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  • 2 weeks Arik Air seeks Minister’s intervention in Unions strike action threat Vanguard
    By Lawani Mikairu Arik Air weekend wrote a letter to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, asking him  to intervene in the threat by two  aviation unions to commence strike action and ground the operations of the airline  with effect from today (  Monday ). The two unions, the National Union of Air Transport Employees, NUATE, and Air Transport Senior Staff Services Association of Nigeria, ATSSSAN, had in a letter to all Arik Air workers on Friday, asked them to begin strike on Monday, September 14, 2020, over some issues bothering on Condition of Service. The ... more
  • 2 weeks Bandits abduct 16 family members on way to farm in Kaduna village Vanguard
    Bandits By Ibrahim HassanWuyo The Udawa farming community in Kaduna state was thrown into fear as bandits kidnapped 16 farmers, including children, on bush paths to the farm. Uduwa village is located along the Birnin Gwari highway in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. “They were on their way to the farm when the incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday at about 7 am,” a locale, Yakubu Barauni has said. He said the bandits shot and injured 4 others, abandoned them in a pitiable condition and led the  16 others away. “The victims ... more
  • 2 weeks ONDO 2020: Any attempt to rig election would’ve dire consequences ― Group Vanguard
    Ask Nigerians, international community to be vigilant Dayo Johnson – Akure A group, Progressive Professionals Forum (PPF) has warned that any attempt to rig the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo State would have dare consequences. The group which was reacting to the fire incident at the state headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) where 5,114 card readers meant for next month governorship election were burnt called for a probe into the incident. A statement issued by its national publicity secretary, Hassan Isiaka, also called for a probe into “the activities of the state Resident Electoral Commissioner ... more
  • 2 weeks Edo 2020: Ganduje in Edo, mobilises Hausa community for Ize-Iyamu Vanguard
    Gov. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje By Ozioruva Aliu – Benin City The governor of Kano state and chairman All Progressives Congress, Edo State Election Campaign Council, Governor Abdulahi Ganduje and members of his cabinet stormed the Hausa Community in Eyaen, the outskirts of Benin City, where he urged them to vote for APC in Saturday’s governorship election. Addressing a mammoth crowd of Hausa community, Ganduje said a vote for APC is a vote for President Muhammadu Buhari and the support for him to continue to reposition Nigeria for greater heights. On his part, former National Chairman of ... more
  • 2 weeks Kebbi Floods: Buhari laments devastation of over 450,000 hectares of rice farms Vanguard
    Promises to assist affected farmers soon By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari, at the weekend, lamented the devastation of over 450, 000 hectares of rice farms caused by floods in Kebbi State. The Buhari who was represented by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammed Nanono, on a visit to assess the situation and commiserate with the State Government and affected farmers pledged assistance to mitigate the effects of the losses incurred. This was contained in a statement signed by the Director, Information, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Theodore Ogaziechi, where Nanono described ... more
  • 2 weeks Palm wine seller docked for allegedly beating police officer in Osun  Vanguard
    By Shina Abubakar – Osogbo A palm wine seller, Florence Samuel 28, was arraigned before an Osun State Magistrate Court, sitting in Osogbo on Friday for allegedly beating a policewoman and tearing her cloth. Florence was charged alongside a 59-year-old man, Ogundipe Ayodele for allegedly conspiring to steal N150,000  belonging to one Yusuf Taiwo at Balogun Agoro Area, Osogbo on September 10, 2020, around 9:45 am. Florence was also arraigned on a different case in charge number MOS/432c/2020 on charges bordering on assault, breach of public peace and damaging policewoman’s cloth. The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Adeoye Kayode informed ... more
  • 2 weeks Finance Ministry cuts 2021 Presidency budget to N10bn Vanguard
    As agencies at Aso Rock hold budget considerations By Johnbosco Agbakwuru – Abuja The Ministry of Finance, Budget, and National Planning has put the expenditure ceiling of the 2021 pre-bilateral proposal for the Presidency at N10 billion against the N15.3 billion of the revised 2020 budget passed by the National Assembly. This was contained in a statement issued by Attah Esa, Deputy Director (Information) State House, Abuja. According to the statement, Federal Government agencies in the Presidency, at the weekend held consultations for the 2021 budget. The consultations which were virtual took place at the conference room of ... more
  • 2 weeks How we swap real phones with fake ones – suspects Vanguard
    Suspects By Evelyn Usman Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, of the Lagos State Police Command have smashed a syndicate that specialized in advertising telephones on an online marketplace- Jiji.com, only to exchange it with a fake one , while delivering them to customers in Lagos. Arrested were two suspected members of the syndicate : Chukwu – Emeka Ogbona (45) and Olabode Kehinde (34), both mobile phone technicians at the Computer Village, Ikeja. The suspects and other fleeing members of the gang as gathered, lure unsuspecting customers to Olowu Street and Computer Village, Ikeja, where ... more
  • 2 weeks Police commence investigation over viral video of man in ‘uniform’ smoking shisha Vanguard
    Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba By Kingsley Omonobi – Abuja The Nigeria Police Force has commenced investigations into the viral video showing a man wearing what appears to be a Nigeria Police “uniform” smoking shisha. According to Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, the investigation will amongst other things seek to forensically establish the authenticity of the video, the true identity of the man in the uniform – whether he is, in fact, a policeman, an impostor or an actor in a movie scene. ALSO READ: Land grabbers attack police in Ogun, disarm them, ... more
  • 2 weeks  FG plans to kill education in Nigeria ― ASUU Vanguard
    ASUU strike We’ll unfold our agenda if FG fails to negotiate demands ― ASUU President Demola Akinyemi The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said that its ongoing strike was as a result of the federal government refusal to fund education as demanded, stressing that it is a deliberate strategy to kill education in Nigeria ASUU, therefore, said it would unfold its next agenda if the Federal Government refused to negotiate with it on its demands as scheduled. The national chairman of the union Professor Biodun Oyeyemi said this in Ilorin at the weekend at the ... more
  • 2 weeks Thunderstorm kills 3 kinsmen in Katsina Vanguard
    Shehu Danjuma – Katsina A thunderstorm has killed three out of five farmers that were hiding under a big tree during heavy rain in Kukar-Gesa Village in Katsina Local Government of Katsina State. Malam Musa Danladi, the head of the family confirmed the death of his two children and a grandson and considered their death as an act of God. “The rain started at about 5:00 pm on Saturday, while the five farmers were in their family farm cutting down the millet that had become ripe. ALSO READ: Two feared dead as flood renders Oyo residents homeless ... more
  • 2 weeks ONDO 2020: ZLP Deputy State Chairman, 2500 others defect to APC Vanguard
