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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [16 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 16 August, 2017.

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
NO fewer than 51 youths, drawn from oil-producing communities in the Niger Delta region, are being camped in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, for a two-week training on leadership and peace building, to position them for conflict prevention in their communities.The post Oil firm organises leadership training for N-Delta youths appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Ahmed Lateef, popularly known as Ajona, the 21-year-old suspected member of a robbery gang, arrested while returning from an operation in Abeokuta, Ogun State, has said every member of his gang has an area of specialisation.The post My gang members can unlock any Keke, Okada' Ajona appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Sokoto State House of Assembly, yesterday, removed its Deputy House Leader, Kabiru Ibrahim, after 21 members passed a vote of no confidence on him.The post Sokoto Assembly removes Deputy House Leader appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, yesterday, indicted four oil and gas companies for failing to comply with its on-going independent audit of the oil and gas industry covering 2015.The post NEITI indicts BPE, 15 oil firms for audit non-compliance appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State and his counterparts in Ogun, Ondo and Ekiti states ' Ibikunle Amosun, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and Ayodele Fayose, respectively, have called on corps members serving in their respective states to shun acts that will tarnish the image of the National Youth Service Corps.The post Ajimobi, Amosun, Akeredolu, Fayose host new corps members appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Suspected members of Boko Haram, Monday night, attacked two Adamawa communities, burning houses and looting foodstuff.The post Many killed, as terrorists loot, set 2 Adamawa communities ablaze appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State, yesterday, told National Youth Service Corp, NYSC, members posted to the state to identify the problems of their host communities and fix them in order to win an award.The post Gov. Masari tasks NYSC members on service appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Following the uproar generated by recent recommendations for promotions from the Force Headquarters in Abuja and allegations of favouritism and ethnic consideration, the Police Service Commission, PSC, has suspended the list of special promotions sent by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.The post PSC suspends special promotions recommendations from Force Hqtrs appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Worried by the occupation of their farmlands by armed herdsmen, indigenes of Iyede Kingdom, Isoko North Local Government Area, Delta State, yesterday, barricaded the Ekiugbo-Iyede axis of the Ughelli-Asaba expressway, demanding their vacation from their communities.The post Villagers barricade Ughelli-Asaba expressway over herdsmen menace appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The Ondo State House of Assembly has confirmed the 18 commissioner-nominees forwarded by Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu, according to the Speaker, Mr David Oleyelogun.The post Ondo Assembly confirms 18 commissioner-nominees appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
6 gadgets your smartphone has made irrelevantThe post 6 gadgets your smartphone has made irrelevant appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Host Communities of Nigeria Producing Oil and Gas, HOSTCOM, has berated Gen. Paul Boro (retd.), Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Amnesty Programme, over his comments on the inclusion of alleged suspected kidnappers in the proposed Pipeline Surveillance of the Federal Government.The post HOSTCOM faults Boroh on pipelines surveillance appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
A top official of Yobe Local Government Council is currently being investigated by the State Criminal Investi-gation and Intelligence Department, CIID, in Damaturu, over missing N62 million hajj fares.The post Police quiz council official over N62m Hajj fares appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
EKITI and Oyo states pensioners have pleaded with Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State and his Oyo State counterpart, Abiola Ajimobi, to pay their benefits to save them from untimely death.The post Were dying, pensioners beg Ajimobi over 56 months unpaid benefits appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
THE youths of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State have decried the outbreak of strange diseases in their communities, following a gas pipeline explosion.The post Rivers community alleges strange diseases after gas explosion appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The Nigerian Army, yesterday, inaugurated a human rights desk to bolster its military engagements in the North-East.The post Army inaugurates human rights desk for North-East operations appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Police shot into the air, yesterday, after protesters demanding that President Muhammadu Buhari should resume or resign, were confronted by supporters of the President in Abuja.The post Protesters should go look for work, says Garba Shehu as pro, anti-Buhari groups clash in Abuja appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
