Three suspects arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for the alleged killing, dismembering, and sale of body parts talk to DAUD OLATUNJI about their involvement

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The All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party standard bearer, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to “step down from the presidential race, having run unsuccessfully too many times.”

Tinubu gave the advice at Oporoza, headquarters of Gbaramatu kingdom of Delta State, while meeting with traditional rulers and stakeholders of the Niger Delta region.

The frequent appearance of queues of desperate motorists at filling stations in search of Premium Motor Spirit, otherwise known as petrol, could affect the Christmas and New Year festivities, oil marketers stated on Friday.

It was also gathered that oil marketers were now free to sell petrol at any rate as the Federal Government was no more restraining them from dispensing the commodity at a regulated price.

A Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State capital, on Friday, nullified the last October 15 local government elections conducted by the Osun State Independent Electoral Commission.

Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel, in his judgment, said the election was held in contravention of Sections 29 & 32 of the Electoral Act, 2022.

The Peoples Democratic Party had approached the court asking it to stop OSIEC from going ahead with the planned polls

Ace gospel singer, Sammie Okposo, is dead.

The singer died on Friday morning, The PUNCH gathered. He was 51.

His project manager, Hillary Vincent, confirmed the news to our correspondent via phone call.

Responding to inquiries, he said, “Yes it’s true. It happened this morning.”

The Federal Government has commenced moves to confiscate the assets of identified terrorism financiers and their associates in line with international counter-terrorism recommendations.

Sunday PUNCH reliably gathered that security and intelligence agencies were scouting for the physical assets, including companies and bank accounts of individuals and groups indicted for terrorism in the country

An unidentified Nigerian woman seeking asylum in Cyprus has been allegedly gang-raped at the Pournara reception centre for asylum seekers in Kokkinotrimithia.

According to In-Cyprus, the woman reported the rape to Cyprus authorities on Thursday after being abused on Tuesday by five men who are also from Nigeria.

The police also said that the alleged sexual assault took place a few minutes after midnight

They added that investigations are. ongoing.


Yet-to-be-identified assailants invaded the St Martin’s Catholic Church, Ihiala, Anambra State, tying the security men on duty before proceeding inside the church premises.

Although the details of the incident were still sketchy but our correspondent gathered that the incident happened late on Thursday

The National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme has been reviewed from N70 per meal for schoolchildren to N100 in Delta State.

The state Commissioner for Humanitarian and Community Support Services, Dr Darlington Ijeh, who stated this in Asaba, frowned on the manner in which the caterers were shortchanged.

No fewer than 6 persons lost their lives while 13,226 persons were displaced during the recent flooding that ravaged Kano State.

The Executive Secretary of the Kano State Emergency Management Agency, Saleh Jili, disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Kano late Monday.

Jili also said that a total of 14,364 farmers lost their farm produce during the disaster.

“A total of 13,226 persons were displaced while 14,364 farmers lost their farm produce. So, in all, over 30,000 people were affected by the flood this year,” he said.

The Governor of Anambra State, Charles Soludo, has attacked the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, saying he cannot win the 2023 presidential election.

Soludo said the LP candidate was playing a game with his election bid, adding that Obi did not have the necessary structure in place to win the Presidency on the Labour Party platform.

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested a suspected fraudster, Joseph Nwakibe, who was said to have been invited to Yola by his friend Obinna Ajima (still at large) for joint fraudulent activities.

The police said Nwakibe was in possession of 10 expired Automated Teller Machine cards, which he allegedly swapped with victims’ cards at the ATM point in order to defraud them.

This was disclosed in a statement by the command on Friday, signed by its spokesman, Suleiman Yahaya.

The Governor of Anambra state, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has said the alleged investment of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, in the state government is worth next to nothing.

Soludo stated this on Thursday during an interview with Channels TV’s Politics Today which was monitored by The PUNCH.