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Don’t increase electricity tariff, labour warns FG – Punch Newspapers

Published 25 September 2021 The Nigeria Labour Congress has again warned the Federal Government against increasing electricity tariff until the FGN-Labour Committee on Electricity Tariff concludes its work and submits its report which would be adopted by the government and organised labour. The union cautioned that it would deploy the industrial mechanisms granted in the…
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2022 budget: Senate may review of $57 crude oil price benchmark

Published 25 September 2021 The Senate has said the $57 crude oil price benchmark it adopted for the 2022 national budget is still subject to a review before the eventual passage of the Appropriation Bill which the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), is expected to submit to the National Assembly before the end of…
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Govs split over multi-billion naira #EndSARs victims’ compensation

Abiodun Nejo, James Abraham, Stephen Angbulu, Peter Dada, Justin Tyopuusu, Ada Wodu Published 25 September 2021 Discussions over who picks up the multibillion naira compensation bills of the over 2,500 victims of police brutality in the country have split the 28 governors that established judicial panels of enquiry following the #EndSARS protests last year, Saturday…
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Anti-open grazing: Enforce law with Amotekun, Ebube Agu, Afenifere, Ohanaeze tell southern govs

Published 25 September 2021 A pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, on Friday faulted the claim by the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, that the anti-open grazing law passed by southern governors was unrealistic. It said the law passed by various Houses of Assembly in the southern region were in accordance with the wishes of residents in…
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21-day ultimatum: NMA to decide on strike Oct 2, Sultan urges dialogue

Published 25 September 2021 A crucial meeting of the Nigerian Medical Association’s National Executive Council where the decision on whether to embark on strike or not will be taken has be slated for October 2, Saturday PUNCH has learnt. It was learnt on Friday that the meeting was convened to enable the leaders of the…
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Nigeria to face Mali in Afrobasket final – Punch Newspapers

Published 25 September 2021 D’TIGRESS will face Mali on Sunday in the finals of the 2021 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket in Yaounde, Cameroon after defeating 11-time champions Senegal 73-63 in a keenly contested semi-final fixture on Friday at the Palais Polyvalent des Sports, Saturday PUNCH reports. Against Mali, who defeated host Cameroon 52-51, D’Tigress will be…
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Obasanjo, Osinbajo to attend Abuja House Fair – Punch Newspapers

Published 25 September 2021 Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, will in October join other dignitaries to attend the Bstan Homes National House Fair, the organisers of the event have said. Bstan, an Abuja-based real estate company, said in a statement on Friday that the event, now in its fifth edition,…
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NSA seeks UN’s support to combat terrorism – Punch Newspapers

Published 25 September 2021 The National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd.) has sought the assurance of the international community in supporting the continued and sustained efforts of the Nigerian government in the fight against terrorism and insurgency. This is as he said Nigeria would continue to work with the United Nations Office of…
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Haunted by the law, abandoned by families: Underground lives of Nigerian homosexual men, lesbians, others – Punch Newspapers

Published 25 September 2021 Godfrey George takes a journey into the lives of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community in Nigeria If anyone had told a gay identified only as Stephen that his mother would one day disown him, he would have laughed it off as a dry joke. But reality…
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ICPC arraigns PRODA DG for alleged N23.5m fraud – Punch Newspapers

Published 25 September 2021 THE Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission has arraigned the Director-General of Project Development Institute, Enugu, Dr Charles Agulanna, before Justice Buba Ibrahim of the Federal High Court sitting in Enugu, for allegedly committing procurement fraud. Agulanna, who is facing a one- count charge, was alleged by the ICPC…
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Wizkid tops Burna Boy, Davido in AFRIMA 2021 nominations – Punch Newspapers

Abiodun Sanusi Published 25 September 2021 Popular singer, Ayodeji Balogun, aka Wizkid, has been nominated for the Artiste of the Year in Africa category in the forthcoming Africa Music Awards. With his hit song, ‘Essence’ featuring Tems, the afrobeats star got five other nominations which include ‘Best Male Artiste in Western Africa,’ ‘Album of the…
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Buhari’s N8.9tn infrastructural spending biggest in Nigeria’s history, Osinbajo boasts – Punch Newspapers

