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  • Suspected Fulani herdsmen kidnap Catholic priest, shoot 2 others in Anambra

    Suspected Fulani herdsmen kidnap Catholic priest, shoot 2 others in Anambra

    The Catholic Diocese of Nnewi, yesterday alleged that suspected Fulani herdsmen armed with dangerous weapons including guns, attacked and kidnapped the Rector of Tansi Major Seminary, Rev. Fr. Dr. Emmanuel Dim, while two other priests Rev. Frs. Jude Chukwuneke and Jude Ezeokana who were in the ...
  • Edo election: Oyegun loses in his polling unit

    Edo election: Oyegun loses in his polling unit

    The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, on Wednesday lost to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party in his polling unit in the September 28 governorship election. Odigie-Oyegun, who registered in Ward 2, Unit 2, in Oredo Local Government Area, voted at ...
  • Atiku backs Tinubu, slams Oyegun for Ondo APC primary

    Atiku backs Tinubu, slams Oyegun for Ondo APC primary

    A former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has faulted the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress for overruling the recommendation of its appeal panel on the Ondo State governorship primary. The appeal panel had recommended the cancellation of the APC governorship primary in ...
  • 35-year old killed after winning lottery

    35-year old killed after winning lottery

    A 35-year-old man, Ejike Onyejekwe, has been killed in the FESTAC Town area of Lagos State. PUNCH Metro learnt that the victim, who lived on 21 Road, K Close, FESTAC, was stabbed to death after winning a lot of money from a lottery. Our correspondent gathered that Onyejekwe, to celebrate the ...
  • Customs officers shoot four people while chasing smuggler

    Customs officers shoot four people while chasing smuggler

    There was confusion at Sycamore Junction, Ajara Topa area of Badagry, Lagos State, after some customs officers allegedly opened fire on some residents. It was learnt that the officers, who were attached to the Federal Operations Unit, were chasing a smuggler who had fled into the community. ...
  • Indian employer arrested for assaulting domestic help

    Indian employer arrested for assaulting domestic help

    The Lagos State Police Command has arrested an Indian, Jay Keswani, for allegedly assaulting his wife’s domestic help, Faith Nwaneri, on the Banana Island, Ikoyi area of the state. PUNCH Metro learnt that Keswani was apprehended on Tuesday by the Adeniji Adele division after about six weeks he ...
  • Teacher Invited 2 Students to Her Home for Sex

    Teacher Invited 2 Students to Her Home for Sex

    A substitute teacher was arrested last week after police say she had sexual encounters with students she invited to her Georgia home. While Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office officials said the students were at the age of consent for the state, it was 38-year-old Laura Rich’s position ...
  • Pregnant Janet Jackson Debuts Growing Baby Bump in Rare Public Appearance

    Pregnant Janet Jackson Debuts Growing Baby Bump in Rare Public Appearance

    Janet Jackson has that pregnancy glow! ET was the first to report back in May that the 50-year-old singer is pregnant with her first child with husband Wissam Al Mana, and only ET has these exclusive new photos taken Tuesday afternoon, when she was spotted out and about in London with a visible ...
  • Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres dies at age 93

    Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres dies at age 93

    Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres died on Wednesday, some two weeks after suffering a major stroke, triggering an outpouring of grief for the historic figure and beloved statesman. Peres, who was 93, held nearly every major office in the country, serving twice as ...
  • The Iraqi housewife who 'cooked the heads' of ISIS fighters

    The Iraqi housewife who ‘cooked the heads’ of ISIS fighters

    “Shut up and stay still,” the woman in black fatigues and a black headscarf snapped over her shoulder at the armed men behind her as she sat down for an interview. Immediately they went quiet, each adjusting his weapon and standing up straight as if he’d been called to ...
  • Senate asks Buhari to dialogue with militants, rejects sale of national assets

    Senate asks Buhari to dialogue with militants, rejects sale of national assets

    THE Senate, yesterday, moved against last week’s recommendation of the National Economic Council, NEC, which asked the Federal Government to sell the country’s national assets. The Senate’s position came on a day the Federal Government said no final decision had been taken on the matter. NEC ...
  • Buhari sacks own official over plagiarism of Obama’s speech

    Buhari sacks own official over plagiarism of Obama’s speech

    The Deputy Director linked to the plagiarism of Obama’s speech in President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech when he launched the “Change Begins With Me” campaign has been redeployed from the State House. Speaking on condition of anonimity, a source close to the presidency reveals that the said ...
  • BIAFRA: Let my people go, Prophet Nwoko tells Buhari

