Niger
MapoList


Spain rescues 250 migrants in Mediterranean

Spanish authorities said they rescued over 250 migrants, including children, on Saturday who were making the perilous Mediterranean crossing to Europe. “We saved 251 people from five improvised vessels all in the Alboran Sea,” Spain’s mariti

Trump unfit to clean toilets at Obama library — US newspaper

A top US newspaper on Wednesday blasted President Donald Trump with a withering editorial, saying he was not fit to even “clean the toilets” in Barack Obama’s presidential library or shine George W. Bush’s shoes. USA Today, a mass-mark
Punch Newspapers

Trump unfit to clean toilets at Obama library — US newspaper

A top US newspaper on Wednesday blasted President Donald Trump with a withering editorial, saying he was not fit to even “clean the toilets” in Barack Obama’s presidential library or shine George W. Bush’s shoes. USA Today, a mass-market paper with one of the biggest circulations in the country, published the piece after Trump attacked […]

Fabinho to leave Monaco next year

Brazilian international Fabinho said on Wednesday that he will probably leave French champions Monaco at the end of the season, but that he has no intention of departing in January. The 24-year-old was linked with a transfer in the close season after a stella
Punch Newspapers

Fabinho to leave Monaco next year

Brazilian international Fabinho said on Wednesday that he will probably leave French champions Monaco at the end of the season, but that he has no intention of departing in January. The 24-year-old was linked with a transfer in the close season after a stellar campaign in which he helped the principality club win the Ligue […]

Jail IGP for contempt, Peace Corps tells court

The Peace Corps of Nigeria wants the Federal High Court, Abuja, to commit the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, to prison for alleged disregard of court orders. The corps in Form 48 on Contempt of Court filed on Wednesday prayed the court to jai
Punch Newspapers

Jail IGP for contempt, Peace Corps tells court

The Peace Corps of Nigeria wants the Federal High Court, Abuja, to commit the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, to prison for alleged disregard of court orders. The corps in Form 48 on Contempt of Court filed on Wednesday prayed the court to jail Idris to serve as a deterrent to others in the […]

Attack on Magu’s house: We can’t be intimidated, says EFCC

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has confirmed an attack on the property of the acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, which resulted in the death of a policeman. The commission said this in a statement by its Spokesman
Punch Newspapers

Attack on Magu’s house: We can’t be intimidated, says EFCC

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has confirmed an attack on the property of the acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, which resulted in the death of a policeman. The commission said this in a statement by its Spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, on Wednesday. The property is not the current residence of […]

Trump aide, Omarosa, leaves White House

Reality TV star turned political operative Omarosa Manigault is to leave the White House, officials said, the latest departure as Donald Trump’s administration turns one year old. The fiery former star of Trump’s show “The Apprentice”
Punch Newspapers

Trump aide, Omarosa, leaves White House

Reality TV star turned political operative Omarosa Manigault is to leave the White House, officials said, the latest departure as Donald Trump’s administration turns one year old. The fiery former star of Trump’s show “The Apprentice” will leave early next year, press secretary Sarah Sanders said Wednesday. “Omarosa Manigault Newman resigned yesterday to pursue other opportunities. Her departure […]

India’s happiness minister wanted over alleged murder link

Police said Wednesday they had launched a manhunt for India’s only “happiness minister” after the state politician vanished when a court order for his arrest was issued over an alleged murder. Lal Singh Arya, whose only mandate is to put a s
Punch Newspapers

India’s happiness minister wanted over alleged murder link

Police said Wednesday they had launched a manhunt for India’s only “happiness minister” after the state politician vanished when a court order for his arrest was issued over an alleged murder. Lal Singh Arya, whose only mandate is to put a smile on the face of his 70 million constituents, is wanted in connection with […]

FIFA sanction: Discipline erring officials, Gaya tells NFF

Godfrey Gaya, a former lawmaker, has urged the Nigeria Football Federation to ensure disciplinary measures are taken against erring officials following FIFA’s sanction on Nigeria for using an ineligible player. FIFA had on Tuesday said NFF was to pay a fin
Punch Newspapers

FIFA sanction: Discipline erring officials, Gaya tells NFF

Godfrey Gaya, a former lawmaker, has urged the Nigeria Football Federation to ensure disciplinary measures are taken against erring officials following FIFA’s sanction on Nigeria for using an ineligible player. FIFA had on Tuesday said NFF was to pay a fine of 6,000 Swiss Francs for fielding an ineligible Shehu Abdullahi against Algeria. The November […]

