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  • Health Workers Race to Contain Cholera Outbreak in Northeast
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Health workers in northeast Nigeria said on Tuesday they were striving to contain a cholera outbreak which is sweeping through camps for those uprooted by Boko Haram, amid a drive to vaccinate hundreds of thousands of people against the disease.
  • Chipolopolo Coach Names U-17 Star in Squad for Eagles Clash
    [Zambia Reports] Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda has named 26 local players for the first phase of the preparation for October 7 Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup clash against Nigeria.
  • Soldiers Kill Farmer for Violating Motorcycle Ban in Adamawa
    [This Day] Yola -Soldiers have gunned down on Yohana Simon Anarayu in Madagali area of Adamawa State for violating a ban on motorcycle.
  • Non-Academic Staff of Universities, Others Suspend Strike
    [This Day] Abuja -The non-academic staff of Nigerian universities and similar union across the country's tertiary institutions have suspended their strike.
  • A Long Walk Against Corruption
    [This Day] Chief Compliance Officers in Nigeria are taking a firm stance to sensitise Nigerian against the ills of financial corruption.
  • What Is the Exit Strategy?
    [This Day] 'Only a peaceful solution must be found to arrest the present worsening stalemate and restore normalcy. The Eastern Region must be encouraged to remain part of the Federation. If the Eastern Region is allowed by acts of omission or commission to secede from or opt out of Nigeria, then the Western Region and Lagos must also stay out of the Federation... A war against the East in which Northern soldiers are predominant, will only unite the Easterners or the Ibos against their attackers, strengthen them in th
  • Chieftaincy Title: Kano Artists Refuse to Endorse Korede as Sarkin Waka
    [Daily Trust] Kano -A renowned Kannywood movie producer and director, Falalu Dorayi, has expressed reservations over the conferment of chieftaincy title of ''Sarkin waka'' on southern musician Korede Bello by the Kano state emirate council.
  • Meet Nigeria's Amina Yuguda - Recipient of the 2017 Komla Dumor Award
    [This is Africa] Amina Yuguda, a journalist from northern Nigeria is the winner of the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award 2017. "When I got the call it was at work, my life changed from that point," Yuguda said.
  • Ortom Seeks Lawful Conduct of Agitation, Wants Transgressors Punished
    [This Day] Abuja -The Governor of Benue State, Mr. Samuel Ortom, thursday called on security agencies to live up to expectations by bringing those who have breached law and order as a result of their disruptive agitations to book.

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Politics

  • FG to reveal account details of IPOB sponsors
    Olusola Fabiyi and Eniola Akinkuotu The Federal Government will be giving the French Government account details of the sponsors of terrorist group, Indigenous People of Biafra, Saturday PUNCH has learnt. The Nigerian Government had through the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said that France was the headquarters of IPOB’s funding. But the […]
  • Saraki’s comments, an endorsement of IPOB’s activities —Lawmakers
    John Alechenu, Abuja A group of members of the House of Representatives, under the aegis of the Progressive Caucus, has described comments made by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on the Indigenous People of Biafra’s proscription as an endorsement of the group’s activities. Saraki had on Monday described IPOB’s proscription by the military and South-East […]
  • For six years, sacked LASU lecturer delayed our results for not paying N50,000 bribe –Alabi, Ex-student
    Tunde Ajaja Like a season movie that is yet to climax, the last seems not to have been heard of the sacking of 15 lecturers, two non-academic staff and the demotion of two others by the Governing Council of the Lagos State University, as more facts have continued to emerge about the issue. One of […]
  • Girls…girls…girls, control your feelings and stop falling in love unreasonably and unnecessarily!
    Temilolu Okeowo temiloluokeowo@gmail.com 07086620576 (sms only)   Dear Aunty Temilolu, You are the best! Each time I make up my mind to give a man my virginity, God always sends someone to stop that useless thought in me. Thank you Jesus for linking me up with aunty Temilolu. Francisca Dearest Aunty Temilolu, I love the […]
  • Secret behind my happiness, youthful looks –Kate Henshaw
    ’Nonye Ben-Nwankwo and Ademola Olonilua aolonilua@punchng.com Instagram: demie.o Twitter: @aoloniluapunch        08116759809 (SMS only) Though actress, Kate Henshaw is closer to 50 than 40, not just a few would think the actress is just in her late 20s. She has managed to look trim, fit and sexy despite her age. Known for her great love for […]
  • Tammy Abraham right to reject Nigeria – Onigbinde
    Idris Adesina Former Nigeria coach Adegboye Onigbinde has backed  on-loan Swansea  forward, Tammy Abraham,  for turning  down the chance to play for Nigeria. Abraham, who joined Chelsea from Bristol in 2016, is eligible to play for Nigeria through his parents. The Nigeria Football Federation president, Amaju Pinnick, during the week said Abraham, who has played […]
  • I never knew my late husband had wife, children –Mother of five who sleeps on Lagos streets
    Tunde Ajaja Looking pale and frightened, Mrs. Onyinyechi Godwin, cut the true picture of a distressed widow. Flanked on both sides by her five children, she looked sober given the torturous experiences she had had in the past and the future which, seemingly, felt so uncertain. For the past three months, Onyinyechi had been living […]
  • My father’s killers bundled him into his car, burnt him alive – Son of murdered Benue Army major
    John Charles, Makurdi As an uneasy calm descended on the troubled Ondo-Ogobia communities in Otukpo Local Government area of Benue State, some gory details have emerged on the attack that claimed the lives of  a former state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Major Lawrence Ugboh (retd.) and three others penultimate Thursday. Also killed in […]
  • Send your children to local varsities, JAMB registrar tells wealthy Nigerians
    Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, has advised the elite to stop sending their children abroad for the first degree education. Oloyede, who noted that private universities must be “realistic by considering the economic situation in the country,” said some private universities in the country were […]
  • One city, two worlds: The contrasting lives of Lagos’ prostitutes
    Eric Dumo Agatha Chukwuma almost flew out of her skin when she made the discovery recently. Twenty-one and in search of a better future, she was ferried to Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, six months ago by an uncle from her native Orlu in Imo State.  Apart from pursuing admission into one of the nation’s higher […]

