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  • AWCON: We can’t pay super falcons because we didn’t expect them to win-Sports Minister

    AWCON: We can’t pay super falcons because we didn’t expect them to win-Sports Minister

    Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr. Solomon Dalong Thursday said that government has not been able to pay the allowances of the Super Falcons because their victory in Cameroon was not expected. Recall that the team on Saturday won the 2016 African Women Cup of Nations but had not been ...
  • $1.6bn scam: Ex-NNPC boss testifies against Diezani’s ally, Omokore

    $1.6bn scam: Ex-NNPC boss testifies against Diezani’s ally, Omokore

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday opened its case against a former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, Jide Omokore, and others whom it charged with nine counts of criminal diversion of about $1.6bn alleged to be part of proceeds of sales of petroleum products ...
  • Tiwa Savage, Teebilz unite again

    Tiwa Savage, Teebilz unite again

    There is an indication that singer Tiwa Savage and her estranged husband, Tunji Balogun, may have decided to patch up the broken bits of their marriage and start again. The gossip mill is agog with a story that the couple has been making moves to reunite after a stormy breakup that generated so ...
  • Fake policemen kidnap Lagos businessman, demand N50m ransom

    Fake policemen kidnap Lagos businessman, demand N50m ransom

    Kidnappers, who disguised as policemen, have left the family of a Lagos-based businessman, Mr. Basil Agha, in misery after they abducted him. It was learnt that Basil, who is a fuel supplier, was kidnapped in his country house in Umuofor village in the Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State. ...
  • Suspected herdsmen behead graduate farmer in FCT

    Suspected herdsmen behead graduate farmer in FCT

    A farmer, Ndubuisi Uzoma, has been beheaded in his farm at Iddo community along the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Road, Abuja by assailants suspected to be Fulani herdsmen. The headless corpse of the university graduate was found in the pool of his blood last Sunday by his relations, who ...
  • Traditional ruler dies in crash days after arraignment

    Traditional ruler dies in crash days after arraignment

    A traditional ruler in Oyo State on Wednesday died in a road accident after his car collided with a truck. The monarch–the Amunijio of Ijio in the Iwajowa Local Government Area of the state, Oba Okunade Adegoke– was said to be driving himself from Iwere-Ile to his kingdom around 10pm when he ...
  • Marriage dissolved over wife’s bed-wetting

    Marriage dissolved over wife’s bed-wetting

    An Ibadan Customary Court in Oyo State on Thursday dissolved a six-year-old marriage between Femi Bankole and his wife, Modupeoluwa, following the man’s consent to her request for divorce. The plaintiff had sought the dissolution of the marriage, accusing the man of embarrassing and threatening ...
  • Teen Stabbed Pregnant Woman to Death

    Teen Stabbed Pregnant Woman to Death

    A 17-year-old girl has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a pregnant woman to death in Los Angeles, California, last month. Multiple sources report that the teenager, whose name has not been released by police because she is a juvenile, turned herself in to police Friday. She has been charged ...
  • Former astronaut John Glenn dies at the age of 95

    Former astronaut John Glenn dies at the age of 95

    Former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has died in Ohio. He was 95. Glenn became a national hero in 1962 when he became the first American to orbit the Earth. Hank Wilson with the John Glenn School of Public Affairs says Glenn died Thursday afternoon at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus. ...
  • Clinton calls 'fake news' a threat to U.S. democracy

    Clinton calls ‘fake news’ a threat to U.S. democracy

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called “fake news” a danger that must be addressed quickly, in a rare public appearance on Thursday, a month after she lost the presidential election in a campaign marked by a flood of such propaganda. “We must stand up for our ...
  • KANYE WEST SURFACES AFTER BREAKDOWN

    KANYE WEST SURFACES AFTER BREAKDOWN

    Kanye West is back in the public eye — surfacing exactly where you’d expect him to Thursday in Los Angeles. The ‘Life of Pablo’ rapper was spotted at an art installation at the Pacific Design Center … and he was sporting blonde hair — a different look from ...
  • KOBE BRYANT Wife Delivers 3rd Kid!!!

    KOBE BRYANT Wife Delivers 3rd Kid!!!

