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August 16, 2017 3:36 AM Notice of Quit to northerners, Yoruba: N-Delta leaders, stakeholders disagree with militants

ASABA—LEADERS and stakeholders in Niger Delta have rejected the quit notice issued northerners and Yoruba, last Thursday, by a Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators, CNDA, to leave the oil region before October 1, saying it was illegal, irrational, superfluous and not the solution to the problems facing the country. They said, yesterday, that the CNDA does not represent 13

August 14, 2017 1:34 PM Marcelo speaks on Real Madrid beating Barcelona without Neymar

Real Madrid left-back, Marcelo has reacted to the club’s trashing of Barcelona without their star forward, Neymar in the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday. Real Madrid won the game 3-1 with goal from Gerard Pique (own goal), Cristiano Ronaldo and Marco Asensio while Messi scored from the spot for the home side after Real Madrid’s keeper was adjudged to have fowled 19

August 13, 2017 6:26 AM 3 dead, dozens injured, amid violent white nationalist rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A car rammed into a crowd of protesters and a state police helicopter crashed into the woods Saturday as tension boiled over at a white supremacist rally. The violent day left three dead, dozens injured and this usually quiet college town a bloodied symbol of the nation's roiling racial and political divisions. The chaos erupted 18

August 12, 2017 6:35 AM As We Begin the Journey to 2019 – By @DeleMomodu

Fellow Nigerians, unbeknown to many of our people, the battle for who becomes our next President has already started in earnest. Never mind the fact that the incumbent President is still firmly in power even if he’s spent more time outside than inside in recent times. Despite his absence, President Muhammadu Buhari continues to exert almost total control 20

August 10, 2017 8:52 AM Manana contacted Mbalula after beating woman

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has described the way in which officers have handled the case as timid. CAPE TOWN - Police Minister Fikile Mbalula says he's contacted Deputy Education Minister Mduduzi Manana since he assaulted Mandisa Duma at Cubana in Fourways on Sunday. The assault followed an argument in which Duma allegedly called him gay. Mbalula 19

August 10, 2017 6:06 AM APC behind insecurity in Anambra, wants state of emergency – Obiano

ABUJA—Ahead of the November 18 governorship election in his state, the Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, of trying to plunge the state into crisis in order to use its federal might to impose a state of emergency. The governor who was reacting to reports credited to the APC National Chairman 21

August 10, 2017 5:50 AM Kidnappers’ den: ‘Mad’ woman arrested with phones, ATM card

Three new suspects have been arrested at a suspected den of kidnappers and ritual killers in the Obadeyi-Ijaiye end of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway. Two of the suspects, a woman and a man, allegedly disguised as mentally-challenged persons, but the latter was said to have later confessed to being a member of a kidnap gang. PUNCH Metro learnt that three 11

August 10, 2017 3:56 AM Kidnapper Den: Mad woman arrested , phones and ATM cards found in her possesion

The Police have arrested three new suspects have been arrested at a suspected den of kidnappers and ritual killers in the Obadeyi-Ijaiye end of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway. Two of the suspects, a woman and a man, allegedly disguised as mentally-challenged persons, but the latter was said to have later confessed to being a member of a kidnap gang. PUNCH 16

August 10, 2017 3:54 AM Senate, NLC slam police action as anti-Buhari protest continues

THE Senate and Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday condemned the attack by the Police on a group of protesters in Abuja campaigning against the medical vacation of President Muhammadu Buhari. A statement yesterday by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, however, maintained the Upper Chamber’s objection 17

August 9, 2017 1:16 PM Court remands sexagenarian for allegedly beating wife to death

A sexagenarian, Saka Olainukan, was on Wednesday brought before an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly beating his wife to death. Olainukan, 60, whose plea was not taken appeared on a charge of murder. Magistrate Tolu Idowu ordered that Olainukan should be remanded at the Ikoyi Prisons, pending an advice from the Lagos State Director 15