Visit project sites before faulting government, Ikpeazu cautions To debunk false claims of achievements by public office holders, their political opponents have been advised to take a tour of the projects sites, in company of journalists to establish the veracity or otherwise of such claims. Chief Press Secretary to Abia State Governor, Mr. Onyebuchi Ememanka, in an interview with...... read more
Under same circumstances, I’d still concede to Buhari again - Jonathan Former President Goodluck Jonathan says he has no regret conceding the presidential election of 2015 to President Muhammadu Buhari. Jonathan who was the incumbent at the time polled 12,853,162 votes – 2.5 million less than – Buhari’s 15,424,921 votes. He made a historic call to Buhari, before the final collation of...... read more
INEC to deploy 24,000 ad-hoc staff for Kogi, Bayelsa elections – INEC The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would deploy 24,000 ad-hoc staff for the Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections on November 16. The INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, said this in an exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja. Mr Yakubu also said the staff would go through...... read more
Anyone who says Buhari isn’t doing well is a liar from the pit of hell - Joe Igbokwe Joe Igbokwe, the spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state lashed out at President Buhari's critics while appearing as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics  on Monday August 12.        The Lagos APC spokesperson claimed that the PDP never did anything tangible in its 16 years...... read more
Nigeria is Strong, Moving on, not collapsing, Garba Shehu replies Oby The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, has rejected claims by a former Minister of Education, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili, that Nigeria is heading towards a collapse. Dr Ezekwesili made the claim during an appearance on Sunday Politics, urging those in government to accept that...... read more
Nigeria is edging closer to collapse – Ezekwesili A former Minister of Education, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili, has warned that Nigeria is edging closer to collapse and the leaders must act to prevent that from happening. Ezekwesili while speaking as a TV guest on Sunday said: “Initially, I kept saying that we were a fragile country. Now, we are fast-heading towards...... read more
Out of the 21 drug peddlers on death roll in Indonesia 20 are from Anambra - Abike Dabiri-Erewa Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has revealed that a trip she took to the Indonesian prison some years back revealed that out of the 21 Nigerian drug peddlers on death roll, 20 of them were from Anambra state while the remaining one was from Edo state.    ...... read more
How motherhood helped me overcome depression –Kaffy, dancer From humble beginnings, Kafayat Shafau-Ameh aka Kaffy has risen to be one of Africa’s most popular dancers.  Having carved a place for herself when she got listed in the Guinness Book of World Records, Kaffy is now poised to give back to the society. In this chat, she opens up on...... read more
Nnamdi Kanu will be arrested if he steps into Abia –CP Okon Mr Ene Okon is the commissioner of police for Abia State who was transferred from Ebonyi State in February shortly before the 2019 general polls. In this interview with OKEY SAMPSON, he threatened to arrest the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu if he steps into Abia State....... read more
Sullivan Chime is a good man - Clara Wife of former Enugu State Governor, Clara Chime, in this exclusive interview with our reporter in Abuja describes her husband and father of her son, as a good man and denied rumors of marital infidelity against Chime. Recently, there were reports of a divorce suit instituted by you against your husband....... read more
How Okorocha destroyed Imo State, Ekechi explains Dr. Theodore Ekechi is the convener of Imo Restoration Coalition. He was recently appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as a member, representing South East on the Board of the just established North East Development Commission (NEDC). The former commissioner for Information and Strategy in Imo State said the North East people voted...... read more
AGF Malami hire American firms to plant pro-Buhari op-ed in U.S. papers, Premium Times reveals Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami, has hired two American lobbying and public relations firms to plant opinion article favourable to the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in American newspapers, PREMIUM TIMES can report today. Mr. Malami’s action came to light more than five years after this newspaperexposed the Goodluck Jonathan government for spending...... read more
Why I wasn’t surprised by Akpabio’s defection – Emmanuel, Akwa Ibom governor The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, in this interview with TUNDE AJAJA speaks on the recent political developments in the state and his plan for people of the state as he declares his intention to seek re-election in the 2019 governorship election You recently declared your intention to...... read more
No Federal Presence In Akwa Ibom –Udom Emmanuel   Governor Udom Emmanuel, in this interview with journalists, speaks on his achievements in the last three years, Ekiti governorship election, and the preparations of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 governorship election. Excerpts:  How would you assess your administration in the past three years that you have been in office...... read more
Killings: Nigeria experiencing ethic cleansing, says Soyinka Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has said Nigeria is on a terminal nose-dive and that its pilot, who he noted is missing, must cry for international help as many had advised. Soyinka, who stated this in a statement he issued on Sunday titled, “May Day! May Day!! May Day!!!,” in commemoration...... read more
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