Two escape death as train crashes into truck in Aba

Two escape death as train crashes into truck in Aba

BY UGOCHUKWU ALARIBE Tragedy struck in Aba, Abia state, on Friday, as two persons; a driver and the conductor of an articulated truck with registration number, Lagos APP 153 XL, escaped death when a train rammed into their truck. Saturday Vanguard gathered that the passenger train was on its way to Port Harcourt when it […]

Boko Haram: Nigeria purchases 21 fighter aircraft, gets 4 war planes from Pakistani

KADUNA-A major milestone in the resolve of Nigeria to crush Boko Haram terrorists in the North East was achieved, yesterday, with the delivery of four fighter aircraft to the Nigerian government by its Pakistani counterpart.

Boko Haram: Nigeria purchases 21 fighter aircraft, gets 4 war planes from Pakistani

KADUNA-A major milestone in the resolve of Nigeria to crush Boko Haram terrorists in the North East was achieved, yesterday, with the delivery of four fighter aircraft to the Nigerian government by its Pakistani counterpart. This came ahead of 21 aircraft approved for procurement by President Muhammadu Buhari to boost the operations of the Nigerian […]

Naira depreciates further to N385/$ in parallel market

Naira depreciates further to N385/$ in parallel market

By Babajide Komolafe LAGOS— The naira, yesterday, depreciated further to N385 per dollar in the parallel market as demand for foreign exchange intensified. This implies the naira has depreciated by N60 against the dollar this week in the parallel market, when compared with the closing exchange rate of N325 per dollar last Friday. The currency, […]

Police arrests six fulani herdsmen for kidnapping, robbery

Six Fulani herdsmen arrested by the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, for allegedly kidnapping and terrorizing businessmen, including residents of Okeho, a border town in Oyo State, have been charged to court. The suspects, identified as Abdullahi Mohammed, 35; Abubakar Abubakar, 28; Damanya Gambo, 30; Usman Saidu, 30; Usman Idris, 35; […]

Nigeria generates N3.27trn from oil and gas sector in 10 months

Nigeria generates N3.27trn from oil and gas sector in 10 months

Nigeria earned N3.27 trillion from the oil and gas sector in 10 months, between January and October 2015, data obtained from the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has revealed. The CBN, in its Economic Report for October 2015, disclosed that oil and gas revenue in the 10-month period accounted for 55.93 per cent of the […]

Biafra: 8 IPOB members killed, 30 wounded, 26 arrested

Biafra: 8 IPOB members killed, 30 wounded, 26 arrested

…as group defies police order to protest in Delta, Abia, Enugu states Judge fails to show up in court over Nnamdi Kanu’s case Cleric denies appointment as Biafra INEC commissioner It was a theatre of confusion, yesterday in Aba as eight  members of the the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, were allegedly shot dead by […]

Angry reactions as Okorocha sacks 3,000 workers

Angry reactions as Okorocha sacks 3,000 workers

OWERRI—Angry reactions have started trailing the sacking of over 3,000 workers in the 19 Imo State government parastatals, agencies and departments. Some of the establishments visited by Vanguard, yesterday, looked like a grave-yard as some of the workers affected by the sack order were seen in groups, bemoaning their predicament. Meanwhile, the organized labour in Imo […]

I didn’t collect N100,000m from Yuguda – Odili

I didn’t collect N100,000m from Yuguda – Odili

Former governor of Rivers State, Dr. Peter Odili, has denied reports that a former Minister of State for Finance, Mr Bashir Yuguda, gave him N100 million out of the money collected from the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd). In a statement yesterday, Dr Odili said he never had any dealings with the […]