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Nigerians rely on conventional brew as economy staggers

Government worker Iorliam Shija sits in one of the ramshackle bars along the banks of the Benue river in central Nigeria sipping from a gourd filled with frothy burukutu. The vinegary alcoholic beverage has been made here for generations from the fermented grains of sorghum and millet and consumed as a traditional alternative to beer.…

A whirlwind called Nasir el-Rufai

By Ochereome Nnanna, Chairman, Editorial Board Executive Governorof Kaduna State, Nasir El-rufai SOMETIME in 2007 when he was still  the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Nasir Ahmad el Rufai (OFR) paid a friendly visit to Vanguard corporate headquarters in Apapa. As usual, after a session with the editors he was hosted to a…

The entrepreneurial audacity that sets Leemon Ikpea apart

By Emma Amaize, Regional Editor, South-South President Muhammadu Buhari welcomes the Chairman Lee Engineering and Construction, Mr. Leemon Ikpea while otehrs looked on on during an audience the President granted a high-powered delegation from Itshekiri leaders at the State House, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida 23/02/2018 THE strides of Odonlagbon of Warri Kingdom, Delta State,…

Otedola: Breathing company, breathing philanthropy

Femi Otedola…strong commitment to business and philanthropy By Udeme Akpan Femi Otedola M Femi Otedola is our Personality of the Year 2019 because of his outstanding and strong commitment to not only business, but also philanthropy, thus touching lives in many positive ways. Born in Ibadan, capital of Oyo State, Nigeria, on November 4, 1962,…

How Shagari selected Ekwueme as Vice President

YESTERDAYThe author discussed the issue of Sovereignty in relation to communal conflict from Bala Usman’s perspective. He also began a new chapter in which he narrated the enthronement of the Right Reverend Dr. Humphrey Bamisebi Olumokaye as the 8th Bishop of the Diocese of Lagos, Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion. Today, he goes into the…

Can these candidates take Nigeria to the next level?

News Analysis by Clifford Ndujihe Nigeria – FIFTY-FIVE days after  his swearing-in for second term, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, sent a list of his 43-man ministerial nominees to the Senate for screening and confirmation. Nigeria The number is seven higher than the 36 he submitted in 2015. This time he did it in less than…

It’s incorrect to state election was militarised, states Gen Buratai, Chief...

The Nigerian Army has been in the eye of the storm over the conduct of soldiers deployed to provide security during the 2019 elections. The soldiers have been roundly accused in several quarters of committing infractions, including partisan interference in the electoral process, that seriously undermined the credibility and sanctity of the elections. In fact,…

Militarisation of 2019 elections

Excesses of overzealous soldiers undermined credibility of elections— CSOs, elder statesmen, lawyers, etc.Deployment of soldiers to secure elections dangerous to our democracy—Clement NwankwoIt is wrong to say electoral process was militarised—Lt Gen Tukur Buratai By Mike Ebonugwo & Charles Kumolu ALTHOUGH the 2019 general elections have come and gone, the jury is still out on…

Lagos Structure Collapse: I lost a twin boy, physicians fighting to...

…A father cries: I have buried one dead child, the second missing, fate of the third uncertain in hospital… Former school teacher speaks of warning signs of tragedy six months ago…Being at work saved me and my family – Occupant of house…Why we didn’t demolish the building before the tragic incident – State Govt By…

Lethal rice smuggled inside vehicle bonnet

By Esther Onyegbula How safe is that half bag or full bag of rice you just bought at the market? How sure are you that the rice is not among the ones smuggled by unscrupulous traders from Cotonou in Republic of Benin through Seme and transported inside the car bonnet or under the car seat…

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