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Ihedioha reverses Imo university status, appoints new rector

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri The Governor Emeka Ihedioha has reversed the status of the newly converted Imo State University of Agriculture and Technology, Umuagwo, to its earlier polytechnic status. The immediate past governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, had at the twilight of his administration elevated the polytechnic to a university status and appointed a Vice […]

Two Air Force officers dismissed over attack on Magu’s farmhouse

Afeez Hanafi Two officers of the Nigerian Air Force have been dismissed for their alleged involvement in the murder of a police sergeant securing a farmhouse owned by the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu. The officers, Awua Theophanous and Sunday Paul, were disengaged from the service and handed over […]

2019: Buhari appoints Akpabio national coordinator of presidential support committee

Patrick Odey, Uyo President Buhari has appointed former Senate Minority leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio as the National Coordinator of the Presidential Support Committee Pastor Mfon Okon, the Akwa Ibom state Coordinator of the committee, who disclosed on Thursday, in Uyo said four indigenes of the state have also been appointment into the committee. They include […]

Minimum wage: Labour rejects FG’s proposal

Olufemi Atoyebi, Abuja The negotiation committee set up by the Federal Government to negotiate the consequential adjustment arising from the  N30,000 new minimum wage has rejected what the government is offering. The committee, which was inaugurated on May 14, has also  failed to meet the four-week deadline  to submit its report. However, members  met twice […]

Boko Haram fighters kill another army commander

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Boko Haram insurgents have attacked a military location at Kareto village in the Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno State, killing the Commanding Officer of 158 Battalion, and an undisclosed number of soldiers. The acting Director, Public Relations, Nigerian Army, Col Sagir Musa, had yet to reply a text message sent […]

Ex-govs, ministers refuse to surrender diplomatic passports

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja About three weeks after leaving office, former  governors, ministers and lawmakers have yet to return  their diplomatic  passports. According to the  law, holders of such  passports  are  required to return them to  the Nigeria Immigration Service at the expiration of their tenure. But findings by Saturday  PUNCH on Friday indicated that most of the […]

Buhari’s cabinet: Ambode, Bindow, Abubakar may get ministerial appointments

Oyetunji Abioye, Eniola Akinkuotu, Tunji Bosun, Justin Tyopuusu, Hindi Livinus, Peter Dada and Abiodun Nejo There are strong indications that the immediate past governors of Lagos, Adamawa and Bauchi states, Akinwunmi Ambode, Mohammed Bindow and Mohammed Abubakar, may be part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s next cabinet. Saturday PUNCH learnt that the leadership of the ruling  All […]

EFCC unseals buildings allegedly linked to Fayose in Ekiti

Abiodun Nejo, Ado Ekiti The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has unsealed some properties it allegedly linked to a former governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, in Ado Ekiti, the state capital. Men believed to be EFCC personnel in a white-coloured bus with the number plate – BWR 627 AT – with police protection, […]

Police rescue five children from traffickers in Imo

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri The Imo State Police Command has rescued five children kidnapped by a dreaded child trafficking syndicate operating in the state. The children were rescued unhurt. Commissioner of Police in the state, Rabiu Ladodo, who reunited one of the children with his family on Friday, said his command would continue its crackdown on […]

Woman bites off tongue of would-be rapist

A 24-year-old medical doctor has bitten off the tongue of her would-be rapist when he attacked her as she slept in her hospital’s staff quarters. The would-be rapist, who is now in the hospital had gained access to the South African hospital posing as a patient, and tried to force his tongue into her mouth, […]

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