Sun. Sep 25th, 2022

Month: July 2022

A Chief Correspondent on Weekend Titles Newspapers, Tunde Ajaja, has emerged the winner of Africa’s Best Re/Insurance Print Journalist (English category) of the Year award. Ajaja was named the winner at this year’s edition of the award in Lagos on Friday. The event, organised by Continental Reinsurance Plc, had as its highlight a send-forth dinner


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THE immediate past Minister of Niger Delta Affairs and former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, on Sunday described a retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Udom Ekpoudom, as one seeking cheap popularity. Akpabio said this, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Jackson Udom, while reacting to Sunday PUNCH’s interview granted by


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It has been 19 years since Nigeria Airways was liquidated. The regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has commenced moves to establish a new national carrier amid concerns raised by major stakeholders, Funmilayo Fabunmi reports Nigerians have had to wait endlessly for the establishment of a new national carrier and stakeholders are


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Kwara State government has temporarily suspended the payment of monthly pensions to 6,437 retired workers in the state with effect from July 2022, following their inability to complete verification exercises organised for pensioners in the state. The government, in a press statement titled “Kwara State Government Receives Interim Report on Pensioners’ Verification”, issued in Ilorin


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The Federal Government-funded Phase 1 of the National Mass Metering Programme, NMMP, slated to commence in August appears to have been mired in uncertainty, as The PUNCH learnt that it had been put on hold following allegations of fraud by the Central Bank of Nigeria against some of the Meter Asset Providers, MAPs. A source,


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An unidentified hit-and-run driver of a trailer with no registration number has crushed a motorcycle rider to death. It was gathered that the accident happened on the Ihiala-Owerri Expressway, opposite Basco Hotel late on Sunday. Three persons were involved in the crash while one person (the motorcycle rider), was killed. According to an eyewitness report,


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Award-winning novelist, Chimamanda Adichie, has faulted claims that she was related a 40-year-old lady, Nkiru Okoye, murdered in Ogbunike, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State. The PUNCH had earlier reported that the deceased, a wife of a mechanical engineer, Emenike Okoye, was beaten to death by her brother-in-law, George Okoye, over the ownership of


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Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Gani Adams, has raised the alarm on the worrisome spate of insecurity in the country, saying “Nigeria is already sleepwalking into a collapse”. In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, on Sunday, the Yoruba generalissimo said that from the economy to security, the country was


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The Peter Obi Support Network has described as “defeatist” the antics of operatives of opposition presidential campaign organisations and their political parties for always “outrightly distorting and mischievously misquoting the speeches” of the Labour Party presidential aspirant, Peter Obi. The group said the move was a futile bid to discredit Obi and drag him to


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It was indeed a night of surprise for contestants and fans of Big Brother Naija as a 26th housemate was introduced in the ongoing season 7. YouTuber and actress, Modella, was introduced to the show during the Sunday Live Show. The show host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, had earlier announced Lagos-born Deji as the 25th housemate before


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