• In the year 2035

    In the year 2035
    By Eddington Obaro Jonathan
    IF you reside in Nigeria and you are not planning to leave the country anytime soon or to be actively involved in the politics of the nation, just take a shovel, dig your own grave, and wait patiently for the year 2035. In 2035, a dollar will be worth a thousand naira or more because our economic experts will have succeeded in devaluing the naira beyond redemption in a bid to rescue the economy.
    Of course, political thugs and fanatics who help to subvert the will of
  • FG blames unpatriotic Nigerians, media for siting of Twitter African HQ in Ghana

    FG blames unpatriotic Nigerians, media for siting of Twitter African HQ in Ghana
    The Federal Government has blamed the media and some unpatriotic Nigerians for the choice of Ghana over Nigeria for the citing of Twitter continental headquarters.The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed in an interview on Thursday in Abuja said the development would serve as a lesson for Nigerians to be patriotic in managing the image of the countryMohammed said Nigeria with about 25 million twitter users against Ghana’s eight million users, it was a natural expectatio
  • Minister gives reasons for nationwide power outage

    Minister gives reasons for nationwide power outage
    …Apologises to Nigerians
    By Chris Ochayi
    The Minister of Power Engr. Sale Mamman has tendered an apology to all Nigerians affected by the power outage currently being experienced across the country.
    Engr. Mamman who described the situation as unfortunate in a statement issued by Aaron Arrtmas, his media aide in Abuja, however, attributed the situation to inadequate gas supply to some thermal plants, annual maintenance and water management at the hydro plants.
    The statement reads; ‘T
  • Police deploy 17,500 personnel for Rivers LG election

    Police deploy 17,500 personnel for Rivers LG election
    The Police Command in Rivers has deployed no fewer than 17,500 personnel for Saturday’s Local Government elections in the state.The command’s Spokesman, SP Nnamdi Omoni, made this known in a statement in Port Harcourt on Thursday.Omoni said the deployment of the personnel and hardware was aimed to forestall possible violence and ensure free, fair and transparent exercise.He said: “The Rivers State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that adequate security has bee
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  • Leader of anti-military protests arrested in Myanmar

    Leader of anti-military protests arrested in Myanmar
    The military in Myanmar has arrested an important leader of the anti-coup protests, local media reported and witnesses confirmed to dpa on Thursday.
    According to the reports, Wai Moe Naing was taking part in a motorcycle strike in the northern city of Monywa on Thursday, when a car purposefully hit his motorbike, after which he was arrested.
    Wai Moe Naing is one of the three leading figures of the protests against the military junta, alongside Ei Thinzar Maung from Yangon, the largest city, and
  • We're not giving up hope on the remaining Chibok girls - Presidency

    We're not giving up hope on the remaining Chibok girls - Presidency
    The Presidency has reassured parents and concerned citizens that the missing students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno, remain constantly on the minds of government as they are always on the minds of their parents.Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, gave the reassurance in a statement to mark the7th anniversary of the abduction of the Chibok girls.He also gave assurances that the ”release of the remaining Chibok girls
  • Prince Philip: Queen Elizabeth bans military uniform for funeral

    Prince Philip: Queen Elizabeth bans military uniform for funeral
    Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has stepped in to settle a problem over what senior royals should wear to her husband’s funeral, because of concerns about whether Prince Harry and Prince Andrew should wear military uniforms.
    Prince Philip died at age 99 last week and his funeral will be held at Windsor Castle on Saturday.
    Traditionally at such formal occasions, members of the royal family wear military uniforms, often reflecting honourary titles they hold.
    However, according to British ne
  • NSCDC foils attempted jailbreak at prison facility in Edo

    NSCDC foils attempted jailbreak at prison facility in Edo
    The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Edo Command, says it foiled a jailbreak attempt by inmates at the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) facility, Ubiaja, Esan South East Local Government Area.Mr Richard Ogbebor, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the command in a statement in Benin disclosed that the attempted jailbreak occurred from 15:00 hours to 17:00 hours on Wednesday.Ogbebor explained that the corps had received a distress call on the attempted jailbreak and subseq
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  • Jigawa emerges top on Budget Transparency Index 2020 ranking

