The Challenge of a New Nigerian Railways
The Challenge of a New Nigerian Railways
Posted 6 days ago

The direct impulse to the writing of this piece came from six separate inspections trips of the new 158.5km, double-track Standard Gauge railway line from Ibadan to Lagos which is…

EFCC Arraigns Former Bank Manager for N187m Fraud
EFCC Arraigns Former Bank Manager for N187m Fraud
Posted 6 days ago

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu Zonal Office, yesterday arraigned a former acting branch manager of a new generation bank, Oliver Anidiobi, before Justice C.O. Ajah of the…

Jubilation as OPM Commissions Multi million Naira Free Specialist Hospital In Port Harcourt
Jubilation as OPM Commissions Multi million Naira Free Speci…
Posted 2 weeks ago

There was wild jubilation in the Garden City of Port Harcourt as popular man of God Apostle Chibuzor Gift Chinyere commissioned the multi million Naira Free Specialist Hospital built by…

In new recording, Amaechi depicts Lagos as ‘glorified village’
In new recording, Amaechi depicts Lagos as ‘glorified villag…
Posted 2 weeks ago

PREMIUM TIMES has obtained the third in a series of leaked audio recordings by Rotimi Amaechi, Nigeria’s transport minister and the director general of President Mohammadu Buhari’s campaign team.
Mr Amaechi…

Security Beef Up In Port Harcourt As Results Collation Begins
Security Beef Up In Port Harcourt As Results Collation Begin…
Posted 3 weeks ago

The State Commissioner of Police and the Chairman of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES), CP Usman A. Belel, after a meeting of the agency and other bodies…

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The Challenge of a New Nigerian Railways

The direct impulse to the writing of this piece came from six separate inspections trips of the new 158.5km, double-track Standard Gauge railway line from Ibadan to Lagos which is about to be flagged off for use in December. Those inspection trips, which were spread out over a one-year period, were in the company of […]

EFCC Arraigns Former Bank Manager for N187m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu Zonal Office, yesterday arraigned a former acting branch manager of a new generation bank, Oliver Anidiobi, before Justice C.O. Ajah of the state’s High Court, Enugu, over a N187 million fraud. Anidiobi who was also the Account Relationship Officer of OHHA Microfinance Bank, is facing a 32-count […]

Jubilation as OPM Commissions Multi million Naira Free Specialist Hospital In Port Harcourt

There was wild jubilation in the Garden City of Port Harcourt as popular man of God Apostle Chibuzor Gift Chinyere commissioned the multi million Naira Free Specialist Hospital built by his Omega Power Ministries OPM to cater for the health challenges of people of the state and the country. The event which held on Wednesday […]

In new recording, Amaechi depicts Lagos as ‘glorified village’

PREMIUM TIMES has obtained the third in a series of leaked audio recordings by Rotimi Amaechi, Nigeria’s transport minister and the director general of President Mohammadu Buhari’s campaign team. Mr Amaechi has been in the eye of a storm in the last 48 hours following the release of two earlier audio recordings where he expressed […]

Security Beef Up In Port Harcourt As Results Collation Begins

The State Commissioner of Police and the Chairman of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES), CP Usman A. Belel, after a meeting of the agency and other bodies superintending over the elections, agreed to put in place adequate security measures, to ensure that the entire process is transparent and seamlessly carried out. Part […]

Other States News

Despite ‘poor funding’ of IMSU, Okorocha establishes four new Imo universities

Despite the inability of the Imo State Government to cater for its existing university, the National Universities Commission (NUC) has issued an approval for outgoing Governor Rochas Okorocha to establish four additional state-owned universities. The newly approved universities are the University of Science and Technology, Omuna Isiako; University of Creative Technology, Umuna and the University […]

Cross River Violence Claims Two Lives, 50 Houses Burnt

  Two bodies have been recovered, with 50 houses burnt in the violence which erupted in some communities in Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State. The bodies of the two victims have been deposited at the Afikpo general hospital. Cross River State Police command in reaction to the incident told journalists that troops […]

