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Lagos GDP hits $136b –Ambode

Lagos GDP hits $136b –Ambode — 6th May 2017 By Moshood Adebayo Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has described the state as the fastest growing mega city in the world, just as he revealed that its Gross Domestic Product GDP has hit $136 billion. He also said the state accounts for over 90 per cent […]

Seven killed in Borno suicide attack

Seven persons were killed on Thursday during a suicide attack in Konduga, a town in Borno, the police said on Friday. A statement by the Assistant Public Relations Officer in charge of Borno Police Command, Murtala Ibrahim, said that two of the dead were suicide bombers while the other five were innocent citizens. The statement […]

Gov. Okorocha, Praise Singersrs and 2019 (Part I) – By Kenneth Uwadi

By Kenneth Uwadi | Imo, Nigeria | May 6, 2017 – I came into a bar by 4pm on Friday in Owerri. People working at the bar were wearing skinny jeans and white on top. I ordered for a bottle of beer. The bar top was sticky and the walls were painted yellow. It wasn’t my […]

Mass rape: Four students arrested for assaulting Lagos schoolgirls in broad daylight

Kunle Falayi After an eyewitness shared on social media how final year secondary school students sexually assaulted their female counterparts on their last day in school at Falomo, Ikoyi, Lagos, in what has been described as a “tradition”, the Lagos State Government is said to be hunting for the students responsible. Saturday PUNCH learnt on […]

We’ll resist rejection of oil firms’ relocation to N’Delta –Ijaw youths

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Ijaw youths on Friday warned the National Assembly that they would resist the rejection of the executive order to oil companies to relocate their administrative head offices to the Niger Delta region. The youths, under the aegis of the Ijaw Youth Council, expressed dissatisfaction that the House of Representatives could reject a […]

Buhari’s health status: CSOs, lawyers, others give FG ultimatum

+1 President Muhammadu Buhari Dayo Oketola, Friday Olokor, Simon Utebor, Gbenro Adeoye, Etim Ekpimah,  Jesusegun Alagbe, Adeniyi Olugbemi and Peter Dada Civil society organisations and some lawyers have issued an ultimatum asking the Presidency to publicly disclose the true state of health of President Muhammadu Buhari on or before May 29, to put a rest […]

Why I wrote the Feminist Manifesto –Chimamanda Adichie

The popular and award-winning  author, Chimamda Adichie in an interview with the New York Times explains what motivated her to writing her latest book ‘Feminist Manifesto in fifteen suggestions. She explained that the book was birthed while she was trying to help a friend, who had intentions of raising a feminist child. She explains, “I […]

Suspended NIA boss’ wife bought Ikoyi flat with $1.6m cash, says EFCC

By Ramon Oladimeji The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday named Mrs. Folashade Oke as the owner of Flat 7B, No. 13, Osborne Road, Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, where the sums of $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23, 218,000 were recently recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Mrs. Oke is the wife of the […]

Video: Nigerian woman removes T-shirt to fight man on train

  The video footage of a Nigerian woman in Dubai who took off her T-shirt on a train to fight men believed to be Indians and Pakistanis has emerged online. The two-minute video showed two Nigerian women having a heated argument with the men over seats. One of the women, however, got enraged and confronted […]

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