    …Ajayi’s council chairman, four ward Chairmen, others among defectors By Dayo Johnson THE camp of the Zenith Labour Party ZLP in Ondo state was depleted over the weekend as its former deputy state chairman, Engr. Abayomi Adebayo and others defected to the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC in the state. Others said to be about 2500 include local government chairmen and members of the local government executive of the party across the eighteen local government areas of the state The state Chairman of the APC, Engr. Ade Adetimehin received them and handed them over to the state governor ... more
  • 2 weeks Edo 2020: Ex-Army Provost, others leave PDP for APC Vanguard
    By Ozioruva Aliu BARELY five days to the September 19th governorship election, former Provost Marshal of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier-General Idada Ikponmwen (rtd) and numerous members of a group called Friends for SIMPLE Agenda over the weekend defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and pledged to supports the party’s candidate, Pastor Oagie Ize-Iyamu. The SIMPLE agenda is the manifesto of Ize-Iyamu which he said he would use to reposition governance in the state. Ikponmwen who is a founding member of the PDP in the state accused the party of selling its ... more
  • 2 weeks Deregulation: NNPC to setup CNG refilling plants across country Vanguard
    The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it will soon begin activation of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refill stations for motorists across the country. The corporation disclosed this in a statement by the Group General Manager Public Affairs Division, Dr Kennie Obateru, in Abuja, on Sunday. The CNG (methane stored at high pressure) is a fuel that can be used in place of gasoline, diesel fuel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and its combustion produces fewer undesirable gases than the aforementioned fuels. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the deregulation of the oil downstream had triggered ... more
  • 2 weeks Slovenian police accuse woman of cutting off her hand with saw to make fraudulent insurance claim Vanguard
    Police in Slovenia have accused a woman of cutting off her hand with a circular saw – with the help of her family – to make a fraudulent insurance claim. The 21-year-old and a relative have been detained and face up to eight years in prison if convicted. The suspects took out injury insurance, police say. The woman allegedly stood to gain about €400,000 (£340,000; $450,000) in compensation and monthly payments of about €3,000 from the policy. Four members of the family were initially detained in 2019, but two were later released. READ ALSO: Prostitution legal in Sweden, ... more
  • 2 weeks What Anenih said about Esan Governor – Monday Okpebholo Vanguard
    Edo State will be heading to the polls in the next few days, the first since the demise of Chief Tony Anenih. The candidate of the PDP, Governor Godwin Obaseki, has promised to hand over power to an Esan man if Edo Central would vote for him to rule till 2024. Others have countered that Obaseki was not sincere with such promise as he has also promised Edo North that his deputy, Philip Shuaibu, will succeed him. Also read: Edo 2020: Ize-iyamu laments poor infrastructure in okpella The politics of Edo State and indeed Esanland will continue to ... more
  • 2 weeks Falana drags FG, Kano to African Commission over death sentence on Kano singer Vanguard
    Femi Falana Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria Femi Falana has petitioned the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Banjul, The Gambia over the death sentence on Kano singer Sharif Yahya Sharif. Falana is asking the Commission to exercise its mandates and authority under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and pursuant to the commission’s order 100(1) of the commission’s Rules of Procedure, 2020. Falana in the petition dated 8 September 2020, states: “I am writing to you on behalf of Sharif Yahya Sharif to ask the Commission to consider ... more
  • 2 weeks Liverpool, Man United looking to drive down Thiago price – Uli Hoeness Vanguard
    Liverpool and Manchester United are trying to force Bayern Munich to sell Thiago Alcantara for a lower fee by waiting to make an offer late in the transfer window, according to Uli Hoeness. The future of Spain international Thiago has long been the subject of debate with Premier League champions Liverpool having been touted as the midfielder’s most likely suitors. However, rumours later suggested United were also in the race for the 29-year-old, whose deal with the Bundesliga champions expires in June 2021. ALSO READ: Lampard, Cech opt for personal touch in convincing Chelsea targets As yet, no agreement ... more
  • 2 weeks Lampard, Cech opt for personal touch in convincing Chelsea targets Vanguard
    Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard Frank Lampard has revealed he and Petr Cech use the personal touch when they bid to lure transfer targets to Chelsea. A successful transfer window for the Blues has seen them splash out over £200million on high-profile recruits Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz. Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr have added experience and youth respectively to Lampard’s defensive options ahead of the new Premier League season, which starts for Chelsea with an away match against Brighton and Hove Albion on Monday. Lampard has discussed how he gets involved in ... more
  • 2 weeks NNPC keys into CNG deployment, auto-gas scheme Vanguard
    By Mike Eboh The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Sunday, pledged to support ongoing initiatives by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources to provide alternate energy source to Nigerians through aggressive activation of Compressed Natural Gas, CNG, refill stations for motorists across the country. In a statement in Abuja, Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, affirmed that the national oil company had already keyed into the gas penetration agenda as championed by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva. He said as an energy company with focus on cleaner and cheaper sources of ... more
  • 2 weeks Plastic Surgery is not for the rich alone – Dr. Femi Oladeji Vanguard
    Dr. Femi Oladeji, the Chief Plastic Surgeon at LekkiHill Hospital (Home of LekkiHill Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery) has stated that the surgical procedure is not for the rich and affluent alone as many believe. In an interview with Guardian Newspaper on Sunday, Dr. Femi noted that plastic surgery is not vanity but a health requirement for lots of people born with abnormality, accident victims or those with trauma. “Some people miss the opportunity to amend the deformity at early stage, because they did not know that such treatment is available. Now, as adult, carrying such things around is embarrassing. ... more
  • 2 weeks Enugu APC: Onyeam’s PA not suspended – Ward Chairman Vanguard
    By Dennis Agbo Chairman of the Udi/Agbudu ward of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Udi local government area of Enugu state, Mr. Petrus Chime has denied knowledge of any purported suspension from the party of Mr. Flavour Eze, the Personal Assistant to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama. Chime who spoke with newsmen, during the weekend, stated that those who announced the purported suspension of Eze were not executive members of the party in the local government. Some members of APC in Udi local government council led by one Osita Igwe had on Friday announced ... more
  • 2 weeks Prostitution legal in Sweden, but illegal to be a prostitute’s customer Vanguard
    The laws on prostitution in Sweden make it illegal to buy sex, but not to sell the use of one’s own body for such services. Procuring and operating a brothel remain illegal. The criminalisation of the purchase of sex, but not the selling of one’s own body for sex, was unique when first enacted in Sweden in 1999. Since then, this “Nordic model” for sex trade legislation has been adopted in several other nations. When one looks at the laws of Sweden concerning sęx workers, it stirs up the question of what exactly do these Swedes want? Do ... more
  • 2 weeks JUST IN: Health Workers to embark nationwide strike Sunday midnight Vanguard
