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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [21 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 21 August, 2017.

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
The Lagos State Government yesterday, ordered the immediate closure of an illegal plank market in Oko-Baba Extension by Wright Street in Yaba Local Council Development Area, LCDA of the state.The post LASG shuts Oko-Baba plank market over security threat appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Kogi State Commissioner for Health, Saka Audu, yesterday, identified the strange disease that has so far killed 62 persons in the state to be gastroenteritis, and called for calm.The post Kogi identifies strange killer disease as gastroenteritis appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
The efforts of the Osun State Government towards the completion of Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, MKO, International Airport, Ido-Osun has garnered huge support from the Turkish government.The post Turkish govt to partner Osun over airport completion appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari's expected resumption today, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, and some other youth groups, yesterday, tasked the president to quickly address the agitation for the restructuring of the country.The post As Buhari resumes PDP, Afenifere, youth groups renew demand for restructuring appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Ondo State public servants at the weekend, insisted that they would not accept part payment of their salary arrears proposed by the state government from the N7 billion second tranche of the Paris debt refund.The post Ondo workers rejects part-payment of salary arrears appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Aiteo Group has described as scandalous and defamatory, a publication by an online newspaper, Premium Times, alleging without any foundation whatsoever, that the company maintained a corrupt relationship with the erstwhile Nigerian Minister for Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.The post Aiteo refutes allegation of corrupt relationship with Diezani Alison-Madueke appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
The leadership crisis rocking the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, is far from being over as the faction led by Chief Martin Agbaso has approached the Supreme Court, seeking nullification of the Appeal Court verdict, which reinstated Dr. Victor Oye as the authentic national chairman of the party.The post APGA crisis: Agbaso approaches S-Court appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Edo State House of Assembly has issued a two-day ultimatum to the former Deputy Speaker of the House, Mrs Elizabeth Ativie, to return her official vehicles to the House or face legal action.The post Edo House threatens Ativie over official vehicles appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
THE Itsekiri National Youth Congress, INYC, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, of disenfranchising Itsekiri nation ahead of Delta State local government elections and the 2019 general polls.The post INYC accuses INEC of disenfranchising Itsekiri appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
A Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, APC and national Coordinator of the Initiative for demonstrating change in Nigeria, Comrade Chinedu Ogah weekend declared that current agitation or struggle for the realisation of the sovereign state of Biafra was a mirage as it was not feasible in a country like NigeriaThe post Biafra is not feasible in Nigeria ' APC chieftain appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Former Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, Mohammed Adoke, yesterday, raised the alarm that the Presidency, acting in concert with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, was plotting to abduct him to answer charges relating to the controversial Malabu Oil scam.The post Malabo deal fallout: Presidency, EFCC plotting to abduct me ' Adoke appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Civilian researchers led by entrepreneur and philanthropist Paul Allen have announced they have found the wreck of the U.S. World War II warship, cruiser USS Indianapolis, which was lost on July 30, 1945.The post Wreckage of U.S. WWII warship found after 72yrs appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
THE Southern Nigeria Forum for Development, SNFD, has called on Nigerians irrespective of tribe, religion or political affiliation to be tolerant of one another in order to build a strong and virile nation, that every Nigerian will be proud of.The post Group urges tolerance amongst Nigerians appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
THE competency test introduced by the Edo State Government to test the competency of some categories of civil servants in the state has been condemned by the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which also accused Governor Godwin Obaseki of sustaining an unpopular policy of his immediate predecessor.The post Edo PDP condemns competency test for civil servants by govt appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Newly launched Advanced People's Democratic Party (APDA) in Ekiti state has suspended its state chairman Mrs. Foluke Okeya.The post Ekiti APDA suspends state chairman appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
RIVERS State governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, his counterparts, Ayo Fayose of Ekiti and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu were expected in Awka Sunday night for Monday's Ward Congress of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Wike will be the chairman of the exercise.The post Wike, Fayose, Ugwuanyi storm Anambra for PDP Ward congress appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
THE Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Sunday called on the United Nations to prevail on the Nigerian government to fix a date for the conduct of a referendum for Biafra without further delay.The post There will be no election in the whole of Biafra land, IPOB insists appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Let power belong to the people and be retained by themThe post Why Nigeria needs a brand new Constitution 'Babington-Asaye appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
THE Jaiz Takaful Insurance Plc has commenced operations in Nigeria with the promise that all policy holders would be paid at the end of every fiscal year either through claims or profit sharing.The post Jaiz Takaful Insurance to pay claims within 7 days CEO appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
EQUITY investors' in the Nigerian stock market appear to be swinging back on bull-side of the stock of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTB) after a frosty-footed reaction to the half year, 2017 (H1'17) earnings and benefits announcement by the bank's board early last week. The share price had headed south, dropping 6.1 per cent within the first two days trading post-result announcement.The post Guaranty Trust Bank: Enhanced operational efficiency book quality support earnings appeared f 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
INSURANCE companies have jerked up premium rates for flood insurance by 50 per cent, in response to increased flooding incidences across the country.The post Insurers jerk up premium rates for flood risks by 50% appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
INSURANCE firms have expressed apathy to underwriting oil and gas risks thus undermining efforts by National Insurance Commission, NAICOM, to ensure that local capacity is exhausted before oil and gas risks are taken abroad.The post Local content: Insurance firms shun oil and gas risks appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
ECOBANK Nigeria has unveiled a world class Lounge in Port Harcourt for its Premier Banking customers in the South South Region of the country.The post Ecobank unveils 'world class' premier banking lounge in Port Harcourt appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
