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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….

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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Senate panel summons CBN Governor over state of economy

The Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, on Wednesday, summoned the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Yemi Cardoso, over the state of the nation’s economy. Chairman of the Committee, Adetokunbo Abiru (APC, Lagos East) directed…

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Jonathan Leads Commonwealth Mission To Observe Pakistan’s Election

The Commonwealth has appointed former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan as head of its Election Observation Mission to Pakistan to observe the general elections scheduled for Feb. 8. Ikechukwu Eze, Special Adviser to Jonathan said this in a statement on Wednesday…

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Navy Destroys 3 Illegal Refineries In Bayelsa

The Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base, FORMOSO, in Bayelsa, destroyed three illegal refining sites between Sunday and Tuesday, Capt. Murtala Rogo, the Commanding Officer, stated on Wednesday in Brass. He stated that 50,000 litres of products suspected to have been…

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Ibadan Explosion: Makinde Signs Executive Order Compelling Declaration Of Harmful Substance Within 24 Hours

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has signed Executive Order 001 of 2024 on the Safe Handling and Storage of Harmful Substances Within Oyo State. The order was signed to prevent the kind of deadly explosion that rocked the state…