13 Mar 2016

Robbers attack bank, cart away Automated Teller Machines

Armed men, suspected to be renegade militants, in the early hours of, yesterday, launched a daring attack on a bank (names withheld) at the university town of Amassoma in Southern Ijaw Local Government  Area of 

I can no longer feature in cultural plays — Oyin Adejobi’s widow

Eighty-four-year-old matriarch of the Oyin Adejobi theatre dynasty, Grace Oyin Adejobi popularly called Iya Osogbo, talks about her life and acting career with GBENGA ADENIJI
Where and when were you born?

My wife’s parents didn’t want her to marry me –Kas Beat

Music artiste, Kas Shobayo popularly known as Kas Beats, is married to Tare, a lawyer. They share their love story
How and when did you meet your wife?

I live on the plane – Ibukun Awosika

An entrepreneur par excellence, Ibukun Awosika’s feats are not commonplace. With business interests in manufacturing, retail and bank-way security systems services, Awosika, is without doubt a heavyweight in her field. The Chairman, Board of Directors of First Bank Nigeria Limited, she is also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Chair Centre Group.

Political challenge before Olubadan

OLUFEMI ATOYEBI examines the challenges ahead of the new Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji
Due to the respect the throne of Olubadan of Ibadan land commands, it is difficult for any politician who aspires to a public office to ignore its importance.

Nigerian Army couple who are both generals:How we met, married and coped with war

Brig.-Gen. Clifford Wanda and Brig.-Gen. Cecelia Akagu are arguably the only couple to become generals in the Nigerian Army. They share their experiences with LEKE BAIYEWU
When and how did you join the Nigerian Army?
Wanda: I started my military career as a Boy Soldier in the Nigerian Military School in 1974. That was my entrance into the army. After graduating from the military school, I proceeded to the university where I read medicine. After graduation, I was then commissioned into the Nigerian Army in 1986 as a Lieutenant medical doctor.

Nigerian movie maker found dead in bathroom in the US

Keneth Okankwo and Ihediwa

Ten years ago, Philemon Ihediwa wrote, starred, directed and produced his first movie in the United States. He was one of few Nigerians in the Diaspora that ventured into Hollywood. His movie, CONGO BOY IN THE CITY, featured Nollywood movie stars like Kanayo. O. Kanayo and Madam Gee. Through the years,

How SUNDAY PUNCH campaign led to Ese Oruru’s rescue

ARUKAINO UMUKORO writes about his experience covering Ese Oruru’s abduction and eventual release
SUNDAY PUNCH’s explosive cover story on February 28, 2016, titled, “PUNCH launches ‘Free Ese’ campaign: Kano man steals, forcefully marries 14-year-old Bayelsa Girl,” sparked national outrage, and forced the authorities, including the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, to release Ese Oruru immediately.