4 secrets for turning a small business into a big oneThe post 4 secrets for turning a small business into a big one appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
ABOUT 4,500 anticipated statutory and special delegates who are expected to vote to select who flies the gubernatorial flag of the APC are in palpable fear over an alleged plan to manipulate the list. The delegates, according to Chief Damian Muo-Udevi from Anambra West council area of the state were mandated to swear to an oath by one of the governorship aspirants to the seat of the governor.The post Oath taking scare hits APC appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
United Peoples Party (UPP) in Awka on Tuesday announced the suspension of some of its leading members in Anambra for alleged anti-party activities.The post Chidoka, Ofodil did not show documentary evidence they resigned from PDP UPP appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Walid Jibrin has warned those issuing quit notices to Nigerians of other ethnic nationalities to stop forthwith, saying the call by Northern Youth for the Igbo to quit and the call by militants for Northerners and Yoruba to quit the South-south is a joke that must not be allowed to wear the appearance of reality.The post Quit notice a joke that must not be allowed, Jibrin warns appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Anambra guber: Chidoka not suspended in UPPThe post Anambra guber: Chidoka not suspended in UPP appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has sympathized with the Sierra Leone President, Ernest Bai Koroma over the recent mudslide in the country that caused huge loss of lives and massive devastation.The post Buhari calls Sierra Leone President over mudslide appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The Kogi House of Assembly on Tuesday approved four additional Special Advisers for Gov. Yahaya Bello.The post Kogi Assembly increases by 4 Gov. Bellos special advisers to 25 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The National Coordinator of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Chief Gani Adams, has urged the National Assembly to amend the constitution to meet the people's aspirations and resolve constitutional imbalance.The post Devolution of power to the regions or regional government is the only way to save the country Gani Adams appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
FACED with consumers' increasing demand for value in the brands' promises, toilet soap producers have intensified marketing strategies to win back consumers' unstable loyalty to their various brands.This is at the backdrop of market perspectives that with a sustained population growth the demand for toilet soap is expected to continue to grow.The post Toilet Soaps: Manufacturers repositioning to meet changing consumer preferences appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
CHEMICAL and Allied Products (CAP) Plc, a subsidiary of UACN Plc and makers of Dulux paint, a licencee of AkzoNobel, has announced a special price offer to customers to celebrate its annual colour campaign in Nigeria.The post CAP offers special price to celebrate colour project appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
GUINNESS Nigeria Plc, makers of Malta Guinness brand of non-alcoholic drinks said it's financing over a N100million promo to reward consumers.The post Guinness sets aside over N100m for consumers appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
FOLLOWING increasing health concerns over sugar consumption, manufacturers have been devising marketing strategies away from health issues. The manufacturers are also increasing their market focus away from direct consumers to industrial consumers.The post Sugar market: Producers scramble for market share appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
GOTV has launched additional three Free-to-Air, FTA, channels on its platform.The post GOTv adds three new free-to-air channels appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
PROMASIDOR Nigeria Limited, PNL, has appointed Mr. Anders Einarsson as Managing Director. He succeeds Mr. Olivier Thiry, who is now elevated to the Group as chief executive officer.The post Promasidor appoints new managing director appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
AGAINST the backdrop of increased interest and investments in Mutual Funds in Nigeria, Nigeria's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that total Asset Under Management (AUM) of mutual funds in Nigeria has crossed N300 billion mark.The post Nigeria's Mutual Funds elicit increased interest appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
HOSTILITY over Practitioners' Operations Fee (POF) levied on licensed customs agents appears to have been stepped up as the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents, ANLCA, has dragged terminal operators into the feud between it and Federal maritime authorities. The parties have been in conflict over the POF ordered by the Ministry of Transportation through the Nigerian Ports Authority. The money is to be collected by the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria, C 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
I AM sure there is a hidden hand good at deliberately painting persons traitors to justify a mob action unleashed on the victim. If not, by what logical analysis could one arrive at the irrational position that there is a trace of betrayal in Chief Tunde and Chief Boro over their roles in the communal war just now'The post The casuality in Boro (2) appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
