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BREAKING: Eight dead, some 100 arrested in DR Congo protests


Eight people were killed and some 100 arrested on Sunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo on the sidelines of marches against the rule of President Joseph Kabila, a UN source said. Eighty-two people, including priests, were taken into custody in Kinshasa, while 41 people were arrested in the rest ...

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President Buhari to Make New Year Broadcast Tomorrow…See Details


President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), Mr. Garba Shehu, has revealed details of the President’s new year speech. President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday, January 1, make a national broadcast on the occasion of the 2018 year. According to Mr. Garba Shehu, Buhari’s Senior ...

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7,956 Policemen Attached to 36 State Governors


Despite the insufficiency in the number of policemen protecting Nigerians, special preference is attached to big cats at the detriment of the masses. Thousands of policemen are attached to politicians, public office holders, and other dignitaries despite cries of shortage of personnel deployed for regular police duty by the authorities, ...

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Fayose to Osinbajo: I Like You Because You are a Pastor, Don’t Join the ‘Liars’ in Buhari’s Govt

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Fayose has accused the President Buhari-led administration of being untruthful with Nigerians over the current crisis rocking the oil sector. Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti state governor, has criticised Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo over his recent claim regarding fuel subsidy. On Tuesday, Osinbajo had said the Nigerian National Petroleum Commission (NNPC) bears the ...

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Electrician accused of stealing phone kills witness

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When students of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State, resume academic activities in January 2018, 18-year-old Farooq Olusegun, will be missing. Olusegun, who just got admission to the institution, was reportedly stabbed to death by an electrician, Israel Oluranti. The suspect was arrested by policemen from the Agbado Police Division, led ...

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Two children disappear during Jumat service in Lagos

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The parents of three-year-old Muhaisin Awaz and Abdallah Abdulazeez, 6, are distressed after the two children allegedly disappeared during a Jumat service at Oniyanrin, in the Mile 12, Ketu area of Lagos State. PUNCH Metro learnt that the families of the two children are friends and Abdulazeez’s mother had visited ...

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Fayose’s call for Buhari’s resignation, a joke – Oni

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A former governor of Ekiti State, Chief Segun Oni, has asked Nigerians to ignore the call by Governor Ayodele Fayose for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation over the ongoing fuel scarcity crisis. He spoke at the end of the year party organised for the All Progressives Congress members in Ifaki Ekiti ...

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Idanre tells sad story of Nigeria’s cocoa industry

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Tales from Idanre, Ondo State, the town regarded as the epicentre of cocoa cultivation in Nigeria, depict the retrogression that is the fate of the cocoa industry in Nigeria, PETER DADA writes Idanre, an ancient town in the Idanre Local Government Area of Ondo State, is about 20 km away ...

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FIFA presents badges to 29 Nigerian refs

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FIFA has presented badges to 29 Nigerian referees. According to the Publicity Secretary of the Nigeria Referees Association, Kelechi Mejuobi, they are 22 men and seven women referees. He said the men referees consist of 14 centre referees and assistant referees, four futsal referees and four beach soccer referees. He ...

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Saudi-led air raids kill 68 Yemen civilians in one day

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Sixty-eight Yemeni civilians were killed in two separate air raids by the Saudi-led Arab coalition in one day, the UN humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen Jamie McGoldrick said on Thursday. The first air strike on Tuesday hit a “crowded popular market” in Taez province, killing 54 civilians including eight children, and ...

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