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  • Bendel Flour Mill staff drag AMCON to court over unpaid salaries

    Bendel Flour Mill staff drag AMCON to court over unpaid salaries

      STAFFERS of Bendel Feed and Floor Mill, BFFM, Ewu, in Edo State have dragged the management of the company and the Assets Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON, before the National Industrial Court, Akure, Ondo State, over unpaid salaries and gratuities. It will be recalled that AMCON ...
  • Facebook Love : How father of 2 uses social media to lure, rape, rob ladies

    Facebook Love : How father of 2 uses social media to lure, rape, rob ladies

    It was the end of the road for a father of two, who specialised in using social media platforms, especially Facebook, to lure gullible ladies to hotels, where he sedates, rapes and dispossesses them of their valuables. The suspect, Oluwole Falaseye, 30, who used the name Nipheme Ajanaku, ...
  • Retrace your steps, Sanusi warns Buhari

    Retrace your steps, Sanusi warns Buhari

    The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Mohammadu Sanusi, says the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration may end up like the immediate past President Jonathan’s administration if it fails to retrace its steps on some policies. Buhari had defeated Jonathan at the 2015 presidential poll in what was ...
  • Lagos cult leader, Small Jpron, arrested for five murders

    Lagos cult leader, Small Jpron, arrested for five murders

    The Lagos State Police Command on Wednesday paraded a self-confessed leader of the Eiye Confraternity, Ibrahim Balogun, aka Small Jpron, for allegedly killing five persons during different cult wars. PUNCH Metro learnt that 29-year-old Small Jpron was arrested on Saturday by detectives attached ...
  • EFCC arrests Ayade’s brother for alleged N2.7bn fraud

    EFCC arrests Ayade’s brother for alleged N2.7bn fraud

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested Dr Frank Ayade, a younger brother of the Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade. The arrest, our correspondent gathered on Wednesday, was sequel to a petition filed by one Paul Ifere and other indigenes of the state. The operatives ...
  • Guard beats salesgirl to coma, steals N2.1m goods

    Guard beats salesgirl to coma, steals N2.1m goods

    A security guard, Uchenna Okoh, has been arrested for alleged theft of goods worth N2.1m at a shop on Ikotun-Idimu Road, Lagos State. The suspect had reportedly visited the shop – Finest Couture Boutique – on June 20 on the pretext that he wanted to buy jeans, shirts and shoes. While ...
  • Libya repatriates 241 Nigerians to Lagos

    Libya repatriates 241 Nigerians to Lagos

    No fewer than 241 Nigerians, who were stranded in Libya, have been repatriated to the country. It was learnt that the returnees arrived in the country on Tuesday around 3.45pm through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos State. They were said to have been received by the officials ...
  • Death Toll Climbs to 247 After Earthquake in Central Italy, 368 Injured

    Death Toll Climbs to 247 After Earthquake in Central Italy, 368 Injured

    Nearly 24 hours after a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, killing at least 247, aftershocks continued and the odd survivor was still being pulled from the rubble. At 5:17 a.m. local time Thursday morning — nearly 26 hours after the quake first struck — ...
  • Hope Solo suspended 6 months by U.S. Soccer for 'cowards' comment

    Hope Solo suspended 6 months by U.S. Soccer for ‘cowards’ comment

    The United States Soccer Federation announced Wednesday that it has suspended Hope Solo for six months for her comments after the U.S. women’s national team’s Olympic quarterfinal loss to Sweden. Solo called the Swedes “cowards” and “cowardly” following the match, which the U.S. lost on penalty ...
  • Man gets 40 years for pouring scalding water on gay couple

    Man gets 40 years for pouring scalding water on gay couple

    A judge sentenced a Georgia man to 40 years in prison Wednesday for throwing scalding water on a gay couple sleeping in an apartment, leaving them with severe burns that required surgery. Jurors deliberated for about 90 minutes before finding Martin Blackwell, 48, guilty of eight counts of ...
  • JENNIFER LOPEZ & CASPER SMART IT'S OVER

    JENNIFER LOPEZ & CASPER SMART IT’S OVER

    Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart are donzo … TMZ has confirmed. We’re told J Lo pulled the plug on the relationship. Sources close to Casper are saying the breakup didn’t happen, but our Lopez sources are clear … the relationship is over. J Lo, 47, and Casper, 29, started ...
  • BLAC CHYNA AND KYLIE SETTLE BEEF

    BLAC CHYNA AND KYLIE SETTLE BEEF

    Blac Chyna and Kylie Jenner have buried the hatchet and there’s no animosity over Kylie playing stepmom to Chyna and Tyga’s son King … so claims Rob’s fiancee. Sources close to Blac Chyna tell us she actually enjoyed the pics of Kylie and King at a mini-golf course. ...
  • Cop Shoots Man In Own Home, Even Though He’s The One Who Called 911

