Obasanjo is the worst example of a military general – Brigadier-General Ikponmwen

Obasanjo is the worst example of a military general – Brigadier-General Ikponmwen

Brigadier-General Idada Ikponmwen (retd) is a former Provost Marshal of the Nigeria Army and the defence counsel during the coup trial of former President Olusegun Obasanjo under the Abacha administration. Ikponmwen , penultimate week, resigned his position as a leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), citing what he described as the failure  of […]

Breaking: Buhari sacks Army bodyguards in Aso Rock

Breaking: Buhari sacks Army bodyguards in Aso Rock

ABUJA-President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered for the immediate removal of officers and men of the Nigerian Army and restore the officials of the Department of State Security Service, DSS, as his body guards. It was learnt that the order was given by President Buhari shortly before he proceeded on his annual vacation to London, United […]

After Buhari’s whistle-blowing policy, Foreign Affairs Ministry suspends whistle-blower for exposing N70.6 m fraud at DTCA

After Buhari’s whistle-blowing policy, Foreign Affairs Ministry suspends whistle-blower for exposing N70.6 m fraud at DTCA

…Public complaints Commission wades in but DTCA rejects reconciliatory move The whistle-blowing policy of the present administration has suffered its first major setback barely a months after it went into action. Apparently acting as if it unaware of the existence of the new policy designed to curb corruption in Nigeria, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs […]

Over N5tr projects abandoned across Nigeria – Reps

Zaria (Kaduna State) – Dr Abbas Tajuddeen, member representing Zaria Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, on Wednesday said more than N5 trillion government projects were abandoned across Nigeria. Tajuddeen made the disclosure in an interview in Zaria, Kaduna State. Tajuddeen, who expressed “deep worry” over the situation said the country was incurring huge […]

There’re really no men of God in Nigeria – Oyegbami, economist

Olusegun Oyegbami, an economist, oil industry player and author of ‘Reversing the Rot in Nigeria’, in this interview, analyzes how Nigeria slipped into economic collapse, the involvement of some men of God, the anti-corruption war of this administration among other national issues. Excerpt. What do you think actually went wrong that led us to where […]

Two escape death as train crashes into truck in Aba

Two escape death as train crashes into truck in Aba

BY UGOCHUKWU ALARIBE Tragedy struck in Aba, Abia state, on Friday, as two persons; a driver and the conductor of an articulated truck with registration number, Lagos APP 153 XL, escaped death when a train rammed into their truck. Saturday Vanguard gathered that the passenger train was on its way to Port Harcourt when it […]

Boko Haram: Nigeria purchases 21 fighter aircraft, gets 4 war planes from Pakistani

KADUNA-A major milestone in the resolve of Nigeria to crush Boko Haram terrorists in the North East was achieved, yesterday, with the delivery of four fighter aircraft to the Nigerian government by its Pakistani counterpart.

Boko Haram: Nigeria purchases 21 fighter aircraft, gets 4 war planes from Pakistani

KADUNA-A major milestone in the resolve of Nigeria to crush Boko Haram terrorists in the North East was achieved, yesterday, with the delivery of four fighter aircraft to the Nigerian government by its Pakistani counterpart. This came ahead of 21 aircraft approved for procurement by President Muhammadu Buhari to boost the operations of the Nigerian […]

Naira depreciates further to N385/$ in parallel market

Naira depreciates further to N385/$ in parallel market

By Babajide Komolafe LAGOS— The naira, yesterday, depreciated further to N385 per dollar in the parallel market as demand for foreign exchange intensified. This implies the naira has depreciated by N60 against the dollar this week in the parallel market, when compared with the closing exchange rate of N325 per dollar last Friday. The currency, […]

Niger Delta militants give condition to halt bombing of oil pipelines

Niger Delta militants give condition to halt bombing of oil pipelines

Abuja — Top militant leaders, who have been causing havoc in the Niger Delta and major oil depots in the South-West, have laid out conditions under which they would stop the renewed bombing of oil installations and embrace peace. The militants told one of our correspondents in Abuja that they would only drop their arms […]