BREAKING: Pastor Adeboye’s son dies at 42

Pastor Dare Adeboye, the son of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Worldwide, Enoch Adeboye, is dead. The PUNCH gathered that the 42-year-old, who was the third surviving child of the revered cleric, died in his sleep on Wednesday in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, where he was based with his family. Our correspondent gathered from reliable sources in the church that the deceased, who was the Assistant… Continue Reading

JUST IN: Bandits Release One Abducted Kaduna Varsity Student 

One of the abducted students of Greenfield University in Kaduna State has been released by the bandits. Although the police and government authorities are yet to confirm the development, the mother of the student, Lauritta Attahiru confirmed the release of her son to Channels Television, on Tuesday. She however refused to give details of how her son was released and whether a ransom was paid or not. Some of the… Continue Reading

Chronic Debtor Oba Otudeko In Trouble over multi billion naira loan.

…….as CBN orders First Bank to recover the loan with immediate effect Trouble is yet to be far from over for the man who was once celebrated as the king of board room Mr. Obafoluke Otudeko  Otudeko was recently sacked by the Central Bank of Nigeria as the chairman of First Bank Holdings over his activities to cover up the multi billion naira loans granted to him by First Bank… Continue Reading


                                                                                                                                                 … Continue Reading

Popular Actor, Baba Ijesha, Confesses To Having Sex With 14-yr-old Girl; He Has Been Sleeping With Her Since She Was Seven

Popular comedian and Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James aka Baba Ijesa, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command on allegation of defiling a minor, reports The Gazelle The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Lagos State Police Command, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), disclosed this on Thursday, 22 April, 2021 via a press statement released to journalist in Lagos.According to Adejobi, “a case of… Continue Reading

Heritage Bank promotes creative industry with support for “Rita Dominic Acting Challenge”

Heritage Bank Plc has further reiterated its commitment to the growth and development of the creative and entertainment sector by supporting the “Rita Dominic Acting Challenge.” Heritage Bank in collaboration with a foremost Nigerian Actress and Co-Founder of the Audrey Silva Company, Rita Dominic launched an acting challenge for aspiring actors to recreate a scene in a new film “La Femme Anjola,” produced by the later. Respectively, the winners carted… Continue Reading

How I strangled creditor disturbing me to repay N100,000 — Suspect

A revenue collector in the Umuleri area of Anambra State, Ifeanyi Ezinwa, is being held by the police for the murder of his relative, Chukwuebuka Iloegbunam. Ezinwa reportedly strangled 19-year-old Iloegbunam for persistently demanding repayment of N100,000 he borrowed from him. City Round learnt that Ezinwa, 29, asked the victim to meet him at a bush path near a secondary school in the town around 8.30pm on the pretence of paying… Continue Reading

Fayose Allegedly Hired Igboho to Disrupt South West PDP Congress – Ibadan Solidarity Youth Front Cries Out

Fayose Has Hired Igboho to Disrupt South West PDP Congress – Ibadan Solidarity Youth Front Cries Out The Ibadan Solidarity Youth Front has unveiled plans by some elements within the party to hire thugs to allegedly cause grave harm to delegates at the zonalparty Congress slated for April 12, 2021.In a press statement, spokesperson of the youth group, Lukman Ajagbe, alleged that ex-Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose has been… Continue Reading

J9C pays condolence visit to Yinka Odumakin’s widow

J9C pays condolence visit to Yinka Odumakin’s widow Representatives of January 9 Collective (J9C), an association of friends and professionals, on Friday paid a condolence visit to Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, wife of late Afenifere spokesman Yinka Odumakin.The delegation was led by Captain of J9C Loye Amzat, who conveyed the message of the general body to the family of the deceased. Others in the entourage were Steve Ayorinde, Henry Alade and… Continue Reading

Prince Philip has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace announces

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced. Buckingham Palace said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.” Boris Johnson said he “inspired the lives of countless young people”. Speaking at Downing Street,… Continue Reading

Elumelu: Youth Restiveness Ticking Time Bomb for Africa, Others

–      Tony O. Elumelu, CON, Chairman of United Bank for Africa, Heirs Holdings and Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation speaks to 21,000 youth at the Joshua Generation International Youth Conference at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. The Chairman of the United Bank of Africa (UBA), Mr. Tony Elumelu, has stressed the need to unlock the potential of youths in Africa, in order to catalyse the socio-economic development of the continent…. Continue Reading


There’s no doubt GOTV Boxing night, sponsored by GOTV has come to stay. The boxing show that has showcased Nigerian boxers and which at the same time has rewarded the home based boxers in many ways has definitely come to stay. However, the attitude and irrational behaviour of the promoter of the show, Jenkins Alumona may halt all the progress that the event has made over the years. Jenkins, we… Continue Reading

