Customs men looked away as smugglers battered me

“We will kill you today. When we kill you, other journalists will leave this place alone.” Four suspected smugglers yelled as they pummeled a journalist, Yomi Olomofe.

Get Aba working, you won’t need federal allocations, NBA chairman tells Ikpeazu


ABA—Chairman of Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Aba branch, Sir Chidozie Ogunji, has said if Governor Okezie Ikpeazu could fulfil his promise of renewal of infrastructure and boost trade and commerce in Aba to get the city working again, he would discover that resources from Aba could run Abia State effectively

Governors’ inability to pay salaries


These governors are funny. For goodness sake, if you can’t do your job as a governor, resign!” said Tim this Tuesday morning in the Apapa-bound bus.

Motorcyclist arraigned for abducting, raping girl, 15

The police have arraigned an 18-year-old motorcyclist, Maro Ashake, for allegedly abducting and raping a 15-year-old girl. He was arraigned before a Chief Magistrates’ Court, Yaba, Lagos, on two counts of abduction and rape.

Ondo NSCDC arrests prostitutes for child trafficking

The Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, has arrested a woman, Susan John, for alleged child trafficking. John, who is also suspected to be a prostitute, was apprehended on Tuesday with six others at a brothel, Royal Crown Hotel, on Car Street, Akure, the state

Soldier dismissed over robbery allegation


Lance Corporal Itugbu Augustine Omorodion of 14 Brigade, Ohafia, Abia State, who was arrested over a case of robbery two weeks ago in Aba area of the state, has been dismissed from Nigerian Army. The post Soldier dismissed over robbery allegation appeared first on Vanguard News.

LAWMA’s truck catches fire near filling station

There was panic in the Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos State on Tuesday after a PSP truck of the Lagos State Waste Management Agency went up in flames close to a filling station. PUNCH Metro learnt that the incident, which happened around 2pm, could have been worse, but for the

Oando sells downstream business for $276m

A consortium of investors on Tuesday announced the acquisition of 60 per cent of the economic rights and 51 per cent of the voting rights in the downstream business of Oando Plc, an integrated oil and gas company, for a sum of $276m. A statement issued by Adeshola Komolafe of

Step down, Sagay advises Saraki, Ndume

Constitutional lawyer, Prof. Itse Sagay, has advised the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the Majority Leader, Ali Ndume, to step down in the interest of the nation.

‘War against Tinubu will destroy APC’

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Lateef Raji, has warned that the recent attacks on the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, will lead to the destruction of the ruling party.

Teenager docked for stabbing man with bottle


LAGOS—A teenager, Akinmuyiwa Apara, has been arraigned before an Oshodi Magistrate’s Court in Lagos for allegedly assaulting one Abbey Jonathan by stabbing him with a bottle on his head, with intent to steal. The post Teenager docked for stabbing man with bottle appeared first on Vanguard News.

We did everything to win Lagos – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party said on Tuesday that it did everything within its power to win the last governorship election in Lagos State. While the PDP fielded Mr.

Jega conducted credible elections – Metuh

The Peoples Democratic Party has hailed the outgoing Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, for delivering credible elections.

613 lawyers jostle for 25 vacant judges’ positions

There are 613 lawyers jostling to fill 25 vacant judges’ positions on the Federal High Court bench, The PUNCH has learnt. The Federal High Court currently has 55 judges in about 38 divisions of the court across the federation.

Be patient with Buhari, Gana tells Nigerians

A former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana, has advised Nigerians to be patient with President Muhammadu Buhari as he settles down for the business of governance.

NBTE suspends engineering courses at Idah poly

The National Board for Technical Education has suspended admission of students into all engineering programmes at the Federal Polytechnic, Idah, Kogi State. The News Agency of Nigeria reported that this was contained in a statement issued by the board’s Public Relations Officer, Mallam Suleiman Gwarzo, in Kaduna on Tuesday.