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Osinbajo attends G7 summit, meets Trump

Osinbajo attends G7 summit, meets Trump

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo left Nigeria on Saturday for Taormina, Italy to attend the G7 meeting where he met with U.S President Donald Trump. The G7 is comprised of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the U.S. He also met other leaders, including the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel. The special assistant to the acting president, Mr. Laolu ... Read More »

27-year old Nigerian wins £25,000 for developing a tutoring app

27-year old Nigerian wins £25,000 for developing a tutoring app

A 27-year-old Nigerian, Godwin Benson has won an engineering award given by  UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering for the tutoring app developed by him. According to the BBC, Benson, a systems engineer, beat 16 participants to clinch the £25,000 ($32,000) prize money. At the awards ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya on 23 May 2017, the four finalists delivered presentations, before Africa Prize ... Read More »

Holyfield in Lagos for fight with Tinubu

Holyfield in Lagos for fight with Tinubu

Former heavyweight champion, Evander Holyfield has arrived Lagos ahead of his ‘mouth-watering’ bout with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The ‘Rhumbles in Lagos”, a charity fight,   is part of the ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of the creation of Lagos State. It will take place at the Landmark Event Centre in Victoria Island. Holyfield poses with Ambode Ambode gives a gift ... Read More »

UK deports 35 Nigerians

UK deports 35 Nigerians

The Government of the United Kingdom on Wednesday deported 35 Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences in the country. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA) Lagos at about 5.50 a.m. The deportees, comprising 30 males and five females, were brought back aboard a chartered Titanic Airways aircraft with registration ... Read More »

Canada Invites Ooni To 150th Independence Anniversary

Canada Invites Ooni To 150th Independence Anniversary

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has been invited as a special guest of the Canadian Government to grace the country’s 150th Independence Anniversary celebrations in July this year. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the special invitation was conveyed to the Ife monarch in his palace on Sunday by a Canadian Member of Parliament (MP), Ramesh Sangha. ... Read More »

South Africa Deports 90 Nigerians

South Africa Deports 90 Nigerians

SOUTH African government yesterday deported 90 Nigerians for allegedly committing immigration-related offences in the country. According to DSP Joseph Alabi, the spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command , the deportees ,who were all men, landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 3.30pm on Friday, May 19. He said they were brought back to Nigeria from Johannesburg ... Read More »

Qatar Builds Air Conditioned Stadium for 2022 World Cup

Qatar Builds Air Conditioned Stadium for 2022 World Cup

Qatar’s first stadium completed ahead of World Cup 2022 five years before tournament… and it is air conditioned. The 40,000 Khalifa International Stadium has been open since 1976 but has been extensively renovated for the major competition QATAR’s first stadium has been completed ahead of the World Cup 2022, five years before the tournament begins – and it is air ... Read More »

UK govt reacts to coup rumours in Nigeria

UK govt reacts to coup rumours in Nigeria

The British government has warned against “non-democratic” change of government in Nigeria, amid speculations about military coup as concerns grow over President Muhammadu Buhari’s health. “The British government believes that democracy is actually critical in Nigeria,” the United Kingdom High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, said on Wednesday. “There are elections. If you’re not happy with your leaders then you should ... Read More »

Another batch of 258 Nigerian deportees arrive Lagos Airport

Another batch of 258 Nigerian deportees arrive Lagos Airport

It was gory tales yesterday at the cargo section of the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos as another batch of 258 Nigerians were yesterday deported from Libya. The deportees who arrived the cargo section of the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 10.00pm aboard an Airbus A333-200 and were received at the Hajj Terminal by the National Emergency Management ... Read More »

English Premier League: Chelsea FC emerged 2017 Champion

English Premier League: Chelsea FC emerged 2017 Champion

Michy Batshuayi’s 82nd minute strike gave Chelsea 1-0 victory over West Brom and crowned English Premier League champion for the fifth time. The goal came after  resilient West Brom players mounted an organised defence, but pressure from the visitors game them victory and crowned champion of England. Substitute Batshuayi had scored in the 82nd minute to secure the vital win, ... Read More »

