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Deadly dawn raid on village in Benue state, 81 killed

Women and children are among dozens of people killed in a dawn raid on a village in central Nigeria. Police say 45 people died in the attack by unidentified gunman on Egba village in in Benue state. But local politician Audu Sule told the BBC 81 villagers had been killed by the attackers, who were […]

Don’t attempt to kill Buhari – APC tells PDP

Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd) The All Progressives Congress has called on the Peoples Democratic Party and the Federal Government to shun any plan to assassinate Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). The APC also raised the alarm over an alleged plot by ruling party to discredit Buhari. But the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, […]

Deported Nigerian scholars sue Qatar Airways

Some young Nigerian scholars have taken Qatar Airways Nigeria Limited before a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja claiming about N2.9bn in damages. The students, 13 in number, are blaming their deportation from the Republic of the Philippines sometime in November last year on the airline. But the airline has vehemently opposed their claims, insisting […]

Enyimba beat Egypt’s Smouha

Kadiri Ikhana Nigeria Federation Cup champions, Enyimba FC, on Sunday defeated Smouha SC of Egypt 1-0 in the first leg of their CAF Champions League second round match at the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba. A lone goal from substitute Cameroonian Raphael Boumsong gave Enyimba a slim advantage in the race for the group stages of […]

Interesting Pictures: Presidential poll: South-West as Jonathan’s new bride

  Jonathan receiving blessings from traditional rulers The South-West, home to the Yoruba people, seems to have become the last hope of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan, writes LEKE BAIYEWU Since the 2015 general elections were postponed for six weeks, the South-West geo-political zone of Nigeria has become […]

Lagos robbery: Slain fish seller wanted to study Law, says aunt

  Sarah Ibikunle Fifteen-year-old Sarah Ibikunle, a fried fish hawker, who was killed by a stray bullet around the Lekki area of Lagos State on Thursday during a bank robbery, had an ambition to become a lawyer. The deceased’s aunt, who identified herself as Mrs. Omolafe, told SUNDAY PUNCH on Saturday that Ibikunle was eager […]

Turkey detains UK teens trying to enter Syria

Turkish authorities have detained three male teenagers who left Britain planning to travel to Syria reportedly to join the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, according to British police and Turkish officials. The trio is believed to be the latest in a growing number of UK citizens trying to travel to ISIL-held territory inside […]

41 die in bus accident in Brazil

A bus carrying worshipers plummeted into a ravine in Brazil on Saturday, killing 41 people and injuring another 12. The bus veered out of a curve and plunged more than 1,100 feet in the rural area of Serra Dona Francisca, the Joenville Secretary of Regional Development said. The injured have been taken to hospitals. All […]

Pope says he will consider resigning

Pope Francis has marked the second anniversary of his election by giving a hint that his time at the Vatican may be short, saying he would be ready to resign rather than ruling the Catholic Church for life, Agencies report. The revelation came in a lengthy interview with the Mexican broadcaster Televisa, released on the […]

English Premier League: Ideye’s strike sinks Stoke City

  Brown Ideye Brown Ideye’s first-half winner sealed a narrow 1-0 victory for West Brom as Tony Pulis returned to haunt Stoke again. The striker’s seventh goal of the season settled the game to move the Baggies 11 points clear of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone. Ex-Potters manager Pulis — who also beat Stoke […]

Kogi Deputy Gov. Onoja blasts Sowore over comment on daughter

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