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NiMet Predicts Partly Cloudy Weather For Sunday

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted partly cloudy to cloudy weather conditions over the central States of the country on Sunday morning. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Saturday also

Putin eyes fourth term as Russians go to polls

Russians voted Sunday in an election set to hand President Vladimir Putin a fourth Kremlin term, as the country is embroiled in a crisis with Britain and its allies over a spy poisoning. With the vast country stretching across 11

5,000 People Benefit From Military Medical Outreach

Nigerian army Five thousand people from Wukari, Taraba State, turned out on Saturday to benefit from a free medical outreach organised by 23 Brigade of the Nigeria Army, Yola. The medical outreach, according to Dr. Olayinka Ojo, Commanding Officer, 23

Polls reordering: Pro-Buhari senators, Saraki’s loyalists in power tussle

JOHN AMEH  and LEKE BAIYEWU The power tussle between Senators, loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari, and those who are pushing for the reordering of elections heightened on Saturday with the President’s supporters promising to publish signatures of their members. SUNDAY PUNCH

WAEC amends exam timetable to accommodate Jummat service

WAEC The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has effected a minor adjustment in its timetable for the 2018 May/June Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). This followed complaints by some Muslim stakeholders that the board allowed part of its examination

Obasanjo meets Kwankwaso, Duke, Agbakoba, 35 parties in Lagos

Eniola Akinkuotu and Femi Makinde Former President Olusegun Obasanjo; the immediate past Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso and some political parties have been meeting as part of moves to strategise for the 2019 elections, The PUNCH has learnt.

Foreign Meals Outshine Nigeria’s Food At ‘Nigerian Flavour’ Festival

Jollof rice Indigenous Nigerian foods were overshadowed by foreign meals at the ‘Nigerian Flavour’ festival in Abuja on Saturday. The event, which is part of the ‘Tour Nigeria’ project, was organised by Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) in collaboration with

Multiple taxation, erratic power hampering investment –Duke

FEMI MAKINDE A former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, says multiple taxations, lack of access to credit facilities and erratic power supply are discouraging investment in the country. Duke stated this in an interview with journalists after he

Glaucoma Week: Expert Criticises Poor Attitude To Eye Health

Glaucoma Eye Test As the World commemorates the 2018 World Glaucoma Week, a Consultant Ophthalmologist, Dr Charles Omale, on Saturday, criticised the poor attitude of Nigerians to eye health. Omale, who is also the Managing Director, Fortress Eye Hospital, Wuse

Buhari Congratulates Chinese President Xi Jinping On Re-election

File photo   The President, Muhammadu Buhari, has extended his warm wishes to the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, on his re-election as the President of the Peoples Republic of China. He commended President Xi, Jinping for his wisdom and vision.

Kogi plans panel over herdsmen killings

Gbenga Odogun The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, on Saturday, said the state government would set up a judicial commission of inquiry to investigate last week’s herdsmen killings in Oganenigwu, Dekina Local Government Area, which claimed 25 lives. Bello stated

Russians elect new president on Sunday

A polling station official hangs a list of candidates for the 2018 Russian presidential election, during preparations at a polling station in Simferopol, Crimea, March 17, 2018. Russian voters, observers and eight presidential candidates are gearing up for an election

We Are Closing In On Dapchi Schoolgirls, Says FG

File photo   The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that all the Dapchi schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists will soon regain their freedom, as the military is already closing in on them. The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, gave

[PHOTOS] Buhari, governors attend Osinbajo daughter’s ‘private’ wedding

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday led top government officials and captains of industry, among others, to attend the wedding of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s daughter, Damilola. The wedding service of Damilola and her husband, Oluseun, was held earlier