Published 25 September 2021 The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday said the Federal Government last year alone committed over N8.9trn to infrastructural development in the country. He said the amount represented the highest any administration would expend on infrastructural development in the country’s history. Osinbajo spoke in Akwa Ibom State during the inauguration of…
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My favourite with… Chinedu Ikedieze (Aki) – Punch Newspapers

with Tope Omogbolagun and Janet Ogundepo Published 25 September 2021 What is your favourite book? Autobiographies. What is your favourite song? I have no favourite song but I love soul music. What is your favourite pet? Dogs. What is your favourite sport? Football. What is your favourite dress code? I love to dress smartly. What…
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Before stardom with…Elvis Chucks – Punch Newspapers

with Tope Omogbolagun and Janet Ogundepo Published 25 September 2021 What inspired you to join Nollywood? I started acting at a young age and I studied Film and Television. When I finished my studies, I decided to go into production. What movie have you featured in recently? I starred in a TV series titled Forbidden,…
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Foreign exchange inflow falls to $4.97bn – Punch Newspapers

Published 25 September 2021 Foreign exchange inflow into the economy fell by 59.8 per cent in April according to figures obtained from the Central Bank of Nigeria monthly report on ‘Foreign exchange flows through the economy’. Part of the report read, ‘Aggregate foreign exchange inflow into the economy declined sharply, reflecting tepid global economic recovery,…
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2,463 farmers benefit from FG’s agric intervention programme – Punch Newspapers

Published 25 September 2021 The Ogun State Government has said that about 2,463 farmers in the state have benefitted from the Federal Government Agricultural Inputs Intervention Programme to provide succour for affected victims of flood disaster in year 2020. It said this in a statement on Friday titled ‘Ogun farmers benefit from Federal Government’. The…
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Sexual approach, privacy invasion top children online risks –NCC – Punch Newspapers

Sami Olatunji and Temitayo Jaiyeola Published 25 September 2021 The Nigerian Communications Communication has said 97 per cent of Nigerian children are at risk of unwanted sexual approaches through online chat rooms, social networking sites and emails. It also said that 89 per cent of the children were being sent sexual images or content. The…
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AfDB seeks $100bn for climate change – Punch Newspapers

Published 25 September 2021 The African Development Bank has called on the developed world to deliver on its promise of $100bn per year for climate change. According to a statement by the bank, the president, Dr Akinwumi  Adesina,  stated this  on Thursday after the call by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres at the United Nations…
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China moves to ban cryptocurrency – Punch Newspapers

Published 25 September 2021 China’s central bank has said that all cryptocurrency related transactions are illegal in the country and are banned. According to TechCrunch, the bank disclosed this on Friday, citing concerns around national security and safety on assets. The bank also banned foreign exchanges from providing services to users in the country. Ten…
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Iheanacho set for first EPL start – Punch Newspapers

Published 25 September 2021 Kelechi Iheanacho will hope to be named in Leicester City’s starting lineup in the English Premier League for the first time this season against Burnley on Saturday, PUNCH Sports Extra reports. He last started an EPL game for the Foxes in their 4-2 loss to Tottenham on the final day of…
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DJ Cuppy unveils new business, Cuppy Cuts

Published 24 September 2021 Popular Nigerian disk jockey, Florence Otedola fondly known as DJ Cuppy has announced the launch of her new jewellery business, Cuppy Cuts. The entertainer made the announcement via her verified Instagram account. Cuppy, a daughter of Nigerian billionaire and business mogul, Femi Otedola, stated in the announcement that she would not…
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Why I ended my three-year relationship before BBNaija – Saga

Published 24 September 2021 Big Brother Shine Ya Eye housemate, Saga, has revealed that he ended his three-year relationship before the show because though he tried his best, the relationship did not work. Saga said this during his Diary Session with Big Brother on Friday, day 62 of the show. When Biggie asked him if…
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Ekiti raises alarm over possible cholera outbreak, heightens surveillance

Published 24 September 2021 The Ekiti State Government has raised the alarm over a possible cholera outbreak in some local government areas of the state. The Health Commissioner, Dr Oyebanji Filani, said that the state’s Ministry of Health had consequently heightened cholera surveillance to pick up early on any suspected case in a bid to…
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AGS Tribe, Amazon partner on female empowerment – Punch Newspapers

Published 24 September 2021 A women-focused community that enables women to achieve success, AGS Tribe, has partnered with Amazon, an e-commerce conglomerate, to bring opportunities to women and youths in Nigeria and other countries in Africa. In a statement made available to our Correspondent on Friday in Lafia, Founder of AGS Tribe, Ife Durosinmi-Etti, explained…
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Counter protests at Nigerian embassy in New York

