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Kogi Deputy Governor’s Wife, three others Sustain Injuries in Lagos Building Collapse

Wife of the Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Mrs. Tokunbo Awoniyi, on Saturday sustained injuries after their Ikoyi residence collapsed. The incident, which occurred at about 7am at 19b, HFB Way, Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos, was said to have been caused by a cooking gas explosion which made the building to cave in. Also injured were three of the deputy governor’s domestic staff, who were said to be at the residence at the time of the collapse. Also injured in the incident was the family’s driver, who was said to be washing car outside...

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NANS Gives S/Africa Ultimatum to Stop Xenophobic Attacks

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has given the South African Government seven days ultimatum to stop the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other Africans resident in that country. This ultimatum is conveyed in a statement issued by the association and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Saturday. The statement, signed by Nwankwo Ezekiel, NAN’s Public Relations Officer, warned that South African investments and citizens ...

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Presidential Aide, Kuku Denies Contributing to APC’s Campaign

Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Matters, Kingsley Kuku, has dismissed reports that he contributed towards the campaign fund of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the March 28 presidential elections. The presidential aide described insinuations in the social media and other platforms that he funded APC’s presidential campaign as the handiwork of mischievous persons, who aim he said was to fan the...

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Ekiti: APC, PDP Disagree over alleged Plans to Tamper With Election Ballot Papers

The Ekiti State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has alleged that the All Progressives Congress in the state has concluded plans to tamper with the ballot papers used during the just-concluded state House of Assembly elections. To this effect, the party has written a letter to the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Sam Olumekun, to use his offices to ...

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Release Results of Abia Guber Polls – Group Tells INEC

A group of Abia leaders, under the aegis of the Ukwa Ngwa Elders and Ukwa Ngwa Professionals, has decried what they called “the intransigence of the Independent National Electoral Commission officials in attempting to manipulate the outcome of the April 11, 2015 gubernatorial election in Abia State in favour...

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Why Buhari Is Not The Type Of Person I Would Like To Call My President – Femi Aribisala

Buhari is not the type of person that I would like to call my president. I don’t even agree that he is a strong leader. He is not very intelligent, he is not very articulate and I don’t even agree that he is a strong leader. Controversial Vanguard columnist and fellowship coordinator of Healing Wings, a pentecostal ...

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Ekiti: Fayose Expresses Readiness To Negotiate With The APC Lawmakers Threatening Impeachment

After successfully holding off the 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers who are trying to impeach him, Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose says he is now willing to negotiate with the lawmakers. The ...

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60 Killed As Benue Communities Clash Over Fish Pond Ownership

At least 60 persons were feared killed at the weekend in a clash between Ologba and Egba communities of Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State, leaving many with varying degrees of injury. The clash was reported to be a fallout of a lingering dispute between the fishing communities over the ownership of a fishing pond in the area. “The truth is that there is no love lost between the two communities whose preoccupation is mainly fishing,” a source told Vanguard. “Unfortunately, ...

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‘Agbaje Did Not Lose Lagos Governorship Election; APC Manipulated The Results’

Controversial Vanguard columnist, Femi Aribisala says he does not believe the People’s Democratic Party’s candidate Jimi Agbaje lost the Lagos State governorship election. He also said that the government of Babtunde Fashola has not done enough in Lagos State if anyone would judge based on the resources available to him. “I don’t believe that elections are free and fair in Lagos. I do not believe that Jimi Agbaje lost...

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Governor-elect, Wike Vows to honour Social Contract with Rivers People

The Governor-Elect of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, has declared that he will honour the social contract that he entered with the people of the State during his campaign to lead the state to a prosperous future premised on good governance, transparency, accountability and the development of all parts of the state. In a Thank You Message, signed by his media aide, Simeon Nwakaudu, to thank the...

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