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The National Identity Management Commission on Friday said it would scale up the enrolment and issuance of the unique National Identification Numbers to Nigerians and legal residents from 500,000 to 2.5 million monthly. NIMC’s Director-General, Aliya Aziz, said this was the commission’s renewed commitment towards the provision of identity services to the nation. He gave […]

2020 (HWPL) World Interfaith Joint Prayer Conference will be held online on the 26th of October to call for the eradication of the COVID 19 and the continuation of the work of peace by religious communities in the pandemic The conference aims to deliver a message of hope to people and religious communities of the world […]

Cross River State governor Senator Ben Ayade has ordered security agencies in the state to search houses to recover looted items and take legitimate action to halt violence. Between Friday and Saturday last week, hoodlums and looters broke into over 35 government and private properties, looted several items and set some buildings ablaze.  On Friday […]

Hoodlums on Sunday looted the house of a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, located near Jos University Teaching Hospital. The PUNCH gathered that the hoodlums defied the ongoing curfew imposed by the state government to also invade other buildings in search of COVID-19 palliatives. Dogara’s house was attacked about 9 am, an […]

Oil prices held steady on Monday as fears of conflict between the United States and Iran eased, with investors shifting their focus to this week’s scheduled signing of an initial U.S.-China trade deal, which could boost economic growth and demand. Brent crude LCOc1 was up 1 cents at 64.99 dollars per barrel at 0737 GMT, […]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has frozen the bank accounts of ex-lawmaker, Shehu Sani, according to his spokesman. This is just as the former Kaduna-Central lawmaker’s detention has entered the 14th day. In a statement on Sunday, Suleiman Ahmed, Senior Special Adviser to Sani, said the EFCC was not being sincere over the investigation […]

Sergio Aguero, fresh from breaking two more goalscoring records in Sunday’s 6-1 thrashing of Aston Villa, will “die scoring goals”, according to proud Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. The 31-year-old Argentine international broke the record for the number of goals by a non-English player, previously held by Thierry Henry, and hat-tricks (breaking Alan Shearer’s mark) […]

The police on Sunday strongly warned the  South-West Stakeholders Security Group working with the Western Nigeria Security Outfit codenamed Operation Amotekun (leopard), against any breach of security. The police commands in Ekiti, Ogun and Ondo states during separate interviews with our correspondents, said they would not tolerate illegal possession of firearms by the members of […]

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as Shiites, have asked President Muhammadu Buhari and Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai to take responsibility for the plight of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, instead of shifting blames of his continuous detention on the law court. The Islamic group at the weekend gave the […]

A former aide to President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday faulted last week’s launch of Amotekun, the regional security outfit floated by southwest state governments. “The creation of Amotekun is an attempt to divide our security and I am calling on the Federal Government to disband the establishment,” warned Abdulrahman Sulaiman Kawu Sumaila, a former special assistant […]


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