• Why Sterling Bank supported Evander Holyfield/Tinubu fight

    Sterling Bank Plc has said it supported the star boxing match between Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Evander Holyfield, former World Heavy Boxing Champion, because it is a bank that cares and promotes culture.
    L-R: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode; Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa; Co-Chairman, Lagos @50 Committee, Prof. Wole Soyinka; former Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Evander Holyfield and his Lawyer, Shevon Harris during the Rhumbles in Lagos, tagged;
  • Jonathan, Wike, others bag Rivers golden jubilee honours

    BY JIMITOTA ONOYUMEPORT HARCOURT – FORMER President Goodluck Jonathan, governor Nyesom Wike and former governor Peter Odili were among about 127 persons honoured Saturday night by the Rivers state government at the ongoing golden jubileeanniversary celebrationof the state.Governor NyesomWike inhis address said the award was in recognition of the various contributions of the awardees to the growth and development of the state. He also made a passing comment on former governor Chibuike Amaec
  • Clark’s 90th Birthday God’s Gift to N-Delta — Evah

    The  coordinator, Ijaw Monitoring Group, IMG, Comrade Joseph Evah, has described Chief EK Clark as God’s gift to the Niger Delta at the right time.
    Pix from right Chief Edwin Clark and his wife and Aremo Olusegun Osoba;In a congratulatory message to mark the 90th birthday of the elder statesman, Evah stated: “God gave us Chief EK Clark at the right time and preserved his life for these many years to defend the region. Chief Clark was strategically positioned by God at the right
  • Dogara bags `Ome Udo’ title in Aba

    Aba (Abia) – Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara on Saturday bagged the title Ome Udo 1 (Peace Maker) of Aba at the palace of the traditional ruler of Aba Ancient Kingdom, Eze Isaac Ikonne.Speaker Dogara
    Ikonne said during the installation ceremony that he awarded Dogara the title in recognition of his integrity and leadership qualities which, he noted, had kept the House from recording any serious crisis in the past two years.
    He said that the speaker’s efforts at
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  • Sen. Owie blasts FG over raid on Sen Ekweremadu’s residence

    The raid on the residence of the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu by Police in Abuja, has been described as shameful, mean, callous and tyrannical and is a throwback to the military regime of General Muhammadu Buhari of 1983.
    This was the view of Senator Roland Owie, former Chief Whip of the Sena
    Ike Ekweremadute.
    According to him, “all well-meaning Nigerians must rise up against this compassionless and heartless government that has taken Nigeria backwards by 34yrs. “A
  • Ballon d’Or: ‘I’ll have to kill Messi, Ronaldo to win it — Balotelli

    Mario Balotelli says he knows what he has to do in order to beat Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to the Ballon d’Or – and it isn’t just a case of getting better on the pitch.
    BalotelliNice forward Balotelli, 26, has ambitions of winning the trophy awarded each year to the world’s best player at some point in his career.
    However, Messi and Ronaldo have had a duopoly over it in recent seasons, and Balotelli jokes that he would need to ‘kill’ both star players
  • Igniting a Nigerian Socio-Economic Revolution Via Digital Animation, by Lai Mohammed

    Being The Text of The Speech Delivered by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, At The Opening of the 7th African Digital TV Development Meeting in Beijing, China on Monday, 22 May 2017
    I will like to express my immense pleasure and gratitude for the invitation extended to me and my delegation to attend this 7th African Digital TV Development Seminar here at the scenic Yanqi Lake Resort. I am particularly delighted because I am among friends and staunch allies of Nigeria.
  • We are greater together than apart 50 years after Biafra, by Osinbajo

    Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has said that we are greater together than apart.Osinbajo speaking at the Biafra Colloquium; 50 Years After on Thursday said that the ‘spilling of blood in dispute is hardly ever worth the losses. Of the fallouts of bitter wars is the anger that can so easily be rekindled by those who for good or ill want to resuscitate the fire.’Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, gives a keynote speech during the “Biafra, 50 years After” Event held at the Sheh
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  • Pension: Buhari directs release of N54 billion to settle inherited debts, liabilities

    By Levinus Nwabughiogu
    ABUJA-President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the release of N54 billion to settle all inherited and current liabilities to Federal Government retirees under the Contributory Pension Scheme.President Muhammadu Buhari
    Also under the present administration, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested 17,000 suspected drugs dealers, seized more than one million kilograms of various drugs and destroyed about 110,000 hectares of drug farms.
    The Senior Special
  • Live: Rivers state jubilee awards/honors night

