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September 23, 2017 6:39 PM They killed my Chairman in cold blood – Gov. Ortom

The quartet were killed by armed youths, last week, in a crisis linked to alleged tussle between two brothers belonging to different political camps. The alleged face-off between the two brothers, said to have in the past defied attempts to resolve, reportedly suddenly escalated, leading to the razing of several houses, cars and valuables apart from the gunshot 14

September 17, 2017 8:12 AM Amid controversy in southeast, army to launch Operation Crocodile in southsouth, southwest

Despite the controversy that greeted Operation Python Dance II in the Southeast region, the Nigerian Army said on Saturday that it would launch an operation, Crocodile Smile II, which would cover the South-South region and some parts of the South-West. Punch reports that the director, Army public relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, said this in an interview 13

September 15, 2017 6:56 PM Police searching for assailant who detonated bomb in London subway car, injuring at least 22

LONDON —Police in London were searching for the assailant who detonated a homemade bomb Friday that sent a scorching blast of smoke and flame through a London subway car, injuring at least 22 rush-hour commuters and sending panicked crowds scrambling for safety in what police called a terrorist incident. As of Friday evening, there was no immediate claim 21

September 15, 2017 6:03 PM Search for perpetrators of bomb on London subway, 29 wounded

LONDON (AP) - A homemade bomb planted in a rush-hour subway car injured 29 people in London on Friday, sparking a huge manhunt for the perpetrators of what police said was the fourth terrorist attack in the British capital this year. Prime Minister Theresa May said the device "was intended to cause significant harm," but to the relief of authorities 19

September 12, 2017 7:38 PM How we felt when Buhari was sick – Ghanaian President, Akufo-Addo

Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo has stated that he and many other world leaders were anxious over the health of President Muhammadu Buhari. He said they were worried during Buhari’s 103-day medical vacation in London. He made this statement during while speaking with State House correspondents on Tuesday after holding a meeting with Buhari at the Presidential 24

September 10, 2017 1:59 AM Restructuring: Dagger in the heart of the polity

“Nothing in this world is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.”—Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, VANGUARD BOOK OF QUOTATIONS, VBQ. Restructuring, true federalism, resource control etc all amount to me as quibbling with semantics. There is a meeting point in all of them. They all rest on the foundation that the existing Federal Republic of Nigeria and the 1999 Constitution 22

September 8, 2017 8:17 AM 2019: Anxiety in APC over minister’s Buhari comment

There is anxiety in the All Progressives Congress (APC) over Minister of Women Affairs Hajia Aisha Alhassan’s comment on President Muhammadu Buhari’s yet undeclared plan to run in 2019. The minister has been under fire for saying she will not back Buhari, if he wishes to run. Hajia Alhassan, who ran for governor in Taraba State in 2015, defended her position 32

September 4, 2017 10:09 AM Revoking Kalu’s bail: Invitation to anarchy?

One of the three great philosophers it was who said when a man finds himself compelled to obey and he obeys, he does well; but the moment he is strong enough to throw away the yoke and he does, he does better: For no man is ever strong enough to always be master unless he transforms power into right and obedience into duty. Based on the above saying 18

September 3, 2017 1:14 PM Billionaire Kidnapper: How I foiled Evans’ attempt to kidnap my kinsman – Okpara

Okpara, who himself was arrested for providing information to Evans, claimed he was deceived into crime by the kidnap kingpin. He told Vanguard thus: “I visited my home town in 2014. When I was travelling to Lagos State I took a car at Asaba. The driver of the vehicle identified himself as Doctor. He told me he was a drug peddler and promised to assist 19

September 1, 2017 8:38 AM Nigerian soldiers allegedly storm a village in Bayelsa, burn houses

The soldiers, in a reprisal attack, invaded the oil community, demolishing and burning houses in their way. Recall that earlier reported that four soldiers and one civilian have been reported dead after they were ambushed by unknown gunmen suspected to be Niger Delta militants in Bayelsa state. Security sources also confirmed the attack and that the soldiers 38