Reps Speaker: The quest by Northern minorities

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It is no longer news that the 2015 general elections has united Nigerians especially northerners, who had never voted in the same pattern. For the first time since independence, northern Christians and Muslims voted perhaps for the same party and presidential candidate. Some of us (northern Muslims) had given up

Rivers killings: Amaechi, Wike in war of words

THE feud between the Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, and the Governor-elect, Chief Nyesom Wike, reached a boiling point on Tuesday when the former accused the latter of being responsible for the deaths recorded in the state during the 2015 general elections.

Strike paralyses governmental activities in C’ River, Osun, Oyo

PUBLIC workers residing in rented apartments in Calabar have now formed the habit of avoiding their landlords following the irregular payments of salaries by the state government. They lamented their plight to one of our correspondents on Tuesday just as the organised labour union formally declared an indefinite strike over

APC urges Reps-elect to shun corruption

The All Progressives Congress has charged members of the House of Representatives elected on its platform to shun corruption and avoid extravagance. The National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, gave the charge while addressing the APC members of the House of Representatives to be inaugurated in June during

B’Haram kills 43 in Borno

Boko Haram militants have killed at least 43 people in a five-hour assault on the town of Gubio in Borno State, witnesses told Reuters on Tuesday. Thousands of people have been killed and several millions displaced in a six-year Boko Haram insurgency that once saw the group control an area

Police arrest two suspected kidnappers in Ekiti

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Ekiti State Police Command, yesterday, arrested two people believed to be kidnappers, who have been terrorising the people of the state lately. The post Police arrest two suspected kidnappers in Ekiti appeared first on Vanguard News.

Iheanacho, Success too good to be dropped – Manu

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Flying Eagles coach Manu Garba has allayed fears that Kelechi Iheanacho, Isaac Success and Moses Simon would be found wanting at the FIFA U20 World Cup after they all failed to make the team’s training camp in Germany. The post Iheanacho, Success too good to be dropped – Manu appeared

Touts take over Owerri, extort money from citizens

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Touts have taken over the streets of Owerri, Imo State capital, harassing and extorting money from unsuspecting citizens. The post Touts take over Owerri, extort money from citizens appeared first on Vanguard News.

NDLEA defies court order, remains in Kashamu’s home

The battle of wits between the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency and the embattled senator-elect for Ogun-East senatorial district, Mr. Buruji Kashamu, continued on Tuesday with the anti-narcotic agency defying an order of a Lagos Federal High Court barring it from arresting the politician.

Confusion in APC over N’Assembly leadership

Strong indications emerged on Tuesday that a crisis is brewing within the All Progressives Congress over the zoning of National Assembly leadership posts such as the Senate Presidency and the Speakership of the House of Representatives. A senate presidential candidate, Senator Bukola Saraki, had on Tuesday tweeted that the party’s

Participants at AfDB confab advocate ‘Africa without borders’

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Participants at the ongoing 50th annual meeting of Africa Development Bank, AfDB, in Abidjan, have said the idea of an integrated and prosperous Africa would remain a pipe dream if African countries fail to open their borders to free movement of people, goods and service. The post Participants at AfDB

FIFA WWC: We don’t fear any team, says Falcons coach

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With barley 11 days to their FIFA Women World Cup group opener against Australia, Super Falcons coach, Edwin Okon has stated that his wards will not have any fear of the big teams in group D tagged the ‘group of death’. The post FIFA WWC: We don’t fear any team,

SURE-P beneficiaries plan mass protest over unpaid salaries

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THE 119,000 beneficiaries of the Community Services for Women and Youths Empowerment Project CSWYEP, a branch of the SURE-P, have vowed to embark on a mass protest tomorrow, due to failure by the Federal Government to pay their February, March,April and May salaries. The post SURE-P beneficiaries plan mass protest

Oil workers halt Halliburton operation over job loss

Oil workers have shut down the operation of the United States oilfield services provider, Halliburton Company, in protest against job cuts. The Lagos Chairman, National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, Mr.

Dickson alleges plan to truncate peace in Bayelsa

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Bayelsa State Government, yesterday said it had uncovered plans by ‘some evil-minded’ elements to truncate the prevailing peace in the state by unleashing terror on the law abiding people of the state to achieve political gains. The post Dickson alleges plan to truncate peace in Bayelsa appeared first on Vanguard

Police rescue psychiatric patient from lynching over kidnap allegation

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The timely intervention of detectives from Ondo State Police Command reportedly saved a 25-year-old psychiatric patient from being set ablaze for allegedly attempting to kidnap some primary school pupils in Ondo town, yesterday. The post Police rescue psychiatric patient from lynching over kidnap allegation appeared first on Vanguard News.

Jonathan attends last FEC meeting today

President Goodluck Jonathan will on Wednesday (today) preside over the Federal Executive Council meeting for the last time as the country’s President. The council consisting of the President (as chairman), Vice President, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, ministers, special advisers to the President, Head of Civil Service of