    Jigawa emerges top on Budget Transparency Index 2020 ranking
    Stakeholders call for open budget process
    By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja
    The Civil Resource Development and Documentation Centre, CIRDDOC, Wednesday, declared Jigawa State top among 36 States on Budget Transparency Index 2020 ranking.
    This was made known by the Lead Researcher, CIRDDOC, Engr Ralph Ndigwe, why presenting ‘2020 Nigerian States Budget Transparency Survey’, which was funded by the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, FCDO, formerly known as DFID/UkAid, and imple
  • Buhari mourns ex-military administrator Usman

    Buhari mourns ex-military administrator Usman
    President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his heartfelt condolences to the family of retired Col. Ahmed Usman, former military administrator in Ondo and Oyo States.In a condolence message by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Wednesday, Buhari averred that as a military officer, late Usman served the nation with courage and dedication.He noted that Usman’s contributions to peace and unity as well as his quest for public good continued even in retirement.Buhari said that almighty All
  • JUSUN strike: House of Reps to engage governors on autonomy for judiciary

    JUSUN strike: House of Reps to engage governors on autonomy for judiciary
    The House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary is to engage the Nigerian Governor’s Forum and all relevant stakeholders with a view to ensuring judicial financial autonomy.The Chairman of the committee, Rep. Luke Onofiok (PDP-Akwa-Ibom), made this known during a meeting with the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) in Abuja.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that JUSUN began a nationwide indefinite strike on Monday, April 6 over non-implementation of judicial financial auton
  • Twitter’s decision to locate African Hdqrs in Ghana not commercial one – Lai Mohammed

    Twitter’s decision to locate African Hdqrs in Ghana not commercial one – Lai Mohammed
    Lai Mohammed
    …Says we lost opportunity to EndSARS protest
    By Emmanuel Elebeke
    The Minister of Information and Culture, Alh Lai Mohammed has reacted to the choice of Ghana as the location for Twitter new African office over Nigeria and other countries.
    The Minister,  while responding to question from Vanguard, said the decision by the US-based social media company to locatw its African headquarters in Accra, Ghana was not a commercial and business one.
    But he was quick to condemn the
  • Governors worried over attacks on security formations in Imo, Benue – Fayemi

    Governors worried over attacks on security formations in Imo, Benue – Fayemi
    The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) express worry over recent attacks on security formations in Imo, Benue and other parts of the country.Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti and NGF Chairman, made this known briefing newsmen at the end of the forum’s meeting on Wednesday night in Abuja.“NGF members are particularly worried following what happened in Imo state, the attacks on the correctional facility and the police command headquarters.“The release of prisoners, and successive act
  • The unwinning war? The Parliament invitation to the Nigerian Army

    The unwinning war? The Parliament invitation to the Nigerian Army
    By Jimoh Ibrahim
    Professor Matthias Strohn Camberley’s desire of the military discussion opened the unpredicted paranoia ‘black box’ to inside the military and its operational strategy that left nothing to kept of the ethics and the pride of the Army even on the war front.
    When he said, “to stay within the Military realm, the conceptual component of fighting power can only be enhanced if we engage intellectually with the problems present.” (Matthias himself holds a
  • Nigeria's Coronavirus cases have reached 164,000

    Nigeria's Coronavirus cases have reached 164,000
    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 89 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 164,000.The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Wednesday.The centre said said that the new infections were registered in nine states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).It said Lagos topped the list with 19 cases, followed by FCT 15, Adamawa 12, Akwa Ibom 10, Cross River nine, Rivers six, Ogun six, Kano five, Kaduna four and Osun th
  • Drama as patients protest poor food, sanitation at ESUT Teaching Hospital

