• Opportunity for developers as demand for short-let apartments rises

    A recently conducted research into short-let apartments in the commercial real estate space of property market in Lagos indicates that the need for short-let apartments has maintained an upward trend in spite of the current challenging economic situation in the country.
    Continue reading Opportunity for developers as demand for short-let apartments rises at Vanguard News.
  • Security report from N’East worrisome, defence minister admits

    Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja
    The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Alli, has admitted that the security report still emanating from the troubled north-eastern part of the country is still worrisome.
    The minister said this in an interview with State House correspondents after a meeting President Muhammadu Buhari had with security chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday.
    He said the meeting with the President was a routine security briefing and an update on the one they had with him on August 2
  • Troops killed 21 armed herdsmen in Benue –Military

    John Charles, Makurdi
    The Force Commander, Operation Whirl Stroke, Major General Adeyemi Yekini, on Monday, said troops had killed 21 herdsmen between Benue and Nasarawa states in the last few weeks.
    Ayeni also confirmed the death of a soldier and two others injured last Saturday along Gbamjimba-Akor-Tomata in the Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.
    The force commander, who briefed journalists on the activities of the Operation Whirl Stroke at the Tactical Air Command located along Gboko
  • Ondo acquires 2,000 hectares of land for cocoa production

    Peter Dada, Akure
    The Ondo State Government has acquired  2,000 hectares of land to establish a cocoa plantation at Ijugbere in Owo Local Government Area of the state in a bid to boost the cash crop subsector of the agriculture value chain in the state.
    It was gathered that improved cocoa seedlings were planted on the 35 hectares of the land and the land has a seedling production centre with over 450,000 seedlings which will be planted on the plantation while some of them would be distribut
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  • 2019: Akpabio, Emmanuel in war of words over gov poll

    Etim Ekpimah, Uyo
    A former Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, said he regretted imposing Mr Udom Emmanuel as the Akwa Ibom State Governor on the people of the state.
    Apologising to a crowd at the Ikot Ekpene Plaza, Akpabio, who returned from his mother-in-law’s burial inEnugu on Sunday evening, said Emmanuel was the greatest mistake he made and asked to be forgiven.
    Akpabio, who represents Akwa Ibom North-West in the Senate, said Emmanuel was a mistake that must be corrected
  • NASS crisis: Benin monarch urges lawmakers to embrace peace

    Alexander Okere, Benin
     Amidst the lingering crisis in the National Assembly, the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has called on political leaders to embrace peace in order for Nigeria to record meaningful development.
    Oba Ewuare II made the call on Monday when he received a former governor of Kano State and a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, in his palace in Benin, Edo State.
    The monarch expressed worry that the crisis among the federal lawmakers
  • Saraki as Senate President not acceptable, says Boroffice

    Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja
    The lawmaker representing the Ondo-North senatorial district, Senator Ajayi Boroffice, says Senate President Bukola Saraki’s continued leadership of the Senate despite his defection to the opposition party is an aberration which will not be allowed to happen again.
    Boroffice, who is a member of the Buhari/Osinbajo Mandate Group, said this shortly after welcoming President Muhammadu Buhari who recently returned from London.
    He said the All Progressives Congress would
  • Three persons die as APC, PDP thugs clash in Bayelsa

    Simon Utebor, Yenagoa
    A bloody clash between suspected thugs loyal to the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party has claimed the lives of three persons in Bayelsa State.
    The incident reportedly occurred on Monday in the Brass Local Government Area of the state.
    One of the persons killed was identified as the spokesman for the umbrella body of Ijaw youths, the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide in the area.
    Different versions have emerged as to the cause of deaths of the three perso
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  • I won’t surrender to corruption, Buhari vows

    …says economic challenges temporary
    Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja
    President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday promised Nigerians that he would never surrender to corruption.
    He said fighting corruption was a task that must be done in order to protect the larger interests of the ordinary Nigerians whom he said were the worst victims of diseases, poverty, malnutrition and other afflictions.
    Buhari spoke in his Eid-el Kabir message to Nigerians made available to journalists by his Senior Special Assistan
  • We’re working hard to reconcile Adeleke, Ogunbiyi – PDP

