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Bayelsa: Dickson’s aides defect to APC

At last, the defection train has hit President Goodluck Jonathan’s home state of Bayelsa with some aides of Governor Seriake Dickson dumping the Peoples Democratic Party for the All Progressives Congress. Also, loyalists of former governor, Chief Timipre Sylva, have shifted allegiance to the APC in Bayelsa. The APC in the state is chaired by […]

Frenzy over crocodile caught in Lagos posh estate (Bloody picture)

  It is rare to find wild animals roaming free in neighbourhoods, so Omole estate in Lagos was recently thrown into a state of excitement when a crocodile was caught in the gated neighbourhood. The animal, which residents described as “very large”, became a spectacle at one of the gates to the estate, on Sunday, […]

Robbers attack Lagos estate, steal 27 phones

  The car used for the operation and the recovered phones | credits: Eniola Akinkuotu The Lagos State Police Command has arrested two men, Femi Akogun and Tubosun Adenekan, for alleged armed robbery. PUNCH Metro learnt that the suspects belonged to a three-man robbery gang that terrorised residents of Jakande Estate, Isolo in the wee […]

President open to reconciliation with Obasanjo –Presidency

President Goodluck Jonathan and former President Olusegun Obasanjo The Presidency on Sunday said President Goodluck Jonathan was favourably  disposed to mending fences with former President Olusegun. The Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Mr. Ahmed Gulak,  made this known on Sunday just as  The PUNCH  gathered that the  feud between   Jonathan and Obasanjo […]

A Speech for the all Progressives Congress Mobilization Convocation

A speech for the all progressives congress mobilization convocation Topic: Ideological Fundamentals of the APC Speaker: Prof. Leonard Karshima Shilgba Date: January 3, 2013. Venue: gboko, Benue state. Nigeria. We must carry this message around our state and nation that now is the time for us, the people, to arise and build this broken wall […]

South Sudan: A Lesson for Rabid Successionists – By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi

South Sudan President, Salva Kiir By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi | Ibadan, Nigeria | Jan. 5, 2014 – The month of July, 2011 marked a turning point in the history of South Sudan. Not only did it eventually come out of over two and half decades of a bloody civil war in Sudan after intense struggle with […]

Sack Oduah now, Mr President (Before she buys more armoured BMWs)

  Minister of Aviation, Ms. Stella Oduah HAVING tried all the delay tricks in the book, President Goodluck Jonathan is now confronted with a choice: retain the Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah, or sack her. The President’s body language and vacillation demonstrate unmistakeably that he prefers to keep the controversial minister. This is a tragic error […]

Mikel scores as Chelsea power into FA Cup 4th round •Man U bundled out •All the results & 4th round fixtures

Nigerian international John Obi Mikel sparkled like the big star he is this afternoon when he captained English Premiership giants Chelsea to an away victory that saw them through to the fourth round of the FA Cup. Mikel, who was playing his 300th game for the Blues, set up a fourth round tie against Stoke […]

Six dead in Kaduna unrest

Six people suspected to be Fulani herds men were reported killed today and an unspecified number of cows stolen in Bungel village, Kajim District in Marwa Chiefdom of Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State, North-West Nigeria. The Secretary Mobgal Fulbe Development Association, Kaduna State, Ahmad Mairiga Yandeh, said the incident, which also resulted in […]

15 now ‘born again’ return certificates to WAEC •Confess to cheating during exams

In what may come as a big surprise to most people, no fewer than 15 persons recently returned certificates issued to them by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC). They said they had to give up the certificates because they cheated during the examination, and now as Born Again Christians, they could not live with […]

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