How Nigeria Spends Billions On Coconut Importation

  Despite its huge coconut consumption record, Nigeria buys the bulk of its coconuts from Ghana and Ivory Coast, and ranks 19th on the list of producers in the world. Nigeria’s expenditure on coconut importation annually cannot be described as anything short of outrageous, as shown by data from the United Nations Statistical Office. The [...]

By | November 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

#EndSARS: Sam Adeyemi, Falz, Tiwa Savage, Banky W, Aisha Yesufu, Others Dragged To Court

  An activist identified as Kenechukwu Okeke has moved to file a criminal complaint before a Chief Magistrate’s court in Abuja against Fifty (50) #EndSARS promoters. In the complaint filed in the court, entertainers and influencers were the most mentioned. The case which was instituted on Monday is in pursuant to sections 88, 109(a), 110(1)(c) [...]

By | November 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

#COVID19 :Governors Got N1bn Each From Buhari, N1.1bn From World Bank – Yahaya Bello

Governors of the 36 states were said to have received ₦1billion each from the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The Governors were also said to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the World Bank to receive a sum of ₦1.1billion for the same purpose. Governor Yahaya [...]

By | November 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Untold Story Of What Happened At Lekki Toll Gate

After days of extensive reporting, PREMIUM TIMES can paint a clearer picture of what happened at the Lekki Toll Gate on October 20. At about 6:45 p.m. on October 20, men in military uniform arrived at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos in three Toyota Hilux vans and immediately began shooting into a crowd of [...]

By | November 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nigerian Army Responsible For Lekki Shooting – Sanwo-Olu

  Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, says footage has shown that the Nigerian Army is responsible for the shooting that occurred at Lekki toll gate in Lagos. On Tuesday, armed men in army uniform stormed the toll gate where #EndSARS protesters had gathered for 13 days and dispersed them with live bullets. The incident [...]

By | October 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

FG Fines Channels Television, AIT, Arise TV N9m Over #EndSARS Coverage

  FG Fines Channels Television, AIT, Arise TV N9m Over #EndSARS Coverage The National Broadcasting Commission has fined Channels Television, AIT and Arise TV over alleged ethical infractions during the #EndSARS protests and the crisis that followed it. NBC Acting Director-General, Prof Armstrong Idachaba, disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja on Monday. Idachaba [...]

By | October 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

FG Moves To Reduce Cost Of Data From N1000 To N390 Per Gigabyte

  The Executive Vice Chairman, EVC, of the Nigeria Communication Commission, Umar Danbatta, has revealed that the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy is planning to reduce the cost of data from N1,000 to N390 per gigabyte. Speaking to journalists in Kano on Saturday,  Mr Danbatta disclosed that part of the plan was the new [...]

By | October 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hoodlums Invade, Loot Senator Teslim Folarin’s Residence

Hoodlums Invade Senator Teslim Folarin's Residence, Cart Away 300 Motorcycles, Deep Freezers, Others Some suspected hoodlums on Saturday invaded the residence of Senator Teslim Folarin (APC-Oyo Central) in Ibadan and carted away empowerment materials worth N200 million. The ugly incident was confirmed by Folarin during a radio programme, monitored on Saturday in Ibadan. The News Agency [...]

By | October 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nigerian Troops Tricked By Boko Haram Insurgents, Seven Soldiers Killed

  At least seven soldiers have been killed by Boko Haram insurgents in Doska, Borno state, military sources have told TheCable. The troops were said to be on a patrol to the area when they got tricked by the insurgents who appeared in military uniforms and gun trucks. Doska, a village in between Ajigin and [...]

By | October 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Some Super Eagles Players Threaten To Boycott AFCON 2021

Super Eagles midfielder, John Ogu has revealed that players will not represent Nigeria in next month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nation double-header against Sierra Leone. Ogu reacted to the recent shootings at Lekki toll gate as a result of the #EndSARS protest, Daily Times reports. He wrote on Twitter, “The Politicians should ask their children [...]

