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NSCDC Taraba State Commandant, Alh. Aliyu Ndanusa.

Taraba Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested two suspects for allegedly defrauding students at an illegal Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB) registration centre.

Alh. Aliyu… Continue reading

Kaduna State Governor, Mal. Nasiru El-Rufa’i.

Kaduna State Ministry of Health has confirmed a fresh case of Lassa fever in a 34-year old man in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state.

The Commissioner of Health, Dr Amina Mohammed-Baloni, confirmed… Continue reading

China’s Foreign Ministry has blasted the U.S. government for restricting the entry of Chinese nationals due to the corona virus outbreak, which this week was declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization. 

On Saturday, Ministry spokeswoman… Continue reading

The United States government has included Nigeria in its expanded list of countries hit by a travel ban.

While Nigerians will still be able to visit the U.S. as tourists, they will henceforth be unable to obtain visas that can… Continue reading

A former Nigerian senator, Shehu Sani, has been released from the custody of the EFCC after meeting his bail conditions, the commission has said.

The acting spokesperson to the Commission, Tony Orilade, confirmed the release to PREMIUM TIMES on Friday.… Continue reading


The Emir of Gwandu, Major General Muhammadu Iliyasu Bashar has turbaned Mal. Muhammadu Bello Koko as the 5th District Head of Koko at a colourful ceremony held on 30th, November, 2019 at the Abdullahi Fodio palace in… Continue reading



Justice Joyce Abdulmaleek of the Federal High Court, Ibadan on Wednesday sentenced a drug kingpin, Tajudeen Tela to life imprisonment for trafficking 37 kg of Indian Hemp.

In her judgement, Abdulmaleek said that Tela was convicted and sentenced… Continue reading

Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday said that the Senate would release new strategies on corruption fight to the public in the next few weeks.

Lawan disclosed this at the two-day National Summit on Diminishing Corruption in the Public Sector… Continue reading

By Mary Jalingo

Civil Society Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) steering committee chairman, Dr. David Olayemi has decried the poor attention given to nutrition in the country.

Dr. David Olayemi stated this during a 3 day workshop organised by… Continue reading

Chairman of Jos-North Local Government Area of Plateau State, Hon. Phillip Izang Nyam has felicitated with the Muslim ummah in the local government as the Muslim ummah commences the holy month of Ramadan which is a period for showing love,… Continue reading