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Boko Haram militants cut church members’ throats – Bishop

y Kayode Idowu with agency report       * A little girl and a security operative at one of the scenes of the Kawuri, Borno State Boko Haram attack … on Tuesday. advertisement                   “Some people tried to escape through the windows and the attackers shot […]

2014 budget: Senators blast Okonjo-Iweala … accuse minister of imposing World Bank/ IMF policies

Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala | credits: blogs.cfr.org The debate on the 2014 Appropriation bill entered the  second day in the Senate on Wednesday with some Peoples Democratic Party and All Progressives Congress senators describing the document as anti-people. They chided the  Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, for the way the bill was […]

Letter: On the Aregbesola church project controversy

Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola | credits: File copy The PUNCH is my number one newspaper, at least for now. I am also an avid reader of the columns anchored by both Azuka Onwuka and Niyi Akinnaso every Tuesday. I read these two great columnists in the Tuesday, January 28, 2014 edition of the newspaper.  […]

SURE-P: FG to buy N240m locally-made vehicles

Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the purchase of 44 locally-made IVM G5 Jeeps for the 37 chairmen of the state and Federal Capital Territory coordinators of the Subsidy Reinvestment Programme. The council  also approved the draft of the Nigerian Metallurgical Industry Bill, 2014 meant to […]

Aggrieved PDP senators shun meeting with Mu’azu, govs

PDP National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu National chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, and governors elected on the platform of the party held a closed door meeting with the PDP senators at the official residence of Senate President David Mark, on Wednesday. The agenda of the meeting was not known but sources […]

Stop fighting Aregbesola, Speaker begs Baptists

Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola The  Speaker, Osun State House of Assembly, Mr. Najeem Salaam, has appealed to Christians  particularly members of the Nigerian Baptist Convention in the state to stop fighting the government of Rauf Aregbesola. A statement made available  to our correspondent in Osogbo on Wednesday by the Chief Press Secretary to […]

Suntai’s aide debunks video, says it’s fake

Taraba State Governor, Mr. Danbaba Suntai  The Taraba State Government has cleared the air over a video quoting  ailing Governor Danbaba Suntai as saying that he is not yet fit to return to the office as the governor of the state. A statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Timothy Kataps, and […]

Defection: Saraki, 10 other PDP senators write Mark

MarkThere was confusion on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday, following unconfirmed reports that 11 Senators defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to join the opposition All Progressives Congress. A statement earlier issued by the Interim National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, had said that the 11 Senators had defected. In […]

Christians, Muslims unite against B’Haram

  Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor | credits: File copy Christians and Muslims in Nigeria have commenced a dialogue that will reduce the activities of Boko Haram insurgency in the country. At the forum of Christian/Muslim interactive conference in Abuja, the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, attributed the increase in the activities […]

Picture: Gaddafi’s sex chamber uncovered in Libya

It has now been revealed that the most heart-breaking of Gaddafi’s victims include hundreds, possibly thousands of teenage girls who, throughout his 42-year reign, were beaten, raped and forced to become his sex slaves. Many were virgins kidnapped from schools and universities and kept prisoner for years in a specially designed secret sex lair hidden […]

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