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2023: Buhari won’t hand over to Tinubu, says Ayo Adebanjo

The new leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, says the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), won’t hand over power to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu. He said this in an exclusive interview with SUNDAY PUNCH, noting that Buhari and Tinubu are deceiving themselves. Adebanjo also...

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We’ve had no electricity for six years, Lagos communities tell Sanwo-Olu

Magbon Alade and seven surrounding communities in Ibeju Lekki Local Government Area have lamented that they have had no electricity for sox six years. The communities made this known to the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, during his two-day working visit to Free Trade Zones in the area. The affected towns are Magbon Alade,...

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Ortom: PDP govs warn ‘highly-placed’ ministers against Nigeria’s distability

Governors elected under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party have alleged some ministers of surrendering to activities capable of causing distability in the country. They made the allegation in a statement titled ‘Attempt on governor Ortom, an invitation to anarchy: Enough is enough’ on Sunday. The statement was signed on behalf of the governors...

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Arsenal fight back from three goals down to draw West Ham

Arsenal came from 3-0 down to claim a 3-3 draw at West Ham on Sunday, but a share of the points from a thrilling encounter did little for either side’s hopes of a top-four Premier League finish. A blistering start from the Hammers had them three goals up inside 32 minutes thanks to goals from...

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SERAP sues Lawan, Gbajabiamila over ‘missing N4.4bn NASS fund’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has filed a lawsuit against the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, over alleged failure to probe, and to refer to appropriate anti-corruption agencies allegations that N4.4bn of public money budgeted for the National Assembly is missing, misappropriated, diverted or stolen. SERAP...

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Why FG approved landing instrument for Kastina airport -Aide

Personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on new media, Bashir Ahmad, has given reasons why Katsina Airport is one of the airports expected to have a Category Three Instrument Landing System installed in them. Other are Mallam Aminu Kano Airport, Port Harcourt Airport, and Katsina Airport. READ ALSO: Amaechi told me I was next in...

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Anthony Joshua, NiDCOM congratulate world cruiserweight champion, Okolie

The World Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua, and the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, have congratulated Lawrence Okolie, who won the World Boxing Organisation cruiserweight title. Their congratulatory messages were contained in a series of tweets after the fight, which saw Lawrence Okolie knock out Poland’s Krzysztof Glowacki at Wembley Arena on Saturday....

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Ekiti bye-election: Three voters shot dead, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has confirmed that three voters were killed in the violence that greeted Saturday’s House of Assembly bye-election in Ekiti State. The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Ekiti State, Dr Tella Adeniran, made this known in a statement issued in Ado Ekiti. He said the violence led to the immediate suspension of...

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Bring Super Eagles match to Lagos, supporters urge NFF

Supporters of the Super Eagles have expressed willingness to watch the team play matches in Lagos State. President General (worldwide) of Nigerian Football and Other Sports Supporters Club Dr. Rafiu Ladipo, made the call in an exclusive interview with The PUNCH on Saturday. Ladipo backed an earlier statement by former Super Eagles captain and coach...

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Fayemi to police: Arrest those behind Ekiti bye-election violence

Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, asked police in the state to arrest those behind the violence that marred Saturday’s bye-election in Ekiti East Constituency 1 of the State House Assembly. The governor, who condemned the violence, said that no one involved in the “dastardly act” would go unpunished. A statement on Sunday quoted...

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FIFA Council: Pinnick’s emergence makes no difference for Nigeria – Oliseh

Former Super Eagles captain and coach, Sunday Oliseh, says the emergence of Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick as a member of the FIFA Council makes no difference for Nigeria. Oliseh gave the explanation during an interview session on PUNCH Online programme, Kick & Follow on Friday. According to him, Pinnick’s emergency is a good...

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2023: Give PDP second chance, see the difference, Saraki begs Nigerians

Former President of Senate, Bukola Saraki,  has appealed to Nigerians to give the Peoples Democratic Party another chance to rule the country. He assured Nigerians that they would see a difference if PDP is given a fresh opportunity. The PUNCH reports that a former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari defeated incumbent Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015...

