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 PROBE: Reps panel uncovers another set of hidden rice in Lagos
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
ABUJA’HOUSE of Representatives committee probing the fraud in National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has discovered another set of rice hidden in a warehouse in Lagos.Continue reading PROBE: Reps panel uncovers another set of hidden rice in Lagos at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Monarch’s palace, 30 other houses razed in C-River communal clash
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
CALABAR’THE palace of Chief Edward Osim, Paramount Ruler of Abi Local Government Area of Cross River State and father-in-law to former President Goodluck Jonathan has been razed in a communal clash. Also razed are the houses of other members of Usumutong community by their Ebom neighbours in a communal conflict which was still ongoing at press time.Continue reading Monarch’s palace, 30 other houses razed in C-River communal clash at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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$15.5m fraud: Absence of prosecutor stalls trial of firms linked to Patience Jonathan
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
LAGOS’THE trial of an alleged cover up case of $15.5 million linked to former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, alongside three others and four companies, before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, was, yesterday, stalled due to the absence of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s, EFCC’s, prosecutor.Continue reading $15.5m fraud: Absence of prosecutor stalls trial of firms linked to Patience Jonathan at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Over N1.6bn Fraud: Dismiss amended charge, Dudafa, others urge court
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
LAGOS’FORMER President Goodluck Jonathan’s ex-Senior Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs, Dr. Emmanuel Waripamo-Oweu Dudafa, yesterday, asked a Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos, to dismiss the amended charge filed against him on alleged N1.6 billion frauds.Continue reading Over N1.6bn Fraud: Dismiss amended charge, Dudafa, others urge court at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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I’ve developed interest in oil industry ‘Buhari
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
ABUJA’PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration will continue to implement policies that attract investment and spark competition in critical sectors of the economy.Continue reading I’ve developed interest in oil industry ‘Buhari at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Baxter reveals Bafana Bafana’s plan to stop Eagles
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Bafana Bafana coach, Stuart Baxter said he plans to shackle the Super Eagles and stop their fluid movements in the crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualification tie on Saturday in Johannesburg.Continue reading Baxter reveals Bafana Bafana’s plan to stop Eagles at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Police stray bullet kills Port Harcourt popcorn seller
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
PORT HARCOURT’AN unidentified man was, yesterday, killed by a stray bullet alleged to have been shot by policemen at Emenike Junction, by St. Andrews State School, Diobu, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.Continue reading Police stray bullet kills Port Harcourt popcorn seller at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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How Hijab dress code led to ISI closure
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
IBADAN’THE peaceful atmosphere of the International School Ibadan, a privately-owned institution situated on the campus of the University of Ibadan was ruptured, on Monday, when some Muslim female students, wearing Hijab and their parents, stormed the school premises.Continue reading How Hijab dress code led to ISI closure at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Airport project : Be ready for jail, Bayelsa APC tells Dickson
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
All Progressives Congress, APC, in Bayelsa State and the state government were yesterday engaged in diatribe over an alleged fraud in the International Cargo Airport built by the administration of Governor Seriake Dickson in the state.Continue reading Airport project : Be ready for jail, Bayelsa APC tells Dickson at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Man hangs self in Akwa Ibom
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Uyo’A young man, who works with an undisclosed Federal Government agency, allegedly hanged himself in his one room apartment, along NEPA Line, Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.Continue reading Man hangs self in Akwa Ibom at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Minimum Wage: Restructuring, only way out of stalemate ‘ PANDEF, Afenifere, Ohanaeze, Middle-belt leaders
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
LAGOS’ Southern and Middle Belt Leaders, yesterday, said restructuring remains the only solution to the minimum wage stalemate between the Federal Government and Organised Labour.Continue reading Minimum Wage: Restructuring, only way out of stalemate ‘ PANDEF, Afenifere, Ohanaeze, Middle-belt leaders at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Rivers govt to probe mgt of N36bn under Amaechi
