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$3.7m fraud: Nigerian student jailed for four years in US

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja A Nigerian student living in the United States, Amechi Amuegbunam, has been sentenced to 46 months in prison for perpetrating fraud to the tune of $3.7m. Amuegbunam, 30, was also ordered to pay $615, 555.12 in restitution

Senate cuts Power dams charge to 10 percent

Hydro-electric dam The Senate on Thursday reduced from 30 percent to 10 percent, charge imposed on the total revenue generated from the operations of any company or authority operating hydro-electric dams in the country. This position followed the passage of

ISIS’ support for Boko Haram disturbs me, Buhari admits

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday admitted that he was disturbed and surprised by the claim made by members of the Boko Haram sect that they were receiving support from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The

World leaders to tackle cancer, diabetes

WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus/ Getty Image Global leaders have pledged to take bold action to reduce suffering from non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which include the world’s leading killers – heart and lung diseases, cancer and diabetes. The World Health Organisation

Buhari’s govt good at lies, says Jonathan

Olusola Fabiyi, Olalekan Adetayo and Okechukwu Nnodim Former President Goodluck Jonathan has alleged that the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari is characterised by lies and propaganda. Jonathan spoke in Abuja on Thursday when he received one of the national

NDDC, NSIP to tackle poverty in Niger Delta

Mr Nsima Ekere, Managing Director, NDDC. The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says it will work with the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) to eradicate poverty in Niger Delta. NDDC Managing Director, Mr Nsima Ekere, said this on Thursday in

Flooding contributed to monkeypox –WHO

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Delta State Coordinator of the World Health Organisation, Dr Bassey Bassey, has said flooding in some parts of the country may have contributed to the monkeypox outbreak. Bassey said this in Abuja on Thursday at a

UN chief calls for media spotlight on CAR crisis

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres UN Secretary-General António Guterres has announced that he would be travelling to the Central African Republic (CAR) early next week to draw attention to the fragile situation in the country. The Secretary-General told the press

PDP NEC meets Tuesday

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has fixed Tuesday, October 24, for its national executive committee meeting, The PUNCH learnt on Thursday. Authoritative sources at the national headquarters of the party in Abuja, told our

UN agencies call for prevention of newborns death daily

FILE PHOTO: Newborn More must be done to stop babies from dying the day they are born, UN agencies said in a new report on Thursday. ‘The Levels and Trends in Child Mortality 2017’, released by the Inter-agency Group for

Court Adjourns Evans Case

The Lagos High Court in Ikeja has adjourned trial of the suspected kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, otherwise known as Evans till November 3, 2017, at the instance of some of the defence lawyers who have just come into the matter. They

Nigerians not involved in illegal organ harvest – Egyptian embassy

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Embassy of Egypt in Nigeria has said its government has submitted a list of Egyptian certified medical centres and hospitals licensed to perform kidney transplant to relevant authorities in Nigeria. It also explained that all the

Oyo civil servants to receive housing loan within 7 days

Abiola Ajimobi Gbenro Adesina/Ibadan Oyo State Government on Thursday said that civil servants would receive their housing loans in seven days. The government is also partnering the Federal Government to provide low cost housing schemes of 720 units for the

Court Adjourns Suit Against Stella Oduah

A Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos, has adjourned the hearing of a suit filed by Sterling Bank against a former Aviation Minister, Sen. Stella Oduah, over alleged indebtedness, till November 8, 2017. The bank alleged that Oduah and her