    Femi Makinde, Osogbo
    The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South-West geopolitical zone, Dr Eddy Olafeso, has said he and other leaders of the party are working hard to reconcile the governorship candidate of the party in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, and Dr Akin Ogunbiyi, who came second in the primary.
    Olafeso said this in an interview with our correspondent in Osogbo on Monday.
    The PDP chairman said there was no crisis between Adeleke and Ogunbiyi, stressing that the diff
  • US blames killings in Nigeria on reign of impunity

    Friday Olokor, Jos
    The United States of America has blamed the killings in the Middle Belt and northern Nigeria on what it identified as the reign of impunity,.
    The American government also said the killings increased because the perpetrators were not punished.
    “The Nigerian government should strengthen its laws to deal with killers,” it advised.
    The US also urged the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the conduct of a free, fair, transparent, peaceful and credibl
  • I’m eyeing senatorial seat –Ngige

    Tony Okafor, Awka
    The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has said he is considering contesting the Anambra Central Senatorial seat on the platform of the All Progressives Congress in the 2019 general elections.
    Ngige disclosed his ambition on Monday at a briefing at Obosi in the Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
    Ngige represented the Anambra Central District in the Senate between 2011 and 2015 after defeating a former minister of Information, the late Prof. Do
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  • Polls: Rivers PDP accuses APC of using police, military

    Olusola Fabiyi, AbujaThe Peoples Democratic Party has decried the alleged use of security operatives by the All Progressives Congress to provide cover for their thugs to unleash violence, disrupt polling processes and foist fake results on the electorate.
    It said such brazen assault on the will of the people,  which it claimed was witnessed in last Saturday’s Rivers State Assembly by-election, was completely provocative, incendiary and had an unlimited capacity to elicit violent resis
  • Amosun, Akeredolu, Aregbesola, others seek prayers for Nigeria

    Femi Makinde, Samuel Awoyinfa, Oladimeji Ramon, Godwin Isenyo, Peter Dada
    The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, and his counterparts in Osun, Ondo and Kwara states, Rauf Aregbesola, Rotimi Akeredolu and Abdulfatah Ahmed, respectively, have urged Muslims to pray for unity and peaceful co-existence among Nigerians, as they mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.
    This was as a former Governor of Kaduna State, Ahmed Makarfi; the Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Suraj Adekunbi; and the B
  • 29-yr-old man bashes mother’s head with wood of nails for money ritual

    The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 29-year-old man over alleged attempt to kill his mother for ritual purpose through an advanced cyber fraud known as Yahoo Plus.
    Continue reading 29-yr-old man bashes mother’s head with wood of nails for money ritual at Vanguard News.
  • 2019: Catholic group plans screening of aspirants

    Adelani Adepegba, Abuja
    A Catholic pressure group, Catholic Action-Nigeria, has floated a platform to enable Nigerians to choose the right candidates for the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
    It called on aspirants vying for political positions to submit their economic/political development blueprints on its website, www.catholicactionng.org to enable Nigerians to know their developmental plans for the country.
    Addressing journalists in Abuja on Monday, the Chairman, CAN Board of Trustees, Pet
  • NECO releases results, over 70% pass English, Maths

    The National Examinations Council has released the June/July 2018 Senior Secondary Schools results, News Agency of Nigeria quoted a statement issued on Monday in Minna.
    The Acting Registrar, Alhaji Abubakar Gana, said in the statement that 1,041,536 candidates registered, while 1,032,729 candidates actually sat for the examination.
    Gana said that 939,733 candidates representing 90.47 per cent scored five credits and above without English and Mathematics.
    He also said that 875, 464 candidates, re
  • Eid-el-Kabir: APC, Mark, sue for peace

    John Alechenu, Abuja
    the All Progressives Congress and former President of the Senate, David Mark, have enjoined the Muslim Ummah to follow the example set by Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH) who demonstrated the willingness to follow Almighty Allah’s (SWT) command to sacrifice his son.
    The APC also used the occasion to share and celebrate the inspiring message by Imam Abdullahi Abubakar, the 83-year-old Islamic cleric, who courageously saved the lives of over 300 multi-faith people in Nghar village
  • Bauchi CP deploys 3,000 policemen

    Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi
    The Commissioner of Police, Bauchi State Command, Sanusi Lemu, has deployed 3, 000 officers and men of the Force to provide adequate security of lives and property to residents of the state before, during and after the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
    The Spokesman for the Command, Kamal Abubakar, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, who disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Bauchi on Monday, said the CP assured the good people of the state of the Command&rsqu
  • Eid-el-Kabir: Yobe announces 12-hour vehicular restriction

    Kayode Idowu, Damaturu
    Yobe State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, has placed a 12-hour restriction on vehicular movement to allow for a hitch-free celebration of Eid-el-Kabir.
    The governor in a statement by his spokesman, Abdullahi Bego, said the decision was made after a security meeting the governor had with heads of security, intelligence and law enforcement agencies in the state.
    The statement read, “His Excellency, Governor Ibrahim Gaidam, has approved the placement of a 12-hour rest
  • Dickson, Obaseki, Okowa, Wike felicitate with Muslims, urge unity

    Chukwudi Akasike, Simon Utebor and Theophilus Onojeghen
    as the Muslims celebrate Eid-el-Kabir on Tuesday (today), Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has urged them to love one another and pray for the peace and unity of Nigeria.
    Also, the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, and his Delta and Rivers states counterparts, Ifeanyi Okowa and Nyesom Wike, respectively, felicitated with the Muslim faithful.
    Dickson, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Francis Ottah-Agbo, on Monday, a
  • Your sacrifices won’t be in vain, Fayose tells Nigerians

    Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe
    The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has felicitated with Muslims and Nigerians on the occasion of the celebration of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, saying their sacrifices for divine support and intervention in their personal lives and national issues will not be in vain.
    He stated this on Monday in a Sallah statement he sent through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, in Ado-Ekiti.
    He said, “It is obvious that the people have made and are making great
  • Eid-el-Kabir: Ambode, Obasa, Ashafa seek tolerance, unity

    Sesan Olufowobi
    The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudsashiru Obasa, the senator representing the Lagos East District, Gbenga Ashafa, and a former representative of Kosofe constituency in the House of Representatives, Dayo Alebioshu-Bush, have called on Nigerians, especially the Muslims, to embrace the values of sacrifice, unity, tolerance and love as the Eid-el-Kabir is celebrated today (Tuesday).
    The leaders in their Sallah messages on
  • US embassy re-opens August 24

    Adelani Adepegba, Abuja
    The United States Embassy in Abuja which was shut down a week ago will re-open on August 24, 2018, for full services for both visas and American Citizen Services.
    While regretting the inconvenience the interruption of service in Abuja had caused, the mission in a message on its website on Monday said that visa and ACS applicants with scheduled appointments for Friday should come to the Embassy, as usual.
    “Visa and ACS applicants with cancelled appointments between A
  • Africa requires prudent management of healthcare — Experts

    Healthcare practitioners have been charged to exhibit managerial skills to face daunting challenges confronting healthcare system in sub-Sahara Africa.
    Continue reading Africa requires prudent management of healthcare— Experts at Vanguard News.
  • LASG empowers ex-servicemen

    Sesan Olufowobi
    Over 250 ex-servicemen who are members of the Lagos State Council of the Nigerian Legion have benefited from N25m donation approved by the state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.
    The empowerment programme which included the presentation of welfare materials to widows and orphans of ex-servicemen, as well as disabled and aged ex-servicemen, took place on Monday at the Safety Arena premises of the Legionnaires in Oshodi.
    Items given out to the beneficiaries from the 57 local council area
  • Seadogs’ awareness on PVC

    Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe
    Worried by the huge number of Nigerians of voting age without the Permanent Voter Cards, the National Association of Seadogs, Pyrates Confraternity, held a nationwide awareness walk/campaign on the importance of PVC and voter registration.
    The campaign, which was carried out on  the association’s ‘Our Votes Count’ advocacy platform, saw massive deployment of members on the streets, sharing fliers and educating the public on the importance and how to g
  • Pray to Allah to send rescuer in 2019, PDP chairman tells Muslims

    Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja
    The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, has asked Nigerian Muslims to use the period of Sallah to pray to the Almighty God to send a rescuer to save Nigeria from its current situation, which he described as precarious.
    Secondus said in a message to mark the Eid-el-Kabir festivities by Muslims that the suffering of Nigerians in the past three and half years of the All Progressives Congress administration should be enough mitigation to ple
  • SPAR launches promo to mark 30th anniversary

    IN commemoration of its 30th anniversary celebration, SPAR, a leading chain of supermarket stores, has unveiled “Scratch and Get Free Gifts” promotion to reward its Nigerian shoppers.
    Continue reading SPAR launches promo tomark 30th anniversary at Vanguard News.
  • Music House Demolition: How Gov Ajimobi reportedly gave Yinka Ayefele's wife $1,000 as assurance

    Ayefele made the revelation during a press conference which he held in Ibadan, Oyo state capital on Monday, August 20, 2018. Musician, Yinka Ayefele has narrated how his wife went to beg Governor Abiola Ajimobi not to demolish his radio station.The musician also said that the Governor gave his wife $1,000 as an assurance that he will not pull down the Music House, after she pleaded with him for four hours on her knees.Ayefele said this during a press conference which he held in Ibadan, Oyo state
  • UBTH grants N50m waivers to indigent patients

    The Management of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH, Benin City, Edo State, has granted waivers to the tune of N50 million to indigent patients particularly those with neurosurgical and orthopaedic cases in the last one year.
    Continue reading UBTH grants N50m waivers to indigent patients at Vanguard News.
  • Unpopular candidate diminished Warri South votes in 2017 – Tenumah

    AS the political momentum heightens ahead of the forthcoming primaries of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Delta State, the Director-General of Mathew Mofe Edema, MOG Campaign Organisation, Mr. Kingsley Tenumah has blamed the fielding of unpopular candidate by PDP leaders in Warri South for the diminished number of votes recorded in Warri South Constituency 1 bye- election, held in April 2017, when compared to previous elections in the area.
    Continue reading Unpopular candidate diminished Warri
  • Muslims depart Arafat, ready for stoning

    The over two million Muslims performing the holy pilgrimage have concluded first face and all important pat of the rites. Early this morning, Monday, they converged at the plains of Arafat for the wuqoof and finished the rites afer sunset.
    Continue reading Muslims depart Arafat, ready for stoning at Vanguard News.
  • 112 Biafra-Biafra women remanded in Owerri prison

    A magistrate court sitting in Owerri, presided over by S.K Durumba, Monday remanded 112 pro-Biafra women in Owerri prison.
    Continue reading 112 Biafra-Biafra women remanded in Owerri prison at Vanguard News.
  • Takeaways from Saraki’s response to Tinubu

    Today, the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, replied Aiswaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. In a 12-paragraph statement titled “The Tinubu Rhetoric: My Response,” Saraki revealed that Tinubu has expressed strong reservations about the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government; and has demonstrated certain inconsistencies “when one reviews his antecedents over the years."
    Continue reading Takeaways from Saraki’s response to Tinubu at Vanguard News.
  • 2019 election: Between APC, PDP, others, who do you think will win?

    2019 election: Between APC, PDP, others, who do you think will win?
    Continue reading 2019 election: Between APC, PDP, others, who do you think will win? at Vanguard News.
  • 2019 Presidency : Who is this Olawepo-Hashim?

    The race for the 2019 presidential election has begun in earnest.  In the All Progressives Congress, APC, the candidature of the incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari, is a fait accompli.  Nevertheless, four aspirants, with little or no political weight, want to square up with him at the party’s primary. This will give the process a semblance of egalitarianism.
    Continue reading 2019 Presidency : Who is this Olawepo-Hashim? at Vanguard News.
  • NAF fighter jets again attack Boko Haram hideouts near Arra, in Borno

    The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says the Air Task Force of “ Operation “Lafiya Dole” has been conducting successful massive day and night attacks against remnants of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and their facilities, near Arra in Borno.
    Continue reading NAF fighter jets again attack Boko Haram hideouts near Arra, in Borno at Vanguard News.
  • Ebola outbreak: Death toll rises to 50 in DR Congo

