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Traditional rulers from Anambra state Thursday expressed appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment to development of the country in general, and the South-east in particular. The monarchs, led to the Presidential Villa by Prince Arthur Eze, were received by Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, who thanked them for coming, […]

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari yesterday expressed confidence that Nigeria was making progress to reverse the United States suspension of the issuance of “immigrant visas” to Nigerian passport holders. The President, who spoke while receiving report of the Committee on Citizen Data Management and Harmonization, chaired by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, at the Council Chamber, […]

A pair of Michael Jordan’s game-worn sneakers sold for $615,000, Christie’s auction house said Thursday, shattering a record set just months ago by the sale of another pair of the basketball legend’s shoes. The sneakers were a pair of Air Jordan 1 Highs that the NBA megastar wore during a 1985 exhibition match in Italy […]

Punch Correspondents The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and other members of the  National Security Council on Thursday met 24 hours after Senators and members of the House of Representatives called for the sack of service chiefs. The National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd.), who briefed journalists on behalf of the council […]

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board has said it would be holding the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination between March 14 and April 4. It noted that an optional mock examination for candidates takes place on February 18, 2020. The JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, stated this at a stakeholders’ meeting on Monday in Abuja, […]

Most of the bad roads in Nigeria are within the purview of states, the Federal Government said on Wednesday. It said not every bad road is the responsibility of the Federal Government. Besides, the Federal Government said it was funding the Federal Ministry of Works to deliver on road repairs. According to the Minister of […]

The House of Representatives has asked the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board to suspend its new policy requiring the National Identity Number for candidates to register for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. At plenary on Wednesday, Zainab Gimba moved a motion calling for the suspension of the policy till 2021. While unanimously adopting the motion, […]

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Wednesday blocked a move to suspend appropriation to the Federal Ministry of Niger Delta over the alleged illegality in the management of the Niger Delta Development Commission. A member of the House from Delta State, Mr Nicholas Ossai, had moved a motion calling for the […]

It was not the pressure of guilt that made presiding justice of the presidential election petition tribunal Zainab Bulkachuwa to quit yesterday. She was secure in the rightness of staying on the panel if she chose. For the panel dismissed the application filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate in the […]

Gunmen killed 17 Niger soldiers in an ambush near the border with Mali, a security source said Wednesday, adding 11 were still missing a day later. The attack occurred Tuesday near the village of Tongo Tongo in the western Tillaberi region where four US soldiers and five Niger soldiers were killed in an ambush in […]


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