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My Uncle Impregnated Me At 15, Toyin Lawani Opens Up

Popular Fashion entrepreneur and Reality TV star, Toyin Lawani, has opened up about the sexual abuse she faced at the age of 15. In a chat with media personality, Chude Jidenowo, Lawani said the act was perpetrated by her uncle when her mum was away on a trip. “When I was 15, I got raped […]

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Insecurity: 2023 Elections Will Hold, Defence Chief Assures Nigerians

Amid the worsening insecurity across the country, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor has assured Nigerians that the 2023 general elections will hold. There have been serious concerns by Nigerians as to whether the polls will be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) across the country as terrorists and bandits keep […]

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Some People Mocked Me When I Lost My Son – Pastor Adeboye

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has said that some people mocked him when he lost his biological son last year. He stated this on Tuesday night during the ongoing 70th Annual Convention of the church along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway monitored by Punch. The programme with the theme, ‘Perfect Jubilee’ began […]

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Former Nigerian Governors Released From Prison (Photos)

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command has released two former governors, Joshua Dariye and Jolly Nyame, as well as three others from custodial centres. The Public Relations Officer, FCT command, Chukwuedo Humphrey, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja. Mr Humphrey said the letter of their release was […]

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There Is No Justice In Nigeria – Gumi

Renowned Muslim cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has criticised political leadership in Nigeria, saying the nation has a weak justice system. Gumi made the remark while speaking at a peace building symposium organised in Maiduguri as part of initiatives to reintegrate former Boko Haram insurgents into society. “Whoever has any interest in our country, we have […]

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I Wanted To Raise N5 Million Ransom To Free My Mother From Bandits, Says Nigerian Woman Arrested With Drugs By NDLEA

A 35-year-old female passenger, Jatau Lydia Lami, who was arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, for drug trafficking has claimed she wanted to raise N5m ransom to pay bandits who blamed her action on bandits.  The mother of three was nabbed at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, for attempting to export […]

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Why Lagosians Will Re-elect Me In 2023 – Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has said he is confident that the electorates in the state will re-elect him to steer the affairs of the state for another four years. He spoke during a chat on Channels TV’s Sunday Politics programme. Mr Sanwo-Olu, alongside 14 others, will be jostling for the governorship seat in 2023. He […]

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Buhari’s Nephew Dumps APC After Losing Reelection Ticket

Hon. Fatuhu Muhammadu, a nephew to President Muhammadu Buhari, has dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The son of President Buhari’s elder sister represents Daura/Mai’Adua/Sandamu Federal Constituency of Katsina State in the House of Representatives. He had failed to secure his reelection ticket. In the primary election, Fatuhu got only 30 votes while his […]

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No Going Back On President Buhari’s Impeachment –Aggrieved Lawmakers

The opposition lawmakers in the National Assembly have said there is no going back on their resolve to impeach President Buhari, if he fails to address the insecurity in the country within six weeks. The lawmakers in separate interviews with Punch on Sunday, dismissed a report that they had backed down on the plan to remove the […]

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Nigeria 2023: Why We Can’t Extend Voter Registration – INEC 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says extending the voter registration exercise will hamper its preparations for the 2023 general elections.  This is according to the Akwa Ibom State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Mike Igini who spoke during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily. “Now that we have officially suspended the CVR process, we have […]

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Reverend Okotie To Present Interim Government Proposal To Buhari

The Founder of Household of God Church, Reverend Chris Okotie, has stated that his proposal for an interim government is ready, adding that it will be made available to the president Buhari. He made this known via his media adviser, Ladi Ayodeji, in a statement made available to Punch on Friday. The interim government campaigner […]

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Alleged Organ Harvesting: Ekweremadu To Remain In Custody As Court Adjourns Trial Till Oct 31

Former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has returned to custody as his trial on alleged human trafficking and organ harvesting was adjourned to October 31. Ekweremadu first appeared before the Uxbridge magistrates’ court in London, United Kingdom, where he denied all the charges against him. Both the lawmaker and his wife were denied bail […]

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Nigerian Government To Generate N160bn From Call, Data Taxes

The Federal Government will generate about N160.46bn from excise duty on telecommunication services in 2023. According to the Nigerian Communications Commission, the combined revenue of operators in the GSM, Fixed Wired, and Internet Service Providers was N3.21tn in 2021. If the government implements its five per cent excise duty on telecom services, it will generate […]

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While Millions Of Nigerians Wallow In Abject Poverty, With Schools On Strike, Buhari Purchases Vehicles Worth N1.4 Billion For Niger Republic  

The Federal Government has confirmed that it approved the purchase of vehicles worth N1.4 billion for neighboring Niger Republic to tackle insecurity. The Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed gave the confirmation on Wednesday, explaining that providing intervention to the neighboring Niger Republic is not new and it is the prerogative of […]

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Insecurity In Nigeria: Another APC Senator Backs Plan To Impeach Buhari

Yet another senator of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adamu Bulkachuwa, has backed plans to impeach the party’s leader, President Muhammadu Buhari over the worsening security situation in the country. This comes a few days after a similar APC lawmaker from Adamawa State, Elisha Abbo, faulted the President’s handling of the nation’s security challenges, […]

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Ex-APC Presidential Aspirant Dumps Tinubu, Endorses Peter Obi

Former presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2019 presidential election, Dr. SKC Ogbonnia, has disclosed his intention to dump his political party affiliation and its 2023 presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, to support the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Mr. Peter Obi. Ogbonnia said that his endorsement of Obi was […]

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Nigerian Native Doctors Drag CAC To Court

The Traditional Religious Practitioners’ Association, TRPA, in Nigeria, has dragged the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, to the Federal High Court, sitting in Enugu, for the commission’s refusal to register the traditional worshippers as a religious body such as the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, and the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA. In its […]

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2023: Actor Zack Orji, Wife Divided Along Political Lines As She Declares Support For Peter Obi

Actress Ngozi Orji, wife of veteran Nollywood actor, Zack Orji, has declared her support for Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of Labour Party ahead of the 2023 general elections. This development comes hours after her husband endorsed Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and his running mate, Kashim […]

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