DESOPADEC: Udu youths give 7 –day ultimatum, threaten to shut down oil wells

ASABA- ANGRY youths of Udu , Udu Local Government Area in Delta State, have given the state government a seven-day ultimatum to address alleged marginalization of the area in the reconstitution of the board of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, or they would shut down oil

Four killed in fresh Burundi unrest

At least four people have died in renewed clashes in Burundi, where tensions remain high following President Pierre Nkurunziza's controversial re-election, officials and witnesses said Wednesday. Police and witnesses said clashes erupted overnight in several parts of the central African nation's capital Bujumbura, with the night marked by sporadic gunfire

Enyeama withdraws from Afcon qualifier: Oliseh, Nigerians still waiting

Ahead of the Monday, August 31st deadline for all invited Super Eagles players to report to Bolton White Apartment Camp of the Eagles team for the African Cup of Nations qualifier billed to be played at Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the Europe-based Eagles goal-keeper, Vincent Enyeama is yet to join

Portuguese Coach Ribeiro sacked in less than three months after his appointment

Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad sacked their Portuguese head coach Bruno Ribeiro on Wednesday, less than three months after his appointment, the club said in a statement. Ludogorets said it proceeded to a "disciplinary sacking and unilateral termination of the contract" of Ribeiro following a number of failed attempts to part

Council congratulates new NGE President

The Nigeria Press Council (NPC) on Wednesday congratulated Malam Garba- Deen Muhammad, on his election as the new President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) in Yenagoa on Aug. 28. Muhammed was elected at the 11th All Nigerian Editors Conference (ANEC) which was concluded at the weekend.

NWC, Gulak at war over PDP chairmanship position

STRONG indications emerged yesterday that crisis looms in the family of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP as the leadership of the party and some Stakeholders from the North East geo- political zone of the country over the National Chairmanship position. The post NWC, Gulak at war over PDP chairmanship position

Reflecting on social contract between Okowa and Deltans

When democracy was established in Athens 2,500 years ago, the credit for this was given to Solon, the law giver; Cleisthenes, the father of Athenian democracy and Pericles. The factors responsible for the rise and growth of Athenian democracy are applicable to Nigeria in the light of the 1993 presidential

Militants take over pipeline vandalism in Lagos—Police

The attack on a team of policemen in Owutu area of Ikorodu, Lagos, in the early hours of Monday, during which three policemen were shot dead and others injured, was said to have been carried out by militants-turned vandals. The post Militants take over pipeline vandalism in Lagos—Police appeared first

Outstanding salaries’ll be paid soon, Osun Assembly assures workers

Osogbo—Osun State House of Assembly has assured that the relief package given to the state would be judiciously administered, saying genuine workers would soon have their outstanding salaries defrayed, while the work-in-progress of public infrastructure would not be left unattended to. The post Outstanding salaries’ll be paid soon, Osun Assembly

Man, 40, rapes 4-yr-old girl to death in Bayelsa

YENAGOA—OFFICIALS of United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, and other stakeholders in the protection of the rights of the child were shocked, yesterday, to hear of the case of a 40-year-old man that raped a four-year-old girl to death in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. The post Man,

Anti-corruption war: Ambode seeks ICAN’s support

Lagos—Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos State yesterday, called on members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN, to support the ongoing anti-corruption efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari. The post Anti-corruption war: Ambode seeks ICAN’s support appeared first on Vanguard News.

100 days: Buhari didn’t make specific promises – Presidency

Presidency yesterday stated that President Mohammdu Buhari during his campaign never made specific promises of what to achieve within his first 100 days in office. The post 100 days: Buhari didn’t make specific promises – Presidency appeared first on Vanguard News.

Egi people accuse Total of continuous pollution

The Egi people of Rivers State has accused the Nigerian unit of French oil giant, Total E & P Nigeria, of polluting their land since 1964 till date, with little or no effort towards remediating the affected areas. The post Egi people accuse Total of continuous pollution appeared first on

Kidnappers demand N50m for Bayelsa chiefs’ freedom

Yenagoa—The kidnappers of Chief Blessing Wagio and Chief Isaac Akono-Igolo have reportedly demanded N50 million for their release a week after their abduction. The post Kidnappers demand N50m for Bayelsa chiefs’ freedom appeared first on Vanguard News.

Billionaire, Antonio Deinde Fernandez is dead

Nigeria's Billionaire, Oluwo Antonio Deinde Fernandez is dead, aged 79 years. The post Billionaire, Antonio Deinde Fernandez is dead appeared first on Vanguard News.

Why Buhari’s recent appointments amount to corruption – CLO

Pan-Nigerian human rights organisation, the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), on Tuesday, criticized President Muhammadu Buhari over his recent appointment of principal aides. The post Why Buhari’s recent appointments amount to corruption – CLO appeared first on Vanguard News.

Uzochukwu promises Tanzania hell

Amkar Perm new boy Izunna Uzochukwu has vowed to give his all if fielded in Nigeria‘s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania on Saturday in Dar-es-Salaam despite being a new player in the Super Eagles. The post Uzochukwu promises Tanzania hell appeared first on Vanguard News.