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Lagos returns 3,105 poor persons, lunatics to six states

TO rid Lagos of lunatics and beggars, the state government has sent over 3,105 beggars and lunatics to their countries and states of origin. The Special Adviser to the governor on Youth and Social Development Dr. Dolapo Badru, who disclosed this at a ministerial briefing yesterday in Lagos, said 3,044 of the beggars arrested had been […]

Picture: Slain banker’s husband attempted suicide in prison

Akolade Akolade Arowolo, the man, who allegedly killed his banker-wife, Titilayo (Omozoje), reportedly attempted suicide at the Ikoyi Prisons last week by drinking acidic substance. PUNCH METRO learnt that immediately after the incident, Akolade was taken to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos, where he is still recuperating. When our correspondent inquired from a […]

Picture: Police arrest 14 teenage sex workers

The sex workers and their pimp on parade The Ogun State Police Command has arrested 14 teenagers, who were allegedly forced into prostitution. PUNCH METRO learnt that the girls, who were arrested during a raid on a brothel, Temiogbe, in Akute area of the state, are between the ages of 13 and 20. Spokesperson for […]

FG hunts pro-Gaddafi fighters in Katsina, Kano

FIGHTERS loyal to ousted Libyan leader, Col. Moammar Gaddafi, may be in Nigeria and the Federal Government is hunting for them, THE PUNCH’s findings have revealed. The Gaddafi men reportedly crossed to the country on Thursday night through the border with Niger Republic. Niger shares a border with Libya. A source in government who pleaded […]

Gaddafi’s son, al-Saadi, flees to Niger

  A convoy carrying ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi‘s son, al-Saadi, has crossed into neighbouring Niger, a spokesman for Niger‘s government said on Sunday, one of the highest-profile former regime figure to flee to the landlocked African nation. Al-Saadi, the fugitive ruler‘s 37-year-old son, entered Niger in a convoy with nine other people, said Niger […]

FG owes Lagos N59bn for federal roads’ repairs

LAGOS-The Federal Government is indebted to Lagos State to the tune of N59 billion, being the money the state government said it had spent so far on rehabilitation of federal roads in the state. Meanwhile, as part of measures to save lives of its citizenry, the state government said it plans to construct new six […]

Come out with evidence, El-Rufai challenges Wikileaks

Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai yesterday described as false and fairy tales, reports by Wikileaks that he influenced the award of contracts worth $50m to the brother of Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. El-Rufai also denied seeking loans to import a taxi, adding that there was no […]

Explosions rock Jos, many feared dead

Jos – There were two explosions Sunday night at a drinking joint in Jos, Plateau State, resulting in a yet-to- be-ascertained number of deaths. The explosions occurred at 8.15 p.m. at the West of Mines junction where fun- seekers had gathered to relax. A resident of the area said they heard two explosions within five […]

List of top 100 universities in Africa – Nigerian Univs not in top 30

“Top 100 Universities and Colleges in Africa Top 100 Universities and Colleges in Africa by the 4icu.org University Web Ranking: 1 University of Cape Town South Africa 2 Cairo University Egypt 3 University of Pretoria South Africa 4 Universiteit Stellenbosch South Africa 5 University of the Witwatersrand South Africa 6 University of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa […]

‘Nigeria, one of world’s biggest software pirates’

  Nigeria has been named as one of the top 10 countries with pirates of computer software. Other countries on the list are China,Vietnam, Ukraine, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Mexico. In a survey carried out for the Business Software Alliance, 15,000 computer users in 32 countries were quizzed and it was […]

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