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Leicester City helicopter crash: Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha - the 'humble, generous, private enigma'

At the end-of-season awards after Leicester's remarkable Premier League title victory in 2016, the players, staff and invited guests were all celebrating. But the room truly erupted when an announcement was made that the club's Thai owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha had just donated £1m to the nearby Royal Leicester Infirmary. "He was a billionaire - a very wealthy and successful man," says BBC Leicester's Ian Stringer, who was at that event. "But also so humble and lovely." The club is now mourning the death of its 61-year-old owner in a helicopter crash outside the King Power Stadium on Saturday. Worth an estimated $3.8bn (£2.9bn), Srivaddhanaprabha was chairman of duty-free company King Power International Group. He bought Leicester in 2010 for £39m, cleared their debts and saw the club win promotion to the top flight four years later. They then beat odds of 5,000-1 to claim the Premier League title in 2015-16 in one of the greatest sp

Minimum wage: Labour holds nationwide mass protest tomorrow

Ahead of November 6 nationwide strike to compel government to peg a new minimum wage at N30,000, organized labour will tomorrow hold mass protest across the country as part of sensitization of workers and Nigerians for the planned industrial action. This came as organized labour urged workers not to be deterred by the government’s threat of “no work, no pay” as strike had always complied with legal requirements. Already, leaders of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC and United Labour Congress of Nigeria, TUC, have begun massive mobilisation of members nationwide and their civil society allies, ahead of not only tomorrow’s protest, but also for the nationwide strike on November 6. The circular In a circular to its affiliates and state’s councils across the country, ULC, through its Deputy General Secretary, Chris Oyeka, said: “This is to inform you that sequel to the several consultations among the leadership of organised labour in Nigeria over

Presidency: It’ll be Ndigbo’s turn in 2023, Buhari support group replies Fashola

The dust raised by the Minister for Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola on possible ceed of 2023 Presidency to the South West has attracted the ire of Buhari Support Organisation, BOS, in the South East. The group in opposition to Fashola said it wishes to state categorically clear that the 2023 would be the turn of the South East geopolitical zone to produce President of Nigeria. The caucus of the BSO South East Zone which met in Enugu from Saturday to Sunday, after exhaustive and detailed analysis of the zoning and rotation of president convention from Southern to Northern Belt in 1999 to date; came to the inevitable conclusion that it would be the turn of the South East to produce President of Nigeria from Igbo extraction. In a statement endorsed by Rt. Hon Stanley Ohajuruka and Mr. Godwin Onwusi as coordinators of the group said “Our proclamation is hinged on the truism that the rotation convention was introduced in 1999 for equity, justice, peac

Anxiety grips APC govs as NWC meets

The tension is coming against the background of intrigues, as different stakeholders position themselves and hit at one another for ascendancy with the return from holiday today of national party chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. A number of All Progressives Congress, APC, governors are on tenterhooks ahead of a meeting of the party’s National Working Committee, NWC, to approve the list of its governorship candidates for the 2019 elections. Vanguard gathered at the weekend that the NWC, apparently in a move to cut Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State to size, had decided to divide the list of candidates for the State House of Assembly into four, with the governor getting one-quarter of the pie. Meanwhile, despite moves by the party to get itself into play in Zamfara State, the crisis between Senator Kabiru Marafa and Governor Abdulazziz Yari was still unfolding. Marafa, yesterday, listed ten reasons Governor Yari should be expelled from the party, including allegedly b

Faculty of Medicine, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Inducts 60 Medical Doctors, offers Automatic Employment to 20

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, has inducted 60 medical doctors into the medical profession, while the CMD of NAUTH, also offered automatic employment to twenty new medical doctors, who graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the university. The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of NAUTH, Prof. Anthony Igwegbe, announced the offer during the 44 swearing -in ceremony, held at the Metu Uzodike Auditorium, NAUTH Nnewi, on Saturday, October 27, where 60 new medical graduands of the institution were inducted into the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria. The CMD said the automatic employment is for 20 best graduands in the 2018 set. The lucky graduands in order of merit, include Nweke Collins Olisaemeka, Nriagu Valentine Chisom, Ebubechukwu Jerome Ugochukwu, Ugwu Donatus Obiora, Alexander Amuche Kizzy, Omah Chinelo Edith, Ojekwu Adeze Chidinma, Egwuonwu Temple Chinomso, Onyeanuforo Cynthia Otito, Mokwuo Ikenna Michael, Malachi Patrick Oluchukwu, Nwaneki Chisom Marcellus, Ubah Chiedu John,