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Narek Sargsyan appointed head of State Committee of Urban Planning of Armenia

As a result of the structural changes within the government, the State Committee of Urban Planning emerged to replace the Ministry of Urban Development.
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Idris Adesina Former Shooting Stars attacker, Adegoke Adelabu, has said Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, should only invite players who feature regularly for their clubs for the Russia 2018 World Cup
Denver seems to be losing its battle with homelessness, as sporadic camps reportedly resurfaced after a major clean-up in March. On top of that, the city is battling through a lawsuit f
Niran Adedokun Nigeria has recently embarked on something which its leadership describes as a war against corruption. I do not know whether it is by design or by mere happenstance but the series of ev
Magnus Onyibe Just as Nigerians were being regaled with former presidential spokesman, Rueben Abati’s thriller entitled, “Spiritual side of Nigeria’s Villa”, which is a tale about “demons” and “ghosts
Punch Editorial Board TOO often, local military operations have ended in preventable pain and death. This defeats the purpose of task force operations. The callous killing of Joseph Izu, a player of S
Since 1987, the so-called “Patient Zero” of HIV was believed to be a Canadian flight attendant, blamed for importing the virus that causes AIDS into the US. New research has determined
Samson Folarin A 12-year-old girl, Mmesoma Ani, has been admitted to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Surulere, after she was allegedly tortured by her aunt, Mrs. Ogechi Iruwane.  PU
Greg Odogwu At the beginning of the year, a news item appeared on a few foreign media platforms. It was the story of a microscope, invented by an Italian-American scientist, Prof. Rugerro Santilli, wh
Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta The Zone 2 Police Command has uncovered a suspected den of fraudsters in a remote area of Isihun in the Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State. The den is located
Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The police in Abuja have arrested 12 suspected members of a cult, Norsemen, who have been allegedly terrorising residents of Apo District, Abuja. Items recovered from the men,
Ovie Okpare, Warri Suspected robbers on Wednesday attacked some workers of the Delta Broadcasting Service, Warri, and carted away about N1.6m meant for the payment of salaries of casual workers and se
Samson Folarin The Lagos State Police Command has said the bullet that hit Samuel Omojuwa was a ricochet. The command spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, also said police investigation revealed that no one w
Afeez Hanafi Four members of a syndicate of suspected fraudsters have been arrested on the Lagos Island by the police for allegedly forging documents to claim the ownership of shares worth N35.7m, whi
Ade Adesomoju, Abuja A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday dismissed an objection raised by an ally of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, Mr. Abiodun Agbele, against the appearance of a new
Peter Dada, Akure The pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, has said the ministers who have been accused by some judges of attempting to interfere with the course of justice in the past s
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The Oyo State House of Assembly has issued a 40-day ultimatum to the state Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Isaac Isola, and his counterpart in the Ministry of
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said the worst of the Boko Haram insurgency was over in Nigeria. He said the major task before the country now was how to rehabilitate t
Friday Olokor, Abuja A former Minister of Education and Co-Convener of the “Bring Back Our Girls” movement, Oby Ezekwesili, has implored Nigerians to assist in solving the problems confronting the cou
Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations has criticized UN’s failure to properly organize humanitarian evacuations of the wounded from terrorist-held areas of Aleppo. The UN envoy to S
Peter Dada, Akure The Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Mrs. Hilda Harrison, has said that  24,000 officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force will provide security during the November 26, 2016 gove
Leke Baiyewu, Abuja A bill seeking to make the Nigeria Prisons Service give special treatment to pregnant women, nursing mothers and children in prison facilities moved a step further at the Senate on
Halloween is supposed to make your skin crawl, but not like this. A new study finds the scariest part of the holiday may not be the costumes, but makeup for kids. Out of 48 makeup palet
Tony Okafor, Awka A press briefing scheduled for Wednesday  for Miss Anambra, Chidinma Okeke, to state her own version  of a sex scandal rocking her could not hold. The briefing scheduled for 10am at
Ade Adesomoju, Abuja A former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, has rejected the transfer of his trial on money laundering charges from the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court to the Lagos Divis
Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate on Wednesday grilled the management of the Niger Delta Development Commission, which failed to provide all the details of its finances and contracts as requested by the
Ramon Oladimeji A Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed December 7, 2016 to hear the N200m fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by wife of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, against the Ec
Author of ‘Practical steps to financial independence’ and personal finance coach, Usiere Uko, writes on how to come out of recession Anytime there is a recession, it is believed that there is less mon
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