Protests spread, 125 arrested, police guard embassies, MTN

Protests spread, 125 arrested, police guard embassies, MTN • Nigeria, Malawi issue travel alerts, Zambian radio bans South African songs • My sister-in-law was burnt alive during attacks, says Nigerian • Buhari warns against reprisals Protests against xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa continued on Wednesday with the Federal Government declaring that Nigeria would boycott the World Economic...... more

Ship owners dismiss excuses over lull in eastern ports Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/08/ship-owners-dismiss-excuses-over-lull-in-eastern-ports/

Ship owners dismiss excuses over lull in eastern ports  Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/08/ship-owners-dismiss-excuses-over-lull-in-eastern-ports/ SHIP Owners Association of Nigeria, SOAN, have said that most of the excuses by maritime authorities on reasons for the lull in business activities at the Eastern ports were not tenable. They said that more than 90 per cent of the excuses includes shallow port channels, security, the presence of oil...... more

Abducted Enugu Perm Sec regains freedom

Abducted  Enugu Perm Sec regains freedom A Permanent Secretary in Enugu state, Mr Augustine Udeh, who was abducted by unknown gunmen on Sunday has been rescued.  Udeh, who serves in the state Ministry of Land was kidnapped Sunday evening, between Isuawa and the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Ituku-Ozalla, along the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway. The state...... more

FAAN closes runway at Enugu Airport August 24 for repairs

FAAN closes runway at Enugu Airport August 24 for repairs The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has notified airlines, passengers and all other stakeholders that the runway at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu State will be closed for major repairs. FAAN’s General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, made this known in a statement issued in Lagos on Saturday. The News Agency...... more

Police parade suspected killers of Rev Fr Offu, others in Enugu

Police parade suspected killers of Rev Fr Offu, others in Enugu Two herdsmen, Ibrahim Adamu and another identified as Idris have been arrested in connection with the recent murder of a Catholic Church Priest, Rev. Fr. Paul Offu in Enugu state.  The two Fulani herdsmen, who confessed to the crime were among 30 suspected criminals paraded by the Commissioner of Police in...... more

#RevolutionNow: Court Orders DSS to detain Sowore for 45 days

#RevolutionNow: Court Orders DSS to detain Sowore for 45 days The Abuja division of the Federal High Court has ordered the Department of State Security Service (DSS) to detain the convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore for 45 days with effect from today, August 8. Vacation Judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo gave the order in a ruling on an application by the...... more

Petrol imports hit 5.61 billion litres in Q2

Petrol imports hit 5.61 billion litres in Q2 The volume of Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol, imported into the country rose by 15.2 per cent in the second half of the year to 5.61 billion litres amid concerns over smuggling of the product to some other African countries.  Nigeria, Africa’s top oil producer, relies heavily on importation...... more

‘Winner is democracy,’ Presidency declares as state agents clamp down on protesters

‘Winner is democracy,’ Presidency declares as state agents clamp down on protesters Presidency on Monday stated that democracy is the winner in Nigeria. The declaration came on Monday evening as security agents crippled the #RevolutionNow protests spearheaded by the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 General Election, Mr. Omoyele Sowore. Sowore, who also publishes the online Sahara Reporters, had...... more

Security: Gov. Ugwuanyi sends anti-kidnapping bill to State Assembly

Security: Gov. Ugwuanyi sends anti-kidnapping bill to State Assembly …To employ 1,700 forest guards, overhaul, review Neighborhood Watch structure and law The administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Monday rose from a crucial meeting with Vigilante/Nieghbourhood Watch groups in the 17 local government areas of the state and took decisive decisions towards strengthening the security of the...... more

Catholic Priest shot dead by suspected herdsmen in Enugu

Catholic Priest shot dead by suspected herdsmen in Enugu Tragedy struck in Enugu again Thursday evening as a Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Paul Offu was shot dead by bandits suspected to be Fulani herdsmen. The incident occurred along Ihe -Agbudu road in Awgu local government area of Enugu state in the evening of Thursday August 1, 2019, according to a...... more

