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Tunde Ajaja A Saturday PUNCH reporter, Kunle Falayi, was among nine other African journalists honoured at the 2017 Zimeo Excellence in Media Awards held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Monday. Three other journalists across the PUNCH titles – Femi Asu, Toluwani Eniola and Tunde Ajaja – also got nominations at the continental awards organised by […]
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Afeez Hanafi and  Tony Okafor Tragedy struck on Saturday on Ntueke Street, Awada Obosi, in the Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, as a 47-year-old man, Stephen Nnadiogo, killed his
Olusola Fabiyi, Olalekan Adetayo, Eniola Akinkuotu, Leke Baiyewu, Olaleye Aluko, Ted Odogwu, Kayode Idowu and Justin Tyopuusu The Federal Government has confirmed that 110 pupils of the Government Sci
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