The Federal Government has declared Monday October 3, 2022, as public holiday to mark the nation’s 62nd Independence Anniversary Celebration. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government. According to a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore, the...
  There was heavy shooting in Mgbidi, Oru East in Imo State when suspected militants engaged the military in a bloody shoot-out. The soldiers killed two militants while one of the soldiers was feared dead. Three other soldiers, according to sources, were said to have been injured during the shooting that lasted...
  One of the co-founders of Bukka Hut, a Lagos-based eatery, Laolu Martins, is dead. Martins, who was a banker with over 21 years of experience in investment banking, corporate banking, stockbroking, asset and pension fund management, died on Tuesday night. The family of the deceased confirmed his death in a statement...
  The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing has charged senior directors to ensure strict compliance with asset declaration processes, adding that refusal is an offence liable for sanctions. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Bashir Alkali, gave the warning during a sensitisation workshop organised for directors on strict compliance with...
  President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja charged the National Council on Climate Change to formulate appropriate policies toward achieving green growth and sustainable economic development for Nigeria. Inaugurating the Council before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council meeting, the President said it marked the commencement of the implementation...
  The Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja has sentenced a dethroned traditional ruler, the Baale of the Shangisha area of Lagos State, Mutiu Ogundare to 15 years imprisonment for planning and faking his own kidnap. Justice Hakeem Oshodi sentenced the dethroned monarch to prison after convicting him on a three...
  Hammed Olamilekan, the blogger detained over an article written on the alleged criminal past of the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has been released on Thursday.   The PUNCH gathered that the blogger, popular as Labash, who appeared before the Federal High Court 1, Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital, was released...
  There was tension in Enugu as gunmen Tuesday attacked army checkpoint at Obeagu-Amodu road in Enugu South local government area of Enugu State. It was gathered that the hoodlums stormed the checkpoint in two Lexus Jeeps and one Toyota Sienna around 7:25 am and reportedly opened fire at the combined...
  THE Legacy 600, a Rivers state owned aircraft allegedly abandoned in Germany under unclear circumstance by the preceding administration has been recovered and flown back to Rivers.   Governor Nyesom Wike on receipt of the aircraft flown into the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa, Ikwerre Local Government Area, Tuesday, said his...
  Army bombs Boko Haram Commander’s convoy, kill scores, destroy gun trucks By Kingsley Omonobi Authorities of the Military Pension’s Board have alerted retired ex-soldiers/military retirees not to fall victims to the purported information making the rounds in the social media claiming that MPB is to commence the verification of retired soldiers...