    Drama as patients protest poor food, sanitation at ESUT Teaching Hospital
    By Chinedu Adonu
    There was pandemonium at the Enugu State University of Science and Technology, ESUT Teaching Hospital/ParkLane General Hospital, Enugu, on Wednesday as patients and their relatives protested the poor food offered to patients as well as the poor sanitation witnessed in the hospital as a result of lack of water.
    They also protested the nonchalant attitude of medical staff to patients especially those in emergencies which have caused many deaths at the hospital.
    Parents of a one-y
  • Ex-Attorney-General expresses concern over use of police to prosecute cases

    Ex-Attorney-General expresses concern over use of police to prosecute cases
    A former Commissioner of Justice in Oyo State, Mr Seun Abimbola, has expressed concerns over the continuous use of police officers as prosecutors in lower courts.
    Abimbola told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Ibadan that only qualified lawyers in the police can prosecute case in Nigerian courts.
    “The instruments used by the police in achieving its objectives in court processes are significantly contrary to law and order.
    “I want to advice the new Acting Inspector-Gen
  • Govt yet to tell us truth about escalating attacks in S’East – Bishop Onuoha

    Govt yet to tell us truth about escalating attacks in S’East – Bishop Onuoha
    Dr Bishop Sunday Onuoha
    By Steve Oko, Aba
    Co-Chairman, Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace,  Bishop Sunday Onuoha has expressed worry over the escalating attacks both against security formations and communities in the South East zone, saying that Government is yet to disclose all it knows about the menace.
    The former Special Assistant to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo on Privatisation,  in an exclusive interview with the VANGUARD in Abia, said it was very strange for government to clai
  • Headline inflation rises to18% in March – NBS

    Headline inflation rises to18% in March – NBS
    …As food inflation soars
    By Elizabeth Adegbesan
    Headline inflation rose to 18 percent in March representing 0.82 percent points year-on-year (YoY) rise  when compared to 17 percent recorded in February.
    Similarly, food inflation rose YoY by 5.0 percent points to 23 percent in March from 22 percent in February.
    The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, disclosed this today in its consumer price index, (CPI), Report for March 2021.
    The bureau stated: “The consumer price index, (CPI
  • Police confirm killing of pastor in Enugu

    Police confirm killing of pastor in Enugu
    By Ikechukwu Odu – Nsukka
    The Enugu State Police Command on Thursday confirmed the killing of a pastor of Sabbath Church, James Ugwu, at his home in Ebugwu, Ibagwa Ani, Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State by yet-to-be-identified gunmen, Tuesday night.
    The state Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, in a statement made available to Vanguard through the spokesperson of the Police Command, Daniel Ndukwe, charged the officers of the command to launch a full-scale investigatio
  • Alkali disbands IGP monitoring units in Lagos, Port Harcourt

    Alkali disbands IGP monitoring units in Lagos, Port Harcourt
    The teams have been disbanded due to frequent complaints of harassment.The acting Inspector-General of Police Usman Baba Alkali has ordered the disbandment of the IGP monitoring satellite offices in Lagos and Port Harcourt.Alkali publicly announced the order during first meetings with police commissioners and senior officers on Thursday, April 15, 2021.He said the teams were disbanded due to frequent complaints of harassment made against the officers.The notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SAR
  • Breaking: Obaseki fires back at Finance minister, over denial of printed N60bn

    Breaking: Obaseki fires back at Finance minister, over denial of printed N60bn
    By Nwafor Sunday
    Following her statement that Nigeria’s debt was at a sustainable limit, the Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki, Thursday, advised the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, to ‘rally Nigerians to stem the obvious fiscal slide facing the country’.
    Zainab Ahmed had yesterday while fielding questions from Journalists, described Obaseki’s submission on the “printed N60bn”, as sad.
    She said: “The issue that was r
  • People may appear physically fit but are mentally sick — Sanwo-Olu

    People may appear physically fit but are mentally sick — Sanwo-Olu
    By Gabriel Olawale
    Lagos State First Lady, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu has called on Nigerians to pay close attention to their mental health as much as they do to their physical health says it is medically possible for someone to appear physically fit but mentally sick.
    Speaking during a press conference organised by Orunsii Wellcare Foundation in collaboration with the Office of the Lagos State First Lady, Sanwo-Olu re-emphasized the need for people to prioritise healthy lifestyles.
    She lamented tha
  • Nigeria reaches 1.04m persons with 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine — NPHCDA

