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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [22 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 22 August, 2017.


Tue, 22 Aug 2017
RELATIVES of Fred Igueriede, 34, shot dead on Saturday by a police escort at Emede, Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State, have petitioned the Inspection-General of Police, demanding justice in the matter.The post Family petitions IG as police shoots one dead, injure two at funeral appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
The Edo State House of Assembly, yesterday, lifted the suspension of its former Speaker, Mr Justin Okonoboh, and Majority Leader, Foly Ogedengbe.The post Edo Assembly lift suspension of ex-Speaker, Majority Leader appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
THE member representing Ikpoba Okhai/Egor Federal constituency of Edo State in the House of Representatives, Mr Ehiozuwa Agbonayinma, has described the recent comment by the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to grant amnesty to loyalists of the former factional chairman of the party, Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff, as part of the arrogance of the PDP.The post Amnesty to Sheriff group, another arrogance of PDP in Edo 'Rep appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
EKITI State Governor and Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governors' Forum, Mr Ayodele Fayose, yesterday, challenged President Muhammadu Buhari and All Progressives Congress, APC, to face governance squarely and deliver the gains of democracy to Nigerians, saying the people are hungry not only for food but also for development.The post Nigerians are hungry for food, devt, Fayose tells Buhari appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
KADUNA'GOVERNOR Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has charged the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, to ensure broadcast stations adhere strictly to the broadcast code to stem hate and divisive messages.The post Ensure strict compliance with broadcast code, el-Rufai tells NBC appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
YOUTHS and agitating groups of Urhobo ethnic nationality in Delta State, yesterday, warned the newly-formed Pan Niger Delta Peoples' Congress, PNDPC, and its Coordinator, Chief Mike Loyibo, to desist from anta-gonising the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, and the Convener, Chief Edwin Clark.The post Youths to Loyibo, PNDPC: Don't insult Clark; PANDEF's recognised regional body appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
In furtherance to the agitation for local government autonomy, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has joined Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE, in calling on the National Assembly and states' Assemblies to speedily pass the bill into law.The post NLC, NULGE join demand for LG autonomy appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
CHAIRMAN, Senate Committee on Science and Technology, Senator Robert Boroffice yesterday said that the South West geo-political zone of the country will continue to support President Muhammadu Buhari's government, just as he welcomed him from London after his medical vacation.The post S-West will continue to support Buhari ' Senator Boroffice appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Members of the All Progressives Congress, APC and coalition of civil society groups in Ekiti State yesterday, took to the streets of Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital to celebrate the return of President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigeria after 104 days in London on medical vacation.The post Ekiti APC leads residents in Buhari's return celebration appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
AGGAH'ASTORMINGfloodhas againoverrun the agrarian Aggah community in Egbema, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area, Rivers State, constraining the sacked villagers to sleep on tables and slabs at accessible spaces in their swamped dwellings and shops.The post Residents sleep on tables as flood overruns Rivers community appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, yesterday, called on the Federal Government and the Police authorities to deploy more men to the state to cover identified black spots.The post Gov Okowa wants more security personnel in Delta appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
In a curious twist to its earlier stance on the 2014 National Conference, which it boycotted and the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari's administration to jettison the report, the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, said, yesterday, it was currently working with the confab report and that of 2009 to articulate its position on restructuring.The post APC accuses PDP of 'shallow' understanding appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari's resumption broadcast, yesterday, elicited reactions, ranging from strong commendations for his proclamations to sustain the unity of the country, to chastisements of same by some who said his assertions came too little and too late.The post MASSOB says Buhari believes he will easily crush Biafra as reactions trail Buharis broadcast appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
CALABAR'THEREwas noticeable tension in Calabar, Cross River State, as the Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jubril, handed over 145 snakes and reptiles to the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, for scientific research. The reptilees were on transit to Europe, seized by the Nigerian Customs Service, after they were smuggled into Nigeria from Cameroon.The post Drama, as minister hands over snakes smuggled from Cameroon to UNIUYO appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
CRISIS have erupted in most local government areas of Enugu State following the on-going selection of candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the scheduled November local government council polls.The post Crises brew over Enugu LG elections appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