    This video is coming live from Vanguard via Channels Tv.The post Live: Rivers state jubilee awards/honors night appeared first on Vanguard News.
  • Proud Wenger hails Arsenal’s “spectacular” FA Cup victory

    Arsene Wenger said Arsenal’s “spectacular” FA Cup final victory over Chelsea was just reward for an outstanding display from his team as they refused to be divided by a turbulent season.
    Arsenal’s French manager Arsene Wenger holds up the FA Cup trophy on the pitch after their win over Chelsea in the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley stadium in London on May 27, 2017.
    Aaron Ramsey scored a 79th-minute header to earn Arsenal a stunn
  • FA Cup hero Ramsey calls for Wenger to stay

    Aaron Ramsey called on Arsene Wenger to extend his Arsenal reign after the Welsh midfielder fired his manager into the FA Cup record books.
    Ramsey headed Arsenal’s 79th minute winner as the Gunners clinched a thrilling 2-1 win over Premier League champions Chelsea in Saturday’s final at Wembley.Arsenal’s German defender Per Mertesacker lifts the FA Cup trophy as Arsenal players celebrate their victory over Chelsea in the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and C
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  • Buhari stops pension fraud, releases N54bn for inherited, current liabilities –Presidency

    Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja
    The Presidency on Saturday said the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has brought an end to the series of mind-boggling fraud and scandals around the issue of pensions in Nigeria.
    According to a statement made available to journalists, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this while featuring on a programme on the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Kaduna, to commemorate the second anniversary of the Buhari 
  • Ramsey fires Wenger to record seventh FA Cup

    Aaron Ramsey scored a 79th-minute header to earn Arsenal a stunning 2-1 win over Double-chasing Chelsea on Saturday and deliver embattled manager Arsene Wenger a record seventh FA Cup.
    Arsenal’s French striker Olivier Giroud (R) crosses the ball in the build up to Arsenal’s second goal during the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley stadium in London on May 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTOWenger has been barracked by his own fans and failed to secure Champi
  • Why I didn’t know the meaning of BSc – Ese Eriata

    [View the story “Why I Didn’t Know The Meaning Of BSc – Ese Eriata ” on Storify]
    The post Why I didn’t know the meaning of BSc – Ese Eriata appeared first on Vanguard News.
  • 54 dead, some 10,000 migrants rescued off Libya coast in four days

    About 10,000 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya over the previous four days but at least 54 others died, Libyan and Italian officials said Saturday.
    On Saturday, the Tunisian army also rescued 126 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa hoping to reach Italian shores, officials said. They were aboard a flimsy inflatable boat off the coastal town of Ben Gardane, near the Libyan border. 
    On Friday, more than 1,200 migrants were rescued by Libyan ships and taken to Tripoli or Zawiya,  
  • [EXCLUSIVE] Stock market crashes by N1.61tn in two years under Buhari

    Stanley Opara
    The Nigerian stock market crashed by N1.61tn in two years under the current Federal Government headed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
    Data from the Nigerian Stock Exchange showed that the NSE market capitalisation on May 28, 2015 was N11.658tn, while that of May 26, 2017 (the last day of trading this month) was N10.047tn.
    The NSE All-Share Index also crashed to 29,064.52 basis points from 34,310.37 basis points recorded when Buhari took over government.
    As of May last year when the
  • LG polls : Electoral Chairman scampers to safety as APC primary ends in violence

    Lagos – Violence erupted midway into the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to elect chairmanship candidates for the July 22 council polls in Lagos State on Saturday, ending the event abruptly.
    APC supporters protesting
    Some aggrieved party supporters engaged one another in a free-for-all midway into the election, smashing ballot boxes over allegations of imposition of candidates at the election.
    Scores of delegates and others present at the Teslim Balogun Stadium venu
  • Photos: Happy Children’s Day – Osinbajo

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  • BREAKING: Osinbajo returns from G7 Summit

    Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has returned from Italy, where he had represented Nigeria at the G7 Summit.
    The acting president’s itinerary was reported earlier today.
    Expressing optimism for Africa, Osinbajo had tweeted his arrival:
    Honored to represent Nigeria today at G7 summit Africa outreach in Taormina, Italy. Our continent is confident of its future. Now back home.
    — Prof Yemi Osinbajo (@ProfOsinbajo) May 27, 2017
  • Osinbajo at G7 summit, says African youths undeterred by past failures

    Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja
    The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday said African youths are not deterred by the failures of the past on the continent.
    He said the energy and talent of the youth remained a source of optimism for the continent.
    According to a statement by his spokesman, Mr. Laolu Akande, the Acting President spoke at the G7 Summit special outreach forum on Africa with selected African nations and leaders including Nigeria, Guinea, Tunisia, Niger, Ethiopia and Kenya.
    The event
  • School girl caught searching porn movie in class

    A school girl was allegedly caught by her teacher searching for pornographic movie to watch while in class with the school Ipad. When asked what she was doing she said “I am looking for what my relative has been doing to me every night.”
    According to ‘chron.com’ Anthony Garay, the alleged  relative is facing a charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony. He remains in the Bexar County Jail on a $75,000 bond.
    Anthony GarayHowever, Garay has all
  • ‘Hate speech’ attack in US leaves two good samaritans dead

    Police were searching for witnesses Saturday after two men were fatally stabbed on a train in Portland, Oregon when they tried to help two young women who were being harassed because they appeared to be Muslim.
    The women, one of whom was wearing a hijab, “left before police arrived” Friday but may be able to provide key evidence in the case that has shaken the vibrant city in the US’s far northwest, Portland police spokesman Pete Simpson said at a news conference.
    Police
  • Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win FA Cup

    Arsenal has won the English Cup by defeating league champions, Chelsea 2-1 in a final played at Wembley.
    Goals for Arsenal were scored by Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey while Diego Costa got Chelsea’s only goal.
    The post Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win FA Cup appeared first on Vanguard News.
  • 54 dead, some 10,000 migrants rescued off Libya coast in 4 days

    About 10,000 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya over the previous four days but at least 54 others died, Libyan and Italian officials said Saturday.
    On Saturday, the Tunisian army also rescued 126 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa hoping to reach Italian shores, officials said. They were aboard a flimsy inflatable boat off the coastal town of Ben Gardane, near the Libyan border.
    On Friday, more than 1,200 migrants were rescued by Libyan ships and taken to Tripoli or Zawiya,  about
  • 34 prisoners get pardon in Cross Rivers

    Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River has granted a state pardon to 34 inmates serving various jail terms in Calabar Prison to mark the 50th Anniversary of the state.
    Ayade said on Saturday in Calabar in his anniversary speech that Cross River had every reason to celebrate 50 years of its existence as a state, considering its monumental achievements during the period.
    The governor said the pardon was in the spirit of the celebration and based on the provision of section 212 of the 1999 Constitution.
  • Children’s Day: Aisha calls for child protection from abuse

    The First Lady, Mrs’ Aisha Buhari has called on parents and guardians to take of their children and wards, and protect them from any form of abuse whatsoever.
    The message, as revealed on her Twitter handle, was to mark this year’s Children’s day.
    Accompanied with a compilation of photographs that were bathed in the national colours of green-white-green, the First Lady said taking care of children became imperative because they are the future of the nation.
    Aisha had tweeted: &l
  • Ramadan, unpaid salary mar Children’s Day celebration

    In Abuja operators of parks and recreational centres on Saturday recorded low patronage as children celebrate this year’s Children’s Day nationwide.
    The Millennium Park and Magic land were scanty with few parents and children to celebrate their day.
    Some parents and vendors attributed the low turnout to the commencement of the Ramandan fast by Muslims on May 27.
    Other residents and operators attributed it to the current economic recession bedeviling the nation and non-payment of sala
  • #PMBMidTerm: Buhari Administration Mid-Term Factsheet

    Factsheet has been organized primarily into three categories: Economy; Transparency and Anti-Corruption; and Security, along the lines of the priority areas highlighted by President Buhari during the presidential campaign. He was elected on the strength of his Promise to revive and restore the economy; fight corruption; and secure Nigeria from terrorism and other forms of insecurity.ECONOMY
    Growth in Agriculture and Solid Minerals:The number of sub-sectors of the economy experiencing negat
  • Ikpeazu must think outside the box for Abia to grow, says Otti

    Dr. Alex Otti, the APGA governorship candidate in the 2015 general elections in Abia, has advised Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu “to move away from the old order” to take the state to greater heights.
    Otti gave the advice on Saturday during a civic reception organised in his honour by the Umunneato caucus of Abia First, his campaign organisation, in conjunction with APGA.
    He urged Ikpeazu to chart a new path and take actions that would address the challenges facing Abia State.
    “Our desire
  • Onuesoke faults Petroleum Industry Bill

    Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke,  has described the Petroleum Industry Governance  Bill (PIGB)  approved by the Senate as a  fraudulent action on the people of the Niger Delta.
    OnuesokeHe spoke  to journalists in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, after a seminar he attended on climate change, adding that, having gone through the Bill, he discovered that a section  allocated ten percent as development fund to  host communities.
  • Presidency releases file photo of Buhari marking Children’s Day

