Jilted job seeker bathes ex-lover with acid

The police in Lagos have arrested a man, Paul Nwokobia, for allegedly pouring acid on his ex-lover, Rosemary Nnaife, in the Surulere area of the state.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Nwokobia, who was arrested by policemen from the Itire division, was apprehended along with three of his friends ─ who were identified as accomplices.

It was learnt that Rosemary, whose head to waist was damaged by the acid, was presently receiving treatment at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba.


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Customs men looked away as smugglers battered me

“We will kill you today. When we kill you, other journalists will leave this place alone.” Four suspected smugglers yelled as they pummeled a journalist, Yomi Olomofe.

Not done, the hoodlums, after about 10 minutes of battering, took their victim to a refuse dump nearby, pummelled him some more, and left him for dead.


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Blind takes over as Netherlands boss

Danny Blind has been appointed as the new head coach of Netherlands following Guus Hiddink’s departure.

The 49-year-old served as Hiddink’s assistant during his ill-fated reign but has been named his successor and handed a three-year deal until 2018.

Blind’s position will, however, be reviewed next summer as the Oranje bid to qualify for Euro 2016.


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Wempco’s machine smashes worker’s head during production

Samuel Ogunkoya, a 26-year-old worker of Wempco Steel Mill Company, Magboro, Ogun State, has been killed after one of the pipes affixed to the company’s ‘actrus pumping machine’ fell and smashed his head.

It was learnt that the vehicle, which housed the machine, had developed a mechanical fault about a month before the incident. Some workers were said to have reported the fault, but the management allegedly told them to “manage it like that.”


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5 Things Every Woman Should Have In Her Purse

  1. Blotting sheets: This isn’t something many women carry about. But we think it’s very important. Primers and finishing sprays will only minimize the shine, but they can’t completely prevent it. It will still come. Sometimes you’re in a place where you can’t re-apply your powder. Just bring out your blotting sheet and blot off the shine. You’re good to go!
  1. Lip gloss/lip stick:


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Crespo appointed as Modena head coach

Hernan Crespo has been named head coach of Italian Serie B side Modena, the club have announced.

The former AC Milan, Inter and Chelsea player had been working as a youth coach at Parma but their bankruptcy and relegation has allowed him to seek other opportunities.



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Lagos food vendor kills man over N50 bread

A 28-year-old man, Ajayi Peters, aka Ajana, has been stabbed to death in the Yaba area of Lagos State after a disagreement over N50 loaf of bread.

PUNCH Metro learnt from residents that Peters was killed by a bread vendor, identified simply as Yinka, aka Buredi.

Our correspondents gathered that Peters had tried to prevail on Yinka after he refused to sell a loaf to one of his customers on credit.


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Chocolate City names M.I Abaga as Audu Maikori’s successor.

Chocolate City has confirmed the stepping down of Audu Maikori as its CEO. The stepping down of the label executive and lawyer comes 10 years after forming the record label that has gone on to become one of the biggest in not just Nigeria but the across the African continent.

The stepping down today of Audu is a follow up to the announcement made by M.I at Nigerian Entertainment Conference on April 22, 2015.


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