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Osaka needs ‘desire’ to go further, says Li Na

Chinese tennis great Li Na said US Open champion Naomi Osaka can go on and win multiple Grand Slam titles — if she can find the inner desire to match her physical abilities. Osaka has admitted feeling burdened by expectations after last month’s stunning victory in New York, saying she puts

Ahmed, Emefiele join experts at IMF/World Bank meeting

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed and the Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, will join other economic experts from around the world to discuss issues affecting the global economy. Discussions would take place under the auspices of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund. The 2018

Police to prosecute 16 suspected political thugs

The Kano State Police Command has arrested no fewer than 34 suspected political thugs between October 2 and 5, 2018. The command, in a statement on Sunday, said while 18 of them were screened and released, 16 others, who were indicted after a thorough investigation, would be prosecuted. Among those arrested was

Doctor found guilty in ‘stolen baby’ case

A Spanish court found an 85-year-old former doctor guilty Monday of taking a baby away from her mother under the Franco dictatorship, but did not convict him due to the statute of limitations. In the first trial linked to the so-called “stolen babies” scandal affecting thousands of families, the Madrid court

Navy shuts illegal maritime academy, arrests proprietor, teachers

The Nigerian Navy Ship Jubilee, Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom State, has sealed an illegal maritime institution, Merchant Seaman Academy, and apprehended four persons including the school’s proprietor, Mr Adams Pius, in the Essien Udim Local Government Area of the state. PUNCH Metro learnt that the school, whose academic activities had been stopped in

Oby Ezekwesili emerges presidential candidate of ACPN

Former Minister of Education and co-founder of the Bring Back Our Girls group, Oby Ezekwesili's dream of unseating President Buhari come 2019 gained momentum today as she emerged the presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN The former Vice President of the World Bank emerged the presidential candidate of the

‘The transparency and credibility of our Presidential primary should serve as direct lesson to INEC and APC’ – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party has issued a statement saying the orderliness, transparency and credibility of its Presidential primary serve as direct lesson to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) on how elections should be conducted in present day Nigeria.   The party said that the process has shown