Story Written By: by Emmanuel Okogba

By Janet Adetu
Very rarely do we walk long distances to get from one place to another, we are used to jumping into the nearest vehicle as it always seems that everyone is in a hurry. Several years ago a major event that attracted thousands of people caused an unpredicted traffic jam that turned out to be a complete standstill with hardly any movement at all. The result was that many people had to reluctantly get down from their vehicles to walk being a very rare sight.

 
Depending on where you are and where you are going at times the streets are so light … >>> Read Full Story



Story Written By: Nsikak Nseyen

The Police in Kaduna State have confirmed the kidnap of five persons by armed men on Friday at Danbushiya Village, at the outskirt of Kaduna metropolis.
The Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, confirmed this in a statement on Saturday in Kaduna.

Sabo said on Aug. 23 at about 2300hrs, DPO Malali reported that he received a distress call that, Armed men in military uniform blocked access road to Baba Tunde Fashola Housing Estate, Danbushiya Village, at the outskirt of Kaduna and intercepted a Honda Accord Reg. No. LND 753 AL and five other vehicles and kidnapped seven persons.
According to him, patrol teams … >>> Read Full Story



A still from a video purporting to show an Israeli strike on Iran-backed forces in Syria on August 24, 2019. Photo Times of Israel
Israeli fighter jets on Saturday struck Iranian forces near Damascus, allegedly planning to launch “killer drones” at targets in Israel, an Israeli military spokesman said.

“The strike targeted Iranian Quds Force operatives and Shiite militias which were preparing to advance attack plans targeting sites in Israel from within Syria over the last number of days,” the military said in a statement.
The elite Quds Force is the overseas arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC). Israeli military spokesman Jonathan Conricus told reporters … >>> Read Full Story



Nigerians and others on the African continent have the opportunity to benefit from the United States’ untapped market, says the host of the USAfrica Business Expo, Pacetas Agency
The expo billed for September 20 this year on the eve of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74), will feature a B2B trade show, conference and networking event aimed at helping African businesses expand into international markets and to equally connect business owners to resources needed to be successful.
“While Africa’s diplomats, business and political leaders continue to pursue partnerships with the United States, the biggest gap remains the implementation and maximization of … >>> Read Full Story



Story Written By: by Emmanuel Okogba

Calls Nuremberg attack appetizer!
‘IPOB members want to be arrested abroad’
Says 100% of what sustains Nigeria come from ‘Biafraland’
By Chioma Gabriel, Editor Special Features
On the heels of the attack on former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu in Nuremberg, Germany by suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, the leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu, spoke exclusively to Sunday Vanguard, last week, from exile, suggesting that the battle line between some Igbo politicians and IPoB had been drawn.
Nnamdi Kanu
When you founded IPOB, the mission was to effect change but not through violent means and that won you supporters … >>> Read Full Story



Story Written By: Don Silas

Arsenal manager, Unai Emery has blamed his forward, Dani Ceballos, after the Gunners were humiliated 3-1 in the Premier League on Saturday.
Emery noted the Ceballos, who joined the Gunners on loan from Real Madrid in the summer, struggled during the game.

The Spaniard, however, praised Lucas Torreira, Alexandre Lacazette, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Joe Willock for their performances in the loss.
Mohamed Salah was the Liverpool hero in the second half, scoring two goals after Joel Matip had scored the opener in the first half.
Addressing the press after the game, Emery said, “Ceballos struggled more than last week, it’s another experience for him.

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Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume
In an interview with a Nigerian newspaper on Saturday, Taraba based alleged kidnapping kingpin, Hamisu Bala Wadume, opens up on his life journey, from being a school drop-out, to fishing and transport business, his involvement with political thuggery and his being an armourer for kidnappers.
He says he is not a kidnapper but only a supplier of weapons. We must warn that there are gaps in his story. For instance he is 33 years old and dropped out of school in JSS3, meaning he should be about 14-15 years old. He says he started fishing business in 1996, when he was … >>> Read Full Story