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Turkmenistan’s President bans black cars, prefers white

For owners of black cars in Turkmenistan, 2018 did not begin on a very merry note as reports suggest the impounding of black cars without warning by men of the Police force in the country’s capital, Ashgabat. Police started returning the vehicles to their o

Anger as FG recalls N14.9bn Paris Club refund from Benue

John Charles, Makurdi Hundreds of workers in Benue State on Tuesday expressed shock over the alleged recall of the final tranche of the Paris Club refund earlier paid to the state government. Two workers were alleged to have slumped as they received the news
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Anger as FG recalls N14.9bn Paris Club refund from Benue

John Charles, Makurdi Hundreds of workers in Benue State on Tuesday expressed shock over the alleged recall of the final tranche of the Paris Club refund earlier paid to the state government. Two workers were alleged to have slumped as they received the news of the recall of the Paris Club refund. Governor Samuel Ortom […]

DSS detains Aisha Buhari’s ADC over fraud

Olusola Fabiyi  and Ade Adesomoju The Department of State Services has detained Mr Baban-Inna, who is the Aide De Camp to the wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, over an allegation of N2.5bn fraud. The spokesman for the DSS,  Mr Nnochirionye
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DSS detains Aisha Buhari’s ADC over fraud

Olusola Fabiyi  and Ade Adesomoju The Department of State Services has detained Mr Baban-Inna, who is the Aide De Camp to the wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, over an allegation of N2.5bn fraud. The spokesman for the DSS,  Mr Nnochirionye Afunanya, told one of our correspondents that the case was handed over […]

I will defeat you in 2019, Tambuwal tells Buhari

Enyioha Opara, Minna THE Governor of Sokoto State and one of the presidential aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Aminu Tambuwal, said on Tuesday he would defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming 2019 general elections Tambu
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I will defeat you in 2019, Tambuwal tells Buhari

Enyioha Opara, Minna THE Governor of Sokoto State and one of the presidential aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Aminu Tambuwal, said on Tuesday he would defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming 2019 general elections Tambuwal, who said this while responding to questions from newsmen at the PDP Secretariat in Minna, […]

Joshua-Wilder meeting ruled out

Deontay Wilder’s representatives have “no desire” for a meeting to negotiate a fight against Anthony Joshua. IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion Joshua, moments after beating Alexander Povetkin at the weekend, made it clear that his preferred next opp
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Joshua-Wilder meeting ruled out

Deontay Wilder’s representatives have “no desire” for a meeting to negotiate a fight against Anthony Joshua. IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion Joshua, moments after beating Alexander Povetkin at the weekend, made it clear that his preferred next opponent would be WBC titleholder Wilder. Wilder is first due to face Tyson Fury but Joshua’s promoter […]

Katsina worker faces imprisonment for committing adultery

Olaide Oyelude, Katsina A 29-year-old civil servant in Katsina State,Abdurahman Ibrahim, has got himself into trouble after engaging in an unlawful sexual affair with a married woman. Ibrahim of Unguwar Alkali Quarters, Batsari, who  had already admitted to
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Katsina worker faces imprisonment for committing adultery

Olaide Oyelude, Katsina A 29-year-old civil servant in Katsina State,Abdurahman Ibrahim, has got himself into trouble after engaging in an unlawful sexual affair with a married woman. Ibrahim of Unguwar Alkali Quarters, Batsari, who  had already admitted to the crime before a Katsina Senior Magistrates’ Court, will be sentenced on October 4,2018. He was dragged […]

Economy may slip back into recession, CBN warns

…to discuss with MTN, banks over N8.1bn fine  Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria on Tuesday warned that weak economic fundamentals currently being shown by the economy were putting the country’s exit fro
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Economy may slip back into recession, CBN warns

…to discuss with MTN, banks over N8.1bn fine  Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria on Tuesday warned that weak economic fundamentals currently being shown by the economy were putting the country’s exit from recession under threat. The Nigerian economy exited recession in 2017 after suffering contraction for five […]

Eight arraigned for cultism, possession of arms

Oluwatobi Akindele Eight men have been arraigned before an Ogba Magistrates’ Court for allegedly belonging to a cult and unlawful possession of arms. PUNCH Metro learnt that the defendants had been involved in a street fight. Some residents were said to hav
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Eight arraigned for cultism, possession of arms

