Tuesday, 23 February, 2021

Day: February 23, 2021


Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro has declared a six-month state of emergency after the recent heavy rains massively damaged farms, roads and bridges. Dr Majoro said the state of emergency would enable the country to mobilise resources to repair the damaged Read more…


President Buhari this morning received Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma, in his office in the statehouse, Abuja The closed-door meeting comes few days after the Uzodinma-led government clashed with a former governor of the state, Senator Rochas Okorocha.


Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro has fired Defence and National Security Minister Lekhetho Mosito barely two weeks after appointing him to the post. Although Dr Majoro did not give reasons for the move, Mr Mosito this week bared his soul to Read more…


Deputy President William Ruto has vowed to stay put in the Jubilee administration, saying, he will not run away from the challenges facing the ruling party as they are normal in politics. The second-in-command made the remarks yesterday in Kaptinga, Read more…


The volume of production and consumption of cotton in the country rose by at least 7.5 per cent in 2020 after the figures dipped in 2019, according to data analysed by PREMIUM TIMES. Nigeria’s cotton market has witnessed a marginal Read more…


The European Union warned it is considering sanctions on Myanmar while the United States penalized two more generals for links to the military coup, as Western countries sought to press the junta to avoid a violent crackdown after weeks of Read more…


National Unity Platform (NUP) president Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has announced the withdrawal of his election petition challenging President Yoweri Museveni’s election victory last month citing bias of the Supreme court. Kyagulanyi who filed the petition about two weeks Read more…


Increased “brinkmanship, pressure tactics, and tests of strength” are threatening progress in Somalia, the country’s UN envoy told the Security Council on Monday, warning that they must be resolved “through dialogue and compromise”. “Growing political tensions threaten Somalia’s State-building progress Read more…


The investigative panel set up by the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Oladayo Amao, has begun sitting in Abuja on Monday, while members have also visited the scene of the fatal aircraft crash to collect evidence for Read more…


Climate change is a global issue, but it disproportionately affects developing countries like Nigeria. Part of the response needs to be on a large political and institutional scale, based on science. But studies have shown that the daily behaviour of Read more…