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Mother allegedly offers her twins for N.35m – Punch Newspapers

Olaide Oyelude, Katsina A 30-year-old woman, Salima Lawal, of Marabar Kankara town in Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina State has been arrested by the state Police Command for allegedly attempting to sell her twins for N350,000. The state Police Commissioner, Been Gwana, confirmed the incident to journalists at a …

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BUA using militia, soldiers to mine site allocated to Dangote – Ministry – Punch Newspapers

Our mines are in Edo, not Kogi – BUA Everest Amaefule, Abuja The management of BUA Group has been using armed militia, soldiers and policemen to mine marble and limestone in mining sites allocated to the Dangote Group, the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has alleged. In a statement …

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Bayelsa provides N1m to take corpses of murdered cattle rearers home – Punch Newspapers

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa The Bayelsa State Government has reportedly provided N1m to the leadership of northern community in the state to take the corpses of the four murdered cattle breeders home. The Bayelsa State Chairman of the Cattle Breeders Association, Alhaji Jibril Abdulkarim, and his three aides were murdered by …

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2018 budget passes second reading as Senate adjourns plenary for two weeks – Punch Newspapers

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate has passed the 2018 Appropriation Bill for second reading. The bill was referred to the Committee on Appropriations for further legislative action. The upper chamber of the National Assembly has also adjourned plenary to December 19, 2017, to allow the standing committees to hold budget …

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Nigeria’s balance sheet remains exposed to further shocks – Moody’s – Punch Newspapers

Oyetunji Abioye Barely one month after one of the global rating agencies, Moody’s Investors Service, downgraded Nigeria’s sovereign debt rating, the agency has said the country’s balance sheet remains exposed to further shocks. Moody’s had on November 8 downgraded Nigeria’s long-term issuer and senior unsecured debt rating to ‘B2’ from …

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Supreme Court allows Trump travel ban to take effect pending appeal – Punch Newspapers

The US Supreme Court said Monday that the government could fully enforce a ban on travellers from six mainly Muslim countries pending appeal, backing President Donald Trump in the year-long battle over the controversial measure. The court stayed a lower court’s October ruling that had blocked implementation of the ban …

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