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Unpaid bonuses: What NFF did to ex-Falcons captain Oparanozie is criminal -Oliseh

Former Super Eagles captain Sunday Oliseh has lambasted the Nigeria Football Federation over the removal of Desire Oparanozie as the Super Falcons Captain for leading a protest against unpaid bonuses. Apart from removing Oparanozie as the captain and appointing Asisat Oshoala, the NFF also dropped the former Falcons captain from the list of players for...

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Don’t dump business for politics, Zinox chairman advises entrepreneurs

The Chairman of Zinox Group, Leo Stan Ekeh, has cautioned entrepreneurs against dumping business to engage in full-time politics. He gave the advice while speaking at a webinar organised by the Lagos Business School Alumni on Thursday. Ekeh, who spoke on ‘Strategies for business scalability and sustainability’, said dumping business for politics is “wrong”. According...

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American lady challenges detention by Lagos police

An American lady, Kari Ann R’ouke, has filed a suit at the Federal High Court, Lagos, against the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, asking the court to order her release from police custody. In Suit No.FHC/L/CS/434/2021 filed at the Registry of the Court on Thursday, March 18, 2021, Kari Ann is asking...

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One killed as bus drivers attack LASTMA officials 

Commercial drivers plying Bariga to Oshodi via the Ikorodu Road axis have allegedly macheted an officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Obasu Godwin, to death. While narrating the incident on Thursday, the General Manager of LASTMA, Mr. Olajide Oduyoye, condemned the alleged murder, describing it as “senseless and unwarranted”. He noted that another...

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Wakili: OPC faults police over murder, arson charges against members

The Oodua Peoples Congress has condemned the murder and arson charges raised against three members of the group that handed over the alleged kidnap kingpin, Abdullah Iskilu Wakili, to the police. The three members of the group Awodele Adedigba, Dauda Kazeem, and Hassan Ramon were on Wednesday arraigned before an Oyo State Chief Magistrates Court,...

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Hijab: Emir of Ilorin urges Christians, Muslims to embrace peace

Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, the Emir of Ilorin and Chairman Kwara Council of Chiefs, has urged Islam and Christian faithful to embrace peace. Sulu-Gambari made the appeal in Ilorin on Wednesday in a statement issued by his spokesman, Mr AbdulAzeez Arowona. The first-class traditional ruler counseled followers of the two religions to continue to live in...

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Many dead as bandits attack Zamfara village

Many people are feared dead in a shootout between soldiers and armed bandits in Kabasa Village of Magami District in Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State. It was gathered that at least three soldiers and four others might have died in the shootout which occurred. “The whole community was thrown into pandemonium as several...

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Full list: FBI ranks Nigeria 16th worst affected by internet crimes

Nigeria has been ranked the 16th worst affected country by internet crimes in 2020. The United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation released the ranking in its annual report made public on Wednesday. According to the report, Nigeria is among the top 20 international victim countries of online-based crime. Other countries that ranked better than Nigeria...

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Ex-JAMB registrar Prof Ojerinde arrested over alleged N900m fraud

A former Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, Professor Dibu Ojerinde, has been arrested by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission. In a statement on Wednesday, ICPC Spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua, aid the former JAMB Boss was arrested on March 15, 2021, in Abuja for allegedly misappropriating...

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Hijab: Christians, Muslims clash as Kwara reopens schools

There was a clash between Muslim and Christian faithful on Wednesday in Ilorin after the Kwara State Government reopened 10 schools shut over hijab (Islamic headscarf) controversy. It was learnt that students wearing hijab were disallowed from entering Baptist School, Surulere by some protesting Christians. An eyewitness told our correspondent that this led to an...

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Ekiti United players involved in auto crash

Players and officials of Ekiti United Football Club of Ado-Ekiti were on Tuesday involved in an auto crash. The club’s Media Officer, Quozeem Oladapo, made this known in a statement Tuesday night in Ado-Ekiti, describing the accident as “mild”. He noted that the accident occurred while the players were returning to Ado-Ekiti from Ikere-Ekiti after...

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