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Rivers State Government has said it would set up a judicial commission of inquiry to investigate what it described as large-scale fraud involving N36 billion spent by the state on Integrated Medical Industries Limited for the manufacturing of Auto Destruct Syringes during the administration of Chibuike Amaechi.Continue reading Rivers govt to probe mgt of N36bn under Amaechi at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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2019: Show your scorecard in the North, PDP challenges Buhari
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
ABUJA’Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday challenged President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to name any key development project initiated and completed in any part of the country, particularly in the North-West geo-political zone, where the President hails.Continue reading 2019: Show your scorecard in the North, PDP challenges Buhari at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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ONDO IMPEACHMENT SAGA: Nine lawmakers loyal to Akeredolu dissolve c’ttees
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
AKURE’THE crisis rocking the Ondo State House of Assembly deepened, yesterday, as nine of the 26 lawmakers loyal to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu dissolved all the standing committees of the House, appointed three new principal officers and amended the 2018 budget.Continue reading ONDO IMPEACHMENT SAGA: Nine lawmakers loyal to Akeredolu dissolve c’ttees at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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50 students complete first phase of EdoBits’ free digital skills training
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Not less than 50 young school leavers have graduated from Course One of Edobits ICT Academy, a free one-year programme run by the Edo State Government through EdoJobs in collaboration with Edobits, Butterfly Works, Poise, and Wearebits.Continue reading 50 students complete first phase of EdoBits’ free digital skills training at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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APC has consigned Nigeria to poverty ‘ Olawepo-Hashim
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Civil society activist, journalist cum politician turned business mogul, Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Trust. He has also been adopted by a number of political parties ahead of the 2019 election. In this interview in which Mr. Olawepo-Hashim reviews the state of the nation, he articulates the failures of the present administration and proffers solutions.Continue reading APC has consigned Nigeria to poverty ‘ Olawepo-Hashim at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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ONDO: Akeredolu’s unending battles
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
SINCE his assumption of office in February 2017, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has been battling one form of battle or the other.Continue reading ONDO: Akeredolu’s unending battles at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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2019 : Buhari unveils unity band in Abuja
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
– AHEAD of the 2019 general elections, President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday, in Abuja, unveiled Buhari Unity Band, BUB, a brainchild of his support group known as Good Governance Ambassadors of Nigeria, GOGAN.Continue reading 2019 : Buhari unveils unity band in Abuja at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Lagos City Cycling Grand Prix: 2000 West African riders sign up
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
At least over 2000 cy clists from Togo, Ghana, Cameroon, Benin Republic and Nigeria are expected to participate at the maiden Lagos City Cycling Grand Prix (LCCGP) 1.0 billed to hold in Lagos between 18th and 19th of January next year.Continue reading Lagos City Cycling Grand Prix: 2000 West African riders sign up at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Edo Deputy Governor, Shaibu makes Nigeria league history
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
History was made last week Wednesday in the just concluded 2017/18 Nigeria Football League season as the Deputy Governor of Edo state, Rt Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu yielded his immunity for a crucial football match.Continue reading Edo Deputy Governor, Shaibu makes Nigeria league history at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Rainoil tennis: Atseye stops Babalola
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Defending champion Henry Atseye Thursday moved to the semifinals of the 2nd Rainoil Tennis Championship in Lagos after a 6-7 (1), 7-6 (6), 6-3 win over Abdulmumin Babalola.Continue reading Rainoil tennis: Atseye stops Babalola at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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AFCON 2019 qualifiers:Eagles hungry for good result, Troost ‘ Ekong declares
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong has said that the team is more than hungry to get a good result when they clash with South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in tomorrow’s Africa Cup of Nations group E qualifiers at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.Continue reading AFCON 2019 qualifiers:Eagles hungry for good result, Troost Ekong declares at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Conversations in Beijing
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
WE gathered at the Communication University, CUC, Beijing. We were media and Communication scholars from a dozen countries. Eleven from Africa, and host China. It was for frank discussions on how Africans and the Chinese perceive themselves, and how to advance mutual interests. The gathering this Saturday, November 10, 2018 chaired by Professor Zhang Yanqiu, the CUC Director of African Communication Research Centre was not primarily concerned about the misinformation peddled by other countries a
