Punch Newspaper Headlines Today Saturday 23rd May 2020

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My worst moment as father was carrying my son’s decomposing body –Man whose child’s killing triggered Imo protest

The killing of 22-year-old Leo Isaiah, popularly called Leo Wire, recently led to protests by youths in Owerri, Imo State. Leo was kidnapped by some men in military uniform and his decomposing body was found in a bush in Anambra State some days later. One of the suspected kidnappers and killers, a deserter, took Special …

Sending nude pictures to partners risky –Queeneth Agbor

Mobola Sadiq Actress, Queeneth Agbor, has said it is risky to send nude photos to one’s romantic partner. She told Saturday Beats, “If you want to see my nude photos, come and see the full package physically. Partners break up every day, so why should one risk such a thing? It may not even be …



I once publicly criticised someone who introduced me as Gov Mimiko’s brother –Prof Femi Mimiko

Prof Femi Mimiko, former Vice-Chancellor, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Ondo State, shares his life experiences with SIMON UTEBOR How would you describe your early years in Ondo? It was very exciting. I grew up in a very large family – large in the sense that our parents were quick to welcome in, many of our …

COVID-19: ‘I was abandoned’, infected pregnant nurse recounts ordeal

Liberian nurse Sedia Marwolo was 32 weeks pregnant when medics arrived at her home and hauled her away to a special coronavirus hospital, which she likened to “hell”. It was the beginning of a 15-day ordeal during which the 38-year-old cried almost daily and was crippled with fear over whether her baby would survive her …

COVID-19: 50% deaths occurred at home, showed no symptoms – FG

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has said the Federal Government discovered that 50 percent of Nigerians who died from COVID-19 died in their homes and 50 percent also did not show any symptoms of the disease. Ehanire cautioned Nigerians to strictly observe the COVID-19 health regulations during Eid-el-Fitri celebration, saying “wash your hands …

Saudi declares Sunday Eid el-Fitri

The Muslim holiday of Eid el-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, will begin on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, authorities in the kingdom said on Friday. “Saturday will be the last day of the sacred holy month of Ramadan and Eid el-Fitr will take place on Sunday,” the royal court and the …

Sanwo-Olu seeks resumption of Lagos-Abuja flights

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said the state government is trying to get the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to allow flights from Lagos to Abuja to operate, following the increasing impact of the closure of the airports on the state’s economy. The governor lamented that the aviation industry, as well …



US to sanction nine Chinese firms for rights violations

The US Department of Commerce said Friday it would sanction a Chinese government institute and eight companies for human rights abuses against Uighurs and other minorities in China’s western Xinjiang region. “These nine parties are complicit in human rights violations and abuses committed in China’s campaign of repression, mass arbitrary detention, forced labor and high-technology …

Christianity made our girls stop dancing naked –Momodu II, Ojirua of Irrua

Ojirua of Irrua in Edo State, Williams Okuagban Momodu II, is a 90-year-old who has spent almost 50 years on the throne. The first-class monarch tells Sola Shittu how Christianity has changed some traditions in his domain You ascended the throne about 50 years ago… I ascended the throne in June 1971 when I lost …

British PM’s top aide ‘broke lockdown rules’ – Report

One of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top advisers, Dominic Cummings, drew police attention after allegedly breaking the coronavirus lockdown, reports said Friday. Cummings left his London home to stay with his parents in Durham, northeast England, while suffering symptoms of COVID-19, the Daily Mirror and The Guardian newspapers said. The main opposition Labour party …

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