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Picture:Church where WORSHIPERS EAT GRASS to ‘be closer to God’ •Also slapped and trampled upon during service

  A South African preacher made his congregation eat grass to “be closer to God” before stamping on them. Under the instruction of Pastor Lesego Daniel of Rabboni Centre Ministries dozens of followers dropped to the floor to eat the grass at his ministry in Garankuwa, north of Pretoria after being told it will “bring […]

Home Eagles eclipsed in CHAN baptism of fire (Mali 2 Nigeria 1)

  It was a baptism of fire for debutants Nigeria and they were outsmarted 2-1 this evening by fellow West Africans Mali in the Group A second match of the African Nations Championship (CHAN). The Malians came out from kick-off looking more likely to win the war of the Eagles at the Cape Town Stadium […]

Muslim man sets self ablaze after being prevented from marrying Christian heartthrob

A 21-year-old man, Mansur Tanko, a Muslim, on Friday, burnt himself to death in Jalingo, capital of the northern Nigerian state of Taraba, after a disagreement with his father, Tanko Mijinyawa, over marriage. Tanko, according to an eyewitness, Alhaji Jibrin Bala, set himself ablaze because his family refused to approve his wedding with a girl, […]

Cabine shake-up: 4 ministers expected to survive

Less than five days before the Senate receives the ministerial list, there are strong indications that President Goodluck Jonathan will make sweeping changes in the federal cabinet. In the impending cabinet shake-up that will affect even special advisers and some influential presidential aides, not more than four ministers are likely to survive what an impeccable […]

Israelis mourn ex-PM Ariel Sharon

Israelis are beginning a short period of mourning for ex-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon who has died aged 85 of heart failure after eight years in a coma. The public will pay their respects when his body lies in state on Sunday before a private burial on Monday.  Israeli and world figures have paid tribute to […]

Jonathan holds meetings in Lagos

  President Goodluck Jonathan President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday paid a discreet and surprise visit to Lagos State, where he held meetings with some key groups and personalities. The meetings lasted for about seven hours, SUNDAY PUNCH learnt. Security operatives at the Murtala Muhammed Internationa Airport, Lagos, said Jonathan arrived at the President Wing of […]

Okonjo-Iweala taking Nigerians for granted — House (How about you so-called lawmakers with your jumbo salaries?)

  The House of Representatives Committee on Finance on Saturday said the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, was taking Nigerians for granted. The committee said this in a statement by its clerk, Farouk Mustapha, in response to comments credited to Okonjo-Iweala in some newspapers. Okonjo-Iweala reportedly said she […]

Alleged murder: Police release Pastor Fireman on bail

  Pastor Fireman The State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, Lagos State on Saturday released popular pastor, Dr. Sign Fireman, SUNDAY PUNCH has learnt. Fireman, who was arrested on Tuesday for conspiracy and murder, was said to have been released at about 6pm. Fireman, whose real name is Ofuche Ukoha, was arrested last Tuesday after an […]

Ministers panic over looming cabinet shake-up (Only failed ministers panic)

Ministers in the Federal Government have been panic-stricken since the news broke that President Goodluck Jonathan had concluded plans for a major shake-up in his cabinet, investigations by SUNDAY PUNCH have revealed. It was learnt on Friday that while some ministers would be shown the way out, some others will swap positions. The anxiety among […]

Africa’s shame: When will it end?

  Minabere Ibelema | credits: File copy There are two related images that have hunted me most this Christmas season. One is of South Sudanese families, including children as usual, fleeing in terror as rebel and government troops unleash their murderous arsenals. The other is of young French soldiers getting set to be deployed in […]

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