    By David Royal Health workers under the auspices of Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU has declared a nationwide strike over hazard allowance and non-payment of withheld salaries of their members among others. JOHESU, in a statement on Sunday, has told its members to withdraw services from midnight of Sunday, September 13, 2020, since nothing concrete was achieved at the meeting with the Federal Government. According to the statement, leaders of various health unions in the sector unanimously reached the decision at the end of their expanded National Executive Council. “In the light of the above, the meeting of ... more
  • 2 weeks Bayelsa West By-election: Bayelsa Dep Gov upbeat about PDP’s victory Vanguard
    By Samuel Oyadongha, Yenagoa The Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo has expressed optimism that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bayelsa West Senatorial candidate, Chief Seriake Dickson would clinch the October 31 by-election with ease. Senator Ewhrudjakpo stated this weekend while addressing a delegation of PDP Women group from Sagbama Local Government Area on a solidarity visit in Yenagoa. The deputy governor noted that the by-election would offer the people of Sagbama/Ekeremor an opportunity to reward Dickson for the transformational leadership he provided while holding sway as Governor of the state. He commended the Sagbama ... more
  • 2 weeks School resumption: Lagos govt releases new 2020/2021 academic plans Vanguard
    …Pupils to resume in phases …JSS3, SS 2 resume September 21 By Olasunkanmi Akoni Ahead of the resumption of activities in both public and private schools, Lagos State Government on Sunday announced new academic structure adopted in the state after the lockdown of schools accessioned by the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. The Commissioner for Education in the state, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo announced this in a statement through, the Head of Public Affairs of the ministry, Mr. Kayode Abayomi. Adefisayo, however, congratulated Senior Secondary, SS 3 students who successfully completed their West Africa School Senior Certificate Examinations, WASSCEs and ... more
  • 2 weeks Arik seeks Sirika’s intervention over looming aviation unions strike Vanguard
    Hadi Sirika, Minister of Aviation The Management of Arik Air has asked for the intervention of the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, over the planned industrial action by aviation unions scheduled to commence on Monday. The Chief Executive Officer of Arik, Capt. Roy Ilegbodu made the appeal in a letter written to the minister entitled: “Re-Unions in Arik Air threaten to down tools September 14th” in Lagos on Sunday. The aviation unions were the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and Air Transport Senior Staff Services Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN). The unions on Thursday threatened ... more
  • 2 weeks Kaduna shuts 13 gaming offices for operating illegally, withholding tax Vanguard
    The Kaduna Internal Revenue Service (KADIRS) has shut down 13 gaming offices in its ongoing operation to close all unregistered gaming offices in the state. Mr Liye Anthony, Head of Gaming in the agency, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Sunday. Anthony said that the operation, which began on Thursday, had so far shut down five offices of bet9ja and King Bet respectively, two Access Bet offices and one office of Derby Lotto. ALSO READ: Boris to opt-out of major European human rights laws making it easier to deport ... more
  • 2 weeks America’s West Coast plagued by wildfire, as death toll soars Vanguard
    A man walks through what remains of a home on his property destroyed by a wildfire in Mill City, Oregon. PHOTO: AP Wildfire smoke that posed a health hazard to millions choked the West Coast on Saturday as firefighters battled deadly blazes that obliterated some towns and displaced tens of thousands of people, the latest in a series of calamities this year. For people already enduring the coronavirus pandemic, the resulting economic fallout and political tensions evident in the Black Lives Matter protests and far-right counter-protests, the fires added a new layer of misery. ALSO READ: THE ... more
  • 2 weeks THE OSHIOMHOLE BOMBSHELL: Obaseki betrayed me, Edo people Vanguard
    Adams Oshiomhole ‘How gov messed up everything we did within two years’ Says trouble began when his deputy, SSG, state APC Chair disclaimed 2  issues against him out of intimidation Speaks on Aliko Dangote’s intervention Calls criticism of support for Ize-Iyamu despite past utterances lazy argument By Ozioruva Aliu COMRADE Adams Oshiomhole, the immediate National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former governor of Edo State, X-rays Saturday’s governorship election which, he says, his party would win convincingly, how he fell out with his successor, Governor Godwin Obaseki, just as he calls for peace ... more
  • 2 weeks Oxford, AstraZeneca to resume COVID-19 vaccine trials Vanguard
    Oxford University announced Saturday it was resuming a trial for a coronavirus vaccine it is developing with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, a move that comes days after the study was suspended following a reported side-effect in a U.K. patient. In a statement, the university confirmed the restart across all of its U.K. clinical trial sites after regulators gave the go-ahead following the pause on Sunday. “The independent review process has concluded and following the recommendations of both the independent safety review committee and the U.K. regulator, the MHRA, the trials will recommence in the U.K.,” it said. ALSO READ: N162 ... more
  • 2 weeks FUEL HIKE: NANS dissociates self from planned protest in southwest Vanguard
    The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has dissociated itself from the planned protest by the alleged SouthWest Zone D chapter of the association over the recent hike in fuel pump price and electricity tariff. Mr Azeez Adeyemi, the National Public Relations Officer of NANS, disclosed this in a statement in Abeokuta on Sunday. According to Adeyemi, the NANS southwest zone D, led by Kappo Olawale had given the Federal government a five-day ultimatum to reverse the hike in the prices of fuel and electricity tariff. He said that the students insisted that if the government failed to ... more
  • 2 weeks Pump Price: NANS dissociates self from planned protest in southwest Vanguard
    The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has dissociated itself from the planned protest by the alleged SouthWest Zone D chapter of the association over the recent hike in fuel pump price and electricity tariff. Mr Azeez Adeyemi, the National Public Relations Officer of NANS, disclosed this in a statement in Abeokuta on Sunday. According to Adeyemi, the NANS southwest zone D, led by Kappo Olawale had given the Federal government a five-day ultimatum to reverse the hike in the prices of fuel and electricity tariff. He said that the students insisted that if the government failed to ... more
  • 2 weeks SERAP sues Lawan, Gbajabiamila over ‘failure to publish details of corruption probes’ Vanguard
    Lawan and Gbajabiamila Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan and Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila over “their failure to publish reports of all completed public hearings and corruption probes by the National Assembly since 1999, and failure to disclose the number of probes that have resulted in any indictment of suspects, and to name such suspects.” The suit followed recent public hearings by the National Assembly on corruption allegations in ministries, departments and agencies, including the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), and ... more
  • 2 weeks South Korea eases social distancing for two weeks ahead of major holiday Vanguard
