Category: Breaking

  • 7 years after mass abduction, FG renovates Chibok school

    The Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, where over 200 female students were kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents in April 2014, has been renovated by both the federal and state governments. The renovated school was inaugurated by the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, on Monday, six years after the then Coordinating Minister of the […]

  • Bizman accuses policemen of assault, extortion of $5,500 bitcoin

    A businessman, Babatunde Williams, has accused some men of the Lagos State Police Command of extorting him of $5,500 worth of cryptocurrency (about N2m) around Lekki in the Eti-Osa Local Government Area of the state..Williams told PUNCH Metro that he was returning home after inspecting a property around Lekki on Friday, May 28, 2021, when […]

  • Bandits confirm kidnap of 156 Niger pupils, demand N110m

    Bandits who kidnapped pupils of the Salihu Tanko Islamiyya School in Tegina town in the Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State have contact with the management of the institution..The bandits contacted the school headmaster, Alhaji Abubakar Alhassan, around 4pm on Monday, asking him to pay N110m as a ransom for the release of his […]

  • Oil Export Revenue Drop by 98% In April – NNPC

    The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has said crude oil export proceeds plunged by 98 per cent in April, compared to March. The NNPC said in a report that the total revenue from crude oil exports in April fell to N723m from the N35.72bn generated in March. “No remittance to Federation Account in April for May […]

  • Process To Prosecute 400 Boko Haram Sponsors Ongoing – AGF

    The Federal Government on Monday said the process that would lead to the arraignment of about 400 alleged Boko Haram sponsors and financiers arrested in a nationwide operation in April was still ongoing. The Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations to the Attorney-General of the Federation, Dr Umar Gwandu, disclosed this in an interview […]

  • Killing Fields: Ebonyi Herdsmen Killings Rise To 52, Niger Bandits Kill 16

    The pan-northern socio-political organisation, Arewa Consultative Forum, on Monday said South-East leaders had left their responsibilities for a separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra. The ACF National Publicity Secretary, Mr Emmanuel Yawe, stated this in an interview with The PUNCH, as the number of those who died during herdsmen attack on three Ebonyi communities […]

  • Those behind scrapping NYSC don’t mean well for Nigerians – Sultan

    The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, says those clamouring for the scrapping of the National Youth Service Corps scheme did not mean well for the country. Sultan said this on Monday in his palace, when the Batch A, Stream 2 corps members currently undergoing orientation exercise paid him a courtesy visit. His Eminence […]

  • Residents obey IPOB sit-at-home order in South East states

    Streets in many parts of the SouthEast states are currently deserted following the sit-at-home order issued by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra IPOB. The order is to mark two days of Remembrance for Biafra Day. Many state governments and security agents last week asked residents of the state to ignore the order and go about their […]

  • IGP Replaces Officers Attached To EFCC, Withdraws Magu’s Security

    Nigeria’s Inspector-General Of Police Replaces Officers Attached To EFCC, Withdraws Magu’s Security Details The directive contained in a signal to the Assistant Inspector General, Police Mobile Force, PMF Squadrons one to 79, Force Secretary and Commissioners of Police of all the state commands and the Federal Capital Territory, also directed that the exact number withdrawn […]

  • Covid-19: Nigeria confirms five new cases, total now 51.

    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed five new cases of the raging coronavirus in the country as Rivers state gets its first case. According to the NCDC, two of the new cases are in Lagos, two are in Abuja while the remaining one is in Rivers state With the new confirmed cases, […]