Oluwatobi Akindele Eight men have been arraigned before an Ogba Magistrates’ Court for allegedly belonging to a cult and unlawful possession of arms. PUNCH Metro learnt that the defendants had been involved in a street fight. Some residents were said to have made a distress call to the police, which led to the arrest of […]

Fixing Ambode that ain’t broke

Lekan Sote Under military dictator Ibrahim Babangida’s convoluted political transition programme, the progressives of the Lagos State chapter of the former Social Democratic Party had fierce dispute on who would be their governorship candidate. Their leader
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Fixing Ambode that ain’t broke

Lekan Sote Under military dictator Ibrahim Babangida’s convoluted political transition programme, the progressives of the Lagos State chapter of the former Social Democratic Party had fierce dispute on who would be their governorship candidate. Their leader, former Lagos State Governor Lateef Jakande, preferred Prof Femi Agbalajobi, but Dapo Sarumi, from Epe Division as Agbalajobi, offered […]

Buhari sends Fayemi to woo Omisore for rerun poll

Olufemi Atoyebi and Femi Makinde, Osogbo The Governor-elect of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday,  visited the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party, Senator Iyiola Omisore, in Ile Ife to woo him ahead of the rerun holding in seven po
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Buhari sends Fayemi to woo Omisore for rerun poll

Olufemi Atoyebi and Femi Makinde, Osogbo The Governor-elect of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday,  visited the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party, Senator Iyiola Omisore, in Ile Ife to woo him ahead of the rerun holding in seven polling units in four local government areas of Osun State on Thursday. Our correspondent […]

Gov tickets: APC NWC okays direct primaries for Ogun, Lagos, Kano, Imo, Akwa Ibom

Niyi Odebode, John Alechenu, Chukwudi Akasike, Sam Awoyinfa, Godwin Isenyo and Chidiebube Okeoma The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress on Tuesday released its approved mode of primaries for 36 states and the Federal Capital Territor
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Gov tickets: APC NWC okays direct primaries for Ogun, Lagos, Kano, Imo, Akwa Ibom

Niyi Odebode, John Alechenu, Chukwudi Akasike, Sam Awoyinfa, Godwin Isenyo and Chidiebube Okeoma The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress on Tuesday released its approved mode of primaries for 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory for Saturday’s governorship primaries. According to the list, the direct method, which involves all registered card carrying […]

VIDEO: Nigeria’s D’Tigress thrash Argentina

Nigeria’s D’Tigress has won their second game in the FIBA Basketball World Cup going on in Spain. At the end of the fourth quarter, D’Tigress won by 75 points against Argentina’s 70. According to the D’Tigress Twitter handle, @Dt
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VIDEO: Nigeria’s D’Tigress thrash Argentina

Nigeria’s D’Tigress has won their second game in the FIBA Basketball World Cup going on in Spain. At the end of the fourth quarter, D’Tigress won by 75 points against Argentina’s 70. According to the D’Tigress Twitter handle, @DtigressNG, this feat makes Nigeria, the first ever African team to win two games in a single […]

BREAKING: Bill Cosby sentenced to three to 10 years in prison

Disgraced US television icon Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison by a judge on Tuesday and branded a “sexually violent predator” for assaulting a woman at his Philadelphia mansion 14 years ago. The 81-year-old, once beloved as
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BREAKING: Bill Cosby sentenced to three to 10 years in prison

Disgraced US television icon Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison by a judge on Tuesday and branded a “sexually violent predator” for assaulting a woman at his Philadelphia mansion 14 years ago. The 81-year-old, once beloved as “America’s Dad,” is the first celebrity convicted and sentenced for a sex crime […]

Two held for flying drone over Osoba’s Abeokuta home

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta Two suspects were said to have been arrested on Tuesday for flying a drone over the house of a former governor of Ogun State, Aremo Olusegun Osoba, located within the Ibara, GRA, Abeokuta. This was contained in a statement signed by
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Two held for flying drone over Osoba’s Abeokuta home

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta Two suspects were said to have been arrested on Tuesday for flying a drone over the house of a former governor of Ogun State, Aremo Olusegun Osoba, located within the Ibara, GRA, Abeokuta. This was contained in a statement signed by one of the aides of the ex-governor, Adekunle Adeyemi, a copy […]

Osun rerun: Fayemi visits Omisore

The Ekiti State Governor-Elect, Dr kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday visited Sen Iyiola Omisore, the Social Democratic Party, governorship aspirant in Ile-Ife, Osun State. Fayemi paid the visit to Omisore in his house at Oduduwa Estate, Ibadan Road, Ile-Ife. Fayemi,
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Osun rerun: Fayemi visits Omisore

