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Insecurity: APC begs Nigerians to support Buhari

John Alechenu, Abuja Published 7 May 2021 THE governing All Progressives Congress has appealed to Nigerians to support the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), as he works towards finding a permanent solution to the nation’s security problems. This appeal was contained in a statement titled, ‘APC Welcomes Release of 29 Kaduna College Students’, which was signed by the party’s […]

PSG chase Lille Ligue 1 title after Champions League exit

Paris Saint-Germain are out of the Champions League and there is a danger that for once they will miss out on the French title too as they head into the weekend still trailing leaders Lille. With three games remaining PSG are a point behind Lille, the possibility that Mauricio Pochettino could fail to deliver any major silverware in his first […]

CBN extends naira-4-dollar deadline to boost remittances

The Central Bank of Nigeria has extended indefinitely its ‘Naira 4 dollar scheme’ earlier scheduled to end on May 8, 2021. It disclosed this on Thursday in a circular to all Deposit Money Banks, International Money Transfer Operators and the general public, titled ‘Re: Introduction of the CBN’s “Naira 4 dollar scheme” for diaspora remittances’. The circular, which was signed […]

Mixed reactions as FIFA postpones World Cup qualifiers

‘Tosin Oluwalowo and Ebenezer Bajela Published 7 May 2021 Reactions have trailed the decision of the Confederation of African Football to postpone the first round qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. CAF Emergency Committee announced in a statement on Thursday its decision to postpone the opening World Cup qualifiers in the continent due to COVID-19. “The CAF Emergency […]

IPOB interview: NBC fines Channels TV, Inspiration FM N5m each

The National Broadcasting Commission on Thursday slammed a fine of N5million each on Channels TV and Inspiration FM Lagos. The commission’s acting Director-General, Armstrong Idachaba, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja. READ ALSO: One dead, vehicles destroyed as hoodlums clash in Lagos Idachaba said the broadcast stations were fined for infractions of the Nigeria Broadcasting […]

Ortom okays arms-bearing vigilantes for Benue

The Benue State Government, on Thursday, approved the establishment of vigilante groups to combat the high rate of insecurity in the state. Governor Samuel Ortom disclosed this when he briefed journalists on the outcome of the expanded stakeholders’ meeting held at the new banquet hall of the Government House. READ ALSO: Siblings nabbed for Internet fraud, love scam Addressing journalists […]

SS2 girl missing in Abuja school after permission to fix uniform

James Abraham and Godfrey George Published 7 May 2021 A 15-year-old student of the Ceder International College, Abuja, Nimota Olatunde, has gone missing while trying to repair her torn school uniform. PUNCH Metro gathered that the disappearance of the student had caused panic among her family members and friends. READ ALSO: Gunmen kill policeman, abduct another, couple, other in Ogun […]