Many feared dead as train derails in Lagos   Many people died, on Thursday morning, at the Abbatoir area of Agege, in the outskirts of Lagos State when a train derailed. Several person were seriously injured while many vehicles and other property worth several millions were destroyed. Lagos State police spokesman, Olarinde Famous-Cole, who confirmed the incident said  that...... read more
Google honours Achebe on posthumous birthday   Technology giant, Google has honoured Nigerian literary icon, Chinua Achebe on its doodle, adding up to the long list of awards clinched by the writer in life and in death. Google said on its website on Thursday that it honoured Achebe on its doodle today; Nov. 16 would have been...... read more
12,000 Nigerians in Libya prisons, stranded No fewer than 12,000 young Nigerians are in prisons or stranded in different parts of North African country, Libya. The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCRMI) has confirmed and said that 3,887 have been deported since February this year. Eight days after 149 Nigerians voluntarily returned from...... read more
Ikpeazu swears in 27 commissioners Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Monday, swore in 27 commissioners at the Micheal Okpara Auditorium Umuahia.   In his remarks, the Governor charged them to be steadfast and committed to service. He also disclosed that Prof. Ikechi Mgbeoji, who was absent at the swearing-in was recuperating in Canada The Commissioners and their...... read more
Maina: I want open trial or nothing – Malami Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has rejected the idea of a secret probe by the Senate, following his involvement in the reinstatement of wanted ex-Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina. Malami, who is being accused by the Head of Service...... read more
Lagos Imam invited to pray at house-warming disappears   The imam of a mosque on Nuru Oniwo Street, Aguda, Surulere, Lagos State, Yahaya Quadri, has remained missing three weeks after he left home. PUNCH Metro learnt that the victim had left home to pray at a house-warming in Owode Onirin, Ikorodu, at about 8am on Monday, October 16, 2017. He...... read more
Ogoni Clean-up: Community cries out, gives FG one month ultimatum Ogoni community has called on the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency, commence clean-up of oil-polluted areas of Ogoniland in Rivers State or face the wrath of the people. Speaking in Port Harcourt yesterday, on activities marking the 21st anniversary of Ogoni sons killed by the military, who struggled for...... read more
Ikoyi money whistle-blower now a millionaire — EFCC   The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says the “young man” who blew the whistle on the massive stash of money recovered from an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos, is now a millionaire. The acting chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu, stated this in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday, the spokesman of...... read more
NewsFlash: Pandemonium as Okada riders protest in Lagos There is tension at Iyana-Iba, around the main gate to thebLagos State University, as hundreds of commercial motorcycle riders, otherwise called Okada have barricaded the entire road leading from Lagos to Badagry area of the state. Daily Sun gathered that the Okada riders, who made several bonfires along the expressway, were...... read more
Port Harcourt road will be ready in record time, Ikpeazu assures traders  The Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has assured traders and Aba business community that Port Harcourt Road, where reconstruction work is about to commence, will be ready in record time as his administration and the contractor handling the project (Setraco) have agreed on terms that will ensure speedy work...... read more
13-Year-old pupil flees with boyfriend in Lagos A 13-year-old girl from Ilefunfun, Magbon, Badagry, Lagos State, has allegedly fled with a boyfriend who lives in Ilogbo, Oko Afo, a neighbouring community. The Senior Secondary School One pupil, Lawal, reportedly eloped with the boyfriend, identified simply as Akin, on October 22 and had yet to return home. Punch Metro learnt that...... read more
Buhari, Shekau and others, listed as World Most Powerful Muslims President Muhammadu Buhari, the Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar Saad; and Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, have again been listed among the most powerful Muslims in the world. This is contained in a Muslim publication, The Muslim 500 in its 2018 edition. The publication according to a statement obtained by PUNCH, noted that there...... read more
Osinbajo lauds Ebonyi APC for supporting Buhari Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has commended the Ebonyi chapter of the All Progressives Congress for supporting President Muhammadu Buhari’s led Federal Government. Osinbajo made the commendation on Saturday when he addressed thousands of APC party supporters in Abakaliki on Saturday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the vice president...... read more
Tinubu departs Nigeria for London over son’s death   The National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has left Nigeria for London, where he would be meeting his late son’s wife and children who reside in the United Kingdom. Tinubu was said to have departed Lagos barely 48 hours after his son, Jide, was pronounced dead...... read more
Nigerian prisoners want to leave China Many prisoners have inundated Nigeria, asking to be transferred from Chinese prisons, but such transfers are impossible for now. Transfer of prisoners from China to Nigeria can only be possible if there is a signed treaty to the effect by the two countries. There is no treaty between the countries for...... read more
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