The Ekiti State Governor-Elect, Dr kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday visited Sen Iyiola Omisore, the Social Democratic Party, governorship aspirant in Ile-Ife, Osun State. Fayemi paid the visit to Omisore in his house at Oduduwa Estate, Ibadan Road, Ile-Ife. Fayemi, however, told newsmen that his visit was not on political issues, but personal. READ ALSO: Two held […]

Pogba can never be Man United captain again —Mourinho

Paul Pogba has been told by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho he will never captain the club again while the Portuguese remains in charge, according to reports on Tuesday, as tensions between United’s star midfielder and manager continue to rise.
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Pogba can never be Man United captain again —Mourinho

Paul Pogba has been told by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho he will never captain the club again while the Portuguese remains in charge, according to reports on Tuesday, as tensions between United’s star midfielder and manager continue to rise. Pogba has deputised as skipper in the absence of club captain Antonio Valencia on three […]

Osun rerun: EU, UK, US calls for free, fair election

The Missions of the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States have called for peaceful, free, fair and credible completion of Osun State governorship re-run election on September 28. The missions in a joint statement on Tuesday in Abuja calle
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Osun rerun: EU, UK, US calls for free, fair election

The Missions of the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States have called for peaceful, free, fair and credible completion of Osun State governorship re-run election on September 28. The missions in a joint statement on Tuesday in Abuja called for support to ensure the success of the process as Independent National Electoral Commission re-runs […]

Questions to ask before starting a business

Ozioma Ubabukoh The statistics are a bit dire: 20 per cent of small businesses do not make it past their first year — and fully half will close their doors before their five-year anniversary. Nonetheless, eager entrepreneurs regularly take the plunge in ord
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Questions to ask before starting a business

Ozioma Ubabukoh The statistics are a bit dire: 20 per cent of small businesses do not make it past their first year — and fully half will close their doors before their five-year anniversary. Nonetheless, eager entrepreneurs regularly take the plunge in order to follow their dreams of owning their own business. If you are […]

Exiled Spanish Catalan leader seeks EU mediation

The exiled former president of the Spanish region of Catalonia wants Europe to step in to mediate an end to the stand-off with Madrid, he told AFP Tuesday. In a book on the crisis that forced him to flee a Spanish arrest warrant, Carles Puigdemont suggests th
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Exiled Spanish Catalan leader seeks EU mediation

The exiled former president of the Spanish region of Catalonia wants Europe to step in to mediate an end to the stand-off with Madrid, he told AFP Tuesday. In a book on the crisis that forced him to flee a Spanish arrest warrant, Carles Puigdemont suggests that EU President Donald Tusk would fit the bill. […]

DSS detains Aisha Buhari’s aide over alleged N2.5bn fraud

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Department of State Services has detained Mr. Baba-Inna, who is the Aide De Camp to the wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari over an allegation of N2.5 billion fraud. Spokesman for the DSS,  Mr. Nnochirionye Afunanya, told our c
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DSS detains Aisha Buhari’s aide over alleged N2.5bn fraud

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Department of State Services has detained Mr. Baba-Inna, who is the Aide De Camp to the wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari over an allegation of N2.5 billion fraud. Spokesman for the DSS,  Mr. Nnochirionye Afunanya, told our correspondent that the case was handed over to the agency by the […]

Saraki visits Anambra, says Nigeria needs ‘well educated’ president

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki on Tuesday visited the Anambra State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party to canvass for support for his presidential bid in 2019. He asked the PDP faithful in the state to take a critical decision in the 2019 poll th
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Saraki visits Anambra, says Nigeria needs ‘well educated’ president

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki on Tuesday visited the Anambra State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party to canvass for support for his presidential bid in 2019. He asked the PDP faithful in the state to take a critical decision in the 2019 poll that would save the country from its present situation. READ […]

Andy Murray wins first round at Shenzhen Open

Britain’s former world number one Andy Murray was made to work up serious sweat by unheralded Zhang Zhizhen at the ATP Shenzhen Open on Tuesday before the Chinese player retired at 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 4-2. It was a disappointing end to a spirited disp
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Andy Murray wins first round at Shenzhen Open

Britain’s former world number one Andy Murray was made to work up serious sweat by unheralded Zhang Zhizhen at the ATP Shenzhen Open on Tuesday before the Chinese player retired at 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 4-2. It was a disappointing end to a spirited display from Zhang, a 21-year-old from Shanghai who is ranked 340th but who raised hopes of an upset […]

