Shola Animashaun is one of Nigeria’s leading photographers with exploits dotting the lines in and outside the country. An Accounting graduate turned photographer who specializes in editorial, wedding, event, commercial concert, model and sport photography. He is a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) who has five awards to his credit. Shola teaches photography in his photography Academy.Read More →
There is no love lost between farmers and herdsmen in many parts of the country. For quite some time now, the media have been inundated with reports of conflict after conflict between farmers and herdsmen in different parts of the country and at the end of the day, several innocent lives are lost, farms and cattle destroyed. Farmers in Benue State, the food basket of the nation, are worst hit, causing many to believe that if nothing is done urgently to stem the tide, widespread hunger may be staring Nigeria in the face. In this report, Vanguard Features, VF, takes looks at the recent attacks in Oyo, Benue and Enugu states and the best way forward.Read More →
The US government has declared strong commitment to ensuring that Nigerian women are supported in their efforts to growing and maintaining entrepreneurship principles.Read More →
AS Nigerians count days to the country’s general elections come March 28, 2015, many foreigners appear to be leaving the country in droves as witnessed by Vanguard Consular Advisory at both Lagos and Abuja international airports.Read More →
As Nigerians count days to the country’s general elections come March 28 2015, many foreigners appear to be leaving the country in droves as witnessed by Vanguard Consular Advisory at both Lagos and Abuja international airports.Read More →
Come May 29, Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido will bow out of office after eight years of stewardship. Navigating with an old school discipline and the panache of a 21st century diplomat, this Bamaina-born visionary from Birnin Kudu Local Government Area of the state has simply proven that when human resolve is wedded to genuine vision, critical transformation of the human condition occurs. For Jigawa, this is what Lamido has done.Read More →
THE Chinese Consul General Liu Kan has advised Nigerian visa applicants to endeavour in efforts towards planning ahead of travel dates to avoid visa processing delays.Read More →
UNTIL recently, Madam Aminat Egunjobi lived in Ogunrun-Ori, a community in Pakuro Town, Mowe along the ever-busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in the Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State.Read More →
Vanguard Features report, on Monday, underlines the alarming reality that cultism has become so widespread in Lagos that it is threatening to spin out of control. But the question remains: What are law-enforcement agencies, especially the Police, doing to contain threat that it poses to the society?Read More →
Otunba Albertson Babatunde Osokoya, born in 1945, served virtually in every segment of the Ogun State Civil Service, became a Permanent Secretary at the age of 35 and Secretary to the State Government at 49. In this interview, the septuagenarian who still plays local football says the bane of Nigeria’s challenges is absence of loveRead More →
I think the question sounds a bit strange, since never had Russia questioned the integrity of Ukraine. Quite the opposite, we consistently advocated and supported the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. Our position did not change even after we saw a constitutionally elected government overthrown by a US-backed coup d’etat in Kiev, in February 2014.Read More →
Who goes there?!’’ they hollered. Those seated at the same relaxation spot with him were taken aback by this. Indeed, many could not help but wonder aloud what could have prompted a group of powerfully dressed young men to erupt into such a reckless outburst. It was at this point that a slim, dark complexioned man walked in.Read More →
Call it a case of double tragedy, you will not be wrong. If disturbing reports from the camps of internally displaced persons located in parts of Northern Nigeria are anything to go by, then there is every reason to believe that these unfortunate Nigerians are in for more troubling times. Until situation and circumstance turned them to refugees in their own country, most of these people were living peacefully in their various communities and engaged in sundry means of survival. That was before the terrorist group, the Boko Haram, struck in their determined bid to overrun the North Eastern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, ostensibly to impose extremist Islamic-style hegemony in these parts.Read More →
OUR desire as humans, lead us to aspire, and propels our actions to reach or attain a goal or set of goals. Most goals in life are genuine and good, but the problem often lies in the choice of the route to reach the goal.Read More →
IT will go down as one of the puzzling peculiarities of Nigerian politics that performance in terms of delivery of the dividends of democracy is not the determining factor in election success. It has been dubbed politics of “stomach infrastructure” by pundits, borrowing from Ayo Fayose’s imaginative reference to the effectiveness of dishing out food and clothing items instead of roads and hospitals in his marvellous defeat of Governor Fayemi.Read More →
It was a warm afternoon at the OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa, sometime in March 2013. Dr Kayode Fayemi and I were returning to Lagos after receiving the Samsung Award for Best State Government in ICT Education at an impressive ceremony in Cape Town.Read More →
In this animated interview, we present February 14, 2015, with some tough questions. This was first done sometime in 2013 when we presented 2015 as an angry guest.
