• DPR seals 12 illegal gas plants in Enugu, Ebonyi

    DPR seals 12 illegal gas plants in Enugu, Ebonyi
    The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Enugu said it detected and sealed 13 illegal Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) plants in Ebonyi and Enugu states during its recent routine monitoring exercise.
    The Controller, Mr. Okechukwu Okoro, made the disclosure on Wednesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu.
    Okoro said that 12 plants and two retail outlets were sealed in Ebonyi while one plant and 15 retail outlets were sealed in Enugu.
    He said the exercise was inform
  • 'APC won't be in power forever,' Oshiomhole speaks on Supreme Court judgement

    'APC won't be in power forever,' Oshiomhole speaks on Supreme Court judgement
    <p class="">Oshiomhole said the PDP laid the foundation for election rigging in Nigeria.</p><p class=""><strong>The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says the ruling party will not be in power forever.</strong></p><p class="">Oshiomhole stated this while briefing journalists on the Supreme Court judgement on the Imo state governorship election which favoured its candidate, <strong
  • Deaf New Yorker sues porn sites for lack of closed captions

    Deaf New Yorker sues porn sites for lack of closed captions
    A deaf man in New York has filed a class-action lawsuit against three pornographic websites on grounds he cannot enjoy their content fully without closed captions.
    In a filing Thursday in Brooklyn federal court, Yaroslav Suris sued Pornhub, Redtube and YouPorn and their Canadian parent company MindGeek, arguing they violated an anti-discrimination law called the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    READ ALSO: Afenifere chieftain apologises for unknowingly obstructing Osinbajo’s convoySur
  • Bollywood star slams Uber after ‘scariest experience’

    Bollywood star slams Uber after ‘scariest experience’
    Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor Ahuja has warned Uber users against the ride-hailing app in London after suffering “the scariest experience” with a driver in the British capital.
    The award-winning actress, 34, daughter of “Slumdog Millionaire” star Anil Kapoor, said her driver was apparently “unstable and was yelling and shouting” during the journey.
    “I was shaking by the end of it,” she tweeted to her 12.8 million followers late Wednesday in London,
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  • The story of Nkwo Orodo:A growing national epidemic

    The story of Nkwo Orodo:A growing national epidemic
    By Ugoji EbujoMbaitoli is dying and Ihedioha is staring at the clouds. Mbaitoli receives 200 million monthly from Abuja. The poor folks in Orodo won’t ordinarily ask questions. But the most important roads in Mbaitoli are crumbling. And it’s taking a hard toll on their miserable lives.
    The ordinary village folks don’t expect so much from politicians. They have become hardened to politicians and failed promises and misgovernance. They are not bothered by the rumours that their n
  • Ecobank Partners NIRSAL, USAID, others to increase loans to Nigerian farmers

    Ecobank Partners NIRSAL, USAID, others to increase loans to Nigerian farmers
    Ecobank Nigeria Ltd is partnering with the Nigeria Incentive-based Risk-Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) and other developmental partners to double the amount of credit it provides to the agricultural sector over the next two/three years. Some of the partners will be providing a guarantee on loans granted by Ecobank to Nigerian farmers
  • ‘Maman Dion,’ mother of singer Celine, dies at 92

    ‘Maman Dion,’ mother of singer Celine, dies at 92
    Therese Dion, the mother of “Titanic” singer Celine and affectionately known as “Maman Dion” has died at the age of 92, the performer said Friday.
    “Maman, we love you so much… We dedicate tonight’s show to you and I’ll sing to you with all my heart,” said the singer, who was to perform later in Miami.
    The star also posted on social media an old black and white family photo showing the matriarch surrounded by her husband and their 14 childre
  • Amotekun: SouthWest states move fast to legalise it

    Amotekun: SouthWest states move fast to legalise it
    State Assemblies to expedite action on billLeaders tell govs to ignore MalamiWe won’t allow any group to undermine Nigeria territorial integrity —MilitaryWarns against any method that negates Buhari’s Community Policing
    By Ola Ajayi, Dapo Akinrefon and Johnbosco AgbakwuruEmboldened by the huge support from the people of the South West region in particular and across the states of the country in general, the South West governors have moved fast to give legal backing to the regi
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  • Delta monarchs’ award: Why Emmanuel Uduaghan exploded?

