Category Archives: Headlines

Resumption of hostilities N’Delta leaders, activists divided on Avengers

By Emma Amaize, Regional Editor, South-South, Jimitota Onoyume, Sam Oyadongha, Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Joseph Erunke, Egufe Yafugborhi, Godwin Oghre, Perez Brisibe and Chioma Onuegbu. …ask FG to resume talks without delay •Presidency, military keep mum •PANDEF swings into consultations LEADERS of the Niger Delta and activists have rejected the threat by a militant group, Niger Delta […]

2019: Why APC NEC ‘Shut Down’ Buhari’s Endorsement

By Omeiza Ajayi, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari is still consulting with major stakeholders before taking a decision as to whether to stand for a re-election in 2019, Saturday Vanguard has learned. This decision was part of the reason  the National Executive Committee NEC of his ruling All Progressives Congress APC subtly parried taking a “formal” […]

Buhari, Dambazau meet over Maina

By Soni Daniel, Northern Region Editor & Omeiza Ajayi ABUJA — President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, met with Interior Affairs Minister, Lt. General Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd), over the rumpus caused by the recall of  former chairman of the Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina. Maina, Dambazau and Buhari The Maina matter provoked the spat […]

Maina: HoS, Kyari in verbal tango at FEC

•Buhari swears in Mustapha as SGF •FG authorises AGF to recover $321m Abacha loot from Switzerland •FEC approves N226m to tackle birds, pests from Niger Republic •Raises alarm over continuous smuggling By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA — THE weekly Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting which started after the swearing-in of Secretary to the Government of the […]

2019: APC govs back automatic ticket for Buhari

By Clifford Ndujihe, Dapo Akinrefon, Charles Kumolu, Johnbosco Agbakwuru & Omeiza Ajayi .President to appoint new ministers, others soon •He has not done enough — Junaid Mohammed •They have endorsed failure —PDP Some governors on the platform of All  Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday, rooted for automatic ticket for President Muhammadu Buhari for 2019 presidential election. […]

After 6 months, Buhari fires Lawal, Amb Oke; appoints Mustapha as new SGF

•Sends EFCC, ICPC after them; appoints Mustapha as new SGF; •Sets up 3-man panel to review NIA operational structure •PDP, Sagay, Oshiomhole, Osuntokun, Afenifere, others speak •No immunity for Babachir, Oke: Garba Shehu By Adekunle Aliyu, Online Editor; Dapo Akinrefon, Charles Kumolu, Omeiza Ajayi, Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Daud Olatunji & Dirisu Yakubu ABUJA—SIX months after their […]

Take action on S-East roads, Govs, Igbo leaders tell Buhari

By Dennis Agbo ENUGU— South-EaST governors and Igbo leaders, yesterday, pleaded with the federal government to expedite action on all  federal roads in the zone, lamenting that the situation of the roads had further deteriorated. Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State (6th left); his Ebonyi State counterpart and chairman of South East Governors’ Forum, Dave […]

Mainagate  opens  floodgate  of scandals

Soni Daniel, Northern Region Editor How govt officials, security agents, family members, banks stole N17 billion pension cash ALLEGED STOLEN CASH *Award of fictitious contracts to cronies – N5.7 b *Payment to ghost pensioners – N830 million *Allowances for non-existing trips – N1.365 b *Purported payment to state pensions boards – N4.1 b *Purported payment […]

I didn’t take any vehicle from IGP — Aisha Buhari

…Senator Misau’s allegation baseless — Police Force HQ …Says vehicles meant for escorts in Mrs. Buhari’s convoy …Insists IGP Idris did not manipulate his retirement age ..IGP exposed Buhari’s wife, others —Misau By Henry Umoru, Kingsley Omonobi, Johnbosco Agbakwuru & Joseph Erunke Misau, Idris and Aisha   Mrs. Buhari’s reaction came as Force headquarters in […]

Our son was recalled to help the change agenda, says Maina’s family

..Presidency, Maina’s family lock horns over sack …Ignore Maina’s family—Presidency …Blames PDP for Maina’s recall …Court document shows Malami allegedly ignored judgment to recall Maina By Emmanuel Aziken, Victor Ahiuma-Young, Ben Agande, Dapo Akinrefon, Ikechukwu Nnochiri & Joseph Erunke The Presidency and    family of sacked  director in the Ministry of Interior, Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina, […]