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The USS Dewey guided missile destroyer has reportedly sailed within 12 nautical miles of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, apparently challenging Beijing’s sovereignty claims
According to earlier reports, Lesosibirsk is one of the populated localities that have been most hit by wildfires, which destroyed a number of dwelling houses
Officers opened fire on a group of inmates after a major riot broke out at a maximum security prison in California. Eight staff members and seven inmates were sent to the hospital with
CNN’s Kirsten Powers on Wednesday related Montana Republican Greg Gianforte’s body-slamming of a Guardian reporter to Donald Trump’s antagonistic rhetoric towards journalism, noting there’s a “straigh
American spies collected information last summer revealing that senior Russian intelligence and political officials were discussing how to exert influence over Donald J. Trump through his advisers, ac
Thousands of Japanese protesters flooded the streets of Tokyo to condemn Japan’s lower house’s approval of a so-called “anti-conspiracy” bill designed to crack down on organized crime a
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• ASUU suspends lectures Femi Makinde and Olaleye Aluko The Osun State University chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities has directed its members at the varsity’s College of Education in
• Operatives summoned to Abuja, says corps Afeez Hanafi Two tanker drivers and a manager, who were robbed and tortured by 12 officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Lagos State Comm
Afeez Hanafi An agent of NairaBet, a sports betting platform, has ended his life over his inability to pay a customer who allegedly won a N600,000 bet. PUNCH Metro learnt that residents of Obadeyi Aja
Tragedy struck on Tuesday in the Iwaya, Yaba area of Lagos State after a businessman, Ayodele Megbuwawon, and his teenage son, Tobi, were killed by generator fumes. PUNCH Metro gathered that the victi
• Suspects accuse village prince of killing leader Samson Folarin The Zone 2 Police Command has arrested three men said to be responsible for several killings in the Ijoko area of Ogun State. PUNCH Me
The Eko Foundation, an umbrella body for groups of indigenes of Lagos State, has urged the state government to put sustainable development plans in place towards the realisation of laudable socio-econ
Kayode Idowu with agency report The police in Borno State on Wednesday confirmed the killing of three suspected female suicide bombers after a failed attack near Maiduguri. The spokesperson for the Bo
Tony Okafor, Awka Prominent Igbo leaders are expected to converge on Enugu on Saturday to deliberate on the agitation for Biafra, among many other issues. Acting under the aegis of the World Igbo Cong
Ramon Oladimeji The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Olufunmilayo Atilade, last Thursday led the 57 judges, magistrates, court workers and other stakeholders to reflect on the achievements of the L
During a CNN panel on news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions failed to disclose his contacts with Russians on his security clearance forms, commentator Jason Miller (a well-known supporter of Presid
Mr. Layi Babatunde, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, is the Editor-in-Chief of Supreme Court Reports published by Lawbreed Ltd. since 1999. He speaks to RAMON OLADIMEJI on the place of law report in lega
The Central Bank of Nigeria has been doing the same thing and we have been complaining. The 14 per cent is obviously not favourable to the manufacturing sector or the real sector of the economy consid
Intelligence agencies under former President Barack Obama routinely violated privacy rights, conducted illegal searches and gathered information on US citizens, according to a FISA cour
Leke Baiyewu, Abuja Senators on Wednesday strongly criticised the privatisation of the power sector, saying the model adopted in the transfer of the assets from the Federal Government to private opera
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Federal Government on Wednesday announced that General Electric, a global conglomerate, had emerged the preferred bidder for the narrow gauge railway concession in Nigeria.