Bakare: Nigeria’s current state doesn’t reflect Buhari I knew — his legacy is in danger

Tunde Bakare, overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, says the current state of the nation does not reflect the President Muhammadu Buhari he knew when he was his running mate in 2011, noting that his legacy is in grave danger of being confined to an unsavoury side of history. The cleric, in his state of the nation address, to celebrate Easter, said he is… Continue Reading

JUST IN: Afenifere spokesman Yinka Odumakin dies of COVID

Spokesman of pan-Yoruba socio-political group Afenifere Yinka Odumakin has died of complications from COVID-19. The activist had been on ventilator at a treatment centre in Lagos, learned. was informed that he had serious underlining conditions including diabetes, lung-related issues and a mild stroke he suffered a few years ago. He had a lung surgery before he was put on a ventilator. His case reportedly took a turn for… Continue Reading

It was an accident’ — NAF dismisses Boko Haram’s claim of shooting down its fighter jet

The Nigerian air force (NAF) says its alpha jet was not shot down by Boko Haram insurgents. Advertisement The jet, NAF 475, went off the radar on Wednesday.  On Friday, the air force had said the aircraft may have crashed as the two pilots on board were still missing.  The Abubakar Shekau-led faction of Boko Haram, however, claimed responsibility for the crash in a video.  But Edward Gabkwet, NAF spokesperson, in a statement, said the… Continue Reading

Same sex marriage threatens to break Methodist Church

As the debate and rift around same sex marriage in Methodist Church lingers, The United Methodist Church Episcopal Area in Nigeria (UMCN) has threatened to leave the Church’s global body; if it endorses same-sex marriage at its 2022 General Conference. This was disclosed by an official of UMCN, Bishop John Wesley Yohanna at a press conference in Jalingo, Taraba State. Yohanna, who insisted that Nigerian laws are opposed to gay… Continue Reading


•Donates Free Apartments to Two Lagos ‘Best’ Teaching Staff  • Governor Pledges Timely Completion of Ongoing Road Projects in the Axis The popular grandmother figure in Nollywood’s Yoruba series, Alhaja Lanre Hassan, known by the stage name “Mama Awero”, got a surprise gift from Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday. The veteran actor was on the verge of being been ejected from her rented apartment when the Governor… Continue Reading


Following the release of its remarkable audited financial results for 2020, foremost Pan-African financial services conglomerate, United Capital Plc, held its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Lagoon Restaurant, Victoria Island, Lagos. At the Annual General Meeting, which was held by proxy due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company presented its financial performance for 2020 which shows a recorded revenue of N12.87Billion, N7.95Billion in Profit Before Tax… Continue Reading

Stop the attack on Gov. Makinde and others .. .Ibadan Solidarity Movement warn Diran Odeyemi

The Ibadan Solidarity Movement (ISM) has reacted strongly to a press release issued by Hon. Micheal Adepoju on behalf of the Oyo PDP like-minds, describing the group as faceless, baseless and non-existent. In a statement issued in Ibadan Monday evening, and signed by Adedayo Gbadamosi, the Ibadan Solidary Movement stated that the so-called press statement must have been concocted in a “Beer Parlour” in the hometown of Diran Odeyemi, PDP… Continue Reading

AMCON’s Disobedience Of Court Orders Must Stop

                                       Recently, the Civil Liberties Organisation, a human rights organization, in a press conference on a recent court order in a matter involving AMCON and Peace Global Satellite Communications Network (PGSC), disclosed some fundamental issues in AMCON’s operations. AMCON was established by law in 2010 to buy bad debts from banks using… Continue Reading


…. open to all African entrepreneurs with business ideas from across all 54 African countries.                               The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s leading philanthropy dedicated to empowering African entrepreneurs, will close applications for the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme on its TEFConnect digital platform ( on March 31. This year’s intervention prioritises the economic recovery of small and… Continue Reading

30 Future Leaders Benefit From GO Foundation Scholarship Grant

                              After over a year of careful planning and consultation with five schools in Ogun State, Nigeria, GO Foundation is delighted to announce that as part of our GO Scholar programme we have this week granted 30 students scholarship awards. The award covers the total cost of West African Examination Council exams fees for the 30… Continue Reading

PPPRA deletes template announcing petrol price increase

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) has deleted a petrol pricing template announcing an increase in the retail price of petrol.   The template, published on its website on Thursday night, was deleted on Friday morning amid the outrage over the price increase. The template had said the recommended retail price is between N209.61 and N212.61 per litre. The landing cost of petrol was put at N189.61. The ex-depot… Continue Reading