    South Korea on Sunday eased its tough social distancing policy for the next two weeks in the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area, with new daily novel coronavirus cases hovering stubbornly within triple digits. The government has lifted a ban on onsite dining after 9 p.m. though still requires restaurants and cafes to restrict seating and record patrons’ names and contact details. While leisure facilities such as gyms and internet cafes are also allowed to reopen, under the so-called phase two restrictions, indoor gatherings are limited to 50 people and outdoor gatherings to 100, while spectators are banned from ... more
  • 2 weeks Mali coup: Military agrees to 18-month transition government Vanguard
    Mali’s new military leaders have agreed to establish an 18-month transition government until an election can take place, following last month’s coup. Spokesperson Moussa Camara said the interim government would either be led by a military officer or a civilian. The pledge came after three days of talks with the opposition and civil society groups on a timeline for Mali’s return to civilian rule. Ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta fled the country last week. READ ALSO: Mali negotiators back charter that could see soldier as interim president The 75-year-old former leader flew to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ... more
  • 2 weeks Boris to opt-out of major European human rights laws making it easier to deport migrants, harder to sue soldiers Vanguard
    Boris Johnson looks set to withdraw from significant European human rights laws in a move which could make it easier to deport migrants and more difficult to sue British soldiers. Ministers are considering opt-outs from the Human Rights Act (HRA) in areas the Government believes European judges have ‘overreached,’ according to the Sunday Telegraph. The legislation was signed into British law in November 1998 to incorporate rights set out in the European Convention on Human Rights. The Tory manifesto pledged to ‘update’ the HRA after Brexit, but the move is contentious with Brussels and negotiators have expressed concern over the ... more
  • 2 weeks Weekend tragedy: Flood sweeps two children in Lagos Vanguard
    By Bose Adelaja It was a weekend tragedy in Alapere area of Lagos when two children were swept away by flood during the evening downpour which took place in some parts of Lagos. The incident occurred at about 8.00 pm, at Oyebanjo Street Ketu. Although what led to the incident could not be ascertained at press time it was gathered that the water current was high such that the entire area was overflooded and passersby could not access or trace the water channel as supposed. Also, the original destination of both children before the incident was unknown as ... more
  • 2 weeks Fuel, electricity tariff hike: Why we rescheduled meeting with labour – FG Vanguard
    Labour By Johnbosco Agbakwuru THE Federal Government yesterday said that it had to reschedule the meeting planned to hold yesterday with the organized labour because the leadership of the two labour centers had engagement outside Abuja. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, announced that the meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday. A statement issued by the Minister through the Deputy Director, Press in the Ministry, Charles Akpan, read, “The meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, 15th Sept at 10am. Venue is Banquet Hall of Presidential Villa. This is to accommodate all participants.” READ ... more
  • 2 weeks RIVERS GUN BATTLE: How Boboski, kidnap kingpin, died during police parade Vanguard
    By Egufe Yafugborhi A little over a year after Governor Nyesom Wike placed a N30 million bounty on  suspected  armed robber and kidnapper, Honest Diigbara, aka Boboski, has been killed from gunshot wounds sustained in a gun battle with men of the Rivers State Police Command and vigilantes in Korokoro, Tai Local Government Area (LGA) of the state. Boboski died while being paraded at the Rivers State Police Command headquarters in Port Harcourt, along with his younger brother, said to be his driver, who was dead on arrival at the venue following their arrest. The state Commissioner of ... more
  • 2 weeks For and against the quest for a president of Igbo extraction (1) Vanguard
    By Douglas Anele The demand that Nigerians should elect (or select) a president of Igbo extraction in 2023 is gathering momentum as a cross-section of politicians, academics, business tycoons, members of the clergy, and other interested parties from Igboland and elsewhere led by Ohaneze Ndigbo drums up support for the Igbo presidency project. Expectedly, there are discordant voices that hold a contrary view. For example, a sizeable number of people from the defunct eastern region favour the principled stance of Nnamdi Kanu and the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) that resuscitation of the sovereign state of Biafra is ... more
  • 2 weeks Land grabbers attack police in Ogun, disarm them, escape with gun, handcuffs Vanguard
    …Residents beg Gov Abiodun, IGP Abubakar to rid area of hoodlums By Chris Onuoha The activities of land grabbers, popularly known as Omo Onile, took a dangerous turn in Atan-Ota, Ado-Odo Local Government Area of Ogun State after some of them attacked a team of policemen, disarmed them and escaped with their gun. The incident took place last Tuesday at a building site in the area. The land grabbers also reportedly went away with police handcuffs. The policemen, numbering five, had, according to community sources, been deployed to the site after the owner lodged a complaint at Atan-Ota ... more
  • 2 weeks Oba Adedapo Tejuoso: It never occured to me I could become king Vanguard
    By Osa Amadi, Arts Editor & Chukwuma Ajakah From the circumstances surrounding this review by two pastors, we are persuaded to believe that the honor of having to review these God-inspired literary works of Oba Dr. Adedapo Adewale Tejuoso, Karunwi III, Oranmiyan, OsileOke-Ona Egba, did not come by accident. Only a few days before the three intimidating volumes of the publications titled “My 30 years of stewardship on the throne of my fore-fathers” were hauled down to our Arts desk for review, the two reviewers had been engaged in an intense theological debate concerning the relevance of the ... more
  • 2 weeks Salah hat-trick saves Liverpool, Arsenal cruise as Premier League returns Vanguard
    Mohamed Salah Mohamed Salah’s hat-trick saved Liverpool from an opening day stumble as the defending Premier League champions edged Leeds 4-3 on Saturday, while Arsenal had a much more comfortable start against newly-promoted opposition with a 3-0 win at Fulham. Just 48 days after last season’s delayed conclusion, the Premier League returned with a bang as Liverpool and Leeds, on their return to the top-flight after a 16-year absence, served up a feast of goals to open the 2020-21 campaign. Jurgen Klopp’s side cruised to a first league title in 30 years last season, but Liverpool ... more
  • 2 weeks Edo 2020: We need peaceful election, say Edo youth Vanguard
    Hundreds of Edo youth, under the aegis of Esan central youth force, on Saturday defied the heavy rain and took to the streets of Irrua, headquarters of Esan Central Local Government Area, to demand a peaceful election. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the protesters, bore placards with various inscriptions such as “we don’t want violence”, “we want peace”. They took their protest to the palace of Onojie of Irrua, His Royal Highness (HRH) Alhaji Williams Momodu II, Irrua police division as well as the Area Command in Irrua. The Spokesman for the protesters, Mr Eigbe ... more
  • 2 weeks Edo governorship election: Fear of rigging rises Vanguard
    By Tonnie Iredia The perception that Nigerian elections are usually rigged, has for long been a subject of general consensus. It would therefore be unfair to blame those who are apprehensive that the Edo election scheduled for next Saturday would be rigged. Interestingly, even if the contest turns out to be free and fair, many would still see it as a miracle bearing in mind the posture of the present Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC towards the deployment of technology for elections. Any analyst who has watched our elections since 2015 must have been left to ponder over ... more