Published 24 September 2021 There are counter-protests ongoing at the headquarters of the United Nations as the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), addressed the UN General Assembly. While one is organised by the Yoruba Nation and Biafra agitators, the other is held by a OneNation group on Friday. The Yoruba Nation and Biafra agitators…
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UNGA76: Buhari calls for extension of debt repayment timeline for developing countries – Punch Newspapers

Published 24 September 2021 The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has called for the extension of the debt repayment timeline for developing countries, especially those hit by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is as he lamented that countries such as Nigeria spend the majority of their revenues on debt servicing, leaving little…
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UNGA76: Buhari calls for equitable distribution of vaccines – Punch Newspapers

Published 24 September 2021 The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has called for the equitable distribution of the vaccines across the globe to fight the spread of the pandemic. This is as he said that Nigeria and other developing countries cannot afford another lockdown. Buhari said this on Friday in New York during his…
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Anthony Joshua weighs 19 pounds heavier than Oleksandr Usyk ahead of heavyweight title defence – Punch Newspapers

Published 24 September 2021 Anthony Joshua weighed in 19 pounds heavier than Oleksandr Usyk ahead of the defence of his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles in London on Saturday. Britain’s Joshua, 31, tipped the scales at 240 pounds (109 kilograms), with the Ukrainian challenger coming in at a career-high 221.25 pounds. The two combatants…
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Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk undercard announced – Punch Newspapers

Published 24 September 2021 Lawrence Okolie defends his WBO cruiserweight title on the Joshua vs Usyk undercard, with Callum Smith and Campbell Hatton also returning on a bumper bill. Anthony Joshua defends his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles against Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 25. Smith returns at light-heavyweight against Lenin…
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BBNaija S6: Why I’ll continue my ‘outside’ relationship – Pere

Published 24 September 2021 Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye housemate, Pere, has said that after the show, he would like to continue the relationship he had before coming to the show. He said this to Big brother in the Diary Session on Friday, day 62 of the show, stating that he hopes that his…
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VIDEO: Police arrest women allegedly supplying fuel to bandits in Kastina – Punch Newspapers

The Katsina State police command has arrested three women suspected to be supplying fuel to bandits in the forest. The women were arrested with travelling bags containing fuel. Read More This post was written by Our Reporters and was first published at punchng.com

Lagos CP vows to arrest motorcyclists who killed policeman, destroyed patrol vehicles – Punch Newspapers

Published 24 September 2021 The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has vowed to arrest and prosecute the hoodlums who killed a policeman, CSP Kazeem Abonde, in the Ajao Estate of Lagos State. The victim was killed on Thursday when policemen carrying out enforcement in the area were resisted by the riders, who…
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Naira will fall from N570/$1 to N400/$1 at black market if… – CBN ex-deputy gov, Moghalu

Published 24 September 2021 A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Kingsley Moghalu, says the value of the naira will fall from N570/$1 to N400/$1 at the parallel market if there is a massive rush of dollars into the Nigerian market through export earnings. Moghalu made this known in a PUNCH Live…
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Ogun judiciary workers suspend strike – Punch Newspapers

Published 24 September 2021 The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria in Ogun State has suspended its strike action embarked upon on August 11. The JUSUN suspended the strike on Thursday shortly after a meeting between officials of the State Government led by the Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, and the leadership of the…
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It’s totally unfair, Tacha blasts fans for criticising BBNaija housemates

Published 24 September 2021 Former Big Brother Naija season four contestant, Natacha Akide, simply known as Tacha, has blasted fans of the show for criticizing the housemates of the ongoing season six edition. The businesswoman and activist took to her Instagram story on Tuesday to blasts fans who judge the Shine Ya Eye housemates by…
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Bundesliga fixtures: Under-fire Dortmund boss Rose seeks victory against Gladbach – Punch Newspapers

Published 24 September 2021 Marco Rose is playing down the controversy building for his return to Borussia Moenchengladbach in the Bundesliga on Saturday when his Borussia Dortmund team, spearheaded by star striker Erling Braut Haaland, faces the club he left under a cloud last season. “I’m trying not to let the stories that are being…
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Nnamdi Kanu strong in spirit, says lawyer – Punch Newspapers

Published 24 September 2021 Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu is fine and in strong spirits at the headquarters of the Department of State Services, his lead counsel, Ifeany Ejiofor, said on Thursday. He said this in a statement titled, ‘Update on today’s (September 23 2021) visit to our indefatigable client –…
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Harry Potter star Tom Felton collapses during celebrity golf match

