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Senate in Rowdy Session Over Defecting PDP Senator

The Senate was on Wednesday thrown into confusion following an attempt by a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to decamp to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Senator Sonni Ogbuoji representing Ebonyi South in the red chamber had come under order 43 of the rules of the Senate to announce his official defection from the PDP to the APC. ... Read More »

Suspended Justice Mohammed Yinusa Charged for Corruption

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned a suspended judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Mohammed Yunusa, for alleged corruption. Justice Yunusa, alongside one Esther Agbo, who works in the law firm of Rickey Tarfa & Co., was arraigned on Wednesday before the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja. In the five charges filed by the EFCC, the ... Read More »

Patience Jonathan’s Abuja Property demolished

A property allegedly belonging to the former first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan was on Tuesday demolished by the FCT Development Control Department. The building, which is inside A. Aruera – Reachout Foundation/Women For Change and Development Initiative, is situated on Shehu Yar’Adua Way along Mabushi–Kado–Life Camp Expressway, Abuja. Mr Emmanuel Anene, a Lawyer with E.A. Ezugwu and Associates told the ... Read More »

Man goes on the run after beating 3-month old baby

A Man, Edet Asuquo, has fled his home in the Idi Araba area of Lagos State after he nearly killed his newborn baby, Gift Asuquo. Little Gift’s offence was that she was a girl, as 32-year-old Edet was alleged to have said he didn’t see her usefulness and threatened to kill her. PUNCH Metro learnt that Edet and the baby’s ... Read More »

UK appoints new Minister “For Loneliness”

The United Kingdom has appointed a “minister for loneliness” on Wednesday to tackle what Prime Minister Theresa May described as “the sad reality of modern life” affecting millions of people. Tracey Crouch, a junior minister for sport and civil society, will take on the role as part of a broader strategy to combat loneliness in Britain. “For far too many ... Read More »