Over 100 trucks loaded with US armaments and ammunition, including heavy mortars and anti-tank missiles, have reached the Kurdish controlled northern Syrian city of Hasakah over the pas
’Femi Asu As the first two years of the President Muhammadu Buhari-administration winds down this month, only four per cent of the 171 promises made to Nigerians in the build-up to the 2015 elections
Eniola Akinkuotu, Leke Baiyewu and Olaleye Aluko Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Wednesday,  said the extremisms of the Boko Haram in the North-East and the Niger Delta militants in the South-S
Ade Adesomoju, Abuja A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday granted leave to a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Andrew Yakubu, to travel to the United
Alexander Okere, Benin Over 400 persons were on Wednesday arrested by the Edo State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service for alleged illegal entry into the country. The suspects were said to hav
Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has issued a 24-hour ultimatum to the owners of petrol stations in Ekiti State to resume the sale of petroleum or face governme
Olufemi Atoyebi and Anna Okon The Nigeria Customs Service, Tin Can Island Command, has transferred the recently intercepted  440 riffles and the suspect that was arrested in connection with the arms t
Kyiv's Pechersky district court has started releasing ex-heads of regional tax agencies on condition of bail after they were apprehended amid massive raids and detentions of former chiefs of local
Folashade Adebayo A Professor of Plant Pathology and Mycology, Ololade Enikuomehin, has been appointed as the acting Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Eni
Former Secretary of State John Kerry took some light-hearted and more serious jabs at President Donald Trump during a commencement address at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, inc
Ade Adesomoju, Oladimeji Ramon and Leye Aluko Some senior lawyers appear to hold different views on the possibility of the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, getting the nod of the court to contest
Tomorrow is election day in Montana, when voters will decide the outcome of the only statewide congressional election of 2017. Tonight the race was rocked with allegations that Republican nominee Greg
Tomorrow is election day in Montana, when voters will decide the outcome of the only statewide congressional election of 2017. Tonight the race was rocked with allegations that Republican nominee Greg
Ihuoma Chiedozie, Enugu The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday arraigned a wonder bank operator, Kingsley Ubenyi, and his company, Ksley Mega Vision Limited, before the Federal High
Chukwudi Akasike and Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has remanded a godson to former President Goodluck Jonathan in prison for his alleged role in a N3bn scam. Th
Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt     FORMER President Goodluck Jonathan said on Wednesday that his administration took the decision to convene a national conference in Nigeria’s interest. Jonathan expl
According to BuzzFeed News, the reception manager at President Donald Trump’s “Winter White House” of Mar-A-Lago is working logistics on the European leg of the president’s fir
Over 300 players will be  featuring at the 39th  Central Bank of Nigeria Senior Tennis Tournament which  begins at the National Stadium, Lagos, on Thursday. The competition ends on June 3. The  CBN Ac
’Tana Aiyejina Country Director of Aspire Football Dreams Project (Nigeria) Col. Sam Ahmedu (retd.) has advised red-hot striker Henry Onyekuru to join Arsenal despite the Nigerian being on the radar o
’Tana Aiyejina The  Nigeria Football Federation are at a  crossroads over how to pay former Super Falcons coach Godwin Izilein his entitlements after the body alleged that it could not trace his file
Thousands of people took to the streets of Brussels Wednesday to protest Donald Trump’s policies as the US President landed in the Belgian capital for his first NATO summit. Read Full A
UAC of Nigeria Plc’s sailing event tagged UAC Trophy Race will make a return on Saturday at the Lagos Yacht Club. The company through their Group Managing Director, Larry Ettah, assured that they woul
…says 2017 budget undergoing analysis Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Federal Government on Wednesday approved a 29-member tripartite committee on a new minimum wage being clamoured for by the workers. Th
 …Pogba leads United  emotional Europa triumph Paul Pogba propelled Manchester United towards a 2-0 victory over Ajax on Wednesday in a Europa League final rendered heavy with emotion by this we
Olaleye Aluko, Abuja   The Defence Headquarters, Abuja, on Wednesday, finally opened up on the rumours of a coup plot in the country, saying the military was committed to democracy according to intern
Olalekan Adetayo and Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, said no amount of prayer and fast by Nigerians could move the nation forward without hard work. Osinbajo sa
The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation’s Investment and Technology Promotion Office in Nigeria has called for the formulation of effective strategies to address the increasing inabilit
Kelechi Iheanacho is ignoring the speculation over his future and intends to start next season as a Manchester City player. Speculation has increased over the striker’s future after he slipped down th
Thursday with Abimbola Adelakun aadelakun@punchng.com Since the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, hinted that some soldiers were in cahoots with politicians – his warning was taken that a coup might
Akeem Lasisi Efforts to change the story of widows for good got a boost on Friday when Nollywood actor and member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Desmond Elliot, and actress Mercy Aigbe joined a
Jennifer Abraham jenihuomabraham@yahoo.com 07085535476 Transparency International defines corruption as, “The abuse of entrusted power for private gain.” This implies that corruption is globally perce
Oyetunji Abioye The naira rebounded slightly to 380 per United States dollar on Wednesday on the back of sustained dollar injection by the Central Bank of Nigeria. The gain came two days after local u
’Femi Asu as the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries looks set for an extension of the deal reached last year to reduce oil production, Nigeria may face pressure to cut output as supply glut
Oyetunji Abioye 09053972098 (sms only) Personalbanking@punchng.com These days, savvy customers are growing more aware of the many ways their banks cheat them. Business banking customers need to be esp
Magnus Onyibe           When l wrote what l thought was a thought provoking article on the steady descent of the Nigerian socio-economic environment into a situation that is comparable to an Intensive
Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe The wife of a former Vice-President, Mrs. Titi Atiku, says she is at liberty to twist her name as she pleases. “Even Dino Melaye was called Daniel but he chose Dino; so, I can tw
On April 21, 2017, some football enthusiasts gathered at a viewing centre in Calabar, capital of Cross River State to watch the Europa League quarter-final match between Manchester United Football Clu
Greg Odogwu gregodogwu@yahoo.com 08063601665 The Saving One Million Lives initiative is a project of the Federal Government of Nigeria, launched in 2012 in response to the poor health outcomes in the
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