Business

  • FG to reveal account details of IPOB sponsors
    Olusola Fabiyi and Eniola Akinkuotu The Federal Government will be giving the French Government account details of the sponsors of terrorist group, Indigenous People of Biafra, Saturday PUNCH has learnt. The Nigerian Government had through the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said that France was the headquarters of IPOB’s funding. But the […]
  • Saraki’s comments, an endorsement of IPOB’s activities —Lawmakers
    John Alechenu, Abuja A group of members of the House of Representatives, under the aegis of the Progressive Caucus, has described comments made by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on the Indigenous People of Biafra’s proscription as an endorsement of the group’s activities. Saraki had on Monday described IPOB’s proscription by the military and South-East […]
  • For six years, sacked LASU lecturer delayed our results for not paying N50,000 bribe –Alabi, Ex-student
    Tunde Ajaja Like a season movie that is yet to climax, the last seems not to have been heard of the sacking of 15 lecturers, two non-academic staff and the demotion of two others by the Governing Council of the Lagos State University, as more facts have continued to emerge about the issue. One of […]
  • Girls…girls…girls, control your feelings and stop falling in love unreasonably and unnecessarily!
    Temilolu Okeowo temiloluokeowo@gmail.com 07086620576 (sms only)   Dear Aunty Temilolu, You are the best! Each time I make up my mind to give a man my virginity, God always sends someone to stop that useless thought in me. Thank you Jesus for linking me up with aunty Temilolu. Francisca Dearest Aunty Temilolu, I love the […]
  • Secret behind my happiness, youthful looks –Kate Henshaw
    ’Nonye Ben-Nwankwo and Ademola Olonilua aolonilua@punchng.com Instagram: demie.o Twitter: @aoloniluapunch        08116759809 (SMS only) Though actress, Kate Henshaw is closer to 50 than 40, not just a few would think the actress is just in her late 20s. She has managed to look trim, fit and sexy despite her age. Known for her great love for […]
  • Tammy Abraham right to reject Nigeria – Onigbinde
    Idris Adesina Former Nigeria coach Adegboye Onigbinde has backed  on-loan Swansea  forward, Tammy Abraham,  for turning  down the chance to play for Nigeria. Abraham, who joined Chelsea from Bristol in 2016, is eligible to play for Nigeria through his parents. The Nigeria Football Federation president, Amaju Pinnick, during the week said Abraham, who has played […]
  • I never knew my late husband had wife, children –Mother of five who sleeps on Lagos streets
    Tunde Ajaja Looking pale and frightened, Mrs. Onyinyechi Godwin, cut the true picture of a distressed widow. Flanked on both sides by her five children, she looked sober given the torturous experiences she had had in the past and the future which, seemingly, felt so uncertain. For the past three months, Onyinyechi had been living […]
  • My father’s killers bundled him into his car, burnt him alive – Son of murdered Benue Army major
    John Charles, Makurdi As an uneasy calm descended on the troubled Ondo-Ogobia communities in Otukpo Local Government area of Benue State, some gory details have emerged on the attack that claimed the lives of  a former state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Major Lawrence Ugboh (retd.) and three others penultimate Thursday. Also killed in […]
  • Send your children to local varsities, JAMB registrar tells wealthy Nigerians
    Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, has advised the elite to stop sending their children abroad for the first degree education. Oloyede, who noted that private universities must be “realistic by considering the economic situation in the country,” said some private universities in the country were […]
  • One city, two worlds: The contrasting lives of Lagos’ prostitutes
    Eric Dumo Agatha Chukwuma almost flew out of her skin when she made the discovery recently. Twenty-one and in search of a better future, she was ferried to Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, six months ago by an uncle from her native Orlu in Imo State.  Apart from pursuing admission into one of the nation’s higher […]

Topix

  • Nigeria: Buhari Leaves New York for London

    President Muhammadu Buhari has departed New York, where he attended the 72nd UN General Assembly, for the United Kingdom. Buhari was in New York to join other world leaders for the one week UNGA high-level events that started on Tuesday, He was accompanied by Governors Abdul'aziz Yari, David Umahi and Rotimi Akeredolu of Zamfara, Ebonyi and Ondo states respectively.

  • Lagos DNA forensic centre: Here comes Nigeria's first crime bursting facility

    MANY Nigerians, especially victims of crime and survivors of rape and other cases heaved sigh of relief when Lagos State government announced commencement of skeletal work at its Deoxyribonucleic Acid, DNA Forensics Centre, LSDFC. Their action bordered on the fact that many high-profile cases had been stalled due to lack of evidence that could link the suspects to the crime.

  • IMF borrowed from Nigeria in 1974 - Former Finance Minister

    Minis- ter of Finance in the Second Republic, Alhaji Abubakar Alhaji, said yesterday the International Monetary Fund, IMF, borrowed money from Nigeria in 1974. Alhaji, who revealed this when Senator Shehu Sani paid him a private visit in his residence in Sokoto, said he signed the loan agreement when he was Permanent Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Finance.

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