The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, on ThursdayÂ announced that a former acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, who now is a member of the Board of Trustees of theÂ All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Kawu Baraje would headÂ a 14 man committee on the creation of Local Government Council DevelopmentÂ Areas in the State. Ahmed... [Read More...]
The chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Enugu North senatorial zone, Chief Mike Ejinima, on Thursday accused Senator Ayogu Eze of deliberately blackmailing the party in order to actualize his governorship ambition. Ejinima equally described as unfounded and mischievous the senator’s allegation that there plans to hire thugs to protest against his rejection […]“Senator Ayogu Eze is blackmailing our party to advance his guber ambition” – PDP chairman
Kieran Gibbs says Danny Welbeck played like an “animal” against Galatasaray on Wednesday night. The Arsenal striker scored his first professional hat-trick as ArsÃ¨ne Wenger’s side swept to a 4-1 win in the Champions League, causing the visitors no end of problems with his pace, power and clever movement. “He was an animal tonight,” Gibbs […]
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Nicholas Ibekwe, a journalist with an Abuja-based online newspaper, Premium Times, recently alleged that the clerical point man of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), T.B. Joshua, gave journalists hush money, commonly known as â€œbrown envelope.â€The post T. B. Joshua, Pressmen, and Hush Money appeared first on Vanguard News.
(ABUJA) Nigeria’s military court-martialed 97 of its troops on Thursday for offenses including mutiny, assault, absconding, house breaking and disorderly behavior, it said. The president of the court-martial, Brigadier General Musa Yusuf, did not explicitly state that the trials related to soldiers’ conduct in a war against Islamist insurgents Boko Haram, but the troops were
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The Centre for Social Justice on Thursday lamented that the increasing level of corruption in the country is currently wiping out the gains which the economy had recorded in recent times. The Transparency International Corruption Perception Index for 2013 rated Nigeria among the 34 most corrupt nation in the world. In the report, Nigeria dropped... [Read More...]
The Defence Headquarters has insisted that the leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau is dead. It maintained that the leader of the terrorist group was killed in the Kondunga battle in September.The post Nigerian Army insists Shekau is dead appeared first on Vanguard News.
First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan on Thursday in Abuja flagged off the distribution of over 230,000 fertilizers for local farmers across the country saying the National Fertilizer Policy of the Federal Government had made it an offense to use middlemen in the distribution of fertilizers. She also stated that Nigerian farmers have contributed to the... [Read More...]
The first military Governor of Lagos State, retired Brig.-Gen. Mobolaji Johnson, on Thursday called for the immortalisation of the late Brig. Gen. Benjamin Adekunle.The post First Lagos military gov calls for immortalisation of late Gen. Adekunle appeared first on Vanguard News.
â€¢ Former Manchester United player to become Club Ambassador Former Manchester United midfielder Ji-sung Park will make a return to the club as he takes up his post as Club Ambassador. To celebrate his appointment, Park will be invited to tread Old Traffordâ€™s hallowed turf once again, with former manager Sir Alex Ferguson before kick-off […]
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A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory and All Progressives Congress governorship aspirant in the 2015 election, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, on Thursday asked the ruling Peopleâ€™s Democratic Partyâ€™s administration of Mukhtar Yero in the state to forget about coming back to office after the poll. The former minister stated this just as a Coalition... [Read More...]
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday described the death of Dame Remi Oyo, the former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) as painful.The post Obasanjo, Amosun mourn Oyo appeared first on Vanguard News.
The Peoples Democratic Party in Enugu State on Thursday asked the Senator representing Enugu North Senatorial District, Sen. Ayogu Eze, to desist from making comments that could overheat the polity.Â The warning, which was made in a statement issued by the zonal chairman of the party in Enugu North Senatorial District, Chief Mike Ejinima, was... [Read More...]
Health workers Â at the Ebola Treatment centre in Lagos are calling on the Federal and the Lagos State government to pay their allowances. According to some of the volunteers who spoke to our correspondent at the Lagos Treatment Centre, on Thursday, they had yet to receive payment for the month of September. Lagos Ebola Isolated... [Read More...]
(ABUJA) A man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has appeared in a new video, contradicting Nigerian military reports that he was killed, French news agency AFP reported on Thursday. Screen grabs of the video, seen by Reuters, show a figure in boots and combat fatigues who looks similar to the man claiming
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The Nasarawa State office of the Independent National Electoral Commission has said it is not a party to the purported ongoing voter registration in across the state. In a statement by Head, Electoral Political Parties Monitoring if INEC, Fidelis Usar, a copy of which was made available to The PUNCH in Lafia on Thursday, said... [Read More...]
The Kwara State Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Demola Banu, onÂ Thursday raised the alarm that some local governments in NigeriaÂ may not be able to pay their workersâ€™ salaries with the persistence ofÂ the shortfalls from the monthly federal revenue allocation from the Federation Account . In an interview with journalists in Ilorin on Thursday, he stated... [Read More...]
President of the UN 69th session General Assembly, Sam Kutesa, said the high-level general debate was very successful. He also said that over the next year, work would be undertaken with “a spirit of cooperation and optimism inspired by the belief that together we can make a differenceâ€™â€™. Kutesa told UN correspondents on Wednesday in […]
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