Benin City

Edo council boss, 5 others arraigned for contract scam

Edo council boss, 5 others arraigned for contract scam The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday arraigned the chairman of Akoko Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, Akerejola Folorunsho, on a 12-count charge of criminal conspiracy running into millions of naira, before Justice E.A Edigin of the Edo State High Court, Benin city. […]

On Governor Oshiomhole’s metamorphosis

If there is any leader that has always held me spellbound each time he mounts the soap box to speak, he is the Governor of Edo state, Governor Adams Oshiomhole. No doubt, he has an oratorical prowess that is capable of arresting the attention of any of his listeners. What about his dress sense? I […]

Oshiomhole, others for Iyamu’s book launch

The Executive Director on Protocol to Governor Adams Oshiomhole, Efosa Iyamu, popularly called EFEX De Entertainer, is set to launch his long-awaited book titled: ‘MORE THAN COMEDY’. This bundle of talents has made name for himself as one of the finest comedians in the South South before joining Governor Oshiomhole’s administration. Dignitaries being expected include […]

EDO 2016: Why I want to succeed Oshiomhole – Edebiri

By Gabriel Enogholase, Benin CHIEF Solomon Edebiri was the revelation during the 2012 governorship election debate organized for candidates in Edo State. His policy plans and what he would do to bring the state out of the woods when elected then endeared him to the people of the state. But then, he was contesting the election […]

Our Girls Can Be Found, Chibok Community Tells Obasanjo

Members of the Chibok community in Borno State yesterday faulted former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s declaration at the weekend that it was impossible for the Nigerian government to rescue the 219 missing schoolgirls nearly two years after Boko Haram insurgents took them away. Obasanjo had argued that it was practically impossible for the military operatives, who […]

Our Girls Can Be Found, Chibok Community Tells Obasanjo

Members of the Chibok community in Borno State yesterday faulted former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s declaration at the weekend that it was impossible for the Nigerian government to rescue the 219 missing schoolgirls nearly two years after Boko Haram insurgents took them away. Obasanjo had argued that it was practically impossible for the military operatives, who […]

Etsako News

#2015InReview: 5 Nigerian Leaders Who Got Married In 2015

Getting married in later years is now seemingly acceptable and Nigerian leaders are no exception. Naij.com puts together a list of top Nigerian leaders and politicians who got married this year, many of which came at rather old age. 1. Governor Adams Oshiomhole On Friday, May 15, the Internet went abuzz with reports that Governor […]

#2015InReview: 5 Nigerian Leaders Who Got Married In 2015

Getting married in later years is now seemingly acceptable and Nigerian leaders are no exception. Naij.com puts together a list of top Nigerian leaders and politicians who got married this year, many of which came at rather old age. 1. Governor Adams Oshiomhole On Friday, May 15, the Internet went abuzz with reports that Governor […]

Budget 2016’ll revive economy, says Buhari

By Henry Umoru, Emma Ovuakporie Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA—PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, apologised to Nigerians over the persistent and biting fuel scarcity in the country and attributed the problem to market speculators and stakeholders who are resistant to change. He assured that the government was working hard to end the shortages urgently. President Buhari who begged […]

‘If Buhari doesn’t perform, stone us’

Momoh AMID anxiety in the land over the state of the nation, former Minister of Information, Prince Tony Momoh, says President Muhammadu Buhari was capable of tackling headlong the myriad of problems confronting Nigeria, adding that he remained the only President since independence who diligently sought the office and got it. Momoh, who spoke in […]

Budget 2016’ll revive economy, says Buhari

By Henry Umoru, Emma Ovuakporie Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA—PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, apologised to Nigerians over the persistent and biting fuel scarcity in the country and attributed the problem to market speculators and stakeholders who are resistant to change. He assured that the government was working hard to end the shortages urgently. President Buhari who begged […]

Foundation treats hepatitis patients, pledges robust campaign

THE Clem Agba Foundation (TCAF) yesterday pledged to increase its sensitisation on the dangers of the little known but very deadly hepatitis which has been said to be more lethal than HIV/AIDS. The Founder, Prince Clem Agba, dropped the hint in Auchi, headquarters of Etsako West Local Council of Edo State while flagging off the […]

Esan News

Rising Need for Cement Use in Road Construction

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Nigeria: How States Pay Lip Service to Agriculture

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How States Pay Lip Service To Agriculture