History made as Speaker Obasa becomes NAWOJ’s first grand patron in Lagos

-Praises Speaker, lawmakers for fight against gender-based violence The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Mudashiru Obasa, has been named and decorated the first ever grand patron of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) in Lagos state. The honour was bestowed on the Speaker on Tuesday evening by a delegation from the Lagos branch of the notable body led by its chairperson, Adeola Akinwunmi… Continue Reading

AVON, UBA Partner on Bespoke Health Plans for Children

Avon Healthcare Limited, a leading health management organisation has partnered with pan-African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, to develop well-tailored and unique health plans for children .                 The collaboration to develop the new health plans became necessary due to the gap that exists in the area of child healthcare and  both organisations have joined forces to change the narrative… Continue Reading

IWD 2021: Zedcrest Encourages Women to vie for Leadership Roles and Strive for Excellence

                             As the world marks this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD), women have been urged to strive for excellence and choose to challenge to be at every table where decisions are being made in the workplace, politics, economy and the society at large. This was the summary of the virtual event held by new-age financial solutions powerhouse, Zedcrest… Continue Reading


Lagos State has received doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from the Federal Government.                             This was disclosed on Tuesday by Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu while speaking at the 2021 International Women’s Day celebration organised by the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation held at Police College, Ikeja. Governor Sanwo-Olu disclosed that the State… Continue Reading

Aishah Ahmad, Dr Dere Awosika, others billed to speak at Access Bank’s IWD Fireside chat on workplace stereotypes, gender balance… In commemoration of the International Women’s Day, the W Initiative of Access Bank Plc has announced that its International Women’s Day Fireside Chat will hold on Thursday, March 11th 2021. The Fireside chat is themed: ‘Take the Center Stage: Speak Up!’. Through the event, the Bank seeks to analyse and offer solutions to how women can maintain assertiveness in the workplace, own their voice as well as identify and handle imposter syndrome. Other conversation areas include the importance of flexible work environments in encouraging engagement and retention for women in the workplace and leveraging intersectionality in the workplace. Speaking on the event, the Group Head, W Initiative at Access Bank, Ayona Trimnell, stressed the need for “increased discussions about real challenges that affect women in the workplace.” “The peculiarities of the global community today means that we are awakened to the successes women can achieve given the right systems and platforms for expression. We are also aware of the gaps and stereotypes that need to be challenged if we are to achieve the ultimate goal of this month’s commemoration – gender balance and equality. Women daily are seen through the lens of stereotypes that exist in the society, marketplace, in the government, corporate organisations, to name a few. Hence to achieve our objectives as women, we need to champion conversations that will cause changes in the various spheres of the society. At Access Bank, we do not only support women but also promote safe spaces for conversations that will further improve lives and the forthcoming Fireside chat is a testament to this fact. We look forward to hosting remarkable women across all walks of life to discuss the best way to chart a course for change”, she concluded. Amongst the confirmed speakers and panelists for the event are Aisha Ahmad, CFA, Deputy Governor, FSS, CBN; Dr Dere Awosika, Chairman, Access Bank Plc.; Pearl Uzokwe, Director for Governance & Sustainability, Sahara Group Limited; Adenike Adebola, Marketing Director, Guinness; Rabi Adetoro, Senior Manager, Talent and Career Management, MTN Nigeria, and Folake Adeniyi Adeleye, Int’l HR Leader, Certified Executive Coach, Founder, Coachivate. Interested participants can join the virtual conversation at 11am on March 11, 2021 using the link:

                                     In commemoration of the International Women’s Day, the W Initiative of Access Bank Plc has announced that its International Women’s Day Fireside Chat will hold on Thursday, March 11th 2021. The Fireside chat is themed: ‘Take the Center Stage: Speak Up!’. Through the event, the Bank seeks to analyse and offer solutions… Continue Reading

All You Need To Know About Otunba Tomori Williams Conferment As Aare Onikoyi Of Yorubaland

Sunday, February 28, will be etched in the history of Oyo Town for a very long time. This is because it was the day that the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, conferred the title of Aare Onikoyi of Yorubaland on Otunba Tomori Williams.     Indeed, on that day, endless blessings flowed, as the town was agog with activities. The three days event was incomparable to anything… Continue Reading


A Managing Director of GIC Oil and Gas, Godwin Ewah Ebolo, collected a $10 million loan from Heritage Bank for his business, and instead allegedly diverted the cash in oiling the lavish lifestyles of Chris and Ken Oyakhilome of Christ Embassy Church, according to documents seen by Ebolo denied any wrongdoing saying he had started paying back the loan to the Bank. But learned that shortly after he got the money, Ebolo… Continue Reading

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