There’s hunger in Nigeria but we will vote Buhari in 2019 - Northern elders

By Vera Enenche Despite the untold hardship in Nigeria, northern leaders have vowed to return President Muhammadu Buhari to power in 2019.

IN BENUE Policeman kills Okada rider over N50 (PHOTOS)

A police officer on duty along Aliade-Awajir road has shot and killed a motorcyclist, otherwise known as Okada rider.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino suggests changing World cup from 32 teams to 48 teams

Gianni Infantino, president of the World Football's governing body, FIFA has suggested starting up a 48 team World Cup tournament, saying adding 16 more teams to the competition would see a playoff round added prior to the group stages of the world cup, with the 16 defeated nations going home after playing just one match.

Tension as kidnappers of Lagos pupils give families 48-hour ultimatum to pay N6m ransom

As four pupils, a teacher and a vice-principal of Lagos Junior Model College, Igbonla, Epe, Lagos State, spend five days in captivity, the kidnappers have given their families 48 hours to pay the ransoms placed on them.

Presidency explains why Buhari wants to sell presidential aircrafts

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has explained that the President directed the sale of two aircraft in the presidential fleet in order to cut down waste.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Father arraigned for burning daughter with hot electric heater

A 36-year-old man, Mr. Benjamin Endurance, has been dragged to court for burning his four-year-old daughter, Goodness, with hot electric heater over allegation of bedwetting.

Endurance was said to have burnt his daughter’s leg as punishment for bedwetting in her sleep.

The incident reportedly occurred on October 13, 2016 at about 11pm on Prosco Road, Okaka area of Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

The matter was reported to the Police by the officials of the International Federation of Women Lawyers.

The suspect was arraigned at Magistrate’s Court 4 in Yenagoa by the Police Prosecution counsel, Inspector Joses Totekume, on three counts of alleged criminal intent, denial of the victim of proper medical attention and attempted breach of the peace.

In the charge sheet, the police said, “That he (Endurance) did willfully injure his daughter, Goodness Endurance by using a hot electric heater on her legs because she urinated on the floor where she was asleep.

“By the act, the suspect committed an offence punishable under Section 282 Cap.14 of the Criminal Code Laws of Bayelsa State of Nigeria, 2006.

“That you (Endurance) did willfully, recklessly and negligently deprived your daughter, Goodness, the right to health and health services by refusing to send her for medical treatment after injuring her and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 12 (1) and (2) of the Child Rights Bill, Laws of Bayelsa State of Nigeria, 2015.

“That you (Endurance) did conduct yourself in a manner likely to cause the breach of peace by forcing your daughter, Goodness, to sleep on the floor without mat and thereby committed an offence punishable under 186 of the Criminal Code laws of Bayelsa State of Nigeria, 2006.”

Moses hasn’t proved his commitment to Eagles yet – Ex-Nigeria winger

He is riding on the crest of a wave after surviving a strenuous preseason to force his way into Chelsea’s first team under Italian manager Antonio Conte.

Victor Moses appeared to have given up on first-team football at Chelsea following the expiry of his loan deal at West Ham.

The 25-year-old Nigeria winger had also had loan spells at Liverpool and Stoke since his £9m move from Wigan in 2012.

Moses has been hogging the headlines after a string of impressive performances for the Blues – and the player has confirmed he is enjoying his football more than ever.

We planned to kidnap Ibeju-Lekki monarch – Abductors of Lagos landlords

Five suspects – Natei Okunna, James Akegbe, Thank-God Jegede, Trust Bourdillon and Timi Inomi – who carried out the kidnap of four landlords in Isheri North area of Lagos State on September 17, are now in the custody of the Inspector-General of Police Response Team.

The suspects were hunted down across three states – Ondo, Ogun and Delta states – after they got a N12m ransom to free the landlords.

PUNCH had reported that the landlords, Kennedy Ucheagwu, Dr. Omololu Bello, Fidelis Esang and their trainer, Olalere Olawale, were jogging around their area when they were abducted at gunpoint by the suspects.

Rapist attacks Lagos couples, kills pregnant woman, injures kids

There was unease at Oluwoye community in Ibeshe, Ikorodu area of Lagos on Friday after an assailant suspected to belong to a gang of rapists in the area, killed a 30-year-old pregnant woman Afusat Yusuf, and stabbed her husband, Kazeem Yusuf. The man is now in a coma.

Saturday PUNCH learnt that the rapist also inflicted injuries on the couple’s two kids – Rodiat and Opeyemi, aged six and five respectively.

It was gathered that the attacker had gained access to the couple’s apartment around 2am on Friday through the window and attempted to rape Afusat.

Woman stabs fiance to death in Ogun


The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 23-year-old lady, Abosede Omolare, for allegedly stabbing her fiance, Sadiq Dauda, to death during an argument.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi, told a news conference on Friday in Abeokuta that Omolare was engaged to marry Dauda in December.

He said that the suspect committed the crime at Onirugba Street in Ijebu-Ode on Tuesday and was arrested on the same day.

Top school Proprietress kidnapped, raped, buried alive in Abuja (Photos/Video)

A shocking video has emerged online about a driver who with the help of some of his friends, kidnapped, raped and buried his boss alive.

According to the video, the suspects collected a huge sum from the proprietress, raped her and buried her alive.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Baale shoots resident dead during fight

A traditional ruler in the Magboro community in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area, Ogun State, Sanni Shofolarin, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly killing a resident of the town.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Shofolarin, who is the baale of Shofolarin town in Magboro, shot dead the victim, whose name had yet to be ascertained, during an affray in the area on Monday.

It was learnt that some people had organised a party in the community, which resulted in a fight.

Okorocha orders traders to vacate Owerri main market

The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has ordered traders at the Ekeukwu Owerri Main Market and street traders in the state capital to relocate to an alternative market located at Relief or the new Egbeada Markets.

The governor warned that the traders of the main markets who refused to relocate would face sanctions.

Ambode fires three commissioners, more may follow

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Wednesday sacked three commissioners from the state cabinet.

The Commissioner for Tourism, Mr. Folorunsho Folarin-Coker; his counterparts in Finance, Dr. Mustapha Akinkunmi, and Transportation, Dr Ekundayo Mobereola, were removed a year after they were appointed into office.

The Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello, who released a statement on the development, did not give any reason for the sacking.

5 dead as gunmen attack beer parlour in Benue community


There was confusion on Tuesday in Tor Donga community, in the Katsina Ala Local Government Area of Benue State, after some gunmen opened fire on a group of revellers in a pub.

While no fewer than five people were reportedly shot dead, scores were said to have sustained gunshot injuries and were rushed to a public hospital in the area.

An witness, who did not want to be identified, said the gunmen rode on motorcycles, adding that they arrived at the area around 9pm.