National Sports Festival to end today over lack of fund -LOC

Instead of 12 days, the National Sports Festival will end after seven days over the failure of the Federal Government to release fund. The Coordinator of Media and Publicity, National Sports Festival, Ebomhiana Musa, made this known to Punch. In a statement on Wednesday night, he confirmed that the decision was taken after an emergency meeting […]

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Pregnant mother of eight stabs husband to death in Delta

A pregnant mother of eight children, identified simply as Dada, has been arrested for stabbing her husband, Jonathan, to death in the Otomi community, Uwheru, in the Ughelli Local Government Area of the Delta State. It was gathered that the suspect returned late from work on Monday, April 5, 2021, when an argument ensued between […]

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Governor Uzodimma reveals those behind Imo attacks

Imo Governor Hope Uzodimma has revealed those behind Monday’s attacks on police headquarters and a correctional facility in the state. Uzodimma noted some aggrieved politicians were behind the attacks. He spoke on Wednesday while featuring on Channels Television Politics Today programme, monitored by The Nation. Uzodimma explained that hoodlums were hired from outside Imo, noting that they were […]

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2021 WASSCE may not hold in May/June – WAEC

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says its 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates, earlier scheduled for May/June, may not hold. The Council’s Head of National Office (HNO), Patrick Areghan, gave the hint while announcing the release of results of the 2021 first series of the WASSCE for private candidates […]

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NAFDAC alerts Nigerians as US places sanitisers on watch list

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted Nigerians that the US has placed all alcohol-based hand sanitisers, manufactured in neighbouring Mexico, on its watch list.  The information is contained in a public alert signed by NAFDAC Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, and issued to newsmen on Monday. The public alert […]

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Kim Kardashian is officially a billionaire in dollars – Forbes

Kim Kardashian West is joining the ranks of Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and other moguls: She is officially a billionaire, according to Forbes. Forbes released its annual “World’s Billionaire List” Tuesday, which placed West on the elite list for the first time. The magazine said West’s booming businesses, KKW Beauty and Skims, helped put her over the […]

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President Buhari’s Driver Dies Inside Aso Rock

Master Warrant Officer, Sa’idu Afaka, the official driver of President Muhammadu Buhari is dead. He died at the State House Clinic, Abuja on Tuesday after a prolonged illness, according to a statement by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu. From London, President Buhari has sent heartfelt condolences to Afaka’s family. Buhari also commiserated with the Government and […]

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Gunmen Burn Police Station In Imo, Free Detainees A Day After Jailbreak In Owerri

It’s more worry for the residents of Imo State as the insecurity rate appears to be on the rise as a result of continued attacks on police facilities in the state. A day after gunmen attacked the Police Command Headquarters in Owerri, a group of armed men invaded another police facility in the state on […]

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Putin signs law enabling him to stay in power till 2036

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday gave final approval to legislation allowing him to hold office for two additional six-year terms, giving himself the possibility to stay in power until 2036.  The 68-year-old Russian leader, who has already been in power for more than two decades, signed off on the bill Monday, according to a copy posted […]

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Don Jazzy’s ex-wife breaks silence on divorce

Ex-wife of music producer Don Jazzy has broken her silence on their failed marriage 18 years ago. Michelle Jackson, a UK-based model and writer, took to her Instagram page to thank the Mavin Records boss for using kind words to describe their separation. The 38-year-old record label boss said he married Michelle in 2003 when […]

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No Nigerian deserves to be in prison – Nnamdi Kanu

Few hours after over 2,000 inmates were freed by hoodlums in Owerri, capital of Imo State, leader of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has stated no Nigerian deserves to be in prisons. He said some groups and individuals get freed and rehabilitated by authorities while others languish in custody. Kanu tweeted on […]

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Imo Prison Attack: 1,844 Inmates Escaped – Corrections Authorities

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) says 1,844 inmates escaped following the attack on its custodial centre in Owerri, the Imo State capital. According to a statement by NCoS spokesman, Francis Enobore, the yet to be identified gunmen stormed the facility in the early hours of Monday 5th April 2021, gained entrance into the yard by […]

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Buhari speaks on ‘deadly terror’ attacks on police, prison in Owerri

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attacks on a police headquarters and a prison in Owerri, the Imo State capital. The police earlier blamed the attacks on members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The police said no one died in the attack on its headquarters but a police officer sustained bullet wounds. In a separate […]

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Blood clots: 7 die in UK after taking AstraZeneca vaccine — Regulator

The UK medical regulator said Saturday that out of 30 people who suffered blood clots after receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, seven have died. The British acknowledgement of deaths comes as several European countries have paused the use of the AstraZeneca jab over a potential link to blood clots. The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory […]

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Naira ‘stable’ despite dollar demand pressure

The naira remained steady against the dollar at the weekend. Its exchange rate at the official and parallel markets was stable, despite sustained dollar demand pressure from importers and manufacturers seeking the greenback to meet customers’ demands. Last week, the local currency exchange rate ranged from N482 to N486 to the dollar on the parallel […]

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USSD war: MTN bows to pressure

MTN customers have been reconnected to banking channels after commercial banks had blocked them from using their channels, including the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data and banking apps on Friday. The channels were blocked as a result of MTN reducing the banks’ commission on USSD airtime to 2.5 per cent. However, following the intervention by the […]

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All Will Be Well With Our Country, Osinbajo Tells Nigerians

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has encouraged Nigerians to have great hope that things will get better for the country, amid the insecurity and other challenges in Nigeria. He gave the words of encouragement during a brief chat with journalists after he attended the Easter Sunday service held at the Aso Villa Chapel in […]

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US Rapper DMX hospitalized in ‘grave’ condition after drug overdose

Rapper DMX remains in ‘grave’ condition in hospital after a drug overdose triggered a heart attack, according to reports. The musician, 50, has remained in the critical care unit in hospital in White Plains, New York. It’s said he overdosed at his home at around 11pm on Friday, according to TMZ. The overdose was said to […]

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