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French referee loses temper, kicks player before sending him off – Punch Newspapers

Referee Tony Chapron became the pantomime villain of Paris Saint-Germain’s 1-0 win at Nantes on Sunday, after responding to an accidental collision with Diego Carlos by kicking the Brazilian and sending him off. In injury time and with PSG on the counter-attack, Chapron stepped across the backtracking Nantes centre-back Carlos …

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I started raping after my girlfriend left — Suspect – Punch Newspapers

Enyioha Opara, Minna A 20-year-old man, Abdullateef Ibrahim, who was arrested by the Niger State Police Command for allegedly raping a five-year-old girl, has pleaded for forgiveness, saying he started raping children after his girlfriend left him. The Niger State Police Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, said on Sunday that …

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Fulani herdsmen are killers, not victims –Taraba govt – Punch Newspapers

Niyi  Odebode  and Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja, John Charles and Justin Tyopuusu, Jalingo The Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, has said any blackmail and propaganda employed by cattle breeders to turn themselves into victims will fail, saying the herdsmen are the killers and not victims. Ishaku statement is coming on the …

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We have sold over two million pencils – Akwa Ibom govt – Punch Newspapers

Etim Ekpimah, Uyo The Akwa Ibom State government has said it has sold over two million high-quality pencils since the state began pencils production last year. It said the pencils apart from supplying them to Nigerian markets, the products also found markets in the neighbouring West and East African countries. …

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INEC declares ex-APGA national chairman, Umeh, winner – Punch Newspapers

Tony Okafor The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Chief Victor Umeh of the All Progressives Grand Alliance winner of the January 13 Anambra Central Senatorial rerun. Umeh, a former National Chairman of APGA, beat 13 other candidates, including current Labour and Employment Minister, Senator Chris Ngige of the All …

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Wike sacks three LG chairmen  – Punch Newspapers

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt  Rivers  State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has approved the sacking  of the  Caretaker Committee Chairmen of Port Harcourt City, Obio/Akpor and Ikwerre Local Government Areas. The governor sacked the three caretaker committee chairmen for collecting illegal revenues  from some companies in the state.  A statement by …

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I’m alive and well, El-Zakzaky speaks from DSS custody  – Punch Newspapers

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, which is popularly known as Shiite Group, Shiek Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has debunked the rumours making the rounds that he is dead. The Islamic group, which is also known as Shiite Movement,  has a large followership  across the  country. El-Zakzaky spoke …

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