President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday condoled with the family of the former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Dame Felicia Oluwaremilekun Oyo, who died in a London Hospital, Oct. 1, 2014.The post Jonathan mourns Remi Oyo appeared first on Vanguard News.
The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) chapel and FCT Council paid glowing tributes to Mrs Oluremi Oyo, former NAN Managing Director, who died in London on Oct, 1, aged 61.The post NUJ pays tribute to late Oyo appeared first on Vanguard News.
About 80 Nigerian refuges, who fled the Boko Haram dominated area in Borno, have died from Cholera in refugee camps in Cameroon. Although, 20 of them have been hospitalised at the camps, reports say, the refugees, who are scattered in Gawar, Zamay of Maroua camps in Cameroon, have been sent back to Nigeria following the […]Cholera kills 80 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon
The Nigerian Army on Thursday inaugurated a General Court Martial at the Mogadishu Cantonment at Asokoro in Abuja, to try 97 soldiers for alleged mutiny.The post Army inaugurates second court martial to try 97 soldiers for mutiny appeared first on Vanguard News.
The Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA) on Thursday urged the Federal Government to immortalise heroes of Nigeria's Ebola story, including Dr Stella Adadevboh.The post Ebola: Commonwealth Medical Association wants FG to immortalise Adadevboh, others appeared first on Vanguard News.
The Public Affairs Officer, Independent National Electoral Commission, Ogun State, Mrs Ogunseye Olayinka, on Thursday said the electoral body has liftedÂ theÂ embargo on political campaigns in the state. In a statement she signed and made available to our correspondent in Abeokuta, she stated that the declaration was done in accordance with the electoral law.... [Read More...]
The Presidency on Thursday in Abuja denied having any link with a group, Presidential View and Endorsement Platform, allegedly canvassing for President Goodluck Jonathan's return in 2015.The post Presidency disowns support group appeared first on Vanguard News.
The All Progressives Congress has reiterated its earlier call for the arrest and prosecution of Ekiti Governor-elect Ayodele Fayose for leading a band of thugs to attack Justice Adeyeye on the premises of the State High Court on September 25th, warning that failure to act decisively now would spell danger for Judges and the nation’s... [Read More...]
The Nigeria Referees Association (NRA) on Thursday advised Amaju Pinnick, the new President, Nigeria Football Association (NFA), to ensure his tenure was devoid of bickering that characterised the previous administration. Ahmed Maude, the Chairman, NRA, gave the advice in an interview with Journalists in Lagos and pledged the support of the body to the new […]
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The Nigerian Army will on October 15, 2014 open the trial of 97 officers and soldiers for alleged mutiny, desertion of duties and insubordination during the ongoing counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations in the North-East. It is with this development that it on Thursday, inaugurated a General Court Martial to try the soldiers. The General Court-Martial […]Mutiny: Army begins trial of 97 on October. 15
Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson has advised the political class not to heat up the polity but to play the game according to the rules. Dickson gave this advise in Yenagoa on Tuesday during a state banquet marking the 54th Independence celebration of Nigeria and 18th anniversary of the creation of Bayelsa. He urged those... [Read More...]
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has tabled an application seeking to upturn the acquittal of the Lagos State House of Assemblyâ€™s Speaker, Adeyemi Ikuforiji and his aide, Oyebode Atoyebi before the Lagos State Division of the Appeal Court. Ikuforiji and Atoyebi were on September 26, 2014 absolved by a Federal High Court sitting in […]EFCC appeals Ikuforiji’s acquittal
The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Ota, Ogun state has said that it would use the radar gun device to detect speeding by motorists during the Eid-el-Kabir Sallah festival. The Ota Unit Command of FRSC, Sunday Omafu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday that the device would curtail the excesses of […]FRSC to use Radae device to detect speeding motorists
The Ekiti Traditional Chieftaincy title holders have warned against subverting the June 21 victory of the Governor-elect, Mr. Ayodele Fayose. The body of all traditional chiefs in all the towns and villages in Ekiti State also urged politicians to refrain from actions capable of throwing the State into chaos. The Ekiti State Council of Traditional... [Read More...]
Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has abolished the 35-year retirement policy for workers in Edo State as the state workers are now to retire at the age of sixty regardless of whether they have put in 35 years in the state civil service.The post Oshiomhole abolishes 35-year retirement policy for Edo workers appeared first on Vanguard News.
Less than a month after the National Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan as its sole candidate for the 2015 election, the party has warned its state chapters against giving the same privilege to any governorship aspirant. It said that it would be wrong for its state chapters to endorse... [Read More...]
The immediate Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr.Dimeji Bankole on Wednesday lost his daughter,Â Yewande aged 6. According to a statement made available to journalists by the family on Thursday in Abeokuta, she died on Wednesday October 1, at St. Marys Children’s Hospital, London. The statement read in part, “With gratitude to Almighty Allah and... [Read More...]
Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa State Command, Mr. Valentine Ntomchukwu, has solicited the support of the Joint Military Task Force,Operation Pulo Shield, for effective policing of the mostly riverine state. The police commissioner, who was until his transfer, a deputy commissioner of police, took over from Hilary Opara,Â now a Deputy Inspector General of Police in... [Read More...]
Per Mertesacker says Arsenal’s “almost perfect” performance against Galatasaray is ideal preparation for Sunday’s trip to Chelsea. The Gunners outclassed their Turkish opponents in the Champions League, racing into a four-goal lead thanks to Danny Welbeck’s hat-trick and Alexis Sanchez’s strike, before a red card for Wojciech Szczesny saw Galatasaray cut the deficit and finish […]
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