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TRIBUTE: Junaidu Mohammed: Ode to a stormy petrel, By Matthew Hassan Kukah

Nigeria, Feb. 21 -- When I read the news of the death of Dr. Junaidu Mohammed this morning, I tried to see whom I could call to confirm. First, I did something that seems foolish but gives me some emo... Read More


BREAKING: Kidnapped Kagara students, others regain freedom

Nigeria, Feb. 21 -- The 42 persons kidnapped by bandits from the Government Science College Kagara, Niger State, have been released, PREMIUM TIMES has confirmed. A total of 27 students, three staff m... Read More


UPDATED: Military aircraft crashes in Abuja

Nigeria, Feb. 21 -- Six persons were feared dead after a military aircraft crashed in Abuja on Sunday, officials said. The aircraft, King Air 350, crashed after reporting engine failure enroute Minna... Read More


Mining royalties increase Nigeria's revenue

Nigeria, Feb. 21 -- In a recession year when the nation's economic activities came to a virtual halt on account of the global pandemic, the Nigerian solid minerals sector, defying all odds, is recordi... Read More


Police arrest suspects with vandalised rail tracks

Nigeria, Feb. 21 -- The police in Lagos have arrested two suspects at the Festac area on Saturday for being in possession of vandalised rail tracks belonging to the Nigerian Railway Corporation. Acco... Read More


Ex-Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha, arrested

Nigeria, Feb. 21 -- The police in Imo State on Sunday arrested a former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, after a fracas over the sealing of a hotel belonging to Mr Okorocha's wife by the state ... Read More


BREAKING: Kidnapped Kangara students, others regain freedom

Nigeria, Feb. 21 -- The 42 persons kidnapped by bandits from the Government Science College Kangara, Niger State, have been released, PREMIUM TIMES has confirmed. A total of 27 students, three staff ... Read More


APC extends membership revalidation exercise

Nigeria, Feb. 21 -- The All Progressives Congress (APC), on Sunday, announced the extension of its membership registration and revalidation exercise. The exercise, which commenced in late January and... Read More


Panic as Osimhen loses consciousness during Serie A match

Nigeria, Feb. 21 -- Nigeria international, Victor Osimhen, lost consciousness during Sunday's Serie A fixture between Atalanta and Napoli. Osimhen had to be rushed to the hospital but according to Sk... Read More


Again, Venezuelans protest continued detention of diplomat in Cape Verde

Nigeria, Feb. 21 -- For the second time in less than three weeks, thousands of Venezuelans have taken to the streets of Caracas, the country's capital, to protest the prolonged detention of Alex Saab,... Read More