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Police vow to rescue Zamfara kidnapped students

The Zamfara Police Command on Sunday, reassured the general public that the security operatives were making efforts to rescue the remaining kidnapped students of the Federal University Gusau. This was… 25th September 2023

Niger Republic power struggle lingers two months after coup

The July 26 coup in Niger unleashed a power struggle that remains unresolved between the new military leaders and the ECOWAS regional bloc backed by several Western nations demanding the elected presi… 25th September 2023

Chicago academic record: US judge reviews Tinubu, Atiku’s legal row Monday

A United States District Judge, Nancy Maldonado, will on Monday review the controversy surrounding the Chicago State University’s academic documents of President Bola Tinubu which was put on hold on… 25th September 2023

South Korea unveils AI humans

Her face is a deep fake. Her body belongs to a team of similar-sized actors. But she sings, reads the news, and sells luxury clothes on TV as AI humans go mainstream in South Korea. Meet Zaein, one of… 25th September 2023

Hollywood writers, studios reach tentative deal to end strike

Striking writers whose industrial action has paralyzed Hollywood said Sunday they had reached an “exceptional” deal with studios that could see them go back to work. The apparent breakthro… 25th September 2023

Outrage as bandits hold 21 Zamfara female students

President Bola Tinubu, on Sunday, fumed over the abduction of 30 students of the Federal University, Gusau, in Zamfara State by bandits in the early hours of Friday. As of Sunday, 21 of the students w… 25th September 2023

Ogun APC, PDP trade words over Sagamu cult killings

The Ogun State All Progressives Congress has described the opposition party in the state, Peoples Democratic Party as a “nest of cultists” that needs to be further investigated by the security age… 25th September 2023

Post-subsidy talks: Reps vow to protect vulnerable Nigerians

Ahead of the planned strike by labour unions, the House of Representatives has promised to protect vulnerable Nigerians. The House made this known on Sunday through the Chairman, House Committee on Me… 25th September 2023

External debt rises to N13tn over naira depreciation

Nigeria’s weak naira has pushed the country’s external debt up by N13.38tn; findings by The PUNCH have shown. Although the total external debt increased by $490m between the first quarter of 2023 … 25th September 2023

B’Haram insurgents kill 10 Borno farmers, abduct nine

Marauding Boko Haram insurgents have killed 10 farmers and abducted several others in the Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State. Apart from this attack, which occurred late Saturday afternoon in t… 25th September 2023

US surgeons perform second historic pig-to-human heart transplant

Surgeons at the University of Maryland Medical Centre, United States have performed a second successful transplant of a genetically modified pig heart on a 58-year-old patient, Lawrence Faucette, with… 25th September 2023

Judges not responsible for delayed justice dispensation – A’Court judge

Newly promoted Justice of the Appeal Court, Binta Zubairu, has said that judges are being falsely accused of delay in dispensing justice. According to Zubairu, judges work in a team with the prosecut… 25th September 2023

5,154 firearms, ammunition mopped up in four months – DHQ

The Armed Forces of Nigeria has recovered no fewer than 5,154 arms and rounds of ammunition from non-state actors across the various theatres of operations in the country. The arms and ammunition were… 25th September 2023

Clamp down on those hoarding dollars, Ooni tells FG

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has advised the Federal Government to clamp down on citizens who are hoarding dollars, amid the freefall in naira exchange value. The monarch also called on Nige… 25th September 2023

Nasarawa PDP supporters hold prayer as tribunal rules today

Ahead of today’s judgment of the Nasarawa State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, a large number of women from across the 13 local government areas of the state on Sunday held a prayer rally… 25th September 2023

FG shifts cervical cancer vaccination for girls

The Federal Government has postponed the introduction of the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine earlier scheduled for September 25 to October 24. The Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Na… 25th September 2023

Pay 2022 withheld salaries, ASUU tells FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has urged the Federal Government to release the salaries of lecturers withheld for embarking on a strike in 2022. The National President of ASUU, Prof. Emmanue… 25th September 2023

Lawmaker wants better welfare for dead soldiers’ families

The Deputy Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Mrs Lami Danladi, has advocated better welfare for families of fallen heroes. The deputy speaker, in an interview with The PUNCH on Sunday, sai… 25th September 2023

UNIZIK sanctions 14 lecturers, students for misconduct, fraud

The Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, has suspended no fewer than 14 academic and non-academic staff and other categories of employees, including students, for various offences. About fi… 25th September 2023

Conservation group seeks protection for gorillas

Nigeria’s tourism sector can benefit from the preservation of gorillas and their habitat found in Cross River State, Wild Africa Fund has said. Wild Africa Fund, an ecology conservation non-governme… 25th September 2023


Again, Dangote wins ‘Brand of the Year’ award

Dangote Industries Limited has been honoured with the Brand of the Year award, in recognition of the company’s exceptional corporate performance over the past year. During the ceremony in Lagos, the… 25th September 2023

Ways to access part of your pension before retirement

The Contributory Pension Scheme makes provisions for workers to access part of their pension savings according to stipulated guidelines. However, withdrawals have implications on the monthly pension s… 25th September 2023

Low investors’ interest keeps NGX ASeM board flat

Lack of investors’ interest in the Alternative Securities Market board of the Nigerian Exchange Limited has kept the board trading flat for weeks. According to data from the NGX, the board’s index… 25th September 2023

UBA launches $6bn African SMEs empowerment initiative

The United Bank for Africa has announced a $6bn initiative aimed at providing robust and comprehensive financing solutions to support and boost activities of small and medium-scale enterprises across … 25th September 2023

Medic West Africa to boost healthcare infrastructure

Medic West Africa Exhibition and Conference, a large gathering of healthcare trade professionals in West Africa, is set to return to the Landmark Center in Lagos. According to a statement from Medic W… 25th September 2023

NNPCL swaps N2.6tn crude for refined products

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited exchanged crude oil valued at N2.6tn for refined petroleum products in 2021, latest data from the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative,… 25th September 2023

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