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Osinbajo got it wrong on restructuring – Atiku

OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT LETTER TO THE EDITOR, PREMIUM TIMES (BY PROF. YEMI OSINBAJO, SAN, GCON, VICE PRESIDENT, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA) Dear Editor, Kindly permit me a response to a piece in your publication, titled “Osinbajo got it wrong on Restructuring,” written, we are told, by my illustrious predecessor in office, Alhaji Atiku […]

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Late Nollywood producer, Bambino Anachina, for burial August 3

Nollywood producer, Chukwudi Anachina, popularly known as Bambino Anachina, will be buried on August 3, his family has announced. The 44-year-old died on June 16 after a brief illness. A burial programme signed by Emeka Anachina on behalf of the family indicates there will be a candlelight service for him at O’Jez Restaurant inside the […]

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Voodoo’ nurse, Josephine Iyamu jailed for 14 years for sex trafficking

A British court on Wednesday sentenced a Nigerian nurse, Josephine Iyamu, to 14 years in prison on Wednesday for trafficking five women to Germany to work as prostitutes, controlling them through voodoo. The sentence was at Birmingham Crown Court. Iyamu, 51, who has acquired a British citizenship, Iyamu, was found guilty in a “landmark modern […]

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Former Enugu gov’s daughter, Ezinne Sullivan set to wed in Aug

Ezinne, daughter of former governor of Enugu state, Chime Sullivan is set to wed her heartthrob simply know as, Dr. Ken. The date of the wedding, which has been tagged KENZI2018 holds on August 18, 2018. The couple got engaged in October 2017. Ezinne graduated from University of Scotland in 2013 but first made headline […]

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Photos: 50 Nigerians arrested for Internet fraud and robbery in Ghana

At least 50 Nigerians suspected to be engaged in cyber fraud and armed robberies at Kasoa and its environs have been apprehended by personnel of the Police Intelligence Directorate in Ghana. Forty-six laptops, mobile phones and several electronic gadgets were retrieved from the suspects. It was gathered that the raid was conducted based on intelligence […]

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Chuba Okadigbo’s son, Obinna dies in the U.S

Obinna Okadigbo, the son of former Senate President Chuba Okadigbo is dead. Obinna, who was reportedly in his 20s, died in the United States of America from a cold related ailment. He studied in the US and was residing in Maryland prior to his death. Former media aide to Okadigbo, Dr James Okoroma, confirmed the […]

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Herdsmen kill 7, injure many in Benue’s Kwande LGA

Makurdi – The Chairman, Kwande Local Government Council of Benue, Mr Terdoo Kenti, has confirmed the killing of seven persons and injury of six others by suspected herdsmen. herdsmen killings Kenti said on telephone on Sunday in Makurdi that the attackers also abducted a woman during the incident on Saturday night at Tseadough village. Tseadough […]

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New alcoholic drinks, tobacco excise duty kicks off Monday

Abuja – The new excise duty for alcoholic beverages and tobacco earlier approved by President Muhammadu Buhari will take effect from Monday, June 4, 2018, says the Federal Government. The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, in March announced that the president had granted a grace period of 90 days to manufacturers of the products. […]

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Gov. Ambode clears N37.546bn pension arrears

Lagos – The Lagos State Pension Commission (LASPEC) said Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, has paid a total of N37, 546 billion to pensioners since 2015. Akinwunmi Ambode According to a statement signed by the Director-General of LASPEC, Mrs Folashade Onanuga, on Sunday in Lagos, the figure represented the total pension paid to 9,045 […]

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Human traffickers plan to use 2018 FIFA World Cup to recruit and traffic Nigerian youths out of the country – NAPTIP

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has said that some human trafficking syndicate are planning to use the forthcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia to traffic Nigerian youths out of the country. The DG of NAPTIP, Dame Julie Okah-Donli, disclosed the development today during a press conference held in […]