Man awaiting Execusion by firing squard come Tuesday weds first


He could be put to death by firing squad as soon as Tuesday, along with seven other foreign drug convicts, after authorities at the weekend gave then formal notice of their executions. "We've had a special day today," Michael Chan said as he announced the marriage after returning from a

If China has world’s second-biggest wine-growing area, What has Nigeria?


China now has the second-largest wine-growing area in the world after Spain, pushing France into third place, according to figures released Monday by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine. The post If China has world’s second-biggest wine-growing area, What has Nigeria?

“Not much” between Arsenal and Chelsea – Wenger


Arsenal, although level with second-placed Manchester City, are still 10 points behind leaders Chelsea with five league games of the season remaining. The Gunners' good recent form hasn't been able to compensate for a sluggish start, where a run of two victories from their opening eight league matches dented Arsenal's

Boko Haram slaughters civilians in weekend attack


Boko Haram gunmen massacred residents who tried to jump into Lake Chad seeking safety and burnt others alive after overpowering soldiers in a weekend attack in the restive region, a witness said Monday. The military and a local official in Niger had previously confirmed the April 25 raid by the

More deaths in Ondo ‘Ogogoro’ poisoning – health official


A total of 23 people have now died from ethanol poisoning blamed on locally brewed gin in southwest Nigeria, the local health commissioner said on Monday. The post More deaths in Ondo ‘Ogogoro’ poisoning – health official appeared first on Vanguard News.

Quake also devastates impoverished Nepal’s economy


Nepal, one of Asia's poorest countries, faces a crippling multi-billion dollar post-quake reconstruction bill that will set it back years, just as its economy was looking up after a decade-long civil war. Saturday's 7.8-magnitude quake devastated much of the capital Kathmandu and killed more than 3,200 people in Nepal's deadliest

UN preparing ‘massive’ aid operation in quake-hit Nepal


The UN food agency said Monday it was preparing a large-scale aid operation to earthquake-ravaged Nepal, with a first plane set to arrive Tuesday. "This will be a large, massive operation," Elisabeth Byrs, spokeswoman for the UN's World Food Programme, told pressmen.

Instant self-test HIV kit on sale in Britain


Britain's first legally-approved HIV self-testing kit went on sale online on Monday, promising a result in just 15 minutes with a 99.7 percent accuracy rate. Developers hope the BioSure HIV Self Test will help identify the estimated 26,000 people in Britain who have HIV but do not yet know.

Pedestrian bridge collapses, kills 7 in Kano


No fewer than seven people were killed in Kano on Sunday when a pedestrian bridge at Dorayi quarters, Kano, collapsed, the state Police Command said. The command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Magaji Majiya, confirmed the incident in an interview with newsmen.

What’s wrong in Opposition?


SOME years ago, Friday May 14, 1999 , I wrote an article along this line and it was published in Vanguard newspaper. As a result of the present political situation, it is necessary to reflect extensively on the content and spirit thereof, vis avis the current political situation. After much

Court rules on contempt charge against Okonjo-Iweala June3


Justice Abdul Kafarati‎ of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has fixed June 3 to deliver ruling on contempt charge against the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. The post Court rules on contempt charge against Okonjo-Iweala June3 appeared first on Vanguard News.

Jay Z shops for new talents in Nigeria


Rap mogul Jay Z has defended his Tidal streaming service as viable and a boon to artists after a much-criticized start to the revamped company and he is shopping for new talents in Africa mostly Nigeria. The post Jay Z shops for new talents in Nigeria appeared first on Vanguard

Breaking news: Ondo Deputy governor impeached


Ondo state Deputy governor Alhaji Ali Olanusi was impeached Monday morning by the Members of the state House of Assembly. The post Breaking news: Ondo Deputy governor impeached appeared first on Vanguard News.

Nigeria must tap into the multi-million-dollar mushroom market — Prof Ikhuoya


As a matter of fact, WHO sponsored one of the top mushroom scientists to develop some mushroom products that helped to treat an AIDS patient in South Africa. What that product did was to enhance the appetite of the patient because one of the things we see with AIDS patients

Don’t create problems for incoming govt, APC warns Jonathan’s men


The All Progressives Congress, APC, has warned officials of President Goodluck Jonathan’s Administration to desist from creating more problems for the incoming government of General Muhammadu Buhari. The post Don’t create problems for incoming govt, APC warns Jonathan’s men appeared first on Vanguard News.

I’ll probe NNPC’s missing $20bn – Buhari


Investigations into the circumstances of an alleged $20 billion missing from the coffers of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, will be a priority for the incoming administration, the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd), said yesterday.

Xenophobia: South Africa, Nigeria trade words


The South African government reacted angrily Sunday to Nigeria's decision to recall its ambassador from Pretoria over a wave of mob attacks on African migrants that killed at least seven people. The post Xenophobia: South Africa, Nigeria trade words appeared first on Vanguard News.

How PDP can survive the harsh life of opposition — Mamora


ERstwhile speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, former deputy minority leader of the Senate, Senator Olorunimbe Mamora was the deputy director general of the successful All Progressives Congress, APC Presidential Campaign Organisation. In this interview, Senator Mamora bares his mind on the person of the president-elect, the challenges