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Disaffection within Niger PDP

  There are mixed fillings within the Niger Peoples Democratic Party as Governor Babangida Aliyu and the senator representing Niger-East senatorial district, Dahiru Kuta, are locked in the battle for the party’s senatorial ticket. The two-term governor appears to be looking for new political forage since the national leadership of the PDP voiced its support […]

Malaysia Airlines loses contact with plane flying to Beijing

Malaysia Airlines says it has lost contact with a plane travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, with 239 people on board. The airline that flight MH370 disappeared at 02:40 local time on Saturday (18:40 GMT on Friday). It was expected to land in Beijing at 06:30 (22:30 GMT). “Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the […]

Centenary award to Abacha not unlawful –Presidency

  late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha | credits: https://www.google.com.ng The Presidency has defended the centenary award given to the late military dictator, Gen. Sani Abacha, saying the award was not a glorification of corruption. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, who defended the posthumous award given […]

I want to marry, I need company –Ibinabo

  Ibinabo President, Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ibinabo Fiberesima, tells Nonye Ben-Nwankwo about her career and how she has coped after her time in the prisons When you look back at everything that has happened to you, are you fulfilled? I am not fulfilled.  I thank God for where I have reached so far in […]

Boko Haram: Soldiers complain of poor welfare, low morale

here are mounting concerns in security circles over the issue of special arrangement for the security operatives deployed in the operational areas in the three states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa which are under emergency rule. Saturday PUNCH  learnt that low  morale occasioned by lack of motivation and poor welfare package might be some of […]

Column: Centenary award of unpardonable errors

  Olalekan Adetayo | credits: File copy The various activities earmarked to mark the 100 years of Nigeria’s amalgamation ended on Sunday with a special thanksgiving service at the National Christian Centre, Abuja. While the one-year long activities lasted, not a few held the belief that the celebration was unnecessary. The President and indeed the […]

Lagos Bar: Where homosexuality thrives

Lagos bar There is no doubt that pockets of gay people in the country would be living in fear as a result of a recent law that criminalises homosexuality in Nigeria, with the possibility of 14 years imprisonment. But Saturday PUNCH investigation shows that a bar by the roadside in Agege, Lagos might be offering […]

Falae relaunches SDP in Abuja

Chief Olu Falae | credits: File copy Former presidential candidate of the defunct All Progressives Party in the 1999 general elections, Chief Olu Falae, on Friday relaunched the Social Democratic Party in Abuja and stressed that the party has the capacity to lead Nigeria out of poverty and corruption. The party was initially formed in […]

How Obasanjo’s govt spent $500m Abacha loot –Okonjo-Iweala

  Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala | credits: blogs.cfr.org The Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has explained how the Olusegun Obasanjo administration spent the loot recovered from the late maxiumn dictator, Gen. Sani Abacha. She said that contrary to reports that the sum of $2bn was recovered from Abacha’s loot,  only $500m was […]

EFCC re-arraigns Fani-Kayode for laundering N100m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday re-arraigned a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, before a Federal High Court, Lagos on N100m money laundering charges. Fani-Kayode, whose arraignment for the same charges was the fourth since 2008, again pleaded not guilty to all the 40 counts. The re-arraignment before Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia on […]

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