Reinstate FMB whistle-blower, CSO urges FG

A civil society organisation, African Centre for Media and Information Literacy, has urged the Federal Government to reinstate a whistle-blower to his job, saying it was government’s obligation to him. Coordinator of the Centre, Mr. Chidi Onuma, told the Ne
Punch Newspapers

Reinstate FMB whistle-blower, CSO urges FG

A civil society organisation, African Centre for Media and Information Literacy, has urged the Federal Government to reinstate a whistle-blower to his job, saying it was government’s obligation to him. Coordinator of the Centre, Mr. Chidi Onuma, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the whistle-blower, Murtala Ibrahim, was sacked at the Federal Mortgage Bank of […]

Reinstate FMB whistle-blower to his job, CSO urges government

A civil society organisation, African Centre for Media and Information Literacy, has urged the Federal Government to reinstate a whistle-blower to his job, saying it was government’s obligation to him. Coordinator of the Centre, Mr. Chidi Onuma, told the Ne
Punch Newspapers

Reinstate FMB whistle-blower to his job, CSO urges government

A civil society organisation, African Centre for Media and Information Literacy, has urged the Federal Government to reinstate a whistle-blower to his job, saying it was government’s obligation to him. Coordinator of the Centre, Mr. Chidi Onuma, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the whistle-blower, Murtala Ibrahim, was sacked at the Federal Mortgage Bank of […]

Burundi president commences campaign to extend rule

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has launched a campaign to promote a referendum to change the constitution, a move that could see him rule until 2034. “It’s the day you’ve been waiting for,” Nkurunziza told a crowd of thousands o
Punch Newspapers

Burundi president commences campaign to extend rule

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has launched a campaign to promote a referendum to change the constitution, a move that could see him rule until 2034. “It’s the day you’ve been waiting for,” Nkurunziza told a crowd of thousands of farmers in the central district of Gitega on Tuesday. The government adopted a plan in October […]

Burundi president launches campaign to extend rule

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has launched a campaign to promote a referendum to change the constitution, a move that could see him rule until 2034. “It’s the day you’ve been waiting for,” Nkurunziza told a crowd of thousands o
Punch Newspapers

Burundi president launches campaign to extend rule

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has launched a campaign to promote a referendum to change the constitution, a move that could see him rule until 2034. “It’s the day you’ve been waiting for,” Nkurunziza told a crowd of thousands of farmers in the central district of Gitega on Tuesday. The government adopted a plan in October […]

BREAKING: East-West road designed to fail – FG

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Usani, on Wednesday said the much-talked about East-West Road in the Niger Delta was designed to fail. He however said the present administration would correct the situation. Usani spoke with
Punch Newspapers

BREAKING: East-West road designed to fail – FG

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Usani, on Wednesday said the much-talked about East-West Road in the Niger Delta was designed to fail. He however said the present administration would correct the situation. Usani spoke with State House correspondents at the end of a meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided […]

Trader risks imprisonment for alleged rice fraud

A 37-year-old trader, Ada Obi, was on Wednesday arraigned in a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly obtaining 30,000 bags of rice worth N24m from one Miss Moriamo Dosunmu under false pretences. The accused, who lives in Ebute-Metta Area of
Punch Newspapers

Trader risks imprisonment for alleged rice fraud

A 37-year-old trader, Ada Obi, was on Wednesday arraigned in a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly obtaining 30,000 bags of rice worth N24m from one Miss Moriamo Dosunmu under false pretences. The accused, who lives in Ebute-Metta Area of Lagos, is facing a four-count of conspiracy, obtaining under false pretences, the threat […]

[VIDEO] Kwam 1 mourns 34-year-old daughter, Wasilat

Fuji music maestro, Ayinde Wasiu, popularly known as Kwam 1, who lost one of his daughters, Wasilat Anifowose, on Tuesday has written an emotional tribute to her. Thirty-four-year-old Wasilat died after a brief illness at her Canadian residence. The bereave
Punch Newspapers

[VIDEO] Kwam 1 mourns 34-year-old daughter, Wasilat

Fuji music maestro, Ayinde Wasiu, popularly known as Kwam 1, who lost one of his daughters, Wasilat Anifowose, on Tuesday has written an emotional tribute to her. Thirty-four-year-old Wasilat died after a brief illness at her Canadian residence. The bereaved father took to his Instagram page to share a video of his late daughter and wrote, […]

