November 27, 2022

[GIST] Osun: Oyetola confident of return as Adeleke takes over

[GIST] Osun: Oyetola confident of return as Adeleke takes over

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The Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has expressed optimism that the Ademola Adeleke-led administration will be shortlived as he would return back to the state’s seat of power through court processes. Adeleke, who is the governor-elect, would be inaugurated on Sunday (today) at the Osogbo City Stadium. Adeleke is a Peoples Democratic Party chieftain. Those


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[GIST] Physical exercise while young could help delay ageing –Experts

[GIST] Physical exercise while young could help delay ageing –Experts

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Health experts have urged young Nigerians to embrace regular physical exercise if they want to delay physical ageing when they advance in age. According to the experts, people who are concerned about their physical health at old must engage in regular physical exercise while they are young. Speaking with PUNCH HealthWise, one of the experts,


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[GIST] Atiku, Ayu, 10 PDP govs for Adeleke’s inauguration today

[GIST] Atiku, Ayu, 10 PDP govs for Adeleke’s inauguration today

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Osun State Police Command has said it will deploy adequate number of security operatives to ensure hitch-free inauguration of the sixth elected governor for the state, Senator Ademola Adeleke, holding at Osogbo City Stadium on Sunday (today). The command’s spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, during an interview with Sunday PUNCH, however declined given an official figure of


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[GIST] Motailatu Church holds harvest Sunday in Ogun

[GIST] Motailatu Church holds harvest Sunday in Ogun

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The Restoration Parish, Motailatu Church of God, Akute, Ogun State, will on Sunday (today) hold its Annual Adoption Service, aka Adult Harvest. The event, according to a statement by the Chairman and Chairlady of the Harvest Committee, Godfrey Dottie and Funmilola Oretuyi, will hold by 10am. The statement indicated that the event would be graced


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[GIST] Messi matches Maradona’s eight World Cup goal record

[GIST] Messi matches Maradona’s eight World Cup goal record

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Argentina star and seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, Lionel Messi, has equalled Argentina legend, Diego Maradona’s goals scored in FIFA World Cup tournaments with eight goals in the group stage match against Mexico in the ongoing 2022 World Cup in Qatar. According to Euro Sport, not only is Messi now level with Maradona, and second all-time


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November 26, 2022

[GIST] Atiku in fresh move to resolve PDP crisis

[GIST] Atiku in fresh move to resolve PDP crisis

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Ayu’s arrogance makes reconciliation difficult –Ortom’s ally The need to give the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, adequate time to correct “a big anomaly” in the party before the February polls is the reason five aggrieved governors elected on the platform of the party are open to reconciliation, Saturday PUNCH can


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[GIST] Printer’s error reignites anguish of Anambra six family members killed by food poisoning

[GIST] Printer’s error reignites anguish of Anambra six family members killed by food poisoning

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Last year October, a family of six in Amakwa, a community in the Ozubulu town of Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State, died of food poisoning. IKENNA OBIANERI, who visited the community ahead of the burial slated for November 29, 2022, reports that one year after, the community has not got over the tragedy


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[GIST] APC faults SANs’ position on Ekiti Assembly crisis

[GIST] APC faults SANs’ position on Ekiti Assembly crisis

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The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State on Friday rejected the position of some senior advocates from the state on the crisis in the state House of Assembly, accusing them of being biased. State APC Publicity Secretary, Segun Dipe, in a statement titled, ‘Response by Ekiti APC to the concerns of Aare Afe Babalola and


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[GIST] Making skits pays better than Nollywood — Nons Miraj

[GIST] Making skits pays better than Nollywood — Nons Miraj

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A skit maker and actress, Chinonso Ukah, aka Nons Miraj, has said she earns more money from making skits than when she was acting in movies. In an interview with Saturday Beats, she said, “Content creation has changed my life in a very big way. I remember when I used to act in Nollywood films,


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[GIST] Men are to blame (II)

[GIST] Men are to blame (II)

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I am tempted to conclude that it’s another spirit that enters most Igbo men when this ‘male child’ sentiment is pushing them. A man could have a home filled with wonderful daughters who adore him and he won’t ‘see’ them, yet in old age, it’s these daughters that would be losing sleep over his welfare.


