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Iran parliament impeaches economy minister

Iran’s parliament impeached Economy Minister Masoud Karbasian on Sunday in the latest blow to the embattled government as it struggles to face down a mounting economic crisis. Karbasian lost the vote of confidence, which was carried live on state radio, by 137 votes to 121, with two abstentions. He is the second minister in President […]

Gunmen kill Plateau Speaker’s driver, one other

Unidentified gunmen have killed Mr Azi Magaji, the head driver to the Plateau House of Assembly Speaker, and Mr Edward Ankpa, a security personnel with the Jos University Teaching Hospital. The Plateau Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Terna Tyopev, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Jos. READ ALSO: I was […]

Two die, 241 injured in Iran earthquake

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck western Iran near the border with Iraq early Sunday, killing two people and injuring more than 200, officials said. The shallow quake hit 26 kilometres (16 miles) southwest of the city of Javanrud in Kermanshah province, the US Geological Survey said, near the site of a powerful quake last year […]

PHOTOS: Saraki in Delta, holds closed-door meeting with Okowa

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Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, held a closed-door meeting with the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, at Government House on Saturday. Saraki was accompanied by some senators including Dino Melaye and Peter Nwaoboshi. It was the first time Saraki will be visiting Okowa at the Government House since his defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress to […]

2019 election: Coalition will uproot Buhari, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party has expressed hope that the coalition will unseat President Muhammadu Buhari. The National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, said this in an interview with one of our correspondents in Abuja on Saturday. READ ALSO: No automatic ticket for Melaye –Kogi PDP He said the plan of the All Progressives Congress […]

Five key dates in the life of John McCain

US Senator John McCain, who died Saturday at age 81, spent 35 years in politics after a military career interrupted by his Hanoi confinement during the war in Vietnam. Here are five key dates in the life of the iconic Navy pilot-turned-politician:

Hajj pilgrims begin return journey on Monday

The return journey of Nigeria’s 55,000 pilgrims who performed this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia begins on Monday, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria has said. Its Director of Operations, Abdullahi Saleh, announced this on Sunday in Jeddah after a meeting with the airline operators. He said the operation would be concluded within the same […]

Don’t transport criminals in Hajj flights, NAHCON warns airlines

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria on Saturday warned this year’s Hajj airline operators not to transport criminal elements in Hajj flights from Saudi Arabia back to Nigeria. NAHCON Chairman Abdullahi Muhktar sounded the warning in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia at a meeting with airline operators for the 2018 exercise. “The airline operators should seriously warn […]

UPDATED: US senator John McCain dies at 81

John McCain, a war hero and towering figure in American politics, known for reaching across the aisle in an increasingly divided nation, died Saturday following a battle with brain cancer. He was 81. The senator’s passing marked the end of a storied, 35-year political career that brought the independent-minded Republican within reach of the White House […]

I love travelling, but I procrastinate a lot –Lasisi Elenu

Popular comedian, Lasisi Elenu, speaks to JOY MARCUS about his unforgettable trip to the United Arab Emirates How often do you travel? I like travelling but I never get to travel frequently because I tend to procrastinate a lot. Where did you visit recently? I visited UAE, a country in the Middle East in February […]

Why government agencies must stop using free email accounts

Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr. Considering the unending spate of gross human rights violations perpetrated by officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, a few days ago, ordered the reorganisation of the affected police department. The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, complied immediately and set some necessary changes in motion. These included renaming […]


Onoshe Nwabuikwu About two weeks ago, the hottest news was that the National Broadcasting Commission had queried 101.9 FM in Jos, Plateau State, for playing three songs that had been declared unfit for broadcast because of “vulgar lyrics”. The songs: Iskaba, See Mary, See Jesus and This is Nigeria. According to the NBC, in Iskaba […]

Inside some Nigeria’s appalling public health centres

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There are some dilapidated, ill-equipped public health centres across states in Nigeria where residents go to access healthcare for lack of better alternatives. SUNDAY PUNCH writes about the facilities One of the reasons given by the military junta when they took over power on December 31, 1983 was that the country’s hospitals had become mere […]

Why I’ve yet to work with my brother, Mr. Latin – Kola Amusan

Olushola Ricketts Many are surprised that American-based filmmaker, Kola Amusan, has never worked with his elder brother, Bolaji Amusan, aka Mr. Latin. This has also raised insinuations that all may not be well between the brothers. But while speaking with Sunday Scoop, Kola said there were no issues between them. He said, “My brother and […]-Punch news

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I’ve not dumped music for painting – Minjin

Olushola Ricketts Inasmuch as he is now a professional painter, former Kennis Music singer, Adewale Lawanson Junior, aka Minjin, has rubbished claims that he has dumped music. Minjin told Sunday Scoop, “Music is stressful; especially when you travel a lot for shows. Whenever I am free, instead of partying or hanging out with friends, I […]-Punch news

Koker’s contract expired before he left Chocolate City – MI

Olushola Ricketts Rapper and Chocolate City Music president, Jude Abaga, aka MI, insists that there is no bad blood between the record label and its former artiste, Koker. The rapper, who just released his fourth studio album, Yung Denzel: A Story on Self Worth, told Sunday Scoop that the company was proud of Koker’s progression […]-Punch news

If Don Jazzy didn’t lock me up, he should speak out – Kelly Hansome

Olushola Ricketts It came as a rude shock to music lovers when Kelechi Orji, aka Kelly Hansome, recently accused Don Jazzy of locking him up for doing a cover of a song. The Maga Don Pay singer shared the story on his Instagram page while celebrating a soldier friend’s birthday. READ ALSO: Why I’ve yet to […]-Punch news

Rant here: Spate of building collapse

Building collapse is becoming an everyday thing in this country. This is underscored by the recent incident of a building that collapsed in Abuja last week that led to the loss of some lives. You will agree with me that this calls for concern and there is a need for the government to address the […]-Punch news

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I started a company with my pocket money — Ogbonna

Chibunna Ogbonna, 21, is the founder of a waste recycling company, RenewCykle Group. In this interview with MAUREEN IHUA-MADUENYI, he shares his story as an engineering student and entrepreneur What specific things do you do as a business? At this early start-up stage (we started in February and have recycled over 40 kg of plastic […]-Punch news

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