Oyo govt demolishes Ayefele’s Music House

Tears and lamentation flow freely on the cheeks of residents of challenge,  delete areas of Ibadan as Oyo government on Sunday morning demolished headquarters of Ibadan based radio station, popularly called Music station, Fresh FM owned by musician, Yinka Ayefele, MON. Nigerian Tribunelearnt that the bulldozer arrived at the premises of the radio station around 4:30am on Sunday in company of a full white hummer bus of officers of the… Continue Reading


…To Commence Registration Of New Members, As Tinubu Insist Party Intact …Ambode Lauds Decision, Says Resolution‘ll Deepen Democracy  The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday resolved to elect candidates who will fly the flag of the party at next year’s general elections through direct primaries which will involve all members of the party.  To this end, the party said it would immediately commence the process… Continue Reading

DOCUMENTS: Kemi Adeosun’s fake NYSC certificate and other credentials

As the world awaits the explanation of Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, over a PREMIUM TIMES exclusive report that she skipped Nigeria’s one-year mandatory national youth service scheme and then forged an exemption certificate, this newspaper has decided to release her entire credentials to the public. We are releasing the documents exactly as she submitted them to President Muhammadu Buhari (before her nomination), the State Security Service (for credential and security scrutiny) and… Continue Reading

EXCLUSIVE: Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun skips NYSC, forges certificate

Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, did not participate in the mandatory one-year national youth service scheme. Instead, she forged an exemption certificate many years after graduation, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report. The year-long service, organised by the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), is compulsory for all Nigerians who graduate from universities or equivalent institutions at less than 30 years of age. In addition to being a requirement for government and… Continue Reading

BREAKING: Court grants Dasuki N200m bail

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday granted bail to the immediate-past National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), from the custody of the Department of State Services where he had been detained for two and a half years. Delivering judgment in the suit filed by the ex-NSA in March this year, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu ruled that his detention since December 29, 2015, amounted to a violation of his… Continue Reading


 TO OPEN NEW-LOOK ALLIANCE FRANCAISE FACILITY IN LAGOS  A swell moment awaits the French President, Emmanuel Macron, in Lagos, Nigeria, this week, after a brief visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. He is expected to touch down in Abuja at about 2.30 pm on July 3, 2018, and move straight to the Presidential villa. President Macron will depart to Lagos at 5pm. That evening, he will be treated to… Continue Reading

Public Affairs Analyst, Segun Sowunmi Unveiled as Atiku Campaign Spokesman

Ace Public affairs analyst, Segun Showunmi has been appointed as the official Spokesperson of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organization. Showunmi who was Special Assistant and Deputy Chief Press Secretary to the former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel had served in various political capacities including the Jonathan/Sambo Campaign in 2011 . By his appointment, he is expected to bring his experience to bear, especially having also worked as Director… Continue Reading

Innoson Fears Contempt of Court Charges, Deletes False Claim on Supreme Court from Social Media

After falsely claiming a victory at the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Chairman of Innoson Motors, Dr Innocent Chukwuma has deleted his declaration on social media that the apex court has ordered GTBank to pay him N14bn within 14 days. The retraction, judicial analysts believe, was advised by Innoson’s lawyers who fear that contempt of court charges on defaming the Supreme Court may be brought against the embattled businessman. Innoson had earlier on… Continue Reading

20 Budding Nigerian Writers Make it to Next Stage of The GTBank Dusty Manuscript Contest

After spending several weeks poring over more than 1000 stories submitted for the Dusty Manuscript Contest, the judges of the competition have selected their top 20 entries. The selected entries are:  Devil‘s Pawn by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson  Home to the hill by Eunice Ekelaka  Sambisa by Mohammed, Fatima Aliko  The Smell of rain by Nneoma Otuegbe  Omon by Henri Yeri  The Orchid Protocol Onochie… Continue Reading

$25bn contract row: NNPC to close multiple accounts

Following the $25bn contract row that ravaged the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the corporation will now go into the Treasury Single Account (TSA) and all its multiple accounts closed. A government source reportedly said “The President is actually not blind to the rot in NNPC, and he is addressing the challenges gradually. He is not granting anybody indulgence in the corporation. For instance, the President has directed the NNPC… Continue Reading


