Author: Taiwo Adediran

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said that it will create a platform that will enable  candidates who scored 250 and above to know why they are denied placements in their respective schools of choice. Dr Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s Head of Media and Information, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of […]

The Senate on Wednesday approved the N10bn loan refund for Kogi State despite stiff resistance from the opposition senators. No sooner had the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Loans, Senator Clifford Ordia, laid the report of his panel on the issue at plenary than the Senate President summoned for the debate […]

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company has said that the 4,000 megawatts generated in Nigeria daily cannot meet the electricity needs of Nigerians. Head of Corporate Communications, EEDC, Mr Emeka Eze, said this while reacting to an allegation that it was deliberately providing poor services to the customers in the zone. Speaking with The PUNCH on Tuesday, Eze […]

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a police station in Indonesia on Wednesday, killing himself and wounding six others. The blast happened around 8:45 am local time (0145 GMT) at the police compound in Medan on Sumatra island during morning roll call. “For now, we believe he was a lone wolf,” national police spokesman […]

The Senate on Tuesday appealed to the Federal Government to ban importation of textiles for a period of five years to allow for the production of local textiles. This followed the debate on a motion sponsored by Senator Kabir Barkiya (APC-Katsina Central) during plenary session on “Urgent need to revamp the nation’s comatose textile industry”. […]

The All Progressives Congress (APC), in Edo State, says it has suspended the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, over his role in the crisis rocking the state chapter of the party. News of the suspension was contained in a statement signed by state chairman of the party, Anselm Ojezua and Assistant State […]

Following the pronouncement made by the appeal court that the appeal filed by the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in  Oyo State, Mr. Bayo Adelabu, against the tribunal’s dismissal of his petition on the victory of Governor Seyi Makinde “subsists”, the ex-banker on Wednesday morning said “I have a date with history.” Adelabu […]

The Kogi state secretariat of the Social Democratic Party in Lokoja has been set ablaze by suspected political thugs. The Secretariat is located directly opposite the Lokoja Local Government Area along Ibrahim Babangida Way. An eye witness stated that the secretariat was attacked in the early hours of Monday. he stressed that the SDP office […]

The Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Monday, dismissed the petition filed against Dapo Abiodun, the Ogun State governor and candidate of All Progressives Congress by the  governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement in Ogun State, Adekunle Akinlade.   The Appeal Court ruled that the petition lacks merit and it is […]

A local radio station that has been involved in the fight against Ebola in eastern DR Congo said Monday it was closing down after one of its broadcasters was murdered. Joel Musavuli, head of Lwemba radio in Mambasa in Ituri province, told AFP that the station had been targeted by armed groups hostile to the […]


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