Police arrest 104 for electoral offences in Rivers


PORT HARCOURT—104 persons have been arrested at different locations in Port Harcourt for alleged electoral related offences. The post Police arrest 104 for electoral offences in Rivers appeared first on Vanguard News.

Xenophobic attacks: Nigeria counts losses


Following xenophobic attacks by South Africans against foreigners, particularly those of African descent, Nigerians have been counting their losses with the Nigerian Consul-General, Ambassador Uche Ajulu-Okeke saying the loss by Nigerians included looted shops, burnt shops, two burnt mechanic workshops, 11 burnt cars and two stolen cars, among others. The

The curious contradictions of Chukwumerije


SENATOR Uche Chukwumerije was a rallying point at some of the country’s most poignant political periods. In the civil war, when the country almost broke in two, Chukwumerije’s voice was an echo that helped to rouse demoralised Biafran soldiers and compatriots. Subsequently, in 1993 as political passions seemed to boil

Demise of PDP

It is true that the Peoples Democratic Party is the most sophisticated party in Nigeria, but it lacks the power to maintain the virtue and the drive to steer the country out of the numerous predicaments which we found ourselves today. At its inception, the PDP ventured out with the

Air Traffic Controllers suspend planned strike


Lagos—The National Air Traffic Controllers Association, NATCA, yesterday announced the suspension of its planned total shut down of Nigeria airspace by Monday, (today), due to the amicable resolution of its grievances by the Federal government. The Air Traffic Controllers have been agitating for harmonization of professional allowances with other professional

Politicians should learn from boko Haram insurgency — BADEH


Ahead of the May date given by the military authorities for the final liberation of the vast Sambisa Forest and communities within from the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists, Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh has urged politicians to learn from the experience of the insurgency noting

Why petrol price can’t go to N40 now — IPMAN


ABEOKUTA—The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigerian, Mosimi, Ogun State has said that it would be too difficult for the President-elect, Gen. Muhamadu Buhari to reduce the petroleum pump price to N40 per litre.

Curbing alms begging

Alms begging is a common phenomenon in Nigeria and Africa at large. It could be referred to as soliciting for either money, cloth, food especially on the street. In Nigeria, 30 per cent of school age grade are begging on the street.

GTB declares N26.56bn profit for Q1

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc made a profit after tax of N26.56bn in the first quarter of the year, the bank’s unaudited financial results for the period showed. The amount is 15 per cent higher than the N23.

United Capital grows assets by 20%

United Capital Plc grew its total assets by 20 per cent to N95.29bn in the financial year ended December 31, 2014, from N79.48bn reported in 2013, the company’s audited results for the year showed.

Access Bank’s earnings rise by 34%

Access Bank Plc says its gross earnings for the first quarter of 2015 stood at N76.7bn, 34 per cent higher than the N57.3bn it reported for the same period in 2014.

14 die in Osun road crash

Fourteen people have reportedly lost their lives after two commercial vehicles collided around the Ikeji, Ilesa area of Osun State. The PUNCH learnt that the incident happened around 8.

PDP knocks Fashola over delayed council polls

The Peoples Democratic Party, Lagos State chapter, has criticised Governor Babatunde Fashola for not conducting council polls. In a statement on Sunday by the party spokesperson, Gani Taofik, the PDP said Fashola was “abetting the continuous existence of undemocratic councils in the state.

Ex-lawmaker survives attack in Oyo

A former House of Representatives member, Taiwo Akinrogun, has said he escaped being killed by political thugs in Oyo town after the governorship election in Oyo State. Akinrogun said he also lost a substantial amount of money during the attack.

Lagos sensitises teachers to sexual abuse prevention

The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team has urged public school teachers in the state to ensure effective monitoring of pupils as a means of preventing the incidence of sexual abuse. The DSVRT, an agency of the Ministry of Justice, gave this advice at a workshop organised for

Mother locks young daughters inside alarmed bedroom so she can live with child abuser

A mother locks her two young daughters inside an alarmed bedroom so she can share a bed with her husband who is a convicted child abuser. And social services in the area have approved the planFrom UK MirrorTwo young sisters are being locked inside an alarmed bedroom at night to

Lack of internal democracy caused PDP’s defeat – Nnaji

A former National Auditor of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Ray Nnaji, on Sunday faulted calls for the removal of the party’s National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, following the party’s dismal outing in the 2015 general elections. “Lack of internal democracy in PDP was the cause of the woeful outing

Police probe 104 over electoral fraud

The Rivers State Police Command said it had started the investigation of 104 suspects arrested during the general elections of March 28 and April 11. The suspects were said to be involved in about 41 cases of election malpractices and other offences against the country.