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Enugu/Onitsha auto crash: Bad road caused my uncle, his wife and five kids’ death — Niece
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 06:55:24 +0200
Relatives of a family of seven who died in an auto crash on the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway talk about the incident with IHUOMA CHIEDOZIE Tell us about yourself. I am Vera Onyia, a niece to the late Ifeanyi Onyia, who died alongside his wife, five children...
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Ex-SSG flays Aregbesola as more chieftains dump APC
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 05:49:28 +0200
Femi Makinde The immediate past Secretary to the Osun State Government, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti, has berated his former boss, Governor Rauf Aregbesola, for alleged highhandedness. Adeoti spoke when some chieftains  of the ruling All Progressives Congress...
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INEC budget: National Assembly joint committee to reconvene August 27
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 05:47:34 +0200
John Alechenu The National Assembly Joint Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission is to reconvene on August 27 to conclude work on the 2019 INEC budget submitted to it by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Co-Chairman of the Joint Committee,...
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Soldiers, herdsmen in gun duel in Benue
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 05:30:03 +0200
John Charles The Theatre Commander of Operation Whirl Stroke, Maj. Gen. Adeyemi Yekini, on Saturday confirmed that the military engaged herdsmen in the troubled Guma Local Government Area of Benue State. Guma and Logo Local Government Areas have been...
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Ex-Presidential spokesman demands Daura’s prosecution
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 05:17:48 +0200
Sunday Aborisade A former Presidential spokesperson, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has demanded the immediate prosecution of the sacked Director General of the Directorate of State Services, Lawal Daura, for treason. He specifically urged the Inspector General of...
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I can’t get justice from ICPC; they think I’m psychotic – OAU sex-for-mark lady
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 03:29:42 +0200
Monica Osagie, the graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University, who leaked the alleged audio conversation between her and Professor Richard Akindele in February,  tells SUNDAY ABORISADE that her life has been miserable since she exposed the sex-for-mark...
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Funny, multiple levies councils using to milk small business owners
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 03:17:05 +0200
Many small scale business owners in the country are groaning under the weight of multiple levies from local government councils, writes GBENGA ADENIJI Plump, light-skinned pork seller identified only as Iya Risikat (pseudonym) frantically begged two men...
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It’s terrible that my brother’s lineage is closed — Sister
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 03:12:47 +0200
Tell us about yourself? I am Virginia, Ifeanyi’s elder sister. How did you receive the news of your brother’s death and other family members? I live in Abakiliki, Ebonyi State, with my husband and children. Around 10pm on that day, my daughter that...
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Bad road caused my uncle, his wife and five kids’ death — Niece
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 03:08:24 +0200
Relatives of a family of seven who died in an auto crash on the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway talk about the incident with IHUOMA CHIEDOZIE Tell us about yourself. I am Vera Onyia, a niece to the late Ifeanyi Onyia, who died alongside his wife, five children...
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The forest fire won’t wait
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 03:02:00 +0200
Sonala Olumhense It is 18 years since the United Nations, at the biggest gathering of world leaders since its formation, adopted the Millennium Declaration. That was at the commencement of our new millennium and the world leaders, including Nigeria’s...
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Present your story, not the slides
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:59:29 +0200
Seni Adetu Following my script of last week on “having an eye for detail” and my counsel of ensuring you keep out “cockroaches” from your presentation, as an example of managing details, I wish to share my view on what makes a great presentation....
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Where there are women, there will be evil –Liz Anjorin
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:55:08 +0200
Olushola Ricketts olushola.ricketts@gmail.com 08169745730 (SMS only) Actress, Liz Anjorin, has insisted that the recent fight among Yoruba actresses is not peculiar to the industry alone. Anjorin, who recently had an open confrontation with a colleague,...
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Why Duncan Mighty prostrated himself for Davido – Manager
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:50:26 +0200
Olushola Ricketts olushola.ricketts@gmail.com 08169745730 (SMS only) Music lovers are still yet to understand why Duncan Mighty prostrated himself for Davido, who was on a recent visit to Port Harcourt. After Duncan Mighty shared the video of him bowing...