THE Buhari Support Organization, BSO, in Enugu state, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to use the season of his return from medical vacation to press the national assembly to approve the long applied $29.9 billion loan for national development.The post Buhari Support group begs NASS to approve $29.9b loan appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
AHEAD of the local government election in Delta State, the Political Adviser to the state governor, Chief Omimi Esquire, has projected that Mr. Michael Tidi, who is the Special Assistant to the governor on New media will emerge the consensus candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Warri South Local Government Area of the state.The post Delta LG Polls: Okowa's aide favoured as Warri South consensus candidate appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, yesterday, handed over staff of office and certificate of recognition to eleven traditional rulers in the state, after fifteen years of ezeship tussle.The post 11 monarchs get staff of office in Imo appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Leader of Biafra Independence Movement, BIM, and founder of Movement for Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has dismissed President Buhari's stand on Nigeria's unity.The post Uwazuruike counters Buhari, says Biafra, not restructuring or Igbo presidency is our ultimate target appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Awka'CHAIRMAN of the panel on the Anambra State Ward Congress, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and his counterpart from Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, said yesterday, in Awka that unlike what was happening in the past, Anambra politicians would never buy members of their committee.The post Anambra: You can't buy our cttee, Wike, Fayose warn PDP members appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Monday in Abuja, inaugurated a seven-member reconciliation committee for the party's Kogi chapter.The post APC inaugurates seven-member reconciliation committee for Kogi appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
As the crisis in the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), deepens, members of the party loyal to Chief Martin Agbaso, on Monday chose Chief Ifeanyi Igwebuike as their candidate for the Nov. 18 gubernatorial election in Anambra.The post Anambra Guber Poll: Igwebike emerges APGA's candidate for Agbaso's faction appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Monday, accused his opponents of issuing an ultimatum to Fulani herdsmen to quit the state so as to destabilise his administration and plunge the state into turmoil.The post Buhari to resign need to have their heads examined Gov Ortom appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
The World Bank Implementation Support Team, monitoring the implementation of State Employment and Expenditure for Results (SEEFOR) projects in the Niger Delta region, has ranked Edo State high on transparency and job creation for youths.The post World Bank ranks Edo high on transparency, job creation appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
THE Federal Government financial commitment to the training, empowerment and employment of unemployed youths in Nigeria is set to rise by 80 per cent or N240 billion in September this year. The government is currently spending N6.9 billion monthly for 200,000 youths enlisted in the programme, targeted at tackling increasing youth unemployment estimated at 40 million persons.The post Youth empowerment: FG spending rises to N240bn in September appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
IN what should be considered the worst news for the oil industry the International Energy Agency, IEA, has announced that there are approximately 230 million more barrels of oil in storage than previously believed.The post Oil price drops as IEA speculates appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Despite claims of neglect and abandonment, investigation has revealed that governments of oil-producing states in Nigeria had over the years, failed to utilize the resources provided them to develop their states and the region.The post 13% derivation: Oil-producing states receive N7trn in 18 years appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
THE illegal occupation of Belema flow station and gas plant in Rivers State has safety implications both for the people at the facilities and nearby communities, the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) has warned. Since August 11, 2017 some persons have camped out day and night at the two facilities.The post Belema occupation: SPDC JV raises alarm over safety appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
THE Bank of Industry is set to meet the energy requirements of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country through the provision of N1 billion credit to enterprises in many sectors.The post BoI tackles energy crisis in MSMEs with N1bn facilities appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
In a bid to meet customers' demand in power supply, the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, yesterday, said it had completed the renovation of Sawmill 3x15MVA, 33/11KV and Agba Dam 2x15MVA,33/11KV Injection Substations in Kwara State. This was even as the company reached out to its franchise area, engaging several community leaders and members in the process to resolve electricity challenges as well as provide necessary facilities.The post Electricity: IBEDC rehabilitates Sawmill, Agba 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
THE Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru has appealed to oil pipeline hackers to desist from such nefarious act which according to him is not only harmful to the environment but equally hazardous to the pipeline vandals and the economy.The post Pipeline vandals cripple Nigerias economy appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
THE Miners Association of Nigeria, MAN, has hailed the Federal Government's arrest of 16 Chinese and eight Nigerians over illegal mining activities in Plateau State.The post MAN hails FG over arrest of illegal miners in Plateau appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
FOREIGN investors appear to be finding Nigeria's oil industry unattractive due to the high cost of production, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, stated.The post Why investors shun Nigerias oil industry appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
