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The role of griots in the survival of people, arts and culture

BY OSA AMADI By definition, “a griot is a member of a heredi-tary caste among the peoples of...

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Herdsmen, farmers’ clashes: Watch your words, Alaafin cautions fellow monarchs

By Ola Ajayi IBADAN—The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, has cautioned traditional rulers across the...

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Forty years of flowing with university admission

By Owei Lakemfa A  CONTROVERSY raged in 1978 over admission process into the universities. Traditionally, each of the...

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Zenith/Delta Principals’ Cup: 35 schools battle for eight slots

The Zenith bank sponsored Principals’ Cup Football competition for all secondary schools in Delta State is back with...

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Police, relatives, friends abandoned me, children after robbers killed my MOPOL husband—Libya returnee

By Dayo Johnson Akure—ONE of the 23 indigenes of Ondo State brought back from Libya, weekend, said she...

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Handshake across the Niger

The post Handshake across the Niger appeared first on Vanguard News.

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Tension as maid disappears in Lagos

Palpable confusion is brewing in the family of a retired Colonel, Tony Nyiam, following the disappearance of their...

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Forum urges PDP, others to endorse Ambode for 2nd term

…As another roots for youths By Olasunkanmi Akoni & Monsuru Olowoopejo lagos—A group under the aegis of Liberal...

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FRC moves to develop new National Code of Corporate Governance

By Babajide Komolafe THE Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria has commenced measures to develop a new National Code...

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La Liga: Messi, Suarez lead Barca’s 5-0 romp at Real Betis

Abuja – FC Barcelona rode further away from their crumbling title rivals on Sunday as Lionel Messi and...

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Are govs right in rejecting cattle colonies?

By Bose Adelaja, Bartholomew Madukwe & Fredrick Okopie Prof. Tahir Mamman, SAN, Immediate past Director-General of Nigerian Law School. ...

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Fuel: We don’t have supply — DAPPMA, IPMAN

By Udeme Akpan, Victor Ahiuma-Young, Anayo Okoli, Olasunkanmi Akoni, Dayo Johnson Michael Eboh, AbdulSalam Muhammad & Ediri Ejoh...

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We won’t take it lightly, says Afenifere as herdsmen set Falae’s farm ablaze

..Blame Buhari for attack—Adebanjo By Dayo Johnson, Dapo Akinrefon & Olasunkanmi Akoni AKURE —    SUSPECTED Fulani herdsmen, yesterday,...

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Royal Exchange GMD charges staff to provide excellent customer service

GROUP Managing Director, Royal Exchange Plc, Alhaji Auwalu Muktari has called on staff of the company to focus...

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Ijaw group insists on restructuring

By Jimitota Onoyume WARRI—Ijaw Peoples Development Initiative, IPDI, has harped on the need to restructure the  country to...

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Expert cautions NSE, operators on introduction of derivatives

By Peter Egwuatu OPERATORS and  regulators in the Nigerian capital market have been advised to be cautious about...

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Profit taking to pervade equities market this week

By Nkiruka Nnorom HAVING enjoyed three straight weeks of bullish trading, operators in the capital market said that...

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Access Bank approves paternity leave for male employees

ACCESS Bank has introduced a parental leave policy that extends paid benefits to all mothers and fathers. The...

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Fidelity Bank to provide advisory services to promo winners

By Adaeze Okechukwu FIDELITY Bank PLC has offered to   provide free advisory services to cash prize winners in...

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FirstBank upgrades internet banking platform to promote e-Banking efficiency

FIRST Bank of Nigeria Limited has upgraded its Internet Banking Solution, FirstOnline, with improved features to promote and...

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World’s top 1% earn 82% of wealth generated in 2017, says Oxfam

Eighty-two per cent of the wealth generated last year went to the richest one per cent of the...

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NCRIB partners LCCI, NGBA to deepen insurance penetration

By Rosemary Onuoha THE Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers has commenced discussions with the leadership of Lagos...

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Emefiele allays fears over MPC meeting, says economy is strong

Abuja – The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, has allayed the fears of Nigerians...

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Senate begins probe of $16bn Egina deep sea project tomorrow

By Henry Umoru ABUJA—THE Senate will, tomorrow,  begin investigation of local content elements and huge cost variations of...

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Borno PDP Secretariat demolished, party fingers Gov Shettima 

The Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) located at Dandal Way, Maiduguri was demolished by a combined...

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Threat to resume bombing: Delta govt invites Avengers for dialogue

By Etop Ekanem Deputy Governor of Delta State and Chairman, Delta State Advocacy Committee Against Vandalism of Oil...

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Many killed, houses burnt as Fulani, Bachama clash in Adamawa

Some people have been reported killed and many homes destroyed in a violent reprisal attacks in Numan Local...

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Sanchez to earn £ 2,083 an hour at Man Utd

Alexis Sanchez  is set to become the highest-paid player in  Premier League  as he leaves  Arsenal  for  Manchester...

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Iwobi scores high in Arsenal’s victory

Alex Iwobi impressed in Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League and was amongst the...