    Delta monarchs’ award: Why Emmanuel Uduaghan exploded?
    Stories by Emma Amaize, Regional Editor, South-South, Jimitota Onoyume, Asst News Editor (Warri), Festus Ahon ( Asaba), Perez Brisibe (Ughelli) Ochuko Akuopha (Oleh) and Paul Olayemi (Sapele)
    Uduaghan’s unusual morning missileIT was on December 19, 2019 morning that former governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, whose re-positioning from Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to All Progressives Congress, APC, is not a  newsflash, detonated, but he chose to use the word “unz
  • Amotekun is same as Vigilante Group, we’re on it — Kogi

    Amotekun is same as Vigilante Group, we’re on it — Kogi
    Bello
    By Boluwaji Obahopo, Lokoja
    Meantime, following the commencement of Amotekun, the Kogi State government said it would strengthen its own borders to avoid infiltration by external forces.
    Special Adviser to the state Governor on Security, Commandant Jerry Omodara (Rtd) who spoke on behalf of government said the state being at the centre of the country may experience some infiltration by fleeing criminals from the South West.
    Imo: PDP reckless, trying to incite violence ― Oshiomhole
    O
  • Obaseki did not manage assembly crisis well— Ize-Iyamu

    Obaseki did not  manage assembly  crisis well— Ize-Iyamu
    Says consultations on going whetherto contest governorship electionExpect more defections from PDP
    By Ozioruva Aliu
    Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State.
    Pastor Osagiue Ize-Iyamu is a founding member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state but left for the Peoples Democratic Party and contested the 2016 governorship election in Edo State. He recently returned to the APC ahead of 2020 governorship election in the state. In this interview, Pastor Ize-Iyamu disclosed what brought him b
  • Hope Uzodimma: Let’s hope he proves us wrong!

    Hope Uzodimma: Let’s hope  he proves us wrong!
    •Hope Uzodimma
    By Dr Ugoji Egbujo
    Many have no hope in Hope Uzodimma. He doesn’t inspire confidence. Many doubt he has genuine claims to the mandate, despite the Supreme Court.
    But the  mandate legally is his now. The law is  such an ass, his opponents will say.  Hope Uzodimma must know that his reputation  has holes.
    Nigerians’ll not regret voting for APC – Masari
    It has to be patched, stitched with exemplary performance .  Beer parlors are filled
  • Our leaders buy votes openly — Falae

    Our leaders buy votes openly — Falae
    Says those parading themselves now are not our representativesChallenges Buhari to lead by example on health tourismIt’s suicidal for Nig to join W/A currency unionUnregulated visa policy disastrous
    By Dayo Johnson Akure
    Olu Falae
    Chief Olu Falae, was both a former Finance minister and Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF under the former Military General Ibrahim Babangida. In this interview, he spoke with Saturday Vanguard on a number of national issues such as the new minimu
  • The Biafran War: My Memoires 

    The Biafran War: My Memoires 
    By Jacob Ajom
    I was too young, too timid and ill-informed to know the time, date, month or year. Like many other kids in our village, I was just a timid African child growing up in a remote Boki village, Arangha, in Isobendeghe, far flung from the theatre of war.
    Breaking: Military allegedly invades Bayelsa community, as indigenes flee
    My village is in Boki Local Government Area of present Cross River State. Boki was a people balkanised between Ogoja, Ikom and Obudu – all in Ogoja Provinc
  • Sino-American trade deal and barreling crude 2020

    Sino-American trade deal and barreling crude 2020
    By Sonny Atumah
    The orchestrated phase one China-United States trade deal that would partially suspend trade tariffs was signed last Wednesday in Washington. President Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu. He signed the new, fully-enforceable Phase One Trade Agreement at the White House.
    As part of the deal, the United States will cut in half 15 percent tariffs imposed on a wide range of consumer goods imposed in September and canceled another round that was set to take effect in December, but ot
  • Film maker, Odera Ozoka mingles with Auguleri monarch

