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Farouk Lawan claims immunity in Otedola’s N250bn suit

Embattled member of the House of Representatives, Farouk Lawan, on Thursday told an Abuja High Court that he was immune from civil prosecution for any action he took on the floor of the House while serving as the chairman of the ad-hoc committee that probed the management of fuel subsidy in the country. He said […]

We foiled terror attack through inter-agency effort – Ihejirika

-Punch Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika | credits: Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika, has said inter-agency collaboration helped security agencies to foil a terror attack in the country recently. The COAS, who stated that the Joint Task Force thwarted the planned attack, did not, however, elaborate on the incident. Speaking […]

Man collapses at Edo poll tribunal

| credits:   There was pandemonium at the venue of the  Election Petitions Tribunal in Benin on Thursday as a man collapsed during the tribunal’s proceedings. The incident happened as a witness for Maj.-Gen. Charles Airhiavbere (retd.), a governorship candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party, was being cross-examined. The man whose identity could not be […]

Senate warns of N’Delta militancy

omments Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Kingsley Kuku | credits: Senate Committee on Niger Delta on has warned of a possible resurgence of militancy in oil producing areas if  ex-militants are not properly re-integrated into society at the end of their training. This is even as the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, […]

Senate queries EFCC’s ‘outrageous’ 2013 budget

EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde | credits: The Senate Committee on Drugs, Narcotics, and Anticorruption on Thursday questioned the expenses of the Economic and financial Crimes Commission which the committee described as outrageous. While considering the agency’s 2013 budget proposals, Senators frowned at the huge allocations for travels and trainings, and directed the EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim […]

Saint Obi’s night of double treats

-Punch Saint Obi | credits: Talented actor, Saint Obi, gives back to his fans and the business community at a night exuding glitz and glamour, AKEEM LASISI reports Seasoned actor and producer, Saint Obi, used one stone to kill two birds on Saturday when he hosted the business community and his fans in Lagos. The […]

Mother of dead sisters denies being alerted

November 23, 2012 by Kunle Falayi Mrs. Adebisi Coker, mother of Toyin and Bukky, who were killed in the building collapse at Jakande Low Cost Housing Estate, Isolo, Lagos on Wednesday has been discharged from Oja Health Centre where she was taken to for treatment after she was rescued from the debris of the building. […]

Police apprehend woman-led robbery gang

Police in Ukanafun Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State have apprehended a woman-led robbery gang. The robbery gang, it was learnt, specialised in robbing their victims of cars, motorcycles and valuable items. The operation was carried out by combined teams from Ukanafun Police Division and Rivers State Police Command, according to the state Police […]

Amosun, Yakowa, CPC commiserate with Jonathan

  Chief Meni Jonathan | credits: thestreetjournal.org Ogun State Government Ibikunle Amosun, his Kaduna State counterpart, Patrick Yakowa, and the Congress for Progressive Change have expressed their condolences to President Goodluck Jonathan on the death of his younger brother, Meni. Meni, 45, died at the National Hospital, Abuja on Tuesday. Amosun, in a statement by […]

I’m not retiring from acting – Zack Orji

  Zack Orji | credits: Nollywood actor, Zack Orji, reveals what he has been doing off the stage, in this interview with GBENGA ADENIJI Consistency is one of the features of the acting industry. In fact, the majority of its players know that    being regular faces, coupled with a good talent, can considerably earn them […]

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