  • 2 weeks Alleged witchcraft: Man in police net for killing 60 year old aunty Vanguard
    By James Ogunnaike, Abeokuta Operatives of the Ogun State command of the Nigeria Police have arrested a 23 year old man, Dansu Asogba for allegedly killing his 60 years old aunty, Iyabo Dansu on the 22nd of August 2020. The suspect, according to a statement by the State command spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, was arrested following a report by two children of the deceased who reported at Ipokia Divisional headquarters. The children said, “they received an information on the 22nd of August, 2020 about the demise of their mother who was not known to be suffering from any ... more
  • 2 weeks Messi plays 45 minutes in Barca friendly win as La Liga kicks off Vanguard
    Messi Lionel Messi started and played 45 minutes in Barcelona’s first pre-season friendly on Saturday as Ronald Koeman showed no hesitation in reintegrating the Argentinian. Barca beat third tier side Gimnastic Tarragona 3-1, with Ousmane Dembele opening the scoring on his first appearance since November. Antoine Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho, who was also returning after his loan spell at Bayern Munich, then each scored penalties, either side of Javier Bonilla pulling one back for the visitors. But Messi’s return at the Johan Cruyff Stadium was perhaps the biggest plus for Koeman, who was taking charge of ... more
  • 2 weeks Time limit for criminal cases Vanguard
    WE are in full support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s call for efforts to be channelled towards setting a reasonable time limit for criminal cases. He handed this charge to the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, in a keynote address read on his behalf through a virtual interaction by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. While stressing that the fabric of our society “is stitched together by our system of justice and law enforcement”, Buhari asked these important questions: “Why can’t we have timeliness in all our cases? “Why can’t we put in place the rules that will state that a criminal ... more
  • 2 weeks Falz’ first signee, Sir Dauda releases debut EP Vanguard
    Talented singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, Sir Dauda who is Falz’ first signee under his label BAHD Guys Entertainment has released his debut 5-track EP titled “Love Ex Machina”. “Love Ex Machina” was released on Friday, September 11, 2020, containing his 2019 hit single ‘Landlord’ and four new tracks including a feature titled “Woman” with popular Afro-pop star, Simi. Born Oluwatobiloba Dawodu, Sir Dauda is the latest addition to the BAHD Guys Entertainment family and is a frequent collaborator of the “Bop Daddy” rapper. He was first introduced to the Nigerian music audience in 2012 with the release of ... more
  • 2 weeks Palliative: NGO puts smile on faces of Kebbi flood victims Vanguard
    An NGO, Volunteers of Medicaid Cancer Foundation, a brainchild of Kebbi State Governor’s wife, Dr Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu, has disbursed relief materials to flood victims in the state. Mallam Yahaya Sarki, Special Adviser to Gov. Atiku Bagudu on Media, made this known in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi on Saturday. Sarki said: “Volunteers of Medicaid Cancer Foundation, a brainchild of the wife of Kebbi State Governor, Dr Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu has swung into action to reach out to flood victims in the state. Also read: Buhari’s generosity toward IDPs deserves special ... more
  • 2 weeks NEW CBN DIRECTIVE: Zenith commences issuance of form ‘M’ directly to importers’ suppliers Vanguard
    CBN By Godwin Oritse ZENITH Bank Plc has commenced the issuance of the import trade instrument form ‘M’ saying that it “will only open form ‘M’ for Letter Of Credit, Bills For Collection and other forms of payment in favour of the ultimate supplier of the products.” In a letter of notice dated August 25, the Bank stated that it will no longer entertain request from importers directly with regards to the issuance of the trade documents. In a customer notice titled, “Destination payment for all forms ‘M’, letter of credit and other forms payment”, the ... more
  • 2 weeks Morocco intercepts nearly 200 migrants trying to reach Spain Vanguard
    The Moroccan coast guard intercepted 168 migrants this week who tried to reach Spain using makeshift crafts, including jet-skis and kayaks, the official MAP news agency reported Saturday. MAP, quoting a military source, said the migrants who had come from sub-Saharan Africa were intercepted on Wednesday and Thursday and brought back to Morocco after receiving medical care. Located in northwestern Africa, the kingdom is a key transit route for migrants from sub-Saharan Africa attempting to reach Europe. ALSO READ: Morocco’s blocked border with Spain brings suffering According to the EU border protection agency Frontex, the number of migrants ... more
  • 2 weeks PEAK SEASON CHARGES More international shipping firms suspend planned increase Vanguard
    By Godfrey Bivbere   There are indications that the Nigerian Shippers Council, NSC, has secured complete victory in the battle to get international shipping firms to back-down on their plans to increase Peak Season Charges by 400 percent. Consequently, more of the multinationals have started announcing reversal of the plans. The French Container Transportation and Shipping Company, CMA CGM, has followed in the footsteps of the Maersk Line and the Mediterranean Shipping Company, MSC, in announcing the suspension of the application of the peak season surcharge on ships calling in Nigeria from 1st October, 2020. READMouka reaffirms commitment ... more
  • 2 weeks Transportation minister Amaechi buries brother, says death huge responsibility Vanguard
    Amaechi Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi on Sept. 12, buried his elder brother, Charles Amaechi, in his country home Ubima, Rivers State.Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi on Sept. 12, buried his elder brother, Charles Amaechi, in his country home Ubima, Rivers State. Amaechi, in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja, said the death left a huge family responsibility on him as it would be difficult to combine both family and official responsibilities. The minister spoke during a church service organised for the deceased at the St. Theresa Catholic Church, Ubima “He has left us ... more
  • 2 weeks NAFDAC moves to stop alcoholic drinks in sachets, small bottles Vanguard
    Laments high consumption by Nigerians
    The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) By Chioma Obinna The National Agency for Food Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Weekend expressed worry over the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in sachets and small volume glass and Poly-Ethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles. The Agency in a press statement signed by the Director-General of the Agency, Prof. Moji Christianah Adeyeye, also lamented the negative effects of irresponsible alcohol consumption on public health and on the safety and the security of the public. According to the statement issued also with ... more
  • 2 weeks Lagos State Government, Century Group urge professionals to embrace HSE culture Vanguard
    Professor Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Health Commissioner. By Moses Nosike The Chief Executive Officer, Century Group, Ken Etete has commended health and frontline workers for their noble services on the on-going pandemic in the country. Ken made this known at the weekend during the second edition of the Health and Safety Environment (HSE) summit with the theme; “HSE IN OUR DNA: Recycling to Wealth”. He disclosed that the virtual summit was a product of the foundation laid by the Government of Lagos State in keeping the state safe; a model which has encouraged his company to ... more
  • 2 weeks BBNaija 2020: I’m attracted to older women – Laycon Vanguard
