Man steals seven cars at Redemption Camp, sells in Anambra

                                 A 43-year-old man, Friday Ezi, has been arrested by the men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly stealing seven cars from the Redemption Camp on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The police have also apprehended a 27-year-old motor spare parts dealer for allegedly buying the stolen cars and dismantling them. The Police Public Relations… Continue Reading

Insensitive Reps take delivery of 2020 model exotic cars, begin distribution

  The House of Representatives has started taking delivery of the Toyota Camry 2020 model cars acquired for members as official cars, otherwise called utility vehicles, The PUNCH has reliably learnt. Our correspondent sighted some of the cars at different parking lots within the National Assembly Complex, on Thursday. The legislators had at an executive (closed-door) session on February 5, 2020, resolved to purchase 400 units of the exotic car.   The House… Continue Reading


His Excellency, the Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar,GCON and Head of the PRIAM GROUP CONGLOMERATE has offered the sum of N50 million naira to support a revival stimulus package that will help Nigerians stay alive during this period of COVID-19 pandemic. This inimitable and magnanimous initiative is in fulfilment of his sterling advice to the government to provide palliative measures to the masses to assist them with the basic needs… Continue Reading


……..I wish to assure my friends and family that all is well I have been inundated with phone calls and a deluge of messages regarding an 80th birthday celebration that I attended in London recently. It now appears that at least one person who was believed to have had the COVID-19 virus attended the Party and he has subsequently died as a result of complications arising from the disease and/or… Continue Reading


…Lagos Not On Lockdown, Gov Insists …Drug Shops, Food Sellers Not Affected By Directive Lagos State Government, on Tuesday, took more restrictive measures to break the cycle of transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the State. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu directed all markets and stores trading in non-essential commodities to close for seven days. The directive takes effect from Thursday, March 26. Also, the Governor reduced the number of people that must… Continue Reading


For the purpose of putting the records straight and dispelling false narratives about the itinerary of a son of former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakr currently undergoing treatment for Corona Virus (COVID-19) infection, I wish to make the following clarifications: 1. The clinical case returned to the country on 17th March via Switzerland from some business engagements in France and Switzerland. 2. He attended a private meeting of six… Continue Reading


                                                                  The Lagos State Government has reiterated its call on residents to adhere to the precautions outlined by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu during his address to update the public about steps taken to prevent further spread of the Coronavirus… Continue Reading

Incredible: Togo, Niger, Benin owe Nigeria N30bn for electricity

  The Republics of Togo, Niger and Benin owe Nigeria a total of N29.97bn for the electricity supplied to them from January to September last year, according to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission. Nigeria, through its electricity transmission company, supplies power to these countries, which are classified as international customers in the Nigerian power sector. Niger’s power firm, Societe Nigerienne d’electricite, failed to pay a total invoice of N3.01bn it… Continue Reading

Canada PM working from home as wife tested for Coronavirus

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife announced they were self-isolating Thursday as she undergoes tests for the new coronavirus after returning from a speaking engagement with “mild flu-like symptoms.” Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau’s symptoms have subsided since she recently got back from Britain, but as a precaution the prime minister “will spend the day in briefings, phone calls and virtual meetings from home,” according to a statement. Trudeau also cancelled… Continue Reading

Ganduje announces son Of Late Emir Ado Bayero as Sanusi’s replacement

Information reaching indicates that the son of the late Emir of Kano State, Ado Bayero has been announced as the next Emir of Kano to replace the dethroned Emir Sanusi. The new Emir was announced as Aminu Ado Bayero. The announcement was made by the Secretary to the State Government today. The son of the late Emir was the Emir of Bichi prior to his announcement as the next… Continue Reading

Dethroned Sanusi Arrested, Flown out of Kano

Security Operatives have succeeded in taking away the dethroned Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sansui 11 and  flown him out of the ancient city  amid tight Security. Before he was taken away  by the heavy security personnel  of DSS, Police and Military, he was said to have been put under house arrest with the palace been sealed off by the security agents. Already Kano state governor,  Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is… Continue Reading

Breaking: Kano Govt dethrones Emir Sanusi

The Kano State government has on Monday, dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II.  The dethronement of the Emir followed the State Council executive meeting presided over by the Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.


