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Suspension of national convention fake news, says APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress has described as fake news a report (Not by The PUNCH) that its planned National Convention has been suspended till June.The party, on Wednesday, urged t...

Police arrest Enugu man for killing his three daughters

The Enugu State Police Command on Wednesday said it has arrested a 52-year-old Ifeanyi Amadikwa, of 74 Nkwubor Road, Emene, Enugu East local government area of the state for the murder of his three...

Gunmen intercept commercial bus in Imo, kidnap passengers

Passengers in a commercial bus heading to Lagos from Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, were kidnapped on Tuesday when unknown gunmen intercepted the bus in Isiala Mbano, Imo State.Our corres...

UPDATED: Nigeria break record, defeat Egypt 1-0 in AFCON opener

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have defeated the Pharaohs of Egypt 1-0 in their group stage encounter at the ongoing 33rd Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday in Garoua, Cameroon.Super Eagles, who ...

Terrorism: Invite APC leaders for questioning —PDP to security agencies

The Peoples Democratic Party has called on security agencies to invite leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress for questioning over their alleged connection with terrorists.The party...

Buhari okays establishment of Nigerian Diaspora Investment Trust Fund

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday, endorsed the establishment of the Nigerian Diaspora Investment Trust Fund, a private sector investment window for Nigerians in the...

VIDEO: I have informed Buhari of my intention to run for president -Tinubu

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu has announced his desire to run for the presidency in 2023.He made his intentions known after meeting the President, Major Gener...

FG, UN partner to scale up school feeding programm

The Federal Government and the United Nations World Food Programme have agreed to scale up the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme as schools reopen in Nigeria.Both parties said the...

Nigeria vs Egypt: Things to know as Super Eagles, Pharaohs clash today

Coach Augustine Eguavoen and his Super Eagles’ wards face a stern test of their credentials when Nigeria and seven-time champions Egypt go for each other’s jugular in the opening match of Group D o...

Lagos nurses suspend strike

The Lagos State chapter of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives has suspended its three-day warning strike.The nurses had on Monday commenced a three-day warning strike to...

Insecurity: PDP says Ebonyi becoming Banana Republic

The Ebonyi State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has accused the state government of using Ebubeagu Security operatives to hunt down members of the opposition party in the state.The ...

Gunmen kidnap ex-Imo speaker Duruji, others

A former Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Lawman Duruji, has been kidnapped, The PUNCH has learnt.Our correspondent gathered that Duruji was kidnapped at Ehime Mbano LGA on Saturd...

High charges for PCR test, inadequate testing frustrate Nigeria’s effort to curb COVID-19 – Experts

Healthcare experts say Nigeria needs to develop new modalities to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country, noting that the testing procedure must be improved to protect the nation.They st...

How to watch AFCON 2021 in Nigeria, other countries

The Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in Cameroon on Sunday with a game between the hosts and Burkina Faso.Cameroon, who play 2013 runners-up Burkina Faso in their opening Group A match at the...

Traitors forcing Buhari not to release Kanu – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra has said that saboteurs and traitors within its ranks were the ones forcing the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), not to release its leader, Nnamdi ...

SERAP sues Lawan, Gbajabiamila over ‘missing’ N4.1bn NASS funds

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has filed a lawsuit against the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, over “their failure...

Dates for World Cup 2022 qualifiers, AFCON 2023 draws announced

The Executive Committee of the Confederations of African Football has announced the dates for both FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers and Africa Cup of Nations, Ivory Coast 2023 Qualifiers draws ...

Rivers lecturer gets three months suspension over ‘sexual harassment’

The Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic, Port Harcourt said one of its lecturers, Tamunotonye Solomon has been suspended for three months over allegations of sexual harassment of female student....

30 more kidnapped Nigerian students freed

Gunmen in northwest Nigeria’s Kebbi state have freed 30 students and a teacher after seven months of captivity, according to a local official.More than 1,400 children were abduted in Nigeria...

Lagos nurses embark on strike over poor working conditions

The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, Lagos state chapter, has declared a three-day warning strike from Monday, January 9 to Wednesday, 12, 2022, to demand better working conditi...