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Edo State: DSS midnight operation ends in tragedy

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NEMA To States: Relocate Citizens from flood-prone areas

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Tax Enforcement: Edo govt seals-off 23 hotels

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Other States

Northern Governors’ Move To Obtain Loans From Islamic Bank Illegal—Senator Sani

Shehu Sani, who represents Kaduna Central senatorial zone, has condemned a recent unilateral move by governors of states in the northern part of Nigeria to obtain a loan from the Saudi Arabia-based Islamic Development Bank.  Mr. Sani, who chairs the Senate committee on foreign and domestic debt, said the governors’ effort violated the laws of […]

Police In Ondo State Parade Ex-Convict ‘Blackmailing’ Prominent Pastors In Nigeria

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Ondo State Command has paraded an ex-convict, Festus Balogun, who specialized in blackmailing prominent Nigerian pastors. PHOTONEWS: Police In Ondo State Parade Ex-Convict ‘Blackmailing’ Prominent Pastors In Nigeria Mr. Balogun popularly called “Smart of No.5 Ipobe Street Cotonuo”, was paraded before journalists on Thursday alongside other suspected criminals who specialized in […]

Nigerian Army Asks Anti-Corruption Agency To Investigate 12 Officers, Indicted Ones To Face Court Martial

The Nigerian Army has asked agents of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate 12 serving and retired senior military officers for their possible involvement in acts of graft.   A statement released today and signed by Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the acting Director of Army Public Relations, disclosed that the officers under investigation […]

How Femi Smokey, Governor Mimiko’s Brother-In-Law, Killed An Innocent Man In Akure

Femi Adeniyi,  (AKA Smokey) and the brother-in-law to Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko, is accused of killing Ondo resident Ibikunle Sunkanmi in a reckless motorcade accident that occurred late Friday night. The accident is said to have taken place in Akure, the Ondo State capital, a SaharaReporters investigation revealed. Late Ibikunle Sunkanmi, when he was […]

YabaTech Students Shut Down Campus Over Death Of Student

Students of Yaba College of Technology have shut down both gates into the campus protesting the death of a final year student. Her death was caused, according to the protesters, because of medical negligence and the dilapidated condition of the college’s medical facilities. YabaTech Students Shut Down Campus Over Death Of Student The crisis erupted over the death of Lasan Charity, a […]

University Of Lagos Medical Students Protest Change In Cut-Off Marks, Shut Down Gates

Medical students at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) on Wednesday shut down the gates to the university to protest the university’s decision to increase the cut-off marks they must meet in order to continue their medical training. PHOTONEWS: UNILAG Medical Students Protest Change In Cut-Off Marks, Shut Down Gates The demonstrating students usually proceed to the Lagos […]

Sports

Zimbabwe: Dembare Shift Focus to Chibuku Super Cup

[The Herald] Reporter OUTGOING champions Dynamos say they have shifted their focus to this coming weekend’s Chibuku Super Cup soccer final against Harare City at the National Sports Stadium where they have a better chance of playing in the African Safari next year after they dropped more points in the Premiership championship race on Saturday. The Harare giants shared the spoils in a disappointing 1-1 draw with Flame Lily at Lafarge on Saturday and the result complicated their lives as they are now hoping that their ri

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, […]

Entertainment

Shan George tells EFCC to examine Nollywood over Jonathan’s $200m largesse

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FILM: ‘Project Act Nollywood’ and President Buhari

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Nollywood star storms Ghana for existence show

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Is Nollywood singer Toyin Aimakhu singular again?

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Emami : When Ayiri Emami Hosted Miss Nollywood Nigeria

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I am so bustling we can’t remember a final time we had sex – Nollywood actress, Moyo Lawal

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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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Dogara Asks FG to Convene International Donor Conference for IDPs

| February 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Promises to pay SSCE, JAMB fees of 60 IDPs in Edo By Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City and Damilola Oyedele in Abuja
 The Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives,  Rt Hon. Yakubu Dogara, yesterday called on the federal government to immediately convene an international donor conference aimed at raising funds to carter for the […]

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Dogara Asks FG to Convene International Donor Conference for IDPs

| February 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Promises to pay SSCE, JAMB fees of 60 IDPs in Edo By Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City and Damilola Oyedele in Abuja
 The Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives,  Rt Hon. Yakubu Dogara, yesterday called on the federal government to immediately convene an international donor conference aimed at raising funds to carter for the […]

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