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Lagos Leads Nigeria’s Most Indebted States


President-elect Muhammadu Buhari and the governors that will assume office for the first time on May 29 will have huge debt burdens to bear, records of the Debt Management Office (DMO) has revealed. According to the DMO, the Federal Government has an external debt stock of $6.445 billion and another ... Read More »

Make Money Off The Cloud


Being among the first to start a new line of business, almost always guarantees business success. Local examples to point to include: Jumia, Konga, Jobberman, Swift, etc. they jumped on the train of new business opportunities and have made huge success. So would you dare to start out on new ... Read More »

NGO Threatens unclad Protest If Taraba Female Governorship Candidate Is Intimidated

Taraba state logo

Non-governmental Organisation (NGO), Agape Sisters, has threatened to protest unclad on April 25 if the female governorship candidate in the Taraba governorship election, Aisha Alhassan, is intimidated. Coordinator of Agape Sisters, Mrs Jean Onuh, issued the threat in Abuja on Friday when briefing newsmen on the Taraba run-off election. Onuh ... Read More »

Uduaghan Commissions N4bn Warri-Effurun Flyover


Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, Friday commissioned the Warri-Effurun flyover constructed over the busy Effurun roundabout in Uvwie Local Government Area of the state. The four-lane flyover, with both sides of the dual-carriageway measuring approximately one kilometre, was constructed at a cost of about N4.1 billion. Uduaghan, who unveiled the ... Read More »

Nigeria Now Generates 5,500MW Of Power Out Of The Needed 160,000MW

power plant Zungeru

Although Nigeria needs 160,000 megawatts of power to be able to satisfy its needs, the federal government on Friday boasted that it now generates 5,500 megawatts of power. This was made known at a joint press briefing by the Minister of Power, Chinedu Nebo and Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam ... Read More »

NBA Chairman In Ughelli Shot Dead By Unknown Gunmen


Gunmen suspected to be assassins, Thursday, killed the Ughelli branch chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Barrister Austin Icheghe. The incident, Vanguard learnt, happened around 9pm at the 14 Ekredjebor residence of the victim in the presence of his immediate family. The Icheghe residence on Friday was filled with ... Read More »

Customs Confirms The Release Of Obasanjo’s Controversial Autobiography, My Watch

My Watch

The Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday said it had released former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s autobiography titled, My Watch. The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the NCS Comptroller-General, Alhaji Dikko Abdullahi, made the disclosure to newsmen when he inaugurated two new patrol boats of the service in Lagos. Abdullahi said ... Read More »

Kidnapping: Don’t Leave Your Children In Care Of Total Strangers, NHRC Tells Parents


Following the upsurge in reported cases of kidnappings in the country, the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, Friday,‎ counseled parents and guardians against entrusting their children and wards to strangers, as such practice could expose‎ them to different forms of rights abuses. ‎The commission, which expressed worries over the recent ... Read More »

Odinkalu Heads Commission Of Inquiry On Rivers Killings


Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has inaugurated a nine-man commission of inquiry to look into the politically motivated killings in the state in the build-up to the general elections. The commission of inquiry is headed by the well-respected Chairman of National Human Rights Commission, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, while Sir ... Read More »

How Desperate Politicians Used Fetish Sacrifices To Force Me Out Of Govt House – Ajimobi

Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State

Reelected Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, on Thursday gave reasons why he had to relocate from the Government House to his private residence in Ibadan, the state capital, in the build-up to the governorship elections in the state. He said he had to flee his official residence after ... Read More »

NGF Welcomes New And Returning Governors After Polls


The Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, has congratulated and welcomed all new and returning governors. The NGF in a statement by its Director General, Ashishana Okauru, on Thursday said it is especially elated that winners have emerged in almost all the states. “While we congratulate the winners and urge them to ... Read More »

Lamido Regrets Leaving N11bn Debt For Incoming APC Administration In Jigawa

Sule Lamido

Governor. Sule Lamido of Jigawa State on Thursday said he would leave N11 billion liability to the incoming government on May 29. Mr. Lamido said this while assenting to the state’s 2015 Appropriation Bill in Dutse. He said the liability was part of the N17 billion used to construct an ... Read More »

Maina Pension Team Offers To Assist Buhari In Anti-corruption War


The disbanded Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, led by Abdulrasheed Maina, has offered to work with the incoming administration of Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) to fight against pension theft. The team, which addressed a press conference in Abuja Thursday, said its work would be easier under Mr. Buhari, who ... Read More »

Kano: Governor-elect Sets Up 93-member Transition C’ttee

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

The Governor-elect of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Thursday in Kano inaugurated a 93-man Transition Committee for the take-off of his administration on May 29. Inaugurating the committees at the Deputy Governor’s Office, Mr. Ganduje urged the members to work assiduously and diligently towards the success of the incoming administration. ... Read More »

Plateau State Governor-elect, Lalong Promises To Run An All-inclusive Govt

Simon Lalong

The Governor-elect of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has promised to run an all-inclusive government that would serve people of the state irrespective of ethnic, religious and political backgrounds. This is just as he called on people of the state to pray for the incoming All Progressives Congress administration to discharge ... Read More »

Unknown gunmen kill Ughelli NBA Chairman in Delta


Unknown gunmen on Thursday night killed, Mr Austin Icheghe, the Ughelli branch Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Delta. His niece, Egunor Uviesa, said that the NBA chairman was shot in front of his house at No 14 Ekredjebor Street, Ughelli, while alighting from his vehicle at 9 ... Read More »

Abuja Bizman Pays N.6m for Man Trekking for Buhari to Lodge at Transcorp Hotel

suleiman hashimu

Suleiman Hashimu, who came into national reckoning, following a promise he made that if Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) emerges winner of the presidential election, he would trek from wherever he is to Abuja, to witness his inauguration, has been offered a one week all-expense paid accommodation at the prestigious Transcorp ... Read More »

5 Killed In Ughelli Cult Clash


At least five persons suspected to be members of two rival cult groups have been killed in a renewed clash, which started on Sunday at Ughelli, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State. According to a senior member of Ughelli Vigilant, nicknamed Bakassi, who spoke to Vanguard, the killings ... Read More »

Xenophobic Attacks In South Africa: No Nigerian Affected – Wali


Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Wali, says Nigeria was closely monitoring the attacks on foreigners in South Africa and would take appropriate measures if the lives of Nigerians were at risk. “With the discussions I have been having with Nigeria’s Head of Mission in Pretoria, no Nigerian has so ... Read More »

US To Buhari: We’ll Support You To Recover Chibok Girls

Muhammadu Buhari

The United States has expressed its readiness to support President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to rescue the more than 200 girls seized by Boko Haram militants from Chibok school in Borno State on April 14, 2014. American Vice President, Joe Biden, renewed the assurance in a telephone chat with Buhari in Abuja ... Read More »