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Herdsmen menace: Nude protest erupts in Anambra

SCORES of women and youths in Umuoba Anam, Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State took to the streets nude in protest against their traditional ruler, Igwe G. A. Ekwealor, who was accused of supporting the activities of herdsmen in the area. The protesters said their action was to appease the gods because their traditional ruler defiled their land ... Read More »

Protests at UK Airport over deportation of Nigerians/Ghanaians

Up to 12 activists broke through security at Stanstead Airport on Wednesday night chained themselves together on the runway to stop failed asylum seekers being deported. The left-wing activists were trying to stop a flight taking up to 100 immigrants back to Nigeria and Ghana. The runway was closed at about 8pm resulting in eight flights being diverted to other ... Read More »

Why we cannot release Buhari’s Medical Bill- Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information Lai Mohammed yesterday explained that releasing how much President Muhammadu Buhari spent on his medical vacation in the United Kingdom (UK) may jeopardise national security. The President, who returned to Nigeria on March 10, spent about 50 days in the UK, where he carried out some medical tests. He had also last June embarked on medical trip ... Read More »

Forex deals: EFCC picks two CBN Directors

The Economic and Financial crimes Commission (EFCC) has swooped on two Directors over forex related deals. Sources told the PUNCH on Wednesday that the directors were still in custody as of press time at 7.30pm. It was learnt that the investigation into the CBN officials activities sent shockwaves round the apex bank. The detective said the houses of the directors ... Read More »

Akwa Ibom on the path to economic greatness-Governor Udom Emmanuel

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has said that his administration is laying a solid foundation for the state to gain steady growth and reach economic greatness   Speaking in Lagos over the weekend at the Foundation Laying ceremony of Akwa Ibom Community (AKISCOM) Lagos Plaza, Governor Udom speaking extempore and with so much passion stated that his administration ... Read More »

Aisha Buhari visits Former Minister, Pauline Tallen over husband’s death

The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has paid a condolence visit to former Minister of State for Science and Technology, Mrs Pauline Tallen and her family members over the death of her husband, John Tallen. Tallen died on Tuesday at the age of 83 at his residence in Abuja after a protracted illness. The President’s wife, who was received ... Read More »

Globacom Chairman, Mike Adenuga’s first daughter, Oyin, weds!

It is the joy of every parent to wean, groom and eventually see their children start their own families, and that is the kind of happiness that Globacom Chairman and billionaire businessman, Dr. Mike Adeniyi Adenuga Jnr is having at the moment because his first daughter, Oyindamola will begin her journey to matrimony on Thursday, March 30th 2017. She is ... Read More »

Debt: Diamond seeks Court order to sell popular Ilorin hotel

The management of Diamond Bank has sought leave of an Ilorin High Court to sell a popular hotel in the Kwara state capital, Princess Luxury Hotel, over alleged failure to pay an outstanding N159 million loan with accumulated interest at N45.9 million. The bank claimed that the hotel complex had been used as collateral for the initial loans of N120 ... Read More »

Musician, Bob Gerdorf invests $80m in Nigerian biscuit company

A private equity firm with interest in agriculture and technology, 8 Miles, on Tuesday acquired minority stakes worth about $80m in the Nigerian biscuit company, Beloxxi Industries Limited. Irish pop star, Sir Bob Geldof, is the founder of 8 Miles. The company also bought a minority stake in Blue Skies, an ethical fruit business that looks to expand into Nigeria ... Read More »

I never received any bribe from Jonathan-Rev. Fr. Matthew Kukah

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Mathew Hassan Kukah, has debunked the perception that he was close to former President Goodluck Jonathan for what he could get. “Despite my friendship with Jonathan over this long period of time, we never discussed a penny, we never discussed one dollar; we never exchanged a penny, and we never exchanged a dollar,” Rev Kukah ... Read More »