Some of the kidnapped 219 Chibok schoolgirls now fight and die for Boko Haram - Witnesses

Staff, (Punch) Some of the 219 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped on April 14, 2014 have been forced to join the fighters of the Boko Haram sect, the BBC has been told. Witnesses claim some of them are now being used to terrorise other captives, and are even carrying out killings themselves.


Thought Muhammadu Buhari was slow? The President may not name ministers until Sept

Staff, (Punch) FOR those that are eager to hear President Muhammadu Buhari name his cabinet members, they will have to tarry awhile because the President's cabinet members may not be announced untill the end of August or early September.

Mystery as Nigerian, Wale Oginni, dies in Catawba River, North Carolina

Azuka Molokwu, (Punch) Wale Oginni wanted to celebrate his elder sister's 24th fourth birthday in a special way. Modupe was excited turning a year older last Saturday. Wale, her charming 22-year-old brother, along with his friends and family members, planned a boat Kayak to the Catawba River, a few hours road trip from their North Carolina home.

President Muhammadu Buhari dissolves NNPC Board with immediate effect

Staff, (Punch) The announcement was made in a terse statement issued on Friday by the Director of Communications in the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Alhaji Haruna Imrana, on behalf of the HoS, Mr. Danladi Kifasi.

Saraki set up committee to slash senators' salaries

Staff, (Vanguard) The senate president, Bukola Saraki, has set up the Committee on Financial review with a mandate to review its own salaries, allowances, and the overhead cost of running the Senate with a view to realigning them to reflect the present economic situation in the country.

A Nigerian-born scientist, Dr. Samuel Achilefu, wins award for developing cancer-visualising glasses

Staff, (Guardian) A nigerian-born scientist, Dr. Samuel Achilefu, has won the prestigious St. Louis Award for 2014 for creating cancer-visualizing glasses. This month, the goggles have been used on humans for the first time by surgeons at the Washington University School of Medicine.

No bailout for States owing salaries

Staff, (Daily Sun) The meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the 36 state governors on how to offset over 100 billion Naira salaries of Nigerian workers ended without an offer of a bailout plan by the Federal Government to the States.

Mariam Adebayo, latest Nigerian killed by American lover

Azuka Molokwu, (Punch) Every minute, nearly 24 women are victims of rape; domestic violence by their lovers or intimate partners in the United States. More than 12million women have been physically abused, assaulted or killed by domestic violence. Women, between ages 18 and 35, experience all forms of abuses from their intimate partners.