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INTERVIEW: Why I’m not ready to collaborate with my brother now – Burna Boy’s sister, Nissi

The London-based artiste says female musicians are not given the same level playing ground as their male counterparts

Some members of Rotary Club at the ground breaking ceremony for a Primary Health Care Centre located at Kpaduma community

Abandoned Abuja community to finally get health centre

Rotary Club is building a primary health care centre for the people of Kpaduma in Abuja


INTERVIEW: Why it’s difficult for goalkeepers to win awards — Ike Shorunmu

Shorunmu also speaks on other issues affecting the Super Eagles as well as limitations for goalkeepers.

Bolaji Abdullahi

INTERVIEW: My struggles between Jonathan, Saraki; and why Otoge movement succeeded — Ex-Minister

Bolaji Abdullahi explains why the Otoge movement swept the Saraki political family out of power in Kwara State.


ANALYSIS: Libya is staging ground in renewed big power swoop on Africa

Both armies consist largely of proxies and tribal militias

President Muhammadu Buhari and Chairman, APC Caretaker Committee, Governor of Yobe State, Mala Buni, today at the State House, Abuja. [PHOTO CREDIT: @BashirAhmaad]

Buhari sets record, holds party meeting in State House Council Chambers

The Council Chamber normally hosts the meetings of the Federal Executive Council, National Council of State, National Economic Council and National Security Council, all of which are purely governmental affairs.

Bashir Are

INTERVIEW: How we’re tackling underage betting in Lagos – Are Bashir

“We make sure all our operators are bonded, so if an operator cannot pay the winners, the board can redeem the bond.”

Dr Edith NKWEMBE, Microbiologist using laboratory reagents to identify COVID-19 [PHOTO CREDIT: WHO African Region - World Health Organization]

INTERVIEW: What to know about COVID-19 strains in Nigeria – Molecular Biologist

We realised that the virus has changed, a mutation.

Abiola Ajimobi [PHOTO: Oyo State Govt.]

Obituary: Abiola Ajimobi: Oyo’s ‘Constituted Authority’ and record maker

Mr Ajimobi earned a few foes for his confrontational mien and aggressive style of leadership, politics.

Former Governor Adams Oshiomole

ANALYSIS: APC Crisis: Tinubu/Oshiomhole, Amaechi fight for control with Edo as battleground

Victor Giadom, 56, who has declared himself acting APC chairman is a close political ally of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.

Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)

For Nigerian students, high data costs limit online learning amidst pandemic

The global coronavirus outbreak has kept Nigerian schools closed since March 19, and the government is yet to disclose how long the closure will last.


INTERVIEW: Why Buhari’s executive order on state legislative autonomy may be difficult to implement — Oyo Deputy Speaker

Mr Fadeyi speaks on why the assembly approved a multi-million naira loan for Governor Makinde, activities of the assembly in the last one year and other sundry issues.

Gambo Gumel Aliyu new NACA DG.

INTERVIEW: HIV 2030 target may be derailed if COVID-19 persists — NACA DG

Gambo Aliyu is the Director General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA). In this exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Nike Adebowale, Mr Aliyu talks about the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on HIV/AIDS services.

The billboard, measuring 30 by 90 metres by Lona Group

Five things advertisers should consider amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Amidst the huge human toll and ongoing suffering, businesses are having to change the way they operate.

Nigerian teenagers need knowledgeable digital mentors and coaches. [Frederic Soltan/Getty Images]

Why it’s time for adults to accept that Nigerian teenagers have a digital life

The country accounts for close to 30% of internet penetration in Africa. According to a global digital report, there were 85 million internet users in Nigeria as at January 2020.

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timi Sylva

INTERVIEW: Why Nigerian govt cannot allow marketers fix petrol prices – Sylva

Mr Sylva also spoke on his one year in office and what to do going forward.

Benedict Alabi

INTERVIEW: Why we’re reviewing Aregbesola’s policies – Osun Deputy Gov.

The official also speaks on the distribution of COVID-19 palliatives in Osun.

Alloy Agu (Photo Credit: Brila.net)

INTERVIEW: We’re not under pressure to win 2021 AFCON — Alloy Agu

Agu speaks on the renewal of Rohr’s contract and the planned return of Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo to the national team.

Abiola [photocredit:PMnews]

Democracy Day: MKO Abiola in eyes of history 27 years later

June 12, 1993 remains politically indelible in the post-independence annals of the nation.

Barakat Bello

Nigerians call for stiffer punishment as reported rape cases increase

Activists urge the authorities to ensure swift justice in curbing worsening sexual violence.

Melee Kolo Kyari, NNPC GMD

INTERVIEW: Nigeria doesn’t need PIB to deregulate oil sector – NNPC GMD

Mele Kyari also speaks about Nigeria’s high cost of oil production and what is being done to reduce it.

Boss Mustapha, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19

INTERVIEW: Coronavirus: We’ve made recommendations to Buhari on schools, religious houses – PTF

The PTF members met with the president on Sunday.

Amarachi Uyanne

Nigerian kid music stars and where they are now

PREMIUM TIMES takes a look at where your Nigerian favourite child music stars are now.

Valere Houdonou

INTERVIEW: I almost quit coaching after Keshi’s death — Former Assistant Coach

The Beninese disputes Super Eagles coach’s assertion that there are no good players in the nation’s local football league.

Tap Initiative distributes food materials.

Coronavirus: Group assists poor, vulnerable citizens during lockdown

The inability of government to reach most Nigerians who need relief packages spurred private groups and individuals to fill some of the gaps.