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The Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, has shared a photo of himself at the National Youth Service Corps camp in Kaduna State, amid the raging controversy over whether he graduated from the
A policeman was stabbed by an assailant outside Britain’s parliament building in London on Wednesday in what the police described as a terrorist attack. The assailant was, however, later shot by the p
Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has faulted the appointment of Senator Ken Nnamani as the Chairman, Constitution and Electoral Reform Committee, saying a politician sho
The Police in Benue State said they had arrested three suspects in connection with the Monday killings at Zaki Biam in Ukum Local Government Area of the state. Confirming the arrests to the News Agenc
A Florida man is in custody after the Air Force determined he went “absent without leave,” or AWOL, 45 years ago. The 75-year-old was found living a quiet life with his wife under an as
 Ololade Ajekigbe A man decides to end his life by plunging into the lagoon on a glorious Sunday evening. He was a medical doctor. To the average observer, he appeared to be comfortable, or at least b
On Tuesday, the Oklahoma House met to discuss engrossment of its controversial House Bill-1549, which would prohibit anyone from seeking an abortion in the case of a genetic abnormality. Oklahoma Stat
Samson Folarin A Lagos painter, Oluwadamilare Afolarin, has lamented the ill treatment he allegedly suffered in the hands of officials of the Lagos State Vehicle Inspection Service. PUNCH Metro learnt
Simon Utebor, Yenagoa No fewer than 10 men of the Nigerian Navy, attached to the NNS Soroh, Gwegwe, in the Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, have allegedly battered a civil servant with
Afeez Hanafi Three siblings trading in beans on Adenekan Street, Alagbado, Lagos State, have been arrested by the police for allegedly selling “poisonous beans” to members of the public. It was learnt
U.S. officials have information that suggests associates of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign communicated with Russian operatives in a coordinated effort to release damning info on Hillary Clinton
Samson Folarin The Giron-Masa community, in the Shanga Local Government Area of Kebbi State has been thrown into mourning after 22 traders, who were returning home from a market, were killed in a road
Sesan Olufowobi The Acting Lagos State Head of Service, Mrs. Folasade Adesoye, has said the introduction of the ‘Structured Training Programme’ to replace written examination for staff appraisal will
Sesan Olufowobi No fewer than three more roundabouts would be removed in the Lekki-Ajah corridor to ease vehicular movement, the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, said on Wednesday. Ambode added
Afeez Hanafi The driver and a brother of Allwell Orji have confirmed the recovery of his remains. Allwell, a medical doctor, had jumped into the Lagos Lagoon on the Third Mainland Bridge on Sunday. Th
Friday Olokor  and Toluwani Eniola A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has condemned the invasion of Amnesty International’s office in Abuja, alleging that the protesters calling for the exit of
One person was said to have been killed while others were injured after a clash in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. It was gathered on Wednesday that the clash was between a faction of the Tricycle As
The daily Finance looks at the government's achievements on Thursday in the light of the next general election, assessing them as very modest. Looking at the situation on the left and right, the p
In its latest editorial, the conservative Demokracija weekly writes about three visions of the EU, asserting that one of the reasons for the bloc's woes is that it largely forgot about its Christi
The car-and-knife attack in Westminster on Wednesday was the deadliest terrorist attack in the UK’s capital in more than a decade. RT looks back at the trail of gruesome stabbings, car
Olusola Fabiyi and Chukwudi Akasike The Department of State Services said in Abuja on Wednesday that it had arrested some alleged terrorists and kidnappers including a suspected Boko Haram kingpin in
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Federal Government on Wednesday approved the Power Sector Recovery Programme comprising many policy actions to be carried out to improve service delivery, and also approved
A Florida resident was in for quite a shock when he spotted a massive alligator stuck in a storm drain. A local trapper, with the help of some rope, managed to wrest the giant reptile f
John Ameh, Abuja The House of Representatives on Wednesday resolved to investigate the operations of the Nigerian Bottling Company Limited to ascertain the safety of its soft drinks for consumption by
John Ameh and Leke Baiyewu Both chambers of the National Assembly on Wednesday approved the request by President Muhammadu Buhari for a $500m Eurobond. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had made the reques
’Femi Asu The nation’s foreign exchange reserves, which had increased significantly in recent months to hit the $30bn mark, fell for the first time this year on Tuesday. Latest data from the Central B
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Sarah Alade, who officially retired from the apex bank on Wednesday, described the investigation of the bank while she was
In his latest Resistance segment, Keith Olbermann reminded viewers of President Donald Trump’s words to the Republican National Convention when he became the official presidential candidate of t
’Femi Asu Global ratings agency, Fitch Ratings, has said Nigerian banks will continue to face challenges this year, following the extreme difficulties of 2016.. In a statement on Wednesday, it noted t
Ife Ogunfuwa The Tony Elumelu Foundation, an African philanthropic organisation committed to entrepreneurship development, has announced the selection of another 1,000 successful African entrepreneurs
•NCAA clears certified helicopter operators for Abuja Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The National Union of Air Transport Employees, the Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria and the Nation
Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate on Wednesday raised the alarm that the failure of the executive to answer legislative summons would end democracy in the country. The Chairman, Senate Committee on Media
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Federal Government on Wednesday announced that it would jumpstart the Rural Electrification Fund with N2bn and that this had been provided for in the 2017 budget estimates.