CAF Champions League: Debutants MFM, Plateau United get steep hurdles

Nigerian clubs Plateau United and Mountain of Fire and Miracles must clear intimidating hurdles if they are to reach the 2018 CAF Champions League group stage. The draw for the preliminary and first rounds in Cairo Wednesday delivered both debutants in the el
Punch Newspapers

CAF Champions League: Debutants MFM, Plateau United get steep hurdles

Nigerian clubs Plateau United and Mountain of Fire and Miracles must clear intimidating hurdles if they are to reach the 2018 CAF Champions League group stage. The draw for the preliminary and first rounds in Cairo Wednesday delivered both debutants in the elite African club competition with tougher rivals than they would have wished for. […]

NLC berates Ayade for billion-naira unpaid pensions, workers’ salary

Mudiaga Affe, Calabar The Cross River State wing of the Nigeria Labour Congress on Wednesday berated Governor Ben Ayade over the non-payment of arrears amounting to several billions of naira to pensioner and workers. The union gave the governor seven days, wh
Punch Newspapers

NLC berates Ayade for billion-naira unpaid pensions, workers’ salary

Mudiaga Affe, Calabar The Cross River State wing of the Nigeria Labour Congress on Wednesday berated Governor Ben Ayade over the non-payment of arrears amounting to several billions of naira to pensioner and workers. The union gave the governor seven days, which began on Wednesday (today), to implement a Memorandum of Understanding reached on July […]

FIFA sanction: NFF sets up 4-man committee

NFF’s 1st Vice President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, has been named the head of a 4-man panel to unravel the issues behind the slip that led to Nigeria forfeiting the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Algeria in Constantine on 10th November 2017.
Punch Newspapers

FIFA sanction: NFF sets up 4-man committee

NFF’s 1st Vice President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, has been named the head of a 4-man panel to unravel the issues behind the slip that led to Nigeria forfeiting the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Algeria in Constantine on 10th November 2017. The concluding match of Group B of the African series for Russia […]

UPDATED: Bishop Kukah, NGOs, CSOs shoot down controversial NGO bill

John Ameh, Abuja Many Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Society Organisations protested loudly on Wednesday in Abuja, demanding that the House of Representatives should trash a proposed bill to regulate NGOs and CSOs in the country. They got the backin
Punch Newspapers

UPDATED: Bishop Kukah, NGOs, CSOs shoot down controversial NGO bill

John Ameh, Abuja Many Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Society Organisations protested loudly on Wednesday in Abuja, demanding that the House of Representatives should trash a proposed bill to regulate NGOs and CSOs in the country. They got the backing of some prominent individuals, including the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most. Rev. Matthew Kukah, who […]

Yoruba PDP caucus attacks Wike over Obasanjo comment

Oladimeji Ramon The congress of Yoruba Sons and Daughters within the Peoples Democratic Party say they are outraged by the insults allegedly hauled on the Yoruba by the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike. They said they took a strong exemption to Wike’s
Punch Newspapers

Yoruba PDP caucus attacks Wike over Obasanjo comment

Oladimeji Ramon The congress of Yoruba Sons and Daughters within the Peoples Democratic Party say they are outraged by the insults allegedly hauled on the Yoruba by the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike. They said they took a strong exemption to Wike’s comment that the Yoruba are inconsequential and have no practical political importance […]

Nigeria’s export value rises 13.19% to N3.57bn in Q3

The National Bureau of Statistics has said that Nigeria’s total exports in the third quarter of 2017 stood at N3.57bn, showing 13.19 per cent increase over the amount recorded in the second quarter. The NBS stated this in “Foreign Trade Statistics for th
Punch Newspapers

Nigeria’s export value rises 13.19% to N3.57bn in Q3

The National Bureau of Statistics has said that Nigeria’s total exports in the third quarter of 2017 stood at N3.57bn, showing 13.19 per cent increase over the amount recorded in the second quarter. The NBS stated this in “Foreign Trade Statistics for the Third Quarter 2017’’ posted on the bureau’s website. The bureau stated the […]

German court clears suspect in suicide bomb plot

A German court said Wednesday it is releasing one of three suspected jihadists arrested for allegedly planning coordinated suicide bombings in the western German city of Duesseldorf. No proof has been found that Jordanian national Mahmood B. was participatin
Punch Newspapers

German court clears suspect in suicide bomb plot

A German court said Wednesday it is releasing one of three suspected jihadists arrested for allegedly planning coordinated suicide bombings in the western German city of Duesseldorf. No proof has been found that Jordanian national Mahmood B. was participating in the alleged plot, the Duesseldorf court said. Two other men, Syrian national Saleh A. and […]

