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External reserves fall by $301m as Naira loses 2 kobo

BY BABAJIDE KOMOLAFE The nation’s external reserves continued its downward trend as it fell by $301 million to $43.31 billion  from $43.61 billion in the first six days of 2014. Meanwhile, the naira depreciated marginally by two kobo at the first foreign exchange auction conducted by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, this year. Data […]

Lagos is moving in the wrong direction — Obanikoro

It’s peace of the graveyard in Lagos APC BY EMMANUEL AZIKEN, POLITICAL EDITOR Senator Musiliu Obanikoro has been one of the leading political lights in Lagos State since the advent of the Fourth Republic. He was Commissioner for Works in 1999, Senator in 2003 and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP gubernatorial candidate in 2007. Following […]

Ogun community protests herdsmen’s killing of 4 kinsmen

BY DAUD OLATUNJI ABEOKUTA  — Hundreds of people of Ketu constituency in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State, yesterday, protested over alleged killing of four of their kinsmen by Fulani herdsmen. The protesters, under the aegis of the coalition of socio-cultural groups, are of the opinion that “the state is sitting on a […]

Final year female Benue varsity student dies in hotel room

BY PETER DURU MAKURDI — A 21-year-old final year female student of the Benue State University, BSU, Joan Adaaku, has been reportedly found dead in a hotel room located in the heart of Makurdi, the Benue State capital. Vanguard gathered from sources who preferred anonymity that the Economics undergraduate  had checked into Savannah Guest House […]

2013 Glo CAF Award: Analysts favour Mikel

With 24 hours to the next Glo CAf Awards, football analysts have been making different permutations with clear-cut justifications on who deserves to wear the crown of African Player of the Year for 2013. Majority of the opinions however favour Nigerian International and Chelsea Midfielder, John Mikel Obi to win the Award. The top three […]

Angry reactions trail Clark’s letter to OBJ

E. K. Clark BY SONI DANIEL, CLIFFORD NDUJIHE, DAPO AKINREFON, CHARLES KUMOLU, JOHNBOSCO AGBAKWURU & LEVINUS NWABUGHIOGU The open letter of Elderstates man and Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, opened a can of worms in the polity. Eminent Nigerians who reacted to the 10-page letter expressed mixed feelings. […]

How 18-yr-old boy killed girl, 12, for money ritual

LAGOS — The police in Lagos State, yesterday, said they have arrested an 18-year-old boy, Ikechukwu Friday, who allegedly killed a 12-year-old girl for money ritual. The suspect, who is currently being interrogated at the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Panti, Yaba, was paraded before newsmen. According to him, a pastor he asked for money […]

Iyetade Soyinka’s funeral begins

Burial rites for Ms.Iyetade Soyinka, who died after a brief illness at the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan, on December 28, 2013, begin with a service of songs tomorrow, at Penton Rise, Atinuke Hall (former Palm Chemist), Oshuntokun Avenue, Old Bodija, Ibadan.She will be laid to rest on Friday, in Ibadan, after funeral service at […]

Ex-militants pledge support for NDDC board members

Gabriel EwepuAbuja- Following the recent appointments made by President Goodluck Jonathan of new members into the board of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, ex-militants in the third phase of the federal government amnesty programme had pledged their support to work with them.…MilitantsThe National Secretary, of the ex-agitators, Comr. Tam Odogwu, who spoke with Sweetcrude in […]

Half-nude women protest against Shell in Bayelsa

YENAGOA—Hundreds of half-nude women in Peremabiri community in Bayelsa State, Niger Delta, yesterday, staged a protest against non-implementation of an existing agreement by Shell. The women disrupted movement of workers into the oil platforms and boat houses operated by Shell in the area, alleging non-implementation of the memorandum of understanding Shell entered into with the […]

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