Clamp down on militants in Lagos, Ogun

•As army search for missing officer, weapon•Heavy pounding in creeks and suburbs By Ifeanyi Okolie As rounds of heavy gunfire reverberated  through the air at Abula-Ado and the bubbling city of Festac Town, Lagos State, on Monday night, residents were thrown into panic …

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Nigerians resort to self-defence against xenophobic attacks in S/Africa

By Charles Kumolu NIGERIANS resident in South Africa resorted to self-defence yesterday in the face of xenophobic attacks by South Africans, who specifically targeted them in the latest wave of attacks against black immigrants, Saturday Vanguard learnt. It was gathered that plans by …

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Boko Haram: 2.5m children suffering from starvation – Borno Lawmakers

By Henry Umoru THIRTEEN lawmakers from Borno State in the National Assembly comprising the Senators and members of House of Representatives yesterday said the Federal Government was not doing enough to solve the humanitarian crisis in Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe states. The lawmakers …

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I’ll rather remain in my house than have Sheriff as PDP chairman— Bode George

By Dapo Akinrefon Hours after the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt gave its decision to vest legitimacy to Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olabode George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the party …

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Nigeria and the march to shamelessness

By Ugoji Egbujo A couple of weeks ago the EFCC stormed a small house in a slum in Kaduna. In that nondescript house was a beautiful safe. The safe contained more cash than all commercial banks’ vaults in Kaduna put together: over nine million …

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Musa, others to blame for Ranieri’s fall

The sacking of Claudio Ranieri,  the man who brought the Premier  League  title to  Leicester City, has caused shock waves around the footballing  world. City are under fire for dismissing a man who has brought the club the greatest moments  in its history …

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Green attacks Pinnick

Nigeria Football Federation president, Amaju Pinnick has been criticised for revealing who he will vote for in the Confederation of African Football presidential election. NFF Executive Committee member, Chris Green insisted intentions should be secret until the 16 March election. Pinnick “I think …

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World’s most expensive hospitals patronised by rich Nigerians

By Sola ogundipe WHEN it comes to medical tourism, Nigerians rate amongst the most enthusiastic in the world. Tens of thousands troop to foreign hospitals every year, expending in excess of $1,000,000,000. At least 50 per cent of these patients travelling abroad are …

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“Who is ready for marriage?”

By Francis Ewherido As part of the Valentine celebration, the Young Christian Workers (YCW) of my parish invited me to talk to them last Saturday on the above topic. Now who is ready for marriage? One, legally and biologically, marriage is for somebody …

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Stop witch-hunting Dikko, Maritime platform tells EFCC

By Ifenyinwa Obi THE Association of Maritime Leaders, AML, has called on the Economic  and Finacial Crimes Commission to avoid victimising a former Comptroller General of Customs, Alhaji DIko Inde, noting that a recent operation carried out in his Kaduna residence by the …

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Poultry farmers meet Osinbajo

By Levinus Nwabughiogu Poultry Farmers  Association of Nigeria has appealed to federal government to intervene in the lingering scarcity of maize in the country. This was as government has urged Nigerian Customs and other relevant stakeholders to increase border surveillance to prevent the …

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This is not the change they preached to us —Cardinal Okogie laments

•Says our problem not Boko Haram but self-centredness•Nigeria is heading the way of Sodom and Gomorrah•Asks, ‘where are the guns cleared at the ports but intercepted by customs?’•Commends Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State By Sam Eyoboka CATHOLIC Archbishop Emeritus of Lagos Archdiocese …

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Okpozo laid to rest amidst eulogies

THE remains of Sec-ond Republic Senator and South-South leader, Senator Francis   Okpozo were yesterday laid to rest at his Ozoro home in Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta amid encomiums. His funeral ceremony attracted dignitaries from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and …

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EFL Cup final: Mourinho to involve Rooney

Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney “will be involved” in tomorrow’s EFL Cup final against Southampton, says manager Jose Mourinho. Rooney, 31,  announced on Thursday that he is staying at Old Trafford  after being linked with a move to China. Wayne Rooney  The England …

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Liberia musical diva, Miatta Fahnbulleh meets Jimi Solanke

By BENJAMIN NJOKU Liberian musical diva, Miatta Fahnbulleh alongside Nigeria’s acclaimed folklorist, playwright and actor,  Jimi Solanke will be headlining the revived Elders’ Forum, which comes up this Sunday,at popular celebrity hangout, O’jez, inside the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. The once popular highlife …

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NotJustOk expands to East, S’Africa

As part of their commitment to exposing African music to the world, West Africa’s premier music entertainment site, Notjustok is extending their content offering to East African and South African countries. Demola With this move, the popular website which is over 10 years …

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27-yr-old sentenced to death for killing human rights lawyer

By Abdulwahab Abdulah An Ikeja High Court yesterday sentenced 27-year-old Oluwaseun Oladapo, to death by hanging for murdering  a Lagos based human rights lawyer, Mr Kunle Fadipe and his mother-in-law, Mrs Cecilia Owolabi. In her judgement,  justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye found Oladapo guilty on …

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Hunger crisis deepens in Lake Chad Basin — FAO

By Gabriel Ewepu THE Food and Agri-culture Organisation yesterday raised alarm over deepened hunger crisis in the Lake Chad Basin, which 7.1 million people are now endangered. This was revealed by the Director, Emergency and Rehabilitation Division, FAO, Dominique Burgeon, in view of …

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IDSL not responsible for NLNG pipeline explosion – NNPC

By Michael Eboh Integrated Data Services Limited, IDSL, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, yesterday, denied responsibility for the pipeline explosion which occurred Thursday, at a Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited, NLNG, pipeline in Emohua Local Government Area, Rivers State. …

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My story of focus, determination, triumph in Anambra—Obiano

•How Peter Obi made me governor•Why I went after my childhood friends who were kidnappers  By Onochie Anibeze ANAMBRA State governor, Chief Willie Obiano is one the few governors, who rarely talk to the media.   But that does not imply that he …

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