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NFF to finalise Keshi’s contract, set to earn $45,000/month

The board of the Nigeria Football Federation will convene an emergency meeting devoted to finalising contract deal with Stephen Keshi as Nigeria coach. The decision follows the meeting of the Federation’s Technical Committee members and later the board on Wednesday in Abuja. A member of the committee, Mr. Paul Bassey, however told The PUNCH that […]

Battle to succeed Fashola begins online

As the tenure of Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State gradually inches towards its end, some politicians eyeing his office have started making moves to succeed him, ahead of the 2015 general election. Online findings by iPUNCH on Wednesday showed that no fewer than three aspirants have since registered their presence on major social networking […]

Lagos generates N120bn from tax in six months

The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service on Thursday said it generated more than N120bn from taxation between January and June this year. The Executive Chairman of the service, Mr Tunde Fowler, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that 90 per cent of the taxes were generated from the organised private sector and civil […]

FG gets N100bn from EU for development (It will all be stolen)

  Minister of National Planning, Dr Olanrewaju Sulaiman. The Federal Government said on Wednesday that it had secured a fresh funding of about N100bn for developmental projects over the next five years from the European Development Fund. The immediate past Supervising Minister for National Planning, who is now the Minister of State for Finance, Ambassador […]

Argentina blames US for debt default

Argentina has blamed the US for its debt default, calling the mediator in failed talks “incompetent”. Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said his country was considering opening proceedings at international tribunals in The Hague after it was declared to be in technical default. The announcement came just hours after last-minute talks in New York with a […]

Katsina community holds prayers over insecurity

Residents of Funtua and its environs in Katsina State are mobilising for prayers as they had increased community surveillance to avert the activities of suspected insurgents in the area. The District Head, Alhaji Sambo Idris, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Funtua that he had instructed religious, traditional and community leaders in […]

Opinion: The rise of female suicide bombing

Given the missed chance at assassinating Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) two Wednesdays’ ago, a blitzkrieg of female suicidal bombings, starting Sunday this week, seems intent on compensating for the failure. Except for the Lagos incident where Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, claimed he used a female suicide bomber to set off the explosion, none […]

Panic as DSS operatives fire gunshots in Osun

  Panic gripped residents of Osun State on Wednesday when operatives of the Department of State Service in about 50 Toyota pickup vehicles fired into the air as their convoy rode through the capital city. The officials, some of whom wore masks, were fully armed and were conveyed round Osogbo in the siren-blaring vehicles. They […]

Nasarawa House, CJ set to clash over Al-Makura

Nasarawa State governor, Umaru Al-Makura | credits: feelfree.co The Nasarawa State House of Assembly and the state Chief Judge, Justice Justice Sulaiman Dikko, may be heading for a showdown over the composition of the seven-man panel put in place to investigate allegations of wrongdoing by Governor Tanko Al-Makura. The assembly wants Dikko to dissolve the […]

New e-passport takes off Friday

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday inaugurated Nigeria’s new 64-page e-passport with a call on Nigerians to protect the image of the country by shunning uncomplimentary statements and actions. Jonathan launched the traveling document shortly before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He and Vice President Namadi Sambo […]

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