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Ozioma Ubabukoh Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State waived the permit fee of N221m for the deploy ment of fibre infrastructure in the state by MTN Nigeria, The PUNCH learnt on Sunday. Our corresp
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Federal Government said it would strengthen the Public-Private Partnership arrangement to enable it to use the model to effectively address the huge infrastructure deficit in
’Femi Asu The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board has announced a collaboration with Dangote Industries Limited aimed at ensuring maximum utilisation of local capacities in the construct
Ovie Okpare, Warri A clash between the operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and some angry youths along the Eku-Abraka Road in Ethiope-East Local Government Area of Delta State has left, at le
Sesan Olufowobi The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, says Lagos State will play an active role in the quest to evolve a more prosperous Nigeria. Osinbajo added that the state was a foremost migr
John Ameh, Abuja The Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, has yet to comply with a directive of the House of Representatives to recover salaries “illegally” paid to a retired Perm
Adelani Adepegba, Abuja  The Africa Ambassadors’ Group has called for a reform in the United Nations Security Council to enable Africa to take its rightful position in the global body. Speaking during
Enyioha Opara, Minna The second anniversary award ceremony by the All Progressives Congress in Niger State ended in a fiasco as members protested over the selection of awardees. Northern City News lea
Enyioha Opara, Minna The Niger State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of two students of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, for alleged robbery. The Police Public Relations Officer, B
Alexander Okere, Benin The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria said it had sealed 380 illegal pharmaceutical facilities and patent medicine stores operating in Edo State for various offences. It explained
Tony Okafor, Awka A widow, Elizabeth Nwandu, who allegedly lost three of her sons to the terror unleashed on her Oraifite community in the Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State by a certain
Mudiaga Affe, Calabar Over 800 Bakassi refugees, who are temporarily camped at Ikot-Offiong-Edem, in the Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State, have lamented their poor living condition
Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri Tragedy struck in Mbieri in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State on Friday when two motorcycle riders collided and died on the spot while accompanying a hearse hom
Ogbonnaya Ikokwu, Umuahia A 14-year-old Nwanne (not real name) in the custody of the Abia State Police Command has confessed that a lady she met at Alaoji near Aba, identified as Chinemerem Isaiah, ga
Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has said his greatest fear is youth explosion which may be fuelled by anger and frustration. He said this on Sunday at the Oluseg
Ademola Oni The Serving Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Lagos, Pastor Tunde Bakare, on Sunday, warned that if relevant authorities failed to address the incessant killings of other Nigerians by
Friday Olokor, Jos The Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, on Sunday in Jos, pledged to donate N2.5m yearly for the period of 10 years to the children of the first military administrator of the state, L
Ihuoma Chiedozie, Enugu The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has commended the Federal Government for awarding a contract for the construction of the Nenwe-Nomeh-Mburumbu-Nara Road in Enugu St
Samson Folarin The Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Ikeja, was a shadow of itself on Sunday during the Sunday service as many members of the church did not show up. PUNCH Metro, during a visit to t
Afeez Hanafi Parents of the six abducted pupils of Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, have expressed dissatisfaction with the state government’s handling of the case, calling for proactive measures t
Peter Dada, Akure The Ondo State Police Command has arrested two teachers identified as Blessing Omowera and Sola Kalejaye for allegedly using human parts for ritual purpose. According to the police,
Femi Makinde, Osogbo The Academic Staff Union of Universities has rejected the panel set up by the Nigerian Air Force to investigate the cause of the invasion of the Osun State University campus in Ip
Idris Adesina The corpse of an unidentified man, who was allegedly struck dead by lightning, has been abandoned at the Berger area of Lagos State. The corpse was abandoned at the Berger lay-by, along
Afeez Hanafi The Nasrul-Lahi-l-Fatih Society has called on Nigerians, especially Muslims, to embrace the culture of neigbourliness irrespective of their ethnic, religious and political affiliations. T
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Sunday said Nigeria was in dire need of those who could make sacrifices to make the nation great. He said the country was in need of tea
Fidelis Soriwei, Abuja The People’s Democratic Party has attacked the ruling All Progressives Congress, saying the party has nothing to celebrate two years after took over the mantle of leadership. Th
Friday Olokor, Jos A former governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye, on Sunday confessed that the elders of the state, including himself, had failed to promote unity in the state and provide directio
Civilian casualties in the war against terrorism is a “fact of life,” US Defense Secretary James Mattis has said, insisting the US are the “good guys” doing everything “humanly possible
Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt The Rivers State Government on Saturday honoured 127 distinguished personalities, including former military and civilian governors of the state, without mentioning the
Adelani Adepegba, Abuja A man, his children and other family members have been arrested by the police in Abuja for allegedly lynching a 60-year-old man who urinated by their residence. Pius Inaiwe was
Ted Odogwu, Kano A non-governmental organisation, Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Agency has said it will empower 30 victims of human trafficking who participated in a three-month skill acquisiti
Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway thinks her gender “has helped [her] with the president,” in part because she’s able to “respectfully” and “deferentially” tell Donald Trump her opinions. Co
Olalekan Adetayo, Leke Baiyewu, Simon Utebor, Samuel Awoyinfa, Bayo Akinloye and Peter Dada President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has called for concerted efforts by all Nigerians to build a strong
Adelani Adepegba, Abuja A logistics company, Greater Washington Ltd., has donated foodstuffs and other items to an orphanage, Vine Heritage Home, Kuje area of the Federal Capital Territory. The orphan
Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar Sadique, has declared that recent intelligence has indicated that terrorists may be planning to attack military bases in the country.
