Anthony Obuh, 2015 Delta State Governorship Aspirant Dies At 62

Anthony Obuh, 2015 Delta State Governorship Aspirant Dies At 62

A former Delta State Governorship aspirant under the platform of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), in the build up to the 2015 general election, Sir. Tony Obuh, is dead. Before his death, he was appointed by the incumbent governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, as chairman, Delta State pensions board. Tony Obuh, hailed from Agbor kingdom in […]

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Child Bride: 16-year-old Girl Drowns on her Wedding Day in Kano

Child Bride: 16-year-old Girl Drowns on her Wedding Day in Kano

A tragic incident occurred on Thursday December 12, as a 16-year-old bride drowned in a well while preparing for her wedding.  The bride identified as Fatima Abubakar, drowned in a well located at the home of her cosmetologist and sister at Gajaja community in Danbatta Local Government Area of Kano State. Sharing his grief with BBC Hausa […]

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Tragic: 28 Family Members Reportedly Die in Car Crash 

At least 28 persons said to be members of the same family are reported to have been burnt beyond recognition in a fatal auto crash that occurred on the Bauchi-Ningi federal highway in Bauchi State. Report said that the crash occurred in the early hours of today, Thursday, December 12, 2019. It quoted Abdullahi Yamadi, […]

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ECOWAS Court Throws out Nnamdi Kanu’s $800m Lawsuit against Buhari’s Govt

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has dismissed a suit brought by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, alleging torture, assault, inhuman treatment and the violation of his property rights by the Federal Republic of Nigeria.   Kanu, who is also the Director of Radio Biafra, registered under the regulatory laws […]

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Tragic: One Dies as Truck Crushes Taxi in Abuja

Tragic: One Dies as Truck Crushes Taxi in Abuja

A woman has died after a truck conveying a tractor crushed a taxi in Nyanya, Abuja. The incident, which occurred at 9.40 am, saw the truck with registration number KSB379XA (Kwara) plough into several vehicles, including that of Punch Metro, before coming to a halt at Nyanya bus stop. A Punch Metro correspondent, who was […]

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Nigerian Man Reportedly Hacked US Immigration, Grant Family & Friends Citizenship

Nigerian Man Reportedly Hacked US Immigration, Grant Family & Friends Citizenship

The US has been cracking down on cyber scammers recently. Over 80 Nigerians has been arrested in the USA for internet fraud and other online crimes during the fourth quarter of 2019. After the arrests, more charges were laid on some of the suspects and one of them is not just a scammer but a […]

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Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer Sues Police, Demands N2bn Compensation

Nnamdi Kanu's Lawyer Sues Police, Demands N2bn Compensation

Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor has filed a lawsuit against the Nigerian police over an alleged invasion of his house and alleged killing of four occupants by operatives of the force. Ejiofor who filed the lawsuit through his lawyer Maxwell Okpara, demanded N2bn as compensation for burning of his house and alleged shooting of his aged mother […]

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Lagos Police Arrest 24 Members of a Cult Group, Awawa Boys

Lagos State police Arrest 24 members of cult group 'Awawa boys'

Officers of the Lagos state police command have arrested 24 members of an alleged dreaded cult group known as ‘Awawa Boys.’   A statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Bala Elkana on Sunday, December 8th said the arrest took place on Thursday at about 11am.   He said the Special Strike Force established […]

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Court Remands 60 Shiite Members in Prison till February 2020

Court Remands 60 Shiite Members in Prison till February 2020

A high court sitting in the Apo area of Abuja has remanded 60 members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), otherwise called the Shiite group to Kuje prison in Abuja and Suleja prison in Niger State on remand.   The 60 proscribed IMN members were arrested during the July 22 bloody protest at […]

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Sowore Re-arrest: UK Urges FG to Respect Rule of Law

Sowore Re-arrest: UK Urges FG to Respect Rule of Law

The UK government has reacted to the drama which played out at the Federal high court in Abuja on Friday December 6, just before Omoyele Sowore was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) while his trial was in session.  The British high commission in Nigeria in its tweet disclosed that it […]

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Rivers State University Law Student Allegedly Stabbed to Death