Job Creation Key to Restoring Nigeria’s glory, Says Obi

David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka Former Anambra State Governor, Mr. Peter Obi yesterday said any leader interested in leading Nigerians should look for ways to create jobs for a teeming population of unemployed youths. Obi, the vice presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), equally advised Nigerians to live according to the dictates of the titles […]

OPINION: BETWEEN ZONING AND COMPETENCE IN ANAMBRA STATE LEADERSHIP

The next governorship election in Anambra state will hold in November 2021. That is clearly about 31 months from today. But that is not the issue. The issue, as gleaned from debates among the diverse people of the state is what exactly should be the main focus in seeking to elect a successor to Willie […]

Who Blinks First Between Okorocha and Ihedioha

Amby Uneze writes on the accusation of usurpation by the outgoing Governor of Imo State, Chief Rochas Okorocha against his successor, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, as well as, the alleged looting of government property by officials of the state When the legendary Jamaican reggae musician, Winston Hubert Mcintosh popularly known as Peter Tosh released his […]

Sports

AFCON 2019: Okocha, Kanu, Babangida get new NFF appointments

AFCON 2019: Okocha, Kanu, Babangida get new NFF appointments Three former Super Eagles players, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, and Tijani Babangida have received new appointments from the Nigeria Football Federation. The NFF in a press statement on Tuesday said the trio have been appointed as scouts and motivational figures for Nigeria’s campaign at […]

CAF give Nigeria deadline to submit names for 2019 AFCON

The Confederation of African Football have given Super Eagles of Nigeria and the rest 23 participating country at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations must submit their final roster eleven days before the start of the tournament in Egypt. The definite list of 23 players must be sent to CAF’S offices not later than June 10. […]

Musa, Ighalo, Ndidi, others nominated for Nigeria Pitch Awards

The organisers of the Nigeria Pitch Awards have announced that the Super Eagles trio of Ahmed Musa, Odion Ighalo and Wilfred Ndidi have been shortlisted for the King of the Pitch Award for the 2018/19 edition of the awards. This announcement was made at a media parley in Lagos on Thursday. The briefing which attracted […]

Oluwafikayo Tomori: Blossoming Outside the Bridge

With two transfer markets ban placed on Chelsea, the Blues may need not to worry in one area of the field-the defensive department, as many of their loanees are doing very well defensively for their various clubs. Just on Tuesday, on loan Chelsea defender, Oluwafikayo Damilola Tomori was voted defender Derby’s Player of the Season […]

SO FUNNY!!! Chelsea Football Club Masquerades Spotted In Nigeria Dancing (Video)

Sharing is caring! Many people have been left surprised after spotting two Chelsea fc masquerades parading and dancing in Nigeria. Two masquerades donning the blue colours of Chelsea Football club have been spotted dancing happily to entertain people in Nigeria. The masquerades with Chelsea FC boldly written on their attires showed off their dance moves […]

Africa News

Nigeria: You Can’t Become President Through Backdoor

Photo: Vanguard By Soni Daniel The federal government on Thursday warned the Presidential candidate of the of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, not to do anything that could land him in avoidable trouble by desperately trying to become president through the backdoor after being rejected by Nigerians at the polls. The Minister of Information, […]

Nigeria: Monalisa Chinda

Photo: Blogspot The name Monalisa Chinda rings a bell. She’s one of the stunning faces to emerge in the entertainment scene in the 90s, and in no time, became one of Nollywood’s sweethearts and leading actresses. The lovely mother of one who seems to be in her acting “transition haze”, shares some interesting moments of […]

Kenya: City Hospital Denies Role in Botched Breast Enlargement Surgery

Photo: Nairobi News By Maureen Kakah A city hospital where a woman died as a result of a botched breast enlargement operation has defended itself against accusations that it had a role in her death. In an affidavit filed in court Monday, Nairobi Hospital said Ms June Wanza succumbed to complications arising from the surgery […]