    The Presidency on Saturday in Abuja released some file photographs of President Muhammadu Buhari with children in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, as part of memorial events to mark this year’s Children’s Day.
    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Buhari left Abuja for London on May 10 to see his doctors for follow-up medical checks.
    The pictorial report showing the President with the children was released by Mr. Bayo Omoboriowo, the President’s personal photographer.
    Omoboriow
  • Plateau decries sexual violence against children

    The Plateau government has decried the rising cases of sexual violence against children and promised to strengthen the relevant agencies to check the trend.
    Its women affairs and social development commissioner Rufina Gurumyen, in a speech at a ceremony to mark this year’s children’s day on Saturday in Jos, said that government had mapped out strategies to protect children from such assaults.
    “The agencies charged with tackling the menace are being strengthened at the state lev
  • Igbo demand restructuring of Nigeria – Ekweremadu

    Leke Baiyewu, Abuja
    The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has urged Igbo people of the South-East not to be provoked into armed struggle. He said the minimum Ndi’gbo demand from Nigeria is the restructuring of the federation to ensure equity and allow the people to actualise their potential.
    Ekweremadu urged Ndi’gbo to continue to sustain peaceful agitation for equity and justice within the Nigerian commonwealth.
    The Deputy Senate President said this at the Worl
  • Civil servant returns N1.7m wrongly paid into account

    Gbenga Odogun, LokojaA civil servant in Kogi State, Mrs. Husenat Mohammed, has returned a sum of N1.7m wrongly paid into her account.
    Mohammed, an accountant with the state’s Teaching Service Commission, was in the market last Friday when an alert on her mobile telephone indicated that N1.7m had been into her bank account.Mohammed, who has spent 17 years in the state civil service, said she put a call across to her husband, also government employee, Mr. Yakubu Dauda, who instructed her to
  • Teacher catches 9-year-old girl watching porn

    A nine-year-old girl caught looking at porn at school told her teacher she was looking at it because she wanted to find out ‘what her dad was doing to her at night’.
    Teachers at the Texas who saw the child researching porn on one of the school’s iPads reported the matter to child services.
    When they asked her what she was doing, she said she was searching for ‘what her dad does to her at night’ and said he never let her sleep.
    According to Houston Chronicle, he
  • They want to derail our revolution — Fanwo

    By Boluwaji Obahopo
    WHAT is your reaction to Senator Melaye’s claim that the governor knows about the alleged assassination attempt on him?
    Kingsley Fanwo, Director General on Media and Publicity to the Governor of Kogi StateThe allegation is unfortunate and unfair to the Governor. The Governor is not expected to be passing judgment when investigations into the matter are ongoing. The Senator should have reported the incident to the governor too because whether anybody likes it or not, it
  • Rescue of 82 Chibok girls, proof of FG’s commitment to Nigerian child – Tinubu

    Lagos – Oluremi Tinubu, the Senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District, said the recent rescue of 82 abducted Chibok schoolgirls wasproof ofthe commitment of the Federal Government to the well-being of the Nigerian child.
    82 Chibok girls with President Buhari shortly before leaving for LondonTinubu said this on Saturday in Lagosin her message on the occasiontheChildren’s Day celebration marked annually on May 27.
    She expressed the hope that the remaining girls would be re
  • Children’s day: Millions of Nigerian children suffer some form of physical, emotional or sexual violence – UNICEF

    By Dayo JohnsonAkure – THE United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF‎ Saturday called for an urgent action to adopt the Child Rights Act across all the states of the Federation and to end violence against children.
    Children’s Day
    It’s representative in Nigeria, Muhamed Fall‎ said that lamented that “‎millions of Nigerian children suffer some form of physical, emotional or sexual violence.“According to a 2014 survey by the National Population Commission
  • Presidency releases Buhari’s pictures to mark 2017 Children’s Day

    Abuja – The Presidency on Saturday in Abuja released some filed pictures of President Muhammadu Buhari with children in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, as part of memorial events to mark this year’s Children’s Day.
    President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President YemiOsinbajo in a group photographwith children during the EidRecalled Buhari left Abuja for London on May 10, to see his doctors for follow-up medical checks.
    The pictorial report showing the president with the children w
  • Celtic win Scottish Cup to clinch treble

