Nigeria not rich – Buhari

Nigeria not rich – Buhari

ABUJA – President Mohammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria is erroneously being regarded as a rich country, stating that indices and parameters of evaluating a rich country such as economic advancement, improved social services were lacking. He however enjoined the Nigerian elites to be prepared to make sacrifice to rescue the country. The president spoke […]

APC, PDP disagree over Jonathan’s achievements

APC, PDP disagree over Jonathan’s achievements

ABUJA — NATIONAL leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday, took a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari, asking him and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to urgently articulate an economic direction and stop appropriating the achievements of former President Goodluck Jonathan. The APC immediately countered that there is nothing to appropriate from an […]

Buhari probes Ministry of Finance over alleged diversion of $1.005bn

Buhari probes Ministry of Finance over alleged diversion of $1.005bn

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday queried the Ministry of Finance over alleged diversion of foreign loans obtained for rail projects by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan. Specifically, the President is seeking clarification on alleged diversion of a substantial part of a $1.005bn loan obtained from the Chinese Exim Bank for the construction of […]

Terrorism: NIS bars 4,916 from travelling abroad

The Nigeria Immigration Service said it barred no fewer than 4,916 Nigerians from travelling out of the country between January and March, 2015. The Nigerians were suspected to be on their way to join international terrorist organisations, including the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq and the Taliban, sources within the NIS confided in our […]

Ribadu told me Obasanjo used him as EFCC boss – Soyinka

Ribadu told me Obasanjo used him as EFCC boss – Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, said that former President Goodluck Jonathan was becoming authoritarian while in office. Soyinka also said that the pioneer Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu admitted to him in the UK that he (Ribadu) realised late that former President Olusegun Obasanjo was using him as EFCC […]

Standing Order; Senate forgery allegation raises issue of criminality – IG

Standing Order; Senate forgery allegation raises issue of criminality – IG

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, has defended police investigation into the alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Orders 2015. The police boss defended his action in a preliminary objection opposing a suit filed by the Enugu East senator in the National Assembly, Mr. Gilbert Nnaji, asking the Federal High Court in Abuja to […]

Why i supported Dogara over Gbajabiamila – Tambuwal

Why i supported Dogara over Gbajabiamila – Tambuwal

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state and former speaker of the federal house of representatives, says the emergence of Yakubu Dogara as his successor was based on merit. He Dogara as “a detribalised and committed Nigerian”, saying he decided to support him over Femi Gbajabiamila  – who he admitted was his close ally – because of […]

Why i slashed my girlfriend’s throat after three rounds of sex -Suspect

CALABAR – A THIRTY year old man, Richard Effiok from Akpabuyo local Government Area of Cross River State has narrated how he slashed the throat of his twenty- three year-old girl friend, Bassey Udoh, from Akwa Ibom State after a sex romp. Richard in an interview with Vanguard on Monday at the Cross River State […]

River State: APC is not involved in the current breakdown of law and order

River State: APC is not involved in the current breakdown of law and order

By Nwaorgu Faustinus The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC says its attention has been drawn to a press release by Governor Nyesom Wike, signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Opunabo Inko-Tariah claiming that the present breakdown of law and order in Port Harcourt and environs is caused by […]

Army to punish soldiers for torturing naked robber

Army to punish soldiers for torturing naked robber

The authorities of the Nigerian Army have apprehended some soldiers who were photographed torturing a suspected armed robber at Mararaba, Nasarawa State, near Abuja. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said in an electronic mail on Monday that the Army would ensure that the soldiers involved were punished. He said the photograph […]