NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [12 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 12 August, 2017.

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Arik Air, Nigeria and West Africa's largest carrier has become the latest African airline to receive a global recognition of its operations following its listing on the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Ground Operations Manual (IGOM) registry.The post Arik Air gets global recognition with international industry certification appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Sometime in the early 1986, three of us, Dele Giwa, Ray Ekpu and l sat down in the Oduduwa, Ikeja, Lagos office of the then Lagos State police public relations Officer, PPRO, the iconoclastic CSP Alozie Ogugbuaja. Then, l chipped in -'Wetin dey do you sef' You no go settle us' Abeg, give us my regular'. He laughed hysterically.The post The imperative for a National Police Trust Fund appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
THE Nigerian Army has said that its decision to raid the United Nations Head Office along Pompomari Bye- Pass Road in Maiduguri yesterday was informed by an intelligence report that Boko Haram insurgents had infiltrated the camp.The post We raided UN camp to arrest B/Haram terrorists ' Army appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Residents of Ikorodu, Lagos, have cause to smile this weekend as national telecommun-ications operator, Globacom, has concluded arrangements to hold its hilarious comedy show, Glo Laffta Fest, in the town this Sunday.The post Glo lifts Ikorodu with Laffta Fest comedy show appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi has directed that the station managers, porters, and ticket officials at Idu and Rigasa rail stations be removed for alleged ticket racketeering at the stations.The post Amaechi removes managers, porter's, ticket officers over ticket racketeering appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
ObiAbuja -The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has embarked on strategic campaign on social media platforms as part of its effort to reach the youths and confront hate speech and intolerance.The post NOA on #Say No To Hate Speech campaign on social media platforms appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Director, Corporate Communication and Government Affairs of Cable Channels Nigeria Limited (CCNL), Mr. Kalada Wilson, has faulted John Momoh's position that the licensing of the third parties such as CCNL, manufacturers of Set Top Boxes (STB) and Inview Technology had created a clog in the actualisation of the digital switch over, insisting that CCNL remains a critical stakeholder in the digitization process.The post Discordant tunes over digitization worry stakeholders appeared first on Va 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
OZUBULU community in Ekwusigo local government area of Anambra State may have lost no fewer than 30 of its indigenes residing in South Africa, no thanks to the suspicion among them over failure to keep to business deals.The post Ozubulu brothers at war in South Africa, 30 killed since mistrust began appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
The Anglican Archbishop of Lagos Province and the Bishop of Remo Diocese, Most Rev. Dr. Michael Olusina Fape has described the former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi as an exemplary Nigerian of all times. He was speaking yesterday at CMS Grammar School, Bariga during the 60th Annual National Bible Study Conference and 70th anniversary of the Lagos Province.The post Why we love Peter Obi ' Cleric appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
A newly opened hyper market, Spar, has employed over 500 workers in Enugu state.The post New Shop employs 500 in Enugu appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Fresh tension is brewing between the Governor Godwin Obaseki led administration and the people of the state following the ban by the state government on the use of all premises of public schools, roads and other public places for social events.The post Edo people at war with Gov Obaseki appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
A 43-year-old widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Iheme, has called on the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, to save her life, following alleged threats by policemen at the Force Criminal Investigations Department, Abuja.The post Police after my life, widow cries to IGP appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Mrs Susan Owumi, wife of a staff of Sapele based Seplat Petroleum Dev. Company Plc, Chief Anthony Owumi, on Thursday evening regained her freedom from kidnappers after 40 days in their den.The post I paid huge ransom for my wife's release from kidnappers 'Seplat's staff appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Denmark says it will use its chairmanship of the Council of Europe this year to make it easier to expel foreign criminals, Prime Minister Lars Rasmussen said in Copenhagen on Friday.The post Denmark aims at expelling foreign criminals ' PM appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
ALMOST 20 years after the death of Archbishop Benson Andrew Idahosa, the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, Thursday night extolled the virtues of Nigeria's foremost televangelist, author and father of Pentecostalism.The post RCCG Convention: Adeboye preaches about the Wall of Jericho appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Two chieftains of the Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have been suspended and ordered to appear before the party's disciplinary committee, for 'gross anti-party activities'.The post Two suspended as Imo PDP crisis deepens appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