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Victor Moses: I want to score 5 more goals

Victor Moses  believes  Eden Hazard  proved he is one of the best players in the world with two...

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Kane strikes but Spurs drop points

Harry Kane struck his 99th Premier League goal to earn Tottenham a 1-1 draw against Southampton on Sunday...

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‘Some lawyers “team up” with police to flout rules of professional conduct’

Lagos – Some Lagos-based lawyers have urged fellow legal practitioners to uphold the rules of professional conduct for...

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FG to adopt motorists’ friendly platforms for toll payment – director

Abuja – The Federal Government says it will adopt motorists’ friendly platforms, such as phones, smart cards and...

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Duo, ROZE Nigerian-American kids set to rule music space

BY ROTIMI AGBANA We will create our own wave of music like Wizkid, Davido- Music •Say,“We are not...

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The corruption quagmire in Armah’s ‘The beautiful ones are not yet born’

By John Chukwuma Ajakah Renowned and prolific Ghanaian writer, Ayi Kwei Armah, in his famous novel, The Beautiful...

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‘Herdsmen’ debacle mischievously invented by CAN – JNI

Ben Agande, Kaduna The umbrella body of Muslims in the country, Nigeria, Jamatul Nasir Islam (JNI) on Sunday...

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When Banjo Fasuyi feted SNA members

As the year 2017 was coming to an end, visual art community and stakeholders in the art sector...

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Royal Hibiscus Hotel movie heralds Valentine

…love is in the air Valentine is a sea-son of love and romantic celebrations. Over the years, the...

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Crude oil price increase should not affect economy diversification – lawmaker

A member of Osun House of Assembly, Mr Olatunbosun Oyintiloye has urged the Federal Government not to allow...

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‘Pray for me, I may die’: Kabul hotel guest’s plea during siege

As gunmen went on a night-time rampage through Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday, Aziz Tayeb posted a desperate...

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Breaking: Herdsmen set Falae’s farm ablaze in Ondo

SUSPECTED Fulani Herdsmen have stormed the farm of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu...

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Giade Federal Constituency, Bauchi benefits from ‘Nazeef Babaji Foundation’ philanthropy

By Chris Onuoha As a way of strengthening people’s faith in Allah and living in peace among ‎each...

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Beauty queen upholds the image of Nigeria Police in a global contest

Chris Onuoha As the stage is set for the Miss Intercontinental World pageant holding on Wednesday, January 24,...

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France drops 2025 World Expo bid over cash worries

France has withdrawn its bid for Paris to host the 2025 World Expo citing financial risks as the...

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C/River govt. provides succour to Cameroonian refugees

The Cross River government on Sunday provided food and non-food items to over 3,000 Southern Cameroonian refugees camping...

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Lewandowski, Mueller star as Bayern go 16 points clear

Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller both netted twice as Bayern Munich went 16 points clear in the Bundesliga...

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Major hotels a prime target for attack around the world

Major hotels popular with tourists or Westerners across the globe have been prime targets of jihadist groups for...

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Presidency raises alarm over influx of foreign terrorists into Benue, other states

Security service organizations including the Department of State Service (DSS) have identified an Islamic State in West Africa...

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2019 elections: group woos support for Atiku Abubakar to clinch PDP presidential ticket

A political  group; “Iam Atikulated2019’’ has appealed to leaders and stakeholders of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to...

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Adeyanju drags Buhari to court, seeks sack of new NIA DG

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA – Civil Rights Activist, Mr. Deji Adeyanju, has dragged ‎President Muhammadu Buhari before the...

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Real hit back at crisis talk with Deportivo hammering

Real Madrid moved back into the top four of La Liga after thumping lowly Deportivo La Coruna 7-1...

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Watford sack Silva after ‘unwarranted’ Everton approach

Watford announced on Sunday they had sacked manager Marco Silva, blaming an “unwarranted approach” by Premier League rivals...

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Over 25,000 pensioners not on FG payroll – NUP

More than 25,000 pensioners are still excluded from the Federal Government’s payroll of retirees, according to the Nigerian...

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Young people in Nigeria deserve a better deal

By Bashir Abdullahi The irony of Nigeria is that we don’t seem to make progress in the aspect...

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Primary, secondary schools grounded in Bayelsa

The eight months’ salary owed to primary school teachers in Bayelsa has caused the indefinite closure of all...

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IPOB honours those killed during pro-Trump’s inauguration rally in P/Harcourt

By Clifford Ndujihe THE Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday, honoured its members, who were killed by security...

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Doctor calls for stiff regulation of slimming drugs

Dr Bamidele Iwalokun, a  medical researcher with the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) in  Yaba, Lagos, has...

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Abdulsalami Abubakar lauds Peaceful transition of power in Liberia

Former military Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd) on Sunday hailed the ongoing peaceful transition of democratic...

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President Buhari is healthy to seek re-election in 2019 – Adesina

Presidential Spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, says President Muhammadu Buhari is presently in a better state of health than...

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Lassa fever: Kogi NMA tasks health workers on safety precautions

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Kogi has advised healthcare practitioners in the state to always observe safety...