Published 24 September 2021 Harry Potter star, Tom Felton, was carried off a Wisconsin golf course after collapsing during a celebrity match ahead of the Ryder Cup. The actor, who turned 34 on Wednesday, experienced a “medical incident” and was sent to a “local hospital for treatment”, the PGA of America said. Pictures showed him…
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Policeman who allegedly killed 18-year-old admission seeker Monsurat Ojuade dismissed

Published 24 September 2021 A policeman, Sgt. Samuel Phillips, who allegedly killed an 18-year-old female admission seeker in the Ijeshatedo area of Surulere, Lagos State, has been dismissed and would be arraigned, the spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, Adekunle Ajisebutu, has said. He stated this in a statement on Friday titled, ‘Ijeshatedo Shooting…
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Some of Buhari’s fiercest critics dine with him at Aso Villa –Adesina – Punch Newspapers

Published 24 September 2021 Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has said that some of the fiercest critics of his boss, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), dine with him at Aso Rock in Abuja. He disclosed this in a piece titled, ‘Buhari, FFK, And The Quality Of Mercy’. According to…
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Lagos CP urges motorists, police officers to obtain driver’s licence

Published 24 September 2021 The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Hakeem Odumosu, has reiterated that obtaining a driver’s licence is a civic responsibility of all drivers, including police officers plying Lagos roads. This was contained in a statement, signed by the Route Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, and the Public Education Officer, Mrs Olabisi…
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Reps raise panel to probe leakage of classified documents – Punch Newspapers

Published 24 September 2021 The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate how classified government documents get to the public, describing their leakage as an act of sabotage. The decision followed the unanimous adoption of a motion moved by Babatunde Adejare at the plenary on Thursday, which was titled, ‘Need to Address Leakage of Classified…
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Airport: Ebonyi knocks PDP, says concession targets job creation, opportunities – Punch Newspapers

Published 24 September 2021 EBONYI State Government has berated the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party for taking issue with its decision to write the Federal Government to seek financial support for the state airport project. Governor David Umahi had in a letter addressed to the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, appealed to the…
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Joshua plans to box until 36 – Punch Newspapers

Published 24 September 2021 Anthony Joshua wants to fight until he is 36 as he gets set for the latest defence of his heavyweight titles. The 31-year-old faces Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday night at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and has cut a relaxed figure in the build-up to the bout. Joshua signed a “career-long” contract with…
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2022: Ekiti will vote based on personalities not parties — Famuyibo

Published 24 September 2021 An Ekiti State All Progressives Congress governorship aspirant, Chief Reuben Famuyibo, on Thursday expressed confidence that the people of the state would vote for a credible person irrespective of the political party come 2022. Famuyibo, who was the Social Democratic Party presidential aspirant in the 1993 election, advised the APC to…
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Adamawa PDP councilors pass no confidence vote on LG chairman

Published 24 September 2021 Eight out of ten Peoples Democratic Party councilors in Demsa Local Government Council, on Thursday passed a vote of no confidence on the Chairman, Gibson Pwadadi. The councilors accused Pwadadi of anti-party activities. They specifically accused him of divisiveness and loyalty to Senator Grace Bent, former PDP BOT member who defected…
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2023: Jega, Utomi’s group to set conditions for APC, PDP on candidates – Punch Newspapers

Published 24 September 2021 The emerging third force in Nigeria’s political space is set to force political parties to adopt certain criteria in selecting candidates for various public offices in the 2023 general elections. Several prominent Nigerians, including a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, and a political economist, Professor Pat…
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Kano Customs intercept expired, fake drugs worth N200m

Published 24 September 2021 The Kano/ Jigawa Customs Area Command has intercepted 185 cartons of unregistered and expired drugs worth over N200m. The Command’s Comptroller, Sulaiman Umar, made the disclosure while handing over the items to officials of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control in Kano on Thursday. He said the…
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Naira slides amidst CBN’s assurance of increasing forex supply

Published 24 September 2021 The naira slide to N575 on Thursday despite assurances by the Central Bank of Nigeria that there is sufficient foreign exchange to meet the legitimate needs of Nigerians. The naira had maintained a downward trend, falling to 570/$ on Friday from N490/$ before the CBN stopped forex sale to the Bureau…
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Korede Bello’s ‘Do Like That’ certified Gold in US – Punch Newspapers

Published 24 September 2021 Nigerian singer, Korede Bello, has received a Recording Industry Association of America, gold certification for his hit song “Do Like That”. The excited singer shared this on this verified Instagram page on Thursday, as he shared a picture of the gold certification. According to the certification, the song, which was released…
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Expect tough decisions, Barcelona president warns coach Koeman – Punch Newspapers