CEO of Fort Soft Systems and Head, NIIT Lagos, Mr. Adedokun Oduyemi, spoke to Hi-Tech in an exclusive interview, about the Nigerian IT sector and what he feels the government needs to do to fully maximize the benefits of ICT.The post Rechannel Nigerias youth to curb cybercrime ' Adedokun Oduyemi appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
A FOUR-country study, backed by Mozilla and carried out by Research ICT Africa on the financial reality of Internet use in Nigeria shows that higher income users pay between US$3.17-9.52 per month, whereas low income users pay as low as US7 cents per month. Nevertheless, these urban group users considered the pricing of Internet bundles cheap and largely affordable.The post High income internet users in Nigeria spend N3,427 monthly ' Report appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
LG Electronics says it has been a strong advocate of green environment and has continued to practice a responsible environmental stewardship by producing eco-friendly appliances, air conditioners and other products designed to help users reduce energy consumption.The post How LG promotes green environment with eco-friendly gadgets appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
VALUE added service distributor, Mart Networks Nigeria Ltd., says data centre operators and the SMEs also have opportunities to disrupt the old order in their sectors by using its solutions to provide something different from the usual offeringsThe post How data centres, SMEs can disrupt their sectors with Mart Networks solutions appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
ALTHOUGH the sky is big enough to house every application in separate places, one of Nigeria's leading and innovative commercial institutions, Skye Bank Plc, at the weekend, decided to approach the cloud with a more compact digital banking solution called SkyeXperienceThe post Digital Banking Solution: A SkyeXperience for smart banking customers appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
21st CENTURY Technologies Limited said it has re-jigged its operations to be able to face the challenges of the economy.The post 21st Century braces for fresh challenges appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
SINCE the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, released the code of corporate governance in 2016, there has been complaints in some quarters that the commission was meddling with affairs of the private businesses in the sector.The post Why code of corporate governance applies to private companies 'NCC appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Former sprinter and coach, Gabriel Okon who was in charge of technical matters in Nigeria's participation at the IAAF World Championships in London, has insisted that poor preparations and travel arrangements cost the country medals and not coaches.The post Blame Govt not coaches for our poor show ' Okon appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The woeful performance of Nigerian athletes at the just concluded 2017 IAAF Athletics World Championships in London has come under severe scrutiny from former commissioner of sports in Edo State, Brown Ebewele.The post What you sow is what you reap! Ebewele slams Nigerian Sports appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
West Bromwich Albion signed former England midfielder Gareth Barry from Everton for an undisclosed fee on Tuesday.The post West Brom sign Everton midfielder Barry appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Everton have finally agreed a deal to sign Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson for around 45 million ($57 million), according to reports on Tuesday.The post Everton set to seal Sigurdsson swoop appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo is banned, but it would take a huge upset for Real Madrid's trophy-winning streak to be ended by Barcelona on Wednesday (kick off 2100GMT) as they carry a 3-1 lead into the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup.The post Ronaldo ban sours Madrids march towards more silverware appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
One ofNigeria's iconic rappers, M.I Abaga, is set to headline Legend Extra Stout's signature nationwide music tour, Real Deal Experience, in Abuja comeSunday, the 2nd of September, 2017at The Palms, Galadimawa, Abuja.The post M.I Abaga headlines Legend Extra Stout Real Deal Experience Music Tour in Abuja appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
WIFE of maverick musician, Charly Boy, Lady D, has thrown her weight behind her embattled husband, declaring that 'he's doing what God wants him to do.' Lady D's declaration came less than 24 hours after Charly Boy and other #ResumeOrResign protesters were reportedly attacked by hoodlums at the popular Wuse Market, Abuja, yesterday.The post #ResumeorResign protest: My husband is doing what God wants him to do, declares Lady D appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
DURING a chat segment of the monthly 'Meets Media event', a networking platform for entertainers and media personalities in the entertainment industry, which recently held at the Best Western Hotel, Bar Beach, Victoria, Lagos, former Five Star Music act, songwriter and instrumentalist, Harrysong spoke about his upcoming album, and re-addressed his sour relationship with Five Star Music, his former label.The post Harrysong set to nurture young talents with new label appeared first on Va 
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