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  • Comedy legend Gene Wilder dies at 83

    Posted 2016-08-29 20:16:31 by: Deleted Member

    Gene Wilder, who delighted audiences with his comic turns in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and Mel Brooks classics including “Blazing Saddles” and “The Producers,” died Monday at age 83, Variety magazine reported. The weekly film industry journal quoted his nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman as saying the actor died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease at […] The post Comedy legend Gene Wilder dies at 83 appeared first on Punch ...

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  • Economic recession, opportunity to get things right – Utomi

    Posted 2016-08-29 20:15:48 by: Deleted Member

    Alexander Okere, Benin ‎The founder of the Centre for Value in Leadership, Prof. Pat Utomi, has described the current financial crisis in Nigeria as a ‘golden’ opportunity for the country to reposition its economy, rather than a problem. ‎He also said that a continuous fall in the price of oil would make the country realise […] The post Economic recession, opportunity to get things right – Utomi appeared first on Punch ...

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  • We will hunt down Atsuete’s killers – Police

    Posted 2016-08-29 20:01:07 by: Deleted Member

    The Rivers Police Command said on Monday that the killers of Port Harcourt-based human rights lawyer, Mr Ken Atsuete, would be brought to justice. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, told a news conference in Port Harcourt that Atsuete was killed at 6.00 a.m. on Monday. He said that the police had commenced […] The post We will hunt down Atsuete’s killers – Police appeared first on Punch ...

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  • Fayose signs bill on grazing prohibition into law

    Posted 2016-08-29 19:46:17 by: Deleted Member

    The Ekiti state governor, Mr Ayo Fayose, on Monday signed the “Anti Grazing Bill 2016” recently passed by the House of Assembly into law. The bill was sponsored by the executive after the killing of two persons by suspected herdsmen in Oke Ako community in Ikole Local Government Area of the state. The new law […] The post Fayose signs bill on grazing prohibition into law appeared first on Punch ...

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  • Concerns over Julius Agwu’s health as he misses London’s show

    Posted 2016-08-29 19:36:58 by: Deleted Member

    There was anxiety over the health of popular comedian, Julius Agwu, on Monday, as there were reports that he was ill. He was said to be receiving treatment in a London hospital. While there was no confirmation yet by the comedian and his family, the reported illness particularly generated concern as Agwu was said to […] The post Concerns over Julius Agwu’s health as he misses London’s show appeared first on Punch ...

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  • Dangote spends N4.5bn to tackle malnutrition, others in North-East

    Posted 2016-08-29 19:23:09 by: Deleted Member

    Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Chairman of Dangote Foundation, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, on Monday night said the foundation has so far spent about N4.5bn to address the problems of poverty and malnutrition in three states in the North-East. Dangote said this in Abuja while speaking at the launch of a partnership with Lead singer of rock […] The post Dangote spends N4.5bn to tackle malnutrition, others in North-East appeared first on Punch ...

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  • PDP crisis: We won’t go to Rivers for convention again, says BoT

    Posted 2016-08-29 19:13:05 by: Deleted Member

    Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party has said that the party will not go to Port Harcourt, Rivers State, again for its national convention. It, therefore, directed the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led national caretaker committee to hold the next national convention in Abuja. This was one of the decisions reached […] The post PDP crisis: We won’t go to Rivers for convention again, says BoT appeared first on Punch ...

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  • Don’t deploy troops in Niger Delta, Ijaw youths tell FG

    Posted 2016-08-29 19:11:19 by: Deleted Member

    Simon Utebor, Yenagoa The umbrella body of Ijaw youths, Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, has strongly advised the Federal Government against deploying troops, fighter jets and other military hardwares in the Niger Delta to rout out militants. The advice is contained in their resolutions reached after an emergency meeting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, on Monday. […] The post Don’t deploy troops in Niger Delta, Ijaw youths tell FG appeared first on Punch ...

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  • Handling North East crisis solely, irresponsible – Osinbajo

    Posted 2016-08-29 19:03:02 by: Deleted Member

    Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said no matter how prepared a country could be, it “would be irresponsible” for a single country to attempt to handle the kind of crisis in the North East with two million displaced persons, including children alone. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on […] The post Handling North East crisis solely, irresponsible – Osinbajo appeared first on Punch ...

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  • Groin injury hampers Messi’s Argentina return

    Posted 2016-08-29 18:38:42 by: Deleted Member

    Lionel Messi’s return to international duty with Argentina could be delayed by a groin injury his club side Barcelona stated on Monday. Messi was set to return for the two-time world champions’ World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Venezuela after reversing his shock decision to retire from international football in June. “The player will travel […] The post Groin injury hampers Messi’s Argentina return appeared first on Punch ...

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