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The Finnish foreign minister comments on the EU santions against Russia, the safety of flights over the Baltic Sea
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Okechukwu Nnodim The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has reduced its importation of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, from about 95 per cent to 50 per cent, the Minister of Stat
Nigerian blogosphere is buzzing right now and the trending word is ‘Mercy.’ Ever since news poured in on Friday that popular actress, Mercy Aigbe, was beaten silly by her husband, Lanre Gentry and she
Sonala Olumhense I thought former Nigeria leader Goodluck Jonathan was writing his biography.  It turns out the former president has been busy writing revisionist history instead. Mr. Jonathan led Nig
FEMI MAKINDE The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Lasun Yusuf, has said some leaders of the All Progressives Congress in Osun State and former political office holders are after his lif
Simy Nwankwo has led Serie A strugglers Crotone’s battle against the drop with his sudden burst of goals. The 24-year-old tells ’TANA AIYEJINA about Serie A, Super Eagles, Nwankwo Kanu and more in thi
PETER DADA About 400 ghost workers have been discovered on the payroll of the Ondo State Football Agency. The discovery was made by a three-man Interim Management Committee set up by the state governm
Kunle Shonaike The first of today’s two-piece write-up is a celebration of a Nigerian who I’m convinced that, by accepting a national call to service, is already sacrificing a lot financially and othe
FIdelis Soriwei The Nigeria Labour Congress has urged the Federal Government to constitute and announce names of the committee for the determination of the new minimum wage in the country before May 1
Olaleye Aluko The National Universities Commission has said it will intervene in the students’ grievances reported in Covenant University, Ogun State, only if a written petition from the students was
Seni Adetu Still in the spirit of answering questions from readers, today’s topic particularly references SMEs. Lately, I have been asked by some young entrepreneurs what they need to do to be more co
Femi Asu The nation’s stock market is struggling to rebound as efforts to lure back investors received a boost following the creation of a new foreign-exchange window by the Central Bank of Nigeria. T
The late Director General of the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria Commission, Dipo Famakinwa, will be honoured with a ‘Day of Tributes’ by the commission on Monday. He died in a Lagos hospital o
Gloria Ogunbadejo I have recently received more mail from men who have described some form of physical or emotional abuse from their wives and girlfriends, which is an indication to me that there are
Kaine Agary At the risk of sounding like a broken record – coughing out the jagged edges of a sorrowful dirge – I must talk about Apapa again. I do not know where to start except to say that little ha
Dr. Sylvester Ikhisemojie Today, we need to confront another malady that is the lot of an increasing number of new mothers around the world. It is called puerperal psychosis, a severe, but treatable f
Stanley Opara The Nigerian Stock Exchange raked in N62.5bn from the fresh listing of five companies’ securities in the first quarter of this year. The securities include Greenwich Asset Management Lim
The Founder, 2wenty2 Hospitality management and consulting services, Yvonne Mordi, 27, speaks with IFE OGUNFUWA on her business management strategies What is 2wenty2 all about? 2wenty2 is a growing co
Street begging has assumed a new dimension in Nigeria as women now “loan” out their children to commercial beggars in return for daily stipends, writes TOLUWANI ENIOLA Regular passers-by at the Costai
Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr. One great aspect of technology is that it has the capacity of helping you become more efficient, thereby saving you money especially in difficult economic times. As you al
Minabere Ibelema It is about 384 years now since Galileo Galilei was sentenced for life to house imprisonment for the “heresy” of declaring that, contrary to theology, the earth is not at the centre o
Member of the Senate representing Abia North Senatorial District and Chairman, Committee on Primary Health and Communicable Diseases, Senator Mao Ohuabunwa, tells LEKE BAIYEWU about his experiences as
A trader, Mrs. Chinyere Ogbonneya, who waited for 21 years before having a child, tells MOTUNRAYO JOEL her story Tell us about yourself. I am a trader; I live in Abia State with my husband. I am in my
Two of the children of the late veteran actor, Olumide Bakare, Mayowa and Oluwatofunmi, tell OLUFEMI ATOYEBI about their father’s life off the klieg lights What kind of a man was Olumide Bakare? Mayow
Coping with a spouse who recalls every wrongdoing can be utterly frustrating; especially when one partner has asked for forgiveness over and over again and the significant other doesn’t budge. Here ar
The former Director, New Media, Peoples Democratic Party, Deji Adeyanju, tells ADELANI ADEPEGBA about how campaign funds were shared and diverted during the 2015 presidential elections What is your re
Spot On with Onuora Onianwa I write for a number of blogs and groups and it is not unusual to see comments or from people who do not like what I have said or written. This is expected. I welcome disag
Gheorghe Predescu, Head of Mission, Embassy of Romania to Nigeria, in this interview with BAYO AKINLOYE talks about things that catch his fancy about the country and what he hopes to achieve before le
The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, the aviation industry regulator, Capt Usman Muktar, speaks on the challenges facing the aviation industry and the way out in this intervi
Ace photographer, Kelechi Amadi-Obi, shares his fatherhood experiences with ARUKAINO UMUKORO Can you recall your experience of being a father for the first time? That was about 14 years ago. I was wit
It has often been said that habits can make or mar a person. There are some habits that can ultimately make you go broke, and nobody likes being poor. Read about healthy habits you can cultivate to in
Many Nigerians were last week treated to a throwback to the brutal days of military dictatorship at the Aso Rock Villa, after the State House reporter of the PUNCH newspaper, Olalekan Adetayo, was sum
When and where were you born? I was born in 1924 in Calabar, Cross River State. My father worked there as a policeman. He had all his children there. Where you born into a polygamous family? My father
Idris Adesina The finals of the 2017 Muneer Bankole U-16 Boys and Girls Football Championships, which began in March with 16 teams, will hold on Sunday at the Campos Mini Stadium, Lagos Island on Sund
Members of the House of Representatives paid tribute to the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke on Tuesday moments before they ended plenary in honour of the deceased. The House had just resumed from the East

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