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65,000 prison inmates face starvation over N6bn debt

By Omeiza Ajayi NIGERIA’s Prison population of 65,000 inmates are currently under the threat of starvation following the non-payment of ration and gas suppliers since 2015. Saturday Vanguard gathered that the Federal Government had since 2015 failed to remit payment of over N6 billion to the contractors. Reacting to the development, one of the suppliers, […]

Restructuring Nigeria is inevitable – Ekweremadu

Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, says restructuring Nigeria is inevitable for all-inclusive advantages it will confer on federating units and enhancement of national unity. Ekweremadu stated this at a two-day Retreat by Southern Senators Forum in Calabar on Friday, and dismissed the fear in certain quarters that restructuring would cause the break-up […]

Things Atiku’s defections have in common with Buhari

By Charles Kumolu WHILE it would not be wrong to describe former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as a serial defector, profiling him as the only person, who had criss-crossed parties in the quest for the presidency could be termed fallacious. Even with his latest move yesterday, which was the third in its series, Atiku is […]

115 killed in Mosque attack in Egypt

Egypt mosque attack death toll rises to 115, reports say. It was earlier announced that armed assailants killed at least 54 people in an attack on a mosque in Egypt’s Sinai on Friday, state television reported. At least 75 more people were wounded in the attack that targeted worshippers during weekly Friday prayers, the report […]

The worst is over

Tinubu governors can’t appropriate power of endorsement • Govs, North Central leaders urge Buhari to contest 2019 presidential election • Why no automatic ticket for Buhari in 2019 -Tinubu By Dayo Johnson & Henry Umoru ABUJA-AGAINST the backdrop of a gale of second term endorsements for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 Presidential race, especially […]

UPDATED: Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe’s new president

Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president on Friday, marking the final chapter of a political drama that toppled his predecessor Robert Mugabe after a military takeover. Mnangagwa, until recently one of Mugabe’s closest allies, took the oath of office at the national sports stadium on the outskirts of Harare to an explosion of cheering from […]

New Zimbabwe president, Mnangagwa, praises ‘father of the nation’ Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s newly sworn-in President Emmerson Mnangagwa praised outgoing leader Robert Mugabe as “the father of the nation” during his inauguration address on Friday. “Let me at this stage pay tribute to one of the, and the only surviving, founding fathers of our nation, Comrade Robert Gabriel Mugabe,” Mnangagwa said in front of a crowd of […]

I am under serious pressure – Buhari

…Assures improvement on aviation infrastructure By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA-AS Nigeria hosts International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, said he was under serious pressure from Nigerians to establish a national airline. Buhari also reiterated the determination of his administration to speed up the improvement of aviation infrastructure in the country for the benefit […]

Breaking news: Ex vice president Dr. Alex Ekwueme, is dead (RIP)

Monday, November 20th, 2017 Photo: Dr Alex Ekwueme Ex- Nigeria’s Vice President, of Dr Alex Ekwueme is dead, after battling with a complicated chest infection. The deceased who is in his 80s, and hails from Oko community, in Orumba  council area of Anambra state, was the Vice to the 2nd Republic president of Nigeria, Alhaji […]

Why We Should also Listen to Maina – Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | November 18, 2017 – An article on Maina with a title such as the above is not likely to win its author any applause or friends. With Maina and ‘Mainagate’ becoming by-words for ‘fantastically corrupt’, to suggest that we should  pause to listen to his own side […]

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