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NTA Removed From Largest UK Cable Platform, Sky

The Nigerian Television Authority has been removed from the largest digital satellite television service platform in Europe, Sky Limited. A visit to Sky’s website showed that NTA had been barred indefinitely from airing on Channel 794. A message on Sky’s website read in part, “794: NTA International; currently temporarily removed from EPG

16 killed as bandits attack another Zamfara community


Armed persons in the early hours of Thursday attacked a community in Zamfara State killing 16 people, an official has said. Thousands of people have either been killed or kidnapped in Zamfara by suspected bandits in the past year. The latest attack occured in Kanoma community in Maru Local Government Area of

Kano govt queries Emir Sanusi for allegedly misappropriating N3.4 billion

The Kano State Government has asked the Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, to explain within 48 hours his stance on the alleged misappropriation of N3.4 billion by the emirate. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the Kano anti-corruption commission accused the Kano emirate under Mr Sanusi of mismanaging the N3.4 billion. It was based

NBC suspends AIT, Raypower’s license

The Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) has announced the suspension of the license of Daar Communications PLC. Daar Communications, owned by Raymond Dokpesi, owns AIT television and Ray Power radio station, Nigeria’s first private radio station. The Director-General of the NBC, Modibbo Kawu, announced the suspension Thursday evening while briefing journalists in Abuja,

Female suicide bomber hits Buni-Yadi mosque

Suspected Boko Haram Suicide bomber has attacked worshipers in a mosques at fulatari area of Buni-Yadi, Gujba Local government area of Yobe state. Daily Trust gathered that the incident which occurred around 5:30am has left two people injured and the suicide bomber dead. This is the first time that town has witnessed

How President Buhari should be addressed henceforth – FG

The federal government has released a new directive on how President Muhammadu Buhari should be addressed at formal functions. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, gave the directive in a circular sent to ministries, departments and agencies of the federal government. “Government has observed with concern the inconsistent

3000 APC Members Defect To PDP In Benue

No fewer than 3, 500 strong members and supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have denounced their membership and joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State. The mass defection which was celebrated at the weekend in Otukpa, the headquarters of Ogbadibo local government area of the state,

Breaking: FEC meeting cancelled

This week’s meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has been cancelled. According to a terse statement issued by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) in Abuja on Monday, the meeting will not hold due to the participation of President Muhammadu Buhari and a significant number of

Buhari overrules Health Minister, reinstates suspended NHIS chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has reinstated the suspended Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Usman Yusuf. Yusuf was suspended by the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, in June 2017, following allegations of gross misconduct. He was found guilty of alleged offences that ranged from nepotism to theft of public funds. Premium

France’s President Marcon Set To Visit Nigeria By July

Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, will address a joint session of the National Assembly during his official visit to Nigeria in July. Denys Gauer, the ambassador of France to Nigeria, unveiled the plan to Nigeria, visit when he visited  Yakubu Dogara, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, on Tuesday, February