Police recover Benz, nab suspect after PUNCH report

The Lagos State Police Command has recovered a 2019 Mercedes Benz GLE 43, worth N52 million, belonging to a 32-year-old businesswoman, Nneka Chiemelu, after a story by The PUNCH. The vehicle was allegedly stolen from Miss Chiemelu’s apartment in Lekki Phase 1, by a Lagos-based 28-year-old man, Damilola Areje, whose father is a Police Inspector.

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Ensure CAN’s growth, Tinubu’s group tasks Okoh

A support group, Christian Youths Movement for Tinubu/Shetima 2023, has felicitated the new President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Archbishop Daniel Okoh. The group also urged Okoh to use his wealth of his experience “to chart a progressive vision and agenda for CAN”. This was contained in a press statement signed by the National

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Soludo sets performance standards for new LG heads

The Anambra State governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has inaugurated the newly confirmed 21 Local government Areas chairpersons in the state. They were inaugurated at the state executive chambers, Government House, Awka. Soludo urged them to ensure good governance, transparency and accountability in the discharge of their duties He said, “I advise you to always put

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Fintiri unveils female running mate, praises deputy gov

Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri, on Wednesday, unveiled his running mate, Professor Kaletapwa Farauta, for the 2023 general elections. Professor Kaletapwa, is poised to make history, as the first female deputy governor in the North Eastern region with the possible re-election of Governor Fintiri, who is seeking a renewal of his mandate for another

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BREAKING: NBC fines Trust TV N5m over documentary

The National Broadcasting Commission has imposed a fine of N5 million on Trust Television Network (Trust TV) over the broadcast of the documentary titled “Nigeria’s Banditry: The Inside Story”, which was aired by the station on the 5th of March, 2022. The Trust TV management, in a statement to The PUNCH on Wednesday, noted that

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Foundation organises beach clean-up in Lagos

An enviroment-centred organisation, FABE foundation, has organised a clean-up at the Okun-Ajah beach in the Lekki area of Lagos State. During the exercise, the foundation, in partnership with another organisation, Cardonic,  also sensitised the community to the impact of plastic pollution on the environment. A statement made available to The PUNCH on Wednesday noted that

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BREAKING: Accord affirms Adelabu as Oyo gov candidate

A former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Chief Adebayo Adelabu, also known as Penkelemesi, has been affirmed as the governorship candidate of the Accord in Oyo State for the 2023 election. The Returning Officer, Olayemi Olugbenga, affirmed Adelabu as Accord governorship candidate at a ceremony held at the Liberty Stadium in Ibadan on

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Police probe killing of seven persons in Imo

The Imo State Police Command, on Wednesday, said it had launched an investigation into the Monday’s killing of seven people in Orogwe in the Owerri West Local Government Area of the state. Some gunmen had invaded the community and opened fire, killing seven and injuring six after snatching a vehicle. A statement issued in Owerri,

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Court sacks Ondo monarch, orders new installation 

An Ondo State High Court sitting in Okitipupa, the headquarters of Okitipupa Local Government Area, has removed Prince Olanrewaju Ayeromora as the Regent of the Ode Irele town in Irele LGA of the state. The verdict has put an end to the lingering ‘obaship’ tussle which has rocked the ancient town for almost 30 years.

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FG defends N1.15bn vehicles purchase for Niger Republic

The Federal Government, on Wednesday, defended the disbursement of N1.15bn for the purchase of 10 SUVs for the Republic of Niger, saying that the move is to enable the country to safeguard its territory in the best interest of Nigeria’s security.  Fielding questions from State House Correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting chaired by

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