HOPE for long awaited improvement in Nigeria's power generation is in the offing as the Obiafu/Obrikon - Oben, popularly known as OB3 gas transmission pipeline is nearing completion. The post Hope for improved power generation rises as OB3 pipeline nears completion appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
FORMER minister of power, Prof. Barth Nnaji is considering various options against the Senior Special Assistant to his former boss, Goodluck Jonathan, over what he described as unguarded statement linking his exit from the administration of president Jonathan on account of corruption.The post Nnaji denies corruption allegation appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
A STUDY by Behre Dolbear & Company (USA), Inc. subdivided the areas of coal deposits in the country, which include the Anambra Coal Basin; this basin was into seven coal mining districts, out of which three of the basins have been explored to an appreciable level, and they are the Kogi, Benue and Enugu Coal Districts and they further have two or more coal resource centres.The post Nigeria yet to transform 2.8bn metric tonnes of coal in 17 fields into wealth appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
THE Federal Government has commenced moves to restructure National Petroleum Investment Management Services, NAPIMS, a Corporate Services Unit, CSU, in the Exploration and Production (E&P) Directorate of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. The post FG begins restructuring of NAPIMS appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
THERE are those who wouldn't bear the thought of President Muhammadu Buhari recovering from his illness, returning from his medical leave in the UK and resuming duty as President. A brief journey into cyberspace would prove this, with their posts on some social media platforms affirming it with or without giving reasons for their ill-will.The post As Buhari returns appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
During his throughly uninspiring six minute broadcast this morning instead of appealing to Nigerians for patience and understanding and instead of apologising to them for the incompetence his government has displayed over the last 2 years, President Muhammadu Buhari has returned home after 105 days on his sick bed in the United Kingdom and not only insulted Nigerians but also threatened them. The post The President Buharis morning broadcast by Fani-Kayode appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
TOO many things happened in the last few days that seem to cast doubt over the professional and operational integrity of the Nigerian Armed Forces. Yes, the hard-earned reputation of our cherished armed forces in environment of hostilities has suddenly taken unbelievable nose-diving into what looks to us 'bloody civilians' at least, abyss of opprobrium. Mentioning just a few of these happenings would suffice here. By the way, it is all about this Boko Haram war.The post Sambisa and She 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
It is hypocrisy for public office holders not to honour agreements freely entered into by Unions (and this include other Unions) particularly those claiming to be better than the PDP governmentThe post ASUU's strike: Imperative of change begins with me appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Zenith Bank Plc, sponsors of the annual National Women League, has showered praises on the Nigeria female team, D'Tigress, for the impressive results recorded so far at the ongoing FIBA Women Afrobasket taking place in Mali. D'Tigress started the competition on a winning note defeating Mozambique 80-69 in their first game, whipped Democratic Republic of Congo 84-47 in the second and on Sunday defeated Egypt 106-72 to emerge the first team to book a place in the quarterfinal of the comp 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
D'Tigress star player, Evelyn Akhator is confident Nigeria can win the 2017 FIBA Women Afrobasket, if the team remains focused as the tournament hots up in Mali. Nigeria will take on Guinea at 11.45am today.The post 2017 Afrobasket: Akhator urges D'Tigress to remain focused appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Despite putting Nigeria on the world map at several occasions, Africa's highest ranked table tennis player, Aruna Quadri is pleading for support for him to hire a coach prosecute the 2017 ITTF World Cup holding in Liege, Belgium later in the year.The post 2017 ITTF World Cup: I need a coach, Quadri pleads appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Following Nigeria's poor showing at the IAAF World Championships in London, foremost throws coach, Michael Lateef-Obisesan has urged the Athletics Federation of Nigeria to start off preparations for the Confederation of Africa Athletics Championships billed for June 2018 in Asaba, Delta State.The post 2018 CAA Championships: Start preparations now, Obisesan tells AFN appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Rwanda's Football Association (Ferwafa) is preparing to finalise its bid to host the 2019 Under-17 World Cup.The post Rwanda to bid for 2019 U-17 W/Cup appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Nigeria basketball coaches, referees, technical commissioners and statisticians have distanced themselves from the politics that have torn the Nigeria Basketball Federation into two and warned that no club, referee or technical official should suffer any sanction for participating in the Kwese Premier League Conference 6 and the Final 8 coming up next month.The post NBBF dispute: Coaches, referees, technical officials warn against vindictive politics appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
English Premier League table after Monday's match (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points):The post English Premier League table appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Raheem Sterling came on to score an 82nd-minute equaliser as 10-man Manchester City rescued a 1-1 draw against Everton in their opening Premier League home game on Monday.The post Sterling rescue act spares 10-man Man City appeared first on Vanguard News. 
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