2018

#EndSARS protest: NUT, NAPPS back Lagos’ closure of schools

#EndSARS protest: NUT, NAPPS back Lagos’ closure of schools

By Adesina Wahab The Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT and the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, NAPPS, have thrown their weight behind the decision of the Lagos State government to shut down schools following the violent dimension the #EndSARS protest has taken. In different chats with the Vanguard, the two bodies described the […]
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2018, year of sunshine after the rain

2018, year of sunshine after the rain

IT is the New Year’s Day 2018. If you are reading this editorial, then congratulations! You made it! You are one of the millions of lucky Nigerians who successfully braved the crushing economic recession of 2016 and 2017. As legendary Bob Marley put it, we are coming in “from the cold”.

Hope Ahead of 2018: President, 34 govs to lift economy  with N17.075 trillion

Hope Ahead of 2018: President, 34 govs to lift economy with N17.075 trillion

The Cross River and Lagos budgets are reminiscent of what the first civilian governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, did in the Second Republic when he proposed about one billion naira budget , a move that raised dust in the polity then with some stakeholders wondering how he was going to fund it

48hrs to 2018: Nigerians score Buhari, speak on their expectations

48hrs to 2018: Nigerians score Buhari, speak on their expectations

48 hours to bid farewell to year 2017, Nigerians across the length and breadth of the country have looked back at how they fared under the Buhari-led APC administration and delivered their verdict. They have also declared what they expect from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2018.

…And a prosperous New Year

…And a prosperous New Year

What we actually need though is a real prosperous New Year, not just wishes. But real prosperity will not come from only wishes, faith and hope; we also need to take action and be purpose-driven

Old year/new year – thoughts

Old year/new year – thoughts

This slow, quiet late December period is always a perfect time to solemnly reflect on the past and express one’s hopes and fears for the future.

When 2018 comes, let us thank God we survived

When 2018 comes, let us thank God we survived

By Owei Lakemfa TENS of millions of Nigerians are in dire need. They do not know where the next meal will come from.  They are not lazy, but there are no jobs. So when two industrial giants in a largely deindustrialised country take on each other in a fratricidal war, the death knell is sounded […]

10 big events in 2018

10 big events in 2018

February 9, South Korea: Start of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang against the backdrop of tensions with North Korea over its nuclear missile programme. The Games close on February 25.

10 big events in 2018

10 big events in 2018

Here are 10 major events upcoming next year: – Winter Games – – February 9, South Korea: Start of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang against the backdrop of tensions with North Korea over its nuclear missile programme. The Games close on February 25. – Fourth term for Putin? – – March 18, Russia: Presidential election […]