    Big Brother Naija Housemate, Laycon got some eyes boggling and tongues wagging when he confessed in a conversation with fellow Housemate, Kiddwaya on Friday that he’s attracted to older women. The duo were having a conversation about relationships and women when the many people’s favourite for the prize money dropped the bomb. According to him, older women have no stress when it comes to relationships hence his reason for loving them. ALSO READ: EDO 2020: PDP raises alarm over suspicious movement of persons from Lagos Military Cantonment to Edo Laycon added that age is not a prerequisite for him ... more
  • 2 weeks Grooming Centre seeks deeper support in promoting education Vanguard
    By Moses Nosike In commemoration of the United Nation’s International Literacy Day, Grooming Centre has asked government and stakeholders to deepen support in promoting education especially among the grassroots in Nigeria. This can be done by creating more awareness on the need to educate Nigerian youths, improve the learning standard in our educational system for social and economic development in line with the UN theme; “Literacy Teaching Learning in COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond.” Addressing the participants at the event, the CEO of Grooming Centre, Dr. Godwin Nwabunka, represented by Miss Maureen Abumere stated that Grooming Centre has been ... more
  • 2 weeks I do not condone nudity in any form – Actress Luchy Donalds Vanguard
    On-the-rise Nollywood actress, Luchy Donalds has established herself as one who loves to tow the path of decency and never off the edge when it comes to how she presents herself. Whether in the movies or on social media, the beautiful girl from Owerri North local government area of Imo State likes to keep her acts together and not step off the edge. In recent chat with Potpourri she airs her opinion on nudity on social media and in the movies Hear her : “You see, nowadays, decency has become old-school to a majority of our society. Do ... more
  • 2 weeks Niger SUBEB, UNICEF introduce lesson plan for primary schools Vanguard
    The Niger State Universal Basic Education (NSUBEB) and United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) is introducing a modern lesson plan for teachers of primary schools in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report that the lesson plan was introduced during a four-day training for the state Teachers Development Team (TDTs) and Teachers Facilitator (TFs) organised by NSUBEB in conjunction with UNICEF. The lesson plan was a modern Based Numeracy Skills Additional Term II that would be used by primary schools teachers to teach pupils in primary one to four. Also read: Niger PDP LGA Congresses: Ex Dep. ... more
  • 2 weeks Africa’s Continental Supermarket Policy begins: The move to replace ‘Suck n Dump’ policy with ‘Trap n Reinvest’ Vanguard
    Charles N Lambert Over the years now, Africa’s too much focus and reliance on the government to bring development has kept the continent stagnant and economically poor, thereby making Africa the centre of Suck and Dump by Westerners, the reason being that the government rely on the Westerners for financial aids. Truth be told, the governments have tried their best but failed and now, it is time for Africans to ignore the governments and build a new nation through the power of private sectors and the Trap and Reinvest system. In the kick-off seminar of Africa’s ... more
  • 2 weeks Osaka beats Azarenka to win US Open and third Grand Slam Vanguard
    Naomi Osaka Japan’s Naomi Osaka came from a set down to beat Victoria Azarenka of Belarus to win the US Open on Saturday and clinch her third Grand Slam title. Osaka, the fourth seed, overcame her unseeded opponent 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 inside a near-empty Arthur Ashe Stadium at Flushing Meadows. It brought 22-year-old Osaka’s haul of tennis major trophies to three after her victories at the 2018 US Open and 2019 Australian Open. “I didn’t really enjoy that. It was a really tough match for me,” Osaka said following her 1hr 53min victory. Azarenka, 31, sprinted ... more
  • 2 weeks Army extends Operation Sahel Sanity by 3 months Vanguard
    The Nigeria Army has extended Operation Sahel Sanity, which is fighting banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling in the North West, to December. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, made the disclosure at a press conference at the Army Supper Camp 4, Faskari, Katsina, on Saturday. Buratai said after careful review of the exercise, the operation was considered necessary to be extended to sustain successes achieved within the period and enable troops root out all forms criminality from the zone. He said that the operation was also extended to the North Central to ensure peace in all ... more
  • 2 weeks How to handle the ‘Teenage Demon’ when it visits your children Vanguard
    By Bunmi Sofola When Sussie’s son came on his first long vacation from the university a couple of years ago, he came with a handful of friends.  In days, they’d eaten Sussie out of home and her stock of lager and liquor had virtually disappeared. But the lad was growing to adulthood, Sussie had reasoned, and needed to be free to entertain his friends in his own home. So she stocked up with more food, this time of the cheaper variety, and only lager and soft drinks. They were all gone within the twinkling of an eye. That ... more
  • 2 weeks BBNaija 2020: Evicted Lucy reveals why she was not in any relationship, her winner Vanguard
      By Ayo Onikoyi. On Sunday, September 6, Lucy became the tenth housemate to be evicted from the Big Brother Naija Lockdown house. Following her exit from the house, Lucy was welcomed by members of the media, to spill the tea, describe her experience in the house, and share her next move with her fans, courtesy Betway, headline sponsor of BBNaija Lockdown. When asked about relationships in the house, she was hesitant to share her opinions, because according to her, she doesn’t “know what is on people’s mind”, and can only speak to what she sees. Halfway into ... more
  • 2 weeks COVID-19: German prostitutes furious over sex work ban Vanguard
    German prostitutes are mad as hell at being sidelined by COVID-19 — and they’re not going to take it anymore. “Politicians treated us shabbily during the coronavirus times. They deliberately overlooked us. Nobody cares what’s going on with us prostitutes! But we are at least as ‘system-relevant’ as hairdressers,” Stephanie Klee, 58, founder of the Federal Association of Sex Services told Deutsche Welle. ALSO READ: Breaking: Daddy Freeze apologizes to David Oyedepo “Many [prostitutes] didn’t know how they were going to fill their fridge the next day. They had no savings and had to borrow money.” German officials banned sex ... more
  • 2 weeks Protests rock Pakistan over investigation of rape case Vanguard
    Protests were held in several Pakistani cities for a second day on Saturday over the handling of an investigation into the gang rape of a mother travelling with her children on a highway. This is as the Police said they were launching a manhunt for the suspects. The woman, who the Police say is in her early 30s, was driving late on Tuesday night outside the eastern city of Lahore with her two children when her vehicle ran out of fuel. ALSO READ: Fuel, electricity tariff hike: Why we rescheduled meeting with organized labour ― FG She ... more
  • 2 weeks You’re number ‘200 and something’ on the list, don’t expect anything, Nengi warns Ozo Vanguard
    By David Royal Big Brother Naija Housemate, Nengi, has again warned fellow housemate Ozo not to expect that she will have a relationship or do anything sexual with him in and outside the house. Nengi said this to Ozo on Saturday night during a conversation with him while emphasizing that Ozo is “number 200 and something on the list” of men asking her out. READ ALSO: BBNaija: What Ozo’s sister revealed about his show of compassion towards Nengi She said “You are number ‘200 and something’ on the list, I keep counts. Please don’t expect anything at ... more
  • 2 weeks Nigeria lacks security, infrastructures to attract foreign investors —Onuesoke Vanguard
