JUST IN: Jonathan Sneaks into Aso Rock, Meets Buhari

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has just arrived at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, for a meeting with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). His mission is unknown, The PUNCHreports. Jonathan was sighted entering the President’s office about 1.45pm. He came shortly after a meeting of the National Security Council presided over by Buhari ended. All heads of security agencies attended the meeting. Details later…

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Yoruba World Congress Declare Amotekun Day, says Yoruba people Should keep the spirit Alive

The Yoruba World Congress (YWC), an umbrella body of all Yoruba Socio-cultural and self-determination groups within and beyond Nigeria has announced the last Saturday of every month as AMOTEKUN DAY. In a statement issued on thursday by the Yoruba Leader, Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye and confirmed by the Secretary-General of YWC, Prof. Anthony Kila, congratulated Yoruba people for refusing to back-down on Amotekun. He appreciated the people of Yoruba Land for trooping out on 21st January 2020 to demonstrate their support for the establishment of Operation Amotekun, stressing that event…

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Ikole LG PDP suspends State Chairman, Oguntuwase; Says “he is a failure per-excellence”

The embattled Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, Chief Gboyega Oguntuwase, got enmeshed in fresh trouble today, as his Ward in Ikole Local Government area of Ekiti State passed a vote of no confidence on him and declared him suspended from the party. In the meeting of the PDP in Ward Five, Ikole Local Government today, leaders in the ward expressed dismay at the manner the state chairman had detached himself from the ward. In the resolution signed by the Ward Chairman, Ward Chairman, Olarewaju Adenigba;…

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Why Oshiomhole Must Go to Jail, by Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has explained why he ordered probe of the new five star Bénin Specialist hospital. The five star Bénin Specialist hospital was built during the administration of Governor Adams Oshiomhole and commissioned by President Mohammadu Buhari in November, 2016. It took several protests before the hospital was opened last year but operated through a consultancy firm. Governor Obaseki had on Monday constituted a Commission of Inquiry headed by Hon. Justice J.U. Oyomire (rtd) to conduct a detailed inquiry into the process leading to the conceptualization,…

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Ex-Punch Editor, Azubuike Ishekwene arraigned by EFCC for Forgery

Former editor with The Punch Newspaper and Publisher of The Interview, Mr. Azubuike Ishekwene was today arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before a Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos. The former Punch editor who rose to become Executive Director of the newspaper was arraigned for forgery alongside a company director, Olalekan Abdul and Adeyinka Adewale who was absent during proceedings. They were arraigned on a 15-count criminal charge. The former Punch editor, Ishekwene, Abdul, Adewale and Bolanle Morakinyo (now at large) were jointly charged with conspiracy to forge and forgery.…

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Ways to make insurance firewall against domestic, industrial fire outbreaks

  The constant fire outbreaks across the country, both in residential and industrial areas put the burden on the government to take responsibility of re-settling the victims and providing palliatives. To ease the government’s burden, the best thing is to embrace insurance, says Dele Ayeleso, Public Relations Manager at the Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB).In an interview with Chiamaka Ajeamo, he  shares. his thoughts on the burning issue and proffers the way forward. Excerpts: Risks are an inevitable part of human life or how else can one describe…

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JUST IN: Malabu Oil scam: Court grants bail to Adoke, others

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja, on Thursday, granted bail to a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke (SAN), and two of his co-defendants charged with offences bordering on the controversial Malabu Oil scam. Justice Abubakar Idris had earlier on January 23, 2020, ordered the remand of the three defendants in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission after they pleaded not guilty to the 42 counts preferred against them by the commission. The judge had on Monday…

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Buhari, Security Chiefs Meet over raging Insecurity

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and security chiefs are meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. This is a routine meeting to review the security situation of the country, The PUNCH reports. However, it is expected that the recent rise in attacks by bandits, renewed killings by insurgents and kidnapping will be major issues on the agenda today (Thursday). Those in attendance include the Chief of Defense Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas; Chief of Air…

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