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 Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:51:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Jega and the conundrum of new Polling Unitshttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/09/jega-conundrum-new-polling-units/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/09/jega-conundrum-new-polling-units/#comments Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:51:33 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=465186 CHAIRMAN of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Attahiru Jega, has landed himself in hot water. Coming off the remarkable successes of the Ekiti and Osun gubernatorial elections, Jega misjudged the mood in the country and proposed the creation of 30,027 additional polling units, with a lopsided distribution of 21,615 in the North and a mere 8,412 in the South of the country.

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What people do in the name of Godhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/09/people-name-god/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/09/people-name-god/#comments Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:50:29 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=465150 She wanted him to know that she cared for him. She also didn't want anything to stand in their way to the altar and so she worked to make him strong and unwavering. But she feared that if Michael adhered to the advice of some people around him he could change his mind about their marriage. And one way to get things done was to lure him to a seer, a prophetess of some sort who would guide them and probably make sure he ignored all distractions that could threaten their planned marriage.

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Ebola: Lagos schools to resume October 8http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/09/ebola-lagos-schools-resume-october-8/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/09/ebola-lagos-schools-resume-october-8/#comments Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:24:32 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=465157 Governor Babatunde Fashola approved the new resumption date at a stakeholders’ forum held Sunday, at Lagos Television Blue Roof, Agindigbi, Ikeja. The forum was attended by headteachers and principals of schools in the state.

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Lampard ends Chelsea’s perfect start, Leicester stun Unitedhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/09/lampard-ends-chelseas-perfect-start-leicester-stun-united/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/09/lampard-ends-chelseas-perfect-start-leicester-stun-united/#comments Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:02:45 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=465154 Frank Lampard came back to haunt Chelsea as 10-man Manchester City rallied to earn a share of the spoils after a dramatic encounter at the Etihad Stadium.

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The Spark Boss: Illrymz grants social media internship to youthshttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/09/spark-boss-illrymz-grants-social-media-internship-youths/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/09/spark-boss-illrymz-grants-social-media-internship-youths/#comments Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:01:48 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=465153 Illrymz, an aberration of ill rhymes—a slang for lyrical dexterity—was bestowed on Adebola, as he then was, at Kings College, Lagos, by his adoring peers. At the home of his Nigerian-Yoruba father and Persian mother—where he began modelling at age three—he is called Bardia. He signs off as Mr Olowu when faced with multi-million naira contracts to host and produce radio and television shows, VIP events, or to provide media content as the CEO of Contagious Collective. With over ten years of professional experience in media and entertainment, a Mass Communication degree from the University of Lagos, and a musical collaboration with three time Grammy Award nominee, Femi Kuti, the almost twenty-nine year old Bardia Adebola Olowu, famously known as Illrymz, is definitely a Boss.

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South Africa postpones new visa regulationshttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/09/south-africa-postpones-new-visa-regulations/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/09/south-africa-postpones-new-visa-regulations/#comments Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:00:19 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=465159 South African’s Home Affairs department has announced the postponement of the planned implementation of the requirement for children under the age of 18 to present an unabridged birth certificate when applying for visas.

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APC warns against plan to postpone 2015 general electionshttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/09/apc-warns-plan-postpone-2015-general-elections/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/09/apc-warns-plan-postpone-2015-general-elections/#comments Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:34:11 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=465149 The All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned those nursing the plan to postpone the 2015 general elections to perish the thought, saying Nigerians will not accept, under any guise whatsoever, any scheme by desperate elected officials to get tenure elongation by subterfuge

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Jonathan leaves for UNGA, to meet Obama, Banhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/09/jonathan-leaves-unga-meet-obama-ban/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/09/jonathan-leaves-unga-meet-obama-ban/#comments Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:26:19 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=465148 President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday left Abuja for New York to attend the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly, Dr Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said in a statement.

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Anambra broadcasting service goes digitalhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/09/anambra-broadcasting-service-goes-digital/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/09/anambra-broadcasting-service-goes-digital/#comments Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:59:10 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=465147 As part of the preparation for the digital switch over next year, Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano has signed contract for the modernization and digitization of the Anambra Broadcasting Service, ABS.

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Students back to school after Ebola lay-offhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/09/students-back-school-ebola-lay/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/09/students-back-school-ebola-lay/#comments Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:23:35 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=465146 Students are to return to school on Monday after an enforced summer break because of Ebola, but with lingering fears about the virus and calls for a further delay by a major teachers' union.

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