OBJ's open letter: Buhari fires Obasanjo as Jonathan hits FG

OBJ's open letter: Buhari fires Obasanjo as Jonathan hits FG President Muhammadu Buhari has fired a salvo at critics of insecurity in the country.  He described those he accused of politicising the “isolated incidents of insecurity” in the country as unpatriotic. Although President Buhari Buhari, who spoke in Abuja, Tuesday, did not mention any name, it is believed that he was reacting...... more

Cyber thieves, a band of premeditated and dangerous criminals are unleashing reign of terror of unimaginable proportions on the country, underscoring the need for decisive measures to stem the tide.

Cyber thieves, a band of premeditated and dangerous criminals are unleashing reign of terror of unimaginable proportions on the country, underscoring the need for decisive measures to stem the tide. Cyber thieves, a band of premeditated and dangerous criminals are unleashing reign of terror of unimaginable proportions on the country, underscoring the need for decisive measures to stem the tide. These unarmed but lethal criminals now pose threats beyond the fraudulent and expensive repercussions of hacking and even the monster called...... more

Volkswagen rolls out last beetle

Volkswagen rolls out last beetle Volkswagen rolled the last Beetle off the assembly line on Wednesday, the end of the road for a car that ran from Nazi Germany through hippie counterculture but failed to navigate a swerve in consumer tastes toward SUVs. Serenaded by a mariachi band and surrounded by proud factory workers, the final...... more

EEDC frowns at attacks on its operations staff in Aba

EEDC frowns at attacks on its operations staff in Aba OKEY Nwosu, the Chief Executive Officer, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), has expressed concern over the incessant attacks on the company’s operational staff members in Aba. Nwosu made his feelings known during the company’s customers’ forum organised for residents of the commercial city on Friday. He said that it was wrong...... more

We’ll defend trust reposed on us – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday night assured that he and President Muhammadu Buhari, will defend the trust Nigerians reposed on them. He gave the assurance during the Presidential Inauguration State Banquet in his honour and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The...... more

Sack TCN boss, Mohammed now, Labour tells Buhari

Sack TCN  boss, Mohammed now, Labour tells Buhari Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, Enugu State chapter, Monday protested over anti-labour activities and alleged misappropriation of funds by the management of Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN. The workers who marched from New Haven junction to TCN office chanting solidarity songs, requested for the immediate removal of the Managing Director...... more

Ninth Assembly will be rigorous on state of the nation, electoral reforms --Nnamani

Ninth Assembly will be rigorous on state of the nation, electoral reforms --Nnamani Former governor of Enugu State, Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani is the senator-elect for Enugu East senatorial zone. He spoke on how the country’s electoral reforms will be carried out to enhance the integrity of the electoral process and the nation’s overall wellbeing in this interview with The Guardian.  Why are you going...... more

Ugwuanyi hails Airtel for Modernizing Network Infrastructure in Enugu

Ugwuanyi hails Airtel for Modernizing Network Infrastructure in Enugu ...As telco formally unveils 4G in Coal City The Executive Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has commended leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, for upgrading and modernizing its network infrastructure in Enugu as well as rolling out its 4G services. Ugwuanyi spoke while a team of Airtel employees led by...... more

Airtel launches 4G network in Enugu

Airtel launches 4G network in Enugu Airtel Nigeria has launched its 4G LTE (long term evolution device) in major cities and towns in Enugu state as part of its efforts to improve users mobile internet experience.   The Managing Director, Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya, said during the launch in Enugu Tuesday the switch over to an upgraded...... more

Oritsejafor hosts 4th CEO's mentorship in Warri

Oritsejafor hosts 4th CEO's mentorship in Warri WIFE of immediate past President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Convener/founder of the CEOs Company Mentorship Class, Pastor (Mrs.) Helen Oritsejafor, is set to host the fourth edition of CEO’s mentorship class which is expected to expose directors, managers of corporations as well as small-medium and large-scale business owners into...... more