    Nigeria reaches 1.04m persons with 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine — NPHCDA
    Fails to meet 2m testing target one year after
    By Sola Ogundipe & Gabriel Olawale
    One month into the national COVID-19 vaccination exercise in Nigeria, a total of 1,043,737 eligible Nigerians have so far been vaccinated with the first dose pf the vaccine, representing 51.9 per cent of the proportion vaccinated.
    An update released by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, on Wednesday showed that each of the 36 states including the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, had va
  • Insecurity: Most S-West farmers have abandoned farms — Ogun Monarch

    Insecurity: Most S-West farmers have abandoned farms — Ogun Monarch
    By Gabriel Olawale
    The Olu of Orile Kemta in Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State, Oba Adetokunbo Tejuosho, has decried the state of insecurity in the South-West, especially in rural areas.
    Tejuosho, who was a career ambassador and a permanent representative of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Council, ECOSOC, in Geneva, Switzerland, disclosed that most farmers in the South-West have abandoned their farms because of the nefarious and criminal activities of some Fulani h
  • Breaking: Workers shut APMT, largest container terminal in Africa over alleged racism

    Breaking: Workers shut APMT, largest container terminal in Africa over alleged racism
    Port-Terminal
    By Victor Ahiuma-Young
    Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, MWUN, Thursday shutdown the premises of largest container terminal in Africa, APM Terminals Apapa, Lagos, over alleged racism and breach agreement reached with the union.
    Recall that MWUN and the management of the APMT have in the past three weeks, been in a running battle over the replacement of Nigerians with foreign workers.
    Last week, both parties entered into discussions in an attempt to resolve the issue, but failed to
  • Twitter’s decision to cite HQ in Ghana, a non-issue — APC counters PDP

    Twitter’s decision to cite HQ in Ghana, a non-issue — APC counters PDP
    By Omeiza Ajayi, ABUJA
    The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has countered the Peoples Democratic Party PDP for lambasting President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration over the decision of Twitter to cite the headquarters of its African operations in Ghana.
    APC in a statement by the National Secretary of its Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee CECPC, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe on Thursday in Abuja said Twitter’s action was purely a business decision by a priva
  • How private universities can stand out — Prof Adedimeji

    How private universities can stand out — Prof Adedimeji
    The newly-appointed Vice-Chancellor, Ahman Pategi University, Pategi in Kwara State, Professor Mahfouz Adedimeji, in this interview, speaks on his vision for the young university and how he hopes to take it to a high pedestal. Excerpts.
    By Demola Akinyemi
    YOU are the pioneer Vice-Chancellor of Ahman Pategi University, Pategi, what is your vision for the institution?
    As I articulated to the Governing Council members (of the university) at the inaugural meeting that we held, my vision is what I c
  • Lagos amputee hawker: Why Sanwo-Olu ordered temporary shelter

    Lagos amputee hawker: Why Sanwo-Olu ordered temporary shelter
    By Olasunkanmi Akoni
    Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the rehabilitation and support arrangements for Mary Daniel, a 26-year-old, homeless amputee, who hawks sachet-water for a living in the state.
    The intervention came following a widespread tragic story on social media platforms over the weekend.
    The state government had subsequently, offered to take over the welfare of the erstwhile hapless, single mother amputee.
    Speaking on the intervention of the governor, on behal
  • Nairabox launches Nigeria’s first cinema subscription service

    Nairabox launches Nigeria’s first cinema subscription service
    Nigeria’s foremost lifestyle platform, Nairabox has announced the relaunch of its mobile app with new features to enable a more seamless experience for all users.
    One of the new features will enable cinema-goers to watch four of their favourite movies every month in the cinema for the cost of one. This offering is the first of its kind in Nigeria and will bring more value to users and more traffic to the cinema.
    In the wake of the pandemic, the brand took a brief hiatus to chart a new cour

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