Italian police arrest ring leaders trafficking girls from Nigeria, others

Italian police arrest ring leaders trafficking girls from Nigeria, others

  Italian police on Wednesday arrested four men accused of being the leaders of a human trafficking ring which smuggled people from Africa to Europe and forced women into the sex trade upon arrival in Italy. Another two men were arrested on suspicion of financially supporting the network and selling illegal drugs. The group, which was headquartered in Padua in ... Read More »

Ghana’s newly sworn-in President Akufo-Addo pledges to cut taxes

Ghana’s newly sworn-in President Akufo-Addo pledges to cut taxes

Ghana’s new President Nana Akufo-Addo pledged to cut taxes to boost the economy at his swearing in ceremony on Saturday, whilst also promising to protect the public purse by getting value for money on services. Akufo-Addo, 72, defeated incumbent John Dramani Mahama in peaceful elections a month ago, a rare peaceful transfer of power in a region plagued by political ... Read More »

Libyan Plane Hijackers Surrender

Libyan Plane Hijackers Surrender

Two Libyan men who hijacked a plane from Libya to Malta and threatened to blow it up have surrendered peacefully, allowing 118 passengers and crew to leave the aircraft before walking out alongside the last of the crew. Officials said two hijackers aboard the plane that was forced to land in Malta on Friday, threatened to blow up the aircraft ... Read More »

President Buhari Condemns Missile Attack On Makkah

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday condemned the ballistic missile launched by Houthi militias targeting the holy city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia. The Nigerian leader spoke with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia on Sunday to express Nigeria’s solidarity with the Kingdom in the aftermath of the missile launch. Condemning what he called a ‘heinous act’ which targeted innocent ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Economy Still Largest In Africa–IMF

Nigeria’s Economy Still Largest In Africa–IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has affirmed Nigeria’s economy as the biggest in Africa, ahead of South Africa and Egypt, despite the economic recession the country is battling with. Nigeria was reported to have lost its spot as Africa’s biggest economy to South Africa in August 2016, following the recalculation of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However, the IMF’s ... Read More »

General Electric to invest in Nigeria

General Electric to invest in Nigeria

US  firm General Electric, GE  plans to invest around $150 million in Nigeria by 2017, a senior executive said on Monday. “There are development projects where we are investing,” Jay Ireland, chief executive of General Electric in Africa told the FT Africa Summit in London. GE would also invest in oil and gas industry projects. Growth in Nigeria – an ... Read More »

US Won’t Hand Over Looted Funds To Nigeria in Cash – Envoy

US Won’t Hand Over Looted Funds To Nigeria in Cash – Envoy

The United States Government has said it will not hand over physical cash accruing from looted funds by Nigerians in the country to the federal government. This was disclosed yesterday in Abuja  by the International Affairs Fellow, Under Council of Foreign Affairs, Mathew T. Paige. According to Paige, who fielded questions from students and lecturers of Baze University, Abuja, the ... Read More »

Nigeria to Reverse Effects Of Climate Change as Buhari Signs Paris Agreement

Nigeria to Reverse Effects Of Climate Change as Buhari Signs Paris Agreement

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change has demonstrated Nigeria’s commitment to a global effort to reverse the effects of the negative trend. The President said this while addressing the opening of the meeting on Taking Climate Action for Sustainable Development in New York, co-hosted by Nigeria and the United Nations Environment ... Read More »

29 injured in New York City Explosion

29 injured in New York City Explosion

An explosion rocked the bustling Chelsea district of Manhattan on Saturday night, injuring at least 29 people in what authorities described as a deliberate, criminal act, while saying investigators had turned up no evidence of a “terror connection.” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials said investigators had ruled out a gas leak as the cause ... Read More »

Italian mentally challenged Man drove into St Peter’s Square

Italian mentally challenged Man drove into St Peter’s Square

A man with mental health issues broke the security barrier around St Peter’s Square in Rome, ramming his car through a checkpoint demanding to see Pope Francis. Police in Rome said in two statements that they arrested a 64-year-old “mentally unstable” Italian who drove into a one-way street to the left of St Peter’s colonnade. “He crashed past a police ... Read More »