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Craziest thing I’ve done was slapping my dad – Femi Adebayo
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:48:39 +0200
Olushola Ricketts olushola.ricketts@gmail.com 08169745730 (SMS only) Actor, Femi Adebayo, has explained that being an actor has made him do some terrible things such as slapping his father, Adebayo Salami, aka Oga Bello. While speaking with Sunday Scoop,...
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I only wanted to help people who accused me of stealing ideas –Ubi Franklin
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:45:55 +0200
Olushola Ricketts olushola.ricketts@gmail.com 08169745730 (SMS only) The owner of MMMG, Ubi Franklin, has rubbished reports that he stole business ideas from certain people. Earlier in the week, a Twitter user, Kelvin Igwe, alleged that Ubi stole business...
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Bindow may dump APC soon, says Adamawa PDP
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:31:11 +0200
Hindi Livinus The Adamawa State Governor, Jibrilla Bindow, may dump the All Progressives Congress soon. SUNDAY PUNCH gathered on Saturday that the governor has started talks with the Peoples Democratic Party in the state. Despite persistent denials by...
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Army rescues 23 minors seized by Boko Haram
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:30:06 +0200
The Nigerian Army on Saturday handed over 23  minors rescued from  Boko Haram insurgents, to the United Nations Children Fund for rehabilitation. The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Abbah Dikko, who stated this at the command headquarters...
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Benue groups seek Afenifere, Ohanaeze, ACF’s support
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:29:06 +0200
John Charles Socio-cultural groups in Benue State have appealed to other socio-cultural organisations in the country to prevail on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and other security agencies to stop the sustained persecution of Governor Samuel...
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Soldiers, herdsmen in gun duel in Benue
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:28:03 +0200
John Charles The Theatre Commander of Operation Whirl Stroke, Maj. Gen. Adeyemi Yekini, on Saturday confirmed that the military engaged herdsmen in the troubled Guma Local Government Area of Benue State. Guma and Logo Local Government Areas have been...
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Tambuwal fires commandant, retires two perm secs
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:27:12 +0200
Adeniyi Olugbemi The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has approved the dismissal of the Commandant of the Sokoto State Special Marshals, Saidu Madawaki, from the service of the state with immediate effect. He also ordered the compulsory retirement...
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Violence forces INEC to suspend Rivers bye-election
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:23:35 +0200
Chukwudi Akasike and Sampson Itode The Independent National Electoral Commission has suspended Saturday’s House of Assembly bye-election for Port Harcourt Constituency 3. INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Obo Iffanga, said in a statement...
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We paid N50m medical bills of indigent patients — UBTH
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:18:46 +0200
Simon Utebor and Alexander Okere The University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Edo State, said it granted waivers worth N50m to its indigent patients. The hospital’s Chief Medical Director, Prof. Darlington Obaseki, disclosed this in Benin during an event...
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Rivers generator fumes: Survivor dies five days after losing parents, siblings
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:16:51 +0200
Chukwudi Akasike The only survivor in a family of six who reportedly died of generator fumes in Igboetche, Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State, Victory Monye, has passed on barely five days after losing his parents and siblings. Monye was said...
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Akwa Ibom church leaders endorse Udom for second term
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:15:43 +0200
Church leaders in Akwa Ibom State have reaffirmed their support for the re-election bid of Governor Udom Emmanuel. They said that the governor deserved a second term because he had performed creditably well in delivering dividends of democracy to the...
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Suspected cattle rustlers attack Rivers community, kill one
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:14:58 +0200
Sampson Itode Suspected cattle rustlers on Friday invaded Ndoni community in the Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State killing one person and stealing over 50 cows belongings to a native of the community. It was gathered that the cattle...
