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Alleged victim tells Swiss court how 'Kosiah ordered killings, looting'

Nigeria, Feb. 17 -- BELLINZONA, Switzerland - A former fighter for the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy (ULIMO) told the Swiss Criminal Court Tuesday that Alieu Kosiah ordered the k... Read More


Troops in pursuit of abductors of Kagara school students, staff - Army

Nigeria, Feb. 17 -- The Nigerian Army has said its troops are in hot pursuit of the abductors of some staff and students of Government Science School, Kagara in Niger State. In a statement on Thursda... Read More


Zamfara lawmakers to Buhari: Grant amnesty to repentant bandits

Nigeria, Feb. 17 -- On the day armed bandits attacked a boarding school and kidnapped many students and workers, some Nigerian lawmakers called for amnesty for repentant bandits. PREMIUM TIMES report... Read More


#Ehingbeti2021: Invest 'heavily' in family planning, UN rep urges Nigerian govt

Nigeria, Feb. 17 -- The United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA) resident representative in Nigeria, Ulla Mueller, has called on the Nigerian government to invest heavily in family planning and control ... Read More


Naira weakens at parallel, I&E markets

Nigeria, Feb. 17 -- Naira weakened against the U.S. dollar at the Investors & Exporters (I&E) window of the foreign exchange market on Wednesday, according to data from the FMDQ Security Exchange wher... Read More


Nigerian bourse shed N15 bn amid fall industrial goods stocks

Nigeria, Feb. 17 -- Nigerian stocks fell further on Wednesday as equities went down by 0.07 per cent or N15.188 billion as sell pressure on some mid-cap and industrial goods stocks weighed on trade. ... Read More


2021 FIBA AfroBasket Qualifiers: D'Tigers extend winning streak

Nigeria, Feb. 17 -- Nigeria men's basketball team on Wednesday continued their fine run in the 2021 FIBA AfroBasket qualifiers as they secured a 75-70 victory over South Sudan in the ongoing series in... Read More


Senate moves to repeal 96-year-old Quarantine Act

Nigeria, Feb. 17 -- The National Health Emergency Bill has scaled second reading at the Senate. The bill which seeks to repeal the 96-year-old Quarantine Act, was considered after a brief deliberatio... Read More


COVID-19: Nigeria to vaccinate 109 million citizens in two years - Official

Nigeria, Feb. 16 -- The Nigerian government has disclosed plans to vaccinate approximately 109 million people against COVID-19 over a period of two years. The Executive Director of the National Prima... Read More


Nollywood actor, Victor Decker, is dead

Nigeria, Feb. 16 -- A Nollywood actor, Victor Decker, renowned for his role as the Galadima of the Kowa Emirate council, in the 'Sons of the Caliphate' series is dead. He was 72. His daughter, Steph... Read More