significant impact on the bottom-line.MANAGING Director and Chief Executive of Sterling Bank, Mr. Yemi Adeola, has said that the cost of constructing the bank's new head office annex will not have significant impact on the bottom-line.He stated this while inspecting the head office annex, in company of the bank's chairman, Mr. Asue Ighodalo.Adeola said despite the significant amount spent on the construction of the annex, the impact on the bottom-line would be less when it is amortized 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
AS the federal government continues to grapple with means of settling its huge pension deficit, an additional N20 billion liability would be added to the stack upon passage of the bill for the exemption of the Police and other paramilitary agencies from the Contributory Pension Scheme, CPS.The post FG pension liabilities to rise by N20bn with exemption of paramilitary from CPS appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Mr. David Olofu is the Benue State Commissioner of Finance. In this interview with PETER DURU in Makurdi, he spoke on how the State is keying into the exportation drive of the Federal Government, the inability of the government to pay the wages of civil servants, the construction of a cargo airport in the State, the IGR of the State and several other nagging economic issues. Excerpt:The post Why we came out with budget of rural transformation in 2017 ' Benue State Finance Commissioner appea 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
It's frequently claimed that human rights--civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights--are indivisible, and the international community has declared the indivisibility, interdependency, and interrelatedness of these rights to be beyond dispute. The post Falana's Nigerian Law on Socio-Economic Rights: Rethinking hierarchies of human rights in Nigeria appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Ezeama requires more concentration to fulfill his vision for the college. Any further distraction will definitely not augur well with the college. A word is enough for the wise!The post Fanning embers of war at Abia College of Health appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Under Peterside's watch, NIMASA has targeted 100% compliance The post Re: The Futility Of Dakuku's Appointment ' The other side appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
The heart-warming resolution of the issue occurred when the Minister honored an invitation to appear before a Special Committee of the National Assembly The post Thawing executive-legislature frosty relations: the Fashola example appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Nigeria has won the bid to host the 2018 Africa Wrestling Championship.The post Nigeria wins bid to host 2018 Africa wrestling championship appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) FC, on Sunday thrashed league leaders Plateau United FC of Jos 2-0 in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) encounter at the Kwara Stadium Complex, Ilorin.The post ABS thrash league leader, Plateau Utd 2-0 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Coach Edith Agoye of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC), says the team gave all it had to beat Nassarawa United Football Club 2-0 in Ibadan on Sunday.The post 3SC defeats Nassarawa United FC 2-0 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Tunde Kazeem , Director of Sports Kwara state said that the state was ready to host the maiden JAMB Tertiary Institution Football competition.The post All set for maiden JAMB Tertiary Institutions football fiesta ' official appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Barcelona got their La Liga season off to a winning start on Sunday, beating Real Betis 2-0 at a emotional Camp Nou following a pair of terrorist attacks in Catalonia.The post Barca honour terror attack victims in Betis win appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
African Nations Championship final qualifying round, second leg results Sunday:The post African Nations Championship results appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Burkina Faso upset Ghana 2-1 Sunday as a shock-riddled weekend of 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifying continued.The post Another CHAN shock as Burkina Faso upset Ghana 2-1 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
World-record signing Neymar marked his home debut for Paris Saint-Germain with a goal in their Ligue 1 match with Toulouse at the Parc des Princes on Sunday.The post Neymar scores on home PSG debut appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Veteran American entertainer Jerry Lewis, whose goofy brand of physical comedy endeared him to millions in a career spanning six decades, died on Sunday aged 91, his agent told AFP.The post Jerry Lewis, comedy legend dies at 91 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
People made hate speeches continuously and got away with the criminal behaviour. Those involved are known and are said to be walking the streets free. None of them was arrested, let alone to face the courtsThe post Will hate speech merchants really face trial' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Marcos Alonso scored a late winner for Chelsea as Tottenhams season at Wembley started with a disappointing defeat. Spurs did not lose a Premier League game at home during 2016-17 but this defeat means they have now lost seven of their past 10 games at what will be their temporary home while awaiting completion []The post Marcos Alonsos double enough to give Chelsea win over Spurs appeared first on The Spark. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
There was wild jubilation in Abuja, Katsina and other parts of the country on Saturday as President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country from London, United Kingdom where he had been for medical treatment since May 7. Security operatives had a hectic time controlling the crowd as the President's long motorcade moved from the Presidential []The post Scenes of wild jubilation as Buhari returns after 104 days appeared first on The Spark. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
The story of another victim, Hajia Safiyat Kolawole, a mother of two, from a Lagos hospital, was pathetic. Safiyat claimed she was abandoned by her family including her husbandThe post Adewole to VVF victims: No more leaking of urine appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Residents of Balogun Extension, in Iwaya a Lagos suburb, rendered homeless owing to the demolition of their buildings weekend, by the Lagos State government, yesterday, lamented that they had been sleeping in the open since the demolition exercise.The post Iwaya demolition: Were been sleeping in the open ' Displaced families appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
I had big tummy, no breasts and other puberty things. I suffered so much humiliation in the hands of my class matesThe post I moved on after my fiance ended our marriage plans appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
DELTA State governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, weekend said a lot of herdsmen who were involved in kidnapping, other crimes and their accomplices in the state have been arrested by security agencies, disclosing that they will soon be arraigned in court.The post Arrested criminal herdsmen'll soon be prosecuted in Delta ' Okowa appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
TWO persons, suspected to have smuggled 145 poisonous snakes and other tropical rainforest reptiles from Cameroon to Nigeria, have disappeared from the custody of the Nigerian Agricultural and Quarantine Agency in Calabar, the office they were handed over to by the Nigerian Customs Service along with their consignment.The post Snake smugglers disappear from custody in Calabar appeared first on Vanguard News. 
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