Katsina governor, attorney general, tender letter supporting 15-year-old kidnapped girl’s marriage

The controversy over the purported marriage of Habiba Ishiaku to Jemilu Lawal has assumed a different dimension, as the Katsina State Governor and the state’s Attorney-General have expressed support for the illegal union, citing a letter purportedly written by the minor as reasons.’ Fifteen-year-old Christian girl, Miss Habiba Ishiaku, was allegedly abducted by one Jamilu Lawal Wawar […]

Court remands man for defiling six-year-old

Court remands man for defiling six-year-old

A 20-year-old man, Daniel Obasiku, has been remanded in prison by an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ogba, Lagos State, for allegedly defiling a six-year-old girl. He was brought by the police before a presiding Chief Magistrate, Mrs. T. Akanni, on one count of rape. PUNCH Metro learnt that Obasiku and the victim’s parents were […]

‘I sacked my driver for clubbing’

A bank worker, Ifoghale Ekinoso, has refuted the claim of his ex-driver, Abass Ope, that he (Ope) stopped working for him because he (Ekinoso) had hit hard times. Ekinoso, who spoke with PUNCH Metro on Monday, said he sacked the 24-year-old for going to nightclubs with his car. He said he never owed the suspect […]

Boy drowns in hotel’s pool during friend’s birthday

Boy drowns in hotel’s pool during friend’s birthday

A 16-year-old boy, Victor Akintunde, has drowned in  the swimming pool of the Fedeco Hotel during a birthday celebration of his close friend, identified only as Dare. PUNCH Metro learnt that Akintunde and Dare lived in the Ijegun area of Lagos State. They were said to have gone to the hotel together last Monday along […]

Kidnappers of Kano businessman demand N150m

Kidnappers of Kano businessman demand N150m

Barely one week after the kidnap of a Kano-based businessman in Kogi State, Ismaila Zubairu, the abductors have demanded N150m as ransom. Zubairu was kidnapped penultimate Friday by gunmen at Okengwe, a suburb along Okene-Akure Federal Highway. According to a family member, who spoke on condition of anonymity, the abductors “surprisingly contacted the family members […]

2019 general election tears northern APC apart

2019 general election tears northern APC apart

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, a crisis of confidence among leaders of the All Progressives Congress has reared its head in the North-West chapter of the party. Saturday PUNCH gathered in Abuja on Friday that the crisis in the Kano and Kaduna state chapters of the party was threatening to tear the zonal leadership […]

Why police raided Patience Jonathan’s Abuja house

Why police raided Patience Jonathan’s Abuja house

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force were said to have raided the house of Dame Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, in Abuja on Wednesday, with the aim of uncovering huge foreign currencies allegedly kept in the building Multiple sources familiar with the investigation confided in one of our correspondents on Thursday […]

IPOB warns FG against continued detention of Kanu

The Indigenous People of Biafra on Tuesday said its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, had commenced the process to ‘sink’ Nigeria as he threatened during his last court appearance.

IPOB warns FG against continued detention of Kanu

Tony Okafor, Awka The Indigenous People of Biafra on Tuesday said its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, had commenced the process to ‘sink’ Nigeria as he threatened during his last court appearance. In a press statement in Awka, Anambra State, by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, the group warned on the danger of the continued […]

It is not enough to give figures, Buhari must name looters – Justice Akanbi

The pioneer Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, Justice Mustapha Akanbi (retd.) tells SUCCESS NWOGU what strategies President Muhammadu Buhari must deploy to boost the anti-corruption war

It is not enough to give figures, Buhari must name looters – Justice Akanbi

  The pioneer Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, Justice Mustapha Akanbi (retd.) tells SUCCESS NWOGU what strategies President Muhammadu Buhari must deploy to boost the anti-corruption war To truly fight corruption in Nigeria, what do you think is the first thing that should be done? Anybody arrested for corruption […]

Buhari’s silence, an endorsement of Kaduna killings, says CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria has condemned the killing of Christians in Southern Kaduna, describing it as ethnic and religious cleansing by “Islamic fundamentalists disguising as Fulani herdsmen.”

Buhari’s silence, an endorsement of Kaduna killings, says CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria has condemned the killing of Christians in Southern Kaduna, describing it as ethnic and religious cleansing by “Islamic fundamentalists disguising as Fulani herdsmen.” Though it commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his relentless war against Boko Haram since assumption of office, CAN, however, said it was pained by the President’s  “silence […]

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