By | October 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

President Muhammadu Buhari Meets With Former Heads Of State

The President, Muhammadu Buhari, is currently meeting some former Nigerian leaders. Although the agenda of the meeting is not made public, issues bordering on the current security situation in the country are believed to top the agenda. While Buhari is presiding from the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, some former Nigerian leaders are [...]

By | October 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hoodlums Take Over Lagos, Destroy Public And Private Properties

Despite the 24-hour curfew imposed by the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide-Sanwo-Olu, to curb the spread of violence arising from the #EndSARS protests, hoodlums still took over the state yesterday, unleashing mayhem, and burning public and private assets. Sanwo-Olu, however, apologised for the action of the soldiers that fatally dispersed Lekki protesters on Tuesday, clarifying [...]

By | October 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Television Continental (TVC) Allegedly Owned By Tinubu Has Been Set On Fire

Suspected hoodlums have set fire to Television Continental, aka TVC, at Ketu, Lagos. A popular talkshow programme, YourView, was on when the hoodlums besieged the station. The programme host, Morayo Afolabi-Brown, who said the hoodlums entered in a van, asked to go on a commercial break. The station had since then been stuck. Television Continental [...]

By | October 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lekki: GTB, Polaris, And Access Bank Branches Set Ablaze

Three new generational bank buildings have been set ablaze along the Admiralty Way in Lekki, Lagos. The three banks have been identified as Polaris, GTB and Access Bank branches. Business premises, shopping malls and shops have also been looted by suspected hoodlums in the area. These incidents happened on Tuesday night following shootings by security [...]

By | October 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge On Fire

There is currently a fire outbreak on the bridge which connects Lekki to the Ikoyi axis of Lagos. The bridge has been the alternative route for residents since #EndSARS protesters blocked the Lekki toll gates 13 days ago. The protesters, who have been demanding an overhaul of the police, have refused to leave the streets [...]

By | October 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ekiti State Governor Declares 24-Hour Curfew

Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Governor of Ekiti State, has declared a 24-hour curfew in the state due to the growing concern of how the #ENDSARS protest, which started as a peaceful protest against police brutality by youths, has been hijacked by some hoodlums. The governor ordered the effectiveness of the curfew from 10 pm on Tuesday [...]

By | October 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

IGP Orders Immediate Deployment Of Anti-Riot Police Unit Nationwide

Mohammed Adamu, Inspector-General of Police (IGP), has deployed anti-riot police officers nationwide to quell the crisis following the #EndSARS protests. The protests have turned violent in some states; police stations were burnt in Lagos, barely 24 hours after some were set ablaze in Edo state. According to statement issued by Frank Mba, force public relations [...]

By | October 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

#EndSARSProtest: Address Nigerians, Senate Tells Buhari

On Tuesday, October 20, the Senate asked President Muhammadu Buhari to address the nation immediately on the current nationwide protests by youths against police brutality and bad governance. The Senate also directed the police to offer protection to the #EndSARS protesters to prevent hoodlums from hijacking their genuine action. The Senate decision was sequel to [...]

By | October 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Edo Farmers Seek Probe Of N144bn Agric Loan

Edo State Concerned Farmers Association (ESCFA) on Monday asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and anti-graft agencies to probe alleged mismanagement of N144 billion loan for agricpreneur project in the state. The farmers protested in Abuja, bearing placards asking government officials to answer how the loan was managed. Addressing newsmen after peaceful protest at [...]

By | July 20th, 2020|Trends, news & info, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Akwa Ibom State Government Bans Cattle, Goats Transported From Other States

  Governor Udom Emmanuel has ordered the immediate shutdown of all livestock markets in Akwa Ibom state, for the rest of May 2020. This is according to a statement by Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, the secretary to the state government. “By this announcement, no new consignment of livestock – goats, cows and rams, will be allowed [...]

By | May 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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