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Cannibal to police: I’m ‘tired of eating human flesh’

When a South African traditional healer wandered into a police station last year and told officers he was “tired of eating human flesh,” the police struggled to believe his morbid claim. That changed when Nino Mbatha, who was also carrying a bag containing a human leg and hand, took the officers to a house in […]

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Sowore to sue Channels TV boss for excluding him from Presidential debate

The African Action Congress has written a letter to the Chairman of Channels Television, Mr. John Momoh, threatening to sue him, the Broadcast Organisation of Nigeria and the Nigeria Elections Debate Group if its Presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, is not listed among those that will participate in the Presidential debate. The NEDG, organisers of the […]

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Nigeria 2019: I will reward those who work for my victory, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday night assured loyal All Progressives Congress members, who would work for his victory in 2019 of a handsome reward. Buhari admitted that he had not been able to fully reward those who worked for him to emerge as President in 2015. However, he stressed that in 2019, it would be a […]

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Reps want Nigeria returned to Parliamentary system

A group of 71 lawmakers of the House of Representatives, mostly from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have canvassed for the return of Nigeria from the presidential to the parliamentary system of government. Briefing newsmen at the National Assembly in Abuja on Thursday, spokesmen of the group, Kingsley Chinda (PDP, Rivers) and Nicholas Ossai […]

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President Buhari Appoints New Minister

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Suleiman Hassan, as the new Minister of Environment. The appointment followed the resignation of the Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibril. Mr Jibril resigned to assume the throne of the Emir of Nasarawa, in Nasarawa State. Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, […]

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Ex-Trump lawyer jailed for three years

Michael Cohen, the former lawyer to Donald Trump who once said he’d take a bullet for the president, has been given a 36-month prison sentence. He is the first member of Mr Trump’s inner circle to be jailed over the special counsel’s inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. He has pleaded guilty […]

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Update: UEFA Champions League tables

UEFA Champions League tables after Wednesday’s Group G matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points):   Group A Borussia Dortmund   6 4 1 1 10  2 13 – qualified Atletico Madrid     6 4 1 1  9  6 13 – qualified Club Brugge         6 1 3 2  6  5  5 Monaco              6 0 […]

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Unauthorized Confusion: Sex in car is criminal, Lagos Police counters Abayomi Shogunle

The Lagos State Police Command has described as “misplaced” a tweet credited to the head of the Police Complaint Rapid Response Unit, Abayomi Shogunle, who said that having sex in a car is not criminal. The Command spokesperson, Chike Oti, said it was indecent to have sex in a car in  public place, and that […]

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No one takes you seriously anymore, Nigerian Presidency tells Obasanjo

The Presidency has dismissed the recent utterances by former President Olusegun Obasanjo as “a sign of confusion not worthy of attention.” Speaking to journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said that whoever “Obasanjo chooses to support at the 2019 elections is irrelevant.’’ He noted that the former president had publicly changed his […]

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In Nigeria, Ex-Skye bank chief who donated N2bn to PDP campaign to be arraigned for fraud

A former chairman of Skye Bank, Tunde Ayeni, was on Tuesday grilled by the anti-graft commission, EFCC, which plans to arraign him for fraud soon, officials have said. Mr Ayeni became popular during the Goodluck Jonathan administration where he not only emerged one of the largest donors to the then ruling party, PDP, but also […]

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Footballer killed by lightning as he celebrates goal (Photos)

A Kenyan footballer has been struck dead by lightning as he celebrated his team’s equaliser against their opponents. The victim, Allan Mbote, was a 20-year-old Kenyatta University student. He played as a defender for a team known as Red Sharks. The incident happened on Sunday, with five other players also injured by the lightning during […]

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Nigeria 2019: We have no preferred presidential candidate, says US

The United States of America has revealed that it has no preferred presidential candidate in Nigeria’s 2019 general elections. This was revealed by Mr. Russell Brooks, the Public Affairs Officer at the US Consulate General Lagos, via a live chat on Facebook which was monitored by Punch correspondent. When asked if the US would be […]

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EFCC detains Tunde Ayeni, to arraign him for fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has detained a former Chairman of Skye Bank Plc (Now Polaris Bank), Mr. Tunde Ayeni, for fraud, according to Punch’s exclusive report. The EFCC has also filed charges against the former Skye Bank boss before a Federal High Court in Maitama. Ayeni, it was learnt, would be arraigned for fraud […]

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Having sex in car not a crime, Nigeria Police affirm

The Nigeria Police Force says it is not a crime to have sex in one’s car. The police, however, said it could be considered a crime if one has sex with underage person; or if the car is parked in a religious institution when the act takes place. The Police also say car sex is […]

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China Court Bans IPhone Sales In Patent Dispute

A Chinese court ordered a ban in the country on iPhone sales in a patent dispute between US chipmaker Qualcomm and Apple, according to a Qualcomm statement Monday. The statement said the Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court had granted Qualcomm’s request for two preliminary injunctions against four subsidiaries of Apple, ordering them to immediately to stop selling […]

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Sex video tape played in Lagos court

Proceedings in an Ikeja High Court took an unusual dimension on Monday when an excerpt of a sex video tape between a married father of three and his ex-lover was played in the courtroom. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the father of three, Peter Omokaro, is an ex-banker, while his ex-lover, Titilayo […]

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Church to probe ‘Gucci priest’ over Instagram photos

A Russian priest who flaunted luxury items including Louis Vuitton bags and Gucci shoes on his Instagram account will face a disciplinary committee, an Orthodox Church spokesman said Monday. Vyacheslav Baskakov deleted the images of himself posing in his frock with the designer goods after they were picked up by Russian media and shared online […]

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Nigeria 2019: Dogara accuses Buhari administration of vote buying

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has condemned the distribution of cash to Nigerians by the federal government very close to the general elections. Mr Dogara stated this on Monday during a public hearing organised by the National Assembly Joint Committee on INEC and Political Parties Matters on Vote-buying and Improving the […]

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