Sunday, August 1, 2021


COVID-19 anniversary and looking forward to 2021,By WHO DG

COVID-19: One year later – WHO Director-General’s new year message As people around the world celebrated New Year's Eve 12 months ago, a new global threat emerged. Since that moment, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken so many lives and caused massive...

Benue Pensioners threaten showdown over arrears

  Pensioners in Benue State on Friday vowed to embark on a protest across the state, if the state government fails to pay their pensions and gratuities by Wednesday. The pensioners, in a statement signed and issued by their leaders, Peter...

“Count me out of Ruga!”-Osinbajo

  The Office of the Vice-President  on Fridaydenied being in charge of the implementation of the Ruga settlement initiative. The  Senior Special Assistant to the Vice-President on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande, said in a tweet on Friday that the...

On election eve, President Buhari dismisses rumours of plans to Islamize Nigeria

FULL STATEMENT: It has come to the notice of President Muhammadu Buhari, ahead of the forthcoming elections, that some unscrupulous Nigerians are again falsely and wickedly claiming that the administration has an agenda to impose Islam on Nigeria. The objective is...

Elizabeth Ochanya Ogbaje: NAPTIP urges children passing through similar situations to speak out

Text of the press conference addressed by the Director – General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, (NAPTIP), Dame Julie Okah – Donli, on the death of the 13 year old student of the...

Benue First Lady, Eunice Ortom, denies being grilled by EFCC

The First lady of Benue State, Dr (Mrs) Eunice Ortom has described as false a news item purporting her six-hour grilling by officers of the Economic and Financial crimes Commission (EFCC) over issues having to do with the Social...

PREMIUM TIMES demands immediate release of its reporter, Samuel Ogundipe

PRESS STATEMENT PREMIUM TIMES hereby calls for the immediate release of its reporter, Samuel Ogundipe, who was detained on Tuesday by the Nigeria Police over a report. On the day the Nigerian presidency was complaining about the excesses of a unit in...

President Buhari to proceed on 10-day Holiday

President Muhammadu Buhari begins a 10 working days holiday from August 3, 2018. In compliance with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution, a letter has been transmitted to the President of the Senate, and the Speaker, House of Representatives...

Please leave President Buhari out of Benue Assembly saga, Presidency tells interests groups

Even while attending the ECOWAS/ECCAS Summit in Togo, strident attempts were being made to drag President Muhammadu Buhari into the unfolding drama between the executive and the legislature in Benue State. Statements have been issued by different interest groups, insinuating...

Nigerian Army redeploys Theatre Commander, MNJTF, other officers

The Nigerian Army has announced a major redeployment of senior officers in Command, Staff and other appointments.  The posting affected Principal Staff Officers both at the Defence and Army Headquarters as well as General Officers Commanding (GOCs). The Theatre...


U.S., Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup

The 2026 World Cup will be held in the United States, Mexico and Canada after FIFA’s congress voted on Wednesday to back the tri-nation...