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Most important news of Nigeria:
I can’t get justice from ICPC; they think I’m psychotic – OAU sex-for-mark lady
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 03:29:42 +0200
Monica Osagie, the graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University, who leaked the alleged audio conversation between her and Professor Richard Akindele in February,  tells SUNDAY ABORISADE that her life has been miserable since she exposed the sex-for-mark...
© The Punch
Funny, multiple levies councils using to milk small business owners
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 03:17:05 +0200
Many small scale business owners in the country are groaning under the weight of multiple levies from local government councils, writes GBENGA ADENIJI Plump, light-skinned pork seller identified only as Iya Risikat (pseudonym) frantically begged two men...
© The Punch
It’s terrible that my brother’s lineage is closed — Sister
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 03:12:47 +0200
Tell us about yourself? I am Virginia, Ifeanyi’s elder sister. How did you receive the news of your brother’s death and other family members? I live in Abakiliki, Ebonyi State, with my husband and children. Around 10pm on that day, my daughter that...
© The Punch
Bad road caused my uncle, his wife and five kids’ death — Niece
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 03:08:24 +0200
Relatives of a family of seven who died in an auto crash on the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway talk about the incident with IHUOMA CHIEDOZIE Tell us about yourself. I am Vera Onyia, a niece to the late Ifeanyi Onyia, who died alongside his wife, five children...
© The Punch
The forest fire won’t wait
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 03:02:00 +0200
Sonala Olumhense It is 18 years since the United Nations, at the biggest gathering of world leaders since its formation, adopted the Millennium Declaration. That was at the commencement of our new millennium and the world leaders, including Nigeria’s...
© The Punch
Present your story, not the slides
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:59:29 +0200
Seni Adetu Following my script of last week on “having an eye for detail” and my counsel of ensuring you keep out “cockroaches” from your presentation, as an example of managing details, I wish to share my view on what makes a great presentation....
© The Punch
Where there are women, there will be evil –Liz Anjorin
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:55:08 +0200
Olushola Ricketts olushola.ricketts@gmail.com 08169745730 (SMS only) Actress, Liz Anjorin, has insisted that the recent fight among Yoruba actresses is not peculiar to the industry alone. Anjorin, who recently had an open confrontation with a colleague,...
© The Punch
Why Duncan Mighty prostrated himself for Davido – Manager
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:50:26 +0200
Olushola Ricketts olushola.ricketts@gmail.com 08169745730 (SMS only) Music lovers are still yet to understand why Duncan Mighty prostrated himself for Davido, who was on a recent visit to Port Harcourt. After Duncan Mighty shared the video of him bowing...
© The Punch
Craziest thing I’ve done was slapping my dad – Femi Adebayo
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:48:39 +0200
Olushola Ricketts olushola.ricketts@gmail.com 08169745730 (SMS only) Actor, Femi Adebayo, has explained that being an actor has made him do some terrible things such as slapping his father, Adebayo Salami, aka Oga Bello. While speaking with Sunday Scoop,...
© The Punch
I only wanted to help people who accused me of stealing ideas –Ubi Franklin
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:45:55 +0200
Olushola Ricketts olushola.ricketts@gmail.com 08169745730 (SMS only) The owner of MMMG, Ubi Franklin, has rubbished reports that he stole business ideas from certain people. Earlier in the week, a Twitter user, Kelvin Igwe, alleged that Ubi stole business...
© The Punch
Bindow may dump APC soon, says Adamawa PDP
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:31:11 +0200
Hindi Livinus The Adamawa State Governor, Jibrilla Bindow, may dump the All Progressives Congress soon. SUNDAY PUNCH gathered on Saturday that the governor has started talks with the Peoples Democratic Party in the state. Despite persistent denials by...
© The Punch
Army rescues 23 minors seized by Boko Haram
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:30:06 +0200
The Nigerian Army on Saturday handed over 23  minors rescued from  Boko Haram insurgents, to the United Nations Children Fund for rehabilitation. The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Abbah Dikko, who stated this at the command headquarters...
