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Punch Newspaper, Nigeria News, Punch News Headline Today: Punch Newspapers is the most widely read newspaper in Nigeria. Punchng.com offers Nigeria News, Top Nigerian newspapers - Breaking news - Top news headlines from Nigeria and Africa. PUNCH (Nigeria) Limited was registered on August 8, 1970, under the Companies Act of 1968 to engage in the business of publishing newspapers, magazines and other periodicals of public interest. It was designed to perform the tripartite functions of the popular mass media: informing, educating and entertaining Nigerians and the world at large. The company has a Board of Directors, hereinafter referred to as the Board, which is the highest policy-making organ of the company. Nigerian Punch Newspapers Today, Nigeria Punch news Headlines today, Latest Punch news in Nigeria. The Punch newspaper was founded by two friends, James Aboderin, an accountant, and Sam Amuka, a columnist and editor at the Daily Times of Nigeria. Amuka became the first editor of the Sunday Punch. In November 1976, a few years after the first print of its Sunday edition, the duo started printing their trademark daily newspaper. Both editions were designed to favour a friendlier apolitical approach to news reporting, combining footage of social events with everyday political news. The paper sustains itself by delving into broad issues that interest myriad people.

Buhari, Anyim in closed-door meeting  – Punch Newspapers

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday met behind closed doors with a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim, at the Presidential Villa. Details later, (Visited 171 times, 171 visits today) Source link

Zimbabwe to cut government jobs, says Minister – Punch Newspapers

Cash-strapped Zimbabwe will cut public sector jobs to help stem ballooning expenditure, the country’s finance minister said Friday. Recently-appointed Mthuli Ncube said job cuts were among austerity measures needed to revive the moribund economy as the southern African country reels under a debt of $16.9 billion. “We are going to do...

One in three Nigerian adult population hypertensive –Nigerian Cardiac Society –...

The Nigerian Cardiac Society has said that one out of every three adults in Nigeria has high blood pressure. Dr Okechukwu Ogah, the President of the association, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan on Friday. According to him, the rising prevalence of high blood pressure...

Denis Mukwege, Nadia Murad win Nobel Peace Prize 2018 – Punch...

Nobel peace prize 2018 has been awarded to Democratic Republic of Congo’s Dr Denis Mukwege and Yazidi rape victim, Nadia Murad. Details later. (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) Source link

Nigeria is Africa’s troubled giant, says Campbell – Punch Newspapers

Gbenga Adeniji A former US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr John Campbell, has said though Nigeria possesses extraordinary potential, it is the truly troubled giant of Africa. Campbell stated this in a new book he co-authored which was presented to the public on Thursday in Lagos at the US Consul General’s residence. READ...

CBN to try offenders in mobile court – Punch Newspapers

Nike Popoola Bankers in the country have expressed their readiness to enforce the law against the abuse of naira notes by setting up mobile courts to punish violators of the currency. They said this during a press briefing after the Bankers’ Committee meeting in Lagos on Thursday. The bankers said they also...

Melaye, Adeyemi win Kogi-West senatorial tickets – Punch Newspapers

Gbenga Odogun, Lokoja The rivalry between a two-time senator, Smart Adeyemi and the incumbent senator representing Kogi-West, Dino Melaye, has resurfaced as both emerged winner on different platforms to represent Kogi-West Senatorial District. While Melaye will be flying the flag of the Peoples Democratic Party, the journalist-turned-politician, Adeyemi, has secured the...

Hoodlums kill one, injure scores during Lagos APC primary – Punch...

Samson Folarin There was pandemonium in the Kosofe, Epe and Lagos Island areas of Lagos State on Thursday as hoodlums loyal to some aspirants of the All Progressives Congress opened gunfire on some residents and party members. PUNCH Metro gathered that while no fewer than seven people, including a former chairmanship...

Set aside order on Kashamu’s delegates, PDP tells court – Punch...

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta The Peoples Democratic Party has filed an application before a Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta seeking to set aside the orders of the court which directed the Independent National Electoral Commission to accept or process only list of candidates authenticated by Bayo Dayo-led factional executive committee...

