California Fires: Evacuation Orders Given To 13,000 People

Evacuation orders have been given to 13,000 people in California as fire-fighters struggle to contain some 20 wildfires. According to state fire officials, fire-fighters worked on Monday, in steep terrain and other rugged conditions to fight California’s rocky fire, one of nearly two dozen wildfires that have torched more than

Chibok girls: US congress woman flays lawmakers’ indifference

A United States of  America congress woman, Federica Wilson, has blasted  Nigerian lawmakers for not advocating the release of the missing 219 Chibok Secondary School girls. The American lawmaker said the lawmakers had failed to identify with the struggle by the #BringBackOurGirls coalition advocating the rescue of the girls  abducted

Obasanjo Tasks Civil Defence Corp On Patriotism

A former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has tasked the leadership of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp on patriotism and asked the incoming leadership to ensure it sustains gains made by his predecessor. The former President was speaking in Abeokuta on Tuesday while playing host to the immediate

Buhari Warns Illegal Miners

President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that his government will not tolerate illegal mining and other improper activities that suppress the growth of Nigeria’s solid minerals sector. The president gave the warning after receiving a briefing from top officials of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, led by the ministry’s permanent secretary,

Student embezzles niece’s school fee, slits her throat

An undergraduate of a college of education in Oyo State, Olajide Ajayi, has been arrested by the Oyo State Police Command for attempting to kill his niece, who is also his school mate, by cutting her throat. The suspect was accused of slitting the throat of Opeyemi Ajala, over payment

Lagos under siege of beggars; 2,217 sent for rehabilitation

Lagos State, in recent times has witnessed an upsurge in number of beggars, including foreign nationals, such as Nigeriens. It will be recalled that in 2013, Lagos State Government moved 270 destitute to their states of origin in an operation that generated controversy.

California police drag man out of the way of an oncoming train

Two police officers saved a man from being hit from an oncoming train and the dramatic rescue was all caught on video. Dep. Lance Whitted, from the San Mateo County Sheriff’s office, pulled a driver to safety Monday night, just seconds before a commuter train came down the tracks in

FG inaugurates joint committee for 2015 Economic Summit

The National Planning Commission (NPC) yesterday formally inaugurated a Joint Planning Committee (JPC) for the 2015 Nigerian Economic Summit (NES#21). The post FG inaugurates joint committee for 2015 Economic Summit appeared first on Vanguard News.

President Buhari Knows How To Win Battle Against Boko Haram. What Is He Waiting For?

Editor’s note: Many Nigerians made their choice in the 2015 presidential election based on Muhammadu Buhari’s pledges to eliminate insurgency on Nigerian soil, and they are still waiting patiently for any tangible achievements. The battle against Boko Haram did not begin yesterday, and there is obviously a long way to go. However,

Billionaires Roll: See How Dangote Parties With Femi Otedola To Support Daughter

Nigerian billionaires, Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Femi Otedola, turned up at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos on Saturday to show support for Odetola’s daughter, DJ Cuppy.   DJ Cuppy, a female DJ and daughter of the businessman, kicked off her month-long tour of eight African countries tagged “DJ

Meet The New NNPC Boss, Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu

Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu has been appointed officially as the new head of  Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). He’ll take over  from  Joseph Darwa who was earlier sacked by the President Muhammadu Buhari.

Consumer Protection Council Investigates MultiChoice Over Alleged Consumer Rights Violation

The Consumer Protection Council, CPC, on Monday announced commencement of investigative sitting into the operations of MultiChoice Nigeria through its Digital Satellite Television. The council said the probe became necessary based on alleged consumer rights violation against the pay-television firm. The council disclosed that a four-man team led by MultiChoice’s