Taraba deploys 1,500 teachers in 300 primary schools

The Taraba State Education Programme Investment Project Additional Financing on Wednesday said it had deployed 1,500 teachers in 300 primary schools in various villages across the state. The Programme Coordinator, Mr Mohammed Suleiman, disclosed this at a new
Punch Newspapers

Taraba deploys 1,500 teachers in 300 primary schools

The Taraba State Education Programme Investment Project Additional Financing on Wednesday said it had deployed 1,500 teachers in 300 primary schools in various villages across the state. The Programme Coordinator, Mr Mohammed Suleiman, disclosed this at a news conference in Jalingo. He said the move was aimed at reaching out to the Internally Displaced Persons […]

OAU pays striking workers, urges return to work

Sodiq Oyeleke The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife said it has paid the Earned Allowance to its workers in compliance with the Federal Government directives. Following the payment, the university management urged the workers to stop the p
Punch Newspapers

OAU pays striking workers, urges return to work

Sodiq Oyeleke The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife said it has paid the Earned Allowance to its workers in compliance with the Federal Government directives. Following the payment, the university management urged the workers to stop the protests and ongoing strike. A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Abiodun […]

Erdogan accuses Trump of ‘Zionist mentality’ over Jerusalem recognition

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday accused US counterpart Donald Trump of having a “Zionist mentality” over his declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, adding Washington had no further role to play in the peace process
Punch Newspapers

Erdogan accuses Trump of ‘Zionist mentality’ over Jerusalem recognition

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday accused US counterpart Donald Trump of having a “Zionist mentality” over his declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, adding Washington had no further role to play in the peace process. “The real proprietor of these lands is Palestine. Mr Trump wants all this to be Israel. […]

Father, son jailed for raping 10 underage pupils get presidential pardon

Tanzania President, John Magufuli, has been called out by activists for releasing convicted rapists of 10 primary school children. The president was also condemned for encouraging the arrest of pregnant teenagers. The activists accused Magufuli of encouragin
Punch Newspapers

Father, son jailed for raping 10 underage pupils get presidential pardon

Tanzania President, John Magufuli, has been called out by activists for releasing convicted rapists of 10 primary school children. The president was also condemned for encouraging the arrest of pregnant teenagers. The activists accused Magufuli of encouraging human rights violations, UK Guardian reports. The Tanzanian president pardoned the two men who were convicted of rape […]

Man arraigned for hacking into Winners’ Chapel’s online bookstore

Oladimeji Ramon One Chimezie Chuta has been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for allegedly hacking into the online bookstore of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, a.ka. Winners’ Chapel. Chuta was arraigned on Wednesday before the Fe
Punch Newspapers

Man arraigned for hacking into Winners’ Chapel’s online bookstore

Oladimeji Ramon One Chimezie Chuta has been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for allegedly hacking into the online bookstore of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, a.ka. Winners’ Chapel. Chuta was arraigned on Wednesday before the Federal High Court in Lagos. The EFCC, in the two charges filed against him, claimed that the […]

Nigerian arrested with N25.1m heroin

Indian authorities have arrested a Nigerian and his accomplice for allegedly dealing in drugs. According to reports from India on Tuesday, Nigeria’s Ikenna Okoye, 33, and one Har Govind Singh, 33, heroin worth Rs 45 lakh (about N25,142,400.00) were reco
Punch Newspapers

Nigerian arrested with N25.1m heroin

Indian authorities have arrested a Nigerian and his accomplice for allegedly dealing in drugs. According to reports from India on Tuesday, Nigeria’s Ikenna Okoye, 33, and one Har Govind Singh, 33, heroin worth Rs 45 lakh (about N25,142,400.00) were recovered from them by the Narcotics Cell of Crime Branch, police said today. The suspects were […]

South African court criticises Zuma over graft inquiry report

A South African court on Wednesday reprimanded President Jacob Zuma as “seriously reckless” after he challenged the recommendations of the country’s anti-corruption watchdog for a graft probe against him. The High Court in the capital Pretor
Punch Newspapers

South African court criticises Zuma over graft inquiry report

A South African court on Wednesday reprimanded President Jacob Zuma as “seriously reckless” after he challenged the recommendations of the country’s anti-corruption watchdog for a graft probe against him. The High Court in the capital Pretoria ordered Zuma to appoint within 30 days a judicial inquiry into the allegations that have hung over him and […]

Lawmaker showers husband with N52m Christmas gift

A House of Representatives member has set the social media agog after she shared a photo of Christmas gift that she bought for her husband. In a Facebook post, Kawira Mwangaza shared a photo of the top of the range car — a Prado — she bought for h
Punch Newspapers

