Nigeria’s 36 states governors threatens to declare war on EFCC Chairman, Magu

Nigeria’s 36 states governors threatens to declare war on EFCC Chairman, Magu

Governors of Nigeria’s 36 states have threatened to declare war on the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, over what they described as “unwarranted attack on the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, its officials and associated entities,” presidency officials familiar with the matter have told PREMIUM TIMES. The EFCC has in […]

DSS quizzes ex-CBN dep gov, CAN leaders on Boko Haram video

DSS quizzes ex-CBN dep gov, CAN leaders on Boko Haram video

Friday Olokor, Abuja The Department of State Services have quizzed the members of the Board of Trustees of the Christian Association of Nigeria over a video some Christian leaders have been using to mobilise funds for the rebuilding of churches destroyed by Boko Haram. Their invitation came eight days after the General Overseer of Omega […]

Nigerians hold anti-government protests — LIVE UPDATES

Nigerians hold anti-government protests — LIVE UPDATES

A protest to demand good governance and an urgent explanation for the country’s economic downturn kicks off today simultaneously in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, and other major cities across the country. The decision to stage the process has been met with stiff opposition by the police who, repeatedly, told the organisers to call off their […]

After wasting billions, NNPC invites fresh bids for failed electronic management platform

After wasting billions, NNPC invites fresh bids for failed electronic management platform

After wasting billions in almost a decade, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has, again, invited fresh bids to provide support services for its failed enterprise resource solution initiated to deepen accountability in its business processes. The Systems, Applications, Products, SAP enterprise resources planning system is an electronic management solution initiated by the Obasanjo administration to monitor real-time operation of […]

EXCLUSIVE: Army officer attacks Nigeria’s service chiefs, says they are ‘Nollywood actors’

EXCLUSIVE: Army officer attacks Nigeria’s service chiefs, says they are ‘Nollywood actors’

Angered by what he described as the inability of the military to provide the needed weapons and equipment to defeat the Boko Haram terror sect, and the recent ease at which insurgents were killing senior army officers, a top infantry commander has described the country’s service chiefs as “Nollywood actors”. T.J. Abdallah, a lieutenant colonel, […]

Why Jonathan visited Obasanjo

Why Jonathan visited Obasanjo

Former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan on Friday met in a remote village in Ogun State to hold talks aides say centred on mending their strained relationship. The two leaders met for several hours in Ibogun-Olaogun, the ancestral hometown of Mr. Obasanjo, taking a stroll together through the community before being treated to a […]

Stop illegal collection of fees for N-Power, welfare programmes, Nigerian govt warns states, others

Stop illegal collection of fees for N-Power, welfare programmes, Nigerian govt warns states, others

The collection of fees and charges by some state governments and local officials for the federal government’s social investment programmes is illegal and should be stopped forthwith, the presidency has said. PREMIUM TIMES reported how some state governments charged applicants various fees, particularly for the N-Power programme. About 200,000 jobless Nigerians across the country have […]

EXCLUSIVE: Why I was removed as Senate Leader, Ndume opens up

EXCLUSIVE: Why I was removed as Senate Leader, Ndume opens up

Borno Senator, Ali Ndume, who was removed as Senate Majority Leader on Tuesday, has revealed why he was ousted. The president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, announced Mr. Ndume’s removal shortly before the upper legislative chamber adjourned on Tuesday. Mr. Saraki read a letter from the All Progressives Congress caucus asking for leadership change. Mr. […]