The Federal Government has explained why it cannot arrest a coalition of northern groups which issued a 'quit notice' to Igbos resident in the region, saying the coalition has already stated that they were misquoted by the media (not Saturday) Vanguard).The post Quit Notice: Why Arewa Youths have not been arrested ' FG appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
AFTER fifteen months of intrigues, manoeuvring, backstabbing, political intrigues, and power play between two former governors and Senators, Ahmed Makarfi and Ali Modu Sheriff over who controls the soul of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the Supreme Court on Wednesday July 12, 2017 affirmed the former as the authentic leader of the PDP.The post PDP Convention: Watch out for our 2019 message ' Okowa appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
PROTESTING indigenes of Ovade-Oghara community, Ethiope West Local Government Area, Delta State, weekend, grounded activities at the Pan Ocean Oil Corporation Nigeria Limited, PANACO, which they accused of neglecting the community since it started operation over 40 years ago in the area.The post Delta villagers lay siege to oil company over alleged neglect appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
John McCain , the indomitable United States of America, USA senator whose vote torpedoed the Republican Party- his political party's attempt to repeal the USA affordable health care bill-dubbed Obamacare is a study in political courage. The post Constitution amendment: Failure of imagination and need for political courage appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
The APC made a total of N60.5 million from the sale of expression of interest and nomination forms from the aspirants who commenced screening for the exercise yesterday.The post APC rakes N60m from forms appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
PPA governorship aspirant, Mr. Godwin Ezeemo has said that the recent desecration of spiritual proceedings at St Philips Catholic Church Ozoubulu on Sunday, 6th of August during a 6 am service was very worrisome and called for sober reflection by Igbo people.The post Ozoubulu incident worrisome says Ezeemo appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Governor Willie Obiano's Liaison Officer to Biafran War Veterans, Comrade Arinzechukwu Awogu has dismissed insinuations of the governor's indifference to the welfare of veterans of the civil war saying that the governor has continually put their issues at the top of his agenda.The post Aide defends Obiano's handling of Biafran Veterans appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
UPP governorship hopeful, Chief Osita Chidoka, has said that Anambra State deserves a government with a conscience and sense of responsibility towards the people and not a carefree and imprudent administration that lacks the presence of mind and capacity to provide the desired quality of leadership in the state.The post Ill do away with Obiano's impunity ' Chidoka appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
APC stalwart, Paschal Candle has given reasons why the party delegates to next weekend's primary should back Dr. Tony Nwoye for the ticket saying that he helped to deepen the roots of the party in the state strengthening the party for others to perch on.The post Nwoye gave APC human face in Anambra ' Candle appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
THERE is apprehension that the entry into the governorship race by Senator Stella Oduah, (PDP, Anambra North) might distort political permutations for aspirants from the North.The post Sen. Oduah's entry upsets permutations in PDP appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
The National Democratic Liberty Party, NDLP, says it has perfected plans to wrestle power from APGA in the November 18, 2017, Governorship election.The post Well rescue Ndi Anambra from menial jobs ' NDLP appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Friday, fixed September 11 to determine whether or not the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, should continue process for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye.The post Recall Threat: Court Decides Melayes Fate Sept 11 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Over 3,000 delegates from across the country are expected in today's non-elective convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP holding at the Eagles Square, Abuja.The post Breaking: Over 3,000 delegates to PDP non-elective convention appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Elder statesman and former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, has said that Nigeria is currently sleep-walking to national disaster except the country is restructured into fewer and more viable federating units for economic development.The post Nigeria currently sleep-walking to national disaster ' Anyaoku appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Nigeria's major opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is set to hold its 75th National Executive Council, NEC, meeting and special non-elective National convention on Saturday the 11th and 12th of August, 2017.The post PDP holds 75th NEC meeting, non-elective natl convention Aug. 12 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
