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Chibok girls: Many killed, 40 married off, Boko Haram claims

Chibok girls: Many killed, 40 married off, Boko Haram claims Chris Agbambu – Abuja with Agency Report Monday, August  There was confusion on Sunday as the Boko Haram sect released a video showing that the abducted Chibok girls had been killed by air strikes launched by the Nigerian Air Force on their locations. The Abubakar […]

Northern govenors hire British firm to prospect for oil (Finding a needle in a hay stack?)

Rasheed Bisiriyu and Olaide Oyelude The 19 northern state governments have intensified their search for oil and gas in the region with the appointment of a British firm to carry out the exploration activities. This is coming about two weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari had directed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to increase the tempo […]

EFCC arrests fake lawyer over N7m scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested one ThankGod Echem, a fake lawyer, for defrauding his client of seven million naira in Port Harcourt. A statement by Mr Wilson Uwujaren, the commission’s Head of Media and Publicity, in Abuja said on Monday that Echem, who confessed to being a school certificate holder, was arrested […]

Buhari should know he’s no longer a military man – Oba Akiolu

Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu Oyetunji Abioye The Oba of Lagos on Monday advised President Muhammadu Buhari to be civil in his approach to governance, saying he should realise that he is no longer a military man. Even as the monarch said former Goodluck Jonathan could not be totally blamed for the nation’s current economic […]

Opinion: Nigeria: Great citizens, selfish rulers

Azuka Onwuka Azuka Onwuka Sometimes when I think of the amount patriotism and diligence common Nigerians put in to make the country great, and then compare it to what our leaders give them in return, I get close to tears. Events at the 2016 Rio Olympics have re-enforced this.  Nigeria has gone past the point […]

Disturbing picture: Newborn twin boys dumped in Lagos canal, found dead

The babies Samson Folarin The Lagos State Police Command has begun investigation into the death of two newborn babies, whose corpses were recovered from a canal beside a filling station in the Ajangbadi area of the state. PUNCH Metro learnt that the two boys, suspected to be twins, were left in the canal on Friday. A […]

Chibok girls: Split in Boko Haram threatens swap deal

Chibok girls Niyi Odebode, Fidelis  Soriwei, Olalekan Adetayo and Eniola Akinkuotu There were strong indications on Monday that the Federal Government was in a dilemma over the faction of the Boko Haram sect, it should hold talks with. The PUNCH gathered that the Federal Government had in the past four months been holding talks with members […]

Jibrin won’t escape punishment, says chief whip (It will all be forgotten soon. What happened to Lawal and his bribe scandal?)

Tunde Odesola and John Ameh The Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Mr. Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, said on Monday that a former Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, would not escape punishment for “bringing the image of the legislature into disrepute.” Jibrin had accused the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, and three other principal […]

Fayemi disowns Facebook accounts

Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi Everest Amaefule, Abuja The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has disowned phoney Facebook accounts purportedly opened in his name by some unscrupulous individuals to defraud unsuspecting members of the public. In a statement issued on his behalf by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Yinka Oyebode, […]

Budget padding, part of legislative functions – Kwara Speaker

Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Dr. Ali Ahmad Success Nwogu, Ilorin Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Dr. Ali Ahmad, has said there is legitimate padding of budget. According to Ahmad, when a budget is presented before the House of Assembly, for instance from the President to the National Assembly, it is the duty […]

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