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Reckless driver kills corps member in Ondo

By Dayo Johnson, Akure CORPS members serving in Akure, the Ondo state capital wept profusely when a reckless driver knocked down and killed one of them. Saturday Vanguard gathered that the deceased, Olaniyan Tosin Michael with call up number 0D/11c/0301 was going for the weekly Community Development service CDSwhen he met his untimely death. Eyewitness […]

Mohamed Morsi sworn in as Egypt’s President

CAIRO  (AFP) – President Mohamed Morsi took the oath of office on Saturday to become Egypt’s first freely elected leader and its first head of state since Hosni Mubarak’s overthrow last year. “I swear by the Almighty God to sincerely preserve the republican order and to respect the constitution and law, and completely care for […]

Mali: Hardline Islamists pull down Timbuktu religious treasures

BAMAKO  (AFP) – Hardline Islamists occupying northern Mali went on the rampage in Timbuktu on Saturday, destroying ancient tombs of Muslim saints and threatening to wipe out every religious shrine in the fabled city. The onslaught by armed militants from the fundamentalist Ansar Dine group was launched just two days after UNESCO named the city […]

I will reposition NNPC for better service delivery – Yakubu (Empty promises)

…..as Task Force on PIB submits reports By BEN AGANDE, Abuja In his first public statement since he was appointed the  Group Managing Director of the  Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the new helmsman, Andrew Yakubu, yesterday promised that he  will work towards repositioning the corporation for better service delivery. Speaking with State House correspondents […]

Boko Haram: Investors beg Jonathan to speed action

By DAUD OLATUNJI, Abeokuta Business men in the country have pleaded with the Federal Government  to fast-track the dialogue process with the Boko Haram sect in order to avert further destruction of lives and property as a result of the  frequent attacks by the sect. The President,  Abeo-kuta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mine and Agriculture […]

Tension in Lagos as communities clash

  There was confusion in Ilaje community in the Bariga area of Lagos last weekend as two rival cults – the Downtown Boys and Shaggy Boys – engaged in a violent struggle for supremacy. Eyewitnesses recount that sporadic gunshots rent the air as the clash raged for several hours at a stretch. CRIME DIGEST gathered […]

Unemployment leads to thriving car marts on Lagos streets

Some Lagos residents have resorted to selling used imported cars at every available space to make ends meet, writes ADEMOLA OLONILUA  Driving around the city of Lagos recently, one could not help but observe that car marts have sprung up in virtually all parts of the mainland. SATURDAY PUNCH investigations show that most of the […]

Govt culpable in N’Delta pollution—Soyinka

June 30, 2012 by Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt  Professor Wole Soyinka | credits: File copy Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has said that oil companies collaborate with corrupt governments in the past to inflict pains of environmental degradation on the Niger Delta people. Soyinka explained that the Niger Delta was systematically poisoned and degraded through […]

Convicted felon & ex Gov. Alamieyeseigha loses N60m cash to America

A former governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, on Thursday lost N60m ($401,931) to the United States Government following a court ruling, premiuntimes.com reported on Friday. Alamieyeseigha lost the money when the US Department of Justice executed a forfeiture order granted by a federal district judge in the state of Massachusetts. The court granted the […]

Jonathan/Sambo’s assets: Our hands are tied – CCB

The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau, Mr. Sam Saba, has said the constitution bars the bureau from making public the asset declaration forms of President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice-President Namadi Sambo. He said this in an interview in Abuja, on Friday. He said the National Assembly had yet to provide the required guidelines […]

Don’t wake a sleeping lion – Ex Gov. Fayose warns the presidency

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