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As a war correspondent, we were told to eat dead people as suya –Sobowale – Punch Newspapers

A veteran journalist and professor of journalism, Idowu Sobowale, in this interview with TUNDE AJAJA speaks about his growing up and life experiences As someone born to a farmer and trader, what fond memories of growing up do you still have? I retain very fond memories of my birth, upbringing …

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Panic in APC as mass defection looms – Punch Newspapers

Niyi Odebode and John Alechenu There were fears among the All Progressives Congress chieftains on Friday, following the defection of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar from the ruling party. Saturday PUNCH gathered that although the APC was expecting  Atiku’s exit, it dawned on it on Friday that the former vice-president’s action …

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Buhari orders power firm boss’ reinstatement, Senate probes non-compliance – Punch Newspapers

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate has mandated its Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to investigate failure by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company to reinstate Mrs. Maryam Danna Mohammed as the General Manager (Audit and Compliance) of the company, in spite of a directive by President Muhammadu Buhari. …

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Four UN peacekeepers, soldier killed in Mali attacks – Punch Newspapers

Four UN peacekeepers and a Malian soldier were killed in attacks in Mali on Friday, the UN’s MINUSMA mission to the country said. Twenty people, including another Malian soldier and several UN peacekeepers were injured in the attacks. The first attack happened in the morning in the northeastern Menaka region …

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We’re yet to receive resignation letter from Atiku – APC – Punch Newspapers

The All Progressives Congress has said that it is yet to receive a letter of resignation from the former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, made this known while reacting to the development on Friday in Abuja. Atiku had in a statement on Friday …

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Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe’s new president – Punch Newspapers

Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose removal as vice president by Robert Mugabe led to the veteran leader’s ouster, was sworn in as Zimbabwe’s new president on Friday. “I Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa swear that as the president of the republic of Zimbabwe I will be faithful to Zimbabwe and obey, uphold and defend the …

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