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Day: February 1, 2024


Just In: New Ondo Deputy Governor Sworn In

Former Deputy Clerk to the National Assembly, Dr Olayide Owolabi Adelami, was on Thursday, sworn in as the new Deputy Governor of Ondo state, following the inauguration of the former deputy governor, Lucky Ayedatiwa, as the governor of the state….


BREAKING: Naira falls to record low of N1,515 /$1 at the black market

Naira has fallen to a record low of N1,515 per dollar following strong demand on the parallel market, also known as the black market. This represents 1.32% or N20.00 weaker than N1,495 it traded in the morning today according to…


Bandits demand N290 million for release of pregnant woman, 3 kids, others in Niger state

Bandits operating in Niger state have demanded a staggering N290 million as ransom for the release of seven individuals, including a pregnant woman and three children, who were abducted from the Kuduru community in Tafa Local Government Area (LGA) of…


PDP appoints new national woman leader

The Peoples Democratic Party has appointed Amina Arong from Cross River State as the party’s new national woman leader. In October 2023, the party announced the death of its National Woman Leader, Prof Stella Effah-Attoe. Effah-Attoe, a member of the…


Military uncovers five million-litre stolen crude in Rivers

The 6 Division, Nigerian Army, on Wednesday, said it uncovered a massive illegal refinery camp and seized five million litres of stolen crude oil stored in a reservoir in Rivers State. The General Officer Commanding, 6 Division, Maj.-Gen. Jamal Abdussalam,…


Reps order fire service to refund N1.48bn COVID-19 funds

The Public Accounts Committee of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, directed the Federal Fire Service refund the sum of N1.48bn within a week to the Federation Account, being the intervention funds it received for the COVID-19 health epidemic but…


Many feared killed in Imo explosion

Many people were reportedly burnt beyond recognition after a tanker suspected to be used by oil bunkerers exploded in the forest of Obitti, Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State. The PUNCH learnt that the incident happened on Tuesday at…

BREAKING: Abuja black market traders close shops

In a surprising move, foreign exchange black market operators in Abuja, including those at the bustling Wuse Zone 4 market, abruptly stopped trading on Thursday morning. They attributed their decision to instructions from their union and a significant depreciation of…