Letter to Roy Teryima Abenga

November 8, 2021 Editorial IV 0

I would like to start by appreciating your courage and advise that you don’t give up on your ambition to compete for governorship position in Benue state under the Youth Democratic Party.  I am aware that your posters at the Government House Makurdi were recently removed as directed by the authority and your brother was equally arrested for taking your Read More

Keren: HURIWA to mobilise youths against Ministers over inaction on rape victim

November 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA) has berated the Minster of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen and her counterpart in the ministry of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, over their alleged inaction with regards to the rape of a – 14 year old boarding student of Premiere Academy, Lugbe, Keren-Happuch Akpagher, which eventually led to her death. Mother of Keren-Happuch, Vivien Read More

Editors ask security agents to find missing Vanguard journalist

November 2, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), Monday, asked the security agencies to immediately locate a missing journalist, Mr. Tordue Salem and also to investigate all forms of attacks against journalists with the sole purpose of prosecuting the offenders. Salem, a journalist with Vanguard Newspapers, who covers the House of Representatives, has been declared missing in the past few weeks. The Read More

PGF boss to Ayu: Investigate mismanagement of N30bn mobilised for PDP secretariat

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has challenged the new leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, to investigate the mismanagement of N30 billions mobilised for the construction of its national secretariat. The APC chieftain also commended the opposition party for organising a successful Read More

Group tasks NSCDC, FRSC, others on transparent recruitment

October 5, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of Civil Society Network (NCSN) has urged government agencies to exercise high level of transparency in their recruitment processes  NCSN in a press briefing Monday, tasked the leadership of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Federal Road safety Corps (FRSC) to emulate their sister agencies while conducting their recruitment process.  Chairman of the Coalition, Comrade Zakari Hashim, Read More

Management closes down OAU, asks students to go home

October 2, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Authority of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has announced closing that of the university till further notice. The closure, according to a release by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olanrewaju, Friday evening, became necessary to forestall breakdown of law and order following the continuous protest of the students. A 24-year-old, female, final year student of the Department of Foreign Read More

Rumpus in OAU over death of final year student

October 1, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

There was rumpus in Ile-Ife, Osun state, Friday morning, over death of a final year student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Adeshina Aishat. The deceased, who was a student in the department of Foreign Language, died at the Seventh Day Adventist hospital, Ile-Ife, where she was allegedly referred to, by the health care unit of the university. Students of the university barricaded the town in protest, Read More

Court orders Ugwuanyi to investigate killing of 22 unarmed youth in Emene

September 30, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

The Enugu state High Court has ordered Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state to constitute a judicial commission of inquiry into the gruesome murder of twenty-two unarmed youth by the Nigerian security agencies in Emene, Enugu state. On August 23, 2021, no fewer than 22 unarmed youth were extra-judicially killed by combined security operatives, made up of Nigerian Army, Nigerian Read More

2022: Prepare your handover note, PDP tells Oyetola

September 7, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 election in Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke, Tuesday arrived Osogbo, the state capital, to prepare for the 2022 governorship election in the state. Receiving members of the party in Osogbo, Adeleke advised Governor Adegboyega Oyetola to begin writing his handover note and prepare to leave the government house Read More

OAU dismisses another lecturer for sexual harassment

September 7, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The authority of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun state, has announced dismissal of another lecturer, Dr. Adebayo Mosobalaje, for alleged sexual harassment. This would be the second lecturer dismissed in the university for the same allegation.  A federal high court sitting in Osogbo, had convicted Prof Richard Akindele for sexual harassment and the university dismissed him in June 2018. A Read More

APC expels caretaker chair for wishing Buhari dead

September 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) said it has ratified the expulsion of the party’s Caretaker Chairman of Yola South Local Government Area, Adamawa state, Alhaji Sulaiman Adamu. Recall the viral video in which Alhaji Sulaiman Adamu made unwholesome utterences on President Muhammadu Buhari, the leader of the party. In a statement signed Thursday in Abuja Read More

No plot to unseat Buni, ex-PDP guber candidate denies court case

August 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Yobe state governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Ambassador Umar Ilya Damagum has denied knowledge of any court process allegedly instituted with the aim of sacking the governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni from office.  In the alleged suit filed at the Federal High Court Abuja on Thursday, the plaintiffs allegedly argued Read More

Kidnap suspects petition Buhari, IGP, demand case transfer to Abuja

June 18, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Three brothers held by the Nasarawa state Police Command, on the allegation of kidnapping, have accused the latter of demanding N35 million from them to secure their freedom. The brothers, Alhaji Bawa Adamu, Abdullahi Adamu and Ibrahim Bawa, who said they were arrested on April 15 by the police, following information by two police informants that they were involved in Read More

‘N1. 5trn fraud’: NIMASA DG writes EFCC, says Nigeria’s image at stake

May 26, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The Director General of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has asked the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to investigate spurious allegations of a purported trace of N1.5 trillion and over $9 million dollars to accounts belonging to him in Fidelity and Access banks, respectively.  The allegations, which have been trending on the social Read More

N1. 5trn allegations: NIMASA DG writes EFCC to wade in

May 26, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Director General of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh has requested the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) investigate spurious allegations of a purported trace of the sum of N1.5 trillion and over $9 million dollars to accounts belonging to him in Fidelity and Access banks respectively. The allegations, which has been trending on the Read More

Cell decongestion: Osun court hold session in police headquarters

May 20, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Apparently to decongest the police cell, Osun state Magistrate court presided over by Dr. Olusegun Ayilara, Thursday held its proceeding at the headquarters of the statepolice command, Osogbo.  The proceeding which was held at the conference room of the police, had the Magistrate, prosecutors and some counsels in attendance.  The suspects were moved from the Criminal Investigate Department, CID, very Read More

Illegal parking: FCT Task team impounds 30 motorcycles, 20 vehicles, 5 tricycles

April 25, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

No fewer than thirty motorcycles, twenty vehicles and five tricycles were impounded at the weekend, during the second wave of FCT Administration’s intensive raid on illegal motor parks and garages in the nation’s capital city. Also, three drivers were arrested for allegedly attempting to obstruct the officials drawn from various traffic management and security agencies during the exercise that started Read More

Senate probes alleged killing of Nigerians in Togo

April 21, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Nigerian Senate has directed its Committee on Ethics, Privileges, and Public Petitions, to probe the alleged killing of some Nigerian nationals of Enugu State origin resident in the Republic of Togo. This followed a petition to the upper legislative Chamber by Concerned Igbo-Eze North Youths, presented by former Deputy President of the Senate and former Speaker of the Parliament Read More