    A map of Nigeria By Ephraim Oseji Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain and former Delta State Gubernatorial Aspirant, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, has explained why  Nigeria is not a perfect place for foreign investors. Onuesoke who made the explanation  while addressing journalists immediately after visual business conference with some foreign investors lamented that Nigeria as a country lacks the security and infrastructures to attract foreign investors into the country. He added that government agencies bottleneck and other socio-economic factors are bane of attraction of foreign investors. ... more
  • 2 weeks Erdogan warns Macron not to ‘mess with Turkey’ in Mediterranean spat Vanguard
    Erdogan Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday slammed his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, over his criticism of Turkey’s latest activities in the eastern Mediterranean. “Do not mess with the Turkish people, do not mess with Turkey,’’ Erdogan said in Istanbul, chiding the French leader for “not listening” to warnings. ALSO READ: Mali negotiators back charter that could see soldier as interim president “Mister Macron, you will have a lot more problems with me,’’ Erdogan said at an event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of a coup in Turkey, quoting Macron as saying that he has ... more
  • 2 weeks France records more than 10,500 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours Vanguard
    France declared a record 10,561 new coronavirus infections within 24 hours as of 2 pm (1200 GMT) on Saturday, national public health authority Sante Publique France said. The figure comes a day after Prime Minister Jean Castex warned that the situation was deteriorating and appealed to citizens to strictly observe hygiene, distancing and mask rules. France has seen infections rise sharply in recent weeks after they remained at a low level through much of the summer in the wake of a strict 55-day lockdown that ran from March 17 to May 11. READ ALSO: Stakeholders call for measures ... more
  • 2 weeks Buhari mourns Yakubu Gowon’s Presidential Air Fleet Pilot, Capt. Thahal Vanguard
    President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of former Managing Director of Nigeria Airways, Captain Paul Mamman Thahal. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Late Thahal served meritoriously as Captain of Gen. Yakubu Gowon’s Presidential Flight for nine years. He also supported the former Head of State in setting up the national spiritual platform, Nigeria Prays. The President, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Saturday, commiserated with Gowon over the loss of a good friend, confidant and prayer ... more
  • 2 weeks 50 killed in DR Congo mine collapse Vanguard
    At least 50 people were killed after a gold mine collapsed in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, local authorities said on Saturday. The accident occurred on Friday in the town of Kamituga in South Kivu Province, following days of heavy rain. The cause of the landslide is currently under investigation. Provincial Governor Theo Ngwabidje Kasi confirmed in a statement on Saturday that majority of the victims were young people, including children. READ ALSO: Two kidnapped locals freed in DRC, two foreigners still held: army Rescuers are continuing to identify the dead and provide assistance. ... more
  • 2 weeks Mali negotiators back charter that could see soldier as interim president Vanguard
    Mali’s ruling junta pushed through a political charter on Saturday that could lead to the appointment of a military officer as interim president. But the coalition that led anti-government protests before last month’s coup raised objections against a military interim president. The charter, ratified by participants in the talks, says the interim president can be a civilian or a soldier and will preside over a transitional period of 18 months before elections are held, said Moussa Camara, the spokesman for the talks. READ ALSO: Just in: 900 stranded Britons in Nigeria to return on 3 flights The interim ... more
  • 2 weeks I’ll turn Okada into a University hub – Ize-Iyamu Vanguard
    Ize-Iyamu Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the Edo governorship election, has promised to transform  Okada town to a University hub if elected. Ize-Iyamu made the promise on Saturday at Okada town, Ovia North East Local Government Area of the state, during his ward-to-ward campaign tour of the area. He appreciated the Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, for founding a University in the locality which he said had opened up the area for economic activities. He promised to complement the efforts of Chief Igbinedion in making life more comfortable for ... more
  • 2 weeks Six civilians killed in Mali explosion Vanguard
    Six civilians were killed on Friday by an improvised explosive device (IED) near Boura, Mali’s southern region of Sikasso, a local security source confirmed to Xinhua on Saturday. According to the officer, who request condition of anonymity out of fear of being revenged, an ambulance carrying a patient from Boura hit an IED on Friday, killing six people on board, except the driver who “was severely injured and evacuated to Koutiala (south)’’. Among the victims, there was a pregnant woman and a two-year-old kid, he said. READ ALSO: Court remands attacker of Rivers waste management officials This is ... more
  • 2 weeks Violence mars PDP congress in Niger Vanguard
    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) State Congress in Niger, slated for Saturday, has been postponed due to violence that stalled the exercise. Thugs suspected to be loyal to two top state chairmanship contenders had engaged in a free-for-all leading to the  cancellation of the congress. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that trouble started when former Deputy Leader in the House of Representatives, Alhaji Baba Agaie, was manhandled and whisked out of the venue of the congress by heavily armed security men. NAN noticed that as early as 7a.m., the PDP state secretariat at Western Bypass in Minna, ... more
  • 2 weeks Enemies of peace behind renewed attacks in Southern Kaduna, says SOKIPEP Vanguard
    …Hails OPSH for quick response, arrest of suspects By Joseph Erunke The Peacebuilding advocacy group in Southern Kaduna operating under the aegis of Southern Kaduna Peace Practitioners, SOKIPEP, has reiterated its condemnation of the renewed Attack in the area. The group which said it was disturbed by isolated attacks being carried out by criminal elements in the area, however, commended Operation Safe Haven, a military outfit in the area for prompt response as well as arrest of suspects. SOKIPEP, in a statement, Saturday by its National Coordinator, Rev. Dauda Fadia, said it was “saddened by these mindless attacks ... more
  • 2 weeks Kebbi floods: Gov Bagudu orders immediate distribution of relief materials Vanguard
    Birnin Kebbi flood Soni Daniel – Birnin Kebbi Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has directed immediate distribution of food, water and medication to flood-ravaged communities in Bagudu and Kende in the state. Besides, the governor has ordered the urgent construction of additional toilets for the people sacked from their communities by the floods. The governor gave the directive on while on a visit to commiserate with internally displaced persons whose houses and property were destroyed by the floods in several communities of Bagudo and Kende. Governor Bagudu, who trekked a long distance to see ... more
  • 2 weeks The blood that runs in my veins is same that runs in every Nigerian – Tinubu Vanguard
    Bola Tinubu By Nwafor Sunday with Agency Report The All Progressives Congress, APC, National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Saturday, said that the blood that runs through his veins is the same blood that runs in every Nigerian veins. Tinubu who paid a condolence visit to Senator Aliyu Wamakko (APC- Sokoto) on the demise of his daughter, Sadiya Aliyu, called for unity, noting that the country could achieve nothing without unity. Recall that former President Olusegun Obasanjo had said that Nigeria is fast drifting to a failed and divided country, noting that mismanagement of diversity and socio-economic ... more
