Despite N325.5m in 2016, FG budgeted another N100.8m for kitchen equipment

Nigeria’s Presidency is planning to buy new “kitchen and catering equipment” for N100.8 million in 2017, a proposal sent to the National Assembly says.

Despite N325.5m in 2016, FG budgeted another N100.8m for kitchen equipment

Nigeria’s Presidency is planning to buy new “kitchen and catering equipment” for N100.8 million in 2017, a proposal sent to the National Assembly says. The huge amount, coming as Nigerians groan under the weight of economic recession, will add to hundreds of million of naira spent on the recurring item over the years. Between 2015 […]

Buhari joins Jonathan, Yar’Adua to violate Nigerian law on public procurement

Buhari joins Jonathan, Yar’Adua to violate Nigerian law on public procurement

Despite promises during the campaigns in the build up to the 2015 election, President Muhammadu Buhari has failed to inaugurate the National Council on Public Procurement, NCPP, as required by Nigerian law. The Public Procurement Act 2007 was signed into law by late President Umaru Yar’Adua on June 4, 2007. The Act provides for the establishment […]

PDP commends Nigerian soldiers, Buhari for reclaiming Sambisa forest from Boko Haram

PDP commends Nigerian soldiers, Buhari for reclaiming Sambisa forest from Boko Haram

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Tuesday commended Nigerian soldiers for the uncommon bravery they displayed at dislodging Boko Haram from Sambisa Forest in north-east Nigeria. “We salute the men and women of our beloved armed forces. Their courage, determination and sacrifice made this achievement possible,” the PDP said in a statement signed by its […]

Why Buhari is silent on Southern Kaduna killings – Spokesperson

Why Buhari is silent on Southern Kaduna killings – Spokesperson

President Muhammadu Buhari is silent on the ongoing violence in southern part of Kaduna State because the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, is handling it, presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, has said. Mr. Adesina stated this Monday morning on Channels Television during its Sunrise Daily programme. At least six persons were killed in Goska village, Jema’a local […]

INTERVIEW: Nigeria is dancing on the cliff — Ex-U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria

Former United States Ambassador to Nigeria and an expert on Nigerian and African affairs, John Campbell, in this one-on-one interview with PREMIUM TIMES Washington Bureau reporter, Bisi Olanipekun, discusses Nigeria, his new book on South Africa and the U.S.-Africa relations especially with the incoming Trump administration.

Former United States Ambassador to Nigeria and an expert on Nigerian and African affairs, John Campbell, in this one-on-one interview with PREMIUM TIMES Washington Bureau reporter, Bisi Olanipekun, discusses Nigeria, his new book on South Africa and the U.S.-Africa relations especially with the incoming Trump administration. PT: As a former ambassador and political counsellor to Nigeria […]

Presidential committee to rebuild north-east unable to account for N2.5 billion

The Presidential Initiative for the North East, PINE, stinks of corruption and poor accountability standards thus hindering efforts at addressing the humanitarian crisis and rebuilding infrastructure in the region, lawmakers have said.

Presidential committee to rebuild north-east unable to account for N2.5 billion

The Presidential Initiative for the North East, PINE, stinks of corruption and poor accountability standards thus hindering efforts at addressing the humanitarian crisis and rebuilding infrastructure in the region, lawmakers have said. The Senate ad-hoc committee on the north-east humanitarian crisis uncovered what appeared to be cases of corruption, including phantom projects and inflated contracts […]

BREAKING: Buhari to ‘present N7.3 trillion budget for 2017’

BREAKING: Buhari to ‘present N7.3 trillion budget for 2017’

The federal government has proposed a budget of N7.28 trillion for the year 2017. The proposed budget represents an increase of ‎about 19.95 per cent over the 2016 Appropriation of N6.07 trillion. President Muhammadu Buhari is to present the budget on December 14 to a joint session of the National Assembly. PREMIUM TIMES sources in […]

Nigerian university suspends professor caught cheating in exams

Nigerian university suspends professor caught cheating in exams

The University of Jos (UNIJOS) has suspended one of its academic staff who was allegedly caught cheating while writing an examination on May 4, PREMIUM TIMES can report today. Benedicta Daudu, an associate professor of law and former head of the Department of Jurisprudence and International Law of the Faculty of Law in UNIJOS, was […]

EXCLUSIVE: How Nigeria’s Accountant General deceived VP Osinbajo, governors; ₦324 billion oil money unaccounted for

EXCLUSIVE: How Nigeria’s Accountant General deceived VP Osinbajo, governors; ₦324 billion oil money unaccounted for

By Joshua Olufemi At a time Nigeria is facing severe economic crunch, a comprehensive oil report presented to the National Economic Council (NEC) has been found to be silent on a whopping N323.58 billion earned as crude oil revenue under the President Goodluck Jonathan government. The report, submitted to NEC by Mohammed Dikwa, the then Director […]