When avoidable gridlock locks down economy – Punch Newspapers

Exporters and importers are recording colossal losses as their goods get stuck in gridlock on Apapa port road in Lagos for weeks; many firms are either suspending operations or relocating out of the area with some landlords vacating their houses for security guards. The logjam has become an...

Pence paints China as enemy in US election – Punch Newspapers

  Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday accused China of military aggression, commercial theft and rising human rights violations as he cast the Asian power as a villain bent on interfering in upcoming US elections. In a blistering speech that expands on complaints aired by President Donald Trump at the United...

Ex-bodyguard sued over Kardashian Paris robbery – Punch Newspapers

Two years after Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris, her insurance company is suing her former bodyguard and his security firm in the United States for $6.1m. The lawsuit was filed on Wednesday in Delaware by company AIG and accuses Pascal Duvier and the company he worked for,...

Kwara gov picks PDP Kwara South senatorial ticket – Punch Newspapers

Success Nwogu, Ilorin The Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, on Thursday emerged as the consensus candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for Kwara South Senatorial District in the 2019 general elections. Reports indicated that he was affirmed by delegates from the seven local government councils of Kwara South Senatorial district at...

Deschamps unfazed by mounting Pogba-Mourinho feud – Punch Newspapers

It was the latest episode in an increasingly tense atmosphere at the club, where a growing rift between Pogba and Mourinho saw the France international stripped of the vice-captaincy last week. “I’m not worried at all. I’m definitely not Jose Mourinho and I’m not going to meddle in their relationship,”...

Vieira sidelines misfiring Balotelli – Punch Newspapers

Nice coach Patrick Vieira left misfiring striker Mario Balotelli out of his squad for a league visit to Toulouse on Friday. Former Inter Milan and Manchester City striker Balotelli relaunched his stuttering career with the southern Ligue 1 side, to the extent it earned him a recall to the Italy...

Southgate signs new England contract – Punch Newspapers

Gareth Southgate has been rewarded for guiding England to this year’s World Cup semi-finals with a new contract, the Football Association (FA) announced on Thursday. The 48-year-old’s new deal will see him through to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and see his pay rise to a reported £3million ($3.9million)...

Campaigners hit the streets in bid to reverse Brexit – Punch...

Campaigners for a second referendum on Brexit are braving scepticism and even hostility as they hit Britain’s streets as part of a growing movement to get Britons to change their mind. More and more politicians are calling for another vote and recent polls show some 40 percent of the population...

NAPTIP rescues 52 victims in Edo, Delta – Punch Newspapers

The Benin Zonal Command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons rescued no fewer than 52 victims of human trafficking in the third quarter of this year. Mr Nduka Nwanwenne, Zonal Commander of the agency comprising Edo and Delta, told the News Agency of Nigeria in...

Sporadic shooting recorded in Rivers PDP Reps primary – Punch Newspapers

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt THERE were sporadic shootings in Okehi, the headquarters of Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State, where the Peoples Democratic Party was holding one of the House of Representatives’ primaries. Our correspondent gathered that a group of persons suspected to be political thugs had gained entry into...

No one to blame but ourselves, says Klopp after Napoli defeat...

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said his side could only blame themselves after the last year’s Champions League runners-up were overrun by Napoli before Lorenzo Insigne’s late winner gave the Italians a 1-0 win to go top of Group C on Wednesday. “We were not good enough and if you are...

UEFA Champions League results – Punch Newspapers

UEFA Champions League results on Wednesday in the second round of group games: Group A At Dortmund, Germany Borussia Dortmund (GER) 3 (Bruun Larsen 51, Alcacer 72, Reus 90+2) Monaco (FRA) 0 At Madrid Atletico Madrid (ESP) 3 (Griezmann 28, 67, Koke 90+4) Club Brugge (BEL) 1 (Groeneveld 39) Group B At Eindhoven, Netherlands PSV Eindhoven (NED)...

Sanwo-Olu, the coming of Tinubu’s boy – Punch Newspapers

Abimbola Adelakun With Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s endorsement of his preferred candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, it was a given that Governor Akinwumi Ambode had not only lost the second term governorship ticket, he was also on his way out of political relevance. I...