    A stoppage time strike from Australian international Tom Rogic saw Celtic come from behind to defeat Aberdeen 2-1 to lift the Scottish Cup and seal a historic domestic treble the hard way.
    Jonny Hayes gave Aberdeen a ninth minute lead which was quickly cancelled out by Celtic’s Stuart Armstrong two minutes later.
    The game looked destined for extra time before substitute Rogic scored a superb solo goal in the second minute of added on time to break the Dons’ supporters hearts and ensu
  • Smugglers repackaging contaminated rice for Nigerian market – Customs

    Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan
    The Area Controller of the Oyo/Osun Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, Udo-Aka Emmanuel, has alleged that rice smugglers are repackaging contaminated rice from the Republic of Benin with the aim of supplying them to the Nigerian market.
    Emmanuel spoke while showing journalists a truck and two buses loaded with contaminated rice, which were impounded along Iseyin-Oyo Road.
    The Area Controller said that 853 bags of rice were found in the three vehicles, adding tha
  • Omokri turns Osinbajo’s supporter, lauds Ag President’s leadership

    Former aide to Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Pastor Reno Omokri has turned to a supporter of the incumbent Acting President where he said that Nigeria is currently experiencing much needed relief under the leadership of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo whom he said is a much better leader than his boss, whom he described as “substantive President Muhammadu Buhari.”
    In a statement to Vanguard on Saturday, following the Conservative International summit now ongoing in Miami Florida, Pa
  • Silva hired as Watford’s new manager

    Watford hired former Hull City boss Marco Silva as their new manager on Saturday following Walter Mazzarri’s departure from the Premier League club.
    Marco SilvaSilva left Hull earlier this week following the Tigers’ relegation from the English top flight and Watford quickly made him their top target to replace Mazzarri.
    Although Silva couldn’t stop Hull slipping into the second-tier Championship, the Portuguese coach earned praise for his work during five months in charge of a
  • Galatasaray to rename stadium after Erdogan call

    Turkey’s Galatasaray said Saturday it would rename its stadium after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s call for the removal of the word ‘arena’ from sports stadia, state media reported.Tayyip-Erdogan
    “The board of directors took the decision to change the stadium’s name after the president made the call on this issue,” club chairman Dursun Ozbek said, quoted by state-run news agency Anadolu.
    The Turkish football team’s venue will be called T
  • Mertesacker starts for Arsenal in FA Cup final

    Arsenal club captain Per Mertesacker made his first start of the season as part of a makeshift back three in Saturday’s FA Cup final against Double-chasing Chelsea at Wembley.
    MertesackerWith Laurent Koscielny suspended, Gabriel injured and Shkodran Mustafi sidelined with concussion, Mertesacker was due to line up alongside 21-year-old Rob Holding and converted left-back Nacho Monreal.
    German World Cup-winner Mertesacker, 32, underwent surgery after injuring his knee in pre-season and made
  • Navy gives free medical service to Lagos residents

    More that 300 residents of Ijora Community in Lagos benefited from a free medical service organised by the Nigerian Navy on Saturday.
    The News Agency of Nigeria reports the free treatment was part of activities marking the 61st-anniversary celebration of the Navy.
    The programme included free consultation, HIV/AIDS screening and provision of drugs to patients.
    Represented by Surgeon Commander Ugowchi Nzeribe of Western Naval Command, the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Adm. Ibok-Ette I
  • White House shaken as Russia probe pierces Trump’s inner circle

    The probe into Russia’s role in the US election pierced the innermost circle of the White House Saturday, with reports that Donald Trump’s son-in-law sought a secret communications line with Moscow — the most damning allegation yet from the scandal.
    The White HouseThe latest furor was stirred up after the Washington Post reported late Friday that Jared Kushner — arguably Trump’s closest White House aide, and husband to the president’s eldest daughter Ivanka &m
  • Couples should be equipped with tips on staying married longer than the ceremony!

    MOST people want to meet Mr. or Miss Right,” said Jare, a 30- year-old single mother of one. “Most people in their youth dream of one day making a commitment to one person. When they do, they don’t then leave the marriage because they do not respect it, can’t stand living with an unfaithful partner or because their partner is drinking or spending the house-keeping money on current fashion. And people who don’t get married do not reject marriage because of their lack
  • British Airways suffers IT outage, cancels flights

    British Airways has cancelled all flights from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports as a global IT failure causes severe disruption for travellers.British Airways
    The airline saidit has suffered a “major IT systems failure”andapologised to its passengers.
    BA said terminals at Heathrow and Gatwick have become extremely congested and it is cancelling all flights from the airports until 6 p.m. (1700GMT). It is urging passengers not to go to the airports.
    Earlier, passengers at H

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