The Senate has confirmed Aliyu Abubakar as a non-executive commissioner of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC). The upper legislative chamber under the leadership of Bukola Saraki had rejected him. Abubakar (north-east) was confirmed alongside Millionaire Aboiye (south-south) and Abdulaziz Salman (north-central) as non-executive commissioners. Also, Abu Galadima was confirmed as NIPSS director-general. The nominees were […]
83-year-old Imam Abubakar Abdullahi, who hid 200 Christians from suspected bandits in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State has been announced as one of the recipients of the 2019 US International Religious Freedom Award. This was made known in a statement on the US Department of State website on Tuesday. Abdullahi would be […]
A 63-year-old landlady, Mrs Elizabeth Asuelime, has been allegedly murdered by her tenants at No. 72 Umunajie Street, Asaba, Delta State. The deceased’s daughter, Glory, told PUNCH Metro that her mother was murdered on Tuesday by two of her tenants. She said, “My mum called me on Monday around 8pm and asked me to come home the […]
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Nigeria’s football governing body president, Amaju Pinnick, Thursday was removed as first Vice President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The decision was taken during the body’s Executive Committee meeting in Cairo. Pinnick’s removal came a day after CAF’s executive committee agreed to allow FIFA Secretary General take charge of the administration of the […]
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A massive protest was today held at the Oba Ovboramwen king square in Benin over the directive given by the House of Representatives to Governor Godwin Obaseki to issue a fresh proclamation of the state’s House of Assembly The protesters who took to the streets insisted that the House of Reps does not have the […]
An award-winning gospel artist, Dr. Tumi has claimed he rejected a $1 million (N360m, R14 Million) monthly offer to join the Illuminati society. The South African gospel musician shared this via a post on his Facebook page. According to what he shared, the handlers that contacted him claimed to have noticed him and also admitted […]
The Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, has called for death penalty for kidnappers in the state to help put an end to kidnapping. Akanbi made the call during a courtesy visit by the traditional rulers of Iwo land to Gov. Gboyega Oyetola in Osogbo on Thursday. The traditional rulers visited the governor to […]
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Gboyega Oyetola, governor of Osun state, says he felt ridiculed contesting against Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in last year’s governorship election in the state. Adeleke got into politics after the death of Isiaka, his elder brother. He replaced Isiaka as representative of Osun west senatorial district and was referred to […]
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Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, on Thursday, announced his retirement from international football. On his verified Instagram page, Mike Obi said, at the age of 32, it was time for him to bow out of the team and let the young ones take over. Sharing a photo of himself in the national jersey, Mikel […]
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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has issued a note of warning to anyone who wants to take over their ancestral lands for Ruga Settlement. Reacting to the 30-days ultimatum issued by the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) to governors opposing Ruga settlement, the IPOB challenged the group (ACF) to “do their worst”. In a statement […]
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