Today’s News

Palliatives: Soludo to give rice, N12,000 monthly to workers in Anambra

The Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, on Monday, said about 59,000 persons made up of pensioners and public servants in the employment of Anambra State and 21 local government areas, will…1 hour ago

FG vows to tackle food insecurity

The Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Abubakar Kyari, on Monday, assumed office and vowed that the Federal Government will ensure that it feeds Nigerians and exports food to earn foreign exch…1 hour ago

Armed men rob motorists in Lagos gridlock

A motorist, Samson Olanrewaju, has narrated his ordeals in the hands of cutlass and knife-wielding robbers who attacked him and robbed him of his belongings.  Olanrewaju, in an interview with PUNCH M…1 hour ago

‘Nigerian students facing hardship in Northern Cyprus’

The Global Non-Governmental Organisation Executive Committee has revealed some of the challenges threatening the peaceful existence and education of Nigerian students in Turkish Republic of Northern C…1 hour ago

UK-bound Nigerian killed while withdrawing money in Imo

A United Kingdom-bound Nigerian, Wisdom Chukumerem has been shot dead. The 30-year-old Nigerian who hailed from Awo Ommamma in the Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State, was shot three times in …1 hour ago

Police, NSCDC train 1,200 Osun hunters in intelligence gathering

About 1,200 hunters drawn from all Local Government Areas in Osun State under the aegis of Nigeria Hunters and Forest Security Service have completed a 4-day training in intelligence gathering. Also, …1 hour ago

Kano tribunal reserves ruling on petition against gov Yusuf

Kano tribunal reserves ruling on petition against gov Yusuf The Kano State Election Petition Tribunal, on Monday reserved ruling in a petition, filed by the All Progressive Congress, challenging the v…1 hour ago

FG, firm to deploy 500 autogas-powered buses

The Infrastructure Bank Plc, on Monday, announced its partnership with FEMADEC Group to introduce 500 buses powered by autogas (Compressed Natural Gas) in a bid to mitigate the high cost of Premium Mo…2 hours ago

Police kill two kidnappers, rescue victim in Enugu 

The Enugu State Police Command says it has killed two members of a kidnapping gang terrorising the state. This was contained in a statement on Monday night by the command’s spokesperson, DSP Dan…3 hours ago

N77tn debt may limit achievements in Tinubu’s govt – MAN

says debt may hinder achievements of Tinubu’s administration The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria has lamented that the Federal Government is placing its N77tn debt burden on the manufacture…3 hours ago

My father’s murder pushed me into crime, says suspect

A motorcycle rider, Abdullahi Adamu, has said he became involved in kidnapping following the tragic murder of his father by armed robbers. Adamu and 30 other suspected criminals, including nine kidnap…3 hours ago

EFCC re-arrests Abuja businessman over N500m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Monday, said it had re-arrested an Abuja-based businessman, Stephen Akpa, for alleged N500m fraud. The commission disclosed this in a statement by its …4 hours ago

Obi’s camp denies planned merger with Atiku, Kwankwaso

The National Secretary of Labour Party, Umar Farouk, and Tai Obasi, media aide to LP flag bearer, Peter Obi have denied knowledge of an ongoing merger arrangement with the presidential candidate of th…4 hours ago

Tinubu warns ministers against ethnic politics

President Bola Tinubu on Monday charged the 45 newly inaugurated Ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to prioritise the interests and welfare of the entire nation and its diverse population, a…4 hours ago

Atiku extends battle against Tinubu presidency, hopes in US suit

While awaiting the judgment of the Presidential Elections Petitions Court,  the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar, takes his battle against Presiden…4 hours ago

I want to reunite with B’ Haram husband – Chibok girl

Another Chibok girl, Mary Nkeki, 27, has been rescued by troops of Operation Hadin Kai Theatre Command. Nkeki, who was rescued on Monday last week, said she was married to a repentant Boko Haram terro…4 hours ago

Navy arrests 10 oil thieves with over 100 jerry cans

Men of the Nigerian Navy have arrested 10 suspected pipeline vandals while attempting to steal crude from the sea in Lagos. The suspects were arrested in the early hours of Sunday at the Single Point …4 hours ago

Ondo teenager confesses taking part in over 40 robberies

A 16-year-old armed robbery suspect, Sunday Ojo, nicknamed after the notorious armed robber, Oyenusi, on Monday explained how he was involved in no fewer than 40 operations in Ondo State. Ojo was arre…4 hours ago

FG may raise $17bn from oil assets sale – JP Morgan

The Federal Government is expected to make up to $17bn if it sells down its stake in most joint-ventures oil and assets, JP Morgan has stated. The United States bank’s projection came against the ba…4 hours ago

Otti hails free medical outreach in Abia, commends foundation

The Governor of Abia State, Alex Otti, has applauded the free medical outreach organised by Joseph and Sinach Foundation in collaboration with Emzol Pharmaceutical services at the College of Health Sc…4 hours ago

Police probe sexual assault of three-year-old girl

The Ogun State Police Command has begun an investigation into a sexual assault allegation against a three-year-old girl (name withheld) by one 17-year-old Great Orogun and a yet-to-be-identified stude…4 hours ago

Military, police plan joint operation against Katsina terrorists

Security operatives in Katsina State will anytime this week launch joint operations against terrorists operating in Katsina State. The operatives to be involved in the exercise include the police, tro…6 hours ago

How soldiers killed my aide — Senator Adeola

The lawmaker representing Ogun West, Senator Solomon Adeola, has alleged that soldiers of the Nigerian Army were responsible for the death of his aide, Adeniyi Sanni. The senator made this known in a …6 hours ago

Five electrocuted, four hospitalised in Rivers

No fewer than five persons were electrocuted while trying to mount a billboard in the Obiri-Ikwerre axis of Rumuosi in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the State on Monday. Also, four others wh…6 hours ago

Isese festival mustn’t be eradicated — Traditionalists

Traditionalists celebrating the Isese festival in Ondo State have declared that the festival would continue to be celebrated annually. Speaking on International Isese Day on Sunday, the Araba Isese in…6 hours ago

Tribunal: Kano protesters warn against judges’ inducement

Protesting youths, under the aegis of Kano State Civil Society and North-West Anti-Corruption Network, on Monday, marched to the Government House in Kano State demanding justice at the venue of the Go…6 hours ago

Minister promises to fix education, Oyetola, others raise hope

Some newly-inaugurated ministers have raised the hopes of Nigerians, stating their commitment to deliver in their respective offices. The PUNCH reports that they disclosed this at their respective min…6 hours ago

Pedestrians abandon Lagos bridge over open defecation

Pedestrians in the Ile-Epo area of the Alimosho Local Government Area in Lagos State have blamed the incessant defecation on the pedestrian bridge for the reason why they cross the highway. The reside…6 hours ago

Ekiti needs N1bn to restore power to LGs – Oyebanji

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, said on Monday that the state government needed N1bn to reconnect some council areas which had been in darkness for 10 years and as well an agriculture proces…6 hours ago

‘How Benue IDPs give birth in toilets’

Two women at Agagbe Internally Displaced Persons camp in Gwer West Local Government area of Benue State have lost their children. Also, six children in the same camp are down with measles due to the h…6 hours ago


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