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Losing sleep over The Economist, other publications
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
It matters a lot to our politicians what the foreign press or agencies say about them, especially about their electoral chances. If foreigners, particularly those in London or New York, say something nice, our politicians take it to heart and repost as far and wide as they can. If not, they get mad.Continue reading Losing sleep over The Economist, other publications at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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SARS shot me, but bullet couldn’t penetrate ‘Witness
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
A50-year-old vigilante, Agbodemu Ishola, yesterday, disclosed that some members of Special Anti-robbery Squad, SARS, directly shot at him and the bullet did not penetrate his body because he had been ‘fortified’ by his father.Continue reading SARS shot me, but bullet couldn’t penetrate ‘Witness at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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19-yr-old boy nabbed with human parts in Awka
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
A19-year-old man, Sunday Owo, was, yesterday, apprehended with fresh human parts at a healing home in Awka, Anambra State.Continue reading 19-yr-old boy nabbed with human parts in Awka at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Atiku/Obi ticket: IPOB, Ohanaeze youths, APC disagree with Igbo leaders
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
THE Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday disagreed with some Igbo leaders over their alleged endorsement of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s presidential bid without a concrete, written and sealed agreement of what he will do for Ndigbo.Continue reading Atiku/Obi ticket: IPOB, Ohanaeze youths, APC disagree with Igbo leaders at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Dep Gov candidature tears Plateau PDP apart
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Jos’Five members of Plateau State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, whose names were initially penciled down as likely running mate to the party’s governorship candidate, Senator Jeremiah Useni, have asked the party’s Chairman, Damishi Sango, to resign.Continue reading Dep Gov candidature tears Plateau PDP apart at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Nigeria is burning ‘ Fasehun
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Lagos’FOUNDER of Oodua People’s Congress, OPC, Dr Frederick Fasehun, yesterday, expressed his displeasure over the current state of affairs in the country.Continue reading Nigeria is burning ‘ Fasehun at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Suspended Rivers bye-election: We took politicians by surprise ‘INEC
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
PORT HAR-COURT’ THE Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said its suspension of August 18 bye-election into Port Harcourt Constituency III, Rivers State, shocked many stakeholders who had anticipated profiting from the violence which led to the suspension of the exercise.Continue reading Suspended Rivers bye-election: We took politicians by surprise ‘INEC at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Nat’l Water Bill aimed at centralising administration ‘ FG
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
ABUJA’The Federal Government has explained that the National Water Bill pending before the National Assembly was not aimed at taking control of everything concerning water but to centralise water administration under the Ministry of Water Resources.Continue reading Nat’l Water Bill aimed at centralising administration FG at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Ilaje marks national day
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
LAGOS’THE National Stadium, Surulere Lagos came alive, weekend, when the Egbe Omo Ilaje, the umbrella body of Ilaje’s worldwide held its median Ilaje national Day celebration.Continue reading Ilaje marks national day at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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N6.5bn A-Ibom Funds: We’re vindicated, says Buhari group
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
UYO’Re-Elect Buhari Movement, RBM, has declared that the discovery of the withdrawal of N6.5 billion in cash from Akwa Ibom State coffers by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is a vindication of its stance on the state.Continue reading N6.5bn A-Ibom Funds: We’re vindicated, says Buhari group at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Sack threat, invitation to anarchy ‘ Labour
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Organised Labour, yesterday, told the Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF, that the threat to retrench workers should the new minimum wage of N30,000 agreed upon by the Tripartite Committee be implemented, was an invitation to anarchy with grievous consequences.Continue reading Sack threat, invitation to anarchy Labour at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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NASS sends Electoral Act Bill to Buhari for assent
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
ABUJA’AHEAD of 2019 general election, the National Assembly has transmitted the passed 2010 Electoral Act (Amendment ) Bill 2018 to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.Continue reading NASS sends Electoral Act Bill to Buhari for assent at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Alleged Inducement: Oshiomhole threatens to sue Saraki
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
