Boko Haram
International NEWS

Boko Haram: Nigerian Army speaks on Shekau’s ‘escape’

Nigerian Army on Friday dismissed as “misleading” reports indicating that the Boko Haram factional leader, Abubakar Shekau, escaped to Cameroon. Brig.-Gen. Sani Kukasheka, the Director, Army Public Relations, said in a statement issued in Maiduguri that the army was not aware of the whereabouts of the fugitive Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau. Kukasheka said that […]

Nana Akufo Addo Nigeria
International Local NEWS

“AU Must Address Issues Of Unity & Stability In Congo Dr” – President Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the news of the continuing and deepening crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is leading to the massive displacement of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians, is very depressing. According to President Akufo-Addo, it brings into sharp relief the urgent necessity for the […]

International NEWS

Air force reveals what newly inducted ‘Tsaigumi’ will be used for

The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, at the weekend explained that its newly inducted indigenous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, UAV, nicknamed “Tsaigumi” will be used for land and sea intelligence surveillance operations. It said the operational drone could also be used for policing operations, disaster management, convoy protection, maritime patrol,and pipeline and power line monitoring as well […]

Banky W

2019: Tuface, Banky W speaks on Lagos protest march

Popular Nigerian singers, Tuface Idibia and Banky W, on Friday joined dozens of civil society activists in Lagos to march for voter education of Nigerians. The activists converged on the National Stadium in Surulere and marched for about four kilometres to the Lagos office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. EnoughisEnough, EiE Nigeria, the […]

Aki and Pawpaw
International NEWS

How late film maker, Kasvid discovered us —Aki and Pawpaw

Screen twins, Osita Iheme a.k.a Pawpaw and Chinedu Ikedieze a.k.a Aki who took the Nigerian movie industry by storm  after featuring in that debut movie, “Aki na Ukwa” looked sober Tuesday evening, as they relived memories of how the ‘Aki and Pawpaw’ brand was created  years back. The duo spoke at the candlelight/tribute night in […]

President Buhari
International NEWS

Buhari rejects Nigerian Peace Corps Bill

As the Nigerian Peace Corps battles the Nigeria Police to vacate its national secretariat, the legality of the organisation might have run into trouble as the President has not assented to its establishment bill, which was transmitted to him last year. Saturday Vanguard learnt from competent sources that President Muhammadu Buhari, apparently bowing to security […]

International NEWS

Strong quake hits south-western Mexico

A powerful earthquake has hit south-western Mexico, causing buildings to shake in the capital Mexico City, about 350km (217 miles) away. The epicentre of the 7.2-magnitude tremor was near the town of Pinotepa de Don Luis in Oaxaca state, the US Geological Survey said. The quake was 24.6km underground. Some buildings were damaged in Oaxaca, […]

International NEWS

Rape inquiry into French minister dropped

French prosecutors have dropped an investigation into rape claims against Budget Minister Gérald Darmanin. A former call girl said he had coerced her into sex in 2009, but the prosecutors said they had been unable to establish an “absence of consent”. Mr Darmanin, 35, described the allegations as “slander”. However, he remains under investigation into […]