ICYMI: I rejected APC leaders’ plan to trade away Olusola, says Fayose

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has revealed that the All Progressives Congress leaders mounted pressure on him to trade the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, for their candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, in the July 14 governorship poll. The governor said he bluntly rejected the request […]

Dapchi abduction: UK offers to help FG find Leah Sharibu

The United Kingdom on Wednesday offered to help the Federal Government find Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, who is still believed to be held captive by the Boko Haram. The 15-year-old is being held by terror group Boko Haram because she allegedly refused to renounce her Christian faith, reports an online medium, Premier. The medium reported that […]

ICYMI: Imo activist pays kidnappers N7m ransom, says ‘I saw death’

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri A popular Imo State-based pro-democracy activist, Paulcy Iwuala, has regained his freedom after spending 14 days in his abductors’ den. Describing his experience in the hands of his abductors, the visibly shaken Iwuala said, “I saw death.” It was gathered that Iwuala was dropped off at Atta in Ikeduru Local Government Area […]

BREAKING: No panic over factional APC, says Yari

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari, on Thursday said there was no panic in the camp of the ruling All Progressives Congress over the Wednesday emergence of a faction known as Reformed-APC. Yari said this in an interview with State House correspondents after a meeting he attended at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The governor said crisis […]

Policeman allegedly kills Abuja NYSC member a day to passing out

A youth corp member, Linda Angela Igwetu, has allegedly been shot dead by a policeman in Abuja in the early hours of Wednesday. According to an account of the incident shared by the deceased’s sister, Chineye Igwetu, and corroborated by ‘End SARS champion,’ Segun Awosanya on Twitter, the late Linda was shot around 3am on Wednesday. […]

Melting road in Australia damages cars, outrages motorists

Melting asphalt on a recently resurfaced road in far North Australia melted around car tyres and seriously damaged dozens of vehicles, causing traffic chaos and leaving motorists outrageous. The Malanda Millaa Millaa Road on the Atherton Tablelands, south of the Cairns in far north Queensland, melted on Tuesday, forcing the Department of Transport to close and undertake emergency repairs. The […]

2019 elections may not hold, PDP chairman warns

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, on Wednesday in Abuja, warns that the 2019 general elections may not hold if the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State is rigged. He said the election must be free, fair and credible. Secondus spoke at the national secretariat of […]

Union official punches motorcyclist to death over N150 ticket

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta An official of a commercial motorcyclists’ association in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Wednesday allegedly punched a motorcycle rider, Ibrahim Raji, to death. It was gathered that the official attacked Raji over his refusal to obtain the daily union ticket of N150. The incident was said to have occurred at the Iyana Mortuary […]

PhD scandal: UI writes Osun poly, denies rector’s certificates

Samson Folarin The University of Ibadan has written the management of Igbajo Polytechnic, Osun State, denying the certificates presented by embattled rector, Akinola Olaolu. The letter, addressed to the Chairman of the Governing Council, Prof. Olu Odeyemi, stated that Olaolu did not have a MSc and PhD in Economics from the university. PUNCH Metro had […]