First gay bishop emerges in Church of England

First gay bishop emerges in Church of England

The bishop of Grantham has become the first Church of England bishop to say that he is gay and in a relationship. Bishop Nicholas Chamberlain, a suffragan in Lincoln diocese, was consecrated last year by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby-who has said he knew about the bishop’s sexuality. He was in a “long-term and committed” relationship, Archbishop Welby said. Bishop ... Read More »

Samsung stops Galaxy Note 7 phone sales after battery explosions

Samsung stops Galaxy Note 7 phone sales after battery explosions

Samsung says it is suspending sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after finding batteries of some of the gadgets exploded while they were charging. Koh Dong-jin, president of Samsung’s mobile business said Friday that customers who already bought Note 7s will be able to swap them for new smartphones, regardless of the purchasing date, according to a report on ... Read More »

Facebook CEO in Nigeria, excited about technology drive

Facebook CEO in Nigeria, excited about technology drive

Facebook’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark Zuckerberg, is currently in Nigeria to see how Facebook can better support technology development and entrepreneurship in the country and other African nations. The Facebook CEO visited a ‘Summer of Code Camp’ at the Co-Creation Hub in Yaba, otherwise known as the Silicon Valley of Nigeria, as one of his first stops on the trip. ... Read More »

US To Relinquish Control Of Internet By Oct 1

US To Relinquish Control Of Internet By Oct 1

The United States National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) said it is ready to relinquish control of the Internet domain name system (DNS) infrastructure to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a non-profit organisation. The Internet was developed in the US as part of a military research project funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), currently ... Read More »

Turkey coup attempt: Thousands of police officers suspended

Turkey coup attempt: Thousands of police officers suspended

Turkish officials say that nearly 8,000 police officers have been suspended, reportedly on suspicion of having links to the failed coup attempt at the weekend. Some 6,000 members of the judiciary and military, including generals, have been detained in connection with the coup. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to purge state bodies of the “virus” that caused the revolt. The ... Read More »

U PRESIDENCY: African leaders reject Nigeria’s request to shift poll by 1yr

U PRESIDENCY: African leaders reject Nigeria’s request to shift poll by 1yr

Nigeria may not be elected into any serious post in the African Union, which crucial annual summit to elect its President and chairpersons for vital organs of the organisation, got underway in Kigali, Rwanda last night. AfricaVanguard learned that conflicting interests played up by some well-placed individuals in the Presidency on one hand and others in the nation’s Foreign Affairs ... Read More »

Egypt Court Frees Coach Hossam Hassan who assault a photographer

Egypt Court Frees Coach Hossam Hassan who assault a photographer

An Egyptian court has released one of the country’s top football figures, Hossam Hassan after he reconciled with a photographer whose camera he smashed during an on pitch brawl. The al-Masry coach paid a fine of 56 dollars and was released from Cairo’s Tora prison. The 49-year-old was arrested after he chased down and beat a cameraman who worked for ... Read More »

New British PM, Theresa May forms cabinet

New British PM, Theresa May forms cabinet

Theresa May named six cabinet members on Wednesday; David Davis, Boris Johnson, Philip Hammond, Michael Fallon, Liam Fox and Amber Rudd  Mrs May began forming her new cabinet shortly after her arrival into 10 Downing Street. Her first cabinet announcement was former foreign secretary Mr Hammond as chancellor – replacing Mr Osborne. Mr Osborne had been fired because his “brand” ... Read More »

Theresa May to take over as UK PM as Cameron Resigns

Theresa May to take over as UK PM as Cameron Resigns

Theresa May promised to build a “better Britain” and to make the UK’s EU exit a “success” after she was announced as the new Tory leader and soon-to-be PM. Speaking outside Parliament, Mrs May said she was “honoured and humbled” to succeed David Cameron, after her only rival in the race withdrew on Monday. Mr Cameron will tender his resignation ... Read More »

Portugal Defeat France To Win Euro 2016 Championship

Portugal Defeat France To Win Euro 2016 Championship

Portugal are champions of Europe after defeating hosts France 1-0 in extra-time in the Euro 2016 final played at the Stade de France on Sunday night. Substitute Eder was the hero, scoring Portugal’s lone goal in the 109th minute. Portugal had to play most of the match without talisman Cristiano Ronaldo as the captain’s second EURO final ended after just 25 minutes after Dimitri ... Read More »