  The National Assembly of Nigeria has lately been in the news for all the wrong reasons. From the invasion of the Senate and snatching of the mace to financial corruption, Nigerians are aghast that the national assembly management is now synonymous for financial graft. Two months ago, Alhaji Lasisi Bukoye secretary of Finance and Accounts Directorate retired from service. Alhaji Bukoye had served in all the juicy positions during… Continue Reading


After the experimental programme called “4-Week Free Basic Clinic – With The FAJ” (on Language Use and Reportorial Skills) – where over 175 persons, mostly professionals, have been admitted so far – it has become compelling to dig deeper and aim higher! The outcome of these online interactions exposed to me the gaping gaps that we need to fill in the work ethics, capacity, techniques and adaptability of the Nigerian… Continue Reading

The 2018 GTBank Food and Drink Fair Set To Hold For 3 Days

From the promise of mouth-watering delicacies to the allure of savoury wine tastings, the 2018 GTBank Food and Drink Fair is set to deliver, in 3 days, an experience that will certainly remain unmatched for the entire year. On April 29th , 30th and May 1 st , 2018, the third edition of the GTBank Food and Drink Fair will bring together small businesses in Nigeria’s food sector, more than… Continue Reading

Abacha loot: Adeosun blocks $16.9m payment to Malami’s lawyers

Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has refused to approve the payment of $16.9 million fees to two lawyers for the recovery of Abacha loot worth $321 million. Adeosun also wrote a strongly-worded letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, raising objections to the payment. Meanwhile, the recovered sum, according to online platform, TheCable,  has been repatriated to Nigeria by the Swiss government, following the execution of the memorandum of understanding, MoU,… Continue Reading

Vice President Osinbajo Sad Over In-law Bola Shagaya’s Fraud Cases

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has not been happy with the involvement of his in-law, Bola Shagaya in numerous fraud battles with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Sources close to Prof Osinbajo said he has been quite disappointment about the issue, and he sees it as a stain on his image and family as a born again Christian and Vice President of a government that is kicking against corruption…. Continue Reading


A businesswoman, Olaremi Dilureni, was remanded on Tuesday by an Ikeja Special Offences Court at the Kirikiri prisons for allegedly defrauding a Lagos pastor, Dr Anthony Rapu, and three others of N23m and $50m (N18bn) in a business deal. Rapu, who is also a medical doctor, is the senior pastor at the House of Freedom Church. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Dilureni, who traded under the name, Creadon… Continue Reading

Stella Oduah in Fresh Trouble

Stella Oduah, the former Minister of Aviation who became a subject of national discuss with her #OduahGate scandal, is currently enmeshed in a fresh crisis. The former minister, who is not new to embezzlement charges, has locked horns with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) following the anti-graft agency’s decision to seize her passport a few days ago. Oduah’s passport was said to have been seized after she was… Continue Reading

Buhari Cannot Compensate Victims of Boko Haram, Fulani Herdsmen –Osinbajo

While trying to cover the mistakes of his boss, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has further made Nigerians angry when he said that President Muhammadu Buhari cannot compensate victims of recent violence, killings and kidnappings in with his visit. Following series of attacks in some parts of the country like Benue, Yobe, Zamfara, Rivers and Taraba States, Nigerians and international observers have been criticising President Buhari for his failure to visit… Continue Reading

Bombshell: US Says Nigeria Has Complex Political and Security Issues

The United States of America’s Department of State, has confessed that Nigeria has a “really very complex political issues, ethnic, tribal and security issues,” adding that the 2019 general election and a peaceful transition, remained its major priority in view of the country’s strategic position in the region. The Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson reminisced that over two decades ago, the number of countries in Africa with really democratically elected… Continue Reading

Top-10 Most Romantic Hotels in the World

We are all different, our tastes are individual, and each of us has our own concept of romance and places filled with it. Fortunately, the world is so diverse and beautiful that anyone can find a spot to their liking. Take a trip to one of these 10 most romantic hotels in the world. Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas If you belong to those couples, who are sure that love… Continue Reading