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The rejection of electricity from the System Operator by some power distribution companies has led to the collapse of about six turbines located in various power plants across
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin vowed on Wednesday to reform the transfer system to stem the talent flow towards the richest clubs, AFP reports. “We’ll develop something akin to tax on luxury goods
Adria Airways has cancelled several flights scheduled for Thursday, the second day of the strike of more than 100 pilots over collective bargaining agreement. Several flights were also rescheduled.
Festus Abu Turkish powerhouse Fenerbahce have  jumped to the front of the queue to sign  Leicester City  and Arsenal target  Oghenekaro Etebo from Portuguese side Feirense. The combative  midfielder,
Contract negotiations with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil have been put on hold until the summer, says Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, BBC Sport reports. Chilean forward Sanchez and German midfielder Oz
That the CBN’s Monetary Policy Committee could retain all monetary rates, particularly the key interest rate, during its last two meetings does not portray a serious MPC team. Or is the economy static
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Wednesday suggested if the Republican Party “wants to of what is best for this county,” it will remove Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) as chairman of the House Intelligence Commi
Leke Baiyewu and Godwin Isenyo The authorities of the Ahmadu Be?lo University, Zaria, are still meeting over the alleged certificate scandal against Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi-West senatori
Idris Adesina Former Super Eagles coach, Adegboye Onigbinde, has backed Nigeria  coach Gernot Rohr’s decision to invite new players   for the friendly matches against Senegal and Burkina Faso. The Eag
With  Nike Popoola, 09055512063 (sms only) Personalbanking@punchng.com Banks are the safe haven for parking one’s money and, debit cards are a boon to avoid carrying bulky purses and wallets, while al
Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti A petrol dealer in Ekiti State, Chief Remi Oguntuase, has accused Governor Ayodele Fayose of demolishing his filling station under construction out of malice and vendett
Thursday with    Abimbola Adelakun, aadelakun@punchng.com Between the 19th and mid-20th century in the United States, white Americans publicly lynched hundreds of black Americans, Native Americans, an
Friday Olokor, Eniola Akinkuotu, Leke Baiyewu, Ifeanyi Onuba, Olaleye Aluko and Oladimeji Ramon TWO Senior Advocates of Nigeria, Femi Falana and Mike Ozekhome, on Wednesday, disagreed with each other
Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer said police suspect “Islamist-related terrorism” was behind an attack outside parliament on Wednesday which left four people dead and around 4
It is no longer news that the ancient and mystique town of Ile-Ife was recently engulfed in an ethnic clash that made blood to flow like ordinary water. According to unconfirmed reports, by the time t
RAMON OLADIMEJI, in this piece, examines how raising of objections to admissibility of exhibits and competence of witnesses has begun to cause delay in criminal trials despite the provisions of the Ad
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan A Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan on Wednesday sentenced a senior clerk with the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Toogun Kayode Philip, and Mrs. Esther Afolabi of Wema Bank to
Tragedy struck the Plateau State Government for the third time in less than three months as the state Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Sam Galadinma, slumped and died at the Jos Townshi
A policeman was stabbed by an assailant outside Britain’s parliament building in London on Wednesday in what the police described as a terrorist attack. The assailant was, however, later shot by the p
As the world comes to terms with Tuesday’s attack on Westminster in London, the resounding message online has been one of strength, solidarity and praise for the remarkable and fearless
Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel  and sports minister  Solomon Dalung believe  the country can reclaim its lost glory in  sports with investments in  grassroots development. Emmanuel and Dalung,
A new movie, Return of the Don, stars Monalisa Chinda in the midst of a deadly gang, AKEEM LASISI writes When, within a few months after production, a film wins several awards and accolades at major f
Ramon Oladimeji A group of investors in Nospecto Oil and Gas Ltd.; numbering about 13,000, have sought the intervention of the Prof. Itse Sagay-led Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption t
With  Ozioma Ubabukoh, 07053937947 oubabukoh@punchng.com BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is an increasing trend towards employee-owned devices within a business. However, this trend of Information Techno
Lukas Podolski signed off his Germany career in style on Wednesday smashing home the winning goal with his trusty left boot to seal a 1-0 friendly victory over England. It was only fitting that the Ga
Friday Olokor and Femi Makinde Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, has said it will assemble over 100 lawyers to defend the 20 indigenes of Ile-Ife, who are being held for their alleged inv
Anna Okon the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders has threatened to drag the Comptroller General, Nigeria Custom Service, Col. Hameed Ali (Retd.) to court if he bows to pres
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