Published 24 September 2021 FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta has warned coach Ronald Koeman that “if decisions have to be taken, we will take them”. The Dutchman is under growing pressure following a slow start to the campaign that has seen Barca drop points to Athletic Bilbao and Granada in their opening four La Liga…
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Fani-Kayode estranged wife sues ex-husband, IGP, demands N800m

Published 24 September 2021 Precious Chikwendu, a.k.a Snow White, estranged wife of ex-minister Femi Fani-Kayode, has filed a suit at a Federal High Court,  Abuja, seeking the enforcement of her fundamental human rights. The plaintiff in the suit filed against Fani-Kayode, Inspector-General of Police, his officers and men (joined as defendants), is claiming the sum…
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Court adjourns Sanusi’s suit challenging banishment to Nasarawa – Punch Newspapers

Published 24 September 2021 Justice Anwuli Chikere of a Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed November 30 for judgment in a suit filed by the deposed Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi challenging his banishment to Awe, a remote community in Nasarawa State. Recall that the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria…
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FG seeks collaboration in campaign against workplace harassment

Published 24 September 2021 The Federal Government has stated that it is committed to strengthening the existing institutional and legal framework to fight violence and workplace harassment while urging stakeholders to collaborate with the government in the campaign. According to a statement on the Ministry of Labour’s website on Tuesday, the Minister for Labour and…
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UNILAG, three other varsities win £1.9m research grant – Punch Newspapers

Published 24 September 2021 The University of Lagos alongside two other universities in Africa and one in United Kingdom, have been awarded a research grant worth 1.9 million pounds by the United Kingdom Research Institute. The grant, which is for a three-year research project (2021-2023) and funded by the UKRI, under the UKRI-GCRF ARUA Research…
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When N500 gift made an old woman cry

Published 24 September 2021 In the last 20 of my over 30 years of sojourn in the United States, I’ve always made it a duty of sort to visit my hometown of Imesi-Ile, and my birthplace in Ibadan, at least three times a year. Engulfing challenges all around the world in the last three years,…
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Buhari’s lopsided appointments worsening Nigeria’s division, says Ortom

Published 24 September 2021 GOVERNOR Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Thursday accused the President, Major General Muhammad Buhari (retd.), of promoting nepotism and acts of sectionalism in all his appointments. Ortom, who said such act violated the principle of federal character as enshrined in the constitution, added that the lopsided federal appointments and other…
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Osimhen bags brace as Napoli go top in Serie A – Punch Newspapers

Published 24 September 2021 In-form Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen grabbed a brace for Napoli who extended their winning streak in Serie A to five games with a 4-0 thumping of Sampdoria at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium on Thursday, PUNCH Sports Extra reports. The win sees the Partenopei go top of the Italian Serie A…
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Pandemonium as Lagos motorcyclists kill policeman, destroy patrol vehicles

Published 24 September 2021 A Chief Superintendent of Police, Kazeem Abonde, has been killed during a clash between policemen and motorcyclists in the Ajao Estate area of Lagos State. PUNCH Metro gathered that the policemen were carrying out enforcement in the area on Thursday when they were resisted by the riders, who protested against the…
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No mass sacking of civil servants – Niger commission ex-board – Punch Newspapers

Published 24 September 2021 The former board of the Niger State Civil Service Commission has said it is not aware of any mass sacking of 726 civil servants in the state. The board added that the list of sacked workers circulating on social media was suspect as nobody approved any dismissal list. Members of the…
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Stop mixing Azo-dyes with palm oil, NAFDAC warns – Punch Newspapers

Published 24 September 2021 The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has warned Nigerians against mixing Azo-dyes with palm oil. The Director-General of the agency, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, at a sensitisation in Lagos on Tuesday, said mixing Azo-dyes with palm oil could increase the risk of cancer. Adeyeye who was represented by…
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Appeal Court President demands heavy fines for reckless drivers – Punch Newspapers

Published 24 September 2021 THE President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, has said ignorance about traffic rules and regulation was high among motorists, noting that drivers in the country hardly go for refresher training. She expressed the need for heavy fines to be imposed on reckless drivers so as to reduce the…
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Absolute rubber stamp: Lawan-led Senate joins Buhari’s kitchen cabinet, leads Presidency annex, rolls out bills of oppression against Nigerians – Punch Newspapers

