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Pastor who is on death row for murder of church member allegedly sends prayers to church service

The Christian Praying Assembly which was founded by now incarcerated pastor, Reverend King is now a shadow of its former self after its founder was arrested 15 years ago for the murder of one of his members and the attempted murder of five others. The church which was known for the number of vehicles and attendants that used to be present there on Sundays has lost its former glory.

  10 months ago ago
Pastor who is on death row for murder of church member allegedly sends prayers to church service

SOCIETY

Joy Onoh's Murder: The Need For Online Vendors To Stop Offering Delivery Services Themselves

It is pitiful that the value and respect for human life have dropped significantly. Some people now kill at will without thinking of the pain they cause the victim and his or her family members. The recent murder of an online cloth vendor, Joy Onoh in Benue state by suspected hoodlums should be a source of worry to all of us.

  9 months ago ago
Joy Onoh's Murder: The Need For Online Vendors To Stop Offering Delivery Services Themselves

SOCIETY

[Opinion] Why Govt. Should Sanction Anyone Involved In The Recent Burning of About 70 Houses In Imo

For some months now, Imo state has become a regular name in the media for different reasons. From the activities of some unidentified gunmen, to the unnecessary compliance to the Monday sit-at-home order issued by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), it has often been one report or the other.

  10 months ago ago
[Opinion] Why Govt. Should Sanction Anyone Involved In The Recent Burning of About 70 Houses In Imo

POLITICS

What Bola Tinubu Can Do As Fayemi Says Only God Knows What His Political Future Holds Ahead 2023

The incumbent governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi recently made it known that only God knows what his political future holds in the 2023 general election, he unveiled this on Sunday when he spoke to Thisday Live which happens to be an interview programme on Arise television. However, a report from Punch News reportedly said Fayemi presidential campaign posters went viral in August 2020, and it has in return sparked a lot of controversies and public debates on various social media platforms regarding the possibility of his candidacy in the forthcoming general election.

  10 months ago ago
What Bola Tinubu Can Do As Fayemi Says Only God Knows What His Political Future Holds Ahead 2023

SOCIETY

Oyo Jail Break: The Rearrest Of Fleeing Inmates And The Two Actions Done By Oyo Government

About some few days ago, the surprising news of the attack on a correctional facility in Abolongo area of Oyo State got the attention of many after large numbers of inmates were reported to have escaped. Photo Credit: Punch News However, following such an event, the security operatives in less than 48 hours began the search for those inmates.

  9 months ago ago
Oyo Jail Break: The Rearrest Of Fleeing Inmates And The Two Actions Done By Oyo Government

POLITICS

[Opinion] NDA POP: Muhammadu Buhari's trip to Kaduna and the likely means to an end to criminality

Insecurity and other forms of criminality in the nation have continued to be on the rise, and this can be seen from the series of attacks, abductions, and destruction of properties that has been reported to have taken place in Nigeria over the past one year. Photo Credit: Punch News (Picture Used For Illustrative Purpose)

  10 months ago ago
[Opinion] NDA POP: Muhammadu Buhari's trip to Kaduna and the likely means to an end to criminality

POLITICS

What Bola Tinubu Can Do As The Northern Elders Forum Boasts Of Their Voting Strength Ahead 2023

Bola Tinubu happens to be one of the strongest politicians that has higher possibility of contesting for presidency ahead 2023 election as rumor has it. Although, he is yet to make any public declaration to make the claim affirmative, and it is not something that can be discarded as he has also been doing some things to justify the action.

  10 months ago ago
What Bola Tinubu Can Do As The Northern Elders Forum Boasts Of Their Voting Strength Ahead 2023

JUSTICE

Three Major Differences Between The 2020 & 2021 ENDSARS Protest In Lagos State

Lagos, being one of the states where the EndSars protest was dominant, has again gotten the attention of the public after massive crowds, with the Nigerian flag, according to a verified source, were seen trooping towards the Lekki toll gate. Photo Credit: Punch News (2020 EndSars Protest)

  9 months ago ago
Three Major Differences Between The 2020 & 2021 ENDSARS Protest In Lagos State

POLITICS

Here's Why The FG Should Rethink Its Plan To Increase Taxes On Carbonated Drink By Next Year January

Image credit: punchng.com According to the Punch News, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed made it known yesterday that there would be a possible increase in the taxation on carbonated drinks, which would lead to a price increase. Zainab Ahmed revealed this at the Public Presentation and Breakdown of the Highlights of the 2022 Appropriation Bill on Friday in Abuja, stating that it will be part of the additions in the 2021 Finance Act which will take effect from January 2022.

  10 months ago ago
Here's Why The FG Should Rethink Its Plan To Increase Taxes On Carbonated Drink By Next Year January

MILITARY

Why Is The IPOB Killing Their Own People If They Are Truly Fighting For The Igbos

For a while now, there have been several reports of attacks and killings in different parts of the South-East region of Nigeria, by unidentified gunmen suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Recall that the outlawed group has often presented itself to be fighting for the interests of the Igbo people.

