Nnamdi Kanu finally allowed access to his doctor — Lawyer
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Nnamdi Kanu finally allowed access to his doctor — Lawyer

Aloy Ejimakor, special counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, on Wednesday, announced that the State Security Service (SSS) had now allowed Mr Kanu access to his medical doctor. This came barely 24 hours after Mr Ejimakor raised an alarm that the SSS denied Mr Kanu access to his medical doctor despite making formal requests to them. The…

PDP governors declare stance on Rivers crisis, local govt autonomy
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PDP governors declare stance on Rivers crisis, local govt autonomy

The People Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum has resolved to adopt a political solution to settle the ongoing crisis in Rivers State. The governors disclosed this in a communiqué issued at the end of their closed-door meeting at the Enugu State Government House on Wednesday. Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, the forum’s chairperson, read the communiqué…

Nigerians paid N721 billion cash as bribe to public officials in 2023 – NBS
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Nigerians paid N721 billion cash as bribe to public officials in 2023 – NBS

A total of roughly N721 billion was paid in cash as bribes to public officials in 2023, the Nigerian corruption survey published by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed. The survey “Corruption in Nigeria: Patterns and Trends” released on Thursday was conducted by the NBS in collaboration with the United Nations Office on…

Speeding truck driver kills six persons in Anambra
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Speeding truck driver kills six persons in Anambra

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Tuesday confirmed six persons dead in a multiple accident at Eke Awgbu along Agulu-Awgbu Road in Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State. The state’s Sector Commander, Adeoye Irelewuyi, who confirmed the incident, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Awka, that the accident involved a truck,…

BREAKING: Bill to create extra 74 seats for women in parliament passes second reading
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BREAKING: Bill to create extra 74 seats for women in parliament passes second reading

The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, passed for second reading a bill seeking to amend the constitution to create extra legislative seats for women in the National and state assemblies. The bill, jointly sponsored by the Deputy Speaker, Ben Kalu, and 12 others, was debated on the floor, with several members vehemently opposing it. It…

SPECIAL REPORT: Jigawa villagers link declining farming output, urban drift to abandonment of dam
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SPECIAL REPORT: Jigawa villagers link declining farming output, urban drift to abandonment of dam

Musa Ado is sad that his village no longer retains its young men. Every year, they migrate to Lagos, Port-Harcourt and other southern Nigerian cities for menial jobs, he said ruefully in March, when PREMIUM TIMES’s reporter met him in the village. Mr Ado is the head of Warwade, a rural community about 16 kilometres…

Chief Judge responds to ex-governor Bello’s request for transfer of trial to Kogi
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Chief Judge responds to ex-governor Bello’s request for transfer of trial to Kogi

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, John Tsoho, has faulted former Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello’s application for transfer of his money laundering trial from Abuja to the Lokoja division of the court. In a letter dated 2 July, the Chief Judge gave reasons why the trial cannot be transferred to Lokoja, the…

President Tinubu re-elected as ECOWAS chairperson, reiterates call for regional force
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President Tinubu re-elected as ECOWAS chairperson, reiterates call for regional force

President Bola Tinubu of Nigeria has been re-elected as the chairperson of ECOWAS. Mr Tinubu was re-elected as the head of the regional bloc during the 65th Ordinary Session of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government on Sunday in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city. Mr Tinubu called on the Heads of State and…

NUJ, Police speak on abduction of Nigerian journalists
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NUJ, Police speak on abduction of Nigerian journalists

The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) has condemned the kidnapping of two of its members and their families. The police have also provided more information on the abductions and said operatives are working to secure their release. PREMIUM TIMES reported the kidnap of the two journalists, AbdulGafar Alabelewe and Abdulraheem Aodu, and some members of…

Experts task Nigerian govt, oil-producing communities on inclusive energy transition
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Experts task Nigerian govt, oil-producing communities on inclusive energy transition

Energy experts have expressed worry over the continuous destruction of farmlands and pollution of water bodies by companies carrying out exploration activities in Nigerian communities. The experts expressed the worry during a dialogue to discuss Nigeria’s energy transition process on Friday in Abuja. The Africa Policy Research Institute convened the dialogue in collaboration with the…