Nigeria

Bandits kill 51, houses burnt in attacks on communities

Gunmen on Tuesday morning and night struck in three communities in Niger and Plateau states, killing 51 residents before fleeing unchallenged. Bodies of 34 persons killed in Niger’s Nakuna and Wurukuchi communities were found in bushes and farms. Fourteen of them...

Court to determine validity of Kanu’s trial Jan. 19

Will the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, continue at the Federal High Court in Abuja or be terminated abruptly? This and more are what an Abia State High Court sitting in Umuahia,...

Complaints as the University of Abuja raises its tuition fees

Some students of the University of Abuja on Wednesday in separate interviews with The PUNCH lamented the decision of the school authorities to increase their tuition fees. This is as some of the students took to popular micro-blogging platform,...

Gombe community accuses Reps member Usman Kumo of marginalisation

The Gona emirate in Gombe state's Akko local government area has accused Usman Kumo, a member of the Federal House of Representatives who represents the Akko federal seat, of abandoning his residents. Idris Abubakar, speaking on behalf of the Gona...

Court remands two over alleged murder of RCCG pastor

Two teenagers, Farouk Mo­hammed, 16, and Kasali Ja­miu 19, who allegedly mur­dered a Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) pas­tor, Babatunde Dada, aged 46, were remanded by a Yaba Chief Magistrate Court at Special Correctional Centres for Boys Oregun...

Babangida: Okongwu’s death causes me excruciating pain

Former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida, yesterday, expressed grief over the death of his former Minister of National Planning, Dr. Chu Okongwu, who passed on at the age of 87 years, saying his demise has left him with a...

Telecom operators restore Twitter access after FG directive

Many Nigerians on Thursday were able to access Twitter without using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) after the Federal Government lifted its suspension on the microblogging network. The Federal Government had suspended Twitter in Nigeria last June after accusing the...

Former finance minister, Chu Okongwu is dead

A former minister of Finance, Chu Okongwu is dead. He died at the age of 87 on Wednesday morning. Okongwu, an Economist by profession, was born on September 23, 1934, in Nnewi local government area of Anambra State. He studied Economic...

FG finally lifts suspension on Twitter; Site to start working from midnight of January 13

The Federal Government has lifted the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria. This was made known by the Chairman Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement and Director-General National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, CCIE today January 12. In a statement released,...

Former governor of Oyo state, Adebayo Alao-Akala, dies at 71

A former governor of Oyo State, Adebayo Alao-Akala, has been reported dead in the early hours of Wednesday January 12, in Igbomoso. Akala served as governor of Oyo state between 2007 and 2011. He was also a deputy governor under former...

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FG to launch new satellite worth N2.5billion in 2022

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has disclosed plans by the Federal government to launch the second...