South Africa moves to become the first African country to produce COVID-19 vaccines

South Africa may soon become the first African country to produce COVID-19 vaccine, as the country moves to sign a deal for that purpose in an effort that may potentially increase access to immunisation for the African continent which has limited manufacturing capacity. The Chairperson of the Scientific Advisory Board of...... read more

Buhari, Jonathan brainstorm on ways to end upheaval in Mali *What we'll do - President

President Muhammadu Buhari will consult with key leaders of ECOWAS countries in order to find a solution to the crisis rocking Republic of Mali. The President made the pledge Tuesday while receiving reports from ECOWAS Special Envoy to Mali, former President Goodluck Jonathan. The former President was at State House, Abuja,...... read more

I'm glad my daughter fulfilled her dream of flying an aircraft - father of deceased female NAF pilot

Inconsolable, Akintude Arotile, father to Tolulope Arotile, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) officer and the first Nigerian female to fly a fighter jet, in this interview with Punch narrates his how he learnt of the incident and how he has been coping with the ordeal. Excerpts:  Tell us briefly about yourself. I...... read more

Only Yoruba APC are hailing Buhari, he's not a democrat - Adebanjo

Ayo Adebanjo, is the Leader of Afenifere, the socio-cultural group for the Yoruba people of Nigeria. He was also at the head of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) the group, which fought for the restoration of the June 12 presidential election, won by the late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola, the exit of the military...... read more

Police detained me for eight days because my husband criticised Lai Mohammed – wife

Mrs Dorcas Jolayemi, the wife of a journalist detained for criticising Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, recounts her eight-day ordeal in the custody of the Kwara State Police Command: A human rights organisation claimed you spent eight days in police detention because of your husband’s poem, which was critical...... read more

I’m Sam Mbakwe-reincanate, I’ll prove it soon – Uzodinma

After a statewide broadcast, to mark his 100 days in office, Imo State governor, Hope Uzodimma, had an online exclusive interview with Saturday Vanguard. Excerpts:   Congratulations on your 100 days in office. What would you say informed some of the actions you have taken since you   came on board? Well,...... read more

I quarreled with Maryam twice only in 40 years marriage – IBB *Why I want to marry again

They were married for 40 years before she passed on in 2009! The former first lady, Maryam Babangida died on December 27, 2009. On that black Sunday, the Asaba, Delta State-born ex-First Lady succumbed to ovarian cancer at the University of California’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, aged 61. Maryam...... read more

My story by woman in ‘miracle healing’ controversy *Says I’m not acting

It is becoming stranger yet, as the “woman in miracle” who appeared in video clips with bulging hands, which eventually get healed after prayers are showered by pastors, have come out with her own side of the story. In an encounter with award-winning journalist and blogger, Chris Kehinde Nwandu (CKN) the...... read more

How my six-year-old daughter was hidden in a hotel by her abductors – father

To Seriki Fulani Pindiga in Gombe State, Alhaji Modibo Mohammad, instead of anxiety, it was confidence that he would eventually get her back, confidence built on the fact that he did no wrong to deserve such a fate. His belief materialised, as the little girl, was found 24 hours after in...... read more

I’ll do anything to protect APGA, my father’s political legacy - Emeka Ojukwu jnr.

The visit of son of late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Emeka to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Ozomkpu Victor Oye, last week, raised a lot of eyebrows, with speculations, rife that the lion is back to its park and natural habitat. But in a quick riposte,...... read more

Ahmad Oshiohmole, not Buhari’s choice for Senate President – Ndume

Unflavoured Senate Presidency aspirant, Senator Ali Ndume, is still ruing that the All Progressives Congress (APC), dumped him in favour of Ahmad Lawan from Yobe State, for the nation’s number three citizen. The former Senate Majority Leader, who was suspended in the 8th Assembly for confronting the leadership of the Senate,...... read more

How Tinubu betrayed me, outsmarted himself in 2015 – Tambuwal

Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, has opened up on the undercurrents that played out in the struggle for the headship of the National Assembly by the All Progressives Congress (APC), shortly after the 2015 general election. Tambuwal, who was then, Speaker of the House of Representatives, spoke of the behind...... read more

I want to go and be with my wife, I've been missing on the home-front - Aregbesola

”I have not collected salaries since I became the governor of the state. The state feeds me, fuels my car and provides me accommodation. With all these, I don’t need money. ”I have no money and bank account anywhere. I have no house except the one I built before I became the governor....... read more

I don’t see a kobo of Mike’s money – father *Read full interview

In this interview, the Jos-based transporter recalls his terrifying five-day experience, reasons why his famous son rarely comes home, and more. You recently regained your freedom from kidnappers. Can you share your experience? Chief Michael Obi: I was travelling home for a family meeting, early evening, in Enugu. I’d just reminded...... read more

The mistakes Abiola made – Agbakoba *He would have succeeded but for politicians

Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola made a huge mistake of discarding the advice of the human rights community in the struggle for the revalidation of the June 12 election and embracing politicians and his military friends. Had he done otherwise, he would have succeeded in becoming Nigerian President, Olisa Agbakoba,...... read more

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