Wozniacki, Kerber off to fast start at Wuhan Open

World number two Caroline Wozniacki and Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber eased through their opening matches at the Wuhan Open in China on Tuesday. Australian Open champion Wozniacki, who received a first-round bye, was barely troubled by the 61st-ranked S
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Wozniacki, Kerber off to fast start at Wuhan Open

World number two Caroline Wozniacki and Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber eased through their opening matches at the Wuhan Open in China on Tuesday. Australian Open champion Wozniacki, who received a first-round bye, was barely troubled by the 61st-ranked Swede Rebecca Peterson, winning 6-4, 6-1 to set up a third-round clash with Olympic champion Monica Puig, […]

2019: APC cautions Secondus on conduct, utterances

John Alechenu, Abuja The All Progressives Congress has cautioned the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, against conduct and utterances capable of bringing his person into disrepute. The APC gave the advice in a statement signed
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2019: APC cautions Secondus on conduct, utterances

John Alechenu, Abuja The All Progressives Congress has cautioned the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, against conduct and utterances capable of bringing his person into disrepute. The APC gave the advice in a statement signed by its acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, in Abuja, on Tuesday.   According to the APC, […]

APC voids Rep’s Dep Chief Whip’s expulsion

The Edo State Chapter of All Progressives Congress on Tuesday in Benin described the purported expulsion of the Deputy Chief Whip of House of Representatives, Pally Iriase, as a nullity. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the APC Ward Nine (9) in Owan Ea
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APC voids Rep’s Dep Chief Whip’s expulsion

The Edo State Chapter of All Progressives Congress on Tuesday in Benin described the purported expulsion of the Deputy Chief Whip of House of Representatives, Pally Iriase, as a nullity. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the APC Ward Nine (9) in Owan East Local Government Area of Edo, had on Monday, issued a […]

Cousin appointed sole Gabon coach after Aubameyang’s father rejects job

Former Gabon international Daniel Cousin has become the sole coach of the national team after Pierre-Francois Aubame Eyang, father of Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, refused an offer to join the set-up. “We have worked hard to confirm the choic
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Cousin appointed sole Gabon coach after Aubameyang’s father rejects job

Former Gabon international Daniel Cousin has become the sole coach of the national team after Pierre-Francois Aubame Eyang, father of Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, refused an offer to join the set-up. “We have worked hard to confirm the choice of Daniel Cousin, to whom we entrust the national team,” the Gabonese Minister of Sports, Alain-Claude […]

WHO extremely concerned about Ebola in Congo

World Health Organisation on Tuesday said Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo could deteriorate rapidly because of attacks by armed groups, community resistance and geographic spread of the disease. “We are now extremely concerned that several fa
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WHO extremely concerned about Ebola in Congo

World Health Organisation on Tuesday said Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo could deteriorate rapidly because of attacks by armed groups, community resistance and geographic spread of the disease. “We are now extremely concerned that several factors may be coming together over the next weeks and months to create a perfect storm,” Peter Salama […]

Controversy surrounds attacks on PDP chieftain in Osogbo

Olufemi Atoyebi and  Femi Makinde, Osogbo A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Alhaji Fatai Oyedele, popularly known as Diekola, was reportedly attacked by some hoodlums suspected to be loyal to the ruling All Progressives Congress. Ou
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Controversy surrounds attacks on PDP chieftain in Osogbo

Olufemi Atoyebi and  Femi Makinde, Osogbo A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Alhaji Fatai Oyedele, popularly known as Diekola, was reportedly attacked by some hoodlums suspected to be loyal to the ruling All Progressives Congress. Our correspondent gathered that some hoodlums believed to be working for the PDP had followed some […]

First class graduates, other protesters accuse Chevron of enslavement

Samson Folarin Some trainees of Chevron Nigeria Limited have protested against what they described as enslavement by the management of the company. The men and women, who marched on the Lekki-Ajah Expressway, Lagos, alleged that Chevron wasted more than five
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First class graduates, other protesters accuse Chevron of enslavement

Samson Folarin Some trainees of Chevron Nigeria Limited have protested against what they described as enslavement by the management of the company. The men and women, who marched on the Lekki-Ajah Expressway, Lagos, alleged that Chevron wasted more than five years of their lives by promising them jobs which they never got. They also alleged […]

