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Sudanese, Somali, Yemeni terror cells operating in Nigeria — Investigation

Few days after an Iranian terror cell was discovered in Lagos State, SUNDAY PUNCH can authoritatively report that security agents are on the trail of three different foreign-sponsored terror cells in the country. A senior security official who spoke to our correspondents on Friday said the sponsors of the terrorist cells were in Sudan, Somalia […]

Atiku urges Muslims to embrace polio vaccinations

Former Vice-President Abubakar Atiku has called on northern Muslims to embrace immunisation in order to eradicate polio. Atiku, who was the guest speaker at Rotary International District 9110’s dinner and dance ball on Friday in Lagos, said the religious bias that had been associated with immunisation was unjustified. “Even when I was the vice-president, I […]

We are not scared of Boko Haram -Lagos State

The Lagos State Government on Saturday urged residents of the state to ignore reported threats by some groups to attack the state. The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Lateef Ibirogba, and the Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Tunji Bello, said the government had put measures in place to ensure the protection of lives and […]

Internal crisis: APC to settle for neutral logo

Via PunchThe newly formed All Progressive Congress party has opted to have a neutral logo as the solution to the crisis within the party. The Action Congress of Nigeria, All Nigeria Peoples Party, Congress for Progressive Congress and a faction of the All Progressive Grand Alliance are merging to form the yet-to-be registered political party […]

Most Nigerian billionaires are corrupt – Akinyemi

A former Minister of External Affairs, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi, on Saturday said it was not possible for any Nigerian to be a billionaire without being corrupt. Akinyemi stated this in Akure, the Ondo State capital while delivering the second term inauguration lecture of Governor Olusegun Mimiko. The professor of International Relations and Diplomacy spoke on […]

Supreme Court orders fresh trial of ex Senate president, Wabara, others

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered the retrial of a former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara, and others over an alleged N55m bribe-for-budget deal. The case was brought against Wabara and the other accused persons by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission in 2005. The other accused persons are a former Minister of […]

Niger Delta youth hail Odi court decision

YOUTHS in the Niger Delta region have lauded the court ruling that ordered that compensation be paid to the people of Odi community in Bayelsa State for the invasion of the area. Soldiers had in November 1999 invaded Odi and killed many innocent indigenes of the community. The youths, who spoke under the auspices of […]

Inmates reject food at Kirikiri prison

Condition of inmates at the Kirikiri Maximum Prison in Lagos may have deteriorated to the level that starving prisoners now allegedly reject the food they are given due to its terrible quality, Saturday PUNCH has learnt. A source in the prison told our correspondent that the condition of the cells and medical services in the […]

S.Africa to name and shame corrupt officials

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – South Africa will name public service officials convicted of corruption, a cabinet minister said Sunday, amid criticism authorities are too soft on graft. “In the next few days, we will be publishing all the names of people who have been convicted in cases of corruption, and all those whose assets have either […]

We can’t achieve our aim through violence – Boko Haram group insists

Maiduguri – A splinter group of the Islamic Boko Haram group, led by Sheikh Abdulaziz Ibn Adam on Saturday insisted that it was ready to dialogue with government to the group’s current bloody campaign. Ibn Adam made the announcement at a news conference in Maiduguri. He said that the group had come to realise that […]

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