The news of the arrest of journalist, Chido Onumah, by men of the Department of State Service (DSS) on Sunday unsettled the media space and Vanguard can now confirm the real reason the author of the book, We Are All Biafrans was arrested and released after hours.
Upon arrival at Abuja airport 4pm on Sunday, Onumah spent sometime clearing his luggage and was expected to have dinner with a friend. He was waiting to confirm the venue of his appointment when a DSS official walked up to him, flashed his ID card and told him he was to be questioned in connection with a planned … >>> Read Full Story
Leading food and infrastructure giant, BUA Group and owners of BUA Ports and Terminal, Port Harcourt, has said it will follow due process in defending and protecting its rights against the recent decommissioning of its Terminal in Port Harcourt by the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) .
The NPA had earlier claimed in a statement by its spokesperson and published in various newspapers that the reason for the decommissioning of BUA Jetty was a result of the unsafe operational environment of the jetty which needed urgent repairs and reconstruction.
BUA Group, however, explained that it had on different occasions written the NPA seeking approval to perform … >>> Read Full Story
Chief Innocent Chukwuma, Chairman, Innoson Group of Companies Nigeria limited, says the Federal government, under President Muhammadu Buhari, has given enormous patronage and support to his firm, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM).
Chairman of Innoson Group of Companies, Chief Innocent Chukwuma.
He also named Enugu, Ebonyi, Ekiti, Imo, Kogi, Anambra, Gombe, and Bauchi as well as Nigeria Military among the states buying Innoson vehicles. Chukwuma said that if patronage is given to his firm, IVM is sustained, the firm could transform Nigeria into vehicle manufacturing hub in Africa in no distant time.
“I can say that Innoson vehicle manufacturing is doing well, especially with the … >>> Read Full Story
The Nigerian Army Guards Brigade has urged the public not to panic over the movement for the firing of field artillery guns during the 2019 Independence Anniversary Parade.
The Army gave the assurance in a statement by Capt. Haruna Tagwai, Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, on Saturday in Abuja.
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Tagwai said the 59th Independence Day Anniversary Parade was scheduled for Oct. 1 at the Fore Court of the Presidential Villa Abuja.
“As part of the ceremonial activities for the anniversary, there would also be the traditional firing of Artillery Gun salute during the occasion.
“Members of the … >>> Read Full Story
By Victor Okoye
Ghanaian Vincent Torgah on Saturday carded a record-setting score of 63 in the opening round to take a three-shot lead at the 1st October Golf Championship in Port Harcourt.
Photo Credit: African Tour
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the championship which teed off on Saturday at the Port Harcourt Golf Club is expected to end on Tuesday.
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Edwin Osuhor, Tournament Director of the African Tour, said golf action was at its peak as various players from different parts of Africa were around to join in celebrating Nigeria’s Independence.… >>> Read Full Story
The Senior Staff Association of Non-academic Staff Union (SSANU) in Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, says no union is caged by the institution’s authorities.
Mr Saheed Oseni, Chairman, SSANU-LASU, made the clarification on Saturday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
Oseni was reacting to an allegation made by the dismissed officers of ASUU-LASU that the university authorities had caged all unions from saying the truth about the happenings in the institution.
NAN reports that the LASU Governing Council had at its 122nd meeting on Sept. 12, promoted 31 academic Staff, 346 non-academic staff and also dismissed eight academic staff … >>> Read Full Story
Juventus legend, Gianluigi Buffon, has said he “thanks life” for not letting him win the Champions League.
According to the 41-year-old, his failure to win the competition, has allowed him to continue playing football.
The Italian goalkeeper has a lengthy list of both personal and team honours to his name, yet the Champions League trophy remains elusive.
The Italian has won nine Serie A titles with Juve, and has clinched the Coppa Italia five times, including once with former club Parma.
Buffon also won a Ligue 1 title with Paris Saint-Germain last season in his only campaign outside of Italy, having also helped his country … >>> Read Full Story