The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has pledged his administration’s commitment to work with local government administrators to boost their Internally Generated Revenue. This was contained in a st
Adelani Adepegba, Abuja A Lagos High Court has barred local government areas from conducting marriages across the country. The court, in a judgment, declared that the Local Government Unified Marriage
Kunle Adeyeri The French election has put a lot of pressure on the euro over the past few weeks; same too for the United States dollar due to Trumpnomics. Traders must have been cautious over the tren
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Mr. Saleh Dunoma, has said that the agency has commenced the process of ending touting and other vices at airp
Success Nwogu, Ilorin Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, popularly called Pope Francis, has urged Nigerians and citizens of other countries not to fear or despair over current c
During the inspection, Russia’s military representatives will visit training centers and shooting ranges, attend briefings concerning military activities conducted in the area
As the Central Bank of Nigeria steps up efforts to achieve naira stability through the convergence of the official and unofficial exchange rates, OYETUNJI ABIOYE writes that the road will be tortuous
Punch Editorial Board As Nigerians mark Democracy Day, the self-congratulatory rhetoric and feasting will likely be restricted to the ruling class and their cronies. For the majority, gloom pervades a
Henry Boyo This article was first published in the Vanguard edition of May 29, 2006, but its narrative has become increasingly relevant as we mark the 2017 Democracy Day. A summary of the article is p
Nike Popoola Have you ever been away from home and realised that you forgot to pay a bill? Or, you have needed to check your bank balance before making a big purchase? In the past, these situations wo
John Charles, Makurdi Five persons including a lecturer at the College of Education, Makurdi, Dr. Julius Kpagh, have been killed in separate incidents at two communities in Katsina Ala Local Governmen
Eze Onyekpere It is already the mid-term, two years, into a presidential tenure of four years for the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. The Economic Recovery and Growth Plan which is the econ
West Ham have reportedly made a move for Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho, Express.co.uk reports. Iheanacho has struggled for game time under Pep Guardiola this season, starting just one game
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Minister of Communications Technology, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, will lead government Ministries, Departments and Agencies to the forthcoming International Conference and Exhibitio
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi A Nigerian firm, No-Slips Limited,has disclosed its partnership with a Canadian company, Suresteps, to provide anti-slip products and services in the country. The Executive Chair
Anthony Joshua is waiting to hear if he could be forced to give up one of his two world heavyweight titles without losing it in the ring, Express.co.uk reports. Wladimir Klitschko appears ready to inv
Idris Adesina Over 2, 000 freestyle footballers are expected to participate in the 2017 National Freestyle Championships organised by Feet ‘n’ Tricks International at the Eko Atlantic City in Lagos on
Ozioma Ubabukoh It is a decade since the iPhone first launched all over the world. And over the past 10 years, the device has become one of the most popular in households, according to The Chronicle.
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Nigerian Conservation Foundation and Skangix Development Company Limited have called for more investment in nature-friendly energy sources such as solar. According to them an
Nike Popoola LASACO Assurance Plc has paid insurance claims to relatives of 85 deceased Lagos State workers under the Group Life Insurance Policy. During the presentation of cheques to the relatives o
Nike Popoola Insurance and pension experts will be addressing issues on life annuity under the Contributory Pension Scheme, in view of its impact on the stakeholders. A statement from the Managing Dir
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Society of Engineers has urged experts to groom youths with potential in the engineering profession. The Chairman, NSE, Ikeja branch, Mr. Akintay
Nike Popoola An insurance software solutions company, 3i-Infotech Limited, has reiterated its commitment to the service of the insurance industry and practice in the country through the provision of c
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Nigerian Institute of Town Planners has called on the government, non-governmental organisations and experts in urban and regional planning to pay more attention to informal
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The housing loans given out by Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc increased to N2.42bn in 2016, up from the N1.67bn recorded in the preceding year, the firm has said. This, accor
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