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TRIBUTE: Anne Nnenna Nnaji: Call Me A Woman!

“Anne Nnaji was more than a colleague. She was a great friend and sister.”

Gov. Ikpeazu addressing journalists

INTERVIEW: Why we can’t allow Biafra agitation — Gov. Ikpeazu

The Abia governor met Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday.

Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration, Muhammad Babandede. [Photo credit: Channels TV & YouTube.com]

INTERVIEW: Why we deported 50 foreigners from Nigeria — CG Immigration, Babandede

Muhammad Babandede speaks on diverse issues, including the challenge of securing Nigerian borders.

Miracle Babies

FEATURE: RCCG lady avoids Pastor Adeboye’s prayers for babies

This piece explores the making of miracle babies at Nigeria’s Redeemed Church.


ANALYSIS: The challenge of tackling ‘hate speech’ on Nigerian radio, television

“The nature of calls we get on our show are such that if the NBC wasn’t monitoring us we would need to monitor ourselves.”

General Overseer of the Inri Evangelical Spiritual Church, Lagos, Elijah Ayodele

Biafra: Primate Ayodele releases prophecies, says Nigeria will split by 2035

The cleric also advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election.


INTERVIEW: How I got German embassy to set up health clinic in Abuja IDP camp — Ex-NYSC Member

Hundreds of people now have access to the free health treatments.

Students writing an exam used to illustrate this story

ANALYSIS: WAEC rating highlights dwindling fortunes of education in South-west Nigeria

Students from South-west states are consistently performing poorly in WAEC examinations

AUN President, Dawn Dekle

INTERVIEW: Why AUN is Nigeria’s best-kept secret – President Dekle

The new AUN President also spoke about her plans for the school.

Former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka

INTERVIEW (PART 2): APGA no longer relevant in Igboland – ex-Aviation Minister Osita Chidoka

The governorship candidate also speaks on his role in the Olusegun Obasanjo administration.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo speaking

INTERVIEW: How Buhari administration will deliver on promises before 2019 – Osinbajo

Mr. Osinbajo also listed the achievements of the administration.

President Buhari

INTERVIEW: Why Buhari did not discuss restructuring, healthcare, others in #PresidentialBroadcast – Femi Adesina

The spokesperson also spoke on other matters discussed by the president.


How Redeemed Church successfully hosted millions of worshippers for a week

The 65th annual convention ended last Sunday.


ANALYSIS: Amid crisis, Nigeria’s newest political parties in heightened preparations for first polls

PREMIUM TIMES recently visited the national secretariats of the five political parties registered by INEC in June.

Former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka

INTERVIEW: How we convinced Jonathan to concede defeat to Buhari – Osita Chidoka

The former minister also spoke on his decision to quit the PDP.


INTERVIEW: How NEXIM Bank is helping to boost agriculture, job creation in Nigeria – MD

The bank chief also spoke on other core activities of his organisation.

Buhari meets Abike Dabiri, Lai Mohammed, others in London

100 days without the President:  Controversy trails Buhari’s continued absence from Nigeria

Nigerians express divergent views on the propriety of Mr. Buhari’s continued absence from the country.

Dele Olojede

INTERVIEW: How investigation into Alison-Madueke’s corruption killed NEXT newspaper — Dele Olojede

The journalist also proposes that Sumo wrestling tactics can be adopted to transform Nigeria.

Olusoji Fasuba

INTERVIEW: Why Nigeria is failing in athletics – Coach who helped set African record

Fasuba ran the 100m in a time of 9.85 seconds to set a new African record in Doha, Qatar on May 12, 2006.

Dr. Ibrahim Kana, Head Of Nigeria's National Medical Team to Hajj 2017

INTERVIEW: What Nigerian pilgrims should do to stay healthy during Hajj- – NAHCON

Nigerian authorities say arrangements are in place to cater for health needs of pilgrims.

William Olorunfemi Adeduro

Nigeria’s unity should not be compromised – Octogenarian

William Adeduro narrates his Nigerian experience from childhood.


PROFILE: Bolaji Owasanoye: The new man to lead Nigeria’s second major anti-graft agency

Mr. Owasanoye is coming on board with a wealth of experience.

Former President Jonathan's house burgled

INTERVIEW: How I was invited to buy ex-President Jonathan’s belongings – Trader

The trader, now on the run from the police, bought six sets of clothes belonging to the ex-president.

Kidnap kingpin, Evans, paraded by security operatives [Photo: Punch Newspapers]

INTERVIEW: Why I am defending notorious kidnapper Evans in court – Lawyer

The lawyer accused the police of conducting media trial of his client.

Darren Walker

INTERVIEW: How we contribute to tackling poverty, inequality in Nigeria, globally – President, Ford Foundation

Darren Walker also spoke on why Ford is now focusing on inequality.