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Man batters wife over missing N2,000

The police in Lagos State have launched a manhunt for a resident of Azeez Olaosebikan Street, Agege, Babatunde Igbara, after he allegedly battered his wife’s eyes. The man reportedly rained punches on the 38-year-old woman, Gbemisola Igbara, in the presence of their four children until her eyes became swollen. PUNCH Metro learnt

Nigeria will soon come out of recession, Kumuyi assures

Pastor Williams Kumuyi, the General Overseer, Deeper Life Bible Church, on Friday, assured Nigerians that the country would soon come out of recession. Kumuyi stated this in his sermon at a programme tagged ”Night of Supernatural Wonders” held at the Abuja National Stadium. Kumuyi Kumuyi The cleric, who said that

CBN governor, Emefiele’s wife reported kidnapped

Mrs. Margaret Emefiele, the wife of the Central Bank Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has been kidnapped by gunmen, according to SaharaReporters. The online news platform said it gathered from a source close to the CBN governor that she was abducted along the Benin-Agbor Road on Thrusday and that the kidnappers have

Boko Haram kills 14 soldiers in Niger

Niger’s army said Friday that 14 of its soldiers and scores of Boko Haram fighters had been killed during a multi-month sweep operation in the nation’s southeast. Defence ministry spokesman Colonel Moustapha Ledru told state television that “123 terrorists” had been killed and “a large quantity of arms recovered from the

Regular intake of fruits, water cure piles,

Regular intake of water and fruits can help in curing haemorrhoids, also known as piles, a pharmacist, Rabi’u Hussain, said on Friday. Hussain, who works with the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital, Kano, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano. An online publication, bupa.co.uk/health says, “Piles,

Herbalist rapes 15 year-old-girl in Anambra

A herbalist, Emeka Obu, has been arrested by the Anambra State Police Command for allegedly raping a 15-year old girl (name withheld) in Nimo, Njikoka Local Government Area of the state. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Nkiruka Nwode, confirmed the incident. She said the Enugwu-Ukwu Police Division was investigating

CCB to probe Amaechi, Ngige, Fashola, AGF, others’ assets

The Code of Conduct Bureau has begun massive verification of assets declared by top serving and former public officers at the federal, state and local government levels. A statement by the Chairman of the CCB, Mr. Sam Saba, released by the Press and Protocol Unit of the bureau on Thursday, stated

National fleet: FG sets up committee for Nigeria’s 60% stake

THE Federal Government has constituted a committee to screen shipping operators interested in acquiring part of the 60 percent holding for Nigerians in the proposed National fleet. The fleet is expected to have a 40 percent foreign ownership. Engr. Greg Ogbeifun, Chairman of the Ship Owners Association of Nigeria, SOAN,

N-Delta leaders split over Amaechi’s summit

SOME stakeholders in Delta, Bayelsa and Cross River states rose, yesterday, in support of the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, saying that he was eminently qualified to summon a meeting of Niger Deltans to discuss any issue, as he did, last Saturday, while others still maintained that Amaechi has

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