    The Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo has now claimed 50 lives since the beginning of the month, the authorities said on Monday, as the government announced free treatment against the disease for the next three months.
    The health ministry said that the death toll had been increased as of Sunday following a new victim in Mabalako-Mangina, close to Beni, the epicentre of the outbreak in the North Kivu province.
    READ ALSO: Man kills two younger brothers after family meeting
    In all, “91
  • NECO result 2018 card is N300, examination body says

    The National Examination Council has said that candidates who wrote the 2017/2018 school certificate examinations only need to buy a N300 scratch card with which they could access their results online.
    This information was contained on the NECO home page.
    It added that candidates who wish to check their results online should take the following steps:
    1. Select year Examination Type
    2. Select year of examination
    3. Enter your card PIN number
    4. Enter your Examination Number
    5. Click on “Che
  • Photo: Gov David Umahi feeds his wife, Rachel during New Yam festival

    Governor David Umahi of Ebonyin state fed his wife, Rachel during the New Yam festival in Uburu community in Ohaozara local government area.
    Continue reading Photo: Gov David Umahi feeds his wife, Rachel during New Yam festival at Vanguard News.
  • Rivers By-Election: APC accuses Gov Wike of disrupting poll

    This was made known to newsmen by the Rivers APC chairman, Ojukaye Flag-Amachree on Monday. The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused Governor Nyesom Wike of disrupting the cancelled River by-election which held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 in the state.This was made known to newsmen by the Rivers APC chairman, Ojukaye Flag-Amachree on Monday, August 20, 2018.The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) suspended the by-election for Port-Harcourt Constituency 3, citing wide-spread violence
  • Delayed passage of INEC budget may jeopardize preparations for 2019 – Election Monitors 

    The Independent Service Delivery Monitoring Group (ISDMG) as well as other election  observer groups have expressed concern over the continuous delay in the passage of the election budget for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), saying such could jeopardize adequate preparations for the 2019 poll.
    Continue reading Delayed passage of INEC budget may jeopardize preparations for 2019 – Election Monitors  at Vanguard News.
  • Court restrains DSTV from increasing subscription fees

    The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Monday, stopped Multichoice Nigeria Limited from proceeding with its decision to increase DSTV subscription tariffs.
    Continue reading Court restrains DSTV from increasing subscription fees at Vanguard News.
  • Court restrains APC from conducting another state congress in C-River

    An Abuja High Court has restrained the All Progressives Congress, APC and members of the National Working Committee, NWC, of the party and their agents from conducting any ward, local government or state   congress in Cross River State  pending the determination of the suit by some party chieftains.
    Continue reading Court restrains APC from conducting another state congress in C-River at Vanguard News.
  • Group urges ‘patriots’ to rise up for Nigerian Army

    A group, Progressive Yoruba Youth Congress, has urged Nigerians to rise up and support the country's army.
    Continue reading Group urges ‘patriots’ to rise up for Nigerian Army at Vanguard News.
  • Buhari arrives Daura for Eid El-Kabir

    President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in his country home, Daura, for the Eid-el Kabir celebration.
    Buhari landed at the Daura helipad at 6:35 pm on Monday in a presidential helicopter marked NAF -541 along with the members of his family and some aides.
    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that in the President’s entourage was his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu.
    Others were Garba Darazo, his Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs; and Lawal Kazaure, the Chie
  • APC accuses Wike, INEC of scuttling bye-election

    The All Progressives Congress (APC), says it has facts on Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers and the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) move to scuttle the Port Harcourt Constituency 3 bye-election.
    Continue reading APC accuses Wike, INEC of scuttling bye-election at Vanguard News.
  • Sierra Leone launches free education programme

    Sierra Leone President, Julius Maada Bio, on Monday launched his programme of free education for 1.5 million primary and secondary school children starting from September, fulfilling one of his key election pledges.
    “I promised free education during the election and I’m here to implement it,” Bio said during an official launch ceremony.
    READ ALSO: Security guard steals school’s cheque leaflets, withdraws N2.4m
    While no financial details were provided about the overal
  • Soldier allegedly brutalises niece over plate washing

    The 81 Division of the Nigerian Army in Lagos on Monday said it had started investigation on a female soldier who was accused of brutalising her niece for not washing plates.
    Continue reading Soldier allegedly brutalises niece over plate washing at Vanguard News.

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