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ICYMI: I’ll return to my N20m farm if govt gives me licence to use gun –US returnee

Mrs Olajumoke Awosika is the Chief Executive Officer of Fresh Fields Organic Farms in Ibaayin village, Ibadan, Oyo State. In this interview with KAYODE OYERO, the 57-year-old United States returnee narrates her ordeal in the hands of herdsmen, whose incessant attacks forced her to abandon her N20m farm What is your name and what do...

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I’ll return to my N20m farm if govt gives me licence to use gun –US returnee

Mrs Olajumoke Awosika is the Chief Executive Officer of Fresh Fields Organic Farms in Ibaayin village, Ibadan, Oyo State. In this interview with KAYODE OYERO, the 57-year-old United States returnee narrates her ordeal in the hands of herdsmen, whose incessant attacks forced her to abandon her N20m farm What is your name and what do...

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PDP condemns attempt to assassinate Ortom, demands probe

The Peoples Democratic Party has condemned the attempt by some assailants to assassinate the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom. The PUNCH had earlier reported that gunmen opened fire on Ortom’s convoy on Saturday on Makurdi-Gboko Road in Benue but the security details attached to the governor resisted the attack. Reacting in a statement, the...

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INEC suspends Ekiti bye-election as gunmen kill voters

Following the outbreak of violence in Ekiti State when gunmen killed at least three persons participating in the Ekiti State East 1 State Constituency Bye-Election on Saturday, the Independent National Electoral Commission has suspended the bye-election indefinitely. This was contained in a statement on Saturday by INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education...

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2023: Jonathan knows I won’t support him If he gets APC ticket –Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, says he will work against ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, if the latter gets the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress in the 2023 general elections. Wike stated this in an interview with BBC Pidgin this weekend in Port Harcourt. According to the governor, who is a chieftain of the PDP,...

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WhatsApp, Instagram restored after 45-minute breakdown

Facebook-owned services, WhatsApp and Instagram, have been restored after a 45-minute breakdown on Friday, leaving online users frustrated and unable to connect. The social tools including the Facebook’s own Messenger service, were first reported as not being available from 06:30pm on Friday. READ ALSO: We suspended Azman Air to avert national tragedy –NCAA Users visiting...

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Buhari agenda, greatest scam from Africa —Dino Melaye

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dino Melaye, has described the agenda of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), in 2015 as the “greatest scam that came out of Africa”. Melaye, who represented Kogi West in the Senate between 2015 and 2019, said he regretted supporting the Buhari candidacy in 2015 when he...

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We suspended Azman Air to avert national tragedy –NCAA

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority says it suspended the operations of local airline, Azman Air, to avert a national tragedy and loss of lives which may become inevitable if the airline continues to operate with disregard for safety procedures. NCAA Spokesman, Sam Adurogboye, said this in a statement on Friday titled, ‘NCAA Puts The Record...

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Herdsmen: FG lied, Ogun refugees still in Benin Republic, says Red Cross

The Nigerian Red Cross Society on Friday says contrary to the Federal Government’s claim that Ogun refugees have left Benin Republic, the victims of herdsmen attacks are still displaced in the francophone West African country. The Ogun State Executive Branch Secretary of the humanitarian group, Oluwole Aboyade, stated this in an interview with The PUNCH....

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Oyo landowners sold 200 acres to Fulani herders who terrorise us –US returnee

Kayode Oyero A farmer in the Ibaayin village, Elekuru-Olorisaoko axis of the Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, Mrs Olajumoke Awosika, has narrated how herdsmen terrorised farmers in the area. In an exclusive interview with The PUNCH, the farmer said it was ironical that Yoruba landowners in the village sold over 200 acres to...

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Oyo landowners sold 200 acres to Fulani herder who terrorise us –US returnee

Kayode Oyero A farmer in the Ibaayin village, Elekuru-Olorisaoko axis of the Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, Mrs Olajumoke Awosika, has narrated how herdsmen terrorised farmers in the area. In an exclusive interview with The PUNCH, the farmer said it was ironical that Yoruba landowners in the village sold over 200 acres to...