Rivers State University Law Student Allegedly Stabbed to Death

Matilda Itonyo Mark, a final year Law student of Rivers State University was allegedly stabbed to death in the early hours of Tuesday December 10.  The 24-year-old student was reportedly found lying in the pool of her blood after allegedly being stabbed inside her room at main gate in Port Harcourt. It is also suspected that she was […]

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US Seizes Private Jet Belonging to a Nigerian over Alleged Fraud

US Seizes Private Jet Belonging to a Nigerian over Alleged Fraud

US Federal agents seized a private jet from a Nigerian charged in an international fraud scheme and who appeared in court in Atlanta.   The jet was parked at Peachtree DeKalb Airport, a county-owned, public-use airport in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States, as the federal agents processed the plane for evidence.   A removal hearing […]

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Man Banished for Impregnating Daughter Twice in Anambra

Man Banished for Impregnating Daughter Twice in Anambra

Residents of Okofia, Otolo Nnewi in Anambra state have banished a man in his 60s for reportedly impregnating his daughter twice. In photos shared on Facebook, the elderly man who is allegedly from Okija in Ihiala Local Government Area had palm fronds tied on his neck. His daughter who was carrying a baby also had […]

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Nnamdi Kanu: It is over Tinubu, Sowore is the new Yoruba Leader

Nnamdi Kanu: It is over Tinubu, Sowore is the new Yoruba Leader

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared that the reign of Bola Tinubu as a leader in Yorubaland is over. Nnamdi said that Omoyele Sowore, the convener of RevolutionNow Movement, is now the new Yoruba leader. The IPOB leader made this statement during a live broadcast on Radio Biafra […]

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Air Peace to Begin Flight to Ibadan, Bags Excellence Award

Air Peace to Begin Flight to Ibadan, Bags Excellence Award

The nation’s and West & Central Africa’s leading Airline, Air Peace has announced plans to begin flight operations to Nigeria’s ancient city of Ibadan and capital of the Pacesetter State, Oyo.  The new flight operations was announce at the weekend in Ibadan by the Chairman of the airline, Mr. Allen Onyema at the University of […]

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Gunman Opens Fire at Czech Hospital, Kills 2, Injures 2

Gunman Opens Fire at Czech Hospital, Kills 2, Injures 2

A gunman opened fire on a hospital in the Czech Republic killing four people and seriously injuring two others. According to reports, the suspect entered the building at around 7am this morning in the eastern Czech city of Ostrova and opened fire. Officers are still hunting for the gunman and have asked the public for help in […]

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Teacher Breaks Pupil’s arm while Beating him over Test

Teacher Breaks Pupil's arm while Beating him over Test

A teacher at CMS Grammar School, Bariga, Lagos, Mr Ikena Ekwenam, has been arrested by the police for inflicting injuries on his 10-year-old pupil, David Uwakwe. Ekwenam, who teaches Agricultural Science at the school, beat up the Junior Secondary School 2 pupil for allegedly failing to come early for a make-up test. Sunday PUNCH learnt […]

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Police Arrest 3 Suspects for Killing 27-yrs Old boy in Ogun State

Police Arrest 3 Suspects for Killing 27-yrs Old boy in Ogun State

Police in Ogun state have arrested three suspects over the death of a 27-year-old man, Azeez Salami. Salami is reportedly stabbed severally in the chest. Police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Sunday, said the incident occurred at Powerline bus stop in Agbado axis of Ifo Local Government Area of the state. “Men of […]

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Petrol Smugglers Arrested with 112 Drums in Akwa Ibom

Petrol Smugglers Arrested with 112 Drums in Akwa Ibom

Operatives of the Nigerian Navy, Forward Operating Base, Ibaka, Mbo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, have arrested eight suspected smugglers with 112 drums of Premium Motor Spirit. The suspects were in wooden boat around the Agbani trying to cross over to Cameroon. The Commanding Officer, Navy Capt. Peter Yilme, confirmed this in Ibaka […]

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Mompha Regains Freedom after Meeting his Bail Condition

Mompha Regains Freedom after Meeting his Bail Condition

Ismaila Mustapha a.k.a Mompha has regained his freedom after perfecting the bail conditions handed to him by a Lagos High Court. Mompha who was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on 14 counts bordering on fraud, money laundering and running a foreign exchange business without the authorisation of the Central Bank of […]

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