Atiku dissociates self from ‘Pukka’ posters in circulation

Atiku dissociates self from ‘Pukka’ posters in circulation The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has distanced himself from the posters in circulation in Abuja, Nigeria's federal capital. Billboards and posters of the former vice president with the inscription: “The PUKKA, H. E. Atiku Abubakar, GCON: The Real and The Right”, flooded some streets...... more

Nigeria’s economy on continuous slide, says World Bank

Nigeria’s economy on continuous slide, says World Bank The World Bank has said that the Nigerian economy has been slipping since 1995 and this continued till 2018. The bank, in its latest report on the regional economy titled, ‘Africa’s Pulse’, released the taxonomy of growth performance in sub-Saharan Africa, which focused on the macroeconomic and financial features that led...... more

FG, NACCIMA hail Ugwuanyi for enhancing Ease of Doing Business in Enugu

FG, NACCIMA hail Ugwuanyi for enhancing Ease of Doing Business in Enugu The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah and the National President of Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Iyalode Alaba Lawson have commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for his administration’s innovative measures and steadfastness in enhancing the ease of doing business in...... more

Court nullifies sale of 9mobile to Teleology

Court nullifies sale of 9mobile to Teleology ALL steps taken from April 25, 2018 in respect of ownership transfer of Etisalat International Nigeria Limited (9mobile) to Teleology Nigeria Limited were yesterday voided by a Federal High Court in Abuja which set aside the sale of the telecommunication firm. Justice Binta Nyako voided all steps taken in relation to...... more

Defence chief explains military’s role in polls

Defence chief explains military’s role in polls CHIEF of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin Thursday defended the action taken by the military during the general elections. The Gen. Olanisakin noted that if such actions were not taken and deployment of the military personnel made, the security situation of the country would have been jeopardised. Speaking yesterday...... more

Federal character, press freedom: I’ll correct lapses of my first tenure – Buhari

Federal character, press freedom: I’ll correct lapses of my first tenure – Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to correct lapses of his first tenure in his final lap in office, which begins on May 29. He gave the assurance when he received the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) led by the National President, Chris Isiguzo, in the State House, Abuja. The...... more

FG, trucks association begin data capturing of heavy duty trucks on Nigerian roads

FG, trucks association begin data capturing of heavy duty trucks on Nigerian roads The Federal Government in collaboration with Heavy Duty and Haulage Transport Association of Nigeria has started data capturing of heavy duty trucks on Nigerian roads. The National Secretary of the association, Mr Elvis Okolie disclosed this on Thursday in Enugu during a workshop organised for heavy duty drivers in the state....... more

How Do We Alleviate Poverty In The Igbo Society?

How Do We Alleviate Poverty In The Igbo Society? By Chukwuemeka Obinwugo One day I was in Main market Ọnicha with my in-law and looking at the numerous goods and services exhibited in different shops for market and sells, I asked my in-law, “Nwanne, do you know the financial worth of all the goods and services in this market?”, he...... more

Inflation rate drops to 11.31% in February – NBS

Inflation rate drops to 11.31% in February – NBS THE National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), says the Consumer Price Index (CPI) which measured inflation decreased to 11.31 per cent (year-on-year) in February from 11.37 per cent recorded in January. The NBS made this known in its “CPI and Inflation Report’’ for February released in Abuja on Friday on its website....... more

Nwobodo, Nnamani, Chukwuma applaud peaceful polls in Enugu

 Nwobodo, Nnamani, Chukwuma applaud  peaceful polls in Enugu Former governor of old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo Saturday said that the worst corruption is to rig an election and subvert the will of the people. He spoke in Enugu after casting his vote just as  Archbishop Emmanuel Chukwuma placed a curse on politicians that would rig the election, saying...... more

 

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