Kenya: Kenyans Now Wait for Action As Graft Summit Ends

By Edwin Okoth When in 2017 a seemingly frustrated President Uhuru Kenyatta posed “mnataka nifanye nini?” (What do you want me to do?), many interpreted the now famous rhetorical question to mean he had given up on the war against corruption. It was, the President suggested, a lonely fight as individuals and institutions tasked with […]

South Africa: What Matric Pass Rate Means for Universities

Photo: SABC Digital News/YouTube analysis By Suellen Shay, University of Cape Town South Africa’s Minister of Basic Education announced a 2018 matric pass rate of 78.2% in the first week of January as well as a number of other significant achievements. These are academic results of students in their final year of high school. The […]

Entertainment

Nollywood actor, Prince Dammy Eke is dead

Prince Dammy Eke Popular Nollywood actor, Prince Dammy Eke is reportedly dead. He was remembered for playing prominent roles in movies that promote cultural values from the eastern part of the country. His death has thrown the industry and fans into mourning. The actor was known for his philanthropic acts which he particularly did for […]

Haillie Sumney: I Was Shy and Nervous in My First Kiss On Camera

Haillie Sumney is a Ghanaian actress who has come into Nollywood to stake her claim in the multi-billion Naira business. She was nurse in the United States but returned home to break big in movies. Talking to Tosin Clegg, she recalls her journey back to Africa, nursing, building a brand as an actor and a lot […]

CNN Interviews Genevieve Nnaji On Her Movie, Lion Heart

Genevieve Becomes The First Nigerian To See Her Movie Acquired By Netflix Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji, has created a record after she saw her movie, Lion Heart, bought by Netflix. Genevieve, due to the record has now been interviewed by CNN’s Richard Quest in relation to her movie being the first original Nigerian movie to […]

Falz Was The Highest Grossing Nollywood Actor Of 2018

Falz has created a rather impressive niche for himself in the Nigerian entertainment industry. Not only does he make amazing music, but he’s also a formidable presence in the film industry, with two AMVCAs under his belt. Now, the talented performer has gotten another high honour, as he’s been named the highest grossing Nollywood actor of […]

Does All Nigerian Princess Movies Have The Same Plots?

It is common for Nollywood to make movies with similar plotlines. One of the most commonly reused plots is the one where the poor and unfortunate girl ends up marrying the prince. The only difference in some of these “twin-movies” are in many cases just the actors and locations. Why do they do this? Is […]

Health

Brown Advocates Universal Health Coverage, Health Security for Nigeria

Dr. Ola Brown Ayodeji Ake The Founder, Flying Doctors Nigeria, Dr. Ola Brown has advocated for universal health coverage and health security in the country, noting that this will improve healthcare services. Speaking at the fifth Annual Crans Montana Forum in Dakar recently, during her plenary session themed ‘Universal Health Coverage and Health Security’, she […]

NIPSS Rates Niger Primary Healthcare High

By Laleye Dipo in Minna The National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) has rated the Niger State Primary Health Care Scheme high, describing it “as one of the best three in Nigeria”. President Muhammadu Buhari had recently directed NIPSS to carry out an inspection of the performance of the primary health care sector […]

Nigeria: Healthcare woes as brain drain burgeon

Between 2010 and 2015, some 998 Nigerian doctors were added to the UK register. (PHOTO/FILE) ABUJA – In March, hundreds of Nigerian doctors gathered at a hotel in Abuja, the capital, and another in Lagos, the country’s commercial centre, to take a test conducted by the Saudi Arabian health ministry, reports Aljazeera. In a symbol […]

Health sector’s MSMEs get N1bn credit facility from Access Bank

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Nigeria Gets $14.2m Japan Aid to Fight Disease Outbreaks

Nigeria and Japan on Tuesday in Abuja signed a $14.2 million aid project to strengthen the diagnostic capacity of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) The signing was done by the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udoma for Nigeria and the Ambassador of Japan to Nigeria, Yukata Kikuta for Japan. It was […]