    Film maker, Odera Ozoka  mingles with Auguleri monarch
    By Benjamin Njoku
    US-based Nigerian filmmaker, Odera Ozoka is surely working underground to actualize his political ambition.
    Read also: Buhari greets Amanyanabo of Kalabari at 90
    Recently, the award-winning film maker was  the guest of Igwe Micheal Idigo V Ezeudo, the paramount ruler of Auguleri, Anambra State. He was at the ancient town to celebrate  the 128th Ovala Aguleri festival (Ovala Ovu Obi), with the people as well as pay homage to the monarch who was also marking his first
  • Medical fugitives

    Medical fugitives
    By Muyiwa AdetibaEx-Governor Ayo Fayose could be excused if all he did was seek medical help from nature. There are many in the medical world who believe in letting nature do its healing work first before syringes and pills take over. The first thing our elders used to do whenever they visited a sick person who was bedridden was to open the windows and draw the blinds to let fresh air and light flood the room. It was their way of letting nature in. A close friend once had a child who had a nasal
  • Why women are marrying later- by choice

    Sandra and Lady Chichi
    By Florence Amagiya
    It was the talk of the town when Aisha celebrated her 30th birthday. As far as she was concerned, every one of the goals she had set for herself had been achieved: A degree, a high flying job, a professional certification and her own house. There was absolutely no talk of Mr. Right.
    Asked if this did not cast a shadow on her big day, she enthusiastically responded in the negative, saying she had vowed not to settle down until she is financially independ
  • Sack from Senate: I was denied fair hearing, Ifeanyi Ubah tells A-Court

    Sack from Senate: I was denied fair hearing, Ifeanyi Ubah tells A-Court
    By Ikechukwu Nnochiri
    Senator Ifeanyi Ubah
    In a swift reaction, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Peoples Party, YPP, on Friday, lodged an appeal to challenge the judgement of an Abuja High Court that sacked him as the lawmaker representing Anambra South Senatorial District.In the four-ground of appeal he filed before the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, Ubah, insisted that he was denied fair hearing by the high court.
    He told the appellate court that he was neither served with the Origina
  • Rumble in Benue as Akume faces barrage of salvos from stakeholders over comment on Tor Tiv

    Rumble in Benue as Akume faces barrage of salvos from stakeholders over comment on Tor Tiv
    By Peter Duru, Makurdi
    Benue state in the last two weeks has witnessed mounting political tension following the supposed outburst of Senator George Akume, the Minister of Special Duties and Inter Governmental Affairs who was alleged to have verbally attacked the paramount ruler of the Tiv tribe, Tor Tiv Prof. James Ayatse.
    Senator Akume was alleged to have accused the paramount ruler of partisanship at a private ceremony, describing him as “Tor pati” meaning king of party politics.
  • ‘I’m back to fight against injustice in Nigeria’

    ‘I’m back to fight against injustice in Nigeria’
    By Benjamin Njoku
    Like his contemporaries including Majek Fashek, Ras Kimono and The Mandators, the reggae icon moved to the United States, and later to Canada and Germany in search of bigger opportunities. While he was away, fans of the Messiah of Afro reggae music missed him. But this time, he’s back and ready to reclaim his place in the Nigerian music scene.
    NDDC accumulates over N2trn debt – Akpabio
    Explaining why he disappeared into thin air, Any Shurman, said he travelled over
  • Plateau renews call for Operation Rainbow after recent killings

    Plateau renews call for Operation Rainbow after recent killings
    Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau state
    …Says it will strengthen it
    By Marie-Therese Nanlong, Jos
    Meanwhile the recent killing of about 15 youths in Kombun district of Mangu local government area of Plateau State by suspected herders has renewed the calls for a special security outfit similar to the Amotekun in the State.
    Former Governor Jonah Jang had established Operation Rainbow; a form of community policing structure but it later went comatose due to lack of funding and personnel but Govern
  • Football, more than just a game – lesson from Ghana !

