Punch Newspaper Headlines Today Friday 13th December 2019

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UK election: Nigerian-born Kemi Badenoch re-elected

Nigerian-born Kemi Badenoch has been re-elected as a Member of the UK parliament. Badenoch, who contested the election on the platform of the Conservatives was appointed the Minister for Children and Families in July by the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. She expressed her gratitude to her constituents, who voted for her and also promised

14 killed in Pakistan van crash

At least 14 people were killed in western Pakistan on Friday when a passenger van hit a truck loaded with smuggled fuel, police said, in the latest fatal accident on the country’s notoriously dangerous roads. The early morning collision took place in Qila Saifullah district, about 200 kilometres (124 miles) northeast of Quetta, the capital

Sumatran tiger kills farmer in Indonesia

A Sumatran tiger has killed an Indonesian farmer, police said Friday, in the third fatal attack by the critically endangered species in less than a month. The 55-year-old was attacked by the big cat at a coffee plantation in South Sumatra province on Thursday. Authorities said the dead man’s companion screamed in vain to warn

I will ‘get Brexit done on time’ —Boris Johnson

Britain will leave the European Union on January 31 as planned, Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised on Friday after winning a sweeping election victory. Condemning more than three years of political wrangling over Brexit, he said: “I will put an end to all that nonsense and we will get Brexit done on time by January

NUPENG’s new secretariat to gulp N5.5bn

Anna Okon The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers has unveiled plans to build a new secretariat. The new secretariat to be named NUPENG Tower will be built at the cost of N5.5bn, according to the union. At the ground laying ceremony of the project in Lagos on Thursday, the Group Managing Director,

It’s wrong for Kalu to retain Senate seat – Group

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja A group, the Global Centre for Conscious Living Against Corruption, on Thursday called on the Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu, to resign from the upper chamber of the National Assembly.  It said it was morally wrong for the senator who was convicted and handed a 12-year jail term recently to continue to

UK election: Nigerian-born Chinyelu Onwurah wins first seat for Labour

Nigerian-born Chinyelu Onwurah won the first seat to be declared for Labour in the December 12 general election in the United Kingdom. According to The Independent, Onwurah took Newcastle-upon-Tyne Central with 21,568 votes, compared to her Conservatives rival’s 9,290. Onwurah’s victory was swiftly followed by success for Labour’s Bridget Phillipson in Houghton and Sunderland South.

AGF takes over Sowore’s case from DSS

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), has taken over the case against the #RevolutionNow protests convener, Omoyele Sowore, from the Department of State Services. A statement by the minister’s Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Dr. Umar Gwandu, confirmed this on Friday. The statement

Lagos court puts 47 men arrested for homosexuality on trial

A group of 47 men has appeared in a Nigerian court charged with homosexuality, a crime punishable by 14 years in prison in the country, their attorney said on Thursday. The men, who were arrested in a Lagos hotel during a police raid in 2017, have been accused of “committing h********* acts” in a “gay

Who will replace Corbyn as UK Labour leader?

After suffering two defeats in his bid to become Britain’s prime minister, opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said he will not lead the party at the next election. Here are candidates currently tipped to replace him. Keir Starmer  The narrow favourite in the race would represent a shift back towards the centre ground for

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