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Zamfara: Supreme Court affirms Yari’s election

From: GODWIN TSA, Abuja The Supreme Court yesterday upheld the election of Malam Abdulazeez Yari of All Progressives Congress as governor of Zamfara. In a unanimous judgment, the apex court dismissed the petition challenging the election of Governor Yari for lack of merit. Alhaji Mahmud Shinkafi, the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the […]

Fugitive Mexican drug lord El Chapo captured

Notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been arrested after his scandalous prison break last year, the Mexican president announced via his Twitter. Misión cumplida: lo tenemos. Quiero informar a los mexicanos que Joaquín Guzmán Loera ha sido detenido. — Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) January 8, 2016 “Mission completed: we’ve got him. I’d like […]

Panasonic sets up assembling plant in Nigeria

By Franklin Alli Japan based electronics giant, Panasonic has established an assembly plant in Lagos to complement its manufacturing plant in India. In a statement, Shinichi Wakita, Managing Director of Panasonic, Middle East and Africa, said the company is extending the manufacturing  of its air-conditioners and TV sets to the shores of Nigeria. He disclosed […]

12,000 Nigerians in Cameroun want to return as VSF team visits Borno

BY NDAHI MARAMA, Maiduguri THE Victims Support Fund (VSF) assessment team to Borno state, was to “comprehensively assess” the security situation and accessibilities in the border areas of Gambouru and Ngala towns, before the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Cameroon could be repatriated and resettled in any camps, its Executive Secretary, Prof. Sunday Ocheche has […]

2016: Our expectations, Nollywood practitioners speak

By Benjamin Njoku HVP speaks with some top Nollywood practitioners on how the industry fared in 2015 and their expectations in this new year. This is what they have to say… Nollywood brand was further deepened in 2015—Alex Eyengho, ANCOP president Nollywood did fairly well in 2015, in terms of quality production. Film makers raised […]

I lost my cousin to Boko Haram – Dogara

By Emman Ovuakporie and Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Abuja Speaker of the House of Representatives,Yakubu Dogara has recounted how he lost his first cousin, a Divisional Police Office, DPO, serving in Borno State to the Boko Haram sect in one of the attacks in the area. Dogara who disclosed this when he visited the Wassa Internally Displaced […]

People must be at the heart of development in Africa – Adesina

D octor Akinwunmi Adesina, Nigeria’s  former Minister of Agriculture and  President of the African Development Bank Group  was  recently awarded  an Honorary Doctorate Degree (Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa) by his Alma Mater, Obafemi Awolowe University,  Ile-Ife. In this interview with Jimoh Babatunde, he  outlined his vision  as President of AfDB  i n the areas […]

How disappointed Toure missed historic fifth African Player Award

Ivory Coast captain and Manchester City star Yaya Toure has said he was disappointed  after narrowly missing out on a record fifth straight CAF African Player of the Year Award. The 32-year-old midfielder has previously bagged the prestigious individual accolade in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Given his form at Manchester City and that he […]

80th Birthday Dinner: Soyinka replies Rivers govt

Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has described as ‘abominable distractions,’ statement by the Rivers State Commissioner for Information, Dr Austin Tam-George, that the state would demand refund from him (Soyinka) if he collected cash from the  N82 million allegedly spent by immediate-past Governor, Rotimi Amaechi on a dinner to honour him. Soyinka, who reacted in […]

Security operatives besiege Abuja residence of ex-Customs boss, Dikko

By Favour Nnabugwu Security operatives in two loaded trucks on Friday, besieged the house of former Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Mr Abdullahi Inde Dikko, on Ahmed Musa Street, Jabi, Abuja. Vanguard gathered that stern looking mobile policemen and officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrived the house of the former […]

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