    Football, more than just a game – lesson from Ghana !
    Odegbami
    By Segun Odegbami
    I have always known that football is more than just the game played on the field. It is an incredibly powerful weapon that can be deployed effectively  to drive a cause, tackle a societal problem, impact lives, win an election, halt a war, resolve crisis, make a political statement, and even change the world.
    Once again, it is the ‘changing of the world’ aspect that continues to intrigue and interest me, as I understand the world better. To do any of t
  • Awolowo coup of January 1966

    Awolowo coup of  January 1966
    Obafemi Awolowo
    By Emeka Obasi
    You do not need to take part in a coup d’etat to be chosen as leader. Chief Obafemi Awolowo was in jail for treasonable felony when the first military coup took place on January 15, 1966. The young majors wanted to make him Prime Minister.
    As a consultant historian, mine is to say it from a very objective and analytical point of view. The problem with Nigeria is that some of our leaders are insincere, they do not want the people to see the truth. That caused
  • Nigeria:Fragmenting under Buhari’s watch

    Nigeria:Fragmenting under Buhari’s watch
    President Muhammadu Buhari
    By Tony Eluemunor
    Personal judgment is all a leaders’ legacy depends on. Why would he accept a particular suggestion, obey or spit on the National Constitution, appoint officials  in a peculiar Federalism like Nigeria’s?
    Another PDP chieftain assassinated in Delta
    It is even a matter of personal judgment to fulfil or disregard campaign promises because of which the electorates voted him into office.
    Every decision will elicit a fall out; a leader must
  • Do yourself favour, don’t ‘drop dead

    Do yourself favour, don’t ‘drop dead
    By Sola Ogundipe
    Why do apparently healthy people collapse and die without warning? Almost everyone has heard of or known someone who suffered “sudden death,” Someone that seems to be a relatively young and healthy person can just “drop dead.”
    The high number of cases of sudden death in Nigeria, particularly amongst the productive male and female age-groups, is worrisome and even though medical experts blame it all on the poor health status of the populace,
    Arthritis, Ca
  • How Christians are persecuted in Nigeria — Christian group

    How Christians are persecuted in Nigeria — Christian group
    By Sam Eyoboka
    THE North East zone of Christian Social Movement of Nigeria (CSMN) has lambasted the Director of Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Prof. Ishaq Akintola for insisting that Christians were not being persecuted in Nigeria.
    The Christian group said Prof Akintola is a Southern Muslim who may not have lived in the north to witness the persecution of Christians.
    KILLING OF 11 CHRISTIANS: Ohanaeze, PANDEF, Afenifere, ACF, accuse FG of negligence
    A statement issued by the group’s spoke
  • Can a man be raped?

    Can a man be raped?
    By Francis Ewherido
    The debate started on my Facebook page. What prompted me to ask this question in my Facebook post was the story of a biology teacher, who was reportedly “raped” by five of his female students until he went into a “coma.”
    The report said he was just recovering from an undisclosed ailment, so it was easy for the five students to overpower him. The report did not state how the rape took place. Did the girls perform oral sex on him or in his sick state, h
  • Apotheosis of Ironsi

    Apotheosis of Ironsi
    By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu
    Ironsi – Nigeria, The Army, Power And Politics by Chuks Iloegbunam; Eminent Biographies (EB), Awka, Nigeria; 2019; 298pp
    There is an almost general acknowledgment that “The Class of 1966”, that is, the northern revenge coup plotters that killed General JTU Aguiyi-Ironsi and ousted his regime, has somewhat superintended over the affairs of the country ever since. The vengeful class has its finger on the pulse of the country and only puts its minions in char
  • Why Supreme Court declared Uzodimma winner — Emelumba

    Why Supreme Court declared Uzodimma winner — Emelumba
    •Hope Uzodimma
    The media aide of Senator Hope Uzodimma, Declan Mbadiwe Emelumba yesterday adduced reasons that he felt informed the judgment of the Supreme Court that declared his principal governor of Imo State against Emeka Ihedioha who was declared winner by the electoral body, INEC.
    Mbaka: Prophecies by Nigerian Men of God are always suspicious — Charly Boy
    Mbadiwe Emelumba, in a statement in owerri at the weekend said the records of proceedings at the tribunal clearly show that a

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