Gunmen abduct Nkiru Sylvanus, demand N100m ransom

‘A Cry For Help’ actress, Nkiru Sylvanus, who is also the Senior Special Adviser to the Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha on Public Affairs, was on Saturday night abducted by gunmen. The Nollywood actress was kidnapped by armed men numbering about eight at a location in Owerri, Imo State capital. It was gathered that the […]

Govs meet today on security challenges, others

ABUJA — GOVERNORS of the 36 states under the aegis, Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, will today meet ahead of tomorrow’s National Economic Council, NEC, meeting. Vanguard gathered that President Goodluck Jonathan will attend the NEC meeting where he is expected to brainstorm with the governors especially on the 2013 budget NEC is always chaired by […]

Oshisada: Tackling child abuse

LAGOS State government often commands this writer’s admiration. Reason? In its portfolio, it has innumerable welfare measures. Needless to define what a welfare measure is. The latest in the series is the Child Rights Law. Coming across it in The Guardian recently, I felt highly elated. But on second thought, the feelings became mixed. The […]


It has been argued that the past is a channel through which the present flows and the present is a medium from which the future is predicted and planned for, just as children are regarded as the future of a nation. Following these, the children of today, are encouraged and nurtured towards an effective brighter […]

Kidnapped corps members regain freedom in Rivers

PORT HARCOURT- FIVE corps members kidnapped two weeks ago in Rivers state have regained their freedom, says the Rivers state Police Command. A statement from the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Ben Ugwuegbulam, said they were freed, Sunday night, at Ama, Omoku in Rivers state. According to him, they were rescued by Mobile […]

Abducted corps members: Kidnappers demand N100m ramsom

The abductors of the five National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in the Rivers State have placed a whopping N100 million price tag on their hostages. The spokesman of the NYSC Directorate in the state, Mr. Esan said in Port Harcourt that the gunmen demanded the ransom after initial silence. Gunmen had abducted four […]

Gunmen abduct 5 corps members…as hoodlums kill 2 policemen

Five members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving in Rivers State have been abducted. The corps members, including four females were said to have been whisked away by gunmen somewhere at Omademe in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state while on the way to their place of primary assignment. The abduction occurred […]

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