Obaseki misused his chances for re-election- Ize-Iyamu

Godwin Obaseki (left) and Ize-Iyamu Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the Edo Governorship election says Gov. Godwin Obaseki has toyed with his chances for re-election by failing to keep to his electoral promises. Ize-Iyamu made the assertion on Monday, during his ward-to-ward campaign at Ogwa, Esan West and Amahor, Igueben Local Government Areas …

Edo: We are committed to credible poll – INEC

Yakubu The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday said it was committed to the credible electoral process in the upcoming forthcoming Edo and Ondo Governorship elections. The Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi, made this known at a webinar on Edo/Ondo Elections organised by the International Press Centre (IPC) and the Association of Communication Scholars …

How Nigerians will benefit from petrol deregulation – Buhari

President says, anyone can now import petrol & compete Potential benefits of petrol deregulation similar to experience in Telecoms Though the deregulation of petrol is causing hardship across the polity, the initial pain will eventually give way to greater benefits among which include a significant reduction in the price and availability of the product at all times, according to …

COVID-19 has shown us we need prayers — Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lapos State. The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said that the Coronavirus pandemic had shown Nigerians that there was need for prayers. Sanwo-Olu, who said this at the opening ceremony of the 2nd Session of the 34th Synod of the Diocese of Lagos, also urged everyone to continue to pray for the …

Economic Summit Group commends FG over petrol price deregulation, electricity tariffs

As reactions continue to trail the deregulation of the prices of electricity and petrol, the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) on Monday commended government’s actions at deregulating fuel and electricity prices, noting that the benefits would ensure smooth functioning of both markets. The position of the group is contained in a statement jointly signed by the Chairman, Board …

Ogun reduces school hrs to 3 as it announces reopening date

By James Ogunnaike Ogun State Government has announced Monday, 21 September 2020 for the reopening of schools in the state for the first term of 2020/2021 session. Vanguard reports that the state government, however, reduced the hours for primary and secondary school to three hours. In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin …

U.S. not a fully developed country — Trump

President Donald Trump on Monday said the United States was not a fully developed country. Trump stated this at a news conference outside the White House that coincided with the U.S. Labour Day celebration. According to him, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) treats China as a developing nation, and the U.S. “as a nation that is fully developed”. He cited …

Rapist lured my 6-yr-old daughter with rice, egg, man cries out

A Nigerian newspaper and Online version of the Vanguard, a daily publication in Nigeria covering Nigeria news, Niger delta, general national news, politics, business, energy, sports, entertainment, fashion,lifestyle human interest stories, etc By Ozioruva Aliu A middle-aged man identified as Okhehelem Onyenma Monday protested the purported rape of his six years old daughter (name withheld) in Edobor Street, Uwelu quarters …

Insecurity: North Central elders join call for sack of service chiefs

Service Chiefs in a security briefing meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari By Joseph Erunke – Abuja Elders in the North Central states of the country have joined in the call for President Mohammadu Buhari to sack the service chiefs over the state of insecurity in the country. The group of elders in the region,under the aegis of Coalition of …

Fani-Kayode condemns hike in petrol pump price, electricity tarrif

…Hails Makinde’s giant strides in Oyo Former Minister of Aviation and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned the increase in the pump price of petrol and electricity tariff, calling on the federal government to be sensitive to the plight of the masses. Fani-Kayode who spoke in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital also revealed …

Kogi owned newspaper to begin publication in indigenous languages – Info Commissioner

Fanwo The Kogi State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo has directed the state-owned Graphic newspapers to begin a four-page magazine in the four indigenous languages of Ebira, Igala, Yoruba and Hausa, saying the first edition should be out by next week. Addressing the management and staff of the Kogi State Newspaper Corporation at its ultra-modern office complex …

CSO urges Buhari to freeze NDDC account

President Muhammadu Buhari The Act for Positive Transformation Initiative, a Civil Society Organisation (CSO), has requested President Muhammadu Buhari to freeze the account of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and suspend all further spending in the commission. Mr Johnson Kolawale, the Head, Directorate of Research, Strategy, and Programme, made the call at a news conference on Monday in …

EFCC arraigns Banker for alleged  N80million fraud

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission By Soni Daniel The Kano Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC), has arraigned one Kolapo Oduwole before Justice Musa Danladi of the Katsina State High Court on a six -count charge of forgery and fraud in the sum of N80,000,000( Eighty Million Naira only). Oduwole,  a staff of a bank (Name …

Disciplinary Tribunal suspends two doctors over death of 3-month-old baby

By Joseph Erunke TWO medical doctors, identified as Iyoha Joseph and Mukaila Oyewumi Oladipo, have been suspended from practice after being found guilty for the death of a patient in their care by the Medical and Dental Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal. The medical practitioners were found guilty of negligence in the management of the 3-month-old late baby. The tribunal, …

Bayelsa partners NIMASA on Maritime Academy, Deep Seaport

Bayelsa State government has solicited the partnership of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) towards establishing a maritime academy, enhancing security within its maritime domain and developing its deep seaport. Governor Douye Diri, who disclosed this on Monday during a courtesy visit to the NIMASA Director-General, Dr. Bashir Yusuf Jamoh, in Lagos, said the state had …

Deregulate downstream petroleum sector now, DAPPMAN urges FG

By Sebastine Obasi Petroleum marketers, under the aegis of Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPPMAN), have urged the Federal Government to take a further step towards full deregulation of the downstream sector to enhance economic growth and development of the nation. While commending the government for consistently seeking ways to reposition the sector for effectiveness and …

Dad protests rape of 6yr old daughter, says suspect lured her with rice, egg

By Ozioruva Aliu A middle-aged man identified as Okhehelem Onyenma Monday protested the purported rape of his six years old daughter (name withheld) in Edobor Street, Uwelu quarters alleging that the suspect, Destiny Obiyan lured his six years old daughter with rice and egg to defile her. Oyenma who took his protest to the Secretariat of the Nigeria Union …

Insecurity: Sack Service Chiefs now – Northern Elders tell Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari ….Say it shows magnitude of intelligence failure By Chris Ochayi Worried by the worsening security in the country, the Coalition of North Central Elders, CNCE, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to restructure the country’s security architecture by sacking Service Chiefs with immediate effect. The group, which attributed the scaling insecurity in Nigeria noted that sacking …