ILE-IFE is an ancient Yoruba town in South-Western Nigeria which has been in existence since 600 BC. The town is located in the present day Osun State, about 218 kilometres northeast of Lagos State. “Ile-Ife is an agrarian community whose inhabitants are largely peasant farmers athough most of its indigenes are playing important roles in the government of the state.“Read More →
OLA OGUNDIPE writes that the new national tax policy and Taxpayer’s Identification Number ,TIN, is gradually gathering momentum,Read More →
About 137 students may have been killed in four separate attacks on schools in Yobe State between June 2013 and February 2014, Abuja Bulletin findings showedRead More →
The continuous killing of innocent lives in the North is so unfortunate and very disheartening. The government at this critical stage should not allow the shedding of innocent blood not to mention the magnitude of the losses recorded.Read More →
APC is doing great to some extent but we have some challenges which, if care is not taken, the desired result will not be achieved. You are aware that former Governor Danjuma Goje has joined us and as he was joining, we gave him all the support because we built this party from CPC, ANPP and ACN to what it is today. At that time, he was the governor of Gombe State and it is on record that we fought him tirelessly.Read More →
WHEN in March 2012, the Chief Medical Director of the University of Lagos Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Professor Akin Osibogun cried out that Nigeria lacked genetic testing centres, many Nigerians shared his pains.Read More →
Pretty like the mermaid, she stood there, occasionally pacing from one end of the road to another. She wore a dress that suited the moment and the business- a short gown that stopped far above her knee cap.Read More →
Some would say it’s too early in the day to predict who the majority of the people of the 19 northern states will vote for in the impending presidential election. It is slightly difficult to say so with certainty for now given the fact that the sitting President, who, by body language, is set on running for second term, has refused to make the pronouncement officially.Read More →
It is no longer news that there is problem in the education sector of NigeriaRead More →
If the Sack of the Former Chief of Staff to president Goodluck Jonathan, Mike Oghiadome penultimate week came as a shock to many, the dramatic suspension of the Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi last Thursday has send a firm message that perhaps, President Goodluck Jonathan, who many have accused of being almost always unwilling to take tough decision when it is needed most, has finally cast off that toga.Read More →
I am a graduate of Linguisitics from the University of Calabar and I possess a professional certificate from the Nigerian Institute of Management.Read More →
PERHAPS, the worst and the best are yet to come regarding the allegation of non- remittance of fund to the Federation Account by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation , NNPC.Read More →
With a membership that spans through governors; Senate President David Mark; Secretary to Federal Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim; a former Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Chibudum Nwuchi; Chief Judges;jurists and renown businessmen, the Nigerian Law School Class of ’88 may not just be braggadocios as it claims to be the most outstanding of all the classes that have graduated from the 50-year-old apex law training institution..Read More →
“Hectic as usual, but I bless God, so, why have you been packing your things, don’t tell me we’re going to repeat our argument concerning living on campus because you know I’ll never allow that”.Read More →
Susan is a Nigerian graduate of Management and Information Technology from University of Plymouth. She has great passion for music. Speaking with Vanguard Youthful Vibes, she shared her story on how she began her music career and it is making impact. Excerpts:Read More →
At the 12th anniversary of the scary Ikeja Cantonment bomb blasts, late last month, two groups embarked on protests at the memorial arcade built in remembrance of the victims.
On Sunday, January 27, 2002 at about 1 pm, staccatos of bomb explosions from Ikeja Military Cantonment rocked Lagos and its environs. During the race to escape from the blasts, at least 1,000 people to died in the Oke-Afa Canal, in the then Oshodi Isolo Local Government Area.
The advantage of Lagos being located along the coastline has not been fully utilised because the waterway has not really been developed and the water transportation is still in its rudimentary stage.
In a place with over 20 million inhabitants, the water transportation needs to be more attractive to reduce road transportation prone to gridlock, which is one of the major issues of the magacity
Few years before now, the major demand of millions of residents of Ikorodu from the Federal and Lagos state governments was the reconstruction of the Mile 12-Ikorodu road to respond to the population explosion in the axis. But today, there are fresh challenges as the work progresses.Read More →
It has ben a string of attacks since Sunday, January 13 when Kawuri in Konduga LGA, Borno State was invaded by suspected Boko Haram insurgents, sacking about 37 communities with thousands of residents displaced taking refuge in Cameroon Republic and villages in Chibok, Damboa, Gwoza, Konduga council areas as well as Maiduguri, the state capital.Read More →
On January 26, 2014, the people of Chakawa village, a border community between Madagali in Adamawa State and Gwoza in Borno State woke up normally with high hopes of a crisis-free Sunday worship.
