Police: Gathering storm over election allowances

BARRING urgent intervention by the police authorities, the Rank and File of the Nigeria Police Force may take to the streets. This time around, it is surely not to protect lives and property but to vent their frustrations over unpaid election allowances and salary arrears.
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Vanguard Awards: Udom Emmanuel, Keeping Akwa Ibom in peace, prosperity

By Clifford Ndujihe, Politics Editor WHEN Deacon Udom Emmanuel, 56, assumed the mantle of leadership as the fourth civilian governor of Akwa Ibom State, on May 29, 2015, he began on a very promising note. The expectations were high, and he did not disappoint. He put forward a five-point agenda with which he re-tooled key […]

Vanguard Personality Award: Babagana Zulum, healing a broken state with personal touch

By Ochereome Nnanna, Editorial Board Chairman PROFESSOR Babagana Umara Zulum, Governor of embattled Borno State, continues to live up to his reputation as a leader who leads from the front since he was sworn-in on May 29, 2019. This was the quality that endeared him to his predecessor, Senator Kashim Shettima, who supported Zulum, his […]

Vanguard Personality of the Year: Ifeanyi Okowa, finishing strong

By Charles Kumolu, Deputy Sunday Editor SUAVE and smart, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa may have spent over three decades in politics, but he hardly appears like the average Nigerian politician. It is correct to say this for a variety of reasons. First, his demeanour exudes a certain kind of restraint that many political leaders, especially in […]

Vanguard Personality of the year: Umar Danbatta, the African regulatory model

By Prince Osuagwu, Hi-Tech Editor OUR Regulator of the year, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, the Executive Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, can easily be described as a model to other African regulators. A respectable scholar and responsible academic, Danbatta has a lion’s mien in discharging regulatory functions. He is […]

International Day of Education: 6m Nigerian girls still out of school — UNICEF

*Attending girls come to school with nylon bags, tattered uniforms By Ebunoluwa Sessou The story of out of school children in Nigeria is alarming. From the six geo-political zones of Nigeria, the stories are different. Despite efforts put in place by international organizations, government and individuals to educate the girl child, the percentage of out […]