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Vigilante, youths clash causes panic in Jos

By Taye Obateru Jos — A clash between a vigilante group and youths in Congo Russia area in the Plateau State capital, yesterday, created panic as many mistook it for another outbreak of ethno-religious violence. Vanguard learnt that some youths in the area had mobilised to protest the alleged high-handedness and harassment by the vigilante
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ACF to meet Yar’Adua over ASUU strike

By Chris Ochayi ABUJA —  Determined to resolve the face-off between the Federal Government and striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), over the industrial crisis, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has promised to meet with President Umaru Yar’Adua to give necessary directives that will end the three-month strike. Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT) of
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Fraud: EFCC files fresh charges against Martins, others

ABUJA—The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) yesterday filed an amended nine count charge against the former Coordinator of the defunct Police Equipment Fund, Kenny Martins and three others, Ibrahim Dumuje, Yero Gella and Nigerstalg Limited inAbuja. The nine count charge borders on criminal breach of trust, mismanagement, conversion and misuse of public funds totalling
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Crisis rocks Ebonyi PPA

By Dennis Agbo ABAKALIKI—Internal wrangling has creped into the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) in Ebonyi state, as the appointed state chairman, Mr Anselm Enigwe, yesterday allegedly locked-up the Afikpo Road office of the party,shutting-out other members of the party, who had gathered for a scheduled meeting. Though when contacted, the state chairman, Mr. Enigwe denied
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Ohakim’s aide booed over attack on Cleric

By Chidi Nkwopara OWERRI—The Special Adviser (Political) to Imo State Governor, Chief Rex Anunobi, was booed in Owerri for castigating the Catholic Archbishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province, Most Rev. Dr. Anthony Obinna. He had berated the Archbishop for condemning the beating of Mr. Oluokun during his sermon at a concelebrated Pontifical sung Mass at Maria
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Scam: We have evidence to nail Hanafi, says EFCC

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA—The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission  (EFCC), yesterday, said it has enough evidence to prove that the former Director of Finance in the Federal Ministry of Health, Mallam Hanafi Mohammed, actually played a key role in the diversion of the N300m unspent budget from the Federal Ministry of Health. The anti-graft agency
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