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Akwa Ibom 2023: CSO warns politicians against inciting comments

By Harris Emanuel, Uyo As the 2023 general election draws nearer, politicians in Akwa Ibom state have been admonished to play by the rules and avoid making inciting utterances and hate speeches that could trigger chaos in the state. A non-governmental organization, Peace Advocacy Group (PAG) gave the admonition while addressing newsmen in Uyo, the […]

UK Suspends Visas for Nigerians, Prioritizes Ukrainian Nationals

The UK has temporarily suspended applications for work, study, and family visas in Nigeria because it is “prioritising applications made under the Ukraine family scheme, in response to the humanitarian crisis arising from the invasion of Ukraine.” “We are still currently unable to offer priority visas for visitor applications in Nigeria. Standard visitor applications are […]

Calls For Support as Drought Ravages Horn of Africa

The Somali government is asking the international community for humanitarian aid for the 6.9 million people affected by the severe drought currently ravaging several parts of the country. Prime Minister Mohamed Roble in a statement issued in capital city Mogadishu, on March 14, 2022, urging donors to hasten aid as conditions are deteriorating. The UN […]

Contrary to authorities’ claim, junior police officers planning strike

Police authorities on Monday attempted to debunk stories that junior officers were planning to down tools, describing the reports as “fake news.” By Olasunkanmi Akinlotan Contrary to claims by police authorities that stories about an impending strike by junior police officers were fake, a document made available to PREMIUM TIMES shows that the junior officers […]

2023: Tinubu meets with APC senators today

By Henry Umoru Ahead of the 2023 Presidential election, the National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will this afternoon meet with the Senate Caucus of the party.  Disclosing this at the start of Wednesday’s Plenary, the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan said that the former Lagos state […]

Nigeria vs Ghana: FIFA makes changes to match officials

World football–ruling body, FIFA has effected minor changes in the list of match officials for this month’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 playoff showdown between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Black Stars of Ghana. In a fresh appointment sheet sent to the Nigeria Football Federation, Moroccans Rédouane Jiyed (referee), Lahsen Azgaou (assistant referee […]

2023: APC remains the party to beat, says Governor Uzodimma

~ “You must be a Pan-Nigerian and believe in Nigeria to want to President of Nigeria” – Hope Uzodimma The Governor of Imo State, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodinma has declared that the APC will hold the ace in the forthcoming 2023 presidential election. Speaking on an interview with Channels TV, Uzodimma said APC remains the […]

Africans and the Russia-Ukraine War

By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu On February 2, the United Nations General Assembly convened in an emergency session, the first in a quarter of a century, to consider the Russian invasion of Ukraine. At the end of the debate, the states in the General Assembly voted to adopt a resolution condemning Russia’s conduct as an unlawful […]

Stakes High As Nigeria Prepares for Elections 2023

On February 25, 2022 Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Electoral Bill into law, paving the way for federal and state elections on February 25 and  March 11, 2023. Political parties need to elect their flagship candidates by June 3, 2022. The elections will take place against a backdrop of complex economic, political, and security […]

Tom Brady Not Retiring After All—Announces Return To Buccaneers

Future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady, who announced his retirement from football in February following 22 NFL seasons and seven Super Bowl titles, said on Twitter Sunday he’s changed his mind, and will be returning to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to play in his twenty-third season in September. “I’ve realized my place is still […]

UPDATED: Strike: ASUU extends rollover strike by two months

ASUU-NEC said it “was disappointed that Government did not treat the matters involved with utmost urgency they deserved during the four-week period as expected of a reasonable, responsive, and well-meaning administration.” By Qosim Suleiman Premium Times The Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU) said it extended its ongoing industrial action by another two months to afford […]