•Says Oshiomohole not shopping
for anybody to dislodge Obaseki
•Estranged leaders worked against my senatorial election to ridicule Obaseki
By Emma Amaize, Regional Editor, Niger Delta
FORMER Member, House of Representatives and All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftain in Edo State, Hon Patrick Obahiagbon, aka Igodomigodo, says the National Chair of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has not instructed or engaged anybody or group to search for replacement for his successor, Governor Godwin Obaseki ahead 2020.
Obahiagbon, a former Chief of Staff to Edo State Government under Oshiomhole administration told Saturday Vanguard in an interview that Comrade Oshiomhole knew that Obaseki would toe an independent … >>> Read Full Story
The management of Bayero University Kano (BUK), on Friday, expelled 24 final year student from the university over falsification of their entry qualifications.
Spokesperson for the university, Malam Lamara Garba disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Kano.
According to the statement, their expulsion was approved by the Senate of the University at its 374th meeting which was held on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
It added that six others were withdrawn for presenting fake results from their institutions while another student was withdrawn for presenting a cancelled NECO result.
The statement, however, said 18 students would be re-invited to appear before the Senate Committee … >>> Read Full Story
Nigerian artistes are a big force to be reckoned with globally although most of the lyrics are vacuous as most people are just interested in the beats. There is no substitute for good and inspiring lyrics which are missing in Nigerian songs which can be attributed to lack of songwriters in Nigeria. In this piece ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM writes on the imperativeness of hiring good songwriters. The concept of ghost writers or songwriters is alien to Nigerian music. In this part of the world, an artiste in trying to save cost usually write his songs. It is instructive to note that ghost writing is when … >>> Read Full Story
Combo photo Jordan Nwora and Josh Okogie
University of Louisville junior Jordan Nwora had an unforgettable game for the Nigerian National Team, D’Tigers on Friday.He led Nigeria with 19 points and had a huge three-pointer with one minute left during a 90-81 victory over Canada in an exhibition game in Winnipeg.
Josh Okogie, 20 years old, who plays for Minnesota Timberwolves also netted 15 points and six assists for Nigeria.
In the pre-world cup FIBA friendly, Canada narrowed the deficit to 82-81 with just over a minute left when Nwora hit a three-pointer to make it 85-81 in front of 8,000 fans at Bell MTS … >>> Read Full Story
By Bennett Oghifo
The new Land Rover Defender has been put through its paces under the watchful eye of all-terrain experts from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in the latest stage of its global testing programme.
According to the automaker’s statement, the prototype vehicle visited the IFRC global fleet base in Dubai, ahead of its public debut later this year. Land Rover engineers demonstrated the vehicle’s breadth of capability to their IFRC counterparts both on and off road, before the IFRC fleet experts took to the wheel to test the vehicle for themselves on the region’s desert sand dunes. … >>> Read Full Story
By Evelyn Usman
Operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS have foiled attempt by a Sudanese to abscond with his Indian boss’s 2014 Honda CRV jeep , in Lagos Island, resulting in the suspect’s arrest and recovery of the jeep.
• Mohammed Adamu
The suspect, Mohammed Adamu , 24, had dropped off his boss, Mr Ashiok Primilani, at a restaurant on Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island, on July 19, 2019, at about 8.30pm. He drove off in the vehicle having informed his boss that he was going to eat around Eko hotel only to call later, informing his boss that the jeep had been stolen.… >>> Read Full Story
Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, the leader of Coalition of Northern Groups, CNGs, has said that it is of no benefit to the North to continue holding on to power in 2023.
He also pointed out that the political alliance between the North and the South-West is not working.
Suleiman said the North was indeed very angry with President Muhammadu Buhari’s government because they have not benefitted anything from him.
He stated this while fielding questions from The Sun on which region should produce the next President of the country come 2023.
For him, the Presidency should shift to the South in 2023 since Northern leaders, including Buhari, … >>> Read Full Story