Orijin stirs national pride for Independence Day campaign

Orijin Nigeria has stirred a national discourse with a campaign that celebrates Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary. Ahead of the 2020 Independence Day celebrations, Orijin, a fruit and herbal beverage, has created a social platform encouraging Nigerians to talk to Nigeria. Using the hashtag #OrijinalTalk, in collaboration with renowned music artistes and influencers, the firm has seen the likes …

Executive, legislative, party consultative forum kicks off meeting

The formation of the Executive/ Legislative/Party Consultative Committee by President Muhammadu Buhari, chaired by Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo commenced its assignment today is the beginning of a more fruitful and cordial relationship among the different structures of the Executive, Legislative arms of government and the ruling party. This was the observation of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN …

JUST IN: Fire razes INEC card readers in Ondo

By Osagie Otabor, Akure Over 5,000 card readers belonging to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have been razed in an inferno that consumed Akure office of the commission. The fire was still raging as at the time of filing the report but fire fighters were making attempts to put it out. A top INEC official, who pleaded anonymity, said …

OPL 245: Malabu Oil, others breached money laundering law ― witness

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday, heard how Malabu Oil and Gas Limited and six other companies, violated the Money Laundering law with respect to transactions related to the disputed Oil Prospecting Licence, OPL, 245. A prosecution witness, Mr Temitope Erinomo, who is the Principal Compliance Officer at the Special Control Unit Against …

FCTA blames rising crime rates on proliferation of shanty towns

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Thursday blamed the rising rate of crimes in the nation’s capital on the proliferation of shantytowns. “Shanty towns keep springing up in all corners. Henceforth, we shall not condone them in the FCT,” Mr Adamu Gwary, Director of Security Services in the FCTA, said when he led a team to demolish …

Breaking: Ondo INEC office on fire (VIDEO)

Dayo Johnson Akure The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Akre, the Ondo state capital is on fire. Reports said the fire destroyed the ICT office of the commission. Also read: Stakeholders want INEC unbundled, seek electoral offences commission Details later… Vanguard News The post Breaking: Ondo INEC office on fire (VIDEO) appeared first on Vanguard News.

Create additional states, LGs in South-East, Ohanaeze tells Buhari

By Chioma Gabriel & Chinedu Adonu Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has asked the President Muhammadu Buhari regime to send an executive bill to the National Assembly for the immediate creation of additional states and more local governments in the South-East. In a statement by its spokesman, Chuks Ibegbu, Ohanaeze decried the losses Ndigbo incurred for having …

Leadership Tussle: Omadino elders urge IGP to avert looming crisis

The Council of Elders in Omadino community under the leadership of Pa. Kehinde Uwatse and Mr.Buge Edukugho, Chairman and Secretary respectively,  has  called on the Insepector General of Police, IGP,   Mohammed Adamu,  to avert an alleged plan to inaugurate  another Council of Elders to avert breach of public peace in Warri South Local Government Area,  LGA,  of Delta State. …

COVID-19: Delta reopens cinemas, hotel restaurants

Delta  State Government on Thursday announced the reopening of cinemas, film Houses, eatries and hotel restaurants as the state continues to flatten the COVID-19 curve. The State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu who stated this during a press conference in Asaba, said although cinemas and other hotel restaurants are now allowed to operate, they must operate at 50 …

COVID -19: Buhari approves N8.9bn for hazard allowance of health workers

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has approved additional N8.9 billion for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) hazard allowances to all medical health workers in the country. The Chairman, Presidential Task Force  (PTF) on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Thursday in Abuja. Mustapha also stated …

Our practice should be devoid of bitterness, petty rivalry, Osinbajo tells exec-legislative c’ttee

The formation of the Executive/ Legislative/Party Consultative Committee by President Muhammadu Buhari, chaired by Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo commenced its assignment today is the beginning of a more fruitful and cordial relationship among the different structures of the Executive, Legislative arms of government and the ruling party. This was the observation of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN …

Covid-19 exposes African food fragility – MD Rockefeller Foundation

By Jimoh Babatunde The Managing Director, Rockefeller Foundation, Mr William Asiko, yesterday, the closure of markets during the lockdowns occasioned by COVID -19 pandemic showed the fragility and lack of resilience of African urban cities in terms of the food chain. Speaking at the second day of the ongoing 2020 virtual summit of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) …

Breaking: Nigerian doctors call off strike

doctors Doctors under the aegis of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Thursday suspended their strike. The doctors said the current discussions with the government on how to resolve the issues will continue on Friday by 8 a.m. NARD president, Aliyu Sokomba, had confirmed this development to newsmen. READ ALSO: We’re not on strike, say Ilorin Teaching Hospital resident …

Sujimoto explains 400% ROI in 2 years offer

Sujimoto Sujimoto Construction CEO, Sijibomi Ogundele, has said that 400% return in 2 years for investing in LeonardoBySujimoto is real, describing it as a great opportunity for ambitious investors. Ogundele affirmed that the projected ROI is not a mere hype but a reality anyone who buys into LeonardobySujimoto project will enjoy. Speaking with Vanguard, Ogundele explained that it …

Zamfara govt denies preventing 3 girls from sitting for SSCE

Zamfara Commissioner of Education Dr Ibrahim Abdullahi on Thursday, denied that the government had prevented three final year students of Government Girls Arabic Secondary School, Gusau from sitting for their final year examination. The Commissioner made the denial following widespread condemnation of the action, which residents said was an attempt to truncate the future of the girls. Abdullahi, …

[Updated] Buhari directs CBN to suspend forex for food items, fertiliser

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) not to provide forex for the importation of food items or fertilizer. Speaking on Thursday at a meeting of the National Food Security Council at the State House in Abuja, the president urged private businesses bent on food importation to source their foreign exchange independently, saying “use your …

Southern Kaduna: SOKIPEP condemns fresh attacks

…Tells kinsmen not to allow themselves used to breach peace efforts …Commends OPSH for swift response to attacks, preventing escalation…urges military to treat perpetrators as criminals By Joseph Erunke Indigenous peace-building organisation in Southern Kaduna operating under the aegis of Southern Kaduna Peace Practitioners, SOKIPEP, has condemned last Tuesday and Wednesday’s isolated attacks in Southern Kaduna. The attacks …

Buhari directs CBN to suspend forex for food items, fertiliser

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) not to provide forex for the importation of food items or fertilizer. Speaking on Thursday at a meeting of the National Food Security Council at the State House in Abuja, the president urged private businesses bent on food importation to source their foreign exchange independently, saying “use your …

Upsurge in food prices: Our govt has wrong economic policies ― PANDEF

By Emma Amaize NATIONAL Chairman of Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, the umbrella body of monarchs, leaders and stakeholders of the coastal states of Niger-Delta, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (retd), said the rise in food prices was inescapable as the government has not put in place correct economic policies. His words: “PANDEF has not studied it presidency’s claim, …