But, little did they know that danger loomed over the village, a predominantly Christian settlement.
The day-long journey started from Jigawa Hotels, better known in Dutse, Jigawa State capital, as “Three Star”. There were six of us journalists, accompanied by the Director of Press, Government House, Malam Umar Kyari. Our assignment was to travel to as many parts of the state as possible to monitor the local government elections which were taking place on Saturday, January 18 , 2014. Naturally, Kyari also wanted us to see some of the projects that the state government under Governor Sule Lamido was putting in place to justify his mandate by the Jigawa electorate.Read More →
These timeless words kept re-echoing in my mind when I read recent utterances of one Albert Stephen on the political situation in Adamawa State. He was purportedly responding to some issues raised by Governor Murtala Nyako on developments in the state and Nigeria. Unfortunately, rather than build his arguments on facts of the matter, he dwelt more on falsehood and messages, which border essentially on mischief, blackmail and hate mongering. But then, for those of us who know him very well, we are not surprised.Read More →
Jos, the metropolitan capital of Plateau State, is fast recovering from her over two decades of multi-dimensional ethno-religious/political imbroglio. This devastated the city cum state for years leading to massive bloodshed and exodus of non-indigenous residents with the resultant capital flight.Read More →
It is all too easy to forget the pains of yesterday once you are out of a deep, wrenching hole. All of a sudden, the comfort of today becomes all too familiar, all too normal to the point of convenient complacency, and even selective amnesia. Under the circumstance, you even forget that you won the new comfort on the back of severe pains; and probably personal sacrifices. This is the story of the Nigerian aviation sector. No. The Nigerian airport user.Read More →
IN January 2012, the mass protests against the so-called removal of fuel subsidy were violently disrupted by the police and the army personnel. During its recent industrial action the Academic Staff Union of Universities had cause to direct its members to embark on protests to draw public attention to the underfunding of public universities in Nigeria. The police dispersed the protesting academics with tear gas. A fortnight ago, a political rally in Port Harcourt, Rivers State was brutally suppressed by the police. In justifying the violent attack, Mr. Joseph Mbu, the Rivers State Commissioner of Police claimed that the rally was unauthorized as the conveners did not obtain police permit.Read More →
Mrs. Yemisi Smart Adeyemi was a newscaster with the Nigerian Television Authority, Ilorin where she met her husband, Senator Smart Adeyemi, who was equally working at the NTA. She left after 10 years of service and now pre – occupies herself with her NGO – Mannah Dew Charity Foundation. In this interview, after donating home equipment to some women in Iyara, Kogi State, she revealed how she copes as a senator’s’ wife and her passion for giving.Read More →
LIke other spheres of Nigeria’s national life, the story of the aviation sector from the 1980s to 2011, had been characterised by systemic failure, as there was hardly any airport in the country that met acceptable international standards.Read More →
THE joy of thousands of unemployed youths who are currently engaged in the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment programme, SURE-P of the Federal Government knew no bounds when the project was officially launched in Oyo State last Friday.Read More →
WHen the Girl Child Education Project, GEP was introduced in Bauchi State, residents and stakeholders in the state breathed a sigh of relief because they felt that a solution has been found to the problem of out of school girls.Read More →
Ebere Unachi (not real name) had lost her husband during the infamous 2011 Christmas day bomb blast in Suleja, Niger State. The untimely demise of the father of four left the 38-year old petty trader, with the huge responsibility of taking care of her large home.Read More →
Nigerian businessmen in China are bitter over the absence of a consulate in Guangzhou, the commercial nerve centre of China, mostly populated by Africans.Read More →
This is a season when people move from one part of the country to another to visit loved ones. In Nigeria as in other parts of West Africa particularly cities, roads would be jammed and the traffic busting its stem. But in more organised and developed chimes, the rail and the airports would witness more human traffic. As much as Nigerians would want to be part of the organised and developed world, they cannot lay claim to that yet as our airports are still work in progress. In fact, there is no gain saying that as a nation, we have out grown the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos as well as local airports across the country.Read More →