Thursday, April 2, 2020

Nigerian govt pays lawyer $4 million ‘consultancy fee’; Senate wants identity of recipient

The Senate Committee on Finance has demanded the identity of lawyer paid $4 million from the Excess Crude Account as a consultancy fee. The fee was reportedly paid by the managers...

NPA boss, Hadiza Usman, explains relationship with El-Rufai

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Usman, has denied having a romantic relationship with the governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, saying no such affair helped her...
IWD: CDD urges Nigerian govt to remove barriers to gender equality

IWD: CDD urges Nigerian govt to remove barriers to gender equality

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has called on the Nigerian government to address the systemic barriers plaguing women’s rights in the country. The Director of the centre, Idayat Hassan,...
Senate approves Buhari's $22.7 billion loan request

Senate approves Buhari’s $22.7 billion loan request

The Senate has approved a $22 billion external loan requested by President Muhammadu Buhari, following an executive session that lasted for over 40 minutes. The approval was sequel to the consideration...
Major discussions from the Nigerian Senate last week

Major discussions from the Nigerian Senate last week

Lawmakers of the Upper Chamber only used two of three days in the past week to deliberate on national matters. This is because they dedicated the whole of Wednesday to eulogise...

AMCON takes over Buba Galadima’s Abuja residence, company

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) on Tuesday took over the business premises and assets of Bedko Nigeria Limited belonging to Buba Galadima, a strong critic of President Muhammadu...

Police urge calm amidst Sagamu protest over football player’s death

With one person feared dead and many others injured, the Nigeria Police Force on Monday appealed to protesters in Sagamu, Ogun State, to restrain from further violence while investigation continues...

Nigerian catholics to wear black on Ash Wednesday

Catholics across Nigeria will don black attires on Ash Wednesday as a sign of mourning and solidarity with the victims of kidnapping and other violent crimes in the country. A statement...

Acting NBC Director-General assumes office

The Director, Broadcast Policy and Research at the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Armstrong Idachaba, has resumed office as the acting Director-General of the agency. PREMIUM TIMES exclusively reported how Mr Idachaba...
Over 3,000 killed in Nigeria in 2019 -- Report

Over 3,000 killed in Nigeria in 2019 — Report

At least 3188 persons were killed in 2019 in Nigeria, a new report that tracked casualties in conflicts, violent clashes and extrajudicial killings across the country has said. According to Nigeria...

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