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How I was chased with cutlasses, by Oyo Senator

THE Senator representing Oyo Central, Monsurat Sunmonu yesterday recounted how scores of residents of Ibadan community chased her and members of her entourage with cutlasses and other dangerous weapons over…

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Rain of tributes as Premium Times Publisher Olorunyomi launches book

There was a rain of tributes yesterday for the publisher of Premium Times online newspaper, Mr. Dapo Olorunyomi. The occasion was the launch of a book, titled: The Testimony to Courage,…

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Southsouth monarchs to Buhari: oil firms shun us

SOUTHSOUTH monarchs yesterday presented their wish list to President Muhammadu Buhari. The royal fathers, under the auspices of the Southsouth Monarchs Forum, demanded more tangible federal presence in their zone….

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2023 presidency: Peter Obi attacks Amaechi

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vice presidential candidate and former Anambra State Governor Peter Obi has faulted Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi’s statement on the Southeast and the 2023 president. Obi spoke…

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Insecurity: North’s governors take case to Buhari

Governors of the North were at the State House in Abuja yesterday to tell President Muhammadu Buhari about their fears on the rising insecurity in the land. They said the…

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Tension in Anambra as IPOB dares security agencies

All seems tense in Anambra State – no thanks to threat issued by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to security agencies over the enforcement of its May 30…

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‘Cancer can be treated, managed locally’

The CEO/Chief Consultant, Olaking International Holistic Medicine Company (OIHM), Dr. Olawale Qazeem has achieved modest success in managing patients suffering from Cancer, HIV, Diabetes, Tuberculosis, etc. In this interview with…

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JUTH undertakes first brain surgery using drilling machine

The Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), at the weekend undertook its first surgery to remove brain tumor using a machine that drills the skull bone to gain access to the…

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Trailer kills LASTMA official on duty

A trailer driver at the weekend killed an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Folashade Remilekun Arogundade. The accident occurred last Saturday in Apapa, around 5pm, when…

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Falana seeks sanction against Naval chief for rights violation of 80 detainees

Activists lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has urged the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to ensure that the 80 suspects “illegally detained” by the Navy are released without further delay. He…

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Police arrest eight suspected traffic robbers

Eight suspected traffic robbers were at the weekend arrested by the police in Lagos during a raid to tackle crimes, the command said yesterday. Seven of the suspects were nabbed…

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Army denies killing of 25 soldiers in Borno

The Army has denied media reports that 25 soldiers were killed in an attack coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State. The Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa,…

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Be strong, faithful to obligations of Ramadam, Adeleke to Muslims

The Senator representing Osun West Senatorial District, Ademola Adeleke, has called on Muslim faithful in Osun State and in other parts of the country to be strong and faithful to…

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Afe Babalola has regained Nigeria’s lost glory in education, says Achebe

The Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, has said Aare Afe Babalola (SAN) has repositioned and regained the lost glory of education in Nigeria. Igwe Achebe described the legal icon…

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Four suspected cultists held for ‘murder’

The police in Ogun State have arrested four suspected cultists for alleged murder of a 26-year-old man, Saibu Azeez, last Friday. The suspects, Opeyemi Olalekan, Azeez Ologundudu, Emmanuel Omoboriowo and…

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Police threaten to deal with trouble-makers

THE police said yesterday that any individual or groups that conduct themselves unlawfully would be dealt with decisively. The Force spokesman, Frank Mba, a Deputy Commissioner (DCP) noted that the…

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Abuja wears new look for Buhari’s inauguration

Preparations are in top gear for the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term in office. The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has renovated the Eagle Square, venue of the…

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UM Sanwo-Olu: I’ll fulfill campaign promises

LAGOS State Governor-elect Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured Lagosians that he will implement his campaign promises and break new grounds in good governance. He promised to hit the ground running, following…

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Homeowners’ charter: We’ve fulfilled our promise, says Amosun

Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun says his administration has fulfilled the promise made to the people on homeowners’ charter programme, to ensure that successful applicants under the scheme receive title…

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Agenda for incoming governments

  Ahead of the inauguration of new governors on Wednesday, stakeholders are setting agenda for the incoming helmsmen, among other things. Activists seek scrapping of security votes The Civil Society Legislative…

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NNPC posts $490.03m export of crude oil, gas

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) posted $490.03 million as proceeds from export sale of crude oil and gas in February, it was learnt yesterday. The figure was 32.45 per…

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Air Force strikes neutralise scores of bandits in Zamfara

THE Air Force yesterday said scores of bandits terrorising villagers around Doumbourou forest in Zamfara State have been neutralised through air strikes. According to its spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola,…

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Ghanaian varsity offers $40,000 scholarship to UTME best, Ekene

ACADEMIC City College, a private university in Accra, Ghana, has offered scholarship worth $40,000 to Ekene Franklin Ezeunala, the candidate who scored 347 – the highest score – in the…

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Senate, House ‘rush’ to amend EFCC Act

SHOULD senators and House of Representatives members have their way, the Economic and Financial Crimes (Establishment Act) 2004 will be amended before the expiration of their tenure It was learnt…

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Ngige advises states no to delay minimum wage payment

Labour and Employment Minister Chris Ngige yesterday urged state governments and other employers of labour to start the implementation of the N30, 000 minimum wage. He said the immediate implementation…

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