Poll fallout: Female Reps shrink to 14 from 27

The number of women who will be at the 8th House of Representatives has shrunk to 14 from the 27 in the outgoing 7th lower chamber. The names of winners of the March 28 National Assembly poll just released by the Independent National Electoral Commission indicated that only 14 females

IMPEACHMENT: Fear grips Ekiti as schools, offices remain shut


OKADA riders and members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, yesterday, besieged the Ekiti State House of Assembly to stop the 19 APC lawmakers from impeaching the state governor, Ayo Fayose. The post IMPEACHMENT: Fear grips Ekiti as schools, offices remain shut appeared first on Vanguard News.

15 killed in fresh Taraba crisis

Suspected Fulani mercenaries, in the early hours of Monday, attacked some villages in the Donga Local Government Area of Taraba State and killed 15 persons. Many, reports said, were still missing.

Bring them back now


It has been a year since the Islamist extremist group, Boko Haram, kidnapped 276 girls from their school in the town of Chibok in northern Nigeria on April 14, 2014. This week, on the website for the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, I will be

Quattara visits Buhari, hails Jonathan

The President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari and the President of Ivory Coast, Alassan Quattara, on Monday commended out-going President Goodluck Jonathan for being statesmanly by conceding defeat in the March 28 presidential election. The duo also pledged to work together to enhance greater regional integration for the benefit of the people of

Bell tolls for Keshi as D-day arrives


To be or not to be. That is the million dollar question on the lips of millions of soccer fans, who are waiting to see the end of the coaching conundrum that has enveloped the Super Eagles since the contact of Coach Stephen Keshi ended last July at the Brazil

‘69 buildings have to be demolished if Fourth Mainland Bridge is built now’


Lagos State government says it cannot go ahead now to construct the proposed Fourth  Mainland Bridge having discovered, to its surprise, that no fewer than 69 buildings have to be demolished if the original alignment for the bridge is followed. In what the state government has described as “speculative property

Chibok girls kidnapped to present Jonathan’s administration as incompetent – Doyin Okupe


The Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe on Sunday said that the reason the Chibok girls were kidnapped was to paint Jonathan’s government in bad light, and make it look incompetent. The post Chibok girls kidnapped to present Jonathan’s administration as incompetent – Doyin

Actors protest against piracy in Lagos

Prominent Nollywood actors on Monday marched on the streets of Lagos to protest increasing rate of piracy in the movie industry. The train, which consisted of actors and filmmakers, later stopped at the Ikeja office of the state Governor, Babatunde Fashola.

Timi Dakolo – Wish Me Well (Prod. by Cobhams)


Timi Dakolo reminds us of what good music should sound like with this beautiful classic in the making – ‘Wish Me Well‘, produced by non other than Cobhams Asuquo – the classic man and production genius. Enjoy!

Journey to Okeri’s untapped potentials


TUCKED in the heart of the Ilorin – Kabba road, Yagba west local government area of Kogi state are hamlets of villages, under the suzerainty of Iyamerin (four junctions), and Okeri is the fourth junction and our destination. I will explain the purpose of my visit to Okeri later. For

Court jails probate registrar three years for fraud

A Lagos State High Court in Ikeja has convicted and sentenced a court registrar in the probate division of the court, Mrs. Bukola Adeosun, to a three-year jail term for defrauding various court users and diverting government’s fund to her private use.

S-East, S-South regions call for Nigeria’s restructuring


The Lower Niger Congress, LNC, made up of people of the South-East and South-South geo-political regions, has called for the restructuring of the country to allow each region feel equal with other regions in the country and to control their resources for the betterment of their people. The post S-East,

Global Property earns European CEO recognition for quality service


Global Property  and Facilities International (Global PFI) Limited, formerly WSP FMC, has been recognized as the ‘Best Facilities Management Company in 2015’ by the UK-based Eurpean CEO  Margazine. Global PFI was selected for the Annual European CEO Awards after a rigorous process of selection involving a number of leading firms

Indebtedness: Oil marketers warn Okonjo-Iweala of fuel scarcity


Major oil marketers have warned that fuel scarcity may linger for a while as the federal government has not paid what it owes marketers who imported fuel into the country. The post Indebtedness: Oil marketers warn Okonjo-Iweala of fuel scarcity appeared first on Vanguard News.

Publication of bank-debtors: Shareholders react, back CBN


During the last banks' crash, the then CBN Governor, Lamido Sanusi, published the names of banks'-debtors,which made him the enemy of the powerful-blocs; while many of the then debtors threatened to go to court. Surprisingly, none of them did, instead they resorted to repaying some of their debts to the

US stocks rebound from slump

United States stocks rose on Monday, rebounding from a big slump on Friday. Good first-quarter earnings reports gave the market a boost.

Military ties with Chad, others’ll be sustained –Buhari

The President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, has promised that his government will not terminate the military collaboration Nigeria has with Cameroon, Niger and Chad to fight the Boko Haram insurgency. Buhari said this when Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State led a delegation from the state on a congratulatory visit to Buhari.

NSE index falls by 0.81%

The equities segment of the Nigerian Stock Exchange opened the week on a negative note as major market indicators declined on Monday. The NSE All-Share Index fell by 0.