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3,000 Ebonyi women farmers in peaceful protest, demand exit of herdsmen

Ishiagu (Ebonyi) – No fewer than 3,000 Ishiagu women on Friday staged a peaceful protest against the destruction of farm crops by herdsmen to the Palace of the traditional ruler of the community, Ezego Moses Ngele. The women, mainly peasant elderly farmers, marched peacefully to the palace of the monarch. They demanded urgent action to end the alleged indiscriminate destruction ... Read More »

Would you remain in a violent and abusive marriage for love?

  By Juliet Ebirim You married someone you trusted, and you gave yourself to that person. How could it be that the person you trusted with your life now acts like the person who could take your life? A quick scan of the Internet reveals that Twenty-five percent of adult women say they have experienced violence at the hands of ... Read More »

Nigeria’s economic woes hit Eid ram sales

With the naira currency in free fall and inflation soaring, few Nigerians can escape the country’s economic troubles — and that includes Muslims preparing for Eid al-Adha. Livestock traders and buyers said the sale of rams for the annual festival of sacrifice have dropped sharply compared with last year, as Nigerians look to prioritise spending. “Sales have stalled,” complained Ibrahim ... Read More »

Comedian Basketmouth robbed at gunpoint in his Lagos home

Popular comedian, Basketmouth was robbed at gunpoint in his home in Lekki today September 7, 2016. According to Bovi, the father of two was robbed between the hours of 2am-4am at gun point. He took to Instagram writing, “Basketmouth was robbed this morning in his home in lekki phase 1 between the hours of 2am and 4am, 7th of September ... Read More »

Food Production: FG to employ 100,000 graduates as extension workers

  By Peter Duru MAKURDI—Over 100,000 graduates are to be employed by the Federal Government and drafted to farms in all local government councils across the country, as extension workers to help government actualise its food production drive. President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the opening of a 2-day National Economic Council Retreat at the Statehouse Conference ... Read More »

Simi hints at dating Ycee

Velvety-voiced  songstress, Simi, is  one babe that sets butterflies aflutter in guys’ stomachs anytime she sings. Coupled with her beautiful face, it is no wonder that a lot of people have been interested in knowing who the lucky man in her life is. In the past, she had been romantically linked to entertainers such as Adekunle Gold and Falz; though ... Read More »

Why MTN may have sacked Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Davido, retaining others

  There was a big buzz on Thursday when top telecommunications company MTN announced that he would be retaining the services of some artistes as brand ambassadors, while disengaging some for the year 2016/2017. The big names that had their contracts suspended include MAVIN’s big boss, Don Jazzy, his First Lady, Tiwa Savage and Omo Baba Olowo, Davido. While the ... Read More »

GCE EXAMS: Protest looms as students, parents call for postponement

  By Simon Ebegbulem THERE is tension in Edo ahead of the September 10 governorship election, as students writing the General Certificate of Education, GCE, examinations and their parents have vowed to stage a protest over alleged refusal of security agents to exempt those writing the examination from restriction of movement during the polls. Vanguard learned that the WAEC had ... Read More »

41,000 benefitted from Jonathan’s GIS programme— FG

  By Boluwaji Obahopo LOKOJA— The Federal Government, yesterday, said the Graduate Internship Scheme, GIS, initiated by the administration of former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, was retained by the present government because it had been able to reduce graduate unemployment across the country. Nigerian youths Besides, the government said more than 41,000 graduates had benefited from the programme, with over ... Read More »

Bank pledges support for a successful 2016 Ojude Oba Festival

  By Elizabeth Uwandu Organisers of the Ojude Oba Festival which holds in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State on Wednesday September 14, 2016 have said that it will as usual live up to its billing as a grand fiesta that would be exciting and rewarding for the thousands of people within and outside the country that would grace the occasion. This is ... Read More »