The flamboyant "super minister" son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade went on trial Thursday accused of accumulating a multi-million dollar fortune through corruption while in office.The post Senegal ex-president’s son on trial for corruption appeared first on Vanguard News.
A Beijing court on Thursday heard a landmark case on "gay conversion" treatment, while outside the courtroom an activist in a nurse's uniform knelt over a patient, wielding a giant needle.The post China court hears first gay ‘conversion therapy’ case appeared first on Vanguard News.
Ugandan state lawyers sought on Thursday to dismiss a petition by activists at the constitutional court seeking to overturn tough anti-gay laws that have been condemned by rights groups as draconian.The post Uganda judges debate bid to overturn anti-gay law appeared first on Vanguard News.
Sierra Leone leader Ernest Bai Koroma declared a state of emergency on Thursday and as the country struggled to contain the deadly Ebola epidemic.The post Ebola-hit Sierra Leone declares state of emergency appeared first on Vanguard News.
OHANEZE Youth Council [OYC] has given the Northern Governors' Forum a 21-day ultimatum to take drastic action against the its youth wing, Arewa Consultative Forum over its statement concerning investments of Ndigbo in the North.The post Ohaneze youths give Northern govs 21-day ultimatum appeared first on Vanguard News.
THERE comes a time in the developmental process of every society when the desired opportunity or quest for true and indelible growth and development beckons like a shining light with insurmountable illumination and transparency in the face of the deep. By this, the dark cloud and delicate interface ravaging a society or nation gives way for new hopes, yearnings and aspirations for a better and brighter tomorrow.The post A golden fish in a fishbowl appeared first on Vanguard News.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has slammed the PDP members of the Nasarawa House of Assembly for demanding the dissolution of the panel of seven set up by the state Chief Judge to probe the impeachment charges against Gov, Umaru Al-Makura, saying the call is unreasonable, unconstitutional and way too late.The post Impeachment: APC slams Nasawara lawmakers for demanding dissolution of panel appeared first on Vanguard News.
WHAT do we want to do with our prisons? Better still, what do we intend to do with our prisoners? Prisons are not a favourite subject of many. Prisoners are outcasts, considered worse than the scum of society.The post Another Look At Our Prisons appeared first on Vanguard News.
LAGOSâ€”LAGOS State Government yesterday said Nigeria's Ambassador to Liberia, Mrs. Chigozie Obi-Nnadozie was not one of the persons that had contacts with the late Liberian victim of Ebola disease, Mr. Patrick Sawyer, as earlier reported, blaming official of the Federal Government for the error.The post Envoy had no contact with ebola disease victim â€” LAGOS GOVT appeared first on Vanguard News.
By Kingsley Omonobi ABUJA â€” Indications emerged, yesterday, in Abuja, that President Goodluck Jonathan and the Police council made up of the 36 state governors and the Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Mike Mbama Okiro (IGP, rtd) have settled for the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 7, Mr. Suleiman Abba as the nextThe post New IGP: Jonathan, Police council settle for Suleiman Abba appeared first on Vanguard News.
Unless quick measures are put in place, your digital wallet, particularly the payment cards which you so much treasure, may sadly be like the proverbial basket used to store water. If recent developments are anything to go by, only God will prevent hackers from being smarter than you.The post Over 25m payment cards in Nigeria at risk appeared first on Vanguard News.
The Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro disclosed, yesterday, in Lagos that there were plans to relocate the tank farms along the Oshodi/Apapa expressway as a way of finding a lasting solution to the unending gridlock.The post Plans underway to move tank farms from Apapa-Oshodi Road â€” Obanikoro appeared first on Vanguard News.
The N100 million cash gift allegedly given to parents of abducted Chibok girls when they met President Goodluck Jonathan on July 22 at the Presidential Villa is now causing disquiet among the aggrieved parents.They have reported ly cried out that they have been cheated by their community leaders in the sharing formula.The post N100m LARGESSE: Our leaders cheated us â€” Chibok parents appeared first on Vanguard News.
If Nigeria must build its economy on the basis of knowledge and skill as prevalent in developed worlds, there are certain huddles that must be taken out of the way. These were some of the problems that 2014 Nigerian Computer Society, NCS conference which held in Enugu last week, highlighted.The post NCS highlights Nigeriaâ€™s hurdles to building knowledge based economy appeared first on Vanguard News.
A few years ago, the majority of state Houses of Assembly in the country for the fear of their governors voted against the constitutional amendment granting them autonomy. It is thus puzzling that the state legislative houses have in the last few weeks commenced a series of impeachments directed at governors and deputies. From whence is the boldness?The post Houses of Assembly: Valour or Vanity? appeared first on Vanguard News.
Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State, yesterday, said he would appear before the impeachment panel set up by the state House of Assembly, even as he described the panel as illegal.The post Impeachment: I’ll appear before probe panel â€”Al-Makura appeared first on Vanguard News.
PORT HARCOURTâ€” The residents of Iwofe, Rumuolumeni in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State were on Monday, thrown into confusion following the apprehension of a 10-year-old boy said to have turned into a cat to witch-hunt a family in the community.The post Rivers Police arrest man, 10-yr-old boy for witchcraft appeared first on Vanguard News.
LAGOSâ€” Residents of Popoola and Ore-ofe Streets, in Bariga area of Lagos State are still in shock over the terror unleashed on them by dare devil robbers who invaded the area during the Eid-el Fitri celebration, Monday night.The post How robbers unleashed mayhem on Bariga residents during Eid-el Fitri appeared first on Vanguard News.
In a bid to develop the Nigerian tourism sector, the National Planning Commission, NPC says it will offer technical support in the area of training, data collection and capacity building to the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, NTDC.The post NPC to offer technical support to boost Nigeriaâ€™s tourism sector appeared first on Vanguard News.
Director General of Rivers Bureau on Public Procurements, RSBPP, Mr. Franklin Nlerum, has said that the people of the state get value for money spent on projects and the provision of infrastructures, as Governor Rotimi Amaechi had made consistent and effective use of RSBPP, which has led to the state saving billions of naira.The post â€˜Rivers saved billions through BPPâ€™ appeared first on Vanguard News.