Man bags 10 years’ imprisonment for killing brother over woman –...

An Ikeja High Court on Wednesday sentenced a 28-year-old man, Collins Abakwe, to 10 years’ imprisonment for stabbing his younger brother, Chibuike Abakwe, to death during an argument over a woman. The Justice Raliat Adebiyi-led court sentenced the convict, who was arraigned on a charge of murder in 2013, after...

I wanted to die on a daily basis – Tyson Fury...

Tyson Fury has lifted the lid on his rollercoaster battle to overcome mental health problems, alcoholism and drug addiction that kept him out of boxing for more than two years but culminates with his upcoming battle against Deontay Wilder for the world heavyweight title, Daily Mail reports. Fury became the...

Griezmann scores twice as Atletico see off Brugge – Punch Newspapers

Antoine Griezmann scored twice against Club Brugge on Wednesday as Atletico Madrid made a winning start at the stadium they hope to return to for the Champions League final next year. Arnaut Groeneveld’s stunning long-range effort pulled Brugge level shortly before half-time but Griezmann added a second, before his driving...

Shekarau, Gaya, Jibrin win APC Kano senatorial primaries – Punch Newspapers

The All Progressives Congress has announced the results of the senatorial primary election for Kano State, with a former governor of the state, Ibrahim Shekarau, and two incumbent senators, Kabiru Gaya and Barau Jibrin, emerging as winners. Announcing the results, Presiding Officer of APC senatorial primary for Kano South Senatorial...

Delta South delegates affirm Uduaghan as APC senatorial candidate – Punch...

Theophilus Onojeghen, Warri The immediate past governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has been affirmed as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Delta South Senatorial District. Uduaghan was elected unopposed by delegates from the eight local government areas of Delta South at the party’s primary, which took place...

Juve’s Rugani breaks rib, Khedira aggravates thigh injury – Punch Newspapers

Juventus defender Daniele Rugani has a broken rib while midfielder Sami Khedira aggravated a thigh injury during the team’s Champions League win over Young Boys, the Italian champions said on Wednesday. Juventus beat the Swiss champions 3-0 to move top of Group C after two games — ahead of Manchester...

Police dispute Mourinho claim they are to blame for Man United...

Police said on Wednesday they were not to blame for Manchester United’s late arrival for their Champions League match against Valencia following criticism from manager Jose Mourinho as UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings against the club. The United team arrived late at Old Trafford, forcing kick-off to be delayed by five...

I’m not allowed to talk, says Pogba after Valencia match –...

Paul Pogba said he was not allowed to talk after Manchester United failed to arrest their recent slump with a drab 0-0 Champions League draw against Valencia. Jose Mourinho’s United have made their worst start to a league campaign in 29 years after an embarrassing 3-1 loss at West Ham...

Mourinho, Manchester United longing for past glories – Punch Newspapers

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho again pointed the finger at his players’ failings rather than his own shortcomings after a 0-0 Champions League draw with Valencia that did little to lift spirits at Old Trafford. Mourinho has now failed to win in four consecutive home matches for the first time...

US pastor’s lawyer lodges appeal at top Turkey court – Punch...

A lawyer for the US pastor whose two-year detention in Turkey led to a bitter row with Washington said on Wednesday he had appealed to the constitutional court for the American’s release. Pastor Andrew Brunson has been under house arrest at his home in the western city of Izmir since...

FG increases gas flare penalty from N10 to N613 – Punch...

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Federal Government has increased the gas flare penalty from N10 per thousand standard cubic feet of gas to $2 or N612.8 (at the official exchange rate of N306.4 to one dollar) per thousand standard cubic feet of gas. According to the government, the increase is in...

Helicopter jailbreak gangster arrested in France – Punch Newspapers

A gangster who made a Hollywood-esque helicopter jailbreak was arrested in northern France on Wednesday after three months on the run, sources close to the case said. Notorious French robber Redoine Faid was apprehended in the Oise region north of Paris along with his brother Rachid and two other family...