THE constitutional lawyer said: 'I think the first point to make is that Nigeria, to use Chief Obafemi Awolowo's words, is not a nation. It is geographical entity containing many nations and the difference between a Yoruba and Hausa man or Igbo man is not less than the difference between an English and French man or German. Our original founding fathers observed this early in the political development of this country. They met in Ibadan in January 1950 where they hammered the future of 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
ASA's version of 'There is fire on the mountain' seems to capture the Nigerian situation perfectly, for the second line says 'And nobody is on the run'. Our nation sits on a keg of gunpowder and everyone seems to carry on with their chores with a scary silence. The post Atikus restructuring call: In the right direction' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
he Olympic Stadium in Rome will tomorrow be the centre of attraction as Italian league champions Juventus battle Lazio in the Italian Super Cup, which serves as the curtain raise r for the new Serie A season, starting next weekend.The post Juve battle Lazio in Italian Super Cup appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Nemanja Matic knows a thing or two about winning the Premier League and has already seen enough to be confident of a Manchester United title challenge this season.The post Matic targets Chelsea title appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has submitted a transfer request, hours after the Premier League club released a statement saying he is not for sale.The post Coutinho submits transfer request appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Rangers International of Enugu have said they were held hostage for two hours in their bus by rampaging and riotous fans of Wikki Tourist in Bauchi last Sunday.The post Wikki fans held us hostage for two hours ' Rangers appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Whilst the rest of the Real Madrid squad celebrated another title under Zinedine Zidane in the dressing room, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lucas Vazquez trained on the pitch in preparation for the club's clash with Barcelona tomorrow.The post Ronaldo races to be fit for El Clasico appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Floyd Mayweather says it will be a victory for Conor McGregor if their Las Vegas fight goes the distance.The post Mayweather: I must knock out McGregor appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Jose Mourinho admits Manchester United could still sign one more player, but he will not be "crying" if they do not.The post Mourinho: I wont cry over transfers appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
It is a dirty divorce: after his 222 million euro change to Paris Saint-Germain as Neymar now wants to sue his past employer, Barcelona at the Fifa.The post Neymar to sue Barca appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Following investigation into the incidents that happened in the Matchday 33 fixture between Wikki Tourists and Rangers International, the League Management Company LMC) has ordered Wikki to play three games behind closed doors in addition to paying a fine of N2.250 million for various violations of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Framework and Rules.The post LMC slam Wikki with three-match closed door ban appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
The Moroccan Football Federation has announced it will bid to host the 2026 World Cup.The post Morocco to bid for 2026 World Cup appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Substitutes Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud scored as Arsenal twice came from behind to beat Leicester City 4-3 on Friday in a dizzily entertaining opening Premier League game.The post How Giroud earned Arsenal madcap opening win appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger expressed "relief" over Olivier Giroud's decision to stay after the France striker earned his side a breathless 4-3 win against Leicester City.The post Arsenal vs Leicester: Wenger lauds stay-at-home match-winner Giroud appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Antonio Conte insists he isn't looking for sympathy despite admitting Chelsea are facing problems at the start of their Premier League title defence.The post Chelsea have problems but Conte doesnt want sympathy appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Arsenal staged a dramatic fightback to kick off the new Premier League season with a thrilling 4-3 victory against Leicester on Friday.The post Arsenal beat Leicester in 7-goal thriller appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Nigerian professional dancer and choreographer, Elizabeth Joseph, aka 'Beyonce', may not be a household name, but her face has been very popular in the videos of top artistes, because she's highly skilled and talented at her craft. In an exclusive chat with Showtime, Beyonce who is currently recovering from a fatal motorcycle accident which occurred on the 3rd of May 2017 along Third Mainland Bridge while hurrying for a music video shoot on the island revealed that some profession 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
During the week, popular singer, Small Doctor and his crew were accused of beating up a Tricycle rider to a pulp along Mobil Akilo Road in Ogba, Lagos, for undisclosed reasons. A Twitter user simply identified as @The_Nifemi claimed that he allegedly witnessed Small Doctor and his crew members beating up a Tricycle rider along Mobil Akilo Road, Ogba, Lagos, claiming that the bloody occurrence was too interesting to be captured on video.The post Small Doctor didn't brutalize anyone; it 
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