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President Donald Trump’s administration on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to revive his ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations after it was blocked by lower courts that found i
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto was furious at the line President Donald Trump said during his speech Thursday pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement. “Couldn’t have picked a worst city,&
Samson Folarin There was a mild drama at an Ebute-Meta Magistrate’s Court on Thursday after a 58-year-old textile dealer, Mrs. Taiwo Momoh, was discharged for offences bordering on attempted suicide.
Afeez Hanafi Badoo, a ritual cult terrorising Ikorodu and its environs has struck again, killing a pregnant woman, her husband and two of their three children. The death of the family members, who liv
“My wife is always threatening to kill herself; she has attempted suicide on four occasions,’’ a 45-year-old carpenter, Waheed Tiamiyu, told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Thursday. The News Ag
Success Nwogu, Ilorin About 6,000 pensioners in Kwara State have appealed to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, to reverse the Supreme Court judgement on them over N1.68bn owed by
Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt TWO policemen and a tricycle rider on Thursday lost their lives after a petrol tanker rammed into the convoy of the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Com
Femi Makinde, Osogbo The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and a former Minister of Finance, Chief Olu Falae, on Thursday offered suggestions  to the Federal Government on how to tackle the current e
Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi The Bauchi State Police Command has smashed a serial killer syndicate and arrested four members of the gang.   The gang, according to the police authorities, was responsible fo
John Ameh, Abuja A member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Garba Umar-Durbunde, who was kidnapped by gunmen on Tuesday, has shared his “harrowing experience” with The PUNCH. Umar-Durbunde, who rep
Femi Makinde, Osogbo Doctors under the aegis of the Nigerian Medical Association in Osun State on Thursday staged a protest to press home their demand for the stoppage of payment of half salaries to d
If the National Youth Service Corps members are posted to a university, they can be transferred to the Faculty of Agricultural Science. The Faculty of Agricultural Science has farms that they manage.
Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate is proposing the return of tolls on federal roads and the setting aside of 0.5 per cent of transport fares paid by mass transit passengers for inter-state trips to gener
’Femi Asu The Secretary-General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Dr. Mohammed Barkindo, has said it is too early to say when production caps should be imposed on Nigeria and Libya
Ozioma Ubabukoh The Lagos State Government says it is investing in Information and Communications Technology to push the state from the fifth largest to the third largest economy in Africa. “We will n
Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja in a bid to check communicable diseases, the Federal Government has approved the deployment of health surveillance officers to detect and control any disease among the country’
Former Secretary of Labor and class warrior Robert Reich crushed conservative pundit Jeffrey Lord during Thursday’s CNN panel discussion about the Paris Climate Agreement. Senior economic adviso
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja About one month after the Senate confirmed two new ministers, Stephen Ocheni (Kogi) and Suleiman Hassan (Gombe), the acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has yet to inaugurate them
Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt A coalition of militants in the Niger Delta region said on Thursday that it had decided to go after expatriates and oil company directors in a bid to stop the pollution
Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe A Lagos State High Court in Ikeja, on Thursday, granted Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Obla, leave to travel to the United States to
Eniola Akinkuotu and Leke Baiyewu A group, Civil Society Network Against Corruption, has written a petition to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission demanding the investigation of the lawmaker
Virgin Galactic successfully conducted its fifth unpowered glide flight, adding weight to their spacecraft to test maneuverability for rocket-powered flights. The company says it is rea
John Ameh and Ihuoma Chiedozie The House of Representatives was again thrown into a rowdy session on Thursday, forcing a hasty adjournment of proceedings. The cause of the rowdiness was the rejection
Femi Makinde, Osogbo The International Institute for Tropical Agriculture has inaugurated a 205.5 hectares of  research farm in Ago Owu Farm Settlement in Ayedaade Local Government Area of Osun State.
