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Jammeh flees as West African troops enter Gambia

The whereabouts of former president Yahya Jammeh is unknown as military forces of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) crossed from Senegal into Gambia. This is coming hours after President Adama Barrow was sworn into office, the African Press Agency reported Thursday. Long convoys of military vehicles with armed soldiers entered the troubled […]

Breaking: Police release PREMIUM TIMES publisher, Dapo Olorunyomi

Publisher of Premium Times newspaper Dapo Olorunyomi and Judicial reporter Evelyn Okakwu have been released by the police in Abuja. Both were arrested Thursday afternoon in Abuja. Dapo Olorunyomi, publisher of the newspaper, was arrested alongside the judiciary correspondent, Evelyn Okakwu, at around 5:00 p.m. They were released on bail and instructed to report at […]

Celebrities endorse Victor Edogun’s books

Dozens of Nigerian celebrities have endorsed ‘Bold’ and ‘Poetic Experience’, two books recently released from the stable of veteran Nollywood actor, Victor Edogun. The two books were released three years after ‘Save Today’, a novel by Edogun on terrorism that went viral on the internet. The books have continued to enjoy rave reviews and endorsement […]

Jammeh is no longer The Gambia’s President – UN Security Council

The UN Security Council on Thursday affirmed that Adama Barrow is now the legitimate President of The Gambia, declaring that “former President Yahya Jammeh is out”. The President of the Security Council, Olof Skoog (Sweden), told the UN Correspondents after the adoption of the Resolution 2337 (2017) by consensus by the 15-Member Council. The Correspondent […]

United overtake Real at top of record-breaking rich list

Manchester United generated the most revenue of any football club in the world last season, according to a report published by Deloitte. United dethrone Real Madrid – who held top spot for 11 years – after accumulating a record revenue of 689m euros (£515m) during the 2015-16 term. The Premier League club saw commercial revenue […]

AFCON 2017: Tunisia defeat Algeria 2-1

Tunisia boosted their chances of reaching the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals with a 2-1 win over neighbours Algeria. They took the lead when Algeria’s Aissa Mandi directed Youssef Msakni’s left-wing cross into his own net. And some dreadful defending by Faouzi Ghoulam led to him bringing down Wahbi Khazri for a penalty which Naim […]

Police raid PREMIUM TIMES office, arrest publisher, Olorunyomi

The Nigeria police have raided PREMIUM TIMES head office in Abuja, and arrested the newspaper’s publisher. The publisher, Dapo Olorunyomi, was arrested alongside the paper’s judiciary correspondent, Evelyn Okakwu. Plain-clothed officers conducted search at the office shortly after 5p.m. Thursday, and said they were acting on a complaint filed by the Chief of Army Staff, […]

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