Zulu king appeals for calm

Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, has appealed for calm after recent violence against migrants in South Africa, the BBC reports. He has been accused of fuelling the attacks, which have killed at least seven people, after saying foreigners should “go back to their countries”.

Row over Governor Rauner


YOU may not have heard of a man called Bruce Rauner. Well, there isn’t anything so exceptional about him that he should command international attention. He is the current elected governor of the state of Illinois in the U.

US hails police, security agencies for ensuring violence-free elections


ABUJA—The American government said yesterday that the performance of the Nigerian Police force and other security agencies which ensured a largely credible and peaceful general elections, devoid of widespread violence was superb, noting that the Nigerian elections are now a perfect example for other countries of the world to emulate.

Tight security as Wike, others get certificates of return

THE Rivers State Governor-elect, Chief Nyesom Wike, and other winners in the 2015 general elections received their certificates of return on Monday amidst tight security. Heavily armed security operatives had blocked two of the four lanes leading to the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission along Port Harcourt-Aba Road

2015 gov elections: Turning Abia into a sore point


AFTER the rain, a popular adage has it, comes the shine. With the statesmanship of President Goodluck Jonathan dousing the heavy downpour of crises largely envisaged across the world as a foregone result of the 2015 general elections, one would have expected the shine on Nigeria not just to become

Ebonyi House freezes joint LG, state accounts


EBONYI State House of Assembly, yesterday, froze the joint accounts, JAC, for the state and local government areas operated by the present administration. The post Ebonyi House freezes joint LG, state accounts appeared first on Vanguard News.

HOSTCOM alleges Delta govt’s plot to liquidate Desopadec


THE Host Communities Oil and Gas Producing of Nigeria, HOSTCOM, has alleged that the Delta State Government plans to liquidate and replace the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC The post HOSTCOM alleges Delta govt’s plot to liquidate Desopadec appeared first on Vanguard News.

Senate Presidency: Leadership progression, ranking and national Interest


The first test of political complexity in the All Progressives Party (APC) will be in the choice of the presiding officers of the National Assembly. The stake is very high and the permutations as to who gets what are currently dominating talks and the scheming for the sharing of juicy

Nigeria, Africa’s democratic leader –US

The United States will sanction anybody involved in violence during the March 28 and April 11 elections. The US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, who stated this in an opinion on Monday, also described Nigeria as the leader of democracy in Africa

Piracy: Fashola, film makers call for stiffer penalties


Lagos- Nollywood actors and actresses yesterday stormed the office of the Lagos State governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN, at Alausa, Ikeja, demanding stiffer penalties against piracy and other forms of intellectual theft presently ravaging the country. The post Piracy: Fashola, film makers call for stiffer penalties appeared first on Vanguard

Buhari, new govs must respect the constitution — CJN


ABUJA—The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, has enjoined the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, to run his administration with total respect and obedience to the constitution, especially as it relates to the funding of the judiciary. The post Buhari, new govs must respect the constitution — CJN appeared

Fayose supporters lay siege to Ekiti Assembly

There was panic again in Ado Ekiti on Monday as members of the Peoples Democratic Party and supporters of Governor Ayodele Fayose laid siege   to the Ekiti State House of Assembly complex in order to halt the resumption of the 19 All Progressives Congress lawmakers. Fayose had announced in a

TMG seeks evacuation of Nigerians

A civil rights organisation, Transition Monitoring Group, on Monday, called on the Federal Government to evacuate Nigerians trapped in South Africa because of the ongoing xenophobic attacks on migrants and migrant workers in the country. The TMG specifically challenged the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, “to work assiduously to ensure that Nigerians

3 things I’ll do for troubled north east — BUHARI


THE President-elect General Muhammadu Buhari, rtd, Sunday said his administration would accord priority to ending the Boko Haram insurgency to bring stability in the north east geopolitical zone as well as focus on re-activating the Lake Chad. The post 3 things I’ll do for troubled north east — BUHARI appeared

Pinnock Beach Estate redefines luxury in Lekki’s waterfront


The James Pinnock Place, Lekki, Lagos offers an exceptional lifestyle living and doubles as an excellent investment opportunity as the Lekki axis continues its phenomenal development. The post Pinnock Beach Estate redefines luxury in Lekki’s waterfront appeared first on Vanguard News.

PDP chiefs may be expelled over Jonathan’s defeat

The Peoples Democratic Party has begun reviewing its performance in the March 28 presidential election with a view to arriving at what caused the defeat of President Goodluck Jonathan. It was gathered in Abuja on Sunday night   that top members of the party were of the opinion that some of

Ondo deaths under control –FG

The Federal Government on Monday allayed fears over the outbreak of a mysterious disease in two affected communities – Ayadi and Ode-Irele in Irele Local Government Area of Ondo State, saying “the situation is under control.” Also, the Ondo State Commissioner for Health,, Dr.

FCMB, EMP expand e-business agreement

Emerging Markets Payments Company has announced the expansion of its e-banking agreement with First City Monument Bank Limited. According to a statement by the bank, since 2010, EMP has been providing FCMB processing services.

Nigerians protest at MTN, MultiChoice, Shoprite offices, outlets

Hundreds of Nigerian protesters on Monday stormed the offices of South African companies in Abuja and Benin City, Edo State, to protest the ongoing xenophobic attacks on foreigners, especially Nigerians, in South Africa. In Abuja, the protesters, led by media personality and President of the Berekete Family, Ahmad Isah, marched