Arios! Pope Benedict XVI

TODAY marks the end of the reign of Pope Benedict XVI as the head of the Catholic Church, in a manner like no other. We are witnessing the end of an epoch which last took place 598 years ago – a living Pope is acceding his office. The speed of the decision and the implications […]

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Which way, Nigeria?

WE shall keep remembering Charles Dickens (1812–1870). He might have been one of those who, in the early days, saw tomorrow. We are almost convinced that when he engaged himself in the superlative degree of comparison, close to a century and half ago, Dickens was already seeing the Nigeria of today. One cannot get bored […]

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NIGERIA: Jonathan, Amaechi friction, Rivers youths threaten to dump PDP

Some youths in Rivers State, under the aegis of Rivers Youths Democratic Movement, RYDM, have threatened to dump Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for emergent All Progressives Congress, APC, over perceived determination by President Goodluck Jonathan to frustrate Governor Rotimi Amaechi’s ambition in 2015. Leader of the group, Mr. Jackson Manna, who spoke after a meeting […]

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NIGERIA: Fashola slams PDP

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday, described Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as amateurish party, lacking in global development and trend. Fashola spoke against the backdrop of allegation by Publicity Secretary of PDP in the state, that  the visit of former President of the United States of America, USA, at the inauguration of Eko Atlantic […]


Nigeria loses N8trn to illegal gold mining

Federal Government said, yesterday, that the country had lost $50 billion (N8 trillion) through illegal mining and exportation of unprocessed gold to neighbouring countries in the last 24 months. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Mr. Linus Awute, made this disclosure in an interview with Vanguard at the Nigerian-Brazil Investment forum in Abuja. […]


NIGERIA: EFCC to arraign company director for alleged fraud

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, South East Zonal office, Enugu has concluded arrangement to arraign the Mega Assets Managers Ltd and its Managing Director, Adedapo Solanke at the Federal High Court Enugu for alleged criminal diversion of funds, obtaining money under false pretences and issuance of dud cheques. Vanguard learnt that different groups and […]