    Kobe Bryant has another three-peat under his belt … ’cause his wife, Vanessa, has given birth to the couple’s third child … TMZ Sports has learned. The Bryants announced some time ago they were expecting another little girl … and we’ve confirmed the bouncing ...
  • Boyfriend stabs NDDC lover to death for refusing to make him ‘next-of-kin’ to her account

    Boyfriend stabs NDDC lover to death for refusing to make him ‘next-of-kin’ to her account

    Boyfriend to a female staff of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Miss Sophia Phillips Horsefall, and two others were, yesterday, arraigned at a Port Harcourt magistrate’s court by Department of State Services, DSS, for stabbing her to death after she had refused to make him, the ...
  • Anti-corruption: I don’t accept gifts, please, Aisha Buhari tells Nigerians

    Anti-corruption: I don’t accept gifts, please, Aisha Buhari tells Nigerians

    Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has said that she has not received any gift from anyone since becoming the President’s wife. Mrs. Buhari, who spoke at the unveiling of a new campaign against graft tagged, “Women Against Corruption” in Abuja, today, said that she did not also intend to ...
  • Why Super Falcons have not been paid – Lai Mohammed

    Why Super Falcons have not been paid – Lai Mohammed

    Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said that the biting economic situation in the country may have been responsible for the non payment of the allowances of Super Falcons’ players and officials. It will be recalled that the Falcons who were victorious in the just ...
  • Save me from EFCC’s harassment, Patience Jonathan Beg Reps

    Save me from EFCC’s harassment, Patience Jonathan Beg Reps

    Wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, on Wednesday sought the protection of the House of Representatives against alleged harassment by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The former President’s wife laid a petition before the House in Abuja, ...
  • Ignore Olugbo’s anti-Moremi comment, Soyinka tells Ooni

    Ignore Olugbo’s anti-Moremi comment, Soyinka tells Ooni

    Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has urged the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, to ignore anybody, who called Moremi Ajasoro a traitor. He said such view did not take away anything from the reality of who Moremi was. Though Soyinka did not mention anybody’s name, observers noted that the ...
  • Robbers write Lagos residents to pay for Christmas

    Robbers write Lagos residents to pay for Christmas

    Some suspected armed robbers have written some Lagos residents, telling them to prepare to pay them for Christmas on a date not mentioned. Residents of Joseph Harrison Estate in the Yaba area of Lagos State got the letter on Wednesday, notifying them of the impending attack on them. The News ...
  • One million boys invades community, cuts victim’s hand

    One million boys invades community, cuts victim’s hand

    Some hooligans, popularly called One million boys, on Tuesday invaded the Kudeti area of Ibadan, attacking youths in the area. It was gathered that they also cut off the hand of one of their victims. A resident of the area, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told PUNCH Metro that the ...
  • SIA & ERIK LANG CALLING IT QUITS

    SIA & ERIK LANG CALLING IT QUITS

    Sia and Erik Lang are headed for splitsville — they’re breaking up after a short 2 year marriage. The couple tells TMZ that “after much soul searching and consideration we have made the decision to separate as a couple. We are, however, dedicated to remaining friends.” ...
  • Nigerian drug convict, Nwoko jailed 27yrs in Cambodia loses reprieve

    Nigerian drug convict, Nwoko jailed 27yrs in Cambodia loses reprieve

    A Nigerian drug convict in Cambodia, Precious Chineme Nwoko has had his hope for reprieve dashed. Nwoko, also known as Precious Max and linked with several Australian women arrested for being his mules, was sentenced to 27 years imprisonment in 2014. His hope for reprieve was dashed by a ...
  • Nigeria purchases 21 fighter aircraft, gets 4 war planes from Pakistani

    Nigeria purchases 21 fighter aircraft, gets 4 war planes from Pakistani

    A major milestone in the resolve of Nigeria to crush Boko Haram terrorists in the North East was achieved, yesterday, with the delivery of four fighter aircraft to the Nigerian government by its Pakistani counterpart. This came ahead of 21 aircraft approved for procurement by President ...
  • Passengers shut Arik’s operations over luggage delay

    Passengers shut Arik’s operations over luggage delay

    Arik Air’s international passengers on Tuesday shut down the carrier’s check-in counter at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos for failing to deliver their luggage days after they arrived from London. A similar incident occurred on Monday. An eyewitness said the counter was taken ...
  • Soldiers, policemen arrested for raping IDPs

    Soldiers, policemen arrested for raping IDPs

    for allegedly raping Internally Displaced Persons in the North-East, three soldiers, two policemen and a prison official have been arrested. Arrested alongside the soldiers and policemen for the same offence were one prison official, a member of staff, Borno Ministry of Agriculture and two ...