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2015: Sule Lamido’s entry rattles Presidency, PDP

y Soni Daniel, Regional Editor, North SUBTLE trouble is brewing at the Presidency over the last-minute decision of Jigawa State Governor, Dr. Sule Lamido, to challenge President Goodluck Jonathan in next year’s presidential election. The two-term governor’s decision is said to have rattled President Jonathan and the party, which had long concluded that the race […]

Boko Haram turns Police college to training camp –Survivor

The police college overrun by Boko Haram sect over a week ago has been converted into the base of the terrorist group, according to the Director, Catholic Social Communications, Maiduguri Diocese of the Catholic Church, Gideon Obasogie, who narrated the account of a survivor to Saturday PUNCH on Friday. The clergyman in both telephone chat […]

FIFA axe dangles over Nigeria again: Insists on September elections (Worthless & Thieving fools)

Nigeria Football Federation is again courting the wrath of the Federation of International Football Associations as it has again flouted the decision of the world football governing body as regards the present crisis which has engulfed the secretariat. The world football governing body on Friday rejected the controversial election of August 26. FIFA said in […]

Adamawa: How Jonathan, Mu’azu saved Ribadu

President Goodluck Jonathan and the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu were instrumental to the granting of waiver to Mallam Nuhu Ribadu by the PDP in Abuja on Friday, Saturday PUNCH has learnt. With this, Ribadu is cleared to take part in the party’s September 6 governorship primary in Adamawa State […]

Late doctor knew diplomat had Ebola virus – Govt

The Rivers State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Samson Parker, says the late Dr. Samuel Enemou, who treated Olu Koye, a Nigerian diplomat with the Economic Community of West African States, was aware that the diplomat was a carrier of the deadly Ebola virus. The commissioner stated this during a press conference in Port Harcourt on […]

Pastor Oyakhilome’s wife, Anita, files for divorce

The wife of the founder, Believers’ LoveWorld Incorporated, popularly known as Christ Embassy, Anita Oyakhilome, has reportedly filed for dissolution of the marriage between her and her pastor husband, Chris Oyakhilome, on the grounds of “unreasonable behaviour” and “adultery.” According to an online newspaper, The Cable, the divorce case, with Suit No FD14D01650, was filed […]

Ebola: 160 placed under observation in Rivers

Following the death of an Ebola victim in Port Harcourt, Rivers State during the week, at least 160 persons that made contact with the victim have been identified and put under observation. The Rivers State Commissioner for Health, Sampson Parker, stated at a news conference at the state’s secretariat in Port Harcourt on Friday that […]

Enugu lawmakers impeach deputy gov for rearing chickens

Members of the Enugu State House of Assembly on Tuesday impeached the deputy governor of the state, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi. Onyebuchi’s impeachment followed his indictment by a seven-man panel of enquiry, which investigated allegations levelled against him by members of the Enugu State House of Assembly. The panel, in its report, held that Onyebuchi was […]

I’m tired of being labelled a gay – IK Ogbonna

Ogbonna Beautiful-faced actor, IK Ogbonna, speaks on his career and challenges in this interview with JAYNE AUGOYE In recent years, the effect of the dip in Nollywood’s fortunes on some practitioners, especially the pioneers, has become a subject of debate and concern for stakeholders. Determined to keep body and soul together, many pioneer core actors […]

Indian girl survives being buried alive

A seven-year-old Indian girl who was allegedly buried alive by relatives in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh has been rescued by a villager. Police say relatives first tried to strangle her and then left her to die in a shallow grave. It is unclear why. The man who found her in Sitapur district alerted […]

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