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Six Super Tucano aircraft to arrive in Nigeria July –Presidency

The Presidency, on Thursday, said six of the 12 Super Tucano fighter aircraft earlier ordered by the Federal Government will arrive in the country by July 2021. The Spokesman for the President, Garba Shehu, announced this in a statement titled, ‘Nigeria’s Super Tucanos To Arrive Mid-July 2021’. READ ALSO: Experts carpet FG over N568.5bn vote to...

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2023: Those insisting on 1999 constitution pushing Nigeria to violent disintegration –Akintoye

Chairman of the socio-political group, the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination, Prof Banji Akintoye, says those insisting on going on with the 2023 general elections with the 1999 constitution will push Nigeria into “violent disintegration”, adding that other “ethnic nations trapped in the failed Lugardian Experiment of 1914 will do everything legitimate” to extricate...

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ICYMI: Nigeria economically attractive to kidnappers, says Masari

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, says Nigeria is economically attractive to kidnappers in the Sahel region of Africa. Countries in the Sahel region of Africa include Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Algeria, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan and Eritrea. READ ALSO: FG approves $1.5bn for rehabilitation of Port Harcourt refinery Masari, who is also the Chairman...

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Nigeria economically attractive to kidnappers in the Sahel, says Masari

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, says Nigeria is economically attractive to kidnappers in the Sahel region of Africa. Countries in the Sahel region of Africa include Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Algeria, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan and Eritrea. READ ALSO: FG approves $1.5bn for rehabilitation of Port Harcourt refinery Masari, who is also the Chairman...

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FG’s move to rehabilitate Port Harcourt refinery one of APC empty promises, says Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, says the move by the Federal Government to rehabilitate the Port Harcourt Refinery is one of the empty promises of the All Progressives Congress government. He stated this on Wednesday while featuring on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme monitored by The PUNCH. READ ALSO: FG approves $1.5bn for rehabilitation of...

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15 arrested as rival cult groups clash in Ketu

At least 15 members of three cult groups were arrested on Wednesday when the rival cultists clashed in the Ketu area of Lagos State. It was gathered that the fracas started when members of the Eye, Aiye and Buccaneer cult groups engaged in a battle of supremacy over who should collect revenue at the popular...

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US Reps reintroduce #EndSARS resolution for 117th Congress

Two US Congressmen, Al Green and Joaquin Castro, have reintroduced the #EndSARS Resolution in the 117th Congress. In a joint statement on Tuesday, the two lawmakers stressed that human rights abuses by men of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad must be investigated, adding that victims must get justice. ICYMI: CBN introduces new charges for USSD...

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Buhari names Abuja highway after Niger Republic president

Nigeria’s President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has named an expressway in Abuja after his Niger Republic counterpart, Issoufou Mahamadou. FCT Minister, Muhammed Bello, alongside Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, announced this on Tuesday during the inauguration of the road. [READ ALSO] Insecurity: Makinde, Abiodun, Oyetola, others not cowards, says Fayemi Bello said, “Earlier...

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Insecurity: Makinde, Abiodun, Oyetola, others not cowards, says Fayemi

Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, said his Ondo State counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu, has been mandated to speak on security issues on behalf of other governors in the South-West region. Fayemi also said other governors in the region including Dapo Abiodun (Ogun State), Seyi Makinde (Oyo State), Gboyega Oyetola (Osun State) and Babajide...

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BREAKING: Fulani ‘warlord’ Wakili charged for murder, kidnapping, remanded in prison

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Tuesday, ordered that alleged notorious Fulani warlord in Ibarapaland, Abdullahi Wakili, 70, be remanded in a correctional facility. The police charged Wakili alongside his sons Abu, 45; and Samaila, 27; as well as Aliyu Manu, 20; with six counts bordering on conspiracy, murder, kidnapping […] Read Full Story

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BREAKING: NCAA suspends Azman Air operations

Kayode Oyero The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has suspended Azman Air flight operations, The PUNCH reports. In a statement obtained by The PUNCH on Tuesday, NCAA Director-General, Capt. Musa Nuhu, said the suspension was with immediate effect. [READ ALSO] AstraZeneca fear: Vaccination suffers setback, five more countries halt exercise The statement partly read, “Following series […] Read Full Story