W’African Nursing College honours Afe Babalola

The West African College of Nursing will bestow its honorary Fellowship Award on legal luminary, philanthropist and the proprietor, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Aare Afe Babalola, during its biennial general meeting holding between July 21 and 25 in Accra, Ghana. A letter signed by the Executive Secretary of the WACN,

Uduaghan, others hail Olu of Warri on 28th coronation anniversary


GOVERNOR Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has hailed the Olu of Warri, HRM Ogiame Atuwatse II, for his progressive reign on the throne of the Warri Kingdom, saying that his kingship has brought remarkable growth to the Itsekiri nation. The post Uduaghan, others hail Olu of Warri on 28th coronation

Investing in quarry business


It has been said severally that Nigeria is a blessed country, but currently suffering from resource curse. Abundant human and natural resources that abound in Nigeria are quite enormous and are capable of making Nigeria the greatest in the world. However, we have been unable to harness our resources in

Ibori, man of political intellect —Amori


THE senator-elect for Delta Central senatorial district, Chief Ighoyota Amori, has described the former governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, as his idol and a man with a lot of political intellect. The post Ibori, man of political intellect —Amori appeared first on Vanguard News.

World Relays: Okagbare powers Nigeria to gold


Nigeria’s fortunes at the IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas took an up swing with the women 4x200m snatching the gold in a dramatic final, staged in the early hours of Sunday. The post World Relays: Okagbare powers Nigeria to gold appeared first on Vanguard News.

Bank worker on trial for aiding N241m fraud

A Federal High Court in Lagos, last week Thursday, ordered the prison remand of a female member of staff of Diamond Bank Plc, Eniola Morondiya, who allegedly aided some fraudsters to process N241m said to be proceeds of a criminal act. Morondiya, a teller on contract employment with Diamond Bank,

Abia gov-elect bans courtesy visits


UMUAHIA—ABIA State governor-elect, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has banned his supporters and well-wishers from paying him courtesy calls and congratulatory visits, saying he needed time to plan for the enormity of the task ahead.

Obis celebrate Mikel’s second EPL crown


Mikel Obi’s family in Jos, Nigeria, celebrated their son’s achievement after he won his second English Premier League title with Chelsea on Sunday following a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at the Stamford Bridge. The post Obis celebrate Mikel’s second EPL crown appeared first on Vanguard News.

NACCIMA appoints Cobham as new DG


The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has appointed Emmanuel Cobham as its substantive director-general. He replaces John Isemede, immediate past DG of the association. Cobham has served as a correspondent on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and served four different military administrators and a

The songs of yesterday


IN early 2012, a television station invited me, as Acting General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to its early morning programme in Abuja. I was to discuss the State of the Nation with particular reference to the economy and well being of Nigerians. I arrived as scheduled, but

Institute open judicial probe into NNPC


The forensic audit conducted by PWC on NNPC to ascertain the veracity of the alleged missing $20 billion from the Federation account is to say the least, very damaging to the already poor image of the officials of the out-going PDP-led Federal Government. The report was supposedly a fact-finding one

Death toll in Plateau attack rises to 39

The death toll in the clashes between some villagers and soldiers in three villages of Kadarko, Kurmi and Wadata in Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State has risen to 39. Soldiers said to be on reprisal in over 40 trucks were said to have arrived the villages on Saturday

Buhari’s transition committee to decide Oronsaye report, others

The 19-member transition committee set up by the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, will decide the fate of the Steve Oronsaye panel and other similar reports, which propose ways of reducing the cost of governance. The PUNCH learnt in Abuja on Sunday that the Ahmed Joda-led transition committee, which is to continue

Big data: Driving e-business through open access


Big data is a broad term for data sets so large or complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate. Challenges include analysis, capture, search, sharing, storage, transfer, visualization, and information privacy. The term often refers simply to the use of predictive analytics or other certain advanced methods to extract

President-elect’s supporters want a cabinet of technocrats

Supporters of the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, under the aegis of the Buhari Global Support Group, have urged the incoming President to resist the temptation of letting partisan considerations dictate the choice of his cabinet members. Coordinator of the group, Mr.

At Long Last! Maiduguri Records First Rainfall


Maiduguri, the capital city of Borno state, recorded its first rainfall for the year on Sunday, after months of intense heat, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The moderate down pour which started at about 5.

North-East group insists on senate presidency

A group, North-East Zone Peoples Forum, has asked the All Progressives Congress to zone the position of the senate president to the North-East geo-political zone of the country. The group, at a press conference in Kaduna on Saturday, said Senator Ahmed Lawal from Yobe State should be the Senate President

LP urges Buhari to stop overseas medical treatment

The Labour Party has asked the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to bar public servants in his administration from travelling abroad for medical treatment. The National Chairman of LP, Alhaji Abdulkadir Salam, in an interview with journalists on Sunday in Abuja, also suggested that for Buhari to fight the anti-corruption war, he