Okon names W/C squad


Coach Edwin Okon has released his list of 23 players for the 7th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals starting in Canada next week, including BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year Asisat Oshoala, team captain Evelyn Nwabuoku and veteran goalkeeper Precious Dede. The post Okon names W/C squad appeared first on

El-Rufai appoints SSG, others

The Kaduna State Governor-elect, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, ahead of his inauguration on Friday, has announced the appointment of Mallam Balarabe Abbas-Lawal as the Secretary to the Government of the state. Abbas-Lawal, a former Chief of Staff to El-Rufai when he was the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, was the

Nigeria loses $25bn in oil sector to uncontrolled weights, measures annually


At a time the Federal Government is clamouring for plugging of leakages to address economic shortfalls, bureaucracy caused by absence of weights and measures are making the country incur an operational loss of $25 billion annually in the oil and gas sector alone. A break-down of these losses shows that

Tricycle driver kills 18-yr-old friend


If the dead can speak, late Emmanuel Jacob, aged 18, would have been able to tell the actual cause of the fight between him and his friend that resulted in his death at Dejioworo Street, Alapere, Lagos. The post Tricycle driver kills 18-yr-old friend appeared first on Vanguard News.

Lagos cancels movement’s restriction for May sanitation

The Lagos State Government says it has cancelled the restriction of movement during the May edition of the monthly sanitation scheduled for Saturday. The Commissioner for the Environment, Tunji Bello, said the decision was to allow for a hitch-free inauguration of the incoming Governor of the state, Akinwunmi Ambode, and

S’Court affirms Aregbesola’s victory, dismisses Omisore’s appeal

The Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed the victory of the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, in the August 9, 2014 governorship election in the state. The seven-man panel, led by Justice John Fabiyi, declared Aregbesola of the All Progressives Congress as duly elected, after dismissing the appeal filed by the

Executive, legislature feud embarrassing, says Tambuwal

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, on Wednesday deplored the frosty relationship which existed between the 7th National Assembly and the executive arm of government, describing it as an “an embarrassment to the nation.”

Wife of Saudi Arabian Blogger Sentenced to 1,000 Lashes & Probable Death Penalty for Apostasy Calls on European Govt. to Help Secure His Release!

Saudi Arabian blogger, Raif Badawi who was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered by the court to be lashed 1,000 times a few months ago may reportedly face the prospect of death penalty due to the incriminating evidence of apostasy against him, according to The Independent. Apostasy in Saudi Arabia carries

Jonathan, N’Assembly settle constitution amendment rift

President Goodluck Jonathan has agreed to sign the amendment to the 1999 Constitution passed by the National Assembly with some of the proposed alterations which the President had rejected deleted. This was contained in the terms of settlement which was filed before the Supreme Court on behalf of the Attorney-General

Commissioner tasks stakeholders on educational policies


Oladunjoye, who gave the advice at a stakeholders’ forum with proprietors of private schools in Lagos State on Education Quality Assurance organized by the Office of Education Quality Assurance, emphasized the commitment of the state government in ensuring the safety of the children in the state’s schools as the template

Clerics to Buhari: Assent to PIB in first 100 days


CLERICS under the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, have urged the president-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, to ensure passage and assent to the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, within his first 100 days in office as President of Nigeria. The post Clerics to Buhari: Assent to PIB in first 100 days appeared

Why Al-Makura must not continue as Nasarawa Gov, by Maku


The former Minister of Information and governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, in the just concluded general election, Labaran Maku, yesterday, said it was totally wrong for Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State to claim victory following the April 11 governorship poll in the state, saying that

I’ve never killed anybody —Wike


Rivers State governor- elect, Mr Nyesom Wike, has denied ever killing anybody or conspiring with any person whatsoever to kill any person in his life and in all his political pursuits, noting that killing anybody has never and will never form part of his strategy to win any election The

May 29: As Udom takes the baton from Akpabio


The Holy bible says that there is time for everything under the sun; going ahead to cite the transient nature of life and living. In the same vein, there is time for every government to come to an end; when office holders will look back at the years spent in

Mimiko laments spate of sexual exploitation of children


The Governing Council of Osun State University, UNIOSUN, has terminated the appointments of three principal officers of the state institution including the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bashir Okesina with immediate effect. The post Mimiko laments spate of sexual exploitation of children appeared first on Vanguard News.

Jonathan, PDP owe decoration firm N360m

Less than 48 hours to the inauguration of a new administration, the company which handled the contract for the decoration of Peoples Democratic Party presidential campaigns in all the states of the federation on Wednesday threatened to drag President Goodluck Jonathan and the party to court over unpaid debts estimated

Jonathan submits Confab report to Senate for approval


BARELY 48 hours to the expiration of the present administration, President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday submitted the reports of the 2014 National Conference to the Senate for consideration and legislative actions. The post Jonathan submits Confab report to Senate for approval appeared first on Vanguard News.