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 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:19:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Oil spill: Indigenes vow to rebuild Ikara communityhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/10/oil-spill-indigenes-vow-rebuild-ikara-community/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/10/oil-spill-indigenes-vow-rebuild-ikara-community/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:19:11 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=469603 The people of Ikara Community (near Ologbo), Ikpoba/Okha Local Government Area of Edo State, have vowed to jointly rebuild their community that has been ravaged by oil pollution following ruptures in the oil pipelines of the National Petroleum Development Company, NPDC, passing through the community.

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Awaiting Dividends Of Democracyhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/10/awaiting-dividends-democracy/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/10/awaiting-dividends-democracy/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:12:52 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=469504 NIGERIANS and their democracy are unique. If elsewhere people delight in the capacities of their government to deepen their liberties, broaden opportunities, our democracy is delivered as structures, visible and tangible. We call them dividends of democracy.

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Fitch upgrades ETI viability rating to ‘B’http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/10/fitch-upgrades-eti-viability-rating-b/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/10/fitch-upgrades-eti-viability-rating-b/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:00:21 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=469554 By PETER EGWUATU Fitch Ratings has upgraded Togo-based Ecobank Transnational Incorporated’s (ETI) the holding company of the pan-African Ecobank group) Long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to ‘B’ from ‘B-’ and Viability Rating (VR) to ‘b’ from ‘b-’. Fitch further stated that the bank’s outlook is stable, stressing that its IDRs was based on its intrinsic

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Questions on indictment, impeachment and eligibilityhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/10/questions-indictment-impeachment-eligibility/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/10/questions-indictment-impeachment-eligibility/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:35:46 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=469534 Amid judicial controversy of all sorts including a pending court case questioning his eligibility due to indictment and subsequent impeachment in 2006, Ayo Fayose was on Thursday sworn in as Ekiti State governor for the second time.

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Editors to honour late Remi Oyo tomorrowhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/10/editors-honour-late-remi-oyo-tomorrow/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/10/editors-honour-late-remi-oyo-tomorrow/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:19:43 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=469572 Nigerian editors will file out tomorrow to honour their former president, Dame Oluremi Oyo, who passed away on October 1, 2014, aged 62.

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Fashola, Asiodu task Nigerians on climate change, healthy livinghttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/10/fashola-asiodu-task-nigerians-climate-change-healthy-living/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/10/fashola-asiodu-task-nigerians-climate-change-healthy-living/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:25:43 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=469550 A renowned environmentalist, Chief Philip Asiodu, has stressed the need for citizens in the country to pay serious attention to measures geared towards mitigating potential threats of climate change, especially in a coastal city like Lagos State.

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Goods, property worth N1bn burnt as fire guts shop in Owerrihttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/10/goods-property-worth-n1bn-burnt-fire-guts-shop-owerri/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/10/goods-property-worth-n1bn-burnt-fire-guts-shop-owerri/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:08:01 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=469585 Goods and property estimated at about N1 billion were yesterday consumed by a raging fire that gutted a two-storey building at Lobo Extension, Owerri.

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IMO GOV RACE: Why I want Okorocha’s job —ARARUMEhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/10/imo-gov-race-want-okorochas-job-ararume/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/10/imo-gov-race-want-okorochas-job-ararume/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:06:14 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=469597 Abuja—A Peoples Democratic Party governorship aspirant in Imo State, Senator Ifeanyi Ararume, has advanced reasons he was running to take over the mantle of leadership of the state from Governor Rochas Okorocha.

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Why we prefer a foreign coach – Pinnickhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/10/prefer-foreign-coach-pinnick/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/10/prefer-foreign-coach-pinnick/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:02:41 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=469565 The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick has explained why his Board prefers a foreign coach to replace the last indigenous coach, Stephen Keshi who was relieved of his assignment last week by the federation.

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Furore over Mimiko’s defection deepens in Ondohttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/10/furore-mimikos-defection-deepens-ondo/ http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/10/furore-mimikos-defection-deepens-ondo/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:49 +0000 http://www.vanguardngr.com/?p=469594 AKURE—THE furore generated by the defection of Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, deepened, weekend, following irreconcilable differences in the composition of the state executives of the party.

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