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Opinion: Buhari is not a Nigerian

Kayode Soremekun aertisement     TOP HEADLINES       As I contemplate the Nigerian condition or non-condition, I continue to marvel at contemporary happenings. The nirvana is certainly not here yet. Still, it is possible to discern new ozone in public life. Suddenly, public officials are more responsive. The refineries appear to be working. […]

‘PG Arab states to blame for potential Morsi execution’

    A leading figure of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood movement has condemned the position of certain Arab states of the Persian Gulf on the potential execution of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi. Yehia Hamed, who worked as investment minister in Morsi’s administration, and was the youngest minister in his democratically elected government, specifically pointed fingers at Saudi Arabia, a […]

World leaders adopt ambitious UN goals to end extreme poverty in 15 years

Teenage Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai speaks at a press conference during the UN General Assembly on September 25, 2015 in New York. She urged leaders to zero in on promoting education even as world leaders pledged to end extreme poverty within 15 years, adopting an ambitious set of UN goals to be backed up by […]

The Ogogoro We Need – By Arnold A. Alalibo

By Arnold A. Alalibo | NNP | Sept. 26, 2015 – I was wrong about my view on the recent ban on ogogoro, the locally-brewed gin that caused the death of many in Rivers State recently. I had supported the action of the federal government in outlawing both its production and consumption, perhaps because of […]

Zambian president gives death row inmates life sentences

LUSAKA (Reuters) – Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu on Thursday reduced the sentence of 332 prisoners awaiting death by hanging to life imprisonment to ease maximum security prison congestion. Crimes that could be punishable by death include murder, treason and robbery with a deadly weapon, although Zambia has not executed any prisoners since 1997. During a […]

Germany-based businessman shot dead in Lagos

■ Police hold two suspects   BY CHIOMA IGBOKWE   It happened in Iyana Ishashi, along the Lagos-Badagry expressway. Mr. Barry Ndulue, a middle-aged man was coming back from a business trip to Ghana on Sunday, September 20, 2015. Unknown to him, he was being trailed, according to police ac­counts. Once he got to that […]

Lady, 24 nabbed for child theft in Calabar

By Ike Uchechukwu   Luck ran out, yesterday, on an alleged syndicate that specializes in buying children in the Calabar metropolis as one of their members a 24 -year old lady known as Nkechi was apprehended by neighbours of the “supposed “victim before she was arrested by the police. Saturday Vanguard learned that the incident,which […]

NNPC Appointments: Much Ado about a Conflict of Interest – By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo

By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo | London, UK | Sept. 26, 2015 – I was as usual browsing the noted and respected Sahara Reporters website when I came across a Petition/Press Release by a group named Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) who claimed to be a “coalition of over hundred and fifty Anti-corruption organizations whose […]

Dr. Okonjo-Iweala offer two international jobs

Former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has accepted two key international positions.   The first is to serve as Chair of the 28-member Board of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation, GAVI, (http://www.gavi.org/about/), an international public-private partnership committed to saving the lives of children and protecting people’s […]

Nigeria Might Still Break Up Under Buhari – By Lloyd Ukwu-

By Lloyd Ukwu | Washington DC, USA | Sept. 26, 2015 – American and Western European experts predicted that Nigeria will disintegrate in 2015. With the political desperation and frenzy that marked the political campaigns of the 2015 presidential election, many thought that Nigeria was at the point of the predicted 2015 disintegration. Surprisingly, the election took […]

Gov. Udom Emmanuel reappoints Nollywood star, Ini Edo

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