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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [24 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 24 August, 2017.
Thu, 24 Aug 2017
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, directed service chiefs and heads of security operatives to arrest all security threats against the unity of the country.The post IPOB not a terrorist organisation say ECA, ILT as Security chiefs get orders on B-Haram, IPOB, others appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 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. 

Thu, 24 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. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
FRESH facts have emerged indicating that the mission of Boko Haram insurgents on the day no fewer than 276 girls were abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok was not to kidnap the girls but to steal building equipment.The post REVEALED: Boko Haram attacked our school to steal, not to abduct us ' Chibok Girls appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
NOTABLE Nigerians from different walks of life, including representatives of Afenifere and Ohanaeze converged on Lagos, yesterday, with a call for restructuring of the country before the 2019 general elections.The post Restructure Nigeria before 2019 polls Eminent Nigerians appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Over N400 billion was paid out to public officials as bribes in Nigeria between June 2015 and May 2016, a government report disclosed, yesterday.The post Public officials took N400bn bribe in 1 year NBS appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 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. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Academic programmes in all public universities in the country were, yesterday, truncated, following an indefinite strike called by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.The post Parents, students cry as ASUU grounds 40 federal, 44 state varsities appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
There was panic among worshippers of Assemblies of God Church, Oguta Road, Onitsha, Anambra State, yesterday, as gunmen shot dead a policeman and civilian at a checkpoint within the precincts of the church.The post One week after Ozubulu killings: Panic, as gunmen kill two near Onitsha church appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 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. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Two groups of pro and anti-Buhari protesters, yesterday, hit the streets of Abuja to either support or lash out at the President who is currently on medical leave in London, United Kingdom.The post Buhari should resume or resign, Charly Boy insist as pro, anti-Buhari protesters clash appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
LAGOS'Three persons under surveillance for Lassa fever at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, have tested positive to the disease.The post Lassa fever: 3 more test positive at LUTH, 150 under watch appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
The Federal Government, yesterday, vowed to unleash the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC and security agencies against promoters of hate speech and songs now raging in some sections of the country.The post FGll pursue those churning out hate songs Lai Mohammed appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
SHOCK and grief still pervaded Amakwa village, Ozubulu in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State, yesterday, as the residents narrated their experiences, during the attack at St. Philip's Catholic Church in the area.The post Ozubulu horror attack: How gunmen killed my three relations appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
IT was a bloody Sunday in Anambra State, yesterday, as unidentified gunmen invaded St Philip's Catholic Church, Amakwa Ozubulu in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the state, killing no fewer than 35 worshippers and injuring scores of others now receiving treatment in different hospitals in the state.The post Ozubulu Massacre: Drug war spills into Anambra church; 35 killed, scores injured appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Shocking revelations emerged yesterday, of how parents in Nigeria's North East States of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe wilfully donate their children, particularly the girls, to be strapped with Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, and blown to pieces, as their contribution to Boko Haram.The post BOKO HARAM: Parents donate girls for suicide bombings Army appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
THE agitations for self-determination in Nigeria have taken another alarming dimension with calls for the country to be split into five entities to be collectively known as the United Republics of Nigeria.The post Militants explode:Split Nigeria into five Republics appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Finance Minister, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, yesterday, attributed wastage of resources by state governments to non-compliance with tax payment by many Nigerians, especially at the state level.The post Why state govts get away with wastage, corruption Finance Minister, Adeosun appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
THE Southern Leaders Forum, SLF, yesterday disagreed with President Muhammadu Buhari's position on agitations for restructuring insisting that only restructuring will ensure the unity, peace and development of the country.The post Southern leaders tackle Buhari, insist on restructuring appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
THE Oyo State Government has insisted that irrespective of the outcry and opposition from the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji to the review of 1957 Olubadan chieftaincy declaration and recognition of 32 kings in Ibadanland, it would go ahead with the move.The post 32 Kings Recommendation: Ajimobi adamant as Ibadan youths back Olubadans rejection appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
NIGERIA civil war veteran, who fought on the side of the defunct Republic of Biafra, Prof. Okoro Akpa, has added his voice to the growing call for peace and increased national cohesion in the face of growing agitations and hate speech in the country.The post Why Nigerians must seek peace, not war ' Ex-Biafrian soldier appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in Borno State has offered an olive branch to embattled former governor of the state, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, and his faction of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to join hands with Governor Kashim Shettima in his reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement of millions of internally-displaced persons, IDPs, back to their liberated communities.The post 2019 polls: Borno APC woos Sheriff's faction of PDP appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, yesterday, insisted that it was the pressure mounted by him and many other Nigerians that made President Muhammadu Buhari return home last Saturday.The post Buhari's health: I stand by all I said ' Fayose appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
A Police officer in Akwa Ibom State has shot a resident of Uyo who was picking up money left by fleeing robbers along Wellington Bassey Way, Uyo.The post Police shatter man's hand, as residents scramble for money falling from robbers appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Indigenous People of Niger Delta, IPND, has called on the Federal Government to convoke a sovereign conference of ethnic nationalities that make up the country to negotiate the basis of their continued co-existence or disintegration if they do not wish to continue to co-exist.The post Group urges FG to convoke ethnic nationalities' confab appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Aformer governorship candidate in Abia State, Mr. Alex Otti, has urged Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of the state to account for N177.765 billion that allegedly accrued to the state from May 2015 to July 2017.The post Otti wants Ikpeazu to account for N177.77bn appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
