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In a tweet posted on its Twitter handle today, the Defense Headquarters asserted that the military was using air and land attacks to “stabilize” Mubi, Michika, Baza, Gulak, Gwoza, Bama, Gamboru Ngala and other towns and villages in the northeast region that were recently captured by the terrorist group, Boko Haram.

As intelligence continues to point to a determination by Boko Haram insurgents to launch a major offensive against Maiduguri, the capital of Borno …

Only 5 percent of Android users will switch to iPhone 6, says survey

Surveys are the naked selfies of the intellectual.<p>They reveal so much, yet the whole story seems rarely there. Some, indeed, reek of total fakery.<p>However, I've been truly desperate to know whether the arrival of the iPhone 6 will cause a mass stampede away from Android.<p>As if to satiate me on …

Fresh explosion kills 5 in Kano - Premium Times Nigeria

<i>Related News</i><p><b>A female suicide bomber died in a separate incident.</b><p>A bomb targeting church worshippers at the Sabon Gari area of Kano killed five people …

10 things ladies hate when out on a date - Premium Times Nigeria

<i>Related News</i><p><b>How to be a gentleman on your date.</b><p>Everyone has that one thing they hate when they are out on a date. Every girl wants to be the centre …

Armed robbers attack VP Sambo wife's car, kill 2 - Premium Times Nigeria

<i>Related News</i><p><b>The attack resulted in multiple crashes.</b><p>Armed robbers attacked commuters along the Abuja-Kaduna expressway Friday, killing two and …

Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau: the Man Who Would Be Africa's Bin Laden

Investigations<p>Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau wants to be Africa's Osama Bin Laden, and has ratcheted up his anti-American rhetoric in an effort to spread his influence globally, according to a more-nuanced profile of him developed since he orchestrated the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian …

No more dedicated electricity lines for Kano private residence – Official

<i>Related News</i><p><b>“The company has decided that only industrial customers will be given dedicated lines for businesses.”</b><p>The Kano Electricity Distribution …

Boko Haram killings: Nigerian government has exhausted its excuses - Tambuwal - Premium Times Nigeria

<i>Related News</i><p><b>The House of Representatives is considering amending the constitution to allow direct funding of the security forces.</b><p>The Nigerian …

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is here with more power, more pixels, and a refined design

What do you do when you’re one of the world’s largest smartphone makers and it’s time to update your flagship device? If you’re Samsung, you trot out the new Galaxy S5, a refined and updated take on last year’s wildly successful Galaxy S4. Like the new Gear wearables, the Galaxy S5 looks and feels …

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Why I refused Jonathan’s order to resign – Sanusi - Premium Times Nigeria

<i>Related News</i><p><i>Embattled CBN chief says he is ready for any backlash</i><p>The suspended Central Bank of Nigeria, Governor, Sanusi Lamido, said he ignored …

South Korea Unveils Plans for Sustainable Mini-City in World’s Best Airport

South Korea is upping the ante for airports worldwide by announcing plans to build a sustainable mini-city within Incheon International Airport. …

Is This New Building the Most Beautiful Airport of All Time?

With up to one million travelers expected to pass through the Kutaisi International Airport in Tsqnet'i, Georgia, this year the country tapped Netherlands-based <b>UNStudio</b> to craft what may be the cleanest, airiest, loveliest airport in the aviating history. If you think Georgia is an odd place to …

Shenzhen Opens Flashy New Airport Terminal

by <b>Kaushik</b><p>Monday, December 02, 2013<p>Read<p>The highly anticipated new terminal at Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, Guangdong, China, opened last …

Obasanjo's letter: Jonathan sees landmines, other dangers ahead - Premium Times Nigeria

<i>Related News</i><p>President Goodluck Jonathan has hit back at ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo, describing the former president’s letter to him as …

Sanusi backtracks, says N1.9 trillion, not N8 trillion oil money missing

<i>Related News</i><p><b>Mr. Sanusi, Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala, and Mrs. Alison-Madueke appeared before the lawmakers.</b><p>In a surprising shift, the governor of Nigeria’s …

Jonathan replies Obasanjo: Prove ‘hit-squad’ allegation or remain a coward - Premium Times Nigeria

<i>Related News</i><p>President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday categorized former president Olusegun Obasanjo among those he called “spineless cowards” driven by …

As laptop SSDs hit 1TB in capacity, we see whether they're worth the cash

After reviewing Apple's latest MacBook Pro I noticed something very interesting: its performance versus my two-year-old model felt far more …

How to switch from iPhone to Android – the Eric Schmidt guide

In a rare Google+ post, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt offered his followers a very detailed how-to guide on switching from iPhone to Android.<p>Schmidt said that many of his iPhone friends are moving to Android and reminded buyers that some of the most recent Android handsets out there including the …

Child Bride Is Not Islam: An Alternative Perspective, By Hannatu Musawa - Premium Times Nigeria

<i>Related News</i><p>This week I wanted to write on a very interesting and enlightening piece a knowledgeable and enlightened academic and Muslim scholar …

Insecurity: Jonathan orders immediate take off national data system

By CHRIS OCHAYI<br>ABUJA – Following recent avalanche of security challenges occasioned by activities of the dreaded Boko Haram sect in the country, the …

Choosing the Next CBN Governor: Whom Does the Cap Fit?

<i>Sunday, October 27, 2013 / By Ray Echebiri, Olufemi Awoyemi and Alexander Ekemenah</i><p>Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi whose five-year term as governor of the …