Peterside *How they smiled at me, hailed me and stabbed me *Returns to Nigeria after 25 yrs in S/Africa; founds another church in PH By Egufe Yafugborhi Former Nigeria football goaltender turned church founder and preacher, Bishop Idah Peterside, in this revealing encounter with Saturday Vanguard, says even in bitter defeat in the race for president in the last Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) elections, the experience was the courage he needed to return back to Nigeria after…

Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, the sultan of Sokoto and president-general of the Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), has instructed Nigerians to vote for leaders of reputable character in the 2023 general election. Abubakar made the call on Thursday while addressing participants at the 29th regular meeting of the National Council on Water Resources (NCWR) in Sokoto. The sultan said that as the general election approached, Nigerians should use their votes wisely. “Nigerians need…

Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom By Peter Duru, Makurdi Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has sympathized with members of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, who were involved in a road accident Friday morning. The victims who were in the governor’s convoy were on their way to Igumale, Ado Local Government Area, LGA, for the party’s ongoing local government campaign rally. The governor described the accident as unfortunate and also expressed his appreciation to God…

Actress and mum of four, Mercy Johnson has disclosed how Veteran actress, Patience Ozokwor, advised her years ago advised her to stop indecent dressing. While reflecting on the past during her chat with the thespian on this week’s edition of her weekly cook show, Mercy’s Menu, the actress said “Do you remember when you were younger before you got married when I told you that the photos u take today, your children will see them tomorrow and…

By Adegboyega Adeleye Juventus have been handed a 15-point deduction following an investigation into the club’s past transfer dealings, which revealed alleged financial irregularities and false accounting by the club’s hierarchy. The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) confirmed that Juventus used transfers to artificially boost their balance sheet. The FIGC also imposed long suspensions on the club’s former president, Andrea Agnelli, and the club’s former CEO, Maurizio Arrivabene. The court ruled that Andrea Agnelli can be…

A People’s Democratic Party (PDP) campaign in Edo Central Senatorial District took a violent turn as one person was shot dead.  The party’s campaign director Anselm Ojezua confirmed the incident which occurred at Ward 7 in Ewu community, Esan Central Local Government Area of Edo State.  Ojezua who further revealed that many others were injured, said the incident had been reported to the police for thorough investigation. The Nation reported that the Speaker of Edo House of…

Nollywood actress, Destiny Etiko has put a smile on the face of her mother with her new gift. The curvy actress gifted her mother a new house as she celebrates her birthday and she captioned the photos she shared; ‘In my own little way my BACKBONE….I give to you this little token as your birthday gift ��� for all the love u have shown my siblings and I ❤️❤️❤️ the future will be better ��age…

By Marie-Thérèse Nanlong, Jos Labor Party presidential candidate Peter Obi has urged Nigerians to vote for him and his running mate, Yusuf Baba-Ahmed, in the 2023 presidential election as their ticket represents capacity and commitment to make Nigeria for Nigerians to make it work. Obi spoke in Jos on Friday at the Labor Party presidential campaign rally at Rwang Pam township stadium in Jos, Plateau State, where he vowed to work with his team to…

A federal US judge has sanctioned former US president Donald Trump and his lawyers nearly $1 million for a “frivolous” lawsuit claiming Hillary Clinton had tried to rig the 2016 election. District Judge John Middlebrooks said on Thursday, January 19 that the Republican, who is seeking to return to the White House in 2024, exhibited a “continuing pattern of misuse of the courts” and had filed the suit “in order to dishonestly advance a political…

Alves A Spanish court on Friday ordered Brazilian defender Dani Alves to be held without bail after he was arrested in Barcelona on charges of sexually assaulting a woman. A Barcelona judge took the step after questioning the 39-year-old about “events that allegedly took place in a nightclub,” the court said in a statement. A source close to the case said the judge made the move – requested by the prosecution – because the court…