Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige has withdrawn his presidential ambition and would continue as a minister in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet. The former Anambra State governor announced his withdrawal from the 2023 presidential race via a statement titled, ‘Withdrawal of my presidential ambition’ released on Friday evening. The Minister said his decision to withdraw […]

The Bayelsa State chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Dennis Otiotio, has said that the former President, Goodluck Jonathan, is officially not yet a member of the APC in the state. He said this in a telephone chat with The PUNCH on Thursday morning. According to him, Jonathan could only join the APC if he […]

American professional basketball player, LeBron James is ranked the highest-earning athlete worldwide in 2022. This is according to research by Sportico, a sports business publication with estimates based on earnings from June 2021 to May 2022 as well as combined salary and prize money from off-court empire. As the highest earner, the basketballer made $126.9 […]

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has directed all its structures and organs to block all federal roads in protest against the continued shutdown of public universities in the country. Against the backdrop of the extension of the warning strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), NANS asked the students to ensure […]

The Senate has amended Section 84 (8) of the Electoral Act 2022, which will enable statutory delegates participate in political parties’ congresses and conventions. The current version, which was assented to by the president, Major General  Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), in February this year, prevents statutory delegates from taking part in party primaries. Statutory delegates include […]

Former president, Goodluck Jonathan has revealed that he is not aware of any presidential bid and did not authorise any purchase of forms. President Jonathan disclosed this in a statement on Monday night, through his spokesman, Ikechukwu Eze. This comes after it was reported that Northern interest groups had purchased the All Progressives Congress’ presidential […]

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has rolled over its ongoing strike for another 12 weeks. A statement signed by ASUU president, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, said this was to give the government enough time to satisfactorily resolve all the outstanding issues. It also stated that the roll-over strike was effective from 12.01 am, May 9, […]

Rivers State floored Imo State at the Supreme Court on Friday over the disputed 17 oil wells. The court in its judgement also ended the political arrangement on the sharing of revenue from the oil wells. The apex court ruled that the oil wells located in Ndoni and Egbema communities belong to Rivers in its […]

The National Leader of All Progressive Congress, Bola Tinubu, has endorsed Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for a second term in office. The Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotoso, made this known on Friday. This followed speculations that Sanwo-Olu may be denied a second term in office. “LET’S GO: Asiwaju endorsing Governor Sanwo-Olu for another term […]

The National Crime Agency (NCA) of the United Kingdom has announced the recovery of about $23.5 million in looted funds from the allies and family of a former Nigerian dictator, the late Sani Abacha. The funds were retrieved as part of a wider pool of funds identified by the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) […]


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