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June 25, 2017 10:04 AM Oyo 2019: Akintola deserves our total support —Alaafin

The Alaafin of Oyo , Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi, has appealed to the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) at Oyo State and national levels to be favourably disposed the governorship ambition of Chief Adeniyi Akintola (SAN). Adeyemi made the remark when the legal luminary paid him a courtesy visit at his palace. The monarch, who described 12

June 25, 2017 8:30 AM 123 dead, more than 100 injured in Pakistan oil tanker fire

At least 123 people were killed and scores injured in a fire that erupted after an oil tanker overturned in central Pakistan early Sunday and crowds rushed to collect fuel, an official said. The tragedy came less than a day before Pakistan was due to begin Eid al-Fitr celebrations marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, with many roads 14

June 25, 2017 8:26 AM 2017 Budget: Nigerian lawmakers slam Fashola for allegedly misleading Nigerians

The House of Representatives has slammed Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babantunde Raji Fashola for claiming that the National Assembly included many projects that were not presented in the budget defence before the committees. Fashola had claimed that the budget for Lagos-Ibadan Expressway was reduced from N31 billion to N10 billion; that of 2nd Niger 11

June 25, 2017 7:00 AM Buhari: Why Nigeria Fails

Muhammadu Buhari’s still appears on the roll, and his picture on the walls of various public buildings, as President and C-in-C, but the actual power of the president has very clearly shifted into the hands of Yemi Osinbajo, former Professor of Law, who has been acting as president of the republic since Buhari embarked on his extended medical leave 11

June 25, 2017 4:45 AM Day 50 of medical trip: Nigerians want presidency to disclose Buhari’s illness, bills

Today makes it 50 days since President Muhammadu Buhari left the country for the United Kingdom on a medical vacation, yet Nigerians still do not know the President’s ailment, the treatment he travelled for and when he will be back. Some Nigerians, who spoke to SUNDAY PUNCH on Saturday, expressed dissatisfaction with the refusal of the Presidency to update 11

June 25, 2017 3:28 AM Sen Melaye In Eye Of The Storm

Intrigues continue to trail moves to recall Senator Dino Melaye who represents Kogi West Senatorial district. SOLOMON AYADO writes. Would the alliance of Senator Dino Melaye to Senate President Bukola Saraki not hamper the smooth process of recalling the lawmaker? Will the many ‘political sins’ of Melaye consume him? Now that he has gone to court, would 15

June 25, 2017 3:08 AM Anambra 2017: I want to bring out the best in my people – Ezeemo, PPA aspirant

Ahead of the November 2017 Anambra State governorship election, many aspirants will be seeking the mandate to the coveted seat including known names in politics. In this interview, one of the aspirants, Godwin Ezeemo, an industrialist, who is contesting for the second time on the platform of Progressive People’s Alliance (PPA), speaks on his vision 13

June 25, 2017 2:54 AM Let me sign undertaking not to steal cars again, vehicle thief begs police

Like Evans, whose wife disclosed that he loved to read Psalm 23 each time he prayed with his family, the alleged car thief, Linus John Andrew, tattooed the popular psalm on his arm. Andrew was a soldier until 2014, when he was accused with others of planning a mutiny at Maiduguri during the war against Boko Haram. He was subsequently transferred to 3 Battalion 12

June 25, 2017 2:22 AM Police Arrest Army Corporal Collaborator Of Billionaire Kidnapper Evans

Nigerian police operatives have arrested a Lance Corporal with the Army for being an alleged accomplice to suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeje George Onwuamadike, alias Evans. The soldier identified as Victor Chukwunonso with force number 09/NA/64/6317 was apprehended at the weekend in Lagos after Evans named him and some prominent southeast businessmen 13

June 25, 2017 12:46 AM ‘I got N6.5m from operations’, says, Lance corporal, Evans comrade

The last may not have been heard of the unfolding saga of kidnap kingpin, Chukwudidumeme Onuamadike, aka Evans, following his starling revelation that some members of his strike team were serving security agents. One of them, a serving personnel of the Nigerian Army, identified as Lance Corporal Victor Chukwunonso, with Army No: 09/NA/64/6317, has been arrested 15