Today, with the hoopla generated by the argument on both sides whether or not to kill February 14, we present thoughts that will add a fresh perspective to the entire debate.Read More →
Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Muazu, in one of the on-going campaign rallies for this year’s general elections, told on excited crowd that the party will continue to do well if it refrains from the habit of using and dumping its members. To situate this statement in its proper context, until 1998, there was no name like the PDP.Read More →
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan’s rise to the top of his country’s ruthless political world has been described as accidental — or simply a matter of luck.Read More →
Retired Major General Muhammadu Buhari has tried three times to become president of Nigeria since the return to civilian rule in 1999 — and failed on each occasion.Read More →
AS you approach her, she averts eye contact, preferring to look at the ground; call her name, she nods her head without saying a word. She is equally not forthcoming when you try to engage her in a conversation. Yet this is a girl who was said to be outgoing and playful before her most recent traumatic experience.Read More →
All across the world, at least one journalist is killed every week for doing his or her job, while nine out of 10 killers often go unpunished. These are the words of Mr Ronald Kayanja, Communication Advisor, Regional Office of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Abuja. Kayanja made the observation in hisRead More →
Tele-evangelist and Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre, KICC, Rev. Matthew Abiodun Ashimolowo, is not known for sensational prophecies. However, in this encounter with Sunday Vanguard in his hometown Ode-Omu, Osun State, during his New Year party for widows, the cleric, besides speaking on his younger days in the army barracks, 34-year-old marriage andRead More →
Budget estimate is an annual ritual encapsulating expected income generation and expenditure within a specified time.
It is an essential ingredient for planning and allocation of resources for the overall development of a country or an organization.Read More →
THE fall in the revenue accruable to state governments in Nigeria, occasioned by the falling crude oil price, has raised questions about the capacity of state governments at handling the multiplier effects of the fallRead More →
I have read the Quran over seven times, page by page. As I have been at pains to point out education is universal and every culture, religion, group contributes to its gigantic trough. Islam, the Arabs, shintos, Confucius have done their bit by contributing their wisdom into this pot. I do not claim to be an Islamic scholar and my piece was not about the doctrines of Islam.Read More →
Retired Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie, explains why the clergy should not mix religion with politics. He speaks against the backdrop of the statement by the Enugu-based Catholic priest and founder of Adoration Ground, Father Ejike Mbaka, that members of his congregation should reject President Goodluck Jonathan in the general elections.Read More →
Atleast 100 people including security operatives were feared killed when suspected members of Boko Haram launched coordinated attacks on Baga, a border town with Chad Republic, last weekend, even as the District Head of Baga, Alhaji Baba Abba Hassan, debunked the report of a second attack on the town which said that over 2,000 people were killed, describing the report as outrageous.Read More →
Dr Ernest Ndukwe, a former Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), speaks on his ambition to represent Anambra South in the Senate.Read More →
Hananiya Abasiya (not real name) is not a conventional prison officer. Although he was posted to Kirikiri Maximum Security Prisons, he was forbidden from entering the prison yard.
It may sound unbelievable but that is the true story. He is not statutorily permitted to enter the prison yard.
Abasiya is a Prisons Arms Guard, who unlike the typical warder is armed and trained on arms usage to guard the prisons and suppress violent uprisings within the system.
IN line with its primary focus of offering the best crossover platform to Nigerians, the 2014 Lagos Countdown, did not fall short of pre-event expectations. of a mind-blowing show.Read More →
As 2014 goes into the archives today, corporate and non-governmental organisations, NGOs have begun to honour those whose activities stood them out as heroes and heroines. It was against this backdrop that Leadership Watch, an NGO, recently honoured the late Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh whose timely intervention saved millions of Nigerians from contracting the deadly Ebola virus disease, EVD.Read More →