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Policeman breaks Lagos trader’s leg for querying nephew’s arrest

The Punch - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 01:38

A trader, Esther Eyo, has demanded justice after suffering multiple fractures in her ankle when men of the Lagos State Police Command allegedly brutalised her at her shop in Oyingbo Market, Ebute Meta. PUNCH Metro gathered that Eyo and her elder sister’s son, Wasiu Isiaka, were attending to customers when the policemen, who were in…


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Police confirm probe ongoing, family alleges Ondo Deeper Life cleaner’s body parts removed

The Punch - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 01:31

The family of late Mrs Veronica Dare, a member of the Deeper Life Bible Church in Iwaro Oka, in the Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State, has called on security agencies in the state to expose the killers of their mother. The 78-year-old was killed on Sunday by suspected ritual killers in…


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Rescue mission: Policeman killed, colleague missing, Ebonyi lawmaker, cops hospitalised

The Punch - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 01:28

One policeman has been feared killed, another missing and three others injured during an attack on Effium community, in the Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. They were reportedly attacked on Sunday by gunmen alongside the member representing Ohaukwu North Constituency in the state House of Assembly, Chinedu Awo. PUNCH Metro gathered that the…


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400-level female student dies of chest pain, Kano varsity mourns

The Punch - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 01:25

The management of Bayero University, Kano, has expressed shock over the death of a 400-level student of the Faculty of Education, Binta Isa. The Deputy Registrar, Public Affairs, BUK, Lamara Garba, in a statement, said Isa was found dead at her hostel around 7pm on Friday shortly after she complained of acute chest pain. The…


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80 pellets of cocaine I excreted to raise N7m for IVF – Lesser Hajj-bound woman arrested in Abuja

The Punch - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 01:25

An Ogun State-based businesswoman, Olayinka Adisa, travelling to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for Umrah (lesser Hajj) has been arrested by operatives of the National Law Drug Enforcement Agency for allegedly ingesting 80 pellets of cocaine. Adisa was arrested on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at the boarding screening area of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, during…


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Notorious Ogun cultist caught with gun during raid on hotel lodgers

The Punch - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 01:20

Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a suspected member of the dreaded Eiye Confraternity, Esuruoso Tunde, for allegedly attacking lodgers at a hotel in Abeokuta, the state capital. The suspect was arrested on Monday at the Ladis Hotel, Ebenezer Junction, Obantoko, Abeokuta. The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in…


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Ondo baby dumped on church altar named after Akeredolu’s wife

The Punch - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 01:15

Officials of the Ondo State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Akure, have named a baby girl dumped on the altar of a church after the wife of the state governor, Mrs Betty Akeredolu. The child, named Betty Emmanuella Akeredolu, was dumped last Wednesday on the altar of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church at…


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Ogun community protests as dredging firm weakens power grid base

The Punch - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 01:15

Residents of Magboro community in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State have decried the activities of a dredging company, Teejay Sand Dredging, around the power grid in the area. They accused the firm of eroding the base of the grid, which passed through the Ogun River in the Gaun area of the…


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Ekiti court frees suspected cultist after one year in prison

The Punch - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 01:13

An Ekiti State High Court, sitting in Ado Ekiti, on Monday, discharged and acquitted a 25-year-old man, Sanni Mohammed, of the charge of cult membership. Mohammed, who was first arraigned and tried on one count of membership of a secret cult on February 24, 2020, was remanded in a custodial centre. The charge read, “Sanni…


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Two Benue mourners’ killers shot dead during gun duel with police

The Punch - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 01:11

The Benue State Police Command on Monday confirmed the killing of two gunmen who reportedly attacked and killed four mourners at the wake of an elderly woman at Imande Abul village, Mbater council ward, in the Logo Local Government Area of the state. Recall that some gunmen had in the early hours of November 13…


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Hoodlums attack Kogi commissioner, abduct travellers

The Punch - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 01:09

The Kogi State Commissioner for Environment, Victor Omofaye, on Sunday, sustained gunshot injuries during an attack by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers. PUNCH Metro reliably gathered that the incident happened between Ikoyi and Iyara around 5pm. Our correspondent learnt that the commissioner was on his way to Lokoja when over 20 suspected kidnappers opened fire…


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Fire destroys spare parts’ building, workshop in Lagos

The Punch - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 00:58

Property worth millions of naira has been destroyed by a fire that gutted a spare parts’ building, Certi-Fit Auto Parts Limited, and a furniture workshop in the Ladipo area of Lagos State. The fire started around 11pm on Sunday and raged on till the early hours of Monday. PUNCH Metro learnt that the fire started…


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Omicron variant: Travel bans loom as Canada detects Nigeria-linked cases

The Punch - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 00:51

Medical experts on Monday warned that Nigeria risked travel bans with Canada’s detection of Omicron variant of COVID-19 in two travellers from Nigeria. Virologists, including the  Chairman of the  Expert Review Committee on COVID-19, Professor Oyewale Tomori, who stated this in separate interviews with The PUNCH, lamented that the variant of the virus in Nigeria…


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We’re not against restructuring, our demand is Biafra, referendum – IPOB

The Punch - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 00:47

The Indigenous People of Biafra has said it is not against restructuring of Nigeria. The Media and Publicity Secretary of the secessionist group, Emma Powerful, said this on Monday in a statement made available to our correspondent in Awka, Anambra State. The group, however, said its major demand was for a referendum to decide whether…


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Electoral Act Amendments: Buhari writes INEC, seeks advice on direct primaries, others

The Punch - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 00:45

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has written a letter to the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, seeking comments from INEC over the Electoral Act amendment bill which was passed by the National Assembly on November 9, 2021. Buhari, who received the bill on November 19, has until December 19 to…


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Security agencies killed 13,241 Nigerians in 10 years – CDD

The Punch - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 00:39

Security agencies in Nigeria have killed 13, 241 citizens since 2011, an International human rights organisation, the Centre for Democracy and Development, said on Monday. The organisation said extrajudicial killings executed by state actors have become the primary cause of death in the country. These were contained in a report by CDD titled ‘Democracy watch…


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Kaduna workers work from home Friday, state plans four-day working week

The Punch - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 00:38

The Kaduna State Government will soon begin the transition to a four-day working week, but in the interim, public servants are expected to work from home for one day weekly. The measure, the government said, was designed to help boost productivity, improve work-life balance and enable workers to have more time for their families, for…


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Zamfara FCE staff, students flee campus as farmers fearing bandits’ invasion desert farms

The Punch - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 00:38

There was pandemonium at the Federal College of Education Technical, Gusau, Zamfara State, on Monday, when some members of a vigilante group on motorcycles were passing near the institution. The PUNCH learnt that immediately the motorcyclists arrived in some farms near the college, the women, who were working on the farms, took to their heels…


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Japan to ban foreign arrivals due to Omicron variant

The Punch - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 00:36

Japan on Monday said it would ban all new foreign arrivals from Tuesday, Kyodo news agency reported. The Japanese government had earlier said it was considering reviving a blanket ban on foreign arrivals due to concerns regarding the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus. Japan’s border restrictions were eased in early November, allowing students, business…


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Constitution review: N’Assembly considers 64 bills, to dismiss ‘controversial’ memos

The Punch - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 00:35

The committees for the review of the constitution at the National Assembly have compiled 64 bills proposing various amendments to the 1999 Constitution, The PUNCH has learnt. This is just as both the Senate and 8th House of Representatives have received hundreds of memoranda from governors/state governments, socio-cultural, political and religious groups as well as…


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