© The Punch
Benue groups seek Afenifere, Ohanaeze, ACF’s support
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:29:06 +0200
John Charles Socio-cultural groups in Benue State have appealed to other socio-cultural organisations in the country to prevail on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and other security agencies to stop the sustained persecution of Governor Samuel...
© The Punch
Soldiers, herdsmen in gun duel in Benue
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:28:03 +0200
John Charles The Theatre Commander of Operation Whirl Stroke, Maj. Gen. Adeyemi Yekini, on Saturday confirmed that the military engaged herdsmen in the troubled Guma Local Government Area of Benue State. Guma and Logo Local Government Areas have been...
© The Punch
Tambuwal fires commandant, retires two perm secs
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:27:12 +0200
Adeniyi Olugbemi The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has approved the dismissal of the Commandant of the Sokoto State Special Marshals, Saidu Madawaki, from the service of the state with immediate effect. He also ordered the compulsory retirement...
© The Punch
Violence forces INEC to suspend Rivers bye-election
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:23:35 +0200
Chukwudi Akasike and Sampson Itode The Independent National Electoral Commission has suspended Saturday’s House of Assembly bye-election for Port Harcourt Constituency 3. INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Obo Iffanga, said in a statement...
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We paid N50m medical bills of indigent patients — UBTH
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:18:46 +0200
Simon Utebor and Alexander Okere The University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Edo State, said it granted waivers worth N50m to its indigent patients. The hospital’s Chief Medical Director, Prof. Darlington Obaseki, disclosed this in Benin during an event...
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How Buhari’s earlier plan to sack Daura was thwarted — Presidency source
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 01:36:30 +0200
Olalekan Adetayo President Muhammadu Buhari had planned to sack Mr. Lawal Daura as the Director-General of the Department of State Services about two weeks before he (Buhari) started his 10-working day vacation on August 3. A top Presidency source disclosed...
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Collapsed building: Victims’ relatives protest as death toll hits three
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 01:34:42 +0200
Adelani Adepegba and Okechukwu Nnodim Relatives of victims in the four-storey building which collapsed on Friday in Abuja have protested the decision of the Federal Capital Territory Administration to end the rescue operation at the site on Saturday....
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INEC budget: Saraki, Dogara plan joint session to avert impeachment
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 01:32:01 +0200
John Alechenu, John Ameh  and Sunday Aborisade    Senators loyal to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, have perfected a strategy to stop his impeachment and that of his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, according to SUNDAY PUNCH investigations. Findings by...
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Iwobi scores in Chelsea, Arsenal five-goal thriller
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 01:26:16 +0200
Alex Iwobi got his first goal against Chelsea in Saturday’s English Premier League showdown against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The Blues were two goals up in the first 20 minutes of the cracker at Stamford Bridge courtesy of strikes from Pedro Rodriguez...
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Tears, fears as DSS occupation of glasshouse continues
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 01:22:11 +0200
The continued occupation of the NFF secretariat by DSS operatives in the wake of the football body’s leadership tussle has raised cause for alarm, writes ’TANA AIYEJINA In recent weeks, officials of the Department of State Services have been in the...
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Ronaldo fails to score on Serie A debut
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 01:20:32 +0200
Cristiano Ronaldo got his Serie A campaign off to a winning start on Saturday, following his $117m move from Real Madrid to Italian giants Juventus. The reigning champions came from behind to snatch a dramatic 3-2 victory over Chievo in their opening...
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We’re recovering unremitted pension funds from employers — PenCom Ag DG
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 01:08:48 +0200
In this interview with NIKE POPOOLA, the Acting Director-General, National Pension Commission, Mrs Aisha Dahir-Umar, speaks on the Contributory Pension Scheme as it relates to the stakeholders and the economy The National Assembly recently cut N3bn from...
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Buhari’s kinsmen pressurising President to reinstate sacked DSS boss — Junaid Mohammed
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 01:07:57 +0200
A federal lawmaker in the Second Republic, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, tells JOHN ALECHENU that the handling of the current crisis in the National Assembly will determine the fate of the country’s democracy What do you make of the invasion of the National...
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