Mr. Olurogba Orinmalade, Chairman (Lagos State Chapter) of The Nigeria Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV), on Thursday, March 16, 2018, in Lagos hailed Governor Ambode’s gesture in slashing the new Land Use Charge for Commercial properties by 50%. At a stakeholders meeting held at The Protea Hotels, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, Mr.  Orimalade described the Ambode led government as a listening government and pledged his association’s support for the… Continue Reading

Presidential Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari May End in EFCC Net Soon

There are strong indications that Mr Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff of President Muhammadu Buhari, may find himself in the custody of an anti-graft agency soon. For some days now, President Buhari has been under pressure to prove to Nigerians that he is living up to expectations in the fight against corruption, after he was openly criticised by former President Olusegun Obasanjo for leading a fake anti-corruption war. The… Continue Reading

Top Police Boss, Mike Okiro in Impersonation Scandal

Former Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mike Okiro, is currently in an impersonation mess. Anti-graft coalition, the Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC), has accused him of illegally parading himself as the Chairman of Police Service Commission (PSC). In a petition to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, the CSNAC through its Chairman, Mr Olanrewaju Suraj, prayed that Okiro should stop parading himself as the… Continue Reading


The Lagos State Government on Friday, March 9, 2018, further clarified the rates for the newly reviewed Land Use Charge Law of 2018 noting that payers can compute the amount of charges payable on their respective properties themselves. Speaking at a stakeholders’ forum organized by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, the State’s Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Akinyemi Ashade said the Land Use Charge law is aimed at… Continue Reading

LAGOS URGES HOTELIERS, EVENT CENTRES TO EMBRACE NEW TAX PAYMENT SYSTEM …Launches Electronic Means To Ease Compliance, Remittance Process

Lagos State Government on Thursday launched a new regulation for the fiscalization of the Hotel Occupancy and Restaurant Consumption Tax Law, with a charge on stakeholders in the hospitality industry to embrace the initiative designed to put efficient machinery in place to enhance collection process and ensure compliance.   Speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting held at Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja to sensitize owners of hotels, restaurants, bars and event… Continue Reading


We all woke up on New Year’s Day  January 1, 2018, to the news of Pastor Tunde Bakare’s decision to contest future presidential elections based on divine inspiration. Pastor Bakare is not an ordinary Nigerian as a result of his standing in our society. He is a fiery, intelligent, radicalised and cerebral man of God, who says it as he sees it, no matter the weight and implication such statement… Continue Reading

Benue Elders Set for Showdown with Buhari

The elders and traditional rulers of Benue State have shown signs of being pushed to the wall by daring President Muhammadu Buhari for a showdown. On Monday, 15 February, President Buhari had an emergency meeting with a delegation of Benue political leaders, traditional rulers and elders led by Governor Samuel Ortom at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The roll calls at the meeting include Benue State Deputy Governor, Benson Abounu, former… Continue Reading

Power Sector Failed in 2017, Fashola Admits

The Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has tactically admitted that his ministry failed Nigerians by not living up to expectations in 2017. The former Governor of Lagos State confirmed that power ministry did not implement any capital project in the 2017 budget. He made this disclosure on Wednesday, 17 January, when he appeared before the Senate committee on works to defend the 2018 budget of the… Continue Reading

Why Deziani Madueke is in Love with Kola Aluko

The relationship between Diezani Alison-Madueke, former Minister for Petroleum under the government of President Goodluck Jonathan and Kolawole Akanni Aluko was very cordial. Their closeness was beyond the fact that both of them are into oil and gas business. Diezani and Aluko are said to be secret lovers, and they allegedly take some substances together. A source close to the duo told this magazine that the major reason Diezani doesn’t… Continue Reading

Real Reason Rev Mbaka Turned Against Buhari

The once upon a time sweet relationship between President Muhammadu Buhari and Reverend Ejike Mbaka, the Catholic priest and Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministries, Enugu, has gone sour. Mbaka, who was hitherto a supporter of former President Goodluck Jonathan, switched allegiance to Buhari on the eve of January 1, 2015, when he condemned Jonathan in a message titled ‘From good luck to bad luck.’ He subsequently asked Nigerians to… Continue Reading

Our Latest Cover