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SPECIAL REPORT: How Nigerian farmers grow apples locally amidst 'harsh' weather

Nigeria, May 24 -- It was not the setting expected of farmland harbouring a rare crop. About a plot of well-tended land enmeshed in other plantations was all Samuel Okoli needed to keep his passion of... Read More


Corps member, graduate, two others jailed for Internet fraud

Nigeria, May 24 -- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the conviction of four internet fraudsters. According to a statement by the EFCC spokesperson, Tony Orilade, the con... Read More


JUST IN: INEC reacts to Supreme Court judgement on Zamfara APC

Nigeria, May 24 -- The electoral commission, INEC, has reacted to a Supreme Court ruling which invalidated the victories of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State. PREMIUM TIMES reporte... Read More


Nigerian Senate passes bill to change YABATECH to City University of Technology

Nigeria, May 23 -- The Nigerian Senate on Thursday passed a bill to convert the Yaba College of Technology (YABATCH) to City University of Technology. The bill seeking the conversion was sponsored by... Read More


Insecurity: Senator accuses Zamfara governor of abandoning his people to live in Abuja

Nigeria, May 22 -- A Nigerian senator, Victor Umeh, has accused Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari, of abandoning citizens in his state amidst insecurity. Mr Umeh (Anambra, APGA), while contribut... Read More


FULL STATEMENT: National Assembly management issues new guidelines for journalists

Nigeria, May 21 -- On Monday, the management of Nigeria's National Assembly issued a new guideline for accreditation of journalists covering the parliament. The new guideline allows television, indep... Read More


Saraki denies ordering stringent guidelines for journalists, pledges probe

Nigeria, May 21 -- Senate President Bukola Saraki, has reacted to the controversy over new requirements for accreditation of journalists intending to cover the National Assembly. Mr Saraki said he wa... Read More


Why Nigerian teaching hospitals are not doing well - Minister

Nigeria, May 21 -- Nigerian teaching hospitals will not function optimally until adequate attention is given to primary and secondary healthcare facilities, Health Minister, Isaac Adewole, has said. ... Read More


14 states yet to access basic health care provision fund - Minister (FULL LIST)

Nigeria, May 21 -- Fourteen states are yet to access the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF), Health Minister, Isaac Adewole, has said. While appearing before the Senate plenary on Tuesday, Mr A... Read More


Senate reconsiders, passes social work bill

Nigeria, May 16 -- The Nigerian Senate On Wednesday re-visited and passed the Nigerian Council for Social Work Bill. First passed in December 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari refused to assent the bi... Read More