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Fleeing mafia boss arrested after posting unusually tattooed body online – Punch Newspapers

Thai police have arrested a retired Japanese crime boss who was on the run for 15 years, after his elaborate tattoos went viral on Facebook. Shigeharu Shirai, 72, a leading figure of one of Japan’s notorious “Yakuza” mafia gangs was wanted by the Japanese authorities for his alleged role in …

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Police deploy 8,000 personnel over NLC protest in Kaduna – Punch Newspapers

The police have deployed 8,000 personnel across Kaduna State ahead of the protest by the Nigerian Labour Congress over the sacking of 36,000 civil servants by Gov Nasir El-Rufa’i. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that heavily armed security personnel were stationed at the NLC headquarters along Independence Way and …

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Yusuf Buhari as a metaphor for Nigeria’s health sector – Punch Newspapers

Niran Adedokun Last weekend, some national dailies reported the appreciation of the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, to the medical personnel tending to the needs of her son, Yusuf, who was involved in a bike accident last month. The letter, which came alongside reports that the Minister of Health, …

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Fayose raises teams to foil herdsmen attack – Punch Newspapers

Kamarudeen Ogundele and Hindi Livinus The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has raised security teams to defend the people against herdsmen attacks. The security teams, which will work in conjunction with local hunters, are to respond to attacks upon receiving distress calls. The governor raised the alarm that some persons …

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Atiku’s son loses children’s custody to estranged wife – Punch Newspapers

Oladimeji Ramon A Lagos State Magistrates’ Court at Tinubu, Lagos Island, on Wednesday ordered Fatima Bolori to take full custody of the two children she had with Aminu Atiku, a son of a former Vice-President, Abubakar Atiku. Bolori and Aminu have become estranged. The court’s order followed arguments by Bolori’s …

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Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes off Honduras coast – Punch Newspapers

A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit off Honduras late Tuesday, triggering tsunami threats and advisories for nearby Caribbean shores, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake struck at 0251 GMT and its epicenter was located some 27 miles (44 kilometers) east of Great Swan Island, according …

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