Zolani Tete breaks World record, knocks out man in 11 seconds

South Africa’s Zolani Tete broke the fastest World record with just 11 seconds in world championship fight history in Belfast on Saturday night. The South African etched his name into the record books when he flattened countryman Siboniso Gonya with his first punch to retain his World Boxing Organisation bantamweight crown. Tete floored his opponent […]

Former Gov Donald Duke Indicates Interest To Run For Presidency in 2019

Former Governor, Donald Duke, has indicated interest in contesting in 2019 Presidential election. In an interview with Dele Momodu, he disclosed he would be contesting under the Peoples Democratic Party’s umbrella. “Dele, do you want to hear the truth? I seriously want to run but my party, PDP, would have to decide on many things… […]

BREAKING: Robert Mugabe sacked from ruling party Zanu-PF

The ruling party in Zimbabwe, Zanu-PF, has sacked the country’s long-time leader, Robert Mugabe. After a meeting of party leaders held on Sunday, officials said ex-Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was fired by Mr. Mugabe two weeks ago, has been appointed leader of the party, the BBC reports. It was the sacking of Mr. Mnangagwa that […]

Statues of Obasanjo, Ekwueme, Awolowo, Mbakwe To Be Unveiled By Okorocha

After unveiling the statues of two African presidents, Jacob Zuma of South Africa and Ellen Sirleaf Johnson of Liberia, Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha is set to unveil 10 more statues. Even though his actions had generated lots of controversies, Saturday PUNCH learnt on Friday that the governor would soon unveil more statues. A correspondent […]

Katsina State Governor launches goat empowerment programme for Katsina students

The Katsina State governor, Aminu Masari, has launched goat empowerment programme for secondary school students in the state. Launching the programme at Government Girls Arabic Secondary School, Dutsinma on Saturday, the state commissioner for Education, Halimatu Idris, said the programme was aimed at empowering students to be self-reliant.   Inset: The beneficiaries of the goats lined […]

Sokoto Pays N3billion Scholarship In Two Years

Sokoto State Government has paid a total of over three billion Naira scholarships to its students from 2015 to date, Executive Chairman of the state scholarship board, Hon Altine Shehu Kajiji, has revealed. A press statement issued in Sokoto weekend showed that beneficiaries of the tuition fees and upkeep allowance include students studying in USA, […]

FG Hails Global Endorsement of Nigeria’s Fight Against Terrorism

The Federal Government of Nigeria  has hailed the recent global endorsement of its fight against terrorism, as contained in the 2017 Global Terrorism Index of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, signed by his SA Segun Adeyemi, he […]