  I travel to meet Dr Adesola Adeduntan in Edinburgh, where he has been invited to give a keynote address at the Edinburgh School of Business about the role of financial institutions in driving financial inclusion.Fittingly, as you land in Edinburgh, you are greeted by billboards from different investment funds advertising their credentials in responsible and sustainable investment and how environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations underpin their activities. With… Continue Reading

Alleged Fraud: Hon Mutu Never Demanded For Money/Gratification From Me-Witness

The Managing Consultant Of Tarib Consultant LTD the Start witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Bosun Arebuwan in the trial of Hon Nicholas Mutu the former Chairman Of the House Committee on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has told a Federal High Court in Abuja Mutu never asked for money or gratification from him. According to him while being cross examined by Counsel to Mutu, Patrick Ikwueto,… Continue Reading

One dead as Keystone Bank Collapses Due to Structural Defect.

A three-storey building belonging to Keystone Bank at Palmgrove, Ikorodu Road, Lagos State, partially collapsed on Saturday, killing one of the artisans on duty. Learnt that the three-storey building collapsed around 7pm and trapped the labourer whose identity had yet to be ascertained. Some of his co-workers were also said to have sustained minor injuries but were treated at the spot by paramedics and discharged. The General Manager, Lagos State… Continue Reading

Nigerian pastor jailed for 34 years in UK

An evangelical pastor was jailed for 34 years in Britain on Friday, after he was convicted of a catalogue of rape and sexual abuse against children and adults over two decades. A judge said self-styled prophet Michael Oluronbi carried out “one of the worst cases of sexual abuse” against children to come to court. Oluronbi, 60, who is originally from Nigeria, was convicted of 15 counts of rape, seven counts… Continue Reading

EXCLUSIVE: Speaker Of Nigeria’s House Of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Takes 300 Guests To Dubai For Mother’s 90th Birthday On Public Funds

Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, is already warming up to stage an elaborate birthday party for his mother, Alhaja Lateefat Olufunke Gbajabiamila, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, starting from today, March 2. The fanfare and lavish celebration to mark the woman’s 90th birthday is expected to run until March 10 in the glittering Arab city. Some of Nigeria’s high and mighty including politicians living fat on public… Continue Reading

Glo enchants subscribers with techy TVCs

Globacom has rolled out three enchanting television commercials to give wings to its products and services and create buzz among its various customers and other stakeholders. The brand new TVCs currently enjoying airplay across Nigeria celebrate the techy ‘magic’ telecom subscribers can enjoy with the power of Glo 4G. The first to be released was the 3D animation video featuring the masked one, Lagbaja, with his trademark talking drum and velvety-voiced… Continue Reading

EXCLUSIVE: Buhari’s team in disarray as NSA Monguno declares war on Abba Kyari

Nigeria’s national security adviser, Babagana Monguno, has accused President Mohammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, of undue and dangerous interference on matters bordering on national security. Consequently, Mr Monguno has fired a warning memo to all service chiefs to desist from taking further directives from Mr Kyari, according to documents seen by PREMIUM TIMES. Mr Monguno said Mr Kyari’s directives to service chiefs were sometimes issued without the knowledge… Continue Reading

Lagos Commissioner, Ajibola Ponnle in messy divorce

Lagos State Commissioner for Establishment, Training, and Pensions, Mrs Ajibola Ponnle is currently enmeshed in a divorce before a Lagos High Court, Igbosere. In the “Petition for the Decree of Dissolution of Marriage” she filed before the court, the Lagos Commissioner seeks to divorce her husband of 22 years, Michael Ponnle, CEO of defunct Origin Oil & Gas The marriage produced three children, all boys. In her evidence in chief… Continue Reading

Tony Elumelu Foundation Disburses First Tranche of $5m Partnership Commitment from African Development Bank

