Generator fumes kill two in Edo

The bodies of two middle-aged women have been recovered in a lock-up shop in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State. The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Johnson Kokumo, who confirmed the incident to our correspondent on the telephone, said that the women died of suspected inhalation of generator fumes. “It is true; the story is […]

We drank urine, fuel to survive –Libyan returnee

We drank urine, fuel to survive –Libyan returnee

Kunle Falayi The time was 9.10pm. A Buraq Air’s Boeing 737 with tail number 5A-DMG landed on the tarmac of the cargo terminal of the Murtala International Airport and out came 20-year-old Clement Chibuzor, along with 149 other Nigerians whose ghoulish appearances told of the horrific experiences they must have experienced in Libya. Over the […]

Ikoyi whistle-blower rejects FG’s N325m

Ikoyi whistle-blower rejects FG’s N325m

EFCC delays payment Eniola Akinkuotu and Ifeanyi Onuba Yakubu Galadima, the lawyer for the whistle-blower, who informed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of the $43m, N23.2m and £27,800 (N13bn) recovered from an Ikoyi apartment, says his client will not accept anything below five percent commission. Galadima said this during a chat with one of our correspondents […]

Falana lambastes AGF for linking him to N1bn Maina’s property

Falana lambastes AGF for linking him to N1bn Maina’s property

ENIOLA AKINKUOTU Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has lambasted the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), for linking him to a N1bn property located at 43 Gana Street, Maitama, Abuja. The embattled former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, had accused Falana of buying the building which […]

2019: No Automatic Ticket for Buhari, says Tinubu

2019: No Automatic Ticket for Buhari, says Tinubu

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday declared that the party would follow the normal democratic process in choosing its flagbearer in the 2019 Presidential Election. He said the leadership of the party had not endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari as its sole candidate for the forthcoming presidential election. His […]

Oshiomole, Okowa, others attend Ibori’s reception

Oshiomole, Okowa, others attend Ibori’s reception

Theophilus Onojeghen The immediate past governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole; Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa; and his predecessor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, were among the dignitaries who attended a reception in honour of a former governor of Delta State, James Ibori. Oshiomhole, who spoke at the event on Saturday, said the ex-convict former governor was among […]

Maina accuses Senate of aiding pension thieves

Maina accuses Senate of aiding pension thieves

By Punch Newspaper The embattled ex-Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Alhaji Abdulrasheed Maina, has accused the 7th Senate, led by David Mark, of aiding pension thieves. The accusation, contained in a letter which leaked on Friday, was written to the Senate on June 19, 2015. In the letter, Maina alleged that […]

Police arrest Lagos guard for killing colleague over disagreement

Police arrest Lagos guard for killing colleague over disagreement

Afeez Hanafi A security guard at a hotel on Awolowo Way, Itamaga, Ikorodu, Lagos State, Joshua Jonathan, has been arrested for murder. Jonathan allegedly stabbed one Ayo Ibrahim, another guard at the facility –Bisto Hotel and Suites – during an altercation. PUNCH Metro learnt that the 45-year-old victim was taken to the Ikorodu General Hospital, where […]

Leaked memo: Buhari summons Kyari, Oyo-Ita after FEC clash

Leaked memo: Buhari summons Kyari, Oyo-Ita after FEC clash

•Reps invite AGF, HoS •FG files six charges against Maina John Ameh, Olusola Fabiyi, Olalekan Adetayo, Olaleye Aluko and Peter Dada President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday summoned his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, and the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, over their clash at the Council Chambers of the Presidential […]