Your SAN rank can be withdrawn, CJN warns lawyers

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Monday warned 30 newly-appointed Senior Advocates of Nigeria that the rank could be withdrawn from them if they abused it. He also said the police were investigating some lawyers f
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Your SAN rank can be withdrawn, CJN warns lawyers

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Monday warned 30 newly-appointed Senior Advocates of Nigeria that the rank could be withdrawn from them if they abused it. He also said the police were investigating some lawyers found to have forged court judgments they present3ed during the process of appointment as […]

Osun rerun: Anti-Buhari coalition accuses INEC of releasing PVCs to govt officials

Niyi Odebode, John Alechenu, Olusola Fabiyi, Leke Baiyewu and Olaleye Aluko The Coalition of United Political Parties on Monday alleged that INEC was giving to Osun State officials unclaimed permanent voter cards in units where there would be supplementary el
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Osun rerun: Anti-Buhari coalition accuses INEC of releasing PVCs to govt officials

Niyi Odebode, John Alechenu, Olusola Fabiyi, Leke Baiyewu and Olaleye Aluko The Coalition of United Political Parties on Monday alleged that INEC was giving to Osun State officials unclaimed permanent voter cards in units where there would be supplementary election. The coalition members alleged that the conspiracy was being spearheaded by some unnamed national officers […]

Osun election: PDP takes INEC to court, demands arrest of returning officer

The Peoples Democratic Party is approaching the court to contest the declaration of Saturday’s governorship election in Osun as inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission. The party disclosed this in a statement by its National Publicity
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Osun election: PDP takes INEC to court, demands arrest of returning officer

The Peoples Democratic Party is approaching the court to contest the declaration of Saturday’s governorship election in Osun as inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission. The party disclosed this in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Monday in Abuja. According to Ologbondiyan, the September 22 polls had already been concluded […]

APC reschedules date of presidential primary

The All Progressives Congress has rescheduled its presidential primary to Friday, September 28, as against the earlier announced date of Thursday, September 27. The party’s National Publicity Secretary,  Mr Yekini Nabena, announced this in a statement on M
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APC reschedules date of presidential primary

The All Progressives Congress has rescheduled its presidential primary to Friday, September 28, as against the earlier announced date of Thursday, September 27. The party’s National Publicity Secretary,  Mr Yekini Nabena, announced this in a statement on Monday in Abuja. READ ALSO: Get thee behind me devil, pastor tells wife in court Nabena said the election […]

ICYMI: Will Osun’s inconclusive election end Tinubu’s reign in Lagos?

Tunde Odesola (tundeodes2003@yahoo.com) When shall we meet again? In thunder, lightning, or in rain?” asks the First Witch in Macbeth, William Shakespeare’s shortest and grimiest tragedy. The Second Witch replies: “When the hurly-burly’s done. When th
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ICYMI: Will Osun’s inconclusive election end Tinubu’s reign in Lagos?

Tunde Odesola (tundeodes2003@yahoo.com) When shall we meet again? In thunder, lightning, or in rain?” asks the First Witch in Macbeth, William Shakespeare’s shortest and grimiest tragedy. The Second Witch replies: “When the hurly-burly’s done. When the battle is lost and won.”  Just as the Third Witch says, “That will be ere (before) the set of […]

Saraki can only win elections in Kwara – Senator Ndume

Senator representing Borno South in the Senate, Senator Ali Ndume, has dismissed Senate President Bukola Saraki’s presidential ambition, describing it as a pipe dream and “not a threat to President Muhammadu Buhari’s second-term bid”. Saraki, who rec
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Saraki can only win elections in Kwara – Senator Ndume

Senator representing Borno South in the Senate, Senator Ali Ndume, has dismissed Senate President Bukola Saraki’s presidential ambition, describing it as a pipe dream and “not a threat to President Muhammadu Buhari’s second-term bid”. Saraki, who recently defected from the ruling APC to the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, is aspiring to be the country’s next […]

Jubilation as police arrest kidnapper of NPC staff 

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri There was jubilation in Owerri, the Imo State capital on Monday after the operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the state police command arrested the leader of the gang that kidnapped a staff of the National  Popul
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Jubilation as police arrest kidnapper of NPC staff 

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri There was jubilation in Owerri, the Imo State capital on Monday after the operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the state police command arrested the leader of the gang that kidnapped a staff of the National  Population Commission, one Engr  Amasike Ameleonye in July. A gang of armed men had […]

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