Ramon Oladimeji The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), has urged the Federal High Court in Lagos to dismiss a suit seeking a declaration that the Fe
Fidelis Soriwei, Abuja The Nigeria Governors Forum has raised the alarm over importation of substandard rice into the country. The Head of Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Abulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, sai
Mudiaga Affe, Calabar The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said that Nigeria cannot afford to disintegrate, adding that the diversity of the country is the reason why other countries have re
Sterling Bank Plc and LEAP Africa have collaborated to enhance the growth of the Small and Medium-scale Enterprises, and by extension, the economy. The Chief Marketing Officer, Sterling Bank, Mr. Henr
Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Tunde Lemo, has said the delay in the signing of the 2017 budget into law is not too good for the economy, especially
Oyetunji Abioye The naira appreciated to 374 per United States dollar on Thursday, up from 382/dollar on Wednesday. The local unit closed at 382/dollar from Monday to Wednesday. This came just as curr
Chux Ohai  Fast-rising Yoruba movie actress, Folashade Bewaji, managed to escape from two strange men on a commercial motorcycle, who tried to abduct her on Wednesday night in Ibadan, capital of Oyo S
The bombshell reporting on the Donald Trump organization and potential Russian collusion was advanced yet again with a powerful new report highlighting contradicting reasons for secret meetings. A tea
Since I established WAP over 40 years ago, it has always been my desire to contribute my quota to the socio-economic development of Nigeria through what I do best – entertainment. I really appreciate
Chux Ohai Celebrated musical couple, Tunde and Wunmi Obe, aka TWO, in a rare gesture, have chosen to celebrate renowned reggae musicians around the world, including the legendary Bob Marley, Lucky Dub
Oluwafemi Oyefeso oluwafemi.oyefeso@yahoo.com In recent times, the number of touch points through which a customer can contact an organisation has geometrically increased. Apart from an organisation’s
German authorities came to a school and took a teenage pupil away right from her classes to deport her to Nepal later the same day, provoking an angry reaction from her classmates and t
Sometimes, during our career journey, we may feel ‘stuck’ in a particular role or wonder why others seem to move forward at a faster clip while we remain in place. The truth is that opportunities don’
Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti The Immediate past Governor of Ekiti State and Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has challenged the competence of the Judicial Commission of Enq
Olaide Oyelude, Katsina The commission of inquiry set up by the Katsina State Government to probe former governor Ibrahim Shema’s administration resumed sitting on Thursday amid drama as the lawyers r
Ted Odogwu, Kano The Emir of Kano, Mallam Lamido Sanusi, said on Thursday, in Kano, that he would never be discouraged as an advocate of change in the society. He made the pledge when the new Country
Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has given reasons why President Muhammadu Buhari shunned Nigerian hospitals and decided to travel to the United Kingdom t
Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna The Transmission Company of Nigeria has announced plans to build three power transmission sub-stations in Kaduna State. The building of the sub-stations will be completed in 18 t
’Femi Asu A major Nigerian independent oil and gas exploration and production firm, Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, said its gas revenues increased by 37 per cent last year, even as its oil
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The invasion of army worm and its resultant destruction of crops in farmlands across the country is a major national catastrophe, the Federal Government has said. Army worm is
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The six-week closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja has resulted into the decline in the number of air travellers by 983,705 or 28.2 per cent, according to fig
Nike Popoola The Lagos State Government has reiterated its commitment to increasing the employability skills of graduates by creating opportunities for them to become empowered and employed. The Commi
Leke Baiyewu, Abuja the Senate, on Thursday, confirmed the nomination of 15 out of the 27 Resident Electoral Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission. They are Prof. Godswill Obi
Ogbonnaya Ikokwu, Umuahia The member representing Aba South state constituency in the Abia State House of Assembly, Mr. Clinton Ebere, has dumped the All Progressive Grand Alliance for the Peoples Dem
Ade Adesomoju, Abuja A Federal High Court in Abuja ruled on Thursday that two alleged masterminds of the bombing which occurred on October 1, 2010 in Abuja – Charles Okah and Obi Nwabueze – had a case
Simon Utebor, Yenagoa The peace accord brokered by the Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson and an Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, to resolve the leadership crisis in the Ijaw Youth Council has suff
Alexander Okere, Benin The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said killer herdsmen, reportedly raping and killing women and farmers in the state,are terrorists, who fled from the military off
A new centre of creativity and innovation has been unveiled in Nigeria. The United States Ambassador to Nigeria,  Mr. W. Stuart Symington, hosted what is described as Nigeria’s first state-of-the art
Femi Makinde, Osogbo Many actors and lecturers of dramatic Arts were recently at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, to honour one of their own, popularly known as Uncle Laide Adewale, who died 1
Sesan Olufowobi Governor Akinwunmi  Ambode of Lagos State  has reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to ongoing reforms aimed at upgrading  the state’s infrastructure  to meet its megacity status
Sesan Olufowobi The Lagos State Government says disregard for safety rules and guidelines will continue to receive stiff punishment. Speaking at the opening of a two-day safety training for stakeholde
Stanley Opara The confidence of investors in the country’s capital market is gradually returning as can be seen by the positive numbers in recent weeks, the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers has sai
Stanley Opara GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria Plc, a subsidiary of GSK Plc, says a renewed focus on its healthcare business in Nigeria will boost its brand portfolio. The company said this with respe
Stanley Opara The equities market appreciated highest in 11 months on Thursday, driven by gains in banking and cement shares as investors took advantage of the low valuation for some commercial bank s
Massachusetts Institute of Technology officials said U.S. President Donald Trump badly misunderstood their research when he cited it on Thursday to justify withdrawing the United States from the Paris
Massachusetts Institute of Technology officials said U.S. President Donald Trump badly misunderstood their research when he cited it on Thursday to justify withdrawing the United States from the Paris
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