Nyanya Blast: Patience Jonathan Donates Medical Items To Victims

The First lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, on Friday in Abuja distributed medical items to the hospitalised victims of Nyanya bomb blast. The blast which occurred on April 14, in Nyanya, a suburb of the FCT, was officially reported to have claimed 75 lives. The First Lady was represented by the National Coordinator of her NGO, … Continue reading

Pakistan President Leads 70-Man Delegation On Three-day Working Visit To Nigeria

President Mamnoon Hussain of Pakistan will begin a three-day working visit to Nigeria from Monday, April 21, the Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner, Ahmed Sirohey said in Abuja. The visit is the first of a Pakistan’s president to Nigeria in 32 years and Hussain is leading a 70-man delegation, Sirohey told reporters. According to him, the … Continue reading

Easter: PDP Urges Nigerians To Pray For The Nation

The Peoples Democratic Party has called on Nigerians, irrespective of religious persuasions to use the occasions of Good Friday and Easter celebrations to pray for the nation.   This is contained in a statement signed by Mr. Olise Metuh, PDP National Publicity Secretary, in Abuja on Friday.   Metuh also urged Nigerians to rededicate themselves … Continue reading

APC Aids, Abets Terrorism — PDP

The PDP has accused the All Progressive Congress (APC) of aiding and abetting terrorism in the country through “omission and commission’’. This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Olisa Metuh, the National Publicity Secretary of PDP on Thursday in Abuja. Metuh said that APC demonstrated this when it shunned a meeting called by … Continue reading

The Five Lessons of Good Friday

The sufferings and death of Jesus, which Christians commemorate on Good Friday, may seem far removed from our everyday lives. After all, it is almost impossible to imagine that anyone reading this essay will ever be crucified. (On the other hand, persecution of Christians continues in many parts of the world even today.) So what … Continue reading

Exam Malpractice: WAEC To Introduce Special Calculators, Mathematical Sets

The West African Examination Council says it will inaugurate from this November/December West African Senior School Certificate Examinations, “branded, non-programmable calculators and mathematical sets” for all its examinations. The initiative, the Council said, was to check the increasing use of “programmable calculators” by candidates during examinations. The council conducts the May/June and November/December West African … Continue reading

Boko Haram: Nigeria and The Dearth Of Statesmen, By Niran Adedokun

“The difference between a politician and a statesman is that a politician thinks about the next election while the statesman thinks about the next generation” ― Hillary Rodham Clinton Monday, April 14, will remain one of the most melancholic days of my life. My God, people woke up early that day to pursue legitimate means … Continue reading

We Didn’t Shun Security Council Meeting With President Jonathan -APC Governors

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied reports that Governors of the states under the aegis of the party shunned the expanded National Security Council meeting called Thursday by President Goodluck Jonathan to review the security situation in the country. In a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji … Continue reading

How Lagos DPO Raped, Extorted Me -Woman

This is a Punch report: A 31-year-old cook, Idowu Akinwunmi, has narrated how the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Onikan Station, SP Adekunle Awe, allegedly raped, extorted and threatened her life. The victim told PUNCH Metro that the incident occurred on April 15, 2014. She explained that on April 14 she was arrested by … Continue reading

Be Security Conscious During Easter Festivities, Fashola Urges Lagos Residents

Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Thursday urged residents to be security conscious and to report unusual situations during the Easter period. Fashola gave the advice while handing over Addo/Addo-Kekere/Lamgbasa/Kajola network of roads and Ajah-Badore Road in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of the state. He urged travellers and residents to be alert and vigilant … Continue reading