…….AfDB Joins TEF Programme Catalysing Entrepreneurship Across Africa Tony O. Elumelu, CON, has congratulated the African Development Bank (AfDB), and AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina, on their commitment to African entrepreneurship, with the disbursement of $2.5million seed capital to the AfDB-sponsored beneficiaries of the 2019 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. $2.5m was released today, with the remainder expected to be disbursed to the entrepreneurs in Q12020. The AfDB commitment follows the recent $8.5… Continue Reading


…Restricts Their Operations On 50 Highways, Bridges Lagos State Government on Monday wielded the big stick against the menace of commercial motorcycles (Okada) and tricycles (Keke NAPEP), proscribing their operations in six Local Government Areas (LGAs), nine Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) and 10 major highways across the State with effect from February 1. The State Government directed security operatives to embark on a total enforcement of the State’s Transport… Continue Reading

Okun Development Association Disowns Group

The national executive of Okun Development Association (ODA) has distanced itself from a group named Okun Development Association, South West Branch. The National Executive of ODA, the umbrella body representing the Yoruba people of Kogi State, rose from its quarterly meeting of 18th January 2020 held in Isanlu, Yagba East LG, with some far reaching decisions. In a communiqué released in Kogi State after the meeting, and signed by the… Continue Reading

How Kebbi Governor’s wife is changing lives by giving free Education with her foundation

Like the saying “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today” On Saturday, 11th of January 2020 at the Congress Hall of Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. The Mallpai foundation, a non-governmental organization set up by Her Excellency, Hajiya Atiku Bagudu celebrated 10 Years of taking children off the streets and putting them back to school for a better life. Her NGO, Mallpai… Continue Reading


The Director general of National Council For Art and Culture ( NCAC) , Otunba Segun Runsewe has stated that his current travails is linked to his patriotic desire to protect and defend government property owned by National Council For Arts and Culture. He disclosed that the property , the Art and Craft village (Opposite Abuja Sheraton) valued at 9.8billion is the reason behind why some people wanted him hounded into… Continue Reading


As countdown begins for the annual January 9 Collective (J9C) summit, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker House of Representatives and Engr. Seyi Makinde, Oyo State Governor are expected to grace the event as Chairman and Special Guest of Honour respectively. The lecture themed, “The Tax Debate: For Young Businesses to Grow; Established Firms to Survive”, is slated for Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Lagos Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja. Other discussants expected… Continue Reading

In its bid to ensure that peace continues to reign and the need for sustainable development globally, the United Nations in collaboration with POLAC has appointed some notable Nigerians as its peace ambassadors. The event, which took place in Abuja, was one of the activities lined up by the United Nations to celebrate the 2019 Human Rights Day. Notable among the recipients were vice-chairman, SIDIL, Alhaji Alhassan Dantata; chairman, Pinnacle… Continue Reading

Give Us Our Cash Prize – Trophy Five-Aside Winner Cries Out

Winners of the Five-Aside football tournament told International Breweries Plc to release their cash prize after emerging as the African Champion in Tanzania or face litigation. The African Champion represented by a Lagos based firm, Okadele Ige & Co alledged that the company has refused to give its clients their entitlements. According to the law firm, the boys were entitled to cash, construction of a mini stadium at the home… Continue Reading


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of a new board for the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, subject to Senate confirmation. The President nominated a renowned tax consultant, Muhammad M. Nami as the new chairman. The board is composed of a member representing each of the six geographical zones and statutory representatives from a select number of ministries and government agencies. Mr Muhammad, a well-trained Tax, Accounting and Management… Continue Reading

Sowore’s Rearrest: ‘This Has Never Happened Before’, Falana Slams DSS

Sowore’s Rearrest: ‘This Has Never Happened Before’, Falana Slams DSS Lead Counsel and human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has criticised the Department of State Security Services (DSS) for disrupting court proceedings and eventually rearresting his clients, Mr. Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare at a Federal High Court in Abuja, barely 24 hours after their release from DSS custody. Mr. Sowore and his co-accused, Mr. Bakare, were released on Thursday night,… Continue Reading

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