Unsolicited messages: 12 million subscribers report telcos to NCC

About 12 million telecommunications subscribers have asked service providers not to disturb them with unsolicited text messages and calls, the Nigerian Communications Commission has said. Executive Vice Chairman at NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, said this when he met with Kano actors and film makers (popularly known as Kannywood) in Kano, according to a statement made available to our correspondent in Abuja on Tuesday. The NCC … Continue reading Unsolicited messages: 12 million subscribers report telcos to NCC

Agbakoba: Buhari’s govt, worst in Nigeria’s history

A former president of Nigerian Bar Association, Dr Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is the worst in the history of Nigeria. Agbakoba, who is one of the leaders of the National Intervention Movement, on Tuesday described the almost four years under Buhari as locust years, saying the Coalition of United Political Parties was determined to save the country by bringing Buhari’s … Continue reading Agbakoba: Buhari’s govt, worst in Nigeria’s history

ASUU STRIKE: SELL THE UNIVERSITIES

National President of ASUU, Prof Abiodun Ogunyemi I will never stop singing this song. This is the only solution. Privatize them and all will be well. People will be saying if they do that, the cost of tertiary education will go up. It’s not true; students are already paying exorbitant fees illegally. They are buying handouts, settling to be registered, paying not to be sexually … Continue reading ASUU STRIKE: SELL THE UNIVERSITIES

Atiku Speaks as service chiefs attend Buhari’s campaign launch

Pictures of service chiefs at President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign rally tagged ‘Next Level’ have become a source of worry for the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, a spokesman for the organisation has said. Photos of some service chiefs, including the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin; the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar Sadique; and Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas at … Continue reading Atiku Speaks as service chiefs attend Buhari’s campaign launch

2019 Election: Ezekwesili, Sowore Warn Nigerians Against Voting Buhari, Atiku

Two main rivals of President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in the race for the 2019 presidency have warned Nigerians against choosing either of the two veteran presidential candidates. Newsstream understands that Omoyele Sowore of the African Action Congress (AAC) and Oby Ezekwesili of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN)  described the two front runners as failed participants in Nigeria’s democratic history. According to a statement on Monday, Mr Sowore spoke … Continue reading 2019 Election: Ezekwesili, Sowore Warn Nigerians Against Voting Buhari, Atiku

APC’s roadmap ahead of the 2019 elections, the ‘Next Level’ by Buhari

As the campaign season for the 2019 elections officially kicks off today, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has released its roadmap. The roadmap themed Next Level is geared toward seeking re-election across all thirty-six state of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory. See below full text of the APC Roadmap below: Four years ago, we promised Nigerians real change – in what we do … Continue reading APC’s roadmap ahead of the 2019 elections, the ‘Next Level’ by Buhari

South Africa vs Nigeria: Four things we learnt as Super Eagles qualify for AFCON 2019

Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr has explained why his side played a 1-1 draw with South Africa in Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, qualifying fixture at the BFN Stadium in Johannesburg. An own goal from South Africa defender, Buhle Mkhwanazi, and a strike from striker, Lebo Mothiba ensured both sides got a point. Rohr said his side drew with South Africa because … Continue reading South Africa vs Nigeria: Four things we learnt as Super Eagles qualify for AFCON 2019

APC gov insulted Oshiomhole before Buhari

Despite last Saturday’s statement by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole that his encounter with the Department of State Security Services, DSS, was not an arrest as being speculated, Vanguard learned that the forces against him were unfazed in the resolve to achieve preconceived objectives. Already, exclusive reports by some influential online platforms had indicated that the DSS in its report … Continue reading APC gov insulted Oshiomhole before Buhari

Court: Kachikwu’s appointment absolves Buhari of blame as president/oil minister

The Federal High Court in Abuja has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari cannot legally double as the Minister of Petroleum Resources. The court made the declaration on Thursday while giving judgment in a suit filed last year by a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN). Agbakoba had, in the suit, urged the court to restrain Buhari from continuing to hold … Continue reading Court: Kachikwu’s appointment absolves Buhari of blame as president/oil minister

I’ll sell 90% of NNPC if elected, Atiku vows

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, says he will sell the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and retain just 10 per cent of the company for the Federal Government. Atiku said this in an interview with The African Report, a monthly publication. Atiku, who presided over the National Council on Privatisation during his tenure as vice-president, said the NNPC was supposed to have … Continue reading I’ll sell 90% of NNPC if elected, Atiku vows

Buhari appoints son-in-law, six others as heads of federal agencies

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of five Chief Executive officers and two Executive Directors of some federal agencies. This was disclosed in a statement issued by Olusegun Adekunle, Permanent Secretary (General Services) Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation on Friday in Abuja. According to him, Okechukwu Ukwuoma, Director-General, National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM) is re-appointed for a final … Continue reading Buhari appoints son-in-law, six others as heads of federal agencies

Police officer near Chicago fatally shot security guard who was detaining a suspect

CHICAGO — Authorities on Monday were trying to piece together how a suburban Chicago police officer ended up fatally shooting a black security guard who was detaining a suspected gunman who opened fire at the bar where he worked moments earlier. The 26-year-old armed guard, Jemel Roberson, was pinning down the suspect outside Manny’s Blue Room in Robbins, Illinois, early Sunday when an officer dispatched to the scene opened fire on … Continue reading Police officer near Chicago fatally shot security guard who was detaining a suspect

Alleged N7.65bn fraud: Court revokes Kalu’s 11-year bail

A Federal High Court in Lagos has revoked the bail it granted a former governor of Abia State, Mr. Orji Uzor Kalu in 2007. Justice Mohammed Idris made the order following Kalu’s absence without permission from his alleged N7.65bn fraud trial. The judge ordered Kalu, who is believed to be in Germany for surgery, to surrender his travel documents to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) upon … Continue reading Alleged N7.65bn fraud: Court revokes Kalu’s 11-year bail