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We won’t end strike until FG meets our demands –ASUP

Adeyinka Adedipe Published 8 May 2021 The National President of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, Anderson Ezeibe, has said the union will continue its indefinite strike until the Federal Government meets its demands. Ezeibe stated this during his visit to the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State to observe the level of compliance with the strike by the union’s members. […]

Catholic bishops call for summit on restructuring, devolution of power

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja Published 8 May 2021 The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria on Friday called on the Federal Government to immediately convene a stakeholders’ discussion that will address the issues of restructuring and devolution of power. The President of CBCN who is also the Archbishop of Benin City, Augustine Akubeze, made the call in a statement titled ‘To: The […]

India hits 4,000 Covid deaths in a day

India recorded more than 4,000 coronavirus deaths in a day for the first time and more states imposed lockdowns Saturday in a desperate bid to halt the devastating new surge. The 4,187 new deaths took India’s overall toll to 238,270 since the pandemic started. It added another 401,078 new cases in 24 hours taking its caseload to nearly 21.9 million — […]

Buhari, Atiku, Ishaku, PDP mourn Mama Taraba

John Alechenu and Justin Tyopuusu Published 8 May 2021 The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd;) former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar; Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku; and the Taraba State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, on Friday, expressed grief over the death of a former Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, who died in Cairo, Egypt, aged 61. They spoke […]

Oke-Owa: Inside Ondo ‘sacred’ hill where lightning struck, killed 36 cows

•Our gods were angry, say elders •It’s a natural occurrence –Scientists Ondo State drew attention to itself many months ago when about 36 cows belonging to some herdsmen were struck dead by lightning at the Oke-Owa hill in the agrarian community of Ijare in the Ifedore Local Government Area of the state. The incident was astonishing with the villagers linking […]

Political thugs butchered my worker, dumped his body in casket –Lagos chairmanship aspirant

A chairmanship aspirant for the Ijede Local Council Development Area in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Mr Oluwatosin Onamade, narrates his traumatic encounter with alleged political assassins, who killed one of his staff members, in this interview with TOBI AWORINDE Please, tell us a bit about yourself. My name is Oluwatosin Onamade. I am a native of Oke Eletu community in the […]

How three children, 11 others burnt to death on Lagos-Ibadan road – TRACE

Daud Olatunji Published 8 May 2021 At least 14 passengers including three children have been burnt to death in a fatal auto crash along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Thursday night.  Three others sustained injuries and had been taken to hospitals for treatment. [READ ALSO] Boko Haram: Visitors barred from federal secretariat, hoodlums kill cop It was learnt that the accident happened […]

I was promised salesgirl job in Ogun but turned into sex slave – 16-year-old Cross River girl

Afeez Hanafi Published 8 May 2021 Abigail (pseudonym) was said to have gone out with ‘a customer’ around 2pm on Wednesday, April 28, when our correspondent visited Kolab Hotel along Ayetoro Road, Ogun State and wouldn’t return until ‘DB.’ By the acronym, a skimpily-dressed young woman approached by Saturday PUNCH meant 16-year-old Abigail was on an all-night romp affair with […]