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Boko Haram attacks: 70 lecturers quit UNIMAID


No fewer than 70 lecturers have resigned from the University of Maiduguri since the outbreak of Boko Haram insurgency in the North- East, SUNDAY PUNCH, has learnt. Also, while five lecturers have been killed, three were said to have been held by the insurgents during the recent attack on oil workers. The chairman, UNIMAID chapter of the Academic Staff Union ... Read More »

IPOB Begs US Not To Sell Tucano Attack Plane To Nigeria (See Reasons)

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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has appealed to the Congress of the United States of America not to approve the sale of the Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano (also called A-29) attack aircraft to the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The group said the Nigerian government would deploy the plane to attack innocent Nigerians through aerial bombardment ... Read More »

We Hired Israeli Experts To Tackle Boko Haram, Others – Nigerian Air Force

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The Nigerian Air Force on Friday said the Israeli security experts, who were brought in to train 450 personnel, were engaged due to the insurgents’ attacks on military bases in the North-East, among other reasons. The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, disclosed this in an interview with a Punch correspondent, adding that the costs ... Read More »

10 People Dead, 7000 Displaced By Flood In Plateau (Details)


No fewer than 10 people have died, while 7, 342 others were reported displaced by flooding in Plateau between May and July this year. This was disclosed in Jos by the Executive Secretary of the Plateau State Emergency Agency (SEMA), Hassan Barde, on Friday. According to him, 832 villages were submerged while 1,153 houses were destroyed by flood during the ... Read More »

Civil Servant Arraigned For Exposing Yahaya Bello’s Abuja House


A 32-year-old civil servant, Mr. Johnson Musa, was on Friday dragged before a Lokoja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly threatening and exposing the Abuja residence of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State. Musa, an indigene of Dekina Local Government Area of the state, was alleged to have taken aerial pictures of the governor’s Abuja residence with a drone camera and ... Read More »

Arewa Youths, Ndigbo Meet in Kano over Quit Notice


Some northern youths and members of the Arewa coalition are currently in a meeting with some Ndigbo in Kano over the quit notice issued to all Nigerians of Igbo extraction living in the 19 northern states to vacate the region before October 1st by Arewa Youths. Reports indicate that representatives of Ndigbo in all the northern states including the leaders ... Read More »

‘Why Abiola Was Not Released From Prison’- Former Minister, Babatope Exposes Secret


A member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Board of Trustees, and former Minister of Transport, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, has revealed those responsible for late Head of State, General Sani Abacha’s failure to release late MKO Abiola from prison. In an interview with Sun, Babatope, who served as a minister in the Abacha’s authoritarian government, said some Yoruba leaders told ... Read More »

Mother and Daughter Exposed After Allegedly Dumping Dead Infant Inside a Dustbin in Katsina


Qamariya Ismail, a 25-year-old woman, and her 45-year-old mother, Hassana Sabi’u, are currently being grilled by police detectives in Katsina, Katsina State in connection with the discovery of the corpse of a day-old baby in a dustbin in on Monday. According to Punch Metro, the spokesman for the Katsina Police Command, DSP Gambo Isah, said Ismail, who resides at Sabuwar ... Read More »

Magu and AGF in Serious Confrontation Over Govs/Senators’ Prosecution Files

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The Special Assistant to the President on Prosecutions, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, has threatened the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, to act on the order given by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), warning that there will be “consequences for insubordination.” According to Punch, the AGF had ordered the ... Read More »

Buhari Calls Nigerian Governor on Phone from London – Presidency


The Presidency on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari called the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, on the telephone to commiserate with him over the death of his mother, Alhaja Saratu. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja. Shehu said Buhari expressed sympathy with the governor, describing his ... Read More »

You Failed Nigerians Because You Didn’t Listen – Obasanjo Slams Jonathan

Former president, Chief Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo has verbally bitten into his successor, Goodluck Jonathan over his failure to heed advice. OBJ, while speaking at the launch of ‘Making Africa Work’, a book he co-authored, blasted Jonathan over his failed promises to Nigerians, especially the promise of generating 40,000 MegaWatts of electricity. When asked why implementation of Ideas has been a ... Read More »

My Wife Masturbates, I Caught My Daughter Masturbating 3 Times – Man Tells Court

A 44-year-old businessman, Ekpolador Ebi, told an FCT High Court, Kubwa, that he would no longer tolerate his wife’s masturbation. Ebi made this known when he testified in his divorce petition against his wife, Gloria Onajero, in Abuja on Wednesday. He urged the court to end the marriage, which had produced two children because of his wife’s unfaithful and intolerable ... Read More »

[A Must Read] Here Are 5 Good Reasons Why NYSC Should Be Scrapped

There are strong murmurs for the NYSC to be done away with. The National Youth Service Corps was established in 1973. General Yakubu Gowon in an attempt to work on the 3R principles (Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Reconciliation) created the NYSC scheme under Decree no. 24. This was three years after the civil war. REASON WHY THE NYSC SCHEME WAS CREATED According ... Read More »