    BIAFRA: Let my people go, Prophet Nwoko tells Buhari

    RENOWNED Spiritual leader and activist, Prophet Anthony Nwoko has flayed President Muhammadu Buhari over his unrepentant position towards Biafra restoration,, warning him that the ‘ways of man is different from the ways God.” Nnamdi Kanu Spurred by the “no referendum for Biafra” statement of ...
  • Obasanjo backs sale of national assets

    Obasanjo backs sale of national assets

    Former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo said he foresaw the current economic recession the country is currently going through in 2014 and he hinted of its consequences. He also threw his weight behind the sales of some public assets but also warned that it must not be sold to cabals, adding ...
  • Police rescue 84-year-old woman, daughter from kidnappers

    Police rescue 84-year-old woman, daughter from kidnappers

    An 84-year-old woman, Mrs. Roseline Odoh, and her daughter, Josephine Odoh, have been rescued from kidnappers in Enugu State. PUNCH Metro learnt that the two women were abducted from their family house in Ogbelle Ohullor, a community in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State, on September ...
  • Hoodlums block access road, torture landlord for complaining

    Hoodlums block access road, torture landlord for complaining

    The police in Lagos State have launched a manhunt for a suspect, identified only as Olaiya, who allegedly led about 25 hoodlums to torture a landlord in the Makoko, Yaba area of the state. Our correspondent learnt that Olaiya and the hoodlums went to Rafiu Street last Wednesday to construct a ...
  • Mob burns okada rider to death

    Mob burns okada rider to death

    A mob on Tuesday burnt to death a commercial motorcyclist, accused of robbery at Finger bus stop along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway. Our correspondent learnt that the okada rider, whose name had yet to be ascertained, and another man on the motorcycle, had allegedly robbed some pedestrians and ...
  • Kevin Hart Tops Forbes’s List of the Highest-Paid Comedians

    Kevin Hart Tops Forbes’s List of the Highest-Paid Comedians

    Starring in a string of blockbuster comedies and stand-up specials has really paid off for Kevin Hart! The hard-working comic topped Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid comedians, earning a reported $87.5 million between June 1, 2015 and June 1, 2016. Hart, who has starred in the surprise ...
  • Nicole Williams and NFL Player Larry English Are Engaged!

    Nicole Williams and NFL Player Larry English Are Engaged!

    This girlfriend is upgrading to wife status! Nicole Williams and Larry English are set to tie the knot after the 30-year-old NFL player popped the question to his longtime girlfriend on the season finale of WAGS. When English traveled to Thailand to surprise Williams, his romantic gesture ...
  • Exclusive: World’s first baby born with new “3 parent” technique

    Exclusive: World’s first baby born with new “3 parent” technique

    It’s a boy! A five-month-old boy is the first baby to be born using a new technique that incorporates DNA from three people, New Scientist can reveal. “This is great news and a huge deal,” says Dusko Ilic at King’s College London, who wasn’t involved in the work. “It’s revolutionary.” The ...
  • Scandal: England manager dramatically resigns after just one game

    Scandal: England manager dramatically resigns after just one game

    After a disastrous Euro 2016 campaign, England fired its manager Roy Hodgson and turned to Sam Allardyce. After one game and less than 70 days, he was gone, rocked by a scandal that leaves his reputation all but unrepairable. First things first: Who is Sam Allardyce? Something of a journeyman ...
  • Oyegun takes Tinubu’s case to Buhari

    Oyegun takes Tinubu’s case to Buhari

    The embattled National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, is to consult President Muhammadu Buhari over the attack launched against him by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Vanguard has learned from party sources in Abuja. Odigie-Oyegun, the man at the centre of ...
  • AfDB to lend Nigeria $4.1bn

    AfDB to lend Nigeria $4.1bn

    The African Development Bank is working on giving Nigeria loan facilities of $4.1bn between now and next year for critical sectors of the economy. The loans include $1bn at a concessionary interest rate of 1.2 per cent for Nigeria to address the 2016 budget deficit and aid her economic ...
  • OPC abducts pastor during service

    OPC abducts pastor during service

    A pastor with the Christ Apostolic Church, Onigbogbo, Atan Ota, Ogun State, Pastor Olusegun Omoniyi, is critically ill after he was allegedly abducted and tortured by some members of the Oodua People’s Congress. It was learnt that 45-year-old Omoniyi had also gone into hiding after he was ...