  10 months ago ago
Why Is The IPOB Killing Their Own People If They Are Truly Fighting For The Igbos

POLITICS

Falana Asks Buhari Not To Disrupt #EndSARS, But Can The Law Alone Guarantee The Safety Of Protesters

Image credit: punchng.com As reported by the Punch News, the Senior Advocate Of Nigeria (SAN) and Human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, has called on the President, Muhammadu Buhari, to abide by his oath of office by calling on the police not to disrupt upcoming #EndSARS protests.

  10 months ago ago
Falana Asks Buhari Not To Disrupt #EndSARS, But Can The Law Alone Guarantee The Safety Of Protesters

SOCIETY

Why The Police Should Be Commended After The Arrest Of Suspected Killers Of Chike Akunyili

Criminality has been on the increase in the past few weeks, and in those times, there have been unfortunate events which have left some dead, others injured, and properties destroyed, especially in some states in the south-east of Nigeria. Photo Credit: Punch News (Chike Akunyili)

  10 months ago ago
Why The Police Should Be Commended After The Arrest Of Suspected Killers Of Chike Akunyili

POLITICS

What Bola Tinubu Can Do As Lagos APC LG Appeal Panel Waits For Petition From Their Members

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Lagos state chapter reportedly said it's appeal committee for Local government congress is yet to receive any petition from their members, and according to a report from Punch News, the committee chairman, Ibrahim Akaje made this known on Thursday during a press briefing at the APC state secretariat on Acme road, ikeja.

  10 months ago ago
What Bola Tinubu Can Do As Lagos APC LG Appeal Panel Waits For Petition From Their Members

POLITICS

Why The Miyetti Allah Should Stop Using Open Grazing As a Condition To Support a Southerner In 2023

Not long ago, the Punch News, revealed that the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, has alleged that in 2023, the group would not support any Southern who is against open grazing of cows, and the collection of Value-Added Tax (VAT), by the federal government.

  10 months ago ago
Why The Miyetti Allah Should Stop Using Open Grazing As a Condition To Support a Southerner In 2023

MILITARY

One Major Reason Why It Would Be Wrong If The Government Declares The Bandits As Terrorists

There is no doubt that the activities of bandits in the country, particularly in the Northwest region, have become a source of concern to many Nigerians. It should be recalled that for a while now, the armed gangs have continued to wreck havoc in the Northern part of the country, killing people at will, abducting many others for ransom, and also burning down villages.

  10 months ago ago
One Major Reason Why It Would Be Wrong If The Government Declares The Bandits As Terrorists

JUSTICE

Opinion: #ENDSARS One-Year Anniversary And The Successful Protest In Lagos State

The much anticipated EndSars anniversary indeed came to a start in Lagos State, amidst warnings from the authorities days ago, where they had cautioned on the need for the organizers of the event to terminate the intended protest. Photo Credit: Punch News However, despite the caution, the planned protest still took place, with a massive number of people coming in to the Lekki toll gate with the Nigerian flag, according to a verified publication.

  9 months ago ago
Opinion: #ENDSARS One-Year Anniversary And The Successful Protest In Lagos State

POLITICS

1 Smart Move APC Should Make As Fintiri Claims PDP Will Have 28 Out Of 36 States Amid The Convention

Image Credit: Punch News The Chairman of the National convention planning committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmadu Fintiri reportedly made it known that the journey to reclaim at least 28 out of 36 states of the Federation for their party has commenced, this is in regards to their upcoming convention, and he further vows to give their party the best.

  10 months ago ago
1 Smart Move APC Should Make As Fintiri Claims PDP Will Have 28 Out Of 36 States Amid The Convention

SOCIETY

Opinion: Estate Agent Shot In Church; What The Police Should Not Overlook In Their Investigation

It is unfortunate how insecurity has metamorphosed into an uncontrollable virus across different states in Nigeria. The recent killing of an Estate Agent, Sina Babarinde on the 17th of October 2021 during a church service in Kwara state has shown that there is absolutely nowhere that is safe in the country.

  9 months ago ago
Opinion: Estate Agent Shot In Church; What The Police Should Not Overlook In Their Investigation

MILITARY

Corp Members Should Be Used To Beef Up Security In The Country - Governor Fayemi Advises Buhari

Ekiti state governor, John Olukayode Fayemi has recently aired his advice to the Nigerian President over the ongoing insecurity in the country. The governor has advised that the Nigerian President should turn existing campgrounds for the National Youth Service Corps into military training grounds where corp members can be trained for military duties.

  10 months ago ago
Corp Members Should Be Used To Beef Up Security In The Country - Governor Fayemi Advises Buhari

MILITARY

Opinion: Why The FG Should Be Commended For Planning To Pay Money To Ex Biafran Soldiers

The Federal Government just concluded that it would be paying some unspecified amount of money to some ex Biafran soldiers who fought the Nigerian forces in the Nigerian civil war that took place about 51 years ago. This information was disclosed by the minister of defence, Major general Bashir Magashi in Abuja, during the inauguration of the 2022 Armed Forces rememberance day.

  10 months ago ago
Opinion: Why The FG Should Be Commended For Planning To Pay Money To Ex Biafran Soldiers