GDP growth declined by 1.61% in Q2 2015 — NBS

The quarterly report released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) Wednesday, shows that nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) declined by 1.61 per cent points from growth recorded in the preceding quarter.

How age limit disqualified me from youth corps – Obasanjo

Abeokuta— Former president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, said he would have loved to participate in the National Youth Service Corps, but was disqualified because of his age. Obasanjo who is an alumnus of National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN bagging a degree in Theology, said; ''Somebody wrote me a letter

Court re-orders police to produce Lekki robbery suspect

A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja has re-ordered the state’s Commissioner of Police and SP Abba Kyari of the State Anti-Robbery Squad to produce in court on August 20, 2015, a 20-year-old man, Ebi Tosan, arrested over alleged involvement in the robbery of First City Monument Bank (FCMB) at

Police arrest fake army officer in Imo

OWERRI—Nemesis has caught up with a fraudster that has been parading himself as a major in the Nigerian Army. The post Police arrest fake army officer in Imo appeared first on Vanguard News.

Resolving JAMB’s admission controversy

Recently, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) announced at the end of its 2015 Combined Policy Meeting that it had adopted a policy whereby surplus applicants to a university for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) will be re-distributed to other universities with lower number of applicants than their

Yobe election tribunal judge dies

ABUJA—Justice Audu Bako, a member of the panel hearing petition seeking to annul the election victory of Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State, is dead. The post Yobe election tribunal judge dies appeared first on Vanguard News.

Zamfara, Kwara get FG’s bailout money; others to follow

Two out of the 27 states that applied to Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, for financial bailout, Zamfara and Kwara, have received disbursement of funds to pay workers outstanding salaries. The post Zamfara, Kwara get FG’s bailout money; others to follow appeared first on Vanguard News.

Consolidating a steady pace of progress

FORMER President, General Olusegun Obasanjo, was obviously caught up in a moment of effusiveness last weekend, while receiving a delegation of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), at his Abeokuta residence. The post Consolidating a steady pace of progress appeared first on Vanguard News.

Judge’s absence stalls trial of murder suspect

Absence of trial judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye, of a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja, has stalled the trial of Seun Oladapo, a suspected killer of a Lagos-based human rights crusader, Kunle Fadipe. The post Judge’s absence stalls trial of murder suspect appeared first on Vanguard News.

Police redeploys 37 commissioners

ABUJA—The Police Service Commission, PSC, has carried out a redeployment of Commissioners of Police of the 36 states of the federation and Federal Capital Territory, FCT. A statement from PSC said: “The Police Service Commission approved the deployment in line with Section 215 of the 1999 Constitution, which empowers the

Kogi, your deliverance is at hand – Yahaya Bello

Frontline All Progressives Congress, APC Kogi State governorship aspirant, Alhaji Yahaya Bello made his mark in business with specific concerns in transportation, oil and gas, finance and agro-allied sectors. The Agassa Okene-born entrepreneur and politician in this interview gives his perspectives on his aspiration, challenges and hope.

Thou shall not steal: Whither the National Peace Committee?

THOU shall not steal”. As expressed in the telling chapters of the Bible, this is the eighth Commandment of God, the disobedience of which has, from early times, been visited with grave consequences as happened when King Ahab of Israel and his wife, Jezebel, caused Naboth the Jezreelite to be

Ooni succession: Ife chiefs seek divine intervention

Ile-Ife—COUNCIL of chiefs in Ile-Ife have sought divine intervention in the choice of the next monarch in the ancient town after the death of Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade. The chiefs led by Obalufe, Oba S. Omisakin and Lowa of Ile-Ife, High Chief, J.

UAE bizmen plan $10bn investment in Lagos

A team of investors from the United Arab Emirates, UAE, has disclosed plans to invest as much as $10 billion in the state economy soon. The UAE team, led by Professor Pat Utomi, stated this during a courtesy visit to Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode at the state House,

Vision 2020 empowers 45 young professionals

However the students also embarked on excursion to MRS Oil and Gas Company Limited, Tin can Island to have a first-hand experience of the operations of the downstream sector of the oil and gas industry. The camp was graced with the presence of Mr. Gilbert, a geologist with Exxonmobil Plc,

Lagos honours Education Perm Sec at retirement

IT was outpouring of encomium for the outgoing Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Mrs. Omolara Erogbogbo, as she retires from civil service. The event held at NECA house, Alausa, Lagos, had in attendance the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, who was the chairman of the occasion

An evening with the Vice President

Before becoming a politician, Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo was first and foremost a lawyer. He would have loved to practice law in its true sense but ended up in the academia as a law teacher. He is still nostalgic about advocacy even when he knows that the possibility is