Published 24 September 2021 SUNDAY ABORISADE examines the activities of the  ninth Senate in the last two years and notes that the absolute loyalty of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) – led regime, remains a major concern to Nigerians The tension that enveloped the Senate chamber during…
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Secure release of Nigerians illegally detained abroad, Reps tell FG – Punch Newspapers

Published 24 September 2021 THE House of Representatives has called for the identification and release of Nigerians imprisoned in other countries across the world. The House particularly urged the Federal Government to “intervene and secure the release of Nigerians who are being detained illegally in prisons abroad,” while mandating the Committees on Foreign Affairs, Justice…
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Commissioner visits police formations – Punch Newspapers

Published 24 September 2021 The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has visited police formations in the state to strengthen security to create an enabling environment for investors. The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, said this in a statement on Thursday, adding, “The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, on…
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Uba promises to address Anambra increasing out-of-school saga – Punch Newspapers

Published 24 September 2021 THE governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the November 6 poll in Anambra State, Senator Andy Uba, on Thursday, decried the growing rate of out-of- school children in the state. Uba who was reacting to statistics released by a nongovernmental organisation about the number of out of school children…
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Road construction: Embrace dialogue, Fashola urges protesting communities – Punch Newspapers

Published 24 September 2021 The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has urged those affected by the ongoing road construction project in Nasarawa and Benue states to embrace dialogue and peaceful engagements instead of agitations. The minister said this during his inspection tour of the ongoing Dualisation of the 221 kilometres Keffi-Akwanga-Lafia-Makurdi Road…
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Lagos APC LG appeal panel waits for petitions – Punch Newspapers

Published 24 September 2021 The All Progressives Congress, Lagos State chapter, has said its appeal committee for local government congress has yet to receive any petition. The committee chairman, Ibrahim Akaje, said this on Thursday during a press briefing at the APC state secretariat on Acme road, Ikeja. Akaje stated that the appeal committee was…
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Zoning won’t prevent S’ West from contesting 2023 presidency – Oyo PDP – Punch Newspapers

Published 24 September 2021 THE Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party in Oyo State, Akeem Olatunji, has said the zoning of the chairmanship of the party to the South-West will not prevent interested party faithful from contesting the presidency in 2023. Olatunji said this in an interview with our correspondent in Ibadan on Thursday.…
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Anambra ADC gov campaign director resigns, says reasons personal – Punch Newspapers

Published 24 September 2021 THE Director -General of the Akachukwu Nwankpo Anambra State Governorship Campaign Organisation of the African Democratic Congress, Mr. Harris Chuma-Odili, has resigned Chuma-Odili’s resignation was contained in a statement he made public, in Awka , on Thursday. The statement read in part, “This is to inform you of my  resignation from…
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Mailafia: Let the struggle for justice continue – Punch Newspapers

Published 24 September 2021 “Even when the wife could feel the pulse of her husband (Dr. Obadiah Mailafia), the doctor (at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada) flatly declared there was nothing they could do, since they already declared him dead.” –Dr. Isuwa Dogo, National Publicity Secretary of the Middle Belt Forum, in a…
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FX crisis: How I and Sanusi stabilised the naira for five years – CBN ex-deputy gov, Moghalu

Published 23 September 2021 A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Kingsley Moghalu, has explained how the apex bank stabilised the naira against the dollar for five years from 2009 to 2014. Moghalu, who was a deputy governor at the apex bank between 2009 and 2014, made this known in a PUNCH…
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2016 gas pipeline explosion still affecting us -Akwa Ibom community – Punch Newspapers

Published 23 September 2021 Obotim Nsit community in Nsit Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State on Wednesday lamented that the effects of the gas pipeline explosion that occurred in 2016 in the community is still killing people and destroying economic trees and livelihoods. The gas pipeline, which runs through the community from Ukanafun…
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Electoral Act: Redeem your image, Middle Belt, Southern leaders tell NASS

Published 23 September 2021 The Southern and Middle-Belt Alliance has advised the Senate “to redeem its already battered image” by using the opportunity of the conference committee on the Electoral Act to vote in favour of electronic transmission of election results. The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, had on Wednesday, set up a conference committee of…
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My victory resulted from steadfast prayers, says MBGN Oluchi Madubuike

Published 23 September 2021 Winner of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2021, Oluchi Madubuike, on Thursday said that her victory was as a result of steadfast prayers. Madubuike, who was crowned Miss Nigeria World 2021 on Saturday, took to her Instagram page to appreciate her family and other people who supported her in the…
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Police arrest three suspected kidnappers of Bethel Baptist students

