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As Atiku decamps once again to PDP, lawmaker says APC members will not join him in PDP

A member of the House of Representatives, Babajimi Benson, said on Sunday that he did not foresee exodus of members of the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party. Benson said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja shortly after the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, formally joined the […]

Giving a kiss without consent is rape, Police warn (In that case all Nigerian politicians will be in jail)

A police force has been ridiculed for warning people to get consent before they ‘bump into that special someone under the mistletoe’ — or else they could be committing ‘rape.’ The Police Service of Northern Ireland posted the highly criticised message on Saturday, drawing hundreds of mocking comments attacking the force for ‘trivialising’ rape. The […]

Nigerian lady speaks 11 South African languages

Miss Debby Oluwatimilehin Akinsola, a 25-year-old Nigerian student, has revealed the secret behind her speaking of 11 official South Africa languages. Akinsola, who was born in Ibadan, Oyo State, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Pretoria, South Africa, on Sunday that her family’s relocation to different southern African countries necessitated her learning of the different languages. […]

Likelihood of ‘preemptive war’ with N.Korea grows, American lawmaker warns

A top Republican lawmaker warned Sunday that the United States moves closer to preemptive war with North Korea every time Pyongyang carries out a missile or nuclear test. North Korea’s test launch this week of an intercontinental ballistic missile has sent tensions soaring once again on the Korean peninsula, after a two month lull. “If […]

FG provides emergency numbers for Nigerians in Libya

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Federal Government has provided emergency numbers and email addresses for distressed Nigerians in Libya who may wish to contact the nation’s mission in Tripoli for assistance. The spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Tope Elias-Fatile, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, explained that the numbers are available 24 hours to render […]

PHOTOS: Wole Soyinka’s son, Tunlewa, weds in Atlanta

Son of Nobel Laurette Wole Soyinka, Oretunlewa, over the weekend got married to his sweetheart of eight years, Nneka Ekechukwu, in Atlanta, USA. Close friends and relations were invited for the wedding. See the photos: The Soyinkas and the couple. The bride’s mother and her friends

FG appoints Abdul Zubair acting D-G of SEC (What’s new – another northerner)

The Federal Government on Sunday announced the appointment of Dr Abdul Zubair as acting Director-General, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Mrs Efe Ebelo of the commission’s Corporate Communications Unit, said in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the appointment was with immediate effect. Ebelo stated that the appointment followed the […]

I will defeat Buhari in 2019, says Atiku (Atiku, please retire and leave the scene for more talented and younger politicians with progressive ideas)

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, who recently resigned as a member of the All Progressives Congress, has said that he would defeat Buhari should the latter contest against him in the 2019 presidential election. Atiku was quoted as saying this during an interview with Dele Momodu, which was part of his weekly column titled, ‘Pendulum’, published […]

Terrorists plotting to bomb Abuja, US, UK warn

Bayo Akinloye The British and the United States governments have warned their citizens of terrorist groups’ threat to carry out bomb attacks in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, during the Yuletide. In its latest foreign travel advice to British nationals, made available to SUNDAY PUNCH, the country’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office stated that it would raise […]

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