ABUJA’National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, has asked the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, to prove his allegations of graft against him or risk legal action.Continue reading Alleged Inducement: Oshiomhole threatens to sue Saraki at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Niger Delta states can have 100% of oil revenues, but’ ‘ Atiku
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has said he was willing to let Nigeria’s oil-producing states have absolute control of crude oil revenues from their domains.Continue reading Niger Delta states can have 100% of oil revenues, but’ ‘ Atiku at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Customs personnel, protesters clash in Edo over driver’s death
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
BENIN’THERE was a clash between men of the Nigeria Customs Service and some locals in Ovbiogie village , Ovia North East local government over the alleged killing of a commercial driver Continue reading Customs personnel, protesters clash in Edo over drivers death at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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It is time to eleveate tourism ‘ Lalong
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
The governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong, said the said the time has come for government to go beyond the drawing board and elevate tourism as key driver of the local economy in content and practice.Continue reading It is time to eleveate tourism Lalong at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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PLATEAU: We have a stranger as governor ‘ Pofi
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Social Democratic Party, SDP governorship hopeful in Plateau State, John Pofi has lamented the absence of governance on the plateau saying the state does not have a governor.Continue reading PLATEAU: We have a stranger as governor ‘ Pofi at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Okorocha to Igbo leaders: ‘toe the path of wisdom, avoid the indiscriminate adoption
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Following the reported adoption of the Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar by Igbo leaders led by Prof. Ben Nwabueze, Governor Rochas Okorocha has advised the leaders and other relevant groups in Igbo land to toe the path of wisdom and avoid the indiscriminate adoption of candidates, adding that President Muhammadu Buhari will emerge victorious in the 2019 general election.Continue reading Okorocha to Igbo leaders: toe the path of wisdom, avoi
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APC accuses PDP of maligning Oshiomhole, threatens legal action
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has accused the Peoples Democratic Party PDP of trying to malign its National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole through a slew of negative news reports.Continue reading APC accuses PDP of maligning Oshiomhole, threatens legal action at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Naira depreciates to N362.5/$ in parallel market
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
The Naira, yesterday, depreciated to N362.5 in the parallel market.Continue reading Naira depreciates to N362.5/$ in parallel market at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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SEC extends deadline for shareholding consolidation by one year
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
The Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, has extended the deadline for consolidation of multiple accounts by one year to December 31, 2019 from the initial deadline.Continue reading SEC extends deadline for shareholding consolidation by one year at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Over concentration on city centers deprive local dwellers of insurance benefits
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
The insurance industry has restricted their products and services to city centres thereby depriving rural dwellers of insurance benefits.Continue reading ‘Over concentration on city centers deprive local dwellers of insurance benefits’ at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Nigeria to become 2nd largest rice importer in 2019 ‘ USDA
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has projected Nigeria to be the second largest rice importer come 2019.Continue reading Nigeria to become 2nd largest rice importer in 2019 ‘ USDA at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Apprehension over N6.1trn loss to e-fraud as annual e-payment transactions hit N97tr
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Experts have raised alarm over the threat of major fraud crisis in banks following N6.1 trillion losses to electronic fraud in Nigeria.Continue reading Apprehension over N6.1trn loss to e-fraud as annual e-payment transactions hit N97tr at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Don’t patronise unlicensed contractors, FG warns NLNG
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
The Federal Government, through the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity, has warned the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company, NLNG, against patronising unlicensed labour contractors.Continue reading Don’t patronise unlicensed contractors, FG warns NLNG at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Edo Sports Commission boss, Dudu-Orumen sets up reform committee
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
As part of efforts to reposition sports in Edo State,Barrister Godwin Dudu-Orumen, chairman of Edo State Sports Commission (ESSC), has set up a five-man sports associations reform committee.Continue reading Edo Sports Commission boss, Dudu-Orumen sets up reform committee at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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