THE Committee of Traditional Rulers of Oil, Minerals Producing Communities, TROMPCOM, in the Niger Delta, has nominated the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, as the new chairman of the body.The post Oba of Benin emerges TROMPCOM chairman appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, and Niger State government have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, worth $450 million (N166 billion) for the development of an integrated sugar cane project to be located in Lavun Local Government Area of the state.The post Dangote, Niger sign $450m MoU on sugar industry appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has summoned an emergency meeting of the State Security Council to discuss the assassination of Dr. Tavershima Adyorough, his Principal Special Assistant on Knowledge Economy and Investments, and other security issues.The post Ortom summons security meeting over assassinated aide appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
FORMER President of Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, and Convener, Integration Submit Group, Nigeria, Dr Chris Ekiyor, has said national unity can only be attained if the country was restructured and the principles and tenets of true federalism practised to accommodate all sections of the countryThe post National unity can only be attained if Nigeria is restructured 'Ekiyor appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
What you eat before you board a plane can make a huge difference on how you feel when you eventually arrive at your destination. This is important for a first-time flyer whose main concern is surviving his first time in an aeroplane. In order not to further ruin your experience, Jumia Travel, the leading onlineRead MoreThe post 6 Foods You Should Avoid As A First-time Flyer appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Three employees of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, LSETF, have been arrested and charged to court for allegedly forging its logo and defrauding unsuspec-ting residents of the state.The post 3 docked for impersonation, forging LSETF logo appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Former Vice-Chairman of Arik Air, Senator Anietie Okon yesterday, alleged that the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, forestalled the plans by some interest groups in government to take over Arik Air and sell it cheaply to themselves. AMCON is currently managing the airline.The post AMCON forestalled initial plan to seize, sell off Arik Air'Okon appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, called off the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting, which normally starts at about 10am every Wednesday.The post Why Buhari cancelled FEC meeting Presidency appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
RIVERS State Government has appealed for stakeholders' support for widows and vulnerable children in the country.The post Rivers makes case for widows, vulnerable children appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
As part of ongoing rebuilding of schools destroyed by Boko Haram and restoration of education in Borno State, Governor Kashim Shettima has initiated a volunteer teaching programme.The post Borno initiates volunteer teaching, offers work-free days appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
All mothers have milk in their breasts that is full and sufficient for their babies as every mother has the hormone that signals to the brain to produce milk for the breastThe post Female journalists walk for exclusive breast-feeding in Ekiti appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
The International Criminal Court in The Hague is considering the petition on the allegations of widespread, systematic and large-scale corruption in the electricity sector since the return of democracy in 1999 and under the governments of former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar'Adua and Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria, anti-corruption advocacy group Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has confirmed.The post ICC gets SERAP's petition on N11tn electricity se 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
We join millions of well-meaning Nigerians in welcoming President Muhammadu Buhari from his medical vacation in the United Kingdom. It is gratifying that he is back to resume his duties.The post Now that Buhari is back appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
The year 2000 was once the magic year when Nigeria was projected to reach most of her developmental goals, but as we have seen, this did not happen. The President Olusegun Obasanjo regime signed the Millennium Development Goals, MDG, but Nigeria failed to meet the targets by its 2015 deadline.The post MTEF and the 7% target for 2020 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has embarked upon another 'indefinite and total' strike, which has shut down no less than 40 Federal and 44 state universities.The post Let this ASUU strike end soonest appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Nigeria was once the first destination in Africa for Foreign Direct Investment, FDI. But now, according to a study, the country ranks nineteenth. Recently, the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, reported that FDI flow plummeted from $9.64 bn in 2015 to $5.12 bn in 2016, a whopping 46 per cent drop. That drop only tells part of the story and does not reveal the challenges facing the nation which badly need a lot of FDI.The post How Nigeria discourages FDI appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Lagos, Nigeria's high density commercial and industrial capital, is back to wearing a garb of filth as heaps of refuse have taken over the metropolis. Not quite long after medical experts had, in reaction to the development warned of a possible outbreak of epidemic as a consequence, there have been reports of deaths arising from Lassa fever infection in the state, with a lot of people under surveillance due to exposure to the disease.The post Return of refuse in Lagos appeared first on Vang 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Nigerians were already acclaiming the decimation of Boko Haram Islamist insurgency as a major accomplishment of the President Muhammadu Buhari government after two years in power when, suddenly, it made a disheartening resurgence.The post Worrisome resurgence in attacks by Boko Haram appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
The atmosphere of disunity which appears about to overwhelm the Nigerian polity has become a matter of urgent national importance which must be arrested. The Federal Government must roll out all law enforcement instruments to guarantee the protection of lives and property of Nigerians. The post Arrest, prosecute purveyors of hate songs appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, had last week in a public event, indicated that the Federal Government is set to compel International Oil Companies (IOCs) to cut the cost of producing oil in Nigeria. He said the move was to cope with the current low price of crude oil in the international market.The post Cutting the cost of oil production appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
After 64 gruelling days in kidnappers' captivity, the six students of the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, were rescued by the combined efforts of the Police and other security agents. The rescue operation reportedly left 20 of the gangsters dead while a civilian volunteer who assisted the security agents lost his life. Also, eight policemen and four other civilian volunteers were injured.The post Rescue of the Lagos schoolboys appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
The recent invasion of the Kogi State House of Assembly by hoodlums has gone down in the history of the State as a day of infamy.The post Kogi's day of infamy should be probed appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Following the commentaries at the backdrop of the positions taken at last week's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meetings of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), a new wave of concerns over the economy appears to be on the front burner.The post FG and the burden of over-borrowing appeared first on Vanguard News. 
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