Las Vegas police reopen Ronaldo rape case – Punch Newspapers

Police in Las Vegas have reopened a sexual assault investigation from 2009 at the request of a woman who has alleged she was raped by Cristiano Ronaldo. Kathryn Mayorga says she was attacked by the Portuguese footballer in a hotel room in the US city that year. Juventus forward Ronaldo, 33,...

APC Panel cancels Lagos governorship primary, postpones exercise – Punch Newspapers

•Election free, fair, says party state chairman •Ambode did well but he’s not a good party man – Tinubu Sesan Olufowobi, John Ameh, Leke Baiyewu, Oladimeji Ramon and Afeez Hanafi The National Working Committee panel of the All Progressives Congress sent from Abuja to monitor the party’s governorship primary in Lagos State...

APGA disqualifies Ubah, clears Bianca Ojukwu, others – Punch Newspapers

Tony Okafor, Awka The All Progressives Grand Alliance has disqualified oil magnate, Ifeanyi Ubah, from the senatorial race of Anambra South district. In a publication signed by the National Chairman of APGA, Dr Victor Oye, the party disqualified Ubah for not obtaining waiver to contest the election. Our correspondent gathered that Ubah...

Man, 39, needs N5m for brain surgery – Punch Newspapers

Dayo Ojerinde Mr Adekunle Olatoye, 39, who lives in the Ogba area of Lagos State, has appealed to well-meaning members of the public to come to his aid for eye surgery. Speaking with our correspondent, Adekunle recalled that the problem with his right eye started in 2015 when he started feeling...

Mourinho’s Man United misfire in Valencia stalemate – Punch Newspapers

Manchester United failed to relieve the mounting pressure on manager Jose Mourinho with another insipid attacking display in a 0-0 draw at home to Valencia in the Champions League on Tuesday. Already nine points adrift of Premier League leaders Manchester City and Liverpool after three defeats in seven league games,...

Ambode did well in office, but he isn’t a good party...

Oladimeji Ramon The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, said on Tuesday that though Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has done well in office, he has not been a good party man. For this reason, Tinubu said, the party has decided to withdraw support for the governor...

FG plans to introduce minimum of N350,000 tuition in varsities –ASUU...

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The zonal coordinator of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Ibadan Zone, Dr. Ade Adejumo, on Tuesday alleged that the Federal Government was making attempts to make students of federal universities pay a minimum of N350,000 as tuition fee. Adejumo said this while addressing members of the Correspondents...

CAF chief makes surprise visit to Cameroon – Punch Newspapers

Confederation of African Football chief Ahmad Ahmad made a surprise visit on Tuesday to Cameroon, the troubled host of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, official sources said. The Madagascan will visit President Paul Biya, whose government is working to convince CAF it will be ready to host the continental...

Social media awash with purported results of Lagos APC primaries –...

Nigerians on Twitter have been reacting to the news of the results that have supposedly emerged from the All Progressives Congress governorship primary elections holding in different wards in Lagos State. According to the results that have been trending on Twitter, the incumbent governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, seems to be losing,...

Bauchi governor wins APC gubernatorial primary – Punch Newspapers

Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, has been declared the winner of the governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress which took place on Monday across the state. Announcing the results at the APC Secretariat on Tuesday in Bauchi, the Returning Officer of the Primary election, Prof....

UK’s May, Johnson battle it out as Brexit deadline looms –...

British Prime Minister Theresa May and her main rival Boris Johnson battled Tuesday to woo their Conservative party members, as the European Union raised the pressure on London to offer compromises to reach a Brexit deal. Johnson will make his long-anticipated speech to the party’s annual conference in Birmingham, central...

Ihedioha emerges Imo PDP gov candidate – Punch Newspapers

Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, has emerged winner of the Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary in Imo. Ihedioha won the contest with a total of 1,723 votes to defeat the Senator representing Imo East senatorial zone, Mr Samuel Anyanwu, who came 2nd with a total...

PDP, Afenifere, CD knock Buhari – Punch Newspapers

Olusola Fabiyi, Olalekan Adetayo,  Adelani  Adepegba  and Olaleye Aluko The Peoples Democratic Party, the Yoruba socio-political group,  Afenifere; the Kowa Party presidential candidate, Dr Adesina Fagbenro-Byron; and the Campaign for Democracy have berated President Muhammadu Buhari for his broadcast on the 58th independence anniversary of the country. They noted that the...

