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In picture: Bank driver arrested with 19 ATM cards, N652,000 in cash

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested Dare Oladujoye, a driver with Zenith Bank, for allegedly being in possession of 19 Guaranty Trust Bank ATM cards and the sum of N652, 000. PUNCH Metro learnt that the suspect was using the cards to withdraw money from an ATM at Ogba branch of GTB when a […]

Islamists in northern Mali stone adulterous couple to death

BAMAKO, Mali – A spokesman for the radical Islamic group controlling northern Mali says a couple who had an adulterous relationship was stoned to death this weekend in the town of Aguelhok. Sanda Abou Mohamed, a spokesman for the group Ansar Dine, told The Associated Press by telephone on Sunday that the couple was executed […]

Picture: Rumours of Saudi withdrawal of female athletes from Olympics over hijab

The International Olympic Committee has dismissed rumours Saudi Arabia will withdraw from the London Games over a hijab headscarf row. The Saudis have brought women athletes to the Olympics for the first time ever and one of their two female competitors, Wojdan Shaherkani, is due to fight in the heavyweight judo competition on Friday. However, […]

Army rescues 300 human trafficking victims

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Azubuike Ihejirika | credits: The Kogi State Army Commandant of Quick Respond Group Team,   Maj. Gen. Alphonsus Chukwu, on Sunday said the team rescued no fewer than 300 human trafficking victims. Speaking during a media briefing in Lokoja, he said the victims, who came from Benue State, were rescued along […]

In Picture: defeat, encomiums for 8-month pregnant Olympian

pregnant Malaysian Nur Taibi | credits: Although she has been eliminated from the air rifle event in the London Olymic Games, pregnant Malaysian Nur Taibi has earned widespread commendations. But some people are nervous that her husband has yet to say anything on her adventure, writes AKEEM LASISI As eight-month-old pregnant Malysian athlete, Nur Suryani […]

Declare emergency in aviation sector, panel tells FG

Minister of Aviation, Mrs. Stella Oduah | credits: File copy The investigative panel set up by the Ministry of Aviation to review operations in the aviation industry has asked the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency in the sector in order to tackle its deficiencies. The panel headed by Group Captain John Obakpolor […]

Subsidy probe not a witch-hunt –Tambuwal

Speaker of the  House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, insists that the fuel subsidy  investigation is not a witch-hunt but rather to instill transparency in the running of public offices. The Speaker said this through his Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Imam Imam, in an interactive session with newsmen in Kaduna on Saturday. According to […]

Police move to guard Ogun churches, mosques

Ogun State Police Command is to step up security around churches and mosques in Ogun State. State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Okoye Ikemefuna, who said this while addressing stakeholders in Abeokuta, on Saturday, explained that the action was  taken to secure places of worship against any form of attack. Okoye said all Area Commanders and […]

‘FG knows Boko Haram sponsors’ (What has it done with that knowledge?)

Bishop of the Owo Diocese of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Rt. Rev. James Oladunjoye, fears Nigeria may disintegrate under President Goodluck Jonathan if he fails to bring sponsors of the dreadful Boko Haram sect to book. Oladunjoye stated this in his Bishop charge which he read on Friday during the Third Session of […]

Thief-catcher arrests ex-soldier supplying guns to Plateau factions

Renowned thief-catcher Ali Kwara has arrested a former army officer allegedly notorious for selling arms and ammunition to bandits and warring communities in Plateau State and other parts of the North. Kwara told newsmen through telephone in Kano on Sunday he arrested the suspect (name withheld) in Zamfara State, where he (Kwara) is on an […]

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