APC leader tells Ihedioha to accept defeat

A leader of the All Progressives Congress in Imo State, Chief Emma Ezeonyeasi, has told the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, to sheathe his sword and concede defeat, having lost in the April 25, 2015 re-run election in the state. The Independent National Electoral Commission, through its

Rivers PDP alleges looting in state’s ministries, parastatals


Rivers State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has expressed regret over alleged looting in the state’s ministries and parastatals ahead of Governor Rotimi Amaechi’s exit, on May 29. The post Rivers PDP alleges looting in state’s ministries, parastatals appeared first on Vanguard News.

I don’t have a team, says Keshi


Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has made a most shocking admission that he does not have a team as he begins his second stint in charge of Nigeria. The post I don’t have a team, says Keshi appeared first on Vanguard News.

Publication of bank debtors: Pointer to future reforms in industry


In order to strengthen the soundness of the banking industry, the Bankers Committee at its last meeting agreed to publish in newspapers names of its chronic debtors. The Committe also agreed to deny such debtors access to foreign exchange. Shareholders in this interview commended this decision saying the incoming government

Soldiers foil B’Haram’s attacks on Borno towns

The men of the Nigerian Army have repelled two attacks by the Boko Haram insurgents on Marte and Mafa, two local government headquarters in Borno State. Investigations revealed that the soldiers killed many of the terrorists and captured others who were being held in military detention facilities.

Energy firms borrow N548bn from UBA


United Bank for Africa Plc’s (UBA) exposure to the energy sector stood at N548.35 billion for two years, 2013 and 2014. According to the information obtained from bank’s Annual Report and Accounts for the 2014 financial year, the energy sector accounted for 27.

Ondo Deputy Gov Olanusi impeached, replaced with Oluboyo


ONDO State deputy governor, Alhaji Ali Olanusi, was yesterday impeached by the House of Assembly just as a serving Commissioner, Alhaji Olugbenga Lasisi Oluboyo, was nominated and sworn-in as his replacement. The post Ondo Deputy Gov Olanusi impeached, replaced with Oluboyo appeared first on Vanguard News.

Jonathan’s defeat, temporary setback for PDP –Presidency

The Presidency on Monday described the defeat of President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 presidential election as a temporary setback for the ruling Peoples Democratic Party. The defeat of the President by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj.

B’Haram is a fraud, says Buhari

The President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, has said the claim by the Boko Haram sect that it is a religious group is a fraud. He also said the sect would be denied a recruitment base the moment people in local communities realised that its claim of being a religious group was nothing

Ondo: Death toll rises to 23

A total of 23 people have now died from ethanol poisoning blamed on locally brewed gin in Ode-Irele, Ondo State, the state Commissioner for Health, Dayo Adeyanju, said on Monday. “The total number of deaths is 23,” Adeyanju, told AFP on the telephone on Monday.

Check out the 10 Nominees In the Running for the 2015 African Innovation Foundation Prize of US$100 000


Africa is always in the news for something negative or the other. In light of this, it is important to continuously showcase all the good and exciting things that Africa has to offer. One of such things is the Africa Innovative Foundation, which ‘works to increase the prosperity of Africans

‘Missing’ $20bn oil money: I have nothing to hide, Jonathan tells Buhari

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday said his administration had nothing to hide in respect of the claim by a former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor,   Lamido Sanusi, that   $20bn oil money was not remitted to the Federation Account by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. To prove this, he said he

157 Lagosians die in 1932 fire outbreaks


Lagos—No fewer than 157 persons were confirmed dead in 1, 932 fire disasters and other emergencies in Lagos State between January 1st, 2014 and March 31st, 2015. The post 157 Lagosians die in 1932 fire outbreaks appeared first on Vanguard News.

Blame INEC for delay in LG elections – Lagos

The Lagos State Government says the Independent National Electoral Commission is responsible for its inability to conduct elections in the state’s local government areas. The Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr.

2015 ITTF World Championships: Oshonaike makes first round


Nigeria’s Olu-funke Oshonaike has been handed the biggest task of her career after been drawn in the first round against world number one female player and world champion, Ning Ding in the ongoing 2015 ITTF World Championships holding at the Suzhou International Expo Centre in China. The post 2015 ITTF

S’West APC rejects Ondo Dep Gov’s impeachment


LAGOS—The All Progressives Congress, yesterday, rejected the impeachment of Ondo State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ali Olanusi, stressing that the process of his removal violated provisions of the impeachment clause in the 1999 Constitution. The post S’West APC rejects Ondo Dep Gov’s impeachment appeared first on Vanguard News.

Yobe: Rat race for appointments


AFTER the landslide victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the April 11 governorship elections in Yobe State, a rat race for appointments has ensued among leaders of the party The post Yobe: Rat race for appointments appeared first on Vanguard News.