APC holds National Assembly primaries today – Punch Newspapers

John Alechenu and Leke Bayeiwu, Abuja The All Progressives Congress will today hold its National Assembly primaries for those aspiring for the 109 senatorial seats across Nigeria. Our correspondents gathered in Abuja, on Monday that the exercise will decide the political future of some prominent serving APC senators. It will be particularly...

Buhari meets Tinubu ahead of Lagos APC gov primary – Punch...

Sesan Olufowobi, Olalekan Adetayo and Oladimeji Ramon President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met behind closed doors with the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. The meeting which was held inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja, came barely 24 hours before the APC governorship primary for the state...

Cowards behind my disqualification from Oyo APC primary –Shittu – Punch...

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, said some cowards orchestrated the plot to disqualify him from the governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress which took place at the Lekan Salami Sports Stadium on Sunday, where a former Central Bank of Nigeria Deputy Governor, Bayo Adelabu, emerged...

Ambode’s supporters protest in APC secretariat, Tinubu’s house – Punch Newspapers

Sesan Olufowobi with agency report Some supporters of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday staged a protest at the Lagos secretariat of the All Progressives Congress over what they called the party’s plan to manipulate the governorship primary to favour Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the protesters,...

Drummer quits as woman accuses him of rape – Punch Newspapers

The drummer with the Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Ros announced his resignation Monday after being accused of rape in the United States. Local media said American artist Meagan Boyd had accused Orri Pall Dyrason of raping her twice in Los Angeles in 2013. He denied the allegations. “In light of the...

Buhari receives Kumuyi at Aso Villa – Punch Newspapers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday received the General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The General Superintendent was accompanied by his wife, Esther, Pastor Samuel Afuwape, Pastor Chike Onwuasoanya and Pastor Seyin Malomo, the Chaplain of Aso Villa Chapel. See the...

Police seal off venues of Kano PDP governorship primary – Punch...

Ted Odogwu, Kano Law enforcement agents, on Monday in Kano, sealed off all locations slated for the conduct of the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship primaries, following a court order restraining the exercise pending the determination of the authentic leadership of the party in the state. As early as 8 am on...

Buhari, former military leaders attend Independence Day Celebration – Punch Newspapers

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, alongside former military leaders: Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd.) and Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.) attend the 58th Independence Day Celebration Parade; Theme: Harnessing Our Diversity for National Development, held at the Eagle Square Three Arms Zone, Abuja. Photos: NOVO ISIORO. 1st October, 2018.   (Visited...

Saraki, Dogara, Obasanjo absent at Independence day rally  – Punch Newspapers

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, were on Monday conspicuously absent at a parade organised to commemorate Nigeria’s 58th independence anniversary. The strictly military event held at the Eagles Square, Abuja, was attended by President Muhammadu Buhari...

Madrid head to Moscow with fewer stars – Punch Newspapers

Luka Modric returns to the Luzhniki Stadium on Tuesday, the scene of Croatia’s World Cup final defeat to France, not only as FIFA’s best men’s player but the star of Real Madrid too. For the first time in his six seasons at Madrid, Modric will line up for a Champions...

Nigerian sports have not grown since Independence – Onigbinde – Punch...

Former Super Eagles coach Adegboye Onigbinde talks to IDRIS ADESINA about the country’s sports sector after 58 years of Independence and the way forward in this interview  Nigeria got Independence in 1960. What is your opinion on Nigerian sports since Independence?  The Nigerian  sports sector has not grown since Independence. This...

I’ll continue to work for a united Nigeria, Buhari promises –...

6Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to continue to work tirelessly to promote, protect and preserve a united, peaceful, prosperous and secure Nigeria. He said he was committed to ensuring that Nigeria became a country where all, irrespective of background, could aspire to succeed. Buhari made the promise in his...

PDP accuses Buhari, APC of posting fake presidential primary results –...

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress of posting what it called fictitious figures as votes secured by the President at the APC Presidential primary. It said the plan behind the huge figure was to hoodwink Nigerians and create an impression...

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