As part of efforts to ensure food security, Lagos State government, yesterday, said its target was to meet 25 percent of food production in the state by 2018.The post Lagos targets 25% food production by 2018 appeared first on Vanguard News.
BASKING in the universal acclamation of Nigeria for setting the pace in the containment of the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD), the Federal Governmentâ€™s decision to set up an international Ebola Volunteers group comes highly commended.The post Nigeriaâ€™s Ebola Volunteers Squad appeared first on Vanguard News.
As the Super Eagles flew out of the country on last night for the first of two quickâ€“fire sessions against Sudan in the onâ€“going 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series, President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick has charged the players to remember the heroics of their predecessors and imbibe the spirit with which the Class of 2001 demolished the Falcons of Jediane 3-0 at home and 4-0 away in Korea/Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.The post Pinnick wants Eagles
The ongoing consultative and inclusive process towards the development of National Intervention Plan for the treatment and support of survivors of insurgency, especially women and girls, is critical to the development of the country, Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajia Zainab Maina, said yesterday.The post Minister makes case for gender-based violence survivors appeared first on Vanguard News.
The Executive Council of the Association of Electronic Media Content Owners of Nigeria, EMCOAN, has directed that all its members should boycott defaulting media Agencies until further notice.The post Independent producers to boycott some media agencies appeared first on Vanguard News.
Super Eagles new invitee Emem Uduak says he will not be frightened if Coach Stephen Keshi hands him a starting shirt in the all important 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Sudan this weekend.The post Iâ€™m not scared of a starting shirt – Uduak appeared first on Vanguard News.
The International Monetary Fund IMF has warned Countries in the West African region including Nigeria to use the money borrowed from external sources on projects that will enable them recover the cost and pay back such debt.The post IMF warns against external borrowing for consumption appeared first on Vanguard News.
All Progressives Congress, APC, Delta State chapter, has condemned the burning of 300 motorcycles by the state government. It noted that the development which was hinged on the state government's ban on commercial motorcycles, was not in the interest of the people who voted the government to power.The post APC slams Delta govt over burning of 300 motorcycles appeared first on Vanguard News.
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim Thursday said that the Ebola crisis in West Africa has already infected more than 8,033 people and claimed more than 3,879 lives, and the epidemic continues to spread rapidly.The post Ebola shuts 6m children out of school—World Bank President appeared first on Vanguard News.
Senate President David Mark on Thursday urged the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) to ensure that Nigeria beat Sudan in Saturdayâ€™s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match.The post AFCON 2015 qualifier: Mark tasks NFA board to ensure Nigeria beat Sudan appeared first on Vanguard News.
Fitch Ratings Agency yesterday in London said in a new special report that Nigerian banks are performing well despite the twin hurdles of tight monetary policy actions and new banking rules.The post Nigerian Banks performing well despite hurdles–Fitch appeared first on Vanguard News.
The Nigerian Postal Services has intercepted about 159 scam letters containing counterfeit financial instruments and other prohibited items worth N13.647 billion in the past nine months.The post NIPOST intercepts banned items worth N13.647bn appeared first on Vanguard News.
The World Bank Group has projected that Nigeria will in 2014 receive an inflow of $21 billion as remittances from Nigerians living and working abroad.The post Remittances to Nigeria to hit $21bn by year end appeared first on Vanguard News.
Defending European champions Spain suffered their first qualifying defeat in eight years Thursday when they slumped to a 2-1 loss against Slovakia while England made it two wins in two.The post Spain crash, England cruise in Euro qualifiers appeared first on Vanguard News.
A police orderly attached to the Executive Chairman of Kabo Local Government Council of Kano State and four others have been arrested for allegedly gang-raping a 17-year-old girl at gunpoint.The post Police orderly, 4 others gang-rape 17-year-old girl in Kano appeared first on Vanguard News.
Silence pervaded the chamber of Lagos High Court, Igbosere, Lagos, yesterday, as Justice Olabisi Akinlade, the judge presiding over the murder charge against a 34-year-old woman, Idowu Matthew, got set to give her judgement.The post Murder suspect acquitted after six years in custody appeared first on Vanguard News.
A pastor in Enugu State has been arrested for allegedly impregnating a female member of his ministry and went a step further to force the girl to abort the pregnancy. Meanwhile, men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, have arrested a 14-year-old boy in Enugu for allegedly sleeping with a she-goat.The post Pastor accused of impregnating church member appeared first on Vanguard News.
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, adjourned till October 29, hearing in the committal proceedings initiated by some pensioners, against the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, over the alleged disobedience of the judgment of the court by the apex bank.The post Pesioners: Court adjourns contempt suit against CBN till Oct 29 appeared first on Vanguard News.
Ijaw Monitoring Group, IMG, has described the untimely death of General Patrick Aziza, President General, Urhobo Progress Union, UPU, as a dark chapter in Urhobo history in particular and the Niger Delta in general.The post Ijaw mourn Aziza as burial rites begin appeared first on Vanguard News.
Operatives of the Umunmba Division of the Nigeria Police Force, Enugu State Command, has smashed a notorious car snatching and vandalism syndicate for allegedly terrorising residents of the area in the early hours of October 7.The post Police smash car-snatching syndicate in Enugu appeared first on Vanguard News.