Vanguard Latest News Sunday 5th July 2020
Vanguard Latest News Today and headlines on some of the happenings and news trend in the Country, today 05/07/20
Oyo deputy governor denied access to Ajimobi’s Fidau
…as family reacts By Adeola Badru A delegation of Oyo State Government led by Governor Seyi Makinde’s deputy governor, Engr Raufu Olaniyan; Alhaja Amidat Agboola, head of service; Barristers Abiodun Abdul-Raheem, Commissioners for Lands were turned back from entering the Oluyole residence of late former Governor Abiola Ajimobi, venue of the 8th day Fidau prayerRead More
‘Media attacks’ on military frustrating war against Boko Haram — Odeyemi, security expert
Counter-terrorism expert Comrade Oladimeji Odeyemi, is the Convener of Coalition of Civil Society Groups Against Terrorism in Nigeria.
Stray bullets hit two as customs, petrol smugglers clash at Seme border
Two youngsters have been hit by stray bullets during a confrontation between customs men and petrol smugglers at Seme border in Lagos State. It was gathered that the two boys – Hunsu Taiwo, 12, and Ganjo Henry, 10, were playing in Sokenu Compound of Seme when they were hit by customs bullets on Friday. TheRead More
WHO discontinues hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir/ritonavir treatment arms for COVID-19
By Chioma Obinna The World Health Organisation, WHO has again halted the trial of hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir arms despite a new study finding it made coronavirus patients 50 per cent less likely to die. The Solidarity Trial was established by WHO to find an effective COVID-19 treatment for hospitalized patients. In a press statement, WHORead More
Consumers hail NASS over Suspension of planned implementation of electricity tariff hike
Electricity consumers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have commended the National Assembly for their intervention which led to suspension of the planned implementation of electricity tariff hike by the Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos).
NNPC names Ewubare’s replacement, appoints, redeploys five others
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Sunday, confirmed the resignation of its Chief Operating Officer, Ventures and New Business Directorate, Mr. Roland Ewubare, while it appointed Engr. Adeyemi Adetunji as his replacement.
57 Marginal Fields: Tompolo’s kingdom, Gbaramatu hand FG ultimatum to halt bidding process
WARRI: GBARAMATU kingdom, Warri south west local government area, home kingdom of Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo has handed the federal government a four day ultimatum to halt the ongoing bidding process for 57 Marginal fields, saying sons and daughters of the area should be given right of first refusal on fields located in Gbaramatu.
SERAP gives Buhari 14 days to probe N300bn missing public funds
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has given President Muhammadu Buhari 14 days to “direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, and appropriate anti-corruption agencies to urgently investigate allegations that over N300bn of public funds are missing, mismanaged, diverted or stolen, as documented in the 2017 audited report by the Auditor General of the Federation (AGF).”
COVID-19: “Nigerian Lives Matter”, says singer, Didi
Nigerian singer Dolapo Dada who goes by the stage name Didi Sweet Muzik has joined a host of other well-meaning Nigerians to lend his voice and drag the attention to the living conditions of less privileged Nigerians due to the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic. He said, “ Since Nigeria’s federal and state governmentsRead More
JUST IN: Delta NLC chairman kidnapped
By Festus Ahon ASABA -TENSION heightened, Saturday in Asaba, the Delta State capital, following the kidnap of the Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC in the State, Comrade Goodluck Ofobruku by gunmen at about 8pm. Vanguard gathered that the Labour leader was driving out, behind Immigration office along Ibusa on the Ughelli/Asaba Road when heRead More
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