…As home lads storm Morocco for CHAN

Nigeria’s trophy –hunting Home-based Senior Team will fly out of the country tonight for the 5th African Nations Championship taking place in Morocco, 13th January – 4th February 2018. A few days ago, Head Coach, Salisu Yusuf named a 23 –man team to fly Nigeria’s flag at the finals, where the 2014 bronze medallists will play 2014 champions Libya,…

Buhari orders background checks on judges designate

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari is currently carrying background checks on Federal High Court and Court of Appeal judges nominated and forwarded to him by the National Judicial Council last year, The PUNCH has learnt. It was further learnt that the President might have approved the compulsory retirement of Justices Adeniyi Ademola and Segun […]

59 victims of Benue killings get mass burial Thursday

Femi Makinde, Olaleye Aluko and John Charles The Benue State Government has concluded arrangement to give a mass burial to the 59 victims of the New Year and Saturday’s attack on some communities by Fulani herdsmen on Thursday. The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Terver Akase, disclosed this on Sunday during a telephone […]

Appeal court sacks Ondo monarch

Peter Dada, Akure An Appeal Court sitting in Akure, the Ondo State capital, has sacked the traditional ruler of Igbindo community in Ondo West Local Government Area of the state, Oba John Ogundoju, for ineligibility to contest the stool. The court in a judgment delivered in December 2017, ordered Ogundoju to vacate the stool and […]

Security agents gun down January 1 killings suspect

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‘How mastermind of shooting of 22 worshippers was hunted down’ FOR dreaded Igwedibia Johnson (aka “General” Don Waney), a life of blood, blows and bullets has ended in a dramatic manner. The 43-year-old described by the military as a notorious killer, kidnapper, militant, cultist and illegal oil bunkerer had been on the run since he allegedlyRead More

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Don’t politicise herdsmen’s killings, says Osinbajo

Akarigbo Osinbajo inaugurates Nutrition Council

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday warned that the killings allegedly by herdsmen should not be politicised. He said a political interpretation could ignite unprecedented crises. Osinbajo cautioned that under no condition should Nigerians allow anyone to create a religious crisis. Osinbajo sounded the warning during an inter-denominational church service to mark the 2018 Armed ForcesRead More

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Power supply: Challenges and remedy

Why six power plants remain idle - SPDC

Stakeholders in the power sector believe that only steady electricity can guarantee economic growth and stimulate industrialisation. In this analysis, Kingsley Okoye of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) writes on the efforts being made by the government and key sector players to boost distribution. WITHOUT steady power supply through effective electricity generation, transmission andRead More

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