Saturday April 19th, 2014
Saturday April 19th, 2014
Latest

What Hope and Possibilities Ride can do for Nigeria

  /   in Features 12:00 am   /   Comments

Hope and Possibilities Ride was primarily conceived as a tool for creating awareness to achieve the following:

Read More →
Latest

Abuja Explosion: The stream of tears that keeps flowing

  /   in Features 8:45 pm   /   Comments

Abuja-bombing1

Tears, tears and tears have continued to flow ceaselessly following the bomb blast at Nyanyan, Abuja. Indeed, it was an unsettling experience for Vanguard Features Levinus Nwabughiogu and Victoria Ojeme as they compiled this report from the scene of the tragedy.

Read More →
Latest

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu: The best should lead the rest (2)

  /   in Features, Viewpoint 1:29 am   /   Comments

ACN leader, Bola Tinubu and some ACN governors

What an endorsement of quality leadership! If a progressive African leader like Koroma attests to the excellence of Asiwaju Tinubu’s leadership, may be Nigerians have found the president they truly can trust. It is time to ask men of true competence to take the plunge. The best of us should lead the rest of us.
Run, Asiwaju, run!

Read More →
Latest

Africa prepares for economic growth (2)

  /   in Features, Viewpoint   /   Comments

Africa

KEEPING up in these fast-paced modern times is no small feat for any organisation, but trying to maintain global standards while depending on the infrastructure and business realities of the developing world can sometimes feel like a real uphill battle.

Read More →
Latest

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu: The best should lead the rest

  /   in Features 12:52 am   /   Comments

Tinubu-arrival2

ASIWAJU Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s emergence as a leader of his people and a political powerhouse in Nigeria is not by accident. In Yorubaland, historically, leaders outside the monarchy are not chosen; they emerge.

Read More →
Latest

Fulani herdsmen, farmers clashes: Furore over grazing reserves

  /   in Features   /   Comments

fulani-widows

FOR indigenes of Angwan Sakwai, a rural community in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Friday, March 14, 2014, would remain a sad day to remember.

Read More →
Latest

Africa prepares for economic growth

  /   in Features, Viewpoint   /   Comments

Africa

WE live in volatile times. With economies all around the world caving in on them, causing ripple effects that spread throughout our increasingly global planet, investors and governments alike are frantically searching for signs of hope. And many are finding that hope in a region with its own share of rocky histories and failed economies.

Read More →
Latest

David Mark: The Enigma @ 66

  /   in Features   /   Comments

Senate President, Sen. David Mark

IT could pass for another yearly ritual- the birthday of David Mark- which comes up on Tuesday, April 8. But, somehow, the ritual has not lost its quintessence. It has continued to reinforce its profound meaning in the context of the values that he has added to the high office of the President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Read More →
Latest

Abuja Roads: Harvest of accidents, deaths

  /   in Features 12:20 am   /   Comments

ACCIDENTED: The car in which the couple perished.

Road accidents do not just happen, they are caused.
Given the fact that Nigeria has the highest road accidents rate as well as the largest number of deaths per 10,000 vehicles, one may be tempted to believe that the level of awareness on the causes of road traffic accidents is very low among Nigerians.

Read More →
Latest

Rescuing Federal highways from the brink

  /   in Features 12:20 am   /   Comments

one of the bad portions of the road

DESPITE being regarded as an important tool for economic growth, Nigerian highways are dreaded by both the low and mighty. Their death-trap conditions are enough to make people avoid using them, yet they are rarely avoided particularly by the commoners, who ply them daily to various parts of the country.

Read More →
Latest

When SU joined the war against rape and child abuse

  /   in Features   /   Comments

THE rate of sexual abuse among young people in schools and churches in Nigeria is increasing at an alarming rate. Lagos which is believed to have the highest prevalence of cases of rape and child abuse, has already embarked upon stern measures to stem this ungodly development.

Read More →
Latest

Mother’s Day: What do you have to say about your mum

  /   in Features 7:49 pm   /   Comments

lipstick-Nigerian-mother-we

Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.

Read More →
Latest

Aviation: Fears over fate of sector seeking revival

  /   in Features 12:30 am   /   Comments

*Airport

CHARLES KUMOLU navigates through the aviation sector before 2011 till date and writes that it would be in the interest of the Federal Government to sustain the gains recorded in the sector lately.

Read More →
Latest

When Kwara boosted transportation with 100 taxi cabs

  /   in Features   /   Comments

SUCCOUR recently came the way of transporters in Kwara State as Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed injected 100 taxi cabs into the system. This gesture was made under the auspices of the Shared Prosperity agenda of the Governor Ahmed-led administration which deliberately targets the overall improved well being of the people of the state by developing every sector of the economy.

Read More →
Latest

No kidding Wamako: All in the interest of the Caliphate

  /   in Features 12:00 am   /   Comments

Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State

Governor Aliyu Wamakko, according to many Sokoto State people, has transformed the state to Makkah of a sort. Were those people talking out of sentiments? The former Director-General, National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, Mallam Nasir Danladi Bako, who is currently the state Commissioner for Information, said, “By the time I take you round, what you see will be the answer to what you seek to know on the part of the government.”

Read More →
Latest

Unending controversies: Vested interest, power play

  /   in Features 12:30 am   /   Comments

NIGERIA, Abuja : Job-seekers applying for work at the Nigerian immigration department scramble as their exam papers fly in the air, on the pitch of Abuja National Stadium, on March 15, 2014. AFP PHOTO

SATURDAY, March 15, 2014 would remain a sad day in the mind of many Nigerians on account of the about 15 Nigerians who lost their lives and several others injured in their quest for gainful employment into the Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS. Tragedy struck when there was a stampede and several of the already fatigued applicants were trampled to death, while others simply passed out.

Read More →
Latest

From joblessness to lifelessness

  /   in Features   /   Comments

THE conduct of last Saturday’s recruitment exercise by the Nigeria Immigration Service,NIS, has passed a vote of no confidence on the Ministry of Interior and the NIS. CHARLES KUMOLU, who witnessed the exercise in Lagos, writes.

Read More →
Latest

Hold Interior Ministry, NIS responsible – Chukwuezie

  /   in Features   /   Comments

MR. Obinna Chukwuezie, a Youth Employment Practitioner and founder of Journalists Initiative for Youth Empowerment in this interview, argues that the Ministry of Interior and the Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, should be held responsible for the manner in which the recent recruitment exercise into the NIS was conducted.

Read More →
Latest

Unending controversies: Vested interest, power play

  /   in Features   /   Comments

SATURDAY, March 15, 2014 would remain a sad day in the mind of many Nigerians on account of the about 15 Nigerians who lost their lives and several others injured in their quest for gainful employment into the Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS. Tragedy struck when there was a stampede and several of the already fatigued applicants were trampled to death, while others simply passed out.

Read More →
Latest

I want to do movies that the average Nigerian can relate to — Onime Ugbowie

  /   in Youthful Vibes 12:04 am   /   Comments

Onime-Ugbowie

Nollywood industry is globally acclaimed as the third largest film industry sparingly highlighting talents and creativity making the Nigerian youths to be recognized as intelligent and distinct. It is also acknowledged that broadcast media’s survival depends more on the quality of products produced.

Read More →
Latest

How Ife indigenes plan to develop community into business hub

  /   in Features 12:45 am   /   Comments

Ooni with the sacred crown.

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 →
Latest

This year, be prepared to show your TIN — ODUBA

  /   in Features   /   Comments

oduba

OLA OGUNDIPE writes that the new national tax policy and Taxpayer’s Identification Number ,TIN, is gradually gathering momentum,

Read More →
Latest

Yobe Serial School Shootings: 4 attacks, 137 students deaths!

  /   in Features 1:33 am   /   Comments

One of the burnt school buildings in Maiduguri

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 showed

Read More →
Latest

Countering Boko Haram : Desired results may take a while — Olaoye

  /   in Crime Alert, Features   /   Comments

wale-olaoye1

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 →
Latest

Ex-Gov Goje has hijacked Gombe APC — Hon. Mailantariki

  /   in Features   /   Comments

Mailantariki

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 →
Latest

DNA: Succour beckons

  /   in Features, Health 8:36 pm   /   Comments

The DNA lab in LUTH

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 →
Latest

Abuja: One night stand and the cost!

  /   in Features 12:42 am   /   Comments

sex-workers-new

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 →
Latest

2015: Jonathan tears northern leaders apart

  /   in Features   /   Comments

President Goodluck Jonathan

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 →
Latest

Education and the dilemma of the Nigerian children

  /   in Features   /   Comments

Nig-edu

It is no longer news that there is problem in the education sector of Nigeria

Read More →
Latest

The sanusi Interrogation

  /   in Features   /   Comments

SANUSI-RETURNS

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 →
Latest

Acting is just what I love doing-—Catherine Williams (a.k.a. Cathy Williams)

  /   in Youthful Vibes 12:35 am   /   Comments

Youthful11

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 →
Latest

Oil money controversy: Lingering posers over forensic option

  /   in Features 12:30 am   /   Comments

Oil-Report

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 →