Edo, Akogate Redeem Cash Pledge to NWPL Super 4 Winners

As women football stakeholders continue to celebrate the success of the Nigeria Women Professional League (NWPL) Super 4 which ended in Benin City, Edo State capital at the weekend, NWPL Chairman, Aisha Falode, has declared that all monies promised teams including those that took part in the exhibition game have been redeemed. Falode said apart […]

Fire guts petrol minister Kachikwu’s house

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The residence of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, was gutted by fire on Sunday. The house is located on an unnamed estate in Asokoro, Abuja. It was gathered that security personnel and some residents who were around at the time of the incident were able to put out […]

Police redeploy officers for allegedly ‘selling detained suspects’

Success Nwogu, llorin The Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Lawan Ado, on Monday said the command had redeployed policemen at the Adewole Police Division in Ilorin, over an allegation against them. He said some residents had alleged that some of the policemen in the division had been selling suspects detained at the station to […]

Businessman arraigned for defrauding bank of N335m

Ojoma Kizito A 47-year-old businessman, Henry Ekuase, has been brought before an lkeja Magistrate’s Court, Lagos State, for alleged fraud. The police said Ekuase fraudulently obtained the sum of N335m from a Union Bank branch at Marina Stallion Plaza on the Lagos Island. PUNCH Metro learnt that Henry had acquired the sum as a loan […]

Police arrest alleged serial rapists in Imo

The Imo State Police Command has arrested two suspected serial rapists in the state. The suspects names were given as 29-year-old Stanley Ohams and Tobechukwu Udechukwu, 31. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Andrew Enwerem, told PUNCH Metro on Monday that the suspects were arrested for allegedly raping one Agu, 25; and Umelo, 26. Enwerem […]

Low operational capacities of refineries worry operators


Operators in the oil and gas sector are worried that despite the noticeable improvement in Nigeria oil and gas sector, the below par operation of all the existing refineries remain a cause for concern. According  to the observers  with the  relative  peace in the  Niger  Delta  and less   pipeline  vandalism the refineries are suppose  […]

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Termination of contract: FG offers to hire 2,000 Intels’ workers

By Isaac Anumihe The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms Hadiza Bala Usman, has said that the over 2,000 Nigerians that are likely to lose their  jobs   as a result of the termination of pilotage service contract with Intels  will be absorbed by the new company that will emerge. Usman gave the assurance…

Rich Nigerians must pay more tax –Adeosun

…Says luxury tax’ll commence soon Minister of Finance,  Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has said the Federal Government would soon start collecting luxury taxes. Addressing newsmen at the annual meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington DC on Sunday, Mrs Adeosun said people with higher income must bear a greater part of…

SMEs critical to Nigeria’s economic growth –Dickson

Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, yesterday charged Bayelsa businessmen and women to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) to grow and sustain their businesses. Dickson, who identified the development of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) as critical to jumpstart any economy, gave the charge while…

PIB ‘ll be signed into law soon –Senator Alasoadura

By Charles Nwaoguji The Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum (Upstream), Senator Tayo Alasoadura, has said that full Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) would be signed into law before the end of the year. Alasoadura ,who  stated this in a chat with Daily Sun in Owerri , Imo State, stated  that the bill,awaiting final passage in the…