    Cop Shoots Man In Own Home, Even Though He’s The One Who Called 911

    An Indianapolis cop shot a 48-year-old black man in his own home Tuesday after the man called out police to respond to a robbery. According to RTV 6, Carl Williams called police out to his home after an armed robber had threatened his wife with a gun and tried to steal her car at around […]
  • DIDDY and DRAKE Beef Dead & Buried

    DIDDY and DRAKE Beef Dead & Buried

    Diddy showed up on Drake’s turf … sitting in the crowd at one of his concerts, and proving the two have truly waved the white flag in their feud. Diddy had one of the best seats in the house at Drake and Future’s Summer 16 stop in Greensboro, NC. He didn’t get up ...
  • Those who kill the innocent, shout ‘Allah is Great’ are simply deranged – Buhari

    Those who kill the innocent, shout ‘Allah is Great’ are simply deranged – Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari has described Boko Haram, its adherents and other Islamic deviants who kill the innocent and shout ‘God (Allah) is great’, as mentally unbalanced people saying ‘it is either they do not know the meaning of those words or they are simply deranged’. Noting that ‘these ...
  • Man jailed 19 years for raping friend’s daughter

    Man jailed 19 years for raping friend’s daughter

    Sheriff Oyewole, who allegedly got a family friend’s daughter drunk at a party and raped her, was yesterday sentenced to 19 years imprisonment by a Lagos magistrate, Mrs Kikelomo Ayeye. According to the court, the convict was found guilty of offences of rape and assault, levelled against him ...
  • Police seal Kwankwaso’s residence over mass wedding

    Police seal Kwankwaso’s residence over mass wedding

    The residence of former governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, on Lugard Road in Kano metropolis, was sealed by policemen, yesterday. The house also serves as headquarters of Kwankwasiyya, the group loyal to the former governor. *Kwankwaso The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. ...
  • Hotel workers kill boss, disappear with CCTV, car

    Hotel workers kill boss, disappear with CCTV, car

    The Niger State Police Command has started investigations into the killing of the owner of Deploo Hotel and Suites, Mr. Lucky Okonkwo, who was murdered in his hotel in Suleja, Niger State. PUNCH Metro learnt that 59-year-old Lucky was stabbed to death on Friday by a three-man gang, suspected to ...
  • $2.3bn NNPC funds: CBN bars 9 banks from forex market

    $2.3bn NNPC funds: CBN bars 9 banks from forex market

    The Central Bank of Nigeria on Tuesday wielded the big stick as it barred nine Deposit Money Banks from the nation’s foreign exchange market for failing to remit the sum of $2.334bn belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to the Treasury Single Account. President Muhammad ...
  • 66-year-old company driver commits suicide over unpaid salaries

    66-year-old company driver commits suicide over unpaid salaries

    A 66-year-old man, Mr. John Ekue, has committed suicide in the Mende area of Maryland, Lagos State. PUNCH Metro learnt that Ekue used a rope to hang himself by the rod of a ceiling fan in his apartment on Oki Lane around 8pm on Monday. It was learnt that the victim, who worked as a […]
  • Bill Gates Is the Richest He’s Ever Been

    Bill Gates Is the Richest He’s Ever Been

    Bill Gates, the richest man in the world, reached a whole new level of wealth Friday, when his net worth hit $90 billion, thanks to “gains in public holdings including Canadian National Railway Company and Ecolab Inc,” Bloomberg reports. That’s up from the $83.3 billion Bloomberg listed him at ...
  • Quick-thinking seal escapes killer whale attack by jumping on a boat

    Quick-thinking seal escapes killer whale attack by jumping on a boat

    That is one lucky seal. A clever seal desperate for its life found an interesting escape route recently, using a few unsuspecting humans and their boat to seek refuge from a pod of hungry orca whales. In the clip, uploaded by YouTuber Kirk Frase who did not specify the location, the men on the ...
  • HILLARY CLINTON GETS GOOFY WITH JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND JESSICA BIEL

    HILLARY CLINTON GETS GOOFY WITH JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND JESSICA BIEL

    Hillary Clinton got mugged at a Hollywood fundraiser … with the help of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel. The luncheon was held at Justin and Jessica’s home, and hosted by the two of them, Scooter Braun and wife Yael Cohen, Tobey Maguire and wife Jennifer Meyer and Shonda Rhimes. ...
  • 20 dead as 2-storey building collapses in Kano Varsity

    20 dead as 2-storey building collapses in Kano Varsity

    It was wailing and tears, yesterday, at the Kano University of Technology, Wudil, when a two-storey building under construction collapsed, claiming no fewer than 20 lives. However, in a swift reaction, the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Shehu Musa, denied that anybody died, saying ...