Published 23 September 2021 Operatives of the Police Special Tactical Squad have arrested three of the suspected abductors of students of the Bethel Baptist High School in Kaduna State. Adamu Bello, Isiaku Lawal and Muazu Abubakar, who were paraded by the Force spokesman, Frank Mba, in Abuja on Thursday,  were part of the 25 gang…
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Court awards N50m damages against police over IPOB activist Ngozi Umeadi’s detention -Lawyer – Punch Newspapers

Published 23 September 2021 A Federal Capital Territory High Court, sitting in Gudu Judicial Division Abuja, has awarded N50 million damages against the police for arresting and detaining an activist of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Ngozi Umeadi. Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, who hailed the judgement on Thursday, said the court also ordered her…
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Sack your economic management team now, group tells Buhari

Published 23 September 2021 A civil society organisation, New Era For Sustainable Leadership and Accountability Initiative, has asked the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to sack his economic management team, stating that they have failed in their responsibility to the nation. It advised the Federal Government to get more competent hands that could deliver…
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You can’t use my past to hurt me, Tonto Dikeh replies ex-lover Kpokpogri

Published 23 September 2021 The break-up drama between Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh and her ex-lover, Prince Kpokpogri got more intense as the duo was engaged in an Instagram war on Thursday. Dikeh earlier called out Kpokpogri on her page, to stop running and face the consequences of his actions after it was rumoured that she…
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Why politicians campaign with road projects -Fashola – Punch Newspapers

Published 23 September 2021 The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, says politicians campaign with road projects because of their economic impact on society. He said this at the 27th meeting of the National Council on Works and Housing held in Bauchi on Thursday. The minister explained that since the implementation of the Marshall…
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Gov Bello swears in new Kogi Chief Justice, President Customary Court of Appeal

Published 23 September 2021 The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello on Thursday administered the oath of office to the recently confirmed Chief Judge of the State, Justice Richard Olorunfemi, and the President Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Isiaka Momoh-Jimoh Governor Bello in his address which was delivered by his deputy, Edward Onoja charged the legal…
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Police kill one, foil cult initiation in Delta – Punch Newspapers

Published 23 September 2021 The Delta State Police Command said it killed one suspected armed robber during a gun duel and foiled a cult initiation in the state. The Police Public Relations Officers in the state, DSP Bright Edafe, stated this on Thursday in Asaba, the Delta State capital. He said, “On September 22, 2021…
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Reps seek identification, release of Nigerians in foreign prisons

Published 23 September 2021 The House of Representatives has called for the identification and release of Nigerians imprisoned in other countries across the world. The House particularly urged the Federal Government to “intervene and secure the release of Nigerians who are being detained illegally in prisons abroad,” while mandating the Committees on Foreign Affairs, Justice…
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Migrants deportation: US envoy to Haiti resigns two months after appointment

The US special envoy to Haiti resigned on Thursday two months after his appointment, denouncing the Biden administration’s deportation of Haitian migrants from the US-Mexico border back to their home country. “I will not be associated with the United States inhumane, counterproductive decision to deport thousands of Haitian refugees and illegal immigrants to Haiti,” State…
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Lady apologises to Tonto Dikeh for tarnishing actress’ image

Published 23 September 2021 As the break-up between Nollywood actress, Tonto Dike, and her ex-lover, Prince Kpokpogri Joseph, gets messier, a lady simply known as Merit Gold, via her Instagram account, Therealmeritgold, has apologised to the actress for defaming her character. Acknowledging Gold’s apology, the actress screen-munched her post and reposted it on her verified…
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Wizkid, Omah Lay bags high nominations in AFRIMA 2021

Published 23 September 2021 The African Union Commission and the International Committee of All Africa Music Awards have released the 2021 nominees’ list. The list, which was released on Wednesday, features over 400 songs from artistes in the 30 continental and 10 regional categories cutting across African talents and creatives living on the continent and…
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Insurgency: Destruction worse than imagined -Lai Mohammed – Punch Newspapers

Published 23 September 2021 The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has lamented the rate of destruction of infrastructure in Borno State and other parts of Nigeria. According to him, the destructions are worse than he had imagined. He said this at a town hall meeting in Maiduguri on Thursday, according to a copy…
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Truck drivers protesting alleged Police brutality block Numan-Gombe highway – Punch Newspapers

