BREAKING: Police Storms PREMIUM TIMES Head Office; Arrest Publisher, Journalist

BREAKING: Police storms PREMIUM TIMES head office; arrest publisher, journalist

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, Tukur Buratai.
The arrests came days after PREMIUM TIMES turned down the army’s demand to retract news stories about the Nigerian Army and its operations.
The paper’s Editor-in-Chief, Musikilu Mojeed, condemned the raid.
“They should stop deluding themselves that they can muzzle the press and intimidate PREMIUM TIMES,” said Mr. Mojeed. “They should know that our loyalty lies with our readers and the Nigerian people who have a right to know.”
He said the paper will continue “to discharge its responsibilities in line with global best practices, social responsibility and patriotism, even at great risk to our personal liberties”.

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BREAKING:Buhari Sacks FRN’s Executive Secretary, Reconstitutes New Board |The Republican News

Augustine Ehikioya, Abuja

Buhari sacks FRN's Executive Secretary, reconstitutes board

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate removal and the replacement of the Executive Secretary and the reconstitution of the board of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRN).

He has appointed a Chairman and a new Executive Secretary for the council.

The sack of the former Executive Secretary Jim Obazee may not be unconnected with stepping down of  Pastor E.A Adeboye as General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in compliance with the directive of FRN.

The new Council as approved by the President has Mr Adedotun Sulaiman, MFR as Chairman and Mr. Daniel Asapokhai as the Executive Secretary of the Council.

These were contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

The statement reads: “Mr. Sulaiman was a former Managing Partner/Director of Arthur Anderson and later, Accenture. He is a Chartered Accountant and a product of the University of Lagos and Harvard Business School.

“Mr. Asopokhai is a partner and a Financial Reporting Specialist at the PricewaterHouseCoopers (PWC), Nigeria. He is a product of the University of Lagos and the University of Pretoria.” It stated

President Buhari has also instructed the Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment to invite the nineteen ministries, departments and agencies of the Federal Government and private sector organizations specified in the FRC Act to nominate members of the board of the council.  (The Nation)

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BREAKING NEWS: 5 Dead In Fatal Shooting In Fort Lauderdale, Florida Airport |The Republican News

By Ike A. Offor


There has been a very fatal shooting by a gunman in Fort Lauderdale airport in which 5 people were killed and 8 people injured

The  shooter identified as Estaban Santiago has no past criminal record.

The gunman is a war veteran generally discharged from Alaska general guard. He also served in Iraq.

The shooter once walked into the FBI office and told them that he heard voices in his head telling him to join ISIS.


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BREAKING NEWS: Deadly Explosion Near Court House In Izmir, Turkey |The Republican News

By Ike A. Offor


There has been a deadly explosion near a courthouse in Izmir, Turkey.  The report from one of the The Republican News reporters from Istanbul says that it was a very large explosion which claimed victims.

Two people were killed by the explosion, one police officer and a staff of the courthouse where the explosion occurred.

The official report says that the explosion was caused by a car bomb.

Turkey had on the new year’s night experienced an attack from alone gunman who killed 39 people in a famous bar, where revellers were ushering in the new year. It was all found that most of the people killed in that attack were foreigners.


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BREAKING: Ondo State Former Chief Judge Olateru Olagbegi Has Passed On |The Republican News

Former Chief Judge of Ondo state, Justice Gladys Olateru-Olagbegi, has died.

According to family sources, she died on Sunday night January 1st after a prolonged battle with an undisclosed ailment.

She became the Chief Judge of Ondo state in 2003 and retired on 26th October, 2010.

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BREAKING NEWS: Pop Superstar, George Michael Dies At 53 |The Republican News

By Ike A. Offor

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George Michael

The British pop musician, George Michael has been found dead in his house in United Kingdom. He is aged 53 yrs and according to his family he died peacefully at home in Oxfordshire.

George Michael was a member of the band of the early 80s named  “Wham”, before he broke away to a solo music career.

His career spanned about 30 years and he sold over 100 million albums.

George Michael was a bit a controversial person who had run ins with the law for speeding, drugs and even caught once in the toilet engaged in explicit sexual activity in a gay club in Las Vegas.

He made several hit albums and lived life full of love.


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BREAKING: Two Female Suicide Bombers Killed In Maiduguri |The Republican News

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Kayode Idowu

Two female suicide bombers died in a failed attempt to invade Maiduguri.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Borno Police Command, Victor Isuku, the suicide bombers were halted at the outskirt of Maiduguri.

Isuku, in a text message, stated that: “At About 2030hrs yesterday (Sunday), two female suicide bombers were halted to stop for routine check at Geleri village which is about 5km to Muna Garage, an outskirt of Maiduguri.

“One of the suicide bombers detonated the IED strapped to her body killing her and her accomplice whose IED vest did not explode. Three residents of the area were however injured.

“The command’s EOD unit rushed to the scene to render the unexploded IED safe. The area has been secured and normalcy restored.”  (

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