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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:58:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 CONFAB: Deliberations’ll be utilised to settle Nigeria’s problemshttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/08/confab-deliberationsll-utilised-settle-nigerias-problems/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/08/confab-deliberationsll-utilised-settle-nigerias-problems/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:58:10 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=460578 ABUJA — VICE President Namadi Sambo, yesterday, promised that the outcome of the 2014 National Conference will be utilised to settle the problems currently confronting the country.

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FG, LASG disagree on new Ebola caseshttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/08/fg-lasg-disagree-new-ebola-cases/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/08/fg-lasg-disagree-new-ebola-cases/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:22:25 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=460586 The Federal and Lagos State governments, yesterday, differed on new suspected cases of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in the country.

While the Minister of Health Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu insisted that there were no new cases of the EVD in Nigeria, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health Dr. Jide Idris told reporters that five new suspected cases of Ebola have been recorded in the state.
President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the release of N200 million to the Lagos State Government to assist in containment of the spread of the disease.

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Book Review: A coming of age story of the anti-corruption movementhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/08/book-review-coming-age-story-anti-corruption-movement/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/08/book-review-coming-age-story-anti-corruption-movement/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:59:34 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=460505 It is a huge honour and privilege to be invited by Dr. Kolawole Olaniyan to review this timely contribution to the human rights conversation in Africa. This book represents a scholarship that responds to the urgent governance need in Africa; a provocative endeavour that casts a different light on the understanding of corruption and an ingenious exposé that elevates corruption to an existential threat to human rights in the continent. The ability of author to weave this compelling narrative is both profound and commendable.

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Regulating night travelshttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/08/regulating-night-travels/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/08/regulating-night-travels/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:59:29 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=460504 NIGHT travels have been with us since economic activities and exchanges between one part of the country and the other evolved. It intensified in the 1990’s and well into the new millennium when luxury buses became truly more luxurious enough to attract members of the middle class, who felt safer travelling on land than by air.

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Nigeria yet to benefit from $3trn AGOA programme– NACCIMAhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/08/nigeria-yet-benefit-3trn-agoa-programme-naccima/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/08/nigeria-yet-benefit-3trn-agoa-programme-naccima/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:58:43 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=460480 The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has called for a reappraisal of Nigeria’s participation in the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), saying the country has not benefited much from the programme

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Impeachment: Chime operated poultry as I did, says Enugu dep govhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/08/impeachment-chime-operated-poultry-says-enugu-dep-gov-2/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/08/impeachment-chime-operated-poultry-says-enugu-dep-gov-2/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:58:37 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=460563 Onyebuchi told the 7-man panel headed by Mr. Uche Franklyn Oraekeiyi, that he had not committed any offence that could warrant his removal from government by impeachment, insisting that the poultry in his official residence and that of the governor were in existence before they came into government in 2007

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And then the national conference’s finalehttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/08/national-conferences-finale/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/08/national-conferences-finale/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:56:11 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=460530 WE resumed National Conference last Monday, to be confronted with huge tomes of publications that were reports of the conference. We then got the unrealistic time line of two days to read these reports and by Wednesday, to adopt these as the finale of the work that we did over the previous four months. The standout volume was the third, which was titled “DRAFT CONSTITUTION”. Now, that volume was to threaten the outcome of the National Conference, because it proved to be the most controversial documentary outcome of the Conference. The roots of that controversy, on the one hand had been sown even before the Conference and it actually reflected the conflicting views of the different sides in the contestation for Nigeria. There was a tendency, which was basically Southern, which believed that there was the need for a new constitution as a replacement for the 1999 Constitution, often derisorily described as a military-imposed document that was not reflective of the aspirations of the Nigerian people.

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Bauchi 2015: Twists and turnshttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/08/bauchi-2015-twists-turns/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/08/bauchi-2015-twists-turns/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:56:05 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=460522 The question of who succeeds Governor Isa Yuguda has become the topical issue in Bauchi State among political stakeholders. Apparently constrained by new political permutations arising from the emergence of his predecessor, Adamu Muazu as national chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Yuguda seems determined to hold his succession desires to his chest.

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God’s on my side —Olejemehttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/08/gods-side-olejeme/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/08/gods-side-olejeme/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:50:47 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=460561 Chairman, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, Dr. Ngozi Olejeme, has said that she has the backing of God to be the governor of Delta State in 2015

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Edo sets up Ebola c’tteehttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/08/edo-sets-ebola-cttee/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/08/edo-sets-ebola-cttee/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:50:21 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=460560 AGAINST the backdrop of the spread of the Ebola disease, the Edo State Government has inaugurated a Rapid Response Committee that would be responsible for the control, monitoring and surveillance of the disease.

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