  • 2 weeks Kebbi Flood: Malami sympathises with victims Vanguard
    Malami Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN, has commiserated with government and people of Kebbi State over the recent flood disaster that ravaged some local government areas across the state. While commiserating with the victims of the devastating flood, Malami said the Federal Government is sympathetic to their plight and hardship as a result of the flood The Minister, in a statement on Saturday by his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu assured them of the Federal Government’s resolve to work closely with the State Government ... more
  • 2 weeks Violence mars Niger PDP Congress, postponed till further notice Vanguard
    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) State Congress in Niger, slated for Saturday, has been postponed due to violence that stalled the exercise. Thugs suspected to be loyal to two top state chairmanship contenders had engaged in a free-for-all leading to the  cancellation of the congress. Acoording to NAN the trouble started when former Deputy Leader in the House of Representatives, Alhaji Baba Agaie, was manhandled and whisked out of the venue of the congress by heavily armed security men. ALSO READ: Total blackout in Rivers as protesters shutdown Afam transmission station NAN noticed that as early as 7a.m., ... more
  • 2 weeks Army’s Operation Sahel Sanity extended by three months Vanguard
    The Nigeria Army has extended Operation Sahel Sanity, which is fighting banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling in the North West, to December. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, made the disclosure at a press conference at the Army Supper Camp 4, Faskari, Katsina, on Saturday. ALSO READ: Arrested Rivers notorious killer with N30M bounty died along with younger brother Buratai said after careful review of the exercise, the operation was considered necessary to be extended to sustain successes achieved within the period and enable troops root out all forms criminality from the zone. He said that ... more
  • 2 weeks Stakeholders call for measures against post COVID-19 suicide Vanguard
    Some stakeholders in mental health have called for proactive measures to be put in place to prevent incidences of suicide in Nigeria post COVID-19. They made the call at an Annual National E-conference organised by the Suicide Research and Prevention Initiative (SURPIN) held via Zoom on Saturday in Lagos. Theme of the conference was: “Together Toward Collaborative Resilience: Building Resilience Post COVID-19.” It was held in commemoration of the World Suicide Day, marked annually on Sept. 10. ALSO READ: Flood displaces over 2500 Kwara residents in Jebba community Commenting, Prof. Andrew Zamani of Clinical Psychology, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, ... more
  • 2 weeks Arrested Rivers notorious killer with N30M bounty died along with younger brother Vanguard
    …Soldier, Police DCO, lawyer, others in his murder records By Egufe Yafugborhi RIVERS state notorious killer, Honest Diigbara, aka Boboski, who was arrested Saturday morning in Korokoro, Tai Local Government Area (LGA) in Ogoni area of the state is dead. Boboski died while being paraded at the Rivers State Police Command headquarters in Port Harcourt, along with his younger brother said to be his driver who already dead on arrival at the state police headquarters following their arrest. Exactly a year and four days, precisely 8 August 2019, after Governor Nyesom Wike placed N30Million bounty on him, evasive ... more
  • 2 weeks Your comment against Daddy Freeze is ‘evil’, Lauretta Onochie lampoons Pastor David Ibiyeomie Vanguard
    By Nwafor Sunday Social Media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mrs Lauretta Onochie, has reacted to the verbal exchange between the Founder and General Overseer of Salvation Ministries, David Ibiyeomie, and Ifedayo Olarinde, aka, Daddy Freeze. Freeze had faulted the founder and presiding Bishop of the Megachurch Faith Tabernacle, and Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel International, Bishop David Oyedepo, where he advised women to be submissive to their husbands. In his submission, Freeze described Oyedepo’s advice as modern day slavery, noting that both parties should be submissive to each other. “Dear Bishop Oyedepo, submission ... more
  • 2 weeks Flood displaces over 2500 Kwara residents in Jebba community Vanguard
    By Demola Akinyemi Jebba community in Moro local government area of Kwara state has been thrown into survival crisis as no fewer than Two Thousand five hundred residents have been displaced from their abodes by a devastating flood on Thursday. Meantime, House Deputy  Leader, in Kwara State house of Assembly Hon John Olarewaju Bello who represents the area Lanwa/Ejidongari said plans are underway by the government to evacuate victims to safe place pending when relief would be brought to them. NEMA, however, appealed to residents to avoid throwing refuse into the gutter to avoid flood tragedy next time. ... more
  • 2 weeks NLC to come out with position on petrol, electricity hike soon – Wabba Vanguard
    The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), says the organised labour will soon come out with a position on the recent increases in prices of various essential commodities, including fuel and electricity. Mr Ayuba Wabba, NLC President spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Saturday in reaction to the increases in the prices of petrol and electricity. NAN reports that the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) announced that the pump price of premium motor spirit (petrol) has been increased to N151, 60 per litre from N145 with effect from Sept 2. Also, electricity tariff was increased ... more
  • 2 weeks EDO 2020: PDP raises alarm over suspicious movement of persons from Lagos Military Cantonment to Edo Vanguard
    By Gabriel Enogholase Edo State Chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised alarm over the suspicious movement of persons from Lagos and other parts of the country into the state. State Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Chris Osa Nehikhare, who spoke on behalf of the PDP Campaign Council on Saturday in Benin City, said: “We have just been alerted that ten hummer buses left Ojo Military Cantonment in Lagos for Auchi, Edo State this morning. This is one out of over ten such calls we have received in the last 48 hours.” READ ALSO: Edo 2020: ... more
  • 2 weeks Busted: Plot to discredit Air Peace Boss, Onyema revealed Vanguard
    Allen Onyema …Say he’s a distinguish Nigerian By Ibrahim HassanWuyo Two groups, the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Socio-cultural Association and the National Committee of Yoruba Youth (NCYY) have uncovered plot to smear the image of Air Peace boss, Mr. Allen Onyema. They also expressed fear about the safety of the businessman. In a joint statement issued in Kaduna, they expressed worry  and deep  concern  for Mr.  Onyema’s safety and well-being, calling on Nigerians and the International Community  to the alleged plot to silence Mr  Onyema. The groups therefore , condemned insinuations in some quarters that a ... more
  • 2 weeks ‘You can’t menstruate during pregnancy’ Vanguard
    An Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr Abosede Lewu, says it is a fallacy for a woman to menstruate in pregnancy, rather what she experiences is bleeding. Lewu, Team Lead at Girls Aide Initiative and Convener, Keep All Mothers Alive (KAMA) Project, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Awka. “Women need to be aware that you can’t menstruate while pregnant. What you are experiencing is bleeding in pregnancy. “When a woman is pregnant, she no longer menstruates or observes her period. But women who are pregnant can have other form of bleeding ... more
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