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November 25, 2022

[GIST] More opportunities for Fintech growth in Africa

[GIST] More opportunities for Fintech growth in Africa

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Flutterwave’s Head of Risk, Africa, Emmanuel Efenure, has said that despite the pandemic-driven growth recorded by the Fintech industry across Africa, there’s still more opportunity for growth in the continent. He advocated for innovative contactless services as a major way to break the dominance of cash in Africa and drive growth in the sector. This


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[GIST] Court stops Nigeria Air indefinitely, adjourns case till 2023

[GIST] Court stops Nigeria Air indefinitely, adjourns case till 2023

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A Federal High Court in Lagos, on Thursday, stopped the establishment of the proposed national carrier – Nigeria Air, by the Federal Government. Justice Ambrose Lewis-Allagoa reordered the Federal Government and domestic airlines to maintain status quo in their suit relating to the establishment of airline. The judge made the order pending the determination of


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[GIST] FG destroys 3,000 arms, NSA warns against violence

[GIST] FG destroys 3,000 arms, NSA warns against violence

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The National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd.), has said destroying small arms and light weapons is the surest way to achieve sustainable peace in the face of the current security challenges in the country. Monguno stated this at the destruction of over 3,000 assorted small arms recovered across the country, which was carried


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[GIST] Northern Christians endorse Peter Obi, says Babachir Lawal

[GIST] Northern Christians endorse Peter Obi, says Babachir Lawal

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A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, has stated that the northern Christians are in support of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi. Lawal, who was speaking at an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today, which was monitored by our correspondent, said Obi had more chances of winning


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[GIST] Osun PDP hails court’s refusal to halt Adeleke’s inauguration

[GIST] Osun PDP hails court’s refusal to halt Adeleke’s inauguration

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The Osun State Caretaker Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Akindele Adekunle, has commended the judiciary over its refusal to grant an order sought to stop the governorship inauguration of Senator Ademola Adeleke slated for Sunday. A statement by Adekunle obtained in Osogbo on Thursday said some people had approached a Federal High Court sitting


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November 24, 2022

[GIST] Guardiola extends Man City deal until 2025

[GIST] Guardiola extends Man City deal until 2025

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Pep Guardiola has announced he agreed to a two-year contract extension that will keep him at the Premier League champions until 2025, saying he cannot be in a better place. The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager, 51, has won nine major trophies, including four Premier League titles, since taking charge at City in 2016.


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[GIST] Osun student group urges Adeleke on members’ welfare

[GIST] Osun student group urges Adeleke on members’ welfare

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The National Association Of University Students, Osun Campus Monitoring Committee, has urged the incoming governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, to prioritise the welfare of students. NAUS, in a statement made available to our correspondent on Wednesday, signed by its chairperson, deputy chairperson and secretary-general; Eruobami Ayobami, Omowumi Oyedele and Olaniyan Saleem, respectively, asked Adeleke


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[GIST] We’ll win Kano by hook or crook – APC chairman

[GIST] We’ll win Kano by hook or crook – APC chairman

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The Kano State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Abdullahi Abbas, on Wednesday, said the party would capture the state in the forthcoming governorship election by hook or crook. Abbas spoke on Wednesday at the flag-off of the party’s campaign in Gaya. He said, “People are saying that I should stop saying the APC will


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[GIST] INEC chairman vows to fight ‘diabolic’ vote-buying practice

[GIST] INEC chairman vows to fight ‘diabolic’ vote-buying practice

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THE Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday vowed to tackle the practice of vote-buying at polling units. The agency also said it would on Thursday (today) release a summary of the legal provisions governing the conduct of political rallies, processions and campaigns, as well as publish a summary of the guidelines on finances and election


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