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3 hrs ago | In-depth Africa
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7 hrs ago | Vanguard
The All Progressives Congress has insisted that the rallies being held across the country by the so-called Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria represent an assault on the intelligence and sensibilities of Nigerians, at a time of unprecedented security and health challenges in the country. Responding to the tepid defence of the sycophantic rallies that are being deceptively powered by the proceeds of massive corruption under the clueless and incompetent Jonathan Administration, the party said, in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in Lagos on Sunday, that no amount of inversion of reasoning by the TAN foot soldiers can wash the rallies clean of shame and disgust.
11 hrs ago | Vanguard
PORT HARCOURT: ABOUT four persons where feared dead Sunday in Ibaa community, Emohua local government area as rampaging cultists took over the community shooting sporadically. At press time Vanguard gathered that scores of residents had fled the community.
BY JIMITOTA ONOYUME PORT HARCOURT: People of Rivers south east senatorial district are set to press home their demand for the governorship slot of the state with a 50, 000-man road show in Port Harcourt. Coordinator, Rivers south East Renaissance Movement, Mr Dormu Nwinang who spoke in Port Harcourt on the proposed road show said various ethnic groups in the state have offered to be part of the exercise.
His friend speaks on the life and times of the fallen Ebola victim from his university days to his passing. It's another revealing Saturday Vanguard EXCLUSIVE BY LAJU ARENYEKA U ntil a few weeks ago, Dr. Sam Ikechukwu Enemuo was a relatively unknown name.
Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Some 550 female secondary students were recently trained in Abuja, Lagos and Rivers on entrepreneurship skills, computer appreciation and artistry. Vera Jude had planned to spend the last summer or long holiday on frivolities.
A group, Transformation for Good Leadership and Development Initiative , has said the delay in the release of the abducted Chibok girls and the insurgency in the North-East will not stop President Goodluck Jonathan from declaring his ambition for another term as president. The group said Jonathan is set to announce his ambition for re-election soon, adding that there is nothing anybody can do to stop him.
A total of 10, out of the 13 families selected from different regions to take part in the grand auditions, have been admitted into the Maltina Dance All Academy, after an intense battle laden with excitement and suspense. According to the organisers of the show, the 10 families stand the chance of going home with a whopping N10million grand prize as well as the highly coveted title of Nigeria's number one dancing family.
PETROLEUM Tankers drivers have threatened to disrupt the lifting and distribution of petroleum product to parts of the Southsouth and South-east and part of the North Central within the next two weeks if the government failed to commence the immediate repair of roads in the area which the said have become a death trap for their members. The National Chairman of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers Branch of NUPENG, Comrade Salimon Oladiti, said in a statement made available to The Nation in Abuja on Thursday, that the government has within two weeks to heed the union's call to fix the roads and save the lives of their members.
Vice President Namadi Sambo has said the cost of doing business in Nigerian ports was no longer high as it used to be in the past even as the turnaround time of ships in Nigerian ports has improved tremendously.
GOVERNOR Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, yesterday, described the former Police Commissioner in the state, Mr. Joseph Mbu, as a politician in police uniform, who attempted to cripple the economy of the state. Amaechi who spoke when the newly deployed Commissioner of Police, Mr. Dan Bature in company of the outgoing Commissioner of Police and newly promoted Assistant Inspector General of Police, Mr. Tunde Ogunshakin and other top Police officers paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House in Port Harcourt, said that the former police boss deviated from his professional role of protecting lives and property by serving politicians of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
T he battle for the Rivers State governorship ticket in the Peoples Democratic Party may be between Nyesom Wike, the Minister of State for Education, and Lancelot Anyanya, the Chairman of National Oilspill Detection and Response Agency. Wike, fondly called "my husband's younger brother" by the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, is a lawyer.
A group, Rivers Leadership Advancement Foundation, RIVLEAF, has called on people of the state to be actively involved in electing a governor for the state come 2015. President of the group, Mr Alex Wele in a statement yesterday in Port Harcourt, said that the participation of the people will help build democratic governance in the state.
President of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, Mr. Igwe Achese, has been conferred with a Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa, in Human Resources Management and leadership by the European-American University, Commonwealth of Dominica. The honorary doctorate degree was bestowed on him by the university council for his outstanding contributions and performance as an industrial relations practitioner, a motivator, a human resource expert who believes in capacity building and infrastructural development.
Kalashnikovs cost as little as $100 in Port Harcourt, says Helmut Lux, an orthopedist and trauma surgeon from the city of Neckarsulm, Germany. The machine gun is said to be the favorite weapon of gangs in the Nigerian city.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 05:00 pm
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