Buhari is not desperate for office of President, aide says

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Sunday said that President Muhammadu Buhari was not involved in corruption and was not desperate for the office he currently occupies. He said Buhari was interested in second term because he did not want the gains made by […]

Sanusi knocks ministers for missing meeting with investors

ENIOLA AKINKUOTU The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has lambasted Nigerian ministers for missing a meeting with investors in Washington DC despite some of them being in the US. Speaking to journalists on Saturday at an investment programme organised by the Nigerian Embassy, Sanusi said Nigeria might lose investors because of the attitude of […]

Nigerians gunning for Buhari’s job in 2019

Some professionals, who are not so popular in Nigeria’s political circle, speak on why they want to become president of Africa’s most populous nation in 2019 As President, I’ll empower women, children — Adesanya-Davies A presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prof. Funmilayo Adesanya-Davies, tells CHUKWUDI AKASIKE how she will tackle […]

Lagos to unveil new Gani statue Sunday

The Lagos State Government is set to unveil a new statue of Chief Gani Fawehinmi, SAN, at the beautiful park in Ojota which is named after the late legal luminary and human rights advocate on Sunday. State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, with members of the Gani Fawehinmi family, leading voices in human rights and other […]

North Korea’s nuclear declaration: What it does and does not mean

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared an end to the nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile tests that sent tensions soaring on the peninsula, in the region, and beyond. The move, enshrined in a decision by the ruling Workers’ Party, comes ahead of a summit with the South’s President Moon Jae-in next week, and […]

North Korea’s Kim promises no more nuclear or missile tests

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he would halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches, in a Saturday announcement welcomed by US President Donald Trump ahead of a much-anticipated summit between the two men. Pyongyang’s declaration, long sought by Washington, will be seen as a crucial step in the fast diplomatic dance on and […]

Anambra lawmaker laments killing of woman in farm

A lawmaker in the Anambra House of Assembly, Mrs Vivian Okadigbo, has condemned the killing of a middle aged female farmer (names withheld) in Nteje, Oyi Local Government Area of the state. Okadigbo, who represents Oyi constituency, told journalists on Saturday in Awka that the woman was killed on her farmland at Nteje on Saturday, […]

Mace theft: Senate orders security officials to block Omo-Agege from chamber

Leke Baiyewu and Adelani Adepegba The Senate has directed security agencies to prevent the suspended Senator Ovie Omo-Agege from further gaining entrance into its chamber, Saturday PUNCH learnt on Friday. READ ALSO- OAU sex scandal: Why Osagie resorted to self-help –Activist Omo-Agege, who was last week suspended by the Senate for dragging the upper legislative chamber […]

Troops repels Boko Haram attack in Gamboru, Borno

The Nigerian Army on Saturday said its troops successfully repelled attack by Boko Haram insurgents at Gamboru-Ngala in Borno. Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, the Director, Army Public Relations, in a statement said that one insurgent was killed while several others fled. Chukwu said: “Troops of 3 Battalion on operation LAFIYA DOLE had successfully repelled Boko Haram […]