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‘1.1 million Nigerians are blind’ (Including our leaders)

A Consultant Ophthalmologist at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Dr. Bassey Etim, has said an estimated 1.13 million Nigerians aged 40 and above are currently blind. Etim said this in Calabar, the Cross River State capital during a recent workshop on ‘Low Vision’ for optometrists, ophthalmologists and ophthalmic nurses organised the National Eye Health […]

Fuel Subsidy: Fear of revolution made govs abandon Jonathan

Seven-day protests and strikes embarked upon by organised labour and civil society groups in January forced most governors to abandon President Goodluck Jonathan despite the plan they had with him to withdraw the fuel subsidy, SUNDAY PUNCH has authoritatively learnt . Investigations by our correspondents showed that although most governors were party to the decision […]

Bola Ige’s brother dies at nephew’s birthday party

Younger brother to late Attorney General of the Federation, Chief Bola Ige, Mr. Dele Ige, has been confirmed dead. Late Ige, a lawyer and contractor, passed away on Saturday morning in the Ibadan residence of his nephew, Akin Ige, who was said to be celebrating his 60th birth anniversary. The deceased, born September 6, 1930, […]

NFF to name Under-17 tournament after Yekini

May 13, 2012 by Success Nwogu 24 Comments President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Aminu Maigari, on Saturday said the NFF would name the Under-17 tournament after the late Super Eagles’ striker, Rasheed Yekini. Speaking during Yekini’s fidau prayer at Ira, Oyun Local Government Area of Kwara State, Maigari who later left for an […]

Jonathan’s loyalists start underground 2015 campaign

A n underground campaign to ensure that President Goodluck Jonathan contests and wins the 2015 presidential election has been secretly launched by some of the President’s closest associates, SUNDAY PUNCH has learnt. However, this newspaper could not confirm if the President is behind the plan. Although the President came out recently to warn his party […]

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