Lawmaker showers husband with N52m Christmas gift

A House of Representatives member has set the social media agog after she shared a photo of Christmas gift that she bought for her husband. In a Facebook post, Kawira Mwangaza shared a photo of the top of the range car — a Prado — she bought for her husband, Murega Baichu, a musician. The […]

Iniesta savours Barca’s Stamford Bridge return

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta admitted his late goal to knock Chelsea out in the Champions League semi-finals in 2009 is one of his best memories ahead of his club’s return to Stamford Bridge. The sides were paired together again in Monday’
Punch Newspapers

Iniesta savours Barca’s Stamford Bridge return

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta admitted his late goal to knock Chelsea out in the Champions League semi-finals in 2009 is one of his best memories ahead of his club’s return to Stamford Bridge. The sides were paired together again in Monday’s Champions League last 16 draw with Barca travelling to London for the first leg […]

Drug courier, wife bag life jail, sons gets death sentence

A criminal court on Wednesday sentenced a local drug lord to life imprisonment and his son to death for selling 20 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine, a court official said. His wife, Asama Saenlee, 67, also got life jail term for same offence. Laota Saen
Punch Newspapers

Drug courier, wife bag life jail, sons gets death sentence

A criminal court on Wednesday sentenced a local drug lord to life imprisonment and his son to death for selling 20 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine, a court official said. His wife, Asama Saenlee, 67, also got life jail term for same offence. Laota Saenlee, 77, long considered a drug lord in Thailand’s Northern City of […]

Islamic leaders want East Jerusalem recognised as Palestine’s capital

Islamic leaders on Wednesday urged the world to recognise occupied East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, as Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas warned the United States no longer had any role to play in the peace process. Turkish President Recep Tayyip
Punch Newspapers

Islamic leaders want East Jerusalem recognised as Palestine’s capital

Islamic leaders on Wednesday urged the world to recognise occupied East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, as Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas warned the United States no longer had any role to play in the peace process. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan convened in Istanbul an emergency summit of the world’s main pan-Islamic body, the […]

[Full draw] MFM FC get Bamako in CAF Champions League

Draw for 2018 CAF Champions League preliminary and first rounds made in Cairo Wednesday: Preliminary round Saint George (ETH) v Wau Salaam (SSD) CNaPS Sport (MAD) v KCCA (UGA) Zanaco (ZAM) v Armed Forces (GAM) Bantu (LES) v Mbabane Swallows (SWZ) Stade Malie
Punch Newspapers

[Full draw] MFM FC get Bamako in CAF Champions League

Draw for 2018 CAF Champions League preliminary and first rounds made in Cairo Wednesday: Preliminary round Saint George (ETH) v Wau Salaam (SSD) CNaPS Sport (MAD) v KCCA (UGA) Zanaco (ZAM) v Armed Forces (GAM) Bantu (LES) v Mbabane Swallows (SWZ) Stade Malien (MLI) v Williamsville (CIV) Al Tahaddy (LBA) v Aduana Stars (GHA) Entente […]

EU Parliament backs opening next round of Brexit talks

The European Parliament on Wednesday gave its backing to opening the next phase of Brexit talks, but said Britain must “fully and faithfully” turn last week’s hard-fought divorce deal into a final exit treaty. Parliament President Antonio Ta
Punch Newspapers

EU Parliament backs opening next round of Brexit talks

The European Parliament on Wednesday gave its backing to opening the next phase of Brexit talks, but said Britain must “fully and faithfully” turn last week’s hard-fought divorce deal into a final exit treaty. Parliament President Antonio Tajani welcomed the vote in Strasbourg, eastern France, as “an important step forward” but said MEPs still had […]

LAPO trains 38 health workers on cancer screening, decries lack of facilities in PHCs

Alexander Okere, Benin A non-governmental organisation, Lift Above Poverty Organisation, on Wednesday said it had trained 58 community health workers and volunteers on cancer screening. It also said that the training, which was facilitated by experts from th
Punch Newspapers

LAPO trains 38 health workers on cancer screening, decries lack of facilities in PHCs

Alexander Okere, Benin A non-governmental organisation, Lift Above Poverty Organisation, on Wednesday said it had trained 58 community health workers and volunteers on cancer screening. It also said that the training, which was facilitated by experts from the Nigerian Medical Association, Society for Family Health and Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria, was aimed at reducing […]

Get more results via ClueGoal