo family on Thursday said in terms of governance, President Muhammadu Buhari is walking on the path laid down by their patriarch, late Chief Obafemi Awolowo. The family made this known when the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, and the Vice-President’s wife, Dolapo Osibajo, who is also a ... Read More »

Corruption Trial: EFCC Lines Four Witnesses Against Ex-Gov Lamido


The trial of Sule Lamido, former Jigawa governor, who is being prosecuted on a 27-count charge alongside his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha, and two others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, began on Wednesday before Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. At the ... Read More »

I Didn’t Earn Salary As Finance Minister, Says Falae


A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, on Wednesday, recounted some of his bitter experiences in the hands of his captors, who demanded N100million as ransom after kidnapping him from his farm in Akure, the Ondo State capital in September. The former SGF, who spoke ... Read More »