Punch News headlines today 08/25/18

Lewandowski nets controversial penalty as Bayern make winning start

Robert Lewandowski netted a controversial penalty awarded by VAR at the second attempt as Bayern Munich opened the new Bundesliga season with a 3-1 win over Hoffenheim on Friday. Thomas Mueller put Bayern ahead with a first-half header and Adam Szalai equalised before Lewandowski’s spot-kick and a late Arjen Robben goal sealed victory at the […]-Punch

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French Open: Serena to be banned from wearing ‘Black Panther’ catsuit

Serena Williams will be banned from wearing her ‘Black Panther’ catsuit again at the French Open after Roland Garros chiefs described the outfit as “going too far”. The 36-year-old American star stunned Paris this year in her body-hugging outfit which she said was inspired by the ‘Black Panther’ movie and made her feel like a […]-Punch

2019 elections: Shock awaits Buhari, APC, says PDP

Our Reporters at Punch Newspapers – 17 minutes ago
The Peoples Democratic Party has said that both President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress, will be shocked by the outcome of the 2019 presidential and other elections. It also warned the President, the Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies against rigging the elections. READ ALSO: Soldiers torture 18-year-old to death over […]-Punch

Sarri confident Chelsea can iron out defensive flaws

Maurizio Sarri’s fear of a slow start at Chelsea may have been unfounded but the head coach insists his side are still very much a work in progress. Chelsea will travel to Newcastle on Sunday aiming to make it three wins from as many Premier League games this season. READ ALSO: How to fix a leaky […]-Punch

Soldiers torture 18-year-old to death over stolen phone

Afeez Hanafi The life of an 18-year-old secondary school-leaver, Amadu Atajan, has come to a tragic end after he was allegedly tortured by some soldiers attached to the Special Task Force, Sector 7, Sha District, in the Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State. Atajan, who gave up the ghost on Wednesday, reportedly died from […]

Youths burn police station in Osun over murdered undergraduate

Femi Makinde, Osogbo Angry youths in Iwo, Osun State, have set ablaze the Police Area Command in the town over the alleged killing of an undergraduate, Tunde Nofiu, by a policeman attached to the Special Anti Robbery Squad of the state police command. Nofiu, who was said to be spending holidays in Ileogbo, the headquarters […]

Lagos CP suspends DPO for raiding Muslim adherents, bribery

Samson Folarin The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, has suspended the Divisional Police Officer, Pen Cinema Police Division, Harrison Nwabuisi. Nwabuisi, a Superintendent of Police, was alleged to have led his men to raid Alimi Ogunyemi Street, among other places, in the Ifako Ijaiye area of the state on Wednesday. Some Muslim faithful, […]

Drunken cop kills friend during Sallah celebration in Ogun

Afeez Hanafi A party organised on Thursday to mark Sallah celebrations at Transformer Bus Stop, Adiyan, in Ogun State turned bloody when a trigger-happy policeman, identified simply as Ola SARS, shot his friend dead. Saturday PUNCH learnt that the victim, one 36-year-old Ayinde aka Aye, and the policeman were invited to the party by the […]

Trader disguises as policeman, steals N5m valuables at gunpoint

Afeez Hanafi A trader, Emeka Nzube, has been remanded in prison custody by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State, for allegedly stealing items worth about N5m at gunpoint. The 34-year-old suspect was arraigned on Friday on two counts of robbery before the Chief Magistrate, Mrs. T.O. Ojo. READ ALSO: How we plan to unseat Buhari – […]

Slain Ekiti monarch: I’ve been trying to take over, says suspect

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti A murder suspect, Omoniyi Ademola, said he killed Onise of Odo Oro, Oba Gbadebo Ogunsakin, so he could claim the throne. Ademola was accused of stabbing the king to death in his palace on Wednesday shortly after the monarch held a council meeting with his chiefs. Ademola spoke while he was […]

I pay to have sex with my wife, man tells court

A 35-year-old man, Mr. Yinka Alabi, on Friday pleaded with an Idi-Ogungun Customary Court, Agodi, Ibadan, Oyo State, not to dissolve his marriage in spite of his wife admitting to being raped by another man. In his defence to a divorce suit filed by his wife, Funmilola, he told the court that the woman claimed […]

Four-year-old stolen at Lagos Christ Embassy found in Benin

Afeez Hanafi Family members of a missing four-year-old girl, Elo Ogidi, were overjoyed on Friday after she was found in an orphanage in Benin, Edo State. Elo was reportedly stolen from the Christ Embassy in Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos State, during a church service she attended in company with her parents and their housemaid on Sunday, […]

Command arrests three for rail tracks vandalism

The Enugu State Police Command has arrested three suspects believed to be behind the rail tracks vandalism in the state. The command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said on Friday in Enugu that the suspected vandals were arrested on August 21 in Emene, on the outskirts of Enugu metropolis. Amaraizu said items recovered from them included […]

Tributes as Ras Kimono is buried today

Theophilus Onojeghen, Warri There was an outpouring of tributes and emotions on Friday as the remains of late reggae music star, Ras Kimono, arrived Asaba, the Delta State capital, for burial on Saturday (today). The body of the late musician, who died on June 10, June, 2018, was received by a multitude of friends, colleagues, […]

2019: APC, ADC release September dates for presidential, governorship primaries

John Alechenu and Eniola Akinkuotu The All Progressives Congress has proposed September 24, 2018 as the date it intends to hold primaries to elect governorship candidates in 30 states of the federation. The APC’s 2019 electoral activities will begin on September 8, 2018 with nationwide congresses to elect delegates for the national convention of September […]

APC will win 2019 elections, Buhari boasts

John Alechenu, Olusola Fabiyi, Olalekan Adetayo and Eniola Akinkoutu President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday boasted that his party, the All Progressives Congress, would win the 2019 general elections. Apparently making veiled reference to the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, who recently said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party would win the forthcoming elections, Buhari said […]

Compensate Ayefele now, NLC tells Ajimobi

Abdulfatai Ayobami Ibrahim at Punch Newspapers – 5 hours ago
Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Nigeria Labour Congress has asked the Governor Abiola Ajimobi-led Oyo State Government to immediately compensate ace musician, Yinka Ayefele, for demolishing his Music House last week. In a statement by its President, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, the NLC also called on the state government to tender an unreserved apology to the musician. […]

Angela Merkel to visit Nigeria on Friday

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, will on Wednesday tour three West African countries, paying visits to Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria. The German Deputy Government Spokeswoman, Ulrike Demmer, said in a statement on Friday in Berlin that Merkel would spend Wednesday through Friday in the three countries, accompanied by an economic delegation. Migration politics, particularly Merkel’s campaign […]

Buhari congratulates Malian, Zimbabwean Presidents, Elumelu at

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday congratulated President Ibrahim Keita of Mali on winning the country’s election for a second term in office. In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President also felicitated with majority of Malians for giving the incumbent another opportunity to serve […]

How we plan to unseat Buhari – Moghalu, Sowore, Onovo, others

Eniola Akinkuotu, Success Nwogu, Okechukwu Nnodim and Tunde Ajaja Ahead of the 2019 general elections, presidential aspirants under the different political parties have reeled out some of the tactics they plan to employ to unseat the incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari. In separate interviews with our correspondents during the week, the aspirants said contrary to the […]

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