Published 23 September 2021 The Yola-Numan road has been blocked by protesting truck drivers. The protest, which started around 9:00am, was trailed by chaos that disrupted vehicular movements and caused gridlock for commuters plying the busy Numan-Gombe highway. The protest, The PUNCH gathered, was due to allegations of Police brutality. An eyewitness travelling with his…
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Bundesliga: I have no reason to leave Bayern -Lewandowski – Punch Newspapers

Published 23 September 2021 Robert Lewandowski has hinted he could finish his career at Bayern Munich as the Bundesliga leaders prepare for Friday’s away match at bottom side Greuther Fuerth. Lewandowski won Europe’s “Golden Shoe” on Tuesday as top scorer in European football after he scored a Bundesliga record 41 goals in 29 games last…
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BBNaija S6: Why I’m not happy about Nini’s return – Saga

Published 23 September 2021 Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye housemate, Saga, has stated that he wasn’t happy Nini’s return because he had to display deep emotions for just a prank. He said this on Thursday, day 61 of the show, as he discussed Nini’s disappearance and return with Pere. Saga said, “I’m happy to…
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UN: Black foreigners paid $500 each to protest against Yoruba Nation -Prof. Akintoye – Punch Newspapers

Published 23 September 2021 The Chairman of Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination, Prof. Banji Akintoye, has accused the Federal Government of sponsoring a counter protest at the United Nations Headquaters on Friday (tomorrow). He alleged that the Nigerian Government has started hiring black foreigners living in the United States of America with $500 per…
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FG considers fresh charges against Sunday Igboho – Punch Newspapers

Sodiq Oyeleke with agency report Published 23 September 2021 The Federal Government may file a fresh action against Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo (also known as Sunday Igboho), following the judgment of Oyo State High Court which awarded N20 billion in damages in his favour. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar…
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Faith Aigbe: Police exonerates Edo traditional ruler from pregnant girlfriend’s death – Punch Newspapers

Published 23 September 2021 The Edo State Police Command on Wednesday released the autopsy of one Faith Aigbe whose corpse was found in the vehicle of Enogie of Uroho community in Edo State, Iguodala Ogieriakhi, on September 10. The Police said that, based on the autopsy result, the traditional ruler is not culpable in his…
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More tourneys, greater opportunities for African teams, says FIFA – Punch Newspapers

Published 23 September 2021 Women’s football and FIFA’s desire to see more African teams qualify for the ninth Women’s World Cup in 2023, were the focus of a working visit by a FIFA delegation to Nigeria. Led by FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura and including FIFA’s Chief Women’s Football Officer Sarai Bareman, the delegation attended…
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Osinbajo urges states’ attorneys-general to make positive change in justice sector – Punch Newspapers

Published 23 September 2021 Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged states’ chief law officers to leverage their network and individual positions to effect the desired changes in the justice sector. This as he commended their efforts and accomplishments in their respective jurisdictions. Osinbajo said this on Tuesday when he hosted six attorneys-general from the South-West…
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Africa can’t outsource its health to others -AfDB president

Published 23 September 2021 The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has cautioned against Africa’s dependence on foreign countries for healthcare support, stating that Africa cannot outsource its health to other parts of the world. He said this during a virtual panel session on closing the health gap at the 76th General Assembly…
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Lagos: Man arraigned for stealing school amplifiers – Punch Newspapers

Published 23 September 2021 Twenty-one-year-old Chidiebere Emenike has been arraigned in an Ebute Metta Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos for allegedly stealing five amplifiers from a school. The defendant was arraigned on two counts of stealing and conspiracy but pleaded not guilty to the charges. The prosecutor, Inspector Kehinde Olatunde, told the court that…
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Encourage members to contest political offices, Wike tells church leaders – Punch Newspapers

Published 23 September 2021 Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has called on Christian leaders in Nigeria to encourage their members to contest political positions so as to produce suitable leaders. Wike, who made the call on Wednesday, admonished the church to encourage its members to be part of the governance process, even as the 2023…
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Buhari won’t undergo another COVID-19 test -Presidency

Published 23 September 2021 A source in the Presidency has said that there will be no need to subject the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to another test so long as there was no contact between him and the Brazilian Health Minister, Marcelo Queiroga, who tested positive for COVID-19 at the ongoing United Nations…
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National Assembly members kick as Azman delays flight for 12 hours – Punch Newspapers

Published 23 September 2021 …to query aviation ministry, CPC over alleged passengers’ maltreatment Members of the National Assembly and other passengers were left stranded at the Aminu Kano International Airport by Azman Airline on Wednesday and allegedly without officials of the domestic airline attending to them. The members of the House of Representatives were said…
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