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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 […]

We were ready to lose students in planned bandits’ bombardment – El-Rufai

Eniola Akinkuotu, Victor Ayeni and Godwin Isenyo Published 7 May 2021 Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Thursday said when 29 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State, were abducted, the plan was to attack and kill the bandits even if it meant some students would die in the process. El-Rufai added that Kaduna is currently […]

Buhari, N’Assembly, govs condole with Adeboye over son’s death

Olalekan Adetayo, John Alechenu, Sunday Aborisade, Leke Baiyewu, Samson Folarin, Olufemi Olaniyi, Abiodun Nejo, Peter Dada, Patrick Odey, Bola Bamigbola, Victor Ayeni and Deborah Tolu-Kolawole Published 7 May 2021 THE President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and the Senate President, Ahmad Lawal, were among prominent Nigerians who took turns on Thursday to express their condolences to the General Overseer of […]

Why I represented Asari Dokubo, Niger Delta Avengers —Keyamo

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja Published 6 May 2021 The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, says he represented Niger Delta militant, Asari Dokubo, and other groups like the Niger Delta Avengers not because he believed in the breakup of Nigeria but because he believed in the right to self-determination. Keyamo said this during a recent NTA programme titled, […]

Revenge-seeking cultists attack OPC men in Ondo, six killed

Six persons lost their lives in a clash between members of the Oodua People’s Congress and some persons suspected to be members of a cult in Owo, headquarters of the Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State. The clash was said to have taken place on Tuesday and it was gathered that the victims were members of the warring groups. […]

BREAKING: Pastor Adeboye’s son dies at 42

Samson Folarin and Grace Edema Published 6 May 2021 Pastor Dare Adeboye, the son of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Worldwide, Enoch Adeboye, is dead. The PUNCH gathered that the 42-year-old, who is the third son of the revered cleric, died in his sleep on Wednesday in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, where he was based […]

Mbaka resurfaces, protesting youths attack Enugu bishop’s house

The residence of the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev. Callistus Onagah, was on Wednesday destroyed by angry members of the Adoration Ministry in Enugu State. The mob was protesting the alleged detention of the ministry’s Spiritual Director, Rev. Fr Ejike Mbaka, in the bishop’s house. READ ALSO: Boko Haram killed five soldiers, 25 others in Borno attacks – […]