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Will Smith, others make Jury List of 70th Cannes Film Festival

The Jury for the landmark 70th Festival De Cannes has been announced and it will be under the presidency of the Spanish director, screenwriter and producer Pedro Almodóvar. The Jury will be made up of eight key figures from the 7th Art, coming from all over the world. Four women and four men will thus help Pedro Almodóvar select from ... Read More »

Dangote & Aliko write on Improving health in Africa

By Aliko Dangote & Bill Gates This week, more than 138,000 vaccinators will fan out across five African countries in the Lake Chad area in a push to eliminate polio in Africa and rid the world of this terrible disease forever. They will take boats across fast-flowing rivers, ride jeeps along sandy ravines, walk crowded street in towns and cities ... Read More »

At Last, Nnamdi Kanu gets bail

A year and half after his arrest Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday granted bail to the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, on health grounds. Justice Nyako however barred the IPOB leader from granting press interview while on bail. The judge also gave a stern warning to the defendant not to participate in any rally or ... Read More »

How Buhari’s CSO Kicked me out of the Villa- Punch Reporter

Monday morning, I received a message that the Chief Security Officer to the President, Bashir Abubakar, would like to see me in his office. What came to my mind immediately was that it was the Presidency’s Media Office that interfaces with journalists and not the CSO. I felt I should inform the presidential spokesmen before honouring the strange invitation. I ... Read More »

Predidency Recalls expelled Punch Reporter

Few hours after The PUNCH reporter, Olaleken Adetayo, was expelled from Aso Rock, by the Chief Security Officer (CSO) to President Muhammadu Buhari, Bashir Abubakar, the reporter has been recalled to his duty post by the Presidency. This development was revealed last night to by the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, who ... Read More »

Lagos State seals Tony Rapu’s This Present House Church over violations

Pastor Tony Rapu’s This Present House Church in Lekki  Lagos has been sealed by the Lagos State Government over building permit violations. The church christened ‘The Dome’ is on Freedom Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos. It belongs to a popular pastor, Dr. Tony Rapu. According to a statement, the owners of the church contravened the Lagos State Regional and Urban ... Read More »

Photo News: Amosun prevents Aregbesola ally from lynching at Adeleke’s burial

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, shielded Ms. Idia Babalola, a former Special Adviser to Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, from being attacked by a mob at the Ede, Osun State country home of late former Govenor and Senator, Isiaka Adeleke. Read More »

Kiditopia Games will thrill Children on May 27th-Bayo Odusanmi

For 7 years, Children in Lagos have been enjoying loads of fun courtesy of a unique event of fun, games and laughter conceptualized by Bayo “Howie T” Odusami’s Howie T Expression Media formerly Kiss Events. The event which had unfolded at different venues such as The National Theatre, National Stadium, Union Bank Playground, Beko Ransome Kuti Youth Centre usually delight ... Read More »

Court dismisses Obanikoro’s N100m suit

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday struck out the N100m fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by a former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Obanikoro, his wives, Fati and Moroophat, and his sons, Gbolahon and Babajide, had sued the anti-graft agency for what they termed an unlawful invasion of their ... Read More »

Photos:How Adeleke was buried

First Civilian Governor of Osun State, Senator Isiaka Adeleke was laid to rest today in Ede his homestead amidst tears from many at the ceremony. The corpse was brought to the residence from Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo at about 10:46am, where the Chief Immam of Ede, Alhaji Moshood Akaje performed the funeral prayers at about 11:03 am. Governors ... Read More »