Vanguard News http://www.vanguardngr.com A Nigerian newspaper and Online version of the Vanguard, a daily publication in Nigeria covering Niger delta, general national news, politics, business, energy, sports, entertainment, fashion,lifestyle human interest stories, etc Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:57:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Oshiomhole’s Commissioner defects to PDP http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/01/oshiomholes-commissioner-defects-pdp/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/01/oshiomholes-commissioner-defects-pdp/#comments Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:57:30 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=485733 Mr Dennis Idahosa, Commissioner for Investment and Public/Private Partnership in Edo, on Friday, defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Military confirms sack of terrorists from Michika http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/01/military-confirms-sack-terrorists-michika/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/01/military-confirms-sack-terrorists-michika/#comments Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:54:08 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=485732 The Military authorities on Friday confirmed that its troops sacked the terrorists who had been occupying Michika and its environs in Adamawa.

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UN chief backs regional African force to fight Boko Haram http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/01/un-chief-backs-regional-african-force-fight-boko-haram/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/01/un-chief-backs-regional-african-force-fight-boko-haram/#comments Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:51:02 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=485731 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday welcomed an African Union proposal to set up a regional five-nation force of 7,500 troops to fight Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist militants.

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No group has written to opt out of debate, says Alimi http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/01/no-group-written-opt-debate-says-alimi/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/01/no-group-written-opt-debate-says-alimi/#comments Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:48:13 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=485728 The Nigeria Election Debate Group (NEDG) said no party or group had written to say that it was not interested in participating in the elections debate.

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‘I confessed to our pastor after every robbery operation’ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/01/confessed-pastor-every-robbery-operation/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/01/confessed-pastor-every-robbery-operation/#comments Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:12:46 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=485675 “ Joining a robbery gang is the worst mistake of my life. Had I known, I would have listened to my wife.

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PDP warns Clark, Tompolo and Dokubo over war threat http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/01/pdp-warns-clark-tompolo-dokubo-war-threat/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/01/pdp-warns-clark-tompolo-dokubo-war-threat/#comments Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:10:51 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=485713 The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday asked the former federal Commissioner for Information and Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, NDPVF, Alhaji Mujahid Asari- Dokubo, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo and other Niger Delta militants to be mindful of what they say at this period of the nation’s political history.

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Feb polls: Buhari is on rescue mission —Tinubu http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/01/feb-polls-buhari-rescue-mission-tinubu/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/01/feb-polls-buhari-rescue-mission-tinubu/#comments Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:10:49 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=485712 As the February 14th Presidential election draws near, National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, yesterday, said the party leadership begged the Presidential Candidate of the party, General Muhammadu Buhari to contest the 2015 election inoder to rescue the country from the present challenges.

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Ekhomu calls for postponement of elections in North-East http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/01/ekhomu-calls-postponement-elections-north-east/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/01/ekhomu-calls-postponement-elections-north-east/#comments Sat, 31 Jan 2015 04:15:08 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=485719 Renowned Security Expert, Dr. Ona Ekhomu has called on the Federal Government to postpone the February 2015 elections in the North Eastern States of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe in order to allow the military complete counter-terrorism operations in the zone and reduce the loss of lives and wanton destruction of property.

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Buhari’s refusal to participate in debate disappointing — Okorie http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/01/buharis-refusal-participate-debate-disappointing-okorie/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/01/buharis-refusal-participate-debate-disappointing-okorie/#comments Sat, 31 Jan 2015 04:12:37 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=485717 The United Progressive Party (UPP) presiden-tial candidate, Chief Chekwas Okorie, has said that refusal by All Progressive Congress, APC, candidate, Major General Muhammadu Buhari to participate in the scheduled debate was a great disappointment.

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Alleged plot to postpone elections unfounded — Presidency http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/01/alleged-plot-postpone-elections-unfounded-presidency/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/01/alleged-plot-postpone-elections-unfounded-presidency/#comments Sat, 31 Jan 2015 04:05:13 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=485707 THE Presidency has denied plans to postpone next month’s general elections as alleged by the All Progressives Congress, APC.

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