Benin City

Nigeria set to extend privatisation to boost infrastructure investment

The director-general of Nigeria’s Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) Benjamin Dikki said the move is designed to build on the success of the earlier privatisation in Nigeria in the banking, power and telecoms sectors, the country’s Vanguard newspaper reported. Dikki told an end-of-year meeting of the Commerce and Industry Correspondence Association of Nigeria in Lagos […]

Nigeria court backs prisoners' vote

19 December 2014 Last updated at 17:31 There are almost 60,000 prisoners in Nigeria, authorities say A Nigeria court has ruled that prisoners should be able to vote in all national and local elections. The ruling from the Federal High Court in Benin, Edo State, comes ahead of closely-fought general elections in February 2015. Earlier […]

Edo: Unusual Losses, Threats Of efection After Primaries

THE primaries of the All progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held last week have thrown up issues, many of which border on popularity, performance and undue influence on delegates.    Unlike in 2011 when the then Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) had an open primaries in Edo where all registered members […]

Edo PDP Berates Lawmakers Over Rejection of LG Autonomy

Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday berated the decision of the state lawmakers’ rejection of local government autonomy. This is coming as the party disowned the two of its lawmakers who participated in the plenary where the local government autonomy was rejected. The party, through its state chairman, Chief Dan […]

APC’s VP ticket: Oshiomhole, Fayemi congratulate Osinbajo

By NDUBUISI ORJI, Lagos; WOLE BALOGUN, Ado-Ekiti and NOAH EBIJE,Kaduna Congratulatory messages continued to pour in for the Vice Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Professor Yemi Osinbajo. The Edo Governor, Adams Oshiomholeand former governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi yesterday lauded the choice of Osinbajo as the running mateto General Muhammadu Buhari […]

APC’s VP ticket: Governor Oshiomhole congratulates Osinbajo

Edo Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has congratulated Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, on his selection as the vice presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 general election. Speaking in Benin yesterday, the Edo governor described Professor Osinbajo as a man of deep intellect with a heart for social justice. Said Comrade Oshiomhole: […]

Etsako News

FIRS Embarks On Enforcement Campaign

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How Edo APC, PDP primaries were won and lost

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Okpella – A Politician’s Distortion of History

opinion By Ayuba Jiwa I WAS drawn to read with utmost disappointment an interview of Dr. Junaid Mohammed on October 25 where he noted among other things that Okpella belonged to the north. It is important to note that Okpellan citizens are law-abiding people and that they are not interested in joining issues with Mohammed. […]

PDP House of Assembly Primaries: Upsets as guber aspirants, lawmakers lose in Delta, Edo, Bayelsa

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What I miss most about my late wife —Oshiomhole

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Oshiomhole: what I miss most about my late wife

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Esan News

Nigeria: Archbishop Tasks Politicians On National Security

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FG has failed to defend Nigerians -Tinubu

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Community hails Oshiomhole,Tinubu

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Fatal Walk into Maternity Home: 7-yr-old girl mysteriously disappears!

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John Fernandes to Retire as AACSB International’s Chief Executive Officer

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PDP primaries: Ogor, Ukeje, others win return tickets

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Other States

Kogi govt dismisses alleged missing N750m agric loan

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Nigeria: Kogi Lawmakers Back Council Autonomy

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Kogi council chairmen remain in office despite court order

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Nigeria’s Central Bank Restricts Currency Trading to Prop Up Naira

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Nigeria military, Islamists clash near site of latest kidnap

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Nigeria’s home-grown Islamic uprising poses regional threat

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Sports

Oliseh, Tshabalala To Anchor Glo/CAF Awards In Lagos

Two prominent African sports personalities, Nigeria’s Sunday Oliseh and South Africa’s Carol Tshabalala have been engaged by the organisers of the 2013 Glo-CAF Awards to anchor the prestigious event scheduled for 9 January in Lagos. A statement made available by Globacom to P.M.NEWS on Christmas Day says that Oliseh, a Nigerian ex-international and former Super […]

Nigeria defeats Ethiopia 2-1 in soccer friendly

Abuja – The Nigeria Super Eagles defeated the Ethiopian Walias 2-1 in a soccer friendly match played here today. The following is a live update posted in Premium Times by sports reporter, Aderonke Ogunleye. FULL TIME: Nigeria 2-1 Ethiopia. 17:56 goal! An Ethiopian substitute, has grabbed one goal back for his country, raising their chances […]

A Convergence of Africa’s Football Greats

Lagos will witness one of the biggest gatherings of football stars on January 9, 2014, when the 2013 edition of the annual Glo-CAF Awards Gala slated for the Convention Centre of the Eko Hotel and Suites. Legends, administrators and aficionados of football as well as current brightest stars, will be converging in Lagos for Africa’s […]

Raufu Ladipo rates Nigerian football high in 2013

The president general of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club scores the nation’s football a pass mark in the outgoing year Dr. Raufu Ladipo, president general of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, has revealed that football in Nigeria was at its best in the year 2013. The seasoned football supporter pointed out areas where Nigeria football […]

Great Year for Nigeria Football

It’s been a great year for Nigeria football, with the country winning world and continental titles at the youth and senior levels. In February, Nigeria’s senior national team, nicknamed the Super Eagles, won its third Africa Cup of Nations trophy with a 1-0 victory over Burkina Faso in Johannesburg, South Africa. About nine months later, […]

CHAN: Nigeria & Ethiopia to clash in soccer friendly

In what should serve as a fascinating appetiser for the 3rd African Nations Championship starting in South Africa next week, Nigeria’s senior home-based squad will tackle their Ethiopian counterparts in Abuja on Saturday. The match starts at 4pm at the National Stadium. Both teams are in the final tournament of the championship taking place over […]

Entertainment

Nollywood divas in their 30s, 40s nonetheless to marry: Marriage is not a thing on my mind — Empress Njamah

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What veterans of Nollywood pronounced during Legends of Nollywood awards

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Nigerian gov’t seals understanding with Nollywood actors on film production

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Nollywood Actress Iyabo Ojo’s Fespris World Now Offers Breast Enlargement & Vaginal Tightening

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FG, Nollywood Sign MoU for N0.7bn Film Production Fund

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Virgin Media TiVo nabs Nollywood Movies and 9 general channels

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What you don’t know about the name NIGERIA

| April 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

We have been taught that the name Nigeria was derived from the River Niger and coined from Niger area to Nigeria by lord Luggard’s Mistress Flora Shaw. In fact, the name first appeared in print in the Times in 1897 and Flora Shaw was then the colonial Editor. The area presently known as Nigeria used […]

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Former Delta And Bayelsa Militants Protest Non-Payment Of Allowances

| December 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hundreds of drivers travelling Thursday on bustling East-West Road sat for hours in a massive traffic gridlock, the result of a protest by ex-militant youths from Delta and Bayelsa State over non-payment of November and December allowances by the Federal Government. The protestors accused the Presidential Amnesty Office and Ministry of Finance for deviating the […]

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Rivers State Governor Amaechi Appointed As Director Of Buhari Campaign

| December 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, was today appointed Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) 2015 Nigerial presidential election campaign. Rivers State Governor Amaechi was today